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PG&E begins new mass power shutoff
likely to affect up to 450,000 people
in 18 northern and central California
counties because of fire danger that
has lasted since October

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Posted By: Ribicon, 11/20/2019 3:54:48 PM

California's largest power utility began shutting off power Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people in 18 northern and central counties in the state as the region faces extreme fire weather that has lasted since October. Up to 450,000 people could be affected by the outage, according to the LA Times. A virtually rainless fall has left brush bone-dry and forecasts called for low humidity and winds gusting at times to 55 mph. The conditions have raised fears that tree branches or other debris could fall on to power lines, causing sparks that may set off catastrophic fires in the region,

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California has endless resources to bestow on illegal aliens and leads the way in fighting Climate Change, and yet the power goes out as winter approaches.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 11/20/2019 3:57:32 PM (No. 240565)
Destroying businesses by the dozens and dozens. Any restaurant has to have a huge, very expensive generator purchased and installed to avoid losing many thousands of dollars of food and having to shut down their business for the duration of the power outage. California is a rolling disaster, and yet, they keep electing the losers and fools who caused all this to happen.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 11/20/2019 4:08:13 PM (No. 240573)
Thanks to stupid Democrat policies, California is now devolving back to the Stone Age! Everyone in Cali right now are The Flintstones, modern-Stone Age families.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: skacmar 11/20/2019 4:09:58 PM (No. 240575)
Not to sound silly, but couldn't the utility do what every other utility in the country does..... trim the branches around the power lines and clear the brush under the major power lines???? I guess this would make too much sense in California given their superiority complex.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bogeegolf 11/20/2019 4:10:46 PM (No. 240577)
Yes #1. And what do these generators run on? That’s right, good old reliable fossil fuels.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: pc1eszm 11/20/2019 4:13:05 PM (No. 240579)
Not silly at all, #3. Common sense, which seems to be sorely lacking in CA these days. Maybe they should get some goats - a herd of goats saved the Reagan library by eating all the flammable stuff.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo 11/20/2019 4:30:30 PM (No. 240594)
By the time the Democrats finally get kicked out of California, the whole state will look look like not just a Third World country but more like a prehistoric landscape of wandering tribes, sitting around campfires in grooming circles picking lice out of each other's hair.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Californian 11/20/2019 4:35:45 PM (No. 240601)
Unfortunately, #6, the D will never be kicked out of California. Once your area becomes infected by plague, the only way to survive is escape. (And pick a place they're not already destroying).
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Reply 8 - Posted by: triggerberg 11/20/2019 4:36:32 PM (No. 240603)
As I understand it, #3 and #5, PG&E did try to trim and clear along its lines, and asked the state to allow them to, but instead were prohibited from doing so. The lefties wouldn’t allow the company to ‘destroy the ecosystem.’
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Philipsonh 11/20/2019 5:18:52 PM (No. 240647)
Bottom line - the individuals running the Ca. Govt. are INSANE.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mushroom 11/20/2019 5:31:20 PM (No. 240660)
In a perfect world Ca legislators would see the error of their ways and allow PG&E to properly maintain the line fields. But then why would they? That is a big expense and it will take a great deal of time to get caught up *and* they would *still* be financially liable if anything happened. I suspect , Cal, this is the new normal.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry 11/20/2019 5:35:40 PM (No. 240668)
I head on the news the other night that these power outages will be going on for the next decade at least. So get used to it. This isn't a temporary thing. It's now a permanent lifestyle in CA. If you own a home in these areas you better sell out now before the market values crash. Add this to Newsome's campaign to repeal Prop 13 and the real estate industry is facing a major disaster as CA tries to get more and more tax money. Nice work Democrats.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Videodrone 11/20/2019 5:39:55 PM (No. 240671)
A few years ago a rare bi-partisan bill was approved to clear the brush under power lines - the Brown Acid Flashback Governor vetoed it... Any Twosum Gavin and wife got a cool $1mil from PG&E last year...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/20/2019 5:48:04 PM (No. 240678)
The Babylon Bee has a great satire today about CA building a wall to keep people from leaving.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 11/20/2019 5:49:17 PM (No. 240680)
To borrow from Lynyrd Skynyrd... “Been there, done that, ain’t never going back!” Nuke Sacramento!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: skacmar 11/20/2019 5:53:26 PM (No. 240684)
The crazy eco-lib Democrats of California are so worried about destroying the "eco-system" by trimming some branches and clearing brush that they will let people die, the entire eco-system, all of the animals, trees, plants, and human infrastructure be destroyed by fire EVERY YEAR and act all surprised when it happens.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/20/2019 6:17:18 PM (No. 240706)
FLEE
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snakeoil 11/20/2019 6:26:26 PM (No. 240720)
Wish headline writers would spell stuff out. When I saw PG I thought Procter & Gamble and wondered why a toothpaste manufacturer would kill power to CA. I won't be happy until the power to Jimmy Kimmel and the other smarmy left wingers is killed.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 11/20/2019 6:35:04 PM (No. 240736)
Must admit to a bit of schadenfreude - I know a couple of far left loons who live in one of the central counties. Hope they are enjoying this!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 11/20/2019 6:36:31 PM (No. 240740)
#3, two explanations I have heard for the obvious, as you stated. 1) so much money drained off to support mandatory leftist/greeie-weenie/envirowhacko deals like electric car charging, 100% "green energy" by 2045, $2.4 billion on purchasing super expensive "green power" now, and more wasteful stuff. 2) forest management limitations by state mandate which make it hard/impossible/more expensive to trim trees and brush that threaten their power lines. They are so far behind now that PG&E says it will now take them a decade to catch up with deferred trimming and infrastructure updates. Basically, it is all down to the Dems making it effectively impossible to do do business in California with mandates, rules and limitations. Yet the Dems still get elected over the Republicans. It would seem that at some point, people who are supporting Dems would see that they are getting literally killed and financially wiped out.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/20/2019 7:03:34 PM (No. 240772)
So if you went to Home Depot and dropped 50 bucks for an electric chain saw you're gonna burn some caloies.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Faldo 11/20/2019 7:59:37 PM (No. 240808)
#19 there's a reason Sec'y of State will not release CA voter roles...rigged to the gills.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: hershey 11/20/2019 9:02:40 PM (No. 240833)
Sounds like an area ripe for a hot shot Generac salesman...only $2grand for a jennie....
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Reply 23 - Posted by: HotRod 11/20/2019 9:52:05 PM (No. 240855)
It's called the ''Green Effect!'' Part of the desired green new deal, so desired by the leftoids. Blackened ashes and darkened homes are the new green!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 11/21/2019 1:31:48 AM (No. 240938)
I have no doubt that you are correct, #21.
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