California Power Outages - Page 13
Close
Login to Your Account
Page 13 of 13 FirstFirst ... 3111213
Results 241 to 258 of 258
  1. #241
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    17,245
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    11134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    What did ol' Andy doo?
    Died. Or so sayeth the funny papers.

  2. #242
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    20,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    What did ol' Andy doo?
    Made his hometown out as being "nerv-vanna", and people flocked to live there.

    Now...with all the peeple there....it's not.

  3. Likes kustomizer liked this post
  4. #243
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Idaho
    Posts
    1,979
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    546
    Likes (Received)
    911

    Default

    That is why we have this ol' guy hanging out near the county seat watching out for stuff like that so he can nip it in the bud
    img_6403.jpg

    A couple of years back the small county in California where we are leaving they mandated a 40% reduction in water use, people complied and water retes were raised because residential usage went down which put the sewer folks in a dither because they had to start buying water to make the sewer system function causing them to raise their prices.
    PG&E will have to do the same I imagine, one medium size grocery store in our county has a $10,000 per month power bill, most homes are $250. or so. before we put up our solar array we were $1000. per month for a small machine shop. How much does it cost in lost power bills to shut off 950,000 meters for a week? Let alone run trucks and helicopters all over hell day and night so they can reenergize after the wind dies down. I had a guy parked in my driveway a few months back from an independant power line auditing company, I forget the name, but while we were talking he was explaining to me that they were finding more than 60% of California's electric infostructure was at least 10 years past due for replacment.

  5. Likes shpxnvz liked this post
  6. #244
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Country
    DENMARK
    Posts
    4,079
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4126
    Likes (Received)
    12884

    Default

    If I were a Californian I might wonder if I would be better off if California was a country and not a state.

    Economy of California - Wikipedia

    If it came to "leaving" then Brexit is a great example of what not to do.

  7. #245
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    17,245
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    11134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    they were finding more than 60% of California's electric ^^^ insultfuckedyour ^^^ was at least 10 years past due for replacement.
    There. Fixed that for yah.

  8. #246
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    17,245
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    11134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon B. Clarke View Post
    If I were a Californian I might wonder if I would be better off if California was a country and not a state.

    Economy of California - Wikipedia

    If it came to "leaving" then Brexit is a great example of what not to do.
    One could see merit in that.

    Soviet Union fails twice in his lifetime, Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin might kindly blow his OWN brains out 'stead of those of other people?

  9. #247
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    peekskill, NY
    Posts
    26,164
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    5747

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Soviet Union fails twice in his lifetime, Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin might kindly blow his OWN brains out....
    Better he would put his pet orange-hair dog to sleep.

  10. #248
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    17,245
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    11134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jim rozen View Post
    Better he would put his pet orange-hair dog to sleep.
    Ah, "TDS", doncha just love it? The gift that keeps on giving!

  11. Likes Scottl liked this post
  12. #249
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    West Coast, USA
    Posts
    9,016
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    597
    Likes (Received)
    6462

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Made his hometown out as being "nerv-vanna", and people flocked to live there.

    Now...with all the peeple there....it's not.
    FWIW, folks I know in Mt. Airy seem to like it just fine. The one street of Andy Griffith tourist trap wouldn't be my choice, but these days they still have affordable housing, better than average employment, a few good restaurants, and their old-timey music. Pretty country North of town and lots to do in the Raleigh-Durham area to the Southeast. Given easy access to highways might not even be a bad place to have a machining business that needed good distribution -- there used to be lots of trucking companies outside of town. Biggest problem in the area has been loss of well-paying jobs (Starrett is just holding on, furniture business long gone, tobacco not so much a force anymore . . .). That and schools a bit below par.

  13. #250
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    20,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post
    FWIW, folks I know in Mt. Airy seem to like it just fine. The one street of Andy Griffith tourist trap wouldn't be my choice, but these days they still have affordable housing, better than average employment, a few good restaurants, and their old-timey music. Pretty country North of town and lots to do in the Raleigh-Durham area to the Southeast. Given easy access to highways might not even be a bad place to have a machining business that needed good distribution -- there used to be lots of trucking companies outside of town. Biggest problem in the area has been loss of well-paying jobs (Starrett is just holding on, furniture business long gone, tobacco not so much a force anymore . . .). That and schools a bit below par.
    Mr. Griffith was quoted later in life lamenting the influx he felt he caused.

  14. #251
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    20,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabworks View Post
    California's new flag

    Attachment 269173
    I like it....brings this 'toon to mind:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails mgg-2016-03-31.jpg  

  15. #252
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Temecula, Ca
    Posts
    3,284
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1399
    Likes (Received)
    4300

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    I like it....brings this 'toon to mind:
    he shoved them up his ass?

  16. #253
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Country
    AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    3,824
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    18
    Likes (Received)
    1342

    Default

    Ate them,I think......and looks like kustomizer has moved to Siberia,the cold part.....I think 55F is cold,so 30 below wouldnt suit me.....or my knees.....Ive already got palm trees growing in the yard (they are weeds here),and with 30 ft rise in sea level,I will have beachfront....lovely.

  17. #254
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    20,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post
    FWIW, folks I know in Mt. Airy seem to like it just fine. The one street of Andy Griffith tourist trap wouldn't be my choice, but these days they still have affordable housing, better than average employment, a few good restaurants, and their old-timey music. Pretty country North of town and lots to do in the Raleigh-Durham area to the Southeast. Given easy access to highways might not even be a bad place to have a machining business that needed good distribution -- there used to be lots of trucking companies outside of town. Biggest problem in the area has been loss of well-paying jobs (Starrett is just holding on, furniture business long gone, tobacco not so much a force anymore . . .). That and schools a bit below par.
    So...since Mr Griffith, the town has gotten interstates, more people, industry and trucks.

    And now the industry is gone, there is high un-employment, and it still "nirvana" ?

    Yup, I think ole' Andy got it right.

  18. #255
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    peekskill, NY
    Posts
    26,164
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    5747

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Ah, "TDS", doncha just love it? The gift that keeps on giving!
    Nah, it's really GAS. Guilliani Amusement Syndrome. Butt dialer extraordinaire.

    Or, could be IES..

    Impeachment Excitement Syndrome.

    Possibly BAS - Bolton Amazement Syndrome. As in, I'm completely amazed that *he's* the adult in the room now.

    But really, it has to be VBSS. Virginia Blue State Syndrome!

  19. Likes JoeE. liked this post
  20. #256
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    20,129
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Dickman View Post
    he shoved them up his ass?


    FWIW the daily paper published this during the week, so it was B&W, and I didn't see the funny of it.
    Until I went to the creators website and saw it in color did it click.

  21. #257
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Eastern Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    6,593
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    5711
    Likes (Received)
    6131

    Default

    It seems the solution to overgrowth that fuels fire is already proven.

    Goats!

    4 to Watch: Meet the Sure-Footed Grazing Service Goats Who Help Defend the Reagan Library - NBC Southern California


    "Firefighters worked tireless to protect homes and the hilltop Reagan Library when a brush fire roared through the Simi Valley area last month. They had some help from a herd of sure-footed goats with an appetite for brush clearance."

    "When it comes to protecting buildings from wildfires, one of the most effective strategies is to clear out nearby brush well before the fire. And, to make sure that job gets done thoroughly with unrivaled enthusiasm, the Reagan Library in Simi Valley turns to the experts -- this herd of grazing service goats."

  22. #258
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Temecula, Ca
    Posts
    3,284
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1399
    Likes (Received)
    4300

    Default

    Great. Now we'll have to contend with a big hole in the ozone layer from all the goat farts.

  23. #259
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    17,245
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    11134

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Dickman View Post
    Great. Now we'll have to contend with a big hole in the ozone layer from all the goat farts.
    That will take a while to show up.

    Kalifornikyah, it will be the massive row over live-birth abortions as the goats get pregnant from the weird choices of the locals.

    A "row" because the politicians' Unions have a limit on how many new cloven-hooved members are allowed to join, any given year.

    Meanwhile, back in Virgin-inyah, a new round of Dumbasscraps plan to limit magazine capacity, semi-auto whoppins and such?

    DETEST Matell Toy AR's as much today as when I had the luxury of REFUSING orders to re-arm and kept our M-14's in 'nam.

    So I guess I had best order me up an M1A1 workalike and hie off to stock up on ammo whilst I am still "grandfathered".

    Here's a homeowner as didn't need a "gun" to surprise the shit out of an intruder, up close and personal-like:

    Michigan man fends off intruder with replica battle ax: '''There was a bloody mess everywhere''' | Fox News

    Small rooms here. Tomahawk might make more sense?


  24. #260
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    peekskill, NY
    Posts
    26,164
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    5747

    Default

    [QUOTE=thermite;3441066]
    Meanwhile, back in Virgin-inyah, a new round of Dumbasscraps ...

    Ah. DDS. Democrat derangement syndrome!

    Guess your fellow virginians got tired of being 'educated' about guns, and figured out how to vote
    their desires into politicians. I can see how that would derange you.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •