To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
Obama somehow got more popular after a week of scandals
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Mr. President, maybe you should screw up every week. Despite a scandal-plagued seven days featuring Benghazi-gate, the AP surveillance case and that IRS/Tea Party controversy, Barack Obama somehow got more popular. A CNN/ORC International poll conducted over the weekend found that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing. That's a bump from the same poll in early April, when only 51 percent gave the commander-in-chief their thumbs-up. America clearly prefers Barry-O when he's messing up.
The house under orders by it's leadership has suspended all legislation to go full time into scandal fishing ...and yet they can not make a dent in the President;s popularity and approval.
All they have accomplished is, as a reaction to their partisan foolishness, the American people have become fed up with this nonsense and sided with the president increasing his approval.
Before we left Politico to join DP, we had quite a discussion on possible grid failure. It was suggested that burying all the miles of wires that supply electricity would be a good way to provide jobs for the unemployed in this country, while providing security. Farraday cages were one of the suggestions that were offered. Someone else felt that the strike would be at the computers that controlled electricity usage, and while the cages would protect against an EMP, nothing could protect against hacking. Is that possible??
EMP protection typically revolves around providing a integral "shield" that's thoroughly grounded, a path that would route the massive energy spike around all of the sensitive Printed Circuit Boards and safely to ground. A Farraday Cage is good way to explain the process of EMP protection but isn't necessarily needed.
Most electronic devices, everything from cell phones to flat screen TV's have electromagnetic protection and so do Electric substations. All AC conductors create alternating electro-magnetic waves that can and will interfere with sensitive electronic devices. If you disassemble a Flat Screen Tv you'll find the different circuit boards and modules covered with a layer of thin conductive metal film that is directly tied to that devices ground.
I have been in the field of electronics and high voltage trouble shooting for almost 30 years now, and I could never see a good reason for a EMP weapon. A EMP device assumes that who ever is attacking wants the infrastructure to remain and for what I don't know.
When Clinton started his Kosovo re-direct, one of the first weapons that went in courtesy of the USA was a cruise missile that's payload was filled with long strips of highly conductive carbon fiber fabric.
It released massive amounts of highly conductive carbon fabric strings that wound up draped over power lines and electrical substations, tripping main circuit breakers and sending that area into darkness.
So other than attempting to completely destroy massive amounts of hardware that could be done with a bomb I don't know why a EMP would even be practical.
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