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  • 'Star Trek' Villain Michael Ansara Dies at 91

    08/02/2013 12:09:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 2, 2013 | Mike Barnes
    He played the great Klingon warrior Kang on three versions of "Star Trek" and a Native American on ABC's "Broken Arrow." Michael Ansara, the rugged character actor who played Klingon commander Kang on three different Star Trek TV series, has died. He was 91 ... Born in a small village in Syria to American parents, Ansara starred as Native Americans on two 1950s primetime series ...
  • (Weird History) In 1958 America Accidentally Dropped a Nuclear Weapon on Two Little Girls’ Playhouse

    04/24/2012 10:28:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    In 1958, America accidentally dropped a nuclear weapon on two little girls’ playhouse For certain rural residents of the Carolinas during the Cold War, apocalyptic anxiety hit disturbingly close to home. In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below. In both incidents, complete catastrophe was avoided thanks to that ever-potent combination of foresight and unmitigated dumb luck. And in the former incident, the bomb fell square on some unsuspecting children's playhouse. The first accident occurred over Florence, South Carolina on March...
  • Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb

    11/11/2008 8:55:24 AM PST · by austrian · 42 replies · 183+ views
    The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, a BBC investigation has found. Its unique vantage point - perched at the top of the world - has meant that Thule Air Base has been of immense strategic importance to the US since it was built in the early 1950s, allowing a radar to scan the skies for missiles coming over the North Pole. The Pentagon believed the Soviet Union would take out the base as a prelude to a nuclear strike against the US and so in 1960 began flying...
  • Air Force Finds No Trace of Lost Nuke

    06/17/2005 9:35:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,417+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/05 | Russ Bynum - AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The first government search in decades for a hydrogen bomb lost off the Georgia coast in 1958 found no trace of the sunken weapon, the Air Force said Friday. The report — issued nine months after scientists tested radiation levels off Tybee Island — concluded that there is no danger of a nuclear blast from the 7,600-pound bomb and that the weapon should be left where it is, buried somewhere in the muck. "We still think it's irretrievably lost. We don't know where to look for it," said Billy Mullins, an Air Force nuclear weapons adviser who...
  • Nuclear missile allegedly damaged (Broken Arrow?)

    03/11/2004 10:47:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 801+ views
    Seattle PI - via Drudge ^ | 3/11/04 | Mike Barber
    Was it a "broken arrow" at the Trident submarine base in Bangor in November that led to the firing a month later of the Navy leadership overseeing nuclear weapons there?The code words used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the most severe level of a nuclear weapon mishap reportedly were invoked Nov. 7 when a Trident I C4 missile was damaged while being removed from the submarine USS Georgia in Bangor. The allegation was raised over the weekend at a watchdog Web site, jaghunters.blogspot.com, run by a former Navy officer, Walt Fitzpatrick of Bremerton. Fitzpatrick has had a significant...
  • Religion taboo topic [City sued over policy restricting passengers' speech]

    05/03/2003 12:53:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 169+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 5-03-03 | Diana Lynne
    Religion taboo topic on public busCity sued over policy restricting passengers' speech Posted: May 3, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern By Diana Lynne© 2003 WorldNetDaily.com If you're planning to ride public transportation in Broken Arrow, Okla., you better bring a book, because striking up a conversation with someone might land you curbside. The Broken Arrow Bus Service, or BABS, regulates the behavior of its passengers, forbidding them from eating, drinking, fighting or using vulgar language while on the bus. On its website the city lists these "safety rules," but fails to mention a public-speech policy that is actively enforced. Regular passengers Vincenza Siano and...
  • The Oops List - Why Won't the Government Come Clean on Nuclear weapons accidents

    09/10/2002 10:31:39 AM PDT · by PeterPrinciple · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ^ | November/December 2000 | Chuck Hansen
    By Chuck Hansen In February 1958, at Greenham Common airbase near Newbury, England, a U.S. Air Force B-47 experienced engine trouble on takeoff and jettisoned two full 1,700-gallon wingtip fuel tanks from an altitude of 8,000 feet. One or both of the falling tanks missed a designated safe impact area and exploded 65 feet behind a parked B-47 loaded with nuclear weapons. The resulting fire burned for 16 hours, detonating the high explosives in at least one weapon, destroying the parked bomber, killing two people, and injuring eight others. It caused the release of radioactive material, including finely powdered uranium...