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Yesterday’s email brought an unpleasant reminder of the increasing fragility of California’s infrastructure…


Hello Spectrum Customer,

Due to the potential of spreading wildfires, commercial power providers may shut off electricity as a safety measure. These blackouts could affect Spectrum service in your area.

It’s possible that your address may have electricity, but the equipment that delivers our service to you may be located in a blackout area.

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Thank you for choosing Spectrum,

Spectrum Support Team

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As we experience high “Santa Winds,” I am reminded that our utility companies, regulated by a hyper-politicized and corrupt Public Utilities Commission, refuse to perform the voluntary repairs, replacements, and build-outs that might impact their bottom line. They would rather inconvenience their users than risk another billion-dollar fire or significant gas leak.

It is time to harden our electrical, natural gas, and water grids.

Bottom line…

My greatest fear is that California will serve as a model for this great nation. A model in which our nation's remaining functioning cities will become like socialist San Francisco and Santa Monica -- morphing from local gems into cesspools of political dysfunction.

We are so screwed as our political leadership schemes to stay in power by using public funds and policies to buy votes rather than serve its constituency. 

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS