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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:38 AM
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Blackouts scheduled for the next couple of days here
according to WFAA, our local ABC affiliate. Of course they told me it's my fault because I have my thermostat set at 65.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:39 AM
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1. Here ???
In My Computer ?
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:41 AM
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2. "Here" appears to be Dallas-Fort Worth
http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/s...

With temperatures hitting 104 degrees Wednesday and an expected 105 degrees tomorrow many North Texans are seeking the cool temperatures indoors.

But while air conditioners pump out the cool air, electricity is being pushed to the limit, which could means blackouts.

Power usage Wednesday came close to setting a record for peak demand. Overactive air conditioners can create a power surge that puts the state's electrical grid on the brink of overload.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:47 AM
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6. Oh ..... THAT here .....
And I thought all call signs west of the Mississippi began with 'K' ....

Funny how the purveyors of infinite theft of natural resources cant seem to provide enough juice on their home turf ...
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:41 AM
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3. Hope you get to spend some quality time with the one you love.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:44 AM
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4. Won't stop me from working n/t
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:47 AM
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5. Too bad!
:toast:
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:49 AM
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7. Not bad at all, it won't cause me any down time n/t
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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:33 AM
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8. No kidding, I just bought 2 gallons of gin.
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