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    Best Gift I Ever Received....

    Was when a good friend of mine gave me a radiation detector for Christmas.

    Most people would find it a very bizarre gift, but I REALLY was grateful.

    After Obama's "off-the-cuff" remark today that his biggest worry is a nuclear blast in NYC, this got me to thinking.

    It's probably a good idea to share information regarding what to do in the event of a nuclear blast. I've kidded around a while back when I said we should just bend over and kiss our butt good-bye, but in reality, a person has a good chance of surviving a nuclear blast if you are informed.

    Here's a great website for more information:

    Civil Defense Radiation Detectors & Detection Meters FAQ & Geiger Counters radiation safety!

    Does your family have a plan?
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    Mine was a Red Ryder BB gun. Wait, that was a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NETim View Post
    Mine was a Red Ryder BB gun. Wait, that was a movie.
    youll shoot your eye out kid

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    I live close enough to the largest naval base concentration in the world that if it ever gets nuclear, I'll be vaporized in the initial blast and won't have to worry about the fallout.
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    You'll be part of the fallout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan.w.daugherty View Post
    I live close enough to the largest naval base concentration in the world that if it ever gets nuclear, I'll be vaporized in the initial blast and won't have to worry about the fallout.
    Not if you hide under your desk.

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    Just this:

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    Once the shtf i live approx. 45 minutes outside Wash DC. it will most likely be the end for us here . And if you do live and try to move in a car or on foot the end will come as well .

    I do hate being so crass about it but here in Maryland we would be done . IMO
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    i live 5 miles from an atomic power plant, ive come to peace with knowing i have basically an instant death, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squid86 View Post
    i live 5 miles from an atomic power plant, ive come to peace with knowing i have basically an instant death, lol.
    The bench at the middle of the pentagon is roughly 15 miles from my house! The only thing that will survive in my house is the coach roaches!
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    hehe, what popped in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Was when a good friend of mine gave me a radiation detector for Christmas.

    Most people would find it a very bizarre gift, but I REALLY was grateful.

    After Obama's "off-the-cuff" remark today that his biggest worry is a nuclear blast in NYC, this got me to thinking.

    It's probably a good idea to share information regarding what to do in the event of a nuclear blast. I've kidded around a while back when I said we should just bend over and kiss our a$$ good-bye, but in reality, a person has a good chance of surviving a nuclear blast if you are informed.

    Here's a great website for more information:

    Civil Defense Radiation Detectors & Detection Meters FAQ & Geiger Counters radiation safety!

    Does your family have a plan?

    Going underground. Not hard to do here.
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    You dont have to believe a train is coming. Itll run over you anyway.

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    The military provided me with free dosimeter badges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Was when a good friend of mine gave me a radiation detector for Christmas.

    Most people would find it a very bizarre gift, but I REALLY was grateful.

    After Obama's "off-the-cuff" remark today that his biggest worry is a nuclear blast in NYC, this got me to thinking.

    It's probably a good idea to share information regarding what to do in the event of a nuclear blast. I've kidded around a while back when I said we should just bend over and kiss our a$$ good-bye, but in reality, a person has a good chance of surviving a nuclear blast if you are informed.

    Here's a great website for more information:

    Civil Defense Radiation Detectors & Detection Meters FAQ & Geiger Counters radiation safety!

    Does your family have a plan?
    You're good Patti. NYC is down wind from MO.
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