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KY_EnviroGuy

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Hometown: TN, KY
Home country: USA
Current location: KY
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How Florida's power will be restored (and how Puerto Rico's is currently)

The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.

Link: https://www.publicpower.org/storm-center-and-mutual-aid

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Mutual aid is electric utilities helping each other in times of need. The American Public Power Association, together with state and regional public power utilities and organizations, coordinates the mutual aid network for the nation’s public power utilities. Utilities that want to give and get help for power restoration after a disaster sign up for this network.

When (and even before) a major disaster hits a utility’s territory and the utility knows that its own crews and equipment won’t be enough to restore power quickly, it calls for mutual aid. It provides its best estimate of how many people it needs and what type of skills they should have. The utility also specifies equipment and material needs. Other utilities in the network respond with what they can offer.

The actual dispatch and movement of crews from different utilities is coordinated by utility and public power association personnel who volunteer as regional and national mutual aid coordinators.

Also see this APPA Fact Sheet that details the process: https://www.publicpower.org/system/files/documents/Mutual%20Aid%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Of course, this is all done in coordination with FEMA and the state's emergency management so there's minimal conflict between agencies and that aid is going where it's needed most.

These are crews heading there today from my area's utility:
https://twitter.com/lgeku/status/1575159742674223110
This is an extremely challenging task. Not only must crews and trucks be efficiently dispatched, but also massive quantities of repair materials such as poles, cables, transformers and insulators have to somehow flow into the disaster zone. Plus, the crews must be housed and fed.

Best of luck and wishes for minimal damage and injury to everyone affected by this monster storm.


KY.......

I would wager many, if not all, of the Moar-B-Loco docs were scanned or photographed...

and could have been sent who knows where or are being held as future ammo for espionage or blackmail. Hell, they were not safe or secure while in the White House during TFG's stay and also were fair game for all sorts of crooks and spies while in Florida.

Other guesses and questions:

1. When shipped from Washington, could the boxes have been intentionally mislabeled (say, as tRump business documents) in order to conceal their content?

2. Isn't there an existing protocol controlling everything that leaves the White House? It was evident from the start that TFG and his team would not respect any laws, rules, norms or standards.

3. Can the Secret Service be compelled to reveal anything they observed relating to the movement of these documents and any activities around them after arriving in Florida?

4. Are these original documents and the only existing copies, or are the originals still in D.C.? I was under the impression that all documents, event records and transcripts during any administration is supposed to be immediately archived in a safe, secure place.

5. Surely the originals of any classified documents found in Florida are still secure in Washington!

6. I wonder if there are ways to determine what documents are missing from the original shipments.

I hope President Biden and Congress take firm steps during this administration to insure this can never happen again.


KY rant done.....

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/valdemings

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/val.demings

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdPPdCg3LnVkczhUT1sJXQ

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My mother told me, "never grow tired of doing good." Floridians deserve better than the same tired politics. Now is not the time for Florida’s leaders to get tired. We’re just getting back. We’re just getting started. I believe that our state has an incredible future ahead of us, and I’m running for the United States Senate because of two simple words: Never Tire.

Giving what I can when I can and wishing Val (and America) the best of luck.......
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 8, 2022, 08:29 PM (1 replies)

"Choke on your thoughts, choke on your prayers" - Rochester City Council Member Patterson.

He speaks loudly and clearly for all decent Americans in his disgust of gun violence....



Rochester Police Officer Killed, Another Wounded In 'Ambush' Attack
NBC News
Jul 22, 2022

Rochester police chief says veteran officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz was shot in a 'cowardly ambush' while responding to a call. WHEC's Berkeley Brean reports.


Republicans DO NOT CARE as more Americans live in fear than ever before and more die every day as we slip into moral decay and the hubris of complacency.

KY........

I want to love anything as much as Drew Barrymore loves everything. Perfection.

https://twitter.com/boyinquestion/status/1548662481274474497

Lifts my spirits on a hot, muggy day....... ........

Love the arrangement in this Corrs song "Closer".


The Corrs Live at Lansdowne Road - Closer
Nov 29, 2014

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Cord structures giving me chills and I love the guitar solo too!


KY.......

NHK/Japan and Guardian/UK's live rolling coverage and statement on gun control in Japan...

NHK/Japan Latest News: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/

NHK political commentator Masuda Tsuyoshi says incident is sending shockwaves across Japan. Abe is the leader of the largest faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and wields great influence.

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Guardian/UK:

Shinzo Abe shot: former Japan prime minister ‘showing no vital signs’, say police – live

The country’s longest serving prime minister was taken to hospital after shooting on campaign trail for Sunday’s upper house election


Go to: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/jul/08/shinzo-abe-shot-live-news-former-japan-prime-minister-feared-dead-shooting-japanese-pm-attack-speech

Statements by Guardian reporter Justin McCurry:

Japan has close to “zero-tolerance” of gun ownership – an approach that experts say contributes to its extremely low rate of gun crime. There were six reported gun deaths in Japan in 2014, according to the National Police Agency, and the number rarely exceeds 10, in a country of 126 million people. In 2006, just two people were killed in gun attacks.

The 1958 law on the possession of swords and firearms states: “No one shall possess a firearm or firearms or a sword or swords.”

Among the few exceptions are shotguns for hunting and sport. Even then, prospective owners must attend classes and pass written and practical exams. They must then undergo psychological assessments to determine they are fit to own a firearm. Police background checks are exhaustive and even involve questioning the gun owners’ relatives.

Civilian ownership of handguns is banned. The few violations reported in the media usually involve members of the country’s yakuza crime syndicates. According to police, there were 21 arrests for the use of firearms in 2020, with 12 of them gang-related, Nikkei Asia reported.

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Media reports quoted police as saying that the weapon thought to have been used in the attack was homemade. A photograph showed two cylindrical metal parts that appeared to have been heavily bound with black tape lying on the road near the scene of the attack.

No report of PM Abe Shinzo's condition in hospital as of 1:00am EST. Early reports sound extremely grave.


KY........ .........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Jul 8, 2022, 01:14 AM (1 replies)

From my experiences, what she said is very true. If one associates with Republicans...

and particularly intimately, sooner or later people seem to become possessed by right-wing and/or Q-demons and it's rare for friends and family to be successful with exorcism. It's characterized by a severe allergic reaction to facts, truth and rationality.

For many, that process of demonization is simply called cult brainwashing....

I believe our nation is long overdue for establishing a nation-wide network of mental health clinics solely for the purpose of re-education of those possessed ones, consisting of classes in American and world history, civics, ethics and government.


Project much, Ms. Karamo?.......
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Jul 4, 2022, 05:38 PM (0 replies)

Reaffirms my fragile membership in the PTL Club.

Patience, Tolerance and Love Club........

Earl, being an old-fashioned old man raised in the South, DU has proven to be one of the learning jewels of my entire life. That and prior to retirement, many years of traveling in my work all around our nation. So, here I am again today learning several things about tolerance and love from your post and the mostly wonderful replies.

I'm always honored to be call to jury duty but often feel helpless not knowing the full context of a post, so generally default to forgiveness and tolerance, as I was raised.

Thanks to you and others that maintain (and tolerate) DU every day!

KY......

For Ukraine - Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits



BEN Kurier
Mar 2, 2022

Well done video and appropriate music. Love Mark Knopfler!


KY.........
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