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willie-pete

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  1. The old way still works better.
  2. The Arab-Israeli war bumped it up to a 3 and 9/11 bumped it up to a 3 and we went to 2 at the beginning of the Persian Gulf war. Things must have changed since I was in SAC. I never remember being in anything but 4 in the 4 years I was in Titan. Never saw higher than a 4. Did get a message to take the keys and the documents out of the safe one night AND INSERT THE LAUNCH KEYS, but the DEFCON never changed.
  3. No. This explains the mechanism fairly well. When I was in Titan it only took two people to launch ( no, not really ). With Titan gone, it takes multiple Minuteman crews ( 2 people on a crew ) to launch their missiles. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/graphics/2016-nuclear-weapon-launch/ " The president considers a nuclear strike The commander-in-chief’s power is clear: He or she has sole authority to use nuclear weapons. "
  4. Actually DEFCON 4 was on the lower end of the " Oh, Crap " scale. DEFCON 5 is the lowest; DEFCON 1 is the highest. When the US was at DEFCON 5 ( most of the time ) SAC was at DEFCON 4.
  5. Don't believe that .com Defcon site. Their disclaimer: "The DEFCON Warning System is a private intelligence organization which has monitored and assessed nuclear threats by national entities since 1984. It is not affiliated with any government agency and does not represent the alert status of any military branch. The public should make their own evaluations and not rely on the DEFCON Warning System for any strategic planning. At all times, citizens are urged to learn what steps to take in the event of a nuclear attack. If this had been an actual attack, the DEFCON Warning System will give radiation readings for areas that are reported to it. Your readings will vary. Official news sources will have radiation readings for your area." .gov doesn't comment on DEFCON levels. IIRC, we went to 3 because of 9/11. We went to 2 during the Arab-Israeli War in 1973. We have never been at 1
  6. That brings up an interesting question. WTH would the Russians want to battle to control the biggest radioactive site in the WORLD ? I would give that place the widest berth I could. but that's just me.
  7. Satriale's - " No Antibiotics ". Paulie Walnuts would not approve.
  8. Yes I liked him in the second "Murder on the Orient Express ".
  9. RIP, Mr. Loaf I liked all your work.
  10. I don't even believe he is a native. Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 found dead at border A Florida man was charged Thursday with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found in Canada near the U.S. border in what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard. www.clickorlando.com " A Florida man was charged Thursday with human smuggling after the bodies of four people, including a baby and a teen, were found in Canada near the U.S. border in what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard. " He supposedly left them at the border. What true Floridian goes to the Canada border in the middle of winter ? So either he is not a true Florida man or he is being framed.
  11. Isn't that an ejection seat symbol on the RF door; P-40's weren't quite there then. Well other than unbuckling and rolling inverted. We really need to see the top of the hood.
  12. Did the guy look old enough to know what a P-40 looked like ? Though it didn't have an ejection seat.
  13. The original poster who put the video on youtube had this. apheod 210 subscribers SUBSCRIBE B-1 bomber does a barrel roll on the way out of McConnell AFB.( in Kansas ) That's all I got; don't know if this is typical ( I think not ); It probably would not happen in SAC was still around.
  14. but it'll do for a BONE. I wonder if higher ups heard about it ? ( More like an aileron roll )
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