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Everything posted by smr-nj

  1. Btw, KV is always right. Po-te-weet.
  2. Ive read his stuff before. Funny. 😁 (his stuff caught my eye right away because I’m a big Vonnegut fan.👍)
  3. Just a quick personal update. I contacted my aunt who lives on that stretch in Manhattan on the Hudson river. She did lose electricity last night for about five hours but luckily her Aid was still with her and needed to stay the night because of no subway trains were working. Also luckily the building she lives in had emergency generators for the elevators only. Which is excellent since she lives on the 50th floor. Ha ha
  4. I thought I couldn’t be shocked by things he says anymore. I was mistaken. This is truly awful. ..... and the silence is deafening. But the gaslighting is horribly predictable. God help us.
  5. Not 1% of the population. Manhattan population about 1.7 million. 45,000 Con Edison “customers”. You can have a building be “a customer”. A family of 4 is “a customer”. The estimate was that it was more like 120,000 people (hopefully not stuck in elevators, or living on floors above the 25th). And you consider it was a Saturday night in that part of the city, many more thousands people at theaters, shows, restaurants, etc. That’s a lot of people. Hey, no one is saying you have to give a rat’s *** about it, but then again, a couple things stand out. They restored power in about 5 hours, better than the 48 hours 42 years ago. And no looting, etc. No arrests. There were 4,000 arrests in ‘77. I’m still interested to really know if the timing is coincidental ( same date, almost exactly the same time), and how did 1 or 2 incidents wipe out 6 contiguous sections.
  6. Yeah, lots of folks helping like that. It got dicier once the sun went down, though. 😲 thankfully, no injuries. No arrests. Most got power back by midnight. still, I’d be interested to see why there was a domino effect knocking out six areas, and not contained to the 1 or 2 that had the original incidents.
  7. No one is missing Bill, I’d guess. They’re saying it was precipitated by a manhole fire, then a transformer blew, but that seems to me to be too wide an area for just one transformer... maybe a chain reaction? anyway, now Com Edison is projecting a 10:30pm guess-timate for power back. That would be amazing if they can do that. 👍
  8. Coincidence? 42 years ago, almost to the hour, west side of Manhattan is experiencing a blackout, from 5th to 11th Avenues, 42nd to 75th Streets. That’s a huge area. Damn. Looking for updates, but can’t get reports on what caused the outage, and how long they’ll be out. (I have an aunt in that area, disabled, in a penthouse apt. like 50th floor. I hope to **** my cousin is in town ...)
  9. That’s outrageous. Heads should roll, but they’ve probably already researched it, and will argue they’re operating within lawful parameters.
  10. The list of people I want to punch in the face just keeps getting longer.
  11. That just sounds like wishful thinking bull$$$ , imo.
  12. Ah. I thought it might be a “stable genius” reference. 😁
  13. Remember these days. You will need to explain to your grandchildren how it was before. And then, much as it is now with Holocaust era witnesses and survivors, when no one is left to insist that things happened, the deniers and liars will be believed. It pains me to acknowledge that this is where we are, and this is what’s coming.
  14. Rxxxxxxx 2020 Even Dominic is watching it?
  15. No, no stroke.... sorry.😕....bad attempt at a joke..... I was referring to the likelihood that I WOULD have a stroke if we had someone decide to run as an independent in the 2020 race.
  16. When I first heard heard this, I had a profanity laced rant because I thought he was going to run as an independent. I don’t care if he wants to try for the Democratic nod, but if he ever makes the decision to make the 2020 run as an Independent, I will track him down and go full Sicilian on him (once I recover from my stroke 😉).
  17. Is it too late to appreciate this one?
  18. “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain. DJT, his Administration, his sycophants. Not patriots.
  19. Ecclesiastes 1:9 New International Version (NIV) 9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
  20. That’s exactly what came to my mind!
  21. There’s not a thing I’ve heard at these debates that, even if they came to pass, would rival the abominable things we see and hear every damn day from this President and Administration from ****. Immoral. Corrupt. Criminal. How is there any defense for any of it?
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