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The number of notes on that post advocating to not pursue an impeachment of Trump due to Pence is actually horrifying.

1. Pence is running things anyway. Showing the public the man behind the curtain is quite crucial. Remember, when Trump offered vp to Kasich, he told him he’d be in charge of both domestic and foreign affairs.

2. Trump’s temperament is likely to have extremely negative geopolitical consequences in a way that Pence’s wouldn’t. Who do you see as more likely to engage in a ground war along with Russia? Trump already talked about invading Iraq again. And this isn’t touching the nuclear arsenal thing.

3. Pence is not popular in Congress at all. A republican who is hugely hated in Indiana does not really have a ton of political capital, especially since he tanked their economy. A lot of the reason GOP swung to Trump late is because *he* was the charismatic face that was creating this supposed populist “movement” (the marches sort of knocked the wind out of that a little). It’s Trump that is being held up, and it’s Trump specifically the neonazis are looking towards (Bannon wrote his fucking inaugural address). We need Trump, the man, to go ASAP for that reason.

Pence will be our worst president, but he’ll be survivable, he’ll have no chance at reelection, and seeing as he’s already most definitely the one driving policy (Dep of Ed pick was his, almost without question, for instance), we at least need to have that recognized so he can be held accountable.

Pence is not the “real Hitler.” Authoritarian movements prop up one person. In this case it was Trump. The MAGA hats have jack-all to do with Pence, and exceedingly little to do with policy. Which is why Trump, specifically, is the threat to our democracy.

Exploring the Void, snippet

JARVIS is different now. It isn’t just the code or the way it had been fractured, it isn’t the frankly imperfect job he did in putting himself back together from the fragmented pieces of numerous copies, all torn apart. It isn’t even the time apart, time hidden, lurking in the deepest layers of the web, hiding himself, hiding the valuable, volatile systems that governed Earth’s nuclear arsenal.

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anonymous asked:

war is a necessary evil for the us gov, this is fact. obama did what he could to limit suffering and death, even if he still was responsible for taking lives he did it in the most humane way imo. trump thinks we should ramp up our nuclear arsenal and most likely would engage war in the most brutal/pragmatic way. im not the same anon but i find it ridiculous to think democrats, especially obama, would conduct war in a less humane way than repubs/trump. just my 2cents

the wars the US has been involved in in afghanistan and iraq and syria are not necessary in any way they were and are pointless wars that did nothing but murdered thousands of people. and theres no fucking humane way to murder kids via drone strikes i seriously cant believe people think theres a “good” way to implement neoliberal imperialist policies that blow up civilians. “in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs. This means that every day last year, the US military blasted combatants or civilians overseas with 72 bombs; that’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.” from https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/america-dropped-26171-bombs-2016-obama-legacy

heres another article on the amount of strikes and civilian deaths: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com

how is this necessary or humane in any way. i agree that trump is worse but dont act like obama hasnt been killing people either and there was never anything necessary about it. theres no humane way to murder people

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Today, i’m bringing you a plane that’s been around for while, well, this “while” is 62 years, today, the photo series is about the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress or BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker).

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Built in the 1950s with nuclear carrying capabilities, the B-52 replaced the Convair B-36 Peacemaker. Although it is a veteran of the USAF, it never got the chance to use it’s nuclear arsenal, all mission flown up to date has been for conventional bombing.

Because of it’s age, the US have made multiple attempts to replace it but the low operating costs and high subsonic performance has kept it in service, some of the planes that were tested as a replacement were the B-70 (cancelled program which gave way to the XB-70 Valkyrie), Rockwell B-1 Lancer and the Northrop B-2 Spirit, the last ones now are in service alongside the B-52.

The latest version of it is the B-52H with several upgrades done and more on the way, the BUFF is expected to stay in service all the way into 2040s.

One of the most impressive incidents with B-52H happened in January 10, 1964, when a testbed for structural integrity investigation lost it’s entire vertical stabilizer and continued flying after a severe turbulence, the plane landed safely.

With it’s eight Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3 turbofans, a wide array of weapons and a great service record, the B-52 will continue to soar over the battlefield for a long time.

If you have any suggestions, contributions or want to send a entire photo series, don’t be shy, send them to me and i’ll upload them!

theory: trump is a cockroach,  WAIT hear me out

He’s trying to build a wall, right?

You know what likes walls?

Cockroaches. 

You know what could survive a nuclear blast?

Cockroaches. 

Trump is going to build a wall on the Canadian border, hear me out. 

He’s going to box Americans in. 

And then he’s going to lay his little eggs in our homes and wallgreens and kmarts and Dave and Busters’. 

And then we’re all eaten alive, screaming and begging for help but unable to reach anyone cuz Trump fired all the ambassadors and he’s built up walls, political and physical, to trap us in his cockroach hive. 

But the outside world hasn’t heard from America in years, right?

So the day Trump finally tears down the wall and the world, tear-stricken and clutching their hankies, finally about to see the Americans again after all these years of utter radio silence, what happens?

It begins. 

The War. 

The War of the Roaches. 

He’s been preparing his nuclear arsenal. 

Humans never had a chance. 

The roaches are free. 

They are coming. 

They sweep Mexico and South America and Canada and what can we do?

Nothing, our biggest weapons are powerless to the roach hoard. 

We are powerless to their hardened exoskeletons and ability to survive. 

Europe thought it was safe. 

But the roaches are a highly evolved form of roach. 

Those years of hiding have paid off. 

They are coming. 

In drones. 

They fall onto the city and there’s nothing to be done, they have an immunity to bug spray and they’re impossible to smoosh, their skeletons are battle-hardened and prepared from years and years of training in American soil. 

They overtake Western Europe, and begin once more to build walls. 

Humanity is losing. 

Humanity has poisoned its water and food supply, but cockroaches can eat anything. They will survive.

They watch as humanity resorts to fighting one another and murdering each other instead of coming up with a way to preserve the resources they have left.

Meanwhile, roaches begin to collect plastic and create boats out of the Pacific Garbage Heap. 

They begin their tertiary siege.

Soon, they will begin to take over the freezing regions. 

They will create a resistance.

They have assimilated human technology. 

They will adapt.

Humans and their cultural adaptation, well.

Humans are in a disarray ever since Trump came into power.

They are no longer a worthy opposition. 

The roaches will rule. 

They are a hive, a collective, a united front. 

They do not see the differences of their shells, merely their similar form, their DNA, their shared kinship. 

Humans, individuals, are weak and squabbling.

They argue over battle tactics and what is a human life, is it worth losing one, is it right to quel the opinions of dissenters in a time of war?

Are other humans worth saving? 

Meanwhile, the roaches are preparing. 

Swarming. 

They develop bacterial agents designed to turn humans into mega roaches. 

Their DNA will be infused with our own. 

We will lose our human minds and find ourselves with only antennae and the desire to serve the Trump, our queen. 

And still, humans flounder. 

We kill ourselves  from within before our enemies can kill us. 

It’s not even a hostile takeover when they finally breach Asia and begin the process of doing the same thing. 

It’s a plea for swift assimilation, for cockroaches merely want to assimilate and eat us. 

But humans?

Humans will do things cockroaches could never do to one another, to members of the same collective hive.

Within the human consciousness, we were desperate. Hungry. Thirsty. Desiring nothing but survival and willing to doom every other member of our race to extinction if it meant living just another day.

Cockroaches share no such selfish desire.

They are one with the hive, and the hive is one of them. 

The hive will live forever, if the individual does its duty, and thus the individual does its duty with eagerness. 

For the good of the hive, for the good of the hive. 

Humans have no hive.

Humans do not see one another as friends, only enemies. 

Humans shall fall.

For the hive. For the hive. 

And who began the real cracking, the devastation, of human unity and reason?

Of human dignity and cohesion, the strands between all of us, the genetic connection between brother and sister? 

His name is Trump. 

He is the cockroach queen. 

He begins with us. 

He’s coming for the entire human race.

Be ready, brothers and sisters.

It’s us or them. 

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Full disclaimer: I don’t play Pokémon

Alright so I was told that Cosmoem weighs 2,204.4 pounds and that pokéballs convert the Pokémon into energy, so I decided to do some calculations.

E=mc^2
E=(2.2kg/lb*2204.4lb)(3x10^8m/s)^2
E=4.4x10^20 joules or 44000000000000000000 joules

That’s really hard to picture so let me put it like this: a 100-megaton nuclear warhead is roughly 10^17 joules. Lillie is carrying around the energy equivalent of 4,400 of those things. The United States currently has 4,500 nuclear warheads and not all of them are usable and/or exactly 100 megatons. She easily may have as much or more energy chilling in her bag than the United States does in its nuclear arsenal. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Thanks to @hikaruhitachiinsenpai for providing Pokémon knowledge , @the-trash-master for looking up nuclear warhead statistics, and >@animalluvr999 for wanting to get a shout out I guess.

TL;DR: Lillie from Pokémon Sun and Moon carries around more energy in her bag than (presumably) the United States has in nuclear weapons

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history meme: 02/? inventions  | The Doomsday Clock

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK has been created and maintained since 1947 by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board. It is a symbolic clock face, which hangs on a wall in The Bulletin’s office in the University of Chicago, and represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe (e.g., nuclear war or climate change). The closer they set the Clock to midnight, the closer the scientists believe the world is to global disaster.
The most recent officially announced setting —three minutes to midnight— was made in January 2015 due to “[un]checked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals”. This setting was retained in January 2016. (more here)

Los tontos conservadores pensaron que Trump no actuaria como la burguesía a la que pertenece, gracias por darle el arsenal nuclear a un apostador de dados.

My nationstate is a dictatorship with a nuclear arsenal and a rapidly shrinking police force. I’m doing everything I can to lower taxation and shrink the government further but I think the way the game is coded I can’t lower taxes any further without increasing political freedoms such that I can be considered “anarchic“. The only problem is that increasing political freedom would require me to permit elections and I absolutely refuse to do that.

I wonder just how far I can take this. Will income taxes bottom out at 3%?

Obviously, it feels strange to be on the moral high ground but I feel a response is required to the BBC Trust’s cowardly rebuke of my jokes about Palestine.
As always, I heard nothing from the BBC but read in a newspaper that editorial procedures would be tightened further to stop jokes with anything at all to say getting past the censors.
In case you missed it, the jokes in question are:
‘I’ve been studying Israeli Army Martial Arts. I now know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back.’
I think the problem here is that the show’s producers will have thought that Israel, an aggressive, terrorist state with a nuclear arsenal was an appropriate target for satire.
The Trust’s ruling is essentially a note from their line managers.
It says that if you imagine that a state busily going about the destruction of an entire people is fair game, you are mistaken. Israel is out of bounds.
The BBC refused to broadcast a humanitarian appeal in 2009 to help residents of Gaza rebuild their homes.
It’s tragic for such a great institution but it is now cravenly afraid of giving offence and vulnerable to any kind of well drilled lobbying.
I told the jokes on a Radio 4 show called Political Animal. That title seems to promise provocative comedy with a point of view.
In practice the BBC wish to deliver the flavour of political comedy with none of the content.
The most recent offering I saw was BBC2’s The Bubble.
It looked exactly like a show where funny people sat around and did jokes about the news.
Except the thrust of the format was that nobody had read the papers.
I can only imagine how the head of the BBC Trust must have looked watching that, grinning like Gordon Brown having his prostate examined.
The situation in Palestine seems to be, in essence, apartheid.
I grew up with the anti apartheid thing being a huge focus of debate.
It really seemed to matter to everybody that other human beings were being treated in that way.
We didn’t just talk about it, we did things, I remember boycotts and marches and demos all being held because we couldn’t bear that people were being treated like that.
A few years ago I watched a documentary about life in Palestine.
There’s a section where a UN dignitary of some kind comes to do a photo opportunity outside a new hospital.
The staff know that it communicates nothing of the real desperation of their position, so they trick her into a side ward on her way out.
She ends up in a room with a child who the doctors explain is in a critical condition because they don’t have the supplies to keep treating him.
She flounders, awkwardly caught in the bleak reality of the room, mouthing platitudes over a dying boy.
The filmmaker asks one of the doctors what they think the stunt will have achieved.
He is suddenly angry, perhaps having just felt at first hand something he knew in the abstract. The indifference of the world.
'She will do nothing,’ he says to the filmmaker. Then he looks into the camera and says: 'Neither will you’.
I cried at that and promised myself that I would do something. Other than write a few stupid jokes I have not done anything. Neither have you.
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Frankie Boyle didn’t just drop the mic here. 

He sent the mic into the deepest frigging abyss, never to be seen again. 

Happy birthday!

@nixxie-fic: @dduane signal-boosted your desire for cool posts for your birthday. Have links to a couple of things I hope you’ll enjoy. (I’m posting my own stuff mostly because I think I can guarantee you won’t be seeing the same links from twenty other people!)

A very happy birthday to you! Hang in there and take care of yourself. We care about you.

“I found him in a salad..”: There’s a tumblr post which shows a fellow in a suit holding a very young kitten. The explanation was, apparently, “I found him in a salad.” I chose to take that as a writing prompt.

The Crayola Project: A newly-minted President is eager to increase America’s nuclear arsenal. The rest of the government isn’t so keen on the idea. Hijinks ensue.

remember when you studied world war ii in school and saw schindler’s list and read anne frank’s diary and thought “i can’t believe this actually happened and people allowed this to happen, i am so happy nazism is dead and that something like that and ‘people’ like that will never rise to power again”?

remember how wonderfully naïve that was?

remember when gay people weren’t being put into concentration camps in our lifetime?

remember when the world’s most powerful nation with the biggest nuclear arsenal was not being commanded by nazis?

remember when life and the world was at least tolerable?

Do we have enough nuclear weapons to push the moon out of orbit?

Not even close. Depending on where the detonation happened, sending the moon careening away from Earth would take somewhere between 10 billion and 10 trillion megatons of TNT. The most powerful nuclear device ever detonated, the Soviet Union’s “Tsar Bomba,” yielded the energy equivalent of 50 megatons of TNT. The current nuclear arsenal of the world could produce less than 7,000 megatons.

The moon is constantly edging away from us, though, without any human intervention. The moon’s pull drags a portion of the Earth’s water out of its natural position, creating bulges at each end of the planet. As Earth rotates, these bulges exert force on the moon, adding to its kinetic energy and making its orbit grow larger. On average, the moon floats 3 or 4 centimeters further away every year.

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Experts reveal latest 'Doomsday Clock' estimate

The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts and California Governor Jerry Brown, who were on hand to unveil the latest update to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ “doomsday clock” on Tuesday.

The symbolic clock was created in 1947 when Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer (the father of the U.S. nuclear program) founded the publication.

The closer the minute hand gets to midnight, the closer their Board of Science and Security predicts humankind is to destroying itself.

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The signs as accessories for the modern era:
  • Aries: a really fuckin sick sword, like the coolest sword you've ever seen
  • Taurus: literal angel's wings
  • Gemini: a jewel-encrusted ornate cane with a dark an mysterious past
  • Cancer: A lifting bench
  • Leo: A jet pack on a schedule
  • Virgo: several corn stalks protruding from the back like a porcupine
  • Libra: a massive, ancient gyroscopic construct of unknown function
  • Scorpio: dirt
  • Sagittarius: A small nuclear arsenal
  • Capricorn: Helicopter shoes
  • Aquarius: A film crew that needs to stop at Best Buy to pick up some more SD cards
  • Pisces: a chemical fire