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To my fellow east Texan GGF member - real cold

Started by poseidonlost, Feb 14, 2021, 01:30:30 PM

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poseidonlost

We haven't heard from ya in a while. Ye named after a Celtic warmaiden. Good luck. I have no way to drive if this gets bad enough. Don't even walk outside without extreme caution. Luckily, I know enough yankees who're telling me tips and tricks. You still have time to prepare like a hurricane is coming.

No clue how the war on the mind is going to take it's toll through this. Example being, the city of Houston refuses to acknowlege there's more than 1,600 homeless people in the city, (an atrociously low number just to make politicians look better) so they have 300 socially distanced cots in the George R. Brown convention center.  >:(  Then you always got the south of the border trash building all these new homes, cutting corners during construction like any good socialist POS would.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

poseidonlost

Power stations froze over and power is extremely limited for the entire state. Most contacts in east Texas I have, have been without water since Monday morning. I'm now the last one I know of to finally start losing water. Power has been off all day long, coming back during the night so far.

This water shortage could be a major problem. The natural heat will be coming back, but there are busted pipes everywhere. Also blocks of cars waiting in line for fast food in Houston. We have been having shipping contraints since Thursday and Friday last week already. Not looking too good for those stuck in the city, never prepared.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

poseidonlost

Quote from: poseidonlost on Feb 16, 2021, 08:31:05 PMPower stations froze over and power is extremely limited for the entire state. Most contacts in east Texas I have, have been without water since Monday morning. I'm now the last one I know of to finally start losing water. Power has been off all day long, coming back during the night so far.

This water shortage could be a major problem. The natural heat will be coming back, but there are busted pipes everywhere. Also blocks of cars waiting in line for fast food in Houston. We have been having shipping contraints since Thursday and Friday last week already. Not looking too good for those stuck in the city, never prepared.

More water pressure for me today. That means more water lines have been cut off. This is absolutely worse than any hurricane I've been in. Most people without water. Entire hotels and apartments with leaking and or no water or power. Hotels are at 100% capacity with people fleeing dark homes and no water, only to lose it there. Less people were prepared for this than a hurricane and few if anyone left town. And very few water districts lose their water during the hurricanes and flooding usually.

If you're in the middle of the cities, get as far away as possible now. I'm still considering options out on the edge of town. Not sure what anything really looks like out there, might take a trip to scope out the situation.

Houston needs, water, food, and plumbers. If you can get down here as an independent plumber, there should be work in Houston for the next few months. Also, with all the pipes bursting, home remodeling work. Homeowners insurance will cover it, unlike flood waters, for the sheeple.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

poseidonlost

This is the best I can post at the moment...

https://mobile.twitter.com/EricaOnABC13/status/1362210811092082688

People in line at a spigot in a Houston park for water.

People are also using buckets of water from swimming pools and ice and snow picked up off the ground to flush toilets. Me included.

Also just heard about boil water notices in Austin and/or San Antonio as well. Those cities are upstream.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

tahoeblue

Brings a whole new meaning to "Red States "Goin' BLUE"

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/17/texas-energy-board-removes-leaders-names-from-website-after-threats/
Texas Energy Board Removes Leaders' Names from Website After Threats

The organization responsible for managing the flow of electricity from producers to 26 million Texas customers removed the names of its board members from its website. The removal follows threats against the leadership of the organization.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) removed the names of its Board of Directors from its website, according to a report from KTRK ABC13 in Houston. A spokesman for the group said the removal is due to threats being received from board members and senior leadership.

KTRK reported ERCOT removed the names and replaced them with the term, "Vacant." Officials responded and said no one has resigned from the organization. They just took the names down because of threats over the anger about widespread long-lasting power outages during the historic winter storm.

At the peak, more than 4 million Texans lost electricity during the storm. Some outages lasted for days. According to PowerOutage.us, there are currently nearly 2.4 million Texas power outages. That represents nearly 10 percent of ERCOT's 26 million customers statewide.

ABC13's Gina Gaston asked Texas Governor Greg Abbott if ERCOT leaders should resign following the state's failure to maintain a reliable electrical grid.

"Yes," Governor Abbott responded.
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poseidonlost

Quote from: tahoeblue on Feb 18, 2021, 09:54:22 AMBrings a whole new meaning to "Red States "Goin' BLUE"

... You know, I'm so completely sick of what internet culture has become. Prime example.

It's extremely bad down here. Plumbers needed every-friggen-where.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

tahoeblue

https://www.ksat.com/news/texas/2021/02/18/texas-was-seconds-and-minutes-away-from-catastrophic-monthslong-blackouts-officials-say/
Texas was "seconds and minutes" away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say


Texas' power grid was "seconds and minutes" away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday.

As millions of customers throughout the state begin to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the power grid that covers most of the state, said Texas was dangerously close to a worse-case scenario: uncontrolled blackouts across the state.

The quick decision that grid operators made in the early hours of Monday morning to begin what was intended to be rolling blackouts — but lasted days for millions of Texans — occurred because operators were seeing warning signs that massive amounts of energy supply was dropping off the grid.
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Grid operators had to act quickly to cut the amount of power distributed, Magness said, because if they had waited, "then what happens in that next minute might be that three more [power generation] units come offline, and then you're sunk."

Magness said on Wednesday that if operators had not acted in that moment, the state could have suffered blackouts that "could have occurred for months," and left Texas in an "indeterminately long" crisis.
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If the grid had gone totally offline, the physical damage to power infrastructure from overwhelming the grid can take months to repair, said Bernadette Johnson, senior vice president of power and renewables at Enverus, an oil and gas software and information company headquartered in Austin.

"As chaotic as it was, the whole grid could've been in blackout," she said. "ERCOT is getting a lot of heat, but the fact that it wasn't worse is because of those grid operators."

https://poweroutage.us/area/state/texas
Texas
Customers Tracked: 12,413,577
State Outages: 195,043
Last Updated:  2/19/2021, 7:47:07 AM
ERCOT: Level 2 Alert – ERCOT is asking consumers to conserve energy.

https://www.kron4.com/news/national/chimp-monkeys-lemurs-freeze-at-san-antonio-sanctuary-during-power-outage/
Chimp, monkeys, lemurs freeze at San Antonio sanctuary during power outage
by: The Associated Press, Nexstar Media Wire
Posted: Feb 17, 2021 / 05:42 AM PST / Updated: Feb 17, 2021 / 05:42 AM PST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A chimpanzee, several monkeys, some lemurs and an uncounted number of birds have died after a nonprofit San Antonio-area wildlife sanctuary lost power amid record-low temperatures.

It's yet another casualty of unforgiving winter weather that has seized much of Texas.
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And as temperatures reached single-digit levels, the staff broke out carriers to evacuate animals to the San Antonio Zoo.

But Chavez said she and her staff began to find dead animals throughout the sanctuary.

"I never, ever thought my office would turn into a morgue, but it has,"
Chavez told the San Antonio Express-News.


Primarily Primates
@primate_refuge
Right now at the San Antonio sanctuary, we still don't have power, and need more blankets, peanut butter, jelly, bread and water.  Pls. deliver in 4-wheel drive to 26099 Dull Knife Trail in San Antonio, Tx.
12:58 PM · Feb 16, 2021

tahoeblue

fyi - I'm a third/fourth gen Texan ,,,,

Alex Jones  - It's Enron 2.0
https://www.infowars.com/posts/climate-lockdowns-to-break-us-into-new-peasant-class/

https://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/john-kerrys-cures-for-jet-lag-085949


https://www.zimbio.com/photos/Al+Gore/FW3pM0GU7EL/Al+Tipper+Gore+New+Home+Montecito

Former Vice President Al Gore's new $9 million ocean-view villa property in Montecito, CA. The two-story Italian-esque villa boasts five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and six fireplaces. Complete with high ceilings, a wine cellar, terraces, and an exquisite outdoor pool, the property itself is 1.5 acres. Other Montecito inhabitants include talk show giant Oprah Winfrey, Michael Douglas, Christopher Lloyd, and golfer Fred Couples.

tahoeblue

No the grid shutdown had nothing to do with this ........

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/02/01/texas-secession-bill-formally-filed-in-state-legislature/
Texas secession bill formally filed in state legislature
Rep. Kyle Biedermann's proposal would allow for referendum on Texas secession


Fares Sabawi, Digital Journalist
Published: February 1, 2021, 12:15 pm

After weeks of touting his secession bill on social media, State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, formally filed the proposed legislation on Friday, which would give Texans a chance to explore opting out of the union in a referendum.

Biedermann began talking about the potential "Texit" in early December, saying it's his response to a federal government that is "out of control and does not represent the values of Texans."

In a news release published after he filed the bill, Biedermann said HB-1359 would not allow for "immediate independence," but create a referendum that, if approved, would lead to the creation of a committee that would develop a plan for secession.

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After weeks of touting his secession bill on social media, State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, formally filed the proposed legislation on Friday, which would give Texans a chance to explore opting out of the union in a referendum.

Biedermann began talking about the potential "Texit" in early December, saying it's his response to a federal government that is "out of control and does not represent the values of Texans."

In a news release published after he filed the bill, Biedermann said HB-1359 would not allow for "immediate independence," but create a referendum that, if approved, would lead to the creation of a committee that would develop a plan for secession.

"For decades, the promises of America and our individual liberties have been eroding," Biedermann said in a statement. "It is now time that the People of Texas are allowed the right to decide their own future. This is not a left or right political issue. Let Texans Vote!"


The bill is unlikely to pass and has already been rebuked by fellow Republicans, including State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Dallas.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/at-least-21-dead-as-brutal-cold-from-historic-storm-sweeps-across-us/


A man makes hot coffee for his roommates during a power outage caused by the winter storm on February 16, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

[ the Non Christian Athiest view thats been "elected" ? ] 

https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/texas-mayor-quits-calls-residents-lazy-amid-power-outages/
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Colorado City Mayor Tom Boyd announced his resignation Tuesday hours after he received backlash for his long Facebook rant, according to KTXS-TV.

"No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it's your choice!" he wrote. "The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPjIfBdGdTM
Colorado City Mayor tells residents they're 'on their own' during winter storm

https://www.thesun.ie/news/6586206/texas-mayor-quits-residents-weak-storm-uri-power-outages/
'GET OFF YOUR A**' Texas mayor Tim Boyd quits after calling storm-hit residents 'lazy' and saying the 'weak will perish'
    Joseph Gamp
    18 Feb 2021, 17:07

According to KTXS-TV, the mayor faced growing calls to quit from furious residents after telling them Tuesday that the "City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!"

Texas has been grappling with a bitter winter blast that has left millions of residents in the Lone Star State without power.

Data from Oncor Electric Delivery and seen by the DailyMail.com showed that 1,304 of the company's 4,404 customers were without power at 9pm on Tuesday as the temperature dropped to 23 degrees (-5C).

During the Facebook video, Boyd said: "No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this!

"Sink or swim, it's your choice!" he added.

But Boyd's rant did not stop there, with the former leader continuing: "If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family.
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"If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising!"

Boyd continued in the post: "Am I sorry that you have been dealing without electricity and water; yes! But I'll be damned if I'm going to provide for anyone that is capable of doing it themselves!"
At least 23 people have died and millions are spending a th
ird day without power.


For millions of Texans, those outages never rotated as power was intentionally cut to homes across the state and has still not been restored.

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https://www.kxan.com/investigations/5-ercot-board-members-dont-live-in-texas-one-from-canada/
5 ERCOT board members don't live in Texas, one from Canada
by: Jody Barr
Posted: Feb 18, 2021 / 06:35 AM CST   / Updated: Feb 18, 2021 / 08:41 AM CST   

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The nonprofit managing 26 million Texans' access to electricity voted to hand one-third of its decision-making power to five people who do not call Texas home.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, known as ERCOT, manages about 90% of the state's electric load, according to the organization.

As millions of Texans are still without power, Texas lawmakers and the governor are demanding answers after ERCOT activated the state's Energy Emergency Alerts. The first alert happened at 12:17 a.m. Monday. A level two alert went out 55 minutes later, asking people to conserve energy or they'd face "rotating outages."

Just 13 minutes later, at 1:25 a.m., ERCOT activated its third-level EEA, and Texans started to lose power in what was supposed to be rotating power losses.

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ERCOT's Foreign Leadership

Just last week, the ERCOT board elected its newest leaders: Sally Talberg and Peter Cramton. Neither call Texas home and both are "Unaffiliated Directors."

Talberg lives in Michigan and was a Michigan Public Service Commissioner up until her term ended on Dec. 31, 2020, according to that agency's website. While Talberg was serving her term in Michigan, the ERCOT Nominating Committee voted to give Talberg one of its four unaffiliated spots on the governing board. Talberg's ERCOT term started Jan. 1, 2021.


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A KXAN analysis of ERCOT's board revealed a total of five members do not live in Texas. Along with Telberg and Cramton, board members Vanessa Anesetti-Parra, Terry Bulger and Raymond Hepper do not appear to live in the Lone Star State.

Anesetti-Parra's professional social media account shows her location as Canada,

Bulger's ERCOT biography lists his home as Wheaton, Illinois and a University of Pennsylvania law school biography shows Hepper calls Maine home.

The ERCOT bylaws make these out-of-state appointments legal. Nothing in the bylaws requires unaffiliated directors to live in Texas. In fact, the bylaws only state "Residence in the State of Texas preferred."

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KXAN asked all four unaffiliated directors and Magness for interviews regarding this report. Only Anesetti-Parra responded, but did not agree to an interview. "Kindly direct your inquiry to media@ercot.com," Anesetti-Parra wrote in a LinkedIn message to KXAN.

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poseidonlost

Texit. I like it. Forget the smear campaign, it's still on. Cue rebel yell

Btw, many have been saying this is capitalism's fault. We all need to understand, the United States is socialist already, that's the problem.
"Castles made of sand, slips into the sea, eventually." - Jimi Hendrix

tahoeblue

It's the new Global Mandarin Neo-Feudalism

The warlords kept the peasants/serfs/peons poor, hungry, sick and ignorant so they would be easy to control and no thought of revolt that could not be handled .


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feudalism

End of European feudalism (1500–1850s)

Most of the military aspects of feudalism effectively ended by about 1500.[37] This was partly since the military shifted from armies consisting of the nobility to professional fighters thus reducing the nobility's claim on power, but also because the Black Death reduced the nobility's hold over the lower classes.
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