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  • California Turns Off a Lot More Than Just the Lights with Forced Blackouts

    10/14/2019 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2019 | Stephen Green (Vodkapundit)
    Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences. Bloomberg’s Chris Martin has a story on California’s troubles with one of my favorite headlines ever: “Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don't Work in Blackouts.” Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:
  • ‘I’m Out’: PG&E Blackouts Stagger Californians

    10/14/2019 5:59:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 106 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 13, 2019 8:12 pm ET | Zusha Elinson, Ian Lovett, Alejandro Lazo and Jim Carlton
    ... California residents have come face-to-face with an uncomfortable new reality: Large swaths of the state—by itself the fifth-largest economy in the world, and home to the globe’s most technologically advanced companies—may be subject to the sort of abrupt blackouts normally associated with underdeveloped countries. The state’s three big investor-owned utilities now have regulatory permission to cut off power to parts of their service territories during strong winds to reduce the risk of their electric lines causing wildfires, after at least 21 blazes linked to utility equipment killed more than 100 people and burned tens of thousands of homes in...
  • North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night

    10/13/2019 11:44:35 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 25 replies
    Daily Fail by People's Cube ^ | October 11, 2019 | Red Square
    DAILY FAIL: The most current truth from around the world TODAY'S HEADLINES: North Korea publishes satellite image of California at night CALIFORNIA STRONG: "Five dollar a gallon gas is no big deal 'cuz there's no electricity to run the pumps anyway." DEPORTATIONS ARE COMING: California Governor Gavin Newsom blames electricity blackouts on Russian kulaks, vows revenge. CLIMATE STUDY: "There's no need for climate protests in China because China is already communist." NBA replaces U.S. anthem with China's, encourages players to kneel. Ushanka tip to Margaret and Mi for the headlines, and to ThePeoplesComrade for the Daily Fail concept.
  • The Berkeley hills go dark and residents step up to help one another (liberal paradise alert)

    10/12/2019 9:11:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | 10/10/2019 | Kate Darby Rauch, Frances Dinkelspiel
    All was quiet at dawn in the north Berkeley Hills. A few people were out in the early morning darkness, walking dogs, jogging, waiting for the bus. The contrast was stark looking down to the flats where power had not been lost and the lights were still on. A longtime resident on Creston Road, who said he was retired from the tech industry and didn’t want to give his name, was out with a flashlight in case people needed help. “We have elderly people up here,” he said. “I just wanted to make sure no one was panicking.” Like several...
  • PG&E power outage begins 2nd night

    10/09/2019 7:31:30 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tony Bizjak
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down power to 500,000 homes and business – an estimated 2-million-plus Northern California residents – creating the largest blackout in state history. The move, designed as a massive defensive tactic to avoid wildfires amid high winds, created confusion, consternation and angry responses from both the public and public officials.
  • Lights out: Power cut in California to prevent deadly fires

    10/09/2019 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    AP ^ | October 9,2019 | BRIAN MELLEY and TERENCE CHEA
    The unpopular move sparked a run on supplies at stores and came after two years of catastrophic fires sent Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy and forced it to take more aggressive steps to prevent blazes. The drastic measure caused a wave of impacts, from long lines at supermarkets and hardware stores to backups at traffic lights that had gone dark. Schools and universities canceled classes, offices were closed and many businesses were shuttered. With the sun shining, not a wisp of smoke in the air and only gentle breezes, the historic action was condemned by those inconvenienced. “It’s unreasonable....
  • PG&E’s power shut-off watch for Northern California: Here’s what you need to know

    10/07/2019 5:52:34 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 158 replies
    San Fransicko Chronic ^ | 10/7/2019 | Michael Cabanatuan and Alejandro Serrano
    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Monday that it might preemptively cut power this week to much of Northern California — including almost all of the Bay Area — to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during dry and windy weather. The shut-off watch, covering 29 of the state’s 58 counties, is unprecedented in scope and could grow as forecasts come into focus. Customers in parts of the counties could lose power as soon as Wednesday morning, and the watch extends through Thursday. Seven of the nine Bay Area counties — all but San Francisco and Marin — were advised...
  • Dem Party lost its mind (Gingrich-short video clip)

    09/25/2019 10:37:01 PM PDT · by blondiegoodbadugly · 4 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/25/2019 | foxnews
    At 9:00 to 10:00; he states "Their very way of life is threatened."
  • Thousands Of Utility Workers Ready To Tackle Power Outage After The Storm

    09/02/2019 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Power crews are rolling into Daytona International Speedway ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Those crews, made up of 18,000 people from 34 states and Canada, are staging getting ready to restore power after this storm. “This is one of the processing centers where they come in, they get their assignments they go through a safety training and then we preposition them in 20 staging sites that we’ve established in the east coast of Florida. What that does is that it puts us in the position so that they are able to hit the ground running and they are...
  • States Are Bailing Out Failing Power Plants; the Feds Shouldn’t Follow Suit

    08/28/2019 11:25:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August | Thomas Aiello
    In a free enterprise system, some businesses prosper while some do not. Success and failure are simply a byproduct of the free market that should be expected. And when businesses fail due to market conditions, it should not be the responsibility of the federal government to bail them out or give them special treatment. So why then is conjecture building once again that key members of the Trump administration still want to revive plans to bail out failing power plants? Last year, the Department of Energy was trying to use its power to revitalize a handful of well-connected but economically...
  • The Cynical Philosopher

    08/11/2019 10:46:46 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from friend | 8/11/2019 | unknown
    I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number? ? Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water. ? I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you. ? When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body... men are so polite they only look at the covered parts. ? A recent study has found that woman who carry...
  • Venezuela: widespread blackouts could be new normal, experts warn

    07/23/2019 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 July 2019 | Joe Parkin Daniels
    Widespread electricity outages could become the new normal in Venezuela, experts have warned, as the country struggled to restore power after a massive blackout that left millions without power or access to the internet. Blackouts plunge Venezuela into chaos as minister blames saboteurs Energy minister Freddy Brito said on Tuesday morning that power had been restored in Caracas and at least five states after the outage which the government blamed on an “electromagnetic attack” at hydroelectric dams in the south of the country. Around 80% of Venezuela’s grid is served by hydropower. But energy analysts were deeply suspicious of government...
  • Progressives lay out racial justice strategy to win over working-class whites

    07/20/2019 9:26:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 19, 2019 | Jon Ward
    A few days before President Trump’s Twitter rant against four congresswomen of color, a few thousand progressives gathered in Philadelphia to hear speakers exhort them to make race a central issue in the 2020 election. “We’ve got to center racial justice,” Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change, told the Netroots Nation conference. Robinson told the audience that “racial justice is a strategy for gaining power and winning power.” Robinson represents a left wing of the party that wants to confront Trump’s demagoguery on race and identity head on, not shying away from the topic. “Democrats for years...
  • Power outage in Wisconsin amid dangerous heat wave

    07/19/2019 11:22:45 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/19/19 | By Chuck Johnston and Dakin Andone, CNN
    About 12,000 customers are without electricity in Madison, Wisconsin, during a dangerous heat wave, after fires at two downtown substations, according to local officials. An explosion and a fire occurred early Friday morning at a substation jointly owned by Madison Gas and Electric and the American Transmission Company, MG&E CEO Jeff Keebler told reporters at a news conference.
  • Con Ed can't explain Manhattan Blackout.

    07/14/2019 12:00:52 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 36 replies
    NYP ^ | July 14, 2019 | Bruce Golding
    Yesterday there was a power outage in Manhattan, I won't call it massive because some people had a problem with that word. Originally it was stated a transformer fire was the cause of the outage, now Con Ed says there is no evidence of a me paranoid, but my ears perk up with I hear things like this...
  • Douglas MacKinnon: NYC is a warning -- the blackout is coming

    07/14/2019 4:38:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 July 2019 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Just about three weeks ago, I did a piece headlined: “Will You Survive the Coming Blackout?” On the heels of this weekend’s mini-blackout in New York City, this is not about “See, I told you so!” but is about reminding people that a large and sustained blackout could and would cripple much of society as we know it – and it could and would have a devastating impact upon our very lives, and survival. Such a blackout is coming. It is only a matter of time. Again, leaving aside the growing threats of cyber and terrorist attacks upon our power...
  • Massive Power Outage Reported in NYC

    07/13/2019 4:56:36 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 99 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 13, 2019 | CNBC
    A massive power outage has been reported in NYC, it's probably nothing, but given the location, I would not want to be in Manhattan tonight, it could get interesting if the power is out for a significant length of time...
  • Make your own earthquake preparedness kit

    07/06/2019 8:20:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    FOOD -- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables. -- Canned juices, milk, soup -- Sugar, salt, pepper -- High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix; foods that will not increase thirst. -- Vitamins -- Foods for infants, elderly, persons with special dietary needs -- Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags. -- Pet food, at least one ounce per animal pound per day. -- Avoid foods like rice, pasta and dry beans that require a great deal of water to prepare. Remember to restock your food once a year. FIRST...
  • The Amazing Bremelanotide PT-141 (Vyleesi)

    07/06/2019 2:38:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    metallicman ^ | Updated 5JUL19 | Editorial staff
    This post was updated 5JUL19, when I received word that the FDA approved Bremelanotide PT-141 under the name Vylessi. I updated this post, and subsequently added the name Vylessi to all mention of Bremelanotide PT-141, and added updated histories and commentaries at the end. We have a tendency to think inside the box. We try to improve what we know. We try to work within the framework of what we have. We actually do need to think "outside the box"... As a man gets older, your body changes. Your hair starts receding, and starts to fall out. You start to...
  • Unmasking Power’s Abuse of Power

    09/25/2017 5:30:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 22, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    More proof emerges that Obama used spy agencies to undermine Trump. President Obama’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power was reportedly “unmasking” Americans almost on a daily basis right up to President Trump’s inauguration, which bolsters Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tried to rig last year’s election by spying on the then-GOP candidate’s campaign.Fox News is reporting that in the closing months of the Obama administration, Irish-born Power reportedly made more than 260 requests to identify Americans whose names turned up in foreign intelligence collection, a process called unmasking. Why an envoy to the United Nations would be involved in unmasking...