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Old 09-21-2013, 09:59 PM  
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Oops. The US almost dropped the bomb on North Carolina

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LONDON (AFP) - The US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, according to a newly declassified document published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Saturday.Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro, North Carolina on January 23, 1961 when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air, according to the file.One of the bombs began to detonate -- a single switch was all that stopped it from doing so. The three other safety mechanisms designed to prevent an unintended detonation failed.The US government has acknowledged the accident before, but the 1969 document is the first confirmation of how close the United States came to nuclear catastrophe on that day."It would have been bad news in spades," wrote its author, US government scientist Parker F. Jones.The bomb was 260 times more powerful than the one that devastated Hiroshima in 1945, according to the Guardian.The accident happened at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.The declassified report was obtained by US investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under freedom of information legislation."The US government has consistently tried to withhold information from the American people in order to prevent questions being asked about our nuclear weapons policy," said Schlosser."We were told there was no possibility of these weapons accidentally detonating, yet here's one that very nearly did."Jones jokingly titled the report "Goldsboro Revisited, or: How I Learned To Mistrust the H-Bomb", a reference to Stanley Kubrick's classic 1964 film about nuclear Armageddon, "Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb".
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #16
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At least drop it on Florida.
**** that. Denver.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:43 AM   #17
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A lot of people in North Carolina wish a bomb would drop on their legislature
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #19
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A lot of people in North Carolina wish a bomb would drop on their legislature
Why?We finally have good here and the Moonbats are in the minority.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #20
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Oh come on people. The plane broke apart... IN MID AIR.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #21
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In mid air, mind you.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #22
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Oh come on people. The plane broke apart... IN MID AIR.
Yeah, I caught that, too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #23
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Oh come on people. The plane broke apart... IN MID AIR.
So let the douchebag back for a day to bask in it, then ace his ass again.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #24
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So, the trade off would be we were dumb enough to nuke ourselves.. Buuuuut r8ers would be wiped off the map..
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #25
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So, the trade off would be we were dumb enough to nuke ourselves.. Buuuuut r8ers would be wiped off the map..
I would have never existed to begin with, probably you too as it would have sterilized or killed your parents too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #26
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A lot of people in North Carolina wish a bomb would drop on their legislature
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:03 PM   #27
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Why is this even a news story? It's been common knowledge in the states for decades...heck the History Channel even has a documentary about it.
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If the bomb had exploded, would there be more or less hillbillies on North Carolina today?
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