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Threads 1983 Film so spooky to real live events going on right now.

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11/14/2012 01:00 PM
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Re: Threads 1983 Film so spooky to real live events going on right now.
Good thread, OP! 5 stars!

We did watch this movie at school in the 80s, it was mandatory. IMO It's better and feels more realistic than The Day After, which is still a good movie.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 972619

Yeah .. communist teachers fear mongering, same here, to weaken the west against the dangers of communism and socialism.

Nuclear exchange even on a global scale is by far not that big threat it was made to be.

And on small scale it is even less of a problem.
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I agree, Threads and Testament are great cinema, but rough to watch. I think parts are very realistic and poignant. I'd also recommend watching both the original BBC Survivors series as well as the newer version.
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Both of these deal with a plague. All of these kinds of dramas help people to think about prepping and learning life skills to cope in the aftermath.
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can you really prep for a all out Nuclear war? you may be able to ride the crest of the wave for a bit, but with the land wrecked, water destroyed, there is no way anyone could prep for what could be a 10 years plus.
Personally if it happened I would want to go in the flash, and not live out a total non exists in a living nightmare
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It depends on how many missles are used. It depends on where they strike. It depends upon if they are EMP high altitude or genuine nuclear weapons.

Yes, everything could be annihilated.

Yes, several could create a Nuclear Winter and slow eventual death due to an inability to grow things due to isotopes being in everything and concentrating in plant and animal life.

Those are extreme scenarios.

Looking at Fukushima, which is turning out to be a lot like Chernobyl, we're seeing thyroid nodules and very high levels of isotopes not only in the region, but also carried in the wind and water. In the long term, I'd expect to see high cancer rates, higher infant mortality, mutations, just like the people of Belarus:

Life finds a way of going on. Many species have adapted, though it's still in general deadly to live at ground zero for humans. Realize that lower life forms have many procreate in shorter gestations and have many more generations of offspring. Eventually some of the survivors adapt to the conditions, or they are not hunted and increase in number, or whatever.

I don't prep to deal with nuclear war, I prep because of the much more likely scenarios that might occur like Hurricane Sandy. You should too, since those kinds of situations are statistically much more possible.

Watching films are about looking at an artform and then it causing a ressonance within you. It's to make you think. If you're one of the sheep, then it's a cathartic ride of drama intended to placate you. Those people who enjoy say action films put themselves in the role of the hero and imagine themselves winning and resolving issues on a hero's journey. Instead why not use the film as a springboard to thinking about the larger issues?

Learn some old skills, buy supplies, and try to become a fully realized human being in a healthy way. That's real prepping.