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Old 10-09-2013, 3:29 PM
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Default Nat Geo's American Blackout

Last night I saw a trailer for a new National Geographic movie, American Blackout. The overview says:

American Blackout imagines the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones. You’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless. Gritty, visceral and totally immersive, see what it might take to survive from day one, and who would be left standing when the lights come back on.

It premiere's at 9pm on Sunday October 27th.

I think I'll be watching it and thought some of you might enjoy it too.
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Old 10-09-2013, 3:33 PM
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Should be good to get some ideas or just laugh at the stupid stuff that producers come up with
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Old 10-09-2013, 3:36 PM
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sounds like a great idea -- something that could realistically happen and f*** up our society temporarily. Preppers will love it no matter how good it is.
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If it is anything like the BBC movie it will suck.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/blackout
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Old 10-09-2013, 3:50 PM
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Anyone find it odd that this NatGoveo film is taking place right before the Feds grid down simulation? Its like they are getting us ready for something or conditioning us to except it.

How hard would it be for the Fed to "create" a false flag and shut the power off to Jack with us. Then they wait till the chaos is subsiding and swoop in to the rescue confiscating all the guns.
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Old 10-09-2013, 4:24 PM
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I can pretty much guarantee that this National Geographic movie will not portray "preppers" in a favorable light; certainly not firearm owners.

My guess is that the token firearm owner will be some low-IQ conspiracy red-neck type who will get spooked by the blackout and shoot some innocent victim. It will be the "bright & cool-thinking" hipster urbanites and "dedicated" government employees, working together, who will be the heroes of the show.
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Old 10-09-2013, 4:51 PM
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It'll be interesting to see if they sugarcoat it, and focus on crap like "You won't be able to watch Monday Night Football"

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if they deal with the very real issues of every airborne plane crashing, 100-car pileups on every freeway in America, everyone on life-support dying, the very real risk of meltdown at most of the 100 nuclear reactors, industrial "accidents" spilling millions of gallons of sulfuric acid, all sewage systems that use "lifters" and therefore need electricity stop functioning so the sewage system starts backing up into your house, etc, etc.
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Old 10-09-2013, 5:10 PM
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if they deal with the very real issues of every airborne plane crashing, 100-car pileups on every freeway in America, everyone on life-support dying, the very real risk of meltdown at most of the 100 nuclear reactors, industrial "accidents" spilling millions of gallons of sulfuric acid, all sewage systems that use "lifters" and therefore need electricity stop functioning so the sewage system starts backing up into your house, etc, etc.
The premise for the movie is a cyberattack on the grid, not an EMP. So no aircraft falling out of the sky or cars instantly disabled. And most critical services like hospitals, nuclear reactors, and chemical plants have back-up generators. Even sewage lift stations have them.
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Anyone find it odd that this NatGoveo film is taking place right before the Feds grid down simulation? Its like they are getting us ready for something or conditioning us to except it.

How hard would it be for the Fed to "create" a false flag and shut the power off to Jack with us. Then they wait till the chaos is subsiding and swoop in to the rescue confiscating all the guns.
with 0bummers war on the coal industry and the shutdown of coal fired power plants and the dolly parton monument at San Onofre this should get rather interesting. this president wants nothing more than to destroy this nation without a doubt. truly it is sad this has happened with the approval of the people of this country.
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Will be interesting but as previously stated will probably make prepared people and gun owners look bad
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Anyone find it odd that this NatGoveo film is taking place right before the Feds grid down simulation? Its like they are getting us ready for something or conditioning us to except it.

How hard would it be for the Fed to "create" a false flag and shut the power off to Jack with us. Then they wait till the chaos is subsiding and swoop in to the rescue confiscating all the guns.
Katrina all over again!
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FBI is currently investigating power grid "attacks" in arkansas, and FEMA has the real drill set for november 13 & 14.

given how well the drills ran for 9/11, the boston marathon, and sandy hook i'm sure it'll all be fine.

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Your post has been marked as a terrorist threat, expect a visit from people who want to help you in the near future.
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FBI is currently investigating power grid "attacks" in arkansas, and FEMA has the real drill set for november 13 & 14.

given how well the drills ran for 9/11, the boston marathon, and sandy hook i'm sure it'll all be fine.
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Anyone find it odd that this NatGoveo film is taking place right before the Feds grid down simulation? Its like they are getting us ready for something or conditioning us to except it.

How hard would it be for the Fed to "create" a false flag and shut the power off to Jack with us. Then they wait till the chaos is subsiding and swoop in to the rescue confiscating all the guns.
I find it about as odd as a tv series pilot episode, 5 months before 9/11 depicting a "false flag" terror event of a jetliner being crashed into the twin towers in NYC (attempted). That's pretty "odd".

The Lone Gunmen - March 4th, 2001
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3WW6eoLcLI

And here's the page for the Nat Geo program - American Blackout.
(the trailers are worth watching)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ican-blackout/
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God help us if they say the grid has been hacked and shut it off. We would be soooo screwed. DHS would sit outside the city till we were at our lowest and then come in taking complete control. Hard to fight when you are starving, low on ammo and flanked.

But hey, I'm sure those pesky drones would be busy killing dissenters and those traitors manning them would be happy.

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I find it about as odd as a tv series pilot episode, 5 months before 9/11 depicting a "false flag" terror event of a jetliner being crashed into the twin towers in NYC (attempted). That's pretty "odd".

The Lone Gunmen - March 4th, 2001
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3WW6eoLcLI

And here's the page for the Nat Geo program - American Blackout.
(the trailers are worth watching)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ican-blackout/
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lol I like you PC your very positive thinking. It will be just like katrina we can all go to the super dome and be protected by the DHS and FEMA lol In all serousness though It would probally be best just to bug out when it happenes since DHS will go door to door with their tanks lol They will start rounding up anyone on the red list anyways so bug out or fight.
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sweet! they can start with the catbox and then wash my car! if they do a good job i will reward them with some mac & cheese.
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Thanks op for the heads up. Im going to set the dvr when I get home.
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FBI is currently investigating power grid "attacks" in arkansas, and FEMA has the real drill set for november 13 & 14.

given how well the drills ran for 9/11, the boston marathon, and sandy hook i'm sure it'll all be fine.
I guess all terrorists and mass shooters plan their lives around FEMA drills, who knew?...

BTW, the power "grid" is NOT connected to the interwebs...so any "cyberattack" is coming from the inside...
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Will be interesting but as previously stated will probably make prepared people and gun owners look bad
Many production companies rely on the use of a ready-stable of media-ready "experts" for consulting purposes, both because they have largely academic credentials, are known quantities (so far as being available and easy to work with) and look good enough on TV. You can observe this effect readily.

Almost ANY shows featuring a topic involving science or technology invariably feature an appearance by Dr. Michio Kaku, for instance. Dr. Kaku is a brilliant theoretical physicist and a helluva step up the IQ ladder from most of us, but what is he doing commenting about global warming, education reform, economics, zombies or immigration policy ... none of which are within his area of expertise? Nonetheless, this kind of thins plays well to "edu-tainment" audiences, as he is more-or-less the current media "go-to smart guy".

This is not bashing on Dr. Kaku, of whom I am a completely geeked-out fan. It is a critique of the kinds of ways production companies go for easy material, rather than finding genuine "experts".
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I guess all terrorists and mass shooters plan their lives around FEMA drills, who knew?...

BTW, the power "grid" is NOT connected to the interwebs...so any "cyberattack" is coming from the inside...
Is there an air gap between any control systems and the internet/networked computers?
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I guess all terrorists and mass shooters plan their lives around FEMA drills, who knew?...

BTW, the power "grid" is NOT connected to the interwebs...so any "cyberattack" is coming from the inside...
Actually a lot of SCADA systems are indeed connected either directly to the internet or to production networks which in turn are connected to the internet.
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Actually a lot of SCADA systems are indeed connected either directly to the internet or to production networks which in turn are connected to the internet.
Yep I know an SCE guy and he can remote in to do scada work.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05...attack_report/

The threats to the power grid are real. The big question is how big is the real threat and why are they not isolating these systems. Instead the gov pushes to controll the internet. Its the normal reaction of there is a problem so use it for more control and fear mongering the gov does. Take that in conjuction with corupt rouge factions of our government that plan terroist acts on its own people and you have a perfect storm.
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