generallyso: MadMattressMack: Well, the only one I see regularly is at the planned parenthood up the street. Maybe they should break in and spray paint slogans on the women there to get more media coverage.Comparing the security of a nuclear storage facility to planned Parenthood is apples and airplanes.
MadMattressMack: FTFA: "dared to engage in vital acts of civil disobedience "And that's where the article lost me and I realized the article was picking sides. Civil disobedience doesn't involve breaking into extremely dangerous places where nuclear weapons research and fuel are stored. If they want to stand at the main gate with signs or block the entrances, fine. But what they did was beyond stupid.
MassAsster: except Y-12 employs mostly Ex-military and ex- law enforcement.... not your standard street person put into a uniform and given a cell phone
Ambitwistor: vpb: WTF do we have a weapons grade uranium stockpile? Who makes bombs out of uranium these days?Uranium is used in the secondary of thermonuclear weapons.
PaLarkin: This happened a year and a half ago. How come nobody's posted the old news is so exciting pic?[img.fark.net image 193x261]
electricjebus: Not really a story, they didn't make it into any of the buildings containing the enriched uranium, and the security wasn't set up to stop activists, it was set up to stop enough people with the equipment to move enough enriched uranium to become a problem. Considering all that they were still caught within an hour of being on the grounds.This kind of thing happens all the time, the outer fences they put up on places like that are just to keep people from wandering in, and so that they can shoot anybody past that point.
justanotherfarkinfarker: A fence, wow, big deal. It'd be impressive if they actually got to some uranium. Maybe a nun with superpowers would happen as a result, which may be a good thing.Anyway, people can do the same thing at airports, power stations, military bases and so on. Someone out in CA cut some cables and shot up some transformers at a substation. Any nut could do the same thing. Take out power for a town or city. Can't secure everything. Lets just try to keep an eye on the wackos and try not to produce so many of them.
Beemer_Vol: Where are the nit pickin' Farkers? Y-12 is Oak Ridge, not the "outskirts of Knoxville." But back in the Secret City days, the address for Oak Ridge actually was a P.O. Box in Knoxville. Also, it's been a while, but the reports at the time were that they only cut through the fence & never even made it close to any of the buildings.Interesting, the "Fort Knox of uranium" label in the article. The story is that they tapped into the precious metals at Fort Knox to build the winding for the centrifuges, as copper could not be spared at the time.
Headso: Is this old news or is she at it again? good for her btw...
generallyso: Comparing the security of a nuclear storage facility to planned Parenthood is apples and airplanes.
jshine: You can't hug an aborted baby with nuclear arms.
nardman: Sorry, but this is neither nuclear research nor fuel. The correct term is "fissile material".
No Such Agency: MadMattressMack:Its hard to protest effectively thee days when the free speech zones are located three miles away from the site, beside the bridge the sex offenders live under.This kind of thing is more correctly called "direct action". It highlights a specific issue or problem, it is attention grabbing, it sidesteps the traditional political process and is often illegal.
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