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PG&E power shutdown begins in California
#1
I guess we will see how many people in California are prepared.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pge-power-shu...t-blackout
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#2
This does not bode well...
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#3
The power company gets sued for causing the fire and now I wonder if they will get sued for turning the power off? How long can they leave the power off? Is there any regulation that covers this? My guess, they are hoping the government steps in and forces them to turn the power on so then if there is an issue, they can play the government.
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#4
Just sounds to me like there is more to the story.

But as far as preparedness, well, most folks are last minute kind of people so I'm sure it won't be a smooth transition.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#5
People in California killing each other is not a bad thing....
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#6
As millions remain in the dark in California on Thursday, mounting frustrations are starting to boil over in the Golden State, with reported vandalism and at least one attack spurring officials to plead with the public to be kind to utility workers on the front lines of the planned blackout.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-po...truck-shot
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(10-10-2019, 02:59 AM)Bob Wrote: People in California killing each other is not a bad thing....

Wow, that's a little harsh.  Those are fellow Americans despite their place of residence.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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(10-10-2019, 03:58 PM)David Wrote:
(10-10-2019, 02:59 AM)Bob Wrote: People in California killing each other is not a bad thing....

Wow, that's a little harsh.  Those are fellow Americans despite their place of residence.

Point taken Dave....let me rephrase;

There are a fairly large number of people in California, that if they killed each other, would make America a better place.  At some point, you accept the consequences of your decisions.  California wants their Forrests protected at all costs.  well, you got it.  They have so "protected" the forests and intervened using no sense whatsoever that they actually increased the chance of fires.  

Combine that with crazy lawsuit, and a dependency on .Gov for everything...well, there you go.  And yes Dave - those are Americans.  That choose to live in California, where they have over-burdened the land ridiculously and populated to a point that they are trying to steal another states water at gun point.  

Bah - I'll gladly help anyone who wants to move to Florida or Texas.  PE&G did not have to do this or do it this way, nor did .gov need to do it like that.  You get what you vote for.
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#9
Yes, the voters have done a lot to screw themselves (Keeping in mind that California is a Socialist haven which means that elections are rigged. I think there are a lot more 'normal' people out there than what is reflected in the polls and that illegal aliens, dead people and repeat voters carry elections that might otherwise go a different direction). And yes, California is yet one more shining example of how Socialism doesn't work. And yes, they have some insane laws and policies out there.

However...

I also look at things like the #walk away movement that is growing. And something like this could help it to grow. I also look at people that can't help the situation or locale they live in i.e. children as well as elderly and those that are compelled to remain for other reasons. I think there are more normal people there than loons.
Governmental dependance makes for poor self reliance.

"What could possibly go wrong with a duct tape boat?"  Cody Lundin

The best defense against evil men are good men with violent skill sets.
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#10
Some of my general bad attitude, or lack of sympathy, probably comes from my job. In the world of process improvement, if you have done something three times, you probably should write it down, and not ask "what do we do???" the next time you need to do that.

Also - when things go wrong three times, and you don't stop to fix it, that means you are either ok with it, or it hasn't hurt you bad enough for you to care yet.

Here in Florida, Hurricanes are great example. They have been happening every years since the first Spaniard showed up. Since the 50's, we have been tracking them with data. we know that every year, plus or minus, there will be at least three named storm and they all have the potential to ruin life and property. Even if you have not ever lived in Florida, there is quite simply no excuse for not being ready. If you choose to live at sea level - and that is a choice - then don't complain about the cost of your insurance, or expect anyone to be sad when the house you built on the beach washes away.

50 years ago...fine. 2020 - nope.
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