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I find it interesting that this entire issue is the same as the nuclear issue was in the cold war.

Government Technocrats: We need bigger and more powerful warheads to protect us from the Soviets.

General Public: OK we'll learn Duck and Cover.

Sensible Few: Is risking the destruction of everything we're trying to protect worth it?

Government Technocrats: We can't look our children in the eye ... yadda yadda yadda.

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