President declares another national emergency- over potential attacks to power grid!

President declares another national emergency- over potential attacks to power grid!

President Trump on Friday issued an executive order declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. power system, taking steps to defend the grid against cyberattacks and foreign interference.

The executive order bans the use of equipment for the power grid that was manufactured by a company under the control of a foreign adversary, or the buying of any equipment that poses a national security threat.

“Additional steps are required to protect the security, integrity, and reliability of bulk-power system electric equipment used in the United States,” Trump wrote. “In light of these findings, I hereby declare a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system.”

The order also established a task force to protect the power grid from attacks and share risk management information to prevent interference. Members of the task force will include the secretaries of Commerce, Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the Director of National Intelligence.

Trump noted in the order that the power system is a target for those “seeking to commit malicious acts” against the U.S., pointing to concerns around cyber-attacks in particular.

 

“A successful attack on our bulk-power system would present significant risks to our economy, human health and safety, and would render the United States less capable of acting in defense of itself and its allies,” Trump wrote.

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette applauded the executive order, saying in a statement that it would “greatly diminish the ability of foreign adversaries to target our critical electric infrastructure.”

“Today, President Trump demonstrated bold leadership to protect America’s bulk-power system and ensure the safety and prosperity of all Americans,” Brouillette said. “It is imperative the bulk-power system be secured against exploitation and attacks by foreign threats.”

The order establishes the secretary of Energy as the official tasked with identifying equipment currently in use in the bulk power system that poses a risk, and working to take out and replace that equipment. The secretary is also in charge of creating a list of “pre-qualified” vendors that are deemed safe to work with.

The Department of Energy has stepped up its focus on protecting the grid from attacks in recent years. Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry established the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) in 2018 to help prepare and respond to threats.

The official CESER account tweeted Friday that the agency “stands ready” to help defend the bulk power system, adding that “malicious actors” have targeted the power system for the past decade.

 

Hal Turner Commentary

The timing of this declaration seems extremely odd.   Why now?    If these cyber-attacks have been ongoing for a decade, what did the President find out that caused him to declare a national emergency NOW? 

If one were to read between the lines, one MIGHT get the impression that folks should prepare for a "GRID DOWN" scenario.

Get ready for Grid Down/Everything Down. They have been telling us for years. 

You want to get rid of 90% of the population without nukes?  That's  how someone could do it!

Grid goes down.  No electric.  90% of population DIES within one year because people nowadays no longer know even the most basic skills to grow their own food, hunt their own food, fish their own food,  or even how to prepare what they grow, hunt, fish, so they can eat it.

Millennials and even some Gen X'ers would die of starvation without McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, and the like. 

Show them a frying pan to cook with and you'll likely hear them ask "A frying pan?  What's a frying pan for?" 

Or these things:

A fishing pole?  How does that work?

Ask them about Hunting, they'll tell you " that's mean.  Its so cruel to trap an animal."  And if you DARE talk to them about how to hunt with a rifle, they recoil in horror and tell you "There's no way I would use a GUN.  Guns are evil.  WHOA, man, you cant just shoot an animal and eat it, animals have rights."  or some other nonsense. like that.

I have ZERO inside info about any effort or plan to bring down the US Power grid.  So I am not going to imply that you should have your own generator and fuel supply just in case.  But given the President's declaration, below are some sources of Prep Gear you may find useful.  You're a grown-up; you decide for yourself if you need to be prepared.

I can't help but feel that the second half of 2020 will be worse than where we are now. What is coming?

 

 

THESE LINKS GO TO SELLERS ON EBAY.   I am NOT the Seller.  Read the seller's description of the product carefully because ONLY THE SELLER'S REPRESENTATIONS about the product are reliable.  I don't want anyone to be confused or mislead by anything I've written.  So if you click the links below, research things carefully on your own so you make the right choice.

 

---------- EMERGENCY ELECTRIC AND HEAT -----------

 

Portable Electric Generators

If electricity goes out from a storm, a flood, an EMP or some other reason, food in your refrigerator will start going bad within 8 hours.  A lot depends on how often the refrigerator is opened, but within 8 hours, even closed refrigerators warm up.

You need to have a way to provide electric to keep your frig cold so you don't lose all your food.  An emergency generator can do that for you.

The average family refrigerator uses 1200 watts of power. The average microwave oven is 1,000 watts, but needs about 1900 watts (IN) to produce those 1,000 watts (OUT).  Of course, houses have lights, gadgets and gizmos.  You need a source of emergency electric that can supply that!  If you buy a generator with 1500 watts, you can power the frig, and maybe a couple lights, or a small  TV.  If you want to be able to run the frig and a microwave, you have to ADD the watts together to get the total, then buy a generator capable of meeting that total.  Most homes can be fully powered by 7500-10,000 watts.  Whatever your power needs, the links below the photos can show you all sorts and sizes of generators.  REMEMBER: NEVER USE A GSASOLINE-POWERED GENERATOR INDOORS BECAUSE THE EXHAUST GAS FROM ITS MOTOR RUNNING CAN KILL YOU.   THE GENERATOR STAYS OUTSIDE and powers your stuff via extension cord.

Here's what they look like:

                 

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of all sizes and types of portable Emergency Electric Generators

 

 

 

Spare Fuel Storage Containers

DO NOT STORE FUEL IN YOUR HOUSE.  It must be kept outside (on a terrace, a backyard, etc.)

Here's what they look like:

                 

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the sEBAY eller.

Click Here for a full selection of various sized Gasoline Cans and Caddies (Cars trucks, Generators)

 

STORED FUEL GOES BAD AFTER AWHILE

When you store gasoline, even under the best of climate circumstances, the fuel WILL GO BAD after awhile.  Sometimes it goes bad in three or four months.  Sometimes six to nine months.  Sooner or later, it goes bad.  You can deal with this very simply by using PRI-G Fuel Stabilizer.

PRI-G stabilizes gasoline for storage, making it last very much longer.   Even better, PRI-G will RESTORE STALE FUEL to refinery-quality-fresh EVEN AFTER IT IS STORED FOR A YEAR!  Add four ounces of PRI-g to five gallons of stale fuel, and like magic, the fuel is like new!

This is what PRI-G Looks like

  

16 Ounce

 

32 Ounce

 

   

1 Gallon   

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a selection of various size bottles of PRI-G   (NOT FOR USE WITH KEROSENE)

 

KEROSENE FUEL STORAGE

                 

Kerosene is stored in Blue colored containers so it cannot be accidentally mistaken for gasoline, which is stored in red containers.

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the EBAY Link below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a full selection of various sizes of Kerosene Cans (Emergency Heat fuel) NOTE: Buy ONLY the Blue Colored for Kerosene so there is never a mistake about what fuel you're using.  Accidentally putting gasoline into one of the KEROSENE heaters will cause an instant EXPLOSION.  

 

---------- FIRE EXTINGUISHERS -----------

 

Every fire extinguisher has an alphanumeric rating that tells you what types of fires it can extinguish as well as the size of fire it can put out.

The letters stand for the class of fire the extinguisher can be used against:

A – ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, plastic, etc.)
B – flammable liquids (oil, gas, petroleum, etc.)
C – electrical equipment
D – metals
K – cooking oils and fats

The numbers indicate how much of the fire can be put out by the fire extinguisher. Every number before the A means it is as effective as 1 ¼ gallons of water. For example, 2A means the fire extinguisher is as effective as 2 ½ gallons of water, and so on. The numbers before B and C are a measure of the amount of square feet the fire extinguisher can put out. For example, a 10:BC fire extinguisher can extinguish a fire over 10 sq ft.

For GENERAL household purposes, a Fire Extinguisher with a rating of 3A:40BC is a very reasonable and reliable one to have around.  They come in various shapes and sizes; here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller  at the link to EBAY below, publishes about the product, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a large selection of NEW and REFURBISHED 3A:40BC Fire Extinguishers

 

 

Below are EMERGENCY FOOD vendors.  Each one has a different selection of food and different times to plan for: 3 days, a week, a month, etc.

(Click each Ad below for Different Vendor/Selection)

     

      

     

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

---------- EMERGENCY WATER -----------

 

Emergency Water Storage

People can go without food for weeks; but a human can only survive about THREE DAYS without water. In a natural disaster, economic upheaval, terror attack with biological or chemical weapons, or fallout from a nuclear exchange between warring nations, you need to have water stored for yourself and each family member.  NOT FOR WASHING - but for survival: Cooking, eating, and drinking.  1 gallon per person, per day is the rule of thumb.  Do the math, then get yourself the means to store a couple weeks worth of water.

Here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for all sizes of Emergency Water Storage CONTAINERS; from 3.5 gal. to stackable "Bricks" to 55 gallon drums

 

Gravity-Fed Water Filters

If you run out of stored water in an emergency, you're going to need to get water from nearby rivers, streams, creeks or other sources.  THAT WATER MUST BE FILTERED or it can make you deathly sick.  The link below shows you various types and sizes of Gravity-fed water filters.  You pour the unfiltered water in on top, it goes through the filter and comes out the bottom - clean.  NEVER CONSUME RIVER, STREAM, CREEK, water which has not been filtered.

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the Link to EBAY Below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of all sizes of Gravity-fed Water filters

 

 

---------- FIRST AID -----------

 

UNTRAINED PERSONS - Trauma Kits

Treating injuries in the field is something that ANY person, trained or not, can do.  The items in these kits are common sense things that ANY person can use!  

Here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of Emergency Medical First-Aid Kits

 

---------- FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION -----------

Nowadays, Civil unrest is a real issue.   Roving bands of angry mobs, upset over something they didn't like, loot, riot, pillage, steal, burn and even KILL.   You have to be able to protect yourself, your family, and your property from them.

Even worse, your own neighbors, if they know YOU have food but they don't, will become a danger to you if food supplies get interrupted.  You have to be able to protect your own because it will come down to a simple, ugly, choice: Feed them, or feed your own family.  They lose.

Below are links to quite a few different firearms suppliers and ammunition sources.  

     

     

   

  

     

     

     

 

    

     

     

     

     

     

 

---------- COMMUNICATIONS -----------

Having lived through the attacks of 9-11 here in New York City, I can attest to the fact that communications circuits can become INSTANTLY overloaded and unusable for hours.  A simple thing like making a phone call from a landline or a cellular phone, became all but impossible during that attack.

In the years since, we have seen example after example of similar communications outages during natural disasters: Earthquakes, Wildfires, Hurricanes, and more.  

One major vulnerability we all have now is the Internet; it carries a majority of phone calls now.   When the net goes down, those calls cannot go through; not via home VoIP, landline, or even cellular.  

So what do YOU do to get around that?

Communications gear!

The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable simple communications gear is Citizen's Band radio;  "CB"

To this day, truckers all over America use CB to talk to each other as they pick up and deliver freight across America.

CB does NOT require any special license or training.  You plug the CB radio into your car cigarette lighter, Put a magnet-mount antenna on the roof or trunk, screw the antenna cable into the back of the radio, turn it on and talk.  It's THAT simple.

CB has 40 channels.   Channel 19 is for truckers and traffic.  Channel 9 is for Emergency Use Only.

You decide among your own family which of the other channels you will use in an emergency, and if one takes place, THAT's the channel you all agree to meet on.

CB has limited range.  In densely populated urban environments, you can only talk a few miles apart.  The same holds true for very mountainous environments.  But everywhere else, CB is reliable for ten miles or more.

It might just help you communicate with your loved ones when all else has failed.  

It's cheap, fast, and reliable.

Here's what CB's Look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below , so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a HUGE selection of both new and used CB radios.  Remember, you need an ANTENNA with the radio in order for it to work.  So if you see a radio without an antenna, make sure you search for an antenna for it as well.

 

 

---------- E.M.P. PROTECTION FOR YOUR GEAR -----------

 

Faraday Bags

To protect stored electronic gear from Static Discharge and perhaps from Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP)

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click here for sets of all different sized Faraday Bags 

 

Window Anti-Shatter / Privacy Film

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for all types of FILM to apply to windows to prevent them shattering, sending shards of razor-sharp glass from a Blast, Tornado, or other incident.  (NOT Bulletproof)

 

 

 

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