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1,128. Few men realize that their life, the very essence of their character, their capabilities and their audacities, are only the expression of their belief in the safety of their surroundings. (Life’s Like That & Safety) Joseph Conrad
5,348. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. (Liberty & Civil Liberties & Safety) Benjamin Franklin 1759
8,857. Three children sliding on the ice,
Upon a summer’s day,
As it fell out, they fell in,
The rest they ran away.
Now had these children been at home,
Or sliding on dry ground,
Ten thousand pounds to a penny
They had not all been drowned.
You parents all the children have,
And you that have got none,
If you would have them safe abroad,
Pray keep them safe at home. (Children & Safety) Anonymous, Thee Children c.1630
20,047. I will go through hell to keep you safe. (GBH Films & Safety) The Godfather III 1990 starring Al Pacino & Andy Garcia & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Sofia Coppola & George Hamilton & Bridget Fonda & Joe Mantegna & Richard Bright & Raf Vallone & Franc d’Ambrosio et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Michael to daughter
56,726. Better be safe than sorry. (Proverb & Safety) Mid-19th century proverb
56,872. There is safety in numbers. (Proverb & Safety) Late 17th century proverb
29,242. There is no safety in numbers or in anything else. James Thurber, US author, cartoonist & humorist
87,448. Americans are obsessed with safety. That’s why we spend billions of dollars every year on products that claim to make us safer. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Safety Hysteria s2e2
87,449. Why are we so scared? ibid.
87,450. In the 1920s a Seattle dentist patented the perfect medical solution: the paper toilet seat cover ... These goddamn things are everywhere. (Safety & Toilet) ibid.
87,451. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. (Safety & Illusion) James Baldwin, 1961 interview
99,562. No, rubbish! Maps of Britain? Yeah, come on! (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) Mark Thomas: Secret Map of Britain, rozzer
99,563. This is where Britain assembles its nuclear weapons. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,564. ‘Two to three thousand sites across the whole country that are not on the maps. There’s also many other sites that are not named.’ (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,565. The biggest American arms dump in Europe. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,566. Here at Greenham in the ’50s occurred a ‘dispersal of uranium’. (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
99,567. In whose interest does secrecy work? (Map & Nuclear & Secrecy & Safety) ibid.
109,920. Safety is never a permanent state of affairs. (Fantasy & Safety) Game of Thrones s7e5, Jorah
120,000. To make the world a safer place: isn’t that enough? (Spy Films & Safety) A Most Wanted Man 2014 starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & Rachel McAdams & Willem Dafoe & Robin Wright & Grigoriy Dobrygin & Derya Alabora & Daniel Bruhl & Nina Hoss et al, director Anton Corbijn
130,167. The average person in the UK travels just under 16,000 miles a year most of the time with relative ease. But sometimes things go badly wrong. And now we’re catching the horrors on camera like never before. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) When Cruises Go Horribly Wrong & Other Travel Nightmares aka Terrifying Travel Nightmares, Channel 5 2019
130,168. Everyday people have been forced to journey into hell and back. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,169. A luxury trip on the ocean turns into a catastrophic cruise fights for his life to escape an earthquake … The storm gathered pace with waves 26 feet high crashing into the ship … On the Viking Sky all four of them [engine] had shut down, which meant no power and no stabilisers … They were hoisted off the ship … Dozens of passengers requiring hospital treatment. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,170. A student on an island adventure fights for his life to escape an earthquake … Josh and his sister found themselves in a [Indonesian] disaster zone. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,171. A young family gets stuck deep beneath the English channel, battle their way through service tunnels and endure horrific conditions. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,172. A train full of frozen commuters fear for their lives … The conditions on the train became dire … and made their way on foot. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,173. ‘An airliner with 118 passengers on board has crashed.’ (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid. BBC News
130,174. Punch-ups at 36,000 feet. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
130,175. Travel insurance companies however are reported to have paid out £70,000,000 in relation to the ash cloud chaos. (Holiday & Travel & Safety) ibid.
53,158. This is Kelly. Killed with her two young daughters in March last year. She was 40. This is Ibida, found dead at home in Leeds in September. She was 39. They are just 2 of the 118 women who were killed over the past 18 months where men have been charged or convicted. Then last month another woman was found dead. She was called Sarah. Tonight: what can be done to stop this becoming someone else’s story? (Murder & Safety & Women) Tonight: How Safe Are We? ITV 201
70,939. The safest place to be during an earthquake would be in a stationary store. (Earthquake & Safety) George Carlin, Brain Droppings
49,134. Then in October 1957 there was a major accident in Britain. The core of the [Calder Hall] reactor caught fire and spewed high levels of radioactivity across north-west England. The radioactivity released was far worse than the public was told. (Atom & Nuclear & Cold War & Technology & Science & Accident & Safety) Adam Curtis, Pandora’s Box VI: A is for Atom, BBC 1992
100,319. The idyllic picture of a nuclear Eden masked a [Soviet] reality in which safety was barely even considered. The reactors were built at great speed to cut costs and to fulfil the Soviet plan. Some had no protective containment at all despite the higher pressures of steam. (Atom & Nuclear & Cold War & Technology & Science & Safety) ibid.
100,320. In America the enormous nuclear plants ordered in the sixties were nearing completion. The engineers in charge were beginning to discover the trap they had set themselves by failing to redesign the containment. If a molten core could not be contained then the emergency systems to prevent a meltdown would have to work whatever happened. (Atom & Nuclear & Cold War & Technology & Science & Safety) ibid.
49,135. On March 28th 1979 a series of human and mechanical errors at the Three-Mile Island plant exposed the core. It reacted with steam and produced hydrogen which exploded. None of the emergency teams could understand what was going on inside the reactor. (Atom & Nuclear & Cold War & Technology & Science & Safety) ibid.
139,282. There were protests against nuclear power throughout the world. In the public’s imagination it was transformed from something good to something bad. Much of the anger was turned on the nuclear scientists. It emerged they had deliberately concealed many of the risks and uncertainties they had discovered. (Atom & Nuclear & Cold War & Technology & Science & Safety & Protest) ibid.