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  • US builds up forward military presence near Russian borders — defense minister (8,000 US troops have been deployed)

    12/21/2021 11:21:59 AM PST · by C210N · 145 replies
    Tass ^ | 12/21/21 | Tass
    MOSCOW, December 21. / TASS /. The US is building up a forward military presence near Russia’s borders, deploying about 8,000 troops in Eastern Europe, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the expanded meeting of the Defense Ministry Board on Tuesday. "The US is scaling up its forward military presence near the Russian borders. In Eastern Europe, some 8,000 US troops have been deployed. As for the grouping of US troops in Germany, the Command Theater Engagement has been recreated there. Until 1991, it was responsible for using medium-range missiles," the defense minister noted. According to Shoigu, it is...
  • Raising a White Flag Before the First Shot is Fired

    03/01/2021 2:50:59 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 19 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 1, 2021 AD | John F Di Leo
    A couple of largely unknown Congressmen from California – Rep Jimmy Panetta (D, Beijing) and Rep Ted Lieu (D, Tehran) - assembled a couple dozen fellow Democrats and issued a letter last week, proposing that the nuclear codes were too important to entrust to the President alone. Citing contemporary rumors and slanders about past presidents’ illnesses or incapacitation, this group declared that we should revise the whole approach America takes to the “nuclear football.” They posit that no nuclear weapons should be used without such democratic steps as a Congressional declaration of war, and such fail-safes as a requirement that...
  • US Missile Intercept Ends Era of Nuclear Stability

    11/30/2020 9:50:38 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 91 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/30 | Andreas Kluth
    This month, an intercontinental ballistic missile was fired in the general direction of the Hawaiian islands. During its descent a few minutes later, still outside the earth’s atmosphere, it was struck by another missile that destroyed it. With that detonation, the world’s tenuous nuclear balance suddenly threatened to come out of kilter. The danger of atom bombs being used again was already increasing. Now it’s grown once more. The ICBM flying over the Pacific was an American dummy designed to test a new kind of interceptor technology. As it flew, satellites spotted it and alerted an Air Force base in...
  • U.S. successfully conducts .......... Intercept Test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    11/17/2020 8:58:30 AM PST · by gandalftb · 17 replies
    U.S. Missile Defense Agency ^ | November 16, 2020 | Mark Wright
    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA),......... intercepted and destroyed a .........Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov. 16. At approximately 7:50 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, (12:50 a.m., Nov. 17, Eastern Standard Time), the ICBM-representative target was launched from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, located on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, toward the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii. In this developmental test, the destroyer used engage-on-remote capabilities through the Command and Control Battle...
  • I AM MAD

    11/08/2020 8:55:17 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 36 replies
    personal | 11/8/2020 | Rustybucket
    IMO, this coup has been underway for the past 4 years by players far above all of our paygrades, with expertise put in place in the past 5 days.
  • Mad Magazine Is Dead

    07/06/2019 3:05:34 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 52 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | 7.4.2019 1:15 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    The comic magazine's ability to rib culture, politics, and business shaped the boomer mentality, and we should be grateful.The comics community is abuzz with the news that Mad magazine will, after two more issues, cease publication of original material and abandon newsstand distribution, becoming a reprint title available only in comic book shops (with the exception, Hollywood Reporter reports, of one special issue a year of new content). Mad began life as a comic book in 1952, the brainchild of then-obscure New York cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, published by William Gaines' E.C. Comics. Through his work in Mad's formative years and...
  • MAD Magazine to Cease Publication

    07/04/2019 3:19:24 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 55 replies
    comic book / dc ^ | 07/04/19 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    MAD Magazine will cease publication later this year, according to reports. Blogger Jedidiah Leland reportedly discovered the news after a MAD editor confessed to the magazine's doom in a Facebook group, and shortly thereafter, cartoonist Ruben Bolling seemed to confirm the report on Twitter. Of course, Bolling is not a MAD cartoonist (although he did have work published in it in 2005), so he may have been simply responding to the growing volume of responses to the Leland report.
  • MAD Magazine to Cease Publication

    07/03/2019 9:47:54 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    comicbook/DC ^ | July 3, 2019 | RUSS BURLINGAME
    MAD Magazine will cease publication later this year, according to reports. Blogger Jedidiah Leland reportedly discovered the news after a MAD editor confessed to the magazine's doom in a Facebook group, and shortly thereafter, cartoonist Ruben Bolling seemed to confirm the report on Twitter. Of course, Bolling is not a MAD cartoonist (although he did have work published in it in 2005), so he may have been simply responding to the growing volume of responses to the Leland report. The 2017 reorganization and subsequent 2018 reboot both struggled with finding an identity for MAD in an increasingly satire-saturated world. Between...
  • Street Artist Sabo Lampoons Pete Buttigieg as Mad Magazine Cartoon Alfred E. Neuman

    05/12/2019 3:47:56 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 48 replies ^ | 11 May 2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Street artist Sabo lampooned Pete Buttigieg with Mad Magazine Cartoon only days after President Donald Trump laughed off the candidacy of “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg by comparing the former Indiana mayor to the cartoon character Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame.
  • Recalled ‘Madam President’ Newsweek Magazine Leaked Online

    11/22/2016 1:28:49 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 109 replies
    DC Clothsline ^ | November 20, 2016 | Chris Menahan
    Someone leaked a full copy of Newsweek’s recalled “Madam President” magazine — it’s hilarious. Newsweek licensee Topix Media, who created the magazine, said 125,000 copies with Hillary Clinton on the cover were printed and shipped, though only 17 were actually sold.
  • MAD Magazine "ponifies" Hillary Clinton - My Little Phony!

    09/26/2016 7:21:07 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 09/26/2016 | David Moye
    Election season is in full swing, and now MAD magazine is taking a swing at Hillary Clinton. The venerable humor magazine skewers Clinton in its latest issue with a My Little Pony spoof called “My Little Phony.” The spread points out a few of the times when the former secretary of state was caught fibbing, but in cartoon horsy form.
  • White House Questioned French Magazine’s ‘Judgment’ In 2012 For Publishing Naked Muhammad Cartoon

    01/07/2015 9:51:01 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-7-15 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The White House criticized French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2012 for publishing cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney questioned the magazine’s judgment after publishing images of Muhammad naked. “We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this,” Carney told reporters in September 2012. Carney stated that the images would be “deeply offensive to many and have the potential to be inflammatory.”
  • Mad Magazine trolls Pete Buttigieg for not knowing Alfred E. Neuman

    05/14/2019 5:08:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 14, 2019
    Mad Magazine is hitting back at Pete Buttigieg after the 2020 Democratic hopeful inadvertently insulted the publication while responding to a diss from President Trump. “Who’s Pete Buttigieg? Must be a generational thing,” the magazine wrote in a tweet, directly referencing the 37-year-old South Bend, Ind. mayor’s comments about them. The humor rag was responding to Buttigieg’s statement that, “I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference,” when asked about President Trump’s first nickname for the rising Democratic star: Alfred E. Neuman. Alfred E. Neuman has been the gap-toothed, big-eared mascot gracing the magazine’s cover for...
  • The last nuclear base of the Ukraine

    05/10/2019 5:54:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies ^ | 5may17 | team
    A photographer from New Zealand Amos Chapple managed to get to the territory of a secret underground nuclear base located 185 kilometers away from Kiev. This place is considered the last nuclear base of Ukraine: it had been functioning until 1991 when the country, following the collapse of the USSR, was deprived of all nuclear weapons.Let’s visit the bunker from where the Soviet army was threatening to the west with intercontinental nuclear missiles.In the Soviet time they could launch nuclear missiles in the direction of America from here, but now this place is free from weapons. However the base is...
  • Maxine Waters: Republicans are scared that Trump will 'take them down'

    04/30/2018 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans are afraid that President Trump “will take them down.” “I believe that if the facts are unveiled, whether it is in the next six months before the November elections or after that, Republicans are going to be hard pressed to stand with this president and to deny that he’s colluded with Russia and that he’s obstructed justice,” Waters told MSNBC’s Joy Reid. “I think even as Republicans see it now, some of them are whispering. They are embarrassed, they are worried. They’re scared that this president is going to take them down...
  • The Russian Method of State Suicide: Their government methodically works toward self-destruction

    04/11/2018 7:39:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2018 | Gary Gindler
    It seems that Russia, in its search for a suitable method of collective suicide, has decided to compensate for America's supposed superiority in anti-missile defense systems with an enormously expensive one-sided arms race. Russia decided to create missiles capable of almost 100% penetration of not just the existing, but also any future missile defense of the United States.  Of course, the Pentagon only shrugged – they know perfectly well about Russia's tiny military budget.  Well, if Russia wants to go bankrupt unilaterally, so be it.  Trump's administration will not interfere.  It will even help. The fact is that the nuclear missiles currently in service...
  • In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

    10/25/2015 6:26:44 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2015 | David E. Hoffman
    A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded.
  • Maxine Waters and the burden of the ‘strong black woman’

    08/25/2017 2:29:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | By Vanessa Williams
    Anyone who doesn’t know that Rep. Maxine Waters is not to be trifled with has not been paying attention. A few weeks ago, during a congressional hearing, the California Democrat silenced the U.S. treasury secretary and gave voice to legions of exasperated women by repeating the phrase, “Reclaiming my time.” But Waters, 79, has not seemed shaken by the blowback. As she declared Tuesday night after receiving the social humanitarian award at BET’s Black Girls Rock ceremony, “I’m simply a strong black woman.” Waters, in her speech Tuesday, indicated that she does understand the challenge of being a strong black...
  • MAD Magazine: Time Stole Its Cover From Us!

    05/19/2017 5:35:49 AM PDT · by VaeVictis · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/19/2017 | Ed Mazza
    MAD magazine is seeing red over Time’s new cover, which shows the onion domes of Moscow looming over the White House of President Donald Trump. Time also released an animated version of the cover online: But MAD featured a similar image in December, although not as a cover
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday 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. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...