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Looks like Trump is heading back to the good old days of the 1950s.

 

Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday:

 

NUCLEAR WEAPONS

 

Trump says he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack,"

saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.

 

http://www.reuters.c...SKBN16221B?il=0

 

 

The kiddies will really enjoy their "duck and cover" exercises.

 


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How comforting!


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The kiddies will really enjoy their "duck and cover" exercises.

 

The kiddies now have the Internet. They can find out that, with duck and cover, they will be pummeled with bricks blown at them by the blast wave before being vaporized, instead of merely being instantly vaporized.


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The kiddies now have the Internet. They can find out that, with duck and cover, they will be pummeled with bricks blown at them by the blast wave before being vaporized, instead of merely being instantly vaporized.

 

 

Many years ago Peter Cook had some advice for anyone caught up in a nuclear attack:

 

The first golden rule to remember is to be out of the area where the attack is about to occur.

Get right out of that area because that's the danger area; where the bombs are dropping...

(Beyond The Fringe, 1960)


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There really is no need to accumulate more reasons to get rid of our Orange Snowflake.  Sure, this is another good reason, but we already had 500% of enough.


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"Weapons are the tools of violence; all decent men detest them."

--Lao Tzu

 


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Looks like Trump is heading back to the good old days of the 1950s.

 

 

 

The kiddies will really enjoy their "duck and cover" exercises.

Oh man I remember those days so vividly. I'll never forget one of the meanest nastiest class bullies..Ron Moller, if he is still alive....Yes Ronnie I am outing you as a big namby pamby...anyway Ronnie ran home crying because he thought we were all going to die!


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Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.


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Yes, we're all going to die, Ronnie. The only question is when.


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“Facts seem to roll off a Christian like water off a duck.” —Great Ape

“How much can you actually doubt something and still maintain that you believe it?” —Josh K, “Alpha and Omega”

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The excitement continues:
 

The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including

some it has criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House

press secretary on Friday.

 

Reporters for CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Los Angeles Times and

BuzzFeed were not allowed into the session in the office of press secretary

Sean Spicer.

 

http://www.reuters.c...a-idUSKBN1632JG

 

 

Has that ever happened before - the White House holds a press conference but deliberately bans specific news agencies from attending?


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I don't know for sure, so in keeping with the new normal I'll just make some shit up. I do know Nixon didn't like the press, but I don't remember banning them as one of his many misguided (?) actions.

 

I think it's more in keeping with a Nazi Agenda.


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Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.


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The excitement continues:
 

 

 

Has that ever happened before - the White House holds a press conference but deliberately bans specific news agencies from attending?

 

Barack Obama banned the False News Network briefly, but the practice of batch banning every famous liberal organ is new.

 

He may not be breaking any laws, but the publishers who provide news to tens of millions of people now like Tweety even less.

 

If a being who lives on food should not bite the hand that feeds it, how should a being that lives on good press treat the press?


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We had a Prime Minister once who wasn't anywhere near what that ''thing'' is in the US, & he got booted after 6 months in office!!!!


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US President Donald Trump has said he is seeking a "historic increase" in

military spending of more than 9 per cent to be funded by cuts elsewhere

in government.

 

Mr Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $US54 billion in his first

budget proposal and slash the same amount from non-defence spending,

including a large reduction in foreign aid, a White House budget official said.

 

http://www.abc.net.a...pending/8309134

 

 

That should buy him some powerful yes-men.

 


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Wudduh guy!


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As a man who prepares to fight fires becomes a firefighter, so too a man who prepares to fight wars becomes a warmonger.

 

Just sayin'.  

 

I think the NeoCon-Evangelical-Know-Nothing enemy du jour is Iran.  Maybe US Intelligence agencies will be discovered to have been concealing the fact that Iran has WMD.  Two birds, one stone.

 

It's not as if even an idiot like Tweety could come up with an excuse for a war that would not thrill the never-peace loving peoples of USAmerica.

 

Tweety makes the easily falsifiable claim, then the muggles buy it.


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A retro-1950s culture eager to provoke a nuclear war?  This is how Fallout got started!

 


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After people protested, Trump made some changes to his Stop and Frisk policy. Unfortunately it now involves being stabbed to death by a child with a plastic knife.


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I've just been listening to some of the songs that were recorded (mostly by hillbilly singers) during the

Cold War, and it seems there is nothing to worry about because nuclear weapons are a gift from God.

Check out these lyrics:

 

 

 

Atomic Power

The Buchanan Brothers (1946)

Oh this world is at a tremble with its strength and mighty power
They're sending up to heaven to get the brimstone fire
Take warning my dear brother, be careful how you plan
You're working with the power of God's own holy hand

 

Atomic power, atomic power
Was given by the mighty hand of God
Atomic power, atomic power
It was given by the mighty hand of God

 

 

Great Atomic Power

The Louvin Brothers (1952)

Are you (are you) ready
For the great atomic power?
Will you rise and meet your Savior in the air?
Will you shout or will you cry
When the fire rains from on high?
Are you ready for the great atomic power?

 

There is one way to escape it
Be prepared to meet the Lord
Give your heart and soul to Jesus
He will be your shielding sword
He will surely stay beside you
And you'll never taste of death
For your soul will fly to safety
And eternal peace and rest

 

 

 

But not everybody agreed with the Louvin Brothers when they said that Jesus would save us.

Fred Kirby said we're going down in flames - and it's own own damn fault !

 

When That Hell Bomb Falls

Fred Kirby [1950]

Won't you listen my dear brother
For it's time for us to gather
God is getting' mighty angry
For the sinful things we've done
He gave us all this blessed land
And this I cannot understand
A weapon of destruction
To destroy us everyone

 

When that Hell bomb falls
When that Hell bomb falls
There'll be screaming, dying, praying
When that Hell bomb falls

 

 

 

But I like this one most of all; just for the title alone:

 

Jesus Hits Like An Atom Bomb

Lowell Blanchard and the Valley Trio [1950]

Everybody's worried 'bout the atomic bomb
But nobody's worried 'bout the day my Lord will come
When he'll hit, great God almighty, like an atom bomb
When he comes, when he comes

 

 

 

There are dozens of similar Cold War songs listed at the link below and nearly all of them can be

downloaded from You Tube. Be warned, however, that they are mostly 1950s hillbilly songs, so not

to everyone's taste. (As for me, I love them.)

 

http://www.atomicpla...c_table_100.php

 

 

 

 


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Corvega! Hah.


"Weapons are the tools of violence; all decent men detest them."

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In the UK, nuclear arms were questioned on the grounds that many military, naval and air senior officers argued that the money would be better spent after the cold war on conventional forces. Politicians and much of humanity seem to see nuclear weapons as the entry card to a sort of 'power club'. This makes them look even more desirable to authoritarians and 'tin-pot' countries.

MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) didn't work in 1914; it worked by chance, just about, in the Cuban Missile Crisis (imagine Trump vs Putin!) And I suggest it (MAD) doesn't work.


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Nuclear weapons should not exist.  Creating a nuclear weapon is a breach of morality IMHO.  I'm firm on that position having already given it a great deal of thought.

 

Clothes hangars alone may have reason to be glad that nukes exist.  Thanks to nuclear weapons clothes hangars are not the most evil device ever created by man.  I'll tolerate clothes hangars though, they do have redeeming traits.   Nukes - no excuse at all.  

 

I'm not very fond of bombs, bombers, or any other tools of war either, but nukes are a special case.


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