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Topic: Chernobyl (miniseries) must watch
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 2, 2019 02:07PM)
This is a must watch. I hope you can view it in the US. Broke the record on IMDb at 9.5

I had recently been posted to W Berlin at the time where radiation rose way above normal levels. A disaster of epic proportions that very nearly ended in catastrophe.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7366338/
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 2, 2019 03:29PM)
It is available. It was shown on HBO last month.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/07/chernobyl-hbo-russian-tv-remake
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 2, 2019 03:54PM)
Canít wait to see Russiaís version. :rotf:
Message: Posted by: landmark (Aug 2, 2019 08:30PM)
I once interviewed the Australian nuclear activist Helen Caldicott about the relationship of nuclear power plants to nuclear weapons. Maybe something to recall as August 6 and 9th come up.

https://jackshalom.net/2017/12/01/sleepwalking-to-armageddon-helen-caldicott/
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 2, 2019 09:40PM)
Https://satwcomic.com/do-you-smell-that


https://satwcomic.com/who-wants-to-live-forever
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Aug 4, 2019 06:03PM)
It is a very well done series. There are a number of 'what were they thinking???' moments where the series departs from reality (in story, and fact re: radiation), but most tv series and movies do similar.

Definitely an interesting watch.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 12, 2019 03:07PM)
Itís incredible that the report received at the Kremlin was 3.6 Roentgens when in fact the true reading was 20,000.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Aug 13, 2019 04:39PM)
Governments lie. All of them. All the time. Nothing should be taken on face value without corroboration.

Here in the US we were told by the head of the EPA in 2001 that the air around the former World Trade Center was safe to breathe.
Two decades later, we're paying out millions in lawsuit dollars for those harmed breathing the poison air.

It's like the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog] story of the scorpion[/url] that Pop Haydn likes to reference. They can't help themselves. It's their nature.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Aug 15, 2019 01:56AM)
[quote]On Aug 13, 2019, landmark wrote:
Governments lie. All of them. All the time. Nothing should be taken on face value without corroboration.

Here in the US we were told by the head of the EPA in 2001 that the air around the former World Trade Center was safe to breathe.
Two decades later, we're paying out millions in lawsuit dollars for those harmed breathing the poison air.

It's like the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog] story of the scorpion[/url] that Pop Haydn likes to reference. They can't help themselves. It's their nature. [/quote]
It's also necessary.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Aug 15, 2019 09:55AM)
Thanks, but I'll still insist on cutting the cards.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 15, 2019 10:29AM)
Russia may have a different nuclear story to explain that's more timely than the Ukraine reactor failure.
I hope they make a version of "Yellow Blue Tibia". :)
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 16, 2019 04:57PM)
[quote]On Aug 13, 2019, landmark wrote:
Governments lie. All of them. All the time. Nothing should be taken on face value without corroboration.

Here in the US we were told by the head of the EPA in 2001 that the air around the former World Trade Center was safe to breathe.
Two decades later, we're paying out millions in lawsuit dollars for those harmed breathing the poison air.

It's like the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog] story of the scorpion[/url] that Pop Haydn likes to reference. They can't help themselves. It's their nature. [/quote]

Whilst I do not disagree with your observation it was actually a cover up before it reached the government. Thereís a very interesting interview with Gorbachev in which he confirms this. A ruptured Hydrogen tank was the apparent reason for the explosion. Lol.