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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Finger's On The Button

Just a few days ago there was a false alarm regarding nuclear attack in Hawaii that sent people scrambling for whatever form of safety they could find.  Now, Japan has had a similar occurrence.  This is just an indication of how 'on edge' the planet is these days and how ready we all are to press the panic button.   I am thinking that this state of mind is as dangerous, if not more so, than the actual nuclear weapons themselves.

9 comments:

  1. They say that they were accidents; I am not sure that there is not something more insidious going on. Too much a coincidence in a time that one would think that all the i’s have been dotted and t’s have been crossed. Frightening, frightening times.

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  2. Well, yes, unfortunately. There were plenty of movies and books about the dangers of a false alarm back in the Cold War. I'd really hoped that by now, human error would be reduced as a factor as much as possible, but... apparently not. I'm glad I was a young person in the Nineties, which was apparently the only decade in recent history when everyone wasn't walking around on eggshells...

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  3. I could have written that ... this whole mess feels like a terror attack.

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  4. As another country pointed out, our president certainly has the world on edge.

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  5. Not quite as dangerous as the fingers hovering over 'those' buttons, but certainly dangerous enough.

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  6. There was an article recently on two instances during the cold war when catastrophe was averted because the men responsible for actually launching them (not leaders, but the people who made the final push of the button) had enough reservations about the circumstances that they chose to hold off - and in both cases were proven correct. So maybe the ones who are closest to the bombs have enough common sense and sense of responsibility to avert disaster. I hope.

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  7. Panic is as contagious as it is dangerous. I do hope situations settle down and let people live peacefully.

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  8. Very true, the panic that you feel can be much worse than an actual problem.

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  9. It sometimes seems that the world is completely our of kilter, I just hope that situations settle down and people can live peacefully.

    All the best Jan

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