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Old 03-22-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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Important Notice from State Farm!

I just got my renewal for the trailer's policy in the mail today, and it included the following Important Notice - They will no longer cover bodily injury or damage to the vehicle resulting from

THE INTENTIONAL OR ACCIDENTAL DETONATION OF, OR RELEASE OF RADIATION FROM, ANY NUCLEAR OR RADIOACTIVE DEVICE

Once we stopped laughing - because frankly if anyone detonates a nuclear device I think contacting state farm for reimbursement of our trailer will be the furthest thing from our minds - I thought man, that's really sad that they feel there is enough of a risk of that happening that they'd better exclude covering it now.

Yikes!
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Old 03-22-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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Yup....got the same thing about a week ago....my feelings exactly.
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Old 03-22-2004, 03:20 PM   #3
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Damn! I just placed and order with Gustov for some plutonium for that little firecracker home built atom bomb I was building for the 4th of July to take top honors for loudest bang! Guess I better cancel my order.


hahaha I'll have to look at the stuff we just had come in.
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Apparently State Farm who profits from probability theory think that John (Frenchy) Kerry is going to win the prez derby. Woe be the day.
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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Apparently State Farm who profits from probability theory think that John (Frenchy) Kerry is going to win the prez derby. Woe be the day.
Seriously!
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Back when I was a Weather Observer in the Air Force, we had what was called a NUDET report. NUclear DETination.

We had to report

1. The flash to bang time. (Gives the distance from where you are standing, doncha see)

2 Using a clinometer, measure the angle to the base and top of the mushroom cloud. (can figure the height of the cloud knowing the angles and distance, doncha know)
3. If you haven't been vaporized yet, then encode and transmit that information over the teletype network. (which of course is impervious to nuclear blast, radiation and so on...)

Never did have to make a report and I am not sure if I could have done what with needing to change my drawers and all.


Doncha just love the insurance companies. They are supposed to CYA not theirs.

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Before you fall off your chairs laughing...

You'd better read this:

http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html

Do you REALLY know what's in your neighbor's garden shed?

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Not so funny.....

We haven't recieved this notice from state farm yet but I guess we should expect it any day.....

We live at the edge of the Hanford nuclear reservation where the "bomb" was developed and assorted nuclear work still continues. They still host evac and emergency drills around here.

My State farm agent lives here too..... do you suppose he's got special dispensation?
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Guess I am screwed then...I live next to one of the largest military complexes (Fort Bragg, Pope AFB, Simmons AAF) and near a nuclear power plant.


Oh well if I see the flash I am dead anyway...what a way to go.

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Oh well if I see the flash I am dead anyway...what a way to go.

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So Aaron... are you talking about Courtney Love on Letterman, Paris Hilton in home movies, or the nuclear holocaust?

BTW, we live 40 miles from the only nuclear power plant in Iowa... hmmm...

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Re: Before you fall off your chairs laughing...

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You'd better read this:

http://www.dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html

Do you REALLY know what's in your neighbor's garden shed?

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Each paragrah I was more in disbelief than the one before it.......
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A few miles away from Indian point.

Isn't it romantic, we all live too close to nuclear facilities!
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Re: Re: Before you fall off your chairs laughing...

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Each paragrah I was more in disbelief than the one before it.......
I THOUGHT you'd find that interesting!

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A few miles away from Indian point.

Isn't it romantic, we all live too close to nuclear facilities!
We live near a mothballed reactor that is parked 50 miles north of the city off Lake Michigan. Still has a huge pool of spent rods waiting to be sent to Yucca Mountain once the lawsuits are done. Of course we are within 75-150 miles of several in the area.

I myself am wary of nuclear power, but in all honesty outside of the high level radioactive waste and the possibility of human error (folks not following directions), it really is a great source of energy. I think that as these reactors continue to age and companies are forced to refurbish due to only a certain life timeframe, we are gonna have some serious power issues in this country as it takes from what I understand near a decade to build a reactor and licenses are only now being requested, and only a few companies are willing to spend the time and money to refurb the reactors since power dereg came to be. It's cheaper to buy the power from someone else than fix the reactors up. Before the NRC pulled specific info off their website post 9/11, I seem to recall that most of the reactors in the US are between 25-35 years old. Most of them had a production life of about 30 years and have been extened. The mothballed one has been mothballed for about 4 or 5 years now. If it were still in use today, it would be 44 years old and in use.

How safe is that? We'll if you're Commonwealth Edison here in the Chicago area....the odds were in the past that it was not a very safe bet.

Think I'd feel safer with that kid next door!
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