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"This is a test, it is only a test. It is a test of the Emergency Broadcasting system. If this were an actual emergency you would receive details on how to proceed. Please listen for further details on the station. "

This warning, blasted over radio airwaves at volumes that would wake up small dogs in a 100 mile radius, was created during the 50s to prepare Americans for nuclear disaster. Also created during the same time: Duck and Cover the drill that taught small children that hiding under desks would save you from a nuclear bomb. The instructonal movies that accompany this policy are not to be missed.

Also, because of recent problems, I am testing this system. I am becoming testy, as well.

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