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Old 05-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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[SIZE=3] I wonder who's going to cry the loudest??? Cause I'm going to be laughing[/SIZE]
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Why would you be laughing?
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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This is a problem invented by the media and the energy companies. There are alternatives but because they don't offer any profit, they are not discussed or promoted. Solar panels would power millions of homes and help ease the drain on the infrastructure, but nowhere was that mentioned in the video. We're supposed think that we'll have to pay to fix these systems which is really nonsense. Shouldn't the utility companies have directed some of their enormous profits to maintenance instead of golden umbrellas for executives and research on how to screw the public? I watched as a California neighbor of mine had her electric bill for her 2b/2b home go up from $150 to $600 a month back when the energy companies decided to wreak havoc with prices just to see how far they could take things. Alternatives exist just like a gasoline-free automobile, but they will never become part of the public discourse. If someone can't see green (money) in it, it ain't gonna happen despite the moral imperative.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Why would you be laughing?
Cause we (energy industry) have been telling people this for years and have been laughed at by folks who think they know better. PLUS I live in a town with back up distributated generation
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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This is a problem invented by the media and the energy companies. There are alternatives but because they don't offer any profit, they are not discussed or promoted. Solar panels would power millions of homes and help ease the drain on the infrastructure, but nowhere was that mentioned in the video. We're supposed think that we'll have to pay to fix these systems which is really nonsense. Shouldn't the utility companies have directed some of their enormous profits to maintenance instead of golden umbrellas for executives and research on how to screw the public? I watched as a California neighbor of mine had her electric bill for her 2b/2b home go up from $150 to $600 a month back when the energy companies decided to wreak havoc with prices just to see how far they could take things. Alternatives exist just like a gasoline-free automobile, but they will never become part of the public discourse. If someone can't see green (money) in it, it ain't gonna happen despite the moral imperative.
Invented by the mediaGolden umbrellas??? screw the public????enormous profits???? You go with your "alternatives" I going to miss your funny post when you of offline during the blackout
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