almost every one of my meatspace friends

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Will be without electricity for the duration. So will the towns they live in. Dead cash registers and gas pumps and food rotting in freezers and the deathless runs on barbecues and generators and ice chests. Old ladies burning manuscript paper in holes in their back yards to boil water for coffee, despite the cruel fact that paying the power bill every month has kept them unable to afford a better option.

People out there are calling THIS socialism. Are they right?

And the Kincaide Fire — now established to have been started by a damaged live high power line tower during the last "shutdown" — is now seriously threatening heavily populated areas.

And not only that! !!!

pipe up any time....