A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


´Military-Style´ Raid on California
Power Station Spooks U.S.

Foreign Policy, by Shane Harris

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 12/28/2013 3:34:24 PM

When U.S. officials warn about "attacks" on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the the electrical grid--from attackers who come in with guns blazing. Around 1:00 AM on April 16, at least one individual (possibly two) entered two different manholes at the PG&E Metcalf power substation, southeast of San Jose, and cut fiber cables in the

Comments:
They´re out there - lurking, waiting. Not just Al Qaida - but Mexico´s cartels, too. They have major recent experience with military-style attacks on power plants over in Michoacan.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/28/2013 3:48:27 PM     (No. 9671100)

Dress rehearsal--do this at ten installations on the same day. It would shut down the whole country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/28/2013 3:49:44 PM     (No. 9671101)

First thing I thought of too, OP. Mexican drug cartels now in the country freely because of the failure of Obamacrat political appointees to enforce border laws.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 12/28/2013 4:14:52 PM     (No. 9671112)

This action was either a trial run accomplished by parties unknown, or was done as cover for some other action as of yet unacknowledged or unreported. As the perpetrators intentionally targeted and cut fiber cables in the area around the substation, knocked out some local 911 and landline service to the substation, and cell phone service in the area, they had something quite specific in mind for them to take such a risk for nothing!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/28/2013 4:26:32 PM     (No. 9671117)

Ocean´s 11 took Las Vegas by cutting the power to the city and they only wanted money.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 12/28/2013 5:05:34 PM     (No. 9671145)

FTA:"Initially, the attack was being treated as vandalism and handled by local law enforcement," the senior intelligence official said.(snip)The FBI has taken over the case. There appears to have been some initial concern, or at least interest, in the fact that the shooting happened one day after the Boston Marathon bombing. But the FBI has no evidence that the attack is related to terrorism,"

How many years since 9-11? Nothing has changed. Think back to this article http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=766218

Maybe the tin-foil hat is not needed after all.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 12/28/2013 5:28:22 PM     (No. 9671161)

Make sure your home has a loaded weapon and enough canned good to last for a month.

The feral knock out yuts will be rampaging for all your free stuff.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: 4justice, 12/28/2013 6:45:28 PM     (No. 9671213)

Oh goodie, that´s right by me. And I am just hearing about this now???

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 12/28/2013 9:04:39 PM     (No. 9671293)

I thought the NSA monitoring every private communication in the country was supposed to make this impossible.
Is it possible this monitoring is for some other purpose? It clearly doesn´t stop criminals.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: smoolie, 12/28/2013 10:11:11 PM     (No. 9671314)

Have always thought that this type of attack combined with the weather we are having in Maine right now would be a serious one/two punch.

All that is needed to take out a sub-station is a ten foot chain and a good throw. Can you say major short?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: shamrock, 12/28/2013 11:17:05 PM     (No. 9671352)

I really don´t understand why everyone has their panties in a bunch about the power going out for a few weeks, unless you live in town, where everything is suppose3d to work, all the time. Get a generator, bury lots of fuel, store up food and ammo. Trust me, those of us out in the high uncut, will have no patience for whiny urbanites that can´t take care of themselves for a day.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/29/2013 12:53:45 AM     (No. 9671372)

I don´t think many people realize how their survival hangs by a thread. Grocery stores in any city hold a maximum 2 days food supply. Electrical power can be shut off and kept off easily. That means no drinking water either. Get in the car and make a getaway? Many cities have one or two key bridges without which no one is going anywhere. America hasn´t built a new bridge anywhere in decades. They can´t replace the ones that are falling into the river as it is. Throwing away all our money on social programs and military escapades. not a penny for infrastructure. Not sexy. Just vital for survival.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/29/2013 5:06:56 AM     (No. 9671416)

When the FBI says there is no link to terrorism, you can bet your last dollar that terrorism was involved. The Butcher of Benghazi imported millions of unvetted muzzies during her reign.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/29/2013 9:09:34 AM     (No. 9671545)

Testing.....testing......1....2....3.....tunk....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 766307




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "PageTurner"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "PageTurner"



In Mozilla Case, The Left´s
Intolerance Is Out Of The Closet
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/5/2014 11:09:28 AM     Post Reply
Intolerance: The left hounded a CEO from his job over a 2008 donation in favor of a California measure opposing gay marriage. So much for free speech and job performance. This is a descent into mob tyranny and mediocrity. The dirty work of the left was achieved after Brendan Eich, recently appointed CEO of Mozilla, a software company based in Silicon Valley, was forced out of the company he helped found, all to feed the maw of political correctness. Eich´s "crime" had nothing to do with his job performance, let alone the inclusive work atmosphere he fostered at Mozilla.

Big Earthquake In Chile,
Not Many Killed
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/4/2014 1:39:09 PM     Post Reply
Free Markets: "Small Earthquake In Chile, Not Many Killed" was once billed as the world´s dullest headline. Well, now there´s been a huge quake in Chile and not many killed. Not dull at all — viva free markets! It´s a sign of hope, particularly for the earthquake-jittery Los Angeles and Yellowstone areas, to see that Chile, a sliver of a country on the knife´s edge of a jutting tectonic plate, came out of an 8.3 mega-quake, and a series of aftershocks as high as 7.6, with just six dead — four of heart attacks. The United Nations and others, of course, have

Chevron Takes Battle To Radical
Environmentalist Lobby
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/4/2014 1:37:03 PM     Post Reply
Litigation: After thwarting a $9.5 billion judgment from an Ecuadorean court, Chevron is going after the entire edifice of environmentalist enablers who make such junk lawsuits possible. Couldn´t happen to a nicer bunch. To the surprise of many, the oil giant is suing the tony, white-shoe law firm of Patton Boggs for alleged unethical involvement in an all-out legal attack by environmentalists over rainforest pollution in Ecuador. Chevron accuses the oh-so-respected firm of lying, concealing inconvenient facts, running a public smear campaign and miscellaneous other flim-flammery, all for the sake of the dollar signs spinning in their eyes. This poses

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
This Rat Was Just Casually
Hanging Out on Your Dunkin´ Donuts
Gawker, by Jay Hathaway    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/3/2014 10:26:30 PM     Post Reply
The NYC Dunkin´ Donuts location at 37th Street and 8th Avenue has some explaining to do after a video surfaced earlier this week showing a rat just doing rat things on top of some pastries. The donut-fed monster was not alone, according to the man who filmed the video. "My phone ran out of power, or I would´ve filmed the outright nine deep rat assault which followed the action above," wrote Pjayone. "The items in the video that are being besieged upon by the rats were to be sold for that mornings breakfast rush. The events you see in videos happened at

Saatchi has the means to
block ex Nigella from US: source
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/3/2014 10:12:31 PM     Post Reply
Is British TV chef Nigella Lawson’s archenemy ex-husband Charles Saatchi behind the move to deny her entry to the US? The powerful businessman has a family connection to the Obama campaign and the current US Ambassador in London, Matthew Barzun. Barzun was appointed as US Ambassador by President Obama last year. The former CNET exec is a longtime activist in the Democratic party, and was a prominent fund-raiser for the 2008 Obama campaign, organizing mass events. Saatchi’s nephew, Edward Saatchi, also worked on the 2008 Obama campaign as a manager and founded NationalField, a social network to allow campaign staff to share information.

´I was left alone:´ Famed
violinist Perlman abandoned
by staff at Toronto airport
CTV News [Canada], by Andrea Janus    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/2/2014 1:05:46 AM     Post Reply
Classical music legend Itzhak Perlman says he was abandoned at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport after he arrived in town for a charity concert Monday afternoon. The world-renowned violinist, who contracted polio as a child and gets around with the aid of crutches or a scooter, says he has a note on his file with Air Canada that he requires assistance upon landing at the airport. This time, the person who met him was upset that he had carry-on luggage and then abandoned him before they arrived at customs.

Two dead as magnitude-8.2
quake hits northern Chile
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/2/2014 12:10:57 AM     Post Reply
SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country’s entire Pacific coast. Officials reported two deaths and several serious injuries, but the area apparently escaped major damage as landslides blocked roads, power failed for thousands, an airport was damaged and several businesses caught fire. Iquique Gov. Gonzalo Prieto told Radio Cooperativa that two people were known to have died after the quake hit at 8:46 p.m. and several others had serious injuries. The mayor of Tarapaca attributed the deaths to heart attacks. The U.S. Geological Survey

Exclusive: Michelle Walks Out
As Obama Divorce Battle Explodes!
National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 10:14:46 PM     Post Reply
IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China! Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Obama exploded when Mi­chelle refused to cancel her pricey getaway – even after White House advisers warned him that the first couple’s six-year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Trea­sury of a whopping $150 million in tax­payers’ money. Instead of postpon­ing her trip, a furious Michelle – still seeth­ing over the embarrassing “selfie” Barack recently snapped with a leggy blonde head of state –

   

 



 
Bulgaria wary as Russia steps
up military flights over Black Sea
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 10:10:00 PM     Post Reply
SOFIA - Bulgaria has put on high alert or deployed its air force about 30 times in two months in response to a recent spike in Russian military aircraft flying near its aerial borders on the Black Sea, its defense minister said on Tuesday. Both the West and Russia have carried out a series of military drills as a show of force in the worsening standoff over Russia´s annexation of Crimea, which has sparked retaliatory sanctions from Washington and Brussels. NATO said it was "considering all options" as it studied new steps to bolster its military presence in eastern Europe

Massive 8.0 quake off Chile
coast sparks tsunami
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 9:33:24 PM     Post Reply
SANTIAGO - A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country and a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America´s Pacific coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed, and struck at 6:46 p.m. local time (2346 GMT) 62 miles northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near the Peruvian border. The Chilean navy said the first tsunami wave had hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake. "An earthquake of this

In Venezuela, As Elsewhere,
Socialism Comes With Shortages
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/22/2014 11:10:57 AM     Post Reply
Hemisphere: Venezuela´s price and currency controls have wrought what they always wreak: monster shortages. And it stinks, literally, with toilet paper, diapers, soap and deodorant joining drugs on the list. That shutoff from global standards is what prevents willing buyers from acquiring goods from abroad, the source of 80% of Venezuela´s consumer staples. No foreign currency, no purchases. Further down the line, price controls have driven more shortages as costs to produce in an economy with a 56% inflation rate have made it impossible to turn a profit.

Mom can ´never repay´ couple who
used mattress to cushion boy´s fall
Los Angeles Times, by Jason Wells    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 3/19/2014 9:04:34 PM     Post Reply
The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was saved just as he tumbled out a third-story window in Burbank said she will "never be able to repay" the couple who cushioned his fall with a box spring mattress. Konrad Lightner and his wife, Jennifer, were carrying their box spring mattress out Sunday when they saw the toddler throw his leg over the window sill, his toys tossed to the ground below. "Once we saw that his leg was going over the window, Jenny called police," Konrad Lightner said in an interview with KTLA-TV. After the boy got out, he clung to a telephone wire outside the window, spurring a split-second decision by the



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Jeb Bush to make decision
on 2016 by the end of this year

56 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/6/2014 11:54:20 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that he will base his decision on whether to run for president in 2016 on whether he thinks he can mount a campaign that would transcend the modern-day mechanics of such a run. Bush, the second-oldest son of former president George H. W. Bush and younger brother of George W. Bush, spoke at an event marking the 25th anniversary of his father´s presidency at the library and museum that bears the patriarch´s name. The event was closed to reporters, but moderated by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream and portions of the event were later

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants
come out of an ‘act of love’

53 replie(s)
Washington Post, by By Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
Posted By: Sanchin- 4/6/2014 7:45:12 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an "act of love" for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. The comments came during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the presidency of George H. W. Bush at the library and museum that bears the name of the Bush patriarch.

Hillary Betrays Her Country
48 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/6/2014 5:23:19 AM     Post Reply
Why does Hillary Clinton hate America? That is the question that should be on everyone’s mind as she embarks on a worldwide tour to plug her forthcoming memoir. Check out this THE POLITICO article [emphasis mine]: Hillary Clinton discussed her work at the State Department, called for young women not to take criticisms personally and rapped the media for treating powerful women with a double standard at the kickoff of “Women in the World” in New York City Thursday night. Clinton’s appearance on a panel with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, ran

Now Muslim parents are complaining
about flyers for Easter egg hunts

42 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 11:23:33 AM     Post Reply
In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press. Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools. The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

Anti-vaccine movement is
giving diseases a 2nd life

41 replie(s)
USA Today, by Yamiche Alcindor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:25:04 AM     Post Reply
Kathryn Riffenburg decided on a closed casket for her baby´s funeral. She didn´t want her family to see what whooping cough, her son´s first illness, had done to 9-week-old Brady Alcaide. The nearly forgotten disease, which has in recent years afflicted thousands of Americans, left Brady´s tiny body swollen and unrecognizable. So his mother dressed him in a white baptismal suit and hat and tucked him into a tiny white casket. Brady´s burial came just four weeks after his first laugh — inspired by her version of I´m a Little Teapot — and two weeks after his family learned that he had

For Dems, a problem with seniors
30 replie(s)
The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:43:12 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Romney’s return to public life stokes
speculation about potential 2016 run

29 replie(s)
FOX News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: smcchk- 4/5/2014 3:55:13 PM     Post Reply
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before. Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances. He has appeared on TV news shows 12 times in the past six months. That’s essentially on pace with Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who led all national politicians last year with 26 appearances over 12 months. Romney has

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

29 replie(s)
Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/5/2014 6:30:06 PM     Post Reply
“Morning has broken, like the first morning.” Whatever your faith, if you’ve got any at all, that’s pretty much what it boils down to. The sun comes up, and we give it another shot.(snip) Stevens converted to Islam in the late 1970s, and he angered a lot of fans when he appeared to support the fatwa against novelist Salman Rushdie with comments he made in 1989. But for a kid in thrall to the kinetic power of the spinning records in his father’s hi-fi console, Stevens seemed to be living proof that popular music (he had 11 Top 40 hits in

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

29 replie(s)
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this
school lunch´: Students sick of smaller,
healthier portions take to social media
to rail against First Lady´s pet project

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/7/2014 8:06:22 AM     Post Reply
American public school students sick of the smaller portions and healthier offerings they get at lunch thanks to Michelle Obama´s anti-obesity initiatives are sounding off on social media. Just a month after school lunch participation saw the steepest drop on record following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, students tired of going home hungry are making sure the first lady knows why. ´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch,´ tweeted one angry student. [Snip] The extremely negative reviews have over a million kids refusing to eat the offerings, an ironic result for legislation meant to combat

7M enrolled doesn´t guarantee
health law´s success

26 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/5/2014 9:19:39 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON- Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama´s health care law, but that doesn´t guarantee success for the country´s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling an enrollment process that was advertised as customer-friendly but turned out to be an ordeal. "They have demonstrated the law can work, but we are a ways off from being able to judge its success," said Larry Levitt, an expert on health insurance markets

The president takes the low road
26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/6/2014 5:05:57 AM     Post Reply
The president gave two speeches this week, one in the Rose Garden to talk about Obamacare and one in Ann Arbor, Mich., to push minimum wage increases. What did we learn? We learned that President Obama is most comfortable in campaign mode, and his campaigning has gotten downright ugly. His Rose Garden speech was a typical self-congratulatory moment for supposedly hitting 7.1 million Obamacare sign-ups — although we know that once again, the White House is ignoring some inconvenient truths. We also learned that the president was vain enough to asked the networks to cover his speech in prime time, but

   

Post Reply   Close thread 766307





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS