No New Nuclear Subs! Time to Speak Out!

Ahoy Mateys,

Avast and shiver me timbers!  Our nation’s nuclear “deterrent” is at risk; our submarines are “aging” and we must develop a new generation of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs), aka “Boomers” (eek!).  The admirals, defense hawks and corporations that stand to make huge profits from the development and production – and don’t forget all the great stuff they add on later, along with more MISSILES to fill those launch tubes – of the new Trident replacement are like children beneath the tree at Christmas.  New subs are coming!!!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a public dialogue about such programs?  Allow the people to speak about such issues at town hall meetings?  Consider how better to spend our nation’s treasure than on weapons designed to kill millions of civilians? Continue reading

Doomsday Clock to be Moved

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will make a major announcement tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th at 7:00am Pacific time. They will reposition the hands of the DOOMSDAY CLOCK!!!  The minute hand has not moved since 2007, when it was moved two minutes closer to midnight (to 5 minutes to midnight).  Which way will the hands go???  You can catch it live on the internet via streaming video coverage of the event that will be broadcast live from the New York Academy of Sciences:
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