The Grid, Electricity, Terrorists Cripple Crimean Power Supply, & Are You Kidding Me? – Episode 16

The Grid

“My worry isn’t our ability to knock out power to the country. The system is fragile, and it will be easy. My worry is what happens next.”


Electricity per se is not the problem. We are Luddites but only in the true sense of that word. In the early 1800s, when a group of English weavers destroyed mechanized looms, they were not protesting the industrial revolution, they were protesting the changing relationship between society and technology. We are not against electricity, we are against the way in which our society had decided to use this tool.

Terrorists Cripple the Crimean Power Supply

Last night two high-voltage power lines leading from Ukrainian power plants to Crimea were collapsed by bomb blasts. This follows on the heels of twin blasts damaging other towers two nights ago.

Are You Kidding Me?

“This is entrapment.”


“The government is either stupid or clever.”

“What already?”

“I just googled ‘security vulnerabilities pipelines’ and one of the first pages is a TSA report on just that. It lays out a how-to guide for crippling a pipeline. Plus I found a few industry reports and academic articles on the same topic. Why would they publish this?”

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Musical background is Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A Minor, arranged by Michelle Diehl (Pub. Dom.).

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