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Stanislav Petrov – The man who saved the world from nuclear Armageddon

In the 1980s, the Cold War tensions were at their highest point. The existence of the world as we knew it was resting on the shoulders of the military leaders and the world were waiting for the other person blinks first. Things came to a head in 1983, and if not for the first impression of a man alone, I probably would not be sitting here now. According to the Washington Post, where he died on May 19, 2017, only he realized his family. Let us now.

Man Oko monitoring when the alarm was sounded Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet air defense forces. He was 44 years old, son of a nurse and a fighter pilot of World War II. He was born at the beginning of the war – on September 7, 1939 – went to the Faculty of Engineering Radio-Technical Kiev Mayor of the Soviet Air Force, according to The New York Times, his career moved very quickly once who joined the Effective air defense. He had been with Oko from the beginning, and it was his job to decide what to do with the information the team was giving him.

When alarms started ringing, about 200 people were looking to him for instructions while time stops. The missiles would only be in the air for 25 minutes before they reach their destination, and when it is a matter of life or death, which is not long at all. Sitting at his desk was a direct telephone to the highest of the high command line, and I knew I had to pick up that phone and tell them that a nuclear attack was on the way. “I could not move,” he told the BBC. “I felt like I was sitting in a hot skillet.”

It is impossible to emphasize how difficult a decision Petrov when faced with warning lights began flashing. On the one hand, he could do what he had been trained to do, pick up the phone, call Soviet high command, and start World War III. (Without exaggerating.) On the other hand, you could ignore the protocol, and if he was wrong, he would be leaving her defenseless country in the face of a nuclear attack.

That’s the very definition of “between the sword and the wall”, without even considering the threat of what would happen to him once the high command learned. This was the Cold War USSR, after all, and this was not training mission.

“I had a strange feeling in my stomach. I did not want to make a mistake. I made the decision, and that was it,” he told The Washington Post. “I refused to be guilty of starting World War III. … If you make the wrong choices, many people will die. A lot of people will die.” Petrov would say that his decision was based largely on one thing does not make sense at the time. According to Oko, there were five missiles on the road. Why US send only five? He decided not to press the big red button.

Obviously, we do not know everything that happened behind the closed doors of the USSR, but we know Petrov some serious interrogation meanwhile faced in choosing not to alert his superiors of the potential danger, decide for himself which was a false alarm. did not have much evidence on their side: only ground radar that had not reported any signs of an attack, and he does not believe the US start a war with only five missiles. But later would the Washington Post after a brief pat on the back, which was on the receiving end of a major investigation.

One of the big questions that was asked was why he had not recorded every event that had happened that night, and his response was one of the record books: “Because I had a phone in one hand and the intercom on the other, and I have no third hand “.

Waiting to hear in a movie, delivered by someone like Colin Farrell. Petrov did not get off easy, however, and although colleagues and superiors pushed the scapegoat for the entire incident, eventually left with only an official reprimand: According to the BBC, was disciplined for mistakes in his logbook.

It took several minutes for him to decide warnings were false, and 23 minutes after taking its decision … nothing happened. The BBC even told years later, Petrov said he believed he was about 50-50 point, he guessed right, and it is impossible to imagine how long these minutes must have seemed. He also said he felt happy it was him in service at the time, because he was the only one there who had had the experience of civil education.

“My colleagues were all professional soldiers, they learned to give and obey orders,” he said. If it had been someone else, military protocol was followed and that Big Red Button was pushed. Instead, he said to ignore it.

Let’s be honest here. If you saved the world, you want everyone to know about it, right? If you run into out nuclear war, you’d probably go out and buy a horse just so you can ride into the sunset every night because heroes do. Petrov himself as a hero, told the BBC, “It was my job. ”

Whenever Petrov spoke about the decision, he made it clear that there was no confidence getter that you think the movie release. He told RT, “My legs relaxed. I felt I could not even STANDING. It is the nervousness that I was when I took this decision. I admit, I was scared. I knew the level of responsibility in my fingers “. And is not that the real heroism?

Petrov never reached the rank of colonel, and Komsomolka said he left the army was entirely voluntary. He retired to care for his sick wife. They lived in a small apartment and dreamed of being able to afford a double-glazed window that would keep the project from the kitchen. They were supported on his military pension, which was not much – the New York Times said it began, even the potatoes growing so they would have something to eat.

His wife, Raisa, lost his battle against cancer in 1997, and when Petrov died of hypostatic pneumonia May 19, 2017, there were only a few people who noticed. He lived alone at the time, and when the German activist Karl Schumacher called to wish him happy birthday in September, the son Petrov, Dmitri, said he had been buried with a funeral that had only a few members of family present. Schumacher told the Washington Post when he announced the death of Petrov in the world, saying that he regretted that he had not been there himself. He did not say what he wanted to say, “Thank you, Mr. Petrov. “

McDonald’s Gold Cards – What’s a McDonald’s Gold Card, you ask?

If you have one of these golden cards McDonalds, you can go to McDonald franchise that gave it to you (or in the case of Mr. Gates, everywhere all McDonald’s in the world) and take a free meal whenever you want.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, however, you must generally be quite extraordinary (or at least extraordinarily famous) to nab one of them. Rob Lowe recently shared his secret with Gold Card Jimmy Kimmel and we were jealous since.

And in fact, Rob Lowe does not even have his card, as most call McGold card because why not, because he was famous. Instead, he got it because his friend dad, Herb Peterson invented the fact McMuffin, a feat for which the rest of us are very grateful.

Oddly, there is little political involvement since how we get these mythical cards and how they can be used.

As stated by Business Insider, the cards are not distributed by the head office. Instead they are given (very rarely) by specific franchises to only use these franchises. In the case of the buffet, however, he can not use his Omaha. Gates can use the card wherever he wants in the world because he is Bill Gates, fuck.

If you are lucky enough to have one of these, you can save yourself a few dollars if you ever want to stop for a quick lunch to favorite joined American fast food. The irony is that rich people mostly get them.

You know, of all the benefits that come with being a celebrity, this might be the best. Now I have to know how to become famous so I can get my own card.

In fact, McDonald’s franchisees across the country seem to be more happy to give local heroes free food with their own versions of the “Gold Card”.

Buffett told CNBC he had a McDonald card that allowed him to order the unlimited free food in Omaha.

Charles Ramsey, who abandoned his half-eaten Big Mac to help save kidnapped three women in May 2013, McDonald received free to all places for a year and a McDonald unlimited for the rest of his life in local restaurants Ohio.

In March, the guardian of the Ottawa Senators Andrew Hammond, nicknamed the Hamburglar, received a card that gave him the life of a McDonald’s franchise in Ottawa who, coincidentally, was also the father of the Hammond former coach.

However, there are only two big stories of people confirmed in possession of their bonus cards, McDonald Unlimited everywhere in the country, or even the world.

While on the trail of the campaign in 2012, Romney told a story of how his father had a “little pink card” that entrusted McDonald’s free for life. McDonald confirmed that its founder Ray Kroc gave Romney the map, but did not have no record of the reason for the gift. However, the channel noted that Kroc was known informally gift these Lifetime “Be Our Guest” cards to different people throughout the years.

Cheating Can Be More Difficult Than Just Competing

In the 1968 Golden Globe round-the-world yacht race, 36-year-old Donald Crowhurst had a plan: he’d sail a small, plywood trimaran. He had no experience, and his boat was frighteningly flimsy, but he convinced all who listened that he was deadly serious.

The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns. It is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure.

Shortly into the race, though, he realized his predicament and determined that his only options were to quit the race or probably die sailing. So, he decided to keep his boat in the South Atlantic Ocean while the other boats raced around the world, and then he’d catch up at the end. He fabricated his reports and his logbooks so it looked like he was winning the race. Eventually, the pressure got to him, as he constructed fake log entries that were “often more difficult to complete than real entries due to the celestial navigation research required.” His ship was later found abandoned – it’s believed he jumped out and drowned.

A Russian television channel is reportedly producing a series to challenge HBO’s Chernobyl

Moscow Times, writer Ilya Shepelin states director Aleksei Muradov is working with Russian network NTV on its own Chernobyl programme.

There is a theory that the Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that on the day of the explosion an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.

Shepelin states the competing series will not present the same conclusions as Craig Mazin‘s drama: that a combination of reckless individual actions and the unchecked pride of the Soviet political system led to the explosion of a faulty nuclear reactor in the former Soviet Ukraine. Craig Mazin, the creator of the HBO series, famously obsessed over minor details such as shoelaces and telephones, and adopted first-hand accounts of survivors to authentically recreate the Soviet Union of the 1980s.

NTV’s Chernobyl, filmed in Belarus, takes far more liberties. A description of the show says that the plot revolves around a CIA agent dispatched to Pripyat to gather intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Russian counterintelligence agent sent to track him down. If it sounds like fiction, that’s because it is. But the director, Alexey Muradov, said the show “will tell viewers about what really happened back then”.

Sky Original’s Chernobyl was dismissed as a “caricature” in Russia by pro-Kremlin media who said “only we have the right to talk about our history”, according to the Moscow Times. There’s no air date for the series but it’ll be broadcast on state-funded station NTV, known for its pro-Kremlin programming. It received 30 million ($460,000) in funding from the culture ministry, the outlet said.

Movie Rambo is Based on a Real Story

Films based on novels are by no means a rarity, but many people don’t realize that First Blood, the first film of the Rambo series, is one of them. Written by David Morrell in 1972, First Blood was generally very well received, and the film rights were sold that same year. The fact that it took ten years to get from page to screen was due to a constant cycle of re-writing and re-selling, and the rights passed through multiple studios and re-writes until it was finally brought to life in 1982.

The film studio behind the movie, Lionsgate, confirmed that the last chapter of the Rambo (Rambo 5) series will hit theaters later this year.
September 20, 2019

As is so often the case, the film adaptation ended up very different from the original novel. As well as changing several characters and minor points, the entire focus of the novel shifted by the time it got into production. The book involves a much more depressing ending, as pretty much everybody dies.
Sylvester Stallone rose to fame as the writer and lead of the Academy Award-winning boxing film Rocky
Major inspiration for the character of Rambo himself was a real-life war hero Audie Murphy. Murphy was a decorated hero of World War II, receiving five medals for heroism from France and one from Belgium, as well as thirteen medals of valor from the US Army. Murphy also won the Medal of Honor at the age of nineteen for single handedly holding his position against enemy soldiers before counterattacking while wounded. His incredible skills in war weren’t the only inspiration, though. Sadly Murphy returned home with severe PTSD, and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope.

Rambo movies so far

FilmU.S. release dateDirector(s)
First BloodOctober 22, 1982Ted Kotcheff
Rambo: First Blood Part IIMay 22, 1985George P. Cosmatos
Rambo IIIMay 25, 1988Peter MacDonald
RamboJanuary 25, 2008Sylvester Stallone