The New Yorker and Nuts, Nuns and Nukes

The Plowshares movement was inspired by Dorothy Day, a Greenwich Village bohemian who converted to Catholicism and urged resistance to all wars. In the Vietnam era, Philip Berrigan led actions to symbolically destroy the nuclear arsenal. CREDIT ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALEX WILLIAMSON; LEFT TO RIGHT: GETTY (DOROTHY DAY); BETTMAN / CORBIS (PHILIP BERRIGAN AND PROTEST MARCH)

The Plowshares movement was inspired by Dorothy Day, a Greenwich Village bohemian who converted to Catholicism and urged resistance to all wars. In the Vietnam era, Philip Berrigan led actions to symbolically destroy the nuclear arsenal.
CREDIT: THE NEW YORKER; ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALEX WILLIAMSON; LEFT TO RIGHT: GETTY (DOROTHY DAY); BETTMAN / CORBIS (PHILIP BERRIGAN AND PROTEST MARCH)

Yesterday, on my twitter account,* Keith K. called to my attention to a long and very detailed article in the New Yorker that I completely missed regarding the break in at the nuke storage facility. See Eric Schlosser, Break-In at Y-12, How a handful of pacifists and nuns exposed the vulnerability of America’s nuclear-weapons sites, New Yorker (March 9, 2015).

The article is extremely well done. It paints a full picture of the Plowshares movement and the abysmal state of our nation’s security systems for nuclear weapons and fuel.

Please read the article and tell me what you think. Thanks to Keith K!

RGK

*My practice is to use twitter only as a device to send out new posts. I make a practice of not responding to twitter users because I don’t have time to do so, and I don’t much like the medium (“smoke signals” are often hard to understand). On this occasion only, I break my rule.

Twitter–@JudgeKopf

Thanks to everyone for the great advice  in response to I am a twit ’cause I don’t know whether to twitter–help me! I have decided to use Twitter in the manner suggested by Rebecca Lefler. That is I have linked a Twitter account with this blog platform. If I have done everything correctly, when I post something on this blog a notice should go out via Twitter. I have taken Ryan Killian’s suggestion that I use “@JudgeKopf” to identify myself on Twitter.

I have also considered whether I will generate original tweets or respond to tweets from others. For now, I won’t. There are several reasons for this. However, I will see how things play out. If, after I have some experience, I think that this very “short form” medium is worthwhile for original content or that it would be useful and not too time consuming to respond to others, then I might change my mind. But, for now, don’t expect a tweet from me that is anything other than a WordPress generated announcement of a post (again, assuming I configured the two systems correctly).

You’re advice was generous and helpful. I truly appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge.

RGK

PS. I have one additional request for help. If you receive an announcement of this post via Twitter, please let me know by commenting here. That way I will know whether I configured things properly.

I am a twit ’cause I don’t know whether to twitter–help me!

I grew up with rotary dial telephones and sometimes I miss them. Now I am blogging. That is a prime example of cognitive dissonance.

Anyway, a really nice person wrote me an e-mail and said I should use Twitter with this blog. Honest to God, I have no idea what that means, or why that would help me blog better. Really, I am a twit in the old-fashioned meaning of that word.

Can anybody help me understand how Twitter would make this blog better? If you do, please explain how I should do it, and then give me a 1, 2, 3 step approach.

RGK

PS While I don’t have a Twitter account, I do have a Facebook page (with essentially no information on it). I don’t use it and don’t know how to use. I got it to help me understand how one registers for Facebook and to address a legal question related to one particular aspect of sex offender registries. So, if you think I should be using Facebook with this blog, feel free to add your thoughts to that mystery as well.

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