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Why are the Chinese eating by flashlight?

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 9/30/2021 12:27:18 AM

The Associated Press has a curious story out of China this week that gave me pause when I first saw it. It’s a story about people in China eating their meals using flashlights or the lights on their cellphones to be able to see. Some homeowners and businesses are firing up generators to keep the power going during prime demand hours. So what’s going on? Have they run out of fuel? Are their powerlines coming down during wildfires as we’ve seen in California? Nope. As it turns out, there’s plenty of power to go around but the government simply shut

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/30/2021 12:44:04 AM (No. 930669)
To each his own. Why does the AP care?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: smokincol 9/30/2021 1:07:08 AM (No. 930679)
more stories like this should be made public to let the world know of the "benefits" of living under communism but, we all know that won't happen - the Chinese people do not deserve this kind of life, they have been through so much social strife over the centuries
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Come And Take It 9/30/2021 1:08:41 AM (No. 930681)
Coming to a green Amerika near you...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: A.I. 9/30/2021 1:58:20 AM (No. 930696)
Or it’s a dry run in case of war with the West or Taiwan?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: coyote 9/30/2021 2:24:12 AM (No. 930699)
This is the planned economy. You know, the one that will eliminate all problems.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: web 9/30/2021 3:39:12 AM (No. 930727)
So, to (virtue) signal that they are doing something about emissions, they simply turn off the electricity. Never mind the burden to the population. How about people such as myself, who has COPD and need to have electricity to keep my oxygen concentrater going? Coming to America soon, when they have done enough to ruin our economy and power grid, while we are waiting for the sun to shine or the wind to blow.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 9/30/2021 3:58:38 AM (No. 930734)
The Chicoms' Green New Deal. Shut off the power to meet emission standards. Sandy from the Bronx is wetting herself while wondering why she didn't think of that. America's future under the Democrat Power Complex.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 9/30/2021 5:07:44 AM (No. 930759)
Sounds like Texas to me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/30/2021 5:26:30 AM (No. 930767)
#8, you mean California.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: laurenc 9/30/2021 6:37:10 AM (No. 930789)
They eat by flashlight so they can read their fortune cookies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99 9/30/2021 6:40:00 AM (No. 930792)
Ceausescu did the same thing with oil for heating and hot water in oil rich Romania in the 1980’s. We spent 3 winters there with no heat, hot water or gas in our stove.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: F15 Gork 9/30/2021 6:41:36 AM (No. 930793)
What, no solar panels or windmills to pick up the load? Two solar panel clowns knocked on my door last’s amazing how the simple act of jacking a 12 Gauge Shell into a Winchester Pump can get folks amovin’.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GO3 9/30/2021 6:44:46 AM (No. 930796)
No, he means Texas. The powers that be have doubled down on wind turbines. We are literally surrounded by them. The construction effort has destroyed our roads, consumed huge quantities of hydrocarbon fuels (so what’s the point?), and generally PO’d the local population. Just yesterday, we had the first wind turbine fire and this was a brand new rig. It’s predicted January will be just as cold as last February. Whether these contraptions deliver or not is the question. But no matter how it turns out, rest assured the school board members are patting each other on the back for their new revenue stream.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/30/2021 6:49:59 AM (No. 930799)
Sorry. This is military prepsrations. China is stockpiling fuel. They are preparing to go to war. Probably going after Taiwan.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: RuckusTom 9/30/2021 7:03:12 AM (No. 930809)
#8 and #13, did you see Dallas is dimming their lights to help out with bird migrations? This wouldn't be a test run for upcoming winter weather and more brown outs, now would it? Adjusting my tin foil hat.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 9/30/2021 7:49:04 AM (No. 930849)
I guess the jury is in.It seems that politics draws in uncaring sociopaths the world around. At least Willy Jeff was a talented, hard working con man. Biden reminds one of the drunk at the party who lies without wit or charm.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/30/2021 8:05:30 AM (No. 930856)
Mrs. Lakerman and I made two trips to Moscow, Russia in 1996, as part of the Russian adoption process. We stayed with the same Russian family on each trip. On the first trip, we ran out of hot water. When I pointed that out to our Russian host, she said, 'yes - its the middle of the month.' (She seemed surprised that we would ask.) On the second trip, we ran out of water. Our host just shrugged about that.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/30/2021 8:47:52 AM (No. 930896)
Because they live in the worlds largest Communist 'Paradise'!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/30/2021 9:41:40 AM (No. 930970)
Parabellum (preparing for war) The Chinese have Joe and Meat Head Milley where they want them it's time to move on Taiwan. A question was asked of Meat Head Milley if the Chinese moved on Taiwan did he believe his counterpart would call and give him a warning of war. Milley gave some lame answer, I don't think so or the Chinese general would be executed if he did.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Marzipan4 9/30/2021 9:50:41 AM (No. 930981)
It’s the carbon emissions.. Trump pulled us out of the global green virtue signal caucus because the way this international consortium works is emissions are shown and if your country goes over alottment then you pay into the “kitty” which funds those who cannot modernize to cut pollution. The problem is some countries lie and some countries cannot meet those global values so America is expected to chip in extra to help even though we have one of the lowest values. China is the greatest offender of killing the earth. So to meet the virtue signaling they’ll plunge their people into darkness and difficulties to show how much they are cutting emissions only to return to normal after their theoretical pat on the back. More kabuki theater for Ms Greta tantrumburg.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/30/2021 10:06:46 AM (No. 930993)
This story connects in with the story about supply chain warnings. Many Chinese companies are shutdown because of this. Kiss your global economy goodbye folks. Nothing shows who's in charge than the ability to turn off other people's lights and heat.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/30/2021 10:37:13 AM (No. 931024)
Talk about hot air...that last line takes the cake. "In China, a political decision can be made and they’ll pull the plug on their own people and write off any resultant deaths as collateral damage for the greater good of the CCP." This is true of any government...not only for utilities, but for such as vaccinations.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mathman 9/30/2021 2:56:58 PM (No. 931256)
Europe will be there next month. The Noble Germans have turned off their nuclear power. Europe will freeze. But that is OK. Socialism will keep them warm and healthy. Hungry and frozen and dead, but they will be happy. By Decree.
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