Nightlights
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By bt - Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2003 - Save & Share - 4 Comments

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Mainly because it looks kinda cool, but also because I like uploading pictures to this site, here is an NOAA picture comparing a normal night on the east coast (left) to last night (right).

On another point, I know that many people think that the blackout shows that our grid is succeptible to terrorism. I disagree. If none of our electicity experts can figure out what happened yesterday, I am pretty sure that Osama ain’t got a clue how to make it happen again.

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4 Responses to “Nightlights”

Comment from etrigan
Time August 15, 2003 at 10:56 pm

I believe you have yourself a blogging triple-double there, sir. You got the uploading pictures thing without tech support; you posted somthing really cool that was on topic; you closed out with a funny joke that had me ROTFLMAO.

Comment from etrigan
Time August 17, 2003 at 10:39 am

The Washington Post has an article today saying that Bush won’t support a regulatory plan to upgrade the power system. While I haven’t reviewed the plan and I never understand the political b.s. of “I won’t let you pass that if you don’t let me pass this.” it seems a lot of letters will get written about this.

Sure, terrorists weren’t responsible for this attack (probably) but when we do get the answer to what happened, I bet it won’t be hard for someone to recreate it.

Comment from etrigan
Time August 17, 2003 at 11:07 am

I know I’m dopping flame-bait here, but I love the title of this article, “POWER OUTAGE TRACED TO DIM BULB IN WHITE HOUSE”.

But then came George the First. In 1992, just prior to his departure from the White House, President Bush Senior gave the power industry one long deep-through-the-teeth kiss good-bye: federal deregulation of electricity. It was a legacy he wanted to leave for his son, the gratitude of power companies which ponied up $16 million for the Republican campaign of 2000, seven times the sum they gave Democrats.

Comment from etrigan
Time August 17, 2003 at 11:13 am

And here’s another attack from the left. One of my (evil) favorite things about W is how often things pop out of his mouth that were either not approved by his staff at all or were possibly ignorantly approved. When W said late last week

“We’ll have time to look at it and determine whether or not our grid needs to be modernized. I happen to think it does, and have said so all along.”

he should have had a few more people look over his statement.

In June of 2001, Bush opposed and the congressional GOP voted down legislation to provide $350 million worth of loans to modernize the nation’s power grid

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