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San Francisco Nukes

Discussion in 'Legal' started by engineer151515, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. engineer151515

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    I can't express enough irony that a San Francisco Bay Area outfit would be in the competition to build new nuclear bombs.
     
  2. SJG26

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    Location is important...................

    As a safety precaution, such facilities should be located as far from intelligent civilized life as is practical..................good to see they are maintaining the standards!:D
     
  3. kjeff50cal

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    How about City Hall......:evil:
     
  4. Lou629

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    SJG26...

    Having lived in Berks county Pa. for quite some time, i would nominate it as the primary alternate site for keeping such facilities "as far from intelligent civilized life as is practical" :neener:
     
  5. leadcounsel

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    When is that place supposed to sink into the ocean??? I thought that was supposed to happen years ago! :cuss:
     
  6. Matt-man

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    Lawrence Livermore has been doing nuclear weapons research since before the hippies took over San Francisco. It was created to compete with Los Alamos in the early 50s.

    I do find it amusing that the lab is managed & operated by the University of California.
     
  7. Manedwolf

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    Yes, Livermore has been around a long time as prestegious institute created specifically for that purpose. Very high security, too. They're about as related to San Francisco as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is to Cuba. It just happens to be located there.
     
  8. Wes Janson

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    Don't forget they just stocked up on some 7.62 miniguns ;)
     
  9. Maser

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    San Francisco has nukes now huh? I can just see a new movie in process now. It can be called "brokeback nuclear winter". :D :neener: :barf: :what:
     
  10. CajunBass

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    Doesn't San Francisco have a "no nukes" law or something silly like that on the books? I seem to remember they passed a law making it against the law to detonate a nuclear device in the city limits or something like that.

    I guess as long as they don't detonate it, it's ok.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    Lawrence Livermore Lab is in the San Francisco Bay Area and not in San Francisco itself. But, if they had an accident, would anybody miss the Bay Area? It's got good foccacia bread (among other great foods), pretty scenary, Star Fleet Head Quarters (in Marin County), Cable Cars & Street Cars, but the politics! Oh, it's a smug, self-hating, radical leftist wasteland which is very intolerent of any thought towards a centralist position.
     
  12. Shadan7

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    And this is firearms related, how? :confused:


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  13. Biker

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    Well, nobody seems to debate the stopping power of a nuke. How's that?

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  14. Shadan7

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    Doesn't it depend on which cal. nuke you use? :evil:

    Nah, I get it - a chance to bash SF, make some homophobic comments, etc. :rolleyes:


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    Nah Shadan7 it is a chance to bash a handgun banning municipality:D .
     
  16. 'Card

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    So what caliber would you use to stop a bra-wearing grizzly bear toting a thermonuclear device of San Franciscan origin?
     
  17. utahminirevolver

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    Wouldn't a San Franciscan grizzly be a bra-burner?
     
  18. zeke1312

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    In the early '60s, many large cities including San Francisco had Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile sites that provided protection from incoming Soviet bombers. The Nike Hercules missile was capable of carrying 2 types of nuclear weapons designed to "kill" multiple aircraft.

    My point is, just think of what the touchy feely group in SF would think today if such a system was proposed for their area? Of course there is no threat of bombers or any attack by enemy aircraft envisoned today but you get the picture.

    In fact there is a complete Nike site in the SF area supported by the national parks. Folks can visit and view the missiles, radar, etc. The system is not active now but provides an interesting look at the cold war effort.

    One of the SF city counsel members want the military completely disbanded. Wow, those people are dangerous!

    Oh, what's that got to do with guns? The guards carryed M1 30 cal carbines.
     
  19. QuarterBoreGunner

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    Hurray for my town!

    Wait..what was this about again?
     
  20. Telperion

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    Ah, QBG, forgive him: he isn't local and doesn't know that SF has about as much influence on LLNL as, say, New York City has on West Point. :D
     
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    Guys, they're talking about designing a nuclear weapon at LLNL, NOT building it there or storing it there.

    BIG, BIG, difference.
     
  22. engineer151515

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    Yeah. Even MORE ironic.

    Peace!
     
  23. tellner

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    I don't care who makes the nukes as long as they move the Nevada test site to about half a mile above the Las Vegas Strip. Gawds I hate that place.
     
  24. QuarterBoreGunner

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    This reminds me of the time back in high school (mid 80s) when they decided to make the school a 'symbolic' nuclear free zone (yeah yeah I know...) to decry the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

    So of course...

    (wait for it)

    ...I made a 'symbolic' nuclear weapon and brought it to school. Nothing so elaborate as Doc Brown's old bomb case filled with pinball machine parts but it was pretty good; a cardboard box painted black with some wires sticking out of it connected to a silver can with the international radiation symbol on it in red permanent marker.

    Typical teenage know-it-all punk stuff, but the kind of thing that would get the school closed and me arrested now a days.
     
  25. tellner

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    It's no sillier than "Defending Marriage" or "Defending a piece of cloth" by passing constitutional ammendments. Same sort of thing, really. The only real difference is that the Right's stroke material tends to be couched in terms of beating someone up literally or symbolically. The Left - such as it is in this country - is more likely to involve standing in a circle holding hands and playing Kumbaya reall badly.
     
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