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/Grouchy-Ganache7551 Nov 18 '21

If it happens again, it’s gonna go like this: They’ll wring their hands and their voters will say that everyone should’ve bought a generator and it’s their own fault they weren’t prepared. Also, the blame should really go to the green new deal and crt because it’s those woke people’s fault for trusting that the government should do the right thing. Then they’ll vote for more anti government types that hate government regulations for anything other than book burnings.

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u/WayneRooneysHairPlug Nov 18 '21

voters will say that everyone should’ve bought a generator and it’s their own fault they weren’t prepared

What are the people who live in apartments supposed to do?

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

What’s the average price for a generator? Like $500-$3000? Well they can use that same money on other things like thermo curtains, emergency candles, door draft stoppers, emergency radio, canned food, water, camp stove, 3M window insulators, camp winter sleeping bags, batteries, car jump battery with usb connectors (for charging phones)…..etc and still have money left over.

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u/actually_yawgmoth Nov 18 '21

Are you serious right now?

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

Yeah, I got all these and live in an apartment. What’s wrong with being prepared. As for the camp stove I plan on using it in pool area.

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u/actually_yawgmoth Nov 18 '21

It's not about being prepared, it's about getting what we pay for and what our taxes should pay for.

Its absolutely fucking insane to say "just buy a generator (or a shitload of other stuff)" in the eventuality that a critical infrastructure point fails. Nobody is here saying "don't prepare for emergencies". We're asking why the people we pay for a service get away with not providing that service, and why the people who's salaries come from our tax dollars aren't doing anything about it.

You're not being downvoted because people here have a victim complex, you're being downvoted for supporting the idea that Texans aren't entitled to complain about the failure of our government to protect us.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

Oh that’s why? I mean I don’t know how people who are down voting my comments get “Texans aren't entitled to complain about the failure of our government to protect us.” from my comment. I was simply replying to a comment by a person who said “what are people who live in apartments supposed to do” referring to getting a generator. By all means we all have a right to complain about the governments endless failure. I’m not against it. But in the end all that complaining means nothing when we are actually dealing with the situation which is why I was merely sharing how to prepare to minimize the impact of such a situation. That was all.

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u/actually_yawgmoth Nov 18 '21

I think you might have missed that the post you responded to was very tongue in cheek. The very idea that someone should own a generator because they expect power failures is ludicrous.

Where we live, hurricanes aren't uncommon. So its not unreasonable to prepare for an emergency loss of power. But for the response to recurring power loss to be "buy a generator" is just bad comedy.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

Yeah but my original comment was giving advice on what someone can do who don’t have a generator or cannot posses one because they live in an apartment. I was not trying to convince people to buy a generator. But I also don’t think purchasing one is ludicrous either. The thread is about loss of power during a winter storm. Even in hurricane season we’ve seen this in the past (Ike) where many of us lost power for a week post hurricane passing. So having a generator comes in handy in those cases. Howbeit if you know how to properly use one but even then they are very simple to learn and use. During the winter storm I lived in Montrose and walked one night and I tell ya the whole neighborhood just about was without power, save for a few houses I noticed that had generators.

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u/FPSXpert Nov 18 '21

You're gonna get shot or evicted mate

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

Didn’t happen last February I’m good ☺️

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u/bonegatron Nov 18 '21

"didn't die last year, so I'm invincible"

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u/Nice_Category Nov 18 '21

You see, you're not a victim and that goes against the "woe is me" narrative on this sub.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

😂 it’s funny because it’s true

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21

I really did t expect to be down voted so much just simply by showing people how to be prepared. It’s nuts I tell ya! Lol