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  •  Wow. We lived in Easton, PA during (3+ / 0-)
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    the missile crisis, but we had people visit our school selling the idea of bomb shelters. They handed out Civil Defense brochures which showed that you could cinder block off part of your basement, or lean an door up against a building and pile dirt on it to hide under.

    As I was a kid, and prone to the idea of fort building, I pestered my parents to no avail. My mom pointed out that nuclear war wasn't really survivable and that bomb shelters only delayed the inevitable.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 10:28:16 AM PDT

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