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Old 09-12-07, 08:31 AM   #1
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Doesn't hurt the environment...

Just read the AP wire off CNN. Link to article about Russia's "Dad of all bombs"

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Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added.
You know, apart from blowing up the environment. The dirt's still good to eat!

*Col.-Gen. Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military's General Staff
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Finally, a green bomb.
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I should also add that I am not trying to make any kind of politico-statement. I'm just floored by the idea that a BOMB isn't 'bad' for the environment.
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It's like saying "this poisonous plant isn't harmful to humans (because it freezes your respiratory system and you die from lack of oxygen instead).
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It is good for the environment. It turns every living thing w/in its blast radius into fertilizer and it's non-radioactive.
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I should also add that I am not trying to make any kind of politico-statement. I'm just floored by the idea that a BOMB isn't 'bad' for the environment.


Actually Eboo, there has been a search for a weapon that would kill the people and leave the environment intact for later occupation for some time now.



War is a pitiful thing.
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Extend your timescale a little bit and nothing we do really has any consequential effect on anything, assuming we're cleaver enough to find a way to neutralize ourselves.
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Actually Eboo, there has been a search for a weapon that would kill the people and leave the environment intact for later occupation for some time now.



War is a pitiful thing.
That makes me feel kind of ill. I wish we were all still monkeys. I like grooming.
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Extend your timescale a little bit and nothing we do really has any consequential effect on anything...

I disagree, albiet in a friendly way...not to open an argument.











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That makes me feel kind of ill. I wish we were all still monkeys. I like grooming.

I would gladly pick the lice out of your back hair...just don't expect me to eat it!
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That makes me feel kind of ill. I wish we were all still monkeys. I like grooming.
Sweetie, could you get that tick on my back? I can't quite reach it.
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I disagree, albiet in a friendly way...not to open an argument.
If humanity vanished, 65,000,000 years from now all you're going to find of us are ceramics. Maybe some fossils. Maybe some of the crap we left on the Moon.

All of this is optimistic conjecture, of course.
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Actually Eboo, there has been a search for a weapon that would kill the people and leave the environment intact for later occupation for some time now.



War is a pitiful thing.
Neutron bomb
This intense burst of high-energy neutrons is intended as the principal mechanism of killing, although a large amount of heat and blast is also produced. A common idea is that a neutron bomb "leaves the infrastructure intact" however current designs have yields in the kiloton range, the detonation of which could cause heavy destruction through blast and heat effects. A yield of one kiloton is not much for a nuclear weapon but it is nearly two orders of magnitude (100x) bigger than the most powerful conventional bombs. The blast from a neutron bomb may be enough to level almost any civilian structures inside the lethal radiation range.

Although it sounds like they still have a few kinks to work out.
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Neutron bomb
This intense burst of high-energy neutrons is intended as the principal mechanism of killing, although a large amount of heat and blast is also produced. A common idea is that a neutron bomb "leaves the infrastructure intact" however current designs have yields in the kiloton range, the detonation of which could cause heavy destruction through blast and heat effects. A yield of one kiloton is not much for a nuclear weapon but it is nearly two orders of magnitude (100x) bigger than the most powerful conventional bombs. The blast from a neutron bomb may be enough to level almost any civilian structures inside the lethal radiation range.

Although it sounds like they still have a few kinks to work out.
Is that anything like the Neutron Dance?
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Cause when it comes to fighting terrorism, its all about the size of your bombs.
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I always considered myself rather.... cleaver
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If humanity vanished, 65,000,000 years from now all you're going to find of us are ceramics. Maybe some fossils. Maybe some of the crap we left on the Moon.

And lots of plastics.

There's a book and website about what would happen if us humans disappeared.

The author has obviously seen Planet of the Apes, check out the Statue of Liberty pic in New York without us.
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Those would be the plastic ones.
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And lots of plastics.

There's a book and website about what would happen if us humans disappeared.

The author has obviously seen Planet of the Apes, check out the Statue of Liberty pic in New York without us.
Holy ****. Someone wrote a book about my biggest wet dream. Thanks for the link.
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I wish wars were more like this.
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