NYC Blackout

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  1. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    https://www.breitbart.com/local/2019/07/13/manhattan-upper-west-side-suffer-widespread-blackouts/

    Interesting what chaos could be created with selected targeting of transformers. A person or group could really cripple an area with a tiny bit of knowledge about transformers and substations. Which are all pretty much unsecured.

    Same story for most of our drinking water systems. No need to go shoot people or blow things up. Just target infrastructure.

    If you could cut power to all the urban Starbucks you could end the culture war in a day! :p
     
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    Seriously, we had a power outage in Concord one night early last week that affected about the same number of people. It was not even mentioned the next morning on the local news. But the self-possessed media twits at the center of the universe (NYC) think anything that disturbs their environment in the least is the beginning of the end and a harbinger of the apocalypse.

    ^^^ Think of the pain and suffering that would cause; you are a mean, mean man. :D
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    40,000 people in NY might be one block in the right area. But there is some tactical advantage to knocking out power in an area.
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    NY Gov. shows how ignorant he is whenever he opens his huge mouth. Power grid gear can and will fail over time.
    How much energy did he waste flying from Albany to NY City the other night?
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Well the Guv is a special kind of stupid. He grew up rich and spoiled and believed all the people that told him how special he was. And he wasn’t bright enough to realize the truth of the matter when he grew up.
     
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    I think the real issue with Andrew Cuomo is that he is jealous that his brother Chris is on TV more often.
     
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    Why did I think NYC Blackout was another caliber I need to consider?
     
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    The Army taught me how to target the power grids in other countries.

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    Kind of like all the local news providing 24 hour coverage of a tree falling during a windstorm in Charlotte ?
     
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    If these city people had to be without power for weeks like eastern NC did during the last hurricane, it would be a national emergency.

    City people are the most helpless people on the planet.
     
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    It was only 5 hours. Not long enough for them to not be able to recharge their phones. Chaos will ensue when their phones are dead and they can’t rely on Twitter to tell them what to think.
     
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    Blackouts in NYC usually results in a population increase in 9 months.


    CD
     
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    So what was it? Blown transgender or a Hack job?
     
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    It was a test to see how people would react. Next test will be longer and cover a wider area. Wait till they do the same with water.
     
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    1) Acquire 10 foot piece of logging chain.
    2) Throw over fence onto lines at substation.
    3) Avoid arc flash.
    4) Call in air strike.
     
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    Kinda surprised they're not demanding that auxiliary power lines be run from the other Districts into the Capital.
     
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