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    Avoiding Nuclear crisis.

    With the state of the world all pointing their weapons at each other, the time has come to disarm. I can see no real value in decimating a city, a military installation or even a presidential residence. This will lead to counter strikes and a state of mistrust. These monoliths are outdated and clumsy, easily being blown out of the air by fighter jets in high altitudes with the explosion destroying more ozone. It would affect you badly to have these weapons even fired from your side.

    In fact, with wars coming down to land skirmishes and naval and airborne dog fights, the use of nukes just kills innocent people. This was used in the second world war when armies were entrenched in cities, but this is not done now. Look at ISIS, a city totally occupied by I.S.I.S. will not suffer nukes, and none other will either. The best solution now is to disarm, of course.

    But seeing as how they are these big insurance policies, there should be a state where the nukes are controlled by 'social means.' This would mean that groups of representatives from other countries converge on to the area with the launch codes, and agree to launch through 'social means.' This would be where Russia and America have agents on both sides with codes, for example, leading to peace - insurance. Making this a huge collective effort would see like thirty codes per country, making it impossible for anyone to launch.

    Or, there could be a treaty where people agree to fire upon those that fire? This would see the vast Northern Hemisphere pointing everything at each other and then there would be like a 'dare you to shoot situation.'

    I am out of ideas on this, anyone got any better ones?
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    The US is not going to disarm.
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    The only way to prepare is to bend over an' kiss yer butt good-bye...

    CDC plans session on preparing for a nuclear detonation
    Jan 5, 2018 - With this week’s bellicose boasting about who has the bigger red button on his desk, an alert Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention felt more than a bit on the nose.
    With the prospect of actual nuclear war breaking out between North Korea and the United States seeming ever more real, the CDC is moving to prepare health professionals and others on what the public health response would be to a nuclear detonation. The CDC announced it is staging a grand rounds — a teaching session — on the topic. The target audience: doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratory scientists, and others. The event will be held Jan. 16. A spokesperson for the agency said planning for the event has been underway for months — in fact, since CDC officials took part in a “radiation/nuclear incident exercise” led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency last April, Kathy Harben said in an email. “CDC participants felt it would be a good way to discuss public health preparedness and share resources with states and other partners. State and local partners also have expressed interest in this topic over time,” she said.


    A photo of a hydrogen bomb test appears on the CDC website announcing grand rounds: "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation."

    Still, the timing of the announcement was eerie, coming on the heels of back-to-back threats exchanged between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. “Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation,” urges the CDC email advising people on one of the agency’s mailing lists about the session. “Learn how planning and preparation efforts for a nuclear detonation are similar and different from other emergency response planning efforts.” The CDC holds grand rounds virtually monthly on topics such as birth defects prevention, diseases spread by ticks, and sodium reduction. A previous grand rounds on radiological and nuclear disaster preparedness was offered in March 2010.

    The titles of several of the talks that will make up the session are enough to give one pause, including “Preparing for the Unthinkable,” and “Roadmap to Radiation Preparedness.” Equally unsettling is the image of a nuclear mushroom cloud on the webpage advertising the event. “While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be a limited time to take critical protection steps,” the agency said. “Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness.” “For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation. While federal, state and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts, public health will play a key role in responding.” The event will be webcast live from the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, and the will be posted on the grand rounds archive page a few days later that week.

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science...ear-detonation

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