The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to representing how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.

The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight exactly.

In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the Hydrogen Bomb was first tested. Further, the minute hand has only changed nineteen times since the Clocks creation.

This is not an announcement to take lightly or brush off – these scientists are all renowned geniuses in their respective fields and they have never been known to change the Time casually or without very strong reasoning.

To those that are sick of politics and don’t see the point in discussing the current state of the world: THIS is the point. THIS is the result of widespread apathy, lack of education, and disinterest in current events.

Once upon a time Rome was a magnificent and powerful empire, but it still crumbled to the ground at the peak of its glory. As an Archaeology student I can tell you that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The final sentence in the Doomsday report this morning gave a warning, “Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”

There’s a pretty good chance a massive asteroid will pay our planet an abrupt visit some time in the future. In fact, scientists finds candidates for such impacts all the time. And that’s good, right?

Because at least it means they’re looking for them. Somewhat less comforting is the fact that they’re still looking for them. We’ve found most of the big ones, the dinosaur-killers, but there are a lot of smaller, city-killinger ones that we still haven’t found yet. And we’re not exactly breaking the bank to provide funding for our ongoing asteroid search either, much less actually setting aside money for efforts to actually stop one of these space bombs.

Incidentally, stopping a city- or planet-killing rock isn’t something we need to leave in the hands of a far-future Space Congress; experts agree that current technology is probably up to the task of fending off any humanity-eradicating meteors, as long as we spot them quickly. The issue is more that, eh, who can be bothered? It’s hard putting money and effort on the line to combat a risk nobody alive has witnessed.

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Sometime around when Donald Trump started winning state primaries a year ago, the national mood went from, “Damn Daniel,” to “oh fuck we’re actually going to die in a rain of nuclear hellfire.” That happens when a sitting US President attacks an almost-nuclear state on Twitter, as was the case a few weekends ago.

With climate change, market instability, loss of privacy, the rise of fascism and a hair-triggered President all coming to a boil around the same time, it’s understandable for images of apocalypse and dystopia to weigh heavily on the mind.

THIS WEEK: The Cracked Podcast is doing an apocalypse grab-bag. Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked’s Alex Schmidt and Saundra Sorenson to talk about bizarre apocalypse-level events that already happened and stories from places like Nigeria, Iraq, the Philippines and even Canada, where either natural disaster, terrorism or totalitarian government have turned everyday life into a dystopia.

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spcrash  asked:

Who're your favorite villains?

Honestly my favorite type of villains are always ones who can physically match the hero in combat.

Cerebral villains have their place but to me personally I’ve always felt like, If this hero wanted to he could crush this guy without a second thought but then they let them go and they put em in a mental situation where innocent people die and im just thinking you couldve killed this dude easily so these deaths are kind of on you. and I’ve already explained that in depth in past posts so I wont rewrite that essay here.

I like villains that are matches for the hero. Ones that Outhink them and can KICK THE EVER LOVING SHIT OUT of them Physically and if they battle you dont know who’s going to win they encounter cause they are both powerful as hell! Also I really love villains that are INSANE FORCES of Nature with no rhyme or reason like Kid Buu and Doomsday and you cant talk to them they are just gonna Destroy because its what they need to do or what they enjoy.

My top 10 villains in No Particular order would be

1)  Kid Buu

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2) Nui Harime

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3) Carnage

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4) Doomsday

5) Bane

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6) the Shredder

7) Darth Vader

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8) Zarkon

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9)  Darkseid

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and as a BONUS 


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