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February 18, 2014
Never too late to be an activist: Sister Megan Rice, 84, is going to prison for nearly three years for her role in a break-in at a uranium processing plant in Tennessee. Rice, center, is a Christian pacifist—and her protest, conducted with Michael Walli (left) Greg Boertje-Obed, was intended to protest nuclear weapons. The trio timed their 2012 protest (which included the spilling of human blood) to a period near the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks in Japan.
The trio was fined $53,000 for the damage they caused to the high-security plant—but their protest surfaced some serious security flaws in the Y-12 National Security Complex, which some claimed made their actions heroic.

Never too late to be an activist: Sister Megan Rice, 84, is going to prison for nearly three years for her role in a break-in at a uranium processing plant in Tennessee. Rice, center, is a Christian pacifist—and her protest, conducted with Michael Walli (left) Greg Boertje-Obed, was intended to protest nuclear weapons. The trio timed their 2012 protest (which included the spilling of human blood) to a period near the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks in Japan.

The trio was fined $53,000 for the damage they caused to the high-security plant—but their protest surfaced some serious security flaws in the Y-12 National Security Complex, which some claimed made their actions heroic.

18:50 // 7 months ago
November 17, 2013

A time lapse video of all 2053 nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1998. Just watch. It also interestingly puts the nuclear arms race into perspective. 

14:18 // 10 months ago
September 21, 2013
The day we almost lost North Carolina: Two nuclear bombs—both owned by the U.S.—almost exploded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. Fortunately for the state of North Carolina, the bombs, which were said to be 260 times more powerful than the one that took out Hiroshima in 1945, didn’t explode. However … one of those bombs went through the motions it should have if it were to blow up. That’s just one of the findings that “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser found when researching his new book, “Command and Control.”

The day we almost lost North Carolina: Two nuclear bombs—both owned by the U.S.—almost exploded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961. Fortunately for the state of North Carolina, the bombs, which were said to be 260 times more powerful than the one that took out Hiroshima in 1945, didn’t explode. However … one of those bombs went through the motions it should have if it were to blow up. That’s just one of the findings that “Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser found when researching his new book, “Command and Control.”

14:51 // 12 months ago
April 11, 2013
We’re in deep doo-doo.
Dick Cheney, in a closed-door meeting with congressional Republicans, on the situation in North Korea. Cheney may be right, but his credibility is undermined both by his own record of assessing foreign threats and, perhaps more significantly, the fact that he used the word “doo-doo” to describe the prospect of nuclear war. He gets points, however, for reportedly wearing a cowboy hat to the meeting. source
13:51 // 1 year ago
April 4, 2013
20:47 // 1 year ago
April 3, 2013
I think the individuals in North Korea understand that Austin, Texas, is now a very important city in America, as do corporate CEOs and other people who are moving here in record numbers.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, explaining his theory on why Kim Jong-un  listed Austin, TX as a possible target for a nuclear strike. source
17:35 // 1 year ago
13:44 // 1 year ago
March 29, 2013
nbcnews:

‘Time has come’: North Korea readies rockets
(Photo: Jon Chol Jin / AP)
Isolated and impoverished nation is “not a paper tiger” and its repeated attack threats should not be dismissed as mere bluster, a U.S. official warns.
Read the complete story.


So yeah, this sounds promising.

nbcnews:

‘Time has come’: North Korea readies rockets

(Photo: Jon Chol Jin / AP)

Isolated and impoverished nation is “not a paper tiger” and its repeated attack threats should not be dismissed as mere bluster, a U.S. official warns.

Read the complete story.

So yeah, this sounds promising.

10:35 // 1 year ago
September 5, 2012
Controversial creator of Pakistan’s nuclear program considers politics: Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in the 1970s and 1980s helped Pakistan catch up with India by building a nuclear program, wants to help add a spark to his country’s political scene. (This is despite a 2004 fall from grace, when he was put under house arrest for selling state secrets to Iran — something that’s made him a bit of a controversial figure to this day.) “I want to bring change and help the people of Pakistan, like I did back in 1974, when India test fired its nukes,” Khan said. “Now, today, once again this country needs my help.” It’ll be interesting to see if he can make a comeback.

Controversial creator of Pakistan’s nuclear program considers politics: Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in the 1970s and 1980s helped Pakistan catch up with India by building a nuclear program, wants to help add a spark to his country’s political scene. (This is despite a 2004 fall from grace, when he was put under house arrest for selling state secrets to Iran — something that’s made him a bit of a controversial figure to this day.) “I want to bring change and help the people of Pakistan, like I did back in 1974, when India test fired its nukes,” Khan said. “Now, today, once again this country needs my help.” It’ll be interesting to see if he can make a comeback.

10:59 // 2 years ago
June 18, 2012
We agreed that we need to see a cessation of the violence, that a political process has to be created to prevent civil war.
President Barack Obama • Following a two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin — the first since Putin’s return to the presidency — prior to the beginning of a G20 summit in Mexico.  The two discussed a wide range of issues that their respective nations have clashed over in the past, including missile defense systems in Europe and Iran’s nuclear ambitions, with Putin telling reporters that, “From my perspective, we’ve been able to find many commonalities pertaining to all of those issues.” source (viafollow)
16:18 // 2 years ago