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Attacks on Arkansas' Electric Grid Leave 10,000 Without Power; 'YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.'
http://www.forbes.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | William Pentland

Posted on 10/09/2013 6:39:56 AM PDT by Whenifhow

More than 10,000 people in Arkansas were dumped into a blackout Sunday following an attack on that state’s electric grid, the FBI said today, the third such attack in recent weeks. In August, a major transmission line in the region, around Cabot, Ark., was deliberately cut.

The FBI said that two power poles had been intentionally cut in Lonoke County on Sunday, resulting in the outage.

According to the FBI:

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2013, officials with Entergy Arkansas reported a fire at its Keo substation located on Arkansas Highway 165 between Scott and England in Lonoke County. Fortunately, there were no injuries and no reported power outages. Investigation has determined that the fire, which consumed the control house at the substation, was intentionally set. The person or persons responsible for this incident inscribed a message on a metal control panel outside the substation which reads, ‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’

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The implication appears to be that the culprit not only knew where to find the equipment he needed to cause a power outage, but he also know how to use that equipment well enough to pull down two utility poles.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arkansas; electricgrid; poweroutage; terrorism
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1 posted on 10/09/2013 6:39:56 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Interesting.

Probably the Amish.

They hate electricity.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Reminds me of the guy who used to routinely every year or so bomb the california aquaduct.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 6:42:29 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Lazamataz

Must be the anarchist Tea Party.

/s reinforcing the obvious


4 posted on 10/09/2013 6:42:48 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Whenifhow
Fortunately, there were no injuries and no reported power outages.

Er... did they not check their boilerplate standard press-releases?

5 posted on 10/09/2013 6:42:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: null and void

Ping.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 6:43:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lazamataz

Amish Mafia?


7 posted on 10/09/2013 6:44:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama: 'The Problem Is ... I’m Not the Emperor of the United States')
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To: Lazamataz

So a story about 10,000 people without power didn’t involve a power outage?

say what?


8 posted on 10/09/2013 6:45:22 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

I noticed that the “press release” link embedded in the article went to a local report - not a “standard press release”.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 6:45:54 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Lazamataz

oh laz it sure does sound like they got into zombie mode.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 6:46:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Lazamataz

They fired their editor and hired the reporters six year old nephew.
The same mind who invented Axe Cop.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lazamataz; All

Oh wait a minute. I think they mean the arson didn’t kill anybody’s power. That happened later with the downing of two power poles. Still, the word “yet” would have meant a lot here!


12 posted on 10/09/2013 6:48:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Whenifhow
‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’

I did

I have been expecting this for twenty years.

I am just surprised that the efforts are so small scale and such a small and remote state.

Makes me think that this is the effort of a Green group and not Islamonazis.

13 posted on 10/09/2013 6:49:40 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

they want to visit their wrath on a red, fundie state. not on their city buddies.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Lazamataz
And they're practicing for armed insurrection.

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15 posted on 10/09/2013 6:53:06 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Whenifhow

Anonymous


16 posted on 10/09/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Whenifhow

I hope it wasn’t ODumbo who was behind this. Good enough he locks up seniors at an inn with arm guards. No need for this crap.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’

What does that mean?

"You should have expected us"?

or

"You should have expected [this], U.S."?

18 posted on 10/09/2013 7:01:15 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Darksheare

Gotta say, a reference to “Axe Cop” is probably the *LAST* thing I expected to see.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 7:02:21 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Whenifhow

You can shut down the power with a map and a rifle.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 7:03:21 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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