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View Poll Results: What caused the power outage?
Lightning (sounds like "Pockets of swamp gas" or "A weather balloon" to me..)
I'd say the military was testing a "new energy weapon"
and the gov't can't prove they were'nt lest the cat get
let out of the bag. If we were to use this on say ....China or N. Korea.......yep we would be the only Super Power left.......
ECONOMISTS! They caused the Columbia accident so they most probably caused this as well but that won't be in the papers. The papers will state that it was the engineers fucking up and not mention that the engineers had a knife on their necks by some MBA type.
It probally was machine error, but I'd like to say some stupid terrimal did it before the toxic gas was in place . I know that a few powerplants run on windows. I hope none of the nuclear powerplants run on windows. If they did, US would be blown to a pulp by now.
By ANDREW C. REVKIN and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA The New York Times
Investigators of North America's biggest blackout say all signs from a nearly completed timeline point to human errors in the early stages in Ohio on Aug. 14 as the cause of the cascade into darkness.
They have nearly finished assembling a second-by-second chronology composed of millions of bits of data collected from computers, voice recorders and hundreds of sensors scattered from Detroit through Canada into New York, officials said.
"We think we have the timeline nailed pretty well," said Donald M. Benjamin, vice president of the North American Electric Reliability Council, the industry group created after the 1965 blackout to maintain electricity flows.
"It's down to the second in terms of what happens, which transmission paths opened, when areas became isolated," Mr. Benjamin said. "It provides a good understanding of how the power flows."
But an expert from the federal government taking part in the investigation was much more definitive about a probable cause, saying all the data pointed to mistakes by people in the event's earliest stages.
The crucial missteps, a federal investigator working on the analysis said last night, appear to have occurred in the handling of an hourlong sequence of line failures and plant shutdowns preceding the full-blown blackout, which swept parts of eight states and eastern Canada starting around 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 14.
"Had all of the existing policies been followed, this would not have developed into a cascading event," the investigator said. "What we see are institutional breakdowns, not a breakdown of the system itself."
He and other investigators declined to discuss details, but others involved in the investigation said the timeline essentially matched independent analyses done recently by several grid experts and utilities.
They discovered that citizens of New York and other such cities were planning massive gasoline protests and burning down every Shell station they could find. To squash the revolts, they decided to kill the power in strategically marked cities.
It's them... they know we are tired of being exploited and conveniently near Labor Day. Maybe your city is next....