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Old December 14, 2018, 21:09   #801
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Insight to the infighting. I get weekly updates so pass some along to keep you up-dated as to who is doing what.
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/us-...report/544028/
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Old December 14, 2018, 21:16   #802
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Some good links to follow up on.
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Old December 18, 2018, 09:59   #803
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Don't know what the issue was but have the whole house surge suppression from Georgia Power in front of the meter and whole house on panel plus UPS's on every device of value. Yesterday at work am unsure the reason, if from construction or substation, went out in field and when returned three computers were off. Their UPS's were totally smoked, would not reset, not restart and internal fuse replacement didn't bring them back. The Mosfets must be totally smoked. The cool thing is none of the dozen UPS's in the Faraday protected radio room or personal small office which are tied to the cage ground were damaged. With three phase power the extra hot leg and being only three phase client on the street leaves me open as can't protect two hot legs according to Georgia Power or a couple E.E.'s without spending over ten thousand dollars out of pocket. Even in the non Faraday rooms still majority of UPS's survived but losing three in one shot was huge on a blue sky day considering my massive ground.
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Old December 28, 2018, 19:10   #804
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And we begin again. What I don't really understand is how hard is it to think about what will happen if it is used. I do know there are some democrats that are on board but the rest are really nuts.
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Old January 06, 2019, 11:17   #805
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Headed to the wonderland this week. Sen Cruz pulled from the senate armed services committee. ( not sure what the deal is yet but old Mitch sent Texas down the river.) That leaves Texas with no one on the senate in defense matters (armed services or approps). What what happens on the house side to Herd.
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Old January 06, 2019, 11:18   #806
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I mean watch not what what. It's early and I have a cold.
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Old January 06, 2019, 14:38   #807
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@C2A1....comments?

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Old January 06, 2019, 16:36   #808
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It's getting nasty out there. Peter's accounts have been hacked.
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Old January 07, 2019, 21:17   #809
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Texas moving to keep it's economy moving. Just got out of the meeting preping for DC later this week. Amazing what the dems are planning to make sure Tx is flipped. That is why we're looking at committee assignments, relative to defense and EMP issues.
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Old January 16, 2019, 10:43   #810
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Most detailed recent report from the DOD. Note the nuclear reactor issue. DOE is standing by their line that EMP is not an issue.
https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Por...Task_Force.pdf
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Old January 23, 2019, 13:37   #811
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Got notice today from the commission. I will post the missing parts as soon as I get them.

The last three EMP Commission Reports are finally approved for unclassified publication by DOD:

--“Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare”
--“Political-Military Motives For EMP Attack”
--"Foreign Views Of EMP”

Despite the DOD blurb on the covers that the reports were approved in 2017, the truth is we fought DOD over the issue of adding a “disclaimer” and using FBIS translations that allegedly required publishing FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) and not UNCLASSIFIED until last week. We resolved the issues, made the last redactions/edits required by DOD, and posted the three reports on the EMP Commission website www.firstempcommission.org on Monday.

Perhaps the most important of these three reports (attached) is the one on the future of warfare--“Nuclear EMP Attack Scenarios and Combined-Arms Cyber Warfare”--that explains what the Russians have called a “revolution in military affairs.” This new way of warfare uses cyber viruses, hacking, physical attacks, non-nuclear EMP weapons and a nuclear EMP attack against electric grids and critical infrastructures. It renders modern armies, navies and air forces obsolete. It paves the way for asymmetric warfare by small nations and terrorists.

The United States is particularly vulnerable to this new type of warfare, because we have come to rely on information systems and computerized technologies. Much of the administrative information in the armed forces goes through the civilian Internet. Ours is the most technologically advanced society, and therefore the most susceptible to attack. What is surprising is that our enemies do not consider an EMP attack to be an act of nuclear war.

The military doctrines of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea view nuclear EMP attack as the ultimate “cyber-weapon” that can deliver the decisive blow on the battlefield or against entire nations or alliances. For example, a single EMP attack on European NATO could destroy electronic systems crucial to military operations and black-out electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures (communications, transportation, industry and manufacturing, business and finance, food and water) crucial to national survival. A nuclear EMP attack would be executed, and perhaps be preceded, by such cyber operations as computer viruses and hacking, and selective sabotage, the synergistic effects of which would virtually guarantee the collapse of electric grids, critical infrastructures, and adversary military power.

The report explains how the new method of warfare and its weapons might be utilized in various theaters of battle: the Middle East, the Far East, Europe and North America.

Perhaps these reports will have a positive influence on the debate over President Trump’s executive order on EMP, now drafting.

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Old January 23, 2019, 17:44   #812
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The way we have integrated the battlefield to where most soldiers now wear headsets and have at least one or two critical electoral devices to identify them as friendlies or keep track of every assets position is our achellies heel. Whether EMP or hackers an attack that separates even a platoon or even a critical small team from the mission commanders real time display in Pentagon where battle is being controlled could result in total chaos. Imagine and A10 or M1 Abrams unable to discern if equipment or personell on the horizon are friend or foe? As we move to integrate every soldier into a world wide grid monitored by satellite uplink if that goes down our technological advantage the soldiers have learned to depend on rather than good field craft goes in the toilet.

Saw a new rifle sight that not only links to glasses/HUD soldier wears so can fire aimed shots around corners or over cover without exposing themselves now have ability to link back to commanders. If every soldiers rifle is feeding information into the system how cluttered does it become? Soldiers may become afraid to take a shot till hear permission then when that system fails they have lost ability of free though and making rational decisions on their own for fear of being blamed in event of friendly fire incident. If they can't call for an A10 or drone strike, which can I.D. friend/foe faster than the operator can think, in mere seconds their ability to think and fight their way out of a jam may be genetically washed from their brains.

Got a new book on Russian infantry tactics and compared with my older books on combloc tactics, U.S./NATO infantry tactics from primarily Platoon, Squad and Fire Team tactics to see the Russians still lean heavily on their Non-Com's ability to make decisions compared to ours ability to call in different gadgets that if are not on station will leave the Nintendo soldiers at distinct disadvantage to a basic conscripted cannon fodder Private quickly positioned and ordered into action by a good Sergeant.
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Old January 23, 2019, 19:59   #813
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This was almost 20 years ago now. Very interesting what is floating around out there today.
http://www.truthistreason.net/russia...communications
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Old January 23, 2019, 21:28   #814
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EMP commission report last chapters. Talks about ISIS but implies those groups in the mideast. Interesting the Pakistan possibility.
http://www.firstempcommission.org/up..._july_2017.pdf
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Old January 24, 2019, 17:12   #815
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Old but still an issue relative to the above report. There has been reports of payments to former folks to get these, move them and up-date. That is why there is talk about balloons etc. by third parties. Same is true of chemical agents.
https://www.nti.org/analysis/article...mbs-across-us/
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Old January 26, 2019, 10:53   #816
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This was almost 20 years ago now. Very interesting what is floating around out there today.
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Read this and been digesting it. Have three home-brew and two commercially made frequency jammer that allow me to select a frequency range or majority of radio spectrum and wash it for a specific radius or direction based on frequency, power of jammer and whether use omnidirectional or directional antennas. Even my best unit requires ten separate antenna and have to amplify each for any significant range beyond my property line for some frequencies and others a 1/4 mile of disruption is maximum ability whille risking burning up an expensive amplifier if keep it "key down" for any length of time.

A foil parachute properly engineered becomes a parabolic antenna for its payload with dispersion pattern based on shape and distance from emitter to the dish. How the mettalic "parachute cords" interact with the dish and emitter to scatter the EMP is way above my engineering skill level and not something going to find in tables or research on the resonance of guy wires on antenna masts. It's amazing how different an antenna acts when guy wires are insulted from electrical contact with tower or have series of insulators breaking the guy wires into a sees of specific lengths for planned resonance of each section. Got into a conversation with an old school commercial radio engineer about resonance of guy wires and tried to understand some of what he was passing on but could barely track terminology much less actual theory.

A mortar being an easy item to build or improvise on the fly have been considering how to accomplish this application for frequency jamming. If could wash all the comms for a group operating on the horizon or their advance party a half mile away from your location without washing your own or at least damaging your equipment would be huge. In a SHTF even a group of rogue operators using FRS/GMRS radios for man to man comms would be affected to lose their comms. This is why all of my personal battle kits have a UHF radio and a low band VHF radio both with scramble capabilities. Goal is if detect opposing force using UHF we switch to low band VHF and then jam the UHF band in proximity to the Ponderosa and vice versa. May or may not work but if detected comms in area, used my "fox hunting" gear to locate direction and distance to unrecognized possibly hostile communications before they got too close ability to use a compressed air "potato cannon", black powder mortar or better yet a single or multistage model rocket to deliver a device that would damage the circuits in their communication equipment would be cool.

If able to deliver by field mortars the emitter can't be that big but may likely take a power source a simple hillbilly can't gain access to or build. Have gathered a ton of information on EMP devices that disrupt and damage electronics in as small of an area as one to three meters which take little power but aiming would have to be precise unless they were prepped on remote triggers or tripwire type initiators. When see items like below for sale on the Internet and recognize have almost every component if not all in the pile of parts already makes a person think.



These people sell plans and components for all kinds of EMP devices from handheld to fry your nutsack. It's nice when a good bit of the engineering is an inexpensive
plan or found free in other places and then a little hacking and modification begins but not got my mind around anything small enough to launch without a big black powder mortar that shock of launch may kill the device before clears the bore. Any advanced electronics hobbiests hanging around?

https://www.amazing1.com/emp.html
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Old January 28, 2019, 12:50   #817
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Article based on the Commission report:
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From looking at the maps, I don't think the Chinese or Russians want to do that.

It would wipe out the Mexican and Canadian infrastructure and make their special forces have to mobilize an attack.
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Old January 29, 2019, 00:53   #819
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From looking at the maps, I don't think the Chinese or Russians want to do that.

It would wipe out the Mexican and Canadian infrastructure and make their special forces have to mobilize an attack.
Red Dawn? I would sure prefer killing Russians as to Americans ordered to confiscate guns. My most recent project is a chaff launcher that confuses thermal night vision for about 30 seconds per device initiation. Very simple and lunches with tater cannon.
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Old February 03, 2019, 12:27   #820
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New book out concerning geomagnetic storms by our one second after author.
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New book out concerning geomagnetic storms by our one second after author.
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I read that when it first came out. Not too bad but prefered One Second After. I would like to have seen a bit more technical info in the book. It is however, worth the read IMHO
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Old February 04, 2019, 10:25   #822
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Thanks, I think it is important to have "situational awareness" so one can make choices unlike many fellow folks who react like bacteria to external stimulus.
Interesting what the pole is doing.
https://www.livescience.com/64486-ea...le-moving.html
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Old February 05, 2019, 11:28   #823
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Not EMP but interesting read about a nuke in NYC.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/...look-like.html
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Old February 11, 2019, 17:43   #824
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These are the folks I am doing work for at the moment. Finally got this out into the open. The latest and greatest.
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Old February 12, 2019, 10:36   #825
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It has been discussed in several forms. Generally they talk about 1, 3, 6, 12 and 18 months. After 18 months the population count levels off. I have sat in meetings discussing where to save the most and how to begin from those points. I am breifing a program called secure fuel on the 21st and 22nd of this month. It is interesting who is interested on the hill. Secure fuel has a part that focuses making sure agriculture and primarily rail transport have some chance of recovery after 1 year.
I know the taskforce reports to Congress, has some published numbers. Let me see who did them.
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Old February 12, 2019, 10:44   #826
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EMP reporting has been slowly moving from mostly conservative venues (planners) to more mainstream over the last few years.
https://thehill.com/opinion/technolo...early-60-years
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another article, mainly what we know but again targeting buisness types.
https://www.investors.com/politics/e...mp-threat-u-s/
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House is running on generator and had someone to watch wife after church so I could go work but no power at shop and too windy to risk working with panels on ladders. Over 6,000 customers out of power just in my area. A month of r a in followed by day of wind and trees are flying everywhere. It doesn't take n EMP, if fuses didn't clamp properly at substations a day like today could be catastrophic to entire states grid.
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NK and Iran continue to be a PITAs. From my recent visit to DC the most of the new congresscritters are not on our side. They believe this a hoax or they are hoping this will happen so they can make their move. Not all but most. The hate can be felt.
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Back when I was a grad student I was interested in isotopic chemistry and actually worked with a guy looking at Be isotopes from tree ring samples to measure how the earth's magnetic field was varying but the solar proton/Be relationship. I did geothermal water rare gas isotopes and found Pu isotopes (Xe isotopes) associated with the upper mantle along the Rio Grande rift valley.
As part of the EMP effort we have looked at the potential of super geomagnetic storms ( Not CPEs). There is geological evidence of really biggies. The electric universe guys talk about this possibility. Anyway for those interested in this kind of stuff:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...D=ansmsnnews11
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Roughly 2,700 years ago, an unusually powerful solar storm swept past the Earth, scientists announced in a new study. Though it had little to no impact on people in that long ago, pre-industrial and pre-technological world, such an event today would cause widespread power outages along with potentially disastrous communication and navigation failures.

The solar storm in 660 B.C. was about 10 times stronger than any known event in the past 70 years, study lead author Raimund Muscheler said.

A solar storm of that strength would be "a threat to modern society in terms of communication and navigation systems, space technologies and commercial aircraft operations,” the study says.
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I’ll just drop this here,
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Will be testing some of this soon. Have a room that have retrofitted best Faraday cage possible but still not as tight as would like. Five liters of the Y Shield should put a solid coat on walls and ceiling. Have tested it with a myriad of devices so know how well it performs and will be able to quickly tell how much improvement I get. Want to block 1.2 Ghz consistently when door is closed but 400 Mhz is about all I can depend on though some areas in the room block higher frequencies like if lean down in corners and few other places cell phone will always drop while it mostly works in other areas of room.
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Got this, this morning. Several points include how long the generators will be out and expect these folks to show up at the border. Attached was a power point showing people getting water from a sewage drain pipe.
http://www.resilientsocieties.org/up...t_20190314.pdf
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Vennie issue and EMP.
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Hot off the wire.
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Now realize this a a public statement and now policy. Very interesting move. Those that have the capability must use or lose it. It will be interesting how the meetings go next month, now that this is out.
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Good on Trump to make this an official issue demanding answers from top agencies on their assessments, plans for mitigation and recovery. This will force some with heads stuck in sand to devote budget to the issue.
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Old March 27, 2019, 13:08   #841
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I have been forwarding some of this to our hospital system director of security and disaster preparedness. He seems to be listening, hopefully there will be some action.
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Pay attention. Interesting games afoot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...g-north-korea/
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It will be interesting how this really works. There are three big players, DOD, DHS and DOE. In the past the DOD quietly was working on EMP issues. They did this because they did not want to become responsible for EMP in the civilian sector. DOE was (is) a left leaning ( they wrote Gore's book (Oak Ridge NL) on climate change) and has been very outspoken against EMP. However, some of the out "rural" labs (INEL) have end run Washington. They are money whores and will probably try and take this under their wing and nothing will get done except money will get spent. DHS is the red headed step child but as can be seen they have been trying to get this on the front burner and have actual programs to solve certain infrastucture issues. They are hampered because their senior leader ship often comes from DOE.
We shall see.
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As I was saying:
https://www.newsmax.com/peterpry/dod.../28/id/909163/
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Status of the swamp etc.
http://highfrontier.org/april-2-2019...news-bad-news/
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At a higher level, what is being pondered. However, there is so much infighting between the left, right and swamp, I'm not sure anything will be done except at local levels.
https://thehill.com/opinion/national...e-the-next-war
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Woke to massive lightning storm about four am and been up since. Has calmed a bit for moment but am morning have heard and seen to occasional big smack followed by the arc of a transformer cooking off or sirens wailing a few minutes after each. For some reason just mm last week GA Power was out "inspecting" my whole house surge protection system for third of fourth time. Usually it's a tech along with a couple guys in suits where tech sets up a ground rod resistance test and will run both 3 and 4 rod fall of potential test and a stakeless two rod test attaching to the two rods code calls for from meter base using something like a Fluke 1625-2 earth ground testing kit.

Most recently they showed up with a Megger GTS-300 Safety Ground Tester Kit which have only seen three times in my life and the techs running them said their company rents the machine when they need it due to expense. They asked me again about how many ground rods, how they were connected, etc. Asked why such a big deal and said they would like to find an affordable way to get the numbers my halo ground system is posting and determine how I got the house at such a low potemtial.

Told them a dozen rods, attach everything from phone, cable t.v., power rear in slab, plumbing and be sure to drive a few rods to bed rock but say no house in a area with their monthly subscription surge protection is grounded nearly as well as we are and am better than some cell tower sites and critical Ma Bell buildings. Just lucky I guess combined with a lot of work. They saw the new radio tower going up and we're very interested in the start of its additional ground system and radials.

Storm was booming so bad by 4:30 am I killed my connection to the grid and went in genertor. When see transformers blowing up in the distance from lighting strikes, hear sirens constantly and such generally separate us from the rest of the world. Even hit the physical disconnect to wire pair for phone coming in house which got a call from alarm company asking ik knew phone was down and told them had it disconnected till storms cleared and why had cellular and radio backup to the wire pair. Even if just a serious lighting storm if able to get unattached from a coast to coast spiderweb of overhead wires let the generator run a test cycle till storms pass. Guarantee the Mosfets in my UPC's and other surge protection devices appreciated not having to contend with all the brown outs and short outages we were having.
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more on AF take on EMP. Some of the other articles are interesting such as mining on the moon and the F-15EX vs F-35.
http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/...se-Summit.aspx
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Owner of Virgin Records, Airlines, etc has a department that studies trends to invest in technologies and products 100 years in future, another that works 500 years into the future and one that works a millenium into the future. They are already working to acquire mining rights on the moon, Mars, in the Kepler Asteroid Belt and more. 100 years from now they will be bringing iridium back from the moon, 500 from now minerals from Mars and 1,000 years will be dragging asteroids back to the moon or near earth orbit to slice into most profitable chunks. Think they have not looked at EMP? I look at private sector to do more than the government to ensure profits in any trajedy.
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Yes, Richard is a character for sure. There is a member here that tell some good stories on the organization (or disorganization as the case maybe).
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