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Potential SHTF scenarios & tinfoil hat thread (Please read post 1)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,515 ✭✭✭✭ Esel


    aaakev wrote: »
    First case od Ebola in US confirmed

    http://time.com/3450540/ebola-outbreak-us-cdc/
    Not bugging out just yet.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 477 ✭✭ blowin3


    I personally know of a family who arrived in Ireland this week from Sierra Leone. They were checked twice in Freetown (temp) than traveled to mainland Europe UK and than Ireland. There were no checks or questions asked. Crazy......


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    A very long article in the Washington Post on preppers and Ebola.
    Assume, though it may make no sense, that Ebola is a more of a danger in the U.S. than officials think now. In survivalist parlance, what is your “SHTF plan” — that is, your plan for when the (s)— (h)its (t)he (f)an?

    Don’t have one? There are some who do. They sometimes call themselves “Preppers” — the word those devoted to preparing for environmental and/or financial Armageddon usually prefer to “survivalist” — have some advice for you.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/06/how-survivalists-in-america-are-plannning-their-escape-from-ebola-apocalypse-right-now/


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭ laoch na mona


    considering Ebola's limited spread in Africa, I think we should be safe


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Weather chart for next week

    B1G-gWqCIAEYGvC.png

    The first real cold snap of the winter looks to be headed our way, get your winter preps in order now!


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    London under threat, allegedly, from a dirty bomb.
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have reportedly developed a nuclear weapon from the radioactive material they seized from the Mosul University in Iraq. ISIS bragged about the nuclear device on social media as a British extremist fighter claimed it would wreak havoc in London when it explodes.

    According to media reports, ISIS militants have stolen 40 kilogrammes of uranium in July and used it to make a "dirty bomb." The Mirror noted that British bomb expert Hamayun Tariq was identified as among the militants who issued threats to the West online. In 2012, he left his home in Dudley and went to the Middle East.

    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/574600/20141202/isis-nuclear-bomb-weapons-mass-destruction-london.org#.VH6j_PldV8E


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭ laoch na mona


    Tabnabs wrote: »

    how much of an effect would that have on Ireland? would the fallout be that dangerous to us here


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    how much of an effect would that have on Ireland? would the fallout be that dangerous to us here

    It would really depend on which way the wind was blowing. 330 miles roughly from London to dublin so its not really that far


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    A good FAQ here http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/dirtybombs.asp

    I'd say you'd only be at risk if you were inside the M25 London ring road during the aftermath.


  • Registered Users Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ madmaxi


    Website to estimate nuclear device damage & range.
    There's a crude weapon choice.
    http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
    Choose your location, choose type of device.
    Add your basic options & detonate.
    Gives estimated fatalities & injuries.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭ laoch na mona


    madmaxi wrote: »
    Website to estimate nuclear device damage & range.
    There's a crude weapon choice.
    http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
    Choose your location, choose type of device.
    Add your basic options & detonate.
    Gives estimated fatalities & injuries.

    I'm going to arse around with that site for ages :D

    on a more serious note it looks like a dirty bomb, assuming IS et al are capable of attacks on par with the PIRA then a bomb bigger than a ton would be unlikely


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,324 ✭✭✭ Cork boy 55


    Bad weather inbound

    Wednesday: A very windy day with widespread gales and a possibility of storm force winds for a time with damaging gusts. There will be sunny spells but passing heavy showers of rain or hail also. Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees and feeling cold in the wind. Cold, windy and showery Wednesday night (too windy for significant frost).

    http://www.rte.ie/weather/


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    On a day when religious zealots were running around with AK47s in Paris, science came up with this:
    Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detectable resistance, offering a potential new way to get ahead of dangerous evolving superbugs.

    Researchers said the antibiotic, which has yet to be trialled in humans, could one day be used to treat drug-resistant infections caused by the superbug MSRA, as well as tuberculosis, which normally requires a combination of drugs that can have adverse side effects.

    “The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections,” said Kim Lewis, a professor at Northeastern University in the United States and co-founder of the NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, which has patented teixobactin.

    Mr Lewis worked with researchers at Germany’s University of Bonn and with Britain’s Selcia Limited, and the finding was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

    His co-researcher, Bonn’s Tanya Schneider, explained that teixobactin belongs to a new class of compounds and kills bacteria by causing their cell walls to break down. It seems to work by binding to multiple targets, she said, which may slow down the development of resistance.

    The problem of infections developing drug resistance, a feature of medicine since Alexander Fleming’s discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928, has worsened in recent years as multi-drug-resistant bugs have developed and drug companies have cut investment.

    The World Health Organization warned last year that a post-antibiotic era, where even basic healthcare becomes dangerous due to risk of infection during routine operations, could come this century unless something drastic is done.

    Mr Lewis and his NovoBiotic colleagues sought to address the problem by tapping into new potential sources of antibiotics. They developed a way of growing uncultured bacteria in their natural environment using a miniature device called an iChip that can isolate and help grow single cells.

    NovoBiotic has since collected about 50,000 strains of uncultured bacteria and discovered 25 new antibiotics, of which teixobactin is the latest and most interesting, Mr Lewis said.

    Scientists not involved in the work welcomed the finding, but cautioned that human trials of teixobactin would be key.

    “The discovery of a potential new class of antibiotics is good news,” said Richard Seabrook of Britain’s Wellcome Trust medical charity. “Screening previously unculturable soil bacteria is a new twist in the search ... and it is encouraging to see this approach yielding results. However, we will not know whether teixobactin will be effective in humans until this research is taken ... to clinical trials.”

    Mr Lewis hopes to start human testing in around two years.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/antibiotic-that-kills-bugs-without-resistance-is-discovered-1.2058737


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    So after the paris attacks iv been thinking what if it happened here then i came across this article quoting a Muslim cleric in the UK who is a supporter of ISIS. The attacs in paris just shows how easy it is for a couple of radicals to cause mayhem and i can only imagine what these people think about American plans using shannon and reckon that could definitely make ireland a target in the future

    “You know it’s not just now that it’s become a legitimate target - I believe for a long time that in the eyes of al-Qaeda and others, it is a place which is being used to aid and abet the war... the Irish claim that it is neutral is not something which has been bought by Muslims around the world .”

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/us-use-of-shannon-airport-makes-ireland-a-target-anjem-choudary-1.2060258


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,965 ✭✭✭ laoch na mona


    aaakev wrote: »
    So after the paris attacks iv been thinking what if it happened here then i came across this article quoting a Muslim cleric in the UK who is a supporter of ISIS. The attacs in paris just shows how easy it is for a couple of radicals to cause mayhem and i can only imagine what these people think about American plans using shannon and reckon that could definitely make ireland a target in the future




    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/us-use-of-shannon-airport-makes-ireland-a-target-anjem-choudary-1.2060258

    i suppose militarily we are a legitimate target, hopefully nothing will happen but i'd feel much better if the yanks stopped using shannon


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭ touts


    i suppose militarily we are a legitimate target, hopefully nothing will happen but i'd feel much better if the yanks stopped using shannon

    Regardless of the yanks using Shannon these ISIS boys see everyone as a legitimate target. Jew, Christian, Muslim or none it doesn't matter. If you aren't a member of their gang you are an enemy and a target. If they get an opportunity for an attack in Ireland they will take it and our security forces should be making plans and training for dealing with an attack.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,648 ✭✭✭ Kevhog1988


    Bomb scare in intel??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    Bomb scare in intel??

    Whats that now? ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,648 ✭✭✭ Kevhog1988


    aaakev wrote: »
    Whats that now? ?

    Its all over the news and twitter. There was a bomb threat called into intel this morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    Its all over the news and twitter. There was a bomb threat called into intel this morning.

    Oh feck! Must have a look


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,324 ✭✭✭ Cork boy 55


    be advised

    Awaiting Met Eireann to upgrade Storm Rachel to red alert, gusts to 140-150kph for the North west Coast

    North Atlantic bomb cyclone tracks toward Ireland, U.K., threatens hurricane-force winds
    ....
    On Wednesday night, hurricane-force winds are forecast off the western shores of Ireland, with gusts peaking even higher.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/01/13/north-atlantic-bomb-cyclone-tracks-toward-ireland-u-k-threatens-hurricane-force-winds/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    Checking Met.ie today and it looks like the high winds we were due have been down graded a bit. Yesterday the weather map for today showed us with a 70kmph arrow over us now its only showing as 45. So hopefully it won't be that bad.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Scary story about a chemical storage fire in Spain. Lots of big pharma facilities in rural and urban Ireland. Be prepared.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/toxic-orange-cloud-spreads-over-towns-after-chemical-explosion-661989.html


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    A great story on how planning to have to stay out in cold weather can save your life.

    https://www.adn.com/article/20150214/alaska-pilots-sometimes-winter-survival-means-not-taking


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Why it's important to teach your family the same survival skills that you possess.

    http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/17/maine-wardens-searching-for-2-teens-on-snowmobile/
    stay calm, keep moving, find shelter, build a fire and wait, then hike out in daylight and catch a ride, to the relief of relatives.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    The little Russian Baltic enclave that you've probably never heard about.

    map-kaliningrad.jpg

    Apparently the Latvian's and Lithuanian's are eyeing their seemingly insignificant neighbour warily in case the almost 1 million mainly Russian population want a more "permanent" access route to the rest of mother Russia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningrad_Oblast

    This is one to watch in the power struggle of Putin and his former Soviet neighbours.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    An interesting case whereby a guy built a wooden cabin/chalet without planning permission and the High Court has very clearly come down on the side of the planners and it will now be knocked down. This isn't a cabin in the woods, but it does give precedence to CoCo planners to ask for DIY building project to be removed even if claimed to be the "family home" and any rights of protection that gives under the constitution.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/judge-orders-demolition-of-unauthorised-co-wicklow-home-1.2179552


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,440 ✭✭✭ The Aussie


    A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town.

    The disease, whose symptoms include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within a day of falling ill in the town of Ode-Irele.

    Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus.

    "Twenty-three people [were affected] and 18 deaths were recorded," the Ondo state health commissioner Dayo Adeyanju said.

    The government spokesman for the state, Kayode Akinmade, earlier gave a toll of 17 dead.

    "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," Mr Akinmade said.

    The World Health Organization meanwhile said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead.

    "Common symptoms were sudden blurred vision, headache, loss of consciousness followed by death, occurring within 24 hours," WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic siad, adding that an investigation was ongoing.

    Another WHO spokesman, Gregory Hartl, said according to a preliminary report, all those affected began showing symptoms between April 13 and 15.

    Sounds like a whole bag of laughs...



    http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/04/19/08/28/mysterious-disease-kills-18-people-in-nigeria


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,075 ✭✭✭ sheesh




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,091 ✭✭✭ aaakev


    sheesh wrote: »

    The US has **** loads of tanks in strategic locations in countries bordering Russia too... ww3 coming? !?!?!?!


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