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  • From: r <Rich3800@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 13:42:50 -0400
  • Message-id: <42C5809A.1000905@xxxxxxx>
On C-SPAN, June 21 2005, I saw a fascinating account on how a terrorist nuclear attack can disable/destroy all our electronic devices: computers,PDAs, cellular phones, TVs, TIVOs, pagers, even many cars, trucks and RVs. All of these devices dead, made inoperable,useless, so many doorstops and paperweights created by a terrorist nuclear bomb/missile's ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP). EMP can disable electronics as far away as 3700 miles. Roscoe Bartlett's presentation on C-SPAN showed that such an attack can disable the american economy for a long time, set it back at least a hendred (100) years and create millions of casualties. The point of his presentation was to be more self-sufficient, there are too many interdepencies in our lives.

Since the damage can be so great and so widespread, we are ALL in it together. The banks WILL be affected. The consumers WILL be affected. The buainesses' operations WILL be disrupted. If customers can't get money out of the banks, they WON'T be able to buy your product or service. Let me stress it again: we are ALL in this together. You WON'T able get on the Internet (assuming that all your electronics haven't been destroyed first) UNLESS your ISP can itself get on the Internet.

Yet, there is hope in the form of defensive measures. Enter these words in the Google search box :"shielded rooms" or "EMP" or "NEMP" or "Faraday cages" or "anechoic chamber".

I have NO business interests in any of the companies mentioned.

The Polyphaser Corporation <>

Here are some Pointers:


The Electromagnetic Bomb - a Weapon of Electrical Mass Destruction

Nuclear Weapons Effects <>

Nuclear Weapon EMP Effects

Electromagnetic Pulse

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