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  •  There's why people have opposed (6+ / 0-)

    nukes. If it goes wrong, it goes wrong forever. Nukes' advocates would always point to "there's only x% chance it could go wrong."

    When that x% comes up on the wheel, though, everything's completely and thoroughly screwed, through our five- and six-times great-grandchildren's lives.

    When you realize the assumptions behind "x%" are arbitrary (no earthquake worse than the last 500 years will happen, etc.), you realize that the numbers are a kind of Russian roulette where nobody knows how many bullets are in the chamber.

    It's an insane risk, based on hubris, vanity, and delusion.


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:04:03 AM PDT

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