Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill ‘90% of all Americans’ | Washington Examiner

At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the “doomsday scenario” to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes.

 In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite “could be to shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans.”

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Two members of the former congressional EMP commission said the threat to the U.S. has never been higher, in part because of the current high level of saber rattling by both sides and North Korea’s surprising display over the past six months of its ability to deliver on its threats.

“With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by new, radical U.S. adversaries, beginning with North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the U.S. becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the United States. It is critical, therefore, that the U.S. national leadership address the EMP threat as a critical and existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP,” the experts told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.


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What is the legacy of the last 50+ years of leftist protesting?

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The progressives and an endless spin-off of groups has captured the media for an insufferable amount of time. We have had legitimate protests before, of course, and they were usually on national topics of concern; civil rights, the increased involvement in Vietnam come to mind. They were topics that concerned us all as a nation and as moral concerns.

But am I the only one that has noticed that for the last 50+ years there seems to be a protest of the day club that concerns insignificant numbers of people who have decided that they are victims or that some imagined plot is afoot to oppress them? You rarely see counter protests from the other side although there are always a few right wing nuts looking for a brawl who might show up at one of these daily events or even hold a rally for some really radical ideas in order to spark a riot and get their names in the paper. But in the main, it is leftist progressives, socialists, marxists and communists who get 24/7 attention by the media and, of course, there are those who want to fight for their right to be as immoral as they want and the rest of you can just shut the hell up.

When I went to college, racism was considered a dead topic to most of the youth, many of whom stood with blacks and did what they could to right the wrongs of the past. In that short space of time interracial friendships emerged that were cut short by the demands and the violence of groups such as the Black Panthers. My former friends informed me one day that they could no longer be seen hanging out with white people anymore . . . they had to show ‘solidarity’ with their ‘brothers and sisters’ (meaning other black people). Since that time race baiters have abounded and multiplied due to the work of people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and others who made their living by creating divisions, spawned many spin-off groups with various demands and it paid them surprisingly well. Most have done nothing in this life but create chaos for a living and got rich in the process.

Of course these same tactics are employed by the left today, not only for blacks but for gays, transgenders, muslims, legalized drugs, taxing the rich, widening the government’s ‘obligation’ to give them a bigger piece of the pie even though the pie consisted largely from the taxable profits of those whom they detested. The outcome has become, I think, a spiraling down into a society that is looking more and more like a lunatic fringe of anarchists rather than a cohesive group of patriotic citizens who are protesting for a better world and society.

I can no longer turn on a TV or go to a movie or eat in a restaurant or watch a football game without some idiots protesting something. It is on the sitcoms, the weather channels, the sports channels and almost anywhere you turn. And, of course, it sucks all the oxygen from the news channels so that it seems nothing else at all is going on in the world or nothing else is of such importance as the present grievance du jour.

Every single protest of every single individual, no matter if it is 1 person or a hundred people, is worth smearing all over the place. We have had scores of protests for things that turned out to be untrue; fantasy protests if you like. We start to wonder if we have spoiled our children into a hedonistic solipsistic society that no longer believes in work, patriotism, moral right and wrong or the good of the country or the world in general — simply themselves at a given moment in time. Others have a more sinister motivation such as using protests to line their pockets with whatever loot they can get by destroying storefronts and stealing everything in sight. Some get their kicks from setting fires and getting in fights or actually killing another person in the streets.

I have, as has the rest of America, been recently driven away from sports by those who would drag ‘politics’ (actually self-gratification) into a product that people were buying simply for the product. Believe it or not, some of us actually want an education to be about learning something, the weather to be about the weather, a comedy show to be funny, and a sports game to be strictly about the game itself. I’ve about had it, to tell the truth.

I don’t know the answer to this unraveling of civil society other than staying away from TV, movies, restaurants and large crowds of people where these protesters seem to show up on a daily basis. To paraphrase an old cartoon: there oughta be a law.

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I came across this post by Jeff Pearlman. On his website, he has what he calls The Quaz, which is a Q&A session with various homo sapiens. This one is with John Martignoni who is a Catholic christian and as such should be of interest to this audience. Enjoy!

The Vatican Advisors on the Climate

This answers alot of questions. What could possibly go wrong? Is the Pope’s conclusions a surprise? Or did he merely get advisors who already agreed with his own beliefs? I think it is self-evident what went on here.



NORFOLK (AP) — The mysterious “zombie bee” parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.

The discovery suggests the phenomenon is more widespread than previously thought, although researchers still know little about how many bees it actually kills.

Flies attach themselves to the bees and inject their eggs, causing erratic “zombie-like” behavior in the bees such as flying at night and toward light. The bees often die within hours. Fly larvae burst out of their carcasses days later.

The phenomenon was first discovered in California in 2008 and has spread to states including Oregon, South Dakota and New York. But even as “zombie bees” reach the South, scientists still don’t know what role they might play in the pollinator’s alarming decline.

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Mamma Mia! listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact  

Due to this phenomenon and all the bad news that we read day after day, we have installed 2 music videos on the left sidebar which you can employ to play Mozart whilst reading the news. So now you can lower your blood pressure and still keep abreast of the headlines.

Mamma Mia! listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact

Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in g minor lowered blood pressure
Sarah Knapton, science editor
21 JUNE 2016 • 3:50PM
Relaxing to a soothing Mozart symphony can lower the blood pressure as much as cutting salt from the diet or exercising, a new study has shown.

But for people concerned about their heart, it might be wise to stay clear of ABBA, which has no impact at all.

Scientists in Germany played Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in g minor, dances by Johann Strauss and songs by ABBA to 60 volunteers, monitoring their blood pressure before and after the experiment.

The music of ABBA did not show any or only very small effects on blood pressure and heart rate.
Hans-Joachim Trappe
They found that Mozart lowered systolic blood pressure (the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats) by 4.7 mm Hg, Strauss 3.7  mm Hg but the Swedish pop group made no significant difference.

Diastolic blood pressure (when the heart rests between beats) also fell by 2.1 mm Hg for Mozart and 2.9 mm Hg for Strauss.

Previous studies have found that aerobic exercise such as cycling, running or brisk walking had a similar impact on lowering blood pressure. Reducing salt by 6 grams per day brings systolic blood pressure down by between 7 and 4 mm Hg.

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US Navy ‘discussed plans to fit humans with microchips and track their every move’ – The Sun

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