Why I don't trust experts.....

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  1. Tek

    Tekkytyke Well-Known Member

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    ... I used to think this was a myth but, incredibly, it is true. For all you young millennials......


    Bombs in Yorkshire

    In 1953 atomic weapons scientists at Aldermaston considered various coastal sites in the UK for atom bomb test detonations, concluding that the best place to nuke would be the seaside village of Skipsea in Yorkshire having previously considered Caithness in Scotland.

    Duncansby Head near Wick in Caithness was rejected because of the wet weather in the area. Donna Nook, a military range on the coast near Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire was also investigated, but was not thought to be as suitable as Skipsea between Bridlington and Hull, where there was a base that was about to be relinquished by the RAF.

    To be fair, misgivings arose immediately. The Tory MP for the constituency opined that it was ‘a most inappropriate place’ for a nuclear test, and an official pointed out that there were bungalows and beach huts nearby which might be damaged, not to mention a foreshore with a public right of way, and that ‘local feeling aroused by Atomic Research Establishment use of it would be very considerable’.

    Soon afterwards, the plans were switched to Maralinga in Australia. Prior to selection, the Maralinga site was inhabited by the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal peoples, who were relocated before the tests. On 27 September 1956, Operation Buffalo commenced there with the testing of four fission bombs, codenamed One Tree, Marcoo, Kite and Breakaway. The McClelland Royal Commission of 1984-85 noted that British and Australian servicemen were purposely exposed to fallout from the blasts, to see what happened, and concluded that all four tests were fired under inappropriate conditions. "

    Knowing what we know now it has been assessed that it would have meant the total contamination of the British Isles through radioactive fallout, as well as parts of Northern France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
     
  2. madmark62

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    So you dont trust experts because of what they did 64 years ago?
    You dont think that they have learned from these tests? You think they still do exactly the same ?
    i think you are Micheal Gove and I claim my £10
     
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    pompey_red Well-Known Member

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    About as bonkers as it gets.

    I now don’t trust doctors because a course of leeches was seen as a great cure for all ills back in the day (save for headaches of course when masturbation was the prescribed cure!)
     
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    Having visited Skipsea I have always assumed that the nuclear attack did take place.
     
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    Nuclear testing in coastal areas gets permitted by the government. But woe betide you if you drop a cig in the town centre!
     
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    Did the headaches clear up ok?
     
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    I don't trust those who want brexit.... oh hang on, that sweeping brush of tar actually works...
     
  8. rotherham_tyke

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    State of that ffs
     
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    Should I put my trust in folks that know nowt then? Oh just a minute, we did that with Brexit.
     
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    Dont drop fecking litter in the town centre and you will not have to worry will you ?
     
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    Wiggy Active Member

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    High quality thread
     
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    Why I do trust experts...

    BECAUSE THEY'RE F***ING EXPERTS!
     
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    This is an interesting form of chronological Snobbery, thanks. Ironic of course?
     

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