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Congress told: U.S. life 'unsustainable' after EMP

Member warns worst case 'so bad we must prevent it at all costs'

WASHINGTON – Congress today was told that the Department of Homeland Security hasn’t identified an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event as a serious national security threat to the nation’s grid system even though testimony revealed it could making living in the United States “unsustainable” for 70 to 90 percent of the population.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/congress-told-u-s-life-unsustaina...



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Most of us who have been

Most of us who have been around the DP for a while are aware of the EMP issue.

DHS might not be considering EMPs but other parts of the government do consider EMPs very seriously. A year or two ago some government agency, or group of agencies, released a pretty serious analysis of the risks we face regarding EMPs. If I come across that report again I'll post a link to it.

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WARNING DO NO BE AFRAID

WARNING THERE ARE LITTLE EVIL ELVES BENEATH YOUR BED

WARNING WARNING WARNING YOUR DENTURES MIGHT SNEAK OFF IN THE NIGHT AND JOIN WITH SATANISTS

WARNING DO NOT READ THIS OR IT WILL UPSET YOU WITH MINDLESS CHATTER

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

WARNING: BEWARE OF GIRAFFES FOR NON-SPECIFIC WARNINGS

WARNING: DO NOT BE ALARMED. YOU ARE ALL ABOUT TO DIE.

WE HAVE THIS ON INSIDER AUTHORITY. WARNING WARNING WARNING.

WARNING, THERE IS NO SPECIFIC ACTION YOU CAN TAKE BUT INCATION

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

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INCATION ?

"NO SPECIFIC ACTION YOU CAN TAKE BUT INCATION"

"INCATION" ?

Did you mean INCANTATION or REINCARNATION ?

Or both, perhaps ?

;-)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Stupid question I have (maybe) :

Stupid question I have (maybe) :

it's certainly NOT a money issue for the dear government to prepare the infrastructures used by civilians against this, right ? Is it ? (since they're already in the middle of it for the military's, as the article points out, btw)

I mean, Bernanke could already PRINT USD 40 BILLIONS more (USD 40,000,000,000) just TWO DAYS ago ! (for silly banker hobbies stuff)

See ? Simple.

Nobody's got to worry about anything, folks : whatever it takes to pay for the extra maintenance bill, that can just be ... PRINTED, mind you !

Pretty darn cool, no ?

Let's all feel safe, dear government is almighty finding solutions for us and always for very cheap, for nothing actually. The real BARGAIN.

Yup... It just CANNOT be a money issue, at least. One less of a worry, no ?

Or ... wait. Maybe I'm missing something more involved than that.

Forgive my ignorance.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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Side note :

Side note :

Man, I WOULD SO LOOOVE to be able to PRINT my own Benjamin's out of nothing but paper and ink to pay my rent and bills, TOO, as them guys do !

I suspect dear wife would be ecstatic, too.

It really sucks it's against the law.

Never could figure why they CAN, while we CAN'T.

Oh yeah ... it's probably because they're smarter than us poor fools.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

There are no....

stupid questions...LOL

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
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Darnit, why'd you have to put

Darnit, why'd you have to put "don't read before bed" you know what's going to happen, you evil little thing :)
But I'm ok because I've seen it already!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Yes, depending on the scope of the effect, it is quite

reasonable to expect an overall 70% die-off in the first year alone.

Locations with little local farm land (cities) will see a 90%+ die off rate.

Locations near farm land, or with enough space, their own gardens, and means to maintain and defend them without electricity will see a 50% die off. (this is a best case scenario in a worst case impact)

It will be very ugly.

The goal of the first year will be to survive without contracting a major injury or disease and with the ability to grow your own food intact.

Short of that, you are done.