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  •  Wait, I stand corrected (2+ / 0-)
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    2care4others, redglare

    The BAS never had the opportunity to adjust the clock during the Cuban Missile Crisis, because it was over too fast. It was, however, set to two minutes to midnight in 1953 following U.S. and Soviet thermonuclear tests.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 09:24:19 AM PST

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