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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Is it 25th Amendment time yet?

https://www.axios.com/trump-nuclear-...cf0e3f51c.html
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Old Yesterday, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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https://www.yourtango.com/2015282062...cally-geniuses

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According to an article in TIME, the more disorganized your brain is, the more brilliant, creative, and smart you are. Your ideas actually need to be battling one another for you to become inspired. If you were only focused on one thought at a time, there'd be a decrease in innovation.
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
 
Location: United States
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Your own source refutes your claim.
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Old Yesterday, 05:41 PM
 
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Are these the same anonymous sources that saw Russians everywhere???
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I wonder who he expects to pay for it? After all, taxation IS theft.
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Old Yesterday, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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It's a commonly-floated idea. To someone that doesn't follow weather, it makes sense. Hopefully someone actually told him that it wouldn't work and why it wouldn't.
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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Your own source refutes your claim.
From the OP's link:

The big picture: Trump didn't invent this idea. The notion that detonating a nuclear bomb over the eye of a hurricane could be used to counteract convection currents dates to the Eisenhower era, when it was floated by a government scientist.

The idea keeps resurfacing in the public even though scientists agree it won't work. The myth has been so persistent that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. government agency that predicts changes in weather and the oceans, published an online fact sheet for the public under the heading "Tropical Cyclone Myths Page."

The page states: "Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea."
About 3 weeks after Trump's 2016 election, National Geographic published an article titled, "Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea." It found, among other problems, that:

Dropping a nuclear bomb into a hurricane would be banned under the terms of the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. So that could stave off any experiments, as long as the U.S. observes the terms of the treaty.


So, the "stable genius" did not come up with anything new - just a crazed idea that's been discredited for at least 50 years.

Moderator cut: trolling

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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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If it was a bad idea during the Eisenhower administration, the passage of time hasn't improved it and it is a worse idea now. Clearly Trump thought it was his original idea as do most drunks on the verge of falling off a bar stool.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM
 
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Did they institutionalize the scientist who originally thought of it?

Clearly Trump read this somewhere.

Disrupting a storm is not that insane an idea. Obiviously, a disruption involving nuclear fallout is not a great idea.

Hopefully, someone will come up with a better disrupter.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
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In the 1970's scientists in California recommended setting off nukes every few years in the San Andreas fault to release the built-up pressure.
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