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On that gamma ray busrt out of Ukrayne. According to an “anonymous, low trust source”, (AKA, my memory) I believe DU is the special, top secret, lim-dis armor inside the US Abrams-A2xyz, but which won’t be supplied to those Ukranyuns. Who’d sell it to Putyn, in a heartbeat, anyways.
Supposedly, the increased gamma radiation around the ammo dump is scary because naked, shielding-blasted-away DU produces just a bit, so a spike means there’s a boat-load sitting there in the ruins. Decaying.
DU is, however, a great source of Alpha particles, which are only a problem if you eat this year’s extra-cheap Ukrayneean wheat. Or breathe nearby.
We need a volunteer to drive thru the countryside with a dosimeter.
OK, are you available?
This attack shows the entire war is a farce:
1) Russia could have hit that target at any time, i.e. it is indefensible 2) it knew exactly what was in it and how much ammo was stored there since it was taken out before any DU munitions made it to near Russian territory 3) this explains why Russia doesn’t take out bridges, trains and electricity; so that the West can send all of its munitions to be taken out.
If this doesn’t make the Pentagon stop the war, then nothing will until NATO literally runs out of weapons to send (de-militarizes itself)..
Love the comments policy, a mini blog in itself, and a little scary that you need it! Now I’m no expert on depleted uranium, however, this talking chimp knows that
throwing a propane cylinder in a fire is a bad idea, so now I’m going to hazard a
guess and say depleted uranium × giant fireball may just possibly be a cause for concern!!
” The Stupid Dance ” is the only post below 200 ….. Your Country needs you !!!
It’s all fake, Jacob – Ukraine is winning, “our” democracy is triumphant, cancerous dicktater Pootin is on the ropes if not already dead, monsanto and gates are upgrading Ukie industrial food system to be just like ours, the evil Ivans are stoopid and losing and running away from the pure brave prince valiants of Ukraine, they just need some more of our unbeatable weapons to finish off the war criminals and morons who just won’t take the hint, led by heroic teevee star, the Ukie Raygun, snowman Z and his noble crew of nordic supermen…..
This is just rambling, and not on topic. I only published it because ‘the Ukrainian Reagan’ is funny. You thought of that? It’s good.
And, thanks for the money.
Unfortunately (Fortunately???) millions of Americans are still permanently banned from Twitter despite the fake news about that….so I’m sure there would be more likes to your tweets if that changed
Не с ебалом а с еблом
Not gonna lie, Dreizin, this feels like a bluff. We know you’re addicted. Although if I didn’t abstain from using Twitter on principle, I’d go through all the tweets and like them, but I’m not getting into that mess. I know I’m prone to post stuff that eill get me fired from my job, if some social justice warrior combs through it far enough back 10 years down the line…
Is this the Ukrainian version of The Big Bang? The noise of the explosion was only exceeded by the screams and grinding of teeth among the British clowns who never considered the possibility that those pesky Russkies might have a way of preventing their lovely DU shells from making it to the front lines. BTW, someone is writing a biography of the rise of Rishi Sunak with the working title “The Scum Also Rises”. Can’t wait for that one.
The DU radiation angle is a dead end.
The problem is that when vaporized it settles over large areas, seems able to stay around for a long time, combines to form quite a few compounds, some of these are formed inside you body through metabolic processes. It is a heavy metal, and like many other heavy metals, the ultimate pathology pathways are numerous, hard to isolate and to study over time.
But there is enough prima facie evidence for vaporized DU (and many other heavy metals) to support links with all kinds of bad health outcomes, and to limit exposure.
I’m also not an expert, but there have been various pieces written, studies done on depleted uranium for 20 years now, especially since the wars in Iraq. And the one theme that runs through them is the potential danger starts when the DU is vaporized and spreads over a large area. I would like to hear what better physicists have to say, but a potential hope anyway is that DU typically vaporizes when the munition strikes a target (the kinetic energy is totally out of hand). If it’s just there when an otherwise massive explosion takes place, it might not actually vaporize. Yeah those explosions get hot briefly, but the boiling point of uranium is north of 4100 Celsius. The surface of the sun is like 5500 Celsius. Things just don’t normally get that hot here on planet three.
Ok folks, I need y’all to step up and do the Twitter thingy for me.
I don’t have Twitter and am a semi regular paying customer (it might not be a lot, but I do what I can), and I’ll be sorely bummed out of my favorite blogger goes silent for a while.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Unfortunate though this is, one must admit it is preferable to isolate the contamination to a single province in west-Ukraine than to see the entirety of Novorossiya contaminated. These are the wages of war and sin.
Jacob, give us your take on the U.K supposedly arming Ukraine with hundreds of long range precision missiles?
I gave you my take on that, already. Yesterday.
BTW, thanks for the money. You are awesome.
Aaaand thanks again for the money just now, you are even awesomer than five minutes ago.
Couldn’t happen to nicer people.
Am I the only one that can see that a good deal of the content on Telegram turns out to be little more than over the fence type gossip? My God, how many times have the Wagner Unit been overrun over the past 10 days? It’s as if this conflict is just another way for basement dwelling pimple poppers to play a different type of imaginary game. Sheesh, a great deal of Telegram content seems directed toward mentalities the equal of the great minds seen daily on “The View”
Re: Housekeeping twitter likes.
FYI twitter recommendation algorithm is dynamic. Current iteration no longer seems to prioritize likes. Linking in tweets may also be penalized.
Summary guide on algorithm scoring: https://twitter.com/aakashg0/status/1655433060681404417
Twitter posts and updates the actual algorithm on github. I don’t know if it’s complete; not a software guy.
Hello. My tweets will never, ever be prioritized. I don’t care about that. It’s more about showing appreciation and being at least slightly engaged and plugged in, esp. for those who don’t give me money. I literally do not want (as in, I wish they would unsubscribe and go away) readers who get all this unique value from me, with no ads, yet can’t even be bothered to lift a finger.
13.05.2023, 08:19:48 2.5 ml UKRAINE 0km
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These are the infp.ro data on the seismic activity at surface. Of course these are the Russian missiles. The attack on Khmelnitsky was at 6:10 am.
Looks like you copy-pasted a piece of the Matrix. Sorry, what does this tell me, that we didn’t know? There’s no debate that some serious junk blew up in that town.
Since the MSM showed the huge explosion from CCTV footage stamped at 6:10, for everyone to see, the interesting point is the existence of the other 8 major hits, some of the same magnitude Richter scale (ml units) or even higher. Those were not on live camera.
A lot of Telegram channels are pointing to radiation monitoring data that show a rise in gamma radiation around Khmelnitsky from about 120 to about 150 nano-Sieverts per hour. They also point out that depleted uranium is a strong alpha-particle source and a weak gamma-ray source.
I checked some of those radiation monitoring maps, and where I live is about 150 nSv per hour too. At that level it would take about 35 years to receive the maximum ANNUAL safe gamma-ray dose of 50 milli-Sieverts (5 million nano-Sieverts). So I’d say that data point is inconclusive.
The “background gamma” hype is clearly nonsense, all fake. You wouldn’t be able to detect alpha or gamma or anything unless the dust was almost right on the probe. We’re not talking about THAT much material, and DU is not plutonium etc. It’s more like, who wants to take their chances and keep living and raising their kids there, if they can afford to move?
I’ve never heard of a big gamma radiation problem from DU munitions. If DU munitions were there, and they were aerosolized, it’s a big game of where the wind takes it and butters it down. The danger is primarily from ingesting Alpha particles. (Think floating dust, or taken up in a plant) Some neighborhoods could get badly contaminated, others almost nothing. Anyways – I wouldn’t want to live there.
That’s just for detection. Air is more transparent to gamma rays than alpha particles afaik.
I would like your Tweets but social media is like the plague and I have never had an account on any of the platforms — even after working in IT for over 20 years. Musk and Zuck are both creatures of the underworld who profit from collecting our data without compensation to account holders. Both were funded by In-Q-Tel.
Thank you, Jacob !!
“The British gift will keep giving”
I’ve signed-up twice now, with two different accounts (one is Proton) and nothing ever comes through. Censorship?
As ever, 10 seconds to read what Mercouris would spend an hour on in his video. Excellent.
had a look a the youtube video that says it is the attack. The fireball in the video is almost certainly an oil tank. the burn is slow, the ball is liquid in form, and the residual smoke is black. Ammunition detonates in microseconds, doesnt create fireballs, and the smoke is orange/yellow/brown. have a look at the Beirut (ammonium nitrate) blast for a precedent. Not saying the attack didnt happen, just that this video does not corroborate it.
LOL, I read there’s a video from Iran that was presented as the Khmelnitsky bombing, it made the rounds widely. I don’t care about that. And, I don’t get second-guessed by you. WHERE IS MY MONEY???
Do they store fuel in hangars ? from satellite images, there were a lot of destroyed hangars, I think they were used to store ammo, not fuel.
Traditionally, factories that manufacture highly reactive/volatile chemicals are laid-out so that an explosion in one part of the plant doesn’t trigger a series of chain reactions that would destroy the entire plant. That’s why the satellite image shows multiple small earthworks separated from neighbouring earthworks – the idea being that the earthwork absorbs the explosion of whatever process was happening inside the earthwork thereby minimising the chance of sympathetic explosions in adjacent areas.
I think that your oil tank hypothesis is – nonsense.
One distinctly can hear a chain of huge series of “secondary” explosions. But – I am not a military expert.
If it was the much-discussed depleted uranium munitions from the UK, the Russians might really just be toying with NATO..
Already read about this from the unbiased USA msm:
Just another Russian war crime against the peaceful people of the Ukraine.
Those rascally Russians! NATO needs to send Greta over there to shame them….”How dare you….How DARE you!”