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No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning
natural gas in homes to save the planet

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 11/11/2019 9:52:56 AM

SAN FRANCISCO – Fix global warming or cook dinner on a gas stove? That’s the choice for people in 13 cities and one county in California that have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction. The codes, most of them passed since June, are meant to keep builders from running natural gas lines to new homes and apartments, with an eye toward creating fewer legacy gas hookups as the nation shifts to carbon-neutral energy sources. For proponents, it's a change that must be made to fight climate change. For natural gas companies, it's a threat to their

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How many people realize the environuts are forcing this change?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD 11/11/2019 9:58:04 AM (No. 232085)
So what is going to happen when the electric companies are forced to shut down power for days at a time? People won't be able to heat their homes or eat. They are such idiots. How sane people can live in that State is beyond me...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mass Minority 11/11/2019 10:03:47 AM (No. 232093)
All electric heat in the Northeast? Upper midwest?? I had all electric heat in Virginia in the 80s a brand new stick built house. One January we averaged about 35 degree highs (cold for Virginia) my electric bill ballooned from about $110 to over $500. Most inefficient heating system out there. And just how do they think our antiquated electrical grid is going to handle the truly immense drain complete reliance on electric heat would place on it in the colder regions of this country. Delusional.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 11/11/2019 10:05:37 AM (No. 232094)
Look for people to bootleg propane from buried tanks. Many homes in our boondocks community uses propane.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/11/2019 10:06:50 AM (No. 232095)
Well... losing electric power already would shut heating systems down that rely on natural gas because the blower has to be run for the furnace to operate... But, the real question here should be - how much fossil fuel must be used, on average, to cook an egg on an electric appliance as compared to a gas appliance. My guess is... the natural gas stove uses a lot less energy overall. But that is just a guess. Sort of like electric cars in West Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania... they do more harm than good.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tsquare 11/11/2019 10:10:58 AM (No. 232100)
Burn ng in a stove ..1 unit of gas. Burn it in a power station? 3 units of gas, throw the heat of 2 away, send one heat equivalent down the wire. Wake up California. Three units of gas emit more co2 than one unit of gas. And don’t dare argue that solar will replace power stations...we still have to have the power stations at night, and still have to keep the systems hot and spinning during the days.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: justavoter 11/11/2019 10:11:46 AM (No. 232101)
#4, you can always turn the gas stove on for emergency heat or if you have a fireplace with gas logs, let them burn.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: pros7767 11/11/2019 10:13:32 AM (No. 232103)
Grew up with an all electric house. My parent's electric bill was astronomical. Switched to gas and it reduced it by at least half. As an adult, I have always had a gas range and would never go back to electric! I suspect it will be a huge selling point for older homes in CA.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Northcross 11/11/2019 10:18:56 AM (No. 232107)
Pure genius. Going from gas powered ranges to coal powered ranges.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Avikingman 11/11/2019 10:21:33 AM (No. 232109)
This is sooo stupid. Just who are these hollow skulls?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/11/2019 10:21:48 AM (No. 232110)
The concept of an all-electric home was developed when it was assumed that Nuclear Plants would provide all the cheap electricity required. Solar and Wind power generation will never meet the demands placed on them if petroleum products and nat gas are taken off the table.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mobyclik 11/11/2019 10:21:49 AM (No. 232111)
Do they ever do anything in that crazy state that actually helps the people instead of always caving to the nut-jobs? I know there are some sane conservatives there...you have my pity.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: snakeoil 11/11/2019 10:22:04 AM (No. 232112)
FTA: "Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas causing climate change." Well hurry up. Right now it's colder outside than Hillary's thighs. I love Creeping Climate Change. If the climate never changed I'd have dinosaurs instead of snakes and lizards in my yard and instead of alley cats I'd have Saber Toothed Tigers. I want to give Greta my snow shovel. I really miss the Hole in the Ozone Layer, Killer Bees, Nuclear Winter, The Silent Spring, and Y2K.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/11/2019 10:26:01 AM (No. 232116)
Ask the professionals what they prefer.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: momoftwinteens 11/11/2019 10:28:29 AM (No. 232118)
Before we built our house in 2001, we lived in a mobile home with an electric hot water heater. Our electric bill was ridiculously high, for a family of 4, the children being under 10 and no dishwasher using hot water! I can't begin to how high it would be in our current home if the hot water heater was electric. I notice how they demand that we use electric but don't want to reimburse us for the cost. Typical.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: mean Gene 11/11/2019 10:32:22 AM (No. 232129)
Michael Mann: Climate “Deniers” are Exploiting the Lifestyle Change Movement is a good take on this issue over at Watts Up With That? While it might do a little to be vegan or flame-free, it is the forcing of it on us that is problematic. Sure, today it might be flame in the kitchen. But tomorrow it might be going "meat free," or banning private trips for pleasure by air.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared 11/11/2019 10:33:01 AM (No. 232130)
For people who like choice: heat the house and cook or charge the Tesla - if the power is on.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 11/11/2019 10:35:45 AM (No. 232134)
Not to save the planet. To control the peasantry. Cooking, heating with natural gas is the most efficient and effective way to do it. EVERY other method in the long run is more polluting... Well, other than a solar oven, on a bright sunny day.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 11/11/2019 10:42:11 AM (No. 232138)
And the all-electric electicity comes from gas or coal fired plants.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird 11/11/2019 10:44:22 AM (No. 232139)
Those who can afford them have those big, elegant, very expensive La Cornue stoves from France - treasures for gourmet cooks - which have gas cooktop burners. There have to be a number of them in San Francisco, which is a foodie haven. This law will apply to new construction.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 11/11/2019 10:44:36 AM (No. 232140)
Unreal. Natural gas is the absolutely perfect home heating method. The cost of transportation, once the cost of the piping is paid, one time only, is extremely low and the efficiency is ultra high. Of the energy contained in the gas, with the best furnaces 96% of that energy is used to heat the home, only 4% is lost in the furnace. Compare this to electric heat, where 2/3 of the energy in the gas (or coal) used to run the boilers is lost, only about 35% of that heat winds up as electricity. Of course, these lunatics imagine that all electricity is created by unicorns and sunbeams and windmills, when in reality it is a tiny, tiny fraction of energy, nationally something like 2-3% last time I checked. Add in the days when the worthless, overtaxed, overregulated power company shuts down electric power to whole regions for days at a time? Yeah, I know that never happens....except when it does, with increasing regularity in California, which we are endlessly reminded "is the future of America". What a dystopic, freezing-in-the-dark future it will be, too. Gas being underground, and the pipeline compressors being powered by GAS are extremely reliable. Purely evil, and stupid as can possibly be.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 11/11/2019 10:45:22 AM (No. 232142)
Electric heating is mindless. Very costly and inefficient.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/11/2019 10:46:27 AM (No. 232144)
And, if no natural gas, what will generate the electricity? Wind turbines. And what energy gets used to manufacture the wind turbines? From wind turbines. And what will generate the electricity when there is no wind? Wind turbines. And what energy will be used to manufacture the new wind turbines that will be needed to replace the old wind turbines when they reach the 20-year end of their service life? Wind turbines. Ah, yes, another circular discussion by the progressive left.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 11/11/2019 10:47:45 AM (No. 232147)
Snowing and 23F here in KC now, very unusually cold for this time of year. Global warming? So far, not happening, but at our cabin in Colorado, we set an all time record for cold on October a few weeks ago at -5F.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 11/11/2019 10:52:06 AM (No. 232153)
Chefs in SF are going to be VERY unhappy.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: greggojo 11/11/2019 11:17:29 AM (No. 232179)
All of the above plus, notice how at the end of the article, the author slips in the constant in articles of this type: that the convection stoves which are "just as good for cooking" as gas stoves, cost 150% of what a gas stove costs, i.e. only rich folks will be able to afford them. Been there, done that. Wish these Leftist loonies would just go away.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: hotcorner 11/11/2019 11:24:30 AM (No. 232185)
Substitute the work "moron" for Democrat every time you see it.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc 11/11/2019 11:35:58 AM (No. 232194)
The saddest thing is morons vote for these fanatics-again and again.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: AlpineLace 11/11/2019 11:45:43 AM (No. 232201)
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bldrrepub 11/11/2019 11:49:07 AM (No. 232205)
Customers with electric heat are much easier to control. When the powers that be think you're using too much electricity, you will have reduced power available.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: viking diver 11/11/2019 11:50:51 AM (No. 232207)
#4 this is where a small solar trickle charger for a deep cell battery powered AC converter comes in hand. The one I have will run the gas furnace and some lights when there is a power outage. I also have gas hot water heater, gas stove and a wood stove. last weeks high were i live was in the low 20's and the lows were around -2 to 5... lots of globull warming here LOL its winter. I would for just once like to hear what is actually wrong with a warming trend... besides a longer growing season, less people getting sick, trees using more CO2 to make more O2. as most common sense people know it's about control and taxes not saving the planet!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: TnEm 11/11/2019 11:52:17 AM (No. 232211)
They are testing everyday to see what us peons will accept. How low can they push it? Eventually they want us to accept gulag apartments for everyone and a bottle of vodka - or marijuana - to keep us in our place. Accept that men can be girls, that pedophila is just another choice, that freedom of speech is no longer a thing. They are getting there.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 11/11/2019 11:52:27 AM (No. 232212)
What a joke. First of all, where does the electricity for the stove come from in the first place? Most likely, a natgas fired plant! That's where all the juice to charge these virtue signallers who drive Teslas comes from too. And it does get cold in SF-heating with electricity is mighty expensive. But I'm sure the people who make these assinine decisions are insulated from the consequences of their legislation. Do as I say, not as I do.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Daisymay 11/11/2019 11:52:40 AM (No. 232214)
I read all of the comments, but my comment is WHY do the people who live in CA keep voting in the Democrats who are running this beautiful state into the ground? They must agree with that is happening to them. It must not bother them to have Homeless people turning their cities into Third World communities. They must like Sanctuary Cities. They must not care that every year their homes go up in smoke due to the Liberal rules that govern their forests. When is there going to be a Rebellion of the Residents of CA? I just don't see, or hear, much from unhappy people there! So, until they decide they have had enough, we can't feel too sorry for the things happening there. Anyone who has ever had electric for Heat will tell you it's WAY more expensive than Natural Gas and much less comfortable! We lived in one House, in TN, that had Electric Heat Pump for Heat. Darn near froze to death! Wake up California voters and take your state back before it's too late!!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: earlybird 11/11/2019 12:01:56 PM (No. 232220)
Re #33, the “people” in California don’t vote in Democrats. The Democrats do. The Democrats have a larger number of registered voters now than the Republicans have. Remember “majority rules”? They don’t have a simple majority, but they have more voters. Saying that any state as a whole votes in Democrats is ignorant - seriously underinformed. Registered Dem voters vote in Democrats.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/11/2019 12:22:58 PM (No. 232230)
First they turn off the electricity, and now they want to ban natural gas. How is life suppose to work in California? It sounds expensive. This is just another example of California going backwards. They can all pat themselves on the back for 'saving the planet'. Just remember a pat of the back is just a step up from a kick in the pants.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 11/11/2019 12:25:20 PM (No. 232231)
The ignorance in this issue is beyond profound. Many backers of this foolishness think we will be done with fossil fuels by 2030. They could not be more wrong. Neither solar nor wind can run the electrical grid as they are not available on demand, only when weather conditions suit, almost useless to the grid operators. These fools have no idea how the power to keep the grid going is generated now. Coal and natural gas are big suppliers. Some of these fools actually think when they all have electric cars that the power to charge their batteries in those cars is gonna be FREE. That is what a college education teaches many of them these days. This is a looming disaster in the making. People who have no ability to think in a scientific way should not be making laws.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 11/11/2019 12:32:37 PM (No. 232238)
Really this is a plan to clean up SF! People will be on the streets collecting dung to burn so that they can cook...
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 11/11/2019 12:34:08 PM (No. 232241)
Don’t forget our lil buddies from mehico and Central America vote also. Illegals have rights doncha know in Kali fornication land.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Sandpiper 11/11/2019 12:50:00 PM (No. 232248)
IDIOTS!! This happened right under my nose! I live in San Jose! I hate the Sierra Club - motto “ Working To Make Human’s Lives Miserable Since 1892”. Was visiting my son in Eureka when the power was out. We were warm - they have gas wall heaters. We could eat - they have a gas stove. We could bathe - they have a gas water heater. It was 35* with 95% humidity but we were warm and comfortable and fed. What are they condemning the residents of the state to with a future of planned power outages for our own “safety”? Plus, we already have some of the highest electrical rates in the country. I repeat! IDIOTS!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: chase9365 11/11/2019 1:17:47 PM (No. 232262)
People are stupid. When they have to start running high tension lines in free air OVER your house. You will then moan about that. Besides, electricity has it start somewhere, chances are, it was with FOSSIL FUELS!!!!!
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Reply 41 - Posted by: coyote 11/11/2019 1:31:20 PM (No. 232276)
Replace clean natural gas with dirty old coal when the windmills stop turning. (often)
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Right Time 11/11/2019 1:36:49 PM (No. 232283)
How will those Californians deal with cold swimming pools when they can't have gas heaters for them? It'll be a real sacrifice.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 11/11/2019 1:40:35 PM (No. 232287)
Are you going to San Fran Schitthole....?
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Lagniappe 11/11/2019 1:57:50 PM (No. 232304)
When I was the age of today’s Millennials, Global Cooling was sold as a fact and it would end civilization that we took for granted. Global Cooling was “guaranteed” and it would shorten growing seasons, leading to world wide starvation. How did that work out?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: kono 11/11/2019 2:31:24 PM (No. 232323)
"Carbon-neutral" is a term that more conceptual and relative than real. How many different criteria exist for a thing to be called carbon-neutral, and how many who slap that label onto their product or service are audited to verify truth in advertising? In the way it is used and perceived, the term might as well be worded "neuron-neutral", because it means whatever you think it means. Or whatever you want it to mean. Or neither. Or both. Or not.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 11/11/2019 2:33:27 PM (No. 232325)
#34 that was very mean to call #33 ignorant. And under informed. There’s no place for that ridiculing of another poster in this fine salon. Very disappointing that your frustration with what’s happening in your state would lead to such mean vitriol. You owe her an apology!
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Carmen 11/11/2019 2:45:35 PM (No. 232339)
#6 -- Up to date gas ranges won't work in a power outage because they all have electricity ignition starters. In the old days, you could always cook, heat water, etc during an outage if you had a gas range, but no more. I can't imagine trying to can foods on a electric range.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: BocaLaura 11/11/2019 2:54:15 PM (No. 232344)
Will they ban natural gas use for emergency generators too? What happens when it's cloudy and there's no wind for prolonged periods to provide enough electricity to keep the power on?
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Reply 49 - Posted by: DVC 11/11/2019 3:34:24 PM (No. 232367)
Wasting money, wasting energy, and saving nothing.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: anniebc 11/11/2019 3:47:06 PM (No. 232381)
Save the planet? Yeah, right.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: KanCreeper 11/11/2019 4:00:28 PM (No. 232389)
Talk about your Progressive thinking! Ban Natural Gas Cooking and force electric stoves on the population...Then watch PG&E declare a potential wild fire danger.....Good way to re-popularize the PB&J sandwich, again!
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Franz 11/11/2019 4:10:47 PM (No. 232398)
It would be nice if the all electric proponents that voted for this live in the wildfire power blackout areas. And, the cost of living in California keeps going up and up.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/11/2019 4:13:29 PM (No. 232402)
Somebody like Rush needs to do a segment or two on the long list of disasters that the environmental wackos have forced upon us over the past several decades. Things like plastic bags to save the trees, not they are bad now for the oceans, curly fries light bulbs which are going to turn our landfills into toxic waste dumps. How about all the food issues, and reuseable grocery bags that cannot be washed? Salmonella and other diseases anyone? Lots of people cannot afford the more expensive rewashable bags, so they run the risk of serious food contamination from meat. And that is another thing. How about all the screaming that meat is cruel, but vegetables are being recalled this year right and left for listeria contamination? It is getting plain scary out there. It is all about collapsing our nation. Did you all know that Gorbachev went directly to an environmental think tank when he left the former Soviet Union? Wasn't long after that that the greenies started going to the left. Far too leftist for even one of the Founders of Green Peace too.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Tennman 11/11/2019 4:33:02 PM (No. 232424)
Those unicorns sure need to eat a lost of beans for the extra juice.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: Folsomguy 11/11/2019 6:16:10 PM (No. 232503)
#46 we just use a match.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: fayebeck 11/11/2019 6:22:10 PM (No. 232509)
Why do we spend trillions fighting communism and then allow one on a ballot?
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Reply 57 - Posted by: DVC 11/11/2019 7:04:03 PM (No. 232543)
#47, with a match or sparker, they will work, or at least mine does. The spark ignition module has crapped out, and I just light it with a sparker. One day, I will probably buy a new module and install it, but until then, it works fine with external lighting.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: bubby 11/11/2019 9:02:52 PM (No. 232605)
I have lived near Houston nearly 40 years and have lost power numerous times due to hurricanes for days and sometimes for longer. What made a big difference is we have always had natural gas to cook with and to take a warm shower. Those fools in Cali won’t be able to cook, shower or drive their electric cars! How stupid have they become?
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Reply 59 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 11/11/2019 11:13:40 PM (No. 232656)
Can't wait until they have a week without electricity where it's cold like after a crippling snowstorm. Here's what you do: move everything out of your refrigerator in protected coolers (to keep animals out) but don't allow to freeze by moving in and outside. Pack the freezer with ice, if you can get it (or made ahead taking up room in the freezer) so food doesn't thaw. Move ALL liquids (cleaners, foods, water bottles... anything that can freeze, expand, explode and overflow into the shower to drain. Fill bathtub with water if have electric pump on well to use to flush. Use antifreeze in toilet. Cook or heat water on gas grill outside in cold. No baths or showers, no dishwasher. Heavy clothes, good insulated sleeping bag. Lanterns or (fire hazard) candles. Gets real creative. Have fun, I've done all these things.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: Transx 11/12/2019 1:17:49 AM (No. 232670)
Most absurd thing ever. The thought of heating with electricity is a nightmare. 50 years ago there was the 'total electric' campaign for homes, touted by the utilities. The loss of the transmission/distribution system is not trivial and the end user is the one paying the tab. Natural gas is the most efficient means of energy transmission and it would make all the sense to generate the power for the house/building on-site instead of the myriad of wires and the horrible side effects as with the fires in Northern California in the past few years.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: Ebenezer 11/12/2019 9:22:38 AM (No. 232873)
These moonbats seem to think that electricity is generated by magical fairies touching their wands on a rock. About two-thirds of the electricity in the US is generated by BURNING COAL and other fossil fuels. And of course, they are against the increased use of nuclear power. Natural gas is cheaper and safer than coal. The woman who wrote this article is a dolt.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Fix global warming or cook dinner on a gas stove? That’s the choice for people in 13 cities and one county in California that have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction. The codes, most of them passed since June, are meant to keep builders from running natural gas lines to new homes and apartments, with an eye toward creating fewer legacy gas hookups as the nation shifts to carbon-neutral energy sources. For proponents, it's a change that must be made to fight climate change. For natural gas companies, it's a threat to their
2020 Democratic Voters Divided
Down Demographic Lines
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Posted by NorthernDog 11/11/2019 9:46:03 AM Post Reply
Bernie Sanders draws support from lots of young men. Joe Biden has a dominating share of African Americans. Elizabeth Warren is winning the heart of the Democratic Party’s progressive core—voters who call themselves both “strong Democrats’’ and “very liberal.'' Democratic primary voters are dividing into clear groups by ideology, race and other personal qualities as they assess their choices for the 2020 presidential nominee, Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling shows. A look at these core constituencies helps explain why three candidates have come to dominate the Democratic primary contest in national polling and points to which voter groups would have
Sen. Graham: Impeachment 'dead
on arrival' in Senate if Dems keep
whistleblower from testifying
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Posted by NorthernDog 11/10/2019 4:51:28 PM Post Reply
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of not caring about the truth, and said Schiff's impeachment efforts will go nowhere unless he calls the anonymous whistleblower to come forward and testify about their complaint against President Trump. House Republicans over the weekend submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, but Schiff -- who is running the probe -- was swift to reject the request to have the whistleblower come forward. "I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow
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NFL Arranges Private
Workout For Colin Kaepernick
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Posted by Pluperfect 11/13/2019 4:46:56 AM Post Reply
The NFL has put together a private workout for Colin Kaepernick. According to Adam Schefter, the former 49ers quarterback will go through a training session in Atlanta on Saturday for teams, and interviews can be conducted afterwards.Video of the session will be given to all 32 teams, which are all also invited to attend in person to watch the man who refused to stand for the anthem throw footballs.(Snip)This is comical. This is just straight up comical. Does anybody honestly believe Kaepernick will ever play in the NFL again?
American Psychological Association
Demands Using Plural Pronouns For
Nonbinary Individuals
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Posted by M2 11/13/2019 5:53:00 AM Post Reply
In what appears to be one of the most remarkable examples of irony in left-wing “progress,” the LGBT left is celebrating the American Psychological Association’s style guide adopting “they/them” as the official pronoun designation for nonbinary people. LGBTQ Nation tweeted, “With this move, the APA is recognizing the existence of nonbinary people and inviting others to understand them better.” This change follows the highly publicized revelation of British singer Sam Smith changing his personal pronouns to “they” and “them” and stating, “I hope you can see me like I see myself now.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme
Court arguments due to illness
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Posted by DVC 11/13/2019 1:42:11 PM Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from oral arguments before the high court Wednesday morning due to an illness. The court said Ginsburg, 86, remained home because of a stomach bug. While not having the opportunity to question attorneys during the arguments, she will be involved in deciding the cases. "Justice Ginsburg is unable to be present today. She is indisposed due to illness, but she will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts or recordings of the oral arguments," Chief Justice John Roberts said from the bench.
LGBTQ Activist Students Walk Out
of Class to Protest Chick-Fil-A
Food Cart at Football Games
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Posted by M2 11/13/2019 6:52:06 AM Post Reply
While one group of students at West Linn High School in Oregon walked out of class to protest the presence of Chick-Fil-A food carts at their school’s football games, another group walked out waving bags of the chicken franchise’s offerings and sporting MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hats. The dueling walkouts took place on Friday, local station KATU reports: “The (school’s) Gay-Straight Alliance is upset that a Chick-Fil-A food cart is allowed at high school football games. They say Chick-Fil-A supports anti-LGBTQ+ organizations.D
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin reveals
she felt like she'd been 'shot' when
she found out her husband Todd was
divorcing her in an EMAIL from his*
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Posted by Imright 11/13/2019 10:47:56 AM Post Reply
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has revealed how she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney.Palin told a Christian broadcaster that she received an email June 19 from the attorney, almost three months before Todd Palin filed for divorce on his birthday in September.The former 2008 vice-presidential candidate described the filing that came shortly after their 31st wedding anniversary as devastating. 'I thought I got shot,' she said. However, Palin said the couple going through counseling and their marriage isn't 'over, over.' She said attorneys are 'getting rich' off them.
Schiff’s lead witnesses have no real
evidence — and neither does he
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Posted by Imright 11/13/2019 4:50:31 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday, the curtain rises on the House’s impeachment show, featuring State Department career diplomats William Taylor Jr. and George Kent as the first witnesses. Mainstream media claim Taylor and Kent have “damning evidence” that President Trump delayed military aid to the Kiev government in a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on the Bidens.Don’t believe it. Kent and Taylor have no evidence against Trump — only a false rumor spread during a farcical game of telephone on Sept. 7. Taylor heard the claim third-hand, and then called Kent, who got it fourth hand.Making these diplomats lead witnesses
I’m An Observant Jew. Here’s Why
I Want More Americans To Come To Jesus
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Posted by M2 11/13/2019 5:50:28 AM Post Reply
There’s no doubt Kanye West has found religion. Listen to the musically arresting “Jesus is King,” and you’ll hear a powerful, positive case for a personal relationship with G-d. But will secular Americans heed his call? Considering that we’re living in historically peaceful and prosperous times, it’s notable how misery stalks many Americans like a shadow. Countless government programs have tried to fix what ails us, at least since the Great Society got going, and it never quite works. That’s why I’m hoping Kanye’s music will inspire more Americans to join his religious journey.
California bucks Trump administration
lightbulb rollback with tougher state standard
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 11/13/2019 5:19:12 PM Post Reply
A California board voted to enact tougher energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, pushing back against a rollback from the Trump administration. A new rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) eliminates energy efficiency standards for half the bulbs on the market, a move critics say will make the U.S. a dumping ground for energy-sucking, cost-ineffective bulbs. The vote from the California Energy Commission essentially bars sales of incandescent and halogen bulbs by adopting stronger energy efficiency standards. The state banned the sale of such pear-shaped bulbs in 2018, but the rule will now extend to all other shapes of bulbs —
Drag queen Pissi Myles storms
into Trump impeachment hearings
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Posted by Ribicon 11/13/2019 5:35:10 PM Post Reply
Who said Washington is a drag! A drag queen from Asbury Park, NJ., crashed Capitol Hill on Wednesday—appearing for the first public impeachment hearings in a red latex dress and bouffant platinum wig. Pissi Myles was spotted stalking the halls of the Longworth building among a sea of grey suits and was reportedly recruited to cover the hearings for a new app called Happs. “It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today,” Myles told NBC News. “Tensions are high, and the bar for who’s allowed in the Longworth House is very, very low,”
T-Mobile Forces its Employees
to Use ‘Transgender Language’
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Posted by M2 11/13/2019 5:46:53 AM Post Reply
The cell phone brand T-Mobile is implementing workplace policies that force its employees, as well as customers, to use language addressing so-called “transgender” individuals, according to Breitbart. In a press statement issued on November 6th, the company declared that it would be “launching new optional name badges for all retail employees that can include employees’ personal pronouns.” The statement also said that “employees are encouraged to add pronouns to email addresses and kick off meetings by sharing pronouns.” The rise of workplace-based use of transgender language has led to widespread criticism for mainstreaming a mental illness that affects a small percentage of the population
The death rattle of the Never Trump Republicans 20 replies
Posted by M2 11/13/2019 7:04:02 AM Post Reply
Never Trump Republicanism isn't quite dead, but it sure is getting close. Ever since President Trump burst onto the political scene and quickly shot to the top of the polls months from the start of the 2016 primary season, mainstream Republican politicians and pundits have been forced to respond. First there was dismissal and condescension. Then, once the voting began, there was concern mixed with certainty that Trump's support would soon collapse. This was followed by panic when it didn't. By the summer of 2016, the institutional GOP was deeply divided between those who favored rallying around the unorthodox nominee and others who favored sabotage —
Pass the Popcorn—It’s ‘Pencil Neck’s Big
Soviet-Style Show
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Posted by Cavallodifiero 11/13/2019 10:53:24 AM Post Reply
The clamoring networks see the Soviet-style Impeachment Show as no escape for the masses Calling all Patriots: Deranged Democrats and their running dog mainstream and social media have reserved front row centre seats for you in a Soviet-style show trial called the Donald Trump Impeachment Inquiry. Every effort has been made to make television viewers a world-wide captive audience—but nerves of steel and a cast iron stomach will be needed to watch it. Adam Schiff’s Christine Blasey Ford-like “whistleblower”—if she/he even exists—being firmly MIA, this is ‘Pencil Neck’s hour in
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