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 Post subject: Prepared for 18 months of no electricity?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:45 pm 
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A memo prepared at the commission for Wellinghoff before he briefed senior officials last year said "the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer" if attackers knocked out just nine substations.

That's from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, that just 9 sub-stations,NINE, could cripple this countries infrastructure for a year and a half.

That boggles the mind that the grid is that fragile, especially considering the stakes at hand. Untold sorrow, death and destruction would result if this happened and yet we do nothing to make the grid better. Millions would starve being unable to feed themselves. But we'd rather send billions overseas to people who hate us/use our money to undermine us and to spend billions on grants to study the genitalia of ducks.

The world makes little sense to me these days....

Anyway, you can read the story here:

Ears to the ground, nose to wind and my hackles are rising.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

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