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#47763 - 01/26/05 06:31 AM electrical Documentary
vars Offline
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Registered: 10/29/03
Posts: 6
Loc: NJ
Last night I was channel surfing and caught this interesting documentary on PBS, it was called POWERTRIP.The documentary was about all aspects of electricity production,transmission, and distribution in the country of Georgia formerly part of the Soviet Union.

After watching the documentary all I can say is God Bless America! I thank God everyday that I live in this wonderful country!

I think members on this list might also find this interesting. Here is the link to it:
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/powertrip/

Regards,
vars

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#47764 - 01/26/05 07:43 AM Re: electrical Documentary
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Ho hum,
Just another one in the string of tasteless "Reality TV" shows.
What's next, eh?.
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#47765 - 01/26/05 08:21 AM Re: electrical Documentary
vars Offline
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With all do respect this was not a tasteless fake "reality-show". This was very informative and interesting documentary as it relates to the power industry.

I have been a member here for sometime now and its a great site but I feel like I always get bashed when I post something.

My apologies for posting to the worng forum I thought this was of "general" interest.

-vars

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#47766 - 01/26/05 08:31 AM Re: electrical Documentary
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Vars,
Look, you have an unreserved apology from me,
on the surface of things, that's what it looked like.
I personally have no problems with you posting that here.
Sorry, mate!.
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#47767 - 01/26/05 10:19 AM Re: electrical Documentary
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Registered: 01/25/05
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Loc: Clacton,essex,UK
Well Vars,
Being new to the ECN forums I've just been browsing and checked out the link you left, have to agree it did look like a very interesting program.

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#47768 - 01/26/05 03:09 PM Re: electrical Documentary
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
The program is a real eye opener, the distribution system was beyond words, good post.

[This message has been edited by LK (edited 01-26-2005).]

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#47769 - 01/26/05 03:19 PM Re: electrical Documentary
Dnkldorf Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
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Trumpy, isn't football, just another form of reality TV?

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#47770 - 01/26/05 05:19 PM Re: electrical Documentary
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Apparently regional culture in that area has precipitated some interesting problems when it comes to paying for electric power. If one does not have immdeiate cash for settlement of a bill, it is considered socially acceptable to pay your financial obligation in “raw goods,” like maybe a cartful of last season’s potatoes or cotton bales. It then becomes the collector’s problem of handing the logistics of conversion to hard cash. Nonpayment has become a serious issue where the debtor is a nuclear-defense base, or the refrigerated tomb of a former Soviet high official.




[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 01-26-2005).]

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#47771 - 01/27/05 01:09 PM Re: electrical Documentary
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I seen it a couple years ago, and commented about it here.

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