When The Grid Goes Down, We All Go Down

Something To Think About by Mitch Santell

Now you know why Americans no longer trust the Main Stream Media Here. Read this and be aware, please.

According to a study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the entire U.S. power grid could be shut down in a matter of minutes through a small-scale attack on nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations.

The danger was exposed late last year when an unknown group of people was able to successfully penetrate a San Jose, California power substation, strategically cutting fiber cables and then firing over 100 rounds of ammunition into ten transformers. The attack highlighted how even a low-tech, small-scale attack could potentially takedown the entire grid.

According to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission study, a relatively small coordinated attack in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power grid to collapse. If nine out of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations were taken out – in an attack similar to the San Jose attack – the U.S. could suffer a catastrophic coast-to-coast failure of its power grid.

While the federal government is keeping quiet on how real the danger is, we’ve covered numerous examples of how our nation’s public utilities have been breached in the past.

A memo prepared at FERC in late June for Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff,  summed up the danger. “Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.” Part of the problem comes from the fact that very few of these transformers are still manufactured in the United States, with most of them now coming in from overseas.

A 2012 report by the National Research Council, written for the Department of Homeland Security, said that the “greatest vulnerability in the event of a terrorist physical attack on the power system will likely be securing needed replacements of high-voltage transformers.” It said restoring power “could take weeks, months, or even longer.”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Xw9IN9
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More here: https://commonsensehome.com/when-the-power-grid-fails/

https://www.shtfpreparedness.com/are-you-prepared-to-survive-a-venezuelan-style-collapse/

Microsoft Edge For Mac

Commentary On A Safe Addiction by Mitch Santell

One of my biggest safe addictions is my constant comparing of different web browsers. This post is being written on a basic iMac with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD drive. Yes, I am using t, e latest version of Mojave and it is excellent. Since I started on the Mac, I have always been a power user. There will come a time sooner rather than later where I’ll get a top end Mac with 128GB of RAM on it one of these days! Okay, enough rambling for one paragraph, let’s get on to my thoughts on Microsoft Edge.

This post is being written directly on Microsoft Edge using WordPress off their website along with the Grammarly Extension as I use their “pro version” to keep my writing crisp.

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The Browsers currently on my iMac are: 

Safari – https://www.apple.com/safari/

Brave – https://brave.com/mie728

Vivendi – https://vivaldi.com/download/

Opera – https://www.opera.com/computer

Opera Beta – https://www.opera.com/computer/beta


One person wrote:

On Monday, Microsoft announced that it officially released a test version of Microsoft Edge for the Mac. It’s a remarkably, surprisingly solid app even in this pre-launch edition. Even that we already know that its missing a couple of key features, still you can get a feel for whether Microsoft Edge is worth replacing Safari as your main browser.

A key reason that this early version is so robust, though, is the same reason that Microsoft has made this move at all. The company didn’t set out to make a Mac browser, it set out to convert its existing PC Edge into using Google’s Chromium system. That gets it a solid base that happens to also give it a Mac version.

And it’s what makes the Mac version of Microsoft Edge look very like the Mac version of Chrome. If you were thinking of moving from Safari and didn’t want to risk a pre-beta developer version of Microsoft Edge, you could download Chrome and you would get pretty much the same feel.

Safari is also less CPU intensive than either the currently-shipping Chrome or this developer Edge.

We all tend to describe our preferred browser, whichever one it is, as feeling light and responsive and fast compared to the others. The key word there, though, is feeling. If you were checking out Activity Monitor while running these browsers or if you are on a MacBook with little space, you’d unquestionably say that Safari was the lightest.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2WzYF8F

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Unlike Steve Jobs, who was a winner, Tim Cook admits to being a loser.

The very first website that I always go to is: https://drudgereport.com/

Compared to Safari, Microsoft Edge is substantially faster, so it is evident that the writer above may only have access to top end Mac “pro” laptops or desktops unlike us regular folk. This Beta Browser is stable and has not crashed once since I installed it. Let me know what your favorite browser or browsers are. Only YOU will know which browser works best for you.

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Social Media More Addictive Than Porn

Commentary On A Digital Crack Generation by Mitch Santell

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The dialogue that I have had with others since dumping my FaceBook account has been fascinating. What have I discovered? Answer: I am not the only one who dumped my FaceBook account and there are others doing the same.


Most American teenagers are constantly using social media, and half admit that it distracts them from looking up and talking to people right in front of them, a new survey shows.

More teens now say they prefer texting to talking to other people in person, and they admit smartphone apps are waking them up at night and distracting them from homework, the survey by Common Sense Media shows.

Read more here: https://nbcnews.to/2LUlyze


The following is a quote from an internal Philip Morris memo from 1970 on the tobacco industry’s brand ethos: “We are in the business of relaxing people who are tense and providing a pick up for people who are bored or depressed. The human needs that our product fills will not go away. Thus, the only real threat to our business is that society will find other means of satisfying those needs.” Oh, hey, Instagram. Step right up.

To be clear, I dig social media. It makes art accessible and democratic. Used effectively, platforms uniquely chord us to persons of interest we might never otherwise encounter in the wild. It’s an all-access pass. People love an all-access pass. These were the pros. The cons seemed steeped in melodrama. Could one really be addicted to a phone? Addiction meant surrendering personal power. I felt in control. 

My first week off-grid ping-ponged between restlessness and relief. Note: I did not announce my departure, nor did I delete my social apps from my phone. I merely logged out and consolidated them into a folder. The discipline of knowing all those platforms were there for the taking made the withdrawals more visceral. Day one, I discovered my hand had a muscle memory. Every time I picked up my phone, my thumb instinctively flicked over to where the Instagram icon used to rest—now a lonesome little void.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2LQmlkJ

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Is Your Life Now The Truman Show?

Reflections On Humanity In An In-Humane Time by Mitch Santell

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Watching the sociological cloning off of humanity is a trip to experience. For most of us who are awake and working to fine tune our “truther perceptions,” we can openly see, hear and feel the predictive programming all around us.

If this is what happens to aunts walking around a smartphone when it rings, can you imagine what your smartphone is doing to you?

There are grave concerns about 5G and the microwaves that will be bombarding your brain.

Want a real world example? Watch this now!

American Universities Are Becoming RF Hell Holes

Rich Farver was a 29-year-old San Diego State University (SDSU) political science teaching assistant where he had already earned his masters degree, died of glioblastoma multiforme(GBM) brain cancer on October 11, 2008. Rich’s mother, Virginia, began a quest to find out why. Virginia discovered that several students and staff were dying on the campus of San Diego State University of various cancers. Virginia was subsequently told that Rich’s cell phone was the culprit. Shortly after that, she found an article entitled  “Brain Cancer Cluster on the San Diego State University Campus.” The light came on and Virginia met off-campus with some professors mentioned in the article. The professors told her that they had asked for a toxicology study, as there is a huge cell tower right next to the building where Farver lived and ultimately died.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2Or0xd6

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Apple’s In Trouble and Here Is Why

Casual Commentary and Observations by Mitch Santell

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From what I have observed over the past 100 days at Apple makes me scratch my head. I’ve been a hardcore Apple user since 1984 spending thousands and thousands of dollars buying Apple products early in their life cycle.

My MacBook Air was purchased in 2014 and works great. I’ve had to recently replace the electric cord (Replacement Cost 55. dollars) and a brand new battery with installation (Cost 165.00 dollars).

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The Magsafe Cord Was Introduced in 2006 and Keeps Your Laptop Safe from Being Knocked Off Your Desk.

So as hot and sexy as the revised MacBook Air is for 2019, I think I’ll just stick with my current MacBook Air for another year because if it ain’t broke, don’t worry about it.

The reason that Apple is in trouble is that I predict that thousands of faithful Apple users are going to do what I just did. What was that? Simply fix or make adjustments to your current Mac and keeping your money in your pocket. The same is true of the iPhone. If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 that works, why trade up?


With regard to keeping products running on time, under Tim Cook, the MacBook Air (one of its most popular machines) was not updated in over 3 years, the Mac mini was not updated in over 4 years, and at over 5 years with still no update to the Mac Pro. The MacBook and iMac haven’t been updated in more than 1.5 years. The iPad mini hasn’t been updated in almost 2 years.

HomePods, beyond being 3 years late relative to Amazon, missed an important holiday season ceding more ground to other smart speakers. AirPods availability came late and is still constrained. AirPower was announced in 2017 and is still vapor.

Apple has basically abandoned and/or lobotomized much of its software in not providing meaningful feature upgrades in years; iTunes is a joke, iWork has had minimal updates (e.g., still cannot do basic word processing functions like table of authorities, line numbering, custom paragraph numbers, etc.), Aperture is dead, Back-to-Mac is dead, Airport Utility was lobotomized, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2FknCg5

Is Your Trash Listening To You? I.O.T.

A Unique Video from a Truther in Southern California by Mitch Santell

The internet of things is a real thing and while it is fun to be connected, has it gone too far?

Technology is not a neutral tool. There are thousands of engineers working behind the scenes to make their company’s products persuasive and to keep users coming back.

Millennials check their phone about 150 times a day, according to Harris. People are always refreshing their social media accounts to see how many new likes their posts received. It’s a reward system similar to what happens when we pull a slot machine lever. “Even when we’re aware that we’re being manipulated, it doesn’t change the fact that the design is still appealing to us,” Harris said. “It’s based on how our psychology works.”

Never in human history has something been able to constantly project images directly to our eyes, he said, adding that if those images depict our friends having fun without us, it can damage our self-esteem. The AI algorithms behind such apps are designed to prioritize the best pictures posted—which over time can change the physiology of our brain and cause anxiety or depression.

More here:  https://bit.ly/2Flshx9

The IOT is back in the news again this week. A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over audio data from an Alexa device related to a murder investigation.

There’s a few interesting things raised by this warrant. The investigators believe that Alexa may have captured audio of the attack itself and uploaded it to Amazon servers, which means that Alexa would have been listening despite the “wake word” not being spoken. This would go against how Amazon tells us the device functions. The investigators may be hoping that Alexa may have incidentally heard something that sounds like the wake word, and recorded audio based off of that. This has happened before.

They are also asking for a list of all devices that connected to the speaker during the time period in question. This means that Amazon is collecting information on everyone that visits your home and when based on their mobile devices that they bring along with them.

These new developments only add to the pile of issues that come with placing internet-connected microphones in your house. There’s the obvious problems like the security of the device, a hacked Alexa can listen to everything you say and do. And deeper problems like being unable to figure out what the speaker is collecting. The device can easily listen and record based on specific marketing or “national security” phrases and wait to upload the information until the next wake word is spoken. You can cram low quality audio in surprisingly small spaces, and because all communication with home servers is encrypted, you can’t know what information is actually being transmitted. A great example is Google Android sending GPS information to Google even while GPS was explicitly disabled.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2RBWSxf

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Globalism Vs. Sovereign Nations

More Border Chaos by Mitch Santell

The mess that is ever increasing at the USA Mexico border is not very fun to watch but for so many of us we watched as Germany, France, and many other countries were flooded with thousands daily from the middle east.

As a person who has empathy and sympathy for other people, I can understand why people around the world want a better life.

The challenge is that here in America we are struggling too and while the unemployment rate is low we still have to do what we can to bring every dollar home.

It has often been said that “those who don’t remember their history are doomed to repeat it,” that is not actually accurate. The real line is: “Those who do not study their history are doomed to repeat it!”

The number of people who read my blog, I don’t worry about. What I do worry about is are there others around the world who are picking up my posts.

The answer is yes. This is a map of my blog from today.

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7 Ways To Blog Like A Pro In 2019

Here we are near the end of 2018 and I simply cannot believe how fast this year went. Over the past few days I have been in dialogue and open discussions with my team about 2019. As I always say, “A Dream Is A Goal With A Deadline.”

This morning I saw this post from one my favorite bloggers. What was the topic? How to make your blog the best it can be in 2019.

May 2019, be your best year yet!

Renard's World

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If you are concerned about the affairs of blogging in 2019, you are not alone.

Yes, believe it or not, a lot of bloggers are concerned about the same thing too.

In reality, blogging is always evolving and it is quite normal for bloggers to be deeply concerned about the affairs of their blog.

Bloggers are usually concerned about the following things:

  • SEO changes.
  • Gaining new readers.
  • Keeping their existing readers.
  • Losing readers.
  • Coming up with new blogging strategies.
  • Coming up with new methods of improving their blog.

Hey, bloggers are always brainstorming (And, that is a good thing because it keeps them on their toes).

Now, while brainstorming is a good thing, excessive worrying is counterproductive.

Dear friend, I want you to know that it is possible for you to continue your successful blogging journey in 2019 and I am going to spill the proverbial beans (I am going…

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The American Mass Mind Control Show

Reflections on the thoughts in my brain by Mitch Santell

This is a subject that has fascinated me for years. Many times when I have a thought I will simply pause and ask: “Is this my thought or was it planted in my brain?”

 

Here is something that Brian Tew had to say about mind control:

Never follow a set pattern of conduct. Always change your behavior every day at a moments notice. Do this when you’re quickly (not slowly) on the move as it is more difficult for their remote neural system to monitor your thoughts while you’re in rapid motion.

If you decide to go to the grocery store go to the convenience store instead. Change it up everyday but don’t do the same things over and over as that establishes a set pattern of conduct.

Remember they are trying to alter your daily motives and emotional perceptions.

The remote neural monitoring system is designed to provoke you emotionally so they can generate response statistics which the system will use to determine how to interpret and link descriptions with data captured about your memory references. That is why they are constantly trying to keep you talking, or constantly stopping you and asking for directions, etc.

So always ignore prolonged random encounters with people you don’t know. You’re not being rude. Just refusing to allow them to manipulate you.

Once they have consistent statistics the system will use previous ‘choice references’ and inject them into your subconscious thought during normal activity which is also referred to as ‘impulse injections’ to convince you that the response was your own and influence you to complete or describe the reference by making the appropriate verbalizing or performing a related action, which is known as ‘Verification’. You can fight and/or control this if you learn to defeat these memory attacks by learning to read active memory.

Once they see what you respond to emotionally, or intellectually, they will fabricate ‘conversational’ or ‘situational’ scenarios (Street Theater) based on events or topics they know will capture your attention.

Read more here: https://rense.com/general96/how-cia-uses-mind-control-against-individuals.php

 

Read Brian Tew’s Article Here:  How CIA Uses Mind Control Against Individuals And Entire Populations Of Major Cities Using Directed Energy Weapons

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Now a little link for you to dive deeper down the mind control machine:

http://www.whale.to/b/mind_control.html

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Apple’s Little Secret

Commentary On Little Irritations by Mitch Santell

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Nope, It is Not 1984.

Like so many of us who are die hard Apple fans, we sometimes think that Apple in 2018 is Apple of 2008. Well, it is not. The most recent little secret that I discovered when I wanted to treat my wife to one of her favorite films from when she was a kid.

We simply purchased Lost Horizon at the iTunes store. We immediately started streaming the movie and it looked fine.

This morning I decided that I would download the movie to my Mac Mini so that we would not have to wait for Apple to “authorize” our purchase so we could stream it.

Guess what? I could download the film but because I use a less expensive Dell Monitor, I couldn’t play the film after I downloaded it.  The film will still stream but not download. 

My response to all this? It makes me not want to purchase movies any more through Apple, Inc.

Sorry Steve Jobs, I think I’ll be going elsewhere to buy my films bro.

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Apple’s Little Secret Is That You Can’t Download Movies To a Mac That Has A Cheap Screen.

The biggest innovations from Apple in 2019 likely won’t be its devices. Instead, it’ll be the services that run on them.

iPhone sales just aren’t soaring like they used to, and it’s getting harder to make smartphones flashier each year. Apple’s ability to woo users increasingly may come from the software and services — like Apple Music and the upcoming Apple video service — we use on those devices.

That’s partly why Apple will no longer break out iPhone unit sales. Tim Cook wants everyone to think about Apple differently, as hard as that may be.

“Given the momentum that we’re seeing across the board, we feel great about our current services,” Cook said during the company’s earnings call in July. “But obviously we’re also thrilled about our pipeline that have some new services in it as well.”

Apple in the coming years may look very different from the company in the past decade, when it got about two-thirds of its revenue from its smartphone lineup.

Read more here: https://cnet.co/2BtgNEn

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Will Apple Stay On The Cutting Edge?

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