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AMERICAN BLACKOUT- A Real Life Nightmare Nearer Than You Think
Family Security Matters ^ | by R. JAMES WOOLSEY, DR. PETER VINCENT PRY

Posted on 11/05/2013 2:49:26 PM PST by Carbonsteel

Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico's Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. That same Sunday night, National Geographic aired the docudrama American Blackout. This fictionalized account of a cyber attack on the electric grid depicts some of the horrific consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting 10 days.

(Excerpt) Read more at familysecuritymatters.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emp; mexicoblackout; peterpry; petervincentpry; prepping; pry; terrorattack
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1 posted on 11/05/2013 2:49:26 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

ping


2 posted on 11/05/2013 2:50:47 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Earlier this year there were attacks on the Arkansas electric grid, but they arrested a guy for it last month who looked like an ordinary white guy.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 3:00:45 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Carbonsteel

EBT slaves run out of food in 48 hrs and start open pillaging of nicer areas after 5 days. Cops will be guarding their own homes.

I’ll be arming and coordinating.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 3:04:46 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Carbonsteel

I watched it on a 13 inch TV and commercial free, it looked very effective to me, as far as being geared to the general public.

The British version which ran several weeks earlier, was useless, there was very little related to preparedness in it, the makers of that one seemed to drift into just making another drama and forgetting what the purpose was.

While the American version was not intended to show how-tos, it did show a variety of situations that revealed to non-preppers, the consequences of not planning in advance.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 3:08:42 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Carbonsteel

American Blackout? Isn’t that racist?


6 posted on 11/05/2013 3:09:49 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Carbonsteel

WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE... none of us will get out of this alive... not in this life but we will have a chance at eternal life.

The rats always want to manufacture a crisis... what they find to be bad for you... is actually found to have value... things that can kill you can actually save your life. The left must have evil manipulation and lies to coerce and govern because with out those... they have nothing.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 3:15:29 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“The rats always want to manufacture a crisis... “.

That gives odumbo and Holder the opporunity to tell their people that it would be O.K. to go steal, it’s called “sharing the wealth”.

Bring it on! I’m locked and loaded and will drop the hammer on the first (and possibly more) who try stealing from me.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 3:22:03 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: LibLieSlayer

Funny thing about these shows is that they always show the urban horrors.

Show me some of those rural horrors that result from societal collapse. LOL


9 posted on 11/05/2013 3:28:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Progov

Let just say I am in perfect harmony with your plan!


10 posted on 11/05/2013 3:28:45 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cripplecreek

Living in a very rural area... I agree completely! Around here I will have neighbors helping neighbors and miles of security teams protecting the area. That is just how we roll.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 3:32:48 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cripplecreek
Show me some of those rural horrors that result from societal collapse. LOL

Wasn't the survivalist pretty rural?

12 posted on 11/05/2013 3:34:54 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Progov

I hope you are also loaded with food and water. If you live in the city or the burbs your water will go off shortly after the lights go out. If you do not have water stored up what are you going to use to cook all that survival food you have bought? Water and water filtration system are key to surival.

What are you going to use to cook it on? If you have a rocket stove which you can make out a #10 can and a couple of regular cans you can use yard twigs to create intense heat and boil water or cook food in a skillet or pan inside your fireplace. Very little smoke or smell.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 3:37:27 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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To: LibLieSlayer

I just think rural people should make it clear that there are really two different nations within one. Just because they may riot in the city is no reason to impose martial law on rural America where life goes on.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 3:39:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

When the people in the urban areas flee the cities and go into the rural area to pillage and loot they will either have to help, move on, or fertilize the fields for years to come. It will be a bloodbath.

I really hope this never ever ever happens.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 3:46:22 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

First thing you need to do in this scenario. Be it an EMP attack, cyber attack, or an inside job, is to plug up all the sinks, baths and get anything that can hold water and fill them ALL up. All your pots, pans, jugs, gas cans, cups, coffee pots, vases, EVERYTHING fill it to the brim before the water turns off.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 3:48:38 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

I have a useful habit that I developed several years ago when I ended up without electricity for a couple of weeks due to an ice storm.

I live on the shore of a lake and as soon as it freezes, I gut a 3x3 foot hole in the ice and keep it open all winter. I throw a piece of plywood over it and go out and break what little ice forms every day. It will come in handy for flushing toilets or washing and if worse comes to worse, cooking.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 4:00:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That would be very useful. If the grid ever went down for good, or you were ever without power for a long time, you have an icebox in your backyard. Such an easy way to preserve your food for the winter.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 4:01:55 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Filling the bathtubs used to be the number one order 50 and 60 years ago, for hurricanes, for anything.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 4:03:37 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: cripplecreek

Check out the AquaRain water filters.They will filter almost anywater and make it safe to drink.


20 posted on 11/05/2013 4:06:42 PM PST 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: Farmer Dean

I need to get a hand pump that I can slap on my wellhead. A very shallow water table makes it easy to draw water from.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 4:08:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek; Farmer Dean
"Funny thing about these shows is that they always show the urban horrors.

Show me some of those rural horrors that result from societal collapse. LOL
"

They've shown lots of rural horrors in at least hundreds of movies like "The Hills Have Eyes," "Wrong Turn" and so on. We are the rural horrors! Boo! LOL! [familyop lurches around, head tilted to the side, moaning and growling.]


22 posted on 11/05/2013 5:04:56 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: cripplecreek; Farmer Dean

Good idea to get a hand pump for a shallow well. For deep wells, there are also solar pump systems and/or small diesel generator systems (pretty simple to have along with the regular AC pump with transfer switch if already powered by grid, electrical inlet, outdoor switch and 4-conductor generator cable with generator plug made to plug into inlet, see National Electrical Code).


23 posted on 11/05/2013 5:11:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
LOL yeah I admit to promoting that version of Redneckistan.

Let's eat im' pa.

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24 posted on 11/05/2013 5:14:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

ping


25 posted on 11/05/2013 5:26:04 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: ansel12

he was prepared smart, but stoopid operationally.


26 posted on 11/05/2013 5:27:30 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Carbonsteel; Kartographer

Prepper ping, I know we had another thread on this show, but worthwhile for more discussion.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 5:27:41 PM PST by Betis70
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To: FreedomStar3028; cripplecreek

If electrical power were down in cities, fuel would be unavailable. Station pumps need electricity. Traffic jams would occur. Traffic from cities to rural areas would be very limited and monitored. Access to parks and other government lands would be very limited and monitored (sanitation, civil order and other issues). Looks like we’d all be trapped and should stock up on books, cards and board games in advance. Me...I think I’ll get a croquet set or build a miniature golf course. ;-)


28 posted on 11/05/2013 5:28:49 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: cripplecreek

Heh. You can be the one on the left. I’ll be the one on the right. ;-)


29 posted on 11/05/2013 5:32:26 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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Just had an X3 solar flare today. An X16 and its the Carrington Event again only this time there is a such thing as electronics on Earth. (plugged in affected)


30 posted on 11/05/2013 5:33:10 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, no. Come to realize it, I am the one on the right! :-(


31 posted on 11/05/2013 5:33:21 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
My edumacated brother.

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32 posted on 11/05/2013 5:36:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Blueflag

He was, if you think back over his segment, the makers still did an OK job of showing pitfalls or consequences to remind even the most hard core preppers, to think.

Remember that they weren’t there to show success, but to reach different segments of the TV audience with a personalized prod, for them to get more involved and less complacent.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 5:39:28 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Never forget this:

Murkowski Blocks Effort to Protect US Power Grid
34 posted on 11/05/2013 5:42:21 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’ve been reviewing water systems, and have read a lot of complaints lately about the quality of the berkey filters. I’m leading towards a katadyn, but I’m still not sure...


35 posted on 11/05/2013 5:43:01 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: cripplecreek; LibLieSlayer

I grew up in a fairly rural part of urban (rat) state, and moved back. I always felt like I have more in common with rural folk in the midwest, south and west than people in suburbia and urban areas here in New England.

And when I talk with my rural neighbors, most of them hold views many FReepers share.

I think that is the big divide in America.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 5:59:53 PM PST by Betis70
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To: Betis70; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Freeper Betis70 for the heads up.


37 posted on 11/05/2013 6:03:26 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cripplecreek

I have a shallow water table as well and am going to get something like the following:

https://www.lehmans.com/p-1384-lehmans-own-galvanized-well-bucket.aspx


38 posted on 11/05/2013 6:05:24 PM PST by Betis70
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To: Farmer Dean

Haven’t been able to find out what chemicals / heavy metals the Aquarain filters out. Went with the Aquacera Ceracarb instead.


39 posted on 11/05/2013 6:48:48 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Carbonsteel

I watched it today, 4-6 pm. It was intriguing, and so realistic that I could not wait for it to be over.

Hope to God this does not happen in real life, but the next solar flare could change that real quick.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 7:10:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Patriot Babe

American African-American-out?


41 posted on 11/05/2013 7:24:11 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Patriot Babe

American Whiteout?


42 posted on 11/05/2013 7:24:27 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Carbonsteel
Following links, I found an interesting discussion on YouTube headed by Fmr. CIA Dir. Jim Woolsey:

Fmr. CIA Dir. Jim Woolsey warns of existential EMP threat to America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBfALe8X9C8

It's long, but worth watching during supper (or whatever) instead of, say "The Voice", even though I occasionally like watching that, too. :-)

Of note is that at one point Sarah Palin gets some credit for working toward protection of the grid in Alaska while she was Gov. Granted, I don't know if there's been any follow-through, but it stands to reason that energy rich states would have more financial capability to take action. The panel seems to feel that the states are where progress can best be made.

43 posted on 11/05/2013 7:49:58 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Carbonsteel

Peace can be found through attending daily Mass, recitation of the Rosary, and visiting Adoration chapels. Dear Lord Jesus, help US! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adoration-Rocks/570319589689258


44 posted on 11/05/2013 7:53:02 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: USCG SimTech

The Carrington Event affected telegraphs.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 8:01:10 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: cripplecreek

Actually, rural crimes are generally worse in collapsing societies. The level of violence increases with the distance from law enforcement. Even now, many crimes in rural areas exceed the level of violence found in many cities.

The statistics are not as apparent due to population densities. Though now rare, in the case of a major breakdown, the law of the jungle will hit fast and hard...


46 posted on 11/05/2013 8:14:42 PM PST by antidisestablishment (Islam delenda est)
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To: antidisestablishment; Betis70; LibLieSlayer

LOL you go right on ahead and take your chances in the city, I’ll be fine with my trusted friends and neighbors.


47 posted on 11/05/2013 8:21:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Rednecks do better


48 posted on 11/05/2013 8:23:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There was a murder here almost 40 years ago. Its a regular horror show. LOL


49 posted on 11/05/2013 8:25:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Paul R.

Cool, thanks for the link, will take a look in the AM.

I did just have my jaw drop watching The Voice, but that is entertainment (Jacquie Lee singing “I Put a Spell on You”). I also like to be informed.


50 posted on 11/05/2013 8:27:31 PM PST by Betis70
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