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Barack Obama Canít Protect You from a Nuclear Attack. This Card Might.
IsraPundit ^ | 12/23/09 | Bill Levinson

Posted on 12/24/2009 11:09:10 AM PST by Winged Hussar

From Physicians for Civil Defense, "American Lives: Two for a Penny." The following is a wallet card that costs about half a cent, and the information it contains can mean the difference between life and death if Iran gives terrorists a nuclear weapon to detonate in an American city. Note that the cost to provide this card to every American ($1.5 million) is probably less than Barack Obama spent on his recent junket to Copenhagen. With regard to copyright, the accompanying letter says, "The enclosed yellow card offers a half-penny antidote: copy and disseminate."

Our knowledge of civil defense corroborates the above information, such as the 7/10 rule. In addition, it is extremely important to protect yourself from the heat from the weapon. Light-colored materials provide considerable protection, as shown by burn patterns on people from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Dark clothing resulted in serious burns while light-colored portions of the same clothing covered minor burns or uninjured skin.

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    60 Second Nuclear Detonation Training for First Responders

    A. Drop and COVER when you see a flash. Stay down behind cover for two full minutes. Even covering with a newspaper can prevent burns. Keep eyes closed during bright light to prevent blindness.

    B. 7/10 rule. Fallout loses 90% of its radioactivity in the first 7 hours after a detonation an an additional 90% for every 7-fold increase in time: 90% in the first seven hours; 99% in 49 hours (two days) and 99.9% in two weeks.

    C. Fallout looks like sand, ash, or grit as it falls and accumulates on the ground. If no fallout is visible on ground, there is no radiation! To be sure, place a piece of white paper, a dinner plate or anything with a smooth surface on the ground & check every 15 minutes for fallout particles. If visual indications of fallout appear take shelter for two or three days underground or behind thick walls. (These tips are generally true.)

    This card may be the only nuclear training you get. Knowing A, B, & C, can protect your life and your department. Give a card to each emergency responder in your jurisdiction.

    These principles were developed during nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s-1960s and remain valid today! The laws of physics do not change.

    This card by: PhysiciansForCivilDefense.org.


1 posted on 12/24/2009 11:09:12 AM PST by Winged Hussar
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To: Winged Hussar

If no fallout is visible on ground, there is no radiation!

Flat out lie. Radioactive Iodine can and most likely will be airborne. And it’s not the only byproduct that can exist in the air.


2 posted on 12/24/2009 11:14:01 AM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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To: Winged Hussar
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3 posted on 12/24/2009 11:16:12 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: djf

The card seems to match what FEMA has to say:

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/nuclear_blast.shtm
“However, any increase in surface build-up of gritty dust and dirt should be a warning for taking protective measures.”


4 posted on 12/24/2009 11:18:28 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: djf

Strontium 90 too. It’s got a half-life of 29 years.


5 posted on 12/24/2009 11:19:45 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: Winged Hussar

6 posted on 12/24/2009 11:20:35 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: djf; CholeraJoe
I think these issues apply only to direct radiation.

“Direct radiation occurs at the time of the explosion. It can be very intense, but its range is limited. For large nuclear weapons, the range of intense direct radiation is less than the range of lethal blast and thermal radiation effects. However, in the case of smaller weapons, direct radiation may be the lethal effect with the greatest range...

...Fallout radiation is received from particles that are made radioactive by the effects of the explosion, and subsequently distributed at varying distances from the site of the blast. “

http://www.skeptically.org/onwars/id22.html

I believe that if you are far enough away from ground zero to survive the blast, then the dangers of radiation are largely due to fallout, not direct radiation in the air around you.

7 posted on 12/24/2009 11:27:17 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Winged Hussar

The purpose of this card and its half true information is to placate the population, give us a false sense of security, and protect our government Royalty from an irate, rioting citizenry until they can fly themselves and their families to safe havens where they will receive the best protection and medical care.

By the time we start dying our slow miserable deaths and the realization of how they have lied to gain advantage for themselves sets in, they will have removed themselves from harm and secured their own safety.


8 posted on 12/24/2009 11:30:40 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: CholeraJoe

Thing is, iodine, by it’s very nature, is kinda borderline. If you take iodine crystals and set them on your counter, in a few days, they will be gone.

The same way ice cubes can disappear from your freezer. Sublimation.


9 posted on 12/24/2009 11:30:51 AM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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To: djf; SoCal Pubbie

Strontium 90 mimics calcium when ingested. It is incorporated into bones. I’m certain I had Strontium 90 in my skeleton from atmospheric tests back in the 50’s. After Chernobyl there were a number of cases of thyroid cancer downwind due to the I 131 released.


10 posted on 12/24/2009 11:38:42 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: djf

My father built an underground fall-out shelter for us in the early 60’s. He’s since sold the property. I wish he still had it.


11 posted on 12/24/2009 11:40:49 AM PST by bannie
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To: djf

They should have added something along the lines of, “When you cells cease to grow due to the damage to the nucleus , and the first couple layers of your colon walls are passed in a bloody mess, you should make sure your will is up to date. And wash your hands.”


12 posted on 12/24/2009 11:41:52 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I have lived here all my life, and now is the first time I am ashamed of my country)
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To: CholeraJoe

Yup.

And I’m sure an air blast can end up creating some C-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon.

The only thing I’m contesting here is somebody making a statement like unless you see piles of fallout, there is no radiation... that is simply not true, and might lead people to a false sense of security.


13 posted on 12/24/2009 11:42:32 AM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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To: djf

You and I are on the same page. I 131 and Sr 90 can occur in dangerous quantities without visible fallout.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 11:47:02 AM PST by CholeraJoe (My baloney has a first name, it's B-A-R-A-K. My baloney has a second name, it's O-B-A-M-A)
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To: Iron Munro

Re:”The purpose of this card and its half true information is to placate the population, give us a false sense of security, and protect our government Royalty from an irate, rioting citizenry until they can fly themselves and their families to safe havens where they will receive the best protection and medical care.”

The card is not from the government, it is from an organization that thinks very poorly of Obama.


15 posted on 12/24/2009 11:50:44 AM PST by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: bannie

I know what you mean. My next house will have one and a large pantry.


16 posted on 12/24/2009 11:54:45 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: All

http://www.nukepills.com/docs/nuclear_war_survival_skills.pdf


17 posted on 12/24/2009 11:56:02 AM PST by NYFreeper
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To: CholeraJoe
"I’m certain I had Strontium 90 in my skeleton from atmospheric tests for the entire decade of the 50's. After Chernobyl there were a number of cases of thyroid cancer downwind due to the I 131 released."

I was downwind, as was everybody in our town, in Utah in the 50's. We used to get iodine tablets in school every month. Chocolate flavored. They claimed it was because we lived so far from the ocean and weren't getting enough iodine from fish. ...right...

18 posted on 12/24/2009 12:00:49 PM PST by redhead (Redhead: That's me: Shovel ready, with the bullseye already on my back.)
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To: Winged Hussar
While that might work for a lower-yield weapon, the scary part is that if we get involved in nuclear war with Russia or China the bombs landing will have yields at least in the 200 kT to 500 kT range. In that case, if you're within a few miles of Ground Zero, you won't survive because the heat pulse, radiation pulse and blast wave from a thermonuclear weapon is MUCH bigger, to say the least.

(Indeed, I'll cite the example of San Francisco as Ground Zero. A 500 kT nuclear warhead detonated about 2 km over the Financial District in San Francisco would have such a strong heat and radiation pulse that even if you're standing on the Berkeley Marina or the shoreline of Sausalito several miles away you'll be dead within seconds from the pulse of 5,000-plus degree heat, if not from the enormous amount of radiation hitting you.)

19 posted on 12/24/2009 12:03:55 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: redhead

Iodine deficiency is almost unheard of these days, due to iodized salt.

But it can be a crippling and life threatening condition. The average person, in their entire adult lifespan, only needs about the equivalent of a tablespoon full.

I always have it around, and would recommend everybody else does also. In the event of an air burst anywheres on the globe, if you don’t have any KI tabs, you can paint a small quarter sized circle of tincture of iodine on your belly and you will be OK.

And iodine solution is a good disinfectant for water. A drop or two per quart.


20 posted on 12/24/2009 12:08:28 PM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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