By: Diane Benjamin
Power was out in downtown Bloomington for about 15 minutes yesterday. From the news reports carnage ensued as businesses shut down unable to cope.
As the State of Illinois continues to operate without a budget, worst carnage is happening.
Businesses haven’t been paid which means they can’t pay their employees, some are out of business.
Social service agencies can’t do their work.
Schools may not open next fall without funding.
Need more? Not really because the message is clear:
Take care of yourself. Nobody else is going to.
If a 15 minute power outage send people into a tizzy, think what an EMP attack will do. I’ve heard estimates that 90% of the population will die. The disruption caused by 15 minutes makes that pretty easy to understand.
By the way, your government has done nothing to protect you from an EMP. Google it. It’s not even that expensive, just not a priority. Replacement parts to fix the electric grid aren’t made here, so it won’t be back on-line anytime soon. Here’s a reason to move to Texas, they have their own grid.
See this easy to read link: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/panel-electrical-grid-vulnerable-terrorist-attack/story?id=8597369
If your plan is to complain, welcome to the 90%.