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by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

Come on Gill...it is an extreme weather event in Texas...you had to go back 89 years to find the extreme...in fact, you have to go back 70 years to find similar weather like we have just gone through... We might have a difference of opinion on extreme. Abilene -7 / 1985 Amarillo -14 / 1951 Austin -...
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 5662
Views: 468670

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Interesting story about and outstanding American... https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/lloyd-austin-medal-of-honor-netflix/?utm_source=Task+%26+Purpose+Weekly&utm_campaign=c94e91cbc3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_07_12_05_42_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_004007e368-c94e91cbc3-79103973&mc...
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/08/f2/Grid%20Resiliency%20Report_FINAL.pdf Aging infrastructure and more extreme weather events due to climate change. The US has a genuine infrastructure issue - energy and otherwise - that everyone is afraid of tackling. And they're afraid because it r...
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

Please explain why we need to increase taxes to fix this problem? Power plants of all types have been built by private firms, not the government...some, subsidized by governments (especially solar and wind)... You could also cut spending but similar to utilities, people have an expectation for some...
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

I worked for a power company for a few years. They had no problems with maintaining their nuclear or coal power plants. The NRC is on your ass about everything. A paper in the wrong folder was a huge fine. I work for the VP in charge of construction and procurement. The only issue I could see is th...
by Col Hogan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

No it is not. This is just poor planning from the energy providers specifying the wind turbines, and frankly I see this often in my industry with Southern clients: "Oh how many times will I really need freeze-protection, no need to pay the extra cost." Ok maybe makes sense for a tiny HVAC...
by Col Hogan
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

We just had our first outage...just over an hour...

That was fun
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

Yay renewable energy...the savior of the world (especially the current generation of equipment)...

https://texasscorecard.com/state/wind-t ... sWyG2pZLAA
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

There are predictions of possible intermittent power outages in Texas because of our large wind power farms, due to the polar vortex...just like in the upper mid-west... https://energynews.us/2019/02/27/midwest/wind-turbine-shutdowns-during-polar-vortex-stoke-midwest-debate/ I see there are rolling...
by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank you coal!
Replies: 304
Views: 17963

Re: Thank you coal!

Power and natural gas markets going absolutely crazy yesterday, today, and expected through Tuesday due to the extreme cold in flyover country. We had to run our fleet of diesel generators yesterday and again today through Tuesday. Our region of the power market has 20,000 MW of coal capacity. 18,0...
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Dallas Mavericks and the National Anthem
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Dallas Mavericks and the National Anthem

That didn’t last long...

by Col Hogan
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The New (Domestic) War on Terror
Replies: 37
Views: 1105

Re: The New (Domestic) War on Terror

MSNBC's Nicole Wallace suggests we use a drone strike on Trump: https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange/status/1357732626338037761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1357732626338037761%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fredstate.com%2Fnick-arama%2F2021%2F02%2F05%2F3227...
by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Who is Your Super Bowl Winner?
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: Who is Your Super Bowl Winner?

by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread
Replies: 5662
Views: 468670

Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

10 Pounds of C4 explosives reported stolen from Marine Corps Base 29 Palms CA


https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine- ... 19d6530d83
by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Woke Again" Thread
Replies: 633
Views: 10698

Re: The Official "Making America Woke Again" Thread

AOC just presented an outstanding argument against a national $15 an hour minimum wage...I wonder if she realizes that???


by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bargaining With Fascists?
Replies: 131
Views: 2149

Re: Bargaining With Fascists?

How does one react when a racist fascist Nazi helps you???

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2 ... ssion=true
by Col Hogan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Who is Your Super Bowl Winner?
Replies: 30
Views: 733

Re: Who is Your Super Bowl Winner?

CAA Flagship wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:37 am I'll take the Chiefs. Once you get past the QB debate, the rest of the team in the favor of the Chiefs.
+1
by Col Hogan
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Woke Again" Thread
Replies: 633
Views: 10698

Re: The Official "Making America Woke Again" Thread

I think we'll see her in the Senate, probably taking Schumer's spot. I don't think she'll ever end up as Senate majority or minority leader though. Congressional leadership is political suicide if you want to seek the Presidency (people around her say she does, even though she denies it). I don't t...
by Col Hogan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Reddit versus Wall Street
Replies: 171
Views: 3237

Re: Reddit versus Wall Street

Why #SilverSqueeze ‘backfired’; price is now collapsing

https://www.kitco.com/news/2021-02-02/W ... r-Hug.html
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Reddit versus Wall Street
Replies: 171
Views: 3237

Re: Reddit versus Wall Street

Silver is up nicely over the last few months...well before this Reddit thing... Right now, it’s off 30 cents an ounce... Yes, it’s the ETF’s that are up...and actually, Silver ended up closing up today as well. Physical silver is also up over $5 an oz over the last few weeks...it’s down 41 cents on...
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Reddit versus Wall Street
Replies: 171
Views: 3237

Re: Reddit versus Wall Street

https://twitter.com/wsbmod/status/1356338243554304001?s=21 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm going with the silver thing as interference/distraction from people going diamond hands on GMS/BB/AMC/etc. They're scared. Silver is up nicely over the last few months...well before this Reddit thing.....
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 10570
Views: 375299

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

Still disagree. Seen enough "emergency" legislation following 9/11 to know better, and so should you. Also you're talking federal level. I am vehemently opposed to a one size fits all "emergency" China Virus legislation from DC. Fuck that. Governors can and should work with thei...
by Col Hogan
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coronavirus COVID-19
Replies: 10570
Views: 375299

Re: Coronavirus COVID-19

CNN sans Fred’s) and the New York Times, are suddenly ripping into the Emmy-Award winning Governor of New York for his horrible leadership and actions in the current pandemic...

Better late than never???