Wanna get nuked? the Active Denial System
[just say no?] was launched yesterday - its a microwave ray gun that makes people feel like they're going to catch fire. Wasn't there a ray gun at a certain point in a book we trashed
a while earlier?
I just finished reading this book by Dr. Gino Strada
, a war surgeon and founder of Emergency
, an Italian NGO, whose mission
is to provide medical treatment to civilian victims of war
. A series of essays on his experiences
in far away places like Peru, Somalia, Afghanistan
, Iraq, the Sudan and Cambodia
where 90% of the casualties he treats are better known as collateral damage
. One third are children under 14
. He ends with
a heartfelt essay that asks
, "Is it legitimate to accept war as an inevitable prospect for current and future generations?"