Skip to comments.Rifle-Toting Terrorists Called Major Threat to U.S. Power Grid
Posted on 11/24/2012 6:58:58 AM PST by marktwainEdited on 11/24/2012 8:09:24 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Nah. Let's just take all of their rifles away. Yeah, that'll work.
shamefully transparent attempt to suppress the law abiding citizens.
our leaders are disgusting insects
There are ways that a very few number of actors with very rudimentary equipment could take down large portions of our grid,
Preventing the following
1) People from using electricity
2) Power plants from needing to burn coal to make the
electricity for these people to use.
3) Environmental destruction to produce the coal
4) Coal miners (who didn’t vote democratic anyway) from supporting their families.
5) The release of dangerous CO2 into the atmosphere by power plants and living breathing coal miner families.
6) Destroying the planet.
Now who would ever do such a thing?
If you cannot see through it, you will have to deal with wind load.
Thanks, Mark Twain. This is an interesting anecdote.
(The mag involves has soft porn popups, which I mean that in a bad way- Just saying)
I cut and pasted and sent to my East Coast family who marvel at the gun situation in Texas. (See Bernard Goetz)
Hide your lever rifles and the kids .22!
Now that the Islamo-Marxist has been selected to rule for another term it is time for Big Gov to resume the War On Bitter Clingers.
Just another reason for Obama to require gun registration.
I wonder how many ARs and AKs have been sold in the last decade?
Our electric company took down the chainlink fencing and put up 10 ft brick walls around all the small stations. Expensive project for less security. At least with chainlink, anyone inside would be seen. With the new easily scaled walls, there’s no way to see if anyone is inside.
We need to do what Bush did, and allow in more Muslims terrorist. Ya tell people Bush allowed in more Muslims after 911 than the previous two decades, during war time, and they give ya that lost dog look...
The entire DHS memo, email reading, cell phone confiscating push by 0bama and cabal is based on their perception that insurrection is a real possibility. After all, that’s what 0bama’s OWS plans for, whether they won or lost the election. The marauding bands of thieves and looters are presently contained within the Black Friday rage events.
As much as I hate to admit it, the article is basically correct. The part about the .22 rifle may be stretching it somewhat although the bushings on the transformers may be vulnerable to damage from a .22 at close range. The real danger is from .50 BMG AP rounds. 50 cal rifles are readily available to the public and 50 BMG rounds can be had for $3.50 each. A .50 BMG will puncture the casing on a station transformer from a fair distance. And as the article mentions, high capacity substation transformers are custome made to order and have very long lead times.
My guess is that most electrical service to California could be interrupted by taking out 5 or 6 key high voltage substation transformers.
“A coordinated physical attack is a very, very unsettling thing to me.”
No problem, sir. A coordinated physical attack...”...doesn’t worry your president at all. As a matter-a-fact...your president, his SOS, his UN ambassador, and his adoring main-steam media fan club would probably blame it on a homemade video shot by a disgruntled utility user...
Facepalms on so many levels.
I wouldn’t think it would require a .50. All you need to do is punch a hole in it so the oil starts leaking out and wait for it to overheat.
The TSA could guard the stations. 24 hour/day, armed guards.
Great, that’ll call for another governmental 50 bizillion bullet order.
Obamugabe’s energy policy is THE major threat to our power grid.
I think the nobama chap and his tyrannical minions basically feel threatened by people having freedom.
The problem is not that people are allowed to have weapons. The problem is that un-american sub-cultures have been allowed to fester within our borders, and our border security has been purposely diminished by the scum for whom the invaders vote.
Most substations are both isolated and unmanned, so there is no one there to "see" anyone inside anyway. Motion-sensor triggered cameras linked back to "headquarters" fix the "problem". And those should be there whether there is an opaque fence or not (think "kids").
Ya got a government who rolled out the red carpet and aided and abetted the invasion of millions to enter illegally from God knows where, ya had Bush allowing in more Muslims after 911 than the previous two decades.....And now all these morons running government tell us we got bad guys in the house?
How f'd up is this?
Does he produce Tupelo Honey?
The problem is that an un-American subculture has been allowed to fester in the White House. Fixed it for ya.
If you bought all your guns in a gun shop, then the Feds have a record of what you have. THUS, go to a private person selling guns and buy some that the Feds do not know about. Then, when they come demanding them, and you give them up to stay out of jail, you will at least have something to defend your family. That is what I have done. Just in case.
Who needs to pick up a gun to terrorize. ?
....Our POS-POTUS is the Chief Terrorist, Cook and Bottle Washer for said terrorist IMHO .
That said I want to thank you for all you do here at FR posting the crime stories . Read em everyday ....grateful for your time and effort.
Stay Safe !
There are ways that a very few number of actors with very rudimentary equipment could take down large portions of our grid, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said today at a Bloomberg Government breakfast in Washington. I dont think we have the level of physical security we need.
Looks like Bloomy is working another angle for gun control.
Stopping potential terrorists at the borders is the last thing that will ever occur to them.
Learned how to shoot popping Insulators off of Power poles, 30-06 at 16, retired after 40 years as a manager in the Utility Biz, turns around, comes round.
Like I said on fbook..if I desired to take out large portions of the grid..neither rifles nor HE would be the tools of choice.
The key is not to let our enemies into the country. The leftist radicals and their immigration policies have opened the door and now it is too late.They have let in the Muslims and allowed Mexico to invade. We are going to experience some real pain with the loss of America values and culture. I see the erosion of our country everyday and it is occurring at an alarming rate.
There are lots of rifles that can do it at calibers much more common than .50 BMG.
There are many ways it can be done with homemade items.
Rifles are not the problem. There is a study that was done under President Bush (W) that said we needed ways to replace these custom built transformers quickly. It is about a two year wait to have one built now, and they are built overseas.
A design was developed for a three part modular transformer that could replace 95% of the large custom jobs. Each module could be transported in a standard container by semi-truck and train.
I do not know if they ever built a prototype.
If we were wasting money on the stimulus, some of it should have gone for 20 of these systems. They would likely cost less than 20 million, total, but I guess Solyndra was considered far more important than insuring that we could get the power grid up quickly after a massive solar flare, EMP attack, or physical attack such as the one described.