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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:07 PM

Smart move, flying in utility service assets with C-17s

Obama mentions flying in utility vehicles from possibly as far away as California to address immediate needs of power outages








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Reply Smart move, flying in utility service assets with C-17s (Original post)
Ellipsis Oct 2012 OP
gateley Oct 2012 #1
itsrobert Oct 2012 #2
thecrow Nov 2012 #57
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #3
Post removed Oct 2012 #4
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #6
DisgustipatedinCA Oct 2012 #7
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #8
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #9
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #16
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #10
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #14
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #19
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Ellipsis Oct 2012 #22
magical thyme Oct 2012 #15
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #17
malaise Oct 2012 #27
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #30
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #45
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #23
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #24
Post removed Oct 2012 #25
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #28
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #31
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #34
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #38
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply .
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #40
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #44
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #37
uponit7771 Oct 2012 #32
Zalatix Oct 2012 #33
NoOneMan Oct 2012 #36
Zalatix Oct 2012 #39
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #43
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #5
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2012 #11
Jeff In Milwaukee Oct 2012 #12
rhett o rick Oct 2012 #18
central scrutinizer Oct 2012 #21
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2012 #13
malaise Nov 2012 #47
lunatica Oct 2012 #20
NNN0LHI Nov 2012 #53
malaise Oct 2012 #26
Comrade_McKenzie Oct 2012 #29
Zalatix Oct 2012 #42
a la izquierda Nov 2012 #49
Edweird Oct 2012 #35
Ellipsis Oct 2012 #41
Edweird Nov 2012 #46
winstars Nov 2012 #48
Edweird Nov 2012 #52
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #56
Ellipsis Nov 2012 #58
a la izquierda Nov 2012 #50
Edweird Nov 2012 #55
aandegoons Nov 2012 #51
onethatcares Nov 2012 #54
midnight Nov 2012 #59

Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. Good. That's what the Government should do!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:09 PM

2. Well, McGuire AFB has some assets for that

It is a mobility base.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:24 AM

57. Lakehurst Naval Air Base is very local too.

Right outside Toms River!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. Good ol' Charleston AFB!!

Always know them by the palmettos on their C-17's.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:14 PM

6. Puhleese. Are you begrudging disaster relief?

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:16 PM

7. Wait for it. The follow-up will be something about how much electricity Al Gore uses.

 

Formulaic stuff.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:24 PM

8. Hmm, it seems you pre-empted it.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:30 PM

9. Im just befuddled by it all anymore

 

I sit here in front of a plastic screen ran by energy--which is intended to tell me what energy derived products I must buy with my energy derived debt notes--watching a green-house effect driven storm presented in almost an entertaining light, which is being politicized proactively by two opposing infinite-growth believing parties who want to press every point without formally mentioning the words "global warming" (certainly not in the televised debates). And through all this insanity, we are driven to do whatever we must (on an energy scale) to hold together this energy hungry machine that is poisoning our world; a point paid far less attention then who gets to be at the helm to drive forth the growth we've grown to expect and demand from our economy.

I'm not begrudging disaster relief. My mind is far to arbitrary to do such a thing anymore. Im simply talking shit and celebrating my inability to make sense of anything anymore.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:46 PM

16. I like a man who knows his own mind



Welcome to DU!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:30 PM

10. I wonder how much carbon would be produced by driving 60 tons of trucks cross country.

...just sayin'

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:36 PM

14. Do they run on alternative fuels?

 

How many miles per ounce of narcissism do they get?

As I was saying, whatever it takes. The show must go on.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:57 PM

19. I like that - How many miles per ounce of narcissism do they get?

--preach on brother.

https://www.midwestrenew.org/home

Ya'll come. I'll by you a shine on.

http://www.centralwaters.com/

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:18 PM

22. .

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

15. My fervent hope is that after Prez Obama is re-elected and

 

recovery efforts are well underway, we, as a country, will finally have that *serious talk* that has been long overdue since the prescient Pres. Jimmah was replaced by mornin' in merca St. Ronnie.

Right now, I work toward the re-election of the Prez. After the electoral results are ensured, I'll start working on that next step.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:48 PM

17. We can all hope

 

Thatd be great. I don't see it. If anything, I see government trying to desperately hold it all together until the last moment, when everything unravels in a seriously bad way. I have no crystal ball

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:30 PM

27. Enjoy your stay

NOT

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Response to malaise (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

30. Are my words not "kosher"?

 

In the wake of the most powerful hurricane in the northern Americas on record, the guy standing in the corner railing against the insanity causing them is the pariah?

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 10:42 PM

45. Frankly, it's the attempted threadjacking that's causing you to be shunned...

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:20 PM

23. UnRec the uncaring unthinking idiotic post.

 



WTF are you thinking?

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:22 PM

24. What am I supposed to be thinking?

 

Ill try harder

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Response to Post removed (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:38 PM

28. By God, I've just seen the light

 

You've challenge the bounds of my Monkeysphere; these are Americans afterall

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:44 PM

31. You did'nt take your super beta prostate pill today did you?

...you might want to step off a bit.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:46 PM

34. Step away from a straw-man?

 

Why? Its ridiculous. Sure, I've used this thread to evoke a very important tangent that is unpleasant to think about. But shouting someone down by calling them inhuman is equally disturbing in its own right.

It seems we can only use events to promote issue discussion if its in a pre-approved way?

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

38. Have at it. Why not just post your own OP?

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

40. .

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:04 PM

44. ...and I'd I bet it would be a very productive thread. You seem to need the discourse.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:49 PM

37. And now, I [put my first person on ignore

 

Prick.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

32. THink with wisdom and don't let the great be the enemy of good or adequate

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:46 PM

33. That's ridiculous. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

 

Sure it would be nice to power those C17's with electricity or clean fuels but right now we need to save lives.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:48 PM

36. I don't think you understand

 

My post isn't about these planes or this event. Its about the human industrialized machine that marches on, mindlessly, toward our extinction without avail at every opportunity.

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Response to NoOneMan (Reply #36)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

39. That post was heartless and if there was any justice here your post would be hidden.

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #39)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

43. ...and so it was.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:13 PM

5. San Diego gas and electric is already rolling

 

They started the drive yesterday morning.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:33 PM

11. So has Arizona's APS ...

 

Tucson Electric is waiting to be asked. I guess they don't want to get in the way of the Power companies that are actually doing something.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:36 PM

12. WHERE ARE THE FUCKING CANNED GOODS?!

Jesus, what's a guy got to do to get a can of Chef Fucking Boyardee around this joint?!

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:48 PM

18. Call your nearest Rmoney campaign headquarters. nm

 

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:38 PM

21. depends on where you live

If you are in a blue state, you can go piss up a rope. But if this is a swing state, why, c'mon down and we will trade a can of peas for your X in this here little square.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:36 PM

13. Surly ...

 

the States have the capacity to make this happen! Right, mitt?

Oh, that's right ... the "FEMA Spending/Immoral" narrative was so yesterday.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:25 AM

47. The truck is on the way

to 'New Jershey' - Lyan Ryan is driving it - they found something for him to do

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:06 PM

20. I'm getting pretty damned fucking impressed here

Three Navy ships and now this? I love it! Can't wait to see what happens next.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:38 AM

53. That makes two of us

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:29 PM

26. Love it

Nation building at home damn it!

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:40 PM

29. About time we're using this stuff to save and not kill...

 

Also: Fuck anyone that has a problem with it. That's just insane.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

42. About time we're using this stuff to save and not kill... +1,000,000!

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:06 AM

49. Here, here! Nt

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:47 PM

35. The company I work for is assembling outside DC tonight. We're rolling into NJ tomorrow.

 

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Response to Edweird (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:00 PM

41. Are you out of the DC area? No need for specifc info,

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:18 AM

46. We are from Florida.

 

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Response to Edweird (Reply #46)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:57 AM

48. What is your company bringing to NJ if you can tell us???

I am hoping that Thursday brings a scene similar to when the National Guard finally arrived in force in NOLA with Gen. Honore. Now that was a moment (finally) of national pride... "I SAID WEAPONS DOWN"

Our government in action...helping Americans...

Our private sector in action...helping Americans...

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Response to winstars (Reply #48)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:35 AM

52. The men, tools, equipment and experience neccessary to restore electricity.

 

We do it all from high line transmission to distribution. I work for a HUGE contractor that is highly regarded.

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Response to Edweird (Reply #52)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:20 AM

56. Another example of ...

 

those damned unions bleeding the country dry! [SARCASM}

Thanks from a unaffected, but touched American.

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Response to Edweird (Reply #46)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:34 AM

58. I have the greatest respect for your talents Thanks for the response.

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Response to Edweird (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:07 AM

50. Thanks for taking care of my home state.

From an exiled Jersey Girl.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #50)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:40 AM

55. You're welcome. We got this. We would have been here sooner

 

but the utility we were working for in Florida wouldn't release us until the last minute.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 05:15 AM

51. I was a lineman when our trucks were flown to Puerto Rico in 1998

They flew the bucket trucks down on a big Russian plane and we flew down after. We rotated in two week shifts. Man it was hot down there. I don't remember the type of plane but it was big enough to put two bucket trucks side by side on it.

Our crews now are mostly in Long Island.

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:38 AM

54. someone very close to me

teaches loading those things. It's an amazing thing to keep them in balance.

What better way to use the tools of war?

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Response to Ellipsis (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:37 AM

59. Nice to hear...

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