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WSJ: Mother of All Blackouts
Wall Street Journal | 8/12/2004 | Editorial

Posted on 08/12/2004 12:37:18 PM PDT by vajimbo

Edited on 09/08/2012 5:46:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Candor7; blam; JustPiper; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; MestaMachine; sonofstrangelove; SunkenCiv; decimon
>>> "Buy a few rolls of lead sheathing and do a closet in it. You will only need it for 12 to 24 hours." <<<<

Thanks, candor7.

But that wasn't really the point of my question.

IF that other poster was correct and an EMP would break open a dangerous hole in the upper atmosphere, so dangerous that the military and the D.C. Elite plan to be hunkered down safely DEEP UNDERGROUND........ and so many experts are SO worried about an EMP attack on the USA....

Well, then WHY hasn't the populace ever been told about that dangerous hole in the upper atmosphere.

Huh??????????

OR is the info about the dangerous solar & cosmic rays inaccurate?

51 posted on 01/04/2010 6:29:38 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: NathanPaulPrince
>>>> "I the event of a massive EMP burst, ie, a nuclear device going off in the atmosphere, you all tend to forget it will rip a huge hole in the ozone layer as well - frying everything. Forget electricity at that point - think of vegetation turning crips, lakes evaporating and rivers drying out. Think bigger - the army won't be looking out for you at that point - there is a whole population ready to go underground in a few military bases, and you have to ask yourself if your name's on the survival list, at that point in time." <<<<

Hello, NathanPaulPrince.

Do you remember where you got this information which you posted in a 2004 messagethread?

Thanks.
HP

52 posted on 01/04/2010 6:33:13 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: null and void
Here's the link to a list of popular survivalist fiction book titles:

http://www.survivalblog.com/survival_fiction/

53 posted on 01/27/2010 6:11:26 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: dr_who_2

“the US would retaliate shortly afterwards”

HA ! Don’t count on it.....


54 posted on 02/23/2012 9:40:50 AM PST by traumer
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To: cripplecreek
carried me fine for that week

You better have a huge gas supply since the damage done to the grid by EMP would take months and maybe years to repair. If you use natural gas, the production and delivery system is controlled by electrical equipment. From what I've read, the civilian electrical system is totally unprepared for EMP.

Also, any electronic controls in your generator may be at risk. Even then, some of the things you want to run may be rendered useless, too.

It's a whole different ball game than a simple blackout. It's destruction of at least part of the system.

55 posted on 09/08/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Bikers4Bush
buy old appliances, cars, motorcycles

They still need electrical energy and gas to run them. Both of those probably will not be available. If you have a large gasoline supply, you will be OK for a while.

56 posted on 09/08/2012 5:33:46 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: vajimbo
This scenario keeps coming up. It is NOT something that is feasible for terrorists.

It would take multiple one-megaton H-bombs, detonated in space, to create EMP events that would cover the whole US. Only the Russians, maybe the Chinese, have that sort of capability, and neither would be looking forward to our response. We WOULD respond to a nuclear attack with nukes.

57 posted on 09/08/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: eno_
Only Russia or China could even attempt it. And since no civilian casualties are an immediate result, what is the barrier to retaliation in kind? It's not like the Chinese do military logistics on abacuses anymore.

A real American president would let it be known that we would not "retaliate in kind". We would end the attacker's existence as a nation.

58 posted on 09/08/2012 5:48:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: cripplecreek
I have a 5,000 watt DeVillbiss generator that carried me fine for that week.

So, how big is your fuel supply, since online it says that a 7 gallon tank lasts for 10.8 hours. 168/10.8 (hours in a week) = 15.5 fill ups @$4 a gallon. That's better than $400 a week fuel cost, but storage is the real problem... IF YOUR POCKETS ARE THAT DEEP!


59 posted on 09/08/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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