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A pretty, but scary photo





datter
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter
scotty
Funny how it's called a "Peacekeeper". The only kind of peace I can imagine this weapon would bring is peace lasting a millennium.
Nameless
Things like that should be called 'Doombringer' or 'Lifetaker' or perhaps just 'I'm Stupid'. I doubt countries would be so willing to use them then. ("FIRE THE I'M... Actually, forget it. Nevermind.")
scotty
I'm just glad it's the USA that has them. Can you imagine what Kim Jong-il Ding Dong would do with one of them?
raver
scotty wrote:
I'm just glad it's the USA that has them. Can you imagine what Kim Jong-il Ding Dong would do with one of them?

Big giant huge LOL. Can you imagine what Bush would do with them?
Bring "peace" to the world?
Aless
Peacekeeper = HARBRINGER OF DOOOOOOOM!
ehecatl
That is REALLY cool. It IS really scary that something so dangerous that could kill us all is that pretty... It's like those poisonous bugs! lol.
scotty
raver wrote:
Can you imagine what Bush would do with them?


Wikipedia wrote:
...were decommissioned on September 19, 2005.


Er he had them, so to answer your question, yes I can imagine what Bush would do with them: nothing.

Hating Bush doesn't make you cool even if it is fashionable.
ocalhoun
Nameless wrote:
Things like that should be called 'Doombringer' or 'Lifetaker' or perhaps just 'I'm Stupid'. I doubt countries would be so willing to use them then. ("FIRE THE I'M... Actually, forget it. Nevermind.")

But what does this weapon actualy do, citing historical record?
It promotes peace!

Without nuclear weapons, we would have had a capatalist vs communist WWIII instead of the cold war. Yes, there were conflicts, but niether side dared to escilate and widen the conflict from fear of nukes.
If the world was nuke-less, I'd give about a 50/50 probability to the entire world being communist today.

Notice that once more than one nation had them, no nation has ever used a nuclear weapon in war. Also, notice that no two nations posessing nuclear weapons have ever declared war directly upon eachother; they might squabble over a smaller country, but they don't dare fight eachother directly.

To sum it up, I don't see these weapons bringing doom or taking lives anywhere, but I do see them keeping the peace. Therefore, the name is quite acceptable.
jongoldsz
If someone like that would ever be used, it would have to be the last resort.
ocalhoun
^Exactly. If any nuclear nation ever looses a war, everybody looses.
That was the dilemma of the cold war: both nations were nuclear, so no matter who won, everybody would loose.
AG007
jongoldsz wrote:
If someone like that would ever be used, it would have to be the last resort.

Last resort?
Ha, with that power, will be the end of time. Well, not time, but us.
I think Earth will not take for much longer our punishment.
ocalhoun
^The human race could be knocked back to the stone age, but we would survive.

The nuclear submarines (at least most of them) would survive, at least, as well as NORAD, and other nuke-proof bunkers constructed during the cold war.

Even in the worst case scenario, some of our people and some of our technology would survive. Our culture and politics might disappear, though.
Josso
scotty wrote:
Funny how it's called a "Peacekeeper". The only kind of peace I can imagine this weapon would bring is peace lasting a millennium.


Exactly what I thought.

That's an awesome picture though you have to admit.
djcaution
NORAD used to be nuke-proof. The tactical nuclear warheads these days can penetrate it no problem with a direct hit considering if they can get the nuke that far before being shot down
simophin
it seems that the picture has been PSed Very Happy
scotty
simophin wrote:
it seems that the picture has been PSed Very Happy


Haha after all this discussion you're probably right.
ClanClawdor
Very Happy lol Very cool pictures lol
a.Bird
We should have nukes like these ready in case of socialist Martians trying to set up evil communities on their own planet, or sea monsters trying to defend us from their waters. Why are we so scared of each other.
Kaisonic
Damn. That's totally my new desktop background! W00t!
ocalhoun
Kaisonic wrote:
Damn. That's totally my new desktop background! W00t!

Mine, too. (after some modifications)

It really is a great photo, kudos to datter for finding it and showing it to us.
bdoneck
The picture is pretty cool, I agree, and it is very wierd how its called the peacekeeper because as far as i know weapons induce violence or fear, not peace. the only thing that can be used for peace is defense like anti-missile things and diplomacy a weapon cannot keep peace
Dougnut King
Josso wrote:
scotty wrote:
Funny how it's called a "Peacekeeper". The only kind of peace I can imagine this weapon would bring is peace lasting a millennium.


Exactly what I thought.

That's an awesome picture though you have to admit.


That is also what I thought. again, Kim Jon-il Ding Dong (nice one Josso lol) would nuke the world to bring "peace" as in "eternal doom" in his intential sense

PS sorry bout change. Decided it was retarted

PSS people if you have any Halo 3 rumors post em on my topic in Hobbies. Need the traffic. Mr. Green
madsencarl
HELL YEAH that's sweet as. too bad we'll soon be in the firing line is north korea keep on keeping on.
a.Bird
bdoneck wrote:
...I agree, and it is very wierd how its called the peacekeeper because as far as i know weapons induce violence or fear, not peace. the only thing that can be used for peace is defense like anti-missile things and diplomacy a weapon cannot keep peace


Exactly. War begets war.
hilby
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter
Embarassed
hilby
hilby wrote:
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter
Embarassed
wierd, very wierd
hilby
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter
hilby
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter
hilby
Hi, every body!
sibbahz
Intresting image, looks like some sort of fireworks display!
Would be a scary thought if they actually contained the bombs.
ocalhoun
hilby wrote:
Hi, every body!

Star Wars Fanatic
ocalhoun wrote:
hilby wrote:
Hi, every body!



Posting that is as much spam as the post you quoted...


And that picture is pretty neat, and the Peacekeeper it is, no one would want to attack the US because of it. Although it would bring massive damage were it used, it would probably drive the entire world into a Nuclear War were it used on a nation with Nuclear capabilities, like say Russia.
nox-Hand
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter


Indeed- should be called the DESTROYER of DOOM..... I don't like bombs Sad



nox!
ocalhoun
nox-Hand wrote:


Indeed- should be called the DESTROYER of DOOM..... I don't like bombs Sad



nox!


Prejudiced!
Look at it objectively; what has this weapon destroyed? what has it protected from destruction?
NOBODY is stupid enough to actually use these weapons, so they promote peace!

Again, I ask, does anyone here actually think that without nuclear weapons we could have avoided a WWIII between capitalist and communist?
scotty
ocalhoun wrote:
Again, I ask, does anyone here actually think that without nuclear weapons we could have avoided a WWIII between capitalist and communist?


No, not at all. Mutually assured destruction is the only thing that prevented it. That why it was called the Cold War because any open confrontation would result in possibly the end of the world.
Josso
ocalhoun wrote:
hilby wrote:
Hi, every body!



LOL, sorry to go off topic but which film is that from? I've seen it and it's excellent... can't remember the name though because it was about 2am
ocalhoun
^ I don't know; I stole that image from somebody else (with permission, I think), I forget who.
arkebuzer
Really sweet looking picture Smile
Sometimes the most devastating things can also be the nicest looking ones.

hilby: that will probably get you banned, just so you know.
Star Wars Fanatic: I actually thought ocalhoun was funny Wink
solarwind__
datter wrote:
Wasn't sure where to put this given all the forum choices, so I picked General.

From the wiki... a neat pic of the LGM-118A Peacekeeper;


(Click larger version)

Testing at the Kwajalein Atoll of the Peacekeeper re-entry vehicles, all eight fired from only one missile. Each line, were its warhead live, represents the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized (Little Boy) weapons.

It's interesting how something as scary as a nuclear weapon can provide for such a pretty pic.

datter



Yeh. Nice picture, but it is funny.
reddishblue
You know what hilbily, your not going to get that hosting, in fact you may not even be able to log on to frihost if you ever choose to come back Shame on you
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