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On the Doomsday clock, there are two minutes left until nuclear midnight

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Symbolic Doomsday Clock, indicating the threat of a global catastrophe, translated forward 30 seconds - now they show 23: 58, representatives of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists told a news conference.


The clock shows two minutes to nuclear midnight.
- announced the president of this authoritative organization Rachel Bronson.
So close to midnight, which symbolizes the moment of a nuclear cataclysm, they have not come up since the first test of the hydrogen bomb in 1953.

On the Doomsday clock, there are two minutes left until nuclear midnight


During the past year, we have seen all the nuclear powers invest in the development of their nuclear arsenals.
- Representatives of the editorial office said.

In particular, they noted that "the DPRK is conducting rocket and nuclear tests," and "the US nuclear forces configuration program leaves room for increasing the role of nuclear weapons".

Doomsday Watch first appeared on the cover of the American magazine The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947 year. The furthest from midnight they defended in 1991 year - then, after the Cold War, scientists believed that humanity was separated from the nuclear cataclysm of entire 17 minutes.

In recent years, the arrows are only moving forward - the last time it happened a year ago, when 23: 57: 30 was installed on the clock, reports RIA News
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  1. Anarchist
    Anarchist 25 January 2018 19: 25
    42
    Some kind of clock ... What kind of nonsense? Here's who really has nothing to do. Either the Zombie Apocalypse, or the hours of a nuclear night ... I won’t be surprised if a genital organ appears ... Which falls all the time! Symbolizing the end of male power and the beginning of powerlessness ... God forbid, of course!
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 January 2018 19: 27
      +8
      Sasha, madness has different versions ..
      Quote: Anarchist
      Some kind of clock ... What kind of nonsense?
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 25 January 2018 19: 29
        10
        Masahists engaged in self-flagellation.
        1. cniza
          cniza 25 January 2018 20: 26
          13
          No, frightened people are easier to manipulate and manage, this is a whole science.
          1. Baloo
            Baloo 25 January 2018 20: 30
            +2
            Quote: cniza
            The clock shows two minutes to nuclear midnight.
            - announced the president of this authoritative organization Rachel Bronson.


            No, frightened people are easier to manipulate and manage, this is a whole science.

            Another horror story.
        2. Red_Hamer
          Red_Hamer 26 January 2018 04: 18
          +1
          Another (psychological) means of influence, both on the enemy and on his inhabitants. Why is this needed, I hope everyone is clear!
      2. Anarchist
        Anarchist 25 January 2018 19: 33
        24
        They probably like to frighten someone all the time ... A frightened person lives like the last time! Purchasing products for the future, also buying useless things ... Here is one example of bullying
        1. Vincent
          Vincent 25 January 2018 20: 23
          +1
          To be afraid of having children. Obviously the same.
    2. Black_Vatnik
      Black_Vatnik 25 January 2018 19: 31
      +7
      But tomorrow, offices that harry outfit for the "survivors" and fighters with zombies will consider income)
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 25 January 2018 20: 44
        21
        Quote: Black_Jacket
        But tomorrow, offices that harry outfit for the "survivors" and fighters with zombies will consider income)

        When the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world, my friend’s relative, 32, who at that time worked in a good position at the bank, quit his job, sold his apartment, built a bomb shelter in the country, bought provisions ... Now he lives with his family - his wife and two there are no children in this bomb shelter (there is no house in the country house - I took it apart to make way for the "ark"). Still eating expired canned food. He works as a watchman in a summer cottage and a janitor in a village nearby ... fool
        We experienced 90 in this country. They didn’t run away, didn’t drink too much and didn’t let a bullet into their temple. What end of the world or apocalypse can we scare?
        1. Star
          Star 25 January 2018 23: 22
          +4
          I dug a good mink once so much food fit.
          And by the way, some bomb shelters will be better than apartments.
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 26 January 2018 11: 29
            +5
            Quote: Asterisk
            I dug a good mink once so much food fit.

            The size of about "Khrushchev" -two, they only live on nine square meters. meters. Everything else is a warehouse. He counted for about six months or a year. When I saw her - a friend drove on an excursion - I remembered the movie "Explosion from the Past" with B. Frezer. Only there everything ends with a happy end, but here .......... They didn’t take it back to the bank because the whole bank knew about this "ark" and the authorities decided that they didn’t need such a nut. But to change this bunker back to the apartment, as you know, will not work. This "cottage" is already and how to sell the cottage can not. So it works, poor fellow, a caretaker-janitor and eats canned goods-delay .....
            A friend drove on an excursion due to the fact that I did not believe it - I thought that he was free to retell the mentioned film to me. I saw the bunker alive - stunned ....
            1. Archivist Vasya
              Archivist Vasya 26 January 2018 12: 30
              +2
              Well, now you know where to go in the case of Armageddon wink ))))
              In general, his wife is good, she supported her husband in the "difficult moment of the apocalypse", did not give up.
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            1. Golovan Jack
              Golovan Jack 26 January 2018 06: 29
              +5
              Quote: Romulus
              Roma ...

              ... for mom, here is Roman.
              Quote: Romulus
              shalom

              Hai ... I don't recognize you in makeup, litter request
        3. woron333444
          woron333444 26 January 2018 06: 45
          0
          My wife then bought 4 candles and a box of matches, just in case.
          1. Star
            Star 26 January 2018 13: 45
            +2
            I always have a gas stove in my apartment, two packs of candles and matches. So just in case, suddenly the electricity is cut off or something.
        4. Warlock_r
          Warlock_r 26 January 2018 07: 51
          +8
          Once upon a time there were Russians. Ordinary, in general, people. Fruited, sowed bread, fought. And the devil pulled them to look beyond the Ural Mountains.
          - Aha! - The Russians said, peering into the abyss of space.
          “Yeah,” the Abyss answered quietly, peering at the Russians.
          - Yo! - The Russians said, scratched their heads and climbed into the Abyss, which they called Siberia for clarity.
          The abyss gurgled and slightly poured over to the Russians, causing the Time of Troubles. The Russians slowed down, put things in order, and again went to Siberia. Yes, so carried away that they wandered all the way to America. But they quickly came to their senses — somehow it’s not good when the Abyss ends with the Americans. And they quickly sold the excess. Better let the Pacific be at the end!
          And floundered for centuries in their Abyss. Complained about fools and roads. Although what is there to be indignant? What are the roads in the Abyss? And how to keep the mind when there are endless spaces and impassability around ?! That's it.
          Other nations looked suspiciously at their eastern neighbor. It seems that there is nothing to envy, and at the same time there is something strange. What if they have good things in the abyss? No wonder they live there without roads.
          This especially put pressure on all the great (in quotation marks and without) commanders. After all, it’s nice to be aware of the Invader of the Abyss! So they climbed. Napoleon first. And there was a smart man! But here the genius is also perplexed when you have the capital - “yes, choke on, we still have it.” Ate the Abyss of the French.
          The Germans then flooded too. Well, where do the people of Order meddle in chaos? Wasn’t it immediately obvious: they were one and a half thousand kilometers from Stalingrad, and eight thousand from Stalingrad to Kamchatka! What did you think? Grinded to dust in Russian millstones.
          And then Tsiolkovsky looked up, noticed space, and showed the rest of the Russians.
          - Aha! - The Russians said, peering into the abyss of space.
          “Yeah,” Abyss answered quietly, winking at an old acquaintance.
          - Yo! “The Russians said, and scratching their heads, they launched Sputnik and Gagarin.
          But then the Americans ruined everything by landing on the moon. The Russians, from the last time, remembered that the Abyss does not fit well with them. Are upset. We thought according to the old scheme - to sell the moon. Yes, even to the Chinese! But those, as if in evil, have not yet entered space. They got it. We drank it. From grief, they arranged another Time of Troubles (in order not to confuse with the first, they called him Perestroika).
          Only the Americans did not need an abyss. And the Russians ... They put things in order again. And again, no, no, and yes they look into space. It’s cold there, as in Siberia, there is nobody, roads are again not observed. Almost native places!
          Now they’ll slowly harness, and they will rush to the stars. With bells and squealing whistles, through the vast space. Because Russians are People of the Abyss. They are here at home.

          PS If you look into the abyss for a long time, then Russians begin to look at you from the abyss.

          Author: Alexander "Cotobus" Gorbov
          1. Semyonych
            Semyonych 26 January 2018 10: 53
            0
            There are many letters, but the author is clearly sick.
    3. antivirus
      antivirus 25 January 2018 19: 54
      +3
      after night there will be morning and day

      "those who survived the cataclysm are in pessemism ..."
    4. poquello
      poquello 25 January 2018 20: 07
      +5
      Quote: Anarchist
      Some kind of clock ... What kind of nonsense?

      ett metaphors with hyperbole,
      "eight kilometers to communism"
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 25 January 2018 20: 19
        10
        Quote: poquello
        ett metaphors with hyperbole,

        And I have a current with a sinusoid at work, but I don’t make a cataclysm out of this! But if I do it, then really a collapse, on the scale of one plant, will happen ...
        1. poquello
          poquello 25 January 2018 20: 34
          +2
          Quote: Anarchist
          Quote: poquello
          ett metaphors with hyperbole,

          And I have a current with a sinusoid at work, but I don’t make a cataclysm out of this! But if I do it, then really a collapse, on the scale of one plant, will happen ...

          shaft bent, cyclic load
          1. Anarchist
            Anarchist 25 January 2018 20: 40
            +7
            And here is the shaft? I'm talking about alternating current ~
            1. poquello
              poquello 25 January 2018 21: 00
              +2
              Quote: Anarchist
              And here is the shaft? I'm talking about alternating current ~

              so roll degrees and will not attract attention
              1. Anarchist
                Anarchist 25 January 2018 21: 10
                +7
                Quote: poquello
                degrees roll

                With such calls, some are pushing Russia into the alcoholic abyss! The drunken ensign at the Red button ~ a real threat to humanity!
                1. Vadim237
                  Vadim237 25 January 2018 22: 18
                  0
                  The red buttons do not have these, you need two people and two keys, as well as a start code, and only the General Staff has it and the president has it in a nuclear case.
                  1. Anarchist
                    Anarchist 25 January 2018 22: 26
                    +6
                    Vadim, I'm figurative! I remember we had one blue president ...
                    1. tv70
                      tv70 26 January 2018 04: 33
                      +1
                      said well, I knew that he was a drunk, and now I am firmly convinced that he is a gift, ace.! crying
                  2. woron333444
                    woron333444 26 January 2018 06: 46
                    0
                    Not everywhere, three of us sat on keys.
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 25 January 2018 20: 51
      +3
      Quote: Anarchist
      Some kind of clock ... What kind of nonsense? Here's who really has nothing to do. Either the Zombie Apocalypse, or the hours of a nuclear night ...

      This watch was invented a long time ago. And they are periodically removed from the chest with mothballs when it is necessary to intimidate the population with an external threat and, with this hysteria, deflate the loot for armament.
    6. Nulgorod
      Nulgorod 25 January 2018 23: 33
      +2
      Only Americans need such gadgets. Steeper - only among the Japanese: selfie-goose, Tomatan ... laughing
  2. 210ox
    210ox 25 January 2018 19: 26
    +9
    This watch does not show the time of the onset of the apocalypse, but the peak of the insanity of the state forces ..
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 25 January 2018 19: 53
      +2
      This watch reminds the schizoid American rulers how many of these pitfalls are left to eat deliciously, sleep sweetly, and that they will also burn out in the nuclear conflict they provoke, despite all their billions.
  3. rehev931
    rehev931 25 January 2018 19: 28
    +6
    it’s necessary to change the electronic scoreboard, otherwise the arrows and dial for mattresses are too complicated, apparently !!! am
    1. birs
      birs 25 January 2018 20: 16
      +4
      The electronic board with the state debt of the states was removed, and this watch will be removed. no hours - no danger)
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother 25 January 2018 20: 23
      +5
      Quote: rehev931
      and for the mattresses the hands and dial are too complicated, apparently !!!

      On the contrary - they have PM and AM. If an American asks you what time it is and you tell him 22:45, then his brain will boil.
  4. Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 January 2018 19: 29
    +9
    On the Doomsday clock, there are two minutes left until nuclear midnight
    That’s all garbage. “Two minutes to nuclear apocalypse will be when Russia gets to such an extent that it doesn’t matter where they hit real warheads. This will be the last“ Chinese ”warning. And really, the go-ahead is to sweep away the products and the stores themselves. winked
  5. NEXUS
    NEXUS 25 January 2018 19: 33
    +6
    Hmm ... what can we say about people whose sexes are not two, but more than fifty ... and then there’s the “fur-bearing animal” watch. But on the other hand, the northern fox is from our region. Let them not forget it.
  6. Adjutant
    Adjutant 25 January 2018 19: 34
    +3
    So close to midnight, which symbolizes the moment of a nuclear cataclysm, they have not come up since the first test of the hydrogen bomb in 1953.

    What about the Caribbean crisis?
    That was a critical point
    1. zyzx
      zyzx 25 January 2018 19: 39
      +5
      There the leaders were smarter. Especially from the enemy side.
      1. Vincent
        Vincent 25 January 2018 20: 27
        +2
        But from our side, they weren’t shown the watch, but a very real mother of 60 megatons, and if they wanted to, a hundred could get into a real Kuzkin’s mother.
      2. Redfox3k
        Redfox3k 25 January 2018 23: 54
        +3
        Yes, how can I say .... to stick medium-range ballistic missiles in Turkey, on the border with the state having an equally impressive arsenal ... and at the same time be surprised when rockets were launched in Cuba in response ... "what about us?"
  7. Egorovich
    Egorovich 25 January 2018 19: 38
    +4
    Crazy games of people of the schizoid type from hospital ward No. 6. yes
  8. Masya masya
    Masya masya 25 January 2018 19: 43
    10
    terribly driven again ... poor state population ... lol
  9. rruvim
    rruvim 25 January 2018 19: 59
    +2
    Here are masochists !!! belay
  10. Fedorov
    Fedorov 25 January 2018 20: 16
    +7
    After such words, the watch can be summed up. yes wink

    And the rest, stupid grandmas earn on fear
    the president of this authoritative organization is Rachel Bronson.
  11. Makarov
    Makarov 25 January 2018 20: 24
    +1
    In short, it is unlikely ...)
  12. _Jack_
    _Jack_ 25 January 2018 20: 50
    +2
    During the past year, we have seen all the nuclear powers invest in the development of their nuclear arsenals.

    So what? If we compare nuclear arsenals and delivery vehicles now and when the USA and the USSR had their maximum, then according to their logic in those days, this watch was not just 12, but half past five.
  13. NKT
    NKT 25 January 2018 20: 52
    0
    The clock will show eleven when the US is gone.
  14. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 25 January 2018 20: 55
    +2
    "On the Doomsday Clock, two minutes left before nuclear midnight"
    What time is it? Will I have time to finish the soup? I would like to understand ...
    1. Fedorov
      Fedorov 25 January 2018 21: 15
      +2
      You’ll also see great-grandchildren! If you keep the liver with such news wink and it happens after soup or during something else you want, most importantly do not turn on the TV.
  15. Langf
    Langf 25 January 2018 21: 43
    +2
    Put on the first half and do not bother. What is the use of this watch, if before midnight no one can reach it ....
  16. Midshipman
    Midshipman 25 January 2018 21: 59
    +1
    Only do not scare us with this garbage. You yourself - please, but we always have twelve without one second, so that you!
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 25 January 2018 23: 47
      +1
      Quote: Midshipman
      we always have twelve without one second,

      Oh, how long ago it was, almost thirty years ago ... And then I heard a wonderful song ... In short, their clock is lying, and time is still rampant. fellow
  17. Starik72
    Starik72 25 January 2018 22: 34
    +1
    If they have two minutes left on their watch, before the apocalypse, then it turns out that WE survived these minutes at least seven hours earlier, and we don’t face anything.
  18. VeteranVSSSR
    VeteranVSSSR 25 January 2018 23: 13
    0
    Quote: Gray Brother
    Quote: rehev931
    and for the mattresses the hands and dial are too complicated, apparently !!!

    On the contrary - they have PM and AM. If an American asks you what time it is and you tell him 22:45, then his brain will boil.

    And the Baltic looking at the clock hands, which show 11:20, will say, at ten minutes to half past ten, oh how it is!
  19. tosha.chuhontzev
    tosha.chuhontzev 26 January 2018 01: 26
    +1
    This is a watch for stupid Americans, so that they build shelters, loaded with food for several years. Such orders cost millions of dollars. Ordinary business on fear. A reprint of such news disgraces such a publication as Military Review. Anyway, it's all for information.
  20. viciva69
    viciva69 26 January 2018 02: 18
    0
    By willpower and everything, everything, I push aside one minute ago.
  21. igorka357
    igorka357 26 January 2018 06: 30
    +2
    Oh yeah ... finally! As long as possible, we Russians already live once, raise children like the last time ... But you Americans are afraid of us barbarians, we have nuclear weapons, we can wipe your empire into powder , but what are we .. we can do this a hundred times, you’re the stinky of the world, even Eun shuganul, and you still yapping at us!
  22. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 26 January 2018 07: 22
    +1
    The end of the world is near run to the store and buy everything and all the remaining money - this is what this song is about. Already some kind of irritation from such a primitive and stupidity.
  23. Wedmak
    Wedmak 26 January 2018 07: 55
    0
    I’m very interested in what should happen for this watch to show, say, 06: 00 ... Middle Ages of civilization? Or is it ancient Egypt?
  24. Old26
    Old26 26 January 2018 10: 19
    +1
    Yes, you have found fault with the clock. More than half a century have been a SYMBOL indicating people - "Stop, you are on the edge of the VOICE", so now, many on Military Review dislike this? What don't you like? Clock? Or a warning that we are closer to the edge of the abyss ???? Or there are no other activities to discuss why the clock and why without two nuclear midnight ???
    Let them then discuss why the car’s wheels are round and not oval or triangular. Discussions of approximately the same order
  25. Archivist Vasya
    Archivist Vasya 26 January 2018 12: 34
    0
    Yes, translate already at midnight, I stopped to wait ... wink
    It will be especially funny - when at midnight NOTHING happens, and at one minute the first too))))
    PS If it happens, I'm afraid even the clock will not have time to translate sad