Originally Posted by Gach
So that’s what Trump meant when he said he wouldn’t give them any money and the F’ing cry baby’s criticize him for it. So basically ( now it’s well known) what the cruse of Fire’s. Isn’t them cutting power to all those customers like admitting
It’s actually their fault. Not a word from media.
Its about more than that. The CA logging restrictions are horrible. I have a buddy who has 70 acres of very nice forest land. His parents bought it in the 60s for 35K. They have 3 homes built on it with lumber they cut and milled themselves before the regulations dot so bad. One is a mini mansion, Victorian style. They have done some logging over the years. Once got 40,000$ for one tree. (that same old growth redwood would go for way over 100K today)
But they are not rich. Car people too. I know most of what I know about cars from this man. He was my auto shop teacher in high school. Smartest guy I know, or one of them. Got me ouf of a lot of car problems over the phone. He was only about 6 years older than us in high school so he was more one us us than anything. Still friends to this day.
Well if you live in a forest the forest is always trying to well, become a forest. They will eat your home up if you do not trim it all back. Big fire danger.
This past year he had to to some fuel removal because of the fire danger. It had been 10-15 years since they last logged. He tried to get companies in to log the land in a few spots. Cut brush and all that. But it is 8,000-14,000$ just to file a small logging plan and you STILL might not get it approved. So many hoops to jump through you would not believe it.
It was cheaper for him to call in a tree service to cut and have it all chipped up. Chipped up saw logs that could have been ran through a mill and people homes built with it.
And we have enviro land owners who think cutting ANY tree is bad. They won't let PG&E on/through their property to cut back around the power lines.
20 years ago my friend had a old PG&E guy and his property doing maintenance on one of the power poles. The guy told him PG&E was going to go bankrupt. See, every power pole that has a transformer on it is a fire danger. If they short circuit they can drop fire right through a hole in them somewhere. Well there was a fix for it. A ceramic disc they could install to keep the fire contained and not dropping on the ground. Cost 100$ per transformer for the part then labor. But PG&E did not go through with installing them on every transformer like they should have. All about greed and the shareholders.
Now we have the state burning down every fall before the rains. We have had electricity in Nor Cal for 120 years and it did not start burning down till recently. Its man caused for sure. And its not "climate change" either. PG&E got cheap, regulators of them and the forest over regulated, people built homes in forests and grasslands and the courts thought they could just make PG&E pay for all of it.
These blackouts are just a big F#CK YOU to from PG&E to California regulators and we are paying for it. Plenty of blame to go around.
But its what you get when Democrats control a whole state and the cities. I used to love to go down to San Francisco. The warf area was cool. The city has got to be the most beautiful big city in the nation. But it is now a $h!tho!e. Cops do not even show up if your car windows get smashed and everything stolen. Its a epidemic there. That and human feces on the street.
Now that we have let millions of illegals pour into our once best state in the union I do not see it changing anytime soon. So many hard working people are leaving. And we are left with the filthy rich and the illegals and bums who do not want to work. Middle class is fleeing in droves.
BTW, my friend bought a second home in Oregon. Registers all his cars up there as it is about 1000$ just to register a new truck here. Even my 12 year old Tundra is 350$ And in Oregon it cost 500$ to file a logging plan and you can clear cut if you want.
Rant over for today.