A 20-kiloton detonation would leave debris tens of feet thick in
downtown areas with buildings 10-stories or higher. Roughly half of the
population in downtown areas would be killed, mainly from collapsing
buildings. Most of those surviving the initial blast in downtown areas
would be exposed to a fatal dose of radiation.
Who knew? Can you take another shocker?
While the main effects from a 20-kiloton explosion would be from the
blast and the radiation it releases, a 550-kiloton explosion would
create additional and substantial casualties from burns. Such an
explosion would superheat the blast zone, causing buildings to
spontaneously combust. Mass fires would consume cities, reaching out
nearly four miles (6.3 km) in all directions from the detonation site.
Using top secret U.S. Census Data, the research has even been able to estimate casualties and provide a caution that hospitals may be overwhelmed with burn victims. And all this time I thought those pictures from Hiroshima and Nagasaki were just hyperbolic, emotional crap. Thanks for the heads-up, guys.
What I really wonder is if Bush knew this and if so, when did he know it?
OK, it's silly test time. How conservative or liberal are you? The higher your score, the more conservative you allegedly are -- 0 is a Jesse Jackson liberal (seems fitting) and 40 points is a perfect Ronald Reagan.
I love silly statistical analogies, you know, like if all the dollars that make up the national debt were laid end to end they'd extend from the earth to the moon and back -- 7 1/2 times! Here's one with a local angle.
Buffalo's 2.6 million cubic yards of debris is enough to fill every square inch of Ralph Wilson Stadium to a height of 28 stories, the height of City Hall, Public Works Commissioner Joseph N. Giambra estimated.
Given the Bills' record so far this year, it doesn't seem like a such a bad use for the place.
Let me take a moment to enter a small opinion (and by no means the determining one) in the eternal debate over whether 'tis better to own dogs or to own live with cats. Cats do eat their own vomit, while dogs (or at least mine) tend not to.
Now, I don't hold that against the dogs by any means, but (and maybe you can guess what I just got done cleaning up) it is a definite "win" in the cat column for me tonight.
As soon as my stomach stops churning, I'll return to weightier posts.
You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.
Saw this on Bill's blog tonight -- looks like fun. I won't "tag" anyone, but It'd be fun to read your answers. Four Jobs You've Had In Your Life Grocery stockboy Software developer Truck dispatcher Computer installer
Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over Glory It's A Wonderful Life The Natural Planes, Train, and Automobiles
Four Books You Could Read Again and Again Chesapeake Now and Then The Death and Life of Great American Cities Fate Is The Hunter
Four Cities/Places You've Lived In South Dayton Montreal London Buffalo
Four TV Shows You Love To Watch The Simpsons Brit Hume South Park I Love Lucy
Four Places You've Been On Vacation Fort Lauderdale Clearwater Beach Ocracoke Island Charleston, SC
Four Websites You Visit Daily OpinionJournal.com Lucianne.com FreeRepublic.com Econopundit.com
Four of Your Favorite Foods Cheeseburgers Crab Cakes Chicken Wings Shrimp
Four Places You'd Rather Be Right Now Florida England The Outer Banks Charleston