2013 September 23 Monday
How USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961

USAF came very close to nuking North Carolina in 1961: US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document.

When an organization is powerful the very human tendency is to view it as far more competent than it is in reality.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 September 23 10:02 PM 


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Black Death said at September 24, 2013 8:48 AM:

In Searcy, Arkansas in 1965, 53 people were killed when a nuclear-armed Titan missle exploded in its silo. In 1980, near Damascus, Arkansas, a Titan II missile exploded in the launch duct, killing one man and destroying the complex. In 1966, near Palomares, Spain:

The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash or Palomares incident occurred on 17 January 1966, when a B-52G bomber of the USAF Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling at 31,000 feet (9,450 m) over the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. The KC-135 was completely destroyed when its fuel load ignited, killing all four crew members. The B-52G broke apart, killing three of the seven crew members aboard.[1]
Of the four Mk28 type hydrogen bombs the B-52G carried,[2] three were found on land near the small fishing village of Palomares in the municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora, Almería, Spain. The non-nuclear explosives in two of the weapons detonated upon impact with the ground, resulting in the contamination of a 2-square-kilometer (490 acres) (0.78 square mile) area by plutonium. The fourth, which fell into the Mediterranean Sea, was recovered intact after a 2½-month-long search.

Sam said at September 25, 2013 9:04 AM:

I know this is off topic but if I comment on earlier post it'll probably go into the void. My apologies I just saw this link today. Randall talks about robots taking over all work a lot. Here's a great story about that, Jack Williamson's "With Folded Hands"
I think most here would enjoy it.

http://www.sfu.ca/~ogden/BCIT%20LIBS/LIBS%207005/WilliamsonJackWithFoldedHandsR.pdf


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