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(News.com.au)   How to survive a nuclear bomb attack - even without a refrigerator to crawl into   (news.com.au) divider line 43
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2014-01-15 03:16:16 PM  
These articles are never written by Japanese people.
 
2014-01-15 03:16:52 PM  
Vaults?
 
2014-01-15 03:18:00 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: These articles are never written by Japanese people.


I had something snarky to say but...naw...you win
 
2014-01-15 03:20:00 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Vaults?


Just make sure you bring a few pairs of spare glasses with you.
 
2014-01-15 03:21:00 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: These articles are never written by Japanese people.


Good thing, too, because I can't read Japanese.
 
2014-01-15 03:23:31 PM  
Is this suddenly something we should be concerned with?
Is there something we should know?
 
2014-01-15 03:24:04 PM  
I've got a copy of an old Civil Defense book on how to do just that. How to build fallout shelters, protect food, water. It's fairly detailed.
 
2014-01-15 03:26:19 PM  
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2014-01-15 03:26:38 PM  
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2014-01-15 03:30:46 PM  
 
2014-01-15 03:34:54 PM  
Don't be where the bomb is.
 
2014-01-15 03:36:11 PM  
Don't elect politicians who increase the chance of nuclear war with idiotic saber rattling
 
2014-01-15 03:41:33 PM  

stratagos: Don't elect politicians who increase the chance of nuclear war with idiotic saber rattling


Conservatives win half of the elections in the U.S.  Sorry.  And outside of the U.S., we don't have a lot of control on who gets into office, except when we invade.  Which requires.... that's right, conservatives in our government.
 
2014-01-15 03:42:18 PM  
Step 1:  Live in Tahiti.
 
2014-01-15 03:43:03 PM  
Step one: Be on the other side of the Earth than the bomb
Step two: there, you survived.
 
2014-01-15 03:48:36 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: Step one: Be on the other side of the Earth than the bomb
Step two: there, you survived.


Not necessarily.
 
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2014-01-15 03:51:41 PM  
Article presumes the explosion will be 2/3 the size of Hiroshima or less. That is a relatively small Davy Crockett size device. So just don't be in the same city.
 
2014-01-15 03:51:51 PM  
Don't live in a target area or downwind from it, based on local prevailing wind patterns.
 
2014-01-15 03:59:11 PM  
Yes - because a slow death from radiation is so much better than a mercifully-instant vaporization.
 
2014-01-15 04:07:24 PM  
I prefer living in the 'total destruction' area. I really don't want to survive a nuclear bomb; things are gonna SUCK after that.
 
2014-01-15 04:37:29 PM  
Getting into a refrigerator might actually be a good idea, as it can shield you from the heat and shrapnel better than most other things.  It can't, of course, save you if tossed several miles away.
 
2014-01-15 04:46:05 PM  
Does it include getting shiat-faced drunk?  Because there were a few Russians that survived Chernobyl that way...the alcohol helps absorb some of the free radicals and reduces the effects of radiation poisoning.
 
2014-01-15 05:06:08 PM  
I'm not saying you won't get your hair mussed...
 
2014-01-15 05:31:15 PM  

Dinjiin: scottydoesntknow: Vaults?

Just make sure you bring a few pairs of spare glasses with you.

puppets
 
2014-01-15 05:36:59 PM  

jasonvatch: I prefer living in the 'total destruction' area. I really don't want to survive a nuclear bomb; things are gonna SUCK after that.


Yeah the 2 best options are living in the total destruction zone and being instantly vaporized or living so far out you wouldnt know the civilized world got nuked, andthing else would be a slow death from radiation poisoning .
 
2014-01-15 05:45:26 PM  

StrangeQ: Does it include getting shiat-faced drunk?  Because there were a few Russians that survived Chernobyl that way...the alcohol helps absorb some of the free radicals and reduces the effects of radiation poisoning.


Really?
 
2014-01-15 06:03:23 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: These articles are never written by Japanese people.


"Tsutomu Yamaguchi was confirmed to be 3 kilometers from ground zero in Hiroshima on a business trip when the bomb was detonated. He was seriously burnt on his left side and spent the night in Hiroshima. He got back to his home city of Nagasaki on August 8, a day before the bomb in Nagasaki was dropped, and he was exposed to residual radiation while searching for his relatives. He was the first officially recognised survivor of both bombings.[19] Tsutomu Yamaguchi died at the age of 93 on January 4, 2010 of stomach cancer.[20]"
 
2014-01-15 07:25:46 PM  

wxboy: Step 1:  Live in Tahiti.


i hear its a magical pla...

/god let me die...
 
2014-01-15 07:26:41 PM  

KarmicDisaster: StrangeQ: Does it include getting shiat-faced drunk?  Because there were a few Russians that survived Chernobyl that way...the alcohol helps absorb some of the free radicals and reduces the effects of radiation poisoning.

Really?


not really, you can be in the city and still survive... basically unless you're right under the bomb the second it explodes, you're either going to survive unhurt miraculously, or you're going to be injured and maimed in terrible ways and die a slow death, and really nobody knows the exact spot the bomb is going to go off anyways

i guess your best bet is don't drink the water if you don't die, full of nasty stuff after a bomb blast
 
2014-01-15 07:27:20 PM  
*edit: quoted the wrong person...
 
2014-01-15 07:41:08 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: "Tsutomu Yamaguchi was confirmed to be 3 kilometers from ground zero in Hiroshima on a business trip when the bomb was detonated. He was seriously burnt on his left side and spent the night in Hiroshima. He got back to his home city of Nagasaki on August 8, a day before the bomb in Nagasaki was dropped..."


Holy sh*t, talk about hitting the negative karma lottery! How unlucky do you have to be to be present in the target city of the only two wartime uses of fission bombs in recorded history? I can just see this poor bastard walking through the front door on Aug 8th saying "I have had the worst week ever! What's that sound?..."
 
2014-01-15 08:20:10 PM  

Kit Fister: scottydoesntknow: Vaults?

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came for the fallout boy. satisfied.
 
2014-01-15 08:40:46 PM  

LoneVVolf: itcamefromschenectady: "Tsutomu Yamaguchi was confirmed to be 3 kilometers from ground zero in Hiroshima on a business trip when the bomb was detonated. He was seriously burnt on his left side and spent the night in Hiroshima. He got back to his home city of Nagasaki on August 8, a day before the bomb in Nagasaki was dropped..."

Holy sh*t, talk about hitting the negative karma lottery! How unlucky do you have to be to be present in the target city of the only two wartime uses of fission bombs in recorded history? I can just see this poor bastard walking through the front door on Aug 8th saying "I have had the worst week ever! What's that sound?..."


considering he lived until his 90s, one could also say he had really great karma in that he survived 2 of those things.  he automatically wins all "i once" story-offs.  do you think he used that to pick up chicks?
 
2014-01-15 09:15:01 PM  
carry the fire, repeat "okay" a lot?

/ still need to get me a nice .22 air rifle for the doomsday survival thing
 
2014-01-15 10:11:19 PM  
I'll be in the back roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Y'all are welcome but call first. I might need to make a supply run.
 
2014-01-15 10:15:16 PM  

jasonvatch: I prefer living in the 'total destruction' area. I really don't want to survive a nuclear bomb; things are gonna SUCK after that.


Yeup. if you gotta go, bring a beer or two, find a nice vantage point some distance (but not too far) away, and

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/maybe over-dressed, but hey: how often did you wear that thing anyway?
 
2014-01-15 10:22:36 PM  

AdamK: Really


That said,

"After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of Ukraine in April, 1986 people were advised to drink red wine or vodka in order to neutralize radio-active toxic effects."

and

"A study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 concluded that Resveratrol, the natural antioxidant commonly found in red wine and many plants, might offer protection against radiation exposure, and when altered with acetyl, resveratrol administered before radiation exposure proved to protect cells from radiation in mice."
 
2014-01-15 11:14:36 PM  
Have a seat, I'd like to have a chat.

Nuclear war is not survivable. It is a false premise. Watch the made for TV ABC movie, The Day After. They did not even take into account all the reactors losing power, overheating, exploding and melting through containment.
Our food and water would be contaminated. All of it. Forever.
All commerce stops. Society breaks down. No medicine, no shelter, food or water.
Stop and think about this. Promoting the idea nuclear war is survivable with intense radiation, heat wave, shock wave, 600+mph winds, firestorm, airborne debris, radioactive hot particles, lawlessness, no medicine...yeah survivable.
Insane is what that is.
 
2014-01-15 11:30:02 PM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Have a seat, I'd like to have a chat.

Nuclear war is not survivable. It is a false premise. Watch the made for TV ABC movie, The Day After. They did not even take into account all the reactors losing power, overheating, exploding and melting through containment.
Our food and water would be contaminated. All of it. Forever.
All commerce stops. Society breaks down. No medicine, no shelter, food or water.
Stop and think about this. Promoting the idea nuclear war is survivable with intense radiation, heat wave, shock wave, 600+mph winds, firestorm, airborne debris, radioactive hot particles, lawlessness, no medicine...yeah survivable.
Insane is what that is.


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2014-01-16 12:18:02 AM  
An all-out nuclear war between superpowers is never going to happen.  The Cold War proved we just won't go there.

Terrorists haven't been able to nuke us in the decade-plus since 9/11 and are kind of losing credibility on that one.
 
2014-01-16 10:29:52 AM  
stratagos [TotalFark]

Don't elect politicians who increase the chance of nuclear war with idiotic saber rattling

Yes it's far better to elect inexperienced fools who concede nuclear technology goals to terrorist nations. That is the true path to peace in our time.
 
2014-01-16 11:33:45 AM  
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2014-01-16 06:32:03 PM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Have a seat, I'd like to have a chat.

Nuclear war is not survivable. It is a false premise. Watch the made for TV ABC movie, The Day After. They did not even take into account all the reactors losing power, overheating, exploding and melting through containment.
Our food and water would be contaminated. All of it. Forever.
All commerce stops. Society breaks down. No medicine, no shelter, food or water.
Stop and think about this. Promoting the idea nuclear war is survivable with intense radiation, heat wave, shock wave, 600+mph winds, firestorm, airborne debris, radioactive hot particles, lawlessness, no medicine...yeah survivable.
Insane is what that is.


I don't think this guy's talking about a nuclear war, more like a terrorist attack.  He has to be aware that any country that can strike the US with its strategic forces, will not be using low yield nuclear devices and most major metropolitan areas will be struck multiple times.
 
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