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Re: In other news ...
« Reply #16311 on: May 05, 2022, 08:18:48 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-abortion-disinformation-campaign-roe-v-wade-samuel-alito-griswold-supreme-court-11651703428?st=ydxnajimo7b1276&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-abortion-disinformation-campaign-roe-v-wade-samuel-alito-griswold-supreme-court-11651703428?st=ydxnajimo7b1276&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
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« Reply #16312 on: May 05, 2022, 09:27:27 AM »
Moon dust is said to smell like spent gunpowder.
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« Reply #16313 on: May 05, 2022, 09:28:05 AM »
A look at the history of tactical nuclear weapons | Popular Science (popsci.com)
this doesn't really say much.

the idea that a "tactical" nuclear weapon is OK to use and not all that bad is well....just insane. They are still nuclear weapons with radioactive fallout that could kill tens or hundreds of thousands of people in an instant.

Is that somehow OK just because they might have a yield of 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 kilotons (Hiroshima = 15 kilotons) vs "strategic" thermonuclear weapons which can have yields hundreds of even thousands of times greater and could level entire cities and kill millions in an instant instead of tens or hundreds of thousands?

Yeah, no. Neither one are OK. Neither one should be used. There's no such thing as a "tactical" or "safe" nuclear weapon. It's still a f**king nuclear weapon.

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« Reply #16314 on: May 05, 2022, 09:41:35 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-abortion-disinformation-campaign-roe-v-wade-samuel-alito-griswold-supreme-court-11651703428?st=ydxnajimo7b1276&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-abortion-disinformation-campaign-roe-v-wade-samuel-alito-griswold-supreme-court-11651703428?st=ydxnajimo7b1276&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
good read.

I find myself torn on this. My gut reaction is the same though- government should stay out. Government should stay out of most things. And this issue is certainly not their place.

On the other hand....the earth can sustain and support several times its current population and we are running out of new people fast.
US has had over 63,000,000 abortions since 1973 alone. No wonder why there has been labor shortages here. The world is heading towards population collapse. Just look at the birth rates of almost every major country year over year- declining. If civilization falls- it will probably be because of this. Just take a look at Japan, which has the oldest population in the entire world and which is the 3rd richest country in the world- and where adult diapers now outsell baby diapers. Japan has 127 million people currently, taking into account life expectancy and their continually declining birth rates- Japan will have just under 100 million people by 2050, and around 85 million people by 2100 and around half it's current population by 2150. Japan is the most severe case but this is happening all over the industrialized world.


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Re: In other news ...
« Reply #16315 on: May 05, 2022, 09:41:55 AM »
Nobody said or implied otherwise.  At all.

Our nukes today are more typically in the 300-500 kt range, so about 20-30x Hiroshima.  The Russians tested one at 57 mt, but realized the value of such a powerful explosion was limited by geometric factors.  

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« Reply #16316 on: May 05, 2022, 09:43:08 AM »
Moon dust is said to smell like spent gunpowder.
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« Reply #16317 on: May 05, 2022, 09:48:42 AM »
the earth can sustain and support several times its current population and we are running out of new people fast.
US has had over 63,000,000 abortions since 1973 alone. No wonder why there has been labor shortages here. The world is heading towards population collapse.
If there is a collapse it's because obviously everyone won't be getting sustained.Even with perfect,proper distribution of the bare necessities I'm not sure the earth can sustain a whole lot more.Climate change and inconsistent weather fronts would see to wiping out crop production and livestock availability
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« Reply #16318 on: May 05, 2022, 09:51:29 AM »

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« Reply #16319 on: May 05, 2022, 09:52:23 AM »
One of the most significant technology developments in history was the Haber process, in terms of fertilizer and explosives production, yet it gets scant publicity when such things are discussed.

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« Reply #16320 on: May 05, 2022, 09:53:27 AM »
What jet is that? A precurser to radar avoiding/concealing aircraft
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« Reply #16321 on: May 05, 2022, 09:59:41 AM »
It's the YB-49.  It was a very early flying wing design with some very advanced concepts never put into production.

The Northrop YB-49 was the jet-propelled variant of the company's XB-35 bomber. Eight Allison J35 engines, each delivering 3,750 pounds of thrust, gave the flying wing a top speed of 510 mph, or more than 100 mph faster than its prop-driven predecessor. Flight testing revealed stability problems which could not be corrected with existing technology. The second aircraft crashed on June 5, 1948, killing its five-man crew. Edwards AFB was subsequently named for one of its crew members, Capt. Glen W. Edwards. The YB-49 was the "wrong plane at the wrong time," getting trapped in the transition between propeller-driven and jet-powered aircraft. The program was canceled by the Air Force in 1949.

The Northrop Corp. proposed a modification to the YB-49 Flying Wing bomber , called the YRB-49A. Although its small radar signature had been noticed during tests during the late 1940s, it was the YB-49’s high altitude and long-range flying abilities that gave it consideration as a spy plane. The plane promised a 400-mph cruise speed at 35,000 feet. (It was during a 1948 test flight of the YB-49 that whom Edwards Air Force Base is named, was killed with his four crew Capt. Glen Edwards, for members.)

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« Reply #16322 on: May 05, 2022, 10:01:11 AM »
If there is a collapse it's because obviously everyone won't be getting sustained.Even with perfect,proper distribution of the bare necessities I'm not sure the earth can sustain a whole lot more.Climate change and inconsistent weather fronts would see to wiping out crop production and livestock availability
the world will absolutely have a population collapse if it continues on this course- and that absolutely could lead to a civilizational collapse. the economy is primarily driven on the backs of the young- as is innovation. IF you continually have less and less young people and more and more old people- you're not going to grow, you're going to stagnate and basically not innovate at all. People are living too long and not having enough babies today. These are two of the biggest problems facing the survival of the human race (along with climate change) into the centuries and millennia beyond. In most developed countries- such as the US- women are not even having enough children to replace ourselves...ergo Americans are heading towards extinction and will need more and more constant immigration not to collapse as a country. Which is just another reason why we should be embracing immigration, not making it taboo or look down on immigrants.

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