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juniperb
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posted August 14, 2003 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
I was wondering how many knowflakes are affected by the east coast power outage. It goes up into Ottawa Can.

I know Oxychick is. Who else? Proxie, Starlover maybe, any one you can think of?

Lets start a prayer chain for the people and cities that this may just be an inconvience and not a disaster.

juniperb

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
The news here is still going on right now over here,they got Hillary Clinton on now at Tomocqua,NY over the speaker. All she's doing is stating her opinions,of course!

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proxieme
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posted August 14, 2003 08:53 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Nope, we're safe and sound down here in the DC/Metro Area...

to all of those affected.

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
Oh good I thought for a minute,I was the only one on Lindaland,how are you doing,Proxi?

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proxieme
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posted August 14, 2003 09:06 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Pretty good, ozone - thanks for asking.

I just got home from eating dinner w/ Jase (scatbug) during his workbreak after getting off of my own job, and am half-watching the subdued mayhem being broadcast on network TV while being attacked by my student group-house's cat.

But I think that I'm about to start playing Dark Cloud 2, Xenosaga, or Medal of Honor: Frontline.
Decisions, decisions.

How 'bout yerself?

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
Oh,I'm just watching the News right now,just to see what is going on,my little brother is NYC Cop,so I'm hoping that everything goes OK!

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proxieme
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posted August 14, 2003 09:31 PM           Edit/Delete Message
It looks like it's turning out OK -
NYC people are tough cookies, and it seems that they're staying as sane and courteous as during 9/11 - I pity them those temperatures, though.

The lights are coming back on now.

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
Well,with size and magnitude of that city,you got to stay calm at any cost,not like it was back in the good ol' days of the 60's!

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Lunargirl
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posted August 14, 2003 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunargirl     Edit/Delete Message
The outages range from Ohio, through to Michigan, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and New York, and in Canada only in the province of Ontario, in particular the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, North Bay, and Windsor (I may be missing a state or two -- probably Pennsylvania -- sorry trillian! ).

The Canadian government says lightning and a fire at a Niagara Falls plant on the NY side began a cascade of stations shutting down.

I heard that things were mostly calm, although not so calm in Detroit. Lotsa Light to everyone affected!! And literally, too!!!!

Actually I think I'll send a little cool weather south, so those air conditioners don't have to run full blast and prompt such outages!

Lunargirl

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proxieme
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posted August 14, 2003 09:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message
to the 140 trapped Canadian Miners.

Yeah, but I wasn't worried about the other cities so much, except Detroit...the rest aren't known for...rowdiness...quite so much.

Hrm...I wonder how my stepfam in NJ and PA are holding up...

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
Detroit,will never be calm,whether they have light or not,or should I call them"Detriot"!

As in Pennsylvania,only Erie county got hit,we're OK!

Canada, doesn't really know just of yet what the cause was,but the FBI here is investagating it right now,to see what happened,but we shouldn't "jump the gun".

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proxieme
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posted August 14, 2003 09:56 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Eh, prolly just an overload.

If it was an attack, it was an awfully lame one.

( to terrorists)
(sue me - I'm in a juvenile mood)

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Lunargirl
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posted August 14, 2003 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunargirl     Edit/Delete Message
Wow, hadn't heard about the miners -- what a nightmare!

Apparently the main problem in Detroit is a water shortage -- they're asking people to conserve water, as some areas have none, etc.

Okay, let's see... Aug. 14th... let's do the er, pregnancy math... Lotsa little May babies to come, I betcha! (heee, proxieme, i join you in juvenility cause it's FUN!)

Lunargirl (who has the news on in the next room)

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ozonefiller
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posted August 14, 2003 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
I still believe that it's that worm that's going around,I think that it's running rampid at this point,it's supposed to reach it's peak on Saturday,they said on the News.

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anafaery
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posted August 14, 2003 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anafaery     Edit/Delete Message
prox, you rule. medal of honor huh? rawk

i wish you were on aim more i did so want to chat.

ya know, i wonder how long this fallout from 9/11 will last. every time anything happens, its always 'oh no, another terrorist attack'. natural events do occur, and i hate living in a state of paranoia. its the medias fault. as soon as anything on a large scale happens, they are the ones that immediately start inferring that it had something to do with terrorism. like when the shuttle went down. i was watching the news (probably cnn) and thats one of the first things they said about it!

its not healthy to be living in a constant state of paranoia and on the defensive, s**t does happen whether its caused by 'terrorists' or not. i just hate that its the knee jerk cause of everything. *sigh*

its kinda like the boy who cried wolf. not that i dont understand why people would immediately wonder if it *was* terrorist activity, just for gods sake, the media should just not report something unless they have confirmation. no need to get people all nervous for nothing.

~anafaery

ps juvinility rawks

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anafaery
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posted August 14, 2003 10:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for anafaery     Edit/Delete Message
haha just as i hit send, guess who shows up on aim?

nice timing

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where i end and you begin there's a gap in between there's a gap where we meet where i end and you begin
and i'm sorry for us the dinosaurs roam the earth the sky turns green where i end and you begin

i am up in the clouds i am up in the clouds and i can't and i can't come down

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LoonyFish
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posted August 15, 2003 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LoonyFish     Edit/Delete Message
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that is dealing with this awful black-out!
Much Love and lots of LIGHT!!! (and water!)

Now...
I want to kNOW which one of our resident "evil geniuses" has been playing with the electro-magnetic pulse generator? Come on, time to 'fess up'!

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Oxychick
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posted August 15, 2003 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Oxychick     Edit/Delete Message
Juniperb So sweet of you to think of everyone.

All I can say is...what a bizarre night. lol

The heat wasn't bad at all-not as humid.

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anafaery
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posted August 15, 2003 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for anafaery     Edit/Delete Message
loony

of course i am one of the aforementioned evil geniuses, but i am innocent! honest! *looks over at wevil, prox, aphrodite, and harpyr*

~slipperyfaery

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N_wEvil
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posted August 15, 2003 07:22 AM           Edit/Delete Message
*whistles*

wern't nowt to do with me

See - i said everyone was going to be fine

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juniperb
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posted August 15, 2003 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
Good to see everyone online!

Detroit and surrounding areas,ie Ann Arbor, Lansing up to Mt Pleasant & K-Zoo are out and water is a definate problem. They say late Sunday into Monday to get it all restored

Oxychick, any good storys to share? So good to see you up & running. Can you go to work today? I am just in awe of New Yorkers and their ability to respond with such patience and calm Yes, Oz. Detroiters could take some cues from them. My daughter is in the area and out of power. I`m not worried as she was raised a country girl and is always prepared for such emergencies. She has taken in some families to share what she has. She`s a nuturing Cancer and she thrives on helping others

Prayers to all still out and may they be safe and in the lite.

Have the miners been rescued?

juniperb

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Oxychick
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posted August 15, 2003 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Oxychick     Edit/Delete Message
Juniperb, your daughter is a born nurturer? Of course she is, she's from nurturing stock.

Well, we spent the rest of day living it up at a bar my friend owns. so free, cold beer. we were drinking out in the street pracitaclly...but everyone was so calm and actually just enjoyng it. Luckily, a bunch of my friends got in touch with me (fnally, after a few hours of cell phone hell) to offer to let me stay with them. Even got a call from someone I haven't spoken to in so long, which really, really made me so happy.

So people were walking all around..in the streets, no traffic lights. The people I felt very badly for were the ones stuck in the subways without air conditioning. But they were able to lead people out (as we saw some of them being taken out from underground).

I got a few pictures too.

We then walked 40 blocks with the intention of walking across the bridge, but a bus came instead (talk abut luck). The stumble, er, walk back was a fun one.

Nope, I checked my voicemail today and got the happy message that no one expects us to go to work. I think today is a perfect day for some reading and relaxing.

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juniperb
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posted August 15, 2003 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
I heard a rumor that you could see the stars in NYC last night.

Did you see them Oxy (hmmm, maybe you saw them double after a few cold ones

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Aphrodite
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posted August 15, 2003 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aphrodite     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Oxychick,

Wow, a 40-block march of Nu Yoykers headed to go across the bridge Talk about tough and confident!

Have a great weekend and hope you are doing splendidly

Aphrodite

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ozonefiller
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posted August 15, 2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozonefiller     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you for the pictures Oxy, they look great! I bet you never seen NY in such a new way!

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