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Early 1960s Photo: "Nuclear Bomb! Fallout Shelter On Display Here! Public Invited"
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Posted on 06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Early 1960s - Nuclear Bomb Fallout Shelter On Display Here

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KEYWORDS: bombshells; bunker; catalinapools; civildefense; coldwar; doomsdaypreparation; drstrangelove; falloutshelter; iteotwawki; nuclearbomb; preppers
Dr. Zaius reading The Daily Mail "The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago."
1 posted on 06/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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General Buck Turgidson gif photo tumblr_ml9as6M4S41qatmzjo3_500_zpsaa5036ec.gif So sweetheart ... how do you like my doomsday basement bunker?
2 posted on 06/30/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
There are no bomb shelters still maintained as part of Civil Defense

unless you are Government ELITE !!


3 posted on 06/30/2013 11:52:27 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DogByte6RER

As someone who lived through the Cuban missile crisis, and can remember the weekly (in our case Friday at noon) air raid warnings, and the duck and cover training at school, this was a real threat.

WWII was less than 20 years in the past.

The Soviet Union was a real threat.

Would air raid shelters actually work, most likely not since they did not take into account what you do when the attack is over. But that is not how you have to look at it.

People were scared. What could a father do to protect their families. This was one option.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 11:54:14 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

The White House has a new super bunker.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 11:54:50 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


6 posted on 06/30/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

7 posted on 06/30/2013 11:56:22 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: DogByte6RER

8 posted on 06/30/2013 11:58:41 AM PDT by abb
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To: DogByte6RER

9 posted on 06/30/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

I go back further,,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the” get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands” drills.


10 posted on 06/30/2013 12:01:24 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let’s all go to the bunker ... and get something to eat!


11 posted on 06/30/2013 12:02:05 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

12 posted on 06/30/2013 12:03:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: abb

The Go Home Drill and blackout was the scariest..


13 posted on 06/30/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I go back further,,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the” get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands” drills.


Me, too. Later in high school we changed that to “bend over and kiss your azz goodbye”.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 12:04:17 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

laplata ~:” The White House has a new super bunker.”

My point .. EXACTLY !
another government “ ELITE “ benefit and entitlement !
and what about us peons ?

Want to flumix the local government officials ?
Go to Village / Town / County officials and ask !
Ask where the nearest fall out shelter is !
Ask who is responsible for maintaining fresh supplies .
Where is the nearest tornado shelter , flood shelter .. etc.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 12:04:54 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now a “Drone-proof” shelter.


16 posted on 06/30/2013 12:06:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: laplata

laplata ~:” Later in high school we changed that to “bend over and kiss your azz goodbye”. “

Yup ! That’s how I remember it too !


17 posted on 06/30/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DogByte6RER

BLAST OFF !

Oh the good old Days !

and now ,,,,,


18 posted on 06/30/2013 12:10:05 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ("don't hurt me , G 'man!")
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When I was a Girl Scout in the 1960’s, we stayed overnight in a shelter. We slept on bunk beds and ate soldier’s rations probably left over from Korea or WWII.

I went to grade school in DC and we did a lot of the ‘bend over’ or ‘run to the school basement’ drills. I had no idea people did them in other parts of the country until fairly recently.

That’s a Washington-centric mindset for you. : )


19 posted on 06/30/2013 12:13:36 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Obama’s narcissistic mind translates that super bunker and similar means of survival into a Security Blanket. He thinks he’s immune to anything disastrous.

This man is as evil as anyone who has ever lived on this planet and we’re going to suffer greatly, I’m afraid.

When SHTF his supporters can go to hell.


20 posted on 06/30/2013 12:15:10 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Yeah, as little kids we hadn’t a real clue. But by the time we were in our teens we knew.

During the Cuban Missile Crisis I remember JFK speaking to the nation. My Dad made us sit around and pay attention.


21 posted on 06/30/2013 12:19:10 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Fallout Shelter--Dore Alpert (1962)
22 posted on 06/30/2013 12:23:54 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: radiohead

In Superior, AZ, the plan was to take the entire town of 4,000 into the mine 500 level with people bringing their own stash of food. Not real well thought out but even Phoenix then was not considered a real likely target and it is 65 miles away. The mine, along with its sister mine in San Manuel did produce some 10% of the copper used in the USA though. Now, with the mines mostly closed, Superior would be a good spot to sit things out.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 12:27:45 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DogByte6RER

.....can ruin your whole day.

Watch out for these guys...

"Somebody dropped a bomb...crazy kick.""

Better to have an not need than to need and not have...

24 posted on 06/30/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ape has killed ape.

25 posted on 06/30/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Liberty Valance

yes. Girls are included. They’d be in their 80’s now so give them a minute to get into their bikinis.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 12:33:59 PM PDT by albie
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To: laplata
How soon our nation forgets!

I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis vividly. I stood near a line of teletype machines from various newswire services, monitoring the progress of the Soviet ships as they neared our Naval blockade. I wondered if I had time to get home to be with my wife and children before Soviet ICBMs delivered Hell (I lived near a Strategic Air Command base, a very likely target.)

There was an audible sigh of relief from everyone nearby when the teletypes clacked out the news that the Russian ships had turned away from the blockade. That's as close to an all-out nuclear war as I ever want to come.

27 posted on 06/30/2013 12:35:41 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I go back further,,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the” get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands” drills.

Just made identifying the bodies easier,, we lined up in the hallways by alphabetical order.

28 posted on 06/30/2013 12:37:30 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Bernard Marx

You had an up close experience.

One of my Dad’s World War II buddies was a B-52 pilot. He visited us a few months after it was over and said it was damned scary.

In those days we were all “Americans”. My Dad used the term “Red blooded American” all the time.


29 posted on 06/30/2013 12:44:50 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

,,, into the 50s for grade school. I remember the” get under your desk and cover your neck with your hands” drills.
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
Likewise grade school 40’s/50’s and remember the ‘Fall Out Shelters’. When I went to Boot Camp (Navy) in ‘56 after 1 ABC instruction period/class, I decided to NEVER trust an adult again, no matter what they said - if they could ‘lie’ about the desk and covering your head was adequate ‘protection’, they would be able to lie about anything. Of course in ‘54 they were still having Sailors on the OPEN DECKS of ships face away from a nuclear blast - Oh yes, make sure your pants were tucked in your socks and shirt sleeves and collars buttoned and have your counter on....
I was at either the Pentagon or NAVCOMMSTA Cheltenham during Bay of Pigs and Kennedy Assassination .. some ‘fun’ times but I don’t remember any ‘panic’ on our part, Just doing our job.....


30 posted on 06/30/2013 12:47:09 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: DogByte6RER

My dad built one. It was comforting for a young kid. We had some of our most interesting conversations about life when I sat and talked to him as he laid bricks.


31 posted on 06/30/2013 12:51:27 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Bernard Marx
My oh man did that bring back memories.

I was in 3rd grade, and my father was preparing some sort of shelter for us, just in case.

He actually had sand bags covered over the celler window.Actaully more like a root celler. Mom and dad had all sorts of food stuff, (powdered eggs and milk), freshly canned fruit, and tomatoes.

I still remember my mom and dad discussing if they should send us to school that day. They did but daddy promised if anything happened he would come and get us.

32 posted on 06/30/2013 12:52:47 PM PDT by mware
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To: BenLurkin

Ray Miland. Classic stuff.


33 posted on 06/30/2013 12:54:32 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: albie

“yes. Girls are included. They’d be in their 80’s now so give them a minute to get into their bikinis.”

OMG that’s funny.


34 posted on 06/30/2013 1:24:13 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Bobalu

A great, great flick.


35 posted on 06/30/2013 1:35:48 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Yup, a fun film...
http://viooz.co/movies/3630-blast-from-the-past-1999.html


36 posted on 06/30/2013 1:43:23 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Remember Cuban Missile Crisis - was in 2nd grade

Rumor was that Russkies had targeted the school

Thought that was pretty cool - would not have to go to school......


37 posted on 06/30/2013 1:47:46 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Bobalu

That is one of my favorite movies. Blast From The Past!


38 posted on 06/30/2013 2:14:21 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: DogByte6RER

Good place for a wingding.


39 posted on 06/30/2013 2:22:24 PM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: DogByte6RER
I get a kick out of photos from the 1960s because the men always wore those dark suits with white shirts and ties - all Mad Men style. Even if it was 90 degrees outside and tropical. Hell, even Dick Nixon would walk the beach in a pair of stiff wingtips. Although when he was daring, he'd remove his tie.

The women, on the other hand, knew how to live. Dresses light as a feather, usually reclining by the pool with a drink of wine in their petite little hands, without a care in the world. All Jackie style.

40 posted on 06/30/2013 2:37:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: kanawa

I hear you’re mad about Bruebeck.


41 posted on 06/30/2013 2:43:00 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I lived in Florida during the nuclear stand-off with Cuba/Russia. We each had to bring a gallon of water and a blanket to school and store it there. I’m sure that and the protection of a school desk was all I needed to survive a nuclear attack.


42 posted on 06/30/2013 2:54:08 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Nik Naym
We've got to have some music on the new frontier.

NEW FRONTIER - DONALD FAGEN ( ! ORIGINAL VIDEO ! )
43 posted on 06/30/2013 2:55:28 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: BubbaBasher

“I’m sure that and the protection of a school desk was all I needed to survive a nuclear attack.”

Yeah. You were just gonna get a bit of a sunburn.


44 posted on 06/30/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: piroque
Just made identifying the bodies easier

If you read about our last nuclear war, 'duck and cover' saves lives and reduces casualties.

45 posted on 06/30/2013 6:12:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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