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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:38 PM

 

What would happen if a Nuclear Bomb went off in your backyard. Sobering

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Reply What would happen if a Nuclear Bomb went off in your backyard. Sobering (Original post)
tomhagen Mar 2018 OP
vlyons Mar 2018 #1
hlthe2b Mar 2018 #2
vlyons Mar 2018 #4
sdfernando Mar 2018 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #5
Binkie The Clown Mar 2018 #6
bobbieinok Mar 2018 #7
Grammy23 Mar 2018 #12
Skittles Apr 2018 #15
Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2018 #16
SonofDonald Mar 2018 #8
Evergreen Emerald Mar 2018 #13
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #9
msongs Mar 2018 #10
rownesheck Mar 2018 #11
denbot Apr 2018 #14

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:42 PM

1. I would be vaporized

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Indeed and probably among the 'lucky' if that were to happen.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:55 PM

4. That's right, I would never even know

Depending on the size of the bomb, people living 50, 100 miles away might survive for day or so. It would be terrible. No medical aid, no hospitals, no electric grid, no water, no food. But the rats and roaches would probably make out ok.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:49 PM

3. And you wouldn't even have time to realize what just happened.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:56 PM

5. I wouldn't be around long enough to even notice it.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:08 PM

6. If a nuclear bomb ever hits my city I sincerely hope it drops right in my back yard.

That's not something I want to "survive".

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:13 PM

7. Does anyone here remember the tv special The Day After?

I think it ran some time in the 80s.

There was lots of scare publicity pushing the show -

* Don't watch the show alone; get with a group of friends

* Don't let small children watch the show

In other words, you will be very, very frightened.

After the show there was a panel discussiin by experts to reassure everyone that there was no chance of a nuclear attack on the US. Kissinger made a long serious presentation reassuring everyone.

I don't know why they produced the special if there was no chance there would be a nuclear attack.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:22 PM

12. Yes, I do remember that show/movie. Seems like it was around 1984.


It was hyped endlessly and of course, we watched. Scared the bejeebers out of us. (My husband, my teenage son and my adult niece.) I Just remember the grim after effects of the people walking up a dirt road with rubble all around and sun blocked by clouds. No electricity and ALL communications cut off. Very little food. Sick and dying people everywhere. It was very sobering and hopeless, as I recall. I do not remember the panel discussion afterward. I was probably curled up in a fetal position sobbing.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 05:38 AM

15. I remember watching the movie On the Beach

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:18 AM

16. You can watch it on YouTube

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:15 PM

8. In my backyard are....

The Bangor Sub base, Keyport weapons center, Bremerton naval base, Manchester fuel depot, on the other side of the Puget Sound are Whidby island naval base, the ELF Submarine communications facility that's North of the Everett naval base, then down south to the joint base Lewis/McChord.

Not to mention all the Boeing facility's scattered around the area.

All I'll hear is a loud noise and maybe a flash of light.

Th th th that's all folks.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 31, 2018, 08:53 PM

13. I'm just down the road from JBLM

I'll be right there with ya.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:26 PM

9. I would be Dead?

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:59 PM

10. if it hits pearl harbor, from beach by my house I get to see the cloud but no other effects,

if trades are blowing the cloud blows southwest ou to sea. was at pearl harbor during the fake alert last month

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 08:09 AM

11. well

At least i wouldn't have to work anymore. Always a bright side...

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:02 AM

14. If it hit the Port of Los Angeles we would survive.

If it hit LAX, we would be at the edge of the fire ball, a most unpleasant fate..

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