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Why Cowboys Stadium Never Lost Power during Rolling Blackouts

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:29 PM
Now if you want a real issue... My mom who is a nurse has informed me that Parkland Hospital lost their power in the rolling black outs and are getting prepared in case it happens again...

Now, call me crazy but it seems like a hospital ( Especially one as big as parkland) should be the ones to be exempt from a black out.....Though, I am not sure if it was intentional or just an accident.... and I do imagine they would have back up generators... At least I hope... but still.

On a side note that is not really relevant, but slightly interesting to those who may not know, Parkland is the hospital that JFK was taken to after he was shot.
edit on 3-2-2011 by gimme_some_truth because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by EyeHeartBigfoot

The mistake would be on the part of the Area Managers for Oncor. The one here in my hometown is someone i know, and he is very active in managing the grid locally (covering 16 counties in West Texas).

When he heard of the rolling outages, he was proactive in ensuring that the 2 substations in our town that serve the hospitals and prisons were not affected.

The Area Managers in the D/FW area should be strung up.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:46 PM
I wouldn't doubt that the Texas taxpayers are subsidizing Boss Hogg's new stadium to the hilt, electric bills included and all. And they say Republicans hate Socialism...

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan

There is no insulation on the pipes because for the most part it is an unneccessary cost to building the plants. Texas is not prone to long periods of cold weather and the plants out there are simply not constructed the same as the ones on the east coast. This situation might cause them to reconsider this strategy when building plants moving forward, but only time will tell.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:06 PM
Story Linkey

I read that the stadium houses one of the largest server banks in the region. They would have backup for it but not interupting at all would be the best. Probably police FBI and or CIA servers. Good for free protection it sounds like to me. This link just talks about the stadium
edit on 3-2-2011 by mikellmikell because: Add linkey (I hope anyway)

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:15 PM

Originally posted by pwrthtbe

. I read somewhere that close to a Billion people are going to be watching this game throughout the world on Sunday.

One Billion people throughout the world? really? wow! I didn't know that, cool!

Excuse my ignorance, but which countries watch American Football, where is it popular?

Okey, I remember that some people used to watch Super Bowl when I lived in Venezuela, so I guess that many South American countries could be watching the game.

And Canada would be a quite logical guess!

In which other countries is it especially popular to watch the Super Bowl?

Sorry for asking, I'm just curious!

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:20 PM
reply to post by pwrthtbe

Could you imagine the impact and news cycle around the world if the US of A could not have its most religious of sports holidays?

2nd line is my sincerest,

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