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Old 23rd May 2019, 21:10   #1
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Anyone been watching this ? Just watched the latest episode, excellent so far. Some of the scenes where they spell it out to the leaders is very sobering. Very well filmed and a very eastern block feel as it's all so dulled down. Lots of soviet era vehicles as well to look at.
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Old 23rd May 2019, 21:35   #2
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Anyone been watching this ? Just watched the latest episode, excellent so far. Some of the scenes where they spell it out to the leaders is very sobering. Very well filmed and a very eastern block feel as it's all so dulled down. Lots of soviet era vehicles as well to look at.
We have recorded it. SWMBO watched the first and second then stopped as she realised I would really like it.

Just at the moment tho’ I am so busy I have not found the time to watch it.

She did tell me about the female Physicist who reported to a manager that had previously run a Soviet shoe factory
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A brilliant series so far. Thoroughly enjoying it.
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We have recorded it. SWMBO watched the first and second then stopped as she realised I would really like it.

Just at the moment tho’ I am so busy I have not found the time to watch it.

She did tell me about the female Physicist who reported to a manager that had previously run a Soviet shoe factory
You won't be disappointed.

Yeah it's a small part to set the scene of its a case of who you know not what you know.
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My wife had cancer in the late nineties because of Chernobyl. It’s a miracle she survived. Having visited the old USSR a few times to see family it was and remains a place of total corruption at the cost of health and safety. It’s one thing having a nuclear capability but are you fit enough to have it and run it safely?
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My wife had cancer in the late nineties because of Chernobyl. It’s a miracle she survived. Having visited the old USSR a few times to see family it was and remains a place of total corruption at the cost of health and safety. It’s one thing having a nuclear capability but are you fit enough to have it and run it safely?
Hmmm - I very much agree. Apologies for mentioning this given your specific circumstances - but reading some of the reports from US Astronauts about the cavalier attitude to safety they experienced with their Russian “colleagues” made me wonder how the **** they haven’t killed more people.
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I haven't seen this weeks yet, but after watching the others it actually makes you wonder what we are doing to this very wonderful world we live in. I found it actually scary to watch and think it could happen again. Excellent show, though.
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Having worked in the Nuclear Sector as a classified worker and having the experience of a criticality (False alarm luckily) I have found it quite unnerving!
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Having worked in the Nuclear Sector as a classified worker and having the experience of a criticality (False alarm luckily) I have found it quite unnerving!
There is a lot I find unnerving (a significant and sobering pun here) about a country that releases a nerve agent onto the streets of Salisbury to kill someone (a city I travel to several times every week).

Their operation was so botched, amateurish and arrogant that innocent people were killed or suffered life changing injuries.

And whilst this was the first use of the nerve agent Novochok it is certainly NOT the first time Russia has acted in this way.
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There is a lot I find unnerving (a significant and sobering pun here) about a country that releases a nerve agent onto the streets of Salisbury to kill someone (a city I travel to several times every week).

Their operation was so botched, amateurish and arrogant that innocent people were killed or suffered life changing injuries.

And whilst this was the first use of the nerve agent Novochok it is certainly NOT the first time Russia has acted in this way.
Agreed...........Although I'm pretty sure Great Britain and her allies have carried out many clandestine operations of their own that we just don't get to hear about. Possibly because they carried them out with a little bit more panache and not leaving any room for accountabilty

I'm not so sure about our own complacency regarding Nuclear safe practices either

P.s. Great series and brings back scary memories of the event.
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