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Jericho - 2006 TV Series - Excerpts from Wikipedia

Sorry I've brought such uplifting posts today, but this has been on my mind alot lately, and I wanted to share with my DP fam.

As the title suggests, selected Highlights from the Wikipedia Entry about the 2006 TV Show, "Jericho"


Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.

The storyline centers on the residents of Jericho, a small northwest Kansas town, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the United States. The series begins with a visible nuclear detonation of unknown origin in nearby Denver, Colorado. Problems are compounded by loss of power and modern communications, effectively isolating Jericho. Later, power is restored to Jericho by what is alluded to as the efforts of the U.S. government. However, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from an unknown source disables all electronics.

The military forces of the new Allied States of America (ASA), which now govern most of what was formerly the Western United States, have restored order to Jericho and its surrounding region, putting an abrupt end to the conflict between Jericho and its rival town, New Bern. As a sense of normalcy returns to town, the plot shifts away from the day-to-day survival to life and political intrigue under the ASA government.

Known only to Hawkins and a select few, the September attacks were neither a foreign nor domestic terrorist act, but a conspiracy of unknown perpetrators within the highest level of the former U.S. government. Hawkins must calculate his every move to avoid capture, to piece together the trail of evidence, and, ultimately, to bring the truth to light before the conspiracy's mastermind buries it forever.

Meanwhile, Jericho's residents deal with the reality of the new ASA government based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Initially welcomed as saviors, the government's military and mercenary agents transform life in Jericho into a repressive police state, under the leadership of a private security contracting firm, Ravenwood, in turn owned by the company Jennings & Rall, which has major ties to, and sponsors, the leaders of the ASA government.


23 small simultaneous nuclear detonations coordinated around the country, destroying the vast majority of Urban America, conducted by unknown perpetrators within the highest level of the former U.S. government.


read for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_(2006_TV_series)

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Good show:

I started watching that series from the beginning to the end and thought it was well done.
I had a feeling that they canceled it because it just rang too true and had people waking up to the possibilities. And, they can't have people walking around with their eyes wide open.
The one thing I really liked was that they had a Civil flag flying and it seemed no one know what it was. I enjoyed explaining it to all of my friends and family that watched the show. Most of which have thought I was a bit of a fruit loop over the years, but are now coming to me with questions that I had already answered a long time ago and they shrugged me off. They don't do that any longer. aaahahahahahaa!!!

I love my country
I am appalled by my government

Both "jericho" and "Last Resort" present accurate pictures...

of the intentions of our government. The media frequency telegraphs government intentions so the public unconsciously accepts them when they actually happen.

"Slasher" movies, from the seminal "Halloween" to the "Scream" and "Saw" series, plus the television show "Fear Factor" conditioned Americans to accept torture when it was embraced by the George W. Bush administration. Likewise, "Zombie" movies and TV shows are conditioning us to accept "mind control," be it electromagnetically from HAARP or chemically from "Bath Salts". According to the Maine Department of Education, "Bath salts appear as pure white to light brown substances and are made up of a water-soluble, crumbly powder with a slight odor." In other words, "Bath Salts" could be easily added to a city water supply without raising suspicion.

Simpsons Episode from 1997

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

A Must See

I recommend the two seasons of this show to everybody. It has a very plausible and unique theme. Great acting and character development. Goes into detail about how people would try to survive, think and organize given the setting. Along those lines, even has applicable information. I'd have to say I liked it even better than Walking Dead and that is saying a lot.



O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!