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Begging To Be Blackmailed | City Journal
In the face of a series of crucial decisions for President Trump concerning certification of the Iran nuclear deal and continuing waivers from sanctions, the European Union is lobbying hard in the mullahs’ defense.
iran  terrorism  nuclear  war 
yesterday by Jswindle
The Good War - by Mike Dawson and Chris Hayes
How America’s infatuation with World War II has eroded our conscience.
history  politics  war  culture  comics  wwii 
yesterday by jldinkelaker
Daring Fireball: Hawaii Missile Alert: How One Employee ‘Pushed the Wrong Button’ and Caused a Wave of Panic
Amy Wang, reporting for The Washington Post:
Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert. […]
Around 8:07 a.m., an errant alert went out to scores of Hawaii residents and tourists on their cellphones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” A more detailed message scrolled across television screens in Hawaii, suggesting, “If you are indoors, stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building. Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a building or lay on the floor.”
This is just terrible, terrible user interface design.
state  gov2.0  safety  war  security  fcc  messaging  ui/ue  daring_fireball 
yesterday by rgl7194
After false Hawaii missile notice, FCC launches investigation | Ars Technica
On Saturday, January 13, Hawaiians received a terrifying message on their phones, repeated on television and radio stations, which had received a similar alert: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
But actually, it was something of a drill, in that the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) was running a routine test at the end of a shift and accidentally sent the message state-wide.
Unfortunately, it took 38 minutes for the agency to correct the alert with a second alert. Although state leaders quickly tweeted out corrections, Hawaiians who were waiting for an all-clear from the same outlet spent more than half an hour in suspense.
state  gov2.0  safety  war  security  fcc  messaging 
yesterday by rgl7194
How Does Obama’s Foreign Policy Look a Year Into Trump?
A frank conversation with Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes.
politics  history  obama  trump  2016  war 
yesterday by jacobraleigh
Nuclear War Survival Skills
With Foreword by Dr. Edward Teller
Original Edition Published September, 1979,
by Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
nuclear  war  survival 
3 days ago by Hwinkler

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