Bumping my post since it was ignored.
Do you think the grid can withstand an EMP? Modern vehicles? If that answer is no, then what does it matter if a computer motherboard can take it with stride? No power, no computer.
I'm not dissing you. Maybe you know something about it that I don't. If so, please share. I'm genuinely curious.
I'm still curious.
Many people, especially gun nuts screaming for freedom from controls don't pay attention to how many rednecks are IDIOTS. In our homeland "Wyomin'," we have these idiots shooting at the power transformers (the big multiple can arrays in the middle of a field set up in a wood bracket.
Our local coop in northern Wyoming has been issuing warnings in their bi-monthly newsletter to the local idiots to PLEASE stop shooting at the cans. Nothing's worked. Threats of imprisonment, lawsuits, federal time... no changes. Private property? Doesn't deter them. Cops have made exactly ZERO arrests on the issue. Those transformers aren't cheap, and the linemen are paid six figures plus a generous retirement (union workers, Wyoming's HEAVILY unionized for the energy sector.) Just imagine what would happen if we actually did setup wind turbines out here. Morons would be shooting them up all the time unless the death penalty was strictly enforced for such nonsense. May sound cruel, but it appears the low average IQ translates into drive by shotgunning of important infrastructure components. Who needs terrorists when our own locals shit in their own drinking water supply and blow up their own infrastructure?
With that in mind, I doubt the power grid will survive the extra artificial scarcity a Hillary presidency will inflict upon it. States which have diversified off of "nukular" power and off of the coal/gas/oil grid will end up weathering the storm better, but currently, other than off grid homes with proper setups, its highly unlikely the average power consumer will have an easy time. Having some first hand knowledge of what's going on in some parts of the world due to nuclear storage fuckups beyond imaginable bounds of reason (and sadism/negligence) I can clearly say that without a sword of damocles hanging over them promising real death for their crimes, most of the big corpers are going to douchebag their way out and dump the stuff in someone else's drinking water. Somalia's been a popular place because, being anarchic, the only defense against so called "illegal dumping" has been the pirates. I've mentioned this before. A couple of times here and there, tankers covertly carrying radioactive waste were jacked or attempted to be jacked. Ironically they're the only tankers which were equiped with military snipers. And were promptly scuttled off the coast before the media was even done asskissing the snipers. World is full of irony and sarcasm.
Not that government-topias are any better off. For shits and giggles check out Denver with a portable counter (should set you back no more than 700 bucks for a high quality one, but I sadly don't sell them.)