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Old 08-06-2015, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Happy Birthday Little Boy

70 years today.
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Those bombs saved a lot of lives. American and Yapanee as well.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The "America's Discovery Park" in Union City, TN has a life-sized replica of both the bombs.

After having seen them in person, I can't fathom how they could have been capable of creating the damage seen in photographs.

Amazingly powerful things.... :USA:
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The "America's Discovery Park" in Union City, TN has a life-sized replica of both the bombs.

After having seen them in person, I can't fathom how they could have been capable of creating the damage seen in photographs.

Amazingly powerful things.... :USA:
Now imagine that all of the new nukes are 1/4 the size and produce magnitudes more destruction.
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Now imagine that all of the new nukes are 1/4 the size and produce magnitudes more destruction.
And less radiation.
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And less radiation.
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North River Depot, which was a section of Loring AFB, Maine was the first WSA. (weapons storage area... nukes). Conventional stuff is an msa (munitions storage area... which is where I worked during my time in the USAF)

They built it to look like a small town and the buildings were stupid reinforced, like 10+ft thick walls.

I grew up in the area, only recently found out about it.

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The "America's Discovery Park" in Union City, TN has a life-sized replica of both the bombs.
I’d be surprised if they are still there with all of these pansies trying to erase history because it hurts their feelings
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I’d be surprised if they are still there with all of these pansies trying to erase history because it hurts their feelings
When I visited the National Atomic Testing Museum they had an inert B61 wearing some hideous gray enamel. Sad
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I live in the town that produced the plutonium that was in the fat man bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki. Recently a Japanese exchange student was sent to Hanford high school from Kokura Japan. Kokura was supposed to be bombed but cloud cover prevented the pilot from dropping the bomb there so they dropped it over Nagasaki instead.

At least she had a sense of humor about it.
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I visited (worked at White Sands) ground zero of the Trinity site in New Mexico. Yeppers, it's a big fucking crater! A large concrete pylon with 2" re-bar was shaved smooth like it was made of wax. Fucking shit must have been crazy hot.

Also got to visit ground zero at Nagasaki (Fat Man). Interesting perspective from the Japanese side; but well worth the visit. Another big fucking crater...
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d the buildings were stupid reinforced, like 10+ft thick walls.

I grew up in the area, .
Is that where you learned to back up?!?

Sorry man, coudn't resist.
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I live in the town that produced the plutonium that was in the fat man bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki. Recently a Japanese exchange student was sent to Hanford high school from Kokura Japan. Kokura was supposed to be bombed but cloud cover prevented the pilot from dropping the bomb there so they dropped it over Nagasaki instead.

At least she had a sense of humor about it.
Lol. Is the Hanford HS sports still “The Bombers”?
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I live in the town that produced the plutonium that was in the fat man bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki. Recently a Japanese exchange student was sent to Hanford high school from Kokura Japan. Kokura was supposed to be bombed but cloud cover prevented the pilot from dropping the bomb there so they dropped it over Nagasaki instead.

At least she had a sense of humor about it.
Our relationship with the Japanese is weird. They love us, but the Japanese government still refuses to acknowledge all kinds of atrocities carried about the Imperial government. Imperial Japan was arguably worse than Nazi Germany leading up to and during WWII and even American history in schools largely ignores the shit they did. Unit 731 makes Auschwitz look like an amusement park.
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Lol. Is the Hanford HS sports still “The Bombers”?


It’s Richland Bombers!!! Richland is just outside of Hanford!!!
And their mascot is the mushroom cloud!!!!


https://amp.tri-cityherald.com/news/...153099819.html


The Richland High School mascot is the Bomber and a mushroom cloud is painted on the gymnasium floor,” Leah Sottile, Lindsey Bever and Steven Mufson wrote.

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A few months ago they were still talking on the radio about possibly changing the name and mascot.

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I’d be surprised if they are still there with all of these pansies trying to erase history because it hurts their feelings
As of Dec. 10, 2018 they were still there.

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Fucking shit must have been crazy hot.
All the green glass bits everywhere from the sand melting together drives that point home as well.

I also liked reading the plaques talking about the noise.
"Socorro reported no structural damage" and/or no buildings got knocked over
"Albuquerque had reports of shattered glass and a massive explosion"
"Grants and as far as gallup reported a massive clap of thunder on a clear morning"
The scale of it was just gnarly.
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Lol. Is the Hanford HS sports still “The Bombers”?

Yup, there was talk about changing it a while back and Mattis told city council to fuck right off because they can't erase history.


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Our relationship with the Japanese is weird. They love us, but the Japanese government still refuses to acknowledge all kinds of atrocities carried about the Imperial government. Imperial Japan was arguably worse than Nazi Germany leading up to and during WWII and even American history in schools largely ignores the shit they did. Unit 731 makes Auschwitz look like an amusement park.
For sure, smaller scale but more vicious.
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Today (Aug. 7th) is the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union declaring war on Japan.

Which accelerated Japan's decision to agree on the unconditional surrender.


Because Japan was going to have to deal with an invasion from the North (Soviet Union) as well as deal with the invasion from the South (U.S.) .
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Today (Aug. 7th) is the 74th anniversary of the Soviet Union declaring war on Japan.



Which accelerated Japan's decision to agree on the unconditional surrender.





Because Japan was going to have to deal with an invasion from the North (Soviet Union) as well as deal with the invasion from the South (U.S.) .


And they knew the Russians would keep any territory they took

The ruskies took a couple of islands right quick and still have them
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