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Old 09-06-2013, 01:43 PM
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I remember when Ceasar Chavez was in power. I cut up my Citgo credit card and told Ceasar to put it where the sun doesn't shine. He stole all the Oil companies equipment and property.. I think 70% power off is way too much power for them.
Hugo Chavez was the former leader of Venezuela,Cesar was some other commie clown.
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I shudder to think of the system shock that people here would go through if 70% of our country lost power for most of the day.

Just imagine the tantrums this would cause if it happened on a day that American Idol or Diving with the stars was on.

The shock to the sheeple would be something to see.

People would be standing around like frozen zombies as their minds crashed with the blue screen of death when they figured out they could not update their Facebook status. Just makes me shutter to think about it.
Off the grid for 6 days after Katrina, was great, sucked when the power came back on
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Off the grid for 6 days after Katrina, was great, sucked when the power came back on
Speak for yourself! My five day cooler held out for six days (covered with a down quilt) but it was HOT. On Day 7 was able to get to a relative's house where the power was on, felt like I'd died and gone to heaven.
But yes, the quiet was nice, and I felt fairly safe until the trees were cleared off my street to where a vehicle could get in. But did I mention, it was HOT.
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Speak for yourself! My five day cooler held out for six days (covered with a down quilt) but it was HOT. On Day 7 was able to get to a relative's house where the power was on, felt like I'd died and gone to heaven.
But yes, the quiet was nice, and I felt fairly safe until the trees were cleared off my street to where a vehicle could get in. But did I mention, it was HOT.
Yeppers very hot

Love bugs sucked big time.

Above ground pool helped so did the window A/C

Taking a warm shower was awesome.

Posting the "loot we shoot sign" and poping off a few bottle rockets towards the local midnight raiders worked to keep the scum off the lane
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Because of technology comforts, many things were lost. When I grew up, most homes had breezeways. The garages where connected in a fashion to "scoop" the airflow and funnel it down towards the back sitting area. Since the breezeway was shaded, it cooled the air as it moved. This is the same thing that happens in the woods and why it's always cooler.

Another option is to buy patio misters and set them up in an area where there is airflow (like the beginning of the breezeway). Airflow + Water will drop the temperature by 20 degrees easy. You can use alternative power to pump water to the misters from a rain cistern.
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Heck, the people in this country could live a month, at least, on their fat reserves.
Hey! Speak for myself!
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Does NO one here remember the NE power outages of circa 2003? I think predictions by many who have respnded are, well idiotic AND rabble rousery.

As for the causation of Venezuela's ipower outage, well thank over 15 years of infrastructure neglect and socialism ;?/
In 1977 power outages did lead to mass chaos. No one is quite sure why the difference, although there are a lot of theories. The 2003 blackout only lasted 1 day, there was a sizable response due to post 9/11 security concerns, etc.


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I think she should just get the fathers of the children to purchase that food!
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Because of technology comforts, many things were lost. When I grew up, most homes had breezeways. The garages where connected in a fashion to "scoop" the airflow and funnel it down towards the back sitting area. Since the breezeway was shaded, it cooled the air as it moved. This is the same thing that happens in the woods and why it's always cooler.

Another option is to buy patio misters and set them up in an area where there is airflow (like the beginning of the breezeway). Airflow + Water will drop the temperature by 20 degrees easy. You can use alternative power to pump water to the misters from a rain cistern.
Breezeways and windows that open at the top are definitely useful additions for cooling.

Airflow + water may work in a dry climate, I don't know how it works there. But as someone who lives in a climate that regularly has well more than plenty moisture in the air, it adds to the discomfort of heat not eases it. The heat index is a computation involving the temperature and humidity.
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I love this picture of the guys in hammocks.....they are reading books!! An endangered species......
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I shudder to think of the system shock that people here would go through if 70% of our country lost power for most of the day.

Just imagine the tantrums this would cause if it happened on a day that American Idol or Diving with the stars was on.

The shock to the sheeple would be something to see.

People would be standing around like frozen zombies as their minds crashed with the blue screen of death when they figured out they could not update their Facebook status. Just makes me shutter to think about it.

Maybe on November 13th, we will just be able to see how people react when the gummint runs its drills for e ehm pea blackouts for a day or so. Maybe they'll use that excuse for a false flag event.
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The article states that Caracas was plunged into chaos, but I don't know if that means rioting. Not sure if they have an EBT system in Venezuela. If that happened in the US there would definitely be rioting, violence, and looting by the entitlement class.
The article is full of bovine excrement. Caracas is in a constant state of 'chaos' by American sensibilities. It's just another day at the office for them.
For that matter, they have been at a constant state of civil war from the first time I visited in 1990, until the last time, 2006.

However, it's sporadic and subjective. We could define the constant killings in places like Chicago as being worse. In fact, I'd choose Caracas over Chicago for just that reason, though I'd have to bring my own TP.
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I remember when Ceasar Chavez was in power. I cut up my Citgo credit card and told Ceasar to put it where the sun doesn't shine. He stole all the Oil companies equipment and property.. I think 70% power off is way too much power for them.
I thought this was so sad, as Citgo started as Cities Service Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and then moved to Tulsa.
We also cut ours up and returned them with a letter.
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One thing to consider, there are places today such as the former Rhodesia where power isn't just a luxury but is often nonexistent for days on end.

And when it is on, you may have an hour or three before it goes off again.

This is what happens when infrastructure is allowed to fall apart.
When party members are given positions held by learned persons before.
When greed takes hold and control.

The difference? The residents of the southern areas of Africa have had thirty years to get used to the realities of diminishing services.

For them, this is normal.
In modern industrialized nations, the shock to the system will be dramatic in the least in comparison.
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For those of us in the Northeast who just went through Hurricane Sandy last year. I can tell you, that being without power for 15 days, you get a little restless. Now, what i can tell you though. As each day went further, more national guard had to be called up, because we were just on the edge of riots breaking out. You don't hear about this in the news though.

Now, everyday after the storm. things got a little better. Little spots of power started popping up. Stores had generators. But what if there was no power coming back on line... I was well supplied, and rode out the storm with just a small amount of inconveniences. But I know many that did not do so well.
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Venez. is one of those countries where you can't own guns either. So protecting yourself just got more difficult.
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Pretty normal anywhere south of the border.

Which is why the locals build a large cistern under the ground floor - that water moves via municipal pressure (or a 12VDC pump) to a smaller tank on the roof.

Cooking/water heating is done with propane - no standing pilots, light the (often only 10 gallon) water heater beforehand if you want a hot shower.

They've already adapted to what our future will bring, yes, even here in 'developed' countries.
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With the pass history of their leadership, who cares.
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I dunno... I might shutter up, too!
Sometimes I wish I could shutter up......but she keeps right on talking.
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I got to wonder if the CIA terrorist organisation has been playing down there?
Nops. Sheer incompetence as the most capable technicians have been driven out of the country by the socialist government, and the positions filled with corrupt, incompetent friends of the regime.
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Power appears to have been restored, except I think where the main power stations blew up (atleast 3 of them) and some main transformers in caracas. (3 of 4 in some areas)

China is going to provide technical support to resolve the issue.

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"China hopes that the Venezuelan side can discover the reason for this issue as soon as possible and resume normal power supply and social order. China is willing to provide help and technical support to restore Venezuela's power grid."
He gave no details.
Power returned to many parts of the country on Tuesday, including some areas that had not had electricity since last Thursday, according to witnesses and social media.
But power was still out in parts of the capital of Caracas and the western region near the border with Colombia.
Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said power had been restored in the "vast majority" of the country.
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