Skip to comments.Congresswoman: “100% Chance of a Severe Geo-Magnetic Event Capable of Crippling Our Electric Grid”
Posted on 09/03/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT by Kartographer
The fall-out from a grid-down scenario would be absolutely devastating, as noted by a spokesman for the Center for Security Policy who recently responded to the potential for EMP capable weapons being deployed over the United States:
And experts forecast if such an attack were a success, it effectively could throw the U.S. back into an age of agriculture.
Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we cant support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity, said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.
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There is also a 100% chance of the sun going dark and extinguishing all life in the solar system.
Comet Ison’s coming in November and some think it could have a big impact on our magnetic field. So who knows, all I know is to be prepared. Water,food, vitamins and most of all AMMO.
Clearly this would be a wicked attack.
God hasn’t gone on vacation, folks, but He has made it quite clear what wickedness can do without His benefit. You’d think people would look again for what they’d snubbed, but NO.....
100% change we all won’t live past our lives!
“Comet Isons coming in November and some think it could have a big impact on our magnetic field.”
Did the Mayans know about this comet?
I don’t think “dead” but it would get Max Max-y quickly.
All the Borg kids who are always plugged into their i-phone will have to learn to play baseball.
But yes the US could support the large urban populations if they tried without electricity but the types of food available would by limited.
The problem is not producing the food it is the thugs looting.
I can see how that could hurt the grid, but the grid may want more anyway.
and toilet paper
(keep the plastic packaging intact or else it absorbs moister from the air)
I think people are wildly overestimating when they speak of the world being thrown into the dark ages. There is just too much knowledge already out there to let us fall too far.
I’m no engineer but I can give a fair description of how to build a generator to produce electricity. I’m no doctor but I have a reasonable understanding of bacterial and viral infections. I’m no pilot but I understand the concept of lift, drag, and thrust.
Who is this “Congresswoman”? There is no such critter mentione in the article at all.
The one consistent agenda they have is that the earth is overpopulated.
It wasn't that hard to find, LOL
mine comes wrapped in paper aint no plastic
The Dems should be really scared of such an event. Cause the 10% that would be left and surviving well are highly likely to be preppers. And most preppers are really conservative.
“A country boy can survive” comes to mind
You’re possible right. However how many people really understand what happens when they flip the light switch. If you take out any meaningful percentage of the population will the remaining have the necessary knowledge? Will those that have the knowledge be in the same place as others with vital knowledge.
Probably in some places. Chances are it will take us 2000 years to claw our way back to current levels. Especially considering you have those who WANT to go back to the 7th century and will see this event as a sign from their pig loving prophet.
Not me, I’m gonna make it to 151
Obama is already doing everything possible to weaken the “electric grid”.
Well, that escalated quickly.
The Lear Jet Leftists absolutely would be okay with this.
They’d have America’s wealth and beatuty all to themselves — with the expectation of enslaving the Third World populations whose existence is independent of modern technology.
Well, we’ve got the departing head of DHS making statements that dovetail with this, and I just can’t bring myself to view such a staid, plodding oaf of a woman as being all that imaginative or even capable of making a risky speculative statement without assurance that it would be met with approval among her circle. So, they’re apparently being told this, and they’re viewing the source as credible. Why? Could be several things, most of which are politically motivated and therefore manipulative and not particularly fact-based, especially considering the source, but one of which would be a known threat.
Do not need preppers- just good ol farmers and the like-
which is pretty much everyone in “FLY over “country-
The DEM from N.Y. - is probably concerned :
A. does not have a clue how to grow food or hunt
B. has NO weapon (not even a bow)
C. seen the losers who VOTED for her!!!
WELL.. I guess she should be concerned
True, present generation has a lot of knowledge, but the next will have less given most of our records are digital data on hard drives that will have been erased.
A huge culling of the population from simple starvation will take much more of that knowledge with them, followed by the ravaging of the Thunderdome phenomena where only the cruel and powerful survive. If we are lucky we may stabilize at the 1940s level of technology.
Have you considered being a flight surgeon? ;-)
Especially if they’ve ever eaten any tomato products.
if you are going to store it, get some water- tight wrapped ones and/or some storage bins
Colbert asked Clarke what she would tell 1898 Brooklynites if she went back in time, and she said she would tell them to set me free. Colbert wondered from what, and she replied: Slavery. Colbert also wondered who would still have had slaves in 1898, and Clarke offered that it was the Dutch. Those sneaky Dutch bastards, Colbert said. Exactly, Clarke returned...
Colbert dared to snark on a black female?
There's also a chance that the Detroit Lions will go undefeated this year and win the Super Bowl.......
Alright, my bet is on the sun.......
All of the things you are mentioning are profoundly complex and require infrastructure and secure transportation systems (you're going to need parts for that generator).
Consider all he abandoned, bullet-scarred office buildings to be found throughout the Middle East and in places like Kosovo and Bosnia. Those were once new, thriving communities (the people who erected those buildings didn't do so for target practice!)
I have only to make a trip to the local grocery store or the local Walmart to become quite aware of how close this nation is to savagery.
The scenario that is being described in this article has already happened in 1959 - an event known as the "Carrington Event" ... if it happened today you would literally find yourself in the Dark Ages tomorrow.
re: “I think people are wildly overestimating when they speak of the world being thrown into the dark ages. There is just too much knowledge already out there to let us fall too far.”
I agree with you. If an EMP event occurs, the technology and the knowledge to fix things is still there - how long this would take, I don’t know.
Would such an EMP take out all our power plants, i.e. the generators within these plants that produce the electricity - would it destroy the structures (transformers, cables, etc) that carry the power to cities? What’s the difference with an EMP attack as opposed to cities and regions losing power due to storms or overloads?
Hell I’ve never been on a plane.
Sorry...1859... what’s a century between Freepers!?!? :O
I suppose this is the next red flag ops. They always let it slip what they are up to.
Is that Congresswoman Trent Franks? His wife may be in for a surprise.
However, if 90% of the world dies, it is hard to see how we maintain the level of technology we already have. We may know in general how to build things, but a lot of the specific knowledge would be lost. A lot of knowledge is online now, which would be lost. But most of the actual, specific knowledge to make something is not even online, it is kept in people's heads.
NASA engineers investigated bringing back the Saturn rocket after the Shuttles were retired back in the 90's or so. They still had all the engineering drawings of the rockets, and written documents. But they found that it wouldn't save any money instead of redesigning everything from scratch, because there is so much knowledge that was carried around in the engineer's heads, who were then retired, that to spend the effort to figure all that out would save no money over just starting over.
That was in a continuously operating organization. If the population of NASA were to be cut by 90%, and then try to keep doing what they are doing, they couldn't. The same would happen in every organization. Eventually there would be so much knowledge lost that there would be no choice but to lose a couple hundred years of progress.
That is why I liked being in Boy Scouts. I earned every merit badge there was.
I had to build electric motors from scratch. I had to learn how to start a fire without a match. How to find edibles in the forest. How to find my way out of the deep dark woods with no compass, no idea where I had been taken and dropped off. How to use a bow and arrow, how to use a rifle, how to clean it. How to build bridges out of rope and tree limbs. How to make water drinkable.
BE PREPARED. Knowledge is one of the most important assets one can have.
My neighbor and I were down at the dam just below our houses a while back talking about this sort of thing.He has some serious knowledge as head of maintenance in his factory.
We decided that the hard part of putting in a small generator would be getting the old gear out of the millrace. That thing has to weigh several tons. Its probably 15 feet across by 10 or 12 inches thick solid steel. Course like my neighbor said, they put it in there 150 some odd years ago and used either horses or steam power to do it.
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