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  • Israel: Iran ‘10 Weeks Away’ from Acquiring Enough Material for Nuke

    08/08/2021 6:59:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 8/6/2021 | emily jones
    Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns that Iran is only 10 weeks away from acquiring enough material to make a nuclear bomb. “Iran has violated all of the guidelines set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) and is only around 10 weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon,” Gantz told ambassadors from countries on the UN Security Council during a briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Wednesday. “Now is the time for deeds – words are not enough,” he added. “It is time for diplomatic, economic and even military deeds.” In 2015,...

    07/28/2021 1:42:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 07/28/2021 | Steven Hayward
    Of all of the endless follies of California these days—I know, it’s hard to enumerate all of them let alone put them in rank order—closing our last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon ranks perhaps at the top of the list. It provides more than 10 percent of California’s electricity, and can run 24/7, unlike wind and solar power. As one of the last nuclear power plants built and brought online in the 1980s, it easily has another 40 years of potential service left in it, if not more. The perverse energy policy of California, which excludes nuclear along with...
  • Why the U.S. once set off a nuclear bomb in space

    07/16/2021 9:10:59 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 15 July | BRIAN GUTIERREZ
    Spectators were also holding “watch-the-bomb parties” in Hawaii, as the countdown was broadcast over shortwave radio. Photographers aimed their lenses toward the horizon and debated the best camera settings for capturing a thermonuclear explosion in outer space. It turned out that the blast—a 1.4 megaton bomb, 500 times as powerful as the one that fell on Hiroshima—was not subtle. “When that nuclear weapon went off, the whole sky lit up in every direction. It looked like noon,” “It looked as though the heavens had belched forth a new sun that flared briefly, but long enough to set the sky on...
  • Biden to gun owners: If you want to take on the U.S. government, you'd better have F-15s and nukes

    06/23/2021 6:01:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 23, 2021 | AllahPundit
    “This isn’t the first time Biden’s warned the gov’t would use every weapon in its arsenal against Americans,” quipped Tom Elliott, remembering how Biden said something like this at a rally early last year. Maybe the Second Amendment should be extended to include F-15s. Seriously, though, this dumb gun-control talking point is deathless even though it’s never been clearer how untrue it is. There are many lessons to be learned from America’s adventure in Afghanistan but an easy one is that a crudely equipped force using guerrilla tactics is fully capable of prevailing over one with superior firepower. That lesson...
  • A Company Is Producing Thousands of Cheap, Floating Nuclear Reactors

    06/21/2021 10:10:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 48 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | 15 June 2021 | Brad Bergan
    While wind turbine and solar power platforms are beginning to take to the sea, another, more established form of power might also avoid hiking real estate costs. A Copenhagen-based startup just raised funding to the sum of eight figures in Euros to begin construction of a new kind of cheap, flexible, portable, and unyieldingly safe nuclear reactor, according to a press release shared by the company, Seaborg Technologies. ...Called Compact Molten Salt Reactors, the new reactors are roughly the size of a shipping container,
  • GE Steam Power unveils 'largest last-stage blade ever made'

    03/16/2021 3:53:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    world-nuclear-news ^ | 15 Mar 2021
    GE Steam Power announced today that it has designed and manufactured the largest-ever (75-inch) last-stage blade for its Arabelle low-pressure rotor. The blade will enable the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England to produce 3.2 GWe of CO2 free power, GE said. Once completed, this Arabelle steam turbine will be the most powerful nuclear steam turbine in operation. It was tested at GE's factory in Belfort, France. "Hinkley Point C is key to the UK’s energy strategy to reduce the power industry emissions," said Frédéric Wiscart, senior executive of projects at GE Steam Power. "Once...
  • Gaetz Drops NUKE On Dems As They Scream Bloody Murder At Him On Floor

    01/16/2021 11:23:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Diensh D'Souza channel ^ | 13/1/21 | Gaetz
    "Trump lit the fire?" The Dems literally lit fires all summer.
  • 100 Soviet-Era "Backpack" Sized Nuclear Weapons Could Be Missing

    07/28/2020 7:02:27 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 61 replies
    ere's What You Need to Remember: A “suitcase nuke” is essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack or in a person’s luggage. Tactical nuclear weapons — compacts, small-yield atomic bombs that are not necessarily designed to be rained down on cities from bomber aircraft, nor delivered via Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, but could be an artillery shell, a nuclear torpedo, landmine, or other small and easily transportable devices. One of these tactical nuclear devices is the so-called “backpack” or “suitcase nuke” — essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack...
  • Minneapolis city councilman and son of Minnesota attorney general declares support for antifa

    05/31/2020 2:23:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | May 31, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city council member and the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, expressed support for antifa after President Trump threatened to designate the group as a terrorist organization. "I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA," Ellison tweeted on Sunday. "Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US!"
  • Pentagon's new contracts could mean creation of mobile nuclear reactors

    03/10/2020 7:41:44 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Denfense News ^ | Mar 2020 | Shelby Brown
    The Pentagon on Monday issued three contracts to start design work on mobile, small nuclear reactors, as part of a two-step plan towards achieving nuclear power for American forces at home and abroad. The combined $39.7 million in contracts are from “Project Pele,” a project run through the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), located within the department’s research and engineering side. The prototype is looking at a 1-5 megawatt (MWe) power range. The Department of Energy has been supporting the project at its Idaho National Laboratory. A second effort is being run through the office of the undersecretary of acquisition and...
  • Castle Bravo: The Big One [4 min vid via YT]

    01/05/2020 9:39:31 AM PST · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    mikolajcolin via YouTube ^ | February 20, 2010 | mikolajcolin
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  • Scarborough: Trump Has ‘Itchy’ Nuke Finger

    08/26/2019 7:07:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/26/2019 | Trent Baker
    Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski reacted to the Axios report that President Donald Trump has suggested multiple times using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States. Scarborough warned Trump has had an “itchy finger” since his candidacy when it comes to nukes, while Brzezinski said Trump just wants a way to use nuclear weapons. “Mika, remember when we had warned everybody in I think it was July or August of the election year, 2016, that foreign policy people had gone in to talk to then-candidate Trump, and his solution to Iran was...
  • Russia Urges Villagers to Leave Radioactive Blast Site

    08/13/2019 7:44:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Thomas Grove
    Planned evacuation follows contradictory statements by Russian authorities that have sparked more questions than answers over the deadly accident Russia’s atomic energy monopoly, and of the Defense Ministry, have raised suspicions over the severity of the accident and whether officials are covering up details. ...spokeswoman said the evacuation was due to an unspecified “event” The missile has been tested without its atomic components successfully, said a person close to the Defense Ministry. But the results of testing with the radio-isotope generator have been mixed, the person said.
  • ‘I just don’t want to kill 10 million people’: Trump’s comments reverberate in Afghanistan

    07/23/2019 10:17:55 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 23, 2019 | Jon Berberg
    fghans were startled to hear President Trump’s remarks that he could end the war in Afghanistan “in a week” but that it would cause the deaths of millions of people. The office of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday immediately asked for “clarification” about Trump’s statement “via diplomatic means and channels.” “If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth,” Trump said Monday. “It would be over in literally, in 10 days.” He did not elaborate on how that would be done. Trump made the comments during a White House meeting with...
  • US affirms plan for 6 nuclear plants in India

    03/14/2019 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Indica News ^ | March 14, 2019 | IANS
    IANS -- The slow-moving US plans to set up six nuclear power plants in India have received a boost as the two nations reiterated their commitment to strengthening security and civil nuclear cooperation during the 9th India-US Strategic Security Dialogue. A joint statement issued on Wednesday after the dialogue, where the Indian side was headed by Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale, said that Washington "reaffirmed its strong support of India's early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group". "They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India," it added....
  • Pakistan must be destroyed!

    02/20/2019 5:39:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 51 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2019 | Harbir Singh in Cogito Ergo Sum
    Delenda Carthago Est, Cato the Elder used to urge the Roman Senate. "Carthage must be destroyed." In 146BC, the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus razed Carthage to the ground and sold its entire population into slavery. Carthaginians were never again to trouble Rome again. The hour has come for India to echo Cato the Elder's clarity. Pakistan must be destroyed. India's post-partition relations with Pakistan should have been as benign as they are with Iran, Afghanistan, and later Bangladesh, but they are not. Pakistan has waged war on India and driven devastating murderous religious wars in India continuously ever since it...
  • NNSA: New GBSD Warhead Plan Costs Slightly More Than Refurbished Option

    02/01/2019 6:01:10 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 7 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1/31/2019 | RACHEL S. COHEN
    The National Nuclear Security Administration has canceled its previous plan to refurbish a warhead for use on the Air Force’s future land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as on the Navy’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles, according to a December 2018 NNSA report to Congress that Air Force Magazine viewed Jan. 29. “[NNSA] is no longer planning for an interoperable warhead program as previously conceived,” the report states. “NNSA has no plans to pursue a W78 life-extension program using the existing aeroshell.” Instead, NNSA will pursue a safer but slightly more expensive warhead for the future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, the W87-1, which...
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...
  • Chongsu Nuclear-Grade Graphite Production Plant? North Korea may be proliferating controlled...

    05/28/2018 6:32:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    ISIS ^ | April 20, 2018 | David Albright
    Chongsu Nuclear-Grade Graphite Production Plant? North Korea may be proliferating controlled nuclear goods by David Albright April 20, 2018 During the last few years, North Korea has raised nuclear proliferation concerns by distributing abroad a commercial, English-language color handout that offered to sell nuclear-grade graphite, an internationally controlled nuclear dual-use material. This handout was distributed on a limited basis prior to January 2018 and could not be found on the internet, but Institute staff learned of the handout from someone who had access to one of them. Nuclear-grade, high-purity graphite, is controlled because it can be used in nuclear reactors....
  • On the Question of Another North Korean Centrifuge Plant and the Suspect Kangsong Plant

    05/28/2018 6:25:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    ISIS ^ | May 25, 2018 | David Albright
    Summary: Suspect Kangsong Enrichment Plant • We have learned of a suspect gas centrifuge site, in addition to the one at the Yongbyon Nuclear Center, that has the name of Kangsong. It may have other names as well. • We have not located this site, although we received a description of the building from more than two independent governmental sources. Its operation allegedly started several years ago. • If it is a centrifuge plant, we are unaware of any information on how well it has operated. • The original information about this site came from a defector several years ago...