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19 minutes ago, Meredith Poor said:

Water, food, power, natural gas, gasoline, semiconductor chips, credibility. Did I miss anything?

 

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1 hour ago, Meredith Poor said:

Water, food, power, natural gas, gasoline, semiconductor chips, credibility. Did I miss anything?

Give you 4 stars **** out of 5 for the clever title.

But having a problem understanding where this post is heading ?

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1 minute ago, Roch said:

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Well, yeah, there is that.  :) 

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Drive by shooting? 

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45 minutes ago, Dan Warnick said:

Well, yeah, there is that.  :) 

 

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Well, this thread somewhat paradoxically put a smile on my face, which I didn't think I would have today, what with the news and the perpetual embarrassment of watching Mr. Biden unravel before our eyes. I reckon Texas is in a temporary supply bind. 

This all started with insane incentives for wind and solar. A poorly understood clause is that a state has to give up a fossil fuel unit in exchange for a renewable energy incentive. In the case of Texas, six (6) coal-fired utility plants were decommissioned in exchange for lots of money for wind--in just the last two years. On the energy pyramid, coal is currently the lowest, the most primitive, but also the most reliable. Those six units would have made the difference between a weather event and an existential crisis.

Texas is currently undergoing a come-to-Jesus meeting involving ERCOT, the Texas Public Utility Commission, Governor Abbott and the various operators that feed energy into the ERCOT brokerage. This mess exemplified how utterly necessary reliable energy really is. Furthermore, there is a shock value: the ERCOT grid almost went down entirely, in which case a "black start" would have been necessary. I doubt that anyone in the entire grid has had experience with a black start. Most people tell you that it would take months. 

Mixing threads is on the same level of clumsiness as mixing metaphors, but with that caution in mind, it should be noted that the USA is setting itself up for a number of potential disasters. For example, on another excellent thread, we have no reliable source for domestically-generated REE's, a fact which could undermine the national security system. A year into a pandemic started by our greatest threat, we are still buying almost all of our prescription medications precursors from China. The renewable energy market with its corruptive incentives threatens the basic premise of well-being, but it's only one of several threats growing before our eyes.

 

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19 minutes ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

Well, this thread somewhat paradoxically put a smile on my face, which I didn't think I would have today, what with the news and the perpetual embarrassment of watching Mr. Biden unravel before our eyes. I reckon Texas is in a temporary supply bind. 

This all started with insane incentives for wind and solar. A poorly understood clause is that a state has to give up a fossil fuel unit in exchange for a renewable energy incentive. In the case of Texas, six (6) coal-fired utility plants were decommissioned in exchange for lots of money for wind--in just the last two years. On the energy pyramid, coal is currently the lowest, the most primitive, but also the most reliable. Those six units would have made the difference between a weather event and an existential crisis.

Texas is currently undergoing a come-to-Jesus meeting involving ERCOT, the Texas Public Utility Commission, Governor Abbott and the various operators that feed energy into the ERCOT brokerage. This mess exemplified how utterly necessary reliable energy really is. Furthermore, there is a shock value: the ERCOT grid almost went down entirely, in which case a "black start" would have been necessary. I doubt that anyone in the entire grid has had experience with a black start. Most people tell you that it would take months. 

Mixing threads is on the same level of clumsiness as mixing metaphors, but with that caution in mind, it should be noted that the USA is setting itself up for a number of potential disasters. For example, on another excellent thread, we have no reliable source for domestically-generated REE's, a fact which could undermine the national security system. A year into a pandemic started by our greatest threat, we are still buying almost all of our prescription medications precursors from China. The renewable energy market with its corruptive incentives threatens the basic premise of well-being, but it's only one of several threats growing before our eyes.

 

...and then there's all this stuff about nasty "one's and zeros" to add to the mix...

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2 hours ago, Roch said:

Give you 4 stars **** out of 5 for the clever title.

But having a problem understanding where this post is heading ?

It wasn't heading anywhere. I tried to think of a takeoff on the title of a cult movie, and this is what I came up with. I just threw it on the wall to see if it would stick.

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28 minutes ago, Meredith Poor said:

It wasn't heading anywhere. I tried to think of a takeoff on the title of a cult movie, and this is what I came up with. I just threw it on the wall to see if it would stick.

GREEN ENERGY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE 

A in-depth look at the green funding that put the state of Texas on the brink of total long term collapse.

I see a narrative evolving here somewhere.

            

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Looks like the current trend in shortage is....wait for it....

 

 

 

AMMO!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Supply-shortage-makes-buying-bullets-a-shot-in-15989319.php

There are two thing we can count on when a Democrat gets in the White House.

  • The Republicans all of the sudden get serious about doing something about the deficit.
  • There is an ammo shortage.

Did they finally use up all the ammo they bought when Obama took office?

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41 minutes ago, turbguy said:

Looks like the current trend in shortage is....wait for it....

 

 

 

AMMO!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Supply-shortage-makes-buying-bullets-a-shot-in-15989319.php

There are two thing we can count on when a Democrat gets in the White House.

  • The Republicans all of the sudden get serious about doing something about the deficit.
  • There is an ammo shortage.

Did they finally use up all the ammo they bought when Obama took office?

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Who's bringing the chips?

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1 hour ago, Meredith Poor said:

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Who's bringing the chips?

No more Alcohol for the Socialist State of Oregon...

EUGENE BARTENDERS QUESTION 3000% TAX HIKE PROPOSAL ON BEER IN OREGON

Oregon lawmakers are trying to pass House Bill 3296, a legislation that would increase the tax on beer by nearly 3000% and on wine 2000%.

https://www.kezi.com/content/news/Eugene-bartenders-question-3000-tax-hike-proposal-on-beer-in-Oregon-573889941.html#:~:text=Oregon lawmakers are trying to,% and on wine 2000%.&text=Marshall said Oregon has the,the least access to treatments.

It would seem Hooch bars are the New Fad....Billion-dollar baby: Oregon cannabis sales hit the magic number for the first time

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2020/12/01/oregon-cannabis-sales-top-1-billion-in-2020.html

And of course Oregon is now trending towards the once great city called Detroit.

Forget Pompeii. Is Portland the Next Detroit?

Are we fated to follow the trajectory of other once-great American cities?

https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/02/17/forget-pompeii-is-portland-the-next-detroit/

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3 hours ago, Meredith Poor said:

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Who's bringing the chips?

Shoot all you want, we'll make more?

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9 hours ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

Well, this thread somewhat paradoxically put a smile on my face, which I didn't think I would have today, what with the news and the perpetual embarrassment of watching Mr. Biden unravel before our eyes. I reckon Texas is in a temporary supply bind. 

This all started with insane incentives for wind and solar. A poorly understood clause is that a state has to give up a fossil fuel unit in exchange for a renewable energy incentive. In the case of Texas, six (6) coal-fired utility plants were decommissioned in exchange for lots of money for wind--in just the last two years. On the energy pyramid, coal is currently the lowest, the most primitive, but also the most reliable. Those six units would have made the difference between a weather event and an existential crisis.

Texas is currently undergoing a come-to-Jesus meeting involving ERCOT, the Texas Public Utility Commission, Governor Abbott and the various operators that feed energy into the ERCOT brokerage. This mess exemplified how utterly necessary reliable energy really is. Furthermore, there is a shock value: the ERCOT grid almost went down entirely, in which case a "black start" would have been necessary. I doubt that anyone in the entire grid has had experience with a black start. Most people tell you that it would take months. 

Mixing threads is on the same level of clumsiness as mixing metaphors, but with that caution in mind, it should be noted that the USA is setting itself up for a number of potential disasters. For example, on another excellent thread, we have no reliable source for domestically-generated REE's, a fact which could undermine the national security system. A year into a pandemic started by our greatest threat, we are still buying almost all of our prescription medications precursors from China. The renewable energy market with its corruptive incentives threatens the basic premise of well-being, but it's only one of several threats growing before our eyes.

 

By Monday afternoon, amid continued widespread outages, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted: "The Texas power grid has not been compromised. The ability of some companies that generate the power has been frozen. This includes the natural gas & coal generators. They are working to get generation back on line. ERCOT & PUC are prioritizing residential consumers."
 

Before we go deciding which power generation did well and which didn’t why don’t we wait for the reports. I have to react to Trumpisms to often. I bet coal is the main culprit. But at some point we’ll see.

We had regulations against China making our pharmaceuticals. In the enact one regulation and kill three big pharma quickly moved to China. It’s a rumor that needs a report.

Where is Ward in this investigation. How many of those board members on ERCOT were Democrats or Republicans. Or does he know and just can’t say. 🤣  What are their backgrounds. Was Mr Pillow involved? Are there connections to Venezuela. When Chavez was on his deathbed did he whisper, get those windmills installed, glory to scocialism.

 

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13 hours ago, turbguy said:

Looks like the current trend in shortage is....wait for it....

 

 

 

AMMO!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Supply-shortage-makes-buying-bullets-a-shot-in-15989319.php

There are two thing we can count on when a Democrat gets in the White House.

  • The Republicans all of the sudden get serious about doing something about the deficit.
  • There is an ammo shortage.

Did they finally use up all the ammo they bought when Obama took office?

I think it's the Dems buying the ammo.  ALL GOOD Republicans do their own RELOADS!

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On 3/2/2021 at 9:21 AM, Meredith Poor said:

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Neanderthals.

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20 hours ago, Boat said:

Where is Ward in this investigation. A: He's studying it. 

How many of those board members on ERCOT were Democrats or Republicans. A: They haven't been waterboarded yet. 

 What are their backgrounds. A: Either RINOs, DINOs or Undecided. 

Was Mr Pillow involved? A: Only in providing comfort measures. 

Are there connections to Venezuela. A: It would sure seem like it. 

When Chavez was on his deathbed did he whisper, get those windmills installed, glory to scocialism. A: No, he said get me my dictionary, I can't remember how to spell 'socialism.'

 

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42 minutes ago, JoMack said:

Neanderthals.

"Wokes":  The Neo-Neanderthals.

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32 minutes ago, Gerry Maddoux said:
21 hours ago, Boat said:

Where is Ward in this investigation. A: He's studying it. 

How many of those board members on ERCOT were Democrats or Republicans. A: They haven't been waterboarded yet

 What are their backgrounds. A: Either RINOs, DINOs or Undecided. 

Was Mr Pillow involved? A: Only in providing comfort measures. 

Are there connections to Venezuela. A: It would sure seem like it. 

When Chavez was on his deathbed did he whisper, get those windmills installed, glory to scocialism. A: No, he said get me my dictionary, I can't remember how to spell 'socialism.'

 

Hope you don't mind, @Gerry Maddoux.  It didn't seem to present well before.

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On 3/3/2021 at 6:39 PM, JoMack said:

Neanderthals.

I have a feeling that describing certain recent policies as 'Neanderthal Thinking' does a disservice to the Neanderthals. I suspect they would know better. We have to drop to a level where the life form can't formulate a complex grammatical expression. This might be at the level of a paramecium. 

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On 3/3/2021 at 4:22 PM, Dan Warnick said:

"Wokes":  The Neo-Neanderthals.

Origins of the progressive left, its a gene thingy..

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