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R&GHomer
12-28-2004, 08:36 PM
That’s the last time I watch Discovery’s “Dooms Day Tech”

One topic of the last episode was “bio engineered” dooms day viruses. They purpose; the Soviet Union actually had a 300 gallon bio reactor full of Monkey blood kept at normal body temperature and then introduced to the small pox virus. Hence, the perfect breeding ground for small pox. They go on to state that this facility made 1000’s of gallons of this stuff, and actually developed an ICBM capable of delivering 6 40lb independent aerosol warheads.

WTF…. I sure wish Man kind would spend 1/1000 the effort finding a cure for cancer or world hunger as they do on how to kill each other.

Rain Man
12-28-2004, 09:33 PM
That's a disturbingly large amount of monkey blood.

R&GHomer
12-28-2004, 10:41 PM
Opposed too a gallon?

What really disturbs me about this; is the fact that they “the soviet union” reintroduced a virus that penicillin and the global scientific community had eradicated from the face of the planet.

What kind of mind comes up with the Idea to create such a thing? I wouldn’t be able to create French toast on my own. Let alone come up with a way to kill millions.

Rausch
12-28-2004, 10:57 PM
Opposed too a gallon?

What really disturbs me about this; is the fact that they “the soviet union” reintroduced a virus that penicillin and the global scientific community had eradicated from the face of the planet.

And what's worse is it's pretty much the only disease we've managed to erradicate...

What kind of mind comes up with the Idea to create such a thing? I wouldn’t be able to create French toast on my own. Let alone come up with a way to kill millions.

Bull$#it. Give me the power to kill millions and I'll come with all kinds of creative ways to do it...

Miles
12-28-2004, 11:01 PM
They are reairing it right now if anyone is interested.

Rausch
12-28-2004, 11:07 PM
They are reairing it right now if anyone is interested.

Wait...I though Discovery had become the Science Channel... :hmmm:

Miles
12-28-2004, 11:11 PM
Wait...I though Discovery had become the Science Channel... :hmmm:

I think the thread title is wrong. Its on the history channel.

Rausch
12-28-2004, 11:16 PM
I think the thread title is wrong. Its on the history channel. :thumb:

Valiant
12-29-2004, 12:36 AM
That’s the last time I watch Discovery’s “Dooms Day Tech”

One topic of the last episode was “bio engineered” dooms day viruses. They purpose; the Soviet Union actually had a 300 gallon bio reactor full of Monkey blood kept at normal body temperature and then introduced to the small pox virus. Hence, the perfect breeding ground for small pox. They go on to state that this facility made 1000’s of gallons of this stuff, and actually developed an ICBM capable of delivering 6 40lb independent aerosol warheads.

WTF…. I sure wish Man kind would spend 1/1000 the effort finding a cure for cancer or world hunger as they do on how to kill each other.


Why find a cure to help overpopulate the earth... Good way to keep third world countries from overpopulating past thier means just look at madagascar(sp?)

Skip Towne
12-29-2004, 06:23 AM
And what's worse is it's pretty much the only disease we've managed to erradicate...



Bull$#it. Give me the power to kill millions and I'll come with all kinds of creative ways to do it...
Hasn't polio been wiped out?

htismaqe
12-29-2004, 10:06 AM
Opposed too a gallon?

What really disturbs me about this; is the fact that they “the soviet union” reintroduced a virus that penicillin and the global scientific community had eradicated from the face of the planet.

What kind of mind comes up with the Idea to create such a thing? I wouldn’t be able to create French toast on my own. Let alone come up with a way to kill millions.

There is no "cure" for smallpox.

Penicillin is an anti-biotic -- it kills BACTERIA.

Smallpox is a virus. It's never been eradicated, we've just reduced the occurences to near zero through immunization.

tyton75
12-29-2004, 10:31 AM
I saw that show last night too..

that was seriously F@#$#d Up... said they made enough of the stuff to kill 100's of Millions of people

geez.. Overkill?!?

htismaqe
12-29-2004, 10:49 AM
I saw that show last night too..

that was seriously F@#$#d Up... said they made enough of the stuff to kill 100's of Millions of people

geez.. Overkill?!?

Overkill? STUPID

Why make hundreds of tons of the material when it only takes ONE VIRUS to wipe out the world's population.

That's why bioterrorism is so scary -- it doesn't take a world super power to deliver death and destruction to millions of people. One 60cc vial of smallpox virus could wipe out a country like China in a few days...