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John Oliver: America Is a Useless Nuclear Weapon ‘Hoarder’ and Nobody Cares

As the “Last Week Tonight” host points out, it’s not Iran or North Korea we have to worry about; it’s America.

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Blockhead: The Music Scene

A 2010 music video by the Manhattan-based electronic artist Blockhead evokes the sad majesty of a species losing an existential battle with its own creations.

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Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

Perfectly serious scientists suggest climate change isn’t just really, really bad; it’s catastrophic. Some even think that if the record ongoing releases of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are aided and abetted by massive releases of methane, life as we humans have known it might be at an end on this planet.

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How Much Health Care Is Too Much?

While many Americans were uninsured, others were being forced to undergo a series of unnecessary tests that hurt both them and the medical system; the creator of the TV program “The Wire” calls America a “horror show”; and, despite what many believe, technology will not save us from the apocalypse. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Signs of the Apocalypse in Red Square

The Russian Orthodox Church warns that the legalization of gay marriage spells impending doom; former President Carter proclaims “America does not have a functioning democracy”; meanwhile, Booz Allen Hamilton took over Washington, and nobody noticed until Edward Snowden blew the whistle. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Chris Hedges: Flee Society’s Dazzling and Deadly Fantasies

The American people’s collective inability to overcome commercial illusion and confront the grim realities of the economic and environmental crises means they will remain slaves to fiction and its apocalyptic outcomes, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges told Paul Jay on The Real News Network’s new show, “Reality Asserts Itself.”

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Survived the 2012 Zombie Apocalypse

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No End to the End-of-the-World Nonsense

When it comes to the apocalypse, there’s no such thing as a partial success. It’s like being pregnant. So here are our choices: Either the world is going to end this year, as New Agey types believe by interpreting the ancient Mayan calendar through the lens of their “hippie consciousness-expanding nonsense,” like this helpful clip puts it, or it’s not.

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Apocalypse No: Doomsday Believers React to Rapture Fail

Here we have a very interesting object lesson on the psychological phenomenon known as rationalization. Followers of Family Radio’s self-styled prognosticator Harold Camping, who encountered some problems with his theory that the world would end last Saturday—specifically, in that it didn’t end last Saturday—had to come to terms ... (more)

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Your Consumer Guide to the Apocalypse

If you believe that Saturday will be the Judgment Day prophesied in the Bible—a conclusion being trumpeted by Family Radio of Oakland, Calif.—you may not have considered the loose ends involved. Here’s one: Who’ll take care of your non-Raptured pets? Luckily, some enterprising types ... (more)

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Are Video Games Violent Enough?

With dark times on the horizon, the Onion’s “In the Know” panel takes a satirical stab at whether violent video games are “adequately preparing children for the apocalypse.”

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The Four Horsemen

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He's been like this since McCain became Republican frontrunner....
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Self-Fulfilling Apocalypse

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Praying for the Apocalypse

The author of “American Fascists” explores the Christian right’s obsession with Armageddon and the self-fulfilling holocaust it will produce.

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Daily Show covers the coverage of the rapture

‘Daily Show’: Rapture Watch 2006

Jon Stewart had a roundup Thursday of a bizarre recent trend: Armageddon ?news? coverage.  Behold this montage of shame, in which every TV news outlet from ?Good Morning America? to MSNBC seemed to make an appearance.  CNN, in its quest for fact, checked something called a ?rapture index,? while Fox News demanded a rapture timetable, prompting Stewart to comment, ?That?s the timetable Fox News is demanding we have.”

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