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Sat Dec 26, 2020, 02:28 PM

19. we have a horribly weak electrical grid; along with other services.

We need SERIOUS hardening of our electrical grid. Its always talked about but never acted on. This falls on both parties. Its not a "sexy" project so it gets ignored. A terrorist could shut down large sections of the countries power without a huge effort. Or we could have another Carrington event like what happened in 1859. If that had happened 100 yrs later or happened now, we would be in the dark for a LONG time. The large transformers that run our systems 1- arent even made in the US anymore; 2- take a LONG time to make. Do we have spares in the US for emergencies? No.

We need to deal with this and other problems.
I remember when Trump was running one of his main points was a "major infrastructure program". He brought it up a few times after being elected. But Congress, of course, never would take it up. They never do.
One day, we'll find out what its like to live in the 1800s again.

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