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8,000 Affected By Power Outages So Far In Tristate Area: Watch The Developing Brownouts In Real Time

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As of an hour ago the official temperature in New York hit 102 degrees: an all time recor, topping the previous 101 from 1957. And courtesy of a power grid in dire need of upgrading and repair, the ConEd outages in the TriState area are starting to trickle in. At last check on the interactive map, at least 8000 customers have been hit with power outages so far. The number will almost certainly rise with as the day progresses and as residents return to their sweltering toaster apartments and crank the A/C to the max.

Readers can keep track of the real time interruption status with the map below.

h/t Alex Gloy


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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:50 | 1481783 JJSF
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There will be no upgrades. Everything must go to the banks. Want a loan to build a new grid? ..well then we're in business..

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1481805 Clueless Economist
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WTF it was 101 in 1957?  Where in heck was ALGore back then when we had climate change (tm)?

He sends cool regards from one of his air conditioned mansions

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1481875 Buckaroo Banzai
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I'm sure the A/C is going full-blast in the mansion, but my guess is, he took the private jet to someplace cooler for the weekend.

Al Gore: reducing the carbon footprint one jet trip at a time!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:11 | 1481893 DaBernank
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He took the private jet to Oslo, apparently.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:35 | 1482028 MassDecep
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Call me crazy; so be it.

I really think a lot of this weather is being caused by the massive "Gulf Oil Spill" and the subsequent disruption of our natural air conditioner called the Gulf of Mexico. When you coat the floor of a large body of water as per the Gulf with oil, and then claim the disaster is over, with absolutely no news coverage anymore…..There’s Trouble. Since the oil spill is long gone “out of our heads” they will surely claim “Climate Change” and take more control of us. Until next time fellow slaverades.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:47 | 1482161 margaris
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yes, the silence concerning the oil spill is scary.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:51 | 1482534 Oh regional Indian
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Nothing crazy about what you say MassDecep.

GOM, Fukushima, Axis tilt, Elenin.... who knows eh? But it's all changing, quite fast.

It would behoove us all to be like surfers in a pipe. 

Continuity is a function of persistance of vision. Only!


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 18:44 | 1482970 Pure Evil
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I think you missed Bruce Kastings post today showing that the GOM was much hotter in 2004 than even this year, throwing your baby, the GOM A/C theory, right out the window along with the bath water.

What we have is a high pressure cell moving lazily over the continental US with no discernable jet streams to move it along. And, by that I mean a jet stream that extends down into the continental US pushing the air around.

Or as Bruce said:

Note that a condition that existed in 2004 was a weak El Nino. What do we have today? A weak La Nina. It is predicted that the cycle will complete sometime in July. We will revert to a weak El Nino (we may have already achieved that)

Might I suggest this switch over is causing the high pressure cell to stick around longer than usual, meaning no winds to push it out into the Atlantic.


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:04 | 1483087 Ident 7777 economy
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by MassDecep on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:35 #1482028 

Call me crazy; so be it.

I really think a lot of this weather is being caused by the massive "Gulf Oil Spill" and the subsequent disruption of our natural air conditioner called the Gulf of Mexico. When you coat the floor of a large body of water as per the Gulf with oil, and then claim the disaster is over,

- - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -  - - -

Like they could REALLY cover all that up (slicks, appearing on the beach, in the channels) WITH NOBODY NOTICING ...


That's nuts alright ...



Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:49 | 1483560 Salah
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No, not crazy...the Atlantic Conveyor current has been disrupted.  Wait until winter, that's when things will get really apparent.  BP had/has the worst safety record of any of the supermajors, we let them off the hook due to their British influence @'s that fucking simple.

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 10:14 | 1487011 smiler03
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British influence at the CIA? Don't be stupid, it was because the Queen showed the President her lingerie collection.


If you think BP was let off the hook then how would you describe the Exxon Valdez disaster and the relatively minor compensation cost to that company? 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:55 | 1481816 TruthInSunshine
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The banks and Wall Street suck on the teet delivering sweet, taxpayer nectar, while the U.S. infrastructure falls to developing world standards, with rolling blackouts, crater sized pot holes, collapsing bridges and rusting ports.

Thank you Democrats!

Thank you Republicans!

Thanks to the Sheeple that believe there's any difference to the "two parties" in the U.S.S.A.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:58 | 1481834 Confused
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....crater sized pot holes...


I see you've been driving on the Brooklyn, Queens Expressway.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:03 | 1481860 HungrySeagull
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That is why 18 wheelers is the best vehicle for that area. That airride soaks it up right nicely.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:09 | 1481886 Buckaroo Banzai
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How is this news? Anybody who MATTERS in the tri-state area is already in Hamptons, Newport, the Vineyard, or the Jersey Shore (for the more hoi-polloi-y)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:29 | 1482005 lilimarlene1
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You forgot Dutchess County, Saratoga, Vermont, and the Lenox, Mass area: all big draws for the moneyed set.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:16 | 1481921 Fascist Dictator
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Cross Bronx is scary! You can see tire ruts in the road. I don't know how low riding cars travel there.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:27 | 1481992 Yancey Ward
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Or falling into it.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:16 | 1482356 SteveNYC
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Or the FDR....

Or just about any cross street in Manhattan that carries a real volume of traffic....

Or the X Bronx.....

Or the RFK.....

And my favorite, the Lincoln Tunnel entrance bridge......I've hit some real craters there.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:41 | 1482488 HungrySeagull
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I used to worry about the I-95 in elevated sections in that far left lane once you climb out of the brick walls past the GWB. At the time, there were two spots where there is absolutely NO railing, wall or anything to prevent you from falling hundreds of feet to your death at night.

The first time I discovered that, I just about hung a left steer tire over open space and the resulting scare made my body hurt enough to seriously consider quitting then and there and fly home.

To this day I don't know how the damn axle did not break under the forces when I jammed the steering wheel to the right or how those two cars in the middle lane did not get crushed.

Yep, just another night in NYC running to the markets.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 21:43 | 1483790 SteveNYC
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Word! That entire section of bridge/highway looks like it could disintegrate at any moment. Careful driving dude, and enjoy the heat! Actually enjoying it myself, just had ice cream in midtown with the fam. Nice!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:02 | 1481857 Pladizow
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The only difference between the two parties is what they want to spend money on - but they both want to spend!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:09 | 1481885 Cognitive Dissonance
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Ding ding ding. We have the booby prize over here.

No, I wasn't looking at's just a figure of speech madam........Look, I'm a married man lady........You know what? You can take that prize and shov......

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:11 | 1481894 Buckaroo Banzai
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Pladizow, you gotta post the link to the full-size version of that avatar pic. truly remarkable.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:13 | 1481905 centerline
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:15 | 1481895 InconvenientCou...
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That's accurate, but it isn't confined to the politicians. It's more or less the same thing with the people that vote too.

Not the libertarians though. They have a ideologically pure viewpoint. Try it with me...

"Quit whining for mama to come set up better infrastructure for you! You are free, what more do you want?"

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:04 | 1481864 Mudflap
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Banksters don't mind the heat one bit.

"A man from hell is not afraid of hot ashes. "
Dorothy Gilman

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:53 | 1482546 Oh regional Indian
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:50 | 1481784 Fukushima Sam
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End of civilization, bitchez!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:52 | 1481800 Cassandra Syndrome
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What will happen if the lights go out at Skynet?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:56 | 1481818 JohnG
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:06 | 1481873 cougar_w
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:12 | 1481901 MsCreant
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Both JohnG and cougar_w are winners!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:26 | 1482409 Mad Max
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I'm trying to visualize a couple of humans engaging in non-computerized HFT.  Some mid-20's types drinking a lot of red bull and shouting at each nonstop like deranged engineers from the 1950's.  Quote stuffing could be a lot more literal.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:12 | 1481903 Incubus
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:16 | 1481918 MsCreant
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I think like an Incubus and you think like a MsCreant. Can you handle that?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 22:32 | 1483951 MisterMousePotato
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Seriously? You think like an Incubus? Man ... I used to wonder what you looked like (really looked like). But that just weirded me out.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:45 | 1482138 A Nanny Moose
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Hampster wheels

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:52 | 1481801 SheepDog-One
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Now that we're completely bankrupt, time to upgrade!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:06 | 1481869 Popo
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Indeed.  Time to upgrade.  Of course,  not without paying $100/hr union wages, and guaranteeing a tax-payer funded pension starting at age 45.

By the way, 98% retire with disability.   You're cool with that, right?


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1481879 cougar_w
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You just made all that up, didn't you?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:15 | 1481913 Quintus
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Probably.  A recent study showed that 76.43% of statistics quoted on the web were made up on the spot.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:21 | 1481933 ceilidh_trail
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I disagree. My number is 68.976584%.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:20 | 1481935 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sounds about right, so it must be true.

Does that make you a truther? :)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:32 | 1482039 SoCalBusted
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"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity"
Abraham Lincoln

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:39 | 1482095 Cognitive Dissonance
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What a nice way to end my business day. Thanks for the belly laugh. :)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:34 | 1482051 TruthInSunshine
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by Quintus
on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:15

Probably.  A recent study showed that 76.43% of statistics quoted on the web were made up on the spot.


Quintas, did you account for the fact that said study was later proven to be 18% erroneous?


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:32 | 1482446 Zymurguy
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That and 5 out of 4 people have trouble with math to begin with.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:52 | 1481802 nope-1004
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Maybe Goldman resurrected Enron, and they're doing rolling blackouts like they did in CA some years ago.

Wouldn't put it past the corrupt pigs.


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:04 | 1481861 oddjob
Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:54 | 1481808 HungrySeagull
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Crank the power, let's find out where the weak spots are in the grid.


Maybe the Niagra Falls Power Generators will take longer than 9 minutes to fail as they did in the 60's trying to carry everything from Quebec to Virginia.

Seriously, the Grid is loaded so much that it wont take long to trip everything east of the Mississippi.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 18:09 | 1482766 Ident 7777 economy
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Are you perchance alluding to the 1965 NE/New York Blackout?


"The cause of the failure was human error that happened days before the blackout, when maintenance personnel incorrectly set a protective relay on one of the transmission lines between the Niagara generating station Sir Adam Beck Station No. 2 in Queenston, Ontario. The safety relay, which is set to trip if the current exceeds the capacity of the transmission line, was set too low."



Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1481809 cougar_w
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The new normal.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1481810 Cassandra Syndrome
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Get the Bernank to print some currents

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:12 | 1481899 wisefool
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Certainly a man with a 1600 SAT and a PhD has apprentices, like the 1000 tax avoidance workers at General Electric Financial.

Speaking of G.E. Squawk Box had a really big douche on this morning, I mean Timmy level, talking about his ranch out in wyoming, where he can turn off his directTV when he is not there.


Does anybody know who he was? Talked about "going to the grove" with Michelle C^2.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:10 | 1483110 HungrySeagull
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If memory serves, I was around 1200 sat, one of the highest in my school ever. It's been so long anyone even talked about such a thing. I think it matters not in this age of assisted education in test taking for Federal education dollars.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:19 | 1481925 cougar_w
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Currents. Currency. Same thing.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:58 | 1482561 Oh regional Indian
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My thoughts exactly. I saw it written here as Currentsea. Looks cool.



Fri, 07/22/2011 - 17:56 | 1482742 cougar_w
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The Bernank is making currents for us in the currentsea.

My doG. Suddenly! Everything makes perfect sense!

Or maybe I'm just a little too sober.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1481811 Smiley
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Happy rioting!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:04 | 1482275 Long-John-Silver
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It's too hot to riot.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 18:02 | 1482751 Pinky
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Too Darn Hot (Kiss Me Kate, 2002 rendition)


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:54 | 1481813 oogs66
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maybe the PPT is out of power and we won't ramp into the close?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:54 | 1481814 unky
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would i be happy to have these temperatues. its staying below 68 degrees all summer already with a very few exceptions here.

off topic: might there be a huge sunday night raid in PMs when they come up with the solution in the debt debate?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1481876 Bobportlandor
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Same here, HOT! whos HOT!

Have to shut windows it's so cold. Burrrrrr!

Honey wheres my windreaker, just thinking about it makes me shiver.



Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:17 | 1481923 Cognitive Dissonance
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Where, pray tell, is "here"?

Don't need street address, but the state or region might help to place the comment.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:23 | 1481954 cougar_w
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"Bay Area" would work. Been really cool for months. Strange spring has become strange summer.

 Hard to complain though when 27 states are breaking high temperature records.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:34 | 1482053 Cognitive Dissonance
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Sounds like purrfect stalking/hunting/killing/bleeding out weather for the cougar. :)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:44 | 1482133 NotApplicable
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Probably all of that Cesium.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:28 | 1482002 unky
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southern germany ;- )

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:31 | 1482021 Cognitive Dissonance
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Have you bailed out a Greek today? I hear they are in hot water, which might bring your temps up a bit. :)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:57 | 1481819 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thank God I escaped that madhouse for an even better madhouse............DC. We don't lose our power down here bro. We make our own power right here on Pennsylvania Avenue.

This message brought to you by Sociopaths-R-USa.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:58 | 1481835 HungrySeagull
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I am so glad we escaped that coast, we don't need to make so much power down here in Coop Territory. They just need to shovel the poles a little deeper to withstand the load on the wires.


If anything is going to fail, it's going to be the big power sucking dinosaurs not the upgraded ones.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:56 | 1481821 HungrySeagull
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Might have to fall back onto the Market Backup to finish the day trading.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:56 | 1481823 ihedgemyhedges
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Given that the high end hookers have all been put out of business, probably not a bad thing that the lights are off........

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:57 | 1481824 Frog-And-Toad
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Warm today...

Warm yesterday...

A fine mintjulip is in order I recken...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:57 | 1481826 Poule Mouillee
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They're keeping Natural Gas prices down by not burning it for power.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:59 | 1481840 Smiley
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Yeah, lets burn the city instead!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:04 | 1481865 HungrySeagull
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Actually there are some Steam Generating Plants in NYC that depend very much on power.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:59 | 1481829 pazmaker
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Incredible to realize that those living in large metro areas truly teeter on chaos with just a little thing disappearing called "electricity"

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:59 | 1481842 HungrySeagull
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It's something to keep in mind. Society teeters as a whole. I understand they stole alot of manholes on the west coast.


No juice? been there, done that. It's going to take a shitload of tea and alot of peeing to cycle the heat out.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:01 | 1481851 pazmaker
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True what you say about society....I'm just glad I'm a country boy!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:04 | 1481863 TruthInSunshine
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If a major city (maybe even a moderately sized one) lost electricity, there'd be riots within 5 days TOPS if it wasn't restored.

I saw suburban Americans turn into zombies in slightly less than 3 days a few years back when there was a grid failure.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:59 | 1481836 Rodent Freikorps
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It would be interesting to know the income level of the blacked out areas vs the areas that don't lose power ever.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:00 | 1481846 HungrySeagull
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I don't know about ever, but we lose everything in tornados regularly.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:22 | 1481948 Fascist Dictator
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Harrison NY ain't exactly poor.....

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:27 | 1481991 Rodent Freikorps
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The only thing I know about NYC is there are so many people crammed together it makes me feel claustrophobic just thinking about going there.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 14:59 | 1481837 Jason T
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New Dark Age .. alla bank collapse 1345

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:00 | 1481843 pazmaker
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....and think if the same thing happened to the water supply!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:01 | 1481849 HungrySeagull
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A sewage plant blew up polluting the rivers around NYC earlier.

Wanna swim? Have at it.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:00 | 1481845 kito
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im in nyc, temp read 107 from my vehicle.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:00 | 1481847 101 years and c...
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so what?  8K people lost power because its hot?  thanks for the update brian williams.




Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:02 | 1481850 HungrySeagull
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So what?

Hah. Wait until you are sitting in your a/c and greeted by 5000 people wanting to share it with you.

I have a generator and can power the entire home for a week or more 24/7

How about you?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:38 | 1482088 SoCalBusted
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It's only "news" if it happens in metro NY, LA, or ATL


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:02 | 1481852 Robslob
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Blackouts are bullish

Tornadoes are bullish

Tsunamis are bullish

Radioactive fallout is bullish

War is bullish

High Unemployment...bullish

No consumers...bullish

Unpayable Government debt...bullish

Real Estate crash...bullish

Greece bailout...bullish

Portugal bailout...bullish

Spain bailout...bullish

Ireland bailout...bullish

Italian bailout...bullish


What else am I missing?


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:02 | 1481856 HungrySeagull
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Nuclear attack.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1481877 Poule Mouillee
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You missed Norwegian bombings.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:12 | 1481904 kito
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alien invasion

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:19 | 1481924 dwdollar
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Don't forget volcanoes, earthquakes, and flood dike blowouts.

Print on.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:20 | 1481938 InconvenientCou...
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TPTB mind fuck

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:36 | 1482070 SoCalBusted
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Broken Windows

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:08 | 1482300 Caveman93
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20% cash back if you use your JCPenny's card by August 31st! They call it JCP now because letters cost more.

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 11:43 | 1484665 old naughty
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oh, let's go far out a bit...

how about aliens and stargate?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1481878 lolmao500
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It's 104F in Quebec. Bring it on. It's been hotter last year...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:23 | 1481957 HungrySeagull
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Did'nt you frenchies lose big transmission lines in the big ice storm a decade or so ago?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:38 | 1482087 lolmao500
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Yes we did. But mostly around Montreal.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 17:18 | 1481883 plocequ1
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Its summer bitchezzz. What do you expec? 7 months ago, It was winter. Thank i wont be alive to see the next winter

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:10 | 1481887 dwdollar
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Welcome to the DSA (Deteriorating States of America).

I only hope that you old f*****s live long enough to see your grandchildren and great grandchildren starve to death.  Should have done something back in 1990 when there was still a chance and enough gas to get to DC to burn it down.  Instead you took posh vacations to Disney World and Las Vegas.  It your sh*t and die.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:56 | 1482225 dwdollar
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So few junks.  I thought there were a lot more old selfish Hippies (who don't deserve the wealth that they have) reading zerohedge.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:13 | 1481906 the not so migh...
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bullish for dyson fans

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:24 | 1481968 HungrySeagull
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Equals 500 dollar paperweights when the juice is off.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:13 | 1481907 vegas
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Let's see...

It's 107 in the shade, sewage at the beach, the electrical grid in NY is about to melt, the country is about to default, Uncle-excrement-pile Bernank has lent out 16 trillion in loans to TBTF banks and they still are under water, the Greeks are ... well still Greeks, and the Bamster is gearing up for his birthday party.

Recovery Summer Part Deux; enjoy sheeple of Amerika, we are getting exactly what we voted in with Barry Soetero.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:20 | 1481937 the not so migh...
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it really does smell like shit

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:19 | 1481910 lizzy36
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In the great white north, western canadian prairie edition, it is 12C with a high of 15C expected.

I feel for all you sweltering easterners.

ps. we have no debt ceiling. when RA's threatened us with a downgrade and after the IMF visited Chretian (our PM at the time) in 1994, we actually cut spending drastically and instituted a VAT tax (GST).

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:21 | 1481941 Big Corked Boots
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What's that in American? I'm too lazy to reach for the calculator.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:26 | 1481971 HungrySeagull
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Too Damn Cold.

There is only two seasons up there.

Flowing river and ice road.


Even now I dream of driving loads on ice for a month or so and make more than what we make down here in the lower 48 fighting commuters.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:28 | 1481998 cougar_w
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Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:24 | 1481965 treemagnet
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- you've got a housing boom with full on speculation fueled by debt too. 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:36 | 1482071 pazmaker
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Good Luck in January Lizzy!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:19 | 1481926 goldfreak
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 The number will almost certainly rise with as the day progresses and as residents return to their sweltering toaster apartments and crank the A/C to the max.


BUt then the electricity used by businesses will go down so it should not be an increase in use?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:29 | 1482010 Rodent Freikorps
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The lessons from Ca. and Tx. do show there will be a big burst just after rush hour.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:31 | 1482023 Yancey Ward
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Not as much as you might normally expect- a lot of the businesses run on low power consumption plans on days like today.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:29 | 1482011 Yancey Ward
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I will say this- this evening will be interesting in the Northeast.  I live in western CT, and  the power here has flickered/browned out 4 or 5 times.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:37 | 1482077 Burgess Shale
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Meanwhile, Las Vegas has seen below average temperatures this summer.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:47 | 1482151 treasurefish
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We had a blackout in Houston early this week, but the sky was perfectly clear and the temp was mild after we just had a good rain.  Some think it has to do with an experiment by some company that nobody has ever heard of with the national electric grid screwing around with stuff they shouldn't be touching:

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 18:02 | 1482750 Ident 7777 economy
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Ummm ... no.


This would have affected all of the ERCOT system and it didn't; we were unaffected north of you ...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:51 | 1482185 Waterfallsparkles
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No problems in Baltimore.  But, they have a program where they can cycle your AC off.  They give you a $25. credit for 4 months during the summer.  I signed up where they can turn my AC off.  Depending on your plan they can turn your AC off or cycle it less frequently.  I went full hog and let them turn it off to get the biggest discount.. They are currently cycling everyone on the plan.

Yet, so far for today it is not bad.  AC still comes on, yet less frequently.  House is about 87 degrees.  Not bad with a fan.

So, everything is A OK in Baltimore.

I would hate to be in one of those New York high rises without AC.  Especially with all of the heat from the roads, the cars and flat roof tops.

Although, there is some enjoyment in thinking that all of the Wall Street people will be sweating like stuffed pigs.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:02 | 1482261 HungrySeagull
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Baltimore. Ugh. 300 dollars base electric bill. 25 is chump change.

We grew up in the Northeast part of the city in a type of row home where you had the coal bunkers down below. Put a fan to push the air up the basement steps, a fan at the door to drive it towards the front and up the stairs to the upper floor. Several strong fans then draw the air out bottom to top of everything. We never had air condition.

Then again slate roofs and brick helped alot in those days it got hot.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:16 | 1482357 Waterfallsparkles
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I remember those townhouses.  Many had flat tar roofs that just attracted the heat.  I also remember the grates in the floor to let the heat rise to the upper floors.

I grew up in a townhouse in the County.  Slate roof.  But, we did not have AC, not even window airconditioning.  All we had was a very large window fan that was used to pull any cool air in from outside at night.  Everyone had awnings over their windows to shade them from the sun and keep the house cooler.

In Baltimore City when the temperatures got this hot, many people would take their family and their blankets and sleep in the parks during the night.  There was no crime then.  Now, most would be afraid to sleep outside in a park at night.

Amazing how we now cannot live without something we did not have 50 years ago.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:53 | 1482543 Waterfallsparkles
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I just went down to the basement and turned off the Hot Water heater.  Already took my shower for today and do not really need hot water for anything else.

So, I am going to do my part and cut off the Hot Water heater for today and tonight.  Maybe I will turn it on again tomorrow to take a shower and then turn it off again.

They do say that a Hot Water heater uses 30% of your energy.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 17:44 | 1482707 HungrySeagull
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Herring was taken over by gangs towards the 80's it was no longer safe to visit day or night. everal other parks were the same way. The one I most remember is the one along Eastern Ave... once in while people get killed there in that part of town.


You are right about the tar paper roof. It was useful on the back porch when it got chilly and the structure retained the heat well into the night. Made for some great porch time.

Yea the times have changed quite a bit. The Strudel too.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:04 | 1482264 bbq on whitehou...
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Your not 70+ and 50lbs overweight. If your under 40 120 is fine weather, if your 70 it may kill you.

The heart doesn't take well to heat or cold. It puts stress on that small muscle and causes it to go into shock

Most people upto the 1950s died before reaching 50. Humans aren't built to labor forever.

Nc its 90+ AC is working im fine came from a climate that it wouldn't even reach 80 in the summer.

Heat can kill and does. Im glad your well but others aren't and never will be as strong and healthy as you. Never forget that.


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:09 | 1482314 HungrySeagull
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I am actually under orders to stay out of the heat. I already have put enough stress on the body working in 140+ and -20 for 30+ years. I don't epect to live long enough to truly get old.

I understand what you are saying bbq and agree with you.

I just worry about all these obese children and the even more obese middle aged parents who have not hit natural barriers due to heat, cold etc on the body yet.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 15:53 | 1482197 bbq on whitehou...
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Brown outs tend to kill old people. Like grandmothers who live on the 8th floor of an apt building that was built in the  70s.

8 will go to hospital 3 will die. Its hard cold numbers untill its your family.

Go visit your grandmother dont call, just go and see if she is alright. Make dame sure that she is safe.

Heat kills people just as well as cold does.

pS:  capta needs to be archaic nerd trivia with math. I would vote for AD&D 2nd addition rule set, to really weed out the tolls. Such as: what is the chance for potion damage on a failed AOE attak? The DM may place a roll with +10 on a near miss. :P

But really go visit your grand ma.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:03 | 1482266 HungrySeagull
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Mine are dead. All of them.

With that said, where we are now, there are plenty of places to cool people who don't have air or cannot afford the juice.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:37 | 1483497 Hulk
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A pan, bucket or bathtub can be filled with cold tap water and their feet placed in that.That will keep them cool...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:01 | 1482259 goldinpenguin
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a miniscule number


the heatwave coming late in the week helps a lot, the great recession pushed loads down a few percent - shouldn't be any big problems even with ancient distro lines

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 23:50 | 1482277 Cvillian
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70s riots to ensue? 

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:06 | 1482283 Caveman93
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Couldn't happen to a finer group of folks if you ask me. So, does Wall Street use UPS for Skynet?

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:21 | 1482379 fonestar
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First world country

Second world power grid

Third world ghettos

Midieval Oligarchy

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 19:01 | 1483066 Ident 7777 economy
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First world country

Second world power grid

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New York, maybe.


Not my state. We are doing just fine ...


Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:29 | 1482428 tom
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The concentration of brown outs in black neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens is entirely coincidental.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:35 | 1482466 Zymurguy
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We need to raise taxes and form a new energy development departmetn to fight this racist situation with the power grid!

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 20:39 | 1483503 Hulk
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DODE= Department of Dark Energy...

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:50 | 1482530 Waterfallsparkles
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They all get energy assistance.  What is interesting is that they like the heat above 80 in the Winter.  So, I do not understand why they like it so cold in the Summer.

My friend rents apartments to Section 8 Tenants.  I went as her witness to record the damage and when we got to the Apartment the heat was at 85%.  We were both sweltering as it was so hot.  I guess it goes to show that when you do not pay for something you use as much as you want.  P.S. she paid for the heat for the apartment under Section 8.

Does not make sense to me.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:34 | 1482459 Zymurguy
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Just wait until tomorrow when everyone is home all day.

(going to get some popcorn and watch that site)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:39 | 1482483 Catullus
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I suppose when it passes .5% of all the ConEd customers it will trigger the zombie apolcalypse.

Damn, there are a lot of doomers on this site.

Demand Response day all over the east coast. Businesses are actually making money off this event. The grid is fine. In fact spot capacity in New York collapsed in price this month because Astoria II came online.

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 16:42 | 1482498 HungrySeagull
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Yes sir, there are alot of Doomers here.

And quite a few sunshine and skittles folks too.

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