Skip to comments.Nuke Pills Top $200 Per Pack On Auction Sites; Prices up 1900% in Just a Few Days
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.
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I was/am trying to anticipate terrorist activity.
I’ll stick to my wine collection. Far more protection in the tannins and more enjoyment in the consumption.
If anyone in the US would be dumb enough to pay such prices, I have some bridges for sale!
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!
If you need them take them, if not, don’t take. Good price BTW, I’ve got this bridge...
If I ever need iodine I’ll eat a large plate of shrimp.
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...
I had planned to live forever, now we got this damn plume gonna’ mess up my plans. Oh well.
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Just about the same time this damnable stomach flu I just got over gets around down there too.
Panic in the streets
An article from The San Francisco Bay Guardian
(BTW, there's a picture of two girls kissing/embracing on the front page, lol)
Keep following everything the N.Y. Times tells you to do. They wouldn't steer you wrong.
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.
But, but, Obamacare was supposed to fix all of that! /s
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Right, shoot the messenger and skip the message.
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.
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.
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