Atomic Bomb Code Name Baker, Bikini Atoll, Height Minus 90 Feet Underwater,
Burst 21 kilotons Yield. July 23, 1946 0835 local time. photo US Military.
Russia Launches Successful Test Of Ballistic Missile
Big yellow air-raid sirens all over Tucson when I was growing up.
Every Saturday, 1 PM they'd start low and WAIL up to a HIGH TONE and HOOOOOOOLD, I said, HOOOOOOOLD, we're not done yet, it's HOOOOOOOLD..OOOOLD..OOOL..OOL and down, down, down she goes and where she stops no.
Okay, enough. Done now. Everyone, back to work.
Plus, as an added bonus, Tucson had Davis-Monthan Air Force Base with its B-52 bombers (and their Special Weapons), Plus THERE'S MORE.
We had three SAC Titan ICBM Missile Wings literally encircling Tucson.
Yeah, we were a TARGET with a capital T, and that rhymes with you're fucking dead. But we don't talk about it, because it upsets Mrs. Clag and Mrs. Crigger.
USA TODAYThe Cold War is dead.
The Topol RS-12M rocket hit its intended target on Kamchatka near the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement. The launch, from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia, was part of the country's plan to upgrade its ballistic missiles and extend the life of its Topol missiles.
The successful test will allow Russia to maintain the Topol rocket for 21 years, the statement said, significantly more than the original 10 years forecast.
Long live the Cold War.
Who the hell would have thought I'd be happy to see a Russian missile launch and a former KGB dude hanging with an Iranian guy I can't stand and don't trust, as our last best hope of preventing what I consider to be a clinically sociopath Vice President and his dry-drunk also sociopath and massively incompetent President, from starting a war with Iran which the Joint Chiefs have refused to go to.
I'm not even certain that sentence has a subject.
Anyway, this launch is a good thing. Anything which keeps the Cheney/Bush people away from paying attention to the reality you and I are coupled in, long enough for the rest of us to get out alive and not in a civil or world war, is a very, very good deal.
Note to self. Don't post tired. Is too honest. Also, speaks missing article in sentence. Sound Russian. Da. No laughing, you who hate American. Grrr.