It’s Not Fear Porn

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

— W. Clement Stone

Addison WigginDear Reader,

Blue skies and 72. Hey, it’s the first day of summer.

Recently, I caught up with my friend, David Tice. David was the founder of the Prudent Bear investment fund that I followed regularly while writing for the Daily Reckoning. From Prudent Bear, David went on to become the executive producer of Soul Surfer, starring Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carry Underwood, and AnnaSophia Robb.

Robb played Bethany Hamilton, the teenage protagonist who is a world class surfer, until her arm was bitten off by a shark. Soul Surfer had a happy ending. Hamilton learned to surf with one arm and continues winning championships. David is at it again. He has produced another film. Grid Down, Power Up and will be launching at Freedom Fest in late July. Similar to Soul Surfer, David is hoping that it has a happy ending. 

If he has anything to do with it, it will. He asks a question that is rarely asked. What happens if our aging power grid goes down? Read his message below to find out… – Enjoy, Addison

“Grid Down, Power Up”

“America does not run on gas, oil, or coal any more than we may one day run on wind, solar, or tidal power. America runs on electricity.”

― Gretchen Bakke

David TiceFellow Patriot,

I’ve been working over the last twenty-four months on a documentary warning the country about the threat of a ‘grid down’ scenario. We’re finishing the movie right now and hope to release it in mid-July. I expect this film to help ensure the nation is protected from an existential threat.

This is a very ‘fixable’ problem if we get the nation’s citizens behind it.

The recent State of Texas power grid disaster illuminates how this can be a huge item of concern nationally. We were 4½ minutes away from the state’s power grid being down for up to one year in duration.

The fact that the country was so woefully unprepared for the current COVID-19 pandemic, also supports our case that our government is not prepared to keep its citizens safe.

This is a completely bipartisan issue that should be supported by Democrats and Republicans, as we all should believe in keeping our nation safe. A number of Democrats appear in the film as well as officials from past Democratic administrations including Joe Biden’s.

The number of lives at risk in this kind of disaster could reach 250,000,000. This number of potential deaths is not hyperbole, but an estimate from the highly credentialed EMP Commission, which was commissioned by the US Congress to study this problem.

Although, it may first appear to be a cause requiring a military threat to require a problem, a significant geomagnetic storm (from the sun) is expected to be a near certainty in the next fifty years, creating a similar level of damage which could kill tens of millions of Americans.

To show how ‘hot’ the topic is, HBO just released a special from John Oliver on the Power Grid Vulnerability

We’re warning about the risk of cyberattack, EMP (electromagnetic pulse) and GMD (geomagnetic disturbance) leading to a protracted blackout lasting more than several months, which could cause millions of Americans to perish.

The cyber-attack component of this threat was the subject of a national campaign that “consistently objective” Ted Koppel spent more than a year fighting to inform the American people about our grid vulnerability coming from cyberattacks in 2015-2016.

He wanted American citizens to become aware and demand action from our government. Unfortunately, this never happened. We are trying again, and we expect to succeed this time.

This documentary will be one which should be seen by everyone. Dennis Quaid is narrating for us and George Carlin plays a role in the film.

Please watch our current trailer here.

Click here to learn more

You can watch the Wiggin Sessions YouTube discussion here.

Regards,

David Tice
Founder, Prudent Bear Fund
Executive Producer, Soul Surfer & Grid Down

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin is founder and executive publisher of Agora Financial LLC, an independent economic forecasting and financial research firm. He and Bill Bonner began writing the firm’s flagship Daily Reckoning in the midst of the tech boom and bust. It was one of the first widely distributed email newsletters on the Internet. The publication’s critical eye on finance and economics continues today. He’s also creator and editorial director of Agora Financial’s daily missive The 5 Min. Forecast.

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