ORLY-EP0130E - Bad Ideas: New Nukes and Catholic Ashes to Sacred Places ONLY!

ORLY-EP0130E - Bad Ideas: New Nukes and Catholic Ashes to Sacred Places ONLY!

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #130 recorded Friday October 28th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects, David O’Connor and Stephen Griffith

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Bad Ideas:

  1. The RS-28 Sarmat missile can travel 4.3 miles per second and can deliver 40 megatons of power. NATO called the missile Satan 2. The weapon contains the power to destroy area the size of France. It will have 2,000 times more power than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to replace the country’s older weaponry with Satan 2 and its 16 nuclear warheads, according to the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau. The Russian Defense Ministry wants to put Sarmat into service by late 2018 and remove the last old SS-18 missile by 2020. http://interestingengineering.com/russians-craft-massive-nuclear-weapon/

  2. Catholics are forbidden from keeping the ashes of cremated loved ones at home, scattering them, dividing them between family members or turning them into mementos, the Vatican has ruled.
    Ashes must be stored in a sacred place, such as a cemetery, according to instructions disclosed at a press conference in Rome on Tuesday.  The Vatican document, Ad Resurgendum cum Christo, is dated 15 August and says Pope Francis approved it in March. The instructions were released before All Souls’ Day on 2 November, when the faithful remember and pray for the dead. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/25/vatican-bans-catholics-cremation-ashes-loved-ones-home