This is admittedly only very tangentially related to Seattle real estate, but this news article caught my attention this morning: Congressman implies: Seattle could be nuked
Huffington Post columnist Jason Linkins writes today about an e-mail sent by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo., not Ala. as the headline reads) regarding the United States’ missile defense plans.
Akin doesn’t specifically mention Seattle, but his e-mail did include a map of the city and the expected effects of a 10-kiloton nuclear blast centered over South Lake Union.
The map they mentioned seemed a little familiar to me…
Hey, at least the 2009 hypothetical North Korean bomb isn’t dropping practically right on top of Ballard like the hypothetical 1950 USSR bomb was. Apparently Paul Allen’s Vulcan real estate ventures are now a higher priority target than a Scandinavian fishing neighborhood.
Even in a hypothetical nuclear disaster, the historic legacy of the overpriced Ballard craftsman will be preserved. Phew!