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Thread: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question:
    Do nuclear bombs kill people?
    It would depend on where the bomb went off. If it went off in the middle of a crowded city, yeah, it would kill a lot of people. If it went off on the surface of a comet that was going to hit the earth, it might save a lot of lives instead.

    And since it's pretty obvious where you're going with this, a nuclear warhead, just like a gun, doesn't go off on its own. Someone has to pull the trigger.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Figured it was something like that.

    Look, this really just isn't a good comparison, as has been pointed out many times.

    Nuclear bombs are strategic weapons systems, with a large-scale area effect and the potential to affect people many miles away from the blast radius via fallout or electromagnetic pulse or other effects. It is impossible to use a nuke to target an individual enemy; it is all but impossible to maintain or use nuclear weapons without a supporting organization of thousands of people; it is all but impossible to use a nuke without inflicting thousands or millions of injuries and deaths including civilian "collateral damage". Imagining a legitimate purpose for nukes other than destroying other nations and their civilian populations is a stretch.

    Guns, by comparison, are personal weapons that are capable of targeting individual enemies and are not typically area-effect weapons. They can be used by an individual for legitimate purposes such as self-defense and sport. They do not require a massive infrastructure for maintenance and deployment.

    It is literally a firecrackers vs atom-bombs comparison that makes apples and oranges look identical.
    So in other words there are different types of killings and different types of dead people.

    You are saying that it is most important to know how the dead person was killed, imo.

    Some killings are sanctified?

    I am so confused by your reasoning.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    "Do nuclear bombs kill people?"

    Two did. The rest of them saved countless lives by making wars between major powers impossible.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    "Do nuclear bombs kill people?"

    Two did. The rest of them saved countless lives by making wars between major powers impossible.
    It was more of an exchange of life.

    We considered american lives more important than japanese lives, at the time in history.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    It was more of an exchange of life.

    We considered american lives more important than japanese lives, at the time in history.
    I am talking about the Cold War.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    I am talking about the Cold War.
    Sorry. Looks like that equation has changed now that north korea has nukes.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Simple question:
    Do nuclear bombs kill people?
    Nuclear bombs are the same as a gun. They require a finger on the trigger. Nuclear Plants, on the other hand, will kill people due to human shortcomings, ignorance and greed.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Sorry. Looks like that equation has changed now that north korea has nukes.
    You may be right, but I doubt the situation is really all that different: The Communists, even as, eh, colorful as NK, are not suicide bombers - not the people on the top, anyway. The idea is to control this world, not to earn goodies in the next one. They would strike if they thought they could get away with it. Not otherwise.

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    Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Kill People?

    cancer does not kill people, duh.

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