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2012-11-02 06:52:09 PM  
Rich people getting their power back on first? I for one, am SHOCKED
 
2012-11-02 07:01:36 PM  
Yankees.
 
2012-11-02 07:03:37 PM  

Fissile: BgJonson79: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

That's because their's is only 50 years old ;-)

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Depends where you are in Europe. Back in the 1930s West European countries higher rates or electric service than did the US. Google, "Roosevelt rural electrification" to see what I'm talking about. Most of the Tea-Party nitwits in the flyover states would have no electricity to this day had it not been for the federal government.


It's almost like some horrible event occurred in Europe in the 1940s that left the continent in shambles, and destroyed nearly all of the infrastructure that allowed them to start their grids systems over from the ground up.
 
2012-11-02 07:05:09 PM  

Amos Quito: Nattering Nabob: Amos Quito: WTF???

Demographics

Oh.

As of the 2010 census, there were 144,229 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city residents was 39.6% White; 34.6% Black or African American; 3.4% Asian; and 4.3% from two or more races. A total of 38.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[37] Non-Hispanic Whites were 22.7% of the population in 2010,[37] compared to 74.6% in 1970.[38]
I don't have a calculator, but it seems they have over 100% population.


"Hispanic or Latino" can be of any race, but they're usually counted as "white".


Although I'm a WASP, I would think that might be an insult to Latinos.
 
2012-11-02 07:05:47 PM  

MBarry: Fissile: BgJonson79: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

That's because their's is only 50 years old ;-)

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Depends where you are in Europe. Back in the 1930s West European countries higher rates or electric service than did the US. Google, "Roosevelt rural electrification" to see what I'm talking about. Most of the Tea-Party nitwits in the flyover states would have no electricity to this day had it not been for the federal government.

It's almost like some horrible event occurred in Europe in the 1940s that left the continent in shambles, and destroyed nearly all of the infrastructure that allowed them to start their grids systems over from the ground up.


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Get all your history from the History Channel?

The Germany, The Soviet Union and the Balkans were wrecked. France suffered moderate damage and the UK almost nothing.
 
2012-11-02 07:05:54 PM  

naughtyrev: Connecticoonts?


Glad I didn't have to be the first. Or the most accurate.
 
2012-11-02 07:06:32 PM  
Dried peas.
 
2012-11-02 07:06:33 PM  

Cold_Sassy: The power co. should put them back on the list - dead last.

Talk about biting the hand that feeds, what a bunch of dimwit whiners.

You had plenty of warning, you should've GTFO of town.


Where do you suppose the 60 million people in the path of the hurricane were going to... exactly? Texas?
 
2012-11-02 07:08:33 PM  

jaybeezey: Yes, because the tea partiers have proven to be the actual violent ones over the last 4 yrs. Pay attention to the world around you and tell me where violence is actually more likely to sprout: The suburbs if Obama wins or urban areas if Romney wins?


David Adkisson says hi. So does Joseph Stack.
 
2012-11-02 07:09:45 PM  
Betcha these guys also shoot the firefighters when the come to put out the fires. "That'll teach you to be so slow!"
 
2012-11-02 07:13:27 PM  
R-whinin'?

Grow up, and VObama.

And quit being such intransigent douchebags, would y'all?

Remember: Patience is a virtue.

*)
 
2012-11-02 07:13:57 PM  
sounds like "conneticocks"
 
2012-11-02 07:18:03 PM  

queezyweezel: Kevin72: Eggs? "In harms way"? If I was a UI worker and was egged, I would just laugh. Of course, hurling "other objects" ruins it for everyone, like those in Detroit who went from eggs to fires for Devil's Night.

Oh man, was that funny. Now I'm covered in yolk, and I'll be up in this cold windy weather in a bucket for another 10 hours before I can get back to the hotel and get a shower before sleeping 6 hours and getting back out to work another 18....whooeee, that was a good prank....


You mean the eggs they threw at workers actually hit them? o_O
 
2012-11-02 07:20:57 PM  

fluffy2097: Fissile: In every civilized country, utility cables are buried under ground. My relatives in Europe can't believe that the US has such a primitive electric/phone system.

Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

Even with the cables underground, the power is still going to go out if a transformer blows up.


Better one transformer than one transformer + hundreds of miles of lines and dozens of towers.
 
2012-11-02 07:23:22 PM  
I live 60 miles outside Eugene, Oregon, up a mountain. 2 years ago, had a heck of a snowstorm that knocked out power for 7 days to where I live. 60 miles of trees on lines. We took hot drinks to the guys who were working 24 hour shifts to get our power back on. 3rd world? Hardly. Generator and people being friendly and helping each other.

Guess they do things different in that part of the world.
 
2012-11-02 07:25:10 PM  

Sleazy_as_Pie: Aren't they typically restored based on which repair covers the largest number of people?


There was an article about outtages in one of the recent issues of Texas Electric Coop's monthly mag. Critical places like hospitals get first priority. After that, if I remember correctly, it's about whoever's "closest to the biggest circuit" and on down that electrical chain rather than whoever biatches first or loudest. That's why a smaller neighborhood might get power before a much larger community.
 
2012-11-02 07:28:42 PM  
The rich are given big fish treatment, and everyone else gets little fish treatment. The more they deny it, the more you know it is true.
 
2012-11-02 07:30:43 PM  
Texas: we drive like maniacs, we expect power now, and dammit, don't mess with Texas!

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2012-11-02 07:30:53 PM  
I must be reading this story wrong. These people cannot possibly be throwing eggs at the workers who are actively, currently attempting to restore their very own power as a protest that they aren't getting to them fast enough?
 
2012-11-02 07:31:19 PM  

Indubitably: Texas: we drive like maniacs, we expect power now, and dammit, don't mess with Texas!

*)


Tricky-dick.
 
2012-11-02 07:34:48 PM  

stonelotus: Yankees Ghetto trash


FTFY
 
2012-11-02 07:38:19 PM  
Great! Now "Connecticut's for Farking" by Jesus H. Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse is running in my head. Thanx subby!
 
2012-11-02 07:41:47 PM  

macdaddy357: The more they deny it, the more you know it is true.


This may be the dumbest thing written today. Congrats
 
2012-11-02 07:43:04 PM  
Yeah, because whether it's even true or not, we all know that it's the lineman who chooses where he is going to restore power first. The utility company is just a slave to his whims.
 
2012-11-02 07:43:34 PM  
Are we seriously making this a political and racial issue? Really?
 
2012-11-02 07:44:14 PM  
It's freaking Bridgeport, what do you expect? Bunch of welfare monkeys.
 
2012-11-02 07:45:11 PM  

Tommy Moo: I must be reading this story wrong. These people cannot possibly be throwing eggs at the workers who are actively, currently attempting to restore their very own power as a protest that they aren't getting to them fast enough?


They're taking a stand against the man.
 
2012-11-02 07:49:31 PM  
This is utter bullshiat. I live in Southport, one of the richest places in Fairfield County. The power to our house was restored late this afternoon, and around 90% of our neighbors are still in the dark.
How dare Finch claim that we are getting priority over Bridgeport. CLP has told us that their priority was restoring power to the largest number of consumers.
Oh wait. This is Fox News.
Apologies for reacting. We're a bit stressed here, and I'd forgotten just how much the Right are prepared to lie.
Asswipes.
 
2012-11-02 07:50:38 PM  

chaoticcrash: I live 60 miles outside Eugene, Oregon, up a mountain. 2 years ago, had a heck of a snowstorm that knocked out power for 7 days to where I live. 60 miles of trees on lines. We took hot drinks to the guys who were working 24 hour shifts to get our power back on. 3rd world? Hardly. Generator and people being friendly and helping each other.

Guess they do things different in that part of the world.


Thank you for that act of kindness. My bro is an electric co lineman in Jersey who also goes out on disaster recovery events up and down the east coast. Sadly, the douchebaggery that happened here is not uncommon. Many times the police will even tell the crew they cannot provide on site officers...even they won't go in to some of the neighborhoods. Let them freeze their arses off in the dark if they want to act like that. A lot of those guys are hundreds of miles away from home with no return date. The accommodations are questionable, the hours long, conditions are ugly, spare clean socks or a shirt are high on the wish list, .So yeah, offering a cup of coffee or a sandwich is the kind thing to do.
 
2012-11-02 07:55:19 PM  

Tillmaster: This is utter bullshiat. I live in Southport, one of the richest places in Fairfield County. The power to our house was restored late this afternoon, and around 90% of our neighbors are still in the dark.
How dare Finch claim that we are getting priority over Bridgeport. CLP has told us that their priority was restoring power to the largest number of consumers.
Oh wait. This is Fox News.
Apologies for reacting. We're a bit stressed here, and I'd forgotten just how much the Right are prepared to lie.
Asswipes.


So the egging didn't happen?
 
2012-11-02 08:02:00 PM  
MSNBC and Daily Kos aren't reporting this. Relax everyone. It obviously ain't true. Damn Faux News.
 
2012-11-02 08:02:27 PM  

Tillmaster: This is utter bullshiat. I live in Southport, one of the richest places in Fairfield County. The power to our house was restored late this afternoon, and around 90% of our neighbors are still in the dark.
How dare Finch claim that we are getting priority over Bridgeport. CLP has told us that their priority was restoring power to the largest number of consumers.
Oh wait. This is Fox News.
Apologies for reacting. We're a bit stressed here, and I'd forgotten just how much the Right are prepared to lie.
Asswipes.


Yeah this did this last year too during the outtages. All the politicos were rushing to aid the inner cities, while the outer suburbs nobody gave a forethought. I had co-workers who were out of power for 15+ days, plus while poor urban areas (and here, urban means places like bridgeport, waterbury, new britain, etc. we're not exactly talking Boston and Brooklyn) were worked on furiously for the first few days. Anybody who thinks the utilities are rushing out to the suburbs clearly has no idea what the fark they are talking about.

They even gave them all money for food. Remember that scandal when state workers were getting in line for the food cards? All the radioheads and journalists were like "How DARE those white middle class people try to get money TOO!" . They were just handing these cards out with no checks or anything like they were candy and were pissed normal people were getting in line.

That said, the utilities clearly blow here after two decades of de-regging. They cut all their large unionized staff so now they have small specialized crews, they have nowhere near the manpower to do anything after an emergency. It's not the crews fault though, most of them are probably brought in from out of state just to get a little time and a half. But the bloated CEO class serves absolutely no one in this field, you never see Norwhich having problems.
 
2012-11-02 08:04:56 PM  

fluffy2097: Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.


this argument might be valid in colorado or montana, but new england? give me a break.
while I would have to guess, I would guess that new england and europe have similar population density.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined - 786 peeps/ sq mile
germany 609 peeps/ sq mile

yup
was right
so certainly the boston to dc corridor should all be underground ...
but but but that would cost money ...
yes, but would it cost as much as irene and sandy ?
sigh
 
2012-11-02 08:08:56 PM  
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/weather/severe_weather/ui-reacts-to-mayors-com ments#.UJRtXGffpkQ

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/2012/11/01/bridgeport-ma y or-faults-utility-over-outages/i881BjBSZLBOUT4HdW6UzO/story.html

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/01/news/doc50930cf2d6f8d27 7 033635.txt

They're not qualified to give a legitimate opinion either. Whar my Daily Kos and MSNBC? If they don't mention it, it must not be true.
 
2012-11-02 08:10:06 PM  
Gyrfalcon [TotalFark]
Betcha these guys also shoot the firefighters when the come to put out the fires. "That'll teach you to be so slow!"

They do indeed, oh yes they do.
 
2012-11-02 08:14:40 PM  

namatad: fluffy2097: Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

this argument might be valid in colorado or montana, but new england? give me a break.
while I would have to guess, I would guess that new england and europe have similar population density.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined - 786 peeps/ sq mile
germany 609 peeps/ sq mile

yup
was right
so certainly the boston to dc corridor should all be underground ...
but but but that would cost money ...
yes, but would it cost as much as irene and sandy ?
sigh


Because the right wing has such a massive power base in New England. Why don't those shiny blue states raise taxes on their wealthy, sell some state bonds, and do it themselves? Who says the Feds have to do it?
 
2012-11-02 08:15:52 PM  

devildog123: namatad: fluffy2097: Think about how large the USA is compared to any country in Europe. They have to install a lot more infrastructure, and digging up hundreds of thousands of miles of dirt to lay utility cables simply isn't cost effective.

this argument might be valid in colorado or montana, but new england? give me a break.
while I would have to guess, I would guess that new england and europe have similar population density.

Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island combined - 786 peeps/ sq mile
germany 609 peeps/ sq mile

yup
was right
so certainly the boston to dc corridor should all be underground ...
but but but that would cost money ...
yes, but would it cost as much as irene and sandy ?
sigh

Because the right wing has such a massive power base in New England. Why don't those shiny blue states raise taxes on their wealthy, sell some state bonds, and do it themselves? Who says the Feds have to do it?


Why should they use their money when they can use yours?
 
2012-11-02 08:18:36 PM  
Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.
 
2012-11-02 08:18:56 PM  
Connecticutians
 
2012-11-02 08:20:13 PM  

muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.


Where do you get your news, man?
 
2012-11-02 08:20:55 PM  

digitalrain: Connecticutians


Didgetistan.
 
2012-11-02 08:23:00 PM  

muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-02 08:31:18 PM  

Indubitably: muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.

Where do you get your news, man?


Daily Kos

MSNBC too. Ask Alex Wagner. This is a really good week for Obama.
 
2012-11-02 08:32:08 PM  

Fista-Phobia: muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 362x263]


Are you happy seeing fake stories from faux news?
 
2012-11-02 08:41:59 PM  

muck4doo: Fista-Phobia: muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 362x263]

Are you happy seeing fake stories from faux news?


Um... no? Best emergency time president, from a lexiconic standpoint, made me think of that scene.
 
2012-11-02 08:49:31 PM  

muck4doo: Indubitably: muck4doo: Okay mods, no more of these sad stories. We need more positive stories how awesome everything is going, and we have the best emergency time president ever.

Where do you get your news, man?

Daily Kos

MSNBC too. Ask Alex Wagner. This is a really good week for Obama.


Your cynicism shows here.

Humans first, man.

Quit it.

*)
 
2012-11-02 09:02:17 PM  

serpent_sky: kindms: The issue is the utility companies have slashed their utility crews to the bone. When I was a kid 70's - 80's we never saw the lengthy outages that are commonplace now. They all pull the crap of relying on neighboring states to fill the emergency need instead of having a decent amount of manpower to do the job.

These companies have created this situation. I agree the pole workers aren't to blame but like customer service they get to deal with it

These utility companies have always raised rates and continue to slash services like repair crews.

We have had 3 long outages in the past year. 8 days ,5 days and this last one 3 days. This was unheard of years ago.

Telling people not to expect power back until next weekend is BS. Lower manhattan is supposed to have full power by tonight

Seriously. It's been 5 days in our part of Stamford (no rich people here). I'm getting pissy. I'm tired and disoriented. Hungry. Cold as hell. I'm sitting in my car charging my phone now (my car that was hit by a bus not looking earlier today when I went to get gas. farking hell. ). CLP basically said " it's going to take a whole, no we don't know when, tough if you don't like it". It's not like I can go to the competition. They're it. Which is the real problem. If we could switch companies when shiat like this goes down, I guarantee they'd get their acts together. As it is, though, they know ill pay my clp bill when they send it once my power is restored. Though they can't even give us a hint as to when that will be.


I hope you get your power back soon. I am in the New London area and just got ours back this morning.
 
2012-11-02 09:04:02 PM  
I'm a New Yorker born and raised. I moved to CT 20 years ago. I still call em "White bread." Does not apply to Bridgeport or Waterbury. Before the license plates changed I believe CT drivers were known by New Yorkers as "Blue platers."

After Alfred my block was without power for 12 days (Hartford County). We welcomed the utility workers from several different states with cheers, smiles, and praise. All 11 trucks of them. They're the ones who let us know they'd been cooling their heels at the shopping center up the road for 4 days before CL&P let them know we needed help. I sent CL&P outage notifications every 2 hours for 2 days this time.
 
2012-11-02 09:36:10 PM  

naughtyrev: Connecticoonts?


WIN!
 
2012-11-02 09:38:20 PM  
Delaweenians didn't stand a chance.
 
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