Thursday, August 18, 2022

It could be worse ya know. You could be living in California...

What kind of third world bullshit is this that the richest, most populous State in the nation doesn't have a power grid sufficient for it's own needs?
California has urged residents to cut power use as a searing heatwave settles over the state and stretches power supplies to a breaking point, in the latest sign of extreme weather conditions in the US west. Temperatures in the most populous state are forecast to climb to well above 100F during the afternoon.
To prevent power outages, state officials asked residents and businesses to turn off lights and appliances and preset their thermostats to 78F, especially during the critical hours between 4 and 9pm local time when demand typically peaks and solar power generation beings to ebb.
As spells of excessive heat become more frequent, the strain on power and water utilities will become more acute, scientists say. Just yesterday, the federal government ordered water cutbacks across several western states to protect the beleaguered Colorado river.
California’s grid operator made similar power usage requests during the summers and falls over the last two years, when the region experienced several bouts of record-breaking hot weather. Power systems withstood heat waves in 2021 but rolling blackouts for two days in August 2020 left about 400,000 households without power.
 

On Wednesday, the California grid operator projected power demand would peak at 44,919 megawatts (MW), the highest since September 2020 when usage hit 47,236 MW. One megawatt can power around 1,000 US homes on a typical day, but only about half that on a hot summer day.
As a result, power prices during the day in southern California and in Washington state could climb to their highest points since September 2021.
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Buddy of mine lives up in Maine posted this the other day on Fakebook. Said a buddy of his had found this under the rugs in his mother's house or some bullshit. 
I don't take anyone at their word because I'm so used to being bullshitted, so I Google search the pic and it comes up with a million and one attributions to who found it, how and where. Doesn't make a difference to me where/who/what or whatever the fuck. That's still pretty friggin' cool. I can't believe somebody'd cover that shit up with a rug...
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Ya gotta wonder if these activist dudes don't just sit around smoking weed and talking about fucked up shit they can do to piss people off. Cement in golf holes? Seriously? I mean, some ideas are better than others, but I'm thinkin' these guys HAD TO BE HIGH when they thought of this stupidity...
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There's a frog on my flag. That sounds like 
it's the start of one of those songs we usta 
sing in Boy Scouts.
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The Hoba meteorite is the world's biggest intact meteorite. It's located in Grootfontein, Namibia. Imagine how loud that sucker was when it hit the ground.
In 1920, a farmer was plowing a field near Grootfontein, Namibia when his plow suddenly screeched to a halt. Curious about what he had run into, he dug in the soil to find a large piece of metal. The large metal mass quickly attracted the attention of scientists and others, who identified it as a meteorite and removed the soil around it.
Although excavated, the meteorite has not been moved from its location of discovery because of its great weight. However, many pieces have been removed for scientific study and through vandalism.
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Race directors try to prevent Kathrine Switzer from running in the Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967
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Knowing what I do about NPR, I'm actually kind of shocked that 
they would even run with this story after they got the poll results. More than half of Americans say there's an "invasion" at the southern border, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll, part of a broader decline in support for immigrants overall.
The poll also found that large numbers of Americans hold a variety of misconceptions about immigrants - greatly exaggerating their role in smuggling illegal drugs into the U.S., and how likely they are to use public benefits, for example - as false and misleading claims about immigration gain traction.
Of course, holding true to form they have to add this comment: Republicans are more likely to hold negative views of immigrants. But the poll found they're not alone in embracing increasingly extreme rhetoric around immigration. "Invasion" rhetoric is resonating with many Americans.
The poll found that a majority of Americans - including three-quarters of Republicans - say it's either somewhat or completely true that the United States is "experiencing an invasion" at the southern border.
No fuckin' shit, Sherlock. Wow...
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Have some pity for the poor people of Pennsyltucky, too, if this is the level and quality of representation they're going to have. Juss' sayin'...
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I got a lot of mileage in in the back of that big badboy. Me and my two brothers were always in the back - with no one sitting in the back seats. Yeah - we were a bit retarded. What else is new?
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2 comments:

  1. CA also mandated all cars be electric by 2035. With no new infrastructure it will soon be no air conditioning at all.

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