Ka-Blooey! Tuesday

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The Nevada Test Site was established a few years after the end of the second world war, against the fear of an all-out nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. As the Cold War took hold, America needed a convenient place to design and build its nuclear arsenal.

From 1951, over four decades, the US government carried out almost a thousand nuclear tests at this test site, earning it the nickname of the “most bombed place on Earth”. Here, they took the crude nuclear weapons that had been dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and honed their destructive power.

A hundred of these tests, known as atmospheric shots, took place above ground, creating the characteristic mushroom clouds that have become synonymous with nuclear detonations.

The government still carries out classified work on the site, and access is limited to a small number of carefully vetted visitors each year, who are not allowed to take photographs. The Guardian was given extremely rare access to film at the site.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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12 Responses to Ka-Blooey! Tuesday

  1. º¿carol says:

    I used to have dreams with atom bombs going off in the distance, always not far from where I lived.

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  2. º¿carol says:

    Scott Walker dropped out because:

    “The Bible is full of stories about people who are called to be leaders in unusual ways. Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive conservative message will rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.”

    Whatever, Scott! I would have HATED if you were president, having to look at your face all the time. Blech.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    The Donald! The Vladimir!

    Moscow Times

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Met Chris Knox on B Street while walking to the Hillside Cafe. So he has moved out of the dorms.

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  5. Den says:

    Finally cooling off, nice breeze blowing thru Rodney’s Garage.
    Makers has left their Mark, Cheers!!

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  6. Den says:

    Found a prospective piece of property close to Winnemucca, a buzz-back over is required for confirmation Thursday. Will keep you-all posted as it goes along, meanwhile; Cheers!!

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  7. Den says:

    The following video is meant for the truly insane among us, you know who you are;

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