Sunday, October 21, 2012

Evening Update:

Government Wakes Up To EMP Threat

After several delays and repeatedly ignored warnings, the federal government is starting to recognize the threat posed to national security by an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, has begun taking steps to protect the nation’s power grid from at least the natural version of an EMP by proposing new regulation standards addressing the impacts of a geomagnetic disturbance, or GMD.
The regulations are coming almost a year after Congress passed the Secure High-Voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage, or SHIELD, Act to “protect the critical infrastructure, electric power grid, communications and transportation, banking and finance, food and water.”

The Act was passed to attempt to protect the electric power grid from a GMD generated by a blast of geomagnetic particles from the sun, which could destroy 300 or more of the 2,100 high-voltage transformers that are the backbone of the U.S. electric grid and leave over 130 million people without power.

From Aug. 28 until Sept. 2, 1859, numerous sunspots and solar flares were observed on the sun. This solar storm generated a stream of electrically charged particles that headed directly for Earth. The particles were traveling at disturbingly fast speeds. Observed by the British astronomer Richard Carrington, the particles made it to Earth in just 17 hours, a journey that normally took three to four days.

The resulting geomagnetic storm caused aurorae to be seen around the world, even over the Caribbean. The light generated from the storm over the Rocky Mountains was so bright that it woke up gold miners, who began making breakfast, thinking it was morning.
Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases shocking telegraph operators. Telegraph poles started sparking, and telegraph paper spontaneously caught fire. Some telegraph systems continued to send and receive messages despite having been disconnected from their power supplies. Telegraph operators said that the lines were running on “celestial batteries.”
A similar phenomenon is feared to manifest itself next year when the current solar storm cycle reaches its peak.


Tens of thousands of people marched through London and other British cities on Saturday in protest against spending cuts by Prime Minister David Cameron's struggling coalition government.
Marchers carried signs reading "No cuts" and "Cameron has butchered Britain," condemning the austerity measures introduced by Cameron's Conservative-led coalition in a bid to reduce Britain's huge deficit.
Scotland Yard did not provide an estimate for the turnout on the three-mile (4.8-kilometre) march route but organisers said police had told them that around 100,000 people attended.



Hamas is getting stronger in the West Bank, but is focusing its activities on indoctrinating Palestinians in its extremist ideology and creating social assistance programs, an IDF source said Sunday.
The West Bank branch of Hamas is focused on Da’wa – social aid programs mixed with indoctrination – in order to build up its base of supporters, the source from the Judea and Samaria Division added.
In Gaza, however, the prisoners have joined Hamas’s efforts to channel funds to its cells in the West Bank, particularly in the area between Nablus and Jenin. Millions of shekels in terror financing have been seized by security forces in the first half of 2012.




The funeral for Lebanon's slain intelligence chief descended into chaos Sunday as soldiers fired tear gas at protesters who tried to storm the government palace, directing their rage at a leadership they consider puppets of a murderous Syrian regime.

The assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in a massive car bomb Friday threatens to shatter the fragile political balance in Lebanon, a country plagued by decades of strife - much of it linked to political and military domination by Damascus.

"The Sunni blood is boiling!" the crowd chanted as hundreds of people clashed with security forces. More than 100 protesters broke through a police cordon of concertina wire and metal gates, putting them within 50 yards (meters) of the entrance to the palace.

The killing of al-Hassan has laid bare some of Lebanon's most intractable issues: the country's dark history of sectarian divisions, its links to the powerful regime in Damascus and the role of Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group that dominates Lebanon's government and is Syria's closest ally.

"Lebanon is in the eye of the storm," said Fawaz A. Gerges, head of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics. "The fact that the protesters came close to storming the parliament shows how deep the crisis of the state is and how weak the leadership has become."



A moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rattled a central California coastal area, but authorities say it didn't cause any damage.The U.S. Geological Survey says nearly 6,700 people reported on its website feeling the magnitude 5.3 quake after it struck shortly before midnight Saturday near King City, about 90 miles southeast of San Jose.USGS geophysicist Don Blakeman said the temblor struck in a "seismically active area" near the San Andreas Fault. The quake was followed by at least four aftershocks that were greater than magnitude 2.5.







6 comments:

David said...

I've noticed the earth quakes have steadily been occurring at least 2 every two to three days for some time now. The US is way overdue.

Hamas instituting social assistance? Sounds like a way to win support....make new friends.

J.H. said...

Don't forget the diversity of the places earthquakes are occurring too. There was one in New England or around there not too long ago. These are some active and scary times we live in.

David said...

Yeah, I agree, New England is kind of an odd spot.

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GG said...

Hi D.B.:)

But you are bound my friend, you are just look around. You can't sleep for you are blogging with your family is it into the wee hours of the morning.

You are trapped by the charade of all your characters. How did that work for you when your system crashed and you lost all your information that you were saving to keep track of all the people you come back as? You are trapped trying to keep up with the lies. How is that working going from blog to blog?

You have admitted many times with many clues who you are and 'yours'are. You want to come back but you don't want to own the mistakes of the past. The lies alone have to be tiring. You are mad hourly. Cooking doesn't help. Authoring as a team or otherwise doesn't help. Desiring to live in different locales doesn't help. So yes, you are trapped by your own creations. For those reasons, I will continue to pray for you. Remember above all, YOU and YOURS put all this here while impersonating so the truth could finally come out. I promise no one has been hurting you, you have been hurting many.

REPENT for the hour is at hand. Scott, if you must delete I understand, but one of the truest services I could do after one year is bring this to the surface as much as legally possible until the next step. My apologies to you brother.

GG

GG said...

Hi JD-

They are traceable through the authorities and ISP Providers.

GG