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David
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quote:
Originally posted by Ultraspike:
Yes, we had nude women spelling out "No Bush" or some such curious message in the blizzard last week in Central Park. Sorry I missed it. [Roll Eyes]

They went for the full Brazilian?
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Laura
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quote:
Originally posted by David:
quote:
Originally posted by Ultraspike:
Yes, we had nude women spelling out "No Bush" or some such curious message in the blizzard last week in Central Park. Sorry I missed it. [Roll Eyes]

They went for the full Brazilian?
[pained smilie]

Ouch!

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Eanswyth

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I hope they didn't use duct tape as the depilatory. [Eek!] And I thought wax was bad.
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RuthW

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On the radio today they're saying the threat alert level is going back down a step here in the US. Good thing, too - my stockpile of chocolate and single malt is getting dangerously low.
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Scarlet

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Yes, I've been munching my way through my stash, too. Last night, I ate all the dried fruit and the cheese curls.

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heathen mama
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Does this mean I can take off the decontamination suit I've been wearing for 3 weeks? And I've just figured out how to accessorize it.

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Rowen
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I was at a friend's last night, and asked where the loo paper rolls were kept. She pointed to the Australian government terrorist pack on the table and we fell about laughing. I had not seen this couple for some weeks- since before the arrival of the pack... but it is nice to know that we are all taking it seriously, and that households round the nation are joking about it, uninfluenced by each other... [Big Grin]

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My brother wanted to throw out our terrorist pack yesterday! I didn't let him. He'll be sorry when we have emergency kit inspections and his is missing the latex gloves.

I am a bit concerned that there is no chapter on weapons of mass destruction however. There was an article in the paper last week saying that Australia is a likely target of a WMD. What do they expect us to do? Buy an umbrella?

I'm pleased to report though that the fitting rooms at David Jones (department store) are now terrorist proof! I went to try on a shirt a couple of weeks ago and they were all locked. Eventually a lady came and asked if I wished to try the top on and took me to a fitting room where she proceeded to fiddle around with a PIN on the specially installed panel. I asked her if it was to keep the terrorists out and she said yes. And sure enough, there were NO terrorists in there!

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A pointed little mini-update by Don MacLeod of the New York Press: Death, American style.

We have met the enemy, et cetera.

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David
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I'm copying this in from the ABC website, because the stuff there is pretty ephemeral.

quote:
UK rejects Australian-style terrorism awareness campaign

Britain has rejected an Australian or US-style education campaign on terrorism saying it could be mocked as being simply ridiculous, or lead to panic.

Britain's Home Secretary David Blunkett who today announced that London's ability to respond to a catastrophic terror attack will be tested in the next few weeks, has rejected an Australian or US-style public awareness campaign.

"We do not intend to replicate what has happened in the United States and to some extent in Australia where the equivalent of protect and survive, which older members will remember from the 1960s, was simply mocked as being ridiculous," he said.

Such campaigns the Home Secretary suggested could also lead to panic buying of things like ducting tape.

Instead the UK Government will create a new web site with information about terrorist hazards.


You people in the UK are in terrible danger now that your government has refused to issue fridge magnets.

(I highlighted the duct tape part too, for your enjoyment)

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Erin
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[Killing me]

I dunno... without your duct tape and fridge magnets you UK people are up shit creek.

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Rowen
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Yeah, when you are dead and gone, Lots of Yay and I will still be out there, buying shirts in department stores, looking out for wicked foreigners and such like, not wearing suspicious-looking clothing and daily thanking the powers that be for our magnets.... And then you'll all be sorry you made fun of them all, won't you? [Big Grin]

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clare
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I shouldn't write us off so quickly. We've got a TERROR ATTACK EXERCISE planned.

It's like aerobics, but involves fake smoke.

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Rowen
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Interesting article, yucky piccy... but where oh where are your magnets. Survival without them will be darn hard, believe me!

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daisymay

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I hope this terror practice won't impact on life in London too much. Will we all have to put up with even less easy commuting on the tubes? And it's already so noisy in Paddington with the police helicopter taking off and landing on the roof of the nick (where the dungeon for terrorists is). Not that we've had as many terrorists since the IRA has given up bombing us.

I was vaccinated against smallpox as a baby; does that still work?

And I want a new fridge magnet; we've got a Sol Campbell one that lets you undress him to his underwear and we've lost one of his trainers....

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Laura
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Daisymay,

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has this FAQ for Smallpox, which indicates that smallpox vaccine is effective for 3-5 years. There is some evidence that old vaccinations may confer longer protection, but they aren't quite sure for how long. Also, those who were vaccinated before tend to have less reaction to the vaccine.

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daisymay

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So some of us have been carrying around these nasty vaccination scars on our arms all these years and they're no use to us! [Frown]

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Ariel
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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
I dunno... without your duct tape and fridge magnets you UK people are up shit creek.

Rubbish. We're getting a website. In the event of a terrorist attack, we can log in and email somebody about it. There might even be an online complaints form we can fill in and submit.

[Cool]

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David
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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
I dunno... without your duct tape and fridge magnets you UK people are up shit creek.

Rubbish. We're getting a website. In the event of a terrorist attack, we can log in and email somebody about it. There might even be an online complaints form we can fill in and submit.

The website will only be of use if you're allowed to Dob In a Terrorist, which is of course the real reason for the FridgeMagnet™. It has the Dob-In phone number on it.
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Clyde
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In the UK we keep things simple.

Throughout nuclear and terrorist threats of the past, our Government's instructions have remained the same.

"At the first sign of danger, hide under the table"

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daisymay

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Clyde's right, and it works. My mother was bombed as a toddler in WW1, somewhere like Lowestoft, and her mother grabbed all three little girls who were there at the time and dived under the table. No-one got hurt, but they all remembered it for future circumstances.

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Laura
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quote:
Originally posted by daisymay:
So some of us have been carrying around these nasty vaccination scars on our arms all these years and they're no use to us! [Frown]

[Preachy-Listen-With-Mother Voice]
They were *extremely* useful in the only successful eradication of a disease from the human population of the earth. This is still rightly regarded as one of the top public health achievments of all time. Five years of immunity for everyone until nobody else had the disease was what was needed to ensure this. I'd say such a scar is a proud badge of our membership in the group of people who took part in that great undertaking. Besides, there are many vaccinations that have to be renewed periodically, like Tetanus. Plus, there may be some residual immunity, indeed, but because they can't say for sure how much, they use the low-end estimate.
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clare
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HA! We should all live in East Sussex, where the residents have no need of fridge magnets or duct tape, for they have...

Fireman Armed with Washing-up Liquid.

Oh yes. If this doesn't count as an esculation of the arms race I don't know what does.

"Each East Sussex firefighter has been issued with one bottle of washing-up liquid, two car sponges, six bleach tablets and four bucket liners to decontaminate terror attack victims."

(The Post, 19/2/03, cited in the Guardian).

I am curious as to their method of calculating the appropriate quantities.

clare

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Ariel
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That assumes that each victim conforms to a standard size.
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clare
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Possibly. I am assuming they are working on a babes in arms vs very large blokes quota.

But do firefighters in East Sussex have three arms? I make it one for each sponge, and one to squeeze the Washing-up liquid.

::out to sell my duct tapes shares, and buy ones in Fairy::

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daisymay

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Dear Educating Mother Laura,

I will now go out and have glittery tattoos inked into my spinning wheel scars so that I can flaunt them - any other takers?

And BTW, does Ecover washing up liquid work as well as Fairy? Does the latter have a spiritual element we don't know about?

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Rosa Gallica officinalis
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Clyde writes
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In the UK we keep things simple.

Throughout nuclear and terrorist threats of the past, our Government's instructions have remained the same.

"At the first sign of danger, hide under the table"

Aren't we meant to remove all of the doors in the house, and use them to make a shelter under the table, and pile up mattresses for extra protection. As students we used to keep our 'protect and survive' screwdriver on the meters so we all knew where it was! Cynics have suggested that the advice was never changed so that the clear up job would be easier - they'd just have to find the tables! [Big Grin]

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daisymay

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And there were bomb-shelter tables with wire protection all round. People I knew from London said they all slept in them as children so they must have been big enough for a whole bunch of kids' beds.

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Ariel
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Without wishing to spread a note of gloom, taking off all the doors isn't going to help much in the event of a poison gas or biological warfare attack.
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Tom Day
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new bomb shelter

Whatever you say about the British not having any magnets or duct tape - we get these! Made by a steel firm in Scunthorpe no less

(admittedly they cost £50 000)

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Ariel
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Somehow I feel my bank might not give me a mortgage for one.
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daisymay

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I had a good look around in the tube today and all I saw was a notice saying "The Usual Suspects" and bearing a picture of a set of bags and luggage left abandoned on their own. With the usual instructions not to touch them and to wait till we reach the station before we report them to staff.

Bit boring. [Snore]

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quote:
Originally posted by daisymay:
And there were bomb-shelter tables with wire protection all round. People I knew from London said they all slept in them as children so they must have been big enough for a whole bunch of kids' beds.

Seen one in Devon, at the Cobbatton Combat Collection - a private collection open to the public. Table was about 6 by 4 (feet), four-inch thick wood with a sheet of metal attached underneath, on top of metal legs with what looked like chickenwire around three of the sides.
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David
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We Won! Hooray! the FridgeMagnet beat the Duct Tape!

The citation is here. Scroll down to #38.

I am so proud.

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[ 10. April 2003, 23:38: Message edited by: David ]

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Rowen
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I vow to always honour my magnet.... if I can remember where the heck it is..... [Big Grin]

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Lots of Yay

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I'm so glad I didn't sell mine off earlier. Think how much it'll be worth now! And if I make a package deal with the anti terrorism book... retirement here I come!

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A little quote from clare about the Ark:
quote:
"Esther, Job and the rest are now living in blacked-out rooms sealed with duct tape and plastic sheeting in order to prepare mentally, physically and spiritually for the voyage ahead!"
I was wondering if they have been issued with fridge magnets too.

bb

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Erin
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It is indeed a glorious day here in the deep South -- I FINALLY HAVE MY MAGNET!! That's right, folks, a kind and generous Australian brother in Christ sent me his, clearly at great risk of harm to himself -- after all, without your magnet, how will you know what to do in the event of a terrorist attack?

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you, Icarus Coot, for the centerpiece of my refrigerator magnet collection. You shall be rewarded in (the real) Heaven.

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