Tuesday, September 19, 2006

You Can't Hug Your Kids With Nuclear Arms...

It's probably a function of the times we're living in, but it's looking less
and less unlikely that some kind of terror attack might happen on
American soil again in the near-term, and happen big. Reflecting
the current anxiety over the possibility, the new TV show "Jericho" explores what might happen in an Anytown, USA after a terrorist strike hits at least one semi-major city (Denver) and possibly others. Looks reeeeeeeeal interesting.

Anyway, in light of this, it is somewhat comforting to know (and important to point out) that nukes are not the doomsday devices that some make them out to be. It's a statistical fact that in almost any conceivable nuclear event scenario, the majority of the population even in an urban setting will survive the initial blast - and with just a bit of forethought and planning, even the radiological aftereffects are largely survivable.

I haven't implemented any of these (okay, I'm a Pollyanna. Nuke me.), and my lovely and gracious wife are moving into a situation where we won't be able to implement many of these (we're moving out of a house which has a full basement to one that sits on a crawl space), but I provide these links to relevant articles for your consideration and edification...

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