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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

attack! (duck and cover)

conelrad from words and eggs

Prior to those annoying "tests of the Emergency Broadcast System" that periodically occurred on TV and radio to warn the public of potential local or national emergencies, there was the CONELRAD (CONtrol of ELectromagnetic RADiation) program. In the 1950s and '60s, Americans were generally paralyzed by fears of communism (and pretty much anything colored red), particularly when the Soviets obtained the first atomic bomb. ............

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