I do not usually re-blog posts without adding something extra based on my own research, but Tom’s article speaks for itself.
Update, May 14, 2015
By the way, Tom’s post reminded me of the TV Series called Jericho, which illustrated how a small town may cope in a post-apocalyptic world; another depiction of what the powers that be intend to do to us if we let them…
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear attack on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States. The show was produced by CBS Paramount Network Television and Junction Entertainment. It ran on CBS from September 20, 2006 through March 25, 2008, and it was broadcast in more than 30 countries.
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