Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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No good deed goes unpunished

"Twenty years ago humanity had one of its closest calls with death, but most people are blissfully ignorant about that."

I meant to post this yesterday. On 26th September 1983, Stanislav Petrov saved the world. If it hadn't been for him, you wouldn't be alive reading this. For real.

"Petrov was given a reprimand, officially for the improper filing of paperwork, and his once-promising military career came to an end."

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