The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a global organization seeking to “outlaw and eliminate all nuclear weapons” under international law.
The prize was announced in Oslo, Norway, on Friday morning. The committee praised ICAN for drawing attention to “the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and for “ground-breaking efforts” to ratify a treating banning nuclear weapons.
Specifically, ICAN promotes the U.N.’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a legally binding prohibition on nuclear weapons that is supported by over 100 countries.
The world’s nuclear powers have not committed to the treaty.
This item was once an Orcish battle axe, used in countless wars and conquests throughout the land, passed from battle chief to battle chief. It is double-bladed, and both blades have suffered extensive wear and rusting, to the point of near-deterioration. The axe, over time, has become sentient, and has the personality of a war-weary commander, more hopeful for diplomacy than battle. Holding the weapon, the axe will offer tactical suggestions to avoid as much conflict as possible, and prompts the wielder to take the path of peace. It provides a +5 bonus to diplomacy and persuasion checks. The wielder of this weapon cannot draw against others, unless drawn against first.
An anon requested Tony faking his death and then coming back for Infinity War. I dont know if this is exactly what you wanted anon, but here it is!
Warnings: Super angsty, mentions of suicide (but no actual suicide).
This was hard to write, first part is hard to read. (3400 words)
Tony couldn’t pinpoint the moment he decided to die.
It was definitely sometime after Ultron though.
Sometime after that horrible AI had tried to take over everything, sometime after he and Thor literally put their lives on the line to try and save Sokovia and consequently the world. It was sometime after Pietro had died and Wanda had come home with them, broken and hurting and only a shell of herself after losing her brother. Sometime after JARVIS had…had…gone, and Vision had appeared.
And sometime after Steve had kissed him.
It hadn’t been a big deal, that first kiss–or at least it hadn’t started as a big deal.
Sometime post-Ultron and Steve had stormed into the lab and shoved Tony up against a wall and snapped that sometimes Tony made him “so angry” and that the resulting fallout from Sokovia was going to “change the entire world and not for the better” and that maybe the next time Tony “created a goddamn experiment” he could make sure it didn’t have a will of it’s own.
And then Steve had wrapped his arms around Tony and whispered that maybe next time Tony could “sit aside and let someone Steve didn’t care about so much offer his life in exchange for civilians”. And maybe next time Tony could be “a little less reckless”. And maybe next time Tony could—
But Steve hadn’t finished that sentence, because he had just kissed Tony instead. Just a short one- firm and no nonsense, just like the man himself.
Then he had made this soft desperate sound and dragged one hand through Tony’s hair and tilted his head back and kissed him again–and this time Tony’s knees were weak before they finally parted.
Manufactured by Peace Officer Equipment co. in St.Joseph, Missouri c.1935-1936 - serial number 68415 & another gun with an additional Thompson pistol grip.
8.9x49mm/.35 Remington 15-round single stack removable box magazine, semi-automatic, long-recoil rotating bolt semi-automatic. The POE police rifle was essentially a Model 8 with an extended magazine and foregrip, designed to bridge the firepower gap between law enforcement and criminals after the prohibition. After a number of successful purchases by police departments across the country, Remington cooperated with POE to bring these guns to factory standards.
Remington POE ‘Special Police’ Model 81 rifle
Manufactured by Remington Arms in Ilion, New york c.1936 - serial number 18769.
8.9x49mm/.35 Remington 15-round single stack removable box magazine, semi-automatic, long-recoil rotating bolt semi-automatic. Additional features on the Model 81 Special Police, which was the fruit of the collaboration between Remington and POE, were a pair of swing swivel eyelets and profuse markings, including a hand-engraved buyer’s reference on the left side of the frame.
- Azor Ahai: Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont orJaime Lannister.
- Rhaegar Targaryen is Azor Ahai, Jon snow is in fact the weapon of Azor Ahai the weapon will restore peace and defeat the darkness.
- Dany being the night queen OR transforme herself into a wildfire dragon.
- Valyria land: Dany in the end will move to Valyria and rebuild and rule that ancient land with her dragons./ Has a lot of dragon eggs hidden.
- Cersei the mad queen.
- Ice dragon: one of Danys dragons will be killed by the Night King and transformed into a ice dragon to fight against the living and the other dragons.
- Night King: Bran Stark is the Night King (Bran wil go to the past warn the children of the forest and they will fear him transforming him into the Night King) OR a Stark with powers similar to Bran Stark. | The Night King wants a Night Queen.
- The Starks are connected to White Walkers by blood. (Their house name is winter is coming like a threat, the 13th was a stark lord commander of the wall had a night queen white walker as a wife, see that on youtube videos, night king is a etcetc)
- Bran: Bran being every Bran trought out the history.
- Gendry: is Cersei and Robert first son. Gendry end up with Arya and both rule the Baratheon land and house.
- Missandei is a angel of death or a immortal priestess.
- Jaqen is Syrio Forel.
- Tyrion is a TARGARYEN.
- Euron Greyjoy has a horn that controles dragons.
- Lady Stoneheart: will be reborn as Catelyn Stark.
- White walkersare the good guys. They built a wall to protect themselves from humans. But humans are savage and hungry for power and always tried to end them.
- The Wall: a ice dragon live under the wall, when the wall get destroyed a ice dragon wakes and be unleashed.
- Ned Stark warg himself into a bird and hes seeing his family always and try to piss on Jaime and Cersei (hahaha)
That’s right, between Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, the future Trigger co-founder laid ‘em down for director Masakazu Hashimoto’s feature film version of the famous Level-5 puzzle-solving sentimental tearbath for the Nintendo DS. P.A. Works had been handling the games’ cutscenes from the very beginning, with Hashimoto serving as director and sole storyboardist at first, but for whatever reason the entire action climax of the film was given to Imaishi to storyboard under unit directors Chizuru Miyawaki & Hideyo Yamamoto, if I am reading the storyboard compilation book that came with the UK & Italian special edition releases of the film correctly. (I have the Italian one; WAY cheaper, and the bonus disc is still in English.)
Anyway, the result of this set of cuts was by far the funniest and most lively character animation in the entire film, so yay for delegation!
The director of animation here was apparently Hiroyuki Horiuchi, who’s worked in similar capacities on a lot of Katsuhiro Ōtomo-related projects like Steamboy, Freedom and the “A Farewell to Weapons” segment of Short Peace, though I unfortunately don’t know any of the key animators. Maybe all of this information is tucked away inside the audio commentary on the Japanese release, which I don’t believe has ever been translated. Obviously what we need is a re-release branded “FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU KILL LA KILL AND SHIROBAKO”… after all, every puzzle has a solution.
We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women.
Project Plowshare and Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy,
In the 1950’s scientists first proposed the idea of using nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes, essentially replacing TNT as the main explosive for moving earth, creating tunnels and canals, cutting paths through mountains for highways or railroads, and for other civil engineering projects. Thus in 1961 Project Plowshare was created to study the use of nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes. Between 1961 and 1973, 27 atomic bombs were detonated as part of the project. Three were detonated to test the feasibility of using nuclear explosives to stimulate gas flow in a low permeability natural gas field. The study was a failure when it was determined that the natural gas produced was too radioactive for use. While the project was promising, it was doomed by the radioactive fallout that resulted after a nuclear explosion, thus making the results hazardous to the health of those who benefited from it. One of the most notorious tests was the underground Sedan explosion, conducted in Yucca Flat, Nevada on July 6th, 1962, to test the feasibility of using nuclear explosives for mining and excavating purposes. The resulting blast ejected 12,000,000 tons of radioactive soil into the atmosphere, which spread as far as West Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Overall Operation Plowshare cost a total of $700 million.
Since the Americans were doing it, the Soviets had to do it too, except they had to do it bigger and better. In 1965 the Soviet Union began the “Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy” project, which detonated 156 nuclear devices between 1965 and 1988. Unlike Project Plowshare, the NENE project was done with practicality in mind. Few of the Soviet peaceful nuclear explosions were scientific tests, but were used to actually excavate mines, create canals, build dams, and conduct other works of engineering. Like Project Plowshare, radioactive fallout often negated positive results, although the Soviets gave much less of a damn about it than the Americans did. Many of the explosions caused irreversible environmental damage. 20 years after the Kraton-3 explosion in Siberia in 1973, plutonium levels in the nearby waterways and aquifers were still thousands of times higher than recommended safe levels. The Chagan explosion conducted in 1965 (top picture) spread radioactive material across Asia as far as Japan.