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The Solar Max Has Begun: 28 Flares Erupt from Sun in One Week

Every 11 years the sun goes through a period referred to by astronomers and scientists as the Solar Max, or Solar Maximum, when the sun experiences its peak activity with the potential to consistently release powerful solar flares and coronal mass ejections towards earth. After a relatively quiet 2011 and 2012, it looks as if the sun is finally waking back up.

Making Faraday Cages

The information to follow on building “Faraday cages” is timely indeed. A single atmospheric nuclear detonation releases enough electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to equal 100,000 volts per meter (V/m). A single detonation 200 to 400 miles over the center of the continental United States would fry every unprotected computer chip from coast to coast, and from the middle of Canada to the middle of Mexico. And we are now into Solar Cycle 23, with solar flares common and expected to continue until the first of next year. CME’s are capable...


In preparation for tonight’s show American Blackout on NatGeo, we thought we would share this information from a well known source on the effects of an EMP blast. While it is not clear as to why the power goes out in American Blackout, we figure this may be one cause of what happens on the show. So we hope you are able to tune in tonight and see NatGeo’s perspective on an event like this.

Want to know who’s spying on you online? There’s an app for that!

Would you like to know who’s watching which websites you visit? Well there’s an app for that. It’s standard practice for advertisers to keeps tabs on the sites you frequent using tracking cookies. Tracking cookies are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer that log the websites you browse and, in some case, how you interact with these sites. Advertisers and other companies use these logs to build a profile of your interests, allowing advertisers to sell you products and services you’re more likely to buy.

Social Media Goes Down In A SHTF Event

It all started at 12:09, and then again at 2:13 AM when I got an EMERGENCY ALERT NWS that stands for National Weather Service that was sent to my smart phone. The thought then came to mind how would we get a notification of a SHTF event? Who would send that to me NWS, local authorities, our Government? I wouldn’t hold my breath. My next question I thought about was how long would social media be up and running to send out tweets, Facebook comments, text messages etc.


On Wednesday night, Glenn Greenwald, of the Guardian, posted a classified order from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that everyone should read. It directs a Verizon division, Verizon Business Network Services, to turn over:

Chinese hackers expose US weapon designs: report Chinese hackers expose US weapon designs

Chinese hackers have managed to break into U.S. systems that contained sensitive documentation relating to the design of weaponry. According to a confidential report prepared by the U.S. Defense Science Board for the Pentagon, Chinese infiltrators have managed to expose data relating to the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” reports The Washington Post. Over two dozen weapon system designs were compromised, according to the report. These systems are “critical” to U.S. missile defenses, and...