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Thu May 13, 2021, 11:25 AM

We need to be building redundant fuel pipelines -PRONTO

It's shame that Trump let our infrastructure diminish that one shutdown kills an entire region.

That is just criminal behavior of Trump.

Perhaps our new infrastructure bill we can get a few more pipelines built.

We have ZERO gas (central NC) where I am and we just shutdown our mobile business.

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Reply We need to be building redundant fuel pipelines -PRONTO (Original post)
fescuerescue May 13 OP
thucythucy May 13 #1
fescuerescue May 13 #2
thucythucy May 13 #3
Ron Green May 13 #4
GoCubsGo May 13 #5
KG May 13 #6
fescuerescue May 13 #9
kentuck May 13 #7
fescuerescue May 13 #8

Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:04 PM

1. No, we need to drastically cut back on our dependence on fossil fuels.

And also beef up our cyber security so this doesn't happen again.

Building more highways, pipelines, drilling for more petroleum, it's all just pouring good money after bad.

By all means invest in existing transportation infrastructure, but anything built from scratch has to steer us away from our dead-end reliance on fossil fuels.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:12 PM

2. That's fine too

Although I can't think of an easy way to eliminate half our gasoline cars quickly. (while doubling up our electrical generating capacity)

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:16 PM

3. Nothing can be done quickly,

including building more pipelines.

Which is why it's important to start building better infrastructure now.

If Jimmy Carter had been re-elected forty years ago we might be there by now.

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Response to fescuerescue (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:17 PM

4. We've had fifty years to do it.

How much more time should it take?

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:17 PM

5. Thank you!!!

Instead of another damn pipeline, how about a high-speed rail line? Or, a network of charging stations for electric vehicles? We don't need anymore stinking pipelines. We need to set up the means to get rid of the ones we already have. Enough, already!

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:39 PM

6. i'm thinking corporations beef up their IT security.

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Response to KG (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:17 PM

9. Well I've been preaching that for 20 years

2 years ago I helped a NJ public school recover from this same hack. (they paid the ransom)

Im in the Cyber security business. This hack will likely lead to a a good year for this business.

Corporations rarely believe just how massively expensive it is to recover...until it happens to them.


But imagine if an enemy bombed even one pipeline? We wouldn't be back online in a week.

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Response to fescuerescue (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:51 PM

7. Or move quicker to electric cars?

Would that make a difference?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:12 PM

8. that would be great to

Lets get half the gas cars off the road and double up our electrical infrastructure.

Maybe pay everyone $5k per gasoline car?

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