Trump Derangement Syndrome Pushes ‘Doomsday Clock’ Back to 1953!

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Armageddon Update: ‘Doomsday Clock’ Stands at 2 Minutes to Midnight

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer | January 25, 2018

Updated at 11:52 a.m.

The “Doomsday Clock,” a hypothetical timepiece that measures humanity’s proximity to destruction by our own actions, hovers perilously close to midnight, the time that denotes global Armageddon.

Today (Jan. 25), the clock has crept even closer to the zero hour. This morning, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) — an organization of science and policy experts who assess human scientific advancement and risk — revealed the clock’s new “time,” with the hands now standing at 2 minutes to midnight.

The time has only ever been this close to midnight in 1953, following hydrogen bomb tests by both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., ushering in the era of the first nuclear arms race. In 2018, it reflects the breakdown of global efforts to reduce reliance on and risk of nuclear weapons; increased posturing and threats regarding the use of nuclear weapons; and an insufficient response worldwide to curb the impacts of climate change. [Apocalypse Now: The Gear You Need to Survive Doomsday]

It is not any one of those factors, but a combination of all of them — and the weakening of public faith in knowledgeable expert voices...

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Blah, blah, blah.  Without copious expletives and the -tard word, I have no words.   Well… maybe a few words…

We’re doomed because we have lost faith in the modern-day combination of Chicken Little and The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf… I think I’m good with that.

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181 thoughts on “Trump Derangement Syndrome Pushes ‘Doomsday Clock’ Back to 1953!

      • My favorite Liberal hyperventilation was when Patrick Granfield, an ex-strategic communications director at the Pentagon during the 0bama Admin, was exasperated on CNN at Pres Trump continuing to play golf in in Florida while Hawaii was under a BMEWS alarm.

        The guy obviously doesn’t understand how the CiC gets his info (hint: not from state CD agencies). Either that or he was simply giving a dishonest story to the standard Stupid sheep CNN audience.

    • Hey, I remember being a hippie and telling everyone that Ronald Reagan was going to start nuclear war. Things seem to cycle through the years.

      • It’s not just that it’s cycling – I’ve watched this thing for enough decades that I now realize that it is simply a measure of how reliably liberal or damnably conservative the American Govm’t at the time is. Liberals win election – Good! Push back the Clock! Any kind of conservatives appear to be in charge: DOOM!!! DOOM! YOU WILL ALL PERISH IN FLAME!!!!

        These guys need to be wearing signboards and parading around Times Square.

      • ” I now realize that it is simply a measure of how reliably liberal or damnably conservative the American Govm’t at the time is.”
        I’ll bet that they would have reset it to whatever time represents “nothing to worry about now” upon Chamberland’s return to London with his “peace in out time” agreement in hand.

      • Leo Smith January 25, 2018 at 6:57 pm

        Real Hippies don’t remember anything after the Red Pill

        Are you referring to red pill and blue pill? I think you’ve got it backward. The red pill is the one that saddles you with the knowledge of harsh reality. The blue pill is the one that lets you live in the illusion.

      • Actually there where at lease two instances were a war almost started by accident.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov
        The above is interesting because we aways tended to think we would make the whoops.
        a second one was simply diplomatic in nature. The Soviets really came to believe R. Reagan was planning to attack them.
        https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/the-ussr-and-us-came-closer-to-nuclear-war-than-we-thought/276290/

        We are nowhere near that level of danger these days.

        michael

      • Machiavelli said that leaders tend to tone down when they get into power. I wasn’t worried about nuclear war. Apparent the Soviets were. Trying to keep up with the Americans militarily may have been the straw that broke the USSR’s back.

        On the other hand, Reagan started the globalization ball rolling in a bad direction and only now is President Trump starting to fix the mess begun by Reagan and exacerbated by every president since.

        jim January 25, 2018 at 9:39 pm

        … Chamberland’s return to London with his “peace in out time” agreement in hand.

        Britain had foolishly allowed itself to become disarmed. It was in no condition to take on Germany. It was Chamberlain who started the rearmament and who declared war on Germany when there was finally a hope of success. link

      • @commiebob,
        I surely wouldn’t trust Slate on the issue (or any other, actually). UK surely wasn’t ready for war in 1938, nor France, actually, but Germany was even less ready.
        Remember, just for instance, that military training for young men was stopped in 1918, until 1936. Same for building fortification, planes, ships, submarines, and tanks. UK’s (and France’s) surely were pitiful, Germany’s were just non-existent.
        It is always easier to see that in retrospect, but with what we know now, obviously in 1938, and even in 1939, UK and France would had made quick work of Germany. Even in 1940, it appears that a competent French commander would had easily fend off the German attack and destroy the Panzer divisions, just by doing pretty much nothing (all it would had taken was to NOT engage in Belgium)

        This doesn’t mean Chamberlain was guilty, or that we would had done any better than he did. Chamberlain was just a product of his time, and his country current spirit (avoid war at all cost). It is said than, when his french counterpart (don’t remember his name, and don’t care to search) came back from Munich, he saw a huge crowd, and believed he would be lynched, for he knew very well that the Munich agreement was bad. The crown actually cheered him in joy. Such was the spirit of the people in France, and for sure so it was in UK, too.

      • I was in high school in the Reagan years and thoroughly indoctrinated. Had to read “The Fate of the Earth” and “Entropy”, and watch “The Day After” (not The Day After Tomorrow, where Hollyweird shows it can’t even be original in titles).

        Then, 2001 seemed far away and exotic. We weren’t going to reach it anyway, of course, or we’d all be zombies.

        Although, watching Generation Whine with their phones surgically attached to their hands…maybe we did all die off.

    • Liberals are the best barometer on what shape the country is in…..the louder they scream…the better shape

      • Liberals are always screaming
        when a Republican is President.

        Sometimes the screaming makes sense,
        as in 2008.

        People who are always screaming
        arre never listening, but
        that doesn’t matter with liberals
        because they already know everything!

    • no. They’ll start using milliseconds to midnight, then micro, then nano, the picoseconds etc. That is, No end to a Leftist’s dishonesty.

    • We will never get there. According to the catastrophists we are approaching Armageddon at the speed of light, which according to Einstein, means that time slows. The faster we go the slower the clock. We can never get there no matter how much the Hollywood elite and progressive Politicians want it. We may however reach the point where the average voter gets a whiff of the stench wafting off those dam climate models.

  1. The sad reality is that this Trump Derangement Syndrom is preventing reporters from getting Pulitzer Prizes. What is happening with the FBI will surely make history, and it is being completely ignored. Also, exposing this Global Warming Hoax is another Pulitzer they are just leaving on the table.

    • You’re forgetting that they happily give each other Pulitzers for nothing. Its their favorite pasttime

      • Climate prizes run into millions upon millions, Hansen, Rahmstorf, Manabe, Solomon, Alley, Schellnhuber, Watson, Lovejoy, Ehrlich and many more have received large cash prizes, totalling in excess of a million bucks for some individuals. Then the economists dip in, such as Stern and Sachs,

        Money from foundations such as Rockefeller Brothers, John Heinz Foundation (Big Beanz), Japan’s Asahi Glass, Packard and more, a long list.

    • The lead investigator on this site definitely deserves a Pulitzer… actually something much better because that prize is now as much of a joke as some Nobel Prizes (e.g. IPCC, Obama, Arafat, Kissinger, etc.).

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

      Best site that I’ve found for following the now rapidly unfolding scandal. Bigger than just the FBI and much worse than we thought!

      • Ex Hiatus
        I went to the conservative treehouse site
        and read a January 27 article on GDP.

        My primary subject is economics,
        and to be kind to them,
        if their other articles are such
        low quality, then it is a
        disappointing website.

        I offer my own politics website
        as an alternative:

        http://www.ElectionCircus.Blogspot.com

        Read an article there and tell me what
        you think.

        I’ll read other articles at
        conservative treehouse,
        and give them a second
        and third chance — too much
        online has a liberal or progressive
        spin that it makes me nauseous.

    • As a person who believes that some UFO
      do contain aliens, I offer you a reason they
      stay in their vehicles and don’t get out
      on our planet:

      Because we are stupid people, who believe
      the Co2 we exhale is destroying the planet,
      and we would also shoot them first and
      ask questions later ( see that very scene in the movie
      The Day the Earth Stood Still ! )

      They are just here
      on tours — like a boat cruise —
      to see the primitive people here
      (like we go to a zoo
      to see the animals.)

      The best evidence of
      intelligent extraterrestrial
      life visiting this planet
      are the 10,000+ “crop circles”
      they left behind.

      Some of the crops
      from actual crop circles
      were examined by a team of scientists
      in the 1990s, I believe,
      at the nearby University of Michigan
      and changes to the stalks
      that create the intricate precise designs
      were found to be something
      that could not be done by humans,
      nor did any scientists have any
      idea what force or heat could have
      changed the nodes on the crop stalks.

      The best show about crop circles
      is from an Ancient Aliens show
      season 10, number 8
      which I believe
      you can view on YouTube.

      If you view the show,
      which is one of the
      very few
      Ancient Aliens shows
      worth watching
      (they usually contain
      far too much
      unproven speculation),
      then I would be shocked
      if you still felt
      crop circles
      were a hoax
      created by humans.

      In addition,
      did you know the US Air Force
      required pilots to fill out a form after
      seeing a UFO, from 1948 to 1969?

      And over12,600 forms were filled out …
      and who knows how many pilots saw UFOs
      and did not bother filling out a form.

      Also, 2000, to 3,000 commercial pilots have
      reported seeing a UFO and probably
      ten times as many saw one, and
      kept quiet to protect their careers.

  2. We’ll, it’s suitable for CAGW ™ because it’s an imaginary ‘warning’ about an imaginary problem.

    • When you have an imaginary problem,
      like the “coming climate catastrophe from CO2”,
      then at any time you can claim the problem
      has been solved.

      You can then stop patting yourself
      on the back with one hand,
      for caring about the planet,
      and start patting yourself on the back
      with both hands,
      for caring and
      saving the planet too !

    • Moving the clock forward is a good thing. We’ll get rid of these bullshitters in two minutes. What, no?

      The average error of a broken clock is 3 hours. These guys have been waiting for the doomsday far too long.

      • Well, we adjust our clocks twice a year because of “Daylight Savings Time”.
        Unnecessary. Zero real benefit.
        Kinda’ like “The Doomsday Clock” itself.
        (Just who are the people that wind it up anyway? Names please.)

  3. Amazing. 0.8±0.5 C of warming since 1900 has pushed the world closer to doomsday than the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, that had the US and the USSR toe-to-toe and Fidel Castro begging for a nuclear barrage.

    CO2: what can it *not* do!?

    • Including CO2 as a factor in determining the time of the Doomsday Clock is ridiculous. There is no imminent danger from CO2.

    • I found it rather surprising too when I saw the Cuban missile crisis omitted;

      Were the hands moved during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962? No. They were not moved during the 10-day crisis because too little was known at the time about the circumstances of the standoff or what the outcome would be.

      The following section is just diversion;

      In fact, after the crisis, US and Soviet leaders installed a direct telephone line for communication, and within months signed the Partial Test Ban Treaty outlawing underground nuclear weapons testing—the first treaty addressing the nuclear weapons threat. On the basis of these steps, the Bulletin set the clock back from seven minutes to midnight to 12 minutes to midnight in 1963.

      https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clockwork8052

      I find that rather hard to believe;

      The President also went on national television that evening to inform the public of the developments in Cuba, his decision to initiate and enforce a “quarantine,” and the potential global consequences if the crisis continued to escalate. The tone of the President’s remarks was stern, and the message unmistakable and evocative of the Monroe Doctrine: “It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.” The Joint Chiefs of Staff announced a military readiness status of DEFCON 3 as U.S. naval forces began implementation of the quarantine and plans accelerated for a military strike on Cuba.

      https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/cuban-missile-crisis

      • As all good socialists know, left wingers don’t start wars.
        Except for all the wars that were started by Democrats.

    • Pat Frank
      How can you possibly claim +/- 0.5 degree C. margin of error
      when there were so few measurements in the
      Southern Hemisphere before 1940, and
      over half the “data” today are just wild guess infilling
      by people who WANT to show more global warming?

      I’d say, being kind, the margin of error
      would be AT LEAST +/- 1.0 degrees C.

      I think you are doing a disservice to skeptics
      to claim +/- 0.5 degrees C. margin of error,
      given all the repeated “adjustments”
      to historical data, and
      the huge amount of infilling,
      by people with dubious characters,
      and so few Southern Hemisphere
      measurements.

      None of this really matters …
      because the warming is good news,
      and mainly at night, at higher latitudes.

      Concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis,
      I have heard that nuclear war was MUCH
      CLOSER than people still realize when a
      US destroyer started heaving depth charges
      at a nuclear-missile-armed Russian
      submarine underwater between Florida and Cuba,
      and the Russian commander, thinking Cuba was
      under attack by the US, called together
      the top three officers on the sub …
      and two of the three were FOR launching
      a nuclear missile toward a US city,
      thinking they might be sunk soon,
      and that was their duty to protect Cuba.

      If all three had wanted to launch,
      it would have happened,
      according to their protocol.

      Kennedy only got rid of the Cuban
      missiles by agreeing to withdraw
      US nuclear missiles from Turkey, that
      had been aimed at Russia for many years,
      which really disturbed the USSR.

      And that is exactly what ended the crisis.

  4. “the modern-day combination of Chicken Little and The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf

    The Little Chicken Who Cried Wolf ?

  5. I can even understand moving it due to Trump and Kim’s talk. That’s reasonable. However, the entire purpose of the clock has changed. It’s not about imminent destruction anymore. Fake news? Climate change? Even taking worst case, those things might kill us decades or centuries from now, but even that wouldn’t end humanity.

    The Doomsday clock was about the General Secretary or President actually being able to physically kill us all with ten minutes notice. An actual doomsday. Moving the clock due to worry about the loss of faith in expert’s pronouncements of doom makes this self-explanatory.

  6. I’d rather blow the world to pieces than live under the tyranny of the climate alarmist Marxist Leninist’s.

  7. OK. Let me get this straight. If we don’t pay attention to these self-proclaimed experts voicing pronouncements of doom, we will surely be exterminated. Aw heck. I am 78. I think I will stick around and watch. Sounds like fun!!!!!

    • Yet, they still get compensated for their pessimism. Optimists organize themselves to voluntarily do meaningful things for humanity and never ask for a dime to deliver good news about anything.
      It seems people pay willingly for bad news, but kill the messenger when presented with positive prospects.

  8. They need more clocks!
    About a dozen.
    Each imminent disaster ought of have its own.
    There is a big difference between nuclear war and climate change.
    We have flu pandemics, and many more.
    We may die of red meat, red wine, or red heads! (Ask my sister. She can do you in with a glance.)
    With so many, when added together, the clock must be broken.
    Otherwise it would be clanking, beeping, or pealing.
    Whatever.

    • Maybe we could create a whole new industry out of disaster clocks. Employ people to calculate where each belongs, someone to reset, someone to upload to social media (if it’s not on Twitter, it’s not happening) and so forth. Keep them from doing foolish things like studying sandwiches and moving boulders.

      • Sure, whole new industries… I can envision a Hip Hop ‘star’, calling himself ‘Dizastah Mastah’, with a big ‘dizastah’ clock necklace (like Flavor Flav). He’ll spawn a whole new category of inhuman non-music called Dizastah Ennui that the next generation will embrace, much to the puzzled chagrin of their Millennial parents.

  9. The Dooms Day Clock was entrusted to some fine progressive citizens, due to the natural miss-appropriation of funds and reckless spending on immoral pursuits.. there were no funds for maintenance and upkeep.
    So the clock is right twice a day.
    Good government clock keepers.

  10. Someday they might measure time by B.C. (Before Clock) and A.D. (After Doomsday).

    I’m guessing there will be many disappointed people who thought the Doomsday Clock had any validity to begin with.

    In any case, time marches on, just as this planet will.

  11. In a related story, some reasonable and level-headed people have set the “Idiometer”, an actual meter which measures the stupidity of mainstream culture, to “11”…on a scale of 10, of course.

  12. Those who watch the clock only kill time.

    (I can’t believe I can’t find anyone to attribute this quote to.)

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    Donald Trump says he is “looking forward” to lying under oath to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. “I would love to do it and I would like to do it as soon as possible” Trump said.

    When fruitcake leftism trumps your PHD’s and awards and papers and… you’ll only be remembered for your fruitcake leftism, not your PHD’s and awards and papers and…

    • Trump should have fired Mueller immediately.
      It’s still not too late.

      He should NOT testify unless he pulls a Hillary
      by saying “I don’t recall” everything,
      or just taking the 5th for every question.

      I believe testifying
      will later be viewed
      as the dumbest
      thing Trump ever did
      as President.

      There is a team of Democrat sharks
      looking to burn him, and they
      know Trump talks too much to be
      100% accurate during his testimony.

      There was no crime committed,
      (and collusion is not even a crime
      if it was committed), and
      it is absolutely shocking
      that Mueller, after one year,
      has not even stated the specific
      crime he is investigating —
      it is just a generic witch hunt
      and should be stopped immediately
      for the benefit of future Presidents,
      no matter what the consequences
      in the 2000 election.

      The questioning is a deliberate “perjury trap”
      to impeach Trump, if and when Democrats
      win more seats in the House in November 2018.

      They have recordings of Trump on the phone
      with Paul Manafort and others who were wiretapped,
      and maybe even a lot more surveillance
      than we already know of.

      Unless Trump has a photographic memory,
      and says as little as possible to answer each question,
      ( not likely with Trump ! )
      he will make mistakes
      about exactly what he said,
      and when he said it,
      to one or more people …
      … and his lies (errors)
      will be proven by transcripts
      from the NSA spying.

      Remember that Mike Flynn
      was found guilty
      of lying about something
      that was not a crime.

      Collusion is also not a crime unless
      money of favors (bribes) take place,
      which did not happen.

      I have studied Trump’s record as
      president and believe he has been
      too tough when dealing with Russians,
      and in no way doing any favors for them!

      Martha Stewart was also found guilty of lying about
      something that was not a crime (getting a tip
      from her broker) and was never charged with
      insider trading, because she did not do
      any insider trading! Yet she went to prison
      for lying about something that was
      perfectly legal !

  14. Imagine if some folks made a doomsday clock based on their reading of the Bible. Next imagine that they kept fiddling with the time based on the latest news.

    That’s about how asinine these “scientists” look.

    Meanwhile, the clock for when Social Security kicks the bucket really is ticking.

    • SS trust fund will be depleted by 2034. Of course, it contains only IOUs from the general tax fund.

      • Anyone who expects to be alive in 2034 and receiving a SS check better expect for a pittance of current promised value in that actual check value.

      • South River
        The SS trust fund is a
        meaningless stack of IOUs
        (when there was a surplus — the money was
        used for other government spending, and that
        is logical — and replaced by IOUs (non-marketable
        Treasury bonds).)

        The extra complication
        from the legal entity
        of a trust fund
        with no real money in it
        is used to confuse people.

        I read the SS and Medicare
        annual reports
        every year,
        believe it or not.

        SS is a pay as you go
        senior citizen welfare program.

        It went into cash flow
        deficit spending
        in 2010, and will
        never have
        a surplus again.

        No president has made
        any attempt to consider
        the huge borrowing required
        to fund SS, Medicare, and Medicaid
        for retired baby boomers
        … except for Reaagn,
        who hiked SS taxes over 20 years
        before a tax hike was needed
        (for the retired babu boomers) !

  15. Josh: Come up with a cartoon for this topic using a Cuckoo Clock. (I was going to add something else, but won’t.)

    noun

  16. Your have to admit though, the image of those somber faced beard scratchers moving the hands on that ridiculous clock like it actually meant anything is priceless.

  17. Music appropriate for the old hippies whinging…. er, winding the ‘Disaster Crock’!
    The Doors – When The Music’s Over

  18. I was a school boy in England and still remember 1962 very clearly. What is wrong with this people?

  19. If any good at all comes from nuclear weapons it is that the leaders themselves are likely to perish in flames. In the old days they could start a war, and if they lost retire with their families in exile in luxury. Today they and their families will die along with everyone else, the irony is that among Western leaders Trump is one of the few to actually have a family.

    • Well, yes. Mutually Assured Destruction works in no small part because the leaders can’t escape from it. Yes, they have mountain fortress hidey-holes, but unless they are the ones to start it, they will never be able to get there in time.

  20. The greatest contribution to peace is the US fracking industry which by its ingenuity is denying funding to our enemies. Here’s hoping that sanity breaks out in UK soon too.

    • Nigel
      Here’s hoping . . . . . .

      But, unhappily – given the timidity centred on Drowning Street – I am not holding my breath.

      Auto – struggling for words!

  21. That’s the sister site to space.com. I can’t believe the drivel they post now. The hype is over the top. I call it a sci-fi site.

  22. Let’s face it, push comes to shove, we’re one Trump Casino and Resort in Pyongyang away from a peace agreement. Trump’s heart isn’t in the White House, he’s still a property developer.
    And BTW, it’s not the hours you clock in, who cares how much a president plays golf or watches TV?

  23. This Soros quote seems to sum up their reasoning, I’m surprised they can read a clock:

    “Indeed, the United States is set on a course towards nuclear war by refusing to accept that [North] Korea has become a nuclear power,” Soros said. “This creates a strong incentive for North Korea to develop its nuclear capacity with all possible speed, which in turn may induce the United States to use its nuclear superiority pre-emptively, in effect to start a nuclear war to prevent a nuclear war, obviously a self-contradictory strategy.”

    • Soros seems to think the U.S. should accept a nuclear-armed North Korea, led by a murderous dictator.

      That’s unacceptable. The U.S. is not going to put itself at the mercy of a person who has no mercy.

      I sure am glad Trump is running the show instead of Soros. The U.S. will be a lot safer that way.

      • Back in the days of the Soviet Union, you could be pretty sure that the only way a nuclear war could start would be by accident. The Soviet and Chinese leaders weren’t crazy.
        Unfortunately we have decided that letting crazy people get their hands on nukes is okee dokee.

      • ‘The U.S. is not going to put itself at the mercy of a person who has no mercy.’

        God forbid the Progressives regain control – because they will. Without a doubt. And pat themselves on the back for it.
        And then they’ll looked shocked and surprised when half the continent is blown to hell.
        And anyone left alive will spin it to absolve themselves of all blame.

  24. The situation is that we all run into our losing, some find it funny. I do not consider this to be funny, but I would quickly introduce geoengineering and cold fusion. It would be almost in no cost to introduce them.

  25. The atomic scientists were probably the original group of self-important scientists who thought their discipline entitled them to special political insights denied to lesser mortals. Their spawn are today Manning the climate models, and are no more likely to be correct.

  26. You’d think they’d have moved it closer when the Pentagon acknowledged that the Russian Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6 autonomous nuclear ‘torpedo’ does exist. The ability to launch a 100 megaton cobalt encased ‘torpedo’ capable of traversing the Pacific undetected would be a tad bit more concerning to them than Trump’s antics with the ‘Fat Frat Boy’. That system gives them a 1st strike weapon capable of devastating the major cities on the west coast and, via enhanced fall out from the cobalt sheathing, potentially destroying the American breadbasket.

    https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/262309-pentagon-report-confirms-russian-development-massive-nuclear-torpedo.

    So much for the Obama & Bush admins ‘unilateral disarmament’ attempts

  27. Ah, 1953… I remember it well. My dad used to serve dinner after church on Sunday and always put too much on our plates. He had a digestive system that could have engulfed a gray whale, but we were little kids and little kids don’t have adult appetites, so we couldn’t finish those huge portions. And he would yell at us that people were starving to death in China, thanks to Lysenkoism’s destruction of Chinese agriculture under Mao Tse-Tung, but he wouldn’t tell us why they were starving. So my brother and I would retort, ‘Then send it to them. We can’t eat all that food.’
    So to deflate the arguments, my mother started filling the plates in the kitchen. That ended the charming tales of starvation in China.
    I used to sit in the swing hung from the tulip tree and wonder what the world would be like in 50 years. It is both better and worse.
    These people are just desperate for attention and grants money. They are irrelevant and they know it. It is baloney. Keep a close eye on them and the silly things they say, and make sure that they are shown to be completely wrong, as often as possible.

  28. The Doomsday Clock suffers from Zeno’s Paradox. The alarmists only want to push it forward, never back. But since it cannot actually reach midnight, the increments get ever smaller along with the impact of the doom predictions.

    Not to mention, all thermodynamic engines work best just below the point where they self destruct. Human progress depends on living at the very edge of chaos. If there was no doom, we would have to create it.

  29. waste of perfectly good idiots…
    fwiw I got no problems using nukes, if using one accomplishes mission while saving our service members lives then release them to tactical (first then if needed strategic) units and have a go at it.

  30. You really need a great diplomat to have the clock set back to a safer point…….like maybe Neville Chamberlin.

  31. On the ideology-time continuum, time is relative. Think of it as a giant spring sitting on a rubber sheet.

  32. Well, at least somebody in the main stream media sees the Doomsday Clock as hype.
    ———————————–

    Why the Doomsday Clock is an idiotic indicator the world’s media should ignore
    This year’s edition literally claims that if governments don’t police social media better, the world will be destroyed.
    Today, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they had moved their Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight, their most dire reading since the invention of the hydrogen bomb in 1953.

    http://vancouversun.com/news/world/why-the-doomsday-clock-is-an-idiotic-indicator-the-worlds-media-should-ignore/

    • Fascinating yes, a most creative way to seek immortality. Construction of mechanical monuments to mark the passage of time by producing pleasing vibrations in the audible spectrum. I hope they tune it naturally (A=432) instead of post-modern (A=440).

      • That was the aspect that struck me – rich people who have everything in this life aspiring for the one thing they can never control – immortality. A monumental (literally) exercise in futility like enumerable others throughout prior millennia. The more time changes, the more things remain the same.

      • If all goes as planned, a thousand generations can view a sphinx with a watch and bells, read the names of those who built it and wonder what life was like long ago.

  33. I wonder if they’ll move it back a few seconds now after N Korea floated reunification with S Korea? Nah, probably not.

  34. Sometime ago someone put up a poster of “A nurses guide to the apocalypse”.
    I can’t find it now.

  35. Even the IPCC doesn’t try to push the meme that global warming is going to kill us all.
    In fact they were never crazy enough to try to push that.

    The acolytes on the other hand start at crazy and accelerate from there.

  36. All these new ‘syndromes’ and mental conditions.
    Is anyone affected by these other than Progressives?
    Anybody here?
    ‘Cause I feel just fine.

    • Obviously you are suffering EFPIDS (Escaped From Progressive Indoctrination Derangement Syndrome).
      They have a drug or a TV channel for that.

  37. It all depends on your perspective. Zeno’s paradox says that you can never get to midnight. Eric Clapton says otherwise:

    After midnight
    We gonna shake your tambourine
    After midnight
    Soul gonna be peaches & cream
    Gonna cause talk and suspicion
    We gonna give an exhibition
    We gonna find out what it is all about
    After midnight
    We gonna let it all hang down

  38. Have the Doomsday clowns forgotten the 1962 Cuban crisis? At school in the UK I remember all classes were suspended and everyone quietly listened to a radio to find out if a nuclear war was starting! Under a Democrat president still hailed as a hero for bringing us to the brink.

  39. “2 Minutes To Midnight” IRON MAIDEN

    Kill for gain or shoot to maim
    But we don’t need a reason
    The Golden Goose is on the loose
    And never out of season
    Blackened pride still burns inside
    This shell of bloody treason
    Here’s my gun for a barrel of fun
    For the love of living death

    The killer’s breed or the Demon’s seed,
    The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
    Go to war again, blood is freedom’s stain
    Don’t you pray for my soul anymore?

    2 minutes to midnight,
    The hands that threaten doom.
    2 minutes to midnight,
    To kill the unborn in the womb.

    The blind men shout “Let the creatures out
    We’ll show the unbelievers.”
    The napalm screams of human flames
    Of a prime time Belsen feast … yeah!
    As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy
    We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies.

    The killer’s breed or the Demon’s seed,
    The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
    Go to war again, blood is freedom’s stain
    Don’t you pray for my soul anymore.

    2 minutes to midnight,
    The hands that threaten doom.
    2 minutes to midnight,
    To kill the unborn in the womb.

    The body bags and little rags of children torn in two
    And the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you
    As the madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song
    To the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun.

    The killer’s breed or the Demon’s seed,
    The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
    Go to war again, blood is freedom’s stain
    Don’t you pray for my soul anymore.

    2 minutes to midnight,
    The hands that threaten doom.
    2 minutes to midnight,
    To kill the unborn in the womb.

    Midnight
    Midnight
    Midnight
    It’s all night

    Midnight
    Midnight
    Midnight
    It’s all night

  40. Oh well, armageddon is only 2 minutes away so eat more red meat, give the V8 a bit more boot and crank up the aircon. Why even postulate what the climate will be doing in a 100 years time?

  41. I’ll have to acknowledge the general hilarity here — the Doomsday Clock broke again on the day they issued a memo with a ranked list placing the threat of “climate change” above “nuclear war” — by offering this.

    It is a little known fact that the Doomsday Clock is over 150 years old, and for many years was kept by the Masons and existed in secret at an undisclosed Lodge. On June 30, 1908, much to the surprise of the assembled in its chamber, the Doomsday Clock actually chimed midnight! Scaring the bejeezus out of everyone. Mystified them too because the whole idea of a minutes-to-midnight Doomsday Clock had been an old yarn because they had this broken clock and didn’t have the heart to toss it out.

    Nervously they dragged the hands back from midnight and their brethren have been flicking it back and forth ever since. Until this old Russian film emerged no one knew why the clock had chimed.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I changed the music, its original music was contaminated by heavy metals. Also last year I changed the video’s title from “Bedtime Story” to “Bedtime Story – The First 100 Days of A Donald Trump Presidency” to troll for anti-Trump persons.

  42. What puzzles me is the guys who work this out have openly stated a) that Trump is controlled by Putin and b) that under Trump a war with Russia is far more likely than it would be under Clinton.

  43. Trump is unfit to lead. Period. And the clown car of incompetent sycophants who surround him can’t be trusted. It’s a sad day for America when you find yourself longing for the glib intellect of Dubya Bush and the moral fiber of Richard Nixon.

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