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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Whatever your EMPing, you could just nuke.




    Not if you only have a few nukes, like North Korea for example.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    This is why the USA should spend a lot more money on defense against nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons.
    Absolutely, and without any further delay. An EMP weapon, properly placed, would bring the US to it's knees within a very short period of time.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Not if you only have a few nukes, like North Korea for example.
    So that's why NK looks so dark on the night map of the world - lack of electricity shields them from EMP attack!

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    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.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So that's why NK looks so dark on the night map of the world - lack of electricity shields them from EMP attack!



    Yeah, you can't damage what isn't there.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    When a little over 40 GOPers can obstruct legislation in the Senate, it's a GOP congress.

    What economic legislation did Obama want that he didn't get?

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Yep, most Americans have much better things to do than listen to what today's out of touch GOP has to say about anything.




    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    21 million of them are looking for jobs, over 100 million their taxpayer funded welfare, and 10 million trying to find the jobs Obama has lost

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Too bad he never once honored the dead soldiers arriving at Dover. Does he think this will make up for THAT?
    No, unlike "your" media hound Obama he met with families outside the view of cameras. Amazing isn't it that Bush still has 60% support from the military? Bush visited Walter Reed, families in the WH, and families in cities that he visited. Your hatred of Bush is misguided at best

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Anti EMP measures from a nuclear weapon is a bit of overkill.

    Whatever your EMPing, you could just nuke.

    Plus anti-emp isn't that difficult to accomplish.
    Good evening, Fenton.

    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??

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Fenton.

    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??
    High Polgara !

    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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