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   Those low-flying helicopters hovering over DC? Just the National Nuclear Security Administration doing a routine check of background radiation levels. Routine. Nothing to worry about. All is well

04 Jan 2013 10:12 AM   |   3736 clicks   |   US Department of Energy
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somedude210    [TotalFark]  
There's a secret missile silo under the Eisenhower putting green?

04 Jan 2013 09:39 AM
Slartibeerfest     
That's so rad!

04 Jan 2013 10:14 AM
ChipNASA     
Nothing.To.Fear.

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04 Jan 2013 10:15 AM
H31N0US     
Looking for dirty bums.

04 Jan 2013 10:17 AM
socodog     
No missing radioactive monkeys to be seen here citizen.

04 Jan 2013 10:19 AM
grinding_journalist     
If you think all they're doing is a radiation survey, I've got some yellow cake HEU that's stored in Iran to sell you.

/buyer pays shipping and handling
//also pickup and delivery

04 Jan 2013 10:20 AM
s1ugg0     
I actually prefer that they do these kinds of checks over major US cities.

04 Jan 2013 10:21 AM
s1ugg0     
It probably provides a baseline so they know if any new radiological hot spots show up.

04 Jan 2013 10:23 AM
Chulainn     
I thought maybe someone had lost a contact, and they were helping to look.

04 Jan 2013 10:23 AM
BarleyGnome     
It's just a training exercise....

04 Jan 2013 10:26 AM
The First Four Katy Perry Albums     
It's just swamp gas from a weather balloon that was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

04 Jan 2013 10:31 AM
abhorrent1     
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Don't tell me not to worry

/black helicopters following me
//so very scared

04 Jan 2013 10:32 AM
Coffee Snob     
Welcome to the new age, to the new age.

/I'm radioactive

04 Jan 2013 10:35 AM
mbillips     
Meh. They need a baseline in the extremely unlikely scenario of a dirty-bomb attack, so they can figure out where the worst contamination is. Another make-work project of the military-security complex, keeping DC safe from gorillas and polar bears at vast expense since 2001.

Oh, and the low-flying helicopters are mainly traffic, cop and presidential transport. They're everywhere, all the time.

04 Jan 2013 10:36 AM
BlarneyMiller     
I am (unfortunately) in Upper Marlboro today, and it appears that we are being surveyed right now.

Not sure if I'm hoping they find the Tesseract or the Hulk, tho.

04 Jan 2013 10:43 AM
Happy Hours     
It's simple. They've developed invisible chem-trails and applying them at close range for a strengthened effect.

04 Jan 2013 10:44 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     

ChipNASA: Nothing.To.Fear.


It brings us love, don't let it get away! - Break it's legs!

04 Jan 2013 10:52 AM
Tillmaster     
Might be amusing for anyone who has just had a radio-technitium stress test. For two days, you emit detectable quantities of gamma rays.

04 Jan 2013 11:07 AM
Tillmaster     
Technetium.

04 Jan 2013 11:08 AM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
Sometimes people just explode.

04 Jan 2013 11:12 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost     

Happy Hours: It's simple. They've developed invisible chem-trails and applying them at close range for a strengthened effect.


I have my spray bottle of vinegar ready. I guess I better add an extra fan.

04 Jan 2013 11:13 AM
ows     
i need a push broom re-bristleing.

04 Jan 2013 11:19 AM
Missicat    [TotalFark]  
Thought I was imagining things...heard them all day yesterday.  None so far today.  Have to quickly make a new tin foil hat!

04 Jan 2013 11:21 AM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
helicopters flying low over the DC area has been going on almost daily, usually just after dark, since last summer at least.  When I am walking my dog or playing softball or tennis and they are directly above me i look right up at them and give them the finger.

farking leave us alone.  its sketchy as hell.  sometimes they shine their spotlight right on us.

04 Jan 2013 11:24 AM
damndirtyape     
Run, run, run from the ghetto bird!

04 Jan 2013 11:32 AM
dalovindj     
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04 Jan 2013 11:34 AM
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo     
I work in a Virginia office building that sits on the banks of the Potomac. The constant helicopter and plane traffic over the river makes it look like an airborne I-95.

04 Jan 2013 11:36 AM
abhorrent1     

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I work in a Virginia office building that sits on the banks of the Potomac. The constant helicopter and plane traffic over the river makes it look like an airborne I-95.


I live about a block and a half from the expressway. The farking traffic copters hovering overhead at 4am makes me wish I had some shoulder launched stingers.

04 Jan 2013 11:42 AM
ha-ha-guy     

abhorrent1: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: I work in a Virginia office building that sits on the banks of the Potomac. The constant helicopter and plane traffic over the river makes it look like an airborne I-95.

I live about a block and a half from the expressway. The farking traffic copters hovering overhead at 4am makes me wish I had some shoulder launched stingers.


You should get one of those quadcopter drones and hang a sign on it reading "Go the fark away, I'm trying to sleep". Send it up to hover in front of the helicopter's windscreen.

/actually you shouldn't, as I'm sure all kinds of federal agencies would jump on your ass for it

04 Jan 2013 11:46 AM
VegasVinnie     

04 Jan 2013 12:04 PM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
Probably just the congress critter from Harrisburg, PA setting off the alarms.

/that's near Three Mile Island for you newbs.

04 Jan 2013 12:12 PM
knightspast     
They do this every four years

04 Jan 2013 12:48 PM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
REMAIN CALM; ALL IS WELL.

/ they are probably here to relocate us republicans to internment camps

// did I say internment camps? I ment; happy, fun, Obama is double plus good camps. I love Obama!

/ I keed, I keed

04 Jan 2013 12:50 PM
flynn80     

ha-ha-guy: /actually you shouldn't, as I'm sure all kinds of federal agencies would jump on your ass for it


Unless your into that sort of thing.

04 Jan 2013 01:08 PM
DS1970     
Never mind about tha....hey! Gay marriage, huh?

04 Jan 2013 01:36 PM
Heraclitus     
They just need a baseline reading for, well you know...

04 Jan 2013 01:50 PM
KIA     
Just trying to recalibrate the existing radiation monitors because they keep going off at the damnedest hours. Nothing to see here, please moooove along.

04 Jan 2013 04:24 PM
MythDragon     
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Sign: Core explosion. Repent sins
Homer: Joke's on them. If the core explodes, there won't be any power to light that sign

04 Jan 2013 04:36 PM
MythDragon     

mbillips: Another make-work project of the military-security complex, keeping DC safe from gorillas and polar bears at vast expense since 2001.


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Seems to be working though.

I have an extra rock that keeps tigers away if you are interested in purchasing it.

/two simpsons references in two minutes!

04 Jan 2013 04:39 PM
Nuclear.ab     

mbillips: figure


Actually they have been doing these surveys for over 20 years, and it's the same people that do aerial surveys and monitoring for radioactive spills or accidents (like what happened at Fukushima), and do monitoring for NASA. In fact, it is exactly the same people (NNSA contractor) who did surveys for the Japanese who did not have the capability in place. But I guess polar bears come in all shapes and sizes.

04 Jan 2013 07:35 PM
basscheez     
FTFA: NNSA...provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion

ex-Navy nuke here. We were doing "safe and effective" long before these pogues came along.

04 Jan 2013 10:23 PM
lordargent     
Slartibeerfest: That's so rad!
doesn't it make you curieous?

05 Jan 2013 09:54 PM
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