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Flame wars

I was stationed on an old submarine – at the time we took it into the shipyard for decommissioning it was one of the half-dozen oldest nuclear submarines in the world. It was creaky, things stuck or broke, it was sometimes temperamental – come to think of it, pretty much the way my body is […]

Nukes for peace!

So what would you think about using nuclear weapons to blast a new canal across Central America? Or to dredge a new harbor? How about lighting off a nuke deep underground to fracture rock and increase natural gas production – and we thought that fracking was controversial! Nutty? Well…today they sure seem that way, but […]

Radioactive smuggling

A dirty bomb is not a good way to kill lots of people, but it is a great way to scare the hell out of a population. There are reports that Saddam Hussein investigated the possibility of making an RDD in the 1980s and gave up on the idea because it simply wasn’t deadly enough. […]