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Entire United States Power Grid Brought Down In Few Moves

Well this is not reassuring.  Read at misguidedchildren.com:

Reports release show the entire United States power grid can be brought down with just a few moves. How can the entire electronic energy grid be knocked out by a few précise hits?

Issue
The United States power grid is divided into three major networks. The three networks are Texas, the western half, and the eastern half. If the precision coordinated attacks hit those three grids, nine of the nation’s 55,000 electric substations would be enough to have a nationwide blackout.

 

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Requirements
Noting the report, the Federal Regulatory Commission is requiring the industry to provide plans by June 1st in protecting the grid. This will be a costly endeavor. 90% of the power grid was created before computers were invented. A interlocking capability, or failover setup will be needed. What is feared is a domino effect, when one substation goes down, the cascade effect will knock the remaining ones.

US Navy SEALs On Power Grid Attack: "A Carbon Copy" of How We Would Do It

Read the whole thing at shtfplan.com:

Ninth Circuit Recognizes Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

I'm surprised that this ruling came out of the 9th Circuit. Originally on blogs.wsj.com:

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment endows the right to carry a gun outside the home. The opinion comes days before the Supreme Court is expected to decide whether to review two other cases that ask the question of whether the right to “bear arms” extends beyond the home.

The California-based appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling authored by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, delved into American history, from the Founding Era forward, and found support for the notion that “bearing arms” means carrying a gun in public:

So concludes our analysis of text and history: the carrying of an operable handgun outside the home for the lawful purpose of self-defense, though subject to traditional restrictions, constitutes “bear[ing] Arms” within the meaning of the Second Amendment.

The case comes from San Diego County, which, according to state law, requires residents to show “good cause” for carrying a concealed handgun. Personal safety alone does not qualify as good cause. The question for the court was whether the requirement infringes on the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.

From the Ninth Circuit:

US Post Office Is in the Market for Ammo

Seen at moonbattery.com:

The US Post Office is not a law enforcement agency. So why does it need assorted small arms ammunition?

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Oh, I get why. For the same reason that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs 72,000 rounds of .40 caliber ammo, the National Weather Service needs 46,000 rounds of the same, the Social Security Administration needs 174,000 rounds, and the Department of Education needs to blow $80,000 on Glocks and $17,000 on shotguns.

The "Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms without Infringement" Act

Piers Morgan is a tool. Apparently OK State Senator Nathan Dahm thinks so too. Found at misguidedchildren.com:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - State Senator Nathan Dahm of Oklahoma has recently proposed a new and very controversial firearm legislation named after CNN’s Piers Morgan. The bill is titled “The Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms without Infringement Act”, and, if passed, would allow law-abiding citizens of the state to carry both open and concealed firearms without a license or background check. Under the law, carrying guns into designated “gun-free zones” such as schools, government buildings, and other facilities would still be prohibited. The weapon would also have to remain inside a holster or some other type of sling or case designed to carry the weapon in public.

Super secure healthcare.gov hacked in 4 minutes

Seen at misguidedchildren.com:

It only took David Kennedy four minutes to hack into the Obamacare website and acquire 70,000 personal records. Kennedy could have gone on to acquire hundreds of thousands of additional personal information, but he made his point. Not only is the healthcare site inadequate, clunky, poorly designed, but also non-compliant with security.

David Kennedy is an expert in online security. During a discussion with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, he said it only took him four minutes to break into the Obamacare website and pull personal information.

Wide open

“And 70,000 was just one of the numbers that I was able to go up to and I stopped after that,” he said. “You know, I’m sure it’s hundreds of thousands, if not more, and it was done within about a 4 minute timeframe. So, it’s just wide open.”

“You can literally just open up your browser, go to this, and extract all this information without actually having to hack the website itself,” he said.

Kennedy testified before Congress that the website is 100 percent insecure.

Starbucks: Does Banning Guns Invite Robbery?

Read at misguidedchildren.com:

Disclaimer: The following stories are factually accurate, with an artistic license granted for small details. Click the hyperlinks for the news reports on each one.

Robbery #1

6:08 AM, Sunday, Starbucks, Little Rock, Arkansas. It is that quiet time before the rush of Mom's and Dad's looking for their early morning caffeine jolt, and hours before the hipsters crawl out of bed to write poetry on the Mac Books their parents bought for them.

This is the time, where a Starbucks employee can drink his or her first cup of Joe, and brace themselves for the day to come.

One employee, let's call her Sarah, ran her eye over the new 'No Guns Allowed' sign hanging in the window. 'Surely, that will keep the guns out.' She thought to herself. A man dressed all in black sauntered up to the counter. He ordered a coffee, but already seemed to have the caffeine shakes. Sarah eyed him suspiciously.

When Sarah went to ring up the purchase at the cash register, the man jumped over the counter and produced a silver handgun in his right hand. 'Hey! Didn't you read the sign?' She yelled angrily at the gun brandishing villain.

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