Would you press the button? - Page 2 - boards.ie
Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
View Poll Results: Do you?
Yes 62 61.39%
No 30 29.70%
Atari Jaguar 9 8.91%
Voters: 101. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
30-08-2011, 20:28   #16
Where To
Closed Account
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,290
You haven't told us what the button does?
Where To is offline  
Thanks from:
30-08-2011, 20:28   #17
Registered User
Snakeblood's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 4,314
Originally Posted by Blisterman View Post
Picture the scene. You're the president of a major superpower, suddenly all your screens start flashing at once. There's a barrage of intercontinental nuclear missiles heading towards your country from your rival superpower.

These are all independent detection systems, so there's no doubt about it, you and your country is about to be annihalated. You have only a brief moment to make your decision. Do you strike back?
I'd detonate the missiles in my own country. Rob him of his victory. Plus immortality as a ****ing cretin.
Snakeblood is offline  
Thanks from:
30-08-2011, 20:28   #18
KeithAFC's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ulster
Posts: 10,214
Originally Posted by Ghandee View Post
What if the missile was on direct course with Harryville/Tigers bay etc
KeithAFC is offline  
Thanks from:
30-08-2011, 20:29   #19
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 157
You are the president of a superpower. You have done something to piss off another superpower to such an extent that they are willing to wipe out the human race just to get back at you.

You are obviously a stubborn cock.

You are obviously gonna push the button!.
McCruiskeen is offline  
Thanks from:
30-08-2011, 20:29   #20
Registered User
Wetai's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 739
Wetai is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:29   #21
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 453
Blast them with....nah...press the button! Twice!
bazza1 is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:30   #22
Registered User
Bonavox's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dublin
Posts: 1,560
Send a message via MSN to Bonavox
Originally Posted by where do i go from here View Post
You haven't told us what the button does?
He did, he said it strikes back. I chose yes, by the way.
Bonavox is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:30   #23
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 18,591
press this button

orourkeda is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:32   #24
Registered User
Conor108's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin
Posts: 3,779
The only winning move is not to play!
Conor108 is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:33   #25
Registered User
orangebud's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 247
Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov (Russian: Станислав Евграфович Петров; born c. 1939) is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces who deviated from standard Soviet protocol by correctly identifying a missile attack warning as a false alarm on September 26, 1983.[1] This decision may have prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its Western allies. Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the system had malfunctioned.
cheers mate
orangebud is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:34   #26
Registered User
DjFlin's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leixlip
Posts: 1,080
Send a message via Skype™ to DjFlin
If I'm going out, I'm taking as many people with me as possible. Innocent or not. I don't want to get lonely in Hell.
DjFlin is offline  
30-08-2011, 20:38   #27
Cork boy 55
Closed Account
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,279
Happen to Borris Yeltsin in 1995 , he picked no.

The incident started when a team of Norwegian and American scientists launched a Black Brant XII four-stage sounding rocket from the Andøya Rocket Range off the northwest coast of Norway
As the rocket climbed, it was detected by the Olenegorsk early warning radar station in Russia. To the radar operators, the rocket appeared similar in speed and flight pattern to a U.S. submarine-launched Trident missile, leading the Russian military to initially misinterpret the rocket's trajectory as representing the precursor to a possible attack by missiles from submarines.
This event resulted in a full alert being passed up through the military chain of command all the way to President Boris Yeltsin, who was notified immediately and the "nuclear briefcase" (known in Russia as Cheget) used to authorize nuclear launch was automatically activated. It is reported that President Boris Yeltsin activated his "nuclear keys" for the first time in his tenure. No warning was issued to the Russian populace of any incident; it was reported in the news a week afterward.
Russian doctrine reportedly allowed Yeltsin ten minutes from the time of detection to decide on a course of action. Russian observers were quickly able to determine that the rocket was heading away from Russian airspace and was not a threat. Reports differ greatly as to whether or not Yeltsin came close to authorizing an attack, but the general consensus is that Yeltsin was able to conclude that there was no basis for attack, and therefore no danger. The rocket fell to earth as planned.

Cork boy 55 is offline  
(3) thanks from:
30-08-2011, 20:59   #28
Blisterman's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London (Originally Dublin)
Posts: 6,974
Personally I wouldn't. I've nothing to gain from it, and it'd just cause more human suffering.

But don't tell them that.
Blisterman is offline  
Thanks from:
30-08-2011, 21:13   #29
Closed Account
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 22,698
'' We'll fight them on the beachs '' ....

What ...you mean there will be no beaches left to fight on ?

If time allowed , I would try change the trajectory of my missiles so as to collide with the incoming ones in the hope that it would lessen the the % of population killed but with only minutes to make a decision that's not going to be easy .
Latchy is offline  
30-08-2011, 21:21   #30
biko's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Galway
Posts: 49,780
I'd press the button the second they made me prez, just in case like...
biko is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Remove Text Formatting

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Share Tweet