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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2012, 11:08:45 AM »
It's not an excuse, RC, it's a reason!
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2012, 11:10:26 AM »
Oh, and don't mention the "fake" LPQ-79 virus, which the CDC (and the originator, Huffpost), insist is a joke...and yet the CDC is quietly sponsoring various "extreme disaster response" scenarios in small communities around the US, like the one below, where they practice quarantining entire towns.

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In the mock situation, disease, chaos and the walking dead took over. While the zombie apocalypse wasn't real pandemics like the H1N1 virus in 2009 and the SARS outbreak in 2002 have proven to authorities they need to be prepared for anything.

Eight communities from Eastern Maine participated in the training. 

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« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2012, 11:21:36 AM »
And, while we're at it, let's update this thread!

From June:

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A New York woman, allegedly high on “bath salts”, was killed after police tasered her. Onlookers photographed Pamela McCarthy, who was attacking her three-year-old son.

The 35-year-old went into cardiac arrest after a run in with state troopers outside her apartment in Munnsville on Tuesday. The police were called to the scene at 7.45pm with reports that McCarthy was punching and choking her toddler and trying to strangle her pit-bull. A neighbor then photographed her running towards her terrified son, who sought refuge with his father, Jason Williams.

McCarthy’s attack is just one in a spate of violent incidents reported across the United States involving the drugs “bath salts”, a synthetic drug, known as “the new LSD”.

Last month, Rudy Eugene, who was believed to be on “bath salts” chewed off homeless man, Ronald Poppo’s face, in Miami. In Louisiana, Carl Jacquneaux also bit off a piece of his neighbor’s cheek. Earlier this week a North Miami man stripped naked and exposed himself to a three-year-old girl while on the drug.

In fact these attacks, thought to be the blame of this legal drug, are becoming so prevalent that the media is now labeling them under the term “Zombie Apocalypse”.

A neighbor who witnessed McCarthy’s attack told NewsChannel 9 WSYR “She was... just running back and forth around the street and she got a hold of one of her dogs and she was rolling around on the ground with her legs wrapped around it - she was strangling the dog.”

Another said: 'She was definitely on something. Who does that?'

When the police arrived McCarthy was described as “violently combative” and growled at the police, and even tried to bite one of the officers.

State trooper Christopher Budlong tried to subdue her using pepper spray, but it had no effect. He then used a taser on the woman but was unable to handcuff her. She was then taken into custody and later went into cardiac arrest.

Her boyfriend Williams said she had a history of drug abuse but he was shocked by her behavior. Their son luckily escaped the attack with minor injuries and is now in the custody of William’s mother.

He said, “I told her mom, "She needs help'," Williams told WSYR. 'Everyone says to get rid of her because I tell all mean stories. I got nothing good to say. I love her…love her to death…then I seen that.”

And this from a few weeks ago:

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WASHINGTON -- "The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department says.
Tongue firmly in cheek, the government urged citizens Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. The theory: If you're prepared for a zombie attack, the same preparations will help during a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an online seminar for its Citizen Corps organization to help emergency planners better prepare their communities for disaster. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.

Emergency planners were encouraged to use the threat of zombies -- the flesh-hungry, walking dead -- to encourage citizens to prepare for disasters. Organizers also noted the relative proximity to Halloween.

Among the government's recommendations were having an emergency evacuation plan and a change of clothes, plus keeping on hand fresh water, extra medications and emergency flashlights.
A few of the government's suggestions tracked closely with some of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie "Zombieland," which included "always carry a change of underwear" and "when in doubt, know your way out."

And this from two weeks ago:

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Richard Cimino Jr. is accused of gnawing on a woman’s head while screaming like an animal in Hawley, Pennsylvania, according to state police.

The bizarre incident started when Cimino Jr. reportedly parked his car behind a home and stripped down to his underwear. Cimino Jr. tried to break into the home, but was unsuccessful.  He successfully entered an unoccupied home, went to the second floor and jumped out of a window.

Bleeding profusely, Cimino Jr. encountered two females on the street and allegedly tackled one of the women. Police claim that Cimino then began to gnaw on the victim’s head while screaming.

Fortunately, both women escaped and called the police.

Police arrived and found Cimino Jr. lying in the road, covered in blood and displaying “delusional and confrontational behavior,” reports CBS Philadelphia.

Police tased Ciminio Jr., but he was still able to punch an EMT, who tried to treat him. Police were able to finally subdue Cimino Jr., who was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center.

At this time, police do not know Cimino Jr. was under the influence of drugs or bath salts, but he is facing charges for aggravated assault, indecent exposure and burglary, among others.

And this from yesterday:

http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/zombie-preparedness-week-are-you-ready.html

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Zombies? In British Columbia? Are you serious?

Well, sorta. The threat of zombie attack is a popular phenomenon around the globe and with it comes the message to "be prepared". Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, avalanches, interface fires, severe storms and hazardous material spills are some of the dangers that could threaten lives and cause extensive damage in British Columbia. And while the chance of zombies a-knockin' on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you're ready for zombies, you're ready for any disaster.

Follow along with us this week as we provide you with an arsenal of zombie preparedness tips, videos, photos and even some advice from a zombie-attack survivor.

Watch this video about how a little girl foiled a zombie attack on her family. You might learn something.
Zombie Preparedness Tips
Tip #1: Ensure your gas tank is always half full.
Tip #2: Have emergency kits for your home, office and car.
Tip #3: Have a plan!
Tip #4: Get an emergency kit.
Tip #5: Have an out-of-province contact.

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Day One: Outbreak
Day Two: What's For Dinner? Hopefully Not My Brain
Day Three: Close Encounter
Day Four: Evacuation Order
Day Five: Humans: 1, Zombies: 0. On the Road to Recovery.

Facts and Advice
Know the risk in your area. Other than zombie attack, your region may be susceptible to flooding, earthquakes or tsunamis. Find out and get prepared.
Devise a plan. When zombies attack, or wildfires strike, you'll have to act fast. Your plan should include:
Safe exits from your home and neighbourhood;
A meeting place to reunite with family; and
Pre-determined out-of-province contacts so friends and family will know you're okay.
Get an emergency kit. There's no time to collect supplies when zombies are shuffling around your neighbourhood! Make sure to assemble grab-and-go kits for your home, office and vehicle. They should contain supplies for a minimum of 72 hours.
May was chosen for Zombie Awareness Month because cult classics like "Night of the Living Dead" and "Dawn of the Dead" are set in spring.
Last year, the US Center for Disease Control created a graphic novel, Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic, that demonstrates the important of emergency preparedness.

In conjunction with the above, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation even made a video! Not a valid youtube URL

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2012, 02:51:15 AM »
I am so scared right now.

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Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

"This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party," said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. "Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn't happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we're having a little fun with."

Hundreds of military, law enforcement and medical personnel will observe the Hollywood-style production of a zombie attack as part of their emergency response training.

In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.

"No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do," Barker said. "If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, 'Freeze, get your hands in the air!' What's the zombie going to do? He's going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he's not going to react to you."

The keynote speaker beforehand will be a retired top spook — former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

"No doubt when a zombie apocalypse occurs, it's going to be a federal incident, so we're making it happen," Barker said. Since word got out about the exercise, they've had calls from "every whack job in the world" about whether the U.S. government is really preparing for a zombie event.

Called "Zombie Apocalypse," the exercise follows the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's campaign launched last year that urged Americans to get ready for a zombie apocalypse, as part of a catchy, public health message about the importance of emergency preparedness.

The Homeland Security Department jumped on board last month, telling citizens if they're prepared for a zombie attack, they'll be ready for real-life disasters like a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake or terrorist attack. A few suggestions were similar to a few of the 33 rules for dealing with zombies popularized in the 2009 movie "Zombieland," which included "always carry a change of underwear" and "when in doubt, know your way out."

San Diego-based Halo Corp. founded by former military special ops and intelligence personnel has been hosting the annual counterterrorism summit since 2006.

The five-day Halo counterterrorism summit is an approved training event by the Homeland Security Grant Program and the Urban Areas Security Initiative, which provide funds to pay for the coursework on everything from the battleground tactics to combat wounds to cybersecurity. The summit has a $1,000 registration fee and runs Oct. 29-Nov 2.

Conferences attended by government officials have come under heightened scrutiny following an inspector general's report on waste and abuse at a lavish 2010 Las Vegas conference that led to the resignation of General Services Administrator Martha Johnson. The Las Vegas conference featured a clown, a mind-reader and a rap video by an employee who made fun of the spending.

Joe Newman, spokesman of the watchdog organization Project on Government Oversight, said he does not see the zombie exercise as frivolous.

"We obviously are concerned about any expenditure that might seem frivolous or a waste of money but if they tie things together, there is a lesson there," Newman said. "Obviously we're not expecting a zombie apocalypse in the near future, but the effects of what might happen in a zombie apocalypse are probably similar to the type of things that happen in natural disasters and manmade disasters. They're just having fun with it. We don't have any problems with it as a teaching point."

Defense analyst Loren Thompson agreed.

"The defining characteristics of zombies are that they're unpredictable and resilient. That may be a good way to prepare for what the Pentagon calls asymmetric warfare," Thompson said.

Organizers can also avoid the pitfalls of using a mock enemy who could be identified by nationality, race or culture — something that could potentially be seen as offensive.
"I can think of a couple of countries where the local leaders are somewhat zombie-like," he joked. "But nobody is going to take this personally."

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2012, 11:50:54 AM »
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Derailment sends chemical tank cars into NJ creek

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say only one of the derailed train cars in southern New Jersey has leaked hazardous material.

The Department of Environmental Protection says the car leaked vinyl chloride as a gas and all of it has since dissipated.

The chemical can cause nausea and breathing problems.

Several tanker cars derailed in the accident Friday morning on a rail bridge in Paulsboro and toppled into a creek. Part of the bridge has buckled but the full extent of the damage is not yet known.

Officials at Underwood-Memorial Hospital say 11 people have been transported with complaints related to the derailment and five more arrived on their own. The hospital's communication's office says all are believed to have complained of having respiratory problems.

Residents in three towns were told to stay inside after the derailment.

The cause of the accident hasn't been determined.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2012, 11:57:12 AM »
I'd be more worried if it wasn't Jersey.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2012, 03:25:55 PM »
Jersey Zombie Shore.
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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2015, 03:32:10 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/zombie-apocalypse-research-cornell_n_6797952.html



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Thanks to Cornell University researchers, we can now simulate the spread of a zombie disease outbreak.

And thanks to their new zombie apocalypse simulator, we can confirm what we already knew: Stay out of cities if you don't want to get infected.

The researchers will present their study, "The Statistical Mechanics of Zombies," later this week, and reportedly prove that the best place to escape should zombies take over is the northern Rockies.

Their simulation is awesome, and you can try it by clicking here.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2015, 04:21:01 PM »
DC goes first, right?

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2015, 04:44:05 PM »
DC goes first, right?

Wherever you click your mouse goes first. It actually takes a long time... The map gets boring after a few days elapse, but the science behind it is fascinating. It's always an insane global pandemic that happens instantly in the movies, right? But, yeah, when you think about the vectors... Zombies are on foot, there's a certain kill per bite ratio to consider that'll slow them down as well. So wherever you click, depending on how populated the area, it's a slow bubble that takes days to get out of the region, and a month to spread throughout most of the US.

Factor in quarantine and containment attempts on the federal, state, and local level...as well as vigilante quarantine efforts, and you'd have plenty of time to escape as long as you weren't at ground zero.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2015, 04:54:12 PM »
I'm not clicking because I'm swamped with shit.

Are we assuming slow zombies here or fast zombies?

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2015, 05:03:15 PM »
Are we assuming slow zombies here or fast zombies?

There are sliders to adjust how quickly a zombie can walk a mile and the kill to bite ratio.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2015, 05:10:41 PM »
The Chesapeake Bay is a very good natural barrier if you can beat them across the bridge.

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2015, 05:16:57 PM »
So we blow up the Bay Bridge once we're on the Eastern shore, yes?

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Re: "When There's No More Room in Hell..."
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2015, 05:19:47 PM »
Are we assuming slow zombies here or fast zombies?

There are sliders to adjust how quickly a zombie can walk a mile and the kill to bite ratio.

I refuse to speed them up past TWD speed, which I like to call Fitness Romero.

The kill to bite ratio, though, is something I upped... My fundamental problem with the zombie apocalypse is the number of people they would naturally kill and/or maim. So if a horde tears someone apart and devours them, they aren't getting back up again. Probably half the deaths in TWD are on the same level as an animal attack, so they're not going to get up again.

And then we have (especially something routinely seen in TWD), zombies who destroy themselves by blundering into natural obstacles... Factor in all the zombies who get stuck in basements, holes, cars, prison cells, or stumble off cliffs, balconies, etc. Every three episodes or so we see a zombie take a plunge because they're stupid. Assume that's happening everywhere, so a healthy percentage of zombies are tumbling into construction sites and are then trapped forever.

Throw in our arguments from before -- if every survivor is killing roughly 50 zombies a year...