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2012-11-02 09:39:56 PM
I'm surprised this isn't about the Northeast Utilities owned Connecticut Light & Power. They're horrible.
 
2012-11-02 09:43:12 PM

Fissile: KierzanDax: "...a fifth straight day after so-called superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast."

Wait, is Fox News trying to deny it was a superstorm, deny it was called Sandy or deny it hit the East Coast?

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Well, derp! Of course this was just a little wind. Typical 47% whiners who can't handle a little bit of inconvenience. Gimme, gimme, gimme....it's all these people know. First thing we need to do is get rid of this Obama-FEMA. Here's an example of the welfare whores who make up the 47%. Can you believe that the people living in this house in Union Beach, NJ already have their hands out! The nerve of these cretins!

[media.nj.com image 650x434]


That's one well built roof.
 
2012-11-02 09:52:59 PM
Bridgeport is a known crap hole of a city. Not in the least bit surprised.
 
2012-11-02 10:00:18 PM
It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.
 
2012-11-02 10:05:51 PM
Maybe people in CT are just rude? I lived there twice. The rudest, least caring people I have ever met (and I have lived all over the US). The first day there, I almost got thrown out of a grocery store for saying "Hi" to customers. This was by the grocery store manager. People had actually complained that I was talking to them, and acknowledging their existence. In 2 years, I met a handful of people who were outgoing and nice, that was it. The rest of the people were either assholes or people who were terrified that you were trying to take something from them. I'll take the south any day. People here always welcome others, and would never assault those here to help.
 
2012-11-02 10:06:34 PM

Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.


I find it most interesting how you read what you wanted to read...

P.S. Yer fuked in the future, much like me. We are fuked.
 
2012-11-02 10:08:30 PM
Connecticut is, was and always shall be a shiathole. Just check out Hartford for proof.

Simply vile.
 
2012-11-02 10:13:51 PM

Indubitably: Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.

I find it most interesting how you read what you wanted to read...

P.S. Yer fuked in the future, much like me. We are fuked.


How are we fuked? That ice storm sucked, but now it's gonna get worse? Do clarify if ya have a moment...
 
2012-11-02 10:15:46 PM

Friction8r: Indubitably: Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.

I find it most interesting how you read what you wanted to read...

P.S. Yer fuked in the future, much like me. We are fuked.

How are we fuked? That ice storm sucked, but now it's gonna get worse? Do clarify if ya have a moment...


Look, for the record: I always speak metaphorically. Allegory, man.

I am Indubitably.
 
2012-11-02 10:17:44 PM
A weak, category 1, people. cat 1. And you haven't gone 5 days without power. We should sell the whole northeastern US to Greenland. What a bunch of pu$$ies. CAT 1 and you're crying like the world has come to an end.

Resilient my a$$.
 
2012-11-02 10:33:53 PM

Scott_Free: Maybe people in CT are just rude? I lived there twice. The rudest, least caring people I have ever met (and I have lived all over the US). The first day there, I almost got thrown out of a grocery store for saying "Hi" to customers.


Well you obviously didn't greet them with the proper etiquette learned by young Connecticutions.
It's starts by not pretending to be a Walmart greeter... especially if you're not in Walmart.
Next, don't make eye contact before speaking to someone. Because only crazy people (New Yorker's) do that.
And if you speak with a dialect outside of the tri-state area we don't know what the fark your saying.
 
2012-11-02 10:37:05 PM

Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.


I have to ask: What was more frustrating? Not having anyone to throw eggs at or not having eggs?
 
2012-11-02 11:16:58 PM
... Now I want to call my brother and see if he has had eggs thrown at him. He is a linesman currently out in Connecticut. They staged his crew there just before the storm hit so they'd be ready to start fixing the lines as soon as the storm was over.

He's been out on a lot of storm breaks this year. He has had a few stories about stupid people- both those in charge of getting the crews their orders and the people they are trying to help.
 
2012-11-02 11:17:46 PM

Schfanzst!: Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.

I have to ask: What was more frustrating? Not having anyone to throw eggs at or not having eggs?



Idiots.

Eggs are one of the few food items we normally refrigerate that will keep well for a few days without power.


/They should have thrown the ham
 
2012-11-02 11:19:04 PM

Hoboclown: "Clearly people took to heart what they heard, even though it was not factual," West said of the reported incidents Wednesday. "We don't choose favorites."

That's not exactly true. My power's been out since Monday (suburb outside of Bridgeport), and while all of the stores and businesses in the town have been restored my whole residential neighborhood is still untouched. There's probably some sort of valid reason to get them up and running first, but you don't get to also say you aren't choosing who you fix first.



Suburbs' power lines likely radiate from more central branches of the power network that run through the town. They may not be able to figure out where all the breaks are before dealing first with the town, and besides, without the more central parts fixed first, you wouldn't get power anyway.
 
2012-11-02 11:22:59 PM

Friction8r: It's quite satisfying to watch the liberal posters in this thread getting their arses handed to them, and watching how they ignore the salient posts of the non-dysfunctional. Liberals want the nanny state, but when nanny lets them down, they throw eggs? Children. I went 12 days without power in a Western Kentucky ice storm a few years ago. Did it suck? Yes. Did I have tantrums? No. Weasels.



Thank you for that mature and helpful post. Clearly all the "weasels" have much to learn about calm, rational discourse from you.
 
2012-11-02 11:27:02 PM
I've been up here in north east Maryland for the past two weeks. The people here got together, worked together, and fixed their problems. Why can't you stay classy Connecticut?
27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-02 11:41:04 PM
Nutmugger?
 
2012-11-03 12:40:45 AM

PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.


You're the problem. Christ there used to be a day when you could have a FARK thread without some tard bringing politics into it.

Get off my lawn I guess

Why even mention it if it bothers you
 
2012-11-03 01:49:06 AM
Don't like it, move to a better neighborhood. The people who should get help first are those that use it the most...you know, actual deserving people. Those people who are using a trifle here and there to operate their meth kitchen can hang. Tough break.
 
2012-11-03 02:05:50 AM

This text is now purple: fluffy2097: I mean. "We will no longer provide power to your city. At all. Find some other utility company to set up a brand new infrastructure, because we're gonna take what we own and leave you farkers in the stone age where you belong."

The state authority usually takes issue with that.


"we do not feel the state can provide us with the needed protection to keep our linesmen from being assaulted or murdered while on the job.Therefore we exercise our right to refuse to service. "
 
2012-11-03 02:23:31 AM

cgraves67: If I was the power company workers and they started throwing eggs at me, I'd leave. If they want their power restored, they can be respectful. They don't have to be happy, they can complain loudly, but the line workers putting in long shifts are not the guys to throw eggs at.


Agreed. +1
These addresses would automatically find themselves at the bottom of the list.
 
2012-11-03 03:03:31 AM

ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]


as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.
 
2012-11-03 03:49:02 AM

Insurgent: ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]

as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.


Lack of money is a pretty good excuse.
 
2012-11-03 05:02:30 AM

Mr. Breeze: Insurgent: ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]

as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.

Lack of money is a pretty good excuse.


We could have spent the money we did have on that instead of two pointless wars.
 
2012-11-03 05:10:05 AM

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 here in the good old USA, when a public service such as communications or electricity needs to be put in, everyone and their mothers has to get their two cents in and their two dollars out. These companies have to deal with so many rights of way, "private property" assholes, NIMBYs, and other obstructions, bullsh*t and antiquated laws that it's cheaper to put a pole up and string wires that are removable rather than put something in that was permanent.

Mr. Breeze: Insurgent: ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]

as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.

Lack of money is a pretty good excuse.


So what were last year's profits for communications companies again?

As Verizon Demands Huge Cuts To Worker Benefits, Its Profits Soar And Its CEO Gets $18 Million In Compensation
Defying Doubters, AT&T Profit Rises 39%

It was the same for Comcast, Cox communications, every single telecom and cable company in 2011 and will be again in 2012. They have collectively stashed billions away over the years, plus we taxpayers gave them assloads of our money to upgrade their systems, which they promptly gave to their shareholders and executives.

This is why we need to build the system out the way it should be, at taxpayers expense if need be, and let anyone who wants to rent space on the fiber. This would not only boost speeds to where they are supposed to be everywhere, but will foster an era of competition the likes of which this country has never seen before. Imagine having what some people call "fast internet" in this country (3-5 mbps) as the cheapest tier of service, for less than the cost of what the least expensive dial up is now.

Of course that would utterly destroy the profit-making scam machine the communications are running now, so they and their lobbyists will not let that happen. Ever.

There is no lack of money.
There are no excuses.
There is only profit.
 
2012-11-03 05:40:40 AM
I hate to say this but I can't think of any reason why the repair crews would start in the poorest section of town anyway. How concerned do you think they are about $6.00 worth of bologna and government cheese going bad?

I think they work on Hospitals, Government buildings, and businesses, and then fan out to repair the quick fixes first as they triage other areas and get everyone else back online.

Be serious.
 
2012-11-03 06:36:01 AM

pissedoffmick: NkThrasher: Cheron: Connecticuter? I've lived here almost 50 years and I don't think I've ever heard anyone use that. It has always been nutmeggers

I grew up as a New Hampshirite, we always used Connecticutian.

/bonus points if anyone knows a demonym for Mass that isn't 'Masshole' without looking it up

"Baystatahs" - no?


It's the curse with naming your state after old Indian names, you can't make it sound right no matter what you use.

\Bay Stater
\\Thank God I'm not a Rhode Islander
 
2012-11-03 06:55:13 AM

rewind2846: 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 here in the good old USA, when a public service such as communications or electricity needs to be put in, everyone and their mothers has to get their two cents in and their two dollars out. These companies have to deal with so many rights of way, "private property" assholes, NIMBYs, and other obstructions, bullsh*t and antiquated laws that it's cheaper to put a pole up and string wires that are removable rather than put something in that was permanent.

Mr. Breeze: Insurgent: ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]

as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.

Lack of money is a pretty good excuse.

So what were last year's profits for communications companies again?

As Verizon Demands Huge Cuts To Worker Benefits, Its Profits Soar And Its CEO Gets $18 Million In Compensation
Defying Doubters, AT&T Profit Rises 39%

It was the same for Comcast, Cox communications, every single telecom and cable company in 2011 and will be again in 2012. They have collectively stashed billions away over the years, plus we taxpayers gave them assloads of our money to upgrade their systems, which they promptly gave to their shareholders and executives.

This is why we need to build the system out the way it should be, at taxpayers expense if need be, and let anyone who wants to rent space on the fiber. This would not only boost speeds to where they are supposed to be everywhere, but will fost ...


Where the hell are we, as taxpayers, going to get the money for that? And keep in mind, tax dollars would only end up paying government contractors to do this work, which means it would cost a lot more in the long run. Hell, our government would probably contract the job out to Comcast, Cox and Verizon at a hefty markup, because profit.
 
2012-11-03 08:08:04 AM
Connect? I can't.
 
2012-11-03 08:34:19 AM

Soulcatcher: I hate to say this but I can't think of any reason why the repair crews would start in the poorest section of town anyway. How concerned do you think they are about $6.00 worth of bologna and government cheese going bad?

I think they work on Hospitals, Government buildings, and businesses, and then fan out to repair the quick fixes first as they triage other areas and get everyone else back online.

Be serious.


Realistically that is what happens. They prioritise key infrastructure and deal with everything else as they get to it based on what needs to be done. If that means light damage in a wealthy neighborhood would take a crew an hour to fix versus completely rewiring a poor neighborhood that might take weeks. That's just how it farking works. Pulling that one truck out of the rich neighborhood for an hour is not going to make the other place go faster. And it makes sense to fix things that are easily fixed and restore power where you can. Instead of farking everyone equally because some areas were hit really hard. Property values are not a big factor.
 
2012-11-03 10:06:30 AM
During one of the last major winter storms in the Midwest, people in St. Louis were firing upon Ameren workers. You all need to step up your game. Eggs really aren't on the same scale as small arms.
 
2012-11-03 11:47:54 AM

PawisBetlog: I swear, between this and the story about both parties lawyering up, and being shoulder to shoulder with tea party activists and other people with extreme views, I start to wonder if we are headed toward an honest to goodness civil war. Not a military conflict mind you, something much more drawn out and damaging.

Things just seem to be drifting further and further apart, at the same time our core problems are getting worse and worse. problems that will require consensus and shared sacrifice to truly solve.

Hopefully a month or two after the election dies down I'll be able to ignore it for a few years, but if this election is contested for any length of time, watch out. It seems like it could get very very ugly.

\hope I'm being glass half empty guy.



I'm 51 with no kids and glad of it.
 
2012-11-03 12:16:28 PM

rewind2846: 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 here in the good old USA, when a public service such as communications or electricity needs to be put in, everyone and their mothers has to get their two cents in and their two dollars out. These companies have to deal with so many rights of way, "private property" assholes, NIMBYs, and other obstructions, bullsh*t and antiquated laws that it's cheaper to put a pole up and string wires that are removable rather than put something in that was permanent.

Mr. Breeze: Insurgent: ArcadianRefugee: 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.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x365]

as an American, this sort of sentiment confuses me. America is too big to have proper infrastructure? we are Americans, FFS. quit making excuses and get shiat done.

sooner, rather than later.

Lack of money is a pretty good excuse.

So what were last year's profits for communications companies again?

As Verizon Demands Huge Cuts To Worker Benefits, Its Profits Soar And Its CEO Gets $18 Million In Compensation
Defying Doubters, AT&T Profit Rises 39%

It was the same for Comcast, Cox communications, every single telecom and cable company in 2011 and will be again in 2012. They have collectively stashed billions away over the years, plus we taxpayers gave them assloads of our money to upgrade their systems, which they promptly gave to their shareholders and executives.

This is why we need to build the system out the way it should be, at taxpayers expense if need be, and let anyone who wants to rent space on the fiber. This would not only boost speeds to where they are supposed to be everywhere, but will fost ...


Why do the Feds have to do it? If that's what you think will work, lobby for it at the state or local level. As I pointed out when someone said we needed to build an underground power grid, and he tried to make it sound like evil right wingers were keeping that from happening. If you live in a blue state, like most of the north eastern states that were so badly effected, your legislatures could tax the shait out of your rich folks, and pass laws building that infrastructure. Why make everyone else in the country pay for it if they don't want to?
 
2012-11-03 02:53:46 PM

Mr. Breeze: Where the hell are we, as taxpayers, going to get the money for that? And keep in mind, tax dollars would only end up paying government contractors to do this work, which means it would cost a lot more in the long run. Hell, our government would probably contract the job out to Comcast, Cox and Verizon at a hefty markup, because profit.


The same place we got the money for the TVA and rebuilding (poorly) Iraq. How many billions per MONTH did we pour down that sandy sh*thole with nary a peep from the deficit doomsayers, as long as it was a republican administration that was doing the pouring?
We got electricity and phone service to virtually every standing structure in this nation AND to Alaska and Hawaii, and we can do the same with other communications services. If the services are going to be contracted out, do it as we did with projects like the Hoover Dam - lowest bidder, concrete deadlines, they lose money if they don't finish on time with bonuses if they finish early, and make it so that as they go through each area the local laws, NIMBYs and petty politicians are cleared out beforehand. Just get it done.

devildog123: Why do the Feds have to do it? If that's what you think will work, lobby for it at the state or local level.


See my explanation above with regards to all the local laws and other bullsh*t that would get the way of such a massive overhaul of the system. Everyone wants their own little kingdom, and local politicians and lawmakers are known for being some of the most capricious and petty dictators and wanna-be kings imaginable. Ever sat in on a city council or county board meeting? Some of these morans make the US congress seem like the most mature adults in the room. Local control and its resulting monopolies are the main reason why basic digital cable service has tripled in price in the last 10 years, and is outpacing inflation. Too many little hands in the pie, each wanting their little slice.

This needs to be done on a national level simply to avoid as much of this petty bullsh*t as humanly possible. People need to remember that they are citizens of the United States Of America (as in "the whole farking country"), not just their little state or county or the few blocks their school district covers, and act like it.
 
2012-11-03 07:44:29 PM

Demetrius: In Bridgeport? I'm not surprised.


Came to say this.

Born in CT, dragged to FL summer before senior year of high school. Been stuck here ever since. Im not such a fan of snow, but Id really like to get out of FL to somewhere a bit cooler, preferably with a better job market. Maybe the Carolinas.
 
2012-11-05 06:50:37 PM
Move inland.

The penis shrinks.

Please vote for President Obama to defeat dumb and "Vivagrow".
 
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