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Whoops: Hey, Have You Seen Where Those Nuclear Weapons Disappeared to?

In APEC, News, Nuclear Weapons, President Bush, sydney, US Air Force, US News, World on September 6, 2007 at 2:02 am

 

Whoops indeed.

‘Hey, Sir have you seen those nuclear weapons that were lying around here lately?’

According to a report, a United States Air force B-52 transport flight from the far northern US State of North Dakota, to the far southern US State of Louisiana last week, was carrying six nuclear warheads attached to cruise missiles. That was despite everyone involved in the mission, including the flight crew, believing that they were just conventional weapons.

And to make matters worse, the little incident may have violated an international nuclear weapons treaty. Not that that matters much anymore.

Oh, dear.

The plane took the cruise missiles from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base for decommissioning last Thursday, and the nukes flew right across the middle of America for the 6 hour trip, with enough firepower to begin the end of the world.

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Officials talking after the story broke in the independent Army Times publication, said the incident was a major breach of security rules surrounding nuclear weapons. One Air Force official said that he could not recall anything similar happening, and that those involved in the mistake had been relieved from duties.

The incident was so serious, even the US President, George Walker, was notified. Not sure there would be much that he could do to fix the problem.

He was however likely only interested in knowing if there was any protein rich foods involved in the incident.

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Or weather or not it was okay with Laura to bring some bikini clad “protestors” back home to Washington from the APEC summit Down Under.

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To add to the craziness, the US is party to a Cold War-era treaty not to fly nuclear weapons.

“It appears that what happened was this treaty agreement was violated,” an official admitted.

But never fear, the official said.

Saying the situation would likely not have caused a nuclear detonation due to the nuclear weapons not being armed.

“Any time you have nuclear material on board, if the airplane crashes, nuclear material can be spread in the immediate area of the crash, so you get radioactivity in the immediate area of the crash.”

Crazy: Rats hang with cats, sand made Taj Mahal, lost dog found 3000km from home, & the worlds biggest drinks bill.

In 2007, amazing story, animals, australia, Columbia, Crazy news, Germany, India, london, News, Odd News, sydney, UK, Uncategorized, World News, Worlds most on July 26, 2007 at 3:24 am

 

Around the World with…

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes!

United Kingdom

“I have been in the nightclub business for 20 years and this is an all-time record.”

A barman discusses the US $210,000 (£105,800) drinks bill racked up by a mystery ‘Middle Eastern businessman’ at a London nightclub on the weekend. About 30 people partied from midnight on drinks like Dom Perignon and Belvedere Vodka.

Australia

“I can’t believe I’ll see my little fellow again.”

A dog owner expresses her relief that her lost pet had been found, 3000 (1 900miles) kilometres from home. Rusty disappeared in May from a town just outside of Sydney, and was found roaming the streets of Darwin, in Australia’s tropical north.

Germany

“The replica I created is 15 feet high and it took me 56 hours in seven days to complete it.”

Indian sculpture artist Sudarsan Patnaik talks about his sand replica of the Taj Mahal at the Berlin International Sand Sculpture Championships.

Columbia

“Here the cats play with the rats instead of attacking them.”

Veterinarian Luisa Mendez on how rats are being locked in caged with cats as part of training for a landmine detection program. Colombia is home to the world’s largest number of land mine victims. Last year, there were 1,108 victims.

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Video: War zone in Sydney as man goes on rampage with tank!

In 2007, amazing story, australia, court, crazy, Crazy news, Life, mad hatter, mens health, military, Odd News, Society, stunt, sydney, Uncategorized, war, World News on July 14, 2007 at 6:32 pm

A man went on a crazy rampage though suburbs of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, in the early hours of the morning local time, taking out infastructure and sending police on a wild chase.

John Robert Patterson, 45, allegedly led officers on a 90-minute chase through six suburbs in Sydney’s west as he crashed the privately-owned APC through fences, mobile phone towers, telecommunication relay sheds and an electrical substation.

The man from Dharruk, in Sydney’s west, was arrested after the APC stalled on its way to damaging a seventh property, police said.

He was refused bail in court.

Defence lawyer Ivan Bertoia told the court that Patterson claimed “that certainly he had authority to behave in such a manner”.

In refusing bail, the magistrate recommended that Patterson, who had facial lacerations and a swollen left eye, receive medical and psychiatric attention.

The hearing was adjourned to local court on July 16.

Mobile phone services where the chase occurred were disrupted while technicians waited to gain entry to the crime scenes, police said.

Police on patrol had noticed the APC allegedly being used to destroy an electricity substation and followed the carrier through the suburbs of Mt Druitt, Dharruk, Emerton, Glendenning and Plumpton.

The pursuit ended in Dean Park when the vehicle stalled as it was being driven towards another mobile phone tower, police said.

Police arrested Patterson and charged him with numerous offences including malicious damage, break, enter and steal, predatory driving, possession of a prohibited drug, use of a weapon to avoid apprehension and driving in a dangerous manner.

Video from Seven News, Sydney, Australia. 

Man sits on $5 billion riches, but he’s not interested in it.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, ancient, animals, australia, capitalism, civilisation, Crazy news, Dream Time, dreams, natural world, Odd News, People, Places, sydney, World News on July 13, 2007 at 11:59 pm

 

Jeffrey Lee is one Australian not interested in becoming the world’s next billionare.

As the last living member of an Indigenous Australian clan, he is the custodian to a sacred piece of land near the world famous Kakadu National Park, called Koongarra. A swath of land in Australia’s Northern Territory that French nuclear energy giant Areva would love to mine for pricey uranium.

At a potential Australian $5 billion (US$4.5B) plus windfall, Jeffrey isn’t interested in the temptation of riches; he’s much more interested in preserving this amazing part of the world for the future.

But he may be running of time. He has no partner and doesn’t have any children.

Although the Australian Government has promised the land won’t be mined unless the traditional land owners give the green light, if Lee doesn’t have any children before he dies and the land doesn’t become world heritage listed, then his wishes may be denied.

“I’m not interested in money. I’ve got a job; I can buy tucker; I can go fishing and hunting. That’s all that matters to me.”

Sydney Morning Herald has more on the last of the Djok clan.

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