• mecfs@lemmy.world
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    6 days ago

    That 0.5 second moment where I read the title before realising it is the onion 😳😳

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        There was just an NCD post about the Mormon Industrial Complex yesterday, so in this specific case, no.

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            At the rate the world is going, I would not be very surprised if in less than a decade the Mormons just actually did have their own nuclear weapons program.

            Hell I would not be surprised if they currently, secretly own a decommissioned ICBM silo for ‘emergency preparedness’ (read: survival bunker for their most elite elects) reasons.

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    This is one of those “Oh that’s so crazy. That would never happen in the real world.”

    And then ten years later some American court rules that their right to bear arms and “one nation under god” extends to nuclear warheads.

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      Existence of a privately owned nuke is a security hazard of all sorts, no country would accept this.

      Though illegal means exist, and I heavily think there’s a billionaire out there that has a nuke in one of their displays for lols through it.

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        The goal is for the government to own a nuke, and for a corporation to own the government.

        Check and check.

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    In the mid 90s the Japanese Aum Shinrikyo cult were producing chemical weapons which were used in a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Prior to the attack Aum briefly owned a million acre cattle ranch in Australia where they tested sarin and may have tried to mine uranium ore.

    Several nuclear powers are run by autocratic theocracies/cults and the US could be heading in that direction.

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    God: Makes everyone keep waiting for Armageddon.

    American Evangelicals: I’ll do it myself.

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    50 kiloton thermonuclear? That’s a fizzle folks. They don’t know how to handle their plutonium. Fake news. It was just a simple fission bomb with some wasted fusion fuel.

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      How long to till? Well, it depends how long your field is, and whether you’re using all of it.

      Wait. Did you mean “till as in plough” or “till as in a cash-drawer?” Both are accurate. It’s not the boat-steerer, as that’s a till-er.