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    Re: California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Would you like to tell me who would own the actual infrastructure?

    If "Greedy Electric" owned the HT transmission lines and then lost the electric distribution contract to "Grasping Hydro", exactly how would "Grasping Hydro" get the power from the dams (which were owned by "MegaLectric" to the area where it was supposed to be providing the electric utility service unless it paid whatever rates "Grasping Hydro" felt like charging for its NON-Individual consumer service of delivering BULK electricity (which is a service that is NOT generally regulated by state "public utility commissions")?

    Cell phones do NOT rely on hard wiring and the general tendency with regard to "cable" companies is that there is only one of them in any given area (and that one owns all of the "cables"). This is generally achieved by the "cable" companies agreeing NOT to compete with each other.
    Cable companies compete all the time. So do cell phone companies. And even if you have a monopoly, the state can mandate a certain level of maintenance, as well as set rates that support that maintenance and still produce a profit. It ain't rocket science. It's whatever everybody agrees to. Apparently California is pretty lax on insisting maintenance be done properly. They seem to prefer blackouts.

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    Re: California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    Cable companies compete all the time.
    Do they really?

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    So do cell phone companies.
    Indeed. Of course there is no need for "CellCoA" to use the airwaves of "CellCoB" to transmit, is there?

    And, of course, "CellCoA" and "CellCoB" have "an arrangement" whereby each will allow customers of the other to call their customers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    And even if you have a monopoly, the state can mandate a certain level of maintenance, as well as set rates that support that maintenance and still produce a profit.
    Ahhh! Now you are talking about that left-wing, liberal, socialist, pinko, commie **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** that all patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American, patriotic, patriots are unalterably opposed to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    It's whatever everybody agrees to.
    Rammed down the throats off free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, Americans who disagree with it by left-wing, liberal, socialist, pinko, commie **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** in violation of the freedoms that every free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American is entitled to and as the Founding Fathers Originally Intended.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    Apparently California is pretty lax on insisting maintenance be done properly. They seem to prefer blackouts.
    A little personal inconvenience is the price you have to pay to preserve the freedom from arbitrary **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** that is the birthright of every free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American that was bequeathed to them by the Founding Fathers in their victorious struggle to throw off the yoke of an oppressive and controlling government.

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    Re: California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Do they really?



    Indeed. Of course there is no need for "CellCoA" to use the airwaves of "CellCoB" to transmit, is there?

    And, of course, "CellCoA" and "CellCoB" have "an arrangement" whereby each will allow customers of the other to call their customers.



    Ahhh! Now you are talking about that left-wing, liberal, socialist, pinko, commie **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** that all patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American, patriotic, patriots are unalterably opposed to.



    Rammed down the throats off free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, Americans who disagree with it by left-wing, liberal, socialist, pinko, commie **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** in violation of the freedoms that every free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American is entitled to and as the Founding Fathers Originally Intended.



    A little personal inconvenience is the price you have to pay to preserve the freedom from arbitrary **S*T*A*T*E** **C*O*N*T*R*O*L** that is the birthright of every free-thinking, independent, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian patriotic, White, patriotic, American that was bequeathed to them by the Founding Fathers in their victorious struggle to throw off the yoke of an oppressive and controlling government.

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    You're not really into rational discussion. You just want to rant against the Capitalists and President Trump. Go ahead, enjoy. I prefer to talk with adults. Trump Derangement Syndrome strikes again.

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    Re: California utility will shut off power to 800,000 people to prevent wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    You're not really into rational discussion. You just want to rant against the Capitalists and President Trump. Go ahead, enjoy. I prefer to talk with adults. Trump Derangement Syndrome strikes again.
    There are, indeed, days when I think that the


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    bit is just a tad overly subtle.
    I was told that the best things for me were to eat healthy foods, walk up hills, stop smoking cigars, and cut out drinking Scotch.
    With my record, I don't _DESERVE_ the best. What's second best?
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