Just don't tell folks how to take down a critical infrastructure component on this forum.
Ed's Gun Shop in Vass, NC was probably the safest place in the state during this. I have a friend that works there.This is the place I bought my first rifle from when I was of age to do so myself.
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That is a mobile transformer. Very limited in availability. Has to match fairly closely the original. Expensive.A mobile substation was brought in today according to some locals. View attachment 359659
Practically, we cannot protect the entire grid.Not at all. My observation was a jumping off point, in my mind, to think about the expense of physical security.
If someone dedicated to committing an act of terrorism is always going to be able to find a soft target, what's the point of engaging in massively expensive hardening efforts around things like the power grid? Sure, we should protect certain obviously assets. For example, the President should always have his very expensive security (though it's debatable if the current job holder can be classified as an "obvious asset"). But billions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades? I tend to wonder if the ROI would be positive.
I freely admit I don't know but I think it's worth talking about.