Allow Me to Introduce You to Richard Carrington

I see that you’ve got your freeze-dried food. Your survival supplies are stored in the nuclear bomb shelter that you built in the 50s. You’ve got bandanas, face paint and an Ay Kay Forty Seven. You’ve got enough ammunition to hold off the Cleveland National Guard AND the local Parent Teacher Association. You’ve stocked up on DVDs and your favorite reading material. You even have manuals on how to restart civilization in America.

No Islamo-fascist state is gonna take you down, and that goes for any looney-tunes North Korean with poop-for-brains. That’s right. You are the Man! (or woman) And, you are Ready.

Right.

Allow me to introduce you to Richard Carrington.

He’s this astronomer dude in 1859 that noticed strange stuff happening on the sun, followed by brilliant auroras in the night-time skies – as well as systematic and wide-spread damage to the telegraph system.

They call what happened the Carrington Event. And, when it occurs again, it will destroy all sensitive electronics and the US power grid. Much of the ‘Developed World’ will become instantly undeveloped – and start to die.

Everything that I said about an EMP attack is true here, except that it will be bigger and badder than anything Iran or North Korea could throw at us. And, I really don’t know what to do in response to this threat except follow the example of ‘Rambo’ at the beginning of this article.

However, there is something that the US government could do, but won’t. Not can’t. Won’t. Here’s an article from DefenseNews:

Little Congressional Interest in EMP Threat

Here’s an article from Worldnet Daily:

Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

As little as $100 million could protect the US, but the Senate obviously doesn’t think much of the idea. As you can imagine, I’m thoroughly disgusted.

It is true that there is less chance that another Carrington Event will happen over the course of the next few years, but the scientists are on record as not really knowing when it will happen again.

Solar storm of 1859

March 1989 geomagnetic storm

A Super Solar Flare

Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe

Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe (PDF)

And, for those of you who are prone to read the bible, you’ve probably seen this before:

And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD

– Ezekiel 39:6

Do you think that maybe now would be a good time to start making some preparations?

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