posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 05:37 PM
Originally posted by Mabus
If all water plants get destroyed, what will Americans do? You couldn't take a shower, but you could take a bath in milk. But ppl cant afford the
amount of milk for additional days and additional ppl they live with. So if all the water plants get destroyed and then fires get set, what will
I spent 8, almost 9 years as a volunteer firefighter in a rural Missouri department, so I can address at least part of this one from personal
experience. The water used in fire fighting doesn't have to go through a treatment plant...water straight out of the ground can be used, and in the
aftermath of the 1993 floods, we even used standing floodwater for fire suppression. Even trucks intended for urban markets usually have at least one
'hard suction' line with a debris screen on the end, which will let them reload from any standing water.
As for general-consumption water, in the absence of water treatment plants, the US Army could (and likely would) mobilize their combat engineer
elements (both regular army and national guard) to purify water and assist in repairing municipal plants. It's also not hard to purify water for your
own use...boiling is a good first step, and very simple to do. Been there, done that, in fact.
Currently trucks have to get weighed at points on the road. But busses dont have to get weighed. If somebody wanted to get a bus bomb to a location
they'd do so with ease. Charter busses, besides Greyhound, can slip in anywhere without drawing attention. When you see one you first think that on
it are ppl on a trip of some kind. You never think there could be bomb materal packed inside or even where the baggage goes.
Whomever can send the busses packed with bomb material just outside federal buildings and court buildings, have the driver abandon them, set off the
bombs, and wallah because the statement makes the news headlines.
I hate to break it to you, but trucks aren't weighed as some sort of bomb-detection scheme. Trucks are weighed because there are limits on vehicle
weight that are set by law, primarily because of wear on roadways and strain on bridges. As for parking a bus loaded with bomb material in front of a
federal building, good luck. For one, the bus windows are going to give the game away...even if the bomb isn't visible through them, the lack of
passengers would be. For another, it's hard to park a bicycle in front of the State Capitol (or state Supreme Court, or State Legislature), never
mind a bus.
The government aint looking out for you if they dont have anti-destroying measures concerning the way destruction could come best in the West.
My threads leave the U.S. so speachless to my intelligence.
They do, at that...it's hard to speak plainly when you're laughing.
Frankly, the 'bus in front of a building' thing is a bit old. I'll leave it as an exercise for the interested reader to figure out how to seriously
cripple roughly 1/3 of the U.S. with less than a ton of explosives, Yes, it's possible, at the right time of year.