posted on May, 20 2005 @ 07:06 PM
The "rolling blackouts" were a joke. A lot like those government hype stories about budgets not being passed on time so all "non essential
services" would be shut down. And the only service to get the shut down order was Parks and Recreation, every little thing else was considered
With the blackouts, downtown San Jose was listed in such a way that it would (and did) never suffer the blackout. The airport area, the transit
systems, hospitals, major businesses, and government offices were unaffected, and their region (which was supposed to be cycled through) never came
South San Jose just happend to come up twice in less than a week.
This season, and last, even with no new major power plants coming online, there was no need dor these blackouts. What changed, besides the exposure of
massive corruption, mismanagement, and outright theft? Nothing infrastructure wise.
Now imagine this same government-created phantom happening on a population forced to own electric vehicles. No one would be able to move, population
nice and contained, and a perfectly plausable excuse given.
Amazing the control we give government-local, county, state and federal, in the name of environmentalism, or social reform, or many pet causes these
Originally posted by ChemicalLaser
What about the spineless CA politicians who failed to address the problem before the rolling blackouts began? Gov. Davis took a fall, but many in the
legislature were equally culpable.