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    Texas in Crisis

    So, we need to seriously send in the national guard with the army corps of engineers, else expect the electric company to fix things (they are the ones who turned it off on purpose), and get power back on.

    None of Texas was built for this shit.

    This is a crisis, and the Texas government is dropping the ball. There has been no power for quite some time now. People are dying and something needs to be done about this.

    Biden has gotten his first natural disaster with a human cost. Let's see how he handles it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    So, we need to seriously send in the national guard with the army corps of engineers, else expect the electric company to fix things (they are the ones who turned it off on purpose), and get power back on.

    None of Texas was built for this shit.

    This is a crisis, and the Texas government is dropping the ball. There has been no power for quite some time now. People are dying and something needs to be done about this.

    Biden has gotten his first natural disaster with a human cost. Let's see how he handles it.
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/busin...are/index.html

    Free market based energy production industry failed to account for extreme weather to save money. And i do wonder who decided that the texas electrical grid would intentionally be cut off from the rest of the country...

    Since the issue is that the extreme cold has frozen the machinery that makes energy because industry chose not to build for extreme cold, what would national guard troops do? Hang bottled gas powered blow dryers on wind turbines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post

    Daily Mail?

    Meanwhile, uninsulated natural gas lines are a significant contributor to the shortage of energy. But let’s let The Daily Mail tell us the “truth”.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02...rbines-frozen/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post

    This report (https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02...rbines-frozen/) reports that
    An official with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said Tuesday afternoon that 16 gigawatts of renewable energy generation, mostly wind generation, was offline. Nearly double that, 30 gigawatts, had been lost from thermal sources, which includes gas, coal and nuclear energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
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    By that token I could conclude human brains are nonfunctional by pointing to the geniuses who decided to isolate Texas to its own grid.

    The reality, of course, is that countries like Canada, Denmark, and Sweden all use wind power as well. Maybe we should be importing the commie wind generators

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhyn View Post
    So, we need to seriously send in the national guard with the army corps of engineers, else expect the electric company to fix things (they are the ones who turned it off on purpose), and get power back on.

    None of Texas was built for this shit.

    This is a crisis, and the Texas government is dropping the ball. There has been no power for quite some time now. People are dying and something needs to be done about this.

    Biden has gotten his first natural disaster with a human cost. Let's see how he handles it.
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/busin...are/index.html

    Free market based energy production industry failed to account for extreme weather to save money. And i do wonder who decided that the texas electrical grid would intentionally be cut off from the rest of the country...

    Since the issue is that the extreme cold has frozen the machinery that makes energy because industry chose not to build for extreme cold, what would national guard troops do? Hang bottled gas powered blow dryers on wind turbines?
    They would cart in very large generators that we used to power our bases in countries we are not waging war in currently. There are many, and are maintained for deployment.

    My unit had several. I am sure that the national guard has many. It can be a team effort.

    We should use the generators our country has bought and maintained for war and use them to keep the lights on while the grid gets rebuilt.

    And hey, it's all diesel powered! Just what Texas loves.

    And that's just one thing.

    They can do water trucks too.

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    Yes, Toupee Fiasco is a willfully ignorant shill ("windmills cause cancer" is up there with "5G chemical radiation causes COVID-19" in terms of foolish nonsense), and Daily Fail is worthless. We know.

    Despite the swipes at GOPers who mocked California's power outages, and Texas' highly gerrymandered government fully dropping the ball, it's really not a guarantee that democrats would have winterized Texas' homes, power plants, and water supply (apparently water pipes are closer to the surface than in areas that expect cold winters - mainlines freeze up, nobody gets water, pipes may burst, etc.). But as climate change gets worse, the destabilized polar vortex bringing terrible cold further south will be more common, so it's something the country will need to address.

    And the end result is people who aren't used to cold weather, dealing with an infrastructure that can't handle it. That's a serious problem that leads to hypothermia, house fires, CO poisoning from people trying to stay warm, and so forth. I'm glad that Biden has declared a state of emergency, but the Corp of Engineers at least ready to go is a good idea.

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    I'm just here to show my appreciation for Texas taking attention off Florida. Texas is one of two states offering us annual support. Love you Texas! Keep up the good work!

    Edit: California is the second state in case anyone is curious. They provide us Floridians with more support than Texas. I'd also like to say Oklahoma is in third place with an honorable mention to Alabama. Love all yall man. For real for real.

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    So most of Texas is without power. And somehow we are expected to believe Texas is almost entirely reliant on green energy, and that is to blame. So when did liberals take over Texas and force them to use green energy?

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