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Originally posted by kookoo
Here is the idiocy (sorry it's true) that the nuclear tsunami people seem to be theorizing. Pretend I had a gun, and I wanted to kill someone, well logically, I would shoot him with the gun. What some of you are saying is that a better method would be to take the gun and put it behind of a knife, and then shoot the back end of the knife in hopes that it propels it into the person.
Originally posted by Souljah
you americans watch TOO MUCH movies,
especially too much movies like independance day or day after tomorrow.
this time john rambo will not come to rescue you,
this is the real world, and not the movie theatre.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
Lets look at what Einstein had to say about it shall we?
in this sense, therefore, there exists an aether. According to the general theory of relativity space without aether is unthinkable; for in such space there not only would be no propagation of light, but also no possibility of existence for standards of space and time (measuring-rods and clocks), nor therefore any space-time intervals in the physical sense. But this aether may not be thought of as endowed with the quality characteristic of ponderable media, as consisting of parts which may be tracked through time. The idea of motion may not be applied to it.
Uh - yeah and for example
Originally posted by elderban
...If a tsunami wiped out half of India,
Originally posted by elderban
I was just reading an article about the tsunami's in Asia, and how they expect the death toll to reach 60,000 or more.
Then I got to thinking...what if a group of "terrorists" dropped a couple of nukes off the coast of Florida or near New York City for that matter...wouldn't that create an artificial tsunami that could kill thousands if not millions?
If a tsunami wiped out half of India, I can only imagine what would happen to Florida.
Q: What are some other disturbances that can cause tsunamis?
A: Landslides or explosions such as underwater nuclear testing.
Q: Is underwater nuclear testing common?
A: Yes, The United States has conducted 1,054 tests of nuclear devices between July 16, 1945 and September 23, 1992. Before 1962, all the tests were atmospheric (on land or in the Pacific or Atlantic oceans) but overall the majority - 839 - were underground tests. From 1966 to 1990, 167 French nuclear test explosions have been performed on two atolls in French Polynesia, Morurua and Fangataua. Of the 167 tests, 44 were atmospheric. Atmospheric explosions were carried out until 1974, but only underground tests after that. The underground tests have been conducted at the bottom of shafts bored 500-1200 meters into the basalt core of the atoll. Initially these shafts were drilled in the outer rim of the atoll. In 1981, most likely due to the weakening of that rim, the tests with higher yields were shifted to shafts drilled under the lagoon itself.
Q: What are the effects of underwater nuclear testing?
A: To quote from a 1995 case brought against the French government, Case T-219/95 R, by Marie-Thérèse Danielsson, Pierre Largenteau and Edwin Haoa, all residing in Tahiti, French Polynesia: "Short-term effects include geological damage and the venting of gaseous and volatile fission products into the biosphere. Nuclear tests, the applicants say, can cause landslides and did indeed cause a major underwater landslide at Mururoa in 1979, when a nuclear device was exploded after jamming half-way down its shaft. Since the geology of Mururoa is already unstable due to large-scale fracturing caused by previous tests, further major landslides are likely. Such landslides in the past have given rise to tsunamis causing coastal damage in areas as far away as Pitcairn and Tahiti and endangering residences such as that of Ms. Danielsson. They can also release radioactive material into the sea, with catastrophic effects on the food chain in an area such as French Polynesia where fish is an important part of the diet.
Originally posted by f4k3r
Do some research on Nikola Tesla's earthquake machine.
Originally posted by fledgling666
ok, the only thing that could throw the earth off it's axis would be a very fast-moving or very large meteor. so many more times the power of a nuclear weapon of any size, or any weapon imaginable, for that matter, that it's just not remotely plausible.