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Is The Temporary Collapse Of Texas Foreshadowing The Total Collapse Of The US?

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We are getting a very short preview of what will eventually happen to the United States as a whole.  America’s infrastructure is aging and crumbling.  Our power grids were never intended to support so many people, our water systems are a complete joke, and it has become utterly apparent that we would be completely lost if a major long-term national emergency ever struck.  Texas has immense wealth and vast energy resources, but now it is being called a “failed state”.  If it can’t even handle a few days of cold weather, what is the rest of America going to look like when things really start to get chaotic in this country?

At this point, it has become clear that the power grid in Texas is in far worse shape than anyone ever imagined.  When extremely cold weather hit the state, demand for energy surged dramatically.  At the same time, about half of the wind turbines that Texas relies upon froze, and the rest of the system simply could not handle the massive increase in demand.

Millions of Texans were without power for days, and hundreds of thousands are still without power as I write this article.

And now we are learning that Texas was literally just moments away from “a catastrophic failure” that could have resulted in blackouts “for months”

Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday.

As millions of customers throughout the state begin to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the power grid that covers most of the state, said Texas was dangerously close to a worst-case scenario: uncontrolled blackouts across the state.

I can’t even imagine how nightmarish things would have eventually gotten in Texas if there had actually been blackouts for months.

According to one expert, the state really was right on the verge of a “worst case scenario”

The worst case scenario: Demand for power outstrips the supply of power generation available on the grid, causing equipment to catch fire, substations to blow and power lines to go down.

If the grid had gone totally offline, the physical damage to power infrastructure from overwhelming the grid could have taken months to repair, said Bernadette Johnson, senior vice president of power and renewables at Enverus, an oil and gas software and information company headquartered in Austin.

For years, I have been telling my readers that they have got to have a back up plan for power, because during a major emergency the grid can fail.

And when it fails, it can literally cost some people their lives.  I was deeply saddened when I learned that one man in Texas actually froze to death sitting in his own recliner

As Texas suffered through days of power outages, a man reportedly froze to death in his recliner with his wife clinging to life beside him.

The man was found dead in his Abilene home on Wednesday after being without power for several days in the record cold.

Most Americans don’t realize that much of the rest of the world actually has much better power infrastructure than we do.  Just check out these numbers

In Japan, the average home sees only 4 minutes of power outages per year. In the American Midwest, the figure is 92 minutes per year. In the Northeast, it’s 214 minutes; all those figures cover only regular outages and not those caused by extreme weather or fires.

As our population has grown and our infrastructure has aged, performance has just gotten worse and worse.  In fact, things ran much more smoothly all the way back in the mid-1980s

According to an analysis by Climate Central, major outages (affecting more than 50,000 homes or businesses) grew ten times more common from the mid-1980s to 2012. From 2003 to 2012, weather-related outages doubled. In a 2017 report, the American Society of Civil Engineers reported that there were 3,571 total outages in 2015, lasting 49 minutes on average. The U.S. Energy Administration reports that in 2016, the average utility customer had 1.3 power interruptions, and their total blackout time averaged four hours.

America is literally crumbling all around us, and it getting worse with each passing year.

Our water systems are another example.

In Texas, the cold weather literally caused thousands of pipes to burst.  The damage caused by all of these ruined pipes is going to be in the billions of dollars.

Right now, we are being told that a total of 797 water systems in the state are currently reporting problems with “frozen or broken pipes”

Some 13.5 million people are facing water disruptions with 797 water systems throughout the state reporting issues such as frozen or broken pipes, according to Toby Baker, executive director for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. About 725 systems are under a boil water advisory, Baker said during a press conference Thursday.

Overall, approximately 7 million residents of the state live in areas that have been ordered to boil water, and it could take months for service to fully return to normal.

Without water, none of us can survive for long, and it is absolutely imperative that you have a back up plan in case your local system goes down.

In Houston, people that are without water in their homes have been forced to line up to fill buckets at a public spigot

Meanwhile, in scenes reminiscent of a third world country, Houston residents resorted to filling up buckets of water from a spigot in a local neighborhood.

One Houston resident, whose power has just gone back on Thursday after three days but still has no water, told ‘It is crazy that we just watched NASA land on Mars but here in Houston most of us still don’t have drinking water.’

You can watch video of this happening right here.  Of course if your local water system completely fails, there won’t even be a public spigot available for you to get water.

Shortages of food and other essential supplies are also being reported in Texas.

For Philip Shelley and his young wife, the situation became quite desperate fairly rapidly

Philip Shelley, a resident of Fort Worth, told CNN that he, his wife Amber and 11-month-old daughter, Ava, were struggling to stay warm and fed. Amber is pregnant and due April 4.

“(Ava) is down to half a can of formula,” Shelley said. “Stores are out if not extremely low on food. Most of our food in the refrigerator is spoiled. Freezer food is close to thawed but we have no way to heat it up.”

So what would they have done if the blackouts had lasted for months?

All over the state, extremely long lines have been forming at local supermarkets.  In some cases, people have started waiting way before the stores actually open

Joe Giovannoli, 29, arrived at a Central Market supermarket in Austin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, an hour-and-a-half before it opened. Minutes later, more than 200 people had lined up behind him in the biting 26-degree weather.

Giovannoli’s wife is three months pregnant and the power in their one-bedroom Austin apartment blinked out Tuesday night. After a water pipe broke, firefighters also turned off the building’s water, he said. Giovannoli said he realized he still had it better than many others across Texas, but worried how long things will take to get back to normal.

This is happening in communities across Texas, and you can see video of one of these “bread lines” right here.

Of course those that had gotten prepared in advance did not have to wait in such long lines because they already had food.

Sadly, even though Joe Giovannoli had gotten to the supermarket so early, he later received really bad news

A few minutes before the store opened its doors, a manager stepped outside and warned those waiting in line that supplies inside were low: No produce, no baked goods, not much canned food.

“We haven’t had a delivery in four days,” he said.

Remember, this is just a temporary crisis in Texas that is only going to last for a few days.

So what would happen if a severe long-term national emergency disrupted food, water and power systems for months on end?

All it took to cause a short-term “collapse scenario” in the state of Texas was some cold weather.

Eventually, much worse things will happen to our nation, and it has become clear that we are not ready.

So get prepared while you still can, because time is running out.

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68 Comments on "Is The Temporary Collapse Of Texas Foreshadowing The Total Collapse Of The US?"

  1. YouArePushingMyButtons on Tue, 23rd Feb 2021 9:29 pm 

    Biden, Prime Minister Trudeau Give Statements On Bilateral Meeting | NBC News

    Canada and US. Two globalists whore that are becoming irrelevant. Faster globalism died, happier everyone will be, including me. I want both nations to engage themselves toward the preservation and continuation of the Whites of race. I see none of this in your speech. I see more cock sucking toward people looking forward to the extinction of the White race. Your bullshit is unacceptable to me. Both of you US and Canada are pushing my buttons. I want nothing to do with the negro, shit brown diversity, and globalist bullshit value like feminism, LGBT, diversity, unity and so on. I have been helping you for free until now, it does not mean I will continue to do it.

  2. YouCanAllGoFuckYourself on Tue, 23rd Feb 2021 10:16 pm 

    I disagree. Africa, Israel, China and Europe pedophile and child tortures can be left behind as far as I am concerned.

    Jump 0:35.

    Is Ursula von der Leyen a pedophile and Adrénochrome consumer. She is coming from nobility if I am correct.

  3. YouCanAllGoFuckYourself on Tue, 23rd Feb 2021 11:26 pm 

    Look at the first 0:35 minute of Ursula von der Leyen pedophile and satanist. She might have already been executed. Body movements are unnatural and look CGI.

    Same with Sylvester Stallone. The background is fake and his look like CGI on deep fake.

    He is probably dead and have been executed for pedophilia, sexual abuse and Adrénochrome consumption

  4. makati1 on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 1:32 am 

    Just read an article that said 500,000 people have died WITH Covid-19 in the US last year. That is about 1/6 of the average deaths per year in the US. Hearth failure takes 650,000 lives per year and Cancers, 600,000. Why not shut down the country for them? About 3,000,000 people die every year in America.

    Then there is the claim of 2,500,000 world wide deaths from Covid-19. That is about 3% of the normal 80,000,000 deaths annually across the world. Death by starvation exceeds that blamed on the virus.

    “Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. This is more than from AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.” Preventable deaths. Covid-19 is irrelevant in the numbers.

    What is the real reason for the shutdowns? The Great Reset! A massive power grab by the elite to try to change the world quickly and destroy your lives. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  5. Biden's hairplug on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 5:49 am 

    “Just read an article that said 500,000 people have died WITH Covid-19 in the US last year. That is about 1/6 of the average deaths per year in the US. Hearth failure takes 650,000 lives per year and Cancers, 600,000. Why not shut down the country for them? About 3,000,000 people die every year in America.”

    Flawed comparison: these cancer patients die with or without any lockdown. If there would be no anti-Covid lockdown in place, the hospitals would overflow with dying patients, like we saw in the first few months of the pandemic in Italy and NYC.

    Lockdowns are universal, even in Russia and China, that absolutely have nothing to do with any conspiratorial notion of a Great Reset whatsoever.

    Try again.

  6. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 10:18 am 

    Mak, 500,000 mosquitoes die every second from bug spray, therefore Covid is a hoax.

  7. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 3:12 pm 

    Jevons in the fall

    “Economist William Stanley Jevons begged to differ. In his 1865 book, The Coal Question, he correctly argued that the savings made through automation would increase demand in the economy. This demand would translate into the expansion of existing steam technologies like railways and steamships, as well as in the invention of new steam technologies. As a result, rather than curbing Britain’s appetite for coal – and other mineral resources – the application of steam technology would result in even more extraction.

    This observation gave rise to “the Jevons Paradox;” that any local attempt to save energy will result in an aggregate increase in energy consumption. This was borne out more recently when, in the aftermath of the oil shocks of the 1970s, car manufacturers worked to make their products more energy efficient. Lean burn engines, electronic ignition and computer-controlled fuel injection eventually made engines efficient. Improved suspension, better tyres and streamlined bodies cut fuel use still further. And the oil industry improved the chemistry of the fuels themselves. If we had settled for the levels of car ownership seen in the early 1970s, then the improvements would have led to a dramatic fall in demand for petrol. Instead, the savings on the cost of fuel brought car ownership to the masses. Indeed, by the early 2000s in the UK, not only was it rare not to have a car at all, but many households had two cars.”

    “…in the UK, not only was it rare not to have a car at all, but many households had two cars.”

    Wow Tim, two whole cars.

    Lol, another Brit/Euro who has never been to N America.

    Tim Watkins is an excellent writer even if he’s a little naive to how gluttonous we colonials are. Have to live or see it to believe it.

  8. makati1 on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 3:28 pm 

    Deaths are normal in the real world. Plandemic deaths are manufactured for the elite take-down of the US and the West. Anyone who believes the US fake numbers and those of other Western countries deserve the shit that is coming to them. So be it.

    The Great Leveling/Reset is working for the stupid West. Not so much for the East where things Are going back to normal. Debt and stupidity will kill Amerika. What do you get when you dumb down the population? Amerika! Followed closely by Australia and the UK.

    It makes interesting watching. Better than any TV series. Pass the popcorn.

  9. makati1 on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 3:33 pm 

    BTW: What happened to the normal, annual flu season where hundreds of thousands die every year?

    Answer: It got turned into the Plandemic season where normal flu is called Covid-19 so the elite can lock down, as in imprison, everyone that cannot think.

    GAWD how stupid some people are! They never think for themselves. Typical Amerikans.

    Question 2: How many people YOU know have died FROM the COVID-19 flu , not WITH the flu. None, I bet.

  10. makati1 on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 3:40 pm 

    “Lockdowns are universal, even in Russia and China, that absolutely have nothing to do with any conspiratorial notion of a Great Reset whatsoever.”

    True! People die from the flu every year, including Russians and Chinese. Prove that they died from the Covid variety.

    “Up to 650,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year.”

    The real numbers are closer to this number than the posted 2.5 million. Prove me wrong. It is just a bad flu season.

    I had it between Christmas and New Years and I am back to normal without any meds beyond some antibiotics and extra vitamin C. If you are healthy, you live. If not…

  11. Anonymouse on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 4:57 pm 

    The conjob-19 scamdemic is the single greatest hoax in human history, or 2nd if you take cloggedcolons “Look at me everyone, ima ‘aunty-gwobwist on the interwebs’ shtick hes been playing at for….ever.

    Speaking of anti-globalists, this plandemic is a globalist op from start to finish and that fact is so obvious even a mental deficient like cloggjude here could see it. Its not like they are even trying to hide that fact either.

    OR you would think. Instead, it seems have embraced and accepted the entire conjob-19 narrative whole cloth. I would find that mildly interesting except for I have pointed out years ago that ‘cloggjude’ here was a globalist shill and has been all along. And a rather obvious one at that ROFL.

    CloggJude, I speak for all of us when I say, I hope you suffer an extremely adverse reaction after they pump their so-called ‘vaccines’ into your thin, reptilian-like veins.

  12. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 6:43 pm 

    Mak are you still a member of the uniquely American Mormon church or did you cut ties completely when you discovered grand conspiracy theories?

    Swapping one set of magical thinking dogma with another is still magical thinking.

    What Makes People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

    The psychology of flat earthers, antivaxxers, and truthers

    “Why are people drawn to conspiracy theories? What are they seeking when they first go down the rabbit hole? Are there specific personality types that are more prone to conspiracy theories than others?

    There’s been a lot of recent work in psychology attempting to figure out why some people are particularly drawn to conspiracy theories. For example, research has found that people who believe in conspiracy theories tend to have a greater need for cognitive closure (the desire to find an explanation when explanations are lacking) and to be unique. They’re more likely to have a cognitive bias called hypersensitive agency detection3 or teleologic thinking4 (whereby events are overattributed to hidden forces, purposes, and motives). Some research has also found that conspiracy beliefs are associated with lower levels of education and analytic thinking.”

    Describes you quite accurately.

    Especially, “to be unique”….like you eh mak? & those of us who don’t buy into your grandiose narrative are either sheeple or need to be on psychotropic medication.

    It’s an exclusive club of super sleuths who can’t be fooled no matter how many billions the evil & mighty “THEY” spend trying to fool us.

    So you guys are like superheroes. Y’all posses special powers which you use to warn & protect us lowly commoners from evil doers.

    The QAnonvengers – here we come to save the day!

    Thanks fur saving us-N-stuff

  13. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 6:52 pm 

    Anonydouch, when my number comes up for my first vaccine jab jab jab, I’m asking for an extra shot in my dick, so I feel safer next time your mom & I have another 3 day unprotected Fuck Fest.

    P.S. it’s ok if you want to call me dad.

  14. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 7:39 pm 

    People who believe in a God who created Earth are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories

    Experts found a link between the two belief systems thanks to a brain bias

    The link between creationism and conspiracism was ‘previously unidentified’

    Researchers found the religion or God a person believes in was irrelevant

    The effect was consistent regardless of sex, age or educational standard

    It is hoped the research can highlight the ‘major flaws of conspiracy theories’

    Experts found the religion or God a person believes in is irrelevant, believers are still more likely to think the moon landing was a hoax or JFK was killed by the CIA.

    Scientists claim the ‘previously unidentified’ link between the two is down to a brain bias that connects unrelated events.

    Teleological thinkers are willing to accept statements such as ‘the sun rises in order to give us light’ and ‘the purpose of bees is to ensure pollination’ as true.

    They hope that drawing the link between the two errors in rational thinking can highlight the ‘major flaws of conspiracy theories’.

    Wooooooo be careful of what you type, because, like the Deep-State, god has an invisible server farm in the sky which records all you say & do….for judgment day & income taxes.

    Wooooooo be careful because, like the Deep-State, god might unleash a modest plague upon the humans for control-N-stuff.

    Hmmmm how curious. It’s almost as if the deep state is stealing god’s job.

    Hopefully, the Lord can pick up some part time in the gig economy – Yahweh Uber.

  15. makati1 on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 8:19 pm 

    I am still on the rolls of the Mormon Church as are millions of others who have left, when they saw the scam, but not bothered to have their names removed. The Mormon Church boasts of 15+ millions of members, but less than 5 million are actually active, and less than a million are worthy to go to their temples. Another “for $$$” scam where you have to “give” 10% plus plus of your gross income to be “worthy”, not to mention hours of your time weekly and other bullshit.

    It is the dumbed down Amerikans who cannot see they are being scammed by their elite masters in this flu scamdemic. As Anon said, it is obvious to those who live in the real world and not the USMSM Propaganda world of Amerika.

    Famous, you are obviously a shill for the US propaganda mill or so dumb, Homer Simpson is more intelligent than you. Maybe you ignore facts? Even the originator of this “Reset” scam tells everyone that that is their plan. Duh!

    And on…and on…and on…

  16. FamousDrScanlon on Wed, 24th Feb 2021 8:55 pm 

    Here’s a good one from 2012 that explains how predatory scum bags like the “good christian” Trump get rich by intentionally & knowingly destroying people by using sophisticated techniques from psychology, behavioural biology & neuroscience research.

    How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

    Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.

    “Less than 40 years ago, casino gambling was illegal everywhere in the United States outside of Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey. But since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, tribal and commercial casinos have rapidly proliferated across the country, with some 1,000 now operating in 40 states. Casino patrons bet more than $37 billion annually—more than Americans spend to attend sporting events ($17.8 billion), go to the movies ($10.7 billion), and buy music ($6.8 billion) combined.”

    “The preferred mode of gambling these days is electronic gaming machines, of which there are now almost 1 million nationwide, offering variations on slots and video poker. Their prevalence has accelerated addiction and reaped huge profits for casino operators. A significant portion of casino revenue now comes from a small percentage of customers, most of them likely addicts, playing machines that are designed explicitly to lull them into a trancelike state that the industry refers to as “continuous gaming productivity.”

    I’ve never been a believer, but I’ve read & know your bible quite well. I might be able to out chapter & verse all of you put together.

    Say your god & bible are all true. The very second Trump dies he’s going straight to hell & everyone knows it.

    What happens to all his supporters who know Trump is as UN-Christian as they come, but pretended otherwise/went along for politics, when judged by a God who knows every deed you’ve done & every thought you’ve ever had?

    Can’t fool the Lord.

    Revelation 21:8 ESV

    But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

  17. Cloggie on Thu, 25th Feb 2021 1:42 am 

    “It’s not just Texas, the entire US grid system is broken. More people will die if it is not redesigned”

    Says not some European *sshole with an imperial ax to grind, but an American.

    How about putting plans to build that 50th aircraft carrier and hypersonic missile interceptor on ice and begin to replace these Fred Flintstone power stations with something that works.


    “Keenly-awaited New York offshore wind round may not happen until 2022: BOEM”

    Two more extra years head start for the EU offshore wind industry.

  18. Biden's hairplug on Thu, 25th Feb 2021 6:53 am 

    BMI-30 promoter and sugar water giant Coca-Cola teaches its employees “to be less white”

    Time to say goodbye, folks!

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