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Old Feb 25th 2022, 6:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Danny B
“Bully” does not begin to describe it. Putin is bombing cities of a peaceful sovereign democratic nation. Again but on a larger scale. Putin is a war criminal.

Good thing we are helping Ukraine.

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Old Feb 25th 2022, 11:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Danny B
It's getting close..

Surely that's wrong? Pitt Meadows is normally a little cheaper than where I am (North Delta) but only by a 1c or 2, was out and about an hour ago and we were at 1.77

EDIT: just checked on gas buddy, Petro Canada in Pitt Meadows is at 1.76 for regular right now.
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Old Feb 28th 2022, 5:31 pm
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What's the difference between a Ruble and a Euro?... A Euro.
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Old Feb 28th 2022, 5:38 pm
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Anyone else having 1980's style existential dread about being collateral damage in a nuclear exchange?
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Old Feb 28th 2022, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
Anyone else having 1980's style existential dread about being collateral damage in a nuclear exchange?
I think Putin is full of shit and he's trying to bluff his way through this 'war' with Ukraine by threatening nuclear war on the west if we intervene....and it's working. The west is shit scared.
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I think Putin is full of shit and he's trying to bluff his way through this 'war' with Ukraine by threatening nuclear war on the west if we intervene....and it's working. The west is shit scared.
I agree. Plus, when people actually realise how little of an area is destroyed by a nuclear weapon and how many it would take to take out a country, they will breathe a little easier. There are benefits to living in places that most people in the world cannot find on a map.
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
I agree. Plus, when people actually realise how little of an area is destroyed by a nuclear weapon and how many it would take to take out a country, they will breathe a little easier. There are benefits to living in places that most people in the world cannot find on a map.
This is fun. An interactive map showing deaths, injuries, fallout zone. Choose your city, type of bomb, wind direction.
https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
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I agree. Plus, when people actually realise how little of an area is destroyed by a nuclear weapon and how many it would take to take out a country, they will breathe a little easier. There are benefits to living in places that most people in the world cannot find on a map.
Very much depends on the nuclear weapon. If we take a larger Russian SSBN it may carry 200 warheads (say 10 per missile). Hiroshima/Nagasaki = 15 kt yield per bomb. Each warhead may have a punch of 100 kt. Times 200. Enough for the 20 largest cities in Canada to be levelled completely. With all the suburbs. There will be other issues after levelling cities which would hurt places all over the map.
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I bought some toilet paper yesterday just in case.
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It is the cancer causing fallout in the air and water that is the horrible after effect. That radiation effect will make it impossible for scientists to say whether cancer cases went up because of a manmade virus and a vaccine or because a few nukes were dropped in the northern hemosphere.
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It is the cancer causing fallout in the air and water that is the horrible after effect. That radiation effect will make it impossible for scientists to say whether cancer cases went up because of a manmade virus and a vaccine or because a few nukes were dropped in the northern hemosphere.
Oh, dear…
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I bought some toilet paper yesterday just in case.
Oh don't start those brain dead idiots off again!!!
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
Anyone else having 1980's style existential dread about being collateral damage in a nuclear exchange?
There is somewhat of a deja vu about this scenario again....... who would have thought it would come to this again after the fall of the USSR
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Originally Posted by Mordko
Very much depends on the nuclear weapon. If we take a larger Russian SSBN it may carry 200 warheads (say 10 per missile). Hiroshima/Nagasaki = 15 kt yield per bomb. Each warhead may have a punch of 100 kt. Times 200. Enough for the 20 largest cities in Canada to be levelled completely. With all the suburbs. There will be other issues after levelling cities which would hurt places all over the map.
the website I posted a linkbtoo illustrates this.
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
Anyone else having 1980's style existential dread about being collateral damage in a nuclear exchange?
I went to a lecture once, very late 70s about the medical effects of a nuclear explosion and triage of victims. If I remember correctly, leave the once displaying symptoms as you can do nothing,m those without symptoms should be bled to promote red blood cell production before the existing cells are destroyed. It was quite chilling. I'm sure there are more complex disaster plans now, well hopeful there are.
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