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roybaty
03-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Every other Friday these went off in America during the 80's atop every other school http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif as a test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCLdEC8-S44&feature=related

I had nightmares during the '80's as a child, I'm getting worried again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

roybaty
03-16-2008, 10:07 PM
Every other Friday these went off in America during the 80's atop every other school http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif as a test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCLdEC8-S44&feature=related

I had nightmares during the '80's as a child, I'm getting worried again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

knightflyte
03-16-2008, 10:14 PM
roybaty, you live in MA, right? I don't remember these going off in my neck of the state (north of boston).

Duck n cover. You'll be alright.

roybaty
03-16-2008, 10:18 PM
Every other Friday in Springfield MA http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.
Maybe the 2 military airbases nearby had something to do with it.

berg417448
03-16-2008, 10:26 PM
I live close to a nuclear power plant. I get to hear a loud siren test at noon on the first Wednesday of every month.

HayateAce
03-17-2008, 12:24 AM
Every Saturday at Noon on the button. Tornadoes you know. We're coming into prime season too.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Cajun76
03-17-2008, 01:03 AM
My dad was stationed in Germany for the third time (my second) in '86, just after the bombing at the disco in West Berlin, the hijacking of Pan Am 73 and the high tensions after the bombing of Libya. The attacks in Beirut on the Marine and French barracks were still fresh. At 10 years old, I was aware of the heightened security and whatnot, but not the politics behind it. We also used to have drills and fake and real bomb threats at the school, in addition to regular fire drills and the occasional prank. Two years later there was the Pam Am 103 while still stationed at Frankfurt. In a sense, I've been involved with this stuff all my adult life. :/

I joined the USAF 3 1/2 years after HS, and after 9 years in the USAF I had sirens once a week at every base I was stationed, when we weren't on exercises.

At the moment, I still live on an airbase, so when I actually notice them, it comforts me that there are folks alert and watching over me. Different strokes for different folks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

foxyboy1964
03-17-2008, 02:24 AM
We never had those things in the UK. I suppose we thought "Whats the point?". At school we were shown a map of likely targets in the event of an attack. The entire west coast of the island was a solid line of black dots, most of the east coast and all the major cities. I can remember the class laughed when we saw it, no point in doing anything else I suppose. I can also remember how sure I, and everybody else, was that it would happen. Still, I suppose we're not out of the woods yet eh?