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  1. OK I know a little bit about this crap....this is bad....so bad I bought Iodine pills and duct tape and plastic. Does anyone know what Russia did as a last resort for Cherbobyl? They dumped Boron and water from helicopters. This is bad. I still think nothing will happen but I am being prepared. If the spent fuel pool boiled dry like I have heard....holy crap.....that will be worse than Chernobyl.
  2. It's not the chain reaction that is the problem. In a pressurized water reactor if you lose coolant you no longer have a chain reaction. The whole principle of a pressurized water reactor is getting the coolant to a specified temperature and pressure. They keep temp/pressure at a point where you get maximum thermal neutrons.The problem with losing coolant is the material is so hot that it melts and that causes massive issues like hydrogen explosions because the water separates on contact due to temperatures, and a total meltdown could possibly cause fuel getting critical mass.
  3. That guy doesn't really know what he is talking about. Concrete isn't going to help right away if your rods have lost coolant. That's a last-ditch effort. You first and foremost have to get water or some other fluid flowing over the rods right away. Pumping concrete into it will just hope and pray that you get it in before total meltdown. If you can't cool it then you go there.Also, I highly doubt they were trying to save anything as those reactors were about EOL. They only have a life of about 30 years before Xenon poisoning kills them. I read an article earlier that said at least a couple of these were slated for decom in the next few months.No, they were following procedures.
  4. The biggest problem to these guys is the actual act of cooling. Since it seems they are just dumping water on it and it's not contained they will be exposed to gamma radiation. Of course, I don't know all the details, but it appears they are just flushing seawater over it, which will do the trick for cooling, but it's going to make radioactive nitrogen which has gamma decay. I'll hold off on any predictions until I know facts but I am just saying it is not tinfoil hat to think these guys are going to be exposed.They are pumping water into the containment vessels. Problems have happened when they ran out of fuel for the generators that ran the pumps. It is not like they are standing next to the rods. You add seawater, it gets hot, and it looks to me like they aren't venting the steam on time. I would be pissed if I found out that there is some law preventing them from releasing and replacing the dirty water once it is too hot to be effective. Are they exposed? Yes, but they also have protective suits. They aren't exactly working in their shirt sleeves.That is why I put so many disclaimers on my message. We don't know if the containment vessels were cracked from the explosions. They probably weren't but all I am saying is that it is not 100% tinfoil to say these guys aren't being exposed to lethal levels. They probably aren't. I'd say it is likely they aren't. All I am saying is it is possible.And I'm totally in agreement that it would be horse#### if they were prevented from replacing dirty water due to some inflexible law.
  5. I have no real grasp for the magnitude, but it's pretty damn grim. It wouldn't surprise me if it gets a hell of a lot worse and I believe that government and media are careful not to sound alarm bells, so we wouldn't necessarily get the full skinny until after the horse left the barn. But I just don't know enough to say there's a horse in the barn to begin with. To listen to some, it's not a huge deal... To others it could be... I'm watching cautiously, but haven't bought any potasium iodide.You'll have 5 days to buy it if you live on the west coast and 10 days if you live from great basin to great plains.
  6. That is so much bs. Rods are about 4% fissionable uranium. Weapons grade uranium at a minimum are 20% and usually 80-85%.I'll sleep better... But even if there's a minute chance of a fission explosion, that's pretty scary... I'm going to assume it's bs and leave it at that.It's BS. They aren't going to explode. They can't hit critical mass sitting around. They can melt, though, which is no picnic.
  7. The biggest problem to these guys is the actual act of cooling. Since it seems they are just dumping water on it and it's not contained they will be exposed to gamma radiation. Of course, I don't know all the details, but it appears they are just flushing seawater over it, which will do the trick for cooling, but it's going to make radioactive nitrogen which has gamma decay. I'll hold off on any predictions until I know facts but I am just saying it is not tinfoil hat to think these guys are going to be exposed.
  8. Get ready to say goodbye to real cigarettes...good luck, man, let us know when you get it!I will. I met a friend for drinks who I hadn't seen for a few months and he was using one. He hadn't smoked a cig in 2 months.
  9. Ordered a kit two days ago. Should be here any day.
  10. Yes that is an awesome theory and one I subscribe to, especially the books theorized to be written in Babylonian Captivity. I had not read that wiki page yet and look forward to doing so.
  11. Both Eden and Nod are lands described in the Book of Genesis, but there is no historical record of their existence. Some religious historians believe that Eden was located in modern day Iraq; others say Africa. Certainly not in modern day Israel. I don't know if anyone knows where Nod was supposed to be.Ah OK I was thinking history of Israelis but I see what you're talking about now.
  12. Not sure why you think this.Because it is you. No offense but you know some people are going to come in here and sabotage any intelligent discussion just because it is you.Depends on the subject matter. We haven't had that problem in the two history threads.I agree but this is about Israel and you know how some people get on you about that (me included). Fair or not it's true. And one of those guys has a history of getting people banned. That's my whole reasoning on that.
  13. Not sure why you think this.Because it is you. No offense but you know some people are going to come in here and sabotage any intelligent discussion just because it is you.
  14. Good question. I haven't decided. I'm spending the next few days thinking about it. Most discusions of the ancient Hebrews begin with Abraham, though some focus on Noah. Of course both of these are Biblical characters and we don't know whether they actually existed, (though they are extremely important whether they existed or not, especially Abraham.) I will probably start with a little bit about the ancient Canaanites. But I'm not sure.I really think you need to start earlier. Canaan is a great start but I think you need to start with the origins of man and how it relates to early civilation. It all leads to there anyways.Man didn't originate in Canaan. The Canaanites are the first ones who show up in the land we're discussing. So I don't know why we would need to go any further back than them.You won't discuss Eden and Nod?
  15. Good question. I haven't decided. I'm spending the next few days thinking about it. Most discusions of the ancient Hebrews begin with Abraham, though some focus on Noah. Of course both of these are Biblical characters and we don't know whether they actually existed, (though they are extremely important whether they existed or not, especially Abraham.) I will probably start with a little bit about the ancient Canaanites. But I'm not sure.I really think you need to start earlier. Canaan is a great start but I think you need to start with the origins of man and how it relates to early civilation. It all leads to there anyways.