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(BBC)   Rehearsing the end of the World: Britain's War Book   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 20
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2009-06-23 09:27:16 AM

"I participated in one R hour in the early hours of the morning and I remember reporting on it afterwards through the newly installed closed circuit TV. And foolishly saying because of the day of the week - 'There we are, R hour, sic transit gloria Thursday'.


*snicker*
 
2009-06-23 09:32:39 AM
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2009-06-23 09:40:01 AM
After reading TFA, seems like the details in the book weren't that secret, the scenario they talk about (people leaving cities, 'how to protect your home' articles in the news, removal of art from museums, etc) lines up pretty well with the BBC movie Threads.
 
2009-06-23 09:45:59 AM
As seen in the locked desk of Sheffield's chief executive in Threads. I always wondered what was in that book.
 
2009-06-23 09:47:06 AM
Curse you Marshmallow Jones. I got distracted by the snappily dressed Cal Sagan.
 
2009-06-23 09:48:09 AM
Carl. fark. It's either too much caffeine or not enough...
 
2009-06-23 09:50:48 AM
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Chance of survival: 1%
 
2009-06-23 09:55:03 AM
So they are Jehovah's Witnesses?
 
2009-06-23 10:05:27 AM
Marshmallow Jones: After reading TFA, seems like the details in the book weren't that secret, the scenario they talk about (people leaving cities, 'how to protect your home' articles in the news, removal of art from museums, etc) lines up pretty well with the BBC movie Threads.

After reading TFA, I get the impression that they didn't want the plans to be too secret. They wanted the soviets to know they had a detailed plan for many different scenarios to deter them from trying anything.
 
2009-06-23 10:16:05 AM
Interesting you should say that, Psycoholic Slag. Tell me, what exactly is the difference between what these men believed could easily happen, and what Jehovah's witnesses are trying to tell you about the danger facing mankind, and the end of this system of things? Even the Bible says, "Men will become faint out of fear for the things coming upon the inhabited earth". You think the situation is much improved today? Consider, these men were the men in positions of power, directing the fate of mankind, or so they believed. Do you really trust mankind's governments to take effective action? Is this scenario the only one you will consider? Why not for a change, really listen to what Jehovah is trying to tell you. If you are willing to listen, he can and will protect you.
 
2009-06-23 10:23:50 AM
Solia: Interesting you should say that, Psycoholic Slag. Tell me, what exactly is the difference between what these men believed could easily happen, and what Jehovah's witnesses are trying to tell you about the danger facing mankind, and the end of this system of things? ....blah blah religious crap.....

The difference is that these men were basing their plans on reality.
 
2009-06-23 11:50:45 AM
Rehearsal for nuclear war? We did that in school. Just get under your bomb-proof desk and you'll be fine. I hear fridges work well too...
 
2009-06-23 12:09:51 PM
Solia: Interesting you should say that, Psycoholic Slag. Tell me, what exactly is the difference between what these men believed could easily happen, and what Jehovah's witnesses are trying to tell you about the danger facing mankind, and the end of this system of things? Even the Bible says, "Men will become faint out of fear for the things coming upon the inhabited earth". You think the situation is much improved today? Consider, these men were the men in positions of power, directing the fate of mankind, or so they believed. Do you really trust mankind's governments to take effective action? Is this scenario the only one you will consider? Why not for a change, really listen to what Jehovah is trying to tell you. If you are willing to listen, he can and will protect you.

I would rather my chance for survival, and that of the human race, rest upon the reason of a few than on the faith of the many.
 
2009-06-23 12:20:04 PM
Solia: ...Why not for a change, really listen to what Jehovah is trying to tell you. If you are willing to listen, he can and will protect you.

He's saying something about a "mine shaft gap".
 
2009-06-23 01:03:03 PM
Came for the Threads references, left happy. Well worth watching if you have a couple of hours free and don't mind nightmares.
 
2009-06-23 01:30:27 PM
trainonthebrain: Came for the Threads references, left happy. Well worth watching if you have a couple of hours free and don't mind nightmares.

This. Recently re-watched this a few months ago. I was a young teenager when Uncle Ronnie came to office. His sword bashing, followed by Threads on PBS and other similar fun family films, pretty much had me awake all night, every night, for years.

'I am become Death, the destroyer of sleep in young children and adults.'

/Apologies to Dr. Oppenheimer and the Bhagavad Gita
 
2009-06-23 01:59:05 PM
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"God Save Mrs. Etheyl Shroake!, Long Live Mrs. Etheyl Shroake!"
 
2009-06-23 02:47:30 PM
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Stiff upper lip, etc.
 
2009-06-23 05:38:54 PM
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SubGenius X-Day XII End of the World Drill

7 AM, July 5th, Brushwood Folklore Center, Sherman, New York.

Be there or be tormented mercilessly during the aftermath as the legion of 'SubGenius' who FAILED TO COUGH UP THE $30 BUT THOUGHT THEY'D BE SAVED ANYWAY wreak havoc on the Earth and exact their twisted revenge on everyone who ever done 'em wrong.
 
2009-06-23 08:52:51 PM
Solia: Interesting you should say that, Psycoholic Slag. Tell me, what exactly is the difference between what these men believed could easily happen, and what Jehovah's witnesses are trying to tell you about the danger facing mankind, and the end of this system of things? Even the Bible says, "Men will become faint out of fear for the things coming upon the inhabited earth". You think the situation is much improved today? Consider, these men were the men in positions of power, directing the fate of mankind, or so they believed. Do you really trust mankind's governments to take effective action? Is this scenario the only one you will consider? Why not for a change, really listen to what Jehovah is trying to tell you. If you are willing to listen, he can and will protect you.

3/10 Earns you ticket number 139,567 out of 144,000.

/you just made it in.
 
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