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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 07:18 AM
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1. Dude, remember when Brooklyn (the middle class part) suffered a 2 week blackout last summer
Edited on Thu Jul-19-07 07:44 AM by cryingshame
becaues of antiquated infrastructure?

The guy who came out here to our place on eastern LI to update our generator worked in Queens during that fiasco. He confirmed how out of date things were.
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  -So the steam pipe that burst was 83 years old malaise  Jul-19-07 07:16 AM   #0 
  - Dude, remember when Brooklyn (the middle class part) suffered a 2 week blackout last summer  cryingshame   Jul-19-07 07:18 AM   #1 
  - So why are people paying state taxes? n/t  malaise   Jul-19-07 07:27 AM   #2 
  - That was Queens.  Stephanie   Jul-19-07 09:25 AM   #40 
  - Why do you hate America?  baldguy   Jul-19-07 07:27 AM   #3 
  - No you didn't need that  malaise   Jul-19-07 07:45 AM   #11 
  - During my last oil change, I was advised that my power steering belt  rocknation   Jul-19-07 08:45 AM   #29 
     - Maybe I should postpone  malaise   Jul-19-07 09:30 AM   #41 
  - Then again, why replace it?  Tesha   Jul-19-07 07:27 AM   #4 
  - That makes sense ONLY  rocknation   Jul-19-07 07:33 AM   #5 
  - Your not a Con-Ed stockholder.  Tesha   Jul-19-07 07:40 AM   #8 
     - DING DING DING! Tesha, you're our grand prize winner!  rocknation   Jul-19-07 08:25 AM   #25 
     - Yes that was a great response  malaise   Jul-19-07 08:31 AM   #26 
     - Subtlety doesn't work with you, does it?  Tesha   Jul-19-07 08:55 AM   #35 
     - You're assuming, of course, the good intentions of those responsible.  Doremus   Jul-19-07 08:39 AM   #28 
        - On the contrary, I'm assuming blatant *CAPITALIST* intentions.  Tesha   Jul-19-07 08:57 AM   #36 
  - IMO, most NYC steam pipes simply should be abandoned and replaced w building-level  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-19-07 07:42 AM   #9 
  - Too much pollution.  Cassandra   Jul-19-07 08:05 AM   #18 
     - Wouldn't drastically shortening the average distance from steam source to radiator  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-19-07 08:20 AM   #23 
        - Nope. Pollution easier to deal with at a few point sources. (NT)  Tesha   Jul-19-07 08:57 AM   #37 
        - You may be right. But before being so certain, seems to me you'd need to identify  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-19-07 09:51 AM   #42 
           - It'd probably be easier...  Tesha   Jul-19-07 10:48 AM   #44 
        - The steam isn't polluting.  Cassandra   Jul-19-07 09:02 AM   #38 
  - Why replace it? Because building materials become antiquated. We had to just replace 100 year  cryingshame   Jul-19-07 07:45 AM   #12 
     - Some PVC piping has been known to fail, too.  Cassandra   Jul-19-07 07:54 AM   #15 
     - The Tesha family has gotton some interesting lessons in this over the years...  Tesha   Jul-19-07 08:06 AM   #19 
     - How fast?  Tesha   Jul-19-07 07:58 AM   #16 
  - 83 years! They sure don't build them like they use to!  gatorboy   Jul-19-07 07:38 AM   #6 
  - one steam pipe is nothing.  antifaschits   Jul-19-07 07:40 AM   #7 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-19-07 07:44 AM   #10 
  - It was physics, not age.  Cassandra   Jul-19-07 07:49 AM   #13 
  - Walking Park Avenue  KharmaTrain   Jul-19-07 07:52 AM   #14 
  - I have an absurd idea. Let's spend the billions we are spending  Rydz777   Jul-19-07 08:02 AM   #17 
  - That makes too much sense n/t  malaise   Jul-19-07 08:12 AM   #20 
  - Would make us safer  havocmom   Jul-19-07 08:13 AM   #21 
  - What are you, a commie pinko or something?  Virginia Dare   Jul-19-07 08:52 AM   #34 
  - This same problem exists in MOST of our BIG CITIES!  napi21   Jul-19-07 08:18 AM   #22 
  - Yep, manholes explode here in D.C. on a regular basis..  Virginia Dare   Jul-19-07 08:51 AM   #32 
  - I am told that in Boston every once in a while They find Wooden water Pipes.  slampoet   Jul-19-07 09:24 AM   #39 
  - Remember the Blackout of 2003?  slj0101   Jul-19-07 10:50 AM   #45 
  - This reminds me of Russia.  Lars39   Jul-19-07 08:22 AM   #24 
  - Er, fight the steam pipes down there, so they don't fight us up here?  Virginia Dare   Jul-19-07 08:34 AM   #27 
  - Yep--that steam sure followed us home!  rocknation   Jul-19-07 08:47 AM   #30 
     - It followed one man  malaise   Jul-19-07 08:48 AM   #31 
  - Funny how they were all over the potential for asbestos contamination for THIS event  hatrack   Jul-19-07 08:51 AM   #33 
     - See the snippet and link in post #9. 3 people were killed and residents were displaced  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-19-07 09:55 AM   #43 

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