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I think it's a general issue of incompetence and lack of - preparedness. For all the talk about a "free

Posted: Feb 19th, 2021 - 1:30 pm In Reply to: And yet they have perfectly fine wind turbines - in Canada and Antarctica

independent" Texas, the place isn't any different than the rest of the U.S. Most people live in major metro areas and are completely unprepared for any kind of disruption in the normal course of daily life.

There was a major winter storm back in 1998 that hardly anyone even remembers. Heck -- it got very little media attention in the U.S. even back then. It was a massive ice storm across upstate New York and Eastern Canada that toppled millions of trees, destroyed utility infrastructure, and left millions of people without power for up to six weeks ... in a place (unlike Texas) where winter conditions are deadly under normal circumstances.

One reason this catastrophic event got so little media attention is that it occurred in a place where people are used to harsh winters and were able to handle the disruption even under some very challenging circumstances.


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