Kapena – Hilo Rain
A taste of the Isles…!
What’s on your mind tonite…?
Aloha, lln pups…!
Here’s a great shot of last nite’s Light Show…!
I saw my first in flight lightning storm going to Berlin. It scared the hell out of me, but was so beautiful.
Aloha, Christine…! It’s spooky when it’s right outside your airplane window…! How’s Cleveland tonite….?
Fine. Lovely day in the high 40′s. Cooked my socks off — MrCE did London broil, I did mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, and apple crisp. Missing my MsCE who has been away for a month writing on a fellowship at Winterthur Museum.
That sounds delish…! Where is the Winterthur Museum…?
And we had a wonderful day on Saturday riding our local “Lolly the Trolley” doing an industrial Cleveland tour. We love slag heaps and railroads.
4 miles from Wilmington, Delaware. I used to work there, and lived nearby at the Hagley Mueum, from the time I was 16 until marrying at 24.
I enjoyed those pics you’d shared on FB, especially Mill Reek Falls…! ;-)
I hate to rain on anyone’s music or parade, so just ignore me if you like.
My question for thought tonight is about the coincidence of several input lines: Did anyone watch the Nat Geo special about a “hypothetical power grid failure” in the uS, and wonder at it’s timing, purpose, and message?
The “Simulation” being scheduled for November 16, whereby about 150 corporations will undergo a “simulated” power grid failure, was announced on short notice. In the past years, there has been an alarming coincidence between disaster simulations and real events.
Does anyone have any comments on this or my tinfoil hat?
So you were always around museums, eh…? ;-)
ha ha — my fingers don’t reach those damn letters.
Since I was 12. My Dad left Sun Oil Co. and went to work at a museum of north American exploration, which no longer exits. However! He worked at the Hagley Museum for 24 years. We lived in an old blacksmith building which was converted to two houses. I LOVED it there. And I worked in the historical library.
Aloha, Paul…! I hadn’t seen the NatGeo special, but, I did read about the Simulation…! Color me skeptical on the outcome of it…!
Sweet Lady of Waiahole…
Well, yes Charlie. It is highly suspicious. Though I’m Canadian, it seems to me that more money has been spent airing the fragility of the grid, than doing anything to make it secure. There is no doubt that infrastructure has been ignored in the US, the high tension wires are in horrible shape, the transformers are not even guarded against solar flares or EMP, the Atomic plants are no better than Fukushima and sometimes worse. But, why have they spent so much effort telling us about that rather than fixing it?
But, why have they spent so much effort telling us about that rather than fixing it?
That is a great question that needs to be answered…! Btw, I was born in Alberta, which province are you from…! (I do prefer Charles over Charlie, also)
Aloha, PPD, how’s your Bay doing tonite…?
I’m on Vancouver Island, BC
NERC conducted the first sector-wide grid security exercise, GridEx 2011, on November 16-17, 2011.
You wouldn’t want them to not test, would you?
OK I’m not getting any response so goodnight.
Someone behind me?
Vancouver is a beautiful Isle and the City too…!
Aloha, Al…! Testing is good, but, they still have woefully neglected any upgrades and/or true maintenance of the critical infrastructure…!
Sweet dreams, Christine…!
So tell me Paul, what nationality slaves were used in mining Buchart Gardens to be?
Thanks. I was not aware of the 2011 test. That does somewhat alay my fears for this one.
However, even if it is benign, I think it is a very serious matter. There is a lot of data showing the frailty of the grid itself. I would tend to place government run tests of the resiliance of private corporations in the same light which I viewed the “Stress Tests” on the resiliance of the Major Banks. If you run a simulation and control both the criterion and the analysis of results; then you will probably get the answer you want??? No??
But, the point of my paranoia was really about Western peoples’ dependance on the Grid itself, and the opportunities this presents for the control of a restive population.
We’re doing well, tonight – how’s everything in paradise, CT?
Well crap, maybe we need a little terror to fix that?
Night, CE – sweet dreams
After all the rain and lightning, last nite, today turned out to be a gorgeous day here on the Hilo side…!
That’s all we need, like there’s not enough of it being drummed up almost daily…? ;-)
Bruddah Iz… Sea of Love…
Funny, I imagine that that shite trick would soon require martial law. So maybe they should skip that step.
It’s neolibby crisis-management. You got a crisis? Call Rent-a-Terrorist.
IDK Al. Aldous Huxley opined that the people would beg for stability and control??
This was probably not the right venue for my little niggles. I just wondered if anyone else had thought about it?
(I do prefer Charles over Charlie, also)
Your first name is Charles? This is a revelation! I thought you just had an initial!
Early Morning Rain
Why let a perfectly good crisis go to waste…?
Aloha, bw…! How’s the City of Angels tonite…?
One of my favorite Canucks, bw…! ;-)
Yes, for the longest time I thought he was American. Joni Mitchell, too. It’s the Ugly American in me, I tell ya.
We went to see Robert Redford in “All is Lost” this afternoon. Great (though stressful) tale of survival at sea. I don’t think there’s a hundred words spoken in the whole film. So stressful it made my stomach queasy (bit too sensitive for my own good) and had to get some ginger ale on the way home.
(Canada Dry, CT, even if it was made in Plano, Texas.)
Here’s my fave female diva… Snowbird…
Sounds like a great flick, which ‘sea’ was it in…?
Supposedly the Indian Ocean near Indonesia. According to the closing credits, though, it looks like they were anchored just off Baja.
By the way, do you know how Suzanne is doing? She signed off early last night and didn’t sound like she felt all that hot.
Yeah, specially if they would take the goddamned SOMA.
Actually, Indonesia is in the Pacific and is separated from the Indian Ocean by the Malaysian Pennisula…! ;-)
Edit: I did see Suz briefly on FB today, but, I’m not sure how she’s doing…!
Not as big an Anne Murray fan as you are, CT.
Compare her version of “Daydream Believer” with that of the Monkees, for example.
Say Paul, are you going to take over Victoria P&L (correct?) if they dark up your grid?
Actually, we’re both right. Indonesia starts out in the Pacific if you’re going east to west, but winds up in the Indian Ocean — Java and Sumatra in particular.
Well, send her my best wishes if you communicate with her before I do. Come to think of it, I’ll send her an e-mail.
Well, I’m gonna bail. Keep the fire burning, all.
Cool, I think she’ll be stoked to get one from you…! ;-)
Pleasant dreams, bw…!
The latest shoe to drop… US intercepts tens of millions of phone calls in Spain – report
Right Love, Wrong Time…
Here in the South, looks like an Indian summer approaching.
Hope you’re not getting any radiation rain from Fukushima in Hilo.
Here is a good, albeit long, column on the state of our hypsocrisy. It touches on many key points that when put together, really hits home.
Well, one last tune for the nite… Rhythm of the Ocean…
I bet they’re pulling in some juicy clips from Ibiza. Gotta snare the next limey PM.
Aloha, kim…! So far we’re not detecting any abnormal radiation levels, but, the water-borne debris has been arriving already…!
That’s a great compilation of the sheer hypocrisy…!
Well, I shall bid y’all a fond adieu, mahalo for the company tonite…!
Aloha Oe…! *g*
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