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Newt Gingrich on D.C. Weather: 'Mild Taste of What an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) Attack Would Do'
The Weekly Standard ^

Posted on 07/02/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT by Perdogg

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To: napscoordinator

Leafs are not...


51 posted on 07/02/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)
But the Volt also has a 1.4 liter gas engine.

So it's able to operate on that as long as gasoline is available.

Is gasoline available there?


52 posted on 07/02/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

I wasn’t referring to the electronics, but rather that the battery couldn’t be charged thus forcing the vehicle to run on its gas engine without any supplement from the power grid.


53 posted on 07/02/2012 11:49:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: nascarnation

It requires power to pump gasoline... but that would make the Volt owners eeeeevil polluters... and isn’t the whole point of a Volt or Leaf to run the thing on electricity?


54 posted on 07/02/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)

The Volt and Leaf are completely different.
The Leaf is battery only, like an electric golf cart.
The Volt is battery or gasoline, depending on what is available.

There might be times when gas is hard to get (I remember that from the Nixon and Carter years) and the electric propulsion would give you mobility.
Or times (like in Wash DC) where electricity is not available and you use gasoline.


55 posted on 07/02/2012 11:59:02 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: FrdmLvr

From what I’ve read, Iran has reportedly tested missile launches from cargo ships, done in the Caspian Sea where our subs couldn’t monitor them. The “Scud in a Bucket” trick would allow them to launch from a few miles off our coast, so an ICBM wouldn’t be needed to reach effective EMP altitude.

They have also, from what I’ve heard, tested missile warhead detonations at the peak of their flight path, instead of near the ground. And their military journals have discussed EMP tactics and effects, so they are fully aware.

If Iran develops nukes small enough to carry on missiles, there could be some very bad days ahead for the civilized world.


56 posted on 07/02/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by DNME (Prepare ... quickly. Time grows short.)
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To: napscoordinator
In honesty I sorta hoped he did something similiar to this solution and I know it is not realistic and maybe he did do a lot but I guess I am not realistic on what he actually could cut during his tenure. I don’t know if I was being hard on Bolton but probably so.

I appreciate your candor. I won't lie and say that I wasn't dismayed when John Bolton got on board with Romney, but that's water over the dam now, I suppose in retrospect I look at it like this: if 'Rats in the Senate were so fearful and opposed to Bolton as U.N. Ambassador that they would filibuster him and force GWB to make a recess appointment, Bolton must have been doing something right.
57 posted on 07/02/2012 3:26:21 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Charles Martel

I’ve been collecting ang restoring old John Deeres,the 2 cylinder models.We have a 730 diesel and an 830 diesel.Full mechanical injection systems on those,so we’re in good shape if an EMP hits.We could get a lot of farming done with these old machines if we had to.


58 posted on 07/02/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Perdogg

Lost power here in DC Metro Region. Now reading “One Second After”. A great read.


59 posted on 07/02/2012 7:04:53 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Perdogg

Those Volt owners should have bought the optional roof mounted emergency generator in case of trips fleeing cities in a firestorm, mass floodings or to flee states under duress of Obamataxcare.

Seriously electric car owners should have a backup, like a gas powered golf cart at the least.


60 posted on 07/02/2012 7:13:19 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Is your state Obamacare free yet?)
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To: mkjessup

you forgot:
Ron Paul = Chairman of the Federal Reserve

:D — I just’d love to see people scream, holler, and crap their pants at that.


61 posted on 07/03/2012 9:47:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: TigerClaws

Old diesels.


62 posted on 07/03/2012 9:47:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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