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Monday, July 22, 2019

Increase of Unexplained Power Outages-Protect Yourself


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There’s been a lot of unexplained power outages across the country.

   Some, like our outage this weekend due to area storms, aren’t so hard to explain; we get them each time a storm hits.  The Greater Detroit area is much like a 3rd world nation with horrible roads and infrastructure, especially our power grid.  Most of us have emergency generators because experience has dictate the need.

On the other hand…

 Alabama had four major power outages due to unknown causes in the last month.

When their engineers completed their diagnostics and the power came back on, according to both Alabama Power Company and Northeast Alabama Power Co-op, they couldn’t discover why the outages happened.

Add to that what just happened in New York City.

And before that it was Atlanta, Chicago and other areas throughout the US.

This is what we call probing.

Whether it's China, Iran or Russia, their goal is to test their ability to succeed and our reaction time.

Our enemies are preparing a battle plan.

Notice how they are focusing on soft civilian targets and bypassing defended systems such as military, government, etc.

They know something about our country that too many people forget.

The real power in America is the individual.

If you can negatively affect the individual in America, you win

America is unique.

If you get our citizens dissuaded from some particular war effort, our government will respond.

If you get the citizenry excited about climate change, our government will respond.

You don't have to change the government in America to get things done, you have to change the thinking, attitude and expectations of individuals.

And that's how these test attacks are proving successful.

Our enemy has learned that if they go around and interfere with communications, power, water supply, sewer, other infrastructure systems...

That the citizenry blames the providing company and even our own government…

But never considers the possibility of outside intrusion.

Most Americans are too egotistical to consider that we are the victims of an external assault.

The grid will go down one day, you and I already know that.

And, of the many things people need to prepare for, they need to be ready to go about their daily functions without the aid of Cellular Communications.

They will still have data on their cell phone, but functions such as GPS, texting, video chat, calls and all forms of communication and data exchange will be compromised.

They need to have a plan in place so they can contact their family members.

That's most important.

Being able to get in touch with your spouse or children or parents is one of the most critical and stress causing events that we will soon be facing.

And that’s just the beginning…

Which is why, I’ll shout from the rooftops once again for you to get this book, if you haven’t done so yet.

We've already given away thousands of copies for free – that’s how important it is. We want zero excuses for you not to have it.

It’s 520 pages long and pages 262-419 deal specifically with surviving this type of event. (Other pages deal with critical self-defense skills.)

Stay safe, 

Jason Hanson

Former CIA Officer

Editor, Spy & Survival Briefing

Editor, Black Bag Confidential

Just before midnight, Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored. At its peak, the outage affected an area from 71st Street south to 42nd Street and east from the West Side Highway to Fifth Avenue.



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“An armed society is a polite society.”


“I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse,” the killer wrote in a document he released to explain his crimes. “The gun owners of New Zealand are a beaten, miserable bunch of baby boomers, who have long since given up the fight. When was the last time they won increased rights? Their loss was inevitable. I just accelerated things a bit.”

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No wonder why our educational system is so screwed up!

Colorado State University thinks the word ‘America’ is offensive

Colorado State University recently published an ‘Inclusive Language Guide’ to help people avoid words that might be considered offensive.

This list of offensive words includes “America” and “American” because it “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.”

Gender words like male, female, ladies, and gentlemen should also be avoided, along with phrases like “food coma”, “starving”, “senile”, and “no can do”.


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Larry said...

I live outside of Detroit too & am 'thunderstruck' by how often power goes out here-you're right, much of this area resembles a 3rd world nation, yet we're constantly taxed at higher rates than other nearby states.

Larry said...

As always - great info! Congress is so busy investigating our president that they've ignored our power grid for's probably a 'manufactured crises.'