Combating Nuclear Terrorism
in this GAO report on the mushroom cloud high priority reveals we are barely to first base. Are we paralyzed with fear or just used to chatter that is scarey, like a monster movie that makes us shiver but we know is not real. Do you know your disaster escape route? Not me, although I do know roads I would avoid if the Thanksgiving traffic is any guide.
I remember having to hide under my desk in elementary school for an atomic bomb drill. Given my only experience was watching some black and white films of little houses being blown away and vaporized, and the view from under the desk of the huge expanse of glass only a few feet away, I remember thinking the adults demented or oblivious and stupid. I chose the latter. Now I am not so sure.