The total U.S. population at risk of extended power outage from a Carrington level storm is between 20 to 40 million with durations of 16 days to 1 – 2 years. The duration of outages will depend largely on the availability of spare replacement transformers. If new transformers need to be ordered, the lead time is likely to be a minimum of five months. The total economic cost for such a scenario is estimated at $0.6 – 2.6 trillion dollars.
During the OCCUPY protest, in which no guns were brandished about… no snipers were setup on strategic high points aimed at law enforcement.. no confrontation where protesters rode horses up to government agents and made threats… NONE of these actions occurred. In fact, the OCCUPY protesters were forced to protest along very narrowly confined areas like sidewalks or certain portions of public land and any deviation in the slightest from those designated areas resulted in immediate arrest and containment.
Today is the anniversary of the greatest tragedy ever to hit the garment industry anywhere in the world. On April 24, 2013, more than 1,100 workers at a large garment-factory building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, perished after the structure collapsed. Many […]
The old woman comes in from the garden and sets a basket of lemons, tomatoes and eggplant alongside the sink, wrapping the remainder of her bounty in wax paper and tying it with a bit of string. As was her […]
The bedroom is a refuge, its walls boasting photographs of a young life as it unfolded. Little league, first communion, high school prom. A SWAT team had violated its sanctuary immediately after the shooting, looking for something to validate the […]
Oklahoma City, Ok — Oklahoma state legislature narrowly passed a law yesterday [March 31, 2014] redefining pi, a mathematical constant currently being used in the secular industry. The bill to change the value of pi to exactly three was introduced […]
Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington enjoy seeing street rallies against Venezuela’s government – in much the same way donkey and elephant party supporters enjoyed seeing Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych driven from office. It is notable, however, that in both […]
Turns out you don’t have to go back very far in history and it has all the ingredients. Protests against the government. Crackdown on the protest. And it just so happens that there was a major naval base involved, the US Fifth Fleet.
Three figures repose in the fallow soil, holding hands, gazing skyward, two small figures flanking a larger one. The mother’s arm raises to point at a cloud above, the twins heads moving to follow. The cloud is majestic as it […]
Although the “smoking document” proof may be hard to come by, it’s certain that the US has been preparing for a installed Venezuela government for a decade. It’s also certain that the US has spent tens if not hundreds of millions towards that goal. We have consistently interfered with Latin America with the training of death squads at the SOA (School of Americas), planned assassinations, and consistently propped up political puppets in what we consider “Our Backyard”. So you will have to excuse my disbelief when the US State Department and others from the Obama Administration deny the latest from Venezuela.