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  • Blackouts in America
    Blackouts still happen in America
    It's hard to believe, but blackouts and power outages are still frequent occurrences in America.It's a problem in this, the day of the internet and smartphones.In recent research, it's reported that blackouts cause about $150 billion...
  • Federal agency electrical blackout puts spotlight on Sen. Harry Reid
    Federal agency electrical blackout puts spotlight on Sen. Harry Reid
    On Monday, December 15, 2014, the State Department suffered a power outage from a construction accident. A blown transformer also blacked out the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Reserve, the General Services Administration, the Labor...
  • Sunspot the size of Jupiter facing the Earth
    Sunspot facing Earth the size of Jupiter: Solar storm warning until it rotates
    A sun spot facing Earth sent a powerful X-Class solar flare reeling at Earth yesterday and “we sure did feel the impact.” The huge sun spot has astronomers excited because it is like “looking down the barrel of a solar gun,&rdquo...
  • Stevie on 'Revenge'
    ‘Revenge’ 3X14 ‘Payback’ Emily deals with blackouts, Victoria deals with past
    Emily struggled to find out what was causing her blackouts and erratic behavior when “Revenge” aired “Payback” on Sunday, March 9. Victoria also had her hands full as Stevie returned to make a mess of her life in episode...
  • Senate bill aims to eliminate local sports blackouts
    Senate bill aims to eliminate local sports blackouts
    Could local TV blackouts of Raiders home games be a thing of the past, something you tell your grandkids about, like life before smartphones? They might if two politicians have their way.This week, Senators John McCain, Republican from Arizona,...
  • Here is a low cost plan to respond to power failure
    Here is a low cost plan to respond to power failures
    A power failure might occur suddenly because of an overload on the power grid, or a power failure can occur with warning such as when Hurricane Sandy struck.Not every prepper can afford to buy expensive equipment such as a generator. Even if a...
  • Emergency radio
    Stormy weather? Here are your blackout tips
    Blackout Survival Tips from The Family HandymanPower outages are most likely to strike in the height of spring tornado season or during the crippling heat waves of summer. Prep your home for the potential loss of power so you’re not caught...
  • Current drought requires preparation to deal with increased power blackouts
    Current drought requires preparation to deal with increased power blackouts
    This current mega drought is the worst drought in memory and is forecasted to become the new normal. Thus, we can expect longer periods of hotter and dryer weather. This will result in air conditioners straining our power grids more and more as...
  • NFL Fans
    NFL teams have a looming business decision
    The NFL has relaxed it's local TV blackout rules, and now it is up to each of it's 32 franchises to set the bar form what will determine a local sell out allowing the game to be aired on TV in the local market. The threshold can be set as...
  • NFL Fans
    NFL to relax local blackout rule
    This day has been coming for a long time. The simple fact here is it is far more enjoyable to watch a NFL game in the comfort of one's own home that it is in the stadium environment. Let us take cost out of the equation. It simply is better to...
  • If the power grid goes down during a heat wave, are you prepared?
    If the power grid goes down during a heat wave, are you prepared?
    Between 1992 and 2001, deaths from excessive heat in the United States numbered 2,190, compared with 880 deaths from floods and 150 from hurricanes. Of those 2,190 victims, 40%were seniors. The other victimsusuallywere people with medical...
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