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Susan Kitchens hears Eric Schlosser

2013-10-09 23:38:40.304743+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Susan Kitchens went to see Eric Schlosser talk about Command and Control, his new book about nuclear weapons and their mishaps:

And this: The author got his information through many many FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests. He said he could make out some of the censored material by comparing documents. He had two copies of the same document, each with blacked out portions made by different censors. He was able to find out what was censored. Was it information pertaining to the safety of the nation? Safeguarding some nuclear secret? No, the censorship was there to protect the nuclear security bureaucracy from embarrassment.

There should be criminal penalties for that. Because that, exactly that, is also what much of this NSA bullshit is about.

And Schlosser's book also looks worth a read.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-10 19:38:08.482439+00 by: Dan Lyke

Susan continues to tweet about her read of the book, and it's quickly moving up to both my "I should read this" list and my "this sounds completely terrifying" list.