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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:22 AM

Meteorologists react to the raving lunatic's idea of nuking hurricanes

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/futile-and-obviously-dangerous-meteorologists-react-to-trump-suggesting-nukes-to-stop-hurricanes/ar-AAGkKnn?ocid=spartanntp
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"Over my 35 years as a meteorologist I have received calls & handwritten letters from people proposing this. I gently try to explain to them that according to @NASA a hurricane can expend as much energy as 10,000 nuclear bombs during its life cycle. Futile and obviously dangerous," John Morales, a chief meteorologist at NBC 6 in Miami, tweeted.


Ryan Maue, another meteorologist, agreed about the idea's ineffectiveness.

"Detonating a nuclear bomb inside a hurricane would do nothing to disrupt the storm," he said. "Instead, you now have a radioactive hurricane."

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more at link - the stable genius is really a fucking lunatic

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Reply Meteorologists react to the raving lunatic's idea of nuking hurricanes (Original post)
malaise Aug 2019 OP
Vinca Aug 2019 #1
malaise Aug 2019 #4
Historic NY Aug 2019 #2
mopinko Aug 2019 #33
brush Aug 2019 #3
superpatriotman Aug 2019 #5
malaise Aug 2019 #6
SayItLoud Aug 2019 #11
malaise Aug 2019 #12
lark Aug 2019 #20
malaise Aug 2019 #23
Bengus81 Aug 2019 #15
Renew Deal Aug 2019 #7
malaise Aug 2019 #8
Lulu KC Aug 2019 #9
SayItLoud Aug 2019 #10
Va Lefty Aug 2019 #13
Ilsa Aug 2019 #26
Farmer-Rick Aug 2019 #14
malaise Aug 2019 #16
duforsure Aug 2019 #17
Tracer Aug 2019 #22
Video Drone Aug 2019 #18
malaise Aug 2019 #31
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #19
exboyfil Aug 2019 #29
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #21
The Liberal Lion Aug 2019 #24
Martin Eden Aug 2019 #25
zentrum Aug 2019 #27
malaise Aug 2019 #30
Newest Reality Aug 2019 #28
dalton99a Aug 2019 #32
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 #34
Stryst Aug 2019 #35
mopinko Aug 2019 #36
malaise Aug 2019 #37
bronxiteforever Aug 2019 #38
struggle4progress Aug 2019 #39
PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #40

Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:25 AM

1. This must have come from one of the conspiracy web sites he seems to visit.

It's so totally nuts. Any imbecile would figure out that would create a radioactive nightmare.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:54 AM

4. The history is interesting

The idea is not a new one and dates back to at least the Eisenhower administration. From time-to-time the hypothetical plan resurfaces, which even led to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishing an easily understood fact sheet as to why it wouldn't work.

https://www.complex.com/life/2019/08/donald-trump-reportedly-asked-about-nuking-hurricanes



The NOAA fact sheet

https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:27 AM

2. I hope he didn't see the stuff about "Project Cirrus"

I discovered photos of the bombers they outfitted to seed the clouds.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:15 AM

33. my brother did this in viet nam.

he was attached to the weather service and they would make it rain on the ho chi min trail.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:41 AM

3. Bakari Sellars on CNN this morning pointed out that this has already been done..."SHARKNADO."

That's how stupid the idea and it's proponent is.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:03 AM

5. And here I was afraid of Sharkndos!

Now he wants radioactive Sharknados

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:06 AM

6. A sane person would do some research before

asking such a dumb question but not the ignorant and proud effin' lunatic.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:33 AM

11. Pattern shows the Fn MORON REALLY wants to detonate a nuke!

Only one other potus has done so in aggression. He wants to be "special".
He is "special" but not for anything good, smart, positive or moral.

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:34 AM

12. +1,000

It's to show power

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Response to malaise (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:29 AM

20. It's also, and probably more important to him, personal profit.

He's a partner with a South Korean man who develops nuclear plants, so using nukes could bring him more profit. He'd be sure to order replacement nukes from himself.

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Response to lark (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:45 AM

23. Oh My!

I did not know that - damn he's like a virus - everywhere

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:48 AM

15. Trump's on Twitter stating he said or asked anything about nuking a hurricane

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:10 AM

7. Radioactive Hurricanes?

Cool!

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:26 AM

8. What could go wrong?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:27 AM

9. Once again, he outdoes himself

Every morning, there he is. Even worse than the day before.
I miss the days when he was funny before he was elected.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:31 AM

10. Waiting for the :

"it was sarcasm" from the Oral Office.

Prepare for:

Nuking Iran: "Ah, it was only a sarcastic nuclear attack"

New communications director has a really REALLY dodgy background.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:34 AM

13. Might spawn "Sharknados"

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Response to Va Lefty (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:57 AM

26. Not just any sharknados.

Radioactive sharknados!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:48 AM

14. Nuke a hurricane...sounds like the little man in Russia

Has been giving Traitor Trump ideas. I mean Putin already has had 2 nuclear accidents maybe he wants the rest of the world to be radioactive like them.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:57 AM

16. Except that this is from 2017 n/t

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:58 AM

17. He puts out outlandish stuff like this

For a reason.It lessens the impact of his bad publicity , and the truth, he's an corrupt criminal who can't stop lying.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:38 AM

22. No. He just flings out whatever stupid idea pops into his brain at the moment.

That's not to say that he doesn't enjoy the ensuing press stories. And yes, the bad publicity gets buried.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:03 AM

18. What a Kook! Or Krook. Kyrook? Well, something like that!

 



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Response to Video Drone (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:08 AM

31. He is KRRRRaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzy

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:26 AM

19. Maximum radiation dispersal

minimal impact on hurricane.

This is a recipe for thyroid cancer wave

Is the object to kill people, and make them suffer?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:05 AM

29. Yes

Especially if the hurricane is headed towards Puerto Rico. Maybe less so Florida.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:30 AM

21. BTW

why doesn't Trump just order US companies to break up hurricanes before they form? He could penalize those who don't, and reward the winners with tariff exemptions. For all his briliance, Trump is not very consistent on his policy proposals.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:45 AM

24. trump is gaslighting the country

he treats the federal government like an episode of the apprentice.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:54 AM

25. Does Putin want radioactive hurricanes hitting the US?

Or is this just little Donnie demonstrating his astounding ignorance yet again?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:58 AM

27. This is his messianic

......complex.

He loves the media circus and MAGA awe that would result from his ability to part the seas, command the heavens.

He's mainilining "The Chosen One" drug.

It's psychotically grandiose.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:07 AM

30. Yep

So true

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:01 AM

28. His followers

I have noticed some of his followers floating the, "it was just a joke" defense again. Oh, yeah, enable him, that's right.

No, it is NOT FUNNY. If it was a joke, a President who walks around thinking like a standup comedian and deprecating serious issues is not fit at all for the job, period. There is a time and a place for humor and we would hope a President would have a good sense for that, but this is beyond the pale and not at all excusable, it is downright deplorable.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:11 AM

32. Crazy asshole is an everyday danger to the planet

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:15 AM

34. "You now have a radioactive hurricane".

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:17 AM

35. With all his talk about going back to the moon

Nobody better tell him about project Orion. We'll be paying to build Michael the next week

(Project Orion was a plan to propel spaceships by detonating nukes behind them. Michael was an Orion style ship built to fight the aliens in the novel Footfall)

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:19 AM

36. it stood out to me that he said "they form off the african coast"

he thinks this is fine because it would be africa that would take the brunt.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #36)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:26 AM

37. Yep but clearly he never heard of the trade winds

To be kind he's a proud ignorant idiot

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:27 AM

38. +1000

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:33 AM

39. Radioactive hurricanes: the GOP's new plan to address global warming!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 10:26 PM

40. "gently try to explain to them..."

Love that quote from the article! Reminds me of how we treat the crazy loons in our families who belong to the Magat cult!

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