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(The New York Times)   If things weren't shiatty enough, here's a reminder that the world can still be destroyed in a flash due to all the nuclear weapons and we have a madman at the controls here in the U.S   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Nuclear weapon, Cold War, nuclear weapons, United States, World War II, President Trump, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, expensive new arms race  
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2020-08-07 11:46:26 AM  
TFAThe World Can Still Be Destroyed in a Flash

If you really think about it, it would be a whole series of flashes.
 
2020-08-07 12:14:40 PM  
We aren't that lucky.
 
2020-08-07 12:55:18 PM  
The mushroom cloud is a hoax!  That's a crisis arm paid by Soros!  Hydroxycloriquine is an effective treatment for the radiation that's otherwise completely harmless.
 
2020-08-07 1:59:06 PM  
Nuclear apocalypse is big on promises and short on results, just like feckless giant meteor.
 
2020-08-07 4:05:08 PM  
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2020-08-07 4:05:18 PM  
In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.
 
2020-08-07 4:06:20 PM  
Well, that's one way to cure COVID-19.
 
2020-08-07 4:07:13 PM  
6000 nukes each? That is enough to vaporise life on this planet many times over with the resultant nuclear winter ensuring nothing gets to grow again for a very long time.
Trump wants 60,000 nukes? Yes, that is moronic.
 
2020-08-07 4:07:14 PM  
good, tbh
 
2020-08-07 4:08:14 PM  
The good news is that if Trump orders it, there is absolutely no ability to countermand the order, by anyone from the Defense secretary, to the Pentagon, to the guy who turns the final key for ignition.

Trump will have 2.5 months to do anything he wants after he loses the election, knowing criminal charges are headed his way.
 
2020-08-07 4:08:38 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: TFA: The World Can Still Be Destroyed in a Flash

If you really think about it, it would be a whole series of flashes.


or just a really good graphic novel.
 
2020-08-07 4:09:48 PM  

Catlenfell: In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.


I seriously doubt Trump ever had the real one.
 
2020-08-07 4:10:11 PM  

Catlenfell: In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.


I've always held that on Day 1, they handed him a Speak'n'Spell, painted black
 
2020-08-07 4:11:00 PM  

Catlenfell: In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.


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2020-08-07 4:11:21 PM  

Catlenfell: In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.


I would think they did that on day one... but then... Tillerson, and now that other asswipe, Pompeo... those idiots probably trust Fat Nixon with it.
 
2020-08-07 4:11:39 PM  

Gpzjock: 6000 nukes each? That is enough to vaporise life on this planet many times over ...


er, not quite. It's be bad of course, but all life on earth would not be vaporized, let alone reconstituted and vaporized many more times again.
 
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2020-08-07 4:12:18 PM  
Well not just a flash, the ICBMs still need a little bit of time to get to their targets, also it'll take more than 1 to blow up everything, I mean you're gonna wanna be thorough, the cockroaches will want all the space they can get I'm sure.
 
2020-08-07 4:13:54 PM  
I think dying in a nuclear war is a "best-case" scenario.  The worse case is NOT dying and lingering on a dead planet.  The super-worse case scenario is being the only survivor.
 
2020-08-07 4:14:26 PM  
I guess nuclear holocaust would fulfill Trump's promise that coronavirus will go away.
 
2020-08-07 4:19:35 PM  
I love this theory. it's awesome.

Vote for me again! For a few years, I didn't make the absolute worst decision in all of history! Gosh, that was so hard not to do! I must be a genius! Vote for me!

What kind of idiot thinks that is difficult?
 
2020-08-07 4:22:55 PM  
As a Gen-Xer and child of the 70s / 80s, i'd prefer all out atomic warfare to what we've got, now.

I'm not wishing for war. I don't want it. But if it came down to biological agents vs. nukes, I'm Team Temporary Artificial Sun all the way.
 
2020-08-07 4:31:09 PM  
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2020-08-07 4:40:26 PM  
For the Turnstiles (2016 Remaster)
Youtube z34HMyOmljQ
 
2020-08-07 4:42:10 PM  

Senseless_drivel: Catlenfell: In the last few weeks of the Nixon administration, the Joint Chiefs replaced the nuclear football with a fake.  I hope the current ones would do the same.

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okay which one is the giraffe?
Elephant= G.O.P.
Lion= Trump in his deluded mind would think it is him
Monkey= In his racist mind will use that a symbol for Obama
Panda= Gyna same with the racist bent
So who is the giraffe?
 
2020-08-07 4:49:14 PM  
Nuclear Funeral
Youtube 4djrZ4l_IXA
 
2020-08-07 4:49:48 PM  
Watched a documentary - The Man Who Saved the World


On 26 September 1983, the computers in the Serpukhov-15 bunker outside Moscow, which housed the command centre of the Soviet early warning satellite system, twice reported that U.S. intercontinental ballistic missiles were heading toward the Soviet Union.

Stanislav Petrov, who was duty officer that night, suspected that the system was malfunctioning and managed to convince his superiors of the same thing.

He argued that if the U.S. was going to attack pre-emptively it would do so with more than just five missiles, and that it was best to wait for ground radar confirmation before launching a counter-attack.

He waited.

There was no attack, it was a computer glitch. His decision is credited with having prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large- scale nuclear war & saved hundreds of millions of lives.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man​_​Who_Saved_the_World#:~:text=The%20Man%​20Who%20Saved%20the%20World%20is%20a%2​02013%20feature,from%20leading%20to%20​nuclear%20holocaust.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detai​l​/B07DVVKFTW/ref=atv_dp_watch_trailer?a​utoplay=trailer
 
2020-08-07 4:54:57 PM  
Not even going to scan the comments. Bring it the fark on. Just farking bring it. Now, please.
 
2020-08-07 5:12:14 PM  
If only that power could be harnessed for a greater purpose.

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2020-08-07 5:13:10 PM  

LiveDemo: Not even going to scan the comments. Bring it the fark on. Just farking bring it. Now, please.


Uh...you can't grow food on the Canadian Shield. You can't move north, if your soil is glowing. So you should hope that Mexico accepts your atomic refugees?
 
2020-08-07 5:23:55 PM  
I no longer care, I just wanna be close enough that I'm not fightin off mutants for irradiated spam for the remainder of my tortured existence.
 
2020-08-07 5:29:06 PM  

Psylence: I no longer care, I just wanna be close enough that I'm not fightin off mutants for irradiated spam for the remainder of my tortured existence.


Nuclear Babies - Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo
Youtube h0W9OCjxkD8
 
2020-08-07 6:24:29 PM  

Corn_Fed: The good news is that if Trump orders it, there is absolutely no ability to countermand the order, by anyone from the Defense secretary, to the Pentagon, to the guy who turns the final key for ignition.

Trump will have 2.5 months to do anything he wants after he loses the election, knowing criminal charges are headed his way.


If you really think American servicemen would obey an order to launch an unprovoked attack with no other authorization, I don't know.

Who do you think man's those weapons, robots?
 
2020-08-07 7:02:31 PM  

g.fro: Corn_Fed: The good news is that if Trump orders it, there is absolutely no ability to countermand the order, by anyone from the Defense secretary, to the Pentagon, to the guy who turns the final key for ignition.

Trump will have 2.5 months to do anything he wants after he loses the election, knowing criminal charges are headed his way.

If you really think American servicemen would obey an order to launch an unprovoked attack with no other authorization, I don't know.

Who do you think man's those weapons, robots?


TURN YOUR KEY, SIR.
 
2020-08-07 7:03:49 PM  

Wadded Beef: g.fro: Corn_Fed: The good news is that if Trump orders it, there is absolutely no ability to countermand the order, by anyone from the Defense secretary, to the Pentagon, to the guy who turns the final key for ignition.

Trump will have 2.5 months to do anything he wants after he loses the election, knowing criminal charges are headed his way.

If you really think American servicemen would obey an order to launch an unprovoked attack with no other authorization, I don't know.

Who do you think man's those weapons, robots?

TURN YOUR KEY, SIR.


Great movie!
 
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