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240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

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240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm

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Youtube recommended I watch this about Volvo :roll: .



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So Hollywood or was that Volvo suggesting you can survive a blast in the 240 by ducking during the blast? I bet it still starts if you change the battery.
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Re: 240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

Post by abscate » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:27 am

I wonder if you get a U 0238 engine code after this ?

Or perhaps a Pu 0239

Great movie by the way. Pretty controversial when it aired on network because it contradicted the chickenhawk playbook that nuclear war was “ winnable”
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Re: 240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

Post by 93Regina » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:05 am

abscate wrote:
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nuclear war was “ winnable”
Mutual assured destruction - The concept of MAD had been discussed in the literature for nearly a century before the invention of nuclear weapons. One of the earliest references comes from the English author Wilkie Collins, writing at the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870: "I begin to believe in only one civilizing influence—the discovery one of these days of a destructive agent so terrible that War shall mean annihilation and men's fears will force them to keep the peace."[8] The concept was also described in 1863 by Jules Verne in his novel Paris in the Twentieth Century, though it was not published until 1994. The book is set in 1960 and describes "the engines of war", which have become so efficient that war is inconceivable and all countries are at a perpetual stalemate.

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Re: 240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

Post by matthew1 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 am

I was in 7th grade when it aired. It was a big deal, believe it or not. My folks wouldn't let me stay up to watch it (damn East coast programming). So I streamed it 30 years later, finally. Take that, parents.

That was about the time civil defense evaporated. You can still see Fallout Shelter signs in old parts of cities... that was Civil Defense. It was more than just the shelters... it was food/water/medicine supply logistics, neighborhood organisation, etc.

Now, this method of survival is only for our elite class. You're on your own.


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Re: 240 Safest In The Nuclear Age

Post by 93Regina » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:47 pm

matthew1 wrote:
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Now, this method of survival is only for our elite class. You're on your own.
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