Every Nuclear Explosion

  • grnranger99

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    Aug 03, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    "Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998."

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    Aug 03, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    What's scary about it?
  • wild_sky360

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    Aug 03, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhat's scary about it?


    You're kidding?

    Heartbreaking is more accurate.
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    Aug 03, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidWhat's scary about it?
    Nothing. It's beautiful. Humans are like fireflies in a jar. Now that the military-industrial complex is in charge of our planet we're much safer and the value of life has increased tenfold.
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 03, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    wow
    It is a wonder we all weren't born with 15 toes and 3 eyes.
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    Aug 03, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    wild_sky360 said
    JackNWNJ saidWhat's scary about it?


    You're kidding?

    Heartbreaking is more accurate.




    Let's start with compensation in billions to those that got sick or died.



    As well,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_testing
  • wild_sky360

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    Aug 03, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    Each of those pings represents the death or illness of thousands of individuals and their countless descendants. It was the specter of this horror poisoning the entire planet, that inspired President John F. Kennedy, a former cold warrior, to seek peace with the Soviet Union.

    The military industrial complex of both nations, violently apposed any detente. This forced Kennedy and like minded Kruschchev to successfully negotiate a test ban through secret back channels. The bravery of that man, to push back against such absolute, monolithic power, makes him one of the very few great Presidents.

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    Aug 03, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    "Well of course there's going to be a lot at first, it's a new technology and pretty soon they'll discover the long-lasting effec--Oh, we're in the 80's......huh....."

    It was rather disturbing, but I'm not going to go all alarmist over this.
  • qd2009

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    Aug 03, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    It became pretty much quiet after 1991 -- end of the cold war.
  • wild_sky360

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    Aug 03, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    Gaymerboy said"Well of course there's going to be a lot at first, it's a new technology and pretty soon they'll discover the long-lasting effec--Oh, we're in the 80's......huh....."

    It was rather disturbing, but I'm not going to go all alarmist over this.


    They discovered the long lasting effects back in Kennedy's era. That knowledge is now being put to "good" use in the Middle East, where the US has been engaged in a decades long, genocidal, nuclear war. Depleted Uranium is present in most ordnance. The vaporization on impact creates a local radiological fallout that often gets carried across the entire region, depending on meteorologic conditions.

    For the generational effects it will have on the entire population, they may as well have dropped dozens of high mega ton weapons. A quick death is more merciful than what is in store for these poor innocents. While the technology has some practical military applications, I believe this so called "collateral damage" is really hit and run, delayed reaction genocide.

    And (lack of) conscience has no bounds. Fully one third....250,000,out of 700,000 gulf war ONE veterans now suffer from environmental illness. This is caused in part by the first full scale roll out of these weapons. As it mimics what I am mildly, by comparison, going through, I can tell you that death sometimes seems like a blessing. It wouldn't be the first time our kid next door soldiers have been used as disposable guinea pigs. What was Kissinger's quote (sic) military men are dumb animals to be used like pawns on a chessboard. That's the mindset of the "wise ones" that have the larger vision of the world.
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    Aug 03, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    I loved how thy made the Russian tzar bomba test explosion as a big red dot icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 03, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
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  • brendanmuscle...

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    Aug 04, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    well, at least only .0974% of those explosions were actually detonated to kill people- would have been better if it was 0%, however, there have been several times where it almost could have been much worse and catastrophic... let's hope that doesn't happen!