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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:08 pm
 


Title: Texas power company warns of outages for ‘several more days’
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Date: 2021-02-17 10:23:01


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:48 pm
 


Everything is bigger in Texas. Even the fuckups.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:14 pm
 


xerxes xerxes:
Everything is bigger in Texas. Even the fuckups.


Yep.

Odd that Alberta's wind turbines had no problems during the past two weeks of frigid temperatures...maybe 'free market' Texas felt it wasn't worth investing in decent quality wind turbines...or connecting to the rest of the grid so they could draw on other state's generating capacity, like Oklahoma (watch second video halfway down the page):

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/second-win ... suffering/

Like Albertans they got the government most of them vote for, so they need to accept the consequences of their actions.

Having said that, I feel for my friends who are suffering in Texas, especially those who didn't vote GOP in past elections.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:21 pm
 


I'm guessing that as a warm-weather state the don't have it in their codes to install the same heavy-duty insulation requirements in their utility facilities that we do in Canada, or they do in other US states that experience a hard winter every year (i.e. Alaska, the Dakotas, etc). I'm not going to dump on them too hard because this is a very shitty thing for the average Texan to have to experience. Nothing could prevent the power lines from collapsing because as Canada knows with our own ice storms that it can happen anywhere - even the toughest lines & cables can't withstand it when literally thousands of pounds of ice suddenly get stuck to them.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:49 pm
 


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

They were told 9 years ago almost exactly what needed to be done and they didn't do it. They're just luck Biden and democrats aren't ghouls like the republicans are and immediately approved emergency aid to them.

Now if democrats were smart, include additional aid in the covid bill and up that fucking payment to 2k again. Lets see those fuckers vote against it then.


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Thanos Thanos:
I'm guessing that as a warm-weather state the don't have it in their codes to install the same heavy-duty insulation requirements in their utility facilities that we do in Canada, or they do in other US states that experience a hard winter every year (i.e. Alaska, the Dakotas, etc). I'm not going to dump on them too hard because this is a very shitty thing for the average Texan to have to experience. Nothing could prevent the power lines from collapsing because as Canada knows with our own ice storms that it can happen anywhere - even the toughest lines & cables can't withstand it when literally thousands of pounds of ice suddenly get stuck to them.

Nope, you should be dumping on them. It's not the power lines that are the problem. The fucking plants froze. The natural gas flowing through the pipes can't maintain pressure. The nuclear cooling towers are freezing. Nothing is winterized properly. They voted consistently for "small government" retards who
A) Didn't allow for intersection with the rest of the U.S. power grid so that it didn't have to follow regulations (including winterization). Also means they can't get power as easiy from neighbouring states.
B) Completely ignored reports from 9 years ago saying they needed to winterize their power or this would happen again.
C) Privatized the entire energy sector within the state and made the primary motivation profit instead of making sure citizens have fucking power

We need to stop this nonsense where we don't hold citizens accountable for government they vote in. If you vote the same people in for 25 fucking years and they run your state infrastructure into the ground, you deserve the criticism.


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Well, if that's true then they're learning the lesson right now, even though it won't sink at all with most of them and they vote all-GOP again in the next state election. Wonder if Dan Patrick is out there saying that anyone freezing to death is doing a hero's role for the Texas economy, just like he said that anyone who quietly got out of the way without making any sort of fuss to die from COVID was doing a great thing for future generations of Texans.


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Thanos Thanos:
Well, if that's true then they're learning the lesson right now, even though it won't sink at all with most of them and they vote all-GOP again in the next state election. Wonder if Dan Patrick is out there saying that anyone freezing to death is doing a hero's role for the Texas economy, just like he said that anyone who quietly got out of the way without making any sort of fuss to die from COVID was doing a great thing for future generations of Texans.

Well you've got a (former) mayor saying that people need to stop whining.

https://ktxs.com/news/local/colorado-ci ... ebook-post

Reading twitter right now is fucking unreal. These people are literally brain dead.


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Oh FFS I live in Shitsville and once in a while the power goes off in mid winter for a long time. Like twice in 30 years we huddled in bed for 12 hours, or went to friends with a wood furnace.
And in the middle of fucking nowhere as you can get, with a soshulist gov't and a soshalist public hydro agency - it was a long twelve hours. Waah waahh wah!
We really need to elect more Cantservative Reptilians here [/sarc]


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Well said.


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I just don't understand how people can't see the facts. Are they really that disinterested in their own society that they will let media lie to them this hard?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:55 am
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:
I just don't understand how people can't see the facts. Are they really that disinterested in their own society that they will let media lie to them this hard?

Too hard to see facts, much easier to let other people tell you what to think.


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