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  • WA State NO Preparation for Nuclear Attack?

    RCW 38.52.010 Definitions.

     RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983

    However, “emergency management” or “comprehensive emergency management” DOES NOT MEAN PREPARATION FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF NUCLEAR ATTACK.

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    REPUBLICAN John Dennis Spellman was the GOVERNOR OF WA STATE between 1981 and 1985 and the first King County Executive from 1969 to 1981

    The author of the 1983 state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former  Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, felt that if Seattle suffered a nuclear attack, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

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    APR 27, 2017 FIRST PUBLIC MEDIA…..

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington’s not allowed to have – KGW-TV

    www.kgw.com/news/local/state-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…plan/434534117

    APR 27, 2017 – RCW 38.52.030, passed in 1983, says “The comprehensive, all-hazard … subsection may not include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former Democratic state lawmaker Dick Nelson, says at the time, Washington state was inundated with nuclear threats, and the idea was to create an example of peace.

    “It was about finding a middle ground we could all agree on,” he said in April.

    Nelson also felt that if Seattle were to be attacked, the chances of survival would be so low that a preparation plan would have been moot anyway.

    But Nelson says the law does provide an “out” so cities can create their own plan. He says the law doesn’t necessarily prevent a plan from being put into place, but rather offers the option of not creating a plan.

    APR 27, 2017 REGARDLESS, THE STATE SAYS IT HAS NO EVACUATION PLAN.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri

    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

    THIS NECESSARY CHANGE WOULD ALLOW FOR THE PREPARATION OF EMERGENCY EVACUATION OR RELOCATION OF RESIDENTS IN ANTICIPATION OF A NUCLEAR ATTACK.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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    So, Aug 14, 2017 at 8:35AM,  I called Representative Dick Muri district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 because he welcomes  my comments, questions and concerns.

    I spoke with a very nice young lady named  L J. And, she listened.
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    As Representative Dick Muri pointed out….

    For many of us who lived through the “cold war” era, bomb shelters, air raid sirens, and nuclear drills in which school children were taught to “duck and cover,” were common occurrences.

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    I am 75 years old,  in the 1950-60’s we were school children living in fear of a  NUCLEAR ATTACK for many years.

    And, nobody bothered to talked to us about our childish fears. But of course we were tough little American kids, and we lived through it!

    Aug 14, 2017 As usual, I am a concerned American grandmother of 10 and the great grandmother of 9. And, I have concerns about the fear that the WA State revised nuclear attack emergency law will have on all of our “not nearly as tough” school children.

    As, Representative Dick Muri  pointed out…. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

    I watched the 1963 movie “Ladybug, Ladybug” once, about a month ago on AMC. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism. It brought back old fearful memories of nuclear war and attacks (those things nobody talked about to school children) and It’s haunted me ever since.

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    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller — Corsair 11 …

    cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=CRS19631211.2.22

    WED. DEC 11, 1963 Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and … 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine, the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday DEC 13, 1963  at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H.

    The Movie Lady Bug, Lady Bug is based on a true Incident, Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of, in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine.

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    This is how it started…

    Ladybug Ladybug: Elementary School Atomic Drill – YouTube

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    Jul 30, 2011 – Uploaded by CONELRAD6401240

    It’s haunted me ever since. I wonder why the full movie isn’t available online anymore? Thanks to …

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    California Digital Newspaper Collection > Corsair > 11 December 1963

    ‘Ladybug, Ladybug’ Reviews Fly High For Perry’s Thriller

    Successful film producer Frank Perry (“David and Lisa”) queried the 1,000 youngsters he auditioned for roles in his latest screen effort, the thought-provoking suspense film, “Ladybug, Ladybug”: “What do you think the world will be like in ten years?” Three-fourths of the perceptive children, conditioned by their parents’ reactions to the threat of nuclear war, as were their “Ladybug” counterparts, in essence replied: “What world?” This foreboding response,

    Perry feels, confirms his belief that “children comprehend more than adults give them credit for,” a point that he brings out in his film.

    Based on a true Incident, “Ladybug” presents an unarguable— and —disturbing—account of the penalty paid by modern society if It is “almost conditioned by fear.”

    Adhering to the actual events that took place in 1962 in a small California community, and which were subsequently written of in the April, 1963, issue of McCall’s Magazine,

    the film probes the inner terror and the external actions of elementary school children and their teachers, who believe that a nuclear war has begun.

    While, in reality, the mistake was soon corrected, Perry and his script-writer wife, Eleanor, wondered what would happen if their film sustained,

    for one teacher and a group of children, the dread of not knowing whether their “go home” drill was real. The result is an engrossing film that is depressing because of its realism.

    With the appearance of every freckled face and mouth only half full of teeth, as well as with each suspenseful development, the viewer reflects on the undeniable possibility of such a tragedy.

    Opening with a close-up of a hand holding a stop-watch, the picture later comes to its shattering climax with the force of the magnified snapping of an illusory mainspring.

    The effect leaves popcorn gobblers with their mouths open, and the theater uncomfortably hushed.

    While unknowns constituted half of the major cast, all the performances were more than adequately convincing. Exceptionally good in their roles were “teacher” Nancy Marchand (professional), and students Alice Playten (professional) and Christopher Howard (previously unknown). Producer, director, film-editor Perry, and his wife are making a name for themselves not only because of the speed and skill with which they make their films (“Ladybug” took 36 days to film, “David and Lisa,” 25), but also because they will only do films that they believe in.”

    “Ladybug, Ladybug,’ say the Perrys, which will begin its world premiere engagement on Friday at the Fox Lido Theater, is just such a picture.—B.H. Corsair, Volume 36, Number 10, 11 December 1963

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    Representative Dick Muri (cont.)

    Inundated with threats of possible nuclear retaliation by the (then) Soviet Union, many Washingtonians grew to believe the constant nuclear drills and disaster planning efforts created a culture of fear. Anti-nuke activists, centered mainly in the Seattle area, thought our only safety was in forcing the dismantling of all nuclear weapons. Because of this, they looked upon civil defense preparations as a waste of time and resources.

    I’m working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to see this is changed. The state of Washington is responsible for the protection of the lives and property of its citizens. In the case of any type of catastrophic disaster, our residents are entitled to the protections and services of the state. We should be prepared for every eventuality.

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    My request, Please consider our school children

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    Because our time during the current special legislative session focuses on education funding issues, it is unlikely this legislation will move forward this year. I’ve introduced the bill in the House now to ensure the necessary work begins prior to the start of the 2018 legislative session.

    As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.

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     Representative Dick Muri

    OPINION-EDITORIAL: Removing the state prohibition on nuclear …

    dickmuri.houserepublicans.wa.gov/2017/…/prohibition-nuclear-attack-planning-muri/

    MAY 23, 2017 – Could Washington someday be the target of a nuclear attack? … RCW 38.52.010 specifically prohibits state emergency responders from …

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    OVER THREE MONTHS LATER, AUGUST 10, 2017 KING 5 LOCAL LIBERAL  TV FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MENTIONING IT!

    A little known law is preventing Washington state for preparing for a nuclear attack.

    If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have evacuation …

    www.king5.com/news/local/washington-law-prevents-nuclear-attack…/434525985

    5 days ago – If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington state doesn’t have … Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management … where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in … The author of the state law preventing a nuclear attack plan, former …

    “Because of paranoia and scare that preparing for war would lead to war, legislators back in the early 80s set up this silly system (RCW 38.52.030, was passed into law in 1983) where we’re prohibited from planning for relocation or evacuation in the event of a nuclear war,” said Sen. Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way), who co-sponsored the bill.

    Retired General Barry McCaffrey, who has been outspoken about the need to pay serious attention to North Korea, calls the law “goofy.”

    “Certainly it’s a goofy thing to not tell people to think about a major real threat,” he said in April. “What we’re trying to achieve is deterrence, which means ballistic missile defense.”

    Despite growing concerns about a nuclear strike on the U.S. by North Korea, emergency management officials in Washington state say they are prevented from forming an evacuation plan in the event of a nuclear attack. An effort is underway to change that.

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    MAY 23, 2017 State Representative Dick Muri
    My proposal, House Bill 2214, along with the Senate companion bill 5936, sponsored by Sens. David Frockt, D-Kenmore, and Mark Milocsia, R-Federal Way, will remove some of the language inserted into our emergency planning laws from 1984.

     As always, I welcome your comments, questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me in my district office in Steilacoom (253) 301-2278 or by email at dick.muri@leg.wa.gov.