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This is a discussion on California fires question within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Old SF Guy WOuldn't it be great if the power companies just left California and said...OK Cali...you run your own shit. Then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old SF Guy View Post
    WOuldn't it be great if the power companies just left California and said...OK Cali...you run your own shit.

    Then I'd bet once the rate hike hit folks would flee Cali like a sinking ship. But as much as I'd like Cali to fall off the coast. It does act as a Moran Magnet and suck idiots into it from al the other states....so its a good thing overall. Its like the room with the best view, but on the other side of the house from me. Thats where I want the retards to be.
    Sadly that is what CA wants. Then they will tax people into poverty to hire more governments workers . By then the brush will have been burnt at least for a while they will claim victory.
    New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.

    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Sadly that is what CA wants. Then they will tax people into poverty to hire more governments workers . By then the brush will have been burnt at least for a while they will claim victory.
    You know where the saying "Catch a Tiger by his tail" comes from? Thats what comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    Watching the news and it seems California is continuing burning to the ground. My question is why? They say the fires are caused by the power lines. Why is it that no other areas of the country are having these problems? How were the California power lines constructed differently than the rest of the country? I live in Pennsylvania with lots of really big coal fired plants in this area. We have high voltage power lines running everywhere and I can’t remember any incidents of fires caused by these lines. What’s up with PG&E?
    This problem is multifaceted and has been building for decades:
    1- The forest service used to routinely do prescribed burns to keep the brush down, so there weren’t any major fires.

    2- In the early 1970s, the Sierra Club started using the court of law as a way to slow down or stop any type of activity/development they disagree with (see SIERRA CLUB VS MORTON 1972 https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/405/727/ They lost this case, but the continued to push their agenda. )

    3- Since then, they and other do-gooders have expanded their use of the courts to impede and stop the forest service from doing controlled burns, routine maintenance, creating fire breaks, and clearing out dead or diseased timber which could serve as fuel for a future fire. Over the decades this caused the forest floors to become thick with dense vegetation. (see SIERRA CLUB v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1121086.html and CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY VS UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE http://forestpolicypub.com/wp-conten...alski-2014.pdf )

    4- PG&E is profit driven (I understand and support capitalism), but there isn’t any market competition. As a PG&E customer, I have no options, as it is a monopoly and there are no other electricity or gas companies. Over the decades, the suits have become greedy and given the executives huge base salaries (see https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranc...-williams.html ) and million dollar bonuses (see https://www.sfchronicle.com/business...s-14025497.php )

    5- All the while, not doing the maintenance necessary (cutting back branches and vegetation near transmission lines and distribution lines, etc) and …

    6- Falsifying the maintenance reports for the past 18 years (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...y-records.html ) Somewhere on my computer I have a copy of the actual audit sighting the violations, but can’t readily find it right now.

    7- Since PG&E is a monopoly, they are to be kept in line by the California Public Utility Commission (PUC). I believe there are 16 members total, only 12 vote. (The PUC has 5 Commissioners - each making around $141,000 per year (https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/aboutus/ )

    8- How does one get on the PUC you ask?. That’s an easy answer, you are appointed to the PUC by the governor of California (currently Gavin Newsom, his predecessor was Jerry Brown). What requirements are necessary? None of the current PUC members have any background in electrical power or distribution (https://ballotpedia.org/California_P...ies_Commission)

    I have friends that died in the Paradise fire … which PG&E accepted responsibility for.

    There you have it in a nutshell…

    Welcome to Corruptifornia
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