Friday, April 29, 2011

The Power Grid Is Not Protected From A HEMP Attack!

I had an interesting and very stimulating conversation with an insider in our regional power company. I asked what kinds of protection systems were in place to prevent the grid from going down in an emergency. Apparently, the power company has done a very good job of preparing for things like unstable fluctuations due to storms, accidents, grid overload, etc. They have redundant systems that are offline that can be switched online in moments. They can pull a power generation station offline within 3 cycles of a 60 cycle (hertz) second. They have transformers and regulators in stock to handle localized catastrophes.

Where they are not prepared is a different matter. Although the power generators or even the larger substations can be taken offline in an instant, the rest of the grid, from the local substation to your home or business remains intact. This would still be a major problem if faced with a nuclear HEMP (High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse) attack by a terrorist nation. A HEMP device wreaks havoc on anything that conducts electricity. It causes huge voltage and current fluctuations that will fry everything from small electronics up to huge substation transformers. So far, about six countries are known to have HEMP capabilities. Among them are the US, Russia, Israel, China, North Korea, and Iran. A nuclear HEMP bomb is not new. It's been around since about 1962. Others are working on them, but it is not known if they have been successful so far. The major threats today are from North Korea and Iran. Both countries are unstable and have little regard for their lives or especially the lives of others.

What makes HEMP so powerful today is the US has become so dependent on technology for just about everything. Disrupting technology by bringing down the power grid and melting all microelectronics would send the US into the 1850's in one second. No cars or trucks will move; phones, televisions, radios, computers, the internet, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, water & sewer pumping, natural gas lines...All Dead in One Second!

Think about how you would have to live if that happened right now, this second. How much food do you have? How would you get water? How would you protect yourself and your family from others who were caught off guard by this? Are you on any medications? Where will you get them?

Do you have a plan that will keep you and your family and maybe some friends alive for a year? That's about how long it is estimated for a catastrophe of this magnitude to level out and stabilize, albeit in the 1850's era.

Watch The US Dollar Index -- A Dollar Panic May Be Ahead

Here is the US Dollar daily exchange price over the last 12 months

You don't have to know how to read a graph to see that the dollar's value is dropping steadily.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Economic Collapse

The government continues to spend more than it receives more rapidly and in greater amounts. This in combination with printing more money at a rapid pace, devalues the dollar against other world currencies. At some point, the rest of the world removes the dollar as the world currency and the dollar experiences hyperinflation.

Hyperinflation occurs where an item’s price may double or triple in a month, a week or even a day.

Workers demand to be paid at the end of each day in an attempt to hedge inflation enough to buy groceries on the way home and pay bills before the prices go up again.

People begin a run on banks and markets to get their life savings out for two reasons: To pay for goods and services under hyperinflation and for fear that they will lose it all when the institutions fail.

All financial institutions and markets begin to fail.

The power grid goes down because people can no longer pay their power bills and the power companies can’t pay their employees. They won’t work for free, so they abandon their jobs. Businesses begin to close their doors, because without power, they cannot operate.

Back up generators at homes, stores, and businesses typically only have a couple of days of fuel. They are only there to hedge against a few days without power from a storm. Without power, the city and county water supplies quit flowing. The sewer systems begin to back up.

Within the country, virtually all governments; federal, state, and local can no longer operate effectively and marshal law is put into effect. Being such a small percentage of the population, law enforcement is no match for what is about to happen.

A significant reduction in population will occur over the next few months.

People typically only have about three to five days worth of food in their homes, so they make a run on the grocery stores in hope of getting enough food that doesn’t need to be frozen or refrigerated to last them a while.

The process at the grocery store is painfully slow because there is no power, therefore the registers don’t work. People get fed up waiting and begin leaving with the goods without paying for them. This starts the looting phase.

Stores get wiped out in minutes in the city. These stores rely on daily shipments to service thousands of people. Stores get wiped out a little slower in rural areas, but the effect is the same.

When the food runs out in the city, thousands or even millions of people leave the city to find food and water. They fan out in all directions looting the countryside of anything they can to survive. This is the first massive killing wave. Those who have food or water must protect themselves from the looters. If they can’t, they die. If they can, the looters die.

Looters find they can be much more successful if they band together, so they become armies of looters raping and pillaging homes and whole towns like waves of locusts, destroying the countryside. Only those who band together in large numbers can fight back against them. Others lock themselves in safe rooms or underground bunkers to weather out this wave. The new currency is ammunition.

At the same time during this phase, anyone who is on life support dies within a few hours or days after the hospital generators quit. Those on dialysis only last a few days.

The looters also loot the hospitals and pharmacies of any and all drugs, some to get high, and some to try to live longer. Roughly about a third of the population will die during this period, mostly in the high population areas and those in hospitals who are dependent on them to survive.

Today, pharmacies will only prescribe drugs typically for 30 days at a time. After the medicine is used up, the next dying cycle begins. All those who depend on life sustaining drugs begin to die, those with diabetes, heart conditions, etc.

Another wave of lunatics become apparent, literally. As people who are taking light mind altering drugs like Prozac to heavy drugs like Thorazine run out of medication, they no longer maintain their ‘normal’ behavior. The ones on the lighter drugs become visibly agitated, while those on the heavy medications become wild and uncontrollable.

Within 6 to 9 months half or more of the population is gone, 80% to 90% gone in the once heavily populated areas like the northeast, the west coast, and all large metropolitan areas.

Next is the most dangerous part. With more than half of the US population gone, the United Nations steps in to ‘help’ us rebuild the government. The major problem with this is that it will be a socialist/communist dictator form of government without most of the freedoms we now enjoy today.

One of the first objectives will be to make possession of any kind of firearms a crime. The very thing that saved you and your family’s life will now be taken from you. If you let this happen, you will now be a slave to the government and vulnerable to the advances of criminals. The purpose of this is simple. Without firearms, you can’t fight the government to get your freedom back.