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  • Operation Gotham Shield: U.S. Gov’t To “Simulate Nuke Blast Over Manhattan” As Actual War Nears

    04/21/2017 7:15:48 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    infowars.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com
    In just a few days, during April 24-26th, Operation Gotham Shield will commence.( NY / NJ) It is a tabletop, joint agency exercise involving FEMA, Homeland Security and a myriad of law enforcement and military agencies. WMD, chemical and biological units will all be on hand as a response is tested for a “simulated” nuclear detonation over the United States’ foremost urban center, in the iconic and densely populated island of Manhattan and nearby shores of New Jersey. The potential for a more explosive false flag to spin out of control, by hijacking and ‘converting’ the simulated actions, is all...
  • U.S. sends nuclear sniffer plane to Korea

    04/20/2017 10:40:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 3 replies
    english.yonhapnews.co.kr ^ | 2017/04/20 16:00 | lcd@yna.co.kr
    SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. Air Force dispatched a nuclear sniffer aircraft Thursday to the east of the Korean Peninsula amid the possibility of North Korea's imminent nuclear test, a government source said. "The WC-135 Constant Phoenix, a special-purpose U.S. plane, made an emergency sortie today over the East Sea," the source said, requesting anonymity. Its mission is to collect samples from the atmosphere in order to detect and identity a nuclear explosion... There was an unconfirmed rumor that North Korea has notified China of its nuclear experiment plan. South Korea's military said earlier the North seems all...
  • Kim Jong-un smiles and waves as cheering crowd watches simulation of a US city being [tr]

    04/19/2017 6:16:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    This is the moment Kim Jong-un smiled and waved as cheering crowds watched a simulation of a US city being wiped out by a nuclear attack. North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung which ended with a mock-up of rockets engulfing America in flames. The choral performance was attended by dictator Kim Jong-un, the elder of Kim's grandson, on Sunday, after a massive military parade in the capital.
  • Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions

    04/17/2017 9:36:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17APR17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will ensure the U.S. military’s nuclear force is “safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” The U.S. military has roughly 450 long-range nuclear missiles in underground silos at various bases in the Midwest. It also maintains a fleet of ballistic missile submarines as well as long range B-2 and B-52 bombers also capable of launching nuclear weapons. Smaller nuclear weapons can be carried by U.S. Air Force fighter jets.
  • North Korea Said To Be Preparing Nuclear Device Detonation; Test Site Is "Primed And Ready"

    04/12/2017 5:14:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a striking development involving the rapidly changing North Korean geopolitical situation, moments ago Voice of America reporter Steve Herman stated that according to US government and other sources, North Korea has "apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM Korea time." Steve Herman ✔ ‎@W7VOA US gov’t and other sources say #DPRK has apparently placed a nuclear device in a tunnel and it could be detonated Saturday AM #Korea time. 4:11 PM - 12 Apr 2017 He then quotes an NSA official who had no comment at this time, but said "we...
  • China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

    04/12/2017 9:41:10 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 134 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..." Yesterday's editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear...
  • Japan-based Sakae Casting Plans Idaho Falls, Idaho, Operations Center

    04/08/2017 11:23:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Area Devolopment ^ | April 7, 2017 | Area Development News Desk
    Japan-based Sakae Casting opened first U.S. location in the eastern region of The Gem State in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sakae Casting specializes in castings for inserting stainless steel pipes into an aluminum casting product with minimized clearance, necessary for optimal performance of semi-conductors and super computers. The Idaho Falls location will give Sakae the best U.S. location to work directly with the University of Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the region’s extensive nuclear and advanced manufacturing sectors to further their research capabilities and U.S. product sales. "It is my mission to create job opportunities in Eastern Idaho to support...
  • Senate Republicans deploy ‘nuclear option’ after Gorsuch filibuster

    04/06/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 109 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4-6-2017 | Judson Berger
    Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier. The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.” This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60....
  • Lindsey Graham: We Have No Other Choice But to Go Nuclear With Gorsuch

    04/03/2017 2:58:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Monday on MSNBC while discussing Senate Democrats opposition to President Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republicans have “no other choice” than the nuclear option of lowering the 60-vote filibuster threshold for a Supreme Court nominee to a simple majority.
  • A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

    03/30/2017 11:09:41 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 27,2017 | Henry Fountain
    SAINT-PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France — At a dusty construction site here amid the limestone ridges of Provence, workers scurry around immense slabs of concrete arranged in a ring like a modern-day Stonehenge. It looks like the beginnings of a large commercial power plant, but it is not. The project, called ITER, is an enormous, and enormously complex and costly, physics experiment. But if it succeeds, it could determine the power plants of the future and make an invaluable contribution to reducing planet-warming emissions. ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (and pronounced EAT-er), is being built to test a long-held dream: that...
  • Westinghouse bankruptcy filing just the start for Toshiba

    03/29/2017 3:29:41 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 3-28-17 | Nikkei Asian Review
    Westinghouse bankruptcy filing just the start for Toshiba Fulfilling loan guarantees could further strain fragile finances March 28, 2017 6:00 am JST TOKYO -- Toshiba's plan to have Westinghouse Electric file for bankruptcy protection this week is a risky first step in a long and potentially complicated recovery, exposing the parent to a stiff financial blow if loan payments by the American nuclear unit falter.
  • Chris Coons: Gorsuch nomination ‘almost certainly’ will require GOP to go ‘nuclear’

    03/27/2017 10:09:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 72 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware predicted Monday that Republicans will “almost certainly” have to resort to the “nuclear” option to approve the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held four days of hearings on the Gorsuch nomination, doesn’t envision Democrats crossing party lines to vote in favor of President Trump’s nominee. “He will get an up or down vote. Sen. Schumer, our minority leader, has said it is going to be a 60-vote margin, and I doubt he is going to get 60 votes. The question...
  • U.S. Shouldn’t Depend On Russian Reactors. Restore Our World Class Fast Flux Test Facility

    03/25/2017 8:06:37 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 11 replies
    Atomic Insights ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rod Adams
    At least six entities in the United States or Canada (TerraPower, ARC, GE Prism, LeadCold, Oklo and Westinghouse) are investing significant sums of corporate or venture capital to pursue an elusive technical achievement; commercially viable nuclear power systems that achieve substantially greater fuel economy than conventional reactors. Though nuclear fuel is “cheap,” substantially better fuel use provides improved longevity and produces less waste material. Efforts to achieve fuel economy objectives have reopened a discussion whose historical roots extend back more than 50 years into the middle of the 1960s. Given that there are United States entities that believe there is...
  • Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube

    03/17/2017 1:35:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erik Shilling
    Weapon physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films - Video On Tuesday, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federally funded facility outside San Francisco that focuses on nuclear research, released 63 rare, restored and declassified nuclear-test films. The films, uploaded to the lab’s YouTube account, are part of a trove of some 10,000 that have been in storage since they were originally shot between 1945 and 1962, and had been held in secure vaults since then. The initial release is just a fraction of about 750 that Greg Spriggs, a physicist at the lab who has worked on the project for five years, declassified...
  • The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed

    03/17/2017 6:32:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Republican Lawyer ^ | March 16, 2017
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Leahy Rules for Supreme Court Confirmation Mean Gorsuch Must Be Confirmed In preparation for the Gorsuch hearing next week, we thought we would mention some of the Democrat Rules for confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice from their most senior member. The Leahy Rule (Part 1) on the President’s power to pick a Supreme Court Justice. And I think as members of the [Judiciary] Committee, we should respect the mandate the president has earned. The president had told us in 1980 and 1984 he would appoint judges of his philosophy. He was given a mandate...
  • The race to save footage of America's nuclear tests: Declassified clips of blasts [tr]

    03/16/2017 6:36:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 16, 2017 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests over remote sites in New Mexico, Nevada, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. With several cameras to capture each detonation, the tests yielded roughly 10,000 recordings which have since been left to be slowly decay in high-security vaults. Now, researchers are working to scan the decomposing films so the footage can be reanalysed and declassified before it’s too late. So far, they’ve scanned about 4,200 recordings – and the effort has revealed that much of the original published data on the tests are wrong.
  • Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea

    03/09/2017 5:21:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | 03/09/17 | Jon Lockett
    AMERICAN military chiefs are sending nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point. North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches. Earlier this week, trigger-happy Kim pushed his luck once more when he fired off four ballistic missiles into the seas near Japan. Now President Donald Trump is reportedly flying in B-1 and B-52 bombers – built to carry nuclear bombs – to show he’s had enough. South Korea and the US have also started their...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • Toshiba chairman resigns over huge nuclear business loss

    02/14/2017 3:03:50 PM PST · by RS_Rider · 10 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    TOKYO — Toshiba Corp.'s chairman resigned Tuesday after the company logged such massive losses in its nuclear business that it must sell its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up. The company projected a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) loss for its nuclear business related to the acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. The company also said it will not take on new projects to construct nuclear plants. President Satoshi Tsunakawa said the company also was looking for potential partners to acquire a stake in Westinghouse. He bowed deeply at a news conference to...
  • Trump denounced nuclear arms treaty in phone call with Putin

    02/09/2017 7:38:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 February 2017 | Julian Borger
    Thomas Countryman, former assistant secretary of state raised the possibility of New Start’s extension last month …Steven Pifer, former senior state department official, argued that if the US walked out of New Start now, it would give Russia a strategic advantage… James Jay Carafano, under the existing “New Start” Russia now has functioning production lines producing new nuclear weapons to replace the old...New Start really got the US nothing while it allowed Russia free space to upgrade”