The California Thread

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Knave, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I always enjoy looking at the PG&E outage map as long as I have power. Looks like there's 1000 people or so in my town who are currently without. https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outage-tools/outage-map/

    It seems like the best way to prevent a power outage is to buy an expensive battery backup system for your house. Before we got ours, we were getting outages for two or three days at a time. Since we bought our batteries a couple of years ago, we've only lost power for a few minutes at a time. And it doesn't actually impact us because the battery takes over seamlessly. So that's my recommendation - spend a bunch of money on a battery backup system and PG&E will find a way to keep your power on so you never need the battery backup system.
     
  2. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For more storm porn, San Mateo County has a public records access site for fire department dispatches. http://www.firedispatch.com/ There's a few other locations on that site, but the one I pay attention to is San Mateo County because that's where I live.

    It was pretty busy this afternoon - a lot of downed wires, downed trees, and downed wires due to downed trees. There's not very many incidents being reported there now, which is weird because it's not like the storm stopped.
     
  3. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Down where I am we'll get a taste by tomorrow afternoon. If you hear a knock knock on your door it's just me looking for answers. :sneaky:
     
  4. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, you're still trying to figure out the knock knock joke. I decided against sharing it. It was in bad taste. I mean, the whole Penn State thread is in bad taste, like a deep dish pizza with pineapple bad. I didn't think the knock knock joke would have improved things.
     
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  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    The mainstream news needs to find new sound bites to describe this kind of weather/rain. They already used up terms like "fire hose of rain" and "atmospheric river" when it rained a couple of inches. Of course, no mention of climate change by the mainstream national news, even though they devote so much time on weather. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't atmospheric river a real thing that weather people use?
     
  7. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Perhaps, but would assume its only used for specific and fairly rare events, such as this week's conditions around L.A. (not so much the other dozens of occasions the term has been used in just the past couple of months to describe the weather in the west US).

    The fact that the fake news often pairs these 2 sound bites together, as in "fire hose of an atmospheric river" suggests they don't know what they're talking about. AFAIK, there two terms are referring to the same weather phenomenon.
     
  8. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    So far we've gotten 1 5/8" in of rain down here near the border. :coffee:
     
  9. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
    Club:
    Univ de Chile
    https://www.noaa.gov/stories/what-are-atmospheric-rivers

    I cannot comment on if it is being used correctly or not in the media, since I have only see it once in an article and it was correctly used.
     
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  10. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I like "atmospheric river". I think I will use it.

    Next time River fans complain about the refs I'll say, "cry me an atmospheric river".
     
  11. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    Celtic
    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    You’re lucky; I estimate I see it at least 3 times a day.

    Don’t recall hearing “storm” all season. Guess that’s outdated terminology
     
  12. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My wife has been on my for past couple of years on getting a battery backup with our solar. I have been telling her it's not cost effective. Then, last year, we lost power for a day and half and had a couple of other outages. So, I looked into adding a battery, but since my solar is over 15 years old, I can't just add a battery. I would need to update my solar system. Cha ching!

    That has stopped the questions, but I'm going to use your story as a backup if needed in the future!
     
  13. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The horseshoe in effect at the California Senate debate, regarding Taiwan.

     
  14. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Barbara Lee is consistent - she was the only member of Congress who voted against authorizing the use of military force against Afghanistan after 9/11.

    Schiff and Porter are trying to walk the line and not piss off the voters of Chinese descent. There's a bunch of American citizens here who are born in the US to immigrant parents. Maybe 20 years ago the potential voters whose families came from Taiwan were much more numerous than the people whose families came from mainland China, but it's closer now - probably more in raw numbers from mainland China but still a higher proportion from Taiwan because of historical immigration being higher from Taiwan in the past. Anyways, any firm answer to that question has the potential to piss off one or the other segments of voters so they're triangulating, which is weak, but it's not like we're going to elect Steve Garvey.
     
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  15. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Supposedly, I'm getting 4 to 5 feet of snow later this week.

    We'll see! :sleep:
     
  16. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A coworker is planning a trip up there with family and friends this weekend. My only advice was “don’t,” but they already had to postpone a previous trip due to an earlier storm, so they’re at risk of losing out on the money they paid for lodging. So my next comment was “Good luck, and I doubt I’ll see you Monday.”
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Travel *should* be possible by Sunday afternoon. So they'll make it back for Monday.

    But if they're trying to make it over the pass Thursday night through Sunday morning, that ain't happening.

    Personally, I'm stocking up and hunkering down. If locals are stocking up and hunkering down, it's serious.
     
  18. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

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    United States
    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They might be good then, they’re going up Thursday morning. Though she’s fully aware they might not be leaving the house for a few days. They’ll be at Tahoe Donner.
     
  19. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seems appropriate for being trapped...
     
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  20. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    United States
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tell them to plant giant poles next to the cattle so they don't lose them under the snow like the Donner Party did.
     
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  21. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    I'm starting to prepare now as there's a 60% chance of rain next Saturday! :cautious:
     
  22. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Now looking at 5 or 6 feet of snow coming in the next few days... and then another storm or two to follow! :sleep:
     
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  23. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is nice to have friends in high places

    "California's new $20 minimum wage rule will exempt restaurants that sell bread, handing a lucrative break on wages to the Panera chain and one of Governor Gavin Newsom’s longtime allies"




    Can McDonald's start selling bread and get in the loophole?
     
  24. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about Olive Garden. They have the all you can eat bread sticks.. Does that count?
     
  25. marek

    marek Member+

    Lechia Gdańsk
    Jun 27, 2000
    Club:
    OSP Lechia Gdansk
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Shouldn’t be too hard…
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