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Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:30:32 pm »
I wasn't sure where to put this, but it kind of feels kind of discordio-political. Please move if inappropriate

RIP Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Thanks for Saving The World.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/18/1699419/-RIP-Lt-Col--Thanks-for-Saving-The-World

Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They donít fall out of the sky. They donít pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. Itís what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, youíre going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.     St George Carlin

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Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 08:43:10 pm »
I wasn't sure where to put this, but it kind of feels kind of discordio-political. Please move if inappropriate

RIP Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Thanks for Saving The World.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/18/1699419/-RIP-Lt-Col--Thanks-for-Saving-The-World

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    ďA Soviet officer who prevented nuclear Armageddon has passed away aged 77. Stansilav Petrov was monitoring radar in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1983 when it showed that America had launched a salvo of nukes at Russia.Despite panic among his subordinates Petrov decided not to retaliate, and it was later revealed the radar reading was false - generated by sunbeams reflected off some clouds.Ē

for better or worse he kept the game alive

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Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 08:44:53 pm »
I wasn't sure where to put this, but it kind of feels kind of discordio-political. Please move if inappropriate

RIP Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Thanks for Saving The World.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/18/1699419/-RIP-Lt-Col--Thanks-for-Saving-The-World

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    ďA Soviet officer who prevented nuclear Armageddon has passed away aged 77. Stansilav Petrov was monitoring radar in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1983 when it showed that America had launched a salvo of nukes at Russia.Despite panic among his subordinates Petrov decided not to retaliate, and it was later revealed the radar reading was false - generated by sunbeams reflected off some clouds.Ē

for better or worse he kept the game alive

Yep and, as a lowly pawn, I thank him daily for his service.
Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They donít fall out of the sky. They donít pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. Itís what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, youíre going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.     St George Carlin

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Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 12:42:39 am »
We have had a few threads glorifying the Patron Saint of Keepin' Your Nerve.

But in his case, there's always room for another.
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Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 07:29:14 am »
Going to have to have a few drinks on the 26th, thank you for your service to the human race Lt. We definitely didn't deserve you
May you find your worth in the waking world

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Re: Stanislav Petrov the end of Days
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 04:20:19 pm »
I don't have a lot to add, but I'd be remiss not to state my regard for Petrov and this is as good a place as any to do so. RIP sir.