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Guam Homeland Security: ‘Do Not Look At The Flash Or Fireball’

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At this point, I’m reacting to President Trump’s bluster about “fire and fury” the same way I take everything else he says: I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe he means it. Maybe he just said whatever came off the top of his head, as he’s been known to do from time to time. Whatever. I’m not going to panic over it. This isn’t the first time an American president has warned North Korea not to mess with us.

But… okay, maybe I’m a little nervous? Jasmine Stole, Pacific Daily News:

Guam Homeland Security issued a new fact sheet Friday, which the agency says will help residents prepare for an imminent missile threat…

The advice includes tips such as: “Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you” and “Take cover behind anything that might offer protection.”

“Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit,” the sheet states.

In other words: Duck. And cover.

Now you know why Grandma and Grandpa are so crazy. Their whole lives they were told they could be burned alive at any moment, but they might have a chance if they covered their heads with newspapers.

Well, I’m going to deal with this possibility the same way I deal with all my other problems: Ignore it and hope it goes away.