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Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided
Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/13 | PAUL BEDARD

Posted on 07/31/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT by Kartographer

Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth's typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.

"The world escaped an EMP catastrophe," said Henry Cooper, who lead strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense.

"There had been a near-miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us," said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008. He was referring to the 1859 EMP named after astronomer Richard Carrington that melted telegraph lines in Europe and North America.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: carrington; carringtonevent; cme; coronalmassejection; emp; maunderminimum; peterpry; petervincentpry; prepparedness; preppers; pry; solarflares; sun
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“No phone, no lights, no motor car. Not a single luxury…”
1 posted on 07/31/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Article on the Carrington Event

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event

http://www.history.com/news/a-perfect-solar-superstorm-the-1859-carrington-event


2 posted on 07/31/2013 12:04:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if NASA invented thunderstorms to cover up the sound of space battles?


3 posted on 07/31/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

TEOTWAWKI ping


4 posted on 07/31/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Smok’n your lunch I see.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

bttt


6 posted on 07/31/2013 12:07:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Kartographer

Such an event would be dramatic for regular folks.

Those of us who have been trending our use of things like electricity wouldn’t be quite so severely affected.

BUT - I think I’ll speed up my prepping anyway. Still some things to arrange.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 12:07:31 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


8 posted on 07/31/2013 12:07:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kartographer

You’re avoiding the answer.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 12:08:05 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: BenLurkin

perhaps i deserve that


10 posted on 07/31/2013 12:08:53 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Kartographer

Yeah.....sure.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 12:08:54 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Kartographer

In scale comparison with the rest of the solar system. We missed it by an ass hair...


12 posted on 07/31/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: InvisibleChurch

I doubt it.

Now do you know what a Carrington Event is? and the damage that such an event would cause?


13 posted on 07/31/2013 12:10:38 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Pics, or it didn’t happen.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Kartographer
Infuriating our government focuses on “phony” problems while ignoring real ones. Our grid is decrepit and needs a major overhaul.
15 posted on 07/31/2013 12:12:40 PM PDT by LiberConservative (I took the red pill)
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To: Kartographer; blam; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; Bride Of Old Sarge; yorkiemom; VermiciousKnid; ...

Last week, The Bride and I endured a total brake failure on her SUV, and The Bride got a rental vehicle while the repairs were being done.

She was driving a 2013 Dodge Journey. They call it a “crossover SUV”, but we both agreed it was a soccer-mom-mobile.

The car had touchpad ignition, keyless entry, and every system in the vehicle was electronic. The Bride’s first comment was, “IN AN EMP EVENT THIS CAR WOULD DIE!”


16 posted on 07/31/2013 12:13:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Kartographer
the EMP flashed through earth's typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.

I wonder how many miles that translates into.
17 posted on 07/31/2013 12:13:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I’m told thunderstorms predate NASA.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 12:13:37 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

Are this odds of this happening again in the near future?


19 posted on 07/31/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Kartographer


This book is an engrossing read. It's creates a scary scenario about the aftermath of an EMP attack in just the USA. Check out the website here:

http://www.onesecondafter.com/
20 posted on 07/31/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: InvisibleChurch

“I wonder if NASA invented thunderstorms to cover up the sound of space battles?”

After I read your post I asked myself, “Where’s it been 4:20 recently?

Great post!


21 posted on 07/31/2013 12:14:26 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Kartographer

Is that where Blake is trying to get it on with Alexis? That would result in high ratings! But, er, no, I don’t.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

You’re avoiding the answer.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: miliantnutcase; tx_eggman
We missed it by an ass hair...

Like the fine, gossamer wisp to be found on Amanda Seyfried, or the tree trunk sized quill-like bristle on the back of the resident's wookie?
24 posted on 07/31/2013 12:15:21 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: DuncanWaring

The gist of the movie, Repo Man, could solve that dilemma.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I got some 22 and a half million miles for a 2 week near miss.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 12:18:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Then I suggest you read about it. It’s happened before and it certainly can happen again.


27 posted on 07/31/2013 12:19:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cripplecreek
I wonder how many miles that translates into.

My rough guesstimate would be about 5.7 million miles.

28 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:01 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: cripplecreek

22,397,102 miles


29 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

No NSA


30 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:18 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Kartographer

OK


31 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:20 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

There is no sound in space..............


32 posted on 07/31/2013 12:20:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Kartographer
Missed it by that much.
33 posted on 07/31/2013 12:21:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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An astronomical ‘near miss’..........


34 posted on 07/31/2013 12:22:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

well then, there’s no real need for thunderstorms, is there?


35 posted on 07/31/2013 12:22:31 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: cripplecreek; Kartographer; Bloody Sam Roberts

Question is how wide was it and what point of the CME are they referring to?


36 posted on 07/31/2013 12:22:49 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Kartographer; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
If one of those things hits us, we will all be partying like it's 1899.

But Washington is giving them the cold shoulder, especially the administration.

Shouldn't surprise anyone. Why would Obamao want us protected against our enemies?

PING!

37 posted on 07/31/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Kartographer
For those who prefer reading non-fiction; check this out:

"Report of the Commission to Assess the
Threat to the United States from
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack"

http://empcommission.org/docs/empc_exec_rpt.pdf

It won't help you sleep better.
38 posted on 07/31/2013 12:24:09 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Kartographer

Am I a bad person if my initial reaction is, “Too bad it missed.”?


39 posted on 07/31/2013 12:24:41 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Kartographer

Its why I’m a big fan of more smaller power plants with a grid easily broken down into small pieces.

Much easier for local folks to rebuild and restore in the event of a serious flare induced takedown.


40 posted on 07/31/2013 12:24:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

And if that scenario happens, we here in the US had better prepare to be down for a long time. Just because we’ve rescued other countries from various things in the past, does not mean any country, including Canada, will necessarily have the capability to rescue all 315 million of us from such devastation.


41 posted on 07/31/2013 12:26:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Just finished re-reading it two nights ago. A good read.


42 posted on 07/31/2013 12:29:41 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Kartographer; InvisibleChurch

If we’re not prepared with our electrical grid, a Carrington-level event could cause our country’s population to dwindle from 312 million to 31 million. #starvation #hypothermia #animalattacks #barbarians #disease #dehydration


43 posted on 07/31/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Old Sarge

My Mom’s 1991 Mercury Sable suddenly looks like a prepper asset. Kept indoors for two decades, very low mileage, simple systems, runs great & probably somewhat EMP resistant.

My wife’s SRX has all the latest bells & whistles and thinks it’s smarter than me though that’s no great achievement.

We are too chip dependent. Way too dependent on chips. Mom said her new microwave oven was driving her crazy with all the programming menus, boop-boop-boop, etc. I spruced up the original 1976 Sharp microwave that was a wedding gift to us & gave it back (wife & I have a brand new kitchen). Mom is ecstatic; the Sharp has a power setting lever, a mechanical timer, and that’s it. Works like a champ.

“Newer is not always better”


44 posted on 07/31/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: cripplecreek

Unforunately, the lack of centralization could mean higher electrical prices, due to a lack of economy of scale. As long as we’re having half our paychecks taken away from us by government, they might as well make themselves useful and harden the existing grid.


45 posted on 07/31/2013 12:31:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Free *.pdf download:

http://www.gobookee.net/one-second-after/


46 posted on 07/31/2013 12:31:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

Not really. I don’t exactly hold humanity in high esteem either.


47 posted on 07/31/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: elcid1970

An Edsel plays an important role in the book I referenced in #20, above.


48 posted on 07/31/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Old Sarge

Any car will die if it had a transistorized ignition and the EMP was very powerful. That means back to the early 60’s.

On the flip side, most systems can be shielded. It’s just not financially sound for manufacturers to produce vehicles like that currently.

If there is a EMP pulse, I am confident most of my hardware and systems and vehicles will be fine for the most part, maybe something like a 40% loss in system availability, while I manually diagnose all the random failures.

I also have a several generators. Not running, they will still have a induced voltage, but more than likely, the voltage rises won’t be great enough to damage their already voltage spiked protected systems. I seriously doubt in the worst case, that the coils themselves will be melted. It will simply be a matter of conjuring up the silicon parts in the various regulator components, etc.


49 posted on 07/31/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow, free download! Every prepper should be clicking on your link right now.


50 posted on 07/31/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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