Committee Vice Chairman Matt LoPresti says he's not trying to spread fear. But he wants the public to know the government is taking steps to protect them in the worst case scenario. He's aiming to get state funding to re-equip Cold War-era fallout shelters.This is obviously being done for stupid reasons. LoPresti is simply trying to associate Trump with Russia. Regardless of intention, it's a good move. PROTECTING YOUR OWN PEOPLE IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. America failed to protect our own people in the '60s, while Russia and China did a much better job. Aside from basic morality, it's good strategy. When you feel cornered you're more inclined to strike hard and fast, hoping to kill the enemy before he can get you. When you feel protected you have time and space to respond more rationally.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.