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The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid
politico ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | JASON KOEBLER

Posted on 01/04/2014 6:52:52 AM PST by Daffynition

When Roscoe Bartlett was in Congress, he latched onto a particularly apocalyptic issue, one almost no one else ever seemed to talk about: America’s dangerously vulnerable power grid. In speech after late-night speech on the House floor, Bartlett hectored the nearly empty chamber: If the United States doesn’t do something to protect the grid, and soon, a terrorist or an act of nature will put an end to life as we know it.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Maryland; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: powergrid
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1 posted on 01/04/2014 6:52:52 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

looks good


2 posted on 01/04/2014 6:59:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Daffynition

decentralizing the power grid is the answer

things like gen4’s hyperion power module would solve the problem

http://www.gen4energy.com/


3 posted on 01/04/2014 7:00:25 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Daffynition

That is a nice looking home.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 7:02:46 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: yldstrk

Does “going off the grid” mean that you must keep your chairs on the table?


5 posted on 01/04/2014 7:06:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I take it he is not living in that cabin, he has six cabins on his 156 acres


6 posted on 01/04/2014 7:08:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Daffynition

interestingly the government did a study about an EMP attack, it’s called “report of the commission to assess the threat to the united states from electromagnetic pulse (emp) attack”
unfortunately the report was released the same day as the 9/11 commission report.....so which one got the most attention???

If anyone is interested in reading a thought provoking book about such a thing, try “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen. While the story is fiction, it brought to mind, at least for me, things I hadn’t considered.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 7:09:17 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Daffynition

What would EMP do to those nice solar panels?


8 posted on 01/04/2014 7:10:29 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Daffynition

Good for him, yet he is but one of multi millions who could even afford to go off the grid and buy these things on a government salary.
The rest of us are being herded like sheep to the slaughter by the some 600 evil peoples who make laws in DC that make themselves richer while the country and people are being slaughtered day by day.
The cruelest and worst enemies of America are the politicians of DC who should have been deported many years ago but the ignorance and greed of American citizens have brought us to this point of no return. Only the return of Christ can save us from the coming evil. Come quickly Lord and Saviour Jesus and be the King of the earth for whom your blood was shed and over whom you will rule for the Kingdom and into eternity! And let your enemies flee before you seven ways.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 7:13:02 AM PST by kindred (Let the God of Israel be true and every man a liar. The just shall live by faith.)
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To: Daffynition

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) is responsible for killing legislation in 2010 that would have protected the US power grid from EMP weapons and solar flares. Had the legislation been passed, by today much of the work to shield the grid would have been accomplished.

http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/lisa-murkowski-emp-energy/2010/10/14/id/373768

Perhaps Ms. Murkowski should read the Constitution she swore to defend. National defense is a defined role of the federal government.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 7:16:57 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Black Agnes

“What would EMP do to those nice solar panels?”

Up in smoke, fried crispy critters.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 7:35:31 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Farnsworth

Great book and very though provoking. Every town needs a group to keep the peace, keep food rations on pace, medicines to be rationed especially Insulin...even living in the hills, dear, bear, rabbits and birds will be quickly taken...stripping a food chain out of the picture.

And shoes, never thought about it— have a well stocked supply of boots, shoes, socks...

Recommend everyone read this book.....


12 posted on 01/04/2014 7:38:01 AM PST by Engedi
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To: Engedi

glad someone else has read the book. the medicine thing was the real eye opener for me.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 7:46:26 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: Black Agnes

Perhaps nothing to the panels, but the inverter electronics and controls wouldn’t fare too well.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 7:49:21 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Farnsworth

Here it is:

http://www.4shared.com/zip/qZ4-ONyi/one_second_after_by_william_r_.html


15 posted on 01/04/2014 8:03:17 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s a book worth reading, thanks for the link


16 posted on 01/04/2014 8:11:50 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: yldstrk

Chairs on the table is not feng shei. He’ll never sell that cabin that way. He needs to put those chairs on the floor, set the table, and bake cinnamon cookies in the oven.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 8:20:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yldstrk

In California, being entirely off the grid will result in the state government seizing your property.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:14 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Farnsworth

Here is a good way to stock up on your maintenance meds. Every time you refill them, take 3 out of the bottle and put them away. If your insurance plan allows for 90 days worth, take 10 out and put them away. In no time at all you’ll have a months worth put back.

L


19 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:43 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

lol

He is building enough cabins to house his 10 children and his grandchildren if the shtf. I don’t think he wants to sell them


20 posted on 01/04/2014 8:26:36 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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