posted on Sep, 21 2006 @ 12:46 PM
Originally posted by opinionsarefree
Or you could just watch the new T.V. series Jericho, which is getting everyones mind used to the idea of a nuke attack.
[edit on 21-9-2006 by opinionsarefree]
Yes, I actually did watch that first episode. In my opinion that show really has ways to go on actually getting people 'used to' the idea of a
In the episode we found out that at least Denver and Atlanta were 'attacked'. At the end of the show we see a woman that was driving towards
Wichita run over a bunch of dead crows. Take that as you will. Next week they are supposed to be dealing with the Nuclear fallout, which could prove
to be interesting if it has any basis in reality and not Hollywood (where it was filmed, not Kansas folks) storytelling (ie bending of the rules of
physics/reality to fit the storyline).
Anyway, when I was in high school, I did a couple of in depth projects on nuclear weapons and their effects, so I 'm sort of a self-taught person on
this. A question I have been recently having though is about the Nuclear Shelters that are prevalent reminders of the Cold War. Some buildings will
have signs on them saying how many that building will hold in the event of the worst. What I have been wondering is if there have been so many people
concerned with nuclear terrorist attacks, why haven't some cities been renovating these shelters. Sure they wouldn't do any good for those in the
cities that get nuked, but those downwind of the blast may have enough time to get into the shelters and protect themselves, right?
I think that the first part of survival is in the prep stage before the event even occurs. Knowing your local climate and prevalent wind patterns
would help tremendously in predicting the fallout patterns. Having a storage of some supplies wouldn't hurt, but anymore people just can't afford
to have a three month supply of food and toilet paper just sitting around.
Well I'll end with another question, has anyone here seen the movie "The Day After"? I think that it is a really good showing of what could happen
after a nuclear explosion, although since it is set in a world where the big button has been pushed and all the nukes launched it could be a little
worse than could happen if a terrorist attack with a nuke were to occur. At least in that instance then there would still be the rest of the country
able to contribute supplies and other help to rescue those who were in that area and start to rebuild the lost infrastructure.