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Solar Flares Disrupt Communications on Earth, Could Send Shockwave on Friday the 13th
ABC News ^ | 6/11/14 | Colleen Curry

Posted on 06/11/2014 9:29:55 PM PDT by Kartographer

The sun has had three major solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth and could send a shockwave through Earth this Friday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning, all between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT.

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There she BLOWS!
1 posted on 06/11/2014 9:29:55 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 06/11/2014 9:30:45 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Sweet!!!!


3 posted on 06/11/2014 9:37:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Kartographer

Tomorrow at lunch we may be able to see through people’s clothes.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 9:39:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Kartographer

I meant on Friday, not tomorrow. I lost a day for a second there. Must be x-ray flares.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Kartographer


IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!


6 posted on 06/11/2014 9:42:36 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Kartographer

“There she BLOWS!”

Global Warming is heating up the Sun!/s;)


7 posted on 06/11/2014 9:42:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: UCANSEE2
Seriously? Gonna be a lot of dry heaving going on.

/johnny

8 posted on 06/11/2014 9:43:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

9 posted on 06/11/2014 9:44:10 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Kartographer

Carrington Event ping.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 9:44:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Kartographer
It's a Friday the 13th, and a full moon.

What could possibly happen?

I was born on a Friday the 13th, BTW. ;)

/johnny

11 posted on 06/11/2014 9:45:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

"Where?"


12 posted on 06/11/2014 9:46:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Kartographer

I’m in the middle of reading “One Second After”, a fiction on the effects and aftermath of an EMP event. Good read.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 9:47:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BigEdLB

Damn that Bush! It wasn’t bad enough when used his weather machine, then he started up his earthquake machine. And now he’s gone and started up his friggin solar flare machine too? What’s next, have his little brother run for president!


14 posted on 06/11/2014 9:58:28 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
Damn that Bush! It wasn’t bad enough when used his weather machine, then he started up his earthquake machine. And now he’s gone and started up his friggin solar flare machine too? What’s next, have his little brother run for president!

I am so diabarlical. I just talk funny. I am NOT STUPID

15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:02:31 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Carrington.

May have to go super-shopping tomorrow.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 10:03:58 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Damn, it’s also my 40th high school reunion! Figures.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: kaehurowing
If Mary wants you to walk you out to the parking lot.... Don't go!

/johnny

18 posted on 06/11/2014 10:23:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Ah yes, the de rigueur bi-annual sky is falling, uh, I mean solar flares are falling, alarmist KommieMedia story is upon us once again. Naturally, to be alternated with the bi-annual “the coffee crop is failing” and bi-annual “the chocolate crop is failing” stories. Of course, not once has any of his actually happened, but hey, these guys are bound to be right sooner or later if they just keep repeating this nonsense for a few decades.

But on the other hand, fortunately, there’s a brand new KommieMedia alarmist category to relieve the tedious boredom of repeating the above “news stories” ad nauseam, namely the “killer computer virus” story. You know, the one that never damages very many computers except for the poor suckers convinced they need to uninstall the “insecure” Java or Flash plugins from their browsers and then wonder why they can no longer surf the web.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:04 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: UCANSEE2

“Tomorrow at lunch we may be able to see through people’s clothes.”

I think I’ll hang around Victoria’s Secret.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:59 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kaehurowing

mine too...class of ‘74


21 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:51 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: catnipman

The Bees are dyin’, man. The Bees.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 10:36:55 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s ok, we knew what you meant.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 10:45:50 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: catnipman

You do understand there are real dangers out there that are low frequency but high impact right? Just because we haven’t had one for a couple of centuries doesn’t mean they can’t happen....


24 posted on 06/11/2014 10:49:55 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kartographer
It said three spots in the same area. An expected CME later.
25 posted on 06/11/2014 11:21:08 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wal-Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: advertising guy
mine too...class of ‘74

That was my original class. I went to Summer school every session and convinced the district to define class standing by number of classes completed instead of number of semesters attended. Voila! 10th grade->12th grade with full senior privileges. Class of 73. I enjoyed that approach so much that I pushed hard through UCSD and finished in June 76.

26 posted on 06/11/2014 11:30:01 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lewinsky event?


27 posted on 06/11/2014 11:50:58 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Kartographer

I heard this AM, that Friday will also be the Honey Moon-—first in over a hundred years.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 4:14:15 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: TADSLOS

Me too! It is difficult to read further (I’m over half way through) as it sticks in my craw that the ‘town leaders’ chose to institute a socialistic system. I won’t so easily give up my preps for sharing with idiots who didn’t prepare. Other than the socialist aspect the book is interesting, and I may complete it someday.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 4:37:46 AM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: Kartographer
Thanks for the ping Kart. Timing is interesting.

Something else that's worrying me is that Ramadan starts just a few days before July 4th.

There's a smorgasbord of threats right now. Anyone who is not prepared by now is foolish.

30 posted on 06/12/2014 4:44:16 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

I have a can of Campbell’s vegetable soup that’s about a year old and a plastic bottle of 6 month old tap water, in the cupboard and under the sink, respectively.

What more could I need? I’m set.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 5:09:55 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

Good luck with that.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 5:11:15 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: appalachian_dweller

It’s Campbell’s. Mm-mm good. I don’t need luck!


33 posted on 06/12/2014 5:13:20 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: rw4site; TADSLOS
...I may complete it someday

Here is an "alternative" version, that takes place in the suburbs. Konkoly has thought situation this out pretty thoroughly although the degeneration happens at a bit slower place (a massive pandemic instead of an EMP) with a bit more warning which few really pay attention to as far as getting ready. Naturally, most believe the government reports and assume life will carry on as normal. Until it doesn't.

The Jakarta Pandemic

It is a very good read. I know it has increased my "tactical" awareness because it deals with human nature at the lowest level with very plausible scenarios.

34 posted on 06/12/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

Thanks. I put it on my Amazon wish list.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 7:02:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Gritty

Thanks for the The Jakarta Pandemic heads up.

Have you read Matt Bracken’s books? They also deal with human nature at the lowest level and with plausible scenarios so real it will scare you. Link below.

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/


36 posted on 06/12/2014 9:20:47 AM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: Kozak

“Just because we haven’t had one for a couple of centuries doesn’t mean they can’t happen”

Lots of really bad things can happen every couple of centuries, but that doesn’t make its news, and reporting every couple of years that such could happen won’t change whether they’ll happen or not, or even mitigate the consequences should such actually happen. Such reportage is simply a means to fill slow news days and to assure that the flame of constant alarmism amongst the peasants isn’t allowed to diminish for even a moment.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 9:33:57 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: bakeneko

“The Bees are dyin’, man. The Bees.”

I can’t believe I forgot the Bees, dude! Yes, the bees have all died out (or will soon) and all our food crops will be wiped out.

Curious though that the “killer bees” thing died out though, isn’t it? Perhaps when people didn’t actually get killed, they couldn’t keep up the narrative.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 9:36:28 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rw4site
Have you read Matt Bracken’s books?

Yes. I have them all and I've passed them on to friends and family to read as well.

They are quite believable but hopefully not prophetic. I hope.

39 posted on 06/12/2014 11:25:16 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I was born on a Friday the 13th, BTW. ;)

Well then...Happy Birthday.

40 posted on 06/12/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Proudly posting before reading the whole article since 2001.)
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To: TADSLOS
I’m in the middle of reading “One Second After”

I read it last month. A very good story. It'll wake ya up for certain.

I now have Faraday cages for all my elecs.

41 posted on 06/12/2014 11:45:10 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Proudly posting before reading the whole article since 2001.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Wrong month. But I do hold an affection for Friday the 13ths. ;)

/johnny

42 posted on 06/12/2014 11:45:52 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bakeneko

“The Bees are dyin’, man. The Bees.”

And the Bee Gees are trying to Stay Alive.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I’ve been kicked around since I was born

And now it’s all right, it’s okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vj092UgKwQ


43 posted on 06/12/2014 7:57:18 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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The Bees are dyin’, man.

It's those racist WASPs.

44 posted on 06/13/2014 11:17:42 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Kartographer

bttt


45 posted on 06/13/2014 1:26:39 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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