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Meanwhile In San Diego...

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... Keynesianism is already having an effect after all 1.4 million customers of SDGE are currently without power. We expect the president to announce he will rebuild all the lost electricity any minute now. We also expect half the S&P will blame their missed earnings on the "Great SoCal blackout of 2011"

From the LA Times:

San Diego utility officials said they are trying to figure out what caused a massive power outage affecting large parts of region.

 

"We understand power is out, we are working on the cause and solution. We do not have a restoration time yet," San Diego Gas and Electric said in a statement on its Twitter feed.

 

Across San Diego, businesses are closed, traffic is snarled and the trolley system is down. San Diego International Airport was on backup generators.

 

There were reports that power was also out in southern Orange County, Imperial County, Tijuana, Arizona and Palm Springs.

 

The city of San Diego has set up its emergency operations center.

 

Sheriff's officials told Fox 5 San Diego that many of its substations were without power. Utility officials are trying to figure out what cause the outage.

And from the SGDE website:

There’s a major power outage in the region. SDG&E crews are working as quickly and safely as possible. We don’t have an estimated restoration time. The power could be out through the night and into tomorrow. The outage has affected street lights. Please drive safely and treat the street lights as a four-way stop. If you have a personal family emergency plan, please activate it now.

 

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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:19 | 1648741 zerohandle
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of course this is obamas fault /sarc

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:23 | 1649072 pods
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Gonna be a real long ride home if every street light is treated as a 4 way stop.

pods

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:27 | 1648788 TwelfthVulture
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of course this is bush's fault - obama

 

there.  fixed it for you.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:11 | 1649022 Bicycle Repairman
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The more we centralize the grid, the safer we are, right?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:34 | 1649129 hedgeless_horseman
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Texas has our own grid.

Fuck y'all!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 23:59 | 1649549 Pool Shark
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Don't look now, but I think your grid is on fire!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 01:53 | 1649686 Smiley
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ROTFLMFAO!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 00:15 | 1649573 zerohandle
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Keynesian would say that. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 04:51 | 1649794 Dyler Turden II Esq
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No, not Obama's fault, it is all KEYNES' fault!  If it weren't for that old bastard, we'd be living in a land of milk and honey.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:20 | 1648750 sabra1
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terrorists struck before 9/11/11! all alarms are silent, i'd go and check your gold stash, like, NOW!!!!!!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:23 | 1649075 Spirit Of Truth
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Looks like al Qaeda might have recruited some former Enron executives...

10 Years Later: Was Russia Behind 9/11? 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 01:45 | 1649677 jmc8888
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Well given that the Russians warned us before time of shit going down, I'd say no.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:20 | 1648754 seek
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A different source cites a ham radio operator saying two conventional plants are down, and LA Times reports San Onofe nuclear plant had two units go offline due to grid issues. There's claims it's affecting areas as far east as Phoenix, but I'm there and nothing noticable so far.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:33 | 1648825 TwelfthVulture
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That shouldn't matter.  Isn't California mandating alternative sources like solar and wind.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:33 | 1649130 traderjoe
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I'm hoping your being sarcastic. Solar and wind? Useless liberal babble.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:22 | 1648755 H H Henry P P P...
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What's their Motel 6 motto now?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:47 | 1648905 James
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...............and we'll leave the candle lit for 'ya!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:06 | 1649007 RockyRacoon
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In Lincoln's day, when a strong wind blew through, did everyone go out on the porch to see if the neighbors candles went out too?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:13 | 1649030 falun bong
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as they used to say at the convent: "lights out at 10; candles out at 11"

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:23 | 1648756 fuu
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"We also expect half the S&P will blame their missed earnings on the "Great SoCal blackout of 2011""

 

It should also make an appearance as a strawman for a future unexpected unemployment increase.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:28 | 1648791 knukles
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fuu fuu....
You got it, dude!
The Street's next excuse!

 Mysterious Tranistory Power Outage,
 Probably Fault of Bush
 Need QE3007

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:21 | 1648758 Hulk
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Energy payment check to Arizona from California bounced...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:22 | 1648762 mikmid
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Fired up the teleprompters and bam, sucked up all the power.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:23 | 1648766 PulauHantu29
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Snakes....a snake probably crawled up into the power box shorting out the system. Happens all the time....mmm...maybe a racoon ....on second thought maybe a gopher.....or.....

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:58 | 1648947 Jasper M
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So . .  

"There's M*therf@cking Snakes on this M*therf@ching Power box!" 

?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:09 | 1649013 RockyRacoon
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I hear that fried coon is good.   Or not good, depending upon your point of view.

BTW  Raccoon has 2 "c"s.   As I've been told many times.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:24 | 1648772 SaveTheGreenback
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:24 | 1648777 SparkySC
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It's called a Solar Flare. Get used to it, we're entering a huge cycle of Solar Activity.

 

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:33 | 1648827 Cassandra Syndrome
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Solar Cycle 24 is the weakest in 200 years. Sunspot number was only 60 yesterday. It should be 3 times that amount at this stage of the cycle as it is entering its maxima period.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:30 | 1649106 hedgeless_horseman
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I agree.  Being socially active and having normal advocations is overrated.  Have you considered bartending school?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:24 | 1648778 Sofa King
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Can't wait to hear the expert rhetoric from all the people that know shit about Power Distribution Systems.  Always good for a laugh.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:31 | 1648810 Trimmed Hedge
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It's pretty obvious that the PDS in this case is experiencing a faulty Johnson rod somewhere within the grid.

Just a hunch on my part, which usually turns out to be correct in most of these situations.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:41 | 1648870 blunderdog
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I think you're right, but you may not know WHY.  I've been a regular follower of that other website where they cover all this stuff.

It's obviously a false flag sabotage attack on the Johnson rod pre-subinertial magnotronic oscillator tubes.

If only Nixon had maintained gold convertibility, this would never have happened.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:43 | 1648883 Sofa King
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Nah, usually a squirrel.  They probably forgot to install one of these:

 

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5679922.pdf

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:39 | 1649158 Hulk
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Squirrel slingshot:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/985238/squirrel_slingshot/

currently working on the Racoon model...

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 22:07 | 1649288 RockyRacoon
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I think you got me mixed up with that flying squirrel fella.  This coon stays on the ground.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:46 | 1648903 Hedgetard55
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LOL

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:49 | 1648919 James
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Probably copper thieves

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:25 | 1648780 knukles
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Betcha some Great UFO photos start making to them sites... along with Dutchwhatever's HAARP radar radians, earthquakes, tsunamis and maybe even a Project Blue Beam Book of Revelations Appearance of God.
Or maybe more Chinese missle launches!
Or Homer Simpson asleep at the control panel, again... Ah, dreams of Marge with her blue hair down....
Or maybe just a fried squirrel.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:27 | 1648785 Smiley
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That's what happens when millions of people all try to change the channel at the same time!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:29 | 1648801 Buffet's Jet
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Praying for my San Diego brothers and sisters in these trying times.....In San Diego.......where it's 80 degrees with a cool breeze and always sunny

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:41 | 1648809 Hulk
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Emergency power diverted to Lambeau field, kid rock brought the BIG speakers !

Jordan Sparks singing the National Anthem, yummy!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:26 | 1649090 Deepskyy
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Jordan Sparks fucking up the National Anthem you mean.  Why do singers feel they need to "make it their own" when singing the national anthem? 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:40 | 1649164 Hulk
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True dat...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 07:28 | 1650011 Yen Cross
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I'll second that motion!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 01:42 | 1649672 jmc8888
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Probably because she sings it a hundred times a year.  Not saying it's right, just saying.

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:33 | 1648824 Dr. Engali
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Better hold a congressional hearing. Give the blowhards some TV time.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:35 | 1648837 b_thunder
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Al Qaida or chinese hackers?

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:40 | 1648862 Trimmed Hedge
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Homer Simpson seen running from the scene....

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:50 | 1648931 Yes_Questions
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Bullish on my Scotch Bill!

Poor screen.

Keyboard.

+

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:39 | 1648861 Yes_Questions
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Trigger Effect I hope not!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:42 | 1648880 NervousRex
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Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the power outage did not cause any safety issues. Alexander said a fluxation in power caused the reactors to shut down at 3:38 p.m. but that the overall plant continues to have power.

WTF! Fluxation! bwahahahaha.

 


Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:53 | 1648955 TwelfthVulture
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Better get Doc in quick to fix the flux capacitor.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:18 | 1649048 jerry_theking_lawler
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the asians say fluxuamericans.......

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:43 | 1648882 blunderdog
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I'm activating my personal family emergency contingency plan.

BEER HAT ON!

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:46 | 1648904 New Survivalist
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At least we won't have to listen to Robo Trader now.

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:08 | 1649015 GrinandBearit
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I thought that idiot lived in LA?

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:30 | 1649114 New Survivalist
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I thought it was Mission Viejo. He was blethering about driving up to sell a Monsterbox of silver back to any takers during the $50 run.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:48 | 1648914 Hedgetard55
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GOOGLE SUCKING UP TOO MUCH LEKTRISITY.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 20:54 | 1648959 jsavage
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Enron is back

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:01 | 1648993 gwar5
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Al Gore turned on the mansion A/C.  Maybe this will Wake California up.

 

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 21:11 | 1649021 Clay Hill
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SDG&E hit the fan bitchez?

Drive safely and activate your family extra ammo plan.

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 22:08 | 1649292 max2205
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Look for TPTB to start destroying bridges and other shit so we can rebuild it. Oh look another bridge broke, let's fix it!!!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 01:41 | 1649669 jmc8888
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Well not the phoenix area.  We didn't lose any power.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 04:33 | 1649782 viator
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What we need are state run power systems. Maybe staffed by ex-Post Office workers.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 07:27 | 1650008 Yen Cross
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:36 | 1650144 66Sexy
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Dumb and disinformative suggestion.

Hard evidence suggests Israeli intelligence operatives were behind the actual operation, and the US government covered it up for them, of course in the interests of corporate wars in the middle east.

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