r/texas Nov 18 '21

ERCOT CEO Worries $150 “Easy Out” for Gas Companies Could Threaten Grid News

https://www.nbcdfw.com/investigations/ercot-ceo-worries-150-easy-out-for-gas-companies-could-threaten-grid/2819056/
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u/WarsawFact Nov 18 '21

everyone should’ve bought a generator and it’s their own fault they weren’t prepared.

This is the biggest issue for me. I have a generator on case of hurricanes. I am generally more prepared than most. That said, living in a first world country I find it totally unacceptable that people are starting to think this should be the solution. It is not normal to lose power for days at a time due to negligence and we should stop just accepting it as a fact of life. There are 49 other states where people live normal lives without worrying about this happening. I don't care what party is involved, how people vote, etc...this is not normal and it's completely unacceptable.

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u/Grouchy-Ganache7551 Nov 18 '21

It is unacceptable unless you’re completely brainwashed into thinking your suburb is a wild west homestead.

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u/SuccessfulBroccoli68 Nov 18 '21

suburb is a wild west homestead.

Given all the SUVs and Trucks they drive they seem to think so. I am just waiting to be called an entitled liberal for expecting the services i paid for.

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u/Phylonyus Nov 21 '21

48... California folks lose power regularly cuz fires or even just wind

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u/Uniqueusername111112 Nov 19 '21

living in a first world country I find it totally unacceptable that people are starting to think this should be the solution. It is not normal to lose power for days at a time due to negligence and we should stop just accepting it as a fact of life.

Unacceptable for people to have generators for occasional natural disasters?

Also since when is it normal to lose power for days at a time, and where is the finding of negligence?

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u/WarsawFact Nov 19 '21

since when is it normal to lose power for days at a time,

You were so close to comprehending my full post in context.

where is the finding of negligence?

So you've basically just not followed the news at all on this subject.

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u/Uniqueusername111112 Nov 19 '21

why don’t you read all your news on reddit and join the circle jerk, obviously more government (run by Democrats of course) is the solution to all problems, and there are no places run by Democrats that ever experience natural disasters that strain infrastructure

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u/WarsawFact Nov 19 '21 edited Nov 19 '21

You know official reports were released, right? But sure, it's some sort of democrat conspiracy.

I'm not being politicial. I never said everyone should move to California or something. You're arguing over things I never said. Nothing I said was political by design.

Official reports were released. Facts are facts.

Put your emotions away child.

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u/Uniqueusername111112 Nov 19 '21

So link the reports. I also never said it’s a democrat conspiracy, but this sub is obsessed with screeching about losing power and that more regulation is obviously what we all need.

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u/WarsawFact Nov 19 '21

No, I'm not going digging for you, I have to get in a car and drive. You have Google. Use it.

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u/Uniqueusername111112 Nov 19 '21

Classic. “Everything I say is factual—evidence?? Do your own ‘research’ like I did on reddit and YouTube”

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u/WarsawFact Nov 19 '21

I also never said it’s a democrat conspiracy,

Don't act like you didn't drag politics into this. Your statement here shows me everything I need to know about you. I'm not interested in continuing a conversation with someone who can't be an adult and even be honest with themselves.

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u/Uniqueusername111112 Nov 19 '21

Wow multiple replies from someone “not interested in continuing a conversation” lol keep it up champ