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Matthew Badham Part 1

Command and Control by Eric Schlosser (and some movies too)

Command and Control is the story of the age of nuclear warfare. Beginning with the development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ending in the present, Mr. Schlosser draws on recently declassified documents and extensive interviews to lay out the nuclear history of the United States in all its... Interwoven with the historical narrative is the tale of one of the most alarming near misses in United States history. That being the accidental release of fuel and the subsequent perfect storm of oversight, human error, poor judgement, and ignorance that resulted in a Titan II missile in Damascus Arkansas blowing out of its silo in 1980. I confess to having... Reading about decades of in-fighting over control of the nuclear arsenal, reckless experimentation, and dangerous budget cuts can leave one with a feeling of despair. It could leave you yearning for simpler times when the Cold War was fully operational and the primary focus of the nuclear program was a series of posturing and bluffs between the Soviet Union and the United States. Now, with the major military powers realizing that "controlled nuclear warfare" is a fantasy, less circumspect countries around the globe are building up their nuclear arsenals. If nothing else, you'll have a renewed interest in news reports regarding the weaponry of countries like North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran (to name a few). The reader will also be reminded of the manipulative rhetoric of both politicians and military leaders as well as their own primal inclinations to yield to fear mongering, the desire to feel safe, and trust in modern technology. Just as the systems and controls around our nuclear program have suffered from neglect and human foibles, so too, does our current government control of technological defenses. During World War II and the years following, our military strategy was focused on maximizing civilian loss of life. " In fact, statisticians developed models for how best to target civilians to tip a nation from determined patriotism to total psychological defeat. The Berlin Wall went up in my lifetime (sure I knew it came down recently, but I'd always thought it went up right after WW II). The US felt it was too dangerous to fly fully assembled nuclear weapons over US soil, so they convinced their allies... Source: Mango Momma's Book and Movie Reviews

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  • Review: Yorkshire Bach Choir & Soloists / Peter Seymour (conductor) – St ...

    12/12/14 ,via The Press, York

    The enduring popularity of Handel's oratorio Messiah often presents an obstacle. As Matthew Badham observed in his insightful programme note, navigating the smattering of hits to get to the heart of the music proves difficult. We are in danger of

  • David Cameron's Commons statement on the G20 summit: Politics Live blog

    11/17/14 ,via The Guardian (blog)

    the army reserves first. For some background, here's a piece from Guardian Australia's Van Badham on 10 things we learnt from the G20. . Matthew Goodwin in the Telegraph says Ukip has professionalised its campaigning operation. It started in

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  • "This will be the first holiday season where my husband and I are not together."

    12/16/14 ,via AD HOC News

    s oratorio Messiah often presents an obstacle. As Matthew Badham observed in his insightful programme note, navigating the smattering of hits to get to the heart of the music proves difficult. > weiterlesen

  • "The enduring popularity of Handel?s oratorio Messiah often presents an obstacle. "

    12/12/14 ,via AD HOC News

    The enduring popularity of Handel?s oratorio Messiah often presents an obstacle. As Matthew Badham observed in his insightful programme note, navigating the smattering of hits to get to the heart of the music proves difficult. >... weiterlesen

  • From ‘The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings’ to Ferguson

    12/05/14 ,via Pro Player Insiders

    Badham really puts on a show ... was directed by John Balham and written by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins based on William Brashler’s novel.

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... by Matthew Badham, art by Macabich, published and (c) DC Thomson

... by Matthew Badham, art by Macabich, published and (c) DC Thomson

Interrogation: Trevor Hairsine by Matthew Badham

Interrogation: Trevor Hairsine by Matthew Badham