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glen

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Nuclear War and Other Nasty Surprises
« on: September 03, 2002, 01:23:13 am »

The following link is concerned with how the prevailing winds will scatter radioactive fallout across the United States from a successful full scale nuclear attack.

The link I originally selected no longer works. It showed that due to the prevailing winds, the radioactive fallout from hits on the giant missile bases at Cheyenne, WY and Great Falls, MT would carry all the way to the east coast. I will try to locate another such link.

This, however, is the least of the eastern states worries as the main threat is now from suicide bombers with ABC suitcase bombs.    

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2002, 05:57:40 am »

Based on what criteria? I'll have to look at this much closer. ex:What dissipation rate are they using? I have heard (perhaps incorrectly) that a strike in the Western half of the U.S. would have negligable, if any, effect on the East Coast because the fallout would have dissipated by the time prevailing winds etc. could bring anything East.
Definately want to look at this further. Regardless - not sure that the probability of nuclear strike is high enough to warrant our weighing this too heavily.
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glen

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Re:Nuclear War
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2002, 02:16:46 pm »

The following link is to the doomsday clock. The people who maintain this site appear to be better qualified than the federal government or the mainstream national media to assess the probability of a nuclear war and these atomic scientists are not very optimistic.

http://www.thebulletin.org/media/current.html

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Nuclear War and Other Nasty Surprises
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2002, 12:24:41 am »

Delaware is sometimes downwind of Washington DC.

Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are sometimes downwind of New York City.

Both cities are still considered to be prime targets of suicide bomber - religious fanatics who are trying to get or may have chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

In addition there is the possibility that Washington DC and New York City will need to be evacuated. Those tens of millions of terrorized, cold, hungry, leaderless, lawless, homeless, moneyless, sick and dying people will very quickly flood the surrounding countryside for hundreds of miles in all possible directions.

However remote the possibility of such events occurring, if Delaware, Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire are chosen as the free state, decisions must be made by everyone – on the individual level to the state policy level - concerning how much or how little help will be given to the refugees.

The following is a link to CNN weather for the northeast US and southeast Canada:

http://www.cnn.com/WEATHER/NAmerica/us.reg/sat.ne.anim.html
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glen

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Re:Nuclear War and Other Nasty Surprises
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2002, 12:43:04 am »

The following is a link to the Harvard School of Public Health. There are two short and to the point articles here concerning:

1) The evidence that smallpox can be released in aerosol form which up until now was not considered possible.

2) A dirty bomb would require the evacuation of Manhattan.

http://www.biosecuritysummit.com/news_research/index.php?issue=7
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glen

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Re:Nuclear War and Other Nasty Surprises
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2002, 12:38:19 am »

In addition to the news that Pakistan has helped North Korea build nuclear weapons, Taiwan is now on a course of true independence from mainland China.

A quote from the following article is:

"Taiwan stands up" and "Taiwan walks its own path".
The president gave no timetable, but his remarks contrasted with an earlier pledge not to push for a referendum on independence during his four-year tenure.
There was no immediate comment from Beijing, which has threatened to attack Taiwan if the island declares independence.

The full article is at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2169788.stm
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Re:Nuclear War and Other Nasty Surprises
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2002, 02:32:44 pm »


The following is a link to the Harvard School of Public Health.


How 'bout this for scary?  I read the CDC’s "Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines," and found something very frightening in their official recommendations for "voluntary" vaccination in the event of an outbreak.  If you choose NOT to receive the VOLUNTARY smallpox vaccination and you have been in contact with someone with smallpox you "[...] may be placed in isolation for 18 days."  I don't have too much trouble with quarantines under such circumstances, but there's more.  "You would not be able to stay at home[...]".

Okay, so how do we feel about being carted off to some facility in order to be, "watched" by the CDC?  

The most recent CDC plan can be viewed at:
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/response-plan/index.asp

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