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California Blackout
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:33:54 am »
Man, I'm sooooooooooooo happy to have electricity back!!!! The blackout hit us this afternoon and we just now got our power back on. It's 1:26am now. Spending time reading about what the hell happened. Starting with....


It wasn't a nice feeling today. After a couple of hours with no power, I suspected that it was bigger than just a couple of blocks being affected. So at this time I went down to VONS just to see what was happening. Sure enough, as soon as I get down there, there were huge lines for both CVS and VONS. But people were already becoming unruly. I had somehow walked right into VONS and when I began looking for stuff that I thought I might need, there were some people already pushing and shoving just to get ice. We are only into a blackout for a few hours, and this is all it takes for people to start acting out like this? Oh brother.

I got out of there are fast as I could. I didn't want to get caught in a place that could have gotten way out of control at the drop of a hat.
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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 01:55:43 am »
Millions without power in Southwest (CBS News)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zvCdPQ7aa4

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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 01:58:24 am »
Millions In The Dark After Power Outage (KCRA News)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmdbXk6V5w

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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 06:11:00 am »
Wow, interesting.

Watching and reading bits and pieces about the new movie Contagion, they discussed predicted behaviour of people when the **** hits the fan. It was not pretty and like what your saying here, it happens easily and quickly when it comes to panic.

Those youtube clips got 'clipped' might fast.
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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 06:51:51 am »

Those youtube clips got 'clipped' might fast.

Yeah, I just tried to play them again. They worked when I first put them up. But the owner has since disabled embedding. But of if you click on the player it will take you to the owners page where you can watch the videos.
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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 07:03:10 am »
Floods in East, Blackout in West

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-UihbhdSDI

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Re: California Blackout
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 07:06:35 am »
The Employee that trigger the blackout was heard saying " I didn't do it".

Clearly a fan of Bart Simpson







Yes, I just made that up. But I'm hoping to start the rumor and that it catches on by this afternoon and you can all say you were there when it happened.  ;D
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