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Well, Jerome, if we all in the Nuclear Weapon powers preventatively nuke ourselves in a First Strike -- as the doctrine of preventative Nuclear First Strike against Weapons of Mass Destruction logically requires that we must -- then all those dirty proliferators will no longer have any motive to build any Weapons of Mass Destruction to deter us. Proliferation problem solved!

Self-aimed Nuclear First Strike to destroy our Nuclear First Strike capability! It's the selfless and responsible mass geno-suicide strategy implemented for the good of the world.

Also, it exploits our current strategic advantage before our enemies can close the mineshaft gap!  Just look at the Big Board!

...Cue Vera Lynn

by SKapusniak on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 04:14:16 AM EST

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 05:05:23 AM EST
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It's a reference to Dr Strangelove, of course.
The bomb explodes, and, according to the Soviet ambassador, life on Earth's surface will be extinct in ten months due to the Doomsday Machine. Dr. Strangelove recommends to the President that a group of about 200,000 people be relocated deep in a mine shaft, where the nuclear fallout cannot reach them, so that the USA can be repopulated afterwards. Because of space limitations, Strangelove suggests a gender ratio of "ten females to each male," with the women selected for their sexual characteristics, and the men selected on the basis of their physical strength, intellectual capabilities and their importance in business and the government. General Turgidson rants that the Soviets will likely create an even better bunker than the US, and argues that America "must not allow a mine shaft gap."
by Gag Halfrunt on Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 at 12:56:53 PM EST
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Recently, at a class of Japanese, we had to practise sentences of the pattern "According to..., * * *". When I was asked to make up a sentence, I came up with

- According to president Bush, Iran is terrifying.

Surely, I can not tell what classmates were thinking, but relative silence felt like I was the first to come up with a negative (= unreasonable to believe) example. Someone later gave a sentence about UFO stories on the internet.

Yet, this is what "infallible" TV channels have to broadcast often.

(It helped me that the words for "president", "terrifying" and even "Iran" somehow came up in the material for that class.)

by das monde on Wed Jan 23rd, 2008 at 04:28:10 AM EST
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