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    Re: Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause Broad Hardship

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/sc...t-attacks.html



    Not a surprising realization, but the US is still very vulnerable in many areas, including this one.

    We have a generator, but it is not a long term solution.
    I know someone who sells power station equipment -- has worked overseas to help countries put up power grids. He told me that as few as six shooters taking one dead-on shot each roughly simultaneously could take out half of the United States for six months. I believe him.
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    Re: Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause Broad Hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I know someone who sells power station equipment -- has worked overseas to help countries put up power grids. He told me that as few as six shooters taking one dead-on shot each roughly simultaneously could take out half of the United States for six months. I believe him.
    I believe he is exaggerating.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause Broad Hardship

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The problem with terrorists these days is they don't want to aim small. Do a drive-by of a substation, lop down power poles in rural areas, throw weighted wire coathangers over power lines in urban areas. You can **** with the power grid in dozens of ways, and if you could organise a terrorists cell of people who weren't grandiose ****bags, you could run a guerrilla like campaign all over the country. It doesn't have to be big, you just have to do it everywhere and often. Terrorists are unimaginative.
    All it takes is one pissed off person that has a real working brain. One person pissed off is more dangerous than any nuclear device. The powergrid would be the least of our worries. Me personaly since PG&E has been hiking rates I've been setting up to remove myself from the grid using solar, wind, Multifuel generator and battery storage. I am tired of getting raped on my bill. I may start a tread on why and how its so bull**** the way the central valley gets hosed by Frisco and LA.
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    Re: Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause Broad Hardship

    You know they place so many of these substations near roads that it would be very simple to do a drive by and lob a grenade or something and no one would probably ever know who did it.
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