Once they all donned their Amazon armor and took to the beach for the big Themysciran battle scenes, Ence says she was surprised by how easy it was to tap into her inner warrior, especially when surrounded by a whole horde of fellow soldiers. “The first day we were on-set with all of our swords and shields, it felt like a different type of power,” she says. “And we looked awesome.” She wasn’t the only one who got swept up by all the swords and stunts: Kroes recalls a day when her young son visited her, and she greeted him in full battle regalia. “If I could just have that face framed as a picture on my wall,” she says. “I think I melted because he has never looked at me like that ever. He was just in full admiration of his mommy as a warrior.”
Assuming a MOAB was detonated right on the surface in the kind of rocky terrain making up the surface of the ISIS complex that was attacked, what kind of crater would we expect? On such terrain, the diameter of its blast crater would be in the neighborhood of 80 feet, maybe a bit less. For comparison, the Oklahoma City Bombing, estimated to be equivalent to about 4,000 pounds of TNT, produced a crater of about 30 feet. Even the 1 million pounds of TNT detonated by the . Navy in the 1965 Sailor Hat exercises produced a crater of under 300 feet in diameter. Therefore, any talk of the MOAB producing craters of 300 yards (900 feet) across are way off.
Regardless of all this, conservatives/Republicans would be smart not to use this example every again. Yes Obama expanded this program significantly. It was rather steady during the Clinton/Bush years, but expanded significantly under Obama. Bush expanded the program (Lifeline) to include cell phones, as naturally they have become cheaper and cheaper and land lines more and more rare. There were less than 7 million participants in 2008, there are nearly 14 million now. There were less than 4 million with Clinton took office. This is at a cost of about $-$4/month on our phone bills. Not sure how much of their funding comes from taxes, but I think you can only get like $/month in subsidies + a free phone now (I believe/this may have just been a promotion by the provider, and not built into the Lifeline system as they use vendors to sign people up).