’30 Seconds Closer to Midnight’

January 26, 2017

Beautiful Friday morning here on California’s north coast, glaringly-bright sunshine and barely any wind makes for a most-comfortable environment.

Although such weather could lull one into thinking all is good with the world, but one would be so fucking wrong.
Hillary Clinton nailed it last July: ‘“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

Nowadays an anxious peering into the future, tiny, psychopathic fingers…

(Illustration: Salvador Dali’s ‘Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion,’ found here).

Chaos is most-apparently his real name, though, he goes by the moniker, T-Rump. In office less than a week, he’s whined, lied and authorized shit that scared/pissed-off a shitload of people and further-inflamed a scenario for catastrophic disaster.

Hence, an upper-bowel-movement in one of our most-iconic measures of ruination — via the Washington Post this morning:

It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh.
The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown to the End of it All by moving the hands 30 seconds closer to midnight — the closest the clock has been to Doomsday since 1953, after the United States tested its first thermonuclear device, followed months later by the Soviet Union’s hydrogen bomb test.
In announcing that the Doomsday Clock was moving 30 seconds closer to the end of humanity, the group noted that in 2016, “the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.”
But the organization also cited the election of Donald Trump in changing the symbolic clock.
“Making matters worse, the United States now has a president who has promised to impede progress on both of those fronts,” theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss and retired Rear Adm. David Titley wrote in a New York Times op-ed on behalf of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist.
“Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person. But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter.”

Just to continue  — Rachel Bronson, executive director and publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: ‘“As we marked the 70th anniversary of the Doomsday Clock, this year’s Clock deliberations felt more urgent than usual…as trusted sources of information came under attack, fake news was on the rise, and words were used by a President-elect of the United States in cavalier and often reckless ways to address the twin threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.”

Hillary was right, but we all lost.
Anyway, I’m going to get out into the sunshine and try to keep plugging away — got to do my laundry, and since my car’s whacked right now (maybe an electrical short?), so doing wash by foot….

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