Can somebody please tell me what year it is.

For the last three weeks all we could talk about was gun control and mass shootings; welcome to 2018; am I right?

And then suddenly, thanks to Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation address yesterday, it's starting to feel more like 1985.

In case you haven't heard the news, we could very well be on the brink of a new Cold War with the Soviet Union after President Putin announced that Russia has developed a nuclear-powered missile that could reach anywhere on Earth and is impossible to intercept.


Here's the good news- this gives writers at Showtime some inspiration for the next season of Homeland. The bad news? Should the Russians attack with one of these weapons, we probably won't survive. The only thing giving me any kind of piece of mind right now is that we're really far inland, so unless it's a direct it, are odds might be a little better.

Want to find out how much better? Duh.

Carloslabs just released an updated version of their Groundzero app that will show the damage caused by a nuclear explosion; you just have to enter the city, pick a weapon and then it nukes your location. The result? It's not good.

I'm not sure if this will make you feel any better or not, but President Putin acknowledged that they have no intentions on being the aggressor, but they would consider an attack on its allies as an attack on Russia.

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