how do like the sound of rolling blackouts? not being able to heat or cool your home and the situation is artificially created?
According to Hot Air, the Institute for Energy Research has reported that as soon as January of 2012, EPA regulations tightly restricting coal-fired electric generating plants will almost instantly obliterate 28 gigawatts of America’s electric capacity, or 8.9% of our total. The authors of the report call it “very conservative,” and note that the estimates of others of a loss of up to 80 GW—app. 25% of our total capacity—is possible. In a democracy no president would allow this to happen. Losing even 5% of our capacity would be a catastrophe. Imposed upon us by a foreign power, it would surely be considered an act of war, yet Mr. Obama embraces it, fulfilling his pre-election promise to bankrupt the American coal industry.
and how do you like paying 100% more per gallon of gas becuase of the obama and the leftists desire to squeeze and choke off domestic production? or how do you like the idea of obama sending thousands of illegal rifles into mexico to drug gangs to build a straw man reason to restrict gun rights here in the U.S.
yeah, would he be doing anything different if he were a marxist?
Woefully Unprepared for EMP Attack
Posted by Kenneth R. Timmerman
Whenever the left-wing media wants to conjure up an image of Republican failure and incompetence, they point to Hurricane Katrina and the days it took the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to respond in any effective manner.
Forget for the moment the fact that President Bush and his team were hampered in their efforts to provide emergency assistance by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Bianco (both Democrats), and the fact that New Orleans actually had plans to evacuate the city in the event of a major hurricane that Nagin failed to implement.
Katrina was an afternoon thunderstorm compared to what could hit the United States in the near future.
After three days of table-top exercises last week in and around Washington, DC to simulate the impact of a major solar event or a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, officials and experts concluded that our nation is woefully unprepared to handle the aftermath of such an event. And unlike a major hurricane, our nation’s leaders would have just minutes of warning before it occurred, making evacuation of vulnerable populations impossible.
As I explained in last week’s column, experts have been warning for some time that a major geomagnetic event or a nuclear EMP attack would mean “TEOTWAWKI” – The End Of The World As We Know It.
But the table-top exercises conducted last week under the auspices of National Defense University and the state of Maryland’s Emergency Management Agency, provided dramatic new evidence of our nation’s woeful lack of awareness and preparedness for handling the aftermath of such an event.
“This is the potential catastrophic incident,” said Michael Fisher, the head of Maryland’s Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). “It’s not a snow storm, it’s not a rain event, it’s not a building that had some bricks fall off when the earth shook. This is a potential catastrophic event that will change life as we know it.”
Fisher cited the panic that gripped the city of Baltimore over the summer during the mild earthquake that hit Virginia, several hundred miles to the south. To counter the hysteria, MEMA used Twitter, Facebook, radio, and television to calm the population, and things gradually returned to normal.
But in the event of a major geomagnetic event or an EMP attack that takes down the power grid, none of those means of communicating with the public will be available.
“After a few days, not only are folks going to begin to take matters into their own hands, but the depth and breadth of our first responders – that system is going to fail, also,” he said.
In other words, there will be no going back to the way things were before. The snow will not melt, the sun won’t come out, the flood waters won’t recede, and help will not be on the way. Americans will be on their own, just as during the days of the Wild West.
but hey nothing to worry about right?
other countries around the globe have found themselves in bad straights. and here during hurricanes and floods, riots we have experienced dangerous times. I dont usually blog on personal safety and preparedness but I thought I would throw some ideas out there.
here are some ideas speaking from experience to protect yourself and your family during any coming storm whether its political or a hurricane. like I said,I dont usually stray into advice in the arena of protection and security even though I am well versed in and competent in the arena.
cz75 extremely high value good price point rugged eats up any brand of 9mm including cheap eastern european or russian fodder without failing. possible to buy a pistol that would sell new around 700 dollars used surplus for well under 350
another excellent holy shit im in trouble handgun is the taurus judge, if someone pulls the door of your car open this is good up close and personal helper, it fires colt 45 or better .410 shotgunshells loaded with 00 buck. great for vaporizing bad guy mellon.
for long gun protection their are 3 good choices
870 pump 12g shotgun with a magazine tube extension and a short deer slayer barel you have a great home defense gun and through personal experience I can tell you that when a bad guy in your home hears you rack the action on a 12 gauge pump shotgun it will put the fear of god into them and turn them into a track star.
to get a little stock pile of ammo on a budget
here you go two great suppliers~~~
for keeping some power on in the dark on a limited budget these chinese generators are quite and ive found them to be pretty reliable. keep an extra spark plug around in case it fouls out. you can get these at O’Reilly auto parts or pep boys at a pretty good price too.
and remember you have to eat.
its going to be winter soon, and a few 5 gallon pails of kerosene and a heater will get you through a few weeks without heat. home depot carries both.