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Comment Re:No shortage of cash for weapons. But. (Score 0) 381

Social Security is a national ponzi scheme. no amount of money is going to keep it going. National Education problems are not simply solved by throwing more money at the problem. And the US Government is cutting weapon systems one after another. very soon our entire defense posture will be compromised.

Comment Re:hardening doesn't matter (Score 1) 381

Not to mention that the idea is that these are "secret" bunkers. If you start laying rebar and pouring concrete over top of them, you are kinda shouting out, "HEY, THERE'S A SECRET UNDERGROUND BUNKER HERE". kinda defeats the purpose of putting it underground in the first place. If I was Iran, I'd do my nuclear testing in a nice safe place. Turkey. After all, the US isn't going to start bombing Turkey anytime soon.

Comment Re:Cool! (Score 1) 381

yeah. the US government just adores telling people what to do. "You there, go vote for a leader" "You, over there, foster religious freedom." "Hey you, stop oppressing your people and your neighbors." "enough with that sponsoring international terrorism." Damn big bullies, these united states people. Must be why everyone hates us. all this disgusting freedom.

Comment Re:Cool! (Score 5, Insightful) 381

you obviously know very little about atomic devices if you think that they can be set off by someone blowing up the facility. In order to form the chain reaction necessary for an atomic explosion, the forces must be very precisely directed. And with the radioactive material so far underground already, there's no danger of releasing radiation into the surrounding countryside. Its far more dangerous to let the Iranians have a working nuclear device than to worry about putting extra large pot holes all over their country. Which is sad, because if their government cared at all for their people, they'd realize that pissing off the US is a good way to look more like large parking lot than an industrialized country.

Comment Re:Not needed any more (Score 1) 215

You are talking about a time scale in days, if not weeks. I was referring to a time scale in hours, if not days. Emergency systems of those type are designed to withstand the EMP to allow for immediate deployment. More long term recovery would certainly involve fixing the civilian infrastructure. But an EMP would not hamper our ability to deploy a conventional (or even nuclear) counterstrike. Heck, if it could, then you wouldn't need to even target even near the ground, as the range of the EMP is significantly larger than the blast radius.

Comment Re:Not needed any more (Score 1) 215

Incorrect. In a war situation, our military is mostly EMP Proof. its designed that way. but civilian life is not, so it would be affected. given the choice of retaliating or restoring services, our military would do their duty and retaliate. Then they'd work on restoring the internet so that you could tweet about WWIII

Comment Re:Move to military contracting if you do get out. (Score 1) 212

I once new a guy who found a unique ex military profession. he went back into the military. This guy signed on at 18 as an enlisted. did 20 years. after retiring at 38, he got dispensation to re-enlist, but this time as an officer, and then retired again as a full bird at 58 years old. (airhead)

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