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Date: 09/13/07 02:07 AM

29 Responses to First Nuclear Blast

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    Link: First Nuclear Blast - Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the bomb, shares his thoughts.
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    bassstud09 Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:12 am
    FIRST
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    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:13 am
    And everyone there got leukemia =/
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    yowz Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:13 am
    On 9/13/2007 2:12:57 AM bassstud09 wrote: FIRST

    thats what you think. :-)

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    bassstud09 Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:15 am
    this is freaky yes
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:15 am
    That was so sad
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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 2:39 am
    HAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHA!
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    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2007 at 4:30 am
    They keep saying most were silent, but I bet you at least one of them said.... "HOLY SH^T!!!"

    Most of you don`t remember a time where there was two superpowers poised to push the button at any time. I was in the Air Force stationed at Iceland and remember watching the F-15s scramble to intercept the Bear reconnaissance planes.

    Scary times.

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    Factoid Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 5:30 am
    Real life Dr. Frankenstein. There were several groups developing the a-bomb at that time though.. If it wasn`t him, someone else would have recieved the "honor" sooner or later.
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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2007 at 8:04 am
    I believe this is from the documentary "The Day After Trinity". In that docu, one scientist says they were taking bets on how large the blast would be. One of the options (albeit a slim chance) was that the blast would take out most of New Mexico. I find it a little irresponsible to test a weapon where there is a chance, no matter how remote, that you could kill hundreds of thousands of your own country men. But hey, it helped propel us to the super power and the comfortable life most Americans enjoy today.
    I do feel bad for Dr. Oppenheimer. His soul is now forever saddled with the knowledge that he created the one thing that man could quite easily use to distroy the entire planet. Wherever his soul is today, I bet it still weeps for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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    tgirl149 Female 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 9:30 am
    that man should die from radiation if he hasnt already
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 10:39 am
    ^^maybe, but has he made the world any worse? really? it ended a world war, saving millions of lives (granted also ending a lot).

    now those crazy russians have their bombers in the air again. oh no.

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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:30:08 AM
    that man should die from radiation if he hasnt already

    boy he dead

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    Korijenta Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    All I know is that the creator regretted creating that bomb for the rest of his life.
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    Korijenta Female 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    Well, and the fact that the bomb is neither bad nor good; it is the people who wield the power that corrupt it.
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    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    yeah he actually spent the last of his days around the world trying to stop anyone from using it.
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    Papapimpin Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    The Bhagavad Gita, what Oppenheimer quotes, is actually a very interesting read. A great intoduction to non-Western philosophy, or art. Its broken into sections, so its not that bad ;)
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    barththe8th Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    way to go buddy...
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    gaussgauss Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    Oppenheimer did NOT invent it. That was done by a huge team of scientists. It is true, though, that Oppenheimer was in charge of things - but that`s very different than inventing the Bomb. In his role, "Oppie" was essentially a "scientific administrator".

    By the way, the use of the Bomb to end WWII without needing to invade Japan itself, prevented American 2,000,000 casualties. And, given the Japanese philosophy of fighting to the last man (as was seen on Iwo Jima and Okinawa), God knows how many millions of Japanese lives were saved as well.

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    tulip Female 50-59
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    September 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm
    Dr.Oppenheimer sites the Bhagavad Gita. This tells me he regrets the decision he was confronted with. It was a no win either way. It would have truly be only a matter of time before someone else developed this terrible weapon.
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    Catkilller7 Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 9:49 pm
    Reminds me of a quote that one of the scientists that the first explosion reportedly said. I culd be mistaken for the source, though...

    "I`m sure that the last thing the last man on Earth will see is that cloud."

    I find myself agreeing.

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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 9:54 pm
    okay that was really, really, really, deep and emotional

    wow.

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    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2007 at 10:02 pm
    "that man should die from radiation if he hasnt already" If you`re going to point out that people think Oppenheimer was a bad person, I`m going to point out that you are a slut.

    Taking the man as a whole he was a great person, and once again we have really thick people talking about subjects they have NO IDEA about. Please shut up when you encounter something genuinely of quality. You click better with other types of stuff.

    I`m not trying to be mean.

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    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    September 13, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    `Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:30:08 AM
    that man should die from radiation if he hasnt already

    boy he dead`

    I SAY YOU HE DEAD

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    thewabbit Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2007 at 10:32 pm
    Well, and the fact that the bomb is neither bad nor good; it is the people who wield the power that corrupt it.

    when is a bomb NOT bad?

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    JamesNeufeld Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 12:49 am
    Since the sound was so quiet, i was half expecting this video to be a screamer.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2007 at 3:35 am
    People think the discovery and use of the early nuclear bombs was a fascinating thing for the inventors, but deep down inside they must have felt a guilt known only to them. I think he even got teary during the interview.
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    DouchesMcGee Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 10:45 am
    Hmmm... I read a post here that said Nuclear Bombs give us freedom and a good life? (Didn`t say it directly) I`m teriffied everytime I here a plane over head, or something whoosh by... But hell, maybe I`m just paranoid. :p
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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2007 at 8:47 pm
    is it me oe does he looks a bit like dracula?

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