Re: Gov. Power Grid Shut Down Nov. 13-14 2013
Remember the big blackout in the Northeast in 2003? Everyone talked about how we needed to beef up the fragile power grid. Did anything get done? No. Though I bet that's where NERC got started.
Remember the I-35 bridge collapse in 2007? Killed 13 people. After that there was again all this talk about the US crumbling infrastructure: bridges, roads, dams, the electrical grid, etc. All have deficiencies everyone said needed to be corrected.
Then came the economic problems of 2008 and Trillions of dollars has been spent on "stimulus" since. Did any of that go to solve these infrastructure problems? No, not that I know of. In fact I really can't see where any of the 5 Trillion dollars of deficit spending stimulus went to since then.
So this is not the first NERC power grid test. I think the last one was in 2011. Then they come up with all these recommendations on what to do. Does anything get done? No. Why not? Is the administration too busy shoveling cash to their dependencies?
I don't think this grid test is some conspiracy to shut down the grid. It will fail on its own in due time. I think its just another big waste of money.
Now that we have this "shutdown" what's shut down? A few parks and monuments, and a few web sites? Most of which probably cost more to shut down than keep going. I wager the government expenses now in this shutdown are barely different than they are normally.
Everything seems so bogus.
“To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper.” – Daniel Webster, 4th of July, 1800, Oration at Hanover, N.H.