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The Is-There-A-Run-On-Duct-Tape-Yet? thread
2-11-03

Posted on 02/11/2003 10:56:58 AM PST by BurbankKarl

Has anyone bought plastic and tape as mentioned by Tom Ridge. I am sure some hard core Freepers already have it, left over from Y2K. I remember reading stories how the Israelis had all this stuff at the ready.

When is the Hajj over? When does Hajji come home? Will MSNBC run a Countown to Hajj ticker?

Maybe we should tape Gravis into his chair.


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1 posted on 02/11/2003 10:56:58 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl
I hate to say it, but this recommendation from Ridge is as boneheaded as anything the Dim's could come up with.

He may as well have asked us all to go hide under the staircase. Sometimes no news is better than idiotic news.

2 posted on 02/11/2003 10:59:11 AM PST by keithtoo
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To: BurbankKarl

Shower time!
3 posted on 02/11/2003 11:01:37 AM PST by Shermy
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To: keithtoo
Not being prepared is more "bonehead". Don't come knocking on my door to borrow a cup of "duct tape". ;)

My opinion
f_t_d
4 posted on 02/11/2003 11:01:47 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (Occupied)
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To: keithtoo
Marine Bump. Kind of reminds me of those days in the fifties where the kids were supposed to get under their desks at school...Hellooooooooo
5 posted on 02/11/2003 11:02:05 AM PST by kellynla (Once a Marine...)
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To: BurbankKarl
Has anyone bought plastic and tape as mentioned by Tom Ridge. I am sure some hard core Freepers already have it, left over from Y2K. I remember reading stories how the Israelis had all this stuff at the ready.

I keep five rolls on hand. Of course, I need it to hold my car together, so I'm not your "average" consumer of the magic grey stuff.


Tony

6 posted on 02/11/2003 11:02:11 AM PST by TonyInOhio ("Be ye men of valor")
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To: BurbankKarl
Real men don't run out to buy duct tape. We already have plenty!
7 posted on 02/11/2003 11:02:43 AM PST by Gamecock (The friendship of the French is like their wine, exquisite, but of short duration.)
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To: BurbankKarl
The Is-There-A-Run-On-Duct-Tape-Yet?

most of us already have a roll - I got a few rolls, you want me to send you one?

8 posted on 02/11/2003 11:03:31 AM PST by rface (Ashland, Missouri)
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To: BurbankKarl
I bought mine - it had little cartoon characters and it doesn't stick to my skin and its totally waterproof! ;-)
9 posted on 02/11/2003 11:03:37 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: TonyInOhio
Like we say out my way, "It ain't broke, it just lacks duct tape!"
10 posted on 02/11/2003 11:03:59 AM PST by hunter112
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To: TonyInOhio
How is duct tape like the Force?

It has a light side...

...it has a dark side...

...and it binds the universe together :o)
11 posted on 02/11/2003 11:04:01 AM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: BurbankKarl
Doesn't everyone already have a few rolls of duct tape already on hand? I think I'll use mine to tape hillary's mouth shut after the attack and she wants to blame Bush.
12 posted on 02/11/2003 11:04:30 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: BurbankKarl
Still plenty of duct tape available, but we've run out of tinfoil :o)
13 posted on 02/11/2003 11:04:40 AM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: keithtoo
It is extremely insulting, too. These ass-clowns want us to duct tape our windows and stock up on food and water, while Achmed can cross the border (with who-knows-what) with impunity.

I'm sorry, but while I realize what Rush has been saying about the Democrats capitalizing on the "next" attack and blaming Bush for it, he had more than a year to deport illegals and protect the borders. He is failing us.

14 posted on 02/11/2003 11:06:36 AM PST by Captainpaintball (Line The Borders With Nuclear Waste!!!)
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To: Gamecock
Bingo! I haven't lived without duct tape for 25+ years. There's a small roll in the trunk, a roll in the garage, and a roll in the basement. Also in the basement is a roll of serious high-speed tape (real, foil duct tape).

In a bad attack, take your plastic bag, put it over your head, and wrap duct tape around your neck. This whole thing is the modern equivalent of "duck and cover".
15 posted on 02/11/2003 11:06:44 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This space intentionally blank)
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To: 1Old Pro
Heheh - my husband heard this last night on the news and said, "hey, we already have lots of duct tape and I got plastic sheeting, too." Too funny! Like someone said, real men already have this stuff on hand. Now food and water - that's another matter LOL
16 posted on 02/11/2003 11:06:47 AM PST by deziner
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To: deziner
Of course, like plastic sheeting and duct tape make me feel soooooooo safe *sarcasm*
17 posted on 02/11/2003 11:07:35 AM PST by deziner
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To: Poohbah
I ran out of tinfoil on the I Spy Valentine thread. ;-D
18 posted on 02/11/2003 11:08:31 AM PST by deziner
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To: fight_truth_decay
Being "prepared" by being panicked by stupid suggestions coming from the government is boneheaded. If you think that putting duct tape over the cracks in your windows and doors is going to protect you from chemical and biological warfare agents, then you are not prepared; you are a bonehead. Bonehead = ignorant.
19 posted on 02/11/2003 11:09:17 AM PST by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: Poohbah
Ah yes, the binding force of the universe.
Not to mention furnaces, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trash cans, doors, etc, etc, etc.
Is the inventor of duct tape a millionaire?
20 posted on 02/11/2003 11:09:32 AM PST by Just another Joe
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To: keithtoo
No news is better than this news?

The threat is real whether you want to believe it or not.
Not all parts of the country have the same degree of threats of terrorism as does NYC and DC.

If something happened and you were not 'Warned', would you be one of the first to Shout: "When did they know and why didn't they warn us?"

It's not an alert to Panic..it is an alert to stay Aware should you live in certain areas. This "sense of awareness" will become second nature, I am afraid,as we learn to live in a terrorist world.

f_t_d
21 posted on 02/11/2003 11:10:32 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (Occupied)
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To: BurbankKarl
I think Ridge is just doing his bit to stimulate the economy with a little panic buying.
22 posted on 02/11/2003 11:10:56 AM PST by Camachee
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To: BurbankKarl
I'm sorry, but only somebody who is completely gay wouldn't have 38 rolls of duct tape in drawers, on shelves, in the garage, in their car trunk (along with a coathanger, screwdriver, hammer and can of WD-40), all open and partially used.

I know for a fact I won't have to buy any......

23 posted on 02/11/2003 11:11:23 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine (those who unilaterally beat their swords into plowshares wind up plowing for those who don't)
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To: kellynla

Should'a used more duct tape!
24 posted on 02/11/2003 11:11:49 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Duck...and cover....Duck...and cover....)
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To: TonyInOhio
I keep five rolls on hand</>

Thought duct tape was the state flower in Wisconsin.

25 posted on 02/11/2003 11:12:23 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (Occupied)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
They are probably Yankees.
26 posted on 02/11/2003 11:12:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: BurbankKarl
Duct Tape and Plastic could also be used for body bags in the event of a massive disaster but using them to seal your house would be a waste of time.
27 posted on 02/11/2003 11:13:27 AM PST by samuel_adams_us
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To: Poohbah
"Still plenty of duct tape available, but we've run out of tinfoil :o)"

I prefer aluminum tape over duct tape for sealing purposes.

28 posted on 02/11/2003 11:14:02 AM PST by blam
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To: BurbankKarl
Duct tape is so 20th Century.

It's all about the JB Weld nowadays.

29 posted on 02/11/2003 11:14:29 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: kellynla
No offence but I keep that stuff in the house all the time. Started doing it after a local disaster drill by my EMS service. Simulated chlorine leak form a train car. Based on winds and location my house ( less then 2 miles from the tracks) was smack dab in the "Red" zone. That means dead. No evacuation, no nothing, just dead. So sheltering in place for a couple of hours doesn't strike me as a ridiculous alternative. Anyone who lives within a couple of miles of train tracks, or an industrial park, or a big public swimming pool or water treatment plant etc etc, get my message?
30 posted on 02/11/2003 11:14:37 AM PST by Kozak
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To: TonyInOhio
I keep five rolls on hand. Of course, I need it to hold my car together

In the south, we call it "Alabama Chrome".

31 posted on 02/11/2003 11:15:44 AM PST by Diverdogz
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To: kellynla
No offence but I keep that stuff in the house all the time. Started doing it after a local disaster drill by my EMS service. Simulated chlorine leak form a train car. Based on winds and location my house ( less then 2 miles from the tracks) was smack dab in the "Red" zone. That means dead. No evacuation, no nothing, just dead. So sheltering in place for a couple of hours doesn't strike me as a ridiculous alternative. Anyone who lives within a couple of miles of train tracks, or an industrial park, or a big public swimming pool or water treatment plant etc etc, get my message?
32 posted on 02/11/2003 11:15:56 AM PST by Kozak
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To: BurbankKarl
Just got a couple of rolls from Wal*Borg. My dog chewed a huge roll we had, so we needed to re-supply. I did feel silly though. I didn't see anyone else buying any. I also bought those emergency rain ponchos for 87 cents each. I use them for k-9 search and rescue. I thought that if I did need it for windows, it would work really well.
33 posted on 02/11/2003 11:16:09 AM PST by Snowy (Tick off a lib -> Work hard, earn lots of money, and be happy)
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To: Poohbah

How is duct tape like the Force?

It has a light side...

...it has a dark side...

...and it binds the universe together :o)

I first heard that joke in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, the medieval recreation group). We use a lot of duct tape in the SCA, which ironic considering the group's purpose, but duct tape is the perfect thing for covering a rattan sword, or for repairing the edging on a shield or for holding bits of broken armor together....

34 posted on 02/11/2003 11:16:30 AM PST by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: BurbankKarl
For what it's worth - using plastic sheeting and duct tape is pretty standard defense against airborn poison and radiactive dust. From what I've read, using it to create in home shelters is SOP in Israel where they've been worried about this for sometime.

The fallout from a "dirty" bomb is going to be primarily dust laced with plutonium - an alpha particle emitter. Alphas are big and slow and can be stopped with just about anything - but you really don't want them inside you.

The idea of sheeting and tape to seal up a room or two inside the house until the dust cloud disperses makes a lot of sense. I think it's called "shelter in place". You might try searching the Internet for that term.

I'm more concerned that goverment is finally talking about the specifics of the threat. I'm getting increasingly worried. I spent the morning talking to my sister on her cell-phone while she went shopping to pick up some plastic drop cloths and a couple of rolls of duct tape. She has four little kids. (She picked up some extra water jugs and and flashlights as well. If nothing else, we're going to have a great time camping this summer.)

She said no one else was buying anything like that today - but people were sure paying attention to CNN on the TV in the store.
35 posted on 02/11/2003 11:17:42 AM PST by waspguy
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To: keithtoo
I hate to say it, but this recommendation from Ridge is as boneheaded as anything the Dim's could come up with.

I agree. I've ranted here several times on what a dumbbell Fatso Tommy Ridge is. Every time he opens his stupid mouth, the DOW drops another 500 points!

Mr. Ridge, should I stand or sit when I pee? (/sarcasm)

36 posted on 02/11/2003 11:17:56 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: fight_truth_decay
Its more the idiot advice that bugs me, than a warning that something might happen.

Duct tape? Being from the South, I fully realize that ANYTHING can be fixed with duct tape, but I hadn't been aware that ANYTHING can be prevented with duct tape also.

What am I suppposed to ascertain about the threat, if all the information I have is 'be aware' and 'get some duct tape'. Is Ridge trying to tell America that terrorists will blow up all US fastener factories? Then the duct tape thing would make perfect sense.

37 posted on 02/11/2003 11:19:40 AM PST by keithtoo
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To: The KG9 Kid
Three years ago I had the choice of either removing the radiator from a 1987 Suburban to solder the overflow line to the neck or use JB Weld. The JB Weld is still holding fine.
38 posted on 02/11/2003 11:21:07 AM PST by SLB
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To: Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
you are a bonehead. Bonehead = ignorant</>

Thanks for the name-callin' my friend. I am not saying that you run out and stockpile duct tape. I am not running out to buy anything. Seems you are so upset over the warnings, that you seem to be showing signs of fear turned toward anger. Bush is caught between Iraq and a hard place. You keep people informed and go about your daily routine, but you stay alert..and you let the terrorists know the Alert is out. Duct tape the screen on your tv...will keep you uninformed 24/7.

Respectfully

"the bonehead=ignorant"

f_t_d ;)

39 posted on 02/11/2003 11:22:04 AM PST by fight_truth_decay (first beer's on me)
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To: BurbankKarl
I plan to purchase the duct tape soon (we have some but need more), and I did notice lots of bottled water being sold at the supermarket today.
40 posted on 02/11/2003 11:23:07 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: BurbankKarl
I bought a couple of rolls. Waiting for the stores to run out, and auction it off on EBAY! $$$$$$$$$

sw

41 posted on 02/11/2003 11:23:29 AM PST by spectre (spectre's wife (Grins..))
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To: BurbankKarl
Hajj ends February 13th.
42 posted on 02/11/2003 11:24:54 AM PST by suekas
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To: keithtoo
I hate to say it, but this recommendation from Ridge is as boneheaded as anything the Dim's could come up with.

Normally, I would agree with you. The entire concept of Obergruppenfuhrer Ridge and his Department of Love gives me the willies, though his color-coded charts are downright silly. Any warnings which are general enough to be shotgunned nationwide lack any useful specificity and are completely worthless, and sound more like CYA than useful intelligence.

In this case, however, the "duct tape and plastic" remark has a tinge of practicality for people in certain locations. If I lived east (downwind) of New York City or Washington, DC, duct tape and plastic might provide effective protection in the event of airborne fallout from a "dirty" bomb. That and some rain. But I doubt that folks in Bumfart, Mississippi should be overly concerned.

43 posted on 02/11/2003 11:25:12 AM PST by Always A Marine
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To: fight_truth_decay
Not calling you a bonehead, calling the panic-mongers bonehead. If you feel the designation applies to you, feel free.
44 posted on 02/11/2003 11:27:08 AM PST by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: SLB
Another satisfied customer!
45 posted on 02/11/2003 11:29:38 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: BurbankKarl
Here in Georgia, duct tape holds together our cars, plumbing, boots, cracked windows, etc.

Everyone has a few rolls on hand, but I'll stop at the dollar store and pick up a few more rolls.

46 posted on 02/11/2003 11:30:22 AM PST by CFW
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To: BurbankKarl

47 posted on 02/11/2003 11:32:28 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Diverdogz
In the south, we call it "Alabama Chrome".

ROTFL!

48 posted on 02/11/2003 11:32:29 AM PST by TonyInOhio ("Be ye men of valor")
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To: waspguy
For what it's worth - using plastic sheeting and duct tape is pretty standard defense against airborn poison and radiactive dust. From what I've read, using it to create in home shelters is SOP in Israel where they've been worried about this for sometime.

In other words, good defense against the kinds of weapons terrorists are least likely to have. The only protection against modern chemical and biological agents is complete airtight protection and air recirculation; in other words, a full body suit and gas mask, or a sealed residence with some kind of air filtration system.

Otherwise, if you can seal off the air in your house enough to protect yourself, you will also suffocate. The only real prepardness in that case would be to have a real shelter with air filtration. Otherwise, the only option is to get out of the affected area, if possible.

Not that I believe these "warnings"; just as the Dems play politics with foreign policy, so do the Republicans. Bush's administration has been milking 911 for all it's worth. Giving endless scare-mongering but useless "warnings" serves to ratchet up the tension and to keep people convinced that war abroad and a police state at home are the only options left to them.

49 posted on 02/11/2003 11:35:03 AM PST by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: BurbankKarl
We actually always keep duct tape in stock as 1/2 of the answer to any problem in life (the other half is WD-40):

"If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use duct tape!"

50 posted on 02/11/2003 11:35:48 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (successful, educated unauthentic latina--in Patrick Leahy's eyes, at least)
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