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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:13 AM
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Here comes that ol' ORANGE ALERT once again
:eyes: BE VERY AFRAID! This is a sick joke. You know they're overreaching when they drag out the Color Wheel of Doom.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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1. After all the jokes about Ridge's color charts, they're trying it again?
Is this desperation or do some people actually pay attention to the silly things?
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:18 AM
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6. Election season, you know
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the observationist Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:23 AM
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8. I thought the same thing
while I was watching the news conference this morning. It is quite convenient that the color chart is coming into play three months before the elections. hummmm....
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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2. And it puts such a finaincial burden on the taxpayer
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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Orange, heck!
They've jumped right on up to red.

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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:15 AM
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3. Thank god
I need a refreshing change for my "Department of Homeland Insecurity" alert indicator on Firefox. Yellow was clashing with my desktop.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:16 AM
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4. Questions
Why is Chimpy on vacation?

Why did Chimpy invade Iraq if this is al-Queda? Shouldn't he have taken out Pakistan?

let's see, Lieberman loses, Chimpy ratings in the toilet, lapdog Blair ratings in the toilet, Isreal is slaughtering Civilians, and oh yeah, repukes are about to lose Congress.
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:16 AM
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5. Just trying
To get votes by keeping people afraid.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:21 AM
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7. I can hear Homeland Security and Justice laughing.....
And it probably sounds alot like this did....
Enron Traders LAUGHING at CA crisis. This is Bushco LAUGHING as it terrorizes CA! This is their MO! Remember what they sound like. We will see them all behind bars someday.

Enron Traders Caught On Tape
Tapes Obtained By CBS Confirm Enron Role In Western Power Crisis

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2004
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(CBS) When a forest fire shut down a major transmission line into California, cutting power supplies and raising prices, Enron energy traders celebrated, CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales reports.

"Burn, baby, burn. That's a beautiful thing," a trader sang about the massive fire.

Four years after California's disastrous experiment with energy deregulation, Enron energy traders can be heard on audiotapes obtained by CBS News gloating and praising each other as they helped bring on, and cash-in on, the Western power crisis.

"He just f---s California," says one Enron employee. "He steals money from California to the tune of about a million."

"Will you rephrase that?" asks a second employee.

"OK, he, um, he arbitrages the California market to the tune of a million bucks or two a day," replies the first.

The tapes, from Enron's West Coast trading desk, also confirm what CBS reported years ago: that in secret deals with power producers, traders deliberately drove up prices by ordering power plants shut down.

"If you took down the steamer, how long would it take to get it back up?" an Enron worker is heard saying.

"Oh, it's not something you want to just be turning on and off every hour. Let's put it that way," another says.

"Well, why don't you just go ahead and shut her down."

Officials with the Snohomish Public Utility District near Seattle received the tapes from the Justice Department.

"This is the evidence we've all been waiting for. This proves they manipulated the market," said Eric Christensen, a spokesman for the utility.

That utility, like many others, is trying to get its money back from Enron.

"They're f------g taking all the money back from you guys?" complains an Enron employee on the tapes. "All the money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers in California?"

"Yeah, grandma Millie, man"

"Yeah, now she wants her f------g money back for all the power you've charged right up, jammed right up her a------ for f------g $250 a megawatt hour."

And the tapes appear to link top Enron officials Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling to schemes that fueled the crisis.

"Government Affairs has to prove how valuable it is to Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling," says one trader.

"Ok."

"Do you know when you started over-scheduling load and making buckets of money on that?

Before the 2000 election, Enron employees pondered the possibilities of a Bush win.

"It'd be great. I'd love to see Ken Lay Secretary of Energy," says one Enron worker.

That didn't happen, but they were sure President Bush would fight any limits on sky-high energy prices.

"When this election comes Bush will f------g whack this s--t, man. He won't play this price-cap b------t."

Crude, but true.

"We will not take any action that makes California's problems worse and that's why I oppose price caps," said Mr. Bush on May 29, 2001.

Both the Justice Department and Enron tried to prevent the release of these tapes. Enron's lawyers argued they merely prove "that people at Enron sometimes talked like Barnacle Bill the Sailor."



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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:26 AM
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9. Can't we have peach for once? nt
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 AM
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10. or Puce?
such a lovely color...

dp
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:40 AM
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11. We're at condition Ernie?
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:47 AM
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13. If we ever go Elmo, you can find me in the bunker. n/t
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:46 AM
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12. 'color wheel of doom' lol



dp
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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14. we haven't had one since we had them daily from August-November in 2004.
so it's time.

how stoopid are Murkans? will Billy Bob and Sally June fall for it again again again?
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