Hm-m-m.  You think we [all] deserve to be blown up?
The most cynical thing I can say is "Ok, but leave our recordings intact".
That way, the E.Ts. that visit earth after we've been eliminated might have something beautiful to enjoy.

Is 2.25 million a realistic count?

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Hey, we deserve to be blown up also - 2.25 million sound recordings!  

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On Apr 5, 2013, at 2:30 PM, James Roth wrote:

> Dear Mr. Parejo,
> I believe our largest and most precious archives are in the Smithsonian Institute and Library of Congress.
> Those are in Washington DC or very near it.  DC will definitely be a prime target of any enemy attack.
> Of course, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of The New York Public Library is one of the richest resources of recorded sound in the world.
> New York is bound to be a prime target in such a war.
> Then, there's Yale University in Connecticut, Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University Library and others around the country.
> It's impossible to know what locations will be safe or destroyed in the chaos of war.
> I believe there's plenty of reason for concern, but what can one do?
> Sincerely,
> Ben Roth 
> Recorded Sound Archives