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Granholm: Gas Shortage Not a -Shortage- But a -Crunch-

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posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:06 PM
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Yeah, right!!!!
Lines to get gas.
Stations closed due to lack of gas.....but it is not a shortage.
WTF!?!?!
This play on words is not helpful to American citizens.
It is also not helpful when the government says, in essence, this is a private company and not a concern for the government.

“We know that we have gasoline, we just need to get it to the right places,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday at the White House.

Granholm and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared at the daily White House press briefing on Tuesday to reassure Americans that the gas shortage was not actually a gas shortage.

“It’s not that we have a gasoline shortage, its that we have a supply crunch,” Granholm said.

www.breitbart.com...

But, WAIT!!!!!!
It IS Clown World!

On Monday afternoon President Biden’s homeland security adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, told reporters "Right now there is not a supply shortage."

Then Monday evening Psaki said the White House was monitoring supply shortages.

www.foxbusiness.com...

Thanks for the advice...
or NOT

The Biden Administration believes cyberterrorism that prompted the largest refinery to shut down two crude units, paralyzing gas distribution, is a “private sector decision.”

White House officials on Monday said they have not offered advice to Colonial Pipeline on whether to pay ransom to hackers who shut down a vital US pipeline.

“This is a private sector decision,” Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger said

www.thegatewaypundit.com... o/

This IS a shortage, Jen!!!!!
And it won't end when the pipeline is restarted.

"It will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal," Colonial said in an update posted to its website. "Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period."

www.cnet.com...

And, here is the best part.....

The cyberattack that shut down the major East Coast pipeline for gas and other fuels comes after years of repeated warnings to industry — some as recent as the past two weeks. The attack has had the greatest impact ever on US critical infrastructure, cybersecurity experts say.

[...]
American officials have been warning industry and the public about the threat for years. For example, NSA recently issued an advisory calling for critical infrastructure owners to review their OT security, highlighting the threat of OT-IT connected networks and OT-Internet connections. That Colonial preemptively shut down OT networks after its IT networks were infected indicates its IT and OT systems could be connected. There is no indication right now that Colonial’s OT networks were ever connected directly to the Internet.

Just two weeks ago, a public-private group dubbed The Ransomware Task Force issued a report warning of the growing national security and economic implications of ransomware, given cyber actors’ evolving targets to include critical infrastructure. In a virtual event announcing the report, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, in what now seems a prescient speech, “Ransomware is a national security threat.”

breakingdefense.com...

Let's just keep our heads in the sand, Washington!!!!!



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:28 PM
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This is a conspiracy site so I will propose a conspiracy theory.

This cyber attack on the gas pipeline is being said to come from Russia or hackers using Russian software for their ransomware. This cyber technology is available to many hackers. It is not just in Russia.

Now comes the conspiracy part.

Could those running the global climate change agenda be hiring hackers to hack that gas line so that it causes people a lot of stress and inconvenience to convince them that having electric vehicles that you can fuel up at home is better? Basically slamming people for having gas cars. Then you have our governor trying to shut down line five to cause more inconvenience and higher fuel prices so that electricity is cheaper to use than gas. Are we being set up by some people in the Democratic party and Europe that are trying to shove the paris climate deal down our throats. Our governor wants line five shut down right now....right during the shortage in the east...how stupid or maybe how smart, you can punnish more people at one time that way. Remember, both those woman were Michigan governors, birds of a feather flock together.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

The git that keeps on giving.


A true POS that grandholm is.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

You better believe that our enemies watched very closely as the colonial pipeline shut down, as each pump and valve shut off to not be restarted by digital impulses again. It will happen again and again until the digital structure is completely shut down and only to be restarted by a foreign command after the takeover by armed factions or ideology.

The US government cyber commitee, whatever that is, equates to me as 13 year old boys getting on the internet for the first time and looking for porn. They could give a rats patootie about you or I or colonial pipeline.

We are on our own...



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

They're accurate, but disingenuous. There isn't a supply shortage in the grand scheme of things... oil refineries aren't down and the storage tanks are full. There's a distribution issue causing localized supply shortages, however.

This, much like the government's massive COVID overreaction, isn't the endgame nor will it be viewed as the scariest thing. The scariest thing is it was very likely a dry run and it showed just how weak the USA actually is (same as the COVID overreaction did). While COVID demonstrated that the Constitution only matters when convenient and the average American is happy to surrender Rights in the name of the continued specter of safety, this pipeline issue has shown that a simple hack can cripple a region of the US. Next time it may be the power grid, or a major refinery company, or God help us all, a nuke plant that the hackers commandeer and THAT will be some scary-ass snip.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

But the replacement sources of energy isn't there yet...and may be years and years down the road.

I saw stats that like 85% of cars and SUVs and 15% of trucks are meant to be all electric in not too many years.
We will not have the chargers or infrastrcture in place.
I can see people waiting months, or a year to get a charger installed on their property.
And rural folks????
And power outages?
And brownouts?

Do they think we want to go back to the Flintstones era???



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Electric cars wouldn't change the reality of the nation's energy sector being woefully unprotected against cyber attacks. All it would do, in practicality, is prevent people who believe in being prepared from stocking up on fuel immediately after a problem is identified (unless folk be buying extra Energizer batteries by the caseload to shove up their Tesla's tailpipe in times of need). The HUGE idiocy in the "E-cars are gonna save the planet from fossil fuels" nonsense is that the country still will have to generate the power needed for those e-cars somehow. Whether it's an internal combustion engine in a car powering the motor or a gas fired generator sending the power into a battery bank while the car is plugged into the wall really doesn't matter one bit in the grand scheme of things... making electric cars a unique type of fool's toy.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse


Could those running the global climate change agenda be hiring hackers to hack that gas line so that it causes people a lot of stress and inconvenience to convince them that having electric vehicles that you can fuel up at home is better?


I suppose it's a possibility, but is it the most probable cause? I doubt it.

Utilities are a hackers best target since they're necessity. That makes the most sense to me, so caveat, grain of salt and all that.

As for them allegedly being Russian.... I don't take that as implicitly being state sanctioned, though I suppose that's a possibility. Money is motive enough, and surely if they're going after adversaries, it makes them less likely to get cracked down on by their domestic host. Again, speculation.

The worst mistake a state actor could make right now is directly hitting us. If they did that they might actually unite us. Because as it stands, the only worthy sole nation that could challange us is China. The rest are better off letting the infighting of an infant country with retard strength simply tear itself from within. Then we're a non issue.

But there are other reasons a false flag doesn't make sense to me in this scenario.

This won't be the crux for an electric shift... This will likely be over in a few weeks, and the way things have been going we'll move on to the next issue du jour.

Logically, there's many reasons that don't make this seem like an inside job, partially or fully.

But to the agenda point, I doubt the left is truly united on it. Most are just providing lip service to get votes. Some probably believe in it, but I'd rather they just stay out of it and let it happen organically. They'll just muck it up and make it cost more.

There is oddly enough a gas agenda on the inverse. Which, don't get me wrong, Im not some looney environmentalist. Hell, I roll coal in my car, and got a diesel stick shift because it has a long range and it's fun to drive, and hopefully it will last me a while because I do understand the nostalgia it will likely carry. There's something to be said for the rumble of a traditional engine.

But, if we're being honest, eletric will likely some day be superior at many levels. Level of control to every individual wheel near instantaneously, lighter, more diverse energy supply, faster acceleration, less maintenance, and electricity is more efficient to transport seeing as you can have different ways to produce it (more) locally. It can also provide us with energy independence from much of the world, which I know to a degree we can still have from oil for a while.

That's not to say without its flaws. Lithium is a bitch, and we could go on about that alone, but I'm not convinced it's static in this equation, hopefully it sees its way out or at least sole reliance. Charging/range, though if we assume batteries change, so could this.

A lot of things have no place in politics, energy is one of them. Why the partisans draw such lines in the sand is beyond me. And that goes for anyone willing to demonize what makes more sense for us in today's life to get us where we need to go or that ten years from now.
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posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I couldn't agree more, yet those crazed U.S. auto companies are going full tilt to make it happen.

SMH



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Gas lighting about gasoline.

lolz



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Can you make me a mod for a day so I can give you an applause?

Your comments were spot on and sensible as hell.

We'll said on both.
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posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I think we'll rebound from this soon, hopefully it's another canal is on lock down for a little while scenerio. Just a few news cycles from being mandelaed.

I do understand your frustration though, I know your view on this likely has the Michigan debate on your mind. That does appear to be fully orchestrated by politics, and a damn shame. Always get shivers when you hear the government tell a citizen to half, they're here to save you.

But, leave it to politicians to throw gas on a fire.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
The UP is mostly rural area. And it gets really cold up here, so cold electric motors won't even start spinning initially. The power goes out a lot around here and we have lots of trees that reach power lines and some pretty nasty storms that roll through from time to time. I do not own three generators for no reason, a bigger old one, a smaller old one, and a newer small inverter type. I have to start all three every fall and run them to make sure they work. The old ones may be pretty worn out, but they are probably more reliable than the newer one I have, boy is that little generator fussy.

I do not know what modifications would be needed up here to have electric cars, the people who have them here have to keep them in a heated garage and need to plug them in when at work in the winter...so most people do not use their electric cars in the winter here. There are a few that do, but most keep them in the garage all winter.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Joe Biden says the way to sharply reduce these shortages, crunches, and bottlenecks, is by graduating more Cybersecurity experts.

The Wisdom of Joe: thefederalist.com...



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 11:39 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I read a couple of posts by guys that worked on the pipelines, they said it is BS as they all have manual overrides and if they wanted gas to flow, they would use them.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 12:00 AM
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I used to know a guy who rode the pipeline every day. He liked the job. He mentioned they had to override the sensors and use the manual valves if there were no leaks when the sensors kicked the flow off. I am guessing it is still like that with valves that can be triggered manually. That was about thirty years ago that I knew that guy. He was at least ten years older than me at the time, I wonder if he is still alive. He is probably retired ten years ago. His place he worked was about four hours from here, he stayed in cheapy motels that the company paid for while working. I am not sure if he worked on line five or something in Wisconsin or Minnisota.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 02:45 AM
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I can see people waiting months, or a year to get a charger installed on their property.


I can see people waiting for hours waiting for their 'golf' carts to charge on their way home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Talk about a nightmare.
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posted on May, 13 2021 @ 05:19 AM
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There's a shortage BECAUSE there are lines to get gas. People are hoarding it.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:02 AM
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originally posted by: LordAhriman
There's a shortage BECAUSE there are lines to get gas. People are hoarding it.


Hoarding it how? By filling up their tanks? They always did that, how is that hoarding? Everybody that is in those lines gets gas anyway, all the time. This kind of behaviour is not hoarding. I don't think hoarding is a word that should be used in this situation. "Panic buying," maybe. But not hoarding, because most people don't have anywhere to "hoard" it at - no large storage containers for it.

Besides that, it seems to me that when people use the word "hoarding," they give it a bad connotation. I prefer to look at it as bargain shopping. I bought 8 half-gallon containers of pineapple juice a couple weeks ago because they were only .50 cents a carton. Name brand, too. That's bargain shopping, not hoarding.

So, I think this "crisis" will pass soon, but the price of gasoline won't go back down. On Election Day 2020, I paid $1.88 per gallon. Two days after the election, it went up .27 cents and it's been going up ever since. It's now $3.19 a gallon here in my area.



posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:08 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
This is a conspiracy site so I will propose a conspiracy theory.

This cyber attack on the gas pipeline is being said to come from Russia or hackers using Russian software for their ransomware. This cyber technology is available to many hackers. It is not just in Russia.

Now comes the conspiracy part.

Could those running the global climate change agenda be hiring hackers to hack that gas line so that it causes people a lot of stress and inconvenience to convince them that having electric vehicles that you can fuel up at home is better? Basically slamming people for having gas cars. Then you have our governor trying to shut down line five to cause more inconvenience and higher fuel prices so that electricity is cheaper to use than gas. Are we being set up by some people in the Democratic party and Europe that are trying to shove the paris climate deal down our throats. Our governor wants line five shut down right now....right during the shortage in the east...how stupid or maybe how smart, you can punnish more people at one time that way. Remember, both those woman were Michigan governors, birds of a feather flock together.


I doubt it very much. When core infrastructure like this is attacked the normal response from both the government and from the private sector is to "build back better".

For example, Biden is talking about legislation to ensure that pipelines are more secure, and if I were in the gas industry I'd be using this as a chance to float a second pipeline, or a backup system.

After 9/11 did we invest ore in buses and trains to stop another similar attack, or did we beef up security on airlines?




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