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Forum: Food and water 01-22-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By CONELRAD
Iíd bet my job that water kills more people each...

Iíd bet my job that water kills more people each year than that and PFAS put together... actually better not say that too loud. Someone might propose a ban on dihydrogen monoxide next.
Forum: Food and water 01-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By CONELRAD
Have the risks at PPT concentrations even been...

Have the risks at PPT concentrations even been characterized and peer-reviewed? I'm betting they haven't. Eventually, you reach the point of diminishing returns where the benefits don't justify the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-20-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By CONELRAD
Never trust a source that can't spell "Eminent...

Never trust a source that can't spell "Eminent Domain" correctly.

Before everyone pulls out their torches and pitchforks... there is a high likelihood that this was a business decision made for...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 01-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By CONELRAD
Looks like there are at least 2 "new" versions,...

Looks like there are at least 2 "new" versions, one with a black cover [Red Dog Press (September 10, 2012), 420 pages], and one with a red cover [Skyhorse; Expanded, Updated edition (January 19,...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-16-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By CONELRAD
They classify them similar to the US: ...

They classify them similar to the US:

https://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/acts-and-regulations/regulatory-documents/published/html/regdoc2-10-1/index.cfm#sec2-2-2


The US levels are:
...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-15-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By CONELRAD
A citation for disorderly conduct?

A citation for disorderly conduct?
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-14-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By CONELRAD
It sounds like a similar situation to Hawaii. ...

It sounds like a similar situation to Hawaii. The Provincial Government was conducting an internal exercise, probably clicked the wrong field, (I assume they use something similar to IPAWS or WEA)...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 01-13-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,511
Posted By CONELRAD
The air itself doesn’t become radioactive. While...

The air itself doesn’t become radioactive. While you can kick it up/resuspend it, as countryboy said, fallout is the consistency of sand so it doesn’t float around easily or float into buildings.
...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 01-09-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,223
Posted By CONELRAD
Doesn't sound like it's for NY and VA to me.

Doesn't sound like it's for NY and VA to me.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 01-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,548
Posted By CONELRAD
Sounds like this is Iran's exit strategy for the...

Sounds like this is Iran's exit strategy for the conflict. It's the perfect way for them to back down while still claiming they hit us back.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Thanks Lagnar... Misandrist/Misandry......

Thanks Lagnar...
Misandrist/Misandry... precisely the word I was looking for. Itís alive and well in the sequels. Fortunately the off-year movies (Rogue One and Solo) and ďThe MandalorianĒ donít...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Iím glad others are seeing the ďzero growthĒ character arcs as well. Also glad JustMe brought up Wonder Woman. Here we have an excellent demonstration of story vs commentary. Did you notice how...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Exactly. Voyager was a train wreck, not because...

Exactly. Voyager was a train wreck, not because it had a female lead, but because it was based on PC social commentary at the expense of the story.
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Iím sure if you lobby Paramount hard enough...

Iím sure if you lobby Paramount hard enough theyíll rewrite Kirk as a woman. Cuz you know, women only like movies with female leads. :rolleyes: Do any of you realize how sexist you sound? Youíre...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Youíre still preening.

Youíre still preening.
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Oh please. Spare us the moral preening. You're...

Oh please. Spare us the moral preening. You're acting as if the choice of specific demographics were pre-ordained by lore and therefore necessary for the storyline. It wasn't. The selection of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
How about using force lightning on a fleet of...

How about using force lightning on a fleet of incalculable size? That whole scene was contrived so they could discard the ďmaleĒ and have their girl-power finale.

And yes, the parentage thing was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,244
Posted By CONELRAD
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Indeed, which is why itís so successful compared to 7,8,9.

Youíre spot on with your analysis. Every failure in the new films can be traced to the creators attempts to weave *their* social...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-27-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,319
Posted By CONELRAD
Hey wait a minute...

Hey wait a minute...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 12-24-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,748
Posted By CONELRAD
Another climate change thread? Really?

Another climate change thread? Really?
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-24-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,163
Posted By CONELRAD
Complete and utter nonsense. Researchers...

Complete and utter nonsense.

Researchers and "tourists" have been crawling all over the exclusion zones (it's not all one contiguous area you know) for decades. There has been no evidence found...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-24-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By CONELRAD
Iím actually fairly optimistic about the...

Iím actually fairly optimistic about the possibilities for recovery after a limited exchange, but If you think things will be even remotely back normal in any of the affected counties 5-10 years...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-23-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By CONELRAD
The article isnít related to CBRN or NBC survival...

The article isnít related to CBRN or NBC survival at all. Seems like more of a general topic.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-20-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
Itís not solely US government observatories...

Itís not solely US government observatories looking for and finding these rocks. Too many paranoid people make the Federal government out to be all seeing and all knowing and all powerful. Sorry to...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
Take a look at its orbit:...

Take a look at its orbit: https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?orb=1;sstr=216258 It's not going to hit us. The last article I saw on it projected it would cross 2 minutes after you made your post.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-17-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
That's sorta like saying you know the winning...

That's sorta like saying you know the winning lottery numbers... but not which drawing they're for.
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By CONELRAD
Ran it through the WISER app...

Ran it through the WISER app...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By CONELRAD
When you're talking about the trace amounts in...

When you're talking about the trace amounts in fish and other food products, yes. When you're talking about concentrated amounts like mentioned in the story... no, mercury can be very dangerous,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By CONELRAD
Yep looks like I copied the wrong column. I...

Yep looks like I copied the wrong column. I thought that seemed like an awful lot. Shame on me for skipping the “sanity test”.

EDIT: Nope, that's still not right. NIOSH says 0.043 mL/kg is the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By CONELRAD
What are you talking about?

What are you talking about?
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,322
Posted By CONELRAD
https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/mercury-sp...

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/mercury-spill-in-west-houston/285-7984e321-e935-48b5-91b5-eb1b07972fee

Idiot.

Sounds like the FD finally got to play with their decon corridor at least....
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-16-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
I agree, it's good general advice, I just wanted...

I agree, it's good general advice, I just wanted to point out that the DHS/FEMA recommendation was just that, a general recommendation, not related to a specific imminent event.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
The recommendation was based on the findings of...

The recommendation was based on the findings of the NIAC Catastrophic Power Outage Study. It wasn't based on a specific imminent threat. It's just FEMA and these panels doing what they're supposed...
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 12-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,896
Views: 476,946
Posted By CONELRAD
Next they’ll be telling us dogs and cats are...

Next they’ll be telling us dogs and cats are living together.:D:


Earthquakes, Volcanos... (“https://youtube.com/watch?v=O3ZOKDmorj0”)
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-14-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By CONELRAD
Radiation and Fallout Question

Correct. And itís not even the ďdustĒ itself. That will settle out the same as if you threw a handful of sand into the water. Fallout is vaporized soil that gets mixed with fission byproducts...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By CONELRAD
Okay, I see what you're asking. The answer is......

Okay, I see what you're asking. The answer is... it's complicated. :D:
I also assume you meant "3 feet", not 3" (3 inches).

Before I get into the explanation, I would install a shut-off valve...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-12-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By CONELRAD
Radiation and Fallout Question

Iím not seeing the connection between what you asked and radiation or fallout. This sounds more like a DIY or construction question. You might want to ask a mod to rename it and move the question...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-12-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,999
Posted By CONELRAD
Vagueness is coming! One of my favorite...

Vagueness is coming!

One of my favorite tropes!


https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VaguenessIsComing
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-11-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By CONELRAD
Exclamation CBRN FAQ Series: Will duct tape and plastic sheeting protect you during CBRN events?

QUESTION: Does duct tape and plastic really work? Do I need to make my fallout shelter air-tight to be protected from radioactive fallout?

When the Bush Administration made this recommendation in...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-09-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 346,885
Posted By CONELRAD
As JustMe said, the behavior of atmospheric...

As JustMe said, the behavior of atmospheric nuclear testing backs my statement up.

You can also simulate it with modeling tools like NOAA's Hysplit.
...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 346,885
Posted By CONELRAD
Actually thatís another thing that makes the...

Actually thatís another thing that makes the Chemtrail nonsense. If you spray anything at those altitudes, itís not coming down over the US. It will take years to reach ground level.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 83,162
Posted By CONELRAD
Was I supposed to see/read something other than...

Was I supposed to see/read something other than the video of "train like a Wookiee"?

... and here we have the reason this is a thing...



= $$$$$$$ for the bloggers.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 83,162
Posted By CONELRAD
Your responses resemble that of a BOT. I...

Your responses resemble that of a BOT.

I for one am not even challenging the existence of a large, long-period, planet or even brown dwarf. There absolutely could be one (or more likely more...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-07-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 83,162
Posted By CONELRAD
Yes, yes, anyone who disagrees with you is in...

Yes, yes, anyone who disagrees with you is in denial or afraid to accept the truth, we've heard it. There are plenty of other video platforms out there so that excuse doesn't fly anymore. Besides,...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-07-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 346,885
Posted By CONELRAD
No pictures?

No pictures?
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 83,162
Posted By CONELRAD
Nah, some of us have just taken enough astronomy...

Nah, some of us have just taken enough astronomy and astrophysics courses to know the difference between real celestial objects and lens effects. Kinda funny how you keep posting pictures which are...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-04-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By CONELRAD
Thank you for reminding me about that. I meant...

Thank you for reminding me about that. I meant to address it and then promptly forgot. Absorption of chemicals through the skin is an important point too.
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-04-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By CONELRAD
Exclamation CBRN FAQ Series: How long do respirator / gas mask filters last?

QUESTION:I just bought a respirator/gas mask. Are the filters any good? How long will the filter last if I need to use it?



Storage Life

Provided they are properly sealed, the filters are...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-02-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,585
Posted By CONELRAD
Unless you have a background in HazMat/CBRN, you...

Unless you have a background in HazMat/CBRN, you probably shouldn't be approaching this subject from the position of trying to offer "solutions" to anyone. It's certainly okay to put the idea out...
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 12-01-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By CONELRAD
Books as an expedient fallout shield

Both are good questions but neither have easy answers.

Rain can wash fallout out of the air if the detonation is small enough where much of the cloud stays at or below the level of precipitation. ...
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