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Old 16 October 2018, 17:54
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PG&E Cuts Power

In a first, Pacific Gas and Electric started cutting power to homes and businesses about 48 hours ago and it was to last a few hours. Well, people in the selected counties have been without power now for about 48 hours.

The reason given was “high winds”. But conditions are very dry. No other utilities are doing this.

Read: We killed people and burned down neighborhoods because we don’t like maintenance over profits. And we are going to get our asses sued, regulated and fined after burning and blowing people up on and off over the last 10 years.

I am stunned, and livid.

Worried about trees in your fucking powerlines, fucking spend the money and trim trees.

All this was about was PG&E showing ALL of California what happens when you don’t do what Enron, oops, I mean PG&E wants.

We had not one ounce of wind in Sacramento. While counties around us had power cut. I refuse to believe the winds stopped at our county borders.

So, yep, this is the same bullshit Enron pulled. It started small.

Fear fear fear is all the lawmakers know. Rep. Doris Matsui-D is useless, and I doubt she will call back.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/20...wildfire-risk/

So, am I misguided?
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Old 16 October 2018, 19:15
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So, am I misguided?
Misguided? Who's guiding you? I think you are asking if you are wrong...well, you live in CA.
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Old 16 October 2018, 19:17
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Misguided? Who's guiding you? I think you are asking if you are wrong...well, you live in CA.
Yeah, you池e right. That痴 the real question.

Sorry, forgot what state I am.
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Old 16 October 2018, 19:59
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Not uncommon at all. More than one utility will start dropping the major substations when a hurricane, flood, or something like that is about to hit. You fuckers gotta deal with fire--add high winds with dry brush, parched grass, and dead trees...wires hit the ground and arc...and then we get to watch FOX news show clips of those funny looking planes dropping colored water over California's smoky landscape.

We're lucky, our shit gets trimmed by helicopters every three to five years.
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Old 16 October 2018, 20:17
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Not uncommon at all. More than one utility will start dropping the major substations when a hurricane, flood, or something like that is about to hit. You fuckers gotta deal with fire--add high winds with dry brush, parched grass, and dead trees...wires hit the ground and arc...and then we get to watch FOX news show clips of those funny looking planes dropping colored water over California's smoky landscape.

We're lucky, our shit gets trimmed by helicopters every three to five years.
To me, while PGE may be right in this VERY narrow set of circumstances, these jizzbuckets have had numerous citizens burned and neighborhoods destroyed via major pipeline rupture, and explosion in San Bruno, CA.

There have been numerous others.

In 2017 PGE was responsible for 17 vegetation fires in CA. They have been ruled to be the most constant contributor of man made fires in CA. To include 2018. Investigations will not be done for some time.

PGE, due to their inaction, have killed numerous.

This is not my opinion, this is all well documented.

Apologies to Gavin and Mingo. I do not mean to be abrasive.
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Old 16 October 2018, 20:32
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This is the same company that used to shut people’s power off in the middle of the day during the summer because of an “energy shortage”.

I’m sure they will go the way of the California water companies and tell people they have to raise their rates to compensate for these counties using less electricity.
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Old 16 October 2018, 20:39
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This is the same company that used to shut people’s power off in the middle of the day during the summer because of an “energy shortage”.

I’m sure they will go the way of the California water companies and tell people they have to raise their rates to compensate for these counties using less electricity.
Hence my ENRON reference. They started this shit some years ago.

Please, do not just take my word for this.

Ken Lay PhD, Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow. Raped California. So did the accounting firm of Arthur Anderson.

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Old 16 October 2018, 20:57
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You ain't gotta apologize to me--I've done line work out of town for many of the state crews, some are good, others not so. The worst, yeah...west coast. The only place worse than you fuckers was Puerto Rico so you got that going for you. New York and NOVA is right behind you guys...too many rules..
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Old 16 October 2018, 21:43
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Ken Lay PhD, Jeff Skilling and Andy Fastow. Raped California. So did the accounting firm of Arthur ..
ENRON didn't rape California, it fucked California.

It is not rape if your state lays down, spreads its legs and begs to be fucked... Which is exactly what the Utilities Commission in California did.

Were the commissioners bought? Likely... Did any of them go to jail? Nope...
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Old 16 October 2018, 21:53
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2-3 years ago during the drought they (Sacramento) told everyone to conserve water. The citizenry responded in kind then these pricks upped our usage fee's because "revenue" was down because we cut back. Tampa/St. Pete/ Clearwater here we come......
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ENRON didn't rape California, it fucked California.

It is not rape if your state lays down, spreads its legs and begs to be fucked... Which is exactly what the Utilities Commission in California did.

Were the commissioners bought? Likely... Did any of them go to jail? Nope...
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2-3 years ago during the drought they (Sacramento) told everyone to conserve water. The citizenry responded in kind then these pricks upped our usage fee's because "revenue" was down because we cut back. Tampa/St. Pete/ Clearwater here we come......
Yes, sirs. I fully agree.

Hard to rape the willing.

But good-god-damn. I swear, if I did not know better I would swear our lawmakers are making money on this.
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....But good-god-damn. I swear, if I did not know better I would swear our lawmakers are making money on this.
They sure ain't doing the job for the government paycheck alone.
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Old 16 October 2018, 23:08
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So, I have no faith in my liberal elected officials, state or federal. I am not represented by anyone close to my ideals.

What would ya’all do?

I write well, methinks, and I might send a scathing op-ed and see who posts it.

I’ll let Mingo tell me yay or nay since his is one of our authors.

Or Magician.
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Old 17 October 2018, 00:07
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Like I Said...

What’s a 5,000,000 dollar fine.

https://www.kcra.com/article/pgande-...gency/23850321
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I've seen some pictures of some of the overloaded power poles that are part of their system.

Looked like a bunch of Rube Goldberg devices.
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Old 17 October 2018, 07:45
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So, I have no faith in my liberal elected officials, state or federal. I am not represented by anyone close to my ideals.

What would ya誕ll do?

I write well, methinks, and I might send a scathing op-ed and see who posts it.

I値l let Mingo tell me yay or nay since his is one of our authors.

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Old 17 October 2018, 08:04
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Worried about trees in your fucking powerlines, fucking spend the money and trim trees.
I called the town about several trees that were dying along the road. They said it wasn't their problem even though the trees were all within the right of way for the road. Called the power company. They said they trim trees but don't remove them. Too expensive. They wait for them to fall and take out the lines. Luckily Maine isn't a tinder box and we don't get mud slides and shit like that, but there is still a high degree of "fuck you peon" from government and utilities. Seems pretty universal.
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Well at least there’s more than one person that can see how full of it PGE is!
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