I WAS RESTRINGING A COUPLE OF GUITARS. A NON ELECTRONICS CLASSICAL & A NON ELECTRONICS CEADAR TOPPED STEEL STRINGED SIX STRING ACOUSTIC. ON THE STEEL STRING, STRETCHING THE G STRING I POPPED IT. HAD TO DIG IN MY SPARES FROM OTHER SETS CANNIBALIZED TO REPLACE POPPED STRINGS.
IF THEY HAD BEEN BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS IT WOULD NOT HAVE BROKE.
BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS DID NOT OFTEN BRAKE, BUT THEY WERE ROUGH ON THE FINGERS. ONE DEVELOPED VERY TOUGH CALLOUSES PICKING A GUITAR WITH BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS.
I MISS OLE GUY, THANK GOD TEXICANS STILL HAVE HIS MUSIC.
JUST OUTSIDE OF San Antonio, A LITTLE BOY FROZE TO DEATH IN HIS BED.
THERE SHOULD BE COMMON LAW TRIALS, PUBLIC HANGINGS OF POLITICAL PROSTITUTES WHO DID THIS.
THE OCCUPYING USA’s COURTS ARE ROMAN LAW, STATUTORY PLEADINGS, CORPORATE COURTS WHICH PROTECT THE BODYS OF THE NAMES ON A CORPORATE BOURD FROM HAVING TO FACE THE EVIL, HARM AND DEATH THEY CAUSE HUMANITY.
COMMON LAW IS GOD’S LAW, AND DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ANY CORPORATE PROTECTION FOR FORCING THEIR CRIMES AS THE USA’S BEST MONEY CAN BUY CORPORATE COURT PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR EVIL ASSES MAKING WAR ON HUMANITY.
This piece pushes nuclear which I disagree with. Nuclear poisons the earth and all living things on the earth. Therefore Nuclear weapons or plants are pissing in the face of God.
Every nuclear power plant out there is a nuclear ticking time bomb waiting to kill humans and God’s other creatures, as well as making the earth uninhabited by humanity and other of God’s creatures here on earth.
Did not need nuclear to avoid this. The grid is old and underrepaired because the Ratschild’s corporations which are the energy companies, sucked every last cent of profit out to make rich ass holes richer, and did not modernize and maintain the grid. The corporations canalized the grid for profits.
The political whores are run by the corporations which are run by the Ratschilds.
The Ratscilds and the 30 shekel political prostitutes murdered that little boy who froze in his bed, and every other Texican who died from the criminal behavior of evil asses using corporations to cover their crimes against humanity.
One should also realize if the millions of Mexico’s dirt poor and street criminals classes were not encouraged to come to Texas illegally, get on the public treat, then they would not have been here sucking out electrical resources needed by Texicans to keep their children from freezing to death.
Texicans do not run Texas, the Occupied Militarily by the USA corporation in a 155 years and continuing war crime Republic of Texas is run by Ratschilds Minions who farm Texicans for profit while stealing Texas’s resources to fund the USA empire and make the RATSCHILD’S INC WORLD WIDE MONGOLIAN MONGREL KHAZARIAN red RUSSIAN MAFIA. richer and more powerful, in other words, a larger threat to freedom, humanity and God’s Earth.
You will note, the Earth does not belong to the Ratschilds, the Vatican, or their criminal corporations.
Now having went deep down a whole bunch of rabbit holes, it would appear the earth belongs to the One True creator God, who appointed the Bright and Morning Star King of this rock and all in it.
I have it on good authority the rats and the vats best pull in their horns & stop persecuting God’s children, or the King of the Earth is going to take a bite out of their asses!
The Ole Dog!
‘THE GREENING OF THE GRID FROZE TEXAS’
Polar winds scream out of Canada in seeming revenge for Joe Biden canceling the Keystone XL pipeline.
Texas’ power grid collapsed as temperatures more likely in Sioux Falls than San Antonio roared in plunging more than 4 million people into darkness and without heat.
How can this have possibly happened in a place whose entire cultural identity revolves around producing energy?
Texas’ deregulated energy market went green over the past decade. In the past ten years, according to the EIA, Texas retired more than 5,000 MW of coal-supplied power while spinning up more than that in windmills.
Wind produces the marginal, or last, megawatt in Texas, in this case the last 17%. Nuclear provides the first megawatt, less than 10%.Natural Gas provides most of the megawatts.
One would think in a world which is getting hotter that putting windmills and solar panels would be a good idea.
I’m sure that’s what the CEO’s of all those energy providers across Texas thought as well. And our government at every level incentivized this. The cultural zeitgeist of ‘sustainability’ and ‘renewables’ overrode, as it always does, common sense.
Because at the heart of this problem is, bluntly, the planet isn’t warming. It hasn’t warmed net-on-net for the nearly twenty years Texas’ electricity market has been deregulated.
In fact, when one steps back from the entire CO2-induced Climate Change hysteria and sees it for what it is – a giant money laundering operation through taxes — we have been preparing for the wrong climate catastrophe for more than a generation.
More on that in a minute.
Because of the intense cold power, demands for electric heat in Texas spiked well above levels needed for air conditioning in their normally brutal summers. Why? Because those wind turbines which produce the marginal megawatt froze.
Even worse, because most of Texas’ power actually comes from its abundant production of natural gas and no one thought to consult the folks in Canada or North Dakota, apparently major parts of the gas pipeline infrastructure which delivers the gas to the power plants froze as well.
So, no gas, no power. No wind, no power. Even with wind, no power.
On top of that one of the two reactors at the South Texas Nuclear Power Station went down this week adding to the state’s power woes.
The result was the price for electricity spiking to unheard of numbers that make Bitcoin look like a stablecoin in comparison.
From under $100 per MWHr to the limit, as defined by Texas’ regulatory board ERCOT, of $9000 per MWHr.
Anti-free market types will chime in and decry the evils of deregulation and protecting the little guy from price gougers. Commies will scream that it wasn’t the frozen windmills’ fault or the lack of sunlight.
It will be blamed on the evils of capitalism because that’s what always happens when even a somewhat deregulated market like that of electricity in Texas is hit with a six-sigma outlier event, like Dallas dealing with a high of 9oF in mid-February.
It doesn’t matter if we socialize the costs or not, the bills for the power used this week in Texas have to be paid. Those costs weren’t necessarily caused by deregulation the extremity of the situation was caused by something far more pernicious than price gouging, bad planning because of bad information.
CO2-induced global warming theory is, simply put an illusion. The emotions surrounding it along with the economic incentives created through government edict are real.
The planetary and solar physics have far more predictive and explanatory power than the endless data fudging associated with Mann’s Hockey Stick graph and Al Gore’s stupid movie.
The weather event which engulfed the center of the U.S. and is moving east, which pushed the Jet Stream to the extreme south cannot be explained by aggregate CO2 concentrations, but rather the interactions between fluctuations in the solar wind and Earth’s rapidly weakening magnetic field.
A strong solar wind event which pushes on the magnetic field alters the flow of the jet stream bringing strong polar winds farther south than thought possible by the builders of Texas’ energy grid.
In geological and solar system time scales fifty or sixty years of data are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter that it hasn’t been this cold in Texas for a hundred years when the conditions which caused this event occur every few thousand.
You can’t plan for that unless you are looking at the right data with the right sets of eyes.For decades the effects of solar physics on our planet have been suppressed in pursuit of the CO2 narrative enshrined at the heights of our political power structure at a global level. They do this, in my opinion, to further their political power and advance an agenda of control rather than one of freedom and inquiry.
Because of this we’ve diverted trillions in useful capital into critical infrastructure projects which fail when we need them most because their bad information crowded out better information.
It’s pushed back the promise of home power generation for a generation.
This, to me, is real energy freedom.
It looked promising back when I built my house in 2003. It is still just a dream outside of solar. The power companies and local governments will not give up that control, it is the key to their tax collection.
The rallying cry of Joe Biden, when he can read it clearly off the teleprompter, is ‘Trust the Science.’ But science isn’t consensus anymore than chocolate is vanilla. Science in our hyper-politicized world is just that, political.
Because if we listened to the science (SCIENCE!!) we would have given up on Global Warming decades ago.
The history of science is the scientists acting as gatekeepers of the dominant political system. New knowledge which threatens the existing power structure is suppressed, its advocates branded heretics slowing the adoption of new paradigms of thought for generations.
And remember, what we wanted was less pollution. What we got was frozen wind turbines and solar farms in Germany covered in ice.
Even the IPCC will finally add some solar particle forcing data, the kind which pushed the Jet Stream down to freeze Texas, into their data set in 2022. This is the first major step, officially, towards ending this insanity.
Reality is reasserting itself with a vengeance in this space and yet the Biden Administration is full steam ahead with the Green New Deal.
In other words, the USA’s Political prostitutes of the occupied Republic of Texas’s occupier, ‘THE STATE OF TEXAS and their fellow MURDERS of frozen to death Texicans knew at some point they were going to freeze Texicans to death.
Texicans are their cattle, and should be proud to die to make obscenely rich a$$ holes Richer!
Across the country last November, Americans made their voices heard in regard to the war on drugs. A record five states legalized cannabis in some form. Montana voted to legalize cannabis for those 21 and up, New Jersey, South Dakota — who has since reversed course— and Arizona also approved recreational use. Legal weed started from a trickle in 2012 with Washington and Colorado and has now developed into a landslide with dozens of states legalizing it in some form.
Telling cops to stop kidnapping and caging people for possessing and selling a plant that has never killed anyone, is most certainly a massive step in the direction of freedom. However, many states who have legalized cannabis forget about those who have already been kidnapped and caged for this plant. Hundreds of thousands of people are still rotting in a cages or have criminal records hanging over their heads in states where cannabis has been legalized. This is an egregious injustice and it needs to change.
Luckily, there are those in the political world who see this injustice and are moving to correct it. With the passage of Proposition 207 (the Smart and Safe Arizona Act) on Nov 3rd, Arizona decided to make that move.
However, as is normally the case, when a bad law is reversed, there are always tyrants who will resist and fear monger. After the passage of Prop 207, the head of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety began fear mongering, claiming that cannabis DUIs would go up.
“It’s legal to purchase it, to consume it, but not while driving,” Alberto Gutier, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, said, adding, “We think there will be an increase (in cannabis DUI) all over the state, slowly but surely.”
Fortunately, he appears to be wrong.
According to his own Office of Highway Safety, so far in 2021, Arizona has seen 582 DUI drug arrests. Those numbers are on pace for 4,518 arrests this year, which would be the lowest number of DUI drug arrests since 2014.
These numbers are likely lower given the fact that people can test positive for cannabis, well after the effects have worn off.
“It’s hard, it’s really hard because unlike alcohol, there is no test or no chemical test one can do telling people someone is under the influence of marijuana. All it can show is prior use.” Lawrence Koplow, a former prosecutor turned DUI lawyer said, according to 12 News.
What’s more, many of these DUIs are issued by so-called “Drug Recognition Experts.” As TFTP has reported, stone cold sober drivers in Arizona get DUI’s and have to spend thousands of dollars proving their innocence. The source of the misunderstandings and illegitimate arrests, once again, come from Drug Recognition Experts (DRE), cops with badges and fancy titles who claim they can look at a motorist and on observation alone determine if someone is impaired.
There are a couple of types of electricity plans for commercial and residential customers. Some power companies offer fixed-rate electricity plans, while others provide variable-rate electricity plans. It’s up to the customer which plan they select – not knowing the difference can be financially painful when power rates rise, as many in Texas found out last week.
More than a dozen states allow power companies to offer variable rate plans, which fluctuate with power prices. As of 2019, about 11 million homes and businesses nationwide were enrolled in variable-rate programs, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Scrutiny of dynamic pricing comes as last week’s power grid chaos in Texas resulted in rolling blackouts for days. Power prices spiked to unprecedented levels as various power generations froze due to the polar vortex dumping Arctic weather into the state.
As the energy crisis unfolded, we were one of the first to note variable rate plans would go to the “moon” as power prices spiked. We then provided shocking accounts of some residents who were slapped with multi-thousand dollar energy bills.
In particular, Texan resident Ty Williams told local news WFAA that his average electric bill is around $660 per month. After the rolling blackouts, his power bill jumped to $17,000.
John Howat, a senior energy analyst with National Consumer Law Center, a consumer advocacy group, told Reuters that electric suppliers in other states pushed customers to join variable-rate style plans.
Since the Texas energy crisis, multiple states have opened probes into surging utility bills. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter told reporters Monday that his team will be investigating whether power companies violated Oklahoma laws that cap prices of goods to a 10% rise after an emergency is declared.
“The goal there is to, in as substantive and productive a way as possible, figure out ways to mitigate the impact of this utility bill phenomenon we’re expecting to see in the next couple of months,” Hunter said.
Texas utility regulators have said a temporary ban is in place from billing customers or cutting off their power for non-payment.
I do believe there is plenty of criminal guilt to go around.
Sounds like what is needed is Republic of Texas Common Law trials for the pendejo yankee carpetbaggers, pacified reconstructed scalawags and gentuza Mexico Firsters of the Occupying Corporations.
The Ole Dog!
The chair of Texas’s power grid operator and four other board members have resigned in the wake of the widespread outrage resulting from the energy crisis that crippled the state’s electrical system.
According to a filing by the PUC of Texas, Electric Reliability Council of Texas Chair Sally Talberg resigned along with Vice Chair Peter Cramton and board members Raymond Hepper, Terry Bulger, Vanessa Anesetti-Parra,/
In their resignation letter, the member cited recent concerns raised about out-of-state board leadership at the grid operator. “To allow state leaders a free hand with future direction and to eliminate distractions, we are resigning from the board effective after our urgent board teleconference meeting adjourns on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.”
The resignations come as the Texas grid operator ERCOT and state regulators scramble to contain the catastrophic fallout from last week’s blackouts that left millions of homes without heat and light during a severe cold snap. The resignations also come after Texas Governor Greg Abbott last week called for Ercot leadership, including board members, to step down, and one day after the mother of an 11-year-old Texas boy who died during the power outage sued ERCOT and Entergy.
“We look forward to working with the Texas Legislature, and we thank the outgoing Board Members for their service,” Ercot spokesperson Leslie Sopko said in a statement.
Craig Ivey also submitted a letter to withdraw his petition for approval as an unaffiliated director, citing concerns stakeholders recently expressed of having out-of-state directors.