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China Now Able to Launch a Nuclear Attack on the U.S.

China Now Able to Launch a Nuclear Attack on the U.S. | current events | Scoop.it
State-run media claims the Chinese military has missiles capable of hitting cities all across the U.S.China’s submarine fleet currently is on ‘routine patrol.’According to Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed ‘effective underwater nuclear deterrence against the United States’

The Chinese government has revealed for the first time that it has nuclear submarines capable of attacking cities throughout the United States.

Last week, state-run Chinese news agencies – such as China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily – ran identical reports about the ‘awesomeness’ of the People’s Liberation Army’s submarine force.

‘This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,’ the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled ‘China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.’

Chinese news agencies also reported on the Army’s lethal intentions should it ever use the nuclear weapons the submarines are capable of launching.

‘Because the Midwest states of the U.S. are sparsely populated, in order to increase the lethality, [our] nuclear attacks should mainly target the key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego,’ the Global Times said. ‘The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans.

But West Coast cities aren’t the only metropolitan areas in the U.S. that face the threat of a nuclear attack from the Chinese, according to the country’s state-run media.


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This is crazy. The fact that China now has the power to kill 12 million americans that easily is terrible. This would be really bad for every american and the earth. If there are too many more nuclear bombs the that would ruin the atmosphere of the earth. China needs to think before they do.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:04 PM

So what happens when the US is unable to pay the debts to China and China's economy collapses?? WWIII??? Will it be the threat from the ME or China next? 

Emma Murphy's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:47 PM

The western half of the United States particularly western cities of Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are at greatest risk should the Chinese military choose to strike nuclear underwater warfare.  The Chinese government has developed nuclear submarines that are capable of attacking the United States particularly the west coast but not limited to just the west coast metropolitan cities.  Denver, Colorado is in the west and could also be a target in my opinion.   These nuclear warheads can kill and wound 5-12 million Americans should they be launched.  This is incredibly alarming and disturbing to me.  According to the Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed "effective underwater nucler detterrence against the United States".  The Chinese government in my opinion seem to have it out for our country and cannot be trusted.

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What This Couple Built In Their Snowy Backyard Made Me Insanely Jealous. Seriously...Wow.

What This Couple Built In Their Snowy Backyard Made Me Insanely Jealous. Seriously...Wow. | current events | Scoop.it
I want one. No, I need one.

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This is so cool. That looks like it would take a lot of work and time. I would want that so bad

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Olgy Gary's curator insight, December 7, 2013 2:26 PM

Beautiful! And so very creative! 

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Yes, #SFBatkid Had a Social Media Agency

Yes, #SFBatkid Had a Social Media Agency | current events | Scoop.it
Digiday broke the hearts of some yesterday by revealing that last week’s big “Kumbaya” Batkid moment was indeed a public relations coup. (Wait, who didn’t already know this?

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This is so great. To do all of this for one boy. It really says a lot about all the people that showed up to support this.

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Half a Million Dall’s Porpoises Killed in Japan Since the 1960′s, Slaughter Continues | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com

Half a Million Dall’s Porpoises Killed in Japan Since the 1960′s, Slaughter Continues | Candace Calloway Whiting - seattlepi.com | current events | Scoop.it

Dall’s porpoises are stunningly beautiful, and are known for their incredible speed and agility – but they are no match for modern ships and lethal harpoons thrown by the hands of Japanese fishermen.

 

The port of Otsuchi, in northern Japan, is the focal point of the hand harpoon hunt which has claimed up to 15,000 Dall’s porpoises in a single year; this year’s hunt began on November 1st.

“In the past 20 years, more than 300,000 Dall’s porpoises have been hunted just to produce toxic meat for human consumption,” said EIA Senior Campaigner Clare Perry.

“Most Japanese people know nothing of the Dall’s hunt and yet they continue to be misled about it, both in regard to the true nature of the resulting products and to the very serious health risks of eating such contaminated meat.

“The only impediment to this year’s hunt taking place appears to be the physical damage to the industry caused by the tsunami; there’s certainly nothing to indicate any significant change in official Japanese attitudes – and nothing at all to stop them embarking on this dreadful hunt once conditions again make it possible.”

Since catch records began in the early 1960s, more than half a million Dall’s porpoises have been deliberately killed in Japan’s coastal waters. It is the largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin or porpoise species in the world.

Large scale hunting of Dall’s porpoises has taken place in Japanese waters for about 50 years. The average annual kill was between 5,000-10,000 animals during the 1960s and ’70s, but this rose to more than 40,000 after the IWC ban on commercial whaling in 1986. The ban saved many whale species from certain extinction, but unwittingly resulted in a new threat to Dall’s porpoises when Japan’s whaling companies turned to it to replace the minke whales they were no longer allowed to hunt. Dall’s porpoises were also traded to the south of Japan, where over-hunting of striped dolphins had left a market demand for dolphin-type meat.,,,


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this needs to stop. They cant let them keep doing this to our beautiful sea creatures which if they keep this up will be gone soon. 

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Seawooluf's comment, November 9, 2011 3:56 AM
Kuniko-San, can you confirm that the hunt has started??? It is hard to get information.. I have some friends volunteering up that way but have not heard back from them yet.. I will go up myself shortly to check it out if I don't hear anything soon...
Kuniko's comment, November 9, 2011 4:33 AM
Please check in the "Taiji Dolphin" group about some more detailes. Recently I left the group because I am Japanese and being against Dolphin-killing. The ex-rights have been annoying me... In the group they reports every day how many dolphins killed or any move in the Cove. https://www.facebook.com/groups/taijiactiongroup/
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'Absolute Bedlam' In The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

'Absolute Bedlam' In The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan | current events | Scoop.it

The news from the Philippines, where it's feared that last week’s powerful Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 10,000 people, isn’t getting better as hundreds of thousands of people struggle to survive and authorities struggle to get help to them.

 

"Its absolute bedlam right now," says Richard Gordon, head of the Philippine Red Cross.  “There's an awful lot of casualties, a lot of people dead all over the place, a lot of destruction.”

 

According to the BBC, a huge international relief effort is underway, but rescue workers have struggled to reach some towns and villages cut off since the storm.

 

Tags: physical, environment, water, disasters, Philippines.


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This is insane. It has affected millions of people and and even killed people. Its good that so many people are going to help though.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:00 PM

Just the remoteness of the area is going to hinder the relief efforts.  Even though the supplies are getting through it is getting through to the areas that need it the most is the problem.  When the infrastructure is not that good to begin with, the damage done by this kind of disaster is multiplied.  Look at New Orleans when Katrina hit.  It still took days for relief and just water to get where it was needed.  Imagine what that would have been like if the infrastructure was like like that of the Philippines.  The country is overwhelmed by this disaster and needs the help.  Its getting it but the problem still exists of how to distrbute it now that it is there.  Makes you wonder if Subic Bay was still open as a US military base if it would have made it easier.  Sometimes having a military base is not a bad thing.

Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:50 AM

Even though the death toll resulting from Typhoon Haiyan is around 1,000, it is expected to reach 10,000.  International aid will hopefully help cities such as Tacloban City recover from this storm.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 7:05 PM

With so many of the citizens living on the coast, a large typhoon like this completely destroys most of the country. When this much devastation happens all at one time it takes a very long time to recover.

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Why CoD Ghosts Will Outsell and Outperform Battlefield 4 (..again) - Call of Duty Ghosts Elite

Why CoD Ghosts Will Outsell and Outperform Battlefield 4 (..again) - Call of Duty Ghosts Elite | current events | Scoop.it
The FPS genre has benefited from a glut of games, particularly in this generation, but the titanic rivalry between Battlefield and Call of Duty has clearly pushed them to the top of most people’s most wanted lists.

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Although i agree with this I think call of duty is a little too sure of them selves. Call of duty only pointed out what ghosts will be better than BF4 in. They also tried to convince the reader that beter graphics are bad where that is what a lot of game designers strive for.

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Flash floods wash away homes, kill at least 2 near Boulder, Colorado

Flash floods wash away homes, kill at least 2 near Boulder, Colorado | current events | Scoop.it
Torrential rain drenched parts of Colorado, washing away homes and causing at least two deaths as officials worked Thursday to evacuate towns and keep people out of the path of the rising water.

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A lot of people were very scared durring all of this. Glad it is finally over but the damage is already done.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:09 AM

oh damn- Leigh returns home tmorrow- her street is closed at present

Jack Born's comment, September 12, 2013 6:22 PM
This could really affect us in our daily lives
Ellen Diane's comment, September 13, 2013 7:42 AM
my daughter is returning there today- her road was closed- friends have been evacuated- one friend lost everything...mother nature..
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iPhone 5S vs. the Competition [CHART]

iPhone 5S vs. the Competition [CHART] | current events | Scoop.it
We’ve assembled a comprehensive comparison chart detailing how the new iPhone 5S stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 1020 and the HTC One.

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I think the Iphone 5s will be a great phone and change the way we do a lot of things. I am kindof concerened about the fingerprint scan to open the lock screen but hopefully it works 100% of the time.

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Daily Kos: Rush Limbaugh Mocks an Obese Drug Addict

Daily Kos: Rush Limbaugh Mocks an Obese Drug Addict | current events | Scoop.it
On today's show Rush Limbaugh got in a couple of digs at the embattled mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford.

Apparently completely deaf to irony in his own words, Limbaugh made a snide reference to Ford'...

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How did he ever become the mayor? How did he even keep drugs as the mayor and why wont he step down. He is clearly not suited for these positions

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Midwest Tornado Outbreak

Midwest Tornado Outbreak | current events | Scoop.it
November 2013: Lives were taken and hundreds of homes were wrecked by a devastating outbreak of powerful tornadoes across a dozen states in the Midwest. How to help Midwest tornado victims Our hearts go out to those impacted by this disaster.

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Hundereds of homes were destroyed by this making all those people that lived in the homeless. That is a lot of people.there have been a lot of natural dissasters recently.

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The Ridiculous High-Concept Inflatable Bike Helmet Is Finally Buyable [Helmets]

If you're sick of your bike helmet and you'd rather have something that looks like a giant baseball mitt to protect your cranium, you're in luck. After seven whole years of development, the Hövding invisible helmet is finally available for purchase.

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This is stupid. I realise people dislike the look of your ordinary bike helmets but this is unessisary. What if the device fails and you just fall. Your average bike helmet doesn't just forget to work when you fall. I wouldn't be able to trust it.

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China Now Able to Launch a Nuclear Attack on the U.S.

China Now Able to Launch a Nuclear Attack on the U.S. | current events | Scoop.it
State-run media claims the Chinese military has missiles capable of hitting cities all across the U.S.China’s submarine fleet currently is on ‘routine patrol.’According to Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed ‘effective underwater nuclear deterrence against the United States’

The Chinese government has revealed for the first time that it has nuclear submarines capable of attacking cities throughout the United States.

Last week, state-run Chinese news agencies – such as China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily – ran identical reports about the ‘awesomeness’ of the People’s Liberation Army’s submarine force.

‘This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,’ the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled ‘China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.’

Chinese news agencies also reported on the Army’s lethal intentions should it ever use the nuclear weapons the submarines are capable of launching.

‘Because the Midwest states of the U.S. are sparsely populated, in order to increase the lethality, [our] nuclear attacks should mainly target the key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego,’ the Global Times said. ‘The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans.

But West Coast cities aren’t the only metropolitan areas in the U.S. that face the threat of a nuclear attack from the Chinese, according to the country’s state-run media.


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This is crazy. The fact that China now has the power to kill 12 million americans that easily is terrible. This would be really bad for every american and the earth. If there are too many more nuclear bombs the that would ruin the atmosphere of the earth. China needs to think before they do.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:04 PM

So what happens when the US is unable to pay the debts to China and China's economy collapses?? WWIII??? Will it be the threat from the ME or China next? 

Emma Murphy's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:47 PM

The western half of the United States particularly western cities of Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are at greatest risk should the Chinese military choose to strike nuclear underwater warfare.  The Chinese government has developed nuclear submarines that are capable of attacking the United States particularly the west coast but not limited to just the west coast metropolitan cities.  Denver, Colorado is in the west and could also be a target in my opinion.   These nuclear warheads can kill and wound 5-12 million Americans should they be launched.  This is incredibly alarming and disturbing to me.  According to the Chinese media, this is the first time China has possessed "effective underwater nucler detterrence against the United States".  The Chinese government in my opinion seem to have it out for our country and cannot be trusted.

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How the languages we speak affects the way we think

What can economists learn from linguists?

Tags: language, culture, economic, TED.


Via Seth Dixon, Mrs. Cuda
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I have never thought of this. I didn't even realise how different languages and cultures can be and how the tiny things effect the entire language.This demostrates why some languages are beter than others in their own way. 

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Veritas Language Solutions - Language News's curator insight, February 26, 2013 8:32 AM

A valid and inspirational study regarding the way in which the use of a certain grammatical tense, be it future or present, can affect our decision making!

 

What do you think?

 

For information about our language services, please visit:http://www.veritaslanguagesolutions.com/language/

Anne-Lous van den Ende's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:18 AM

Intersting video on how the different languages we speak could affect our way of thinking.

Ms. Brin's curator insight, August 28, 2:12 AM

Very interesting!

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Inside Apple's iPhone 5s: 's' is for 'sensors'

Inside Apple's iPhone 5s: 's' is for 'sensors' | current events | Scoop.it

Pitched as the "most forward thinking" smartphone on the market, Apple's new iPhone 5s is certainly capable of doing a lot of thinking on its own, thanks to a wide array of sensors led by the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and M7 motion chip.


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I am really interested in this new phone coming out. I think it will sell amazingly and people will really enjoy it. It has a lot of cool new features which I think will get a lot of buyers

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robyns tut's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:58 AM

Could relate to a broader topic of phone security in general and what precautions are being taken by other comapnies, as well as other ideas.

 

Nandi

Romeo Quijano's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:06 PM

Seems like Apple want to become the new Google! 

Elizabeth Oneil's comment, September 20, 2013 1:56 PM
VVX want one