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  • Major NE Power Outage

    New York City, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, Ottawa among many others are all out. NYC is really handling it well. Civilians are directing traffic everywhere. The tunnels off the island are closed because they don't have ventilation. So the entire NJTransit bus fleet is headed to NYC to help people get home. No looting, panic or problems like that. Quite impressive.

    Terrorism is not yet suspected.

    ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
    ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

  • #2
    Terrorism was ruled out, the heat did it.

    Stay cool yall. It's +35 here.

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    • #3
      Oh, boy, am I glad we moved!!!

      Stay cool, and drink lots - er, water, that is!

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      Tough times don't last - tough people do.
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      • #4
        awwww...i love the west coast

        Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--unknown
        Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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        • #5
          If a power outage or brownout happens in California where I live, I will unplug both of my PCs. When the power is finally restored, sometimes there is a power surge or the power can be very low and this can damage your computer.

          PN
          The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
          --General George Patton

          Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
          ––Paul Nussbaum
          usc87.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            we need to end energy dependences from canada. maybe even regime change.

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            • #7
              Y2K

              The circuits were off by about three and a half years...

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              • #8
                i'm all for that DA. Chretien would be the joker in the deck of cards.

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                • #9
                  I don't know why everyone is so quick to dismiss it being the an act of terrorism. Bush, how can he say "One thing I know for sure, it's not an act of terrorism" What a crock, he either knows that it is or hasn't got a clue. Of course he's gonna say that. I'm even more suspicious because of the 2 guys nabbed at the Seattle airport the other day (Tues?)They were on the terrorist watch list. They were heading to New York with one way tickets. Could they have been a piece of the puzzle? Hmmmmmm... Or that top Terrorist dude they just captured, gee what timing? Hmmmmmm....

                  PS; Not meant to alarm anyone, just my thoughts about what's going down.

                  PS: DA, I agree with the dependance the US has on Canadian energy, our rates will go up here as your demands increase. We have to pay what the US is willing to pay. It sucks! Especially California, their energy is almost non existant, and they will to pay extreme prices, because they won't have a choice, either will we because of it. Our power company here in BC is still owed millions of dollars from unpaid power bill from a California Power company.
                  Ok, nough said, whole different rant there, thats not what I wanted to talk about but oh well, I'm not going to delete it now, it took long to type it all. [img]/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

                  PS: Also not meant to come down on you Californians, don't take it personal. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]


                  [This message was edited by Monkeygirl on 08-15-03 at 03:47 AM.]

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                  • #10
                    Monkeygirl - You definitely speak like a Canadian consumer. Electric power, not to mention other forms of energy, represents a vast amount of exports from Canada to the US. Canada produces way more power than it uses. I would love to see all that electricity just float around on the grid unused, and all the millions invested in generating capacity simply go to waste. I worked for Green Mountain Power in Burlington, VT for five years. Our largest sources of power were our contracts with Hydro-Quebec. At the time the contracts were written they were a good deal. Unfortunately, the price of power fell and the good people of Vermont were obliged to pay a premium for power for a long time. GMP came very close to bankruptcy. My stock in the company was halved in value twice. But the revenue flowing into Quebec continued unabated. I, like you, wish completely that the US would shake its dependency on Canadian Energy. But I think Canadian officials are probably of the opposite mindset.

                    ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                    ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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                    • #11
                      What's the alternative to Canadian energy? Import more oil from the Middle East?


                      Jeff sometimes you really sound like Canada is some kind of big enemy and leading a conspiracy against the US. We are closer to Americans than anyone else in the world and probably agree on 90% of the same ideas & values. OK you guys like bibles & guns and we like socialized health care and great pot but seriously, I don't think you'll find anyone else out there who is pretty much on the same page as you guys almost all the time.

                      Besides, we're politically stable, free & democratic, don't sponsor terrorism and have lots of energy that you need.

                      What's the problem?


                      BTW: power came back on in my house around 3:00am last night. Just spoke to my Dad who lives 15 minutes south of me.. they still haven't gotten power back on. Now he's coming here to make coffee and see his Grandkids.
                      2003
                      "Oh yeah life goes on
                      Long after the thrill of livin is gone"

                      John Cougar Mellencamp

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                      • #12
                        I lost for only about 30 seconds yesterday, which was extremely lucky because my PCA who lives 20 minutes away lost hers from 4:00 to 9:30. Since I can't regulate my internal body temperature, I would have been cooked (literally).

                        A friend of mine is home recovering from a flap surgery; thank goodness he wasn't affected either because he was in a Clinitron.

                        Scary how vulnerable we are isn't it? [img]/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif[/img]

                        "The only true currency in this bankrupt world...is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." - Almost Famous
                        "The only true currency in this bankrupt world...is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." - Almost Famous

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                        • #13
                          canada and saddam conspired to hide the electricity underground. however never fear, just like california did 2 years ago, the affective areas just need to run a long extension cord to a house in texas.

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                          • #14
                            MK - We have a huge trade deficit with Canada. Using more American energy and being more self-sufficient is good for America. It's obviously good for Canadian consumers, too, at least according to Monkeygirl. My reply should only be interpreted in the context in which it was given. A reply to a Canadian who is tired of the US consuming Canadian energy. Understand now?

                            The only two countries we can import electricity from are Mexico and Canada. But if I had to choose between purchasing, say, Canadian and Iranian oil, I'd certainly choose Canadian. However, if instead I could choose to switch to completely domestic sources, and make Monkeygirl and myself happier in the process, I would certainly do that above all other options.

                            ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                            ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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                            • #15
                              DA too funny. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                              Jeff: self sufficiency is a laudable goal but unrealistic. US has 10 times the population of Canada and has a voracious appetite for energy. Canada also has far more natural resources to exploit. A well integrated, stable & safe grid of energy encomposessing both Nations is the only way to go... and beneficial for everyone.

                              I know something about this as well as I worked for 4 years as an Analyst for Enbridge. (largest natural gas pipeline in North America) I found it to be a very interesting field. Working on both the regulated and un-regulated energy (as well as being on the transition team) was a great learning experience.

                              Anyhow I apologize for my harsh tone earlier.
                              "Oh yeah life goes on
                              Long after the thrill of livin is gone"

                              John Cougar Mellencamp

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