Saturday, March 15, 2014
Consider life in America without alternating current available at every spigot in the country.
The report says that in the event of a US grid collapse, it will take at least a year to get the power back up and running. Wow - talk about connecting dots in a vacuum! To get the power grid back online in a year, even two years, assumes that life in America otherwise continues without noticing the loss of electricity. It assumes so much that is not in evidence (or reality) that I have to simply dismiss the entire "Get the lights back on by Americans" concept as fantasy.
Here's when the lights will come back on: Whenever the Russians and Chinese decide to come into CONUS, kick out the rats that will infest from south of the border, execute the few remaining pockets of "Americans" who managed to survive famine, disease, violence, and every other Doomsday plotline one can imagine.
Turn off the electricity across the entire planet at the same time, and we'll have a shot.
Turn off the power only in America - and CONUS becomes the ripest, most succulent piece of low-hanging fruit the world has ever seen. And we will be devoured so completely as to erase the memory of this place from the history of the Human Record.
Nine stations and a factory...
Wirecutter has the story, here.
Posted by K at 10:00 AM