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Most people don't realize that skyrocketing global energy demand and economic growth severely affect the supply of electricity. Between production power plants and delivery is an antiquated, "third-world" transmission grid that is in desperate need of hardening against breakdowns, terrorist attacks, inadequate carrying capacity, and operational obsolescence. And while electricity doesn't hold the headlines or dramatic power of oil, the ability to ensure its uninterrupted supply at a reasonable price is even more essential to global survival and prosperity. Lights Out is today's most detailed, in-depth examination of this largely unreported looming energy crisis. Written by one of the world's top electricity industry experts, this powerful book covers numerous hot button economic and political issues-free markets versus regulation; energy independence versus foreign imports; nuclear power, global warming, and other environmental issues; and much more.
It also means people are still having just as many heart attacks and as much cardiovascular disease as ever, but procedures like bypass surgery, angiograms, a clot-busting drug called t-PA, , and angioplasty are saving them for the moment and decreasing death rates. That's just cardiovascular death; there are still 60 million more people that's 25 percent of the American population who will eventually die from heart disease, according to their risk profile.
Some of these "risks" are smoking, age, gender, high blood pressure, high serum cholesterol levels, diabetes, stress, and, of course, almost everyone's own medical nightmare, obesity. The terror in this society isn't destitution, heart disease, or even violent crime, it's the haunting thought that you might just get up one morning really fat.
Well, wake up and smell the Slim-Fast. The average man in this country is not thin. He has 23 percent body fat, and the average woman has 32 percent.
Those figures make the average guy 53 percent fatter than the healthy ideal and the average woman at least 50 percent fatter. In , obesity was, so they thought, at an all-time high of 20 percent of the entire population. In , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told us that the number of Americans who were seriously overweight had increased to 30 percent during the eighties alone.
Remember the gym. For twenty years prior to that, these same obesity statistics remained unchanged, holding at one quarter of the population. This is exactly the same twenty-year period that encompassed the bulk of new nutritional research that we now follow.
This twenty-year span also saw the end of real food, the forty-hour work week, and the two-week vacation, as well as the advent of cable TV, cell phones, voice mail, and E-mail. Every year, 80 million Americans "go on a diet. We've been steadily decreasing our consumption of fat and cholesterol, and yet increasing our incidence of obesity, disease, and death. Since the turn of the century, sugar consumption has increased by percent.
As sugar became a cheap preservative, it became an additive in almost all processed foods, and, as we know, American consumption of processed foods has increased exponentially over the last fifty years. In the s, TV was rare. By the mids, three in ten households were receiving visible radio waves. Even in the heyday of Nickelodeon-derived programming, harried housewives only occasionally poisoned their families with TV dinners. Now the average family has two adults employed full-time and eats out or from the freezer case at least four nights a week.
If that's the norm in a two-parent family, imagine how rarely the average single-parent household gets a home-cooked meal. Mom either picks up the kids at day care and they go out, or she calls the baby-sitter to start boiling the water for the pasta.
It's already at least p. Mom needs a drink just to keep going and there's still homework, baths, and "quality time" to accomplish. If Mom cooks a real dinner from more than two of the recognized food groups, instead of feeding the next generation Cheerios or pasta, it's even later.
And if she does that, Mom needs two drinks. Now it's at least or p. In the summer, this would actually be okay. But the scenario we're describing is during the school year, which means "dark time" in nature, so this single-parent family or working mother with a lazy or, on the other hand, even harder working "absent father" will endure at least five, maybe seven, extra hours of light in a twenty-four-hour period, day in and day out for seven months out of season every year, year in and year out, decade after decade -- until Mom gets breast cancer, her little girl has acne and is too fat to find her image in Vogue, and junior, who is only 5'5", has asthma.
If our imaginary dad is present, he has clogged arteries, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. And how this all happens is a complete mystery to medical science. The disastrous slide in the health of the American people corresponds to the increase in light-generating night activities and the carbohydrate consumption that follows. Just consider the increase in the average weight of young adults and teens over the last fifteen to twenty years.
It has, predictably, increased by more than ten pounds. The percentage of overweight teens rested at 15 percent in the s and rose to 21 percent by Now it's up to 30 percent. A recent front-page article in The New York Times cited television as the cause of the increase of obesity in young people.
Its claim rested solely on the "couch potato" premise, pleading a lack of activity exercise. It is TV, all right -- but not the way they think. More than a third of them are self-declared vegetarians and bikers and hikers and Rollerbladers. There are approximately These young adults, when asked why they're vegetarians, predominantly say it's for their health; the rest just think it's cool.
They have no idea what they're doing to themselves. Maybe it's not just the food.
In the January 12, , issue of U. News and World Report, the head of the Harvard School of Public Health's department of nutrition, a very fickle man, Walter Willet, was queried about a low-fat diet's failure to cure any diseases or save any lives. His weak reply, "It was just a hypothesis to begin with," showed no shame.
That hypothesis has cost more lives than the last two world wars and the Vietnam conflict put together. In , it was predicted that 1,, people would die from cancer alone. If you'd like a future projection, check the American Diabetes Association's mystifying numbers on the growing population of Type II diabetics. Now researchers are on the lookout for genetic markers for obesity, because if there's anything we're sure of, it's that obesity is the beginning of the end.
Obesity is the precursor for adult-onset diabetes. It's no coincidence that in the year there will be more than 25 million Type II diabetics. That's about 98 percent of the entire diabetic population. If all 25 million become diabetic, then a great proportion of them will certainly have heart disease and high blood pressure, two conditions that lead to stroke. Those complications are the leading killers of diabetics. It's been predicted for years now that reducing dietary fat would decrease cancer, but cancer statistics show us an increasing incidence of colon cancer with an associated decrease in death.
That means colon cancer is increasing, but people are dying from it less often. This is not a cure. For breast and prostate cancer, both increased incidence and increased death can be seen. These numbers on breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer are the ones that, most certainly, should have shown a drop, given all the dietary changes Americans have made in the last fifteen years.
Instead of acknowledging low-fat's defeat, medical research gave us Mevacor, Provachol, Proscar, and now Tamoxifen and Raloxifene. Medicine admits that the "improvement" in cancer statistics is derived from early detection, not from treatment or prevention. But early detection only extends the time of awareness -- the victim just knows sooner that he or she is going to suffer and die. It doesn't actually change the date of death. Early detection never saves lives; more often it only prolongs them long enough to skew the numbers.
All these numbers prove that we're on the wrong course. We agree that dietary intervention certainly can reverse the course of disease. Cutting carbohydrates would cure obesity and most diabetes, but not heart disease, and certainly not all cancer. The end of this story lies in extinction.
Food is part of the equation, all right, but it is not the answer. The answer lies in circadian rhythmicity and evolution. The answer is to eat and sleep and reproduce in sync with the spin of the planet or go the way of the dinosaurs. The long hours of artificial light that confuse your ancient energy regulation system also destroy the lining of your heart, so excess cholesterol can obstruct blood flow.
Your subconscious has, over the course of evolution, been conditioned and fine-tuned to believe and act on the following when the lights stay on too long: "Eat carbohydrates now or die later.
All the effects of chronic light exposure and the carbohydrate consumption that follows that exposure would have, in another place and time, prepared us for the worst -- for no food and for the shorter, darker, colder days of less sun. We have always "feasted" to endure the "famine" that always followed -- until now.
Unfortunately, the truth in our time is that we eat carbohydrates now and die sooner. Your body translates long hours of artificial light into summertime. Because it instinctively knows that summer comes before winter, and that winter means no available food, you begin to crave carbohydrates so you can store fat for a time when food is scarce and you should be hibernating.
This is the formula: A. Winter signifies famine to your internal controls C. Famine on the horizon signifies instinctive carbohydrate craving to store fat for hibernation and scarcity This storage is accomplished by: 1.
Increasing carbohydrate consumption until your body responds to all the insulin by becoming insulin-resistant in muscle tissue; 2. Ensuring that the carbohydrates taken in end up as a fat pad; 3. Prompting the liver to dump the extra sugar into cholesterol production, which will keep cell membranes from freezing at low temperatures. If you sleep at night for the number of hours it would normally be dark outside, you will only crave sugar in the summer, when the hours of light are long.
It is the "perennial adaptation," or the chronic, constant intent to hibernate, that causes overconsumption of carbohydrates and obesity and its attendant high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inevitable heart failure. Steps 1, 2, and 3 also correspond to the hormonal portrait of Type II diabetes -- a disease that, in truth, is the end result of excruciating fatigue from light "toxicity.
The medical community, the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, and your TV will tell you that the cause is a plague from the great beyond that can only be cured by an percent nonfat diet, at least three to six hours of exercise a week, and a cadre of supplements and vitamins. Who are you going to believe?
The market is saturated with information on low-fat diets: how to eat low-fat, why to eat low-fat, who should eat low-fat. There are only a few dissenting opinions, though the numbers are growing every day. It's slowly leaking into the American consciousness that "for some people, low-fat may not be the best choice," according to Walter Willet.
This halfmumbled, hedged recant is too little, too late for those we knew who didn't live through the low-fat movement. This national health catastrophe has, in real time, been at least seventyfive years in the making.
In all those years, countless souls have struggled and failed to follow nutritional advice that never could have led to success. They failed because it was never really about food. Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email? Home Help Staff Login Register. Author Topic: A listener to the show named Brian sent this to me.
Read about the first 50 pages so far and it seems pretty good. So far it is less clichce and "tac talk" then Patriots was. The scenario is an EMP shutdown of the grid, a definite real threat. August 01, , We Interrupt This Program. Lights out by Halfast is kinda a primer on the "survival" road. Easy read, simple to follow.
Just wish I had the garage space he seemed to have. Jack, you beat me to posting this. I enjoyed it. Pretty well written for "fan fiction" I guess you could say. Stein Dedicated Contributor Posts: I thought it was a great book, hard to put down.
The only thing I didn't like about it was at the end. The jump from one important part to another. I almost wrote about it, but I didn't want to spoil the story for anyone. Oh, there was another part - a violation of privacy issue, that I didn't like also. Otherewise great story!
I have read it a couple times. Tactical Badger Survivalist Mentor Posts: I just started rereading it again for like the fourth time. Lights Out was my introduction to PAW fiction. It got me thinking a lot more about long term preparedness. Halfway down the page I've read just about all of Jerry's stuff.
Most are fairly short stories. Quote from: ModernSurvival on October 10, , Try this: Shelves: fiction First of all, let me be clear. This book is poorly written. Whilst an improvement on the original free PDF version, the edited and published version is clumsy and tedious to read. It's very methodical and linear following a he said, then she replied then he thought and he said formula.
That said, the level of detail is also one of the book's strengths. There are no large chronological or situational gaps.
The author has thought of everything and done a great job of juggling such. Another thing I First of all, let me be clear.