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California power companies shut off power for thousands.


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7 months ago



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    #101 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    No idea where your from or whether or not u ever get out of the house, but this happens all over the country. Certainly not limited to Cal...

    Not nearly to the extent it happens out there.

    #102 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    I'm not disagreeing with you except that their moving to those states because the cost of living is much lower.

    Because the people vote for these policies that raise the prices through the roof. They have themselves to blame. They are clueless and do the same thing to the places they move and infect.

    #103 7 months ago
    Quoted from shovelhed:

    I love people posting when they have no skin in the game. 2 years ago I lost my father n law to the fires and countless great friends lost their homes and life work. I am very grateful for the outages trying to prevent more loss of life or loss of property. Dont get we wrong pge wouldn’t be doing this if it were not for the last several years of tragedy’s and law suits. A minor inconvenience for a greater cause.

    My daughter lost her home in the camp fire. As did my boss, his dad, his wife’s mom,
    His wife’s sister, brother.
    Our insurance agent, our accountant and on and on and on.

    #104 7 months ago
    Quoted from PiperPinball:

    CA has gotten bad by all the progressive policies. WE pay over $4.00 a gallon for fuel. Its time to move to TX.

    I was just in Texas at a friends place last week and they were complaining about all the people coming from CA.

    #105 7 months ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    Ok. Since you are not from the area, and absolutely don’t have a clue about the area or what has been happening l, you might want to educate yourself.
    Pg&e is responsible for the camp fire.
    As well as others in the area. As well as several gas mains exploding and killing people. Due to their negligence to properly maintain their equipment.
    It is well documented.

    That is exactly the truth ! And now they hold the people hostage for their own failure. And whatever the way we are screwed.

    #106 7 months ago
    Quoted from Dent00:

    It appears that some customers are very unhappy with having their service turned off. So much so, that they are threatening utility workers and possibly attacking them. Nothing good will come of that... Perhaps utility workers will need a security escort to enter these areas to do their job and bill that service to the customers also. See attached...
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-power-outage-frustrations-pge-office-vandalized-truck-shot

    Yup. And it’s bs. I make sure to say hi to any page workers and thank them.
    They are not the problem. The top executives are the problem.

    #107 7 months ago

    Any of the affected here using solar and/or driving an electric vehicle? If so, how is it working out?

    #108 7 months ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I was just in Texas at a friends place last week and they were complaining about all the people coming from CA.

    Just tell them most weren't from California in the first place.

    Probably won't make much difference, but it is the truth.

    #109 7 months ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I was just in Texas at a friends place last week and they were complaining about all the people coming from CA.

    Why not move? One can sell their home in Cali for say $800K and get the same size unit here for less than $200K. Further most companies I have worked for also keep the same pay rate (maybe a small increase) when moving so it is a no brainer.
    In contrast if I tried to move to California, I would keep the same pay and have to try to afford an $800K domicile. I tried it right out of college as I was offered a job in Seattle, I lasted one year and had to return to TX.

    #110 7 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Not nearly to the extent it happens out there.

    where's here? I can guarantee u it doesn't happen where I live

    #111 7 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Because the people vote for these policies that raise the prices through the roof. They have themselves to blame. They are clueless and do the same thing to the places they move and infect.

    I agree we get taxed to death, but your missing the point. My point was they are leaving because most who have lived in California for 30+ years can sell their house for 10X more than what they paid for it. They can then turn around and buy a house twice as big for a 1/4 of the cost, and keep the balance to live out their remaining years....thats why their leaving....

    #112 7 months ago

    In before the over load....

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    #113 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    Its not all propaganda....most of it is true....

    Opinions of racist propagandist “entertainers” are not facts or truth.

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    #114 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Opinions of racist propagandist “entertainers” are not facts or truth.

    Good lord...your lost dude...So I guess you feel the same about CNN entertainers....

    #115 7 months ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I was just in Texas at a friends place last week and they were complaining about all the people coming from CA.

    They must head to CO next because out here people complain about Texans infiltrating...

    #116 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    Good lord...your lost dude...So I guess you feel the same about CNN entertainers....

    Cool false equivalency, bro. A “both sides” guy, eh?

    Also learn the difference between you’re and your.

    #117 7 months ago
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    #118 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Cool false equivalency, bro. A “both sides” guy, eh?
    Also learn the difference between you’re and your.

    I listen to both sides of the issues....most educated reasonable people are....clearly u are NOT

    #119 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    I listen to both sides of the issues....most educated reasonable people do....clearly u are NOT

    #120 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:.most educated reasonable people are....clearly u are NOT

    I doubt he's originally from here either.
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    #121 7 months ago

    Funny o-din we have the same expression!

    #122 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I honestly don't thing

    #123 7 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Funny o-din we have the same expression!

    These people come here from all over the world and think they are in charge now and are going to tell us how to live.

    Run us out of resources, and when they are done, move on to the next state.

    If you weren't born here, you are just a guest, so act like it!

    #124 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Just tell them most weren't from California in the first place.
    Probably won't make much difference, but it is the truth.

    Absolutely true statement.

    #125 7 months ago

    Like that move Independence Day, just a bunch of locusts.

    #127 7 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Cool false equivalency, bro. A “both sides” guy, eh?
    Also learn the difference between you’re and your.

    Foxnews = Propaganda wing of the RNC
    CNN, MSNBC, ABC, every other legacy media = Propaganda wing of the DNC

    The legacy media is dead journalism and the only people defending it are boomers.

    I'm out. Surprised this thread lasted as long as it has. Would think it would be easier to shut it down than moderate.

    #128 7 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Like that move Indepence Day, just a bunch of locusts.

    Think you nead a sprell check!

    #129 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Think you nead a sprell check!

    If I was on my home Mac, it would automatically spell the words wrong. I'm on a PC today so I'm just winging it.

    #130 7 months ago

    All Californians will eventually end up in Oregon or Washington.
    I thought when i moved to OR, my water bill would go down,
    as it rains all the time in the NW (~50"/yr) and water should be plentiful.
    Was I surprized when i got my first water bill.
    During the winter it averages about $80 a month
    and during the summer when I actually water my lawn, its about $180/mo.

    When I lived in Bakersfield CA ( where average rainfall is about 6in /yr)
    my water bill in winter was about $30/mo and during the summer when i had to water everyday
    otherwize my lawn would burn up due to 90-100'F weather for 6 months
    my water bill might top out at $80/mo.

    Turns out in Oregon water is controlled by the cities
    and its their indirect way of taxing its citizens,
    thats another reason why so many lawns are brown.

    #131 7 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    All Californians will eventually end up in Oregon or Washington.
    I thought when i moved to OR, my water bill would go down,
    as it rains all the time in the NW (~50"/yr) and water should be plentiful.
    Was I surprized when i got my first water bill.
    During the winter it averages about $80 a month
    and during the summer when I actually water my lawn, its about $180/mo.
    When I lived in Bakersfield CA ( where average rainfall is about 6in /yr)
    my water bill in winter was about $30/mo and during the summer when i had to water everyday
    otherwize my lawn would burn up due to 90-100'F weather for 6 months
    my water bill might top out at $80/mo.
    Turns out in Oregon water is controlled by the cities
    and its their indirect way of taxing its citizens,
    thats another reason why so many lawns are brown.

    Tx and Idaho are the new hosts. Oregon and Washington have already been infected.

    #132 7 months ago
    Quoted from Djshakes:

    Tx and Idaho are the new hosts. Oregon and Washington have already been infected.

    #133 7 months ago

    I'm a Californian, you can't get rid of me. LOL.

    #134 7 months ago

    Water I pump from my well is free! Sure that’ll change one day.

    #135 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Water I pump from my well is free! Sure that’ll change one day.

    If it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, if it stops moving subsidize it.

    #136 7 months ago
    Quoted from Djshakes:

    I'm a Californian, you can't get rid of me. LOL.

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    #137 7 months ago

    I bet Elon musk shows up with some gadget trying to help

    #138 7 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Why not move? One can sell their home in Cali for say $800K and get the same size unit here for less than $200K. Further most companies I have worked for also keep the same pay rate (maybe a small increase) when moving so it is a no brainer.
    In contrast if I tried to move to California, I would keep the same pay and have to try to afford an $800K domicile. I tried it right out of college as I was offered a job in Seattle, I lasted one year and had to return to TX.

    Interesting, I just had a meetup with a bunch of people from Austin, who were saying how their neighbors were moving out because of a hike in property tax and selling to fresh movers from California !

    #139 7 months ago

    Yea Austin is a hot bed, has been for a few years now. We call it the west coast of Texas.

    #140 7 months ago

    People in the northeast lose power once a year or more, especially in winter. My longest was a week, but I’ve known people that had it worse. This is a weather generated power outage - hurricane, Nor’easter/blizzard, that kind of thing.

    The fact that California is having a weather related power outage doesn’t seem strange or objectionable to me at all. So what if it’s preventive? It’s better than losing your house or your life.

    Suck it up and buy a generator.

    #141 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    No idea where your from or whether or not u ever get out of the house, but this happens all over the country. Certainly not limited to Cal...

    Actually no. It doesn't. Born and raised in Cali. Living elsewhere now but can tell you for sure that California has a very specific set of issues.

    Part of the problems is that your fellow Californians are tolerant of homelessness and many communities are tolerant to open drug use. The other issue is you have a climate that is conducive to living on the streets.

    Not disrespecting California by any means. Just pointing out that if you think every city has people camped out on the interstate in tents like on the 5 then you should travel more.

    BTW, a large corporate conference was just cancelled in San Fran. because of the issues going on there. Until the city is cleaned up there is no way I will visit again.

    #142 7 months ago
    Quoted from mrgone:

    My daughter lost her home in the camp fire. As did my boss, his dad, his wife’s mom,
    His wife’s sister, brother.
    Our insurance agent, our accountant and on and on and on.

    Quoted from FlippinJimmy:

    Actually no. It doesn't. Born and raised in Cali. Living elsewhere now but can tell you for sure that California has a very specific set of issues.
    Part of the problems is that your fellow Californians are tolerant of homelessness and many communities are tolerant to open drug use. The other issue is you have a climate that is conducive to living on the streets.
    Not disrespecting California by any means. Just pointing out that if you think every city has people camped out on the interstate in tents like on the 5 then you should travel more.
    BTW, a large corporate conference was just cancelled in San Fran. because of the issues going on there. Until the city is cleaned up there is no way I will visit again.

    You hit the nail on the head sir.
    It’s a real mess here.
    Even in the small communities like where I grew up.
    It really is heartbreaking.

    #143 7 months ago

    It's really strange how different parts of the USA have a different perspective. I have lots of huge pine trees in my yard that dump pine straw and cones all over my yard, almost all the time. So, I am constantly cleaning up pine straw and cones so my grass will grow and my yard will look presentable, like my neighbors. The trees also drop all kinds of debris on my vehicles, which I also have to constantly clean off. Twice in the past 10 years or so, I have had tree limbs or entire trees fall on my roof and cause damage. They are a major pain and I just wish I could remove them all and plant nice small trees that look presentable, probably slow growing oak trees. However, the homeowner's association in my neighborhood will not allow any large trees to be removed without permission in writing (and I have asked). So, I am stuck with all these huge trees that I hate. The pine trees in my yard are the tallest in the general area, so they are also like a target for lightning. They are gigantic and several have been struck in recent years. I do have a riding lawnmower with a bagging attachment that makes cleaning up the pine straw a little easier, but it is a constant struggle. Having said all that, there is no way that I would want to live in a forest. My yard would never be clean, assuming I had a yard.

    #144 7 months ago

    We lost power for a few days this spring. Luckily the weather was nice so we didn't need heat to keep the pipes thawed. No AC when it is less than 90 degrees is no big deal. Hotter, it gets uncomfortable. All we did was:

    1. Did not open fridge or freezers.
    2. Put out candles at night.
    3. Read books at night.
    4. Went to bed early.

    Guess what happended. Power came back on, the food was ok, and we were able to catch up on our shows. It was actually quite pleasant.

    I have lost power in winter and that sucks because you have to worry about frozen pipes bursting. That's about the worst I can imagine. Now that I have a CPAP I would still be okay because I have a battery back up for it and solar charging for when we camp.

    #145 7 months ago

    PSA-

    If you frequently lose power or know you are going to lose power then put a cup of water in the freezer. Once frozen stick a quarter on top of the ice. Leave it in the freezer.

    If you ever lose power and the quarter is at the bottom of the cup don't eat the food. It's evidence that the freezer temp dropped.

    #146 7 months ago

    If I lose electric service for more than an hour, I am going to move my manual transfer switch to the "generator" position and crank that baby up with the electric start. The refrigerator will be the 1st thing checked to make sure it still works and all my stuff in there is ok.

    #147 7 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    I agree we get taxed to death, but your missing the point. My point was they are leaving because most who have lived in California for 30+ years can sell their house for 10X more than what they paid for it. They can then turn around and buy a house twice as big for a 1/4 of the cost, and keep the balance to live out their remaining years....thats why their leaving....

    And Im not saying its a bad thing, smart infact. The problem is, its the voters who elect the idiots who enact the laws that drive prices up. Then the voters cash out, leave the high prices behind and move somewhere. Unfortunately, the voters dont leave their stupidity behind and start voting for the same stupid policies that drove them out in the first place.

    #148 7 months ago
    Quoted from TwoHeartedMale:

    I bet Elon musk shows up with some gadget trying to help

    Paid for by the taxpayers.

    #149 7 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    And Im not saying its a bad thing, smart infact. The problem is, its the voters who elect the idiots who enact the laws that drive prices up. Then the voters cash out, leave the high prices behind and move somewhere. Unfortunately, the voters dont leave their stupidity behind and start voting for the same stupid policies that drove them out in the first place.

    This

    #150 7 months ago

    Someone asked for a pic above. Here’s what it looks like around our place with no lights on:

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