Disclaimer: No facts here. Just speculation and food for thought. This whole ordeal seems like a bad movie. Things like this aren't suppose to happen. Blackouts like this used to happen back in the 70's and back then we put in a bunch of safeguards to ensure that it wouldn't happen again. Could something much more sinister be at work here? You ever see those movies where a big unexplainable event occurs and then the government swoops in with it's feeble attempts at spin control? Ya know, like where they make up all kinds of ridiculous excuses and try to dismiss the issue as quick as possible? Like in the Men in Black Movies, or more realistically: that crash out in Roswell, New Mexico. Could this have been a terrorist act and the governement is tryin keep it under wraps? Imagine the reprecussions of allowing another terrorist attack on American soil. It would be huge. Anyone with half a brain knows that "covert" operations take place all the time, all over the world. You think the U.S. and it's Navy Seals are the only group slick enough to pull off such missions? Ya right. We could have just been hit by one of the many countries or terrorist groups that hate us. But Bush would NEVER admit such a thing of course! Two governments and hundreds of engineers can't even figure out how....or even WHERE this problem began??? Oh, c'mon... I'll tell ya what happend, I bet somone set off one of those huge Electromagnetic Pulse bombs (like they were planning to do in Oceans Eleven) right near one of our powerstations. The lack of the powerstation to even communicate the anomilie to the other stations is what caused the domino effect. Then while the power was out, they did all kinds of crazy shit that we haven't even found out about yet! Don't get me wrong, I certainly hope this WASN'T the case but the whole situation smells fishy to me. Agree? Disagree? Alternative Perspective? Am I just being paranoid? Do I watch too much T.V.? Or have you just been brainwashed?!