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The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button
New York Times ^ | Jan 3, 2018 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 01/03/2018 6:59:11 AM PST by Sopater

HONG KONG — President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, traded threats this week about the size, location and potency of their “nuclear buttons.”

The image of a leader with a finger on a button — a trigger capable of launching a world-ending strike — has for decades symbolized the speed with which a nuclear weapon could be launched, and the unchecked power of the person doing the pushing.

There is only one problem: There is no button.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kim; korea; nuclear
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Leave it to the Times to ruin everyone's fun.
1 posted on 01/03/2018 6:59:11 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Geez, the NYT are awfully pedantic...


2 posted on 01/03/2018 7:00:43 AM PST by dinodino
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To: Sopater

LOL! Russell Goldman is a limp wristed pussy.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 7:01:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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Those twatwaffles just LOVE to illustrate just how vapid and irrelevant the Old Gray Lady has become. Bless their hearts.


4 posted on 01/03/2018 7:01:54 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: dinodino

Indeed they are - at least on this issue.


5 posted on 01/03/2018 7:01:59 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Sopater

You can be certain that Kim has a button.


6 posted on 01/03/2018 7:02:11 AM PST by Brilliant
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The NY SLIMES is really insulting their readers by such a child like headline.

You would think these fake journalists would understand the concept of “metaphor”. Guess not.


7 posted on 01/03/2018 7:02:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sopater

How petty of the NYTs.

They have descended into silliness.

They have been there for a while.


8 posted on 01/03/2018 7:03:22 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Sopater

No button? That’s disappointing. I was imagining leaders of nuclear nations with this little black plastic box in their desks, with a big red button on the top.

The Norks might have one. They’re big on Soviet-era drama.


9 posted on 01/03/2018 7:03:32 AM PST by lurk
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Apparently the New York Times journalist/imbecile is unfamiliar with the term euphemism.
10 posted on 01/03/2018 7:04:07 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: SoFloFreeper
The NY SLIMES is really insulting their readers by such a child like headline.

That's what I initially thought... but then I thought that maybe Kim Jong Il might not realize that there is no actual button. Then I concluded that the Times was ruining everyone's fun.

11 posted on 01/03/2018 7:04:39 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: SoFloFreeper
You would think these fake journalists would understand the concept of “metaphor”. Guess not.

They aren't journalists, they have been exposed (well, they exposed themselves) for what they really are - radical Left Wing activists filled with hatred for American values, traditions and our constitution.

12 posted on 01/03/2018 7:04:45 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Sopater
Yes there is...



See?
13 posted on 01/03/2018 7:06:05 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: traderrob6

or idiom

or colloquialism

or parlance

or expression

or lingo

or jargon


14 posted on 01/03/2018 7:07:15 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: lurk

(Source: https://epikfails.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/2015-01-09-18-32-23-kim-jong-un-the-interview.jpg)

15 posted on 01/03/2018 7:07:15 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Brilliant
He also has a giant Christmas Tree Ornament.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 7:11:37 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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17 posted on 01/03/2018 7:11:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Benedict McCain is the worst traitor ever to wear the uniform of the US military.)
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To: Brilliant

Kim has a Nukie button.
Matt Lauer had a nookie button...


18 posted on 01/03/2018 7:14:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Sopater
But there IS a reset button:


19 posted on 01/03/2018 7:15:12 AM PST by kabar
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LMAO! The NYT is specific about what they want Americans to be afraid of. Don’t fear NK. Do fear Donald Trump. Don’t fear Iran or ISIS or Radical Muslims. Do Fear Man Made Global Warming. Don’t fear Government Tyranny. Do fear Conservatives and freedom. Don’t fear communism. Do fear Capitalism.


20 posted on 01/03/2018 7:15:49 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being rich or stupid!)
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