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If the Power Grid Goes Down

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2016

An Oregon state senator sent an email to his constituents this week. It reports on recent drills the state has quietly conducted. More states should do this. Then they should openly report on the findings. Forewarned is forearmed. If the grid ever goes down do to a cyberattack, life in affected communities will change dramatically. […]

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When It’s “Greece Time” in America

Posted on July 4, 2015

By Jared Dillian I was watching the 6 o’clock news and saw images of closed banks in Greece and people lined up at ATMs. I’m sure you did, too. This must seem surreal to most people because it seems so remote. But put yourself in these people’s shoes for a second. You have money in […]

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Community Early Response Training

Posted on November 7, 2014

By a GaryNorth.com Site Member: Alpha I just attended a class run by the local police department called Community Emergency Response Training (CERT). The materials are prepared and sponsored by FEMA. Your local fire department may have something similar. SUMMARY: The course covered the basics of disaster management. There were chapters on disaster response organization […]

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Tipping Point: Drudge Highlights Ebola

Written by Gary North on September 17, 2014

So, you haven’t bought your water filter yet. You have been thinking about it. But you have hesitated. They aren’t cheap. You plan to get prepared. One of these days. Ebola stories have been nagging at you. Now this has happened: September 17, 2014. And this. Berkey’s just hit paydirt. Do I think a pandemic  […]

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War Games in Your City: Preparing for Civil Unrest

Written by Gary North on February 14, 2013

The military continues to run war games in American cities. Why? The optimists say that the military needs training for urban crowd control in foreign nations. The pessimists say that the military expects riots in the USA. I think it’s both. The military wants to keep its options open. This means preparing for 21st century […]

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