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Never started any type of thread here but thought an odd incident in Tucson, AZ this afternoon - a power outage that TEP could not explain - might warrant a discussion.

Today was a beautiful sunny day in Tucson, not a cloud in the sky, no humidity, reasonable temps.I live in an area known as The Foothills in an apartment at a 600-unit complex at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The area, as a whole, is very affluent and upscale with a population of about 50,000. Today, just before 5:00pm, the power goes out. Now, I've lived up here about 20 years and in this particular apt complex for the last eleven years and my electricity is included in the rent. During the 20 years I've lived here and even during the heavy monsoon season,maybe we've had an outage six or seven times - so it's highly unusual. And, when it has gone out, it goes out just for a few minutes and for the entire area and this includes traffic lights. During those times, the sheriffs have been on the scene instantly to direct traffic because there's a busy four corner traffic light just outside my complex.

So, power goes out and the first thing I do is check the cell phones to make sure they work - and they do, thank God. (You know what I was thinking.) But a half hour goes by and nothing. I decide to drive to CVS which is right next to a huge Safeway market. First thing I notice as I pull out of the complex is that all the traffic lights are working. Weird. Then, at the CVS, it appears that the power had just gone back on but not, as I find out minutes later, at the Safeway which is just 50 feet away next door in the same parking lot. I then find out that Safeway kicked everyone out as soon as the power went down and locked the doors because registers were down (not a good sign of what's to come, know what I mean?). And the girl at CVS had told me that the traffic lights at the four corners had never gone out and it was rush hour as usual the whole time. No cops come. No nothing. I also hear from two people who live in the complex across the street from me that as soon as the power went out, their smoke alarms went off for no reason and they had to smash them with hammers to shut them off!! WTF????

But what I DO notice as I'm standing in the parking lot chatting with strangers is that every single person is commenting and agreeing (without elaborating) on the "wierdness" of it all and how suspicious the whole thing seemed. Nobody was being casual about it at all which I took to mean that, well, everyone was thinking what I was thinking which means maybe everyone is waking up.

Anyway, here's the kicker....about ten minutes after I get back, the power goes back on. I get on the internet to look at the City of Tucson site that usually puts up outage info/emergency stuff instantly and nothing there. So, I call Tucson Electric Power. TEP has always been helpful in giving information/answers in the past. When someone finally picks up, she asks if I'm calling about the outage on the south side of town (about 20 miles from me) and, if I am, she says she has no answer as to why it happened. She's very friendly and helpful but is surprised at where I tell her my outage was because she sees nothing on her end for my area at all - like it didn't even happen. Then, right before we hang up, she sees something come up on her screen that shows my outage (802 customers, she said) restored but that it oddly gives no explanation again (same as the other area) and she's never seen that before. Moreover, she can't get into other areas of her program where she could possibly access more information which she finds strange as well. She's very apologetic that she can't even tell me why it happened.

Sorry for the long-winded story but, I don't know....things are becoming so bizarre and threatening and with what we all know to be true, I have no choice but to question the whole damn thing. Am I making a big deal out of nothing? Somehow I just don't think so.

In my mind, I'm thinking...a glitch in the Matrix? OR, even worse, a fucking DRILL? No explanation at all? TEP Customer Service barely knew it happened and couldn't access the information!

Opinions, anyone? What do you think?wtfwtf
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
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Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
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Definitely suspicious, thanks for sharing. That’s a good scenario to apply to what could happen but much longer in the future.
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Testing the grid down fantasy scenarios.
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Testing the grid down fantasy scenarios.
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Rolling power outages are part of project Zypher being ran by the pentagon.
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
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Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
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The Godlike control tards appear again with NFI what they are talking about.
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is the power out at the synagogue?
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 85436417

Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
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The Godlike control tards appear again with NFI what they are talking about.
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Some word you posted must of triggered the wrong response from a bot...lol
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 85436417

Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86168962


The Godlike control tards appear again with NFI what they are talking about.
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Some word you posted must of triggered the wrong response from a bot...lol
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what a piece of shit he is. it's worse than i thought. he was lying to me wnd gaslighting me for so long. just a toxic vaxxed MFer.
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Testing the grid down fantasy scenarios.
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bump
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when did this happen again?
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when did this happen again?
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I'm constantly stretching between sets. I haven't looked at any studies as to whether or not it's very effective or not but for me, I seem to have fewer nagging injuries if I stretch lightly before and during lifting. I rarely stretch after but I usually do cardio afterwards so I'm keeping everything moving.
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 85436417

Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86168962


The Godlike control tards appear again with NFI what they are talking about.
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Some word you posted must of triggered the wrong response from a bot...lol
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You'll still find some of that hipster culture in Echo Park but most of the hipster haunts that you would've seen in Silver Lake/Echo Park a decade ago have now moved to Highland Park.

Echo Park is now becoming more mainstream and dense with all the mixed-use development that's happening. All the new things that are popping up are more trendy than hipster. The crowd is also skewing a lot younger – it feels kind of the like the place to live after graduating college. It's a lot safer these days but there are still parts of Echo Park that don't really give off that gentrified vibe. I think for a good preview of what Echo Park will turn into over the next decade, head to the area around Canyon Coffee.

Still not sure what Silver Lake will become. It's still pretty gritty and urban around the edges.
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Teams outage yesterday.
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Teams outage yesterday.
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The Colorado part of the Republic of Texas was claimed by the republic, but was never under its administrative control. In fact the true extent of the "controlled" part of the republic didn't even really make it to the panhandle.
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is the power out at the synagogue?
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You are back on your tread mill about old houses, small cars and cubby hole rooms:>)
There is a segment of Indian dot buyers but they are not buying up the vast majority of new homes in the DFW market.
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when did this happen?

what day?

what year?
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Because not every single girl on this planet is more shallow than guys so stop making yourself look like an ignorant, dumb ass by acting like you know the depths of thousands of girls whom you have never and will never meet.

You don't know everything. I'm not reading all of your biased rant because quite franky, I think you're an idiot and you're just bitter because you can't get a girl
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 86168962


The Godlike control tards appear again with NFI what they are talking about.
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Some word you posted must of triggered the wrong response from a bot...lol
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I have been a week in malta for holliday and it was indeed a nice place.
I don't remember how is the cost of life?


I have two stupids smalls concerns with malta.
Considering the place, I will have to buy a car and drive there. I'am not a good driver and driving to the left side
Also the weather, I don't know if I would support so high temperature in summer. And the fact there aren't 4 distinct seasons might be weird.
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Never started any type of thread here but thought an odd incident in Tucson, AZ this afternoon - a power outage that TEP could not explain - might warrant a discussion.

Today was a beautiful sunny day in Tucson, not a cloud in the sky, no humidity, reasonable temps.I live in an area known as The Foothills in an apartment at a 600-unit complex at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The area, as a whole, is very affluent and upscale with a population of about 50,000. Today, just before 5:00pm, the power goes out. Now, I've lived up here about 20 years and in this particular apt complex for the last eleven years and my electricity is included in the rent. During the 20 years I've lived here and even during the heavy monsoon season,maybe we've had an outage six or seven times - so it's highly unusual. And, when it has gone out, it goes out just for a few minutes and for the entire area and this includes traffic lights. During those times, the sheriffs have been on the scene instantly to direct traffic because there's a busy four corner traffic light just outside my complex.

So, power goes out and the first thing I do is check the cell phones to make sure they work - and they do, thank God. (You know what I was thinking.) But a half hour goes by and nothing. I decide to drive to CVS which is right next to a huge Safeway market. First thing I notice as I pull out of the complex is that all the traffic lights are working. Weird. Then, at the CVS, it appears that the power had just gone back on but not, as I find out minutes later, at the Safeway which is just 50 feet away next door in the same parking lot. I then find out that Safeway kicked everyone out as soon as the power went down and locked the doors because registers were down (not a good sign of what's to come, know what I mean?). And the girl at CVS had told me that the traffic lights at the four corners had never gone out and it was rush hour as usual the whole time. No cops come. No nothing. I also hear from two people who live in the complex across the street from me that as soon as the power went out, their smoke alarms went off for no reason and they had to smash them with hammers to shut them off!! WTF????

But what I DO notice as I'm standing in the parking lot chatting with strangers is that every single person is commenting and agreeing (without elaborating) on the "wierdness" of it all and how suspicious the whole thing seemed. Nobody was being casual about it at all which I took to mean that, well, everyone was thinking what I was thinking which means maybe everyone is waking up.

Anyway, here's the kicker....about ten minutes after I get back, the power goes back on. I get on the internet to look at the City of Tucson site that usually puts up outage info/emergency stuff instantly and nothing there. So, I call Tucson Electric Power. TEP has always been helpful in giving information/answers in the past. When someone finally picks up, she asks if I'm calling about the outage on the south side of town (about 20 miles from me) and, if I am, she says she has no answer as to why it happened. She's very friendly and helpful but is surprised at where I tell her my outage was because she sees nothing on her end for my area at all - like it didn't even happen. Then, right before we hang up, she sees something come up on her screen that shows my outage (802 customers, she said) restored but that it oddly gives no explanation again (same as the other area) and she's never seen that before. Moreover, she can't get into other areas of her program where she could possibly access more information which she finds strange as well. She's very apologetic that she can't even tell me why it happened.

Sorry for the long-winded story but, I don't know....things are becoming so bizarre and threatening and with what we all know to be true, I have no choice but to question the whole damn thing. Am I making a big deal out of nothing? Somehow I just don't think so.

In my mind, I'm thinking...a glitch in the Matrix? OR, even worse, a fucking DRILL? No explanation at all? TEP Customer Service barely knew it happened and couldn't access the information!

Opinions, anyone? What do you think?wtfwtf
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Grew up in same area with our back yard and property next to Sabino Canyon
Good thing this wasn't a summer day of 110°
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My daughter and her husband live north of River and east of Craycroft in our old house. They also lost power and said it was "weird dad, you would've loved it."

I believe the traffic lights there have battery backups, as do most of the grocery stores. I know the Safeway your talking about been there 100s of times but don't remember being there during a power outage.

We moved to Vail in 2011 , and I remember a couple of 30-45 minute power outages on nice days

TEP does have a link on their site, they used to post what happened. Might be worth a look.
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They had a notice on the TV during WOF all week.

They said maintence was needed.
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Wasn't called 'TG&E' way back when?! Maybe my memory is screwed..
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Bots reported.

You must have touched a nerve, OP.
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Why is this posted every few months?
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FYI phonetowers have a battery that last about half a day so you wont lose signal straight away .

Assuming you have better gear than australia that is
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Wtf is happening in this thread lol
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Thanks for the heads up I am in Tucson but on Marana Trico power no issues here but will be alert to a sudden power loss. Maybe Iran kicking the tires. BTW always check your phone when power unexpectedly goes out.

And yes today was beautiful 80 degrees and cool in the shade a perfect day.
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This is a ROBO thread

It's been posted repeatedly, over the years

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