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7 stunning end of the world predictions
According to scientists, the world could endon March 16, 2880. Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3% chance of hittingEarth in 867 years. At 1 km in diameter, rotates once every twohours and six minutes and would cause untold damage were it to hit the earth.The Shrinking Mt Everest, 2015 There was something else going on with thelandscape of Nepal, which nobody would have even thought of us.As the earthquake subsided, what came as a real shocker was that the earth's highestmountain range, Mt. Everest stood 2.8 cm smaller, according to satellite data.Earth's magnetic field flips!
The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth's magnetic field flips! The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth Will Be Destroyed by Floods and Earthquakes
by 2021.A series of apocalyptic events, including floods and earthquakes will spell the endof the world before 2021, according to a doomsday prophecy.NEW UNKNOWN WEAPON In this scenario a new type of weapon is created.It might be a Fusion Bomb capable of turning the world into a shortterm star, it mightbe a new form of radiation or it might even be a gravitational weapon that stops the worldspinning. TOTAL NUCLEAR WARThe devastation from thermonuclear blasts would be bad enough and would send what wasleft of mankind back to the Stone Age.
The radiation would engulf the planet on ascale that can't be imagined. Within 6 months anyone who was not â€œblown upâ€� would bevery sick. Within 24 months just about everyone is dead.
George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War Crash Course US History 44
Hi, I'm John Green, this is CrashCourseU.S. history and we've finally done it we have reached the moment where we get to talkabout the presidency of George HW Bush. The 2nd most important man named George Bush everto be President of the United States. A man so fascinating that we did not give him aface. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, so we're almost inthe presenté Well we're never really gonna get to thepresent Me From The Past because we're always in the past. But you are like 20 years inthe past which is soon going to create a time paradox that I can not possibly deal with.So I'm just going to let Hank deal with
that over on the science shows.Intro Anyway despite like calendars and everything,the 1990s really began in 1988 with the election of George Herbert Walker Bush, who had probablythe best resume of any presidential candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.I mean he was a war hero, having enlisted in the Navy upon graduating from high schooland then going on to become the youngest pilot in Navy history. He flew 58 missions in thePacific during WWII and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for completing a mission in aburning plane before ditching into the sea. So just consider that the next time you completea heroic mission in Call of Duty 4.
After the war Bush went to college at Yale,and then moved to Texas where he made millions in the oil industry. Then, he became a Congressman,and then ambassador to the UN, and then director of the CIA, and then Vice President. The guyhad more careers than Barbie! Plus like every great American politicianGeorge Bush grew up in hardscrabble poverty working his way through the Depressionâ€¦just kidding he was the son of Connecticut Senator Prescott Bush.But I guess after like 20 years of peanut farmers and former actors, America was readyto have an aristocrat at the helm again, as long as he pretended to be from Texas.Like certain Crash Course teachers wearing
striped polo shirts George HW Bush was anold school Episcopalion so he was never totally comfortable with like public professions offaith. So when it came down to pick his vice presidentialcandidate, Bush chose J Danforth Quayle aka Dan. A young, family values, senator fromright here in Indiana. Now these days of course Dan Quayle is primarilyknown for getting in an argument with a fictional television character named Murphy Brown, andalso for not being able to spell the word potato, but once upon a time he was a promisingyoung Republican. Bush's opponent in that 1988 was MassachusettsGovernor Michael Dukakis, who was perceived
as competent but kinda heartless and weakand a little bit clueless. As this famous picture of him in a tank indicateshe was not a war hero. But at the beginning of the Democratic primarythe leading contender was actually the reverend, Jesse Jackson, who had a legitimate shot atbeing the first African American Democratic Presidential nominee. That would have to wait.Because instead the Democrats chose the northern, liberal governor Dukakis and paired him withTexas Senator Lloyd, I'm gonna make Dan Quayle look good, Bentsen.Which I bring up primarily to point out that Texas actually used to have Democrats.So negative campaign ads had existed before
1988 but the 1988 election took it to an entirelynew level and ushered in an era of going negative in politics.Like everybody says they hate negative ads, but they also work like the Bush campaign'sefforts to make Dukakis look weak on defense and crime were brutally effective.The most infamous ad featured Willie Horton who while on furlough from prison committedrape and murder. And even though Dukakis' Republican predecessor had actually startedthe furlough program, the Horton crime occurred while Dukakis was governor.The ad featured a terrifying photo of Horton and prisoners walking through a revolvingdoor and it worked. Dukakis was regarded as
Is War Over A Paradox Explained
Violence and war. The insane brutality of ISIS continues, the Russians are invading Ukraine, and the Palestinians and Israelis continue to slug it out. Does that make you feel gloomyé Well
don't. Because if you look at the numbers war actually seems to be going out of fashion, while the global population is at an all time high. It seems that we live in the most peaceful period
in human history. How is this possibleé (music) As of September 2014, there were 4 conflicts going on in the world that'd caused at least 10,000 people to die since January 2013. 9 conflicts that killed
more than 1,000 people and 13 that killed more than 100 since January 2013. Not really peaceful, but consider this: of all the conflicts going on none is an active war between countries. They are either civil wars
or local conflicts. Although civil wars are terrible and cause huge suffering, their impact is usually way smaller than a war between nations or empires. When two nations engage in war, they can mobilise much bigger forces, have access to all of the state's
resources and logistics and almost all of the population. So why have we transitioned from wars between nation states wars between nation states A lot of it is to do with colonialism and the cold war. When the cold war ended, a major driver of