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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 03:47 PM
These Go Bags are backpacks containing items that may be needed in the event of an evacuation, such as a flashlight, first aid kit, water, etc. We have already been through one disaster with 9/11 and our building continues to be a target of terrorist attacks. When the name World Financial Center is on your building, you might as well paint a bullseye on it. Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh because all I thought of was the following quote from of my favorite movies, Dr. Strangelove:


Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days concentrated emergency raisons; one drug issue containing: antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair a nylon stockings. Shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

 
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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 05:13 PM
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These Go Bags are backpacks containing items that may be needed in the event of an evacuation, such as a flashlight, first aid kit, water, etc. We have already been through one disaster with 9/11 and our building continues to be a target of terrorist attacks. When the name World Financial Center is on your building, you might as well paint a bullseye on it. Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh because all I thought of was the following quote from of my favorite movies, Dr. Strangelove:


Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days concentrated emergency raisons; one drug issue containing: antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair a nylon stockings. Shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.


One of the greatest - and funniest - movies ever - George C. Scott as General Turgidson is one of the great comedic creations of all time - when he tells his secretary/FWB "Old Buck'll be back before you can say BLAST OFF!" is one of THE all time great lines, as are most of Peter Seller's as the great Doctor...."MEIN FUHRER!"
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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 05:47 PM
"Well boys, I reckon this is it -- nuclear combat toe to toe with the Ruskies!"

But seriously Jim, I hope all stays safe and sound around you...

 

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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 05:52 PM
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These Go Bags are backpacks containing items that may be needed in the event of an evacuation, such as a flashlight, first aid kit, water, etc. We have already been through one disaster with 9/11 and our building continues to be a target of terrorist attacks. When the name World Financial Center is on your building, you might as well paint a bullseye on it. Anyway, I couldn't help but laugh because all I thought of was the following quote from of my favorite movies, Dr. Strangelove:


Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days concentrated emergency raisons; one drug issue containing: antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair a nylon stockings. Shoot, a fellah could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.


Well you also should have some sort of face mask breathing apparatus. People who were there on 9/11 got asbestos fibers and liquified glass in their lungs. Even a cheap paint mask will do, get some at Home Depot.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 06:11 PM
Kinda makes one wonder what Big Brother knows and aint sharing. Thats scary...not a bit of humor in it. Man, I hope nothing bad happens again Stay safe

 

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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 06:50 PM
I was working at the Associated Press in NY not too long after 9/11 and they gave us these emergency kits complete with a "how to use" seminar. This was the second of two kits they gave us...I guess they thought they'd made some improvements.

Anyway, initially we got one of those masks you use when you're sanding something - I don't think they're too effective against radiation from a "dirty bomb". Second time around we got gas masks like they passed around to Pentagon and other government workers - they were extremely difficult to put on, especially if you had long hair and they had to fit absolutely, positively snug against your enter neck in order to work.

Once you got them on, which took about 2 minutes, you had 5 minutes to get out of the danger zone where radiation would kill you immediately. The masks were effective for about 10 minutes while the time needed to be somewhat safe was about 15 minutes. When asked what to do when the gas masks were totally ineffective, they said, quite straight faced "Run like hell".

We thanked the instructors and filed out all in agreement that we'd immediately take the morphine and look for a bar.

[Edited on 3/8/2011 by Pastdreams]

 

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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 07:29 PM

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If there is some emergency, and your gut is telling you things aren't
right, don't wait around for an "official evacuation" notice.
Just make up some excuse and bail out, quick. Staying with the
herd will get you in trouble every time.

 

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  posted on 3/8/2011 at 08:41 PM
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We thanked the instructors and filed out all in agreement that we'd immediately take the morphine and look for a bar.

[Edited on 3/8/2011 by Pastdreams]


If I was there when it happened, I'd ask you to save me a barstool...

 

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  posted on 3/9/2011 at 09:59 AM
Gina, the masks are in there already. They even put some drinking water and MREs in.

Again, all I could think of was, "get me a grain alcohol and rainwater." when I saw the water packers. I tend to find humor in this stuff for some reason. I started telling people in the office that this bag will keep us alive for enough time to see the real horror and suffering. And they didn't even put a .45 in the bag (although they said we could add to it if we want)!! Reminded me of when Lewis Black commented on diving under a wooden desk in case of nuclear attack....because the desk wouldn't burn up!!

Seriously though, I really dont' worry about this stuff. I lived down the block from WTC on 9/11. Been there, done that. If something happens, it happens. What are you going to do, tape your windows and never go out again?

 

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  posted on 3/9/2011 at 10:27 AM
Best movie line ever is from Dr Strangelove...

"You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!"

 

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  posted on 3/9/2011 at 11:28 AM
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We thanked the instructors and filed out all in agreement that we'd immediately take the morphine and look for a bar.

[Edited on 3/8/2011 by Pastdreams]


If I was there when it happened, I'd ask you to save me a barstool...


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  posted on 3/9/2011 at 11:29 AM
LOL Bupp..

be careful Jim

 

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