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Renowned Physicists Cast Doubt on Gingrich's Far-Fetched EMP Scenario

There are 12 comments on the Defence Industry Daily story from Dec 13, 2011, titled Renowned Physicists Cast Doubt on Gingrich's Far-Fetched EMP Scenario. In it, Defence Industry Daily reports that:

Newt Gingrich has been trying to scare the wits out of Americans with a scenario many experts say is out of a Batman movie and not plausible at all.

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Hagar

Sheffield, AL

#1 Dec 13, 2011
Do NOT discount EMP. It is a serious threat and much more effective than regular Nukes. Newt may not be a physicist but he does have his information correct.
Billy Ringo

New York, NY

#2 Dec 13, 2011
Some more teabagager scare tactics - what a POS Neuter is. Is there nothing these effin stupid baggers won't buy into.

Look - here's Neuter shaking hands with an "invented" person.

http://race42012.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/...
ZIAmouth585

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Dec 13, 2011
More fearmongering based on technology not even invented. US hasn't mastered EMP weapons so why should we fear terrorists pulling this off. Keep in mind it also requires a delivery vehicle which is detectable upon launch. Assuming too that the rocket is even capable of hitting the US. Too many improbables to be plausible.

Military has long maintained EMP shielding/hardening on its communication hardware as electronic components are very susceptible to EMP waves. Of course the EMP protection in mind is tied to the effects of a nuclear blast.
Whammer jammer

Los Alamos, NM

#4 Dec 13, 2011
Hagar wrote:
Do NOT discount EMP. It is a serious threat and much more effective than regular Nukes. Newt may not be a physicist but he does have his information correct.
Newt slept with the physicist, so he knows. He did him.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Dec 13, 2011
Another fear-mongering politician shamlessly misrepresenting science to push his political agenda. We need to create an annual "Falling Sky Award" and give it to blow hards like Al Gore and Newt Gingrich when they publish nonsense like this.
Billy Ringo

New York, NY

#6 Dec 14, 2011
MIttens calls Neuter 'zany".

Since: Aug 11

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Dec 14, 2011
Newster could learn a few things about science from the good folks at the Flat Earth Society.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#8 Dec 14, 2011
TheatreTech01 wrote:
Newster could learn a few things about science from the good folks at the Flat Earth Society.
I wonder if Newt has heard the news that Galileo was wrong. Apparently the Earth IS the center of the universe and DOES NOT revolve around the Sun. http://galileowaswrong.blogspot.com/

Since: Aug 11

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Dec 14, 2011
Lobo Viejo wrote:
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I wonder if Newt has heard the news that Galileo was wrong. Apparently the Earth IS the center of the universe and DOES NOT revolve around the Sun. http://galileowaswrong.blogspot.com/
It certainly revolves around Newt(on).

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Dec 14, 2011
TheatreTech01 wrote:
<quoted text>It certainly revolves around Newt(on).
Newt has a particularly severe case of egocentrism. I am really surprised that the GOP can't do better than recycling a worn out and washed up candidate like Newt. Reminds me of when the Democrats ran Mondale.

Since: Aug 11

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 14, 2011
Lobo Viejo wrote:
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Newt has a particularly severe case of egocentrism. I am really surprised that the GOP can't do better than recycling a worn out and washed up candidate like Newt. Reminds me of when the Democrats ran Mondale.
Mondale never paid $300k in ethics violation fines. Mondale was just Carter-lite.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#12 Dec 15, 2011
Here is more of Newtons wisdom....hilarious...

http://www.happyplace.com/12920/newt-gingrich...

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