SEPTEMBER 5, 2007

COMMENT: 

Sources say B-52 mistakenly carried nuclear warheads over U.S.: 

http://bostonherald.com/news/national/central/view.bg?articleid=1029515

Folks, I am a former Officer and Navigator in the Air Force and I have had training in the use and characteristics of the nuclear weapons used by the USAF.  Let me assure you that the part of the article that says, "there was minimal risk to crews and the public because of safety features designed into the munitions," is correct.  Unless a B-52 is nearing an intentional target parts of the circuitry required to create a nuclear explosion are not installed.  The weapons do contain high explosive materials (similar to dynamite or TNT) and has the same risks in an accident as would an accident involving a truck carrying the same type of materials, BUT, the risk of a nuclear explosion during an aircraft accident is essentially zero.  The weapons were purposely designed that way.  Further, the proof is in the pudding.  In the last 50 years or so there have been a few accidents involving B-52's that were carrying nuclear weapons and for the reasons I stated there was no nuclear detonation.  Just want you to have this information in case the "Chicken Little" alarmists run wild with this incident. - GB

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Are the terrorists Muslims, or are they not, why didn't the AP say?:  http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_1VUdbIjEkaGaIUIqv_WnOeudsAhttp:/ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_1VUdbIjEkaGaIUIqv_WnOeudsA

Credibility in the media:  http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-goldberg4sep04,0,2789442.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail

A new idea from the liberals - more taxes:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070904/EDITORIAL/109040001

Good investment opportunity?:  http://www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Texas-Startup-Says-It-Has-Batteries-Beat/2007/09/04/1188783194245.html

Global cooling on the way?:  http://planetdaily.ws/index.php/site/more/77/

We're often paying for our own opposition:  http://www.jihadchat.com/index.php?showtopic=6111

Skinheads kill and mutilate two homeless men:  http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1029417

Cat feces killing whales:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/aug/30/3/print

A "skinny" anti fat gene?:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/sep/05/1

Is there a link between deodorants and breast cancer???:  http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1405902007

Pelosi one of Gorbachev's "useful idiots"?:  http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/ans-cover-news111506.htm

Never play chess with a Two Star:  http://wizbangblog.com/content/2007/09/05/never-play-chess-with-a-two-star.php

Cause of "bee colony collapse" found?  Maybe! (plus more links to bee info):  http://www.thedailygreen.com/2007/08/31/coming-next-week-colony-collapse-diso%20%3Erder-breakthrough/6077/

Great shuttle launch photo:  http://rense.com/1.imagesH/shutfromspace.jpg

Wills Point, Texas - spiders take over city park:  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/us/31spider.html?ex=1189224000&en=08b50b0f5341ed3c&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Where did all the FEMA Katrina relief money go?:  http://www.sunherald.com/411/story/128363.html

Now this is a GREAT idea:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=478310&in_page_id=1811

To save the frogs:  http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/22264

"Privatization not the answer to anything" - Hillary Clinton:  http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWZhMjI5N2Q5NWYxOGUxOGIzMzNmMjQ1ZDkyM2RkYzE=

More shady Hillary Clinton campaign donors:  http://politics.wizbangblog.com/2007/09/04/join-the-club-two-more-hillary-donors-of-ill-repute.php

We need statesmen - we've got politicians:  http://newswithviews.com/metcalf/metcalf228.htm

Free speech not wanted in San Francisco:  http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover090407.htm

Was the Haditha Massacre story a leftist media and terrorist hoax:  http://www.aim.org/guest_column/5689_0_6_0_C/

Children on Ritalin more likely to commit crimes:  http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22133793-5006007,00.html

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