Terrorist attack! I think NOT. People in the US have spent the past 2 years (YEAH, TWO YEARS! that’s a long time) blaming everything on terrorist attacks. The mall burnt down; terrorist attack! They closed Dairy Queen in the corner of Main and State; terrorist attack! You got fired; terrorist attack!!! Let’s face it. Fires are our fault, becuase we haven’t exactly been getting a lot of rain all over the world, but we all need SUVs, power generators (you know, just to have DSL), and I need an air conditioner. Then there’s the Dairy Queen/Getting fired issue. But that you can blame on Prez W Bush. After all, with a bad economy, he sent the troops to fight a war; and they are still there! and the economy is worse! So, really if people still want to blame everything on terrorists, we should be looking among ourselves first – the British do.

On a more relevant note–
I think the whole 8 or so places that ended up without power were just unlucky. Just a coincidence, I think … NOT! Seriously speaking, how could anyone see that all those places ended up without power almost at the same time as normal? Their power plants are completely independent of each other. Come on, even CANADA had power problems. And Experts still don’t have a clue.

Now here’s a theory–

  • Everything nowadays runs on electricity; that’s a given. You may be able to find some factories ‘handmade’ goods, and someone how has a home business that operates with minimal electricity, but they all need electric service for something, even if it is to see what they’re doing.
  • Now some of the most important things in modern society are kept on computers (on a side note, computers require electricity, even if you have laptop or backup battery for your desktop – those are recharged with out-the-outlet electricity). However, most main servers – for instance those that control ATM machines, because they control ATM usage around the world – have backup generators (click here to see how WS made it through the day) so that the systems won’t go offline, at least not for too long. But see, the people who keep track of security for these server, wouldn’t have access to security screening systems. This would leave the servers and all the information within vulnerable, and possibly millions of people victimized.
  • So, what do you do when you want to do something you shouldn’t be doing and don’t want anyone to see you? You look for the best time of day, and that tends to be nighttime. If you want to gather information while no one’s looking, then you would (1) wait until the close of business – when everyone’s crazy to go home, (2) out do their security and undermine all preventive security measures (you no longer have to kill the security guard and go in, just kill the security system), (3) extract whatever you want without being watched (no one can see you if there’s no power), and (4) walk calmly away and let everyone sizzling in the heat and exasperation because they have no electricity and no power, so they’ll blame it all on an irresponsible government that couldn’t waste the budget on fixing power lines.
  • Okay, now that I’ve cleared that up. And you realize that the blackout could have just been some sort of conspiracy to rob a bank or gather information on over 100 million Americans, let’s move on. There’s still one thing that I can’t figure out. What’s the link between all the affected places? What would make anyone leave millions of people powerless? If you know, please let me know.

    I have lived in 5 cities in my life, and I have seen power outtages before. Has anyone noticed that when that happens you don’t have electricity but the block after your does, or the one across the street does? You’ve heard of CA not having, NY has had blackouts before. But isn’t it just too much coincidence that Michigan, NY, Toronto, etc. lose their electric service almost silmutaneously. It was probably not a terrorist attack like Homeland Security says, but it was definitely not coincidence.

    “It wasn’t supposed to happen again and it has happened again. And there have to be some tough questions asked as to why.”
    GOV. GEORGE E. PATAKI of New York, on the blackout.
    — NYTimes electronic edition, August 15, 2003.