NYT: "Worries Over the Power Grid Rise...)

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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Aug 16, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us/as-worri...

As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

I ‘ll give them one they haven’t thought of...a cat 3, 4 or 5 hurricane hitting Rhode Island and them sweeping onto the west side of Boston. Or some other vulnerable hit in NE.

I believe the majority of the NE grid is built to a code of 90 miles per hour sustained winds for 5 minutes, especially around the coast, while the area around Louisiana is built to a code of 130 MPH. Why is our grid engineering codes so low for wind speed? Most of our transmission towers are so old, it will fail at a lot lower wind speed...

It would wipe our grid in a widespread metropolitan area...the transmission towers ...can you imagine all the knocked down trees in the regular roads...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Aug 16, 2013
Ask Pilgrim Nuclear station what happened to them this winter at much lower wind (sub blizzard) with thier grid and transmission connections?
Scott

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Aug 16, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08 /17/us/as-worries-over-the-pow er-grid-rise-a-drill-will-simu late-a-knockout-blow.html?ref= us
As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow
I ‘ll give them one they haven’t thought of...a cat 3, 4 or 5 hurricane hitting Rhode Island and them sweeping onto the west side of Boston. Or some other vulnerable hit in NE.
I believe the majority of the NE grid is built to a code of 90 miles per hour sustained winds for 5 minutes, especially around the coast, while the area around Louisiana is built to a code of 130 MPH. Why is our grid engineering codes so low for wind speed? Most of our transmission towers are so old, it will fail at a lot lower wind speed...
It would wipe our grid in a widespread metropolitan area...the transmission towers ...can you imagine all the knocked down trees in the regular roads...
We should have I know more than no one explain it to us since he says that he knows "how a grid works".
Dream Weaver

Williston, VT

#4 Aug 16, 2013
Obama is reinstalling solar on the White House.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#5 Aug 17, 2013
I am honestly getting sick and tired of him...his solution to our problems is to throw a speech at it.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Aug 17, 2013
Scott wrote:
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We should have I know more than no one explain it to us since he says that he knows "how a grid works".
You are mumbling something about a grid?
Boogie

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Aug 17, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I am honestly getting sick and tired of him...his solution to our problems is to throw a speech at it.
That was obvious right from the beginning. Throw a speech at it and demean his opponents in the speech because everyone knows you get cooperation from your opponents by demeaning them. Typical liberal approach.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Aug 17, 2013
That is why Obama is in there...the other side provides no healthy competition. The hard right republican hateful party is collapsing right in front of us.
Boogie

Brattleboro, VT

#9 Aug 17, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
That is why Obama is in there...the other side provides no healthy competition. The hard right republican hateful party is collapsing right in front of us.
Obama is "in there" because he won the minority vote by 22 million votes. Romney won everyone else by 17 million votes. A large turnout by minorities and a 95% racial vote by blacks sunk Romney.
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#10 Aug 17, 2013
Fox News Idiot wrote:
Obama is "in there" because he won the minority vote by 22 million votes. Romney won everyone else by 17 million votes. A large turnout by minorities and a 95% racial vote by blacks sunk Romney.
http://i.imgur.com/uAgkm.jpg
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#11 Aug 17, 2013
Boogie wrote:
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Obama is "in there" because he won the minority vote by 22 million votes. Romney won everyone else by 17 million votes. A large turnout by minorities and a 95% racial vote by blacks sunk Romney.
You are making my case for me, the weak republican base for Mitt make the tiny black segment seem important.

You racist pig!
Boogie

Brattleboro, VT

#12 Aug 17, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
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You are making my case for me, the weak republican base for Mitt make the tiny black segment seem important.
You racist pig!
The only racism I saw in the presidential election was the racism practiced by black people because they voted for Obama because he was black. The "weak republican base" contained few black voters in the last election but tell me, is that because Romeny was running against a black man or was it because of his policies?

You are like Al Sharpton. Any white person who mentions anything about black people is a racist even if what they say has nothing to do with racial predjudice. How is reporting the results of the election with respect to black voters racist? If I am racist then the NY Times is also racist since I got the stats from them. Black and liberal race baiters want to call any white person who mentions black demographics "racists" because they don't want any kind of serious or realistic discussion of race in America.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#13 Aug 18, 2013
Boogie wrote:
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The only racism I saw in the presidential election was the racism practiced by black people because they voted for Obama because he was black. The "weak republican base" contained few black voters in the last election but tell me, is that because Romeny was running against a black man or was it because of his policies?
You are like Al Sharpton. Any white person who mentions anything about black people is a racist even if what they say has nothing to do with racial predjudice. How is reporting the results of the election with respect to black voters racist? If I am racist then the NY Times is also racist since I got the stats from them. Black and liberal race baiters want to call any white person who mentions black demographics "racists" because they don't want any kind of serious or realistic discussion of race in America.
You are such a pig, the blacks make up 13% of our population and we all vote at about the same rate...65%...
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#14 Aug 18, 2013
Fox News Idiot wrote:
The only racism I saw in the presidential election was the racism practiced by black people because they voted for Obama because he was black.
Then you are blind as well as dumb.

Why can't you admit that some people voted against Obama because he is black?

Your candidate lost in a landslide, get over it crybaby.
Boogie

Bennington, VT

#15 Aug 19, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
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You are such a pig, the blacks make up 13% of our population and we all vote at about the same rate...65%...
13% of the approximately 125 million votes cast is 16.25 million. Romney only lost by 5 million. You say the 13% is insignificant and it would be if whites all decided to cast racial votes. The 13% of votes cast by blacks would have been insignificant if they had split their vote but they didn't. They voted as a block. The fact of the matter is that Obama was a charismatic first black candidate and he got way to many votes for that reason and not for the reason of his political ability or programs. And we are seeing the result with a dysfunctional government in Washington.

If I was black I would have voted for him too.
Mike Mulligan

West Chesterfield, NH

#16 Aug 19, 2013
blah, blah, blah...
I Know More Than You

Topsham, ME

#17 Aug 19, 2013
Fox News Idiot wrote:
And we are seeing the result with a dysfunctional government in Washington.
Keep telling yourself that as the republican party continues to eat itself from within.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#18 Aug 19, 2013
Tis is about the NE grid...
Scotty

Brattleboro, VT

#20 Aug 20, 2013
I Know More Than You wrote:
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Keep telling yourself that as the republican party continues to eat itself from within.
It is clear the GOP is.much more together than the dems. The house GOP is pretty much in control of the entire agenda except for the unlawful changes Obama is doing. But no big deal there. The next president, who will be a republican, will just change things back.
Scotty

Brattleboro, VT

#21 Aug 20, 2013
I Know More Than You wrote:
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Keep telling yourself that as the republican party continues to eat itself from within.
You are too young to have an experienced opinion about politics. Politics is much more complex than your limited knowledge allows you to see.

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