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How an announcement in Utah signaled that the new nuclear arms race is on

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Northrop Grumman and members of Utah’s delegation's message was that the US is all-in on a new nuclear arms race involving new weapons, technologies and more nations to monitor. “The groundbreaking of this Northrop Grumman facility marks the start of a new chapter in Utah’s support of the nuclear triad,” Rep. Rob Bishop told the gathering. “As threatening technologies advance in nations around the world, particularly amongst our would-be adversaries, it is crucial that these programs advance here at home.”

For the first time in 30 years, members of Congress debated this summer whether updating ICBMs is worth the cost and if the ground-based leg of the triad is necessary when the sea and air based operations carry more than enough nuclear firepower to deter or counter a nuclear attack — something that hasn’t happened since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan 74 years ago.


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It is a progress report to the world that the elites return of capital via the MIC funding scheme is progressing as intended: to transfer a few more scraps of the remaining wealth from the impoverished and give it to the 1%.

To whom this report is intended? I don't believe that it is as much of a report or announcement as it is a taunt...sort of a na..na..na na..na to the little people. The taunt of course is meant as an in your face demonstration of the elites power over the US government to create such a program. Why should the mofos brag? It is after all their government. A program which will produce dubious results opposite of its stated purposes - to the coming astonishment of the incredulous brainwashed - continuing the transfer of more public scraps as intended and financed matter of fact through their piggy bank Federal Reserve Banking system.

Payback is going to be a Karma laden b*tch.

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This is a news story, not a taunt at all. The fact that is from the official media outlet for the Mormon Church is significant. They are much more tuned in to nuclear proliferation than you might have otherwise concluded.

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Thanks, Stephen, for letting me know what's happening in my own backyard. I long ago had to stop reading my local news except for occasional comic relief and by accident. The other day I got an email asking to help cheer Mitt Romney on for his anemic efforts in re climate change.

Before that it was to see them snuff me and others running against Hatch in 2012. I had signed up to run against Romney as a write-in in 2016, with pseudonym "Skip Romney." But after three months of waffling and head banging, realized I had nothing to offer--as in we are already headed out the exit door as a species. And my better short-term ideas would fly like a lead balloon in this particular looney bin.

The Mormon Church has since the middle of the 1800's rolled the worst of capitalism and religion into one. If the Mormon Church opposed this maniacal development, it would not be happening. Maybe the only thing I'd actually bet my life on.

"Everything's changed but the way people think."" Albert Einstein after witnessing the atom bomb.

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You are welcome. I agree with much of what you say, except I know from my own detailed experience that the LDS shut down the MX missile project, with which I was closely involved. A strange story, but all true....

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Most interesting. I was avidly opposing that lunacy too. Wrote an oped for maybe City Weekly or a college paper, showing the insanity of it, including the fact that it would put the LDS Temple downwind of the first strike.

Moved to Idaho shortly thereafter, and about six months later and saw that the church suddenly opposed that wet dream! I no longer had a copy of my oped, but it was if they had plagarized it, circa 500 words. A sort of honor, but more importantly the project was DOA.

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Quite as I remember it click here

First, by way of general observation we repeat our warnings against the terrifying arms race in which the nations of the earth are presently engaged. We deplore in particular the building of vast arsenals of nuclear weaponry. We are advised that there is already enough such weaponry to destroy in large measure our civilization, with consequent suffering and misery of incalculable extent.

Can't say I was "the adviser" here, but was certainly one of them, in no uncertain terms. Only wish they'd have the same attitude toward "the new development."

Ditto this: Such concentration, we are informed, may even invite attack under a first-strike strategy on the part of an aggressor.



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My connection was to and through Spencer Kimball, and it all proved that one person can influence history and that the LDS is more open to outsider individual insights than any one ever realizes or gives them any credit for. If Orrin Hatch or Jake Garn knew who helped scuttle the MX, I would be in many more files than I probably already am in.

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