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What would u do if there was a nuclear war?

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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker

originally posted by: lostbook
I would get some potassium iodine or iodide; not sure which i need. Whichever it is it protects you from Nuclear poisining. Then I'd retreat deep underground.


Think you'll find most of the high government officials and higher elites will be keeping the iodine for themselves


I already have some.....uh......Potassium iodide. Will that do?


That will do indeed


*mental note: in the event of nuclear war hunt down lostbook




posted on May, 27 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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I'm not trying to get toooo serious here, BUT, if there is a nuclear war the person who would start it would know that he/she will die as well right?



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: farmville
I'm not trying to get toooo serious here, BUT, if there is a nuclear war the person who would start it would know that he/she will die as well right?


Possibly but if I was in control of a nuclear arsenal and had to use it .. I'd be pressing the launch button from a deep underground base



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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Find an irradiated bottle of scotch, a few radioactive cigars, and my revolver.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: farmville

Well that depends on whether or not they are safe and secure in some government built DUMB. Equipped and stocked with the provisions required to ride out the next 50-100 years. Safely tucked away from the destruction and radioactive nightmare unleashed upon the rest of us poor sods.
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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: farmville

Well that depends on whether or not they are safe and secure in some government built DUMB. Equipped and stocked with the provisions required to ride out the next 50-100 years. Safely tucked away from the destruction and radioactive nightmare unleashed upon the rest of us poor sods.


Like living in a vault? =D



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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Well we'll find out if you guys actually get trump elected.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: Brotherman

Granted it would hardly be the best of existences but immensely preferable to the nightmare that any full on nuclear exchange would have upon the world above.

Or if they ever managed to perfect the science of cryogenic storage it may not seem like anything more than a short sleep.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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Firstly I'd have a barbeque. Then I'd go for a burn up on my bike.
Seriously, an awful lot of you really think Putin will do something like this. Think again. He aint no idiot nor are the Chinese. They only have to look at Chernobyl to see the impossibility of using ANY land that has been nuced. And Chernobyl was an accident from a power station not a full blown tactical weapon or multiple weapons. After that the fallout would go global so even if they get the first and only strike in it would be their suicide as well.
Forget bunkers and living underground the fallout, enough to kill humans, would be around for hundreds of years and nobody, no matter how rich and powerful, can survive for that long.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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What would I do if there was a nuclear war?

I assume it would be the MAD type war, using up the entire arsenals of the nations involved.

I live in the so-called Midwestern USA. My smallish sized town won't be worth wasting a nuke on; however, Chicago is 3 hours north, and St. Louis 3 hours south ... and the US missile silos are upwind west of me. That means



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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That means less than 24 hours until major fallout starts coming.

I would turn on my radiation detector, try to get essentials for myself, wife, and kids into our crawlspace, including meds, and everyone starts taking oral potassium iodine. Until the detector starts ticking up increasing levels of radiation, I will be putting sand bags of dirt around the house, filling the bathtub, and throwing all furniture and junk in our house over the crawlspace area where we will shelter, just for extra radiation shielding. Who knows if it will even be enough?

Then, the radiation increases, and we go into our crawlspace for a week, or more, until the radiation levels subside.

We have enough food and medicine (insulin) for my diabetic family members to make it a month, if we can survive the fallout. If the radiation gets us anyway, despite trying to go underground to avoid it, then we probably die miserable deaths from vomiting and bone marrow failure/neutropenic fever, or bleeding from lack of platelets. Ugly ... and unpleasant. The kids will be the most vulnerable, and it would suck to watch them suffer.

Will our house be looted as we shelter in the crawlspace? Who knows ... so we must be armed. But if the radiation levels are still high when people ransack or burn our house down, we are pretty much screwed. If our house burns, the crawlspace will become too hot, and despite the fact I have those reflective heat fire shielding blankets, I think we will still cook alive. I just hope the house doesn't burn.

If we live through the first week without that bad stuff happening, I suppose the world will be too screwed up to secure any more insulin, and my diabetics slowly die the old fashioned way over the next few months, that is, if we can even manage to get clean water, protect ourselves, and secure any food.

The best case scenario is that 3 out of 5 of my immediate family may survive the next year. But ... maybe I wouldn't want to survive. That would be the worst possible thing to happen.

Like the quote from wargames: with nuclear war, the only way to win is not to play.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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Head North...maybe North East or North west a little to avoid any potential Radiation zones around Salt Lake City, Reno, Area 51 and Tonapah. Should be able to navigate a path. Scrounge for food and supplies. Have relatives in some remote, isolated regions in Oregon and Washington and should be able to make it there, get a safe little outpost, cabin, house and fend for myself for a while. Fish and scrounge for food. Firewood for heat and illumination should be plentiful, water as safe as it can be should be okay. Get some books and study the lay of the land, probably when ready hoof it up to Canada.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 05:32 PM
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If anyone not aware, nuclear targets does not have to be big citys, most often these are military sites - radar bases, airports and firstly rocket bases. So, if maybe London gets one hit, this is no big deal, but not known military sites gets 100 hits counted more then one Londonlike target and these sites located no urban areas.

My home country sits on the fronline - Estonia. At Soviet Era, there was 1565 military objects and 57 rocket bases with more then 1300 rockets. Estonia is only 45000 sq km wide (17000 sq miles like 2x New Jersey or little less than West Virginia state)

9 of these bases included very heavy strategic rockets, capable bombing West-Europe, 48 had defencive values.

So, that time USA missiles possibly targeted more than 100 (ONE HUNDRED) sites from Estonian USSR - so tiny area. No way to "go up to hills" here.

And these times happening again, but now we are targeted with putinians. So if this happen, i go directly to some local liquere storage, and fill in.



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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die



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley

originally posted by: chr0naut

originally posted by: lavatrance
There's a nuclear war. All the cities are destroyed. But ur out of town so u lived. There's no cel ph service and ur car is almost out of gas.

What would u do to survive???

🙀



I live in New Zealand.

I don't think things would change that much for me.


You could prepare by brushing up on your Mandarin Chinese.

Already am to a very basic conversational level. As a musician, I kind of like the sing-song pitching of Mandarin and Cantonese. It seems efficient and logical to use tonal pitch in language.

An atomic war may well include China and they would likely be dealing with their own sudden depopulation issues.

But I don't think an atomic war is necessary to validate the learning of Asian languages in the Oceania region. The melding of cultures has been underway for ages.

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posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:04 PM
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O' course, if I had a telepathic war dog, I could live in a post-apocalyptic Mad-Maxian desert, eating cans of food from buried grocery stores and occasionally being kidnapped by the people from Underground for my special services.

Warning: disgusting, pornographic in places, not for the easily offended. Also, puns. And telepathic dogs. And robots. Primary inspiration for Mad Max and Fallout. Sort of slow in the middle. Has literary references that if you don't get the movie will make less sense. Subtle twister ending that most don't understand. Probably should not be watched by anyone.




posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Well, "On the Beach", a novel by Nevil Shute, may give some answers.


The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the Northern Hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches, each person deals with impending death differently.


Wiki description

I highly recommend reading this book.



follow the math.
rule of 7 for nuclear fallout.
This rule states that for every seven-fold increase in time following a fission detonation (starting at or after 1 hour), the radiation intensity decreases by a factor of 10. Thus after 7 hours, the residual fission radioactivity declines 90%, to one-tenth its level of 1 hour. After 7*7 hours (49 hours, approx. 2 days), the level drops again by 90%. After 7*2 days (2 weeks) it drops a further 90%; and so on for 14 weeks. The rule is accurate to 25% for the first two weeks, and is accurate to a factor of two for the first six months. After 6 months, the rate of decline becomes much more rapid. The rule of sevens corresponds to an approximate t^-1.2 scaling relationship.
www3.nd.edu...

so what very little radiation from the Northern Hemisphere would have ever reached Melbourne a year later.and would have been way below lethal levels



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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lavatrance

Hide in a fridge.





posted on May, 27 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

"It was actually the dog that was named Indiana" now stay the # outta my fridge



posted on May, 27 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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Move to Australia and live "on the beach"



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