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When the lights go out forever…
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/14/2014 4:50:14 AM

It would come with almost no warning. Without any immediate signs as to why, the lights go out, cars stop dead, telephones cease to function, everything with a microchip in it fails, and most of it all never works again. In the wake of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States, part or all of the country is thrust back into the 1860s but with 10 times the population. The threat is real, it is pressing, and the United States is doing little to address it. It strikes many Americans as a fanciful prospect, almost cheesy apocalypse porn, to suggest

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 8/14/2014 5:49:18 AM     (No. 9965326)

We also must keep in mind how likely this is to happen. It is somewhat more likely than a space alien attack, but less likely than a massive earthquake.
Look how much we have wasted on terrorist protection. I would guess far more than the damage a terrorist could do. That doesn´t even address the loss of liberty that goes along with this "protection".
Our resources are very limited. We are already obligating our great grandchildren´s earnings. We must play the odds when allocating them. Odds are, it wont happen.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 8/14/2014 7:08:18 AM     (No. 9965372)

Might not be a bad thing, everything considered.

I would gladly have my computers fried if those of the feds got the same treatment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shamus, 8/14/2014 7:35:00 AM     (No. 9965395)

If you look at a satellite image of North Korea taken at night, there are no lights. Their totalitarian system has done what an EMP would do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/14/2014 8:41:20 AM     (No. 9965502)

As my days above ground dwindle, there is comfort in knowing I will miss all the fun.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/14/2014 9:49:58 AM     (No. 9965596)

I can hear Lois Lerner now: "Hey, I was all set to turn over the e-mails, but look what happened!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/14/2014 10:07:30 AM     (No. 9965624)

Liberals are unarmed.
Guess who dies first.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 8/14/2014 10:08:03 AM     (No. 9965626)

As an added advantage, most libtards can´t fend for themselves, being of the termite class. So they´ll be living in squalor pretty quickly. And deceased shortly after that. No lights, no phone, no motorcar, not a single luxury. (H/T Gilligan´s Island)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/14/2014 10:13:15 AM     (No. 9965636)

#4, I think their looney-tunes dictator has imposed a 9 p.m. curfew and light-outs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/14/2014 1:45:34 PM     (No. 9965934)

Won´t bother this old dude. My wife gets mad because I won´t upgrade my phone or forget to charge the thing. I have plenty of Coleman fuel and lanterns (I collect them) and ammunition for liberal marauding looters. Oh and my stash of bourbon.

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