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20 Responses to U.S Were A Switch Away From Nuking Themselves[Pic+

  1. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    It`s nice to still have a decent quality newspaper such as the Guardian, digging up stuff like this. Unlike almost all the others.

    Thing is, 20MT would have severely f***ed up a hell of a big area. You can find out how much by using this: http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

    Then there`s the fall out - the prevailing winds would have carried it over all of the major NE Seaboard - Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Boston, etc etc..

    (Assuming the US didn`t check the facts first and instead simply launched everything at Russia starting WWIII).

    Still, we were all saved by a cheap faulty electrical switch eh, so that`s fine then.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3801 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    @FredSpudman:
    You forget we dropped 4 of the same kind of H-bomb on you guys, one bomb disintegrated and released seven pounds of plutonium were splattered over 558 acres of Palomares, forcing an $80 million clean up by the United States.

    Clinton also lost the football for a few minutes and lost the codes for several months.

    The Russians lost dozens of bombs but they don`t like to talk about that, unless they need help getting them back.


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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Old news is old. Anyone over 45 knows what it was like growing up knowing you`d see The Bomb go off in your town. Didn`t happen, but we still grew up under the fear of it.
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    @richanddead I knew about the Spanish one, but the point is the North Carolina one almost actually detonated.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Today if that happened I bet it would be:

    *flip coin of random oil-containing countries and blame them*
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7775 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    `Oops, sorry `bout that`.
    `Friendly fire? No problem then`.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2390 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    It would have only helped the area. Believe me, I know.
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    "Today if that happened I bet it would be:

    *flip coin of random oil-containing countries and blame them*" Well, the United States is an oil containing country, so the coin might be the way to go...
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    PirateWillis Male 18-29
    143 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    I wouldn`t exist if it went off. That`s where my mother grew up.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    @Fwoggie2 The Guardian is attention seeking BS
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14769 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    I`ve just finished reading Command and Control. Almost every couple of years there`s been a near nuke incudent.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14769 posts
    September 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm
    PS, imagine Pakistan. If the Americans can`t keep themselves safe, Imagine Pakistan. Imagine how easy it`d be for the Taliban to get one and nuke a city. Or, if they were really clever, they`d wait till a moment of high tension and nuke Thule Air Base
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2013 at 11:47 pm
    @whodat6484
    Jeebus thats a tad concerning
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    631 posts
    September 23, 2013 at 1:59 am
    this isn`t anything new..
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5874 posts
    September 23, 2013 at 2:01 am
    It would not have been that much of a problem to the well prepared. The public were easily able to protect themselves from nuclear blasts by hiding under a suitable desk or table.

  16. Profile photo of FredSpudman
    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 23, 2013 at 3:14 am
    @3002-3038 The release of the information that three out of four safety features failed is new. We all know that the U.S had a penchant for accidentally throwing nukes around like confetti, but not how incredibly close something world changing happened from that.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5608 posts
    September 23, 2013 at 4:58 am
    "...can`t keep themselves safe..."
    Other nations are not flying them around, 24/7.
    Normal people are, you know, afraid of them...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2013 at 7:49 am
    they`d wait till a moment of high tension and nuke Thule Air Base

    ROFL!! You think if they got their hands on something that crazy they`d be able to contain themselves and not try to hit Israel and instead travel to Greenland...WHEW!

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