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(CNN)   Power outage started in Ohio   ( robots.cnn.com) divider line
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14198 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Aug 2003 at 2:29 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-08-16 02:31:31 PM  
hey, i just submitted this same story
2003-08-16 02:31:55 PM  
That deserves a dumbass tag because you could figure out that's where it started?
2003-08-16 02:32:08 PM  
so....who's the dumbass? I was under the impression Ohio had been having power outages since thursday.
2003-08-16 02:34:16 PM  
This'll learn ya' to laugh at Jimmy Traficant!!!
2003-08-16 02:34:27 PM  
<---- hittable
2003-08-16 02:35:40 PM  
Enough about who started it and what. Let's focus on not letting it happen again.
2003-08-16 02:35:56 PM  

/still in shock and awe over the National Championship
2003-08-16 02:36:33 PM  
Don't anger us. You've seen what we can do.

And anyways, fark you. Ohio had nothing to do with this. This is Detroit's fault.
2003-08-16 02:37:04 PM  
3 fail lines in ohio caused power outage. Drew Carey held for questioning.
2003-08-16 02:38:15 PM  
Blarg. I hate the buckeyes... in fact, if we're going to blame ohio, let's blame those cocky sons-of-biatches in cowlumbus.

live it up, zanesville
2003-08-16 02:38:31 PM  
Blame the Canadians??
Must have been the national igloo that caught on fire...
2003-08-16 02:39:03 PM  
Everybody has power now so it's over.

But people need to blame something for this which is stupid because one person didn't cause this. The whole "Erie Loop" was to blame, and the fact that our Power Grid is crappy didn't help the fact either.
2003-08-16 02:41:10 PM  
I never thought of Ohioans as particularly dumb?!?
2003-08-16 02:41:23 PM  
*reads headlines again*


Anyway, I'm still going with terrorists working with reverse vampires in an alliance with the saucer people. Damn Terrorists! My coffee spilled!
2003-08-16 02:41:28 PM  
ohio tag?
2003-08-16 02:41:47 PM  
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Sure, blame us ohio-ians.
2003-08-16 02:42:50 PM  
Four dead in O-hi-o...

Yeah, this had nothing to do with the article. It was just the first thing that came to mind.
2003-08-16 02:43:04 PM  
President Bush called the blackout "a wake-up call,"

Seemed more like a "go to sleep" call.

2003-08-16 02:43:34 PM  
More than eight million people live in New York City.

Most of them aren't vegetarians.

All of their freezers were without power for more than a day.

Imagine that smell of summertime goodness.

/don't kick any trashbags on Monday.
2003-08-16 02:43:54 PM  
Thank's Ohio
2003-08-16 02:44:11 PM  
The 2003 blackout was brought to you by the state which is shaped like an armpit!
2003-08-16 02:44:12 PM  
Well, so much for the New York and Ontario politicians lashing out at each other. Now they have a common enemy to unite upon.
2003-08-16 02:44:35 PM  
First Energy Corp. I should have known. I had the displeasure of working for one of their companies. I can tell you from experience, this is one knucklehead company. I'll bet the guy responsable for isolating them from the grid when trouble strikes was afraid to isolate for fear of getting "blamed" for disconnecting. Naturally, some hourly employee or two will fry for this one. The CEO will probabally give himself and his staff huge bonus in the meantime.
2003-08-16 02:45:06 PM  
NERC President Michehl R. Gent said he would soon announce the appointment of a "well-known person" to lead the investigation

[image from welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com too old to be available]

"There were no power cuts in North America."
2003-08-16 02:45:54 PM  
And here I was thinking it started in Iraq... they haven't had power for a while...
2003-08-16 02:46:34 PM  
We need to keep an eye on those Amish. Who else benefits from power outages? Who else believes electricity is evil? If I were in charge I'd look into buggy sitings around power plants shortly before the lights went out.

Thank You,

The Illuminati
2003-08-16 02:46:45 PM  

also, we need a california, japan, and texas tag.
2003-08-16 02:46:46 PM  
Hey, Ho, Way to go, Ohio...
2003-08-16 02:48:02 PM  
Why o why o why o?
Why did we ever leave Ohio?
Why did we wander
To find true love yonder?
Maybe we better go home.

(also has nothing to do with the article, but it was the first thing that came to my mind. now i have a hankering for "buckeye potato chips" and "stuckeyes")
2003-08-16 02:51:26 PM  
"Blame the Canadians??
Must have been the national igloo that caught on fire..."

Makes no sense
2003-08-16 02:51:44 PM  
Flag on the play...

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Improper use of the dumbass tag... 15 yard penalty... repeat 3rd down
2003-08-16 02:53:25 PM  
I notice they say pretty sure started in Ohio but they still haven't given a cause....I think the verdict on where it started is still going to be out a while looking at our track record on these these things.....but why then did the Canadian govt. balme a lightning strike? Perhaps what ever went wrong, wherever it went wrong, had the same effect as a lightnig strike would of? Or were they afraid that the big bad US would blame them and invade ( as if they would be so lucky)?
2003-08-16 02:55:21 PM  
Didn't Ohio vote for Bush? Ah-ha!
2003-08-16 02:55:22 PM  
gururich, that's the way it always goes. The latest shuttle disaster is a graphic display of what happens when a manager gets high on hubris.
2003-08-16 02:55:31 PM  
Damn you, Drew Carey! Damn you to Hell! As punishment for starting the blackout, we should airlift the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame out of that redneck hillbilly state and put it in a state that exist frimly in the twenty first century. Any takers?

Seriously, if Ohio didn't have the Rock 'n' Roll HoF, maps of the country would have a big old "Here be dragons" printed frimly over the blank space where Ohio would go.
2003-08-16 02:56:18 PM  
FriendGirl, im guessing you didnt live where the blackout occurred. if you didnt know the heat was terribly hot during this and getting to be unbearable. thousands of restraunts lost thousands of dollars worth of food, new york city had people sleeping on the streets, and worst of all, i was playing madden 2004 when it went off
2003-08-16 02:56:44 PM  
Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming...
2003-08-16 02:58:41 PM  
"we're finally on our own..."
2003-08-16 02:58:44 PM  
Get on our nerves and we'll do it again!
2003-08-16 02:58:54 PM  
Yeah, what's with that appointing a "well-known" person? Who cares if they're well known, make it someone well qualified!
2003-08-16 02:59:38 PM  
Indeed. A couple of years ago our freezer failed when we were on holiday. Cue 2 bin bags of rotten meat.
Of course in New York there will be 8 million bin bags of frozen meat. Nice.

On the subject of whose fault it was, why should it matter?
If the entire grid can fail due to a single problem then more capacity and/or improved transmission is required. The whole point of a grid is to ensure that a single point of failure doesn't cause a cascading shutdown.
2003-08-16 03:00:18 PM  
this summer I hear the drumming
2003-08-16 03:00:45 PM  
BreakdownHit...I was not in an area affected by the blackout. However, that night I did get a cramp in my calf, so I know about suffering. Buck up.
2003-08-16 03:00:55 PM  
Meanwhile, al Qeada operatives in the US take notes.

"Transmission lines in Ohio. Cuts power to all northeast. Let's see: robbery, arson, murder."

Do we have enough C4 for the Empire State Building, Abdul?
2003-08-16 03:02:25 PM  

hey, i just submitted this same story

Me to with a different tag though.
2003-08-16 03:03:21 PM  
Jeans of blue/waist 42/The baseball team has Chief Wahoo/In Cleveland, O-hi-o
2003-08-16 03:03:30 PM  
NERC President Michehl R. Gent said he would soon announce the appointment of a "well-known person" to lead the investigation . . .

Al Gore?
H. Ross Perot?
Henry Kissinger?
Scott Peterson?
Kenneth Lay?

Maybe, if we are lucky, it will be Gray Davis.
2003-08-16 03:07:11 PM  
...wake me when the light go out in Georgia, and they kill an innocent man
2003-08-16 03:07:43 PM  
okay now saw something about 3 lines ( though not why they went?)/.....

Still, I say we shouldn't share our power with te Canadians ( after all they are always complaining about the iar we share with them...too much smoke, too much flourocarbons..waahh)
2003-08-16 03:08:49 PM  
I think the real culprit will turn out to be Mrs. O'Leary's cow.
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