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How to Survive: Lessons from Puerto Rico
American Thinker.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Norman Rogers

Posted on 10/08/2017 11:20:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 10/08/2017 11:20:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Ping.


2 posted on 10/08/2017 11:22:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin

I did not know.

But better stock up on hot sauce...

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“Certainly, there is no shortage of food. At any time, there are enough corn and soybeans stored in the Midwest to feed the entire country for five years.”


3 posted on 10/08/2017 11:25:45 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kaslin

Every electric company should have lots of spare parts. Buy now, save on higher prices in the future.

I’m not sure why lines are still strung up on poles when a bunch of it could be buried under ground? Especially in areas of high wind.


4 posted on 10/08/2017 11:27:57 AM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Kaslin

First, don’t be dirt poor.


5 posted on 10/08/2017 11:27:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.

This article is right in your wheelhouse, is it not?


6 posted on 10/08/2017 11:38:42 AM PDT by Taxman (Replace the income tax with the FAIRtax and abolish the IRS!)
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To: PrairieLady2

Because burying high voltage transmission and distribution line is very, very expensive compared to putting them up on poles.


7 posted on 10/08/2017 11:59:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: PrairieLady2

>>I’m not sure why lines are still strung up on poles when a bunch of it could be buried under ground? Especially in areas of high wind.

Because the customers don’t understand business or electricity. They want everything and want it now and think it should be free because “it’s a necessity”. Underground comes with flooding problems (the transformers are on the ground). Above ground comes with wind problems. Then there are the transmission voltages that make 100% underground impossible.

Undergrounding also becomes a problem when water, sewer, reuse, storm drains, cable, and telephone are also underground. This is why new subdivisions are easily undergrounded, but a retrofit is very costly.


8 posted on 10/08/2017 12:12:03 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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To: Taxman

You bet. Sooner or later, all the power goes out and stays out.


9 posted on 10/08/2017 12:14:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PrairieLady2
Every electric company should have lots of spare parts.

Tell that to their Public Utilities Commissions.

10 posted on 10/08/2017 12:14:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: PrairieLady2

Puerto Rico’s power company was $9 billion in debt before this year’s hurricanes, and is plagued with power outages just because the grid is old. The PR power company gives away power free to government and the politically connected.

How much are YOU willing to pay for an underground grid in PR? PR isn’t going to pay for it.


11 posted on 10/08/2017 12:20:16 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Kaslin

How can we lecture others not to go into debt when the Federal Government leads the way in that department?


12 posted on 10/08/2017 12:21:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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This goes against what responsible like you and I do but let me spell it out for you...

Leverage the crap out of everything, borrow as much as possible, default on your obligations and let someone else clean up the mess.

That’s how the world works now.

Sadly.

Cheers.

Southpark


13 posted on 10/08/2017 12:25:14 PM PDT by SouthParkRepublican
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To: Kaslin

One man who was a farmer had put in a solar greenhouse. 50% of it survived. Solar might be the way to go....but of course not totally.


14 posted on 10/08/2017 12:37:33 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PrairieLady2

>>I’m not sure why lines are still strung up on poles when a bunch of it could be buried under ground? Especially in areas of high wind.<<

Several reasons. Two of the bigger ones are (1) buried cables lose power, and (2) while a buried cable is less likely to go out in a storm, if it DOES go out (say because of flooding, rodent chewing, digging, etc), it can take ten times as long to find and fix the problem.

Here’s a presentation on the issues:

https://www.puc.nh.gov/2008IceStorm/ST&E%20Presentations/NEI%20Underground%20Presentation%2006-09-09.pdf


15 posted on 10/08/2017 12:39:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: 2banana

“Certainly, there is no shortage of food. At any time, there are enough corn and soybeans stored in the Midwest to feed the entire country for five years.”

True, but with inoperable microwave ovens 1/2 the country would starve.


16 posted on 10/08/2017 12:41:43 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Two scoops, two genders, two terms. Get used to it.)
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To: Kaslin

Basic Prepping 101:

Start with loss of electricity and Prep from there...


17 posted on 10/08/2017 12:46:44 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Travis McGee

That would lead to some very hard times, indeed!

As you so often remind us.


18 posted on 10/08/2017 1:18:23 PM PDT by Taxman (Replace the income tax with the FAIRtax and abolish the IRS!)
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This article did identify problems quite well, but the solutions were for the most part really bad.

The authors point about national power grid vulnerability was spot on, but the suggested “solution” was just another added level of problems. Yes, the power grid is vulnerable. But why continue to put our eggs in that rickety basket? Smaller grids with redundancy and distributed generation are a much better plan. In a world without power, the people with microgrids and working solar arrays will perservere.

As for requiring everyone to have 30 days of food and water on hand, I think that’s a great goal. But are we going to form a prepper police to enforce a legal requirement to do so? Are we going to fine and jail folks because they don’t have enough beanie wienies in their pantry?


19 posted on 10/08/2017 2:05:52 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (There's a voter born every minute.)
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To: 2banana; Tilted Irish Kilt
“Certainly, there is no shortage of food. At any time, there are enough corn and soybeans stored in the Midwest to feed the entire country for five years.”

I'm sure the insects have figured this out by now.

20 posted on 10/08/2017 2:10:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (April 2006 Message from Dan http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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