Confusion

Posted by samrigel 5 years ago to Government
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I need some serious help!! It is alleged that Chinese hackers can bring down our power grid. Wacko Al Bagdadi has said he is going to attack the US homeland. North Korean wants to Nuke us while Iran is building a Nuke to do the same. Our Veterans must wait for much needed healthcare in a system fraught with corruption and nepotism. But the only focus coming from Obama is the legalization of people who DO NOT belong in this country and who would have been shot entering Guatamala or Iran. What am I missing?????


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  • Posted by  $  sjatkins 5 years ago
    Iran is many years from having even one nuclear weapon much less a delivery system that has a prayer of hitting the US. NK may do it, barely and then be turned to an ashtray. Don't believe that stuff. Chinese hackers may be a concern but I am MUCH more concerned about the NSA spying on all of us and Executive Orders giving the president effectively full dictatorial powers at a whim.
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    • Posted by ewv 5 years ago
      How few "years" away from a nuclear weapon does it have to be before you start to care? All of samrigel's concerns are real and serious. Diverting attention to the NSA does not address that. Rational people are concerned about both. The list of threats and destruction from the progressives is endless.
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  • Posted by plusaf 5 years ago
    Some of you have confused the idea of 'nuking us' with dropping nuclear bombs on our land and making it a radioactive wasteland.

    No, the real danger today could be the EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that occurs when a nuclear weapon is set off, especially at high altitudes.

    No radioactive fallout to speak of, but EVERY electronic gizmo, from your PC to the computers in your cars to every computer remotely related to your life can have its little electronic brain permanently fried.

    And you'd need electronic gizmos to create the repair parts... think about that impact.

    China and maybe North Korea could do that; Mideast Loons, not so much. I don't think China would see any sense in doing that, other than maybe shipping a billion or so of their citizens over here to repopulate the US and Canada after we all kill each other rioting for food, clothing and shelter, but NK... not so much. Their 'leaders' are really from another planet.

    We'll see what happens...
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  • Posted by Owlsrayne 5 years ago
    Since Obama is stripping the Military bare will give all radicals in obtaining a nuke and blowing one of our cities to hell. Oh, maybe the Pres private army Homeland Security will save us all!!!!
    This is personnel army is unconstitutional also. But just you wait! The Pres is going to ruin all the legal gun owners Christmas. He will probably issue an Executive Order to accept the UN Gun Ban Treaty (Dec. 24th). Civil War 2, starting in January or February 2015? That's right the hooligans of Homeland Security will stop it!
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  • Posted by  $  winterwind 5 years ago
    no, your problem is that you may have too much reality.
    now, what are you going to do about THAT?
    Personally, I'm going to take some serious pain meds and have a snack.
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  • Posted by  $  JCLanier 5 years ago
    Samrigel:
    You are already on the right track by posing the question.
    I think jlc gave you sound advice.
    The immigration situation is a critical point and could get worse... Who knows how far Mr. O can take this. Hopefully, the opposition will be fearce!
    Hang in there with the rest of us!
    JC
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  • Posted by wiggys 5 years ago
    you are missing nothing. what you have just described is what is in fact taking place in the nation. therefore the question to ask is what do we the people do about it? at this point i give up.
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  • Posted by  $  jlc 5 years ago
    samrigel -

    This is what you can do: Do not live near a major population center (though with North Korea's targeting abilities, it might be safer to live Right In The Middle! of one). Establish an independent source of power - solar/propane/power pallet (but do NOT go off the grid). Buy a satellite uplink for your home computers. Keep enough food and water on hand to last a month or two (longer than that is just icing...after a couple of months, the rules change). Keep your eye on 3D printer tech as a future resource (able to print replacement parts). Research and select software that protects your privacy.

    It is difficult to see how, as individuals, we can alter the course the NSA and foreign governments take (without going into politics). But we can influence how the repercussions effect us personally. All of the things I suggest above are also good precautions against ice storms, earthquakes, hurricanes and somedamnfoolhittingthepowerpole.

    It is almost certain that you will make use of the precautions you take - even if it is just due to the power pole being hit by a car. So - do what you can to mitigate the bottom line...and keep voicing your opinions to whomever will listen.

    Jan
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  • Posted by NealS 5 years ago
    Hang in there, I don't think you've seen anything yet. What will happen to the military after he appoints one his own to Secretary of Defense? The next two years are going to be a ride we should never forget.
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    • Posted by jabuttrick 5 years ago
      Hagle was "one of his own" if you mean he was appointed by President Obama.
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      • Posted by Robbie53024 5 years ago
        Hagle was a naïve moderate, not a wacko lefty ideologue. There's a difference.
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        • Posted by jabuttrick 5 years ago
          Sometimes hard to tell. Anyway you have now clarified what you meant when you used the phrase "one of his own." Thanks.
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          • Posted by NealS 5 years ago
            Opps, the replies were not mine, but from other Gulchers. What I meant is that Obama is cleaning out anyone that might oppose him politically in even the smallest sense. He's probably going to send his people over there to appease the people that hate us. This is a sick world and something needs to be done to change it's direction. His appointee this time will be someone that totally agrees with his agenda of appeasement. All they have to do is lie to get confirmed and then they can do whatever he (BO) wants.
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            • Posted by jabuttrick 5 years ago
              Sorry for the mixup. Boy, I must have missed the times where Holder and Hagel "oppose[d] [Obama] politically." Can you give examples?
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              • Posted by NealS 5 years ago
                No, I'm politicked out. What's Holder got to do with it?
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                • Posted by jabuttrick 5 years ago
                  I assumed he was one of the people you referred to when you said Obama was "cleaning out anyone that might oppose him politically in even the smallest sense" since he is the only other cabinet member to resign recently. And, I should note, your opinion that Hagel was replaced because Obama wants to replace him with an "appeas[er]" seems backwards from the political reality. Hagel internally opposed ramping up the intervention in Iraq, Syria and Afganistan. Look for him to replaced by a more hawkish type who will go along with increasing the number of American "boots on the ground" there.
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                  • Posted by NealS 5 years ago
                    Actually I didn't even think about Holder, but Holder quit, Hagel was fired. Hagel was the only "R" the administration, perhaps I should say the last "r"., but probably the only "R" that tried to get along with Obama and his team. It's just a WAG to figure out what the "O" Team is going to do next.
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