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"This could be the kind of catastrophe that ends civilization — and that’s not an exaggeration." So claimed Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill yesterday. Gingrich was, of course, referring the havoc an electromagnetic pulse (EMPT) attack might wreak upon America. While the possibility of such attacks is hardly ever acknowledged in public discourse, the former Speaker told the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus (yup, it exists) that such an attack could “throw all of our lives back to an existence equal to that of the Middle Ages.” (Photo credit: Getty images) source

"This could be the kind of catastrophe that ends civilization — and that’s not an exaggeration." So claimed Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill yesterday. Gingrich was, of course, referring the havoc an electromagnetic pulse (EMPT) attack might wreak upon America. While the possibility of such attacks is hardly ever acknowledged in public discourse, the former Speaker told the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus (yup, it exists) that such an attack could “throw all of our lives back to an existence equal to that of the Middle Ages.” (Photo credit: Getty images) source

June 19, 2013 // 19:01 // 10 months ago
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  1. nothingbutanswers reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. thedregs reblogged this from maneatingbadger and added:
    Yup…that’s a burn.
  3. maneatingbadger reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    As opposed to, y’know, sending us back to the Middle Ages the right way, the conservative white Christian male way.
  4. acreepydudeinatrenchcoat reblogged this from shortformblog
  5. sethrubenstein reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    He’s actually right. Say what you will about Newt but hes very smart when it comes to national science policy.
  6. alanstarzinski reblogged this from chrisreblogs and added:
    We are overlooking the fact that we know how to create electricity.
  7. timecubed reblogged this from shortformblog
  8. mullaney reblogged this from chrisreblogs and added:
    Possibly Oceans 11?
  9. oldmanyellsatcloud said: Isn’t the fact that our electric grid is outdated and underdeveloped a far, far greater threat?
  10. chrisreblogs reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Looks like Gingrich finally watched Revolution. Or 24. Or Dark Angel. Or Battlestar Galactica. Or GoldenEye. Or The...
  11. yawneyeroll reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    GUYS Newt Gingrich watched Lost, too. He also didn’t get it.
  12. shortformblog posted this