Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Newt Gingrich's Plan to Stave Off the Apocalypse
National Journal ^ | March 28, 2014 | Alex Brown

Posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by Svartalfiar

Within a year, nine out of 10 Americans could be dead. And whatever causes the national apocalypse—be it North Korean malice or the whims of the sun—the downfall will ultimately be our own fault.

That's the fear of Newt Gingrich and other members of a high-profile coalition who are convinced that our fragile electrical grid could be wiped out at any moment.

Their concern? Electromagnetic pulses, the short bursts of energy—caused by anything from a nuclear blast to a solar flare—that can wreak havoc on electrical systems on a massive scale. And the coalition believes it's coming soon.

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


TOPICS: Astronomy; Miscellaneous; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gingrich; manbearpig; newtgingrich; solarflares
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-108 next last

1 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

“One Second After” (free *.PDF)...

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/21916902/1931499887/name/William+R+Forstchen+-+One+Second+After.pdf


2 posted on 03/28/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

Newt has been on this for years. He wrote a forward section for Forsten’s book- One Second After.

This isn’t really new news in a way.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 11:54:44 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar
Within a year, nine out of 10 Americans could be dead.

Newt's a Christian who appears to be calculating in his own self effort here without godly counsel IMO. Highly unlikely that the tribulation will begin within the year. I could, but not likely IMO. I think there's still a harvest yet to be had before it all comes crashing down. And if that were true, Christians would be jettisoned out of here anyway before it all came down.

4 posted on 03/28/2014 11:55:20 AM PDT by PapaNew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

Occasionally, a politician is correct about science.

This is one of those very very very rare occasions.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

Well at least if it happens ... I can forget about the electricity bill.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 11:57:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

An apocalypse is a disclosure or revelation—not a disaster or catastrophe.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

If Newt Gingrich thinks EMP is a major problem, he needs better advisors.
Generating a large EMP takes a +1MT warhead detonated 100 miles over its target.

First you need a +1MT warhead. Only 4, maybe 5 countries have the technology for 2 stage thermonuclear warheads.

Then you need a launch platform to place a 5000lb warhead 100 miles above the target. Same 4 countries.

After all that, you take out the power grid of something the size of Wisconsin...and the rest of the 49 states are really pissed off.
and know Exactly who launched the missile.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT by Zathras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

Launch Newt’s Ego into space and it will destroy any asteroid headed our way.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 12:01:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar
Newt Gingrich and other members of a high-profile coalition ...

So 20 years ago he sold out our sovereignty with NAFTA/GATT/WTO and today we're supposed to believe he's trying to save us an EMP attack. Did he meet these new buddies at a Council on Foreign Relations luncheon?

10 posted on 03/28/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

The formatting is terrible ...


11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Svartalfiar

Seems to me that Nuclear plants need to be designed to handle a shutdown in the event of an EMP attack. They have backup generators and cooling systems. Wouldn’t this be as simple as making sure the backup generators and cooling pumps are protected by a Ferriday grid?

As far as the effects on the rest of the country, I think every city of 50,000 or more (715 cities) should prepare an emergency power supply location with electrical hookups to their grid. This site could accept one of the concrete encased mini-nuke plants being dropped into place. The idea being that power could be restored very quickly to large segments of the population.

And then vulnerable points in the grid simply need to be hardened against attack.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 12:05:17 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

The mini-nuke plants cost $1 billion to $2 billion a piece. But we probably wouldn’t need 715 of them. We probably just need 200 hundred, and the industrial capacity to quickly make more.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:40 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

The mini-nuke plants cost $1 billion to $2 billion a piece. But we probably wouldn’t need 715 of them. We probably just need 200 hundred, and the industrial capacity to quickly make more.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:41 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: PapaNew

This doesn’t have to be related to the Tribulation in the Bible.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 12:06:43 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Fiji Hill

Words commonly have multiple meanings. In my Webster’s dictionary app, this word has three listed. One of the three is “a great disaster”.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 12:09:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Zathras

This can happen from natural sources, too.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: DannyTN

I want to compliment you for your comments. Only one further suggestion but think you have already thought of this one and that is to bury the lines.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 12:10:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Blueflag

Gingrich and Fortschen are really good friends and have cowritten books together. Including that pretty decent Civil War alt history trilogy


19 posted on 03/28/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT by tanknetter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals

Wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing as long as we made sure to evening up the playing field by EMP’ing everyone else so we are no the only ones in the dark and vulnerable to invasion while we rebuild. Sadly our CiC doesn’t have the stones to do it.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-108 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson