Revealed: Nuclear Blast in Russia Was Caused by Reactor Meltdown of Superweapon Named "Skyfall"

The nuclear-powered cruise missile had fallen into the sea during a flight test.

They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.

Only a year later did they attempt to recover it.

Their recovery efforts did not go as one might have hoped. The reactor exploded and has flooded the areas around it -- including big towns -- with radiation.

Russia covered up the deadly nuclear reactor explosion in August during the salvage at sea of one of Vladimir Putin's new superweapons, a nuclear-powered cruise missile called Skyfall, a senior State Department official disclosed.

The reactor exploded Aug. 8 off the coast of the northern Russian town of Nenoska, killing seven Russians on a barge in the White Sea as they were overseeing the recovery of a sunken Skyfall. The missile had been sitting on the seafloor for about year after a failed flight test, said State Department official Thomas G. DiNanno.

"The explosion was caused by the Skyfall experiencing a criticality accident, an uncontrolled nuclear reaction that released a burst of radiation while Russian personnel retrieved it from the seafloor," Mr. DiNanno said in an interview with The Washington Times.

It gets worse: Experts say that approximately $150,000 worth of FaceBook ads accidentally blew up the entire democracy of the United States as well

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 06:12 PM




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Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:12 PM (ZCEU2)

2 I'll go get em

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:13 PM (ZCEU2)

3 Third !

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:13 PM (WjcFW)

4 Where was Jack Ryan during all of this!?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 22, 2019 06:13 PM (xptlg)

5 You don't say ?

Posted by: Daniel Craig at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (WjcFW)

6 th

Posted by: FloridaMan at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (s6iAH)

7 Boom!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (cfSRQ)

8 Wonder if any of that was US made uranium

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (ZCEU2)

9 Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, that Putin.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (xptlg)

10 >>They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.



Hahaha - so fucking true.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (fjX/+)

11 Tulsi did it!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (0W3mK)

12 Whoopsie!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (LOq4H)

13 I blame Zuckerberg

Posted by: CN at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (U7k5w)

14 Is there nothing President Trump can't do?

Posted by: ShainS at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (utdZo)

15 That's what you get for naming doomsday weapons after Bond or scifi movies.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (1g7ch)

16 The Russians are not so good with nukes? Somehow I'm not surprised.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (0OmEj)

17 Trump did it. Right?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (NVYyb)

18 Sounds to me like it was the equivalent of a "dirty bomb," not an actual nuke that went off.

Reactors can't turn into bombs. They can remain fissile and create a lot of heat, but you don't get the chain-reaction explosion, just a thermal blast throwing radioactive stuff all over.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (cfSRQ)

19 "For England, James?"

"No. For Trump."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (Ki5SV)

20 Ah, the facebook joke at the end was brilliant!

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (xptlg)

21 Luckily it wasn't lost deep in the crater's on Tulsi Gabbard's face.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (fjX/+)

22 "They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia."

Checks with chart.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (t+qrx)

23 Well another thing Q Mentioned was Skyfall, BUT Troll

Posted by: nasty little shitbag at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (BqBId)

24 I KNEW IT!

Posted by: Robert Mueller at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (YOhRS)

25 "Only a year later did they attempt to recover it."

*Cue Benny Hill theme song*

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (WjcFW)

26 Clearly this is Trumps fault

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (ZfRYq)

27 I'll die laughing when a Japanese fisherman pulls up a 3 eyed fish in a few years

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (2Zt5U)

28 Yes, the Russians are so clever, so adept that this happens. But, yes, of course, they can put at least 2 assets into Dem primaries.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (jUVms)

29 Thanks for making us feel better about our little mishap.

Posted by: Iranian rocket scientists at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (RqQOX)

30 They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.

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Why is everything in Russia handled like community theater?

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (DQebX)

31 We keep telling you people that creating nuclear power for energy is dangerous! Except, of course, when it's Iran. /

Posted by: ShainS at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (utdZo)

32 What's a little fallout?

Hand me the Vodka Comrades.

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (+0uDE)

33 Experts say that approximately $150,000 worth of FaceBook ads accidentally blew up the entire democracy of the United States as well.

Oh the Huge Manatee !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Newscasting Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (LPnfS)

34 15
That's what you get for naming doomsday weapons after Bond or scifi movies.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at October 22, 2019 06:15 PM (1g7ch)

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Russian weapon names are rarely used. I'm thinking "Skyfall" is the NATO code work, like Shipwreck, Sunburn, etc.

There's a code system where all the items in a particular series use the same letter prefix. That's how you get names like Fishbed and Fulcrum. Not what the Russians actually call them.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (cfSRQ)

35 Trump did it. Right?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (NVYyb)
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Two scoops of uranium.

Posted by: Axeman at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (YOhRS)

36 Radiation -- reading "Chernobyl". Leftist autocrats do everything to cover up the truth.

Sounds like a lot of the MSM.

Posted by: FloridaMan at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (s6iAH)

37 And the only way we can still get into space is on a RUSSIAN capsule. Yoffe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (85Gof)

38 You know, you could craft a new talking point about how " on the watch of president Trump, we now have 4000% more nuclear waste in the ocean" or whatever.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (xptlg)

39 They didn't consider that the sea water was keeping the damn thing cool. It blew up when they put it on the barge.

And at least they learned their lesson from Chernobyl. They didn't do anything like shutting down nearby radiation monitoring stations or anything like that.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (sWM8x)

40 I suspect they probably left it on the ocean floor for a year because they couldn't figure out how to get it off the floor safely.

Whoops.

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (aXucN)

41 Stuxnet!

It even sounds like a Russian word.

I wonder what it would mean in Russian....

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (aktsl)

42 O/T but....

Twitchy, is all atwitter over testimony from Bill Taylor. Apparently he confirmed a quid pro quo.

Posted by: Roper at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (X1K/2)

43 I can't believe Dems still think THESE PEOPLE are still the evil supervillains capable of actually installing a puppet into the White House.

They performed the nuclear equivalent of Wile E. Coyote picking up a lit ACME rocket right before it explodes in his face.

Posted by: reason at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (sPO/s)

44 It fall out of sky. It called Skyfall. Brilliant.

Posted by: Iranian rocket scientists at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (RqQOX)

45 hey at least they are consistent with their historical track record with anything nuclear!

Posted by: bored383 at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (zJ4nO)

46 So what you're saying is that rather than see Hillary! become President, Russia nuked itself?

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (/Njku)

47 Reactors can't turn into bombs. They can remain fissile and create a lot of heat, but you don't get the chain-reaction explosion, just a thermal blast throwing radioactive stuff all over.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:16 PM (cfSRQ)


Not a no-kidding canned sunshine bomb, but a prompt criticality excursion is a different event from an explosion scattering fuel. See the SL-1 event:

https://tinyurl.com/y3yy8mff

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (t+qrx)

48 I saw this movie

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (G546f)

49 Prolly being run by the same nukular engineer that ran that test at Chernobyl.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (VNmG1)

50 In Russia, superweapon develops you.

Posted by: Hands at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (786Ro)

51 fyi -

https://tinyurl.com/y6cpzuuc

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (r+sAi)

52 Ouch for those poor dumb Ruskie bastards who were the divers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (2B9A/)

53 reading "Chernobyl"

Which one? Fred Pohl's fictional one was good.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (ykYG2)

54 Twitchy, is all atwitter over testimony from Bill Taylor. Apparently he confirmed a quid pro quo.
Posted by: Roper at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM

His opinion. The facts don't add up though.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (0W3mK)

55 Underwater dirty bomb? I imagine that that's preferable to a land-based dirty bomb?

Posted by: 13times at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (K3B2k)

56 Reactors can't turn into bombs. They can remain
fissile and create a lot of heat, but you don't get the chain-reaction
explosion, just a thermal blast throwing radioactive stuff all over.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd


Kinda thought that also, unless the trigger went off and worked, but I think it would have blown up more than a barge.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (LOq4H)

57 28
Yes, the Russians are so clever, so adept that this happens. But, yes,
of course, they can put at least 2 assets into Dem primaries.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:17 PM (jUVms)

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A friend suggested to me that something strange was going on because of a big ammo explosion in Russia not long ago.

I then pointed out that ammo dumps blow up there about every six months, give or take. This is because:

1. Russia never throws old ammo away, and it becomes unstable, and
2. Most Russians are drunk most of the time.

Russia is trying to get rid of the ammo, which of course also gives it another opportunity to blow up when the drunks trying to disarm it set it off.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (cfSRQ)

58 Trump did it. Right?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever



Da. If only Putin knew!

Posted by: Hands at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (786Ro)

59 >Their recovery efforts did not go as one might have hoped. The reactor
exploded and has flooded the areas around it -- including big towns --
with radiation.

Point of pedantry. One does not spread radiation. One spreads radioactive materials or particles or radioactivity, which then radiate whatever radiation they radiate.

Radiation can be waves (gamma, xray, etc.) or high-energy particles (alpha, beta (electrons)).

/asshole

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (jYnPD)

60 I should have been an experimental soviet missile
Scuttled across the floors of a silent baltic sea.

Posted by: The Love Song of Comrade Prufrock at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (fjX/+)

61 Underwater dirty bomb? I imagine that that's preferable to a land-based dirty bomb?
Posted by: 13times at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (K3B2k)

Fuck you

Posted by: Fish at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (85Gof)

62 So the Staye Department dweeb was concerned that the Russians covered it up. Well of course they covered it up. ANYONE would try to cover it up. We would cover it up. Yet this pindick was worried about a coverup.

What a fag. Obviously a Top Man.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (LsRfT)

63 44 It fall out of sky. It called Skyfall. Brilliant.

Posted by: Iranian rocket scientists

*dope slap*

Posted by: Putin at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (G546f)

64 I think I read a Clive Cussler novel about this. Seems like it would be right up Dirk Pitt's alley.

Posted by: huerfano at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (9dnxb)

65 neutrons can be particulate radiation as well.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (jYnPD)

66 >>They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.

Hahaha - so fucking true.
Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (fjX/+)


Comrade, the honor is all yours ...

But you are senior in rank! I couldn't ...

After you, Ivan ...

No, I insist Petrovivich ...

Posted by: Adriane the Newscasting Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (LPnfS)

67 Yuri, you cut green cord first right? Yuri? YURI!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (0W3mK)

68 Twitchy, is all atwitter over testimony from Bill Taylor. Apparently he confirmed a quid pro quo.
Posted by: Roper at October 22, 2019 06:19 PM (X1K/2)


Yeah I saw the headline today but didn't have a chance to read the article.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:21 PM (dUJdY)

69 meh - net neutrality and climate change killed everyone already.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (bwo3w)

70 How big of an explosion? I take it was not a Nuke detonation, right?

Posted by: Paladin at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (3IOdT)

71 Guess they figured it wasn't going anywhere so what's the hurry

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (ZCEU2)

72 Reactors can't turn into bombs. They can remain
fissile and create a lot of heat, but you don't get the chain-reaction
explosion, just a thermal blast throwing radioactive stuff all over.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

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"...just a thermal blast throwing radioactive stuff all over."

OK, well, bomb-ish, then.

Ten points off for casual use of the word "just."

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (DQebX)

73 that's a mean chest x-ray.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (ykYG2)

74 So the personnel retrieving the downed missile are now irradiated beyond repair?

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (kD8Fh)

75 You think the Russians would notice that they keep trying to build superweapons, and the only ships that get sunk and cities that get wrecked are Russian ones.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (Kpl3J)

76 Hey but a PDT phone call and a book written anonymously is all drudge can post about

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (85Gof)

77 Anybody seen Eric Swallwell?

Posted by: Axeman at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (YOhRS)

78 I can't believe Dems still think THESE PEOPLE are still the evil supervillains capable of actually installing a puppet into the White House.

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We inwent steam engine!

Posted by: Ghetto Skandi, wearing a muskrat hat at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (7Fj9P)

79 It's clear that James Bond planted a destruct device on the missile, which would go off if they attempted to raise it.

Then he bedded Anna Chapman, the lucky bastid.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (Z4rgH)

80 Aquaman to the rescue!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (G546f)

81 This happened because Tulsi Gabbard was supposed to be in charge of nuke tests, but got distracted running for prezzy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (FiUMj)

82 Meanwhile, on a lonely atoll. The creature who will be known as Gojirah begins to form.

Posted by: Just Lily at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (9GFP4)

83 I wonder if one of the Russians on the barge said "You arrogant ass, you've killed us" right before he was incinerated.

Life's too short to miss out on a good line.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (ZLI7S)

84 I am inwincible!

Posted by: Boris Ivanovich Grishenko at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (Z1ykJ)

85
Behold Greatest Russian Doomsday Veapon of All Times -

ZARDOZ!!!

Posted by: Scientist at Secret Russian Laboratory at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (XCfh1)

86 70
How big of an explosion? I take it was not a Nuke detonation, right?


Posted by: Paladin at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (3IOdT)

Not in the sense of a bomb detonating. The core got too hot too fast, and likely the water/coolant boiled off and the structures melted at such a high, uncontrolled rate as to cause an explosion.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (jYnPD)

87 70
How big of an explosion? I take it was not a Nuke detonation, right?


Posted by: Paladin at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (3IOdT)

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No, see above. Nuclear reactors cannot "go critical" and become nuclear weapons. They explode for other (thermal) reasons and scatter the reactor contents. I.e. they become "dirty bombs."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (cfSRQ)

88 So still just like the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (yQpMk)

89 And however we laugh at Florida Man in here, nobody on earth does Hold My Vodka as well as the Russki.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (ykYG2)

90 Facebook is indeed having a nuclear like effect, but it is from the internal Dem politburo, not the Russkies. Google/FB even worse ...

Posted by: illiniwek at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (Cus5s)

91 This happened because Tulsi Gabbard was supposed to be in charge of nuke tests, but got distracted running for prezzy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM (FiUMj)
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Da, some asset she turned out to be!

Posted by: Russian Controller at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (YOhRS)

92 There's a code system where all the items in a particular series use the same letter prefix. That's how you get names like Fishbed and Fulcrum. Not what the Russians actually call them.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:18 PM (cfSRQ)


Ficus?

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (Ki5SV)

93 You think the Russians would notice that they keep trying to build superweapons, and the only ships that get sunk and cities that get wrecked are Russian ones.
=======================
Enraged walrus was anomaly.

Posted by: Ghetto Skandi, wearing a muskrat hat at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (7Fj9P)

94 Its kind of like a Simpsons skit with the 6 eyed fish.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (r+sAi)

95 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (Zz0t1)

96 >>Yeah I saw the headline today but didn't have a chance to read the article.

Don't bother. It's a lie.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (ZLI7S)

97 this would have never happened under President John Kerry.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (ZqRa6)

98 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (dMR4T)

99 And yet they're still the most powerful country in the world, stealing every election America ever has from here to eternity.

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (Zz0t1)

100 I for one blame it on moose and squirrel.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (ykYG2)

101 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM

Buy two get two for the Japanese soup!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (0W3mK)

102 Fine. Pass out some iodine and get me a beer.

Posted by: Putin at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (WjcFW)

103 Underwater dirty bomb? I imagine that that's preferable to a land-based dirty bomb?
Posted by: 13times at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (K3B2k)


Let me tell you about land-based dirty bombs. . .

Posted by: Huma at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (Ki5SV)

104 Aquaman to the rescue!
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:23 PM



Arctic waters are beckoning for Amber Heard's nipples.

Posted by: Hands at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (786Ro)

105 No, see above. Nuclear reactors cannot "go critical"
and become nuclear weapons. They explode for other (thermal) reasons
and scatter the reactor contents. I.e. they become "dirty bombs."


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:24 PM (cfSRQ)

Reactors do go critical, just at a controlled rate.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (jYnPD)

106 You think the Russians would notice that they keep trying to build superweapons, and the only ships that get sunk and cities that get wrecked are Russian ones.

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Sort of the "Blazing Saddles" threat strategy.

"Make one move and we'll blow up another of our cities!"

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (DQebX)

107 No, see above. Nuclear reactors cannot "go critical" and become nuclear weapons

==

what if the reactor identifies as a bomb?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (G546f)

108 And yet they're still the most powerful country in the world, stealing every election America ever has from here to eternity.
Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (Zz0t1)
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What can you say, Americans are powerless against Facebook ads.

Posted by: Axeman at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (YOhRS)

109 This will be the perfect companion piece to the highly radioactive lake the Russians made.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (FTlwv)

110 I said the green wire first! Fuuu

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (0W3mK)

111 Ouch for those poor dumb Ruskie bastards who were the divers.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (2B9A/)


True, dat.

May their Families find some Comfort in that they were trying to clean up a mess.

Posted by: Adriane the Newscasting Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (LPnfS)

112 Arctic waters are beckoning for Amber Heard's nipples.

Posted by: Hands at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (786Ro)

Get in line.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (jYnPD)

113 YouTube suppressed Tulsi Gabbard videos when she was feuding with Clinton.

https://youtu.be/W2UvgHoNJTM

Posted by: buzzion at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (Z7lwY)

114 I should have been an experimental soviet missile
Scuttled across the floors of a silent baltic sea.



*golfclap*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (yQpMk)

115 74
So the personnel retrieving the downed missile are now irradiated beyond repair?

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:22 PM (kD8Fh)

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Well, the ones killed in the blast sure are, but probably don't care.

Radiation sickness is not as deadly as movies like "Chernobyl" suggest.

It's also hard to tell just how bad long-term exposure is because everything in Russia (and the Ukraine) is heavily polluted and most of them are raging alcoholics. Kind of a contest to see what they'll die of first.

Check out their driving.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (cfSRQ)

116 What would Fukushima have looked like, if those rods stored on sight had fully melted down? I recall the helicopters trying to dump water, but pilots too afraid to even get close ... so they missed the mark usually.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (Cus5s)

117 I must break you.

Posted by: Ivan Drago at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (r+sAi)

118 Hillary does not have a vibrator, however she DOES have hammer and sickle.

The Russian fixation runs deep with The Lovelorn Pantsuit.

Posted by: Voter theater. at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (xXx5y)

119 Never forget what Putin's job was before he took over the country. He is a killer.

Posted by: IanDeal at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (vgGyZ)

120 I guess there could have been a change in conditions due to moderator issues from sitting on sea floor for a year. And the blast could have been the initiator, so basically a dirty bomb? Or it could have been the propellant, maybe?

Who knows. We should encourage Russia to blow up more of it's cities, though.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (LWu6U)

121 From Russia with love......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (MeM4j)

122 I figured as much Jack Straw. But the media will run with it. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (dUJdY)

123 Wait.....

They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

Just how fucking stupid ARE the Russians?

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (Zz0t1)

124 Fine. Pass out some iodine and get me a beer.
Posted by: Putin at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (WjcFW)
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I'm going to get me..um...a beer.

Posted by: Liz Warren at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (YOhRS)

125 Glow iIn the dark vodka! Woot!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (dMR4T)

126 Hey, where'd they get the uranium for it, I wonder?

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (DQebX)

127 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25



Fish on!

Posted by: Jeremy Wade at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (786Ro)

128 Hey everybody.

Ace and everyone, I shared this late last night in the ONT. I think it's worth a read. Warning however: it's Rolling Stone and Matt Taibbi. As I said before, I can't believe RS published this.

"Everyone Is A Russian Asset"

https://tinyurl.com/y6khm6r3'

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (L2ZTs)

129 They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

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The second one is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey.

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (DQebX)

130 May their Families find some Comfort in that they were trying to clean up a mess.
Posted by: Adriane the Newscasting Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (LPnfS)

Yes, and you'll probably only find this comment only here on AoS!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (BiNEL)

131 good time for a repost of Russia's greatest superweapon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhPvJOnHotE

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (Kpl3J)

132 In the beginning there was darkness, and the darkness was without form and void.

Posted by: BOMB #20 at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (yQpMk)

133 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (dMR4T)
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That's what I like about you, Cannibal Bob. You always look on the bright side.

That, and your hash spells "Dem Rat."

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (aXucN)

134 The second one is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey.

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (DQebX)

Good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (85Gof)

135 And in addition to the darkness there was also me. And I moved upon the face of the darkness.

Posted by: BOMB #20 at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (yQpMk)

136 Was this the event some morons were discussing that killed the six or seven top guys and that no one could really figure out why they were all on the same sub to die for something mysterious?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (krYGQ)

137 And I saw that I was alone.

Posted by: BOMB #20 at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (yQpMk)

138 I am inwincible!
Posted by: Boris Ivanovich Grishenko


What fucking awful movie. Probably worse than Moonraker.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (1Vobx)

139 Reactors do go critical, just at a controlled rate.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (jYnPD)

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You can't just cut the AND out of my sentence and then try to correct me.

Yes, they go critical, otherwise they would have no point. They still don't become bombs.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (cfSRQ)

140 YouTube suppressed Tulsi Gabbard videos when she was feuding with Clinton.
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Fuck Tulsi Gabbard. I mean, I really want to fuck Tulsi.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (7Fj9P)

141 Let there be light.

Posted by: BOMB #20 at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (yQpMk)

142 116 What would Fukushima have looked like, if those rods stored on sight had fully melted down? I recall the helicopters trying to dump water, but pilots too afraid to even get close ... so they missed the mark usually.

My understanding is that the water was for the spent fuel rods, and the concern was never criticality, but getting hot and offgassing. Spent rods have a lot of nasty byproducts that would have gone into the wind. So it would have looked more like Chernobyl with the fire.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (LWu6U)

143 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (dMR4T)
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Unless you snag one head and a guy in another boat snags the other.

Didn't think about that, didja?

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (DQebX)

144 Hey bluebell!

Funny you mention that hash. I was typing an auto lien sale into a newspaper at work the other day, and part of one of the car's VINs was, not a joke:

4NT1FA

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (L2ZTs)

145
That, and your hash spells "Dem Rat."

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (aXucN)

As they are! Excellent.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (dMR4T)

146 Warning however: it's Rolling Stone and Matt Taibbi. As I said before, I can't believe RS published this.

"Everyone Is A Russian Asset"

https://tinyurl.com/y6khm6r3'

Rolling Stone has been Matt Taibbi's publishing home for quite a few years. And even though Taibbi is a leftist, he's a honest and intelligent leftist, and he doesn't fall for the groupthink bullshit that all the rest of them fall for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (Kpl3J)

147 The second one is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey.

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:28 PM (DQebX)

I'm not seeing the downside.

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (WjcFW)

148 They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

Just how fucking stupid ARE the Russians?
Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (Zz0t1)


From what I can get from the article, it's nuclear-powered, with an optional nuclear warhead (in the XLE model). So the reactor is part of the propulsion system, but not necessarily the warhead.

Nuclear aircraft propulsion was studied in the US during the cold war (imagine a B-52 that could loiter on station basically forever), but was eventually abandoned as completely fucking bugnuts bonkers.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (t+qrx)

149 Soon to be an Emmy winning dramatic series on HBO

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (o6USh)

150 Remember these are the same people that sunk their Navy's floating drydock, and almost took their Aircraft Carrier with it.

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (+0uDE)

151 138 I am inwincible!
Posted by: Boris Ivanovich Grishenko

What fucking awful movie. Probably worse than Moonraker.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (1Vobx)

Except for the "spike" idea. I need that thing for my robocallers and spam emailers.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (ABjxW)

152 Ooops, it would appear there's been a translation error. The Russian missile was actually named the Chernobyl.
Please to readjust your American capitalistic running dog propaganda

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (HaL55)

153 I'm sure Hillary's diaper is hazardous waste.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (n1yOz)

154 You arrogant ass, you've killed us !

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 22, 2019 06:31 PM (M+Lyo)

155 This ebook is decent: https://archive.org/details/chernobylwitnessed

Posted by: 13times at October 22, 2019 06:31 PM (K3B2k)

156 They probably should have used something more than 9# test.

Posted by: Roo the day at October 22, 2019 06:31 PM (Bf3hj)

157
Unless you snag one head and a guy in another boat snags the other.

Didn't think about that, didja?

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (DQebX)

I did not!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:31 PM (dMR4T)

158 My buddy was a communications tech and had to work with the Rooskies when his company was tasked with the secret service for state visits. This was early 90's. My buddy couldn't believe how far back their technology was. He said it was shit we would have quit using 30 years prior. And this was their top of the line crap. He said most guys were OK to work with but half were drunk all the time.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 06:31 PM (0W3mK)

159 Tom, I know, I'm as shocked as anyone.

Back in the W and early Obama days as I recall, Taibbi was IMHO the height of leftist hate-snobbery.

I remember he was once on Politically Incorrect (or was it Real Time?) with Tony Snow, while Snow was dying of cancer. I refused to watch because I was afraid Taibbi was making fun of him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (L2ZTs)

160 I will win, and then I will DESTROY RUSSIA!

https://tinyurl.com/y4z6lntw

Posted by: Hillary 2020 - You Fucking BETTER Be With Her! at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (AzW6q)

161 Oh goodness. One guy (who incidentally ate lunch two months beforehand with a Dem senators) contradicts 2 Presidents, a transcript and the ambassador. Same idiot who texted a quiz pro quo setup and was rebutted immediately. He claims the phone conversation to follow unbuts the rebut. I smell another bullshit attempted set up by yet another deep state quisling.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (87EdW)

162 I want to make a giant Fluke joke.


Mostly for the pun. But I keep Floundering around with the form.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (fjX/+)

163 I'm sure Hillary's diaper is hazardous waste.

Posted by: Northernlurker

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But when you've run out of booze, you can wring it out for a recycled high.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (DQebX)

164 And I saw that I was alone.
Posted by: BOMB #20 at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (yQpMk)


I am NOT faulty data. Get back in the bomb bay!!

Posted by: Dark Star ... at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (LPnfS)

165 Nuclear aircraft propulsion was studied in the US
during the cold war (imagine a B-52 that could loiter on station
basically forever), but was eventually abandoned as completely fucking
bugnuts bonkers.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (t+qrx)

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I know a guy who worked on the project. It was as you say. "Great, so given that a percentage of our aircraft crash each year, what happens when this one goes down?"

Obviously, the Russians don't care about that because vodka.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (cfSRQ)

166 Nuclear aircraft propulsion was studied in the US during the cold war (imagine a B-52 that could loiter on station basically forever), but was eventually abandoned as completely fucking bugnuts bonkers.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (t+qrx)


I really don't care how safe flying is. Putting a nuclear fucking reactor in an airplane is just a batshit crazy thing to do.

If your goal is to destroy with a nuclear weapon, just a payload is good. Adding DOUBLE PLUS NUKE capabilities just seems a bit.......much?

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

167 They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

Just how fucking stupid ARE the Russians?

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (Zz0t1)

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I bet they aren't submitting to cross-dressers or letting antifa taking over cities.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (krYGQ)

168
Sort of the "Blazing Saddles" threat strategy.

"Make one move and we'll blow up another of our cities!"

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (DQebX)


Still, if Sheriff Bart is looking for the white wimmen, Russia is where he should go.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 22, 2019 06:33 PM (sy5kK)

169 Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (t+qrx)

Wait. You read the article?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:33 PM (dMR4T)

170 Things too hard for the left to understand -
Quid Pro Quo for mutual benefit of countries - good.
Quid Pro Quo for millions of dollars to your family - bad.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2019 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

171 >> but was eventually abandoned as completely fucking bugnuts bonkers.



Best leave that one to the Soviets.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:33 PM (fjX/+)

172 I bet they aren't submitting to cross-dressers or letting antifa taking over cities.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

ouch

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:34 PM (G546f)

173 53 reading "Chernobyl"

Which one? Fred Pohl's fictional one was good.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:20 PM (ykYG2)

The one by Serhii Plokhy. Non-fiction. A never might be more fun to read

Posted by: FloridaMan at October 22, 2019 06:34 PM (s6iAH)

174 143 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 22, 2019 06:25 PM (dMR4T)
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Unless you snag one head and a guy in another boat snags the other.

Didn't think about that, didja?
Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (DQebX)

My father and great-uncle caught a musky off the dock once that was entangled in both of their lines so bad it couldn't swim. Neither hook was in the fish. A lot of liquor was consumed while they were arguing over who caught it.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2019 06:34 PM (ABjxW)

175 It took them a year to find it. We were looking for it to.
There's a Youtube channel called Dark Docs that I found recently that did a video several months ago on it's failed launch when it's existence was still tinfoil-hat territory.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 22, 2019 06:34 PM (CQ3Qb)

176 Gulp. I live about five miles from the Tybee Bomb.

Goggle or Bing it if you will.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (ptqGC)

177 I know a guy who worked on the project. It was as you say. "Great, so given that a percentage of our aircraft crash each year, what happens when this one goes down?"
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (cfSRQ)


Also something about volunteer crews who were past the age where they'd be having children, on account of they wouldn't be able to any more.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (t+qrx)

178 The nuclear-powered Skyfall will be used to distribute pro-Trump leaflets over swing states in 2020.

The monsters!

Posted by: Adam Schiff, Toad! at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (I2/tG)

179 You can't just cut the AND out of my sentence


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (cfSRQ)

Can and did.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (jYnPD)

180 Guy, evidently, there was no quid pro quo from Trump to the Ukranians. The need for the secret meetings is the "leaking" of garbage information. The actual transcript of the conversation was already released and they are just throwing mud to see what they can get to stick.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (jUVms)

181 Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb ourselves, Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb ourselves. Cmon everybody sing along

Posted by: nasty little shitbag at October 22, 2019 06:36 PM (BqBId)

182 They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

A nuclear reactor, not a nuclear weaapon.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:36 PM (I2/tG)

183 4NT1FA
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (L2ZTs)
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Perfect for a California car!

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 06:36 PM (aXucN)

184 So the personnel retrieving the downed missile are now irradiated beyond repair?
Posted by: kallisto

They're rubbing dirt on it and slapping hot iron to it.

Posted by: JT at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (arJlL)

185 150
Remember these are the same people that sunk their Navy's floating drydock, and almost took their Aircraft Carrier with it.





Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:30 PM (+0uDE)

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Ah yes, the carrier that's power plant ran so rough that it appeared to be burning coal.

They sent it to Syria accompanied by two (2) ocean-going tugs, in case it's engines quit completely. The reason they have two, is that on a previous sortie, one of the tugs broke after the carrier broke. So they have to bring a spare for the spare.

While off the coast of Syria, they lost 10 percent of their aircraft to flying accidents. Because they're Russia.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (cfSRQ)

186 Their subs are 50-60 years behind ours, or they were until hillary got a private server

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (nRWPy)

187 it took them a year to attempt recovery... i wonder if that is because they weren't real sure where it was?

also, FTA, the reactor went bad after it was no longer being cooled by sea water...

i wonder which genius never considered that probability?

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (Kyj0g)

188 Gulp. I live about five miles from the Tybee Bomb.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (ptqGC)


I'll give you ten dollars for it. Cash.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (t+qrx)

189 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
19m
Good news seems to be happening with respect to Turkey, Syria and the Middle East. Further reports to come later!

Posted by: nasty little shitbag at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (BqBId)

190 In Russia, warhead bombs you!

Posted by: MAGA at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (I5LRE)

191 as long as there were no plastic straws in it...

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (G546f)

192 Jane, I didn't think that they have located the actual site of the Tybee bomb. They have the general vicinity, but haven't been able to actually find it.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (VNmG1)

193 alcoholics. Kind of a contest to see what they'll die of first.

Check out their driving.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:26 PM (cfSRQ)


I remember visiting Italy right after Chernobyl and watching my aunts try to figure out if the cheese they were buying was produced from sheep who grazed before the nuclear fallout.

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (kD8Fh)

194 You know what Russia needs ?

More military parades.

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (WjcFW)

195 Remember these are the same people that sunk their Navy's floating drydock, and almost took their Aircraft Carrier with it.

Posted by: rd

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In a twist like "GalaxyQuest," the Russians kidnapped the cast of "McHale's Navy" and asked them to run things.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (DQebX)

196 60
I should have been an experimental soviet missile

Scuttled across the floors of a silent baltic sea.


I'd like to be
under the sea
with experimental russian missiles
in the shade...

Posted by: Rejected Beatles Lyrics at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (sGtp+)

197 Things too hard for the left to understand -
Quid Pro Quo for mutual benefit of countries - good.
Quid Pro Quo for millions of dollars to your family - bad.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2019 06:33 PM (r+sAi)

Scary thing is that a very smart friend of mine was confusing this quid pro quo kerfuffle and came to the wrong conclusion!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (BiNEL)

198 Damn sock.

Posted by: RKae at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (DQebX)

199 Somebody push the Reset button? (cackle, cackle, cackle, shart)

Posted by: Hillary at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (gaHzY)

200 Gotta admit that this superweapon has the coolest Theme Song of any of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (Kpl3J)

201 Also something about volunteer crews who were past
the age where they'd be having children, on account of they wouldn't be
able to any more.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:35 PM (t+qrx)

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He said that weight was an issue, which cut into bomb payload. It was one of those things that sounded like a good idea until they realized what exactly they were doing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (cfSRQ)

202 First Fukushima and now this.


Dude.

Godzilla v Mothra is gonna be bigger than McGregor/Mayweather. Moar popcorn please.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (aktsl)

203 I know Seems L, I am just saying countries negotiating for their mutual benefit is a good thing and the Left can't grasp it.

I personally don't think Trump went far enough in the phone call. I wish he would have called for a full joint investigation of the Biden Family Corruption. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it considering the facts we already know.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (r+sAi)

204 https://gardenandgun.com/feature/saga-tybee-bomb/

from one of our favorite magazines here on FOB DeDe

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (Kyj0g)

205 In Russia, warhead bombs you!
Posted by: MAGA at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (I5LRE)


In America, Hannity bombs warhead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (L2ZTs)

206 They TESTED the flight of a missile, with an ACTIVE NUCLEAR PAYLOAD aboard?

Just how fucking stupid ARE the Russians?

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:27 PM (Zz0t1)
.........

ha ha ha. Even I know better.

Posted by: Fat Kim Elvis at October 22, 2019 06:39 PM (v0R5T)

207 I know a guy who worked on the project. It was as you say. "Great, so given that a percentage of our aircraft crash each year, what happens when this one goes down?"

Particularly given the time period. In the 1950's, SAC bombers crashed **all the time**. About 10% of all the B-47 bombers ever built eventually crashed.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (I2/tG)

208 You wax my balls, I wax yours. That's just the way the world works, man.

Posted by: Joe Biden, Leader of the Free Range Penis at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (sWM8x)

209 ---
Ah yes, the carrier that's power plant ran so rough that it appeared to be burning coal.

They sent it to Syria accompanied by two (2) ocean-going tugs, in case it's engines quit completely. The reason they have two, is that on a previous sortie, one of the tugs broke after the carrier broke. So they have to bring a spare for the spare.

While off the coast of Syria, they lost 10 percent of their aircraft to flying accidents. Because they're Russia.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (cfSRQ)

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Certainly our military and intelligence agencies know all this yet they persist in amping up the threat evaluations to 11.

Posted by: MAGA at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (I5LRE)

210 A nuclear reactor, not a nuclear weaapon.

There's not a lot of difference, except intent

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (nRWPy)

211 187 it took them a year to attempt recovery... i wonder if that is because they weren't real sure where it was?
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Yes, they lost contact with it before it crashed. They new it went into the ocean but not quite where. Our subs went looking for it as well.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (CQ3Qb)

212


I personally don't think Trump went far enough in the phone call. I wish he would have called for a full joint investigation of the Biden Family Corruption. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it considering the facts we already know.
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I agree, Guy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (jUVms)

213 old and busted: Tsar Bomba

new hotness: haywire Skyfall

Posted by: wth at October 22, 2019 06:40 PM (v0R5T)

214 I bet they aren't submitting to cross-dressers or letting antifa taking over cities.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - why don't Democrats speak ebonics to appeal to black voters? at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (krYGQ)


Well, sure. Men are still men and women are still making sandwiches, but STILL....

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:41 PM (Zz0t1)

215 173 never = novel (might be more fun to read)

Posted by: FloridaMan at October 22, 2019 06:41 PM (s6iAH)

216 As the Russian movie buffs called this thing, "Skyfall 2: Electric Bugaloo"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:41 PM (L2ZTs)

217 >>Yes, they lost contact with it before it crashed.


In so many ways, THIS is The Story of Ace's Vespa.

Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:41 PM (fjX/+)

218 Note, the Russians did not name it Skyfall, NATO calls it that.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (NgKpN)

219 also, FTA, the reactor went bad after it was no longer being cooled by sea water...

i wonder which genius never considered that probability?


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (Kyj0g)

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I think the missile is designed to be air-cooled, which it gets from high speed. When it went into the water, deep cold water did the job, but bringing it up probably caused an issue since the gap between pulling it out of the cold water and slapping some coolant around it could have caused an explosion.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (cfSRQ)

220 Wait 'til you see our Dame Judi Dench Bomb!

Posted by: Russians at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

221 $150K more than HRC spent in Wisconsin

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (EhJId)

222 Fuck Of The Amedica !

Posted by: Bomb Scribblings at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (WjcFW)

223 The Tybee bomb lies on the bottom of Wassau Sound, just off Little Tybee. The USAF tried to locate it a few years ago and failed. Hopefully, it's covered in feet of mud, but every hurricane or tropical storm stirs things up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (ptqGC)

224 In so many ways, THIS is The Story of Ace's Vespa.
Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:41 PM (fjX/+)


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Oh, man that's funny right there.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (jUVms)

225 I learned last night that Hannity is capable of shutting up

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (nRWPy)

226 Scary thing is that a very smart friend of mine was confusing this quid pro quo kerfuffle and came to the wrong conclusion!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (BiNEL)


After pointing out that Mount St. Helens belched out more carbon dioxide than the entire human race during our history as a manufacturing species, my very smart friend said, "so, that just means we have to do our part to negate natural causes ..."

Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (LPnfS)

227 dagny, was it while PDT was speaking?

Posted by: Russians at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (L2ZTs)

228
Sverdlovsk, Chelayabinsk, Chernobyl, the Aral Sea, air pollution in present-day China. The dark night of environmental catastrophe falls on capitalist countries but always lands in socialist ones.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (7rVsF)

229 225 I learned last night that Hannity is capable of shutting up


Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (nRWPy)


Was Trump his guest?

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (kD8Fh)

230 Oops now without sock...

dagny, was it while PDT was speaking?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (L2ZTs)

231 I will win, and then I will DESTROY RUSSIA!

https://tinyurl.com/y4z6lntw

Posted by: Hillary 2020 - You Fucking BETTER Be With Her! at October 22, 2019 06:32 PM (AzW6q)


Hillary / Rmoney 2020! Vote UniParty!

Posted by: Pierre Delecto at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (UGKMd)

232 218 Note, the Russians did not name it Skyfall, NATO calls it that.
Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (NgKpN)

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NATO give the cool names to all the Russian weapons.

Posted by: MAGA at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (I5LRE)

233 186
Their subs are 50-60 years behind ours, or they were until hillary got a private server


Posted by: dagny, first of her name


The Walkers closed that gap substantially.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 22, 2019 06:43 PM (LOq4H)

234
i wonder which genius never considered that probability?


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 22, 2019 06:37 PM (Kyj0g)

Without the gulags, how do they motivate people.

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2019 06:44 PM (EhJId)

235 After pointing out that Mount St. Helens belched out more carbon dioxide than the entire human race during our history as a manufacturing species, my very smart friend said, "so, that just means we have to do our part to negate natural causes ..."
Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (LPnfS)

---


Your friend is an idiot.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:44 PM (jUVms)

236 Water contains a nuclear reaction, but you can't then take it out again.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 06:44 PM (nRWPy)

237
Russian engineering: "Is close enough, blyat!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 06:44 PM (7rVsF)

238 A nuclear reactor, not a nuclear weaapon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:36 PM (I2/tG)


The device exploded and spread nuclear radiation everywhere.

Nuclear. Bomb.

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (Zz0t1)

239 MAGA, wait 'til you see the Russians' Joker Bomb.

(It throws heavy makeup onto all the men in its blast radius. Unfortunately they test-detonated it in San Francisco and no one could tell if it actually worked or not.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (L2ZTs)

240 I remember visiting Italy right after Chernobyl and watching my aunts
try to figure out if the cheese they were buying was produced from sheep
who grazed before the nuclear fallout.


Duh. Turn the lights off. If it glows, then yeah, it's the Chernobyl brand.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (HaL55)

241 NATO give the cool names to all the Russian weapons.
---
They ought to name one The Big Lebowski.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (sWM8x)

242
You know what Russia needs ?

More military Vodka before parades.

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:38 PM (WjcFW)

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (+0uDE)

243 After pointing out that Mount St. Helens belched out more carbon dioxide than the entire human race during our history as a manufacturing species, my very smart friend said, "so, that just means we have to do our part to negate natural causes ..."
Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (LPnfS)


I, too, support waging total war against nature.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (t+qrx)

244 They took a dump without a plan.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (CGwmU)

245 What does this button do ?

Posted by: Dmitri at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (WjcFW)

246 When will these idiots learn that carbon dioxide is good for the planet.

We don't control shit.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (jUVms)

247 The Russians named their biggest most destructive new bomb, Gigli.

They also have warheads named Ishtar and Glitter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (L2ZTs)

248 A super-weapon that took out all of 7 people?

Hah I say.

Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (tH5fk)

249 The dark night of environmental catastrophe falls on capitalist countries but always lands in socialist ones.

I was going to snark about Lake Urmia in the Islamic Republic, but it seems to be recovering.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (ykYG2)

250 Skyfall? Should have put them on Cuba while Barry was in office.

Posted by: zombie Khrushchev at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (v0R5T)

251 Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (LPnfS)

This is Exactly what scares me about the next election, and I presume that your friend, like mine, is really a rather bright person that had a successful career with a lot of responsibility.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (BiNEL)

252 Foist on their own petard amirite?

Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (tH5fk)

253
Radiation sickness is not as deadly as movies like "Chernobyl" suggest.

It's
also hard to tell just how bad long-term exposure is because everything
in Russia (and the Ukraine) is heavily polluted and most of them are
raging alcoholics. Kind of a contest to see what they'll die of first.

--

I just finished "Midnight in Chernobyl." You're right about the alcoholics. When all you have to live for is vodka, things aren't so great in your country. There were people there in Pripyat who even believed drinking vodka would protect them from the radiation.

I also read that the deadliness of the radiation is determined by several factors. Gamma being the worst type of exposure if I remember correctly? The victims at Chernobyl were exposed to alpha and beta, as well. It all depended on the time, the type and how the contact was made...breathing, touching, etc.


Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (JoUsr)

254 Note, the Russians did not name it Skyfall, NATO calls it that.

The TU-95 bomber got the NATO nickname of "Bear", and the Russians liked that so much that they started calling their TU-95s "Bears".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (I2/tG)

255 Was this a nuclear powered missile? Isn't that kind of insane inside of earths gravity well?

Posted by: Max Power at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (q177U)

256 I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

Posted by: Vladimir Putin at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (Clxcy)

257
The nuclear-powered cruise missile had fallen into the sea during a flight test....

They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year...





Only a year later did they attempt to recover it.



From the producers of Armagedon....

From the director of Splash...


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (3sWbG)

258 PUTIN IS TRYING TO BE REAGAN!!1! WITH TRUMP'S HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Pierre Delecto at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (4e+hS)

259 I read it was Hillary riding a sybian until the motor exploded.

Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (RUnSJ)

260 This is Exactly what scares me about the next election, and I presume that your friend, like mine, is really a rather bright person that had a successful career with a lot of responsibility.

All that, and an engineering degree ...

Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (LPnfS)

261 We control Skyfall from Starbucks Moscow but WiFi went down.

Posted by: zombie Khrushchev at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (v0R5T)

262 From the producers of Armagedon....

From the director of Splash...


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (3sWbG)


Senile or not, that shit's funny right there.

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (Zz0t1)

263 The device exploded and spread nuclear radiation everywhere.

Nuclear. Bomb.


No, a nuclear reactor that briefly went supercritical.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (I2/tG)

264 Speaking of nuclear fallout.. anybody looked at Scarborough lately? Jesus H... he's giving banjo boy a run for his money.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (dUJdY)

265 243 After pointing out that Mount St. Helens belched out more carbon dioxide than the entire human race during our history as a manufacturing species, my very smart friend said, "so, that just means we have to do our part to negate natural causes ..."
Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:42 PM (LPnfS)

I, too, support waging total war against nature.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (t+qrx)

In one of Saint Greta's latest speeches, she said that Political opponents are no the enemy, PHYSICS is the enemy.

Yup, waging war on reality itself.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (NgKpN)

266 No, a nuclear reactor that briefly went supercritical.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:48 PM (I2/tG)


That was INSIDE A MISSILE designed to FLY somewhere and EXPLODE. WITH a NUCLEAR PAYLOAD.

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (Zz0t1)

267 Your friend is an idiot.
Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:44 PM (jUVms)

An idiot in one area is not always an idiot in all areas!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (BiNEL)

268 Duh. Turn the lights off. If it glows, then yeah, it's the Chernobyl brand.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (HaL55)


It looked so cool when we grated it and sprinkled it on the pasta! Just like glitter!!

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (kD8Fh)

269 "Midnight in Chernobyl."

one of John Voight's best

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (rpxSz)

270 Did they believe sea water would make it safer?

#Confused

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (4e+hS)

271
Was there even a monster in Leviathan??

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (3sWbG)

272 258 PUTIN IS TRYING TO BE REAGAN!!1! WITH TRUMP'S HELP!!!!!!!!!!

AND GLITTER PASTA IS SO FABULOUS!!!


Posted by: Pierre Delecto at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (4e+hS)

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (kD8Fh)

273 Nuke 'em till they glow and shoot 'em in the dark!

Fun for the WHOLE family!

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (Zz0t1)

274 257
The nuclear-powered cruise missile had fallen into the sea during a flight test....

They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year...





Only a year later did they attempt to recover it.


From the producers of Armagedon....

From the director of Splash...


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (3sWbG)

And then, it was eaten by a great White Shark.

Nuclear Sharknado!

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (NgKpN)

275 In Russia nuclear safety radiates you...

So what is the latest about the fire at the Russian germ warfare factory?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (EXxge)

276
I, too, support waging total war against nature.
Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM

With adm's

Posted by: Jean at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (xVsN1)

277 lets see what ninzee says

It's "Jon"

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (rpxSz)

278

How was Alien different from Leviathan?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (3sWbG)

279 This is why you need to prevent totalitarian regimes from having nuclear weapons.

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (vm955)

280 Russia aim missiles very good. Like to buy guidance system prease.

Posted by: Fat Kim Elvis at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (v0R5T)

281 All that, and an engineering degree ...
Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:47 PM (LPnfS)

Be afraid, very afraid!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (BiNEL)

282 238 A nuclear reactor, not a nuclear weaapon.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at October 22, 2019 06:36 PM (I2/tG)

The device exploded and spread nuclear radiation everywhere.

Nuclear. Bomb.
Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:45 PM (Zz0t1)

NO.

Think of it as a Boiler Explosion. The parts got so hot, so fast that they vaporized and spread out rapidly, like at approximately the speed of sound.

And it spread around lots of radioactive material too. Imagine a fine dusting of radioactive material spread over a hindred square miles.

R

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (+0uDE)

283 The lesson is don't let Russians touch your shit.

Or their shit.

Stop touching all the shit.

Posted by: jsg at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (WjcFW)

284 An idiot in one area is not always an idiot in all areas!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (BiNEL)


I like to think that about myself ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (LPnfS)

285
Alternate poat title:



Finding Nemoski




Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (3sWbG)

286 Shocking and have to pass this on
amgreatness.com/texas jury forces 7 year old to undergo gender transition
https://tinyurl.com/y34zrp4k

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (ZCEU2)

287 Oct 10, 2019
Former Clinton aid & Foundation Advisor Justin Cooper organized private Liberal election fundraiser in NYC

Cooper was responsible for setting up Hillary's private email while she served as Secretary of State.

Posted by: nasty little shitbag at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (BqBId)

288 It gets worse: Experts say that approximately $150,000 worth of FaceBook ads accidentally blew up the entire democracy of the United States as well

===

what a bizarre,insulting conspiracy that totally undermines the damage done by foreign interference in our election...because any interference, such as sharing opinions or providing facts or buying ads, is something that is not contemplated in our society, when those things tend to, in hindsight...if you squint...hurt hillary's election chances.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (FEQY4)

289 First, you need a wrench.

Now place it gently on the nut just above the locking ring, and loosen.

Now, rotate the locking ring counterclockwise.

Now, remove the tail assembly.

And carefully cut the wires leading to the clockwork fuse at the head.



... But first, remove the fuse.

Posted by: ShainS at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (utdZo)

290 Undies in a knot department: now Dems are upset about Trump's use of "lynching". Dems and minorities do not OWN the word. Lynchings/hangings/vigilante justice was not uncommon in the early US and it was used on people of all races.

Posted by: FloridaMan at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (s6iAH)

291 Poor Putin, having to use drunk, radiated workers to get shit done. No wonder Hillary sees everything through a Russian lens.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (jUVms)

292 Greta, there is a milk carton waiting for your picture once your 15 is used up.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (EXxge)

293 this was the 100 megaton coastal killer thing that putin dreamt up? Yeah, fuck that guy

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (FEQY4)

294 No, not a "nuclear bomb" - no explosion based on fission or fusion, so at best an unintentional "dirty bomb".


And as I and others have long pointed out:


Children, and matches
Russians/Soviets, and nuclear energy






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Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

295 Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (ZCEU2)

ace covered this today, skip

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (kD8Fh)

296 Radiation sickness is not as deadly as movies like "Chernobyl" suggest.

It depends on the dosage. TV series like "Chernobyl" made clear that the dosage the firefighters and plant personnel got was deadly. The dosage the cleanup crew wasn't so bad on account that, by then, the Soviets knew what they were up against (and had mostly quit lying to everyone about it), and prepared accordingly.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (ykYG2)

297
My bet? Alcohol was involved.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (7rVsF)

298 The article said the blast measured 2.4 on the Richter scale. How much kilotons would that equate to? Did it explode on the bottom, or the sea surface?

Posted by: Chris M at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (6XZdO)

299 LOL. Just read that Lori Loughlin is looking at getting slapped with EVEN MORE charges for her role in the USC bribery scandal.

I'd bet serious money by the time she's convicted she'll be living under a burka in a country with no extradition treaty to the US.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (L2ZTs)

300 I know, I know - but did anyone READ what Amber Heard said in that article about her?

uh, wut?

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (ZfRYq)

301 How was Alien different from Leviathan?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM

That is the story of modern movies

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (ZCEU2)

302 The Russians named their biggest most destructive new bomb, Gigli.

They also have warheads named Ishtar and Glitter.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM


Surprised you know this.

Posted by: Glitter at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (DMUuz)

303 I guesshh Ryan should have been careful, there are thingsshh that do not react well with mishiles.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (FEQY4)

304 That'll a nuclear barreling right there.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (ptqGC)

305 Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

Enjoy the barrel!!!!

I did a minute cleaning there today, so it should have a fresh mustard gas smell!

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (Zz0t1)

306 Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

To the barrel, stat!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (NWiLs)

307 I blame Elen Munsk. It was his rocket motor that failed. Again.

Posted by: Fritz at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (kLDv+)

308 Paging rhomboid to the Barrel. Rhomboid to the Barrel!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (L2ZTs)

309 If Russia and North Korea get in a nuclear war, they will likely blow up the moon.

Posted by: wth at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (v0R5T)

310 RHOMBOID!

Posted by: Barrel at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (jYnPD)

311 fuck...
I guesshh Ryan should have been careful, misshiles do not react well with bulletshh

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (FEQY4)

312 May need 2 barrels for that one.

Posted by: Dr Spank at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (4e+hS)

313 Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

/points to the nuclear powered Barrel.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (NgKpN)

314 rhomboid, wut


lol

Posted by: kallisto at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (kD8Fh)

315 UH OH Barrel claims another

Posted by: nasty little shitbag at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (BqBId)

316 Sovs used to dump their old naval reactors in the Arctic Sea.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (ZfRYq)

317 How was Alien different from Leviathan?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (3sWbG)

I dunno, 100 million US

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (rpxSz)

318 Holy sputnik, comrade, a skyfall has nuked my comments.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (QDnY+)

319 aaaand rhomboid conducts an illicit test of the Barrel's containment system.

Come on out, sponge. We found your replacement.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (ykYG2)

320 Somebody's making a visit to the barrel.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (dUJdY)

321 Glitter, it's just so much fun to make fun of Mariah Carey!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (L2ZTs)

322 REDACTED was in the barrel, now rhomboid is headed there, both names start with "r"

Coincidence? I think NOT!

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (NWiLs)

323 Need to go find the opposite place on the globe where this melted down reactor/missile core will eventually emerge to great radioactive fanfare.

*dials up Google Erf*

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (g7BLK)

324 Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM (QDnY+)

You can have my spot

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (rpxSz)

325 Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:52 PM

Hello rhomboid, my old friend
You've come to visit me again

Posted by: The Barrel at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (DMUuz)

326 Damned autocucumber.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at October 22, 2019 06:54 PM (ptqGC)

327 Heh

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (3BlqQ)

328 So Russia detonated the Tsar Bomba of dirty bombs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (EXxge)

329 The Barents Sea is littered with garbage from Russia weapons testing and sunken vessels.

Don't ask me how I know, I just do.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (jXrK7)

330 Leviathan was the low budget Abyss knockoff that was actually more entertaining than the big budget movie.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (3DZIZ)

331 I am, however a bit concerned that the whole world is not FREAKING THE FUCK OUT about the act that the Russians put a goshdarned REACTOR on a rocket.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (ZfRYq)

332 I hear the Barrel was just recently mopped and polished. So it's still hellish but at least it's got that great Pine-Sol scent!

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (L2ZTs)

333 The Russians named their biggest most destructive new bomb, Gigli.

They also have warheads named Ishtar and Glitter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:46 PM (L2ZTs)


The prototype, Crash, won Best Picture in 2006, so don't underestimate those bombs.

Posted by: cool breeze at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (UGKMd)

334 the Barrel has fed well today.

Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (a0IVu)

335 I am, however a bit concerned that the whole world is not FREAKING THE FUCK OUT about the act that the Russians put a goshdarned REACTOR on a rocket.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (ZfRYq)


I am and are being made fun of for it.

Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (Zz0t1)

336 This is obviously Trump's fault !!!! Impeachment now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: James at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (qM84C)

337
Oh right, Abyss was the same movie as Leviathan.

And Armageddon was the same movie as that other one.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (3sWbG)

338 Saw a funny shirt....

"People In Sleeping Bags Are The Burritos Of The Bear World"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (MnB9Y)

339 No, in this case, much worse than the barrel -


a Soviet 197Os public restroom


Unimaginable horror

Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (QDnY+)

340 cool breeze, yup.
Best not to talk about the Shakespeare In Love bomb either :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (L2ZTs)

341 Up in the Arctic is still parked a Soviet nuclear powered ice-breaker that had an on board China Syndrome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (EXxge)

342 Sovs used to dump their old naval reactors in the Arctic Sea.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:53 PM (ZfRYq)

Global warming enhancer!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (BiNEL)

343 Russia, North Korea and Iran should have bought Nukes For Dummies.

Posted by: wth at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (v0R5T)

344 I have the span of a pterodactyl

never get my ass in that tomb

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (rpxSz)

345
Wait, environmentalists didn't file a lawsuit beforehand to prevent this launch?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (7rVsF)

346 Adele sang a song titled Skyfall, so - on top of her whiny "why do I keep getting dumped?" screeds - she's responsible for nuclear accidents involving loss of life.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (8AONa)

347 uh-oh! Normal O's!

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (3DZIZ)

348 I am, however a bit concerned that the whole world is not FREAKING THE FUCK OUT about the act that the Russians put a goshdarned REACTOR on a rocket.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (ZfRYq)


Those of us that learned history are still condemned to repeat it by the hordes of idiots that didn't ...

Posted by: Adriane the Globull Warmening Critic ... at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (LPnfS)

349 We put reactors on rockets back in the 50-60's. Decided the consequences of a crash were too much.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (jXrK7)

350 This is the plot of a new James Bond movie? It kind of sounds like it.


Well, except for the Fakebook stuff.

Posted by: shibumi at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (2KYgn)

351 instructions: cut the red wire. Got it?

got it.

Ok, but not BEFORE you cut the white wire!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (Kpl3J)

352 Deep Impact and Deep Rising

What a double feature.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (EXxge)

353 275 In Russia nuclear safety radiates you...

So what is the latest about the fire at the Russian germ warfare factory?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:50 PM (EXxge)

-------

In the 1970's they were removing and cleaning the exhaust air filters at the shutdown Anthrax Manufacturing Plant in downtown Siberian City. The filters capture any stray Anthrax before the air leaves the building.

They forgot to reinstall the filters before they started up the Anthrax production. I think Vodka was involved.

They only sickened a few hundred townspeople.

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (+0uDE)

354 Heh, Huckabee tweets this morning:

"We're now able to confirm that Sen. Pierre Delecto's perfect hair is brushed daily by Rep. Katie Hill."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (JoUsr)

355 Shocking and have to pass this on

Posted by: Skip

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Skip, we were all disgusted earlier today with this.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (Y4EXg)

356 Buuuuuuurrrrrrrrrppppppp!

Posted by: The Barrel at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (MeM4j)

357
The Barents Sea is littered with garbage from Russia weapons testing and sunken vessels.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Kursk

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (3sWbG)

358 OT: Oh good grief..Newt Gringrich was on the View this morning..and Whoopi had white dredlocks for some reason.

Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (a0IVu)

359 M as in Mancy.

Posted by: Archer at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (WjcFW)

360 Wait, environmentalists didn't file a lawsuit beforehand to prevent this launch?
They have environmentalists in Russia? I mean, ones that are alive?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (HaL55)

361 Posted by: ShainS at October 22, 2019 06:51 PM (utdZo)

Great M*A*S*H reference.

Posted by: Old Blue at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (VNmG1)

362 Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM (ZfRYq)

Good thing SecState Hillary didn't sell the Rooskies lots of uranium, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (BiNEL)

363 Anthrax manufacturing? Why? Is there an industrial use?

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (jUVms)

364 I am and are being made fun of for it.
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Mrs. Rich, my seventh-grade English teacher, wouldn't even attempt to diagram this sentence.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (sWM8x)

365 354 Heh, Huckabee tweets this morning:

"We're now able to confirm that Sen. Pierre Delecto's perfect hair is brushed daily by Rep. Katie Hill."
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (JoUsr)

Hahaha...he is a good man. And his daughter is a treasure.

Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (a0IVu)

366 "Midnight in Chernobyl."

one of John Voight's best
Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 06:49 PM (rpxSz)


No, you're thinking of Maria Muldaur.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (Ki5SV)

367 Damn. Sir Roger Moore is mort. RIP.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (dUJdY)

368 I am and are being made fun of for it.
Posted by: Sponge at October 22, 2019 06:56 PM (Zz0t1)


Not by me.

I am not clear what was going on here - there was a REACTOR on weapons platform? Whatever the FUCK for? Was it propulsion for the rocket? Or was it supposed to power something?

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (ZfRYq)

369 Deep Rising is Stephen Sommer's best movie.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (3DZIZ)

370 Thought Kursk was off Norway

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (EXxge)

371 I was under the impression there would be no sentence diagramming!

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (jUVms)

372 Russian nuclear physicists walk into a bar. Bartender says "Gentlemen, you must stop coming every day before opening time."

Posted by: wth at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (v0R5T)

373 Try the veal, not the fish.

Posted by: Cheri at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (oiNtH)

374 Russkis have used nuke power sources on satellites [da fuq??] for many years.


A favorite of mine were remote stand-alone weather stations scattered all over creation. In the 9Os, there was concern about these being harvested for toxic material for terrorist purposes. In the Caucasus, I think several had gone missing. I read the traffic on it with amusement, but wasn't my part of the rodeo.


Good times.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (QDnY+)

375 Up in the Arctic is still parked a Soviet nuclear powered ice-breaker that had an on board China Syndrome.

Posted by: Anna Puma

Still a soviet sub parked about a mile underwater off of Argentina, too.

Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (32YRo)

376 367 Damn. Sir Roger Moore is mort. RIP.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (dUJdY)

?? thought he died years ago?

Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (a0IVu)

377
Undies in a knot department: now Dems are upset about Trump's use of "lynching". Dems and minorities do not OWN the word. Lynchings/hangings/vigilante justice was not uncommon in the early US and it was used on people of all races.
Posted by: FloridaMan


Flashback: Enjoy these videos of Democrats calling Bill Clinton's impeachment a lynching

https://tinyurl.com/y3z7975k

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (aKsyK)

378 I am not clear what was going on here - there was a REACTOR on weapons platform? Whatever the FUCK for? Was it propulsion for the rocket? Or was it supposed to power something?

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (ZfRYq)

Propulsion for an almost unlimited range cruise missile.

Something that could get past the missile defense we are currently using because its low and slow.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (NgKpN)

379 ?? thought he died years ago?

Oh fuck me.. Sorry. I didn't chck the date.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (dUJdY)

380 The Kursk sank in water off Russia from an explosion in their torpedo room as they were conducting weapons testing.

It was quite an exciting show, if you were there.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (jXrK7)

381 @Breaking911

BREAKING: Turkey says "no need" to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires - AFP



Oh.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (ZLI7S)

382 OT: Oh good grief..Newt Gringrich was on the View this morning..and Whoopi had white dredlocks for some reason.
Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (a0IVu)


Newt needs to just go away. He's useless.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (Ki5SV)

383 Soviet scientist are the happiest - they literally glow after work!

Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (32YRo)

384 Slow cruise missile?

Scramble the Tiffies to tip the wing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (EXxge)

385 We put reactors on rockets back in the 50-60's. Decided the consequences of a crash were too much.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 06:57 PM (jXrK7)

-----

Voyager and the other deep space probes were powered by Ion Power sources. The ion source was Radioactive Plutonium Isotopes. (Not the bomb making isotopes.)

They used radioactive material to generate electricity on the space probes for years and years and years.

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (+0uDE)

386 Russkis have used nuke power sources on satellites [da fuq??] for many years.



Plutonium batteries? No biggie. We do them all the time, too.

This is reportedly a reactor.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (ZfRYq)

387 And of course the idiot Russkies called it "SkyFall".

Should have called it "The Doomsday Device".

"What good is it to have a doomsday device IF YOU DON'T TELL ANYONE YOU HAVE IT, DMITRI?!?!"

/Pres. Merkin Muffly

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (g7BLK)

388
American radioactivity is much worse than Russian radioactivity. A webzine columnist told me so.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (7rVsF)

389 I usually check the ONT where I left off, but if I looked at all the days threads I'd never catch up.
Nevertheless was shocked a jury would do that yet alone any gender change on a child.

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (ZCEU2)

390 I am not clear what was going on here - there was a REACTOR on weapons platform? Whatever the FUCK for? Was it propulsion for the rocket? Or was it supposed to power something?
Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (ZfRYq)


Probably both. Nuclear reactors can run for a really long time, so it's probably meant to loiter for weeks.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (t+qrx)

391 The Barents Sea is littered with garbage from Russia weapons testing and sunken vessels.
Don't ask me how I know, I just do.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 06:55 PM


One could substitute Barrel for Barents Sea, and be equally correct.

Posted by: AoSHQ Radioactive Commentator Containment and Reeducation Facility at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (DMUuz)

392 Newt needs to just go away. He's useless.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (Ki5SV)

Eh, I kinda enjoy when he goes on TV drunk. So, not totally useless.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (MnB9Y)

393 373
Try the veal, not the fish


As a down winder, try not to eat anything that drinks cows milk.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (LOq4H)

394 Instead of Skyfall, they Rooskies should have named it Skyflier.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (ABjxW)

395 Voyager and the other deep space probes were powered by Ion Power sources. The ion source was Radioactive Plutonium Isotopes. (Not the bomb making isotopes.)

They used radioactive material to generate electricity on the space probes for years and years and years.
Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (+0uDE)


Umm, yeah, it was/is the bomb making isotopes. Defense Nuclear Complex provided the plutonium.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (ZfRYq)

396 God I'm so dumb sometimes it's scary.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (dUJdY)

397 381 @Breaking911

BREAKING: Turkey says "no need" to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires - AFP



Oh.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (ZLI7S)

Kurds pulled back to the 20 mile line.

None of the civilian sources I have know where the Syrian Army, and its Russian Advisors are, but they supposedly made a deal with the Kurds.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (NgKpN)

398 373 Try the veal, not the fish.
Posted by: Cheri at October 22, 2019 07:00 PM (oiNtH)

Veal from Pripiyat. Born with three heads.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (NWiLs)

399 American radioactivity is much worse than Russian radioactivity. A webzine columnist told me so.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (7rVsF)

Is because #AmericanPrivilege, comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (BiNEL)

400 To clarify, the Berents Sea is filled with sunken wessels.

Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (ABjxW)

401 Fisson powered rockets, ramjet engines really, were already designed 50 years ago. The only reason no rational nation put them into use was that aircraft crash occasionally and they didn't want to deal with the consequences.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (jXrK7)

402 Instead of Skyfall, they Rooskies should have named it Skyflier Skyfail.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (lD3vL)

403 All this discussion about crashes, and with Anna Puma here . . .
The punchline is "Buy a field", but what was the F-104 related question that gets answered?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (8AONa)

404 Pioneer and Voyager use Radio-Thermal Generators. It is the heat that produces the electricity to power systems.

And there are people who protest every use of an RTG fearful it will blow up the world. So the Russians say "Hold my vodka!" and create Skyfall.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (EXxge)

405 Rhomboid, we said cut the green wire FIRST!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (0W3mK)

406 In the Caucasus, I think several had gone missing. I read the traffic on it with amusement, but wasn't my part of the rodeo.

Posted by: rhomboid

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Uh, you don't say.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (Y4EXg)

407 Pretty sure the russkis also dumped plutonium tailings - metallic plutonium - in lakes and rivers.


A few steps beyond unimaginable.


Not low-level waste leaking from tanks due to failure to analyze geology or endurance of facilities correctly - effing dumping the most toxic material in the universe into the water table.


As Joe would say, gawd luv 'em!

Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (QDnY+)

408 Interesting. We had nuclear cruise missiles in the 1980's and deployed them in western Europe to counter the Soviet mid-range nukes. We gave them up in the SALT II treaty, IIRC. Sounds like we should bring them back.

Posted by: I Have Questions at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (BvNzB)

409 Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 07:03 PM (ZCEU2)

It made me sick to my stomach. I pray for that child.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (dUJdY)

410 Kurds pulled back to the 20 mile line.
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Dammit!

Posted by: Nazi Palsi at October 22, 2019 07:05 PM (sWM8x)

411 God I'm so dumb sometimes it's scary.
Posted by: Jewells45

Oh come on Jewells, you are a member of the horde aren't you?? We excell in some areas

Posted by: Cheri at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (oiNtH)

412 Crazy Ivan

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Ain't that a hoot at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (tvKLv)

413 Damn. Sir Roger Moore is mort. RIP.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (dUJdY)


Oh, no. He wasn't the best Bond, but I liked him a hell of a lot more than some of the other stiffs in the role.

Guess I'll watch Live and Let Die in his honor.

But speaking of Sir Roger, if you have COZI TV on your cable package, they show The Saint every day.

And in a non-Bond role, the underrated ffolkes, co-starring James Mason and Anthony Perkins is well worth watching. It's an action film about terrorists led by Perkins taking over two North Sea oil rigs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (Ki5SV)

414 Probably both. Nuclear reactors can run for a really long time, so it's probably meant to loiter for weeks.

Oh great, nothing like trolling the Chemtrail people.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (lD3vL)

415 390 Probably both. Nuclear reactors can run for a really long time, so it's probably meant to loiter for weeks.


Wikipedia has an article on it, which says this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9M730_Burevestnik

Also says the US cancelled a similar project in 1964 ... ICBMs were becoming cheaper.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (vWMNq)

416 "My understanding is that the water was for the spent
fuel rods, and the concern was never criticality, but getting hot and
offgassing. Spent rods have a lot of nasty byproducts that would have
gone into the wind. So it would have looked more like Chernobyl with
the fire."Posted by: Gentlemen

idk, I pictured a big fireworks going off for a month, spewing (technical term) radioactive material around wherever the wind and water would take it. Spent fuel rods can still "melt down"? I think -- which I guess is not "criticality" (is that the nuclear explosion part? yeah, not that, uncontained melt down is bad enough, dirty bomb effect)


I think they rather recently dumped a bunch of waste in the ocean, probably no big deal.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (Cus5s)

417 Roger Moore and Audrey Hepburn were good friends.

Carry on.

Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (tH5fk)

418 Phooey! Foiled again!

Posted by: Boris Badenov at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (gmo/4)

419 "5,4,3,2,1, CROSS FINGERS... DRINK!" - Russian Nuclear Physicist

Posted by: wth at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (v0R5T)

420 As we used to say in the Navy, satisfactory with weak areas.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (jXrK7)

421 To clarify, the Berents Sea is filled with sunken wessels.
Posted by: Roy at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM


Comrade!

Posted by: Ensign Chekov at October 22, 2019 07:07 PM (DMUuz)

422 No, you're thinking of Maria Muldaur.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 06:59 PM (Ki5SV

nope, only Hedwig

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 07:07 PM (rpxSz)

423 I'll bet a LOT of Russians took a dump without a plan when that happened.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 22, 2019 07:07 PM (oVJmc)

424 In Russia veal try YOU.

Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 07:07 PM (tH5fk)

425 God I'm so dumb sometimes it's scary.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:04 PM (dUJdY)


**hugs Jewells**

Don't beat yourself up, dear. I thought he was still alive, myself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:07 PM (Ki5SV)

426 This is what happens when all your Nazi scientists die from old age and you're left with the home-grown product.

Posted by: Archer at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (gmo/4)

427 Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (g7BLK)


Russians name it 9M730 Burevestnik.

NATO calls it Skyfall.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (NgKpN)

428 Oh great, nothing like trolling the Chemtrail people.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Anti-Vaxxers at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (DMUuz)

429 Oh great, nothing like trolling the Chemtrail people.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (lD3vL)


So much fun it should be illegal.

https://stoatnet.org/chemtrails.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (t+qrx)

430 417 Roger Moore and Audrey Hepburn were good friends.

Carry on.
Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 07:06 PM (tH5fk)

So was Capucine

look what that got her

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (rpxSz)

431 Connery was the original and best Bond IMHO. Dude had style. Not to mention he always banged the hot assassin before taking her out.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (0W3mK)

432 Actually, Adele was on the barge to sing the theme from "Skyfall".

She fell overboard and killed seven Russians.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (gAXBD)

433 380 The Kursk sank in water off Russia from an explosion in their torpedo room as they were conducting weapons testing.

It was quite an exciting show, if you were there.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 22, 2019 07:01 PM (jXrK7)

one story was that they were testing a new supersonic underwater torpedo, but it got launched before it made it into the torpedo tube. There's others, one had to do with hydrogen peroxide propulsion (an old german idea) but I like the torpedo getting launched while it was still in the ship best, so I'm going with that one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (Kpl3J)

434 The one year wait was because of Russian seclusion.

Posted by: Furious George at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (9vQJW)

435 by happensyance, hubby is watching The Command now, based on the Kursk sub disaster

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (G546f)

436 Russkis have used nuke power sources on satellites [da fuq??] for many years.

I'm no rocket surgeon, but my understanding is many space vehicles have Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator. From scientician to layman, that basically means the nuclear material generates heat, which gets translated to electricity via a special generator.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (9t0Zz)

437 426 This is what happens when all your Nazi scientists die from old age and you're left with the home-grown product.
Posted by: Archer at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (gmo/4)

Well, I notice we ain't flying shuttles anymore.

or going to the Moon anymore.

or even sending shit up to the space station anymore.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (NgKpN)

438 Amber Heard is about 10 years too late showing them titties.

Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (RUnSJ)

439 The Russians are not so good with nukes? Somehow I'm not surprised.
All of their WW2 German scientists are dead now.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (Dh1wo)

440 Don't beat yourself up, dear. I thought he was still alive, myself.

Thanks. At my age they seem to be dropping like flies and I can't always remember who died and when.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (dUJdY)

441 It would have worked fine if it wasn't fore moose and squirrel.

Posted by: Paul Frees at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (UFgOG)

442 New Russian weapon: Pepto Bismolski.

Posted by: Vlad the Inhaler at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (sWM8x)

443 Oh great, nothing like trolling the Chemtrail people.

Brother in law is one. Holidays are fun. (Not) Thank heavens for bourbon.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (0W3mK)

444 Skip, that evil two legged monster should be thankful I do not have the Death Note notebook. I would be super busy writing up the most agonizing and slow death imaginable for her.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (EXxge)

445 Soviet scientist say: "Help me put clown hat on Comrade before entering reactor - must keep brain protected -



Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (32YRo)

446 >>The one year wait was because of Russian seclusion.

The blast caused many Russian contusions.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (ZLI7S)

447 Susan Rice Calls Linda Graham a POS

Sumptin has got under the lefties saddles

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (rpxSz)

448
OT: Oh good grief..Newt Gringrich was on the View this morning..and Whoopi had white dredlocks for some reason.
Posted by: IC at October 22, 2019 06:58 PM (a0IVu)

Newt needs to just go away. He's useless.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:02 PM (Ki5SV)

-------

Newt was the early, ultimately less effective model for Donald Trump.

He was the first Republican to actually fight back against the Democrats. Newt Gingrich flipped the US House of Representatives from Democrat to Republican for the first time in God. knows how many years in 1994. He won by fighting back.

He was done in by sex scandals that rolled off Donny Two Scoops back. And he was replaced by a string of feckless Establishment Republican Speakers, including at least one pedophile. (No, not Boehner).

Posted by: rd at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (+0uDE)

449 Hey Cheri.. that's not what I really want to be known for here! lol!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (dUJdY)

450 The Command is on Netflix btw

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (G546f)

451 440 Don't beat yourself up, dear. I thought he was still alive, myself.

Thanks. At my age they seem to be dropping like flies and I can't always remember who died and when.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (dUJdY)

just don't make that mistake with the old man in the spare room.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:11 PM (Kpl3J)

452 Connery was the original and best Bond IMHO. Dude had style. Not to mention he always banged the hot assassin before taking her out.
Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM


And just where do you think he got that concept?

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk, Imitated, but. Never. Duplicated at October 22, 2019 07:11 PM (DMUuz)

453 If it hasn't been said... this weapon was nuclear powered and "could" carry a nuclear warhead(s).

Nuclear power implies unlimited range. In theory one could launch it today and nuke somebody in a couple of years, assuming the weapon could "just fly around in circles, undetected or over friendly territory or whatnot."

Many weapons guru's have scratched their heads over this. As in "why?"

Bonus info: the US looked into this back in the 60's and basically said, yea... no... this sucks. I don't believe we ever killed anyone though.

BTW: this is one of Putin's pet projects, like the "doomsday" torpedo that is also nuke powered and carries a couple dozen megaton warhead designed to create tidal waves to destroy costal cities.

There are a couple other Putin designed "super weapons" in the pipeline over in commie land. He's a real engineer that one.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 22, 2019 07:11 PM (3H9h1)

454 Don't beat yourself up, dear. I thought he was still alive, myself.

There was a time when the media told us who was mort by using the prefix "the late." Why they stopped doing that is a mystery. Unless they just wanted to confuse us instead of inform us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at October 22, 2019 07:11 PM (HaL55)

455 "BREAKING: Turkey says "no need" to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires - AFP
"

alternative future headline ...


TRUMP WINS PEACE FOR MENA ... defeats warmongers in DC

public demands three terms, or lifetime appointment to POTUS.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (Cus5s)

456 381 @Breaking911

BREAKING: Turkey says "no need" to restart Syria offensive after deadline expires - AFP



Oh.

====

so, wait? if they don't slaughter all the kurds, can we still call trump a war criminal because reasons that I can't remember.

trick question, you can always call trump a war criminal.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (FEQY4)

457 444 Skip, that evil two legged monster should be thankful I do not have the Death Note notebook. I would be super busy writing up the most agonizing and slow death imaginable for her.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (EXxge)

When it's my turn I ask only that it be quick and painless.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (NWiLs)

458 WTF? Nuclear propulsion cruise missile?

Why is the WORLD not FREAKING THE FUCK OUT?

I don't care about the "threat" of the weapon. Nothing is invulnerable and unstoppable.

But the fact that they are flying reactors is...concerning.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (ZfRYq)

459 Lindsay came out in support of Trump's comments about lynching and Graham actually backs up PDT that this is all nonsense. That's probably what Rice is rattled about.

Posted by: Cheri at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (oiNtH)

460 Dah, Peggy from cardholder service, cut blue wire

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (0W3mK)

461 It'll buff out.
BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP SAID LYNCHING !!!

Posted by: Galil at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (Pzzpr)

462 Connery was the original and best Bond IMHO. Dude had style. Not to mention he always banged the hot assassin before taking her out.

Totally agree. You never hear about him anymore. I know he's still alive and he's my moms age (8. He's pretty much in seclusion. His family must be closed mouthed about his condition.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (dUJdY)

463 ...a new supersonic underwater torpedo...

*snort*

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (Tf125)

464 438 Amber Heard is about 10 years too late showing them titties.
Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (RUnSJ)

check out Maria Muldaur

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (rpxSz)

465 426 This is what happens when all your Nazi scientists die from old age and you're left with the home-grown product.

Posted by: Archer at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM (gmo/4)



Well, I notice we ain't flying shuttles anymore.



or going to the Moon anymore.



or even sending shit up to the space station anymore.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (NgKpN)

Yes, this worked for both sides. While I am proud of OLD SCHOOL American Scientists and Engineers, the newer crop has a lot of SJW BS clogging their brains.

Posted by: Archer at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (gmo/4)

466 Those were nuke-*armed* cruise missiles, not nuke-powered, the treaty was the INF treaty, and we just withdrew from it.


Carry on.



Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (QDnY+)

467 @ 448 . . . Newt was the early, ultimately less effective model for Donald Trump.

He was the first Republican to actually fight back against the Democrats.

Posted by: rd
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He blazed the trail in 2012 by not taking any crap from the media. He taunted them.

Posted by: Furious George at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (9vQJW)

468 >>Lindsay came out in support of Trump's comments about lynching and Graham actually backs up PDT that this is all nonsense. That's probably what Rice is rattled about.

Or maybe it's something else.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (ZLI7S)

469 Connery was the original and best Bond IMHO. Dude had style. Not to mention he always banged the hot assassin before taking her out.
Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:08 PM

And just where do you think he got that concept?
Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk, Imitated, but. Never. Duplicated at October 22, 2019 07:11 P

Kirk stole it from him then because Connery was prior to ST I believe.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (0W3mK)

470 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (EXxge)

471 Russians name it 9M730 Burevestnik.

NATO calls it Skyfall.

Posted by: Don Quixote


Well, President Merkin Muffly's point still stands.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (g7BLK)

472 Don't blame me, comrade. It was like that when I got here.

Posted by: homer simpsonov at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (Dh1wo)

473 just don't make that mistake with the old man in the spare room.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:11 PM (Kpl3J)


lmao!! I won't.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (dUJdY)

474 WTF is the sense of a nuclear powered cruise missile?

Also didn't Chernobyl teach Russians about prompt criticallity?

Posted by: DaveA at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (FhXTo)

475 Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (EXxge)

Hey, Anna - between Sunday and today, I actually wrote an entire scene!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (Ki5SV)

476 Why is the WORLD not FREAKING THE FUCK OUT?

I don't care about the "threat" of the weapon. Nothing is invulnerable and unstoppable.

But the fact that they are flying reactors is...concerning.

Posted by: blaster at October 22, 2019 07:12 PM (ZfRYq)
.......

Calm down tovarich. Is Russian 4th of July, have a little fun!

Posted by: Vlad at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (v0R5T)

477 Hey Cheri.. that's not what I really want to be known for here! lol!
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:10 PM (dUJdY)
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Unfortunately we don't always get to choose what we are known for here.

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (aXucN)

478 wtf with the 88? I didn't put that there!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (dUJdY)

479 Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM

I thought he did a movie a couple years back. I am guessing like us all time has taken it's toll.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (0W3mK)

480 10 >>They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.

Hahaha - so fucking true.
Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (fjX/+)



In fairness, aren't the USS Thresher and Scorpion still down on the Atlantic seafloor? Way the heck down there, so no danger.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (ujg0T)

481 the treaty was the INF treaty, and we just withdrew from it.


We withdrew because we were the only ones following it

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (nRWPy)

482 Russians with nuclear engineering are much like Socialists when it comes to Socialism. They'll get it right next time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM (EXxge)

483 So wait, what? A few Kurds moved a few miles from one stack of cardboard shacks to a different stack of cardboard shacks, and there's actually not going to be any fighting at all, and No Americans are getting killed, and there's no massive wave of atrocities, and Syrian refugees are actually gonna go back to Syria, instead of to Europe, and... THIS IS HORRIBLE! IMPEACH TRUMP!!! IMPEACH!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM (Kpl3J)

484 Never cut the blue wire!!!!

Posted by: eleven at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM (tH5fk)

485 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (EXxge)


Above around 4700 feet per second, depending on temperature, salinity, and pressure.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM (t+qrx)

486 Unshielded, incandescent reactors...

Posted by: Chris M at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM (6XZdO)

487 Unfortunately we don't always get to choose what we are known for here.

At least you're known for shivs. I mean.. that's pretty cool.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:17 PM (dUJdY)

488 Or maybe it's something else.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (ZLI7S)

Maybe she's worried stuff wasn't done by the book.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 07:17 PM (jYnPD)

489 At least you're known for shivs. I mean.. that's pretty cool.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:17 PM (dUJdY)
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I don't know about that. I think I'd rather be known for making pretty jewelry.

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 07:17 PM (aXucN)

490 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM (EXxge

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Hypercavitation, theoretically. Sons were working on it back in the day.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (MnB9Y)

491 So wait, what? A few Kurds moved a few miles from one stack of cardboard shacks to a different stack of cardboard shacks, and there's actually not going to be any fighting at all, and No Americans are getting killed, and there's no massive wave of atrocities, and Syrian refugees are actually gonna go back to Syria, instead of to Europe, and... THIS IS HORRIBLE! IMPEACH TRUMP!!! IMPEACH!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:16 PM

That war mongering son of a bitch! Trump is going to get us all killed. (wait, whut?) He said Lynch!!!!!!! Empeachem Foty Fi!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (0W3mK)

492 JS, Dead and co for Halloween and 11/1 next week at msg

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (PUmDY)

493 Hand me the sledge.

Posted by: Dmitri at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (WjcFW)

494 Above around 4700 feet per second, depending on temperature, salinity, and pressure.

Kirk, "Spock what does that mean?"

Scotty, "Captain! There be whales 'ere!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (EXxge)

495 Nuclear powered soviet subs had the problem of run away reactors in the early days - like, a lot. Cooled by seawater, the resulting salt caused lots of issues and the cooling of rods was, um, inefficient, to day the least. Lives were cheap, Comrade, so no one cared, I guess - but the sea bed is littered with a lot of Ivan Skavinsky Skavars...

Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (32YRo)

496 474 WTF is the sense of a nuclear powered cruise missile?

Also didn't Chernobyl teach Russians about prompt criticallity?
Posted by: DaveA at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (FhXTo)

Not saying its a good idea, but,

We are building a missile shield against ICBMs.

So, a Nuclear powered CRUISE missile, could be launched from Siberia, fly over crap Russian territory, and threaten the US by flying under the radar.

Current cruise missiles don't have the range to do that.

Posted by: Don Quixote at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (NgKpN)

497 We had a nuclear fueled jet engine. It's on display at the Breeder Reactor Number 1 Museum in Atomic City, ID. It was a costly miserable failure.

Posted by: Galil at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (Pzzpr)

498 Let he who has never drank vodka and shoot off a nuke for fun cast the first stone.

Posted by: Vlad at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (v0R5T)

499 >>Maybe she's worried stuff wasn't done by the book.

She might have to write another email.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (ZLI7S)

500 464 438 Amber Heard is about 10 years too late showing them titties.
Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 22, 2019 07:09 PM (RUnSJ)

check out Maria Muldaur

Posted by: REDACTED at October 22, 2019 07:13 PM (rpxSz)

She's no Anita Blonde

Posted by: strong pimp paw mcclaws at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (RUnSJ)

501 *catches up on MPPPP's comment*

A whole scene? Outstanding!

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM (EXxge)

502 179 You can't just cut the AND out of my sentence


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at October 22, 2019 06:29 PM (cfSRQ)

Can and did.
============
I saw this coming, lol.

Posted by: DC at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (/TvO8)

503 It was a costly miserable failure.
Posted by: Galil at October 22, 2019 07:19 PM

This really is the story of Barack Obama.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (0W3mK)

504 Kinda complicated but deal looks OK, except for the inevitable break-down when it comes to herding Kurdish or other local cats.


Interesting that a major component is Ankara's reaffirmation of the Adana agreement [21 years ago] that settled an earlier case of Kurdish hijinks in that area, abetted by Damascus because who knows why/hey let's piss off a hugely superior NATO member.


Idlib remains a question mark [now there's a classic].


Joint Russian-syrian regime patrols in some areas.


Will YPG [Kurds] play along? What of Daesh, which is attempting a comeback?


Just reciting the basic issues illustrates why we have *always* avoided entanglement in this particular mess, and why Trump continued that pattern.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (QDnY+)

505 I don't know about that. I think I'd rather be known for making pretty jewelry.

lol.. in the end times I'd rather have the talent for making shivs.. but thank you dear . Hmmm.. now wait a minute here. I think I may have an idea

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (dUJdY)

506 >>JS, Dead and co for Halloween and 11/1 next week at msg

Fun. Did you see the Citi Field show this summer Mayer played the Wolf?

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (ZLI7S)

507 Roger Moore is dead? Missed that. I don't really care though

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (nRWPy)

508 483 So wait, what? A few Kurds moved a few miles from one stack of cardboard shacks to a different stack of cardboard shacks, and there's actually not going to be any fighting at all, and No Americans are getting killed, and there's no massive wave of atrocities, and Syrian refugees are actually gonna go back to Syria, instead of to Europe, and.....



Almost like someone's hand is in this.

Posted by: grammie winger at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (lwiT4)

509 Just had dinner, listening to Peggy Lee. Life is good.

Posted by: pep at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (T6t7i)

510 It's a terribly big planet that a little uranium can't be a huge problem.
But a couple of degrees added to it and next thing you know 12 years later we're all burning up.

Posted by: Skip at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)

511 Above around 4700 feet per second, depending on temperature, salinity, and pressure.

It was the 'underwater torpedo' part...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (Tf125)

512 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?

Posted by: Anna Puma


The speed of sound in room temperature ocean water is 1531 m/s, so if you go faster than that, you're technically supersonic.

Of course that is 2,976.026 knots, so pretty impossible.

They probably don't mean that, and are saying they're going over 767 mph in the water, thoroughly mixing their mediums and measurements.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (g7BLK)

513 If you want to worry about Russian nuclear dumps in the ocean, consider that the Russian government has officially *admitted* (meaning numbers could be higher) that at the end of the Soviet Union, they decommissioned 14 nuclear submarines and sunk them into the Barents sea, with their reactors intact; they also sank 19 ships loaded up with nuclear waste in the same general location; and they dumped 17,000 nuclear waste containers into the ocean there, because what the hell, why not. There were already 14 fully loaded reactors down there.

It's all still down there. Probably far too deteriorated now for anyone to be able to recover it without making even more of a mess.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (Kpl3J)

514 Unfortunately we don't always get to choose what we are known for here.

Posted by: bluebell at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (aXucN)


And a little Dr Pepper gets snorted onto the keyboard.

Thus sayeth the Cookbook organizer, Shiv Designer, and Empress of Cellblock D.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (axyOa)

515 Hand me the sledge.

Posted by: Dmitri at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (WjcFW)

Right hand sledge or left hand sledge?

Posted by: Yuri at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (v0R5T)

516 On the plus side, two headed fish are easier to catch.

Twice the bait.
You can clean it in the dark.
You can't eat it.

Posted by: DaveA at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (FhXTo)

517 480 10 >>They left it sitting on the sea-floor for a year. Which... okay, whatever, it's Russia.

Hahaha - so fucking true.
Posted by: garrett at October 22, 2019 06:14 PM (fjX/+)


In fairness, aren't the USS Thresher and Scorpion still down on the Atlantic seafloor? Way the heck down there, so no danger.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 22, 2019 07:15 PM (ujg0T)

Nope, all good!

Posted by: Giant Radioactive Squid at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (NgKpN)

518 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?

My very limited understanding is you create a cavitation bubble in front of the thing then basically fly through that bubble you continually create. So you're slamming a path of air through the water, then flying that path.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (9t0Zz)

519 Pencil me in for Friday for the Death Note thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (NWiLs)

520

Howie Carr made a good point today: Every 4th or 5th episode in the old tv series Gunsmoke, Marshall Dillon was saving a man from a lynching, all those men where white.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (3sWbG)

521 483 So wait, what? A few Kurds moved a few miles from one stack of cardboard shacks to a different stack of cardboard shacks, and there's actually not going to be any fighting at all, and No Americans are getting killed, and there's no massive wave of atrocities, and Syrian refugees are actually gonna go back to Syria, instead of to Europe, and.....



Almost like someone's hand is in this.
Posted by: grammie winger at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM

Gee. I hope there was no quid pro quo!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (0W3mK)

522 JS, yes. Good times

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (PUmDY)

523 507 Roger Moore is dead? Missed that. I don't really care though
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (nRWPy)



back in 2017, aged 89. I must admit the guy aged well or had some good plastic surgeons. Born 1927, so he was 58 when he was filming "A View To A Kill"

Posted by: Curmudgeon at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (ujg0T)

524 That war mongering son of a bitch! Trump is going to get us all killed. (wait, whut?) He said Lynch!!!!!!! Empeachem Foty Fi!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 22, 2019 07:18 PM (0W3mK)

Sorry your genocide didn't turn out the way you hoped.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (jYnPD)

525 How can you go supersonic UNDER water?
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:14 PM


Sound does travel underwater. Ask any of some of the most respected crewmembers of our submarine force, the sonarpersons.

At 25°C, the speed of sound in distilled water is 1498 m/s. In sea water, 1531 m/s. So, under those conditions, anything traveling faster than 1531 m/s is, by definition, supersonic.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (DMUuz)

526 >>Unfortunately we don't always get to choose what we are known for here.

Tell me about it. Sometimes someone makes a scurrilous comment about you and it never goes away.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (ZLI7S)

527




nood







noood





Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (3sWbG)

528 Roger Moore is dead? Missed that. I don't really care though

Apparently he dropped dead a week ago.

Posted by: bonhomme at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (9t0Zz)

529 It was the 'underwater torpedo' part...
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (Tf125)


Oh.

Well, yeah. But that wasn't the question.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (t+qrx)

530 Tom Servo,

So Godzillarooski?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (EXxge)

531 Almost like someone's hand is in this.

Posted by: grammie winger


G-d definitely works through Trump.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (g7BLK)

532 505 I don't know about that. I think I'd rather be known for making pretty jewelry.

lol.. in the end times I'd rather have the talent for making shivs.. but thank you dear . Hmmm.. now wait a minute here. I think I may have an idea
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 22, 2019 07:20 PM (dUJdY)

Custom jeweled shivs

Posted by: Insomniac at October 22, 2019 07:23 PM (NWiLs)

533 Nood Booker

Posted by: clutch cargo at October 22, 2019 07:23 PM (Z1ykJ)

534 Duncanthrax: Fist Bump.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 22, 2019 07:23 PM (g7BLK)

535 Crowder has exposed YouTube censorship of .... Tulsi Gabbard.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at October 22, 2019 07:24 PM (rLaBb)

536 ...they also sank 19 ships loaded up with nuclear waste in the same general location; and they dumped 17,000 nuclear waste containers into the ocean there, because what the hell, why not. There were already 14 fully loaded reactors down there.

It's all still down there. Probably far too deteriorated now for anyone to be able to recover it without making even more of a mess.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:21 PM (Kpl3J)


aaarrrrryyyaaagggaaaa

Posted by: Godzilla at October 22, 2019 07:24 PM (aS1PU)

537 I read the theory of the high speed torpedo on some tech site a while back. If I remember the general idea, it was that some high powered heat source in the torpedo would create a layer of superheated air in front of it and along the sides, so that the torpedo could move through the water with no drag at all. I didn't really see how you could ever get enough energy to make that work, but I believe that was the theory.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 22, 2019 07:25 PM (Kpl3J)

538 Sound does travel underwater. Ask any of some of the most respected crewmembers of our submarine force, the sonarpersons.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 22, 2019 07:22 PM (DMUuz)


If you can find any.

(they're hiding in the outboards until field day is over)

Posted by: hogmartin at October 22, 2019 07:25 PM (t+qrx)

539 Nood.

Doh!

Posted by: homer simpsonov at October 22, 2019 07:25 PM (Dh1wo)

540 Check out the US "Project Pluto".

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 22, 2019 07:25 PM (Omp90)

541 /sock

Posted by: DR.WTF at October 22, 2019 07:26 PM (aS1PU)

542 I know dagny, just correcting the comment above.


We withdrew from the ABM Treaty too, but that was under a president whose name better not be mentioned, and who of course was a pawn of the "globalist" establishment types, from what I read here, even though they were going apeshit over leaving the foundational arms control treaty of them all. And we did that one [entered it] for the same reasons we got out of it - our interests were served. Of course some russki cheating on the margins on that one, too, but nothing important.






Posted by: rhomboid at October 22, 2019 07:28 PM (QDnY+)

543
OT

so every once in a while, I go over to the hard core right wing web sites to read them for a while, mostly for entertainment.

it is the same thing I do when I go over to the hard core left wing sites like Daily Kos or HuffPost, or these days, CNN.

It is the first time in months I have been at any of those sites. Most of them are writing about the collapse is certain, it's only a matter of time until Schumer/fan situation, they say.

I saw one phrase attributed to someone I never heard of: war is just the extension of politics.

The Democrats, their Press Tools, and the Deep State are all syncing up to create chaos, and soon, according to them.

Before I join the revolution, however, I am going to enjoy this cup of freshly brewed coffee I just poured. If it is going to Schumer so soon, I want an afternoon refresher first.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 22, 2019 07:31 PM (sy5kK)

544 They probably don't mean that, and are saying they're going over 767 mph in the water, thoroughly mixing their mediums and measurements.

Posted by: Sharkman

You'd make more than enough sound to be detected easily at any speed approaching 50 knots - the forming of bubbles on the hull casing creates an pretty big sonic noise. The faster you go underwater, the greater the heat generated by your motion in the surrounding water, creating another signature. The ocean has it limits as far as detection goes.

Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:32 PM (32YRo)

545 I saw one phrase attributed to someone I never heard of: war is just the extension of politics.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 22, 2019 07:31 PM


Sic transit gloria.

Posted by: zombie von Clausewitz at October 22, 2019 07:34 PM (DMUuz)

546 Sound does travel underwater. Ask any of some of the most respected crewmembers of our submarine force, the sonarpersons.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Sonar detection is quite advanced - the sonar TACTAS system deployed on Missile Guided Frigates was quite advanced in the late 80's and they have probably improved upon its detection capabilities by now - and that's scary.

Posted by: Boswell at October 22, 2019 07:35 PM (32YRo)

547

It gets worse: Experts say that approximately $150,000 worth of FaceBook
ads accidentally blew up the entire democracy of the United States as
well



Gentlemen take note: THIS is how it's done.







Posted by: mikeyG at October 22, 2019 07:41 PM (6IpEX)

548 A picture of Sean Connery was my screen saver at work for years. It was fun when the young ones would remark how handsome my husband was.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at October 22, 2019 07:51 PM (KSBDE)

549 So this was a plutonium fueled ramjet then.
Uranium fission's after absorbing slow moving neutrons. You need a moderator such as heavy water or graphite to slow the neutrons. That adds a lot of weight to a missile. Plutonium fission's from fast neutrons and that makes it hard to make a bomb. One has to implode one very fast to very high density to get decent yield before it blows itself apart.

So the Russian's missile has a critical plutonium mass putting out lots of energy for the engine when it falls into the ocean. Water gets into the engine and the light water absorbs the neutrons and quenches the chain reaction. The missile sits quietly on the ocean floor.
Russian salvage guys lift the missile out of the ocean and the water runs out.........

Posted by: Speculates from few facts. at October 22, 2019 07:55 PM (ZTDnL)

550 Never cut the blue wire!!!!
Posted by eleven

I'm colorblind

Posted by: Sock Monkey...Ain't that a hoot at October 22, 2019 08:00 PM (tvKLv)

551 This and the morning art thread.84 uses of the word 'tit' in the comments. Well done.
And never let a Russian handle nukes!

Posted by: GWB at October 22, 2019 08:26 PM (QTm+F)

552 "Yuri... you blew up ANOTHER invincible superweapon?"

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 22, 2019 08:43 PM (ABuva)

553 All of Russia east of the Urals is basically a radioactive wasteland anyway. Google."Kyshtym Incident".

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at October 22, 2019 10:33 PM (0CMdT)

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The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat