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1950 - "THE ATOM BOMB AND YOUR SURVIVAL"

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bendyha, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Bendyha

    Bendyha Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A fascinating look back at American history.
    KFRC Radio - Defense Manual.1950

    Sad, at times tragically laughable.......disturbing.

    The list of "SUBVERSIVE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE U.S." is shocking.

    Oh how times have changed....................;).
     
  2. 1300 E Valencia

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    In case of atomic attack:
    1) Get down on the ground,
    2) Curl up into a ball,
    3) Place your head between your legs,
    4) And kiss your butt goodbye!
     
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    Don't worry about atomic attack, there's gonna be a big bunch of red necks dressed up in camo running around in jacked up 4WD Ram Diesel Trucks leading the charge against the enemy, if they can just figure out who he is. I sleep better at night just knowing this!
     
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    In 1965 I took a civil defense course in 'radiological monitoring,' just the thing after the nukes land.
    I was 15 years old and our boy scout troop sponsored the course.
    It was about what to do after the bomb, measuring radiation, safety protocols, when it is safe to leave the fallout shelter and such.
    I still have my graduation certificate.

    Good Dog
     
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    Yeah, I remember those drills. The "No more morning dew" era.

    "Stop, drop and roll over"...seriously??? I'm fighting back! I'll surround myself with my guitars and amps and play along to my favorite live albums of the Jam because no nuke has the raw power of the Jam live.
     
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    You gotta admit, it would be a rush seeing that cloud form just before the flesh was torn off your bones. Talk about going out with a BANG!
     
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    Or hilarious -- the Teen-age Art Club! Now that's a dangerous group.
     
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    It was a sound strategy then and it's still true today.
     
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    I’ve seen multiple guides on duck and cover from the 50s and most of the stuff they tell you to do is just to give you piece of mind before your blown away

    Like i saw one psa with a family picnicking and they use what they brought to shield themselves I think the father has newspaper or something similar he covers his head with

    One of the schools in my area that was a high school in the 50-80s was my middle school and it still had the fallout shelter radioactive sign on the outside of the building but something tells me you’d be just as screwed there as anywhere else
     
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    I’ve always maintained the same attitude that unless there’s some sort of forewarning that it’s probably safe to assume there is nothing to do about it except hope you’re close enough for incineration
     
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    Duck and cover had the disadvantage of seeing generations of gum stuck under your desk. That's my memory.
     
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    I remember the drills that we went through at school during the 1950's so we would be prepared and know what to do when we saw the "flash". Because it was pretty well understood that the "flash" might be the only warning that an attack was underway.

    There were Civil Defense "bomb shelters" located in various parts of the city. They were marked with a pretty good sized sign with the Civil Defense insignia marked on them. It was your business to know where they were and the quickest way to get to them.

    Bomb shelters were very much in vogue. My father had a set of plans to build one that we would access through our basement.

    I remember the Cuban missile crisis in October of 1962 very well because one of tensest days of that crisis occurred on my birthday. Happy Birthday to you too, Mr. Khrushchev ;)!

    We may look back at that time now and maybe smile, or even make a joke - but at the time it was very real.

    It was f'd up, big-time.

    No wonder I got into the controlled substance locker :)!


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    LOL at fallout shelters and bomb shelters. Great. I'm sure they all had adequate air filtration, plenty of food and water and most assuredly human waste disposal systems that would remain viable. How long could you last in one?
    When you come out and everything is destroyed and full of radioactive contamination what were you going to do? It was just a huge PR campaign to make you think it was survivable.
     
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    One vivid memory I have is a jam-packed special PTA meeting (this was in the late fifties) where parents filled out forms specifying whether they wanted their children (us) kept at school or sent home in the event of a nuclear attack. My take was, "Stay at school or walk home.....but face certain death in any case".
    Good times, good times.........;)
    Since Ft Worth was home to Carswell AFB, an important SAC base, we were a significant first strike target.
     
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    There are rushes and rushes.

    This scenario is not on my hit list.
     
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    Looks like fun to me.... ok, maybe more than, say, going to the DMV...
     
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    At least one could hang out there ........for three minutes or so

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