|Jet Bin Fever - 2014-09-14 |
Nuclear war is still one the scariest things imaginable to me. I don't think that'll change unless if we disarmed every damned one of them, which would never ever happen.
the day after... not the climate change one.
Jet Bin Fever
My parents lived through the height of the cold war and told me all about how absolutely shit-releasingly terrifying the Cuban Missile crisis was. We also live in East TN pretty close to Oak Ridge, so it's one of main targets they would hit.
Oh, and has anyone heard that report about all the near nuclear catastrophes we've had? This journalist did a FOIA on it and there have been literally thousands of close calls.
There have been over 30 true broken arrows, most plane crashes or nukes falling out of planes or missiles detonating in silos. If you count "bent spears" which is more of the "dropped the bomb off the forklift and dented it" variety you are up in the hundreds of incidents. And the vast majority of those happened in a span of the late 50's where we could not keep enough new, hastily designed planes flying in the air 24/7 just in case, and unsurprisingly that ups the accident ratio quite a bit. None of them were potential nuclear catastrophes, even Goldsboro despite what some excitable people think, and all that information was public way before Eric Scholsser stuck his nose in it.
Jet Bin Fever
Even a dent is pretty concerning for me if there's 100kilotons attached to it. You are probably right, but I'm just saying.
|EvilHomer - 2014-09-15 |
Council "flats". Heh.
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