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Nuke Pills Top $200 Per Pack On Auction Sites; Prices up 1900% in Just a Few Days
WTSHTF ^ | 3-16-2011 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 03/16/2011 9:00:28 PM PDT by blam

Nuke Pills Top $200 Per Pack On Auction Sites; Prices up 1900% in Just a Few Days

Author: Mac Slavo
March 16th, 2011

As the effects of the nuclear disaster in Japan remain unclear, panicked US residents are doing whatever they can to get their hands on Potassium Iodide pills.

Distributors of the FDA recommended pills have run out of stock, with one manufacturer reporting that they sold some 250,000 individual packets in a single weekend.

As we reported in What Your Grocery Store Will Look Like In An Emergency, at the onset of a far-from-equilibrium event, the essentials go first. In Japan, food and especially water have become scarce.

The panic is spreading, and residents in the US, fearing a fallout cloud crossing the pacific and affecting Western states, are stocking up as well.

The top priority? Potassium Iodide – or nuke pills.

In recent days, the Surgeon General has advised concerned West Coast residents to get a hold of Potassium Iodide in the event of a radiation threat in the US.

The supply crunch and high demand has forced buyers to turn to the secondary market for acquiring the FDA recommended potassium iodide supplements, driving prices to upwards of $200 for a 14 dose packet. The suggested retail price offered by the supplier at NukePills.com is $10 per pack, indicating that demand has forced prices up as much as 1900% in just a few days.

(Click to the site to see the Ebay bids, etc)


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: japan; ki; potassiumiodide; radiation
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A few years back, I sent each of my relatives a 14 day supply of these KI pills for Christmas.

I was/am trying to anticipate terrorist activity.

1 posted on 03/16/2011 9:00:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Suckers.
I’ll stick to my wine collection. Far more protection in the tannins and more enjoyment in the consumption.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 9:03:08 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: blam

If anyone in the US would be dumb enough to pay such prices, I have some bridges for sale!


3 posted on 03/16/2011 9:03:45 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: blam

This just cracks me up honestly. And it’s probably all enviro-whacko nuke-phobia liberals buying crap for those prices....and the “evil capitalist” conservatives selling em!


4 posted on 03/16/2011 9:04:16 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: blam

If you need them take them, if not, don’t take. Good price BTW, I’ve got this bridge...


5 posted on 03/16/2011 9:08:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: blam

6 posted on 03/16/2011 9:11:29 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: blam

If I ever need iodine I’ll eat a large plate of shrimp.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: blam

NYTimes says the plume will hit the west coast Friday.
You know the plume they claimed wouldn’t happen, couldn’t happen. The one that NO WAY would travel all that distance to the U.S....yeah that plume...

Of course radiation will cause no damage...right? Right?

If you get cancer it will be because of your diet, weight, excercise, didn’t excercise, smoked, didn’t smoke or whatever, but never from radiation...


8 posted on 03/16/2011 9:15:37 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: Freddd

I had planned to live forever, now we got this damn plume gonna’ mess up my plans. Oh well.


9 posted on 03/16/2011 9:18:02 PM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: blam; M. Espinola; Joya; investigateworld; Quix
From Drudge late today . . .

Plume From Japan to Hit US On Friday


Please check my freeper page for more info

10 posted on 03/16/2011 9:18:22 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Freddd
NYTimes says the plume will hit the west coast Friday

Just about the same time this damnable stomach flu I just got over gets around down there too.

Panic in the streets

11 posted on 03/16/2011 9:18:55 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred
"And it’s probably all enviro-whacko nuke-phobia liberals buying crap for those prices....and the “evil capitalist” conservatives selling em!

An article from The San Francisco Bay Guardian

SF health food stores selling out of potassium iodide **UPDATED**

(BTW, there's a picture of two girls kissing/embracing on the front page, lol)

12 posted on 03/16/2011 9:19:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: Freddd
NYTimes says the plume will hit the west coast Friday.

Keep following everything the N.Y. Times tells you to do. They wouldn't steer you wrong.

13 posted on 03/16/2011 9:20:42 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: blam

You can get the same amount of KI by taking 3-5 grams of kelp each day and you can get this at a vitamin or natural foods store.

My grandmother’s four sisters were within 20 miles of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. None required medical care and they all lived well into the 1980s.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 9:22:29 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: blam

But, but, Obamacare was supposed to fix all of that! /s


15 posted on 03/16/2011 9:23:55 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: mnehring

TWO BUCK CHUCK FROM TRADER JOE’S CABERNET SAUVIGNON


16 posted on 03/16/2011 9:25:02 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Prokopton

Right, shoot the messenger and skip the message.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 9:25:41 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: Freddd
NYTimes says the plume will hit the west coast Friday. You know the plume they claimed wouldn’t happen, couldn’t happen. The one that NO WAY would travel all that distance to the U.S....yeah that plume...

Read further from the Times..."Health and nuclear experts emphasize that radiation in the plume will be diluted as it travels and, at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of it are ultimately detectable."

WoW, this is Hugh!!!
18 posted on 03/16/2011 9:25:55 PM PDT by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

This is so crazy...just like Americans to jump the gun...even those in Japan are laughing at us for the “panic” buttons being pushed by the media. Too many here have lost the ability to think...they simply are in a reaction mode 24/7.


19 posted on 03/16/2011 9:26:04 PM PDT by caww
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To: Domandred

They are all accustomed to a false sense of safety...if it comes in pill form you can bet they’ll take anything rather than think things thru themsleves...such idots.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 9:27:47 PM PDT by caww
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To: mnehring

That’s what I heard....red wine is just as protective


21 posted on 03/16/2011 9:28:39 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: mnehring

That’s what I heard....red wine is just as protective....but how much?


22 posted on 03/16/2011 9:28:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Freddd

Re-rread the article Fredd....the plume you speak of has not been determined to be real...rather what it might appear as and how it would travel.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 9:29:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: lunarville

Yep I believe a radiation of something that lasts decades and even centuries, would be miniscule don’t you?

I hope you don’t get cancer in the next 20-30 years...


24 posted on 03/16/2011 9:30:17 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: JPG

its iodide not iodine


25 posted on 03/16/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: ex-Texan

Recall the Toyota issue, it was non stop lies then, why should it be any different now? With Obama this nuclear radiation threat is a non-issue, golfing and fund raising from the radical leftist Hollywood crowd & bankster corporate elite is paramount to him, which is more than reason enough for concern.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 9:31:16 PM PDT by M. Espinola
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To: Domandred
People need to read NY Times article more carefully...as follows...

gives NO INFORMATION ABOUT ACTUAL RADIATION LEVELS but only shows how a radioactive plume would PROBABLY move and disperse.

27 posted on 03/16/2011 9:36:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

28 posted on 03/16/2011 9:41:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Should my money go to the drug companies, or should I keep it so it can eventually get confiscated by the dems? And do I really want to live in an environment where the dems are confiscating everyone’s money?


29 posted on 03/16/2011 9:41:58 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: mnehring

I have the iodine tabs, but I am having some wine right now. :)


30 posted on 03/16/2011 9:42:09 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: M. Espinola; Quix; Joya; investigateworld; FromLori; B4Ranch; 2ndDivisionVet
Video: Worst Nightmare -- Nuclear Meltdown As Fukushima Fuel Rods 'Fully Exposed'

Japan's culture is making matters worse. All that formal bowing in public is only to save face. Seppuku or harakiri comes next: This nuclear fiasco will have major political fallout. The Prime Minister will be forced out of office in disgrace.

These old nuclear plants were obsolete ten years ago and required extensive retrofitting and rebuilding. Now chickens come home to roost and deposit broken eggs and smelly feces all over Japan.

But Obama is a facilitator. Zero was bowing to the wealthy cabal that controls Japanese politics. He did not send in experts to properly assess the obvious meltdown. Obama sent his minions to bow low, bend their knees and only listen. Zero's key people were spoon fed tons of bovine squat.

Now Zero must shoulder the blame. Blame Obama for everything that happens including what is about to happen to innocent people when radiation is blown by the wind and lands here.

Looks like Bozo Barry is forever tied to this Japanese nuclear fiasco. Check the headline:


Click the image -- Ought to be additional grounds for impeachment of the Kenyan


31 posted on 03/16/2011 9:43:13 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: goodnesswins
That’s what I heard....red wine is just as protective

I was hopeful, but no. Red wine will do nothing to protect your thyroid from radioactive iodide. The antioxidants in red wine do have anti-cancer qualities though. Must be good for you. Drink up!

32 posted on 03/16/2011 9:46:54 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: television is just wrong
People Don't Need To Take Potassium Iodide, Whatcom County Health Department Says

Major suppliers of pills that provide protection from radiation say they're out of stock due to panic buying, even though experts say that the Japanese nuclear catastrophe poses no health threat to West Coast residents.

Those experts include Dr. Greg Stern, Whatcom County health officer, who said Wednesday, March 16, that people shouldn't be taking potassium iodide as a precaution against radiation poisoning.

That's because no significant radiation is expected to reach the West Coast from Japan, and the medicine can be harmful to some people, according to Stern.

[snip]

33 posted on 03/16/2011 9:53:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: Prokopton

Oh, darn....I was hoping I could start regularly drinking it again...(allergy)....lucky I take Iodide anyway by prescrip....so I probably don’t need to worry....but, darn, red wine would have been a great solution


34 posted on 03/16/2011 9:56:08 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: blam
US Starts Evacuating Some Americans Out of Japan (Travel Warning Issued, Chartering Jets)
35 posted on 03/16/2011 9:57:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

The Plume....The Plume! (Pointing skywards.)


36 posted on 03/16/2011 10:00:57 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: goodnesswins
Oh, darn....I was hoping I could start regularly drinking it again...(allergy)....

I didn't know this was common. Interesting posts on this site:

http://www.allergy-details.com/wine-allergy/wine

37 posted on 03/16/2011 10:07:13 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

that was interesting.....mine seems to be a problem when I combine with dairy, yeast (breads) and wine....and over time


38 posted on 03/16/2011 10:15:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: chrisinoc

Nature’s Life sells Icelandic Kelp tablets. Local natural foods store sells a 500 count bottle of 41mg tablets for about six dollars.


39 posted on 03/16/2011 10:24:22 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Prokopton

I read it on NYTimes at a link on Drudge it was put out by the U.N. it does say

A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of THE radioactive plume (it doesn’t say possible plume) coming from crippled Japan reactors show it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aluetian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.


40 posted on 03/16/2011 10:50:21 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: caww

Re-rread the article Fredd....the plume you speak of has not been determined to be real...rather what it might appear as and how it would travel.

You re read it.

A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of THE radioactive plume(doesn’t say possible plume it says possible movement of it)from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aluetian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late friday.


41 posted on 03/16/2011 10:54:29 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: blam

New homebrew recipe of mine. I am labeling this batch “Poor Boy Chelation” !

Stay Safe !


42 posted on 03/16/2011 10:55:45 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: blam
These might help with radioactive iodine but I believe the Japanese plants are releasing cesium 137 which tends to go to the muscles. So I don't even think this is worth buying.

I used to do iodinations with radioactive iodine and we took some plain iodine before doing them. I think it was probably just as protective.

43 posted on 03/16/2011 11:00:07 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Freddd
NYTimes says the plume will hit the west coast Friday.

You have been running around every thread with you hair on fire. GIVE IT A REST!!!!

By the way, I have some KI tablets I can sell you for a real bargain of $34 per tablet. I'll take payment for a full course in silver bullion. If you really believe this (I think you are a troll), then you will put your Eagles in the mail. Deal?
44 posted on 03/16/2011 11:01:30 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: Palladin
The Plume....The Plume! (Pointing skywards.)

I got an idea. Use the Radiation Hormesis argument against them. The fear mongering and misreporting on Free Republic is becoming a disgrace. Just damn.
46 posted on 03/16/2011 11:09:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: PA Engineer

Why is it if I restate what someone else printed, I’m running around with my hair on fire?

Sounds like you’re the one freaking out.


47 posted on 03/16/2011 11:15:27 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: mnehring
"I’ll stick to my wine collection. Far more protection in the tannins and more enjoyment in the consumption."

Here's my nuke "pill" ...


48 posted on 03/16/2011 11:20:55 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Freddd
Why is it if I restate what someone else printed, I’m running around with my hair on fire?

Yes. You are panic monger. And my removed post still stands.
49 posted on 03/16/2011 11:23:07 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: PA Engineer

Oh so the people giving the information that I repeated, which is the United Nations, are not ‘scare mongers’ as you say, but I am...

LOL

Really it still stands, because it said it’s been removed...


50 posted on 03/16/2011 11:29:00 PM PDT by Freddd
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