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    Well there is likely a difference in attitude between knowing youll die sometime later today and the idea that nuclear hellfire is on its way, right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dienekes View Post
    Amateurs. Hell, I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis. And a few years in SAC after that. Goldern Rooskies REALLY knew how to scare people.

    Some things never change: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Igz5SfBCE
    Can't even imagine. Going through 1983-1984 was rough enough. No matter where I'd be, several times I day I thought "what would I do RIGHT NOW if the sirens went off?" We really thought it "could happen", difference being during and after the CMC people thought it WOULD happen.

    Only good thing that came out of it is my grandfather built a bomb shelter in the basement and it made a awesome fort during the 70s when I was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanktop View Post
    Yeah, I can post again!

    What I find odd in all of this is that there are zero reports of injuries or deaths from people freaking out. Iím not quite sure what to make of that


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    My guess ....Deer.....Headlights.....not even able to begin to form an action plan let alone create anarchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Can't even imagine. Going through 1983-1984 was rough enough. No matter where I'd be, several times I day I thought "what would I do RIGHT NOW if the sirens went off?" We really thought it "could happen", difference being during and after the CMC people thought it WOULD happen.

    Only good thing that came out of it is my grandfather built a bomb shelter in the basement and it made a awesome fort during the 70s when I was a kid.
    I grew up a couple miles from a SAC base and wondering when it will happen. Went to an air show and the Air Force had a display showing off control thrusters for reentry vehicles. It was all so serious and at the same time sterile feeling.


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    Latest WaPo article says false alert was intentional from employee. Person has been a problem FOR TEN YEARS and is able to send warning without supervision. Even though he has confused reality with drills TWICE BEFORE! Head of emergency services canned.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.4893ba43185d

    Total failure all around. Problem employee given grave responsibility. System allows low level employee to send warning without double check or supervision.

    Also illustrated how infested govt agencies are with not just slacker workers but mentally ill and incompetent ones. They are very reluctant to go through the tedious process of canning bad employees and instead let them carry on even with serious responsibilities. I worked decades ago in a state agency with 500 claims managers. Over seeing $850 million in payments. Fully 1/3 of them were deliberately arbitrary or near illiterate incompetent. Never heard of a single one fired no matter what.
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    It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! ... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry in an address at St. Johnís Church, Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 1775.

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    In reality this shows the world how weak we have become, it’s is all a test and the whole world is watching. Without being assured by the government, I know no country dears to attack us.

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    Unionized government employees are the biggest threat this nation has to face

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    Gives someone the excuse to push the emergency alert button every 3 minutes and blast people's tvs like crazy with that annoying alert.
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    Crazy part was that I heard the alert over the phone however I didn’t hear our emergency sirens go off so I just brushed it off and went back to sleep

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