According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. electric grid loses power 285 percent more often than it did in 1984 the year they began keeping track of such things. The study further reveals that blackouts cost American businesses as much as $150 billion per year in lost … [Read more...] about Just How Bad Is It When the Grid Goes Down
In some cities at certain times, we have advanced from civil disobedience or civil unrest to violence to anarchy. When protesters can shut down major highways and roads and get away with it and then get invited to the White House, you know things are spiraling out of control. … [Read more...] about How close are we to civil unrest or anarchy?
The attacks on 9/11 had of course, changed the landscape as well. The number of deaths in just a matter of moments was staggering, never again we swore as a country. We went to war because of the attacks, and we heard the government recommend we stock up on duct tape and plastic. … [Read more...] about How The San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Changed Security In the US
There is a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies. Now for the first time since the vault was established on the Svalbard archipelago in 2008, seeds have been withdrawn. The original intent or charter if you will was designed to protect … [Read more...] about The Doomsday Seed Vault: The Syrian War Prompts First Withdrawal
President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House said on Thursday September10, 2015 (Edwards, 2015). National security is of course a major concern when considering Syria refugees and … [Read more...] about The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Will It Affect You