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I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Insanity from the Obama Era

In this podcast about the threat of nuclear war, Lisa Perry notes that the U.S. is going to spend $1.7 trillion (trillion -- with a "T") to "modernize" our nuclear weapon inventory. $1.7 trillion

Having read about this in The Bomb, I understand the pressure the Obama administration felt to do this. But it seems relatively clear to me now that agreeing to this was a big mistake. 

More broadly, though, keep this* in mind when you hear that we can't spend money to help people, we "have to" cut social security, etc. 

*And the fact that every year, the U.S. spends more on "defense" than the next ten most profligate countries combined

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