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Tuesday, November 22, 2005


All The More Reason To Be Prepared

Do you live in an area that's not usually hit with deadly storms? Figure there's no reason to 'be ready'? Try this on for size:

The United States is highly vulnerable to attack from electronic pulses caused by a nuclear blast in space, according to a new book on threats to U.S. security.
An electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) attack uses X-rays and gamma rays produced in a nuclear blast in three separate waves of pulses, each with more damaging effects, and would take months or years to repair, the book states. The damage to unshielded electronics would be irreversible.
An EMP attack would damage the national power grid, unprotected computers and all devices containing microchips, from medical instruments to military communications, and knock out electronic systems in cars, airplanes and those used in banking and finance and emergency services.
"An EMP attack potentially represents a high-tech means for terrorists to kill millions of Americans the old-fashioned way, through starvation and disease," the book said.
Of course, all you Matrix dorks out there already know all about this sort of thing =).

Seriously though, this sort of attack is not outside the realm of possibility. While we may not all have the ability to "shield" our electronics (whatever that would entail) the vast majority of us do have the capability to prepare to survive such an attack.

How? Stock up on water, nonperishable food and (assuming you'd like to keep those things when electronics-heavy cars, police communications and many other modern gadgets stop working and civil authority breaks down a la New Orleans) some means of physical defense (like, you know...).


I neglected to suggest the very important: like, you know...


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