Breaking News NY City Blackout -- A Political Science lesson for American Socialists.

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    Was watching a bit of the coverage of the black-out tonight, and I noticed on completely dark streets just north of Times Square, that most all of the power was out, but the iconic Advertising billboards? Most of them seemed to be working fine..

    Blackout extends way south to MSGarden and some of the shots I could not place, but in MOST of them showing a very darkened Manhattan -- the TRAFFIC LIGHTS were OUT, but the jeans and vacation ads were still lit...

    How can there be a need to call-in every cop in the boroughs to direct traffic in Manhattan, but the sales pitches go on? It's called "incentive" and "accountability"... Those billboards are only valuable, when they are working. The revenue is based on "up-time" and exposure.. So they were designed with either battery backup or generators.

    If the windmills and the solar generation can be battery backed up as a NATIONAL grid design ( I actually doubt this, but for arguments' sake) why can't the Manhattan traffic lights be also?

    Why is it that critical infrastructure that the city owns that provide safety and security are not designed with worst case scenarios in mind? There's no INCENTIVE or really VISIBILITY for spending money on stuff in govt that only makes you a hero "once in a long while"..


    Seems to me this Socialist Fancy that's spreading obviously means "single payer" for a LARGE SECTION of the US economy.. And what's the MOTIVATION and INCENTIVE to stay ahead of the problems and produce reliable, well designed systems? Do you really want the GOVT to inspect your elevators or a private company whose existence and reputation is on the line every day?

    HHHMMMM????
     
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    Maxine in town with a hair dryer?


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    So where are all these guys posting 300 million electric cars at night is not a problem?
     
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    I just turned on my T.V. it's bad
     
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    Holy crap they are shooting
     
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    AOC is nowhere to be found to promote her "New Green Deal"... :auiqs.jpg:
     
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    Feeling sad for New York......it's becoming like Calizuela.....:(

    Whatever liberals touch.....turns into .....(you know what)
     
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    I was with you completely until about 2/3 of the way down where you started snorting Drano.

    I guess there really is no event where some wag won't go "hey! I can score points with this!"
     
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    Very strange, there were no storms, no strain on the grid per se. Anyone heard of the possible cause for the blackout?
     
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    Transformer fire is what I heard
     
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