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  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Well, I still love my state and most of my community. Despite Governor Greg "Death Cult" Abbott deciding to lift the mask order and open everything up 100%, pretty much every business I know has said "Nah dawg, we're gonna listen to the CDC, health officials, doctors, nurses, and pretty everyone else who isn't an unreasonable psycho. Masks and distancing still required. Fuck you for trying to win over the Trumpers for your upcoming election."
    DeeNoelcdriveMichelle
  • Are my BM Texas folks okay?

    Giovanni said:
    Freddy said:
    The aftermath of this is going to be rather interesting. Our mayor just posted a graphic showing that our municipal electric company paid more in the last 4 days than it did in the last two years combined, and that's with most people just flat out not even getting any of that power for any meaningful amount of time.

    So what exactly happened here? Did the electric companies jack up the price 3000%? 
    Something like that. The wholesale market went up by 10000% (even though natural gas itself only went up by 911%). Most municipal electric companies, including ours, charge either a flat rate or have a nominal rate cap. From my understanding, the vast majority of Texans won't directly be affected by this; its more the municipalities and power retailers that are going to eat shit. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a few towns go bankrupt over this. We will definitely see power companies go under. Even still, I pay taxes to my city just like most people. One way or another we all eat shit on this.

    Edit: Just saw this article explaining Denton's situation. https://dentonrc.com/business/denton-municipal-electric-seeking-to-borrow-up-to-300-million-following-winter-storm/article_b59c7847-6962-5fd3-a580-1ed71b269df5.html
    NoelGiovanni
  • Are my BM Texas folks okay?

    The aftermath of this is going to be rather interesting. Our mayor just posted a graphic showing that our municipal electric company paid more in the last 4 days than it did in the last two years combined, and that's with most people just flat out not even getting any of that power for any meaningful amount of time.

    MurderbearcdriveNoelA_Ron_Hubbard
  • Are my BM Texas folks okay?

    He has since resigned and decided not to run again.

    GiovanniA_Ron_Hubbard
  • Are my BM Texas folks okay?

    I'm the head of emergency preparedness/disaster response over a staff of 20. Also a client list about the same, all of which are elderly, high risk, and not guaranteed power. Honestly, we've been really lucky so far. We got on top of things asap, and me being in the same grid section as a fire station has allowed me to effectively coordinate our response without interruption. We've had a few people who have gone to stay with family, but as of now that has been out of precaution rather than strict necessity. None of our old folks have froze to death, and we haven't lost contact for a prolonged period of time.

    All that being said, I feel a little guilty that I've personally had it so easy. I'm basically just sitting in my warm luxury apartment, eating hot meals, with uninterrupted All Bills Paid utilities, just watching the snowpocalypse go on outside my window.
    Don't get me wrong, I still unplugged most appliances, turned down my thermostat, and have not ran my dishwasher or washer/dryer all week. But still, I don't have kids or pets, and definitely have way more than I need right now.
    JoshTheBlackMurderbearcdriveTeresa from ConcordMichelleAussieGregOliviaDNoelA_Ron_Hubbard