Are You Prepared for the American Blackout?

UPDATE: 10/29/2021; 2:21:05 PM –  HEADS UP!!  ALERT!  CME – Austrian Government Warning of Blackout

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There are so many factors that are working together to make the perfect storm of events coming through the next 6 months.  Each piece of the puzzle reinforces the others and compounds the affect.

The longest, coldest winter, with little or no power or communication available, with natural disasters leaving millions homeless and without transportation, during an economic collapse, currency crisis, bank closers and vaccine passport mandates.  WOW!

The bible says pray that your flight not come in the Winter, I hope you have all been praying.

Today we are going to look at the coming communication and energy blackout(s)

UPDATE: 10/29/2021; 2:21:05 PM

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Oct 28, 2021

The Austrian Defense Ministry has warned of the high risk of a possible power outage in the near future. The country’s army has released a video in which they show the population how to survive a hypothetical great blackout. Austria has been considering this possibility for some time, but without having explained a specific cause to support it. What’s more, that possible blackout, according to members of the Austrian government, would also affect the rest of Europe. Experts see it as unlikely, although it is true that several studies have pointed to cyberattacks as the only threat that could unleash a major blackout. The Austrian Defense Minister, Klaudia Tanner, insists on this possibility and alerts the population with a campaign in which, among other advice, they recommend that citizens provide themselves with batteries, candles, fuel and water. fuel and water. For now, the Central European country has set a goal for all its barracks to be self-sufficient by 2025. Malaga 24 hours news live TV live TV free Spanish television Live news from the World, last minute, Spain, Andalusia, and Malaga . Free Online Broadcast Direct from Malaga 24 Hours news. Your news channel on DTT and internet and fiber optic operators. Live information of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain and the world. Your news channel on DVB, internet and optic fiber operators. Live streaming fuel and water. For now, the Central European country has set a goal for all its barracks to be self-sufficient by 2025. Malaga 24 hours news live TV live TV free Spanish television Live news from the World, last minute, Spain, Andalusia, and Malaga . Free Online Broadcast Direct from Malaga 24 Hours news. Your news channel on DTT and internet and fiber optic operators. Live information of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain and the world. Your news channel on DVB, internet and optic fiber operators. Live streaming Free Online Broadcast Direct from Malaga 24 Hours news. Your news channel on DTT and internet and fiber optic operators. Live information of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain and the world. Your news channel on DVB, internet and optic fiber operators. Live streaming Free Online Broadcast Direct from Malaga 24 Hours news. Your news channel on DTT and internet and fiber optic operators. Live information of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain and the world. Your news channel on DVB, internet and optic fiber operators. Live streaming

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To direct the Secretary of the Air Force to develop and begin implementation of Operation Starfall.

September 1, 2021 ‘Operation Starfall’ Introduced By Republicans In Congress Warns Of ‘Rogue Regimes Shutting Down The Internet’ And ‘Tyrants Shutting Off The Lights’- Is The ‘Internet Kill Switch’ About To Go Live? Never Think It Can’t Happen In America

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

Just days ago on August 27th, a very interesting and concerning bill was introduced before the US House of Representatives, H.R.5123 – The American Freedom and Internet Access Act of 2021, by Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar and a dozen other Republican lawmakers as heard in the 1st video at the bottom of this story.

While internet freedom and the ability of Americans to access the internet and alternative information free of restrictions sound like a great idea, once we dug a little bit deeper, we’ve found that something sinister is lurking behind the scenes.

With H.R. 5123 also known as ‘Operation Starfall’, this new Fox News story published on Tuesday about ‘Operation Starfall’ gave us a look from behind the scenes at what might be ahead, and to understand it properly, we need to read very closely ‘both the lines and between the lines’. From Fox News before we continue.:

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar and a dozen Republican lawmakers are set to launch a plan that would provide access to wireless communications abroad to ensure individuals can use cellular devices amidst natural disasters or when “rogue regimes” shut down internet access.

Salazar, R-Fla., is expected to roll out the “American Freedom and Internet Access Act of 2021” on Tuesday—also known as “Operation Starfall.”

Fox News obtained a copy of the legislation, which would deploy stratospheric balloons, aerostats, or satellite technology capable of rapidly delivering wireless internet anywhere on the planet, from the stratosphere, or higher.

The bill would require the secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the chief of Space Operations, to develop and being the implementation of the plan. Salazar’s office says the bill is “critical to protecting the safety and wellbeing of American citizens at home and abroad.”

“The U.S. cannot stand by when tyrants shut off the lights and when American security is at risk,” a Salazar aide told Fox News, saying that Congress “must act to ensure we have a clear strategy to deploy in a time of crisis.”

The aide said “Operation Starfall” would “improve homeland security and be ready to restore internet, freedom, and prosperity to those in need.”

The bill, according to a Salazar aide, would have both domestic and foreign policy functions—noting that the strategic plan could also be deployed in the United States in the wake of floods, hurricanes, or wildfire devastation when local communications infrastructure is disabled.

With that Fox News story directly referencing ‘rogue regimes shutting down internet access’ as well as ‘tyrants shutting off the lights’, the independent media has long warned of the globalists working on an ‘internet kill switch’ to kill Americans access to the real information we can get online, un-poisoned by the mainstream media’s/democrat party’s ‘spin factory’. So are the globalists, who refuse to follow the US Constitution, about to impose it upon America?   1 month, 1 week ago


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The energy crisis that is rippling through Asia and Europe could unleash electricity shortages and blackouts in the U.S., according to Bloomberg. Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC., told energy research firm IHS Markit that U.S. utilities quickly turn to more coal because of soaring natural gas prices. “We’ve actually had discussions with power utilities who are concerned that they simply will have to implement blackouts this winter,” Thrasher warned.- Learn More:… Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated: DLive- If you want to stream, Sign Up!… Instagram- mixer- DAHBOO777… UWN Facebook-

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For many months myself and many of the investors I work with have become increasingly concerned at the growing instability and insecurity of energy markets. The 4 times spike in Gas prices this year has been a shocking wake-up call, highlighting energy insecurity in Europe and particularly the UK. Gas prices will remain elevated for months to come. The consequences are going to be brutal – and fatal for some.- Learn More:…

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Oct 8, 2021
7 CRITICAL TIPS FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION. SIGN UP FREE: TOPICS AND TIMESTAMPS: More Power 0:00 U.S. GRID DOWN? 0:41 COAL COMEBACK 7:30 DEEPER LOOK 11:34 $GPS INSIGHTS #1 GLOBALLY COMPOUNDING PROBLEMS HAVE RESULTED IN HIGHER PRICES #2 ENERGY HAS BEEN A CONCERN WHICH IS NOW TURNING TO THE U.S. #3 HAVE SOME SORT OF BACKUP IN PLACE BEFORE WINTER The U.S. consumer is maxed out. They need more stimulus in order to continue this economy. And of course, stocks need their artificial boost as well. The U.S. consumer is maxed out. Consumer sentiment is down heavily. Real estate continues to increase in price right now as we see low interest rates keep this going. There is upward pressure on markets right now globally because of the inflation of the money supply. As a result, we are finding prices of just about everything being higher. Money, cash, debt is coming into the markets at this time finding its way into stocks, bonds, real estate. Social security is running out of money. Pension funds are not keeping up with inflation. Natural gas and crude oil prices are rising as well as all energy and food prices. Commodities are rising higher including oil, crude oil.


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UPDATE: 10/08/2021; 2:56:23 AM

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Red October – End of World as We Knew It – Clif High

By Greg Hunter’s (Saturday Evening Post)

Clif High is an Internet data mining expert who has many well-documented correct forecasts.  He predicted that Bitcoin would rise to $64,000 (it did) when it was less than $10 per unit.  High uses something he calls “Predictive Linguistics” and computer programs to sort through billions of bits of information on the Internet to predict future trends and events.  High’s recent data shows everything is in the process of breaking down.  Food production, trucking, health services, millions will get very sick and many of them will die, the military breaks down, political system breaks down and the financial system will suffer a horrible unfixable crash. High says the breakdowns are getting so bad that he is calling this month “Red October.”  In short, the breakdowns will wake up the masses to all the evil that has been hidden.  High says, “We can follow these things on up to find out where the real evil is, and I hope we don’t destroy our ability to do that in the process of cleaning this out.  We are, at this point, where the ‘normies’ are going to wake up.  But what are they going to wake up to?  Are they going to wake up to Biden cheated?  Are they going to wake up to Biden the traitor at the request of the CCP?  That he assisted the CCP in cheating?  Or are they going to wake up to Biden the Globalist working with the CCP stooges?  There are so many layers it’s going to take a long time for people to come to some understanding.  I think, basically, they will get to a point that they say that’s good enough, I don’t need to know anymore.”

One very big wakeup call is going to come from our crashing financial system.  High explains, “This hyperinflation is showing up everywhere. . . . We will have the real markets, cost of potatoes, gold, silver and Bitcoin and those things that are outside the dollar system . . . this month, October, I think we will start a bull run in commodity prices that is similar to what happened in Venezuela.  That will be our financial system . . . last gasping breaths.  It will be shuttering and shaking through October, November, and I don’t know if it will be through much of December.  This will be a very . . . crushing time, a very burdensome time.  People need to know we will get through this.  It’s not going to be the end of the world, but it will be the end of the world as we knew it, but the end of the world as we knew it was oppressive.  It was from the people that kept us enslaved.  This is a very terrible time indeed, but it liberates us.”

High also sees in the data people will wake up to being purposely poisoned and murdered, and this is actually “asymmetrical warfare.”  The Deep State players such as government bureaucrats, drug company executives and doctors who pushed this will face an outraged grieving public.  High says, “. . . This will turn very, very ugly. . . . I don’t even like to talk about it because there is nothing you can do about it. . . . They will come to understand that this was deliberate . . . the data says individuals will take revenge on the people who actually injected them.

High goes into detail of what he is seeing in the data for years into the future, and it’s not pretty for the evil people who perpetrated this crime against humanity.  High explains, “I am also of the opinion that will carry up the chain, and you will see people take revenge on, basically, world leaders, you know, the politicians and the Bill Gates of the world.”

High says the data is telling him that “cash will be king” even though the Federal Reserve may go completely away.  High also sees gold at “$20,000 per ounce” and silver vaulting higher day after day.  High contends when it comes to silver in the low $20 per ounce range, “they are actually paying you to take it.”  High also says, “The price of the white metal should be at least $600 per ounce . . . . They are suppressing it by about $580 per ounce, and that means it’s very cheap to buy at the suppressed price.”

High says Bitcoin will go to “at least $100,000 per unit” and maybe much higher by the end of 2021.

High’s data also says, “At least 30% of the normies will be awake by the end of October with many more to follow in November and December.”

Join Greg Hunter of as he goes One-on-One with data mining expert Clif High, and he goes on a deep data dive as to what is likely to happen from now to the end of 2021.

(What is written here is a fraction of what is in this 1 hour and 34 min. interview.  Because of the length, I will not be posting on Tuesday or Wednesday.)


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U.S. worries about winter prices as global natural gas shortage nears borders

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Regional natural gas markets in the United States are seeing prices for this winter surge along with global record highs — suggesting that the energy bills causing headaches in Europe and Asia will hit the world’s top gas producer before long.Gas prices in Europe and Asia have more than tripled this year, causing manufacturers to curtail activity from Spain to Britain and sparking power crises in China.The United States has been shielded from that global crunch because it has plenty of gas supply, most of which stays in the country since U.S. export capacity is still relatively small.The benchmark U.S. natural gas contract has been rallying, lately hitting seven-year highs, but its $5.62 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) price is a far cry from the $30-plus being paid in Europe and Asia.

READ MORE: Gas prices to push heating bills higher – ‘It’s going to be an expensive winter’

However, the U.S. market is worried about the coming cold, particularly in New England and California — where prices for gas to be delivered this winter are far above the nationwide benchmark. In New England, buyers are expecting gas to cost more than $20 per mmBtu.

High winter prices are nothing new for New England and California, where the limited number of pipelines into both regions regularly become constrained on the coldest days. But this winter could be worse.

Both regions have spent years aggressively moving away from fossil fuels through regulations, power plant retirements and carbon pricing that makes power from fossil-fired generation, particularly coal, more expensive.

U.S. gas currently being delivered to the Henry Hub terminal in Louisiana, the nation’s benchmark, recently surpassed $6 for the first time since 2014. For January that price is in the same range, suggesting buyers think the country as a whole will have ample pipeline and storage access to keep fuel flowing this winter.

“Henry Hub prices continue to climb for the winter months, but we should see even bigger increases on the East and West Coasts for New England and California,” said Matt Smith, lead oil analyst for the Americas at commodity analytics firm Kpler.

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In New England, gas for January delivery is soaring, trading this week at more than $22 at the region’s Algonquin hub <NG-CG-BS-SNL>, which would be the highest price paid in a month since January and February of 2014.

That reflects the region, which turns to liquefied natural gas (LNG) when its pipelines become congested, will have to compete with buyers in Europe and Asia already paying a lot more for the super-cooled fuel.

Gas-fired power plants are expected to produce about 49 per cent of the electricity generated in New England. That is in line with the last five years, but overall demand is rising as the economy has recovered.

“What is driving gas prices for us is expected increased demand for pipeline gas as the economy recovers, and supply is catching up after pandemic low demand,” said Caroline Pretyman, a spokesperson at Eversource Energy, New England’s biggest energy provider.


Prices at the Southern California citygate <NG-SCL-CGT-SNL> for January 2022 were trading over $13 this week, which would be a record outside of February 2021, when the Texas freeze pushed gas prices to record levels in many parts of the country.

Prices are up in California because the state has been suffering through a long drought that has restricted its ability to generate electricity through hydropower. Solar has also been constrained by smoke cover from wildfires, analysts said.

As a result, the state has relied more on gas-fired plants, which are expected to account for about 45 per cent of electricity generated this winter, above the five-year average of 41 per cent as the drought limits hydropower supplies, according to federal projections.

Just four per cent of the electricity produced in California will come from hydro facilities this year, according to federal projections, down from an average of 14 per cent over the past five years.

READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta variant fueling gas price spike across Canada, analyst says

Unlike New England, California has access to gas supplies from more regions including the Permian shale in Texas and New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains and Canada.

New England imports roughly 16 billion cubic feet (bcf) of LNG during the winter, equivalent to about five per cent of its winter gas consumption. However, competition from Europe and Asia means those shipments will come at a dear cost.

Some power generators have another option — switching to burning oil. Right now, fuel oil costs about three times as much as natural gas, so that kind of switch will only happen as gas prices rise. Oil also emits about 30 per cent more carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Analysts expect New England to start burning oil sooner than usual this year. Notably, during an extreme cold event starting in late December 2017, oil spiked to 27 per cent of overall power generation, compared with less than one per cent earlier that month, according to ISO New England, the region’s grid operator.


Heating costs may triple as nat gas, propane shortage looms

Propane inventories are 21% below the five-year average

There is a real energy crisis in Europe that was created by a combination of political missteps, climate change fear-mongering and a woke energy policy that could leave much of Europe and Asia undersupplied as they head into winter.

It is also a foreshadowing of what may happen in the U.S.

Oil topped the $75 per barrel level this week, the highest since October of 2018. Instead of learning from the mistakes that Europe made, we instead want to copy their failures and put our economy and people’s lives at risk. The Biden administration had better heed the warning signs and call on the U.S. energy industry to try to raise production ahead of what could be one of the most expensive winters that we’ve seen in years. If not, they risk destroying the U.S. economy and leaving poor people out in the cold.


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The sharp rise in energy prices is already feeding into red hot inflation pressures. The inability to secure supplies of natural gas and propane could have dire consequences for the economy. With some weather forecasters predicting a very cold winter, there’s the possibility that here, in the United States of America, we could see prices for heating fuels double and triple. We potentially could see shortages in parts of the country unless the Biden administration treats this as the emergency that it is. Supplies of energy need to be built up and built up quickly.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has reported the crude supplies are 8% below the five-year average, and the country needs to restock crude supplies if we have a chance to meet the demand that will be rising in the winter. Distillate inventories that include things like heating oil are 14% below the five-year average. That is a huge deal. Because of the shortages of natural gas and propane around the globe, countries will look more to oil and distillate fuels to keep factories running and the heat on. Propane inventories are at a dangerously low level of 21% below the five-year average. This is almost unheard of for supplies of propane to be this low at this time of year, and this is a real danger, especially to rural America, which depends on propane.

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Europe made very bad decisions in its rush to get more carbon-neutral without thinking of the longer-term consequences. Its leaders also made a huge mistake relying more on Russia and their state-owned oil company Gazprom to supply Europe with natural gas. They didn’t remember Russia’s track record of withholding supplies from places like the Ukraine and Yugoslavia and its tendency to use energy as a political weapon. Now Europe and the United States are accusing Russia of manipulating natural gas supplies for their own benefit. Russia is rebuilding its inventories while allowing the rest of Europe’s inventories to fall, putting them at a distinct economic and geopolitical disadvantage going into winter.

These shortsighted decisions by Europe caused the price of natural gas to go to record highs, and that is now the equivalent of $150.00 for a barrel oil. This is hurting their economy and is causing factories and fertilizer plants to shut down, which is therefore causing shortages of goods that would normally be made with oil and natural gas in those shutdown factories. They have shortages of CO2 that puts the fizz in your soda and is used in agriculture for meat production and used to cool nuclear plants.

If this situation gets worse, it may impact the supplies of food and shortages of thousands of petroleum-made products that everyone uses every day but takes for granted. For example, everything made with plastic, nylon, steal. The list goes on and on.

Imports of oil from Russia to the United States have hit all-time highs. We are more reliant on Russia because we cannot get as much supply from our oil producers here in the U.S.. Biden’s drilling moratoriums, discouragement of investment in the U.S. oil and gas sector, as well as the demonization of the oil and gas industry, are putting the U.S. on the verge of an energy crisis at home unless action is taken now.


Is a World Energy Crunch Coming?

China is suffering unprecedented coal shortages while Europe and America face steep rises in oil price and possible shortages in supply

China is suffering one of the worst coal shortages in history at the same time the U.S. and Europe are facing steep oil price rises and supply shortages. It would appear a global energy crisis is not far away.

China is in the unenviable position of seeing power outages and shutdowns due to the current coal shortage. Pressure is mounting to ramp up coal imports and ensure supplies to keep lights on, factories open and water flowing as a severe power crunch rolls through the northeastern industrial heartland.

The electricity shortages, caused by coal shortages, are crippling large sections of industry. The governor of Jilin province, one of the hardest hit in the world’s no.2 economy, supported the need for a surge in coal imports, while a power company association said supply was being expanded “at any cost.”

Reports suggest the blackout is affecting everything in the northeast from traffic lights, residential elevators, 3G mobile phone coverage as well as triggering factory shutdowns. In an effort to reassure a distressed public, the main state grid operator said they would work to guarantee coal supply and strictly control power use by high-energy consuming and polluting sectors, and ensure power supply to residents during the October holidays and winter heating season. Whether this promise is achievable remains to be seen.

Cities seemingly worst affected are Shenyang and Dalian, home to more than 13 million people. However, the damage is not localised, with disruptions also being recorded at factories owned by suppliers to global companies like Apple and Tesla. Jilin is one of more than 10 provinces forced to ration power as the rising price of coal is not being passed on to the consumers.

It would appear the energy crisis is spreading through America and Europe just as rapidly. Fuel shortages are rampant in Britain while oil and gas are the problem in the U.S. and Europe.

According to reports in The New York Times, oil prices have leapt by about a quarter over the last month and have on Tuesday reached $80 a barrel, the lowest in three years. Meanwhile, European energy markets from natural gas to carbon permits jumped to record highs, signaling that the supply shortage will get worse just as the winter season starts.


Analysts say outages caused by Hurricane Ida, which damaged oil platforms and infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico in late August, have overtaken the slight increases in output agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in July.

The OPEC is due to meet via teleconference on Monday and it stands to reason that they will face pressure to speed up their plans for a supply increase. Biden’s administration has already publicly criticised the group as they believe they failed to cushion the blow of the price increase, which is now likely to result in people facing financial hardship because of the sudden climb as opposed to a steady increase.

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Europe is also facing an epidemic of shortages, with everything dwindling from gas to coal and Norwegian water for electricity production.

“Europe’s supply-demand balance will remain unusually tight heading into the winter, adding further price pressure to a market already at record highs,” BloombergNEF analysts wrote on Tuesday.

The damage is happening quickly and, in some cases, irreversibly. This week has seen several of the U.K.’s smaller energy suppliers go out of business while some French electricity retailers are struggling to supply clients and are also at risk of folding.

Reports are coming out that Dutch front-month natural gas futures, and the equivalent contract in the U.K., both surged as much as 12%. German electricity for next year also climbed to new highs while Northwest European coal prices reached their highest levels since the 2008 financial crisis.

It is expected the surge in energy prices will be addressed by European leaders when they meet in Brussels for a summit on October 21-22, according to a draft of the meeting’s agenda seen by Bloomberg.

One aspect undeniably affecting the energy shortages is climate change. Norwegian grid operator Statnett SF said electricity supplies in the southwest of the country are “pressed” because of low inflows and falling stockpiles. “There is now a very low amount of water, for this time of year, in many of the reservoirs here,” Statnett said.

However, their shortage could affect exports to other markets. That part of the country is a hub for power shipments abroad: the U.K., Germany and Denmark are all connected to the Norwegian grid via long cables on the seabed.

Marcon Saalfrank, head of continental Europe Merchant Trading at Swiss Utility Axpo Holding AG, said, “It’s very difficult to make forecasts. Currently the gas market is extremely tight. It depends very much on what the winter will be like, if it’s a cold winter then we will probably see the gas price continue to spike.”

While it may look different in  China, America or Europe, it is beyond doubt that the energy crisis has gone global. All we can do at this point is wait and watch the  prices. As world leaders are consulted on their next steps, is the world headed for a blackout or can we keep the lights on a little longer?

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by columnists are their own, not those of —  Featured Photo: A thermal power plant in Lengshuijiang, Hunan, China. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.


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