Sunday, January 14, 2007

Doom, Baby, Doom!

The Board of Directors of the magazine "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists" will be moving the hands of The Doomsday Clock a couple of minutes forward this year, reflecting concerns about:

...a "Second Nuclear Age" marked by grave threats, including nuclear ambitions in Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, and the continuing "launch-ready" status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia.

The board also cited "escalating terrorism, and new pressure from climate change for expanded civilian nuclear power that could increase proliferation risks."

And of course, the Stephen Harper government is doing its bit to push the hands towards midnight and nuclear disaster with their "nukes for the tar-sands" proposal.

Here's an investment tip: put your money in sawed off shotguns and freeze-dried food. And get out your tinfoil "nuke toque" so the radiation doesn't fry your brain.

Doom, baby, doom!


Anonymous said...

Woooo hoooo . . 'bout time we turned Tehran into glass, get rid of those whack jobs.

2nd Target . . that good ol' boy Kim Jong . . .

Anonymous said...

Are you trying to say that a commercial reactor is just as dangerous as the nuke on top of an Iranian missile?

A catastrophe with the former does create an awful situation, but the latter starts WWIII.