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    maybe here, and argument made that the reason there were no safety grounds on stuff in iraq was not because they were cheap, but because the soils were of such a type and so dry, you couldn't get a grounding rod to work.  Sounds like BS to me. Although one of JDs favorite stories (or perhaps my favorite story from JD) during his first deployment to the ME back in 2001 was that they had two problems to contend with, one,they were required to pour a bucket of water on the grounding rods of the generators each day to help them maintain conductivity with the soil, and two, the latrine was on the other side of the base.  They (in that legendary military enlisted rank problem solving way) quickly found a solution that took care of both problems.

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