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2012-11-26 04:38:17 AM
That's a lot of bombs.
 
2012-11-26 05:59:32 AM
Definitely reminded me of,

heavyarmor.files.wordpress.com 

When I was a kid this sh*t was a real terror (reality, not the movie). Even in the 80s, when I was a lil' dickfreckle, it was drilled into our heads that the Soviets could drop the bomb any day now. Kind of a sh*tty thing to say to a child, but many did. IIRC, America began allowing Soviet exchange students in the middle-ish 80s, and this poor guy at our school couldn't make any friends. He was a really nice guy and we taught each other about hockey and American football. .

If it was this much paranoia for my generation, I can't imagine being a kid in the early 60s.
 
2012-11-26 06:45:19 AM
Ah, this post again. 50/50 chance subby.
 
2012-11-26 06:48:46 AM
So the Brits nuked the US?

If the world has been nuked over 2000 times, why is everyone so worried about the atom?
 
2012-11-26 08:03:21 AM
What a colossal waste of human effort and money,
 
2012-11-26 08:29:26 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: Ah, this post again. 50/50 chance subby.


This has got to be the 5th time or so for this one, but I'm not gonna report it, it's been a few months.
 
2012-11-26 08:34:12 AM
Yeah, someone linked that in another nuke thread earlier this year. Kind of amazing so many nukes have been detonated.
 
2012-11-26 09:30:23 AM

Dinki: What a colossal waste of human effort and money,


Whats missing from these is the context. The 1950s/1960s US were convinced if we didn't keep testing, the commies would get ahead and pass us. By the 1970s testing was used as all kind of a bargaining chip back and forth during the cold war; various treaties were set up to "limit" or "stop" what was by now being called "strategic bombing." SALT, SALT II, START, I forget, every year or 2 there was another big deal treaty. Looking at the map, you strip all the context out and instead see a buncha bombs all being blown up.

Would not have wanted to be a whale in the south pacific.

Was completely unaware of the UK bomb in Nevada, that was kind of weird to see.

Was funny how many France had. Like they finally found a way to compete with the world without having it actually amount to needing to win at anything. Perfect.

In the end what did it buy us? Maybe 60 years of non world war? That was the thinking at the time. Mutually Assured Destruction meant as long as us and the commies kept armed to the teeth, the other would not be able to launch an attack. It was as widely mocked as ridiculous then as it was also considered essential. Just depended what side of the peacenik fence you were on.

// For we who grew up tall and proud. In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
 
2012-11-26 09:30:47 AM
On a related note, I had wicked burritos for lunch; extra beans and a ton of habanero sauce. Someone warn Japan.
 
2012-11-26 09:37:09 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Just leaving this here. It's mesmerizing.
 
2012-11-26 10:40:43 AM

Generation_D: Was completely unaware of the UK bomb in Nevada, that was kind of weird to see.

Was funny how many France had. Like they finally found a way to compete with the world without having it actually amount to needing to win at anything. Perfect.


At least France and the UK had the smarts not to test bombs within their own countries.
 
2012-11-26 10:44:51 AM
All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Wonder what would have happened if we had spent all that money on education instead.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:22 AM
This was cooler the last time it was greenlit. We had a link to the actual flash animation, not jsut a crappy movie of it.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:50 AM

unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Wonder what would have happened if we had spent all that money on education instead.


The commies would have nuked us, obviously.

/Seriously though, even though nobody wanted nuclear war, it is kinda scary to think what would have happened if only one major power possessed the bomb. Larger scale proxy wars, maybe even direct conflict, invasion, etc
 
2012-11-26 10:52:35 AM

basemetal: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 444x500]

Just leaving this here. It's mesmerizing.


Great soundtrack as well.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:48 AM

unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.


Their intended purpose was deterrence. War was killing an increasing number of people every year for over a century, peaking during WWII with 65-75M dead total. We had two World Wars in 30 years. Since the advent of the nuclear age the rate has been more or less constant at 1M/year. Yes there have been regional conflicts and 1M/year is tragic, but when war is contained then you don't end up with mass starvation, imprisonments, disease and deprivation across entire theaters, continents, and disruptions of the global food chain. Some reading on the topic.

So, yeah, imagine if that trend had just continued.
 
2012-11-26 11:02:22 AM

unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Wonder what would have happened if we had spent all that money on education instead.


Better Bombs?
 
2012-11-26 11:06:13 AM
The US sure did nuke the hell out of itself...
 
2012-11-26 11:06:41 AM
Just finished a book called The Day We Bombed Utah. It's dated, obviously, but if even 1/2 true... good god- our government poisoned its own people. IN PLAIN SIGHT.
 
2012-11-26 11:14:03 AM

darch: Just finished a book called The Day We Bombed Utah. It's dated, obviously, but if even 1/2 true... good god- our government poisoned its own people. IN PLAIN SIGHT.


While I'm sure there are people out there who suffered various ill effects from nuclear testing and subsequent fallout, I highly doubt that the intent was to poison the American people.

/Though the government should have been more careful, and should have owned up and tried to to help those affected in any way they can
 
2012-11-26 11:31:10 AM
Farkives, the easiest way to get a green.
 
2012-11-26 11:34:32 AM

AntonChigger: While I'm sure there are people out there who suffered various ill effects from nuclear testing and subsequent fallout, I highly doubt that the intent was to poison the American people.


Production and disposal, on the other hand, around the Hanford Reservation may have a much worse outcome.
 
2012-11-26 11:49:35 AM
Here's the optimistic thing, you know how many of those were used in actual warfare? Two. Exactly Two. We've got all this destructive power and the number of times we've KNOWINGLY attacked someone with nuclear warheads is exactly two. Nuclear tests were basically dick waving, but nobody pushed the button.
To this day, the fact that humanity hasn't nuked the crap out of itself is amazing, considering how close we've come.
 
2012-11-26 12:01:27 PM

factoryconnection: unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Their intended purpose was deterrence. War was killing an increasing number of people every year for over a century, peaking during WWII with 65-75M dead total. We had two World Wars in 30 years. Since the advent of the nuclear age the rate has been more or less constant at 1M/year. Yes there have been regional conflicts and 1M/year is tragic, but when war is contained then you don't end up with mass starvation, imprisonments, disease and deprivation across entire theaters, continents, and disruptions of the global food chain. Some reading on the topic.

So, yeah, imagine if that trend had just continued.


And what as that decline bout us? Gross overpopulization. Maybe it's time to either a] think out the herd or b] admit not everyone can have a bunch of shiat and share resources/food more. Which we have a natural ability to make surplus of, but are hindered by various situations..
 
2012-11-26 12:03:21 PM

dickfreckle: When I was a kid this sh*t was a real terror (reality, not the movie).


When my mother was in elementary school in Nevada, they'd let the kids stand in the schoolyard and watch the nukes go off. My uncle was contracted to clean up the old nuke sites. His feet rotted off.
 
2012-11-26 12:26:01 PM

vd61: factoryconnection: unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Their intended purpose was deterrence. War was killing an increasing number of people every year for over a century, peaking during WWII with 65-75M dead total. We had two World Wars in 30 years. Since the advent of the nuclear age the rate has been more or less constant at 1M/year. Yes there have been regional conflicts and 1M/year is tragic, but when war is contained then you don't end up with mass starvation, imprisonments, disease and deprivation across entire theaters, continents, and disruptions of the global food chain. Some reading on the topic.

So, yeah, imagine if that trend had just continued.

And what as that decline bout us? Gross overpopulization. Maybe it's time to either a] think out the herd or b] admit not everyone can have a bunch of shiat and share resources/food more. Which we have a natural ability to make surplus of, but are hindered by various situations..


emotibot.net

/seriously though, try taking a moment to proofread your posts in the future. I get the basic idea of your post mostly through keywords, but to actually interpret what you just wrote is another matter entirely.
 
2012-11-26 12:44:08 PM
Ha! Ya missed me!
 
2012-11-26 12:44:58 PM
WTF France, compensating for something.
 
2012-11-26 12:48:06 PM
Again?
 
2012-11-26 12:58:45 PM
The intended purpose of nukes is not using them.
 
2012-11-26 02:08:44 PM

lewismarktwo: The intended purpose of nukes is not using them.


Except for WWII. That was practice.
 
2012-11-26 02:20:38 PM
While I'm sure there are people out there who suffered various ill effects from nuclear testing and subsequent fallout, I highly doubt that the intent was to poison the American people.

I never stated that the overt intention was to poison the American people, but if you read the book and do some research, you'll see that through pure maniacal ignorance, that's EXACTLY what happened.
 
2012-11-26 02:35:59 PM
www.figurerealm.com
 
2012-11-26 03:25:41 PM
That's a lot a repeats!
 
2012-11-26 03:52:05 PM
Not sure, but is everyone of those flashes an instance of this being greenlit?
 
2012-11-26 04:00:14 PM

jigger: lewismarktwo: The intended purpose of nukes is not using them.

Except for WWII. That was practice.


That was proof.
 
2012-11-26 05:31:16 PM
At the end it shows each nuclear nation bombs individually.

This shows the US bombing Japan approximately 10 times so fark the person who came up with this.
 
2012-11-26 05:47:54 PM
Dam... world peace when Clinton took office!
 
2012-11-26 05:49:16 PM
I've seen that before somewhere....
 
2012-11-26 06:05:34 PM

Shadow Blasko: thismomentinblackhistory: Ah, this post again. 50/50 chance subby.

This has got to be the 5th time or so for this one, but I'm not gonna report it, it's been a few months.


lol. I was gonna say this repeat has had repeats.

/tiny fist
 
2012-11-26 07:19:02 PM

darch: Just finished a book called The Day We Bombed Utah. It's dated, obviously, but if even 1/2 true... good god- our government poisoned its own people. IN PLAIN SIGHT.


4.bp.blogspot.com

You know, the day we go to war against Utah, we're really gonna kick ass!

/Hot as a Utah desert
 
2012-11-26 08:43:30 PM

under a mountain: [www.figurerealm.com image 600x582]


Shoo! Away with you!
 
2012-11-26 10:35:37 PM
There's a major difference between timelapse photography and a shiatty computer animation.
 
2012-11-26 11:29:35 PM
We'll meet again.
 
2012-11-27 12:56:14 AM
Well I hadn't seen it before I and thought it was very interesting. Learned some things too, and I consider myself a modest/amateur student of the history of atomic weapons and testing.
 
2012-11-27 01:05:20 AM

HotWingAgenda: There's a major difference between timelapse photography and a shiatty computer animation.


This. No splodes just beeps. FTS.
 
2012-11-27 01:20:20 AM
Wow. Those Americans sure had a serious hardon about blasting the fark out of Nevada and Utah.
 
Juc
2012-11-27 05:20:00 AM

Ed Grubermann: Wow. Those Americans sure had a serious hardon about blasting the fark out of Nevada and Utah.


Hell, I want to know what they had against that area in the pacific ocean.
It's like someone in atlantis called Mrs. Washington a whore.
 
2012-11-27 06:45:57 AM

unitednihilists: All that money (trillions of $) spent on munitions that were never ever (sorry 2 of them) used for there intended purpose.

Wonder what would have happened if we had spent all that money on education instead.


Better educated DoD employees building orbital lasers and mass drivers to pound the planet from outside the atmosphere.

Growing up in the 80s, I always heard that 10 nukes could destroy the planet. Watching that, I'd say they were off by a few hundred percent...


HotWingAgenda: There's a major difference between timelapse photography and a shiatty computer animation.


Should I be the one to point out that it didn't say "photography?" Sorry the graphics didn't match up to Avatar or the like, but I believe it was done for information and not so you could go "oooooh pretty...."
 
Bf+
2012-11-27 12:29:08 PM

basemetal: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 444x500]

Just leaving this here. It's mesmerizing.


also
www.docurama.com 
/you are my sunshine...
 
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