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CA regulators have for yrs allowed elect pwr co(s) 2go on a generating plant building spree, even though electricity demand has fallen since 2008 & solar booming. Still more plants r sched 2come online within
(Friday, Feb 17. 2017 06:00 AM)
a few yrs. State reg guidelines call4 a 15% excess generating capacity, but CA now has over 25%. Thus CA paying billions 4gen plants we dont need. Best suggestion I’ve heard: Use the excess capacity & shut the questionable safety Diablo Canyon nuke plants down sooner than 2024/2025. http://tiny.cc/4mrajy
“I believe that there is a very good chance the Oroville Dam will fail. Multiple failure modes r evolving & significant rains are on their way.” Per Scott Cahill, expert w/40yrs on lrg construction projects & 100s
(Friday, Feb 17. 2017 03:54 AM)
of dams, many earthen embankment like Oroville. Scott is author of multi wht papers on dam management, a FEMA dam safety trainer & owner of Watershed Serv of Ohio specializing on dams across east US. Govt auth r downplaying the obvious. Evacuate. Dont be a boiled &/or drowned frog. http://tiny.cc/p3najyhttp://tiny.cc/kooajy
Trump w/his conspiracy beliefs should have known not2 push against Illuminati CIA so hard; they now biting back. T also made big mistake dumping Flynn, cuz same reason justifies removal of entire T clan.
(Thursday, Feb 16. 2017 03:58 AM)
T’s Pres now as unstable as Oroville dam, who’s patched emerg spillway wont hold if heavily used. This may happen if weather remains bad. Damaged main splwy cant continue 2b used once its damage encroaches/threatens the dam itself. Back2 Trump, consv Repubs & Intel community want Pense. Not sure who’s worse.
Fears that the White House is too friendly2 Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships w/Washington. Worse, r intel community is so worried by the unprecedented
(Tuesday, Feb 14. 2017 12:35 AM)
problems of the Trump admin that it is beginning2 withhold intel from a White House which our spies dont trust. Not only do senior officials possess troubling ties 2the Kremlin, but there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump. https://tinyurl.com/The-Spy-Revolt-Against-Trump
Damaged primary spillway cant continue 2safely release water @ current rates, so emerg spillway must be quickly fixed. Even then, danger not over. Emerg spillway provides only uncontrolled release once lake reaches
(Monday, Feb 13. 2017 04:07 AM)
901′. H2O then released @ whatever rate H2O comes into lake. Hard rains r sure2 overcome what damaged primary spillway can release, so at that point, fixed or not, emerg spillway kicks in. Release flows then match lake inflow & serious flooding & levee breaches downriver will likely occur. Next big storm is Thurs.
Operators were trying 2avoid use of primary spillway 2keep further costly damage down & prevent poss undermining the dam (as spillway damage was growing towards the dam itself). However, emerg spillway didnt
(Monday, Feb 13. 2017 03:47 AM)
route H2O properly & runoff started undermining spillway itself. Est was catastrophic 30′ wall of H2O w b released all @once within an hr. So evacs ordered. Operators then dbl’d primary spillway release. Fortunately lake soon dropped below emerg spillway level. Now h-copters dropping rocks 2repair emerg spillway 4future use.
Orville dam came within 1hr of breach 2nite due2 its emerg spillway starting2 wash out dam structure @flow rates just 1/20th of spec. Water bypassed both spillways & began2 wash out dam in area of parking lot
(Monday, Feb 13. 2017 01:10 AM)
but flow dropped 1st. Emerg spillway hasnt been used4 40yrs+; it now in use due2 primary spillway suffering severe damage & thus having flowrates reduced. Prim spillway known2 need repair since ’13! Spillway damage now@ $2B. 162k under evac order. Lrg releases a threat2 levees. http://tiny.cc/4ku6iy
Nixon went2 China. Well, a surprising group of prominent Repubs pitched a C-tax 2 top Trump aides on Wed, stating plan could drive job growth & yield enviro results. Plan mirrors prev idea of Exxon Mobil. Tax w b
(Thursday, Feb 9. 2017 05:32 AM)
$40/metric ton of CO2 released by burning, ↑ over time. Tax w collect $200-300B/yr & w offset other tax reductions. There’d also be inc redistro rebates. A fam of 4 w recv avg $500 rebate every 3mo. Devil’s in the details, but I might support if rebates were instant 4working class on debit cards. http://tiny.cc/8yr3iy
Sanders, Cruz debate Obamacare – CNN’s Reality Check Team vets the claims. Their take-away? While CNN didn’t come right out & say it, Cruz proved himself an empty suit. Others like Marco Rubio did
(Wednesday, Feb 8. 2017 05:19 AM)
better cynically writing legislation to defund reimbursements to the exchanges promised in exchange for accepting those with pre-existing conditions – and then decrying how the insurance companies have now either dropped out or raised prices. http://tiny.cc/kcw2iy
“WTF Just Happened Today” by Matt Kiser is a personal project 2log the daily shock & awe in Trump’s America. The goal is 2capture the most important news re Trump’s admin in a digestible form as inspired by The
(Tuesday, Feb 7. 2017 02:10 AM)
Skimm & tweetstorms. The project was started cuz it is becoming almost impossible 2keep up with the pace of news re the Trump admin. While strictly speaking this is news only as viewed through the lens of 1 individual, it can be considered as act of journalism in and of itself. https://tinyurl.com/wtf-just-happened-today
Per Trump’s longtime doc, Harold N Bornstein, Trump takes antibiotics 2control rosacea, a statin, baby asprin, & finasteride (Propecia) 2promote hair growth. [Some also take2 reduce old-man pee probs (BPH)]. We’ve
(Thursday, Feb 2. 2017 04:39 AM)
noted b4 Trump accuses others of his own faults. Remember Trump razzing HC 4 toilet probs? Revelation also solves riddles of why Trump has very low PSA level & a runny nose. Propecia side-effects also include male performance probs. So perhaps we now know why Trump likes watching g-showers; his short finger(s) no longer perform. LOL.
Trump: Folks, I’m in control, check your brains at the door. The media should be embarrassed & humiliated & keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. On my executive order interrupting the legal flow of
(Tuesday, Jan 31. 2017 05:19 AM)
non-citizens back & forth across our borders: “All is going well with very few problems”. Oh here’s a new order: “For every new regulation, two regulations must be revoked”. Now let’s tackle that healthcare applecart holding 17% of our GDP. What could go wrong? Nothing more than a bull in a fine China shoppe.
The G-bomb Dems wont use. Per Legal Schnauzer, a political blog noted4 freq shedding unwelcome light on Southern politics, Jeff Sessions in ’90s made freq late-night visits2 Bill Pryor’s residence in Montgomery, thus
(Sunday, Jan 29. 2017 11:58 PM)
hinting@ gay relationship. Adding fuel, some also claim 2have pixs showing a young Pryor in Gay porn mags. Sessions now Trump’s AG nominee, Pryor a likely SCOTUS nominee. Would be no surprise that these2 r both closeted self-loathing gays overcompensating 4what they cant/wont publically acknowledge. http://tiny.cc/6ihuiy
Trump’s hyperbole is that 3-5 million voted illegally; what he is actually saying is that he intends to suppress 3-5 million ADDITIONAL (legal) Democratic votes – enough that in this election he would have won the popular vote.
Trump’s hyperbole is that 3-5 million voted illegally; what he is actually saying is that he intends to suppress 3-5 million ADDITIONAL legal votes – enough that in this election he would have won the popular vote.
Trump’s hyperbole is that 3-5 million voted illegally; what he is actually saying is that he intends to suppress 3-5 million legal votes – enough that in this election he would have won the popular vote.
In his ghost-written book “Art of the Deal”, Trump cites “truthful hyperbole” as 1 of his rhetorical tools. Trump describes this as “an innocent form of exaggeration & a very effective form of promotion.” Use of
(Wednesday, Jan 25. 2017 12:55 AM)
term hyperbole an understatement. The crap Trump claims his own “Counselor 2the Pres” Kellann Con-Away called “alternate facts”. More accurately it is alt-Right rhetoric; alt-truth 4consumption by ignorants. Trump needs 2b called what he is, a self-centered teller of big fat lies w/o moral compass. http://tiny.cc/hu1qiy
China making it harder to get around its Great Firewall. Its Ministry of Industry & Info Tech announced a 14mo “clean up” of internet access services, which includes a crackdown on VPNs. The new regs require VPN services
(Tuesday, Jan 24. 2017 03:26 AM)
2obtain govt approval. Using a VPN w/o permission also is banned. VPNs use encryption 2disguise internet traffic, allowing users in China 2bypass the Great Firewall & access censored/restricted websites. Unfortunately4 China, the move also will discourage foreign investment, something it cant now afford. http://tiny.cc/owbqiy