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Joe-Arizona

Surprised this doesn’t happen more often. Transformer stations around here are pathetically protected and generally in remote areas.


Jimmy_McAltPants

A snake crawled in one a couple years ago and fried himself (could be herself, I shouldn’t assume) and knocked out power to my town for a day. If a snake can cause that type of problem, some nefarious actor could coordinate an attack that could significantly disrupt huge parts of the population.


SharpEyeProductions

Something that’s always in the back of my mind. Media always pushes the idea that our grid is fragile from cyber attacks but never go into how fragile it is from physical… And how much easier it is.


joeg26reddit

Because people have better things to do? Also ammo is expensive


Joe-Arizona

You think terrorists care about the price of a couple hundred rounds of ammo? Quite a naïve take.


No_Love_1353

Hundred? It wouldn’t even take that much…


burtrenolds

Might take 5 out of a full power rifle


joeg26reddit

WHOOOOOSSSSHSHHH. //s


MRxASIANxBOY

There was a dude who used to do counter-intell stuff for the CIA i think that wrote a book after he got out. In it, he mentions our nations power grid as the most unsecure and likely point of attack should there ever be an invasion, domestic or foreign.


SonnySwanson

That is what we do when attacking other countries first. There's no way to harden an entire country's network, especially one as big as the USA.


_MisterLeaf

Do you remember what book it is?


NotBurtGummer

Consider this your reminder that you can have all the cool guy gear possible and the latest drip, but you should also have food and water stored, a generator, a way to heat, cook, and light your house.


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For real, I volunteer with the local shelter here in Moore county and we’ve got rich golfers coming over for some food.


Beginning-Tea-17

Well admittedly Even if I did have food at home I’d still probably go to aid locations and get food because I’d rather save my own rations for when I can’t get food anymore.


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I just drove to a food lion a county over


CrazyFuckingManiac

You couldn't have gone for a horse instead?


[deleted]

I definitely could’ve but the gas it takes on my 130 mpg bike is cheaper then feeding my horse for a run like that.


CrazyFuckingManiac

No no no, you ate a LION instead of a horse. How did they get a lion anyway?


Money_Conversation73

He totally missed THAT one! 🤣🤣 HE ain't even Lion....🦁


[deleted]

Ohhhhhhhh, I misinterpreted that. Nah man horses are for glue


czarfalcon

And if you can’t get a generator for whatever reason, at least pick up some APC backup batteries and an inverter for your car. I was living in an apartment during the 2021 Texas winter storm so I couldn’t have a generator, but those at least kept our phones and flashlights charged.


TheNinthDoc

"Why do I need a WML when I can just flip on the lights?"


mildlysarcastic2003

I occasionally forget I live right down the road from them lmao


CaliforniaDoughnut

Your power out?


mildlysarcastic2003

Thankfully not, but the effected area is litteraly a 10 minute drive from my place


CaliforniaDoughnut

Glad to hear


ThePaulestPaul

Free Pineland?


slink_bravo

Ahhh an intellect I see


No_Love_1353

A scholar, even.


slink_bravo

I concur sir.


ThePaulestPaul

Woah woah, let’s not set our expectations too high


Orestes85

Something I never thought I'd hear again.


Responsible_Ebb4094

It’s probably just Robin and his girlfriend Sage. No biggie.


PBL89

Something like this happened in California in 2013. A team of shooters using AKs I believe cut some ATT fiber cables then shot out a bunch of transformers at the PGE power station.


504090

The crazy part is they never got caught


PBL89

Never discovered if there was a real motive too, other than just disruption


AnalSyrup

[the metcalf incident](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalf_sniper_attack)


agug365

Pepperidge farms members


Special-Fig7409

Looking forward to the S2 breakdown on this.


NemeshisuEM

Due to an attack on the grid by domestic terrorists.


ConstitutionalQ

What? The fuck did I miss???


kyonko_nola

Some fucks launched a coordinated attack on multiple substations by shooting at them. Large part of NC has no power atm. FBI is already breathing down on this and it’s slightly eerie how it’s pretty toned down in the news


CaliforniaDoughnut

It’s on the front page of the BBC right now, word seems to be getting around.


kyonko_nola

The outage happened yesterday right? Is it just me that thinks it’s odd that word is finally getting around?


WhatTheNothingWorks

At first it was reported as just a failure at the substation, and it slowly was coming out that it was “intentional vandalism.” Only last night or this morning they’ve finally said (as far as I could tell) that it was “coordinated.” Still nothing as far as calling it domestic terrorism. I’m in NC but not affected, and it’s odd that they’re pretty mum on it.


iamacynic37

The media's really fumbling and struggling to call it what it is - My estimation is they do not want Copy-Cats. I saw a similar attack last year(?) that the coverage was VERY purposely muted.


Uriah1024

Ding ding. It's comically easy and extremely effective.


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Goofalo

You got downvoted by people who thinks exactly that. Figures.


Fifteen_inches

Actually positive for upvotes now.


el-ferg

Drag shows are a whole lot of fun


Fifteen_inches

If serving cunt is your thing yeah Edit: i forgot we aren’t in a queer friendly sub. “Serving cunt” is a good thing.


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Fifteen_inches

Bruh, [this](https://twitter.com/joe_warmington/status/1595802828257239043?s=46&t=50k7MSDhPbKWNePqcqD-uw) is what story time looks like. You’ve been had my friend


TheLizardKing89

I’ll take “things that never happened” for $200 Alex.


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Drag shows _for children_ are grooming events


Fifteen_inches

[this](https://twitter.com/joe_warmington/status/1595802828257239043?s=46&t=50k7MSDhPbKWNePqcqD-uw) is what you’re calling grooming. You’ve been had my friend, someone is playing us for saps


Uncivil__Rest

Definitely don’t look at all the domestic terror attacks by antifa and other militant leftists in the USA…


Fifteen_inches

I have looked at them. Not as impressive. Very weak numbers.


Blitzkrieg762

There's STUPID assholes on all sides who would gladly become domestic terrorists. All of you (this general sub in general) quit fighting with each other like children, and stop pretending any particular group is entirely innocent.


jamnin94

‘If they get to terrorist why don’t we??’ Is that the point your trying to make?


Uriah1024

Did you memory hole Shutdown DC and various other groups caught by using Zoom where they planned and coordinated to bring down the power grid and other infrastructure if Trump retained office? About the only time "the right" is involved is when the FBI is busy making plans on kidnapping govenors and using handicap people as pawns. Not that it doesn't happen. Not that the right doesn't do retarded stuff. It's time to set aside these generalizing terms and place accountability on the people taking actions. People can have very similar opinions, but are individually responsible for their behavior. You keep this rhetoric up and all it does is further work to divide us.


Fifteen_inches

Never mentioned the right or the left.


abestos_fever

I heard about it yesterday


mbm2355

This happened in California as well. One substation that formed a bottle-neck of power transfer between the northern and southern halves of the state. They posted up on some grassy hills, and shot a sustained course of fire over a freeway (HW 101) into the transformers and other equipment a couple hundred yards away for almost an hour? Then bailed. Happened in the middle of the night. The Seals were actually brought out to determine what type of weapons were used and why. Last I heard, they chalked it up to mapping the grid by observing the sequence that power was restored, and what regions received power first. Edit: someone below mentioned this was termed "The Metcalf Sniper Attack"


ConstitutionalQ

I wish they would’ve just lied about it honestly. I’ve been worried someone would exploit this. It’s too easy because the electrical grid is largely unprotected. I just hope this doesn’t “inspire” anyone else. More worried this is the start of something, but maybe we get lucky it’s a couple disgruntled power company employees


RTHoe

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. The Metcalf Sniper Attack is still unsolved to this day and was called “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred.”


ak15bestgirl

And barely anyone knows about it


woolybooger11

Can confirm. Just learned about this. Wild.


And_The_Full_Effect

My father has worked for our local utility company for like 45 years. He’s been in every type of substation and every major plant from PA to NC on the east coast. To give an idea, this guy has a GED but has been there so long and is so knowledgable that he currently teaches and makes lesson plans along side the top engineers at the company. Anyway, after a few drinks one night he went on about how with about 30 people and a few sets of keys, a group could do irreparable damage to the power grid for six states. I know from his working there so long that if you have keys for substations, you’ll have access pretty much 24/7 without question. (Unless something changed, we used to cut through substations for good off-roading drives as a kid) Between that story, the whole Texas grid in the winter months, and these fucking asshats, I’m seeing what my father was talking about as an inevitability.


akmjolnir

The Texass grid fails because of deregulation, hubris, and old-fashioned stupidity, not covert anti-government actions.


And_The_Full_Effect

You think that deregulation is going to help if it comes to trying?


akmjolnir

What are asking? Deregulation led to the TX grid failing. They did their own (inferior) thing, and it broke.


YellowLT

Don't even get me started on the rabbit hole that is the shitty out dated cybersecurity protecting most of the PowerGrid in the US.


GayGooGobler

Didnt someone hack a water plant recently that could have released poisonous water?


G3NERAlHiPing

I hope it is nothing more than some fuckers be complete jackasses. However, we can only wonder what the motives are.


flamedarkfire

Get ready for The Troubles: America


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Sauce?


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meemmen

No offense, but the Bernie circlejerk? Really?


lostarchitect

Believe it or not, that garbage sub is not a Bernie anything. It's some kind of weird propaganda-fest. They constantly post pro-Russian anti-Ukraine stuff. It's pretty bizarre and I'm not sure what the endgame over there is. I think it's to peel leftists away from voting or something?


meemmen

With a name like that and a description about class strife gave me a different impression. Good to know my initial assessment of shit hole sub wasn't wrong though


NemeshisuEM

I just did a reddit search for her name and I just picked that one. There are others. Feel free to find another.


abestos_fever

Where does it say alt-right fascists? Oh wait it doesn’t.


ActionHankActual

Well they used guns, so obvi they're alt right proud Q bois


abestos_fever

/s or no


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WhatTheNothingWorks

Who is she? There’s nothing in the post you linked to suggest who might be behind it.


abestos_fever

So no real proof


SonnySwanson

It is not a "large part of NC" and most of the county didn't lose power for very long in the first place.


kyonko_nola

Fair, but our good boys in Spritus don't deserve this inconvenience


akmjolnir

The spirit of Eric Robert Rudolph never left that part of the country. Still a ton of woodboogers.


BloodAtonement

Some homophobic fucks launched a coordinated attack on multiple substations by shooting at them to shut down a draq queen show and further stop the events of them reading to kids , there were multiple events this past few days that they all protested FTFY


dbrockisdeadcmm

The other comments are materially misreporting the scope of what we know. Two very rural stations had equipment shot at which, as a result of their antiquated technology, will take some time to fix. We have no idea who did it or why, however some drama queens tweeted that it was an attempt to stop a drag queen story hour that happened to be held in the covered area. Low iq people on the left have been repeating the lie because they're stupid. It could just as easily be a sophisticated hit to stop every other event in the area that would be full of right leaning people, or simply some hicks who were bored or wanted to miss work today.


mmittinnss

Amazing comment. Also interesting to see all the bots coming out with their comments.


Chief__04

Best part is why: to stop a drag show. You’ve got the be fucking kidding me that you’ll sabotage half a fucking state to stop a drag show.


ConstitutionalQ

Source? I’m not finding anything on a motive.


joeg26reddit

It’s for the children /s


VivaArmalite

This is speculation and you have zero evidence.


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VivaArmalite

It's not even that. It's coincidental "evidence".


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VivaArmalite

You're right, it's not even evidence. It's coincidence being peddled as evidence by people who desperately hope they're the victims. 🙄 If you got it all figured out, walk your ass down to the local FBI office and tell them all about it, I'm sure they'll be relieved to find out a redditor solved the crime.


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VivaArmalite

You edited the post to add that to backtrack and sound more conciliatory. You claimed this event was the motive. You have zero evidence.


3DArmsPrinting

We don't know why, that's just one Twitter theory


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2DeadMoose

Is the war on children a spin-off of the war on Christmas?


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VivaArmalite

This is complete speculation without a shred of evidence to support it.


ColoradoMushroom

The link I shared pretty well supports it. I can find multiple others as well, they’ve also been linked elsewhere in this comment section.


VivaArmalite

The entirety of the evidence is pure conjecture based on happening at the same time. No. I can look at a calendar and pick two hundred other events and declare it was targeted at those with exactly the same credibility. You're so desperate for this narrative despite knowing nothing whatsoever. Stop. Not every event in the entire universe is about men who dress up as women.


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VivaArmalite

> I’m just going on evidence here, bud. What evidence? Post actual evidence, otherwise you're just spamming misinformation.


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Uncivil__Rest

Oh look another temporary gun owner


scotsdail

Who is going to take my guns?


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ColoradoMushroom

I wasn’t sure how well received that direct correlation would’ve gone down. As someone that doesn’t align themselves with either party, I still understand that a lot of of the 2A community would identify as a republican. It does however sicken me that because they are republicans the very applicable moniker of domestic terrorist is not applied. If it was some left wing nut job I’d feel the same way.


wiredmonster

The contents of your hard drive are probably very eye opening.


2XGSWsurvivor

All because they wanted to shut down a drag show. They caused millions in damage and put lives in danger all because they’re intolerant fucktards. My in-law lives in the area and could’ve been killed without power. There was a previous drag show that they protested, to which they were ignored so this was their latest effort to shut down a drag show. I fucking hate people.


FragrantFootball4103

Idk, seems like a mostly peaceful protest to me 🤷🏻‍♂️


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FragrantFootball4103

? What does the 2020 election have to do with this beyond pure speculation? Don’t believe we’ve identified a motive or culprit yet?


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TheLizardKing89

Which party’s most recent president just called for the Constitution to be suspended?


FragrantFootball4103

Which party has repeatedly called for restricting the 2A? You know which sub you’re in, right?


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FragrantFootball4103

You know damn well the Democrats were all for destruction of property and rioting nationwide for months over a drug addict bc it suited their agenda. They are NOT the heroes, and quite frankly nobody is. Shouldn’t you be seething and dilating in r/whitepeopletwitter or r/politics? Maybe reposting your Kanye gif somewhere else?


Emotional_Document11

Even if what you’re saying is true, does being a drug addict justified his murder by the pigs? Do you think that people were not justified in protesting pigs murdering people in cold blood? What’s your favorite flavor of polish bootlicker?


FragrantFootball4103

So rioting and burning cities was a just reaction to a drug addict’s death? Cope, seethe, and dilate


PBL89

Somebody REALLY wanted to test out their night vision


Rawdog_69

Damn pinelanders taking the realism too far.


Aggressive-Smoke-218

I saw somewhere it only takes like 9-15 of them to be taken out to drop the entire grid. Our infrastructure is unsecured is an understatement. Make sure you're good with basic living before you buy more tactical stuff.


CocaineTiger

Intelligence indicates that forces from the UPA were responsible, this act will not go unpunished


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Is this a reference or serious because if so I wanna know who the UPA is.


freedomtard

I just read they're enforcing a curfew. Does that sound strange for just some angry people shooting at infrastructure or do they suspect this could be a more elaborate attack than it seems?


[deleted]

I’ve been out consistently after 9 personally. The sheriffs here don’t really care about the curfew unless you’re in whispering pines. It’s just part of Moore County’s state of emergency so they announced it.


No_Love_1353

Power out in a roughly urban area? I think I could understand a curfew. Who knows when a mostly peaceful protest will erupt into burnt neighborhoods.


BrokenBinary77

A friend of mine is a welder who is always working at substations. He has told me something like this would happen for years. A lot of substations are in remote areas, and have no more security than a chain link fence. He told me that a lot of the critical parts are made-to-order and nothing is kept on hand. So a single dude with a rifle could absolutely do damage that takes weeks to repair.


Impossible-Message79

This is totally why they haven’t shipped my order for the past 9 days 😂


fatplebfuck

I don’t follow much of the news these days, but does anybody have a good link on this power grid thing? I’ve seen references here now and on the gram, but haven’t read any articles. Legit sources if anybody has one.


CaliforniaDoughnut

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63829130


CaliforniaDoughnut

There is a bunch of discussion and article links on the r/NorthCarolina subreddit as well.


Akalenedat

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/05/us/power-outage-moore-county-investigation-monday/index.html https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/04/us/power-outages-north-carolina.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63829130


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I didn’t know spiritus systems was based in the same county as me.


MisterKillam

Free Pineland!


ak15bestgirl

Damn. Glad my stuff shipped already. Best of luck to them


xCoffeeGamingx

This is weird timing considering that the founder of Spiritus was on Art and War Podcast lol


Crash15

Another Metcalf


TZ157

Fucking domestic terrorists will get ya every time. Can’t even get cool gear with these fucks around, end domestic terrorism


sniperhare

We'll have more of these terrorist attacks. The far right is getting bolder and more organized.


scotsdail

“The far right…” The right Remember when a Republican president tried to overthrow the government and all of the Republicans in Congress except those that could be counted on a single hand supported him?


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VivaArmalite

Post evidence or STFU


BloodAtonement

https://www.axios.com/2022/12/04/north-carolina-power-outages-criminal-investigation


VivaArmalite

Link contains zero evidence except the coincidence of an event happening at that time just like a hundred others that were similarly inconvenienced. Nothing, nada, zilch evidence supporting the motive or perpetrators you claim. Delete your misinformation post.


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VivaArmalite

The event was 18 and over. There were no kids and no reading. You don't even know what you're talking about lol. "Hundreds of armed protesters"? Where? 😆 If you know something, report it. If you don't, shut your ignorant mouth and stop posting misinformation.


BloodAtonement

oh really 18+? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/holi-drag-storytime-children-canceled-right-wing-protesters-rcna59990


VivaArmalite

How'd shooting a power station in North Carolina affect an event in Ohio? 🤔 You're smearing different events together to fake a narrative, it's pathetic dude. Are you even from the US? Do you even understand how far these states are from each other?


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VivaArmalite

Oh it must be that "type", which you base upon nothing at all except your preexisting rage against that "type". 🙄 You're just making shit up. I hope you're actually being paid to post disinfo, it's actually less pathetic than actually being like this.


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VivaArmalite

That's in Ohio and was completely nonviolent. Are you claiming they drove to North Carolina to attack an event that was already changed to 18+? You're either bad at geography, aren't even reading your own sources, or are attempting to invent and peddle misinformation. Is that why you posted a picture, not the accompanying article? Trying to pass that off as NC? Just stop.


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VivaArmalite

MA also not located in North Carolina. You don't even post in this sub dude, it's so transparent what you're doing.


AugustinesConversion

The sheriff said there's no evidence for this. Fuck off.


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Fuck you for spreading unverified news about our county


ItamiKira

Which one y’all dwellers did this?


Twister6900

Lmaooo. Is this the way the lumps of dick cheese are trying to stop drag shows now? How sad.


lobstahman87

Bots think I care about fake internet points lmao


ColoradoMushroom

No just the rest of us think you’re an asshole for spouting propaganda instead of responding with any modicum of decency.


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ColoradoMushroom

Gtfoh with your hate speech. I’d trust my kid with a drag Queen a lot further than a member of the clergy. Not sure if you’re more mad about your delusions or that no one else shares the bigoted beliefs you thought would be accepted here. Either way… You’re just pathetic.


Uncivil__Rest

Lol “hate speech”


ColoradoMushroom

Yeah I’m really going to take anything seriously from a person who’s flair is “stop being poor”


Uncivil__Rest

You post about growing and using illicit substances while also posting in firearms subreddits. I do not care. Must be a poor.


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ColoradoMushroom

1. An added element of tolerance and education that shows that although some people are different they can still be good people. 2. Yes, obviously. 3. No it may not be fake but there have been many less incidents involving drag queen story hour hosts ever than right wing mass shooters in the last 30 days. 4. Yes it’s probably splitting hairs but it’s also saying he wasn’t involved with children IRL so I’m thankful for that. 5. You can do your best to drag out any and all isolated incidents that you feel support your point, drag queen story hour is still statistically safer than taking your kid to the Catholic Church. I’m not sure this is going where you intended but there’s no gotcha moment to be had here. If you expect people not to judge us gun owners by the actions of (an exponentially higher number of) crazy fucks with guns, I highly suggest you rethink your line here.


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ColoradoMushroom

“Outlandish sexual clothing” is all the further it took me to realize you’re not interested in fact. You then devolve to ad hominem because I presented them. If facts make you so mad that you have to attack another human personally because they are correct, I’m not going to waste any more time engaging you.


thegreensmith

Except that’s not what happens, your just balls deep in some weird propaganda made by dudes who saw a drag queen and it made em feel some type of way


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thegreensmith

The real world my dude, your kids are more at risk with family members and family friends then anyone else


The-unicorn-republic

Apparently you do otherwise you wouldn't have commented about it


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ColoradoMushroom

Fuckin’ snowflakes amirite? 😂