Research: Vulnerable U.S. power grid should be a top economic concern

President-elect Donald Trump may have a plan to make America great again by reinvigorating the nation’s manufacturing economy but a group of researchers is warning that there’s a major threat to the U.S. economy totally out of his administration’s control.

According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, solar storms capable of knocking out power to vast swaths of the U.S. could cost the nation’s economy more than $40 billion for every day the power is down.

That’s the figure for one of the most extreme scenarios considered by the researchers, wherein 66 percent of the U.S. population would be without power.

But even much smaller power disturbances caused by solar storms could cause significant economic trouble.

If a solar disturbance knocked out power to only the nation’s northernmost regions, the researchers concluded, it would cost the U.S. economy more than $6 billion for every day down. In another scenario where just under half of the nation would be without power, losses could total more than $16 billion per day.

Italian doctor curing Parkinson’s disease with thiamine

Establishment medicine considers Parkinson’s disease incurable. Treatment options vary for each person depending on his or her symptoms, but they include medications, surgery, therapy and lifestyle modifications.

Parkinson’s begins with slight trembling or shaking, usually in the fingers or one hand. Some research indicates, however, that a reduced sense of smell may precede the trembling and shaking. Over time, the tremors worsen and other symptoms such as slow movement, muscle rigidity, and difficulty walking appear. Doctors prescribe a drug called Sinemet (developed in the 1960s) or other drugs. Of course, they don’t work. Nerve damage is the problem.

Many of the Parkinson’s symptoms stem from the loss of neurons that produce a chemical messenger in the brain called dopamine. Decreased dopamine levels cause abnormal brain activity, leading to the signs of Parkinson’s. By the time symptoms manifest some 60 percent to 80 percent of dompamine-producing cells are damaged or lost.

America at a crossroads

Make America great again was President-elect Donald Trump’s promise and he will start to make good on it when he is sworn in on Friday. Almost 62 million Americans answered Trump’s call for one fundamental reason — they believed that President Barack Obama had undermined America’s traditional values.

There has been an overwhelming blacklash against Trump and his vision for America since the election. There have been vile and personal attacks against Trump and they will not lessen after his inauguration. In fact, they will intensify over time to a point where the United States of America may become ungovernable.

You may recall that during the final presidential debate, after Trump refused to commit to accepting the election results, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton went off on one of her diatribes:

Elites around the world fear they’re losing control

Growing populism throughout the world has the global elite scrambling to find new ways to push their agenda on the masses.

The outcome of the Brexit vote followed by Donald Trump’s election to the White House has world elites trying to understand why, despite their control over mass media and various influential think tanks, voters are turning against their plans for globalization.

The World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting for political and business elites each year in Davos, Switzerland, is even planning a special meeting this year in the U.S. to formulate a response to Trump’s victory.

As Bloomberg reported:

The organization will convene a special meeting in Washington this year to discuss issues raised during the president-elect’s campaign and the populist wave that swept him to victory, WEF founder Klaus Schwab told Bloomberg Television on Sunday. The gathering will explore U.S. investment and job-creation opportunities for companies that participate in the forum, he said.

Trump election brings a new breed of prepper

Hollywood and mainstream news media elitists have long smeared preppers as unreasonably paranoid right wingers whose minds are crowded with apocalyptic visions. But a growing prepper movement among American progressives is likely to challenge the stereotype.

Just as many conservative preppers initially got interested in preparedness in response to perceived government incompetence and threats against freedom, progressives wary of the incoming Trump administration are increasingly interested in off-grid lifestyles and disaster preparedness.

A recent article published by Vocative profiles a couple of theses liberal newcomers to the prepping lifestyle.

From the piece:

Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election.

An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate crimes and violence waged by extremists emboldened by the Republican nominee’s brash, divisive rhetoric. He pictured state-sanctioned roundups of Muslims, gays, and outspoken critics.

How to predict the behavior of globalists

In my last article, How globalists predict your behavior, I outlined the primary method globalists use to measure public consent or public dissent. The use of macro-analytics and the hyper-monitoring of web traffic is a powerful tool at the disposal of the establishment for gauging shifts in public consciousness in real time.

For example, in early 2016 the elites were entirely aware of the rise of conservative and sovereignty movements in the U.S. and Europe. In fact, the dangers of growing “populism” were all that elitists and their publications talked about for the first six months of the year. At first, this notion seemed a little odd to me. Generally when globalists are attempting to manage public opinion, they are careful not to reveal the slightest hint that conservative movements exist beyond an “extremist fringe.” They certainly never suggest that there is a massive undercurrent of nationalism ready to topple the globalist structure.