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Depleted Uranium by RedOut Depleted Uranium by RedOut
America uses depleted urainum tiped shells and missiles. First used by US forces illegaly in the first gulf war. The US used about 300 tons of depleted uranium in the invasion of Iraq, leaving much of the country hazardous to both the troops and the Iraqis.

Depleted uranium (Uranium-238) has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, meaning it takes that long to lose half of it's strength, so the 300 tons of uranium spread through Iraq isnt going to fizzle out anytime soon.

Another example of just how much the US cares about the people in Iraq.
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EmmaTheJones Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
It gonna be around longer than the sun is dated to explode.
Damn evil shit.
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Trojinn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Very nice piece . Favourited .
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thediscobunny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
silly theres a reason that depleted uranium is called "depleted" uranium.

depleted uranium only becomes "depleted" when all the radioactivity is sucked out of it leaving it well... depleted.

the uranium is used becasue it is one of the densist metals in the world and thus, really good at blowing the hell out of tanks.
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limeflavouredbagels Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Thats absolutely revolting. But your image is frigging sweet. [favs]
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DarkApple Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
That's fucking great.

god damn... you're actually pissing me off with your skill...

and you're only 17... fuck.... this might be the point where inferiority complex is beginning with me
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superhero-number-1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
Yeah you sure got that right. DU munitions are certainly doing sever and permanent damage to civilians and non civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia. It's a shame so few people around know or care about it. I thought agent orange was bad, then I found out about DU. I wonder what the US military is going to suprise us all with next.
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BAM-your-dead Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
this is really cool. I like that you put some historical context to it. spreads the knowledge.
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Nanaki7 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
that looks pretty sweet
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N-Dr01d Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Very, very nice, i love it.
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DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
Bravisimo! You get my Fav:thumbsup:
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pinkfairylotus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
since when has america done anything moral?

Nice piece here.
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Rune-of-Stars Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Look... I generally refrain from commenting upon an artist's choices but I really have to ask you this: Why -of all the hundreds of fonts out there- did you choose "monotype corsiva"?... Your artwork is really great and I just thing that it needed a "rougher" font, perhaps one with less curvature...
It's just my opinion (and I know there are people who actually agree with your choice), so don't really mind me...

Cheers!
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RedOut Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
I probably should have, I was screwing around with the words, I wanted to make it looks different so I put different black and white layers, I screwed up and it looked like that and it looked good so I kept it and didnt think about using a better font. Alot of this stuff happens by accident, like the burned edges.
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joerx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
no comment needed !

:thumbsup:
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Proklos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
wow.... :D
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dobos Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Cool idea, love the font at the top...just one thing though (having myself read all the millitary books esp. about tanks) depleted Uranium by definition is not supposed to be radioactive (it's used in the armour of some M1-A1 battle tanks), it is depleted. Thats why it is supposed to be "safe" to use. However (with a limited knowledge of nuclear physics) my guess it that when the round passes through a tanks armour it could expose or reactivate radioactivity in the uranium, not to mention the fact that my war monger government doesn't care if its still active or not. They use uranium 'cause its more dense and stronger than steel, making it better at blasting through armour at high velocities. Most countries use Tungsten anti-tank rounds, which a quick look @ the periodic table will show you it is not as dense as uranium but more dense than the elemental components of steel (iron, nickle, etc.). I guess our government finds a little extra velocity more important than the lives of it's own soldiers and the country we are supposed to be saving. Sorry for the rambling military tech lecture, but now you know...yea...
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RedOut Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Well "depleted uranium" isnt really depleted, its just a by-product for enriching uranium for power plants, nuclear waste. When you pull the stuff out of the mine, uraniun has U235 and U238, but they only need the 235 so they take away the 238 and thats depleted uranium. By definition or theoretically uranium can be really depleted and safe, but that takes billions of years, deplteded uranium in bullets is more like a nickname. I just took chemestry last semester so this all makes sence to me.
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dobos Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
I see...that sucks...I'd hate to be in a tank with radioactive ammo, or on the loading crew or whatever...I'd be pissed...If they ever start drafting again remind me to run to Canada...facist bastards...
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RedOut Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2005
They were probably lied to about it, just to get them into the tanks.

Running to canada's not all that bad, it worked for americans when that thing in vietnam happened
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dafonk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
It remonds me the postcards we send to our last president (AZNAR HIJO DE LA GRAN PUTA)... LOL
Good work
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olifati Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
another nice asskick for the US gov. fux...keep up :)
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RedOut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Thanks
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RedRising Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work, gotta love the Depleted Uranium, its still being used illegally, it goes against the Geneva Conventions of war due to the fact that its radioactive. I love the background of the picture
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RedOut Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
Thanks, when I make backgrounds like these everything has its own layer, and theres eventually soo many it starts killing my computer, I probably couldent add anything else to this if I wanted to, paint shop pro froze like 5 times when I tried to finish it off by adding the black border.
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