How I Learned to Love the Bomb
A problem for the Obama administration is how to spread the word without seeming alarmist
So, uh, what, precisely should I not be alarmed about?
Especially since this was floated out there on the New York Times - which is the unofficial second press room of the White House.
"The big surprise was how taking shelter for as little as several hours made a huge difference in survival rates."
Hey, that's super and I'm really excited for you nuclear scientist studying how a nuclear mushroom cloud will envelop my city or one where I have friends and loved ones... I'm a little more upset that you think that we have to talk about this. And we have to talk about it RIGHT NOW.
And another thing - if you really want to scare the living crap out of Americans - start explaining what and EMP is. Oh, they'll love that. No electricity, and even if you do get the grid back up - your iPhone, iPad and that brand new 3-D Sony Google TV are all fried. And even though you DID buy the Extended Warranty from the doppy kid at the Mediocre Purchase - it doesn't cover 'acts of god' or terrorism.
For further reading and to make sure you'll have insomnia to study for that last final - here's the PDF of the Citizen Corps Web findings.