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    Default Re: Hypothetical Doomsday Scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by lostcause View Post
    Hate to resurrect a dead thread, but I came across it in a totally unrelated search, and I was compelled to read it... My biggest thoughts on this matter were brought about by recent real world events, coupled with the TV show Revolution:

    What stops us from getting Fukushima'd 500 times over if the power were to instantly go out? Granted, I'm sure there are multiple redundant generator, battery, and cooling pump backups in place, but If you take the Revolution TV approach, where all electricity - including batteries - fails to work, are we all screwed? Are any of you out there Homer Simpson types that know if reactors can be brought down without any electricity at all?

    Aside from the end of the world worries, I'm sure there are many who think a "reboot" would be great, but unless you were so far off-grid that you couldn't be found for your entire life, you'd probably meet your before you wanted, because there's always someone out there that would want what you have and would be capable of taking it. Without civilization, not everyone will remain civilized.
    I've read the rest of these posts and there is one fatal flaw. It take electricity to restart the units. The utilities have identified specific units for what we call "black start" capabilities. These usually have some type of a generator to provide power to systems allowing us to start the units (got to warm them, start fans for draft, etc.).

    The other problem with the show I have observed - Mechanical Energy still works - thus, there is no reason we wouldn't be putting steam drive apparatus into service (heck they run tourist trains all over now). Sure, it might kick us back a few years - but we would be moving via train (not sure I trust a plane on steam power) waterwheels would be back in use - and other mechanical thermal systems would be in use. On the show - there is nothing that I've seen yet showing that.
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    Default Re: Hypothetical Doomsday Scenario

    I think the election results proves we can survive a doomsday scenario. Well, some of us, anyway....

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    yep.. even aftr a worldwide technology shutdown.. we should be able to at least drop back to late 1800's electrical production BY HAND ( windings..e tc.. ) if needed.

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    Default Re: Hypothetical Doomsday Scenario

    We will always have solar and wind and as long as a person can store it in battery's for nite time use we personally wouldn't have to do w/o electricity. Now on a grand scale it may not work for the masses but individually I believe we can get by.
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    Default Re: Hypothetical Doomsday Scenario

    Quote Originally Posted by riptides View Post
    I think the election results proves we can survive a doomsday scenario. Well, some of us, anyway....
    Time will tell on that. my .002
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    Quote Originally Posted by riptides View Post
    I think the election results proves we can survive a doomsday scenario. Well, some of us, anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasseyWV View Post
    True.
    The "Beginning" of the "End" has already begun. Just a matter of time and the implementation of restrictive and Socialistic Laws will hasten this great Country's demise. If one has done any measurable amount of research regarding this matter, the TIME will most definitely be "Sooner" than "Later". Just imagine the ExecutiveOrder declaring "Martial Law" during Peacetime. It is not my intent to be opinionated, just stating obvious facts. The current situations in the World and the belief that our present Leadership can correct the situation, somewhat, is a Pipe Dream. The belief that World Governments, especially America, has Leaders that are infallible is unnerving and resonates with the behavior of "Hiding one's head in the Sand". Thank you for listening.
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    yep.. the fish is rotting head down...

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    Yup something sure stinks in this country cant put my finger on it yet but its there.
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    Well said Creekbend...I too agree...
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