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2019-10-09 -Land of the Free
Nearly 800,000 PG&E Customers Brace for Largest Power Shut-Off Ever
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-09 02:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6535 views ]  Top

#1 Like a third world nation.

Shitshow, Part 118.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-09 02:33||   2019-10-09 02:33|| Front Page Top

#2 STDs Combine for Record High in U.S.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-09 02:36||   2019-10-09 02:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Lights out in 20 minutes -night all
Posted by Rex Mundi 2019-10-09 02:40||   2019-10-09 02:40|| Front Page Top

#4 Decivilization in action brought to you by the state religion of Gaia.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-09 06:46||   2019-10-09 06:46|| Front Page Top

#5 remember, the state sued pg&e into bankruptcy after the last big fire; a fire caused by wires arcing into a stand of brush the state would not let the utility trim.
do not understand why that aspect was nit explored during the trial, but it sucks to be a californian right now ( not really, you vited for the idiots in government so too bad.) buy some candles.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2019-10-09 08:14||   2019-10-09 08:14|| Front Page Top

#6 Trying to make the illegals feel at home.
Posted by AlanC 2019-10-09 08:14||   2019-10-09 08:14|| Front Page Top

#7 A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high.

Guess all those wind turbines aren't doing the trick!
Posted by Raj 2019-10-09 08:17||   2019-10-09 08:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Convergence has arrived. Cali = Mexi.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-09 09:36||   2019-10-09 09:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Shutdowns are 'easy', reboots are not.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-10-09 09:46||   2019-10-09 09:46|| Front Page Top

#10 No traffic lights.

‘Completely unacceptable’: Anger as power company shuts off supply to 800,000 over California wildfire fears
Posted by Skidmark 2019-10-09 10:16||   2019-10-09 10:16|| Front Page Top

#11 The lawyers should sue the Santa Ana Winds! That will fix the problem. (/sarc)
Posted by magpie 2019-10-09 10:38||   2019-10-09 10:38|| Front Page Top

#12 Not the 21st century I was expecting. However...

Looking at the Big Picture, we owe these brave but stupid citizens of California our gratitude. Our Founders envisioned the individual states as little petri dishes where the citizens could test out various political, economic and social ideas.

Californians have asked themselves "What if we do some virtuous but stupid stuff that will eventually reduce the quality of our lives?".
"Gosh, I don't know."
"OK, then. Let's do it!"

tl;dr: Never go full California

Posted by SteveS 2019-10-09 11:51||   2019-10-09 11:51|| Front Page Top

#13 And when fires happen anyways on account of illegal campfires and/or underground pot farms, there will be no electricity to manage emergency maneuvers.

This is going to be stupid.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-09 12:40||   2019-10-09 12:40|| Front Page Top

#14 PG&E has been negligent for a long, long time in its maintenance of power lines and the towers that support them. From what I've heard, some of those towers are over 100 years old.

It was originally built in 1919. What failed on PG&E tower at heart of Camp Fire probe?

I mean, it's shameful that they have to take the precaution of shutting off the power but if they didn't and there was another fire like the Camp Fire it would be far worse. You can blame PG&E all you want and you are right to do so. But the California Public Utilities Commission must also accept its share of the blame and that, of course, goes back to the politicians who appoint CPUC commissioners.

In the more recently built parts of California cities, telephone and power lines are buried. Well, you know, those telephone poles and all those wires are unsightly. But in wilderness areas, especially where Santa Ana winds blow up to 60 mph and proper forest management has been set aside in deference to Gaia, burying power lines might be the way to go except for the fact that nobody wants to pay for it.

In the meantime, if you want to live out in the boondocks, you might have to accept some inconveniences.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-10-09 12:47||   2019-10-09 12:47|| Front Page Top

#15 Mayor is tied to a truck and dragged along the streets by Mexican villagers who were angry that he had not carried out road repairs
Posted by Skidmark 2019-10-09 13:12||   2019-10-09 13:12|| Front Page Top

#16 We are having friends from Auburn here soon. This includes a 90 year old woman and her daughter. Their power was shut down overnight. We are in Rocklin and still have power. Get used to it here in Democratworld. If it wasn't for my wife I would pack today!
Posted by Sgt.D.T. 2019-10-09 15:10||   2019-10-09 15:10|| Front Page Top

#17 What steps are people taking to keep their fridge and freezer food from spoiling?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-09 15:25||   2019-10-09 15:25|| Front Page Top

#18 generators
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-09 15:34||   2019-10-09 15:34|| Front Page Top

#19 Should have bought stock in DuraMax.

Generator and gasoline storage tank is a couple dollars. They all get to write off that generator expense from their state taxes or get a credit on their utilities account?

No, I didn't say that with a straight face.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-09 15:55||   2019-10-09 15:55|| Front Page Top

#20 Oh I get it. Sacramento sends out air inspectors and hands out pollution fines.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-09 16:51||   2019-10-09 16:51|| Front Page Top

#21 tens of thousands of people have lost all their frozen and refrigerated food and been left in the dark because of decades of deferred maintenance and upgrades to main distribution system, much of which PGE massive cash flow has been used for bonuses and perks. Not a single present of former senior management official has been fired or had pensions revoked. Past infuriating!

Third world conditions as in one county, El Dorado, of which I have direct experience, severely restricted water and sewer use because of lack of power to pumping stations and treatment facilities. So basic services have been disrupted by design to avoid further lawsuit risks. Unbelievable, except, like Detroit, government by Democrats, so what can you expect
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-10-09 17:45||   2019-10-09 17:45|| Front Page Top

#22 Mexifornia
Posted by Lex 2019-10-09 21:07||   2019-10-09 21:07|| Front Page Top

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