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Eamonnca1

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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21285 on: February 18, 2021, 05:04:38 AM »
J70 will you be joining in in the new performance street art the mayor is  starting with his open culture initiative ? You guys are blessed with him and cuomo .

Never heard of it.

Let me guess - its all over Fox News.

Conservatives get outraged about the weirdest sh1t.

I looked it up, and I actually had seen this story in passing last week, but it seemed so inconsequential and harmless to me that I moved on and forgot about it straight away.

I guess I must be missing something.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/08/ny-to-host-pop-up-shows-to-boost-arts-industry-amid-covid/

What exactly is the scandal here? Is there anyone not on my ignore list who speaks Conservatese who can tell me what the outrage is about?

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« Reply #21286 on: February 18, 2021, 09:19:54 AM »
What's the story with the Texas power outages?

Is there not a sort of "national grid" in the US or is it state by state?

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« Reply #21287 on: February 18, 2021, 10:26:25 AM »
What's the story with the Texas power outages?

Is there not a sort of "national grid" in the US or is it state by state?

The story is NOT the green new deal and AOC, as the Texas governor and Fox News would have you believe. Wind turbines work perfectly well in cold conditions... when they’re set up to do so. As does all the other power production equipment such as pipelines and pumps that failed.

But when everything is deregulated and all that matters is the bottom line and you rarely get extreme cold snaps so you don’t plan for them, the shit hits the fan when you’re not prepared.

And given the reality of climate change, Texas and everywhere else had better get prepared.

On the grid issue, I read somewhere that Texas has the means of production and enough consumption to allow them to be self-sufficient without needing to sell off excess power or bring in extra, so they’re not hooked in to the outside, for the most part.
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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #21288 on: February 18, 2021, 10:46:52 AM »
Burn in hell




Unfortunately, the damage he helped do will long outlive him. The unhinged, alternate right wing reality he was so instrumental in creating is not going anywhere.

FFS, only two months ago he was helping drive the “Release the Kraken” voter-fraud fraud, because, according to him, there was no way Sidney Powell and Giuliani would be making all these wild claims without actual, er, evidence (that turned out well). More recently, he was still using the stolen election fantasy to defend the Capitol rioters and comparing them to Revolutionary War figures.
 

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« Reply #21289 on: February 18, 2021, 02:34:34 PM »
What's the story with the Texas power outages?

Is there not a sort of "national grid" in the US or is it state by state?

There are 2 major grids, Western and Eastern Interconnection, but Texas has it's own grid. El Paso in the very west of Texas is part of the Western Interconnection and has kept the power on.

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« Reply #21290 on: February 18, 2021, 07:42:57 PM »
What's the story with the Texas power outages?

Is there not a sort of "national grid" in the US or is it state by state?

Texas deregulated and took away all incentives to put in preventive measures for this sort of thing. They actually had backups in place but they removed them to save money. Winterizing equipment is required in all states except for Texas. Renewables account for less than 20% of electricity generation in the state, so this is a failure of conventional power plants.

I'd refer you to Ted Cruz but he's away to Cancun on holiday.


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« Reply #21291 on: February 18, 2021, 07:43:14 PM »
By the way:



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« Reply #21292 on: February 18, 2021, 10:14:11 PM »
Texas is full of oil and natural gas why are they relying on wind ? Jr Ewing will be turning in his grave .

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« Reply #21293 on: February 18, 2021, 11:07:25 PM »
Texas is full of oil and natural gas why are they relying on wind ? Jr Ewing will be turning in his grave .

They’re not relying on wind.

It’s 7% of their power production.

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« Reply #21294 on: February 18, 2021, 11:48:16 PM »
Texas is full of oil and natural gas why are they relying on wind ? Jr Ewing will be turning in his grave .
jesus wept :D
some people willingly consume crap, regurgitate it and eat it again and repeat (ad nauseaum)
How about trying a filter, call it the base level Fox filter, specially designed  for the average IQ of a Fox  news consumer. One just says to oneself,  hmm maybe this time Fox is trying to peddle a porky, maybe just for a lark, for the first time in my life  I'll do a web search and see if this Fox news claim passes muster. Albeit I truely believe everything other than Fox is fake news  but just this one time I will take a peek, dip a toe in the pool etc.

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« Reply #21295 on: February 19, 2021, 12:03:43 AM »
Texas is full of oil and natural gas why are they relying on wind ? Jr Ewing will be turning in his grave .
jesus wept :D
some people willingly consume crap, regurgitate it and eat it again and repeat (ad nauseaum)
How about trying a filter, call it the base level Fox filter, specially designed  for the average IQ of a Fox  news consumer. One just says to oneself,  hmm maybe this time Fox is trying to peddle a porky, maybe just for a lark, for the first time in my life  I'll do a web search and see if this Fox news claim passes muster. Albeit I truely believe everything other than Fox is fake news  but just this one time I will take a peek, dip a toe in the pool etc.
Fox News blah blah your so far up your hole you can’t tell serious post from a satirical one
J70 the same I’d say ye boys be some Laugh on a night out .

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« Reply #21296 on: February 19, 2021, 12:06:45 AM »
I was talking to someone today who has lived in TX for 10 years

According to her, the problem is that the grid in Texas was not built to withstand a once in 100 year Ice Storm. They took shortcuts and got caught out

She also claimed that when they have just regular freezing rain, the wind turbines stop working because they become too heavy to turn.




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« Reply #21297 on: February 19, 2021, 02:33:19 AM »
It must be true that the Texas Energy Grid is all frigged up. You now you have it from the horse’s mouth. The gospel according to a Whitey anecdote.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2021, 06:40:33 AM by omochain »

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« Reply #21298 on: February 19, 2021, 09:47:47 AM »
I was talking to someone today who has lived in TX for 10 years

According to her, the problem is that the grid in Texas was not built to withstand a once in 100 year Ice Storm. They took shortcuts and got caught out

She also claimed that when they have just regular freezing rain, the wind turbines stop working because they become too heavy to turn.

Weather extremes are getting more common due to climate change.

Also read that Texans didn't put in turbines suitable to cold climates. Turbines are all over Northern Europe and work fine.

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« Reply #21299 on: February 19, 2021, 10:52:52 AM »
It's AOC's fault for the Green New Deal!

Even though Texas is Republican and the Green New Deal hasn't been enacted yet.

She must love living rent free in conservatives heads drinking up their tears it really is quite funny!!