Nukes and Nuke Accessories

I don’t think it’s the Kremlin who was ignorant about radiation dangers. It was the individual soldiers. The Kremlin just didn’t care enough to inform them.

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According to the article, the official Russian line was that there was no danger and they actively said so even to Chornobyl staff.

“They (the Russian troops) had no idea that this is radiation. That it is harmful. They believed that if nothing happened immediately, then everything was fine. They did not think about the consequences in the future,” a National Guardsman identified as Anatoliy told the research group Media Initiative of Human Rights. “Once a radiation specialist from the Russian Federation came and told (captive Ukrainian nuclear station technicians) that his mother-in-law is from the Briansk Forest (in Belarus), that the radiation there is much higher than we have at Chornobyl and that… ‘Everything is normal, everything is fine, there is no radiation.’”

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Will he STFU up already… We get it, you’re trying to take votes from the far right… Good luck with that, neoliberal!

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The French far-right is friendly to Putin so hawkishness about defending Europe (against hostile states as opposed to migrants) is not the way to win votes from them.

Far-right European lawmaker Thierry Mariani, who is a member of Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN), accused Macron of “becoming a national danger.”

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Maybe, but I’m gonna guess it’s not going to endear him to anyone else. :woman_shrugging:

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I don’t know. France loves her nukes. Both sorts.

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Oscar The Grouch Idk GIF by Sesame Street

How did the world get this stupid?

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[Why data centers want to have their own nuclear reactors | Technology | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)]

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Because “AI” is a better version of what cryptocurrency was supposed to be – a way of converting energy directly into money, without all the trouble of actually turning it into useful work along the way. The dream of modern capitalism. :disappointed:

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Getting the TVA into nuke plant production on a world wide scale.

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https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-practice-tactical-nuclear-weapon-scenario-deter-west-defence-ministry-2024-05-06/

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Atomic Scare Films Vol 1

According to the Cold War-era instructional films collected here, any nuclear holocaust can be survived by merely hiding under a tool bench. And that pesky fallout can be easily disposed of through a brushing of the trousers, a fingernail cleaning, and a good shampoo.

Thanks to the guinea pigs in Hiroshima, we now know about Survival Under Atomic Attack, and apparently all the answers are contained in a flimsy pamphlet, as read and discussed by a suburban couple in their Sunday best, enjoying a good evening smoke.

The immortal Duck and Cover opens with a musical animated sequence in which a happy-go-lucky turtle is tormented by a monkey wielding dynamite, to show kids how to “duck and cover” in case of nuclear attack. To demonstrate, we are shown endless drills of boys and girls ducking and covering in the classroom, outdoors, and at a picnic as soon as the narrator yells, “Duck and cover!”

You Can Beat the A-Bomb is an amazing piece of atomic propaganda that basically says a nuclear attack may be a tad inconvenient but it’s nothing to get too upset over. Just close the windows, hide under some furniture, stay inside for about an hour, then start to clean up.
It also contains some hilarious “what if?” scenes in which Mom unplugs the iron before taking shelter. Dad, however, is the big know-it-all who can spout off a credible-sounding yet suspect answer to any nukie question thrown his way. For example, when his kids ask, “Can we catch radiation from you, Daddy?” Daddy answers, “No, I’m keeping it all to myself!” as he scrubs the fallout off with a quick soap lather! And remember, if you get radiation poisoning, “lie down and rest”.

Someone who sounds like John Forsythe narrates the cleverly titled, American Cities Atomic Fallout Strategy, which details our nation’s plans for The Big One, via cool fallout animation. At the “nerve center for survival” everything is labeled with bold signs like the Batcave, so we know we’re in good hands.

Atom Strikes! surveys the devastation of war-torn Japan, with a bounty Japan, with a bounty of footage of demolished buildings and ravaged landscapes. Come out, come out, wherever you three-headed children are!

Also included are a handful of National Guard commercials, including a singing cowboy spot, and a couple of cartoon kids being spun senseless by stock disaster footage.
So stock up on canned goods, stay away from windows, follow the simple directions included in these films, and, what the hell, you too may learn that atomic attacks may be a tad inconvenient but also a lot of good old-fashioned fun.
From 16mm mushroom-cloud prints.
– Rod Lott, Hitch magazine

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Episode 17 Drinking GIF by The Simpsons

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Oscar The Grouch Idk GIF by Sesame Street

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Season 1 Omg GIF

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Russia’s Anti-Satellite Nuke Could Leave Lower Orbit Unusable, Test Vehicle May Already Be Deployed

Nukes in spaaaaace, that’s so 1960ies.