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Old 10-29-2012, 12:58 AM
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I love how #1 is in the desert, then skip on over to......

JAPAN!!! for #'s 2 & 3.

Thank God for a government with an actual nut sack back in the day.
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Surprised this planet isn't torn in two by now.
well, to match the energy release of a supervolcano such as Yellowstone (that has erupted 3 times in the past) you would have to detonate every nuclear weapon of both the USSR and USA at once to even approach the energy release of one eruption.

your average hurricane such as Sandy is the equivalent of about 10,000 hydrogen bombs
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I remember the early testing vividly.

Bomb shelters being built. I grew up in a very wealthy town and folks had the means.

Scary for a young boy thinking world could be blown up. When the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area around the late 80's I remember seeing the street come in waves and the trees and poles sway violently. I was driving on a surface street with the two little ones in a Honda 1500 S and thought my tires where square then I stopped to look and saw the wave of ground coming and immediately thought a nuke had gone off in San Francisco about 50 miles away. I was waiting for the percussion to follow.

The World is a angry place for the most part.

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I'm glad you find it amusing.
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Some people are just plain morons, she's trying to be a tough guy hero.
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Seek help immediately.
All of these attitudes are the reason why we are not able to properly begin & end wars in today's society. Too many people like you who don't realize the mentality of your enemies.

You should be on your knees every day thanking men like Marshall, Parsons, Purnell, and Farrell. They are the sole reason you aren't speaking Japanese and/or German right now. Don't know why I bother though, I'm sure you need to Google those names to have any inkling of their role.

Man In The High Castle and all that.
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All of these attitudes are the reason why we are not able to properly begin & end wars in today's society. Too many people like you who don't realize the mentality of your enemies.

You should be on your knees every day thanking men like Marshall, Parsons, Purnell, and Farrell. They are the sole reason you aren't speaking Japanese and/or German right now. Don't know why I bother though, I'm sure you need to Google those names to have any inkling of their role.

Man In The High Castle and all that.
Actually I do speak German, I'm half.
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Originally Posted by cole925 View Post
All of these attitudes are the reason why we are not able to properly begin & end wars in today's society. Too many people like you who don't realize the mentality of your enemies.

You should be on your knees every day thanking men like Marshall, Parsons, Purnell, and Farrell. They are the sole reason you aren't speaking Japanese and/or German right now. Don't know why I bother though, I'm sure you need to Google those names to have any inkling of their role.

Man In The High Castle and all that.
You notice two of them are from former UK colonies that were given their freedom.
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Originally Posted by Boomer111 View Post
I remember the early testing vividly.

Bomb shelters being built. I grew up in a very wealthy town and folks had the means.

Scary for a young boy thinking world could be blown up. When the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area around the late 80's I remember seeing the street come in waves and the trees and poles sway violently. I was driving on a surface street with the two little ones in a Honda 1500 S and thought my tires where square then I stopped to look and saw the wave of ground coming and immediately thought a nuke had gone off in San Francisco about 50 miles away. I was waiting for the percussion to follow.

The World is a angry place for the most part.
I remember it too. I was very young, I was playing out side and the ground started shaking. For some reason I thought my dad was shaking the trailer so hard it made the ground shake. I remember being very confused. We were in Vacaville.
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Seek help immediately.
Y should he seek help... That was a true statement...
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As usual, we're number one.
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There's a great documentary called Trinity and Beyond, about the early US testing program. It's amazing.


Wonderful documentary! The soundtrack to it is great as well.
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My Gawd... I never thought there were so many.
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Originally Posted by cole925 View Post
All of these attitudes are the reason why we are not able to properly begin & end wars in today's society. Too many people like you who don't realize the mentality of your enemies.

You should be on your knees every day thanking men like Marshall, Parsons, Purnell, and Farrell. They are the sole reason you aren't speaking Japanese and/or German right now. Don't know why I bother though, I'm sure you need to Google those names to have any inkling of their role.

Man In The High Castle and all that.
Damn right. All the revisionists convienently forget how many lives were saved rather than a longer war by ending it quickly. And they forget that we warned the Japanese Empire who ignored calls to surrender. The also didn't surrender after Hiroshima.

We could just as easily targeted Tokyo but went for military targets instead.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:32 PM
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Damn right. All the revisionists convienently forget how many lives were saved rather than a longer war by ending it quickly. And they forget that we warned the Japanese Empire who ignored calls to surrender. The also didn't surrender after Hiroshima.

We could just as easily targeted Tokyo but went for military targets instead.
I don't think it's revisionist to say that it was a tragedy that we had to drop the bombs. It seems to me like it was the right call at the time, but I don't understand being gleeful about incinerating tons of civilians who had no authority to make their country surrender.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:38 PM
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My Gawd... I never thought there were so many.
That is what really surprised me about the video. I was looking at it very suspiciously thinking "this can't be right". A little more research and sure enough, its pretty accurate.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:41 PM
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In anticipation of a land invasion of Japan to end WWII ~500,000 Purple Heart medals were ordered manufactured in order to cover the projected casualties. Since the atomic bombs ended the war before that anticipated land invasion the medals were used in all the subsequent wars. We still haven't had to order more. That's how many American casualties the atomic bomb helped avoid.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:10 PM
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Good thing all but 2 was used in testing. If those nukes had been used in war we might not be here now.
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I see the joint South African and Isreali tests in the South Atlantic are not shown.
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For those who are concerned over the dead from Fat Man and Little Boy check the dead from the fire raids on Tokyo or Dresden or Hamburg. If you are being burned to death does it matter if the flame source is splitting atoms or napalm? Don't missunderstand, I am not in favor of nuclear war, or any other war for that matter, but it should be recognized that atomic bombs did not increase the level of slaughter only made it easier.
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Gleeful ? No-But damn glad the Truman had the ***** to do it. Some of us can trace being alive due to that decision. My Dad was in Corregidor awaiting the invasion.

Those that say it was a bad decision have never stood in harm's way.
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