nuclear experiments

Much of the talk about ‘family values’ in our society highlights the nuclear family, one that is made up of mother, father, and preferably only one or two children. In the United States this unit is presented as the primary and preferable organization for the parenting of children, one that will ensure everyone’s optimal well-being. Of course, this is a fantasy image of family. Hardly anyone in our society lives in an environment like this. Even individuals who are raised in nuclear families usually experience it as merely a small unit within a larger unit of extended kin. Capitalism and patriarchy together, as structures of domination, have worked overtime to undermine and destroy this larger unit of extended kin. Replacing the family community with a more privatized small autocratic unit helped increase alienation and made abuses of power more possible. It gave absolute rule to the father, and secondary rule over children to the mother. By encouraging the segregation of nuclear families from the extended family, women were forced to become more dependent on an individual man, and children more dependent on an individual women. It is this dependency that became, and is, the breeding ground for abuses of power.

The failure of the patriarchal nuclear family has been utterly documented. Exposed as dysfunctional more often that not, as a place of emotional chaos, neglect, and abuse, only those in denial continue to insist that this is the best environment for raising children. While I do not want to suggest that extended families are not as likely to be dysfunctional, simply by virtue of their size and their inclusion of nonblood kin (i.e., individuals who marry into the family and their blood relations), they are diverse and so are likely to include the presence of some individuals who are both sane and loving.
—  bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

The U.S. of A. holds nearly 8,000 nuclear weapons in its arsenal (that’s an estimate, because the Department of Defense tends to play all nuke-related hands pretty close to its chest). We wrote an article earlier this year with a man who guarded nuclear silos at the height of the Cold War, but we wanted to know how our military treated nukes now, with Soviet Russia nearly three decades in the rearview mirror.

It’s not super easy to get former nuclear missileers (the guys who’d actually fire our missiles in the event of a war) to talk. But our source had just been kicked out of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for reasons we’ll explain momentarily. He gave us an inside of America’s atomic arsenal and (SPOILERS), it’s fucking terrifying.

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15.09.2016

My view for the past 5 hours.

I worked non stop to finish my report on my nuclear reactor experiment. This is what a lot of people I know don’t get to see. They don’t know how much I struggle and how hard I work to get to where I am now, not even half of it.

OPEN LETTER TO FUTURE…

Dear Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn:

Fuck boy born November 20, 1983. Better known to the masses as Future. Let’s be clear about a couple of things off the bat… I don’t like you (please reference the above term of endearment). I think your music is ok- nothing spectacular there though. You are ok looking, not hard on the eyes at all but, whatever attraction could exist- cannot, due to your demeanor, attitude and persona that unfortunately represents nothing I would want to emulate.

Everyone pretty much knows your rap sheet:

3 Baby Mamas (*blinks*)

3 Children- Onesies w/ each Mom (At least no one was dumb enough to have more than one with you)

No Wedding bells for any of them (I am sure all 3 of them were the problem, not you *rolls eyes*)

You start dating Ciara at a pivotal (and convenient) time in your career

You Impregnate Ciara

You two get engaged

Ciara posts a pic with the 3 Baby Mamas referring to them as “Her Family” (Basically co-signing to an already fucked up sito, but she gets mad props for that)

Y’all engagement didn’t last (no surprise there)

Ciara becomes Baby Mama #4 (another onesie, making this 4 Baby Mothers, 4 Kids)

Ciara releases a single called “I Bet” inspired by your actions or lack thereof

Ciara keeps her promise and gets a better boyfriend (*inserts crying laughing emojis*)

Ciara makes an adult decision to have her new (and better) boyfriend around y’all son

And this is where it gets “tricky.”

There is commentary flying all over social media concerning whether or not Ciara is operating under a respectful and responsible guise by having her new boyfriend, Russell Wilson, around y’all young son, “Baby Future.” Celebrities are starting to weigh in like this is Drizzy vs. Weak Mills. Even though I think that the obsession with Pop culture can be kinda detrimental to our own personal lives, (as we only know but so much and need to concentrate on our own shit), I think that this is a good subject to discuss since you decided to speak on behalf of the Black community. Yes, Future… you suggested in one of your recent interviews that in the Black community WE don’t allow another man who isn’t the Father of OUR child(ren) to be around OUR kid(s).

Interesting.

Well, I have some questions for you:

The only way you can expect a woman to not have other men around your children is to marry her and become an official family unit vs. a broken unit. You have been blessed with 4 children, which in your case equals 4 mothers of your children. It didn’t work out with any of them? #IWillWaitForAnswers

While you are busy telling US the rules of engagement for new partners and children within the Black community, do you believe in giving a strong nuclear experience to YOUR children where there is a loving Mom and Dad in the same household? #IWillWaitForAnswers

Are you the custodial parent of ANY of the 4 children that you have helped to create? #IWillWaitForAnswers

Do you honestly believe that once a woman and you have broken up, you get to make up FUTURE (pun intended) dating rules for her when she is the custodial parent of the child??? #IWillWaitForAnswers

See Future, this isn’t about Ciara being inappropriate. She is the custodial parent who chooses to spend time with her boyfriend and her son at the same damn time (you see what I did there? Lol). I believe that any custodial parent has the right to make a responsible decision about WHO they allow to meet their child. This decision should be based upon how the new partner treats you, their own kids if they have any and, tell me “what that character do?” If all those things check out, who expects the custodial parent to sit in the house while the non-custodial parent is living their life like its golden (possibly creating more broken homes/more children, such as you’ve done, Nayvadius)? Maybe that controlling bullshit worked with the other Baby Mamas because they were still interested in you or they needed your money… I really don’t know. But I do know that Ciara doesn’t need her damn permission slip signed as the custodial parent to make decisions about her day to day life with a son you don’t take care of on a day to day basis. She sure as hell ain’t interested in you any longer and she sure as hell got her own coins!

I am not suggesting that just because we do not see pictures of you with your son, that you do not spend time with him, but let me tell you what I think your “criticism” is REALLY all about!

Jealousy. Envy. Fear. Pride.

Jealous that Ciara moved on to someone equally popular or more popular with his own coinage. Jealous that y’all son is spending a consistent amount of time with another man, even though you had your chance to be with her and therefore could be with him more often.

Envious that perhaps you think your son will end up fuckin w/ Russell way harder than he does with you. And on a much deeper level, maybe fearful that Russell may not only be a better man to Ciara, but a much better Father-figure than you are to your own son (and other children). You see, this jealousy, fear and envy is only topped by one other trait that no one seems to be talking about… Your pride.

It’s so not “manly” for another man to be handling what you should be handling, right??? Your pride is DAMAGED because the world is watching another successful Black man spend quality and seemingly loving time with YOUR son. Pride can be a mother fucker, this I know. But you made this bed over and over again and now you have to lay in this one.

Ciara isn’t doing anything wrong. The only thing wrong she did was date a man like you. She appears to be an awesome Mother who does an array of activities with her lil one. She has a demanding schedule with her fashion endorsements, tours, volunteer activities and musical aspirations (slight shade). She happens to be dating one of the most popular quarterbacks in the NFL. His schedule, too, is very demanding. I think it is beautiful for them to spend time together with y’all son. Ciara is sending a consistent message to her son that Russell cares about her, loves her and because Russell is an important part of HER life, he has no choice but to love her son like he is his own. See, Future, when you decided not to marry Ciara, that turned Ciara and Baby Future into a package. Russell is doing EXACTLY what any man in his position should be doing. Russell can’t have Ciara’s whole heart if the man she loves doesn’t love her child. They’re just practicing anyways! I believe very soon Russell will shut down all naysayers with a big ass ring. Then what will your argument be Future? Your son can’t spend time with Ciara’s husband and Baby Future’s Stepfather? Psssssshhhhhhhhh! #IBet oh and #GTFOH!

Her Solution:

Learn to control the controllables. You don’t own the child you have in the first place. You were just chosen (for whatever reason) to help give the child a healthy and happy environment to matriculate and evolve in. I understand that you are feeling prideful, but as long as your child is SAFE, you cannot control or be upset when the custodial parent decides that it is time to introduce the kids to the new partner.  If you cared that gotdamn much about your child being exposed to another partner, that ass should have married Ciara… or the other women. You’re worried about the wrong things. Worry about spending as much time as you can with those 4 kids instead of using your energy to hate on what has nothing to do with you. When Ciara marries Russell all your crying is gonna be obsolete. I pray that you get delivered from those demons of jealousy, envy, fear and pride and that you get filled with an enormous amount of love for your son and other children. Don’t be mad that another man is doing what you had the opportunity to do 4 times thus far. Embrace that you will possibly have to deal with 4 stand-ins at some point. Worry about being the best Father YOU can be… If we followed your rules of engagement for the Black Community, we’d be handing out broken families to everyone. No one should take your advice!

Get It How You Live,

Jessica

P.S. You have so much to say about Russell, but are forgetting how Ciara accepted your other Baby Mamas smh… You gotta do better brotha!

Whether you’re a child of the ‘80s, a fan of the Terminator films, or just really bad at Missile Command, you’ve probably seen some pretty grisly images of nuclear holocaust. We assume that the people who defend against that looming apocalypse are all grim-faced, serious experts with decades of training. We spoke to one such defender – a former soldier responsible for guarding a nuclear missile site in West Germany during one of the Cold War’s most uncomfortably warm chunks – and here’s what he told us about how hilariously wrong all that “grim-faced expert” stuff was.

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Ah, Las Vegas in its heyday: Dean Martin crooned as misdirection and Sammy Davis Jr. drove getaway in a garbage truck filled with the mayor’s fortune, all while ol’ Frankie Blue Eyes banged his wife on a pool table. Vegas hasn’t been able to shake that nostalgic image, but you can’t trust collective memory, so we sent one of our writers to do a little fact-checking. He talked with Cliff, a born-and-bred Vegas veteran who witnessed the highs and lows of the Strip over the decades. Cliff worked at the Sands Casino from 1972 to 1975 and briefly before that at the Hacienda in the 1960s as a floorman and a valet, respectively.

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The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment is a China-based multinational particle physics project studying neutrinos. The multinational collaboration includes researchers from China, the United States, Taiwan, Russia, and the Czech Republic. The US side of the project is funded by the US Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics.

It is situated at Daya Bay, approximately 52 kilometers northeast of Hong Kong and 45 kilometers east of Shenzhen. There is an affiliated project in the Aberdeen Tunnel Underground Laboratory in Hong Kong. It measures the neutrons produced by cosmic muons, which may affect the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment.

The experiment studies neutrino oscillations and is designed to measure the mixing angle θ13 using antineutrinos produced by the reactors of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant and the Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plant. Scientists are also interested in whether neutrinos are CP violators.

Author: limitlessmonster
Title: Chances Are
Pairing: AsaNoya
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Chapter W/C: Approx. 4K
Total W/C: Approx. 4K
Summary: “Mind-boggled” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how Nishinoya feels in the aftermath of Asahi’s post-graduation parting gift. But after a few mishaps, he begins to wonder if he’s missed the opportunity to find out the what ifs or if there’s really such a thing as second chances.
Chapter Summary: The third years’ graduation has everyone a little nostalgic and wondering what the future holds, but Asahi’s parting gift makes Nishinoya wonder about more than just his exam results.
A/N: This started out as an idea conversation for a short drabble with drawverylittle, but then it got away from me and whoops, multichapter it is. haha. I also really have it bad for some TanaNoya epic bromance (inspired by actual banter with kaijoskopycat) just as much as I do for some adorkably semi-angsty AsaNoyas. This is technically my first attempt at anything in the Haikyuu!! fandom (except for that one very short drabble), so please be gentle and if there’s any inconsistencies I missed or details I got wrong, please let me know! Happy reading! :D

EDIT: Accompanying art by drawverylittle​ (aljdflgjjl I am still not over this IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL ohgod thanks for mAKING ME WEE p like a bonafide pansy, beebee. I’M STILL GRINNING LIKE AN IDIOT AND I LOV EYOU  ♥ ♥ ♥)

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Edit: Fic tag with next chapters included


Noya’s stomach knots while he sits, cross-legged on the polished surface of the gym floor. He waits for the third years to join the rest of the team with Tanaka, who is attempting to pass the time trying to spin the volleyball on his forehead to no avail. They’ve been there a while and Noya’s legs jiggle from pent-up nervous energy.

“Quit that, will ya?” Tanaka says, smacking one of Noya’s knees mid-jumping bean routine. The ball drops off his face and thuds dully against the floor before rolling away. Noya smacks him back; not in a retaliatory sense, really, but more to have something to do with his hands. Tanaka’s brows crease, one raised as he gives Noya an exasperated scowl. “You’re makin’ me nervous and you know how I get when I need to release some steam. We don’t have the rest of exams ‘til tomorrow. I’d kinda like to enjoy what’s left of my freedom before I get home and it turns into study prison hell.”

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Fallout Shelter Now Available for Free on Google Play

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter, the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout universe from Bethesda Game Studios, is now available worldwide for FREE on Google Play for Android devices.

Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter has received accolades from some of the industry’s leading outlets, earning ‘Game of the Week’ from Touch Arcade and nominations for ‘Biggest Surprise’ from IGN and ‘Best Handled/Mobile Game’ from the official Game Critics Awards.

Today’s launch includes all-new game updates, including the introduction of Mr. Handy – the ultimate robotic companion – as a premium reward. Use him to collect resources inside your Vault, send him into the wasteland to collect caps, or defend your Vault from creatures and disasters, including new Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.

To download Fallout Shelter for Android devices, visit:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bethsoft.falloutshelter

To learn more about Fallout Shelter, visit the game’s official website, FalloutShelter.com