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(SeattlePI)   "We know the first thing we'd be worried about after an anthrax attack is our home values"   (seattlepi.com) divider line 34
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2013-06-21 12:38:01 PM
Just don't let them eat the contents of the mystery pack.
 
2013-06-21 12:40:37 PM
That's a hard monster to kill.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-21 01:00:30 PM
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security funded the study " to justify spending more money on communication and decontamination systems that nobody uses.
 
2013-06-21 01:57:13 PM
As long as they're busy working on their next album, you won't have to worry about them attacking.
 
2013-06-21 02:18:27 PM
Kind of unrelated but I was hearing a story yesterday about a woman who was stabbed to death by a group of people in Hollywood and they were just talking with local business owners who were worried it might affect tourism.
 
2013-06-21 02:26:15 PM
Did they seal it off with duct tape?
 
2013-06-21 02:27:01 PM
If there was an anthrax attack, surely the biggest problem would be all the death, and not property values.


If aliens blew up the Alamo and surrounding downtown San Antonio, my biggest problem would be getting on and off the freeway, right?
 
2013-06-21 02:29:29 PM

xenophon10k: As long as they're busy working on their next album, you won't have to worry about them attacking.


They already attacked back in '91.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-21 02:31:24 PM
They could just live in a state of euphoria somewhere among the living.
 
2013-06-21 02:35:25 PM

humanshrapnel: xenophon10k: As long as they're busy working on their next album, you won't have to worry about them attacking.

They already attacked back in '91.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


The sound you hear is what we like.
 
2013-06-21 02:38:41 PM
CSB time: my Seattle workplace not only has backup power via 14 KW of rooftop solar, refrigerator sized battery backups and a propane powered generator, but also has three separate air scrubbers that are rated to protect against biological agents, including military grade anthrax.

All we need now is our own well, and we could operate independently in almost any non-nuclear catastrophe, limited only by food.
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/you'd be surprised at the number of facilities in the Seattle area that are hardened against terrorist attack
//Fisher Plaza has similar water, filtration and power backup systems, scaled up. The bottom floor of their parking garage are the intake grills of their massive generators to keep the broadcast system operational for weeks at a time.
 
2013-06-21 02:39:33 PM

humanshrapnel: xenophon10k: As long as they're busy working on their next album, you won't have to worry about them attacking.

They already attacked back in '91.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


You're right. I should have said, you won't have to worry about them attacking  again.
 
2013-06-21 02:45:06 PM
Publishing that story will drop house values more than an actual attack, strangely by the same value as the Homeland Security spent for the study.
 
2013-06-21 02:48:00 PM
An anthrax attack could cause 200,000 people to flee Seattle, similar to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rose said.

This is the dumbest thing I've read all week.
 
2013-06-21 02:48:54 PM
"An anthrax attack centered on downtown Seattle could cripple the region's real estate market, causing housing prices to plunge 33 percent and resulting in 70,000 residential foreclosures," the university said in a news release promoting a study published in the journal Risk Analysis, analyzing "how an insidious terrorist attack - one that employs radiological, biological or chemical agents - would impact the real estate market of a major city."

/wow, really? That info is about as useful as if you did a study on corn or pork belly futures after a zombie Apocalypse. Generally, the average person after a anthrax attack isn't going to think first thing..."Hmmm...everyone around me is coughing up their organs, and dying like flies, there is martial law, no running water, food is limited...but fark...my resale value on my home just tanked!! God Dammit !!"

/Seriously, i hope the taxpayer money didn't fund this pork barrel project. What a colossal waste of time and cash.
 
2013-06-21 02:54:11 PM

space1999: An anthrax attack could cause 200,000 people to flee Seattle, similar to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rose said.

This is the dumbest thing I've read all week.


Yeah. I think it's safe to assume geography wasn't that writer's strong suit..

//granted, I understand fully what they were actually trying to show.. But nothing stops Fark Pedantism(tm)!
 
2013-06-21 02:54:44 PM

johnnieconnie: If there was an anthrax attack, surely the biggest problem would be all the death, and not property values.


If aliens blew up the Alamo and surrounding downtown San Antonio, my biggest problem would be getting on and off the freeway, right?


there are so many people who do think that way

((now i think of it, it brings to mind a dead girl at a soroity party and one biatch complaining that the cops investigating were ruining the party))
 
2013-06-21 02:56:33 PM
This site desperately needs a Seattle tag.

10% hipsters, 90% inbred farking retards.

I'd rather live in WV next door to a 'family' with the surname Cooper than live in Seattle.
 
2013-06-21 03:01:06 PM
Quasar:   Kind of unrelated but I was hearing a story yesterday about a woman who was stabbed to death by a group of people in Hollywood and they were just talking with local business owners who were worried it might affect tourism.


I'll field that question.  That stabbing happened earlier this week.  Yesterday, I took an out of town buddy who never visited LA before to Hollywood Blvd and it was very crowded with tourists, along with those weirdos who dress up in costumes.

So, the short answer is "no".

We did however get to walk right past a homeless guy taking a shiat right on the sidewalk in between 2 newspaper dispensing machines.   While I'm sure this could have happened easily in any other city, this did not further endear my friend to the "charms" of LA.
 
2013-06-21 03:02:25 PM
"housing prices to plunge 33 percent and resulting in 70,000 residential foreclosures"

Ok, I'm just a simple homeowner and I don't pretend to know all the ins and outs of the mortgage and banking business, but how the hell would it result in foreclosures? Is there some kind of mortgage where the bank requires you to pay the difference if the value of the home drops? Or are they talking about some mass exodus scenario where everyone just abandons their homes and move?
 
2013-06-21 03:05:38 PM

I Like Shiny Things: This site desperately needs a Seattle tag.

10% hipsters, 90% inbred farking retards.

I'd rather live in WV next door to a 'family' with the surname Cooper than live in Seattle.


id just like to say that in wva there are still built in safegaurds against being too stupid
(like country roads that will kill the unwary (or drunk))
((and train trestles that each generation of kids learn not to play on))
 
2013-06-21 03:09:35 PM
causing housing prices to plunge 33 percent and resulting in 70,000 residential foreclosures

OK, I'm not a real estate guy but why would a drop in housing price cause foreclosure? My ability to pay my mortgage is based on my income. Any value fluctuations in the price of the property have no impact on my ability to pay for the mortgage that is already in place.
 
2013-06-21 03:09:44 PM
The first thing I'm thinking of after an anthrax attack: Where's my gas mask and rubber suit. Second thing: Time for Richard to obtain some free merchandise from the local electronics store.
 
2013-06-21 03:10:51 PM
I feel dumber just reading that article.

Anybody think the headline is right and that property values are the worst thing?  I don't recall any mass exodus from DC after anthrax attacks here (downtown may have still be deserted due to a relatively recent attack on the Pentagon), but it couldn't have been good on an already panicked market.  The article ends with a question about Mount Rainier.  Basically if there is still a Seattle after a major eruption, buy anything you can (the big danger is over, and the idiots are likely selling).  If it was the real thing, buy plenty of dead fields of rock: your grandchildren will be kind in your old age.
 
2013-06-21 03:18:51 PM
If terrorists attack you with weaponized anthrax, it's more than likely going to be aerosolized, and more than likely going to be engineered to be resistant to the fluroquinilones, like cipro, which are commonly used to treat it. In the wild, pneumonic anthrax has a mortality of around 70% with optimal treatment.

Sleep tight.
 
2013-06-21 03:23:09 PM

hardinparamedic: If terrorists attack you with weaponized anthrax, it's more than likely going to be aerosolized, and more than likely going to be engineered to be resistant to the fluroquinilones, like cipro, which are commonly used to treat it. In the wild, pneumonic anthrax has a mortality of around 70% with optimal treatment.

Sleep <strike>tight</strike>

permanently.

FTFY
 
2013-06-21 03:46:22 PM
So...according to Realtors, now's a great time to buy?
 
2013-06-21 03:48:15 PM

SilentStrider: Just don't let them eat the contents of the mystery pack.


So THAT is what is in those little packets.

www.bweinh.com
 
2013-06-21 03:49:26 PM
Ha ha suckers I'm immune thanks to uncle sam!

It's not that hard to get a vacination just go to your doc and say "I'm raising sheep and am worried about anthrax" a few shots and months later and you're set.
 
2013-06-21 05:00:55 PM

johnnieconnie: If there was an anthrax attack, surely the biggest problem would be all the death, and not property values.


If aliens blew up the Alamo and surrounding downtown San Antonio, my biggest problem would be getting on and off the freeway, right?


Maybe, maybe not. The traffic patterns on 281 North would actually look exactly the same as they do today.

Oh, who am I kidding? If aliens blew up the Alamo, the biggest problem would be the chuckleheads streaming in from all across the nation to park bikes in the newly-created basement.
 
2013-06-21 05:54:02 PM
Slayer is better.
 
2013-06-21 06:42:05 PM
"If there were a terrorist attack, it could be the domino that leads to an economic downturn."

Yeah, and so could a zombie outbreak, a bad run of summer blockbusters, the foreclosure of Disneyland, a tornado swarm in downtown Manhattan, or any number of other unlikely things.

What's your point?
 
2013-06-22 09:24:22 AM
They hate us for our outdoor shopping malls.
 
2013-06-22 07:29:33 PM
A single puff of anthrax spores in any American city, and the government would spend a trillion dollars tearing it all down and burying it under twenty feet of FEMA-certified dirt.
 
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