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Here is a gruesome inquiry.
“Do you think nuclear war is more or less likely than it was five years ago? The inquiry began with a YouGov poll.
Appeared at an important time. Note written by Air Force General. Mike Minihan Predicting war with China was published by NBC News just 72 hours ago. The four-star general ordered the commander of the Air Mobile Command until 28 February to report “major efforts to prepare” for such a conflict.
We are now experiencing what psychologists have come to call “nuclear anxiety” or, to use the more clinical term, “nuclear phobia”. These two phrases are products of the Cold War. It reappeared in 2022 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Here are the poll results: His 42% of all US adults agree that nuclear war is becoming more likely. 48% of Republicans, 38% of independents and 41% of Democrats agree.
Thirty-one percent of all say the chances are “about the same” as they were five years ago. 32% of Republicans, 31% of Independents and 28% of Democrats agree.
Also. Overall, 10% of them say nuclear war is “less likely” today than it was five years ago. 10% of Republicans, 9% of independents and 12% of Democrats agree.
And finally, the overall 17% simply said, “Don’t know: 10% of Republicans, 22% of independents, and 18% of Democrats agree.
A pollster asked respondents from 24 different demographics spanning political preferences, race, gender, ideology, age, place of residence, and income.
Respondents who voted for the former president donald trump The 2020 election had the most prominent sentiment here. His 50% of them said nuclear war was likely in these times. Respondents aged 45 to 64 with an annual income of $100,000 made him one of the most convinced that a nuclear war would occur in the future.
In addition to both liberals and conservatives, 47% of whites also predict nuclear war. Blacks (29%) and Hispanics (35%) were the least confident about future conflict. A poll of 1,500 US adults was conducted January 21-24.
some extra discussion
“Shhh! No one talks about World War III. As the Western ruling classes bring us closer to the brink of a nuclear conflict with Russia, the dissent becomes almost inaudible.” Rod Dreyersenior editor of the American Conservative Party.
“Whatever the morals of the Ukrainian cause, the fact remains that Russia has nuclear weapons. We lived in a world that meant that our policy makers had to be as meticulous as they were, so that the whole world was hit by a rapid series of flashes and mushroom clouds. Apparently, all of that has been pushed aside,” Dreyer wrote in an analysis released Friday.
longtime actress and activist Jane Fonda This time, we continue to be involved in politics through the Jane Fonda Climate PAC, a political action committee that Jane Fonda set up on March 16 last year.
“PAC is laser focused on one goal: to do what it takes to defeat fossil fuel advocates and elect climate change advocates at every level of government,” said Fonda. stated in the mission statement at the time.
She has now launched a petition to support that particular calling.
“President Biden We have the power to declare a climate emergency and act to curb the fossil fuel pollution of global warming before it’s too late. Tell President Biden to declare a climate emergency! ” advised the new petition.
“Without immediate action to transition away from fossil fuels, the future of our planet is in jeopardy.
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Let’s assume that as of Sunday, the national debt stands at $31,457,696,210,437. Simply put, that’s $31.5 trillion. This is due to a gruesome tally of burdens currently underway by the Treasury Department.
Now let’s think about the Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthyCalifornia Republicans have a notable meeting with President Biden on Wednesday. Of course, it takes place at the White House.
“We will meet this Wednesday. McCarthy said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program that he hopes to find a rational and responsible way the debt ceiling can be raised.
“So if you look at the last four years, Democrats have increased spending by 30%, $400 billion. So I can’t go down this road, and I don’t think there’s anyone in America who wouldn’t agree that there’s wasted Washington spending that we can eliminate. “We’re going to make an agreement that we can move forward and take a balanced path, while not jeopardizing our debt at the same time,” McCarthy advised.
“I know his staff are trying to say something different, but I think the president would be happy to come to an agreement together,” the speaker later said.
Port du Jour
• 60% of US adults believe Republicans in Congress are ‘likely to have more influence over the direction the country takes in the next two years’.
• 74% of Republicans, 61% of independents and 47% of Democrats agree.
• 65% of conservatives, 62% of moderates and 52% of liberals also agree.
• 39% of US adults believe that. President Biden It could have a greater impact on the direction the country takes in the next two years.
• 26% of Republicans, 38% of Independents and 52% of Democrats agree.
• 34% of conservatives, 38% of moderates and 48% of liberals also agree.
Source: CNN/SSRS poll of 1,004 US adults conducted January 19-22.
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