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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.

 photo i_make_my_own_rules_640_high_25_zps5ae916f3.jpg


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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To: Whenifhow
‘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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To: Darksheare
They fired their editor and hired the reporters six year old nephew.

How could you tell?

21 posted on 10/09/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Hardraade

“You should have expected us”

Isn’t that Anonymous’ motto or something? I’ve heard that before. This may be retaliation for a recent roundup of some of them.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Whenifhow

The kind of stuff of stuff Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn used to do. Is the Weather Underground back?


23 posted on 10/09/2013 7:06:46 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Paine in the Neck

someone mentioned the TV show “Connections” on another thread so I am watching the first episode, about the 1965 power outtage in the northeast.

weird.


24 posted on 10/09/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Paine in the Neck

That they used U.S. suggests there’s some fringe idiot out there in a group using those initials.


25 posted on 10/09/2013 7:08:33 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Lazamataz

Interesting.

Probably the Amish.

They hate electricity.


But I still got nailed by their computer virus. I lost all my data and a lot of my friends on my email list got hammered by this one as well. It’s a sneaky little devil.

Here is the letter I got:


Thou hast just received the Amish Virus.

As we haveth no technology nor programming experience, this virus worketh on the honour system. Please delete all the files from thy hard drive and manually forward this virus to all on thy mailing list.

We thank thee for thy cooperation.

— The Amish Computer Engineering Dept.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Whenifhow

‘YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’


But NOBODY expects the Spanish inquisition.


27 posted on 10/09/2013 7:11:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GeronL

someone mentioned the TV show “Connections” on another thread so I am watching the first episode, about the 1965 power outtage in the northeast.

weird.


I used to have that entire series on Beta. It is one of the best things I ever saw on PBS. You can watch the whole thing on Youtube now.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 7:12:09 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SkyDancer
You posted a picture of Mennonites enjoying themselves at Cabela's.

Not Amish.

29 posted on 10/09/2013 7:13:10 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: redgolum
You can shut down the power with a map and a rifle.

Indeed. Coordinate numerous teams by cell phone and the East Coast would be dark in minutes and would stay that way for months.

30 posted on 10/09/2013 7:13:12 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: GeronL

Great series.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Pontiac

Which dem Congresswoman was it who said that an attack on our infrastructure, such as an EMP attack, is 100% certain?


32 posted on 10/09/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
What does that mean?

"You should have expected us"?

You'll have to ax them.

33 posted on 10/09/2013 7:24:26 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Lazamataz

dang the Tea Party struck again!

Did they find any abandoned lawn chairs and metamucil boxes?


34 posted on 10/09/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cuban leaf

LOL!


35 posted on 10/09/2013 7:27:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Paine in the Neck
There’s our first clue.....obviously a public school graduate.
36 posted on 10/09/2013 7:30:07 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Whenifhow

This writer is discussing three different events and clarity becomes lost in his efforts.
A different event occurred in each of the following months, August, September and October.


37 posted on 10/09/2013 7:34:55 AM PDT by deport
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To: j. earl carter

Amish disguised as Mennonites - they’re sneaky. (haven’t you seen the - oh, never mind)


38 posted on 10/09/2013 7:48:18 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: ecomcon

Exactly. “Expect us” is Anonymous motto. What we may be seeing is an Anonymous transition from nonphysical to physical, something we’ve been expecting for some time.

Had to happen.


39 posted on 10/09/2013 7:50:29 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: SkyDancer
I know I'm being anal, but...

The Amish always stand out because they have those "bowl on the head" haircuts. Mennonites look like they go to the barber.

40 posted on 10/09/2013 7:59:42 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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41 posted on 10/09/2013 8:00:13 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: wally_bert; cuban leaf

Yep, its all on Youtube

It made me think, in the 1965 blackout the recorded crime rate was lowest that day than in the citys history, 12 years later when the blackout hit, there was widespread looting and arson.

So, what made the city so different in 12 years?


42 posted on 10/09/2013 8:01:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

It made me think, in the 1965 blackout the recorded crime rate was lowest that day than in the citys history, 12 years later when the blackout hit, there was widespread looting and arson.

So, what made the city so different in 12 years?


The same thing that will make the country “different” when the next depression hits: The character of its people.


43 posted on 10/09/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: HiTech RedNeck

But terror doesn’t work on a Redneck like it does those soft city fellers.

It just p!sses us off.

;)


44 posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:00 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: Hardraade
“Expect us” is Anonymous motto.

But it doesn't say "expect us"; it says "expect U . S . ". Just a typo, you think?

45 posted on 10/09/2013 8:16:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Paine in the Neck

What does that mean?

“You should have expected us”?

or

“You should have expected [this], U.S.”?
**********
I wondered about that as well. Maybe it is a signal something wicked this way comes? The US Power Grid drill is coming in November - perhaps this was a beta test?


46 posted on 10/09/2013 8:17:39 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Little Pig

Heh heh heh.


47 posted on 10/09/2013 8:23:27 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: COBOL2Java

It has that disjointed “childs imagining” vibe to the writing.


48 posted on 10/09/2013 8:24:02 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Whenifhow

islamism until demonstrated otherwise.


49 posted on 10/09/2013 8:26:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: j. earl carter

There are some people here that joke around about the Amish who are a gentle people. In a way it’s funny but then sometimes ... anyway I was kinda adding to that. R/Janey


50 posted on 10/09/2013 8:26:56 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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