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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

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    I thought that was a pre-existing condition.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

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    Realize that some of us would not be worrying about outselves in such a situation. Some of us would be forced to leave our families and friends to fend for themselves while we went to try and fix the problem. We always think of firefighters and police in these situations, but rarely do people think about the utility workers who spend 12-16 hours a day, regardless of the weather or their own family's status, trying to put everyone's lights back on.
    Kudos and Thank God for all those who would sacrifice for the good of the whole. If everyone is somewhat prepared to take care of themselves, it will make the recovery easier for the rest.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

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    Although I'm not involved in this particular drill, I have a number of close friends and business associates that are, that will give me the real results if the official reports are "classified." Which happens a lot in these type exercises.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Although I'm not involved in this particular drill, I have a number of close friends and business associates that are, that will give me the real results if the official reports are "classified." Which happens a lot in these type exercises.
    IIRC, the country as a whole received a 'D' in preparedness. The results from this drill could be worse.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    IIRC, the country as a whole received a 'D' in preparedness. The results from this drill could be worse.
    One of my part time employees is FEMA REP-Evaluator for nuclear plants. Another is in charge of the overall evaluation team.

    No one is very optimistic, but that's what the exercise is actually for; to find where the holes are, and then determine how to fill those holes. So even though the exercise is not expected to get raving reviews, it should finally identify some if not all of the critical gaps.

    FEMA and the NRC attempted to do a GAP review, but the private sector being so diverse, there was no way to do a critical evaluation that had any meaning.

    After this, we have to see what the price tag will be and the length of time needed to fill the holes. That's the part that frightens me, more than the holes themselves.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    what an idiotic film.

    studies have shown people act appropriately around traffic lights when the power is out. this documentary shows a bunch of morons flying through intersections. pure sensationalism.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    what an idiotic film.

    studies have shown people act appropriately around traffic lights when the power is out. this documentary shows a bunch of morons flying through intersections. pure sensationalism.
    I saw a guy today stop in the middle of a busy road, roll down his window and chew out a woman just because she wasn't moving fast enough for him. Imagine if that same man hadn't eaten his Wheaties (or anything else) this morning.

    People can turn into assholes without the stress of a nation-wide blackout. 'Studies' be damned

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    One of my part time employees is FEMA REP-Evaluator for nuclear plants. Another is in charge of the overall evaluation team.

    No one is very optimistic, but that's what the exercise is actually for; to find where the holes are, and then determine how to fill those holes. So even though the exercise is not expected to get raving reviews, it should finally identify some if not all of the critical gaps.

    FEMA and the NRC attempted to do a GAP review, but the private sector being so diverse, there was no way to do a critical evaluation that had any meaning.

    After this, we have to see what the price tag will be and the length of time needed to fill the holes. That's the part that frightens me, more than the holes themselves.
    Let us know [what you can] about the outcome of this drill. It should be fascinating.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    People can turn into assholes without the stress of a nation-wide blackout. 'Studies' be damned
    might as well show a husband run out of toothpaste and stab his wife in the neck then. since I'm sure that type of **** happens in society too.

    why bother trying to accurately show a blackout if you are going to ignore known human responses and show anything you want.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Let us know [what you can] about the outcome of this drill. It should be fascinating.
    Will do.

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