North Korea Test Nuke - 20kt Yield WOW - They did it!

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JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Original Post - May 24, 2009 - 09:25pm PT
4.7 Mag Nuke Quake.

Breaking

DE FUCA NEWS ALERY@
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:31pm PT
Alery?
I hate when there's an alery!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, 2009 - 09:32pm PT
North Korea has CLAIMED to have conducted a test. Sensors in South Korea detected an artifically-generated tremor shortly before. The seismic data is being analyzed.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/world/asia/25nuke.html?hp

Looking at the bright side, if it really was a nuclear bomb, then it's using up whatever U-235 and P-235 the North Koreans have. Hard stuff to produce in quantity - even the US had only enough for one more bomb right after the first three explosions in 1945.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
May 24, 2009 - 09:42pm PT
20 kt?


Pretty small potatoes.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
And we know our potatoes............Duck, Jox, it's an alery!
There may be zombies, or hold chippers, or(gasp) 'publo polititards.
Chaz

Trad climber
Boss Angeles
May 24, 2009 - 09:50pm PT
Probably an accident.

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 24, 2009 - 09:52pm PT
Well, ailurophobia is the irrational fear of cats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailurophobia

Perhaps aleryphobia is the irrational fear of wolves.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 24, 2009 - 09:53pm PT
I'm not afraid.
I've got duck tape. and some small potatoes. and a dead cat.
I'm ready.
good idea to stay low, though.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 24, 2009 - 09:56pm PT
Why post non climbing information that is easily obtained in the news media?
jbar

Social climber
urasymptote
May 24, 2009 - 09:56pm PT
If he's got an alery y doesn't he just take some claritin

Edit #1 on yahoo news before you sign in
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
May 24, 2009 - 10:03pm PT
Hmmmm...


I seem to be missing a cat.


A slow, old one...




















....SCULLY!!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 05:26am PT
Haha!
Hey, it's for a good cause......Alery protection!
That's serious business.
TradIsGood

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
May 25, 2009 - 05:49am PT
P-235?!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 12:00pm PT
I think he means plutonium.
That'll kill a cat, but GOOD.
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Topic Author's Reply - May 25, 2009 - 02:30pm PT
Look Boys if its a 4.5 Quake that means its 20kt.
Probally U235 Gun type weapon. With their current missile design they can hit the West Coast in 23 min.

F*#KING THINK ABOUT IT.

This cannot stand and Obama better pull the finger out of his ass and do something today, not tommorrow.

JDF
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 25, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
So post an "Alery", already.
Oh, yeah, you did.



Nevermind.
Scared Silly

Trad climber
UT
May 26, 2009 - 08:39pm PT
Today, in response to all the flak N Korea got for the nuke test they decided to launch two missiles. One missile was named "Fuk" the other "Eew"
GDavis

Trad climber
May 26, 2009 - 08:47pm PT
Whats scarier is that this is from a country whose income comes from sales of methamphetamines, heroin, counterfeit US and japanese currencies and sales of arms to terrorist groups. They are not above selling whatever it is they have for whatever price they can get, and if history has shown us anything is that there are people out there who are willing to buy.

A 20kt nuke is small potatoes compared to the US arsenal... but is still sufficiant to kill several million people if in the right(wrong) hands. Very serious, very scary stuff.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 26, 2009 - 09:03pm PT
there is a debate about the yield, e.g.:

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/2312/greetings-from-geneva-more-on-mb-to-yield


it is possibly much smaller than 20kT... still a bad day even at 2kT though...

Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
May 26, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
Well, I know how serious this is....and I respect that.

However, you guys have provided me the best laughs in a LONG time. God knows I need laughter in my life and I'll ask him to keep an eye on Korea.

Grazi, lynnie
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