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#28482 - 08/20/03 10:29 AM Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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#28483 - 08/20/03 11:05 AM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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You can take a man out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of a man...

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#28484 - 08/20/03 11:36 AM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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My first thought when I read the title of this thread was "Becuase it's Texas and they can"

Now I read the link and

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Partly because of a historical desire for self-sufficiency and partly because of that famous "Don't Mess With Texas!" attitude.


Few blackouts and a lower price, sounds good to me.
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#28485 - 08/20/03 03:18 PM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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When you Yankee folks were in the dark, I turned the a/c down a couple of degrees out of respect.

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#28486 - 08/20/03 06:03 PM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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A blackout in our state would probably cover the same sq. mile area :b

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 08-20-2003).]
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#28487 - 08/20/03 08:43 PM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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The lights are on but from what I read about the legislature, Nobody's home! (Don't feel too bad, our Colorado Democtats are considering jouning your Texas ones in New Mexico.

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#28488 - 08/21/03 03:32 AM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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ERCOT's resistance to federal regulation plays well in President Bush's native land, where meddling from Washington, D.C., is generally abhorred.

Is there anywhere on earth where the average citizen is not fed up with the meddling interference of some over-centralized government?

No doubt the separate grid would be a big benefit should Texas decide to secede from the Union .

Where do I apply for entry into the Republic of Texas?


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#28489 - 08/21/03 08:58 AM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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pauluk quote:

Where do I apply for entry into the Republic of Texas?


Send me $500 and I'll get to work on your application.

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#28490 - 08/21/03 03:15 PM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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Yankee or Confederate dollars?

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#28491 - 08/21/03 06:17 PM Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid?
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pauluk,
You gotta pay with Texas money :
You didn't think that we would have our own power grid and not have our own money did you?


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