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The Atomic Bomb Story

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  1. Caesium
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    On History Channel, has anyone else seen this?

    Why do men seek to destroy one another in such a way, the footage of the Americans testing these bombs is shocking.
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    Greed.
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    Its just the old two guys pushing each other and shouting abuse before they fight/dont fight, but on a much bigger scale. Its just a deterant more than anything else.

    But the thing that its coming back at nuclear armed countries as the non-nuclear countries are calling their bluff, so to speak. Just to see how far they can go.
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    Its just the sheer scale of the power of these things, its staggering
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    I'll have a look for this.
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    Think is the ones they did tested on land ar total squibs compaired to what they have now. The Germans came within months of having an Atom bomb during WW2.

    They are supposedly working on anti-matter bombs.

    What I wonder is why they decide to concentrate on making bombs out of stuff, rather than working on something that would do the world some good like a renewable energy source or something.
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    much better to kill people than to save them, thats what they think i suppose.
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    There is one problem with that at the moment, you can't store anti-matter in anything made of matter, that makes it a bit hard to transport...
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    I wonder how fast a car that runs on anti-matter would go.
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    my personal favourites at the moment are the 'daisy cutter' and its bigger brother the 'm.o.a.b', (mother of all bombs), these are triggered when they land on the protruding spike and explode above ground level, i believe the effects on humans,as many afgans and iraqis found out, are, that if you escape the initial immediate incineraration, the shockwave will drag out your insides through any orifice usually the one with the least resistance....however neither of these bombs are 'war stoppers' like the atomic bomb was.......... an atomic bomb to end terrorism i wonder......
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    Yeah, bomb Bradistan first...
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    Thats nothing the french are still blowing up beautifull carribian Islands to this day with nukes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Blowing Up Paradise traces the 30 year history of French nuclear testing at Moruroa Atoll in French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996, marking the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand as well as the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima.

    Blowing Up Paradise is a rollercoaster of a story packed with massive nuclear explosions filmed in colour, along with proud French generals and presidents, idyllic tropical islands, adventures on the high seas, the bombs of radical terrorist cells and French spies, the struggle of an oppressed people for independence, environmental protest, riots and a city in flames.

    The first French atomic tests took place in the Sahara, but when Algeria gained independence, the French needed another test site. They settled on French Polynesia, and in particular, at the atolls of Moruroa and Fangataufa. The Polynesians embraced the tests as their patriotic duty to France, and work began on the Centre for Pacific Experiments (CEP) in the early 60s. Living standards rose rapidly with the increased economic activity and a modern paradise was created.

    Aerial tests were conducted at first, where a bomb was detonated at several hundred meters above the sea. The Americans and British had already stopped aerial testing. They knew of the risks, including pollution and contamination of the surrounding areas, but the French were behind with their testing and going underground would slow them up by two years. Huge mushroom clouds were subject to wind changes and the first tests blew in the direction of the local inhabitants. Soil was contaminated, and the scientists living on the atoll stopped eating the fish. They didn't warn the locals.

    In 1963, the French refused to sign the partial nuclear test treaty to ban above ground testing. Tureia was on the edge of the mushroom cloud and fallout shelters were built to protect the 60 inhabitants of the island. These shelters proved to be purely symbolic, and the food, animals and soil of Tureia were poisoned. Today, these people suffer skin problems, diabetes and cancers of every kind.

    By 1972, New Zealand environmental groups were sending protest boats to Moruroa, believing that the tests were affecting the environment. Blowing Up Paradise includes footage of the Greenpeace demonstrations, and follows Tahitians as they struggle for independence. Interviews include Pierre Messmer (former French Defence Minister and Prime Minister), Michel Arakino (Tahitian Islander and former French army diver), Bruno Tertrais (French nuclear weapons adviser), Charlie Ching (Tahitian independence leader), Anna Horne (Vega crew member), Bunny McDiarmund (Greenpeace activist) and Alex du Prel (Tahitian magazine editor). (From Denmark, in English and French, English subtitles)
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