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Bob
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Why do you think they are smart? They seem more like normal people with tons of opportunities nobody else gets. It doesn't look like they work much and they seem to go right from college right in to VP of what ever in Trumps businesses. They just look like they are riding in the back of Trumps bus. Doesn't look like they ever did a thing on their own that was not through a door that was opened by Dad. My guess is that if you took them back to high school graduation and tossed them out on the street to make their own way, they would not get too far.
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Tom

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Oh, come on; their Daddy had to make it on his own with only a million dollar loan. His kids are having to make it with only a vice-presidency. Poor bastards.
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Bob
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Like I said living in a tower, eating food made by other people, spending time at the gym, doesn't mean you are smart. More lucky then anything. I am lucky too but just not to the extent that Trump or his kids. Smart enough not to go bankrupt in Atlantic city. I went to Trumps Casino once and lost 50 bucks in 15 minutes. That was the last time I gambled in a casino. I rode my motor cycle down there too and survived NJ traffic. That was more of a gamble.
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Bob
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Power out from 4:00am to 11:00am. I go down to the store and find 4 trucks running outside and about 8 guys inside drinking coffee. IT was 10am and they just got to our outage. No idea when the power would come back. About an hour later it came on. Seems odd to deploy so much hardware and they didn't even seem to know what the issue was. You would think they would first know about the outage because of all the smart meters. You would also think they would run an advanced team to assess the damage and call in only what they needed. I keep getting sucked into thinking they are attempting to save me money when all they are doing is running expenditures which are added up to justify rate hikes. We have easily had 25 outages in 2016. 8 guys and 4 trucks must cost 1500 an hour to roll round
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Tom

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Smart meters can't tell if it's a tree branch or an entire hillside of trees that has come down on the line so they send out enough fire-power to deal with whatever they find. I think that drones would actually be a better way to deal with power outages. An army of drones taking video of the lines with pre-programmed routes and GPS locations within 10m.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #31 
I know they cant tell anything more then if the meter is on line. I am just pointing to lethargic response and the lack of understanding. I sent them a nasty Email and already got a call back. We also were without power again from 1pm to 5:30pm today. They are not maintaining the lines until they have too. If that's the plan then they should charge us less. 

Seems like they have a big wall some where with all the lines lit up. When a switch pops they can see it. If a line is broken then they should see a step function on that line. A 200 house load should not be missed from their central control system. Sending a crew 4 hours after the fact just seems like corporate policy. Sending that crew with no advanced information too just seems bush league.  I also bet that when they get the meter information from my house they can measure the outages as flat spots. They already know what I am telling them.

A drone in the wind last night would have been a trick. I would bet that it would have crashed. It was very windy.
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Tom

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Reply with quote  #32 
The answer my friend, is dronin' in the wind...

I thought about drones in high winds and figured they'd have to wait until the wind died down.

Sounds like you're on a vulnerable line. You should move to the city. Power 24/7/365. [wink]


It was sad driving up over Sherburne Pass yesterday. No snow except for dirty snow banks.

Vermont: Ski It When You Can
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Bob
Reply with quote  #33 
Yea its a plot to retract from suburban sprawl. Concentrate people in the cities where you can make more money off them in taxes and services. Rural dwellers cost too much to corporate America. The Bean counters are winning from behind the curtain. I am looking at a power wall, it would run my house for several days and take out the flat spots in service. In a fair world the power company would just install them so they could purse their line policy of doing no work till a tree fell. 

My son suggested a solar powered sign down on RT17 on all the time advertising the number of power outages to date.  It would be a  cool project but some red neck would either steal it or shoot it.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #34 
Here it comes, the wind will blow in the next 24hrs. Power outage bets? My guess is there is 100% chance the power will be off by the time I return home this afternoon
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The Donald
Reply with quote  #35 
I bet you a million bucks that the power won't go out unless I say it goes out. Move to a tower. It's great.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #36 
Watt! Bob is current-ly out of power? I guess there is no ohm sweet ohm for Bob.  And Green Mountain power re-fuses to do anything about it? Watt a shocker! You should try wind power as it has a lot of fans!
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Shane
Reply with quote  #37 
My apologizes for the poor humor! I really didn't get a charge out of doing it. I'll make amends for my poor conduct at some future date.
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The Donald
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You're FIRED!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #39 
Thats very good Shane, very Punny Prose. Still at work so I don't know if GMP has failed me again yet.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #40 
Still have power. What a drive home. Total whiteouts all the sudden over and over. What the hell is it with pickup trucks? They have headlights that are too high and too bright. Makes it very hard to drive at them in blowing snow. Looking to ski Saturday in the woods. Skiing Mad river in the morning, day two of lift service. The single is spinning!
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Shane
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I'm looking to ski in the woods as well on Sat and there is some fresh stuff on the way. Where are we going?
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Bob
Reply with quote  #42 
Camels hump? Le Loin Couchon? Callahan to
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BikerBob_7

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Reply with quote  #43 
Well its winter on Camels Hump. IMG_2429[1].JPG 

Joe its safe now you can ski.

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BikerBob_7

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Reply with quote  #44 
I should reference that Pic, its looking down the Apline trail from the Forestry trail.
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Shane
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I was wondering Bob, if you wouldn't mind posting a link to the backcountry forums that you belong to. I wouldn't mind seeing what's going on with other skiers. Thanks!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #46 
I cant post a link. Its a closed forum that you have to join. Look for "Backcountry touring in the Northeast" or "Ski and Ride". You will have to join them to see them. Lots of local intel. 
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Shane
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Thanks for the laughs, Joe! That really cracked me up. Feel the Bern Bitches!
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