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Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28482
08/20/03 12:29 PM
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rmiell  Offline OP
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Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28483
08/20/03 01:05 PM
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You can take a man out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of a man...

Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28484
08/20/03 01:36 PM
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iwire  Offline
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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.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28485
08/20/03 05:18 PM
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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. [Linked Image]

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

[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 08-20-2003).]


Donnie
Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28487
08/20/03 10:43 PM
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Big Jim  Offline
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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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Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28488
08/21/03 05:32 AM
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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? [Linked Image]

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? [Linked Image]


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Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28489
08/21/03 10:58 AM
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wolfdog  Offline
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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. [Linked Image]

Re: Why does Texas have it's own grid? #28490
08/21/03 05:15 PM
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Yankee or Confederate dollars? [Linked Image]

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

[Linked Image]
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Donnie

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