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Robert Reich’s Conversation With Republican Colleague Should Frighten the Goddamn Life Out of You

Yesterday, former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton Robert Reich posted a truly terrifying account of a conversation he had with an old friend, an unnamed former Republican Congressman. It’s nothing short of terrifying, and further proof that the United States is facing a catastrophic …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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IQ Tests Can’t Prove Whether Trump (or Anyone Else) Has a Very Good Brain

In recent days our Secretary of State has called the President a “fucking moron.” The President retorted that he believes he has the higher IQ score. But both are hiding behind faulty intelligence measures instead of saying how they really feel.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Trump’s Latest North Korea Tweet Pushes the World Closer to Nucelar War

(Cartoon by Kap, La Vanguardia, Spain)His completely irresponsible tweets and outbursts about North Korea have almost become a mundane daily feature, but there’s nothing — absolutely nothing normal about the way President Trump is handling the worsening crisis between America and the Kim …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Reports: Latest North Korean Earthquake Was Likely Not Nuclear Test

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the area of Kilju in northeastern North Korea on Saturday morning, CBC reported, just short of four miles (six kilometers) from the Punggye-ri facility where the country has tested nuclear weapons.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But…Read more… Continue […]

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Skip the Hair Conditioner to Help Survive a Nuclear Blast 

According to the federal government’s Ready.gov Nuclear Blast page, if you’re exposed to nuclear fallout, you should remove your clothes, take a shower using lots of soap and water (but don’t scrub or scratch your skin), and wash your hair with shampoo or soap and water. However, do not use conditioner “because it…Read more… Continue […]

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Gorka: America is a “Hyperpower” and You’re a Traitor if You Don’t Support Trump

Appearing on Fox & Friends to tell his infantile boss what to think, White House adviser and white nationalist Sebastian Gorka tried out a few new North Korea talking points that will surely appeal to the enormous ego of one Donald J. Trump:“He’s saying don’t test America, and don’t test Donald …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Here’s A Closer Look At That Nebraska Nuclear Bunker Filled With Mario Murals

Foxtrot-01 is one of several Minuteman Missile Launch Sites, a series of facilities dedicated to launching inter-continental nukes in the event that the U.S. comes under attack. It’s also filled with Mario murals.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Five ‘Fun’ Board Games About Real Disasters to Remind You We’re Completely Doomed

There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it’s helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium, or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually […]

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Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

The overdrawn game of nuclear chicken between the USSR and the United States—now known as the Cold War—lasted about 45 years. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the conflict has (thankfully) long since ended, …Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Stanley Kubrick Almost Moved to Australia Before Dr. Strangelove Because He Was Worried About Nukes

Perth, Australia is the most remote major city on the planet. Which is apparently why it appealed to legendary director Stanley Kubrick. New research reveals that Kubrick was so concerned with the possibility of nuclear war that he actually planned to move to Perth in 1962.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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How America’s Secret Nuke Police Hunted For Dirty Bombs in the 1970s

Bomb threats have been a part of American life since at least the 19th century. But in the 1970s the types of threats shifted dramatically. The people making bomb threats in the US started to claim their bombs had nuclear materials. By 1975, the US started a new task force to deal with the threats, and we at Gizmodo…

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