Protect American Snow!
September 5, 2000 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Protect American Snow!
Actually, it's "Protect Americans Now," and will give you a Customized Missile Threat Profile based on your Zip Code. 94110 (San Francisco) is at risk from at least 17 different types of missiles!
posted by peterme (9 comments total)
Love the look of the site, but I question the accuracy.

I looked up Chattanooga, TN -- which should obviously be a considerably less target than San Francisco and was told "Based on publicly available data, your community is at risk from at least 15 different types of missiles."

Why would nowheresville have only two less missles targeted than SF?
posted by tsitzlar at 3:35 PM on September 5, 2000

I don't think it's based on targeting, I think it's based on reach. In which case, you're not safe anywhere apparently, since Denver, CO is at risk from 15, and that's right about in the middle of things...
posted by CrayDrygu at 4:32 PM on September 5, 2000

The most laughable part about this is that people honestly thing that the the government can protect them from weapons of mass destruction. Sorry, they can't! There are plenty of ways to deliver nukes (and biological payloads) other than by ballistic missiles. Hell, all you have to do is release an Ebola strain in an international airport and you can kiss 99% of the world's population goodbye.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 4:51 PM on September 5, 2000

What's fun about this site is that you can use their email links to send letters to Congress. Nothing like tweaking the folks who run this site (including the ever-popular Heritage Foundation) by using their tech to send in my own opinions (ie the NMDS is a moronic waste of time and money). Thanks for supporting my lazy activist lifestyle, folks!
posted by RakDaddy at 5:49 PM on September 5, 2000

Nah, skullhead -- a really bad fast-killing virus like Ebola is rare precisely because it kills before it can spread. AIDS, on the other hand, kills silently and slowly, so it's everywhere.

Are we sure this isn't just astroturf for Thirteen Days?
posted by dhartung at 8:21 PM on September 5, 2000

Damn. Here in Chicago, we're only targeted by 13 nukes. I was really hoping we'd beat out San Francisco.


posted by aladfar at 9:54 PM on September 5, 2000

Wow. Brooklyn, NY has a lot of enemies. We've got you all beat with 18 missles.
posted by Nyarlathotep at 8:51 AM on September 6, 2000

An interesting quirk of the program is that where I work is vulnerable to 16 different missle attacks by 3 countries and one boat, but the suburban paradise where I live is vulnerable to 17 different missle attacks by 3 countries and one boat.
posted by rschram at 12:07 PM on September 6, 2000

Jacksonville, Florida gets 15 too. I'm touched and all, but it only needs one :>
posted by Sapphireblue at 10:39 AM on September 7, 2000

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