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Chernobyl (a must read!)

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a friend sent me this link which i must say is a must read for anyone who has ever heard the story and a DEFINATE READ for those who have not..

i found it very interesting and disturbing at the same time

feel free to post feed back on it too!

Chernobyl
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Wow. There's not much more to say but that. I was familiar with the bare-roots minimum of what happened over there. I had no idea.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Wow is right. Its pretty chilling.
And I dance. And I sing.
And I'm a monkey, in a long line of kings.
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What kind of brass balls do you need to ride through that area even knowing what she knows about physics and nuclear tech and all that stuff. I'd still stay the hell away. And I certainly wouldn't be touching stuff with a bare hand. She said it herself, wood soaks up radiation like a sponge. That would include paper and just about any other fibrous material.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
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Yeah, I saw it before, this is truly an "atomic chick"... "nyu-kyu-lar girl" or whatever Dubya pronounces it... reminds me of the PC game "Fallout"...

I also remember taking a dose of iodine in 1986... no wonder that when they wanted to build nuclear power plant near my city (before 1989, so a Russian design) there was a wave of protests and the project was cancelled. I once visited a site where this plant was meant to be built.
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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That's chilling.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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that is intense.

hey has anyone ever been to the peace musium in japan. i swear that is the most powerful place i have ever been in my life.
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Never been there Shimmy. But Japan is one of those places I plan to go before I die. Which island and city?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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I've stumbled across her site a while ago, doing some research about the upcoming computer game S.T.A.L.K.E.R and it brought back childhood fears of a nuclear meltdown of one of the Biblis reactors here in germany, brought up by the disaster of Chernobyl.

I remember how I was playing outside in the rain with a friend that evening, when our parents frantically called us inside almost angry at us. According to weather forecasts, the wind had carried varied amounts of radioactive material from the detonated reactorblock straight over germany and many other european countries. Seeing the grownups being so scared and the cartoon trajectory of the radioactive fallout spreading over neighbouring countries of ukraine and beyond shown in the news on television, really left a deep impression. I recall spending over an hour under the shower (d'oh how I despise unintentional rhyming).

It was a scary time back then, and it really changed my outlook on the bliss of nuclear energy.
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I'm glad I was on the other side of the globe.
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Originally posted by: Bossk
Never been there Shimmy. But Japan is one of those places I plan to go before I die. Which island and city?


its in harochima right beside the peace dome. with is a build that they left as was since the bomb hit. you can find pictures of it if you look it up it used to be a library my god it is creepy.
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I'm assuming you meant "Hiroshima"?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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That's what I'm assuming too.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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yep. you guys are the new translators..
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It's only one word; besides, the translating torch has been passed to sean, and we're not horning in on his territory.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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glad you guys all enjoyed the link...
picture me reading that at about 3 in the morning and flickin on the song panio sonato 9 by Beethovan at the exact point of seeing that broken record on the site...
if you've ever heard panio sonato 9 by Beethovan well u know how great of a sleep i must have got...
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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MY GOD, THAT IS CRAZY. right when i read your post luke i was listening to beethoven's 9th. i am dead serious man that is scary.
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Nah, better play 8th music track "Vats" from the game "Fallout". It features buzzing noise that makes you think of Geiger's counter and the wailing of air raid sirens in the background. Can't think of anything more appropriate.
I saw the original theatrical release of the Old Trilogy on the big screen and I'm proud of it...
How did I accomplish that (considering my age) is my secret...
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what is fallout anyway?
i know its a game but what kind... for pc or console?
breif synopsis?
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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oh ya and shimraa.. u officially scare me now...
lol

that song rules by the way! nice choice in music
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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Fallout: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game

Set in the aftermath of a world-wide nuclear war, Fallout will challenge you to survive in an unknown and dangerous world. You will take the role of a Vault-dweller, a person who has grown up in a secluded, underground survival Vault. Circumstances arise that force you to go Outside -- to a strange world 80 years after the end of the modern civilization. A world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

Your immediate task is to find a replacement for the broken water purification controller chip. Without that chip, your fellow Vault dwellers are doomed to dehydration or be forced to leave the safety of the Vault for the Outside.
This is among the best computer role playing games ever made. Especially the 'post nuclear 60s' style won them many design prizes (especially the cool cartoon illustrations that came along with it).

The first game they made was actually 'Wasteland', a spinoff of the famous 'Bard's Tale' computer role playing game. There's also an excellent sequel, also worth taking a look at. Unfortunately the development team was dissolved in the middle of the production of the greatly anticipated third installment in the series.
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ive never played fallout, but ive heard from friends that have played it and they said that it was an awesome game.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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Originally posted by: motti_soL
ive never played fallout, but ive heard from friends that have played it and they said that it was an awesome game.


I did, a long time ago, it's kinda cool.

If you thought that chernobyl site was shocking (and it was), check out this one: http://www.inicom.com/hibakusha/ - i've read them all 2 or 3 times each, and it always makes me sick to my stomach... And if that still dosen't make you hate nuclear war, I recomend movies like "Day After", "When the Wind Blows" and "Threads".

Albert Einstein once said "I don't know how World War 3 will be fought, but I know how the fourth one will: with sticks and stones."
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering