Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scaremongering Tells Time on Doomsday Clock

Whirling Hands of Doom

Scaremongering Tells Time on Doomsday Clock

Shortly after the clock struck 12 noon one week ago today, Barack Hussein Obama’s deplorable presidency was mercifully replaced by the one of Donald J. Trump.
Anxiety ridden for eight long years of watching their country slipping further into decline, little people sent up rousing cheers;the mainstream media began searching for more cunning ways to undermine the new presidency;ganging up together, feminists, jihadists and celebrities were at home posing with pink p**sy caps in front of the mirror, readying for a screaming, 2 million strong worldwide Women’s March, scheduled for the following day.
News sites like Canada Free Press heaved great sighs of relief when taking down the Obama Countdown Clock that had been up on their covers for eight, seemingly endless, long years.
As of Thursday,  a new clock began stealing Countdown limelight.
Scientists yesterday moved their Doomsday Clock to two-and-a-half minutes from midnight—the closest they say we’ll come to global catastrophe in 64 years (partly because of the 7-days-in-power Donald Trump)—live streaming it for good measure.
Why was the Doomsday Clock kept hidden during the Clinton and Obama regimes?
As of yesterday, the sky is falling and Chicken Little is out there flapping its wings and squawking that the world is edging perilously closer to Armageddon.
“The Doomsday Clock was established in 1947 to provide a simple way of demonstrating the danger to the Earth and humanity posed by nuclear war. “ (DailyMail, Jan 26, 2017)

Managing a symbolic only clock face, supposedly representing a countdown to possible global catastrophe boils down to so much scaremongering

But the monotonous tick-tocking of the clock became downright frenetic when politics leaped in to shove its hands forward.
“Donald Trump has caused a Doomsday Clock symbolising the threat of apocalypse to move closer to midnight. (Daily Mail, Jan. 26, 2017)
“The new ‘time’, two and a half minutes to midnight, is the closest the planet has been to an apocalypse since 1953.
“Lawrence Krauss and David Titley, who manage the clock, said the US president’s policies on climate change and nuclear weapons were largely to blame for the change. 
Climate change has suddenly become more lethal than nuclear weapons.
Krauss and Titley “manage” the clock?
Managing a symbolic only clock face, supposedly representing a countdown to possible global catastrophe boils down to so much scaremongering.
Have these doom spreading scientists been pressed into service by Climate Change Scare King Al Gore?
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Doomsday Clock is a creative way to push man-made Global Warming/Climate Change

“The decision to move, or leave the clock alone, is made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, in consultation with the bulletin’s Board of Sponsors, which includes 16 Nobel laureates. (DailyMail)
“The clock has become a universally recognised indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in life sciences.
‘The United States now has a president who has promised to impede progress on both of those fronts,’ the pair said.
‘Never before has the Bulletin decided to advance the clock largely because of the statements of a single person,’ the two scientists wrote in a statement.
‘But when that person is the new president of the United States, his words matter.’ 
Guess the words of the ‘old’ president who brashly told the world in 2008: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States”  don’t matter to the Doomsday Clock watchers.
“The group also addressed other issues including the threat of nuclear weapons being built by North Korea, India and Pakistan, Russia and China.  (DailyMail)
Notice how Iran, to whom ex-president Obama gave the green light for nuclear weapons manufacture is not included on their list?
‘A rise in strident nationalism worldwide, President Donald Trump’s comments on nuclear arms and climate issues, a darkening global security landscape that is colored by increasingly sophisticated technology, and a growing disregard for scientific expertise,’ the group said in a statement.” (DailyMail)
You can only earn respect for “scientific expertise” not be automatically granted it, Nobel Laureate or not.
“The clear need for climate action is an important one, the researchers said. (DailyMail)
‘The continued warming of the world measured in 2016 underscores one clear fact: Nothing is fundamentally amiss with the scientific understanding of climate physics,’ the researchers wrote.’ “
And therein lies the rub: the Doomsday Clock is a creative way to push man-made Global Warming/Climate Change.
The scientists who “manage” the Doomsday Clock should be more scientific than political if they want the masses to show any respect for their sky-is-falling Doomsday Clock.

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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh,, Drudge Report,, and Glenn Beck.
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