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Securing America's Power Grid

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Evidently, if our power grid is such an attractive terror target, and it's not being attacked on a regular basis, something must be preventing these attacks.

Could it be that the government is actually succeeding in protecting us from terrorism at home?

Hmmm...
 

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DaveNF2G said:
Could it be that the government is actually succeeding in protecting us from terrorism at home?
One would hope that to be the case.

Incidentally, my brother and sister-in-law were vacationing in Peru for a short time
(several years ago), and while there, terrorists blew up a power station. Seems to be
more prevalent in S.A. countries.

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It would take many stations to go down before we would see a huge impact where many lives could be lost. Our power system is too redundant and most of us in the midwest loose power due to storms so often that we hardly notice anymore...lol :)
 

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So you missed the big power failure in the northeast a couple of years ago, eh?

For those with short memories, it started with one storm in Ohio.
 

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Would the sensors have prevented this blackout, the largest blackout in US history. There is a documentary about this blackout on the History channel but I haven't seen it. It was a couple of days before power was restored around here. I have all of RGE's frequencies in my scanner now if we have a blackout around here again. Most of the calls RGE gets around here are for Natural Gas leaks.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_North_America_blackout
 
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Nothing since a lot of it is in another country.

Is this your personal dig at Canada, why not look in your own yard, instead of implying all bad things that happen to the US come from some other country. The US let the 911 trerrorist into your own country and taught them to fly, then there is Oklahoma (good homeboys), the first World Trade Center Bombing, the Olympic Park Bombing and Abortion Clinic Bombing (another good ol' boy). So which of the major terrorist incident that has occurred in the US have come from Canada? Amazingly enough you seem to have enough to keep you busy within your own country, but I guess it just feels better when you can pretend that all the problems come from outside your own borders.

The Blackout occurred because of crap on your side of the border, that put us without power for days, so thank-you.
 

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rhutch said:
Is this your personal dig at Canada, why not look in your own yard, instead of implying all bad things that happen to the US come from some other country. The US let the 911 trerrorist into your own country and taught them to fly, then there is Oklahoma (good homeboys), the first World Trade Center Bombing, the Olympic Park Bombing and Abortion Clinic Bombing (another good ol' boy). So which of the major terrorist incident that has occurred in the US have come from Canada? Amazingly enough you seem to have enough to keep you busy within your own country, but I guess it just feels better when you can pretend that all the problems come from outside your own borders.

The Blackout occurred because of crap on your side of the border, that put us without power for days, so thank-you.
My point was that most of the Midwest states power grids are through Canada, but from what I under stand most of the 9/11 terrorists got to the US through Canada with UK passports.
 

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Back in the late 60's some anti-war group tried to blow up a big tower here in Denver, but it just leaned a little and the wires held it up--then they all got caught.

When I was about 12, I saw some guys throw a piece of old galvanized water pipe into a substation and it looked like July 4 for about 10 seconds, it's hard to run whilst crapping your pants:)
 

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My point was that most of the Midwest states power grids are through Canada, but from what I under stand most of the 9/11 terrorists got to the US through Canada with UK passports.
Boy you make up stories just like your President, you should see if he has a job for you.

Most came directly to the US from the UAE and entered through DC and Florida (source 9/11 commission Report which I have yet to find that any travel through Canada). What's your source? By the way most had Saudi passort, that's why you attacked Iraq come on figure it out.
 
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Hi guys,

Tickle my funnybone I tickle you back.

"Terrorists attack Colombia's electrical grid hundreds of times a year. What's to stop attacks on America's power lines?"

Lotsa HIGH VOLTAGE. You won't find much of that in Colombia but they have plenty of coffee and coca, a bit of high voltage of another sort.

"Could it be that the government is actually succeeding in protecting us from terrorism at home?"

(;->)

"Seems to be more prevalent in S.A. countries."

Gee, could it be the RPM? (revolutions per month)

"Our power system is too redundant and most of us in the midwest loose power due to storms so often that we hardly notice anymore...lol"

Nice oxymoron, me LOL too.

"So you missed the big power failure in the northeast a couple of years ago, eh?"

No, it missed me by a couple of miles. The JCP&L engineers had the sense to cut PSE&G loose before we went down with them.

"Most of the calls RGE gets around here are for Natural Gas leaks."

I'm leaking natural gas all the time and I haven't seen any around here.

"The Blackout occurred because of crap on your side of the border, that put us without power for days, so thank-you."

Don't thank us, thank your engineers too busy with Viagra to think about Niagara.

"but from what I under stand most of the 9/11 terrorists got to the US through Canada with UK passports."

They don't need UK passports unless they're from the UK. Canada is the touch stone for entrance into the US from many nations from which we don't allow direct entry such as Cuba. Don't worry that your tewk is too tight, the focus is shifting rapidly to Mexico.

"Back in the late 60's some anti-war group tried to blow up a big tower here in Denver, but it just leaned a little and the wires held it up--then they all got caught."

Idiots couldn't tell a stick of dynamite from a shaped charge.

"When I was about 12, I saw some guys throw a piece of old galvanized water pipe into a substation and it looked like July 4 for about 10 seconds, it's hard to run whilst crapping your pants."

Some of the things I did with high voltage I'll leave to your imagination but I didn't crap my pants. Oh, considering the word "whilst" are you sure it wasn't Guy Fawkes Day?
 
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