We are getting bombarded with radiation from the fucking Fukushima plant over in Japan every day and you don't see the government saying anything about it. Although if we went big enough over there I'm sure the fallout clouds would travel completely around the planet and we would be getting a big dose of that.
If one or the other of us does start lobbing nukes TS is going to HTF and I would be more worried about Sheeple Panic Syndrome than anything else.
There are hundreds of millions of people in this country who do not even know what a manual fucking can opener is anymore.
ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – As the rhetoric ramps up over North Korea and nuclear weapons, the cash registers have been ringing at a local Army Supply store, where some are apparently prepping for a third World War.
Ben Orr, the manager of Joe’s Army Navy in Royal Oak, says he’s been selling a lot of “prepper items” over the past week or so.
“We’ve been very busy. Unusually busy, I’d say,” Orr told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. “It’s definitely an increase, just in selling all the normal prepper stuff, end of the world stuff. A lot of water prep stuff, food, MREs — the military meals.”
And there’s been a substantial increase in the sale of a particular item they don’t sell much of — a so-called radiation antidote called potassium iodide.Ben Orr shows off a package of potassium iodide. (Credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ Newsradio 95)
“It actually stops your thyroid from absorbing any radiation. So, it fills your thyroid with iodine, which it normally does anyways,” said Orr. “Your body can’t tell the difference between bad, radioactive iodine and acceptable iodine, so it actually will stop you from getting thyroid cancer.”
The antidote is usually hard to find, but Orr’s store carries two brands.
“It’s supposed to work. It’s FDA approved. But they also recommend you don’t take it unless the government says to take it,” he said. “Unless people are scared of something, we don’t really ever sell it.”
Another popular request: gas masks. But most people looking for those will be out of luck.
“Gas masks are a big thing too, but we only sell them as novelty,” said Orr. “A lot of them are out of date and we don’t guarantee them to work.”
Orr said most people come in and make their purchases without giving any explanation, but a few people have mentioned North Korea.
“Some woman came in earlier and said she had to get it because of little Kim (Jong-un),” he said. “I don’t know if she was making a joke or just got it mixed up.”
As for me, it's Friday, I had to work late last night and then got called back in again after that and didn't get home until four this morning.
It's off to work yet again and I will be turning my phone off when I get home tonight so I can fall down and get some rest.
Maybe tomorrow I will have time to worry about World War 3.