The Doomsday clock is closer to midnight even than it was in the bellicose days of Ronald Reagan.
Both Democrats and Republicans want to increase defence spending, particularly on nukes. Obama has already authorised a trillion dollar increase in nuke spending. The defence industry is powerful, completely without morality, driven totally by profit. No politician dares cross them. This is crazy. The USA already spends more on the military than all the other countries of the world combined.
I live in Victoria, a small Canadian city. It is unlikely my city will be directly targeted. That means my death will be slower from a combination of radiation poisoning, particulates in the air and social collapse. I would rather be instantly vapourised like the citizens of Washington DC.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)