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United States was once a ‘hair’s breadth’ from detonating nuclear bomb over North Carolina

According to Eric Schlosser in his follow-up to Fast Food Nation, Command and Control, days after the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961, the American military came with in a “hair’s breadth” of detonating a nuclear explosion over North Carolina. A pair of Mark 29 hydrogen bombs — each…

Food safety: band-aids vs. real solutions

A number of people have asked me to blog about the food safety bill that passed through the Senate and is fixing to pass through the House, if they can hammer out some procedural issues. KJ at XX put some useful links together, if you want to read up on…