04 July 2012

Mr. President, Fix This Power Grid...

"The trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damn greedy."

Herbert Hoover

Mr. President, fix this power grid, and bring it up to modern uniform standards of resiliency and excellence.

Put forward a coherent national energy policy that is robust enough to withstand natural disasters, the demands of changing sources, the requirements of clean air and water, and the manipulation of financial institutions who use their money power to prey on the natural resources and foodstuffs, taking the profits for themselves and charging their losses to the public through the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, turning every attempt at reform into a new con game for the one percent.

That would be a genuine renewal of the Declaration of Independence.

More than 1 million in U.S. still without power five days after storm

(Reuters) - More than 1 million homes and businesses in a swath from Indiana to Virginia remained without power early on Wednesday, five days after deadly storms tore through the region. The outage meant no July 4 holiday for thousands of utility workers who scrambled to restore power across the region. Much of the afflicted areas faced yet another day of scorching heat, with the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures from 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to more than 100 F (37.7 C) from the Midwest to the Atlantic Coast. .