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To: Texas Fossil
An EMP at the correct altitude detroys most of the CONUS infrastructure, including electrical generation, electrical transmission, all modern vehicles, as well as burning out everything connected to the grid. The fires caused by that alone will cripple us. A lot of military hardware is EMP hardened but not all of it.

People that don't take EMPs seriously don't know enough about them.

14 posted on 11/13/2011 10:44:36 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

I do. In an all-out EMP we go from 2011 to 1863 in a heartbeat.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 10:46:55 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Durus
People that don't take EMPs seriously don't know enough about them.

And people who don't know enough about EMPs (that's at least 75% of the population) should read this very believable fiction book, "One Second After."

You'll think twice the next time you go to the grocery store.

23 posted on 11/13/2011 11:04:36 AM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Durus

How many people would die in the ensuing chaos after an EMP attack? Lots. Law and order would break down. No telling how even solid citizens would behave once they (or their kids) got hungry. And it would take years for our infrastructure to recover. Wouldn’t surprise me if we lost greater than 20% of our population even without nukes.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 11:10:18 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Durus

You are correct. My fiancee’s nephew works in high level consulting position for the Army and NASA. He told us their number one fear is an EMP. They are terrified of it.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 1:25:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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