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Duct and cover

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeAlletto, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Well-Known Member

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    What do you all think of the recommendation to duct tape and put up plastic sheets in a room in your house to protect against an attack? Considering the fact that plastic wouldn't stop a lot of chemicals and won't do anything for radiation and the only way to seal the house would be to totally make it airtight with its own internal life support system.

    Anyone out there "protecting" their home?
     
  2. Seth_L

    Seth_L Well-Known Member

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    Haha no.

    Seth
     
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  4. Seth_L

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    I think the media needs something else to do other than working people into a panic.

    I mean think about it. Would you rather go in the first wave, or would your rather deal with the post nuclear attack situation?

    Seth
     
  5. MikeAlletto

    MikeAlletto Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Bunch o' BS.
     
  7. Mark C Sherman

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    The news people are working with the PLASTIC SHEET and DUCT tape manufacturers this way they can in prove sales.

    I wonder if Peter Jennings gets a Kick Back


    Its the same In Boston When ever there is a Surplus of milk. The Farmers tell the weather man to Warn of a possible Nor'ester that way sales go through the roof.[​IMG] :
     
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    Well, I just draped my house in plastic. Had a few leaks due to the heavy rains. Time for a new roof.

    Yeah, I currently live in a bubble.


    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  9. Drew Bethel

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    Hahaha. A large grocery store chain is having a HUGE sale on batteries, canned goods (spam), candles, etc. and coined it "BE PREPARED".

    Watch the news on a given night (or day) and you will see why this nation lives in fear 24/7.
     
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    With CNN flashing photos of all these books available on the subject of duct tape, I can't help but thinking what great satire could be created out of this whole situation by the folks who write THE RED GREEN SHOW.
     
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    I stocking up on beer. Hey, Ron?

    Maybe some food, too.
     
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    There was some good late night one liners on this subject last night. Instead of Dept of homeland security it should be called Department of Home Depot. The Dept of H.S. announced some guidlines to follow just in case of an attack, one of them being if you see a large explosion like that of a nuclear bomb you should drop on the ground and cover your head for about 120 years.

    Me... I just stocked up on cigars, beer, and wine [​IMG]
     
  13. MikeAlletto

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    All I know is that nothing better happen next week. I'm closing on my house and I need the banks to be open on thursday. I'll be seriously pissed off if something happens and they have to shut stuff down. I will personally send my bill to the terrorists and they better pay.
     
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    My opinion is that plastic sheeting and duct tape will do about as much good as lying down and putting a paper bag over your head.

    However, I do think it's prudent to have water, food, camping stoves, spare cash, candles, and so on. I've thought this long before the current hysteria and media feeding frenzy. It's a good idea to be prepared in case of earthquakes, tornadoes, ice storms, etc. etc. Just because many folks are being panicked into impulse buying of things they don't need, doesn't mean that the calmer folks shouldn't prepare for the very real natural disasters that almost every region experiences at regular intervals.
     
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    I can't believe the gullibility of some people. Just because it's on the news does not make it true.
     
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