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Massive power failure in Manhattan

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lucas McCain, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Lucas McCain

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    How long until the looting starts?
     

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    Oh well.
     
  3. Fixxah

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    I don't think looting ever stops. It is just not as obvious until it gets fake media coverage.
     
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    Here we go.


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  7. Yazz

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    AOC going green!
     
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    good place for it
     
  9. Spanz

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    yeah but thank god there are no coal fired backup generators left...because...global warming

    :)
     
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    As soon as the sun goes down there will be "smash and grabs" throughout the city. Same happened in Boston during the blackout of 1965. National Guard was deployed with vehicle lights down the sidewalks in downtown where store windows were being smashed.
     
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    Not sure how I define that outage. 43k people is only 2.6% of Manhattan's population.
     
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  13. Lucas McCain

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    According to Faux news, a building is considered to be one customer. They say hundreds of thousands is a more realistic estimate.
     
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    This happened on my 5th birthday......I blew out my birthday cake candles and the power went out. Yes, I caused it....
    Northeast blackout of 1965 - Wikipedia
     
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    Lights out and pitch dark in NYC? Well I guess it is safe for this happy couple to have sex for a third time...

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    I thought you were talkin’ politics
     
  19. drgrant

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    Looting? Do you have any idea what it costs to live there? lmao

    Basically like a few blocks in NYC, talk about a yawnfest...
     
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    Heard on scanner a few ago that they're evacuating MSG of concert goers because of blackout.

    Any livestreams of the zombie apoc cuz of this??
     
  21. Reptile

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    I would hate to be stuck in an elevator with a full bladder or worse.

    Now 61,000 customers out of power.

    Imagine being stuck in the subway in 90 degrees.

    When I visit nyc, I carry backup power for my phone, a flashlight, medkit, snacks and water. Also toilet paper.

    Besides the med kit, all else could come in handy tonight.

    It’s the 42nd anniversary to the day of the big 1977 nyc blackout.

    I’m going to look at google maps traffic. Should be unusual now.

    Power should be back up at midnight.
     
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    I remember coming in from outside and walking into the kitchen. There was a wall clock opposite the doorway and it was automatic for me to look at it when entering the room. I looked, 5:20pm........then lights out.
    There was a bright moon that night and even though all artificial lights were snuffed, the moon kept it fairly bright outside.
    Thank God for Coleman lanterns and cook stoves!!!!
     
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    Good cover for ICE raids...let's see if there's blackouts in some other sanctuaries.
     
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    5 of 6 networks restored.
     
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    This was one transformer. ONE. Can you imagine what a dedicated platoon or 2 of angry snackbars could do to the grid?

    I can.

    Prepare accordingly.
     
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    The media is covering every ridiculous detail of this like it was a GD meteor strike that killed thousands in NYC.

    The. f***ing Lights. Went. Out.

    Holy Christ, seriously? When the shit really hits the fan, they’re toast.
     
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    I remember that one, I was 15 and attending a summer camp in CT at the time.
    More than half the other campers were from NY, so that was the buzz topic for the day.
    However, there was no big panic because farcebook and smartphones didn't exist yet.
    That was also the Summer of Sam, so that was always on the minds of the New Yorkers too.
     
  28. kalash

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    What, because people can't find their Bentleys and Range Rovers in the dark? Have you ever been to Midtown?
     
  29. Waher

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    Boston had a major blackout in 2012. There wasn't any looting. My entire neighborhood was on generators for a good month or two while the grid was repaired.
     
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