In the Special Attention section below, there’s an article about a “lights out plan” that would implement safeguards against the power grid being taken out from either an EMP attack or a CME. We’ve talked about this a lot on the podcast on how devastating either of these events would be, should they happen. The EMP attack we might be able to avoid, but there’s nothing we can do about a CME – there’s no way for us to stop it. We need to pass this info to everyone and let our reps in DC know that this is something we need. Not only would it protect us from the Sun’s fury, but it would obfuscate an enemy’s attack employing EMP.
If you have find a news story or prepping-related article, send it in.
Special Attention Needed
- Sent in by Dr. Rob: Lights out: House plan would protect nation’s electricity from solar flare, nuclear bomb | WashingtonExaminer.com
Resist the Tyranny
- Biggest protests in 20 years sweep Brazil | Reuters
- Brazil sees largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week — RT News
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad summoned to criminal court
- Obamacare Repeal Talks Underway
- Edward Snowden Q and A: NSA whistleblower answers your questions
- Iran’s New President is no ‘Moderate’ or ‘Reformist’
- California Passes Ammo Permit Fee | Off The Grid News
- 21 Facts About NSA Snooping That Every American Should Know
- Illinois Concealed Carry: Prosecutors Give OK While Governor Delays
- “This Is A Glock Block” – Frustrated Homeowners All Over America Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands
- Obamacare will share personal health info with federal, state agencies | WashingtonExaminer.com
- House adopts Kelly amendment to ban funding for UN Arms Trade Treaty
- Housing Starts, Permits, CPI All Miss
- Peter Schiff: Too Big To Fail Banks Will Fail Again
- David Stockman’s Non-Recovery Part 1: Post-2009 Faux Prosperity
- Has inflation fueled the two income household trap in the US? How inflation has eroded the purchasing power of the working and middle class.
- They Know: Billionaires Are Quietly And Rapidly Dumping Millions of Shares of Stock
- Watch Your Cash: New BAIL-IN Rules Will Force “Failed Bank Losses on Investors”
- American Debt Crisis for Dummies. VERY Effective Way To Reach Your Dumbed Down Loved Ones
- American Economic Calamity Predicted in 1857 | JR Nyquist | FINANCIAL SENSE
- The Later The Fed Raises The Interest Rates, The Worse The Collapse: Housing, Bond, Credit Bubbles Are Now All Unprecedented!
- Chart Of The Day: The Future Doesn’t Look So Bright
- U.S. Is Going To Become A Large-Scale Spain Or Greece, Teetering On The Edge of Financial Ruin. Billionaire Tells Americans to Prepare For ‘Financial Ruin’!
- Chinese Fairy Tales
- Washington & Wall Street: Volcker Challenges Bernanke on Inflation
Science, Nature and Tech
- Here comes the sun – New Yorkers to get free solar power charging stations
- Mystery Wheat Sparks Health Fears, Threatens Export
- Wireless Emergency Alerts: What You Need to Know
- Apple Claims It Encrypts iMessages And Facetime So That Even It Can’t Decipher Them – Forbes
- AT&T Pushes Emergency Alert Update to iPhone Users
Prepping and General Interest
- (Ed. Note: Who thinks this is a good idea for a show?) ‘Naked And Afraid’ Reality Show Strips Contestants Down
None of the above should be considered an endorsement or an attempt to push any particular agenda by the Preparedness Podcast. They’re simply presented here as an informative source.