Oh ya, another government will protect us all from doom so give us more money and control over your life and we’ll make it all better proposal. Give me a break, this will be yet another Solydra type waste of money that will do nothing about the making of our electrical grid safe. Kind of like the TSA, they don’t make flying any safer but they sure do make it more of a pain in the A## and they spend a ton of your money doing it.
People should learn that the government is not here to help and demanding government action for things like this will only screw things up more and result in yet another little loss in our freedom.
“KINK in our Armor?.”
The term is “Chink in the armor.”
A “chink” is a hole or an opening. As in the building of log cabins, tobacco barns and rural outbuildings. The “chinks” are filled in with “chinking.” The same goes for chinking of those fancy log cabin package homes folks build today.
Do not let the PC Police change our language. Screw them!
crony capitalist alert!!!!
if “the grid” needs to “protect itself” it needs no legislation to chose to make the investments to do that
if “the grid” does not feel such investments have already been lax, then the providers of equipment to “protect the grid” need legislation to demand “the grid” make more such investments and get taxpayer help to do it
What a steaming pantload.
OK, here’s the dope on EMP and our electrical grid: There’s no way to make everything “robust” in the face of EMP. The best that we could do is develop redundancy and backup in depth.
The clowns in Congress don’t know jack about electronics. Most of the think tank morons advocating for this stuff (like Newt Gingrich) don’t know jack about this stuff.
Those of us who do have a clue about energy, electrical generation, transmission, “alternative energy” and thermodynamics are growing increasingly weary of the BS from people who don’t.
My current rant on all of this stuff goes like this:
“If you didn’t study engineering, then put on a dunce hat, go sit in the corner and STFU. You decided long ago that you wanted to get drunk, stoned and laid every night in college, so you studied something easy. This means that you have nothing to contribute on this subject today. Enjoy the technology and ease of modern life that has been brought to you by the efforts of other people who have been willing to study harder, learn more and work harder than you. If you can’t get out of the way of people who actually do know what they’re talking about, our advice for all of you liberal arts majors to catch up to the engineers is to start back at the beginning: learn how to bang rocks together. You’ll eventually get the hang of it.”