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The New Old Wooden Desk

Reported by Melanie - March 10, 2005

I have vivid memories of the early l960's. I was nine and ten years old then and we had nuclear bomb preparedness drills at my elementary school. Long before I knew that, depending on its size, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people can be vaporized by a single nuclear bomb, I was taught to dive under my wooden desk, curl into a ball, and cover my face. My teachers told me that would protect me.

It is from this perspective that I watched a segment of Your World w/Neil Cavuto on Wednesday (March 9, 2005) about "a bomb-proof house on wheels."

Daniel Ayres, of "Homeland Defense Vehicles" was Cavuto's guest. If you believe Fox's banner, Ayres's company makes "nuke-proof" RV's. According to Ayres, his RV's protect against nuclear radiation and biological and chemical attacks. Ayres said occupants of his RV's can survive in the "nuke-proof vehicle" for several days while the nuclear, chemical or biological holocaust swirls around outside. Ayres said his vehicles have "positive air pressure," an air filtration system and occupants will survive the "hot zone."

If you've got an extra $1.2 to $2 million sitting around, call Fox News for more information.

That "nuke-proof vehicle" strikes me as being the modern version of my old wooden desk.

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