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6 Power Grid Problems That Should Terrify You

Friday, August 26, 2016 23:08
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6 Power Grid Problems That Should Terrify You

The American culture survives on a lifeline of electrical wires. This power grid crisscrosses the country, bringing electricity to homes, offices, factories, warehouses, farms, traffic lights and even campgrounds. Pretty much everywhere you go, you can count on being able to plug in and have electricity to use.

It’s a good thing we have the grid, as we use it extensively. Pretty much everything we use today requires electricity in one form or another. Our homes, places of businesses, entertainment and shopping are all made possible by electronic devices. Those devices do everything from pump our gas to heat our homes. They bring us information through the Internet and entertainment through our televisions. They keep our food from spoiling and cook it when we’re ready to eat. Without electricity, we could do little that we do today.

Granted, there are non-electrical means of doing many things that we depend on for electricity. Carpenters built homes before having electric power tools. Homemakers cooked food for their families without the array of electric appliances that we use today. Businesses were able to run without computers. But that was years ago. Today, we are dependent on those thin wires, carrying much-needed electricity into our homes and businesses.


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  • If you have ever seen most worksites, there are more bodies standing than toiling. Most of that “work” is frivolous.

    In my town, the utilities company was run as sort of personality cult, gossip and probes revealing “work,” on the homes of corrupt employers.

    One of the workers tells me he does not know the useful purpose of the college course he has just taken, in order to receive a social promotion. I had to tell him why cross sampling can be used to guesstimate a work order. He gets a McMansion with every amenity imaginable.

    They print money and buy their own bonds, yet can never have enough, much of it supporting pensioners, who are now placeholders and always have been.

    I see an ineffective use of resources, which is a problem, without any fanciful, sci-fi, or Biblical emergencies. I mean, there is a lack of intelligent design, and that alone predisposes this industry to a Malthusian check. You don’t need a wrecking ball. You don’t need that small straw, that broke the camel’s back. All it takes is a bowl of popcorn. Fold your hands, watch it, for the B-movie that it is, and it’s unsustainable.

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