Cyberattacks, Solar Storms And EMP Weapons: The U.S. Power Grid Is Extremely Vulnerable And An Extended Blackout Is Inevitable

A lot of Americans are mocking Venezuela right now, but the truth is that what has happened to them could also happen to us very easily.  As you will see below, DARPA is so concerned about the possibility of a cyberattack taking down our power grid that they held an extended exercise recreating such a scenario late last year.  And even though scientists tell us that it is inevitable that a “solar tsunami” will absolutely devastate our power grid at some point, our leaders on the federal level refuse to spend the money that it would take to protect our basic electrical infrastructure.  In addition, Russia, China, North Korea and others have developed extremely advanced EMP weapons, and we have absolutely no protection against them.  One way or another, an extended blackout will eventually happen in the United States, and so we should try to learn some lessons from what is going on in Venezuela right now. (Read More...)

Are Crooks And Thieves Becoming Bolder Or Are They Just Becoming Stupider? You Make The Call

Has anyone else noticed that there seems to be a substantial increase in the number of really unusual crimes around the United States lately?  As the economy continues to go downhill, it seems like crooks and thieves are becoming bolder and bolder.  Previously, I have written about how thieves are taking off with anything that is not bolted down these days.  Well, now they are ripping up entire bridges and pulling entire ATMs out of the ground.  Crooks are ripping copper pipes right out of the wall and they are even breaking into parked police cars.  So what is going to happen when the economy collapses and people becoming truly desperate?  If these are the kinds of crimes that are happening now, what is America going to look like when people have lost all hope? (Read More...)

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