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Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for January 03, 2017

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  about 3 years ago

    Yes, it is funny so little protection our things have – until it actually happens.

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    Flash Gordon  about 3 years ago

    As soon as I clicked on this the radio mentioned the

    Carrington event of 1 Sept 1859.

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    alviebird  about 3 years ago

    And the cats have nothing to do with it. Nope.

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    t jacobs  about 3 years ago

    My cats might be planning something of this sort.

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    flagmichael  about 3 years ago

    Coronal Mass Ejections are no fun anymore. Actually, small devices are not affected. Long East-West power lines can be devastated, though, as the large DC currents produced by CMEs can induce hundreds of amperes into them and through the transformers where it causes the transformers to saturate on the AC peaks. That severely damages these transformers that normally take months to replace, but when a bunch are needed at one time the lead time can become years. (30+ years working in an electric utility.)

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    Plods with ... Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I get mine free at the local cafe. Muscle cars for my grandson and Old Farmers Almanac for the rest of us.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Keep a calendar and a sundial or wind-up clock in the emergency kit.

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    snootbag  about 3 years ago

    Even with the paper calendar I STILL get days wrong. Yesterday I thought it was Tuesday all day long!

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    KEA  about 3 years ago

    So many things are a question of WHEN not IF, but humans seem unbelievably capable of ignoring reality.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 3 years ago

    Ever try to pet a cat on a dry winter day? Ka-POW!!!!

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    euvnrutas  about 3 years ago

    Just add this to all the other worries and concerns. If it happens you will either live or die… Why get an ulcer worrying about it?

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    fb5119ab  about 3 years ago

    An EMP situation is definitely not if but when. As a radio operator I deal with sunspots regularly. They can help or hinder communications. The BIG problem is that any country or terrorist group could bring on an EMP attack and our country would be down the drain for MANY years. Lots of folks would die. You can prepare for EMP and you can survive. Just takes planning and preparation - which this country is not doing.

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    Mema Jean  about 3 years ago

    I have one on my frig. Just in case.

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    slhansen07  about 3 years ago

    A sun dial !!??? How about two sticks for a fire?

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    Max Starman Jones  about 3 years ago

    This comic sent me to the internet to read about “The Carrington Event.” I not only am buying calendars; I am buying a manual typewriter, a wind-up watch, and a crystal radio.

    Just kidding about most of it, but it is a little bit frightening to realize that, if just the internet went out in the US today, there would actually be people who died.

    I was at a Schlotzky’s one night. Our family had ordered a meal, and we had cash in hand; they had all the food they needed behind them. The electricity was on, and everything worked. But we were in a long line, all of us unable to get the food, because they could not connect their cash registers (old word, I know) to the internet.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 3 years ago

    I have one free calendar given to me each year by a very close friend.

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    Fontessa  about 3 years ago

    I want a paper calendar in every room of the house :)

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    HappyDog Premium Member about 3 years ago

    I’m not sure why anyone would need a calendar, or even a clock, after such a devasting event. Just get up every day and go look for food and water. Start making tally marks on the wall if you want to keep track of time. If you have a wall.

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    ron  about 3 years ago

    Big difference between a device connected to a thousand mile long "antenna’ (the power line) and something in your pocket. That’s why so many telegraph operators got jolted by the Carrington event.

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    Wendy Emlinger Premium Member about 3 years ago

    If it would shut trump’s tweets up, I’d pray for another Carrington event.

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