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  • #16
    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    From a British electricity industry website

    So stop seeing terrorists behind every tree. You have thieves too. It's a real problem though
    Whic is mentioned in the article/op link. Some of the biggest "conspiracy theorists" on this forum are the anti-CTers.
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch


    • #17
      Originally posted by Paddybhoy View Post
      In a few years time we won't even have enough Electrical Engineers to maintain the ageing infrastructure anyway......
      And, if Hillery gets in, what electric power generation we have left will be rationed the way it was in the former Soviet Union.
      “Breaking News,”

      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”


      • #18
        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        We've had similar problems - nothing to do with terrorists though - just low life trying to steal copper cables. At least one guy fried himself. It's amazing how some people see conspiracies everywhere.
        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
        Grid Attack - How America Could Go Dark
        Dozens of break-ins examined by The Wall Street Journal show how orders to secure the power grid have still left tens of thousands of utility substations vulnerable to terrorist saboteurs

        By Rebecca Smith

        An early morning passerby phoned in a report of two people with flashlights prowling inside the fence of an electrical substation in Bakersfield, Calif. Utility workers from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. later found cut transformer wires.

        The following night, someone slashed wires to alarms and critical equipment at the substation, which serves 16,700 customers. A guard surprised one intruder, who fled. Police never learned the identities or motive of the burglars.

        The Bakersfield attacks last year were among dozens of break-ins examined by The Wall Street Journal that show how, despite federal orders to secure the power grid, tens of thousands of substations are still vulnerable to saboteurs.

        The U.S. electric system is in danger of widespread blackouts lasting days, weeks or longer through the destruction of sensitive, hard-to-replace equipment. Yet records are so spotty that no government agency can offer an accurate tally of substation attacks, whether for vandalism, theft or more nefarious purposes.

        Most substations are unmanned and often protected chiefly by chain-link fences. Many have no electronic security, leaving attacks unnoticed until after the damage is done. Even if there are security cameras, they often prove worthless. In some cases, alarms are simply ignored.

        About an eight page article and very interesting read. (Understand if the Mods think this belongs in another subforum.)
        All of this is perfectly accurate, and has been known for years.

        There was a Bill that was passed through Congress years ago, but blocked in the Senate by one old Dummycrat, that would have protected the Grid from EMP for a couple of Billion dollars, chump-change by recent standards.
        They call this a non-issue.

        But instead, the Left insists that we believe that the whole entire planet will burn to death because some of us drive SUVs or run our A/C too much.

        You know, I look at these fools that go all hari-kari and think that their legacy should be raking up a body count using a gun. One guy kills 5 cops, another gets 50 in a gun-free zone... amateurs.

        If I ever lose my mind and start thinking that killing some people would make any difference to anything, I could out-do them all and the only part a gun would play in it would be in the above scenario. Take out the grid in a major city, they go around and crack open a few gas mains, and set some fires that had been prepped ahead of time. With the Grid already down, Oklahoma City would be like nothing, one man could even exceed 9/11's toll, overnight. With the grid down, the evacuation could kill more people than the flames and explosions.

        So, by all means, go ahead and poo-poo this entire premise, or just think that prepping will help as your whole neighborhood goes up in flames all around you.
        But don't think for a second that your credibility will last 2 seconds after the disaster takes place.
        "Why is the Rum gone?"

        -Captain Jack


        • #19
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.


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