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Unread December 14th, 2008, 11:49 AM
James Brody James Brody is offline
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Exclamation Re: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

Tom,

Thanks for the information!

My concern about EMP, however, is less about transistors but more for the secondary effects: the shock waves of panic that occur in densely packed urban settings when radios and televisions don't work and the market has nothing that you want and, if open, makes no commitments about future stocks.

Remember, we have, thanks to EDP toys and competition to reduce costs, a "warehouse-limited" society. Just as most of us don't have six-twelve months of food and fuel stored, our industries also avoid large inventories.

Expect food riots, shootings, and cannibalism. Just as the War Between the States left the South in an economic depression for a century, expect those riots to have a similar impact...

JimB
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