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Russian ICBM warheads hit targets on test range

Whereas the are plenty of videos showing Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) being launched, few of them depict warheads hitting their targets.

That’s why this video is particularly interesting.

It shows Russian ICBM warheads hit their targets on Kura Test range, in northern Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East.

Obviously, if real, the sight of warheads released by the MIRV (Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle) coming your way might be the last thing you ever see.



If you are interested in Military Aviation The Aviationist is a very good blog.

So what if Castro had JFK shot?

I know the MIC is the favorite whipping boy at DU for the murder of JFK, but what is they weren’t the ones who were responsible?

Given the fact that JFK and RFK were partly responsible for the plots to assassinate Castro, what if he found out and decided to return the “favor” so to speak.

If THAT particular truth had come out at the time, then it most certainly would have meant WWIII as Johnson quoted as saying. The American people would have demanded all the Castros be hanged or shot or something. We would have invaded, the Soviets would have been forced to respond, and WWII would have been underway.

It that is the “truth” behind the murder of JFK, then yes it is better that the truth be suppressed until EVERYONE concerned is dead. That means every single one of the Castros. Because if that came out, and one of them was still alive the hawks would drive us into the invasion of Cuba they all wanted 50 years ago.

I knew some people love Castro, the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban Socialist Experiment. But just imagine.....

When I was working on the railroad (no joke)...

We ran over a man laying between the rails, in a curve, near a street crossing. It was about 5am, light fog, the area was poorly lit, he was African- American and wearing all dark clothing and shoes. Truly the worst of all possible scenarios.

The train fully passed over him. Then it was my responsibility as conductor to go back and check on him. This was when we still had cabooses. He was dead of course. Considering what happened his body wasn't several injured. We were out of radio range, so I walked down the street to find a house with a porch light (this was before cell phones). It was the house of a preacher. I called the local police, they showed up, took our statements. The Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead, and they took him away in a hearse.

We were out of time, so they brought out a relief crew, and took us home in a crew van. We didn't have to testify in court, and I never heard the cause of death. In fact I never heard anything ever again.

Some crews I knew hit cars loaded with people and killed entire families, or even worse, carloads of teenagers from several families.

Those crews needed and got counseling. Then they had to undergo weeks testifying at trail.

The moral is when people try to beat a train, they're dancing with death, and most times they lose.

How the Chinese deal with those Giant Hornets.


Anyone doubt the power of a military flamethrower, here's the evidence.

You sound like some arrogant hipster calling out anyone..

Who dares to disagree with latest fad hipsters think is "cool". After all in this country, being "cool" is the ultimate goal in life.

And some people think Andre Serrano's Piss Christ is art but I'm not one of them. Just because someone labels something "art" does not make it so. I can call my hand a foot, but it doesn't make it one.

And yes, I'm am now an older person who finds tattoos unattractive. And it isn't about "outdated" tastes. My late uncle served in the Navy in WWII. He had tattoos covering both forearms. By the time I knew him, both forearms looked like someone had slopped blue-black ink on both of them. Not a single image was visible. So yes, I think about this young man who had tats done when we was 18, and 30 years later, he was still a handsome man, but his arms looked terrible. So that is what I think about when I think of people with lots of tats. Just wait until they get old.

You really are an extremely nasty person.

Wishing you Karma, and lots of it.

Wishing harm on another DU member is disgusting.

Your posts about, and toward gun owners are filled with nothing but anger, bile, venom, acid and hate.

You read just the like the very late, and very unlamented iverglas.

Quadcopter UAV flying over Niagara Falls.

Be sure and watch the beginning to see how small it actually is. Then watch the video in 1080P to see the awesome footage.

Here's the UAV - DJI Phantom and they're less than $500, and all you need to add is batteries and a camera.

And yes they had to get special permission to fly there as it is restricted airspace.

This video was taken from an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operating in US and Canadian Restricted Airspace. Operating a UAS in this airspace presents a hazard to other aircraft and people and requires specific approval of the FAA and other agencies.

Meet the Down's Syndrome man that's become an Elite Athlete

He can bench press OVER 400 pounds.

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration


I know there are people who are anti-nuclear, but to lose deep-space exploration over a lack of plutonium-238 is simply unacceptable to me. Period.

But, once again Congressional stupidity is at fault here, not anti-nuclear activism.

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a five-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring, still sending its findings home. It has now put more than 19 billion kilometers between itself and the sun. Last week NASA announced that Voyager 1 had become the first man-made object to reach interstellar space.

None of this would be possible without the spacecraft’s three batteries filled with plutonium-238. In fact, Most of what humanity knows about the outer planets came back to Earth on plutonium power. Cassini’s ongoing exploration of Saturn, Galileo’s trip to Jupiter, Curiosity’s exploration of the surface of Mars, and the 2015 flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft are all fueled by the stuff. The characteristics of this metal’s radioactive decay make it a super-fuel. More importantly, there is no other viable option. Solar power is too weak, chemical batteries don’t last, nuclear fission systems are too heavy. So, we depend on plutonium-238, a fuel largely acquired as by-product of making nuclear weapons.

But there’s a problem: We’ve almost run out.

Many of the eight deep-space robotic missions that NASA had envisioned over the next 15 years have already been delayed or canceled. Even more missions — some not yet even formally proposed — are silent casualties of NASA’s plutonium poverty. Since 1994, scientists have pleaded with lawmakers for the money to restart production. The DOE believes a relatively modest $10 to 20 million in funding each year through 2020 could yield an operation capable of making between 3.3 and 11 pounds of plutonium-238 annually — plenty to keep a steady stream of spacecraft in business.

When Democrats lose in heavily Democratic districts..

That tells a logical person that those Democrats are wrong on the issues. But you don't want to hear that. Instead you want to indulge in paranoid conspiracy fantasies about the evil "other". In fact you come perilously close to engaging in Eliminationist rhetoric.

There are Democrats who support the RKBA. They are not willing to support Democrats who attempt to abridge that right. All Giron and Morse had to do was vote against the gun bills, and they would still be in office. But they chose not to do that and we see the consequences. Furthermore, both her and Morse refuse to accept that it was their own fault. Politicians who lose seldom do.

I have seen very few politicians ever say:

"I was obviously wrong on the issues, and that is why the voters tuned me out of office."

And you can't say that either. You probably never will able to do so. No matter how many elections supporting an issue costs them, people like you and Morse, still feel "that they are in the right."
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