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"Doomsday Clock" Moves One Minute Away From Midnight
Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists | 1/14/10

Posted on 01/14/2010 11:21:55 AM PST by steve-b

Citing a more "hopeful state of world affairs" in relation to the twin threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight. It is now 6 minutes to midnight. The decision by the BAS Science and Security Board was made in consultation with the Bulletin's Board of Sponsors, which includes 19 Nobel Laureates....

In a statement supporting the decision to move the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock, the BAS Board said: "It is 6 minutes to midnight. We are poised to bend the arc of history toward a world free of nuclear weapons. For the first time since atomic bombs were dropped in 1945, leaders of nuclear weapons states are cooperating to vastly reduce their arsenals and secure all nuclear bomb-making material. And for the first time ever, industrialized and developing countries alike are pledging to limit climate-changing gas emissions that could render our planet nearly uninhabitable. These unprecedented steps are signs of a growing political will to tackle the two gravest threats to civilization--the terror of nuclear weapons and runaway climate change."...

The statement continues: "A key to the new era of cooperation is a change in the U.S. government's orientation toward international affairs brought about in part by the election of Obama. With a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach, not only has Obama initiated new arms reduction talks with Russia, he has started negotiations with Iran to close its nuclear enrichment program, and directed the U.S. government to lead a global effort to secure loose fissile material in four years...."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonukes; doomsdayclock; proliferation

1 posted on 01/14/2010 11:21:57 AM PST by steve-b
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2 posted on 01/14/2010 11:23:14 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: steve-b

Wow that is great. We got hope and change in the same article. Thank you Obama!


3 posted on 01/14/2010 11:24:27 AM PST by Always Right
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To: steve-b

Climate change now too? GMAFB


4 posted on 01/14/2010 11:24:52 AM PST by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: steve-b

These people must be “Political” Scientists. With Obama in the White House and letting Iran get the bomb??? Come on!


5 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:04 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
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To: steve-b

Let me get this straight....North Korea and Iran both basically have nukes and the clock is moving backwards? Yeah, that makes sense. But Bush is out of office, so we are all so much safer!


6 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:10 AM PST by mockingbyrd (Sarah speaks for me!)
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To: steve-b

Gee.....and JUST THIS MORNING....my usually not worried about stuff husband came to me and told me we need to get some freeze dried food....Yeah...like I’m going to believe this pablum you’ve posted.


7 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:40 AM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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8 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:44 AM PST by paulycy (The Liberals' DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE CRIMES.)
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To: steve-b
Queuing up Barry McGuire right now.


9 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:48 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: steve-b

What we need is a clock showing the level of global bullshit histrionics.


10 posted on 01/14/2010 11:25:55 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: steve-b
the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of its famous Doomsday Clock one minute away from midnight.

My favorite line from "Watchmen" is from Dr. Manhattan;

"The concept of a Doomsday Clock is about as intellectually nourishing as showing a picture of oxygen to a drowning man."

11 posted on 01/14/2010 11:26:01 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: screaminsunshine
These people must be “Political” Scientists.

Always have been.

12 posted on 01/14/2010 11:26:55 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: steve-b
Appeasement idiots!History has proven over & over again.
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”.(If you want peace,prepare for war).
13 posted on 01/14/2010 11:27:38 AM PST by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: steve-b

I wonder if the Iranian government has a red nuclear hotline phone direct to these clowns in the “nuclear clock club.” Will Ackmydinnerup call these numbskulls to tell them when he is about to nuke Tel Aviv? Obama’s blowhard BS “dialogue” with the Russians is nothing but hot air. His neglect of the threat in Iran is downright dangerous. When will THAT get reflected on this stupid clock?


14 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:13 AM PST by GnL
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15 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: steve-b

Only in the ‘age of Obama’ would Iran getting nuclear weapons, move the clock backwards!


16 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:20 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: steve-b; comedian

17 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:20 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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These guys are the living definition of the word pompous. Really how self-important do you have to be to have a “project” like this and really believe your declarations should be taken seriously.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:22 AM PST by sanjoaquinvalley (Long time lady lurker.)
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To: steve-b

Title is misleading

It looks like the Doomsday Clock is 1 minute from midnight, when, in fact it has moved from 11:55PM to 11:54PM

Anyway, FWIW

(All cause of BO, don’t ya know)


19 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:32 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Always Right

In the real world a nuclear NK, Iran and Pakistan ( all at risk of dissolving into chaos) make the world a much much more dangerous place.....


20 posted on 01/14/2010 11:28:36 AM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: steve-b

climate change? Why not asteroids?


21 posted on 01/14/2010 11:29:41 AM PST by devere
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You know what would be fun? As soon as the person’s hand started inching the fabled doomsday pointer someone popped a paper bag in the room.


22 posted on 01/14/2010 11:30:05 AM PST by mdk1960
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To: sanjoaquinvalley

They probably get millions in US taxpayer-funded aid to maintain their hippy clock.


23 posted on 01/14/2010 11:30:15 AM PST by GnL
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To: steve-b
Deceptive headline.Most likely deliberately so.
24 posted on 01/14/2010 11:30:15 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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hippy = hippie

duh on me.


25 posted on 01/14/2010 11:31:30 AM PST by GnL
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Its Bush`s fault.


26 posted on 01/14/2010 11:32:38 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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Ice age returns.


27 posted on 01/14/2010 11:34:05 AM PST by boomop1
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You knew this was coming. After the nobel prize, obama is lord and saved us all.

Nothing but a bunch of nit-wits running this clock scheme anyway.


28 posted on 01/14/2010 11:34:39 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: steve-b
Who actually pays attention to this nonsense?
Here's something relevant:
U.S. Debt Clock
Guess which direction it's running...
29 posted on 01/14/2010 11:36:43 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: SoDak
Climate change now too? GMAFB

I'll be looking for al gores comment,he won the Nobel Peace Prize ya know;)

30 posted on 01/14/2010 11:38:40 AM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free (http://teapartypatriots.org)
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To: dfwgator; All

Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE4FHolkO94


31 posted on 01/14/2010 11:39:20 AM PST by wastedyears (If I'm going out, I'm going out like Major Kong.)
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To: wastedyears

I figured you would show up. ;)

By far my favorite Maiden tune.


32 posted on 01/14/2010 11:42:38 AM PST by dfwgator
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Nobel Laureates? WTF do they know anyway?


33 posted on 01/14/2010 11:43:17 AM PST by Circle_Hook (Keep your powder dry.............You might need it soon!)
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To: dfwgator

I can’t have a favorite because they have so many incredible songs.

I’m really into a band called Keldian. Definitely in the style of Maiden but they have their own niche. Check ‘em out on YouTube.


34 posted on 01/14/2010 11:43:59 AM PST by wastedyears (If I'm going out, I'm going out like Major Kong.)
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To: GnL
>"hippy = hippie"

Naw naw, it's all groovy baby. We all get a little hippy in the end.


35 posted on 01/14/2010 11:46:14 AM PST by scoobysnak71 (Just a national security threat, trying to get a nut.)
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To: steve-b
If they were really paying attention to Iran and Ahmacrazynutjob's desire to get the 12th Iman to jump out of his hole in the ground, they would put the time at 11:59pm and add a second hand to make it 11:59:55.

I think the "Doomsday" they fear is not a nuclear war, but rather a Republican in the White House. If Palin is elected they'll make it 12:01am - 1 minute after Doomsday.

36 posted on 01/14/2010 11:47:25 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: steve-b

This “Doomsday Clock” crap was always a left-wing propaganda outlet. They went ape when Reagan was President.


37 posted on 01/14/2010 11:48:34 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: steve-b

GEE do you think Iran and NK got the memo?


38 posted on 01/14/2010 11:50:25 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: steve-b
OBambi keeps us safe.


39 posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:04 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: wastedyears; dfwgator

Maiden bump


40 posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:23 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: steve-b
...Nobel Laureates...

Quite frankly, they'd get more credibility from me if they'd won "Best of Show"

41 posted on 01/14/2010 11:57:01 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: steve-b

A weak US as we have right now makes it just that much more likely that one of the minor nuclear powers could decide that maybe they can get away with a limited exchange against their foe without repercussions beyond condemnation etc. Pakistan/India, Iran/Israel, China/India, China/Taiwan, North Korea/South Korea, Russia/Georgia, etc etc all come to mind. If any of those conflicts flared, followed by an immediate statement from the perpetrator that one (or five, or however many they’d popped off) was all they were going to do, and they were now done, the Zer0 would probably wash his hands of the whole thing, and the UN would do nothing more than issue stern letters of condemnation filled with threats of more letters if the offender didn’t get back in line.


42 posted on 01/14/2010 12:08:48 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: scoobysnak71

Maureen Dowd made that pic as part of her prescribed “Photoshop Therapy”.


43 posted on 01/14/2010 12:17:45 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: steve-b

The BAS is just another support group for the light skin, negro, non ebonic speaking, commie bag fastards that prove day after day, year after year, decade after decade that they are 20 IQ points below morons ..... and have no business running this country.

Lock and load the whole stinking bunch! Love that hopey and Changey Bovine excrement that so many of the electorate with iq’s below moron bit into.

Just a product of ALL the fecal material hitting the very large dissemination device, the rotating oscilator located in the D.c. beltway ..... blowing the moronic originated stench across the land.

Gas masks for all .... can we find at least a breath of fresh air anywhere?


44 posted on 01/14/2010 12:29:52 PM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: steve-b

I hate to rain on their parade, but everyday moves us one day closer to the end of time. You can’t turn the hands of the “real clock” back.


45 posted on 01/14/2010 12:34:19 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mockingbyrd

After 9/11, I looked up the Doomsday Clock online to see if it had budged any because of the attack. Of course it had not and for 6 months afterward no movement when I checked again off and on.


46 posted on 01/14/2010 12:47:39 PM PST by sportutegrl (I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
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