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soul49: I have some family friends in Texas that are currently cooking their food on the outside BBQ grill.
Feb 19, 2021 17:48:58 GMT -4
soul49: Other east coast states are experiencing the winter storm, but because they're connected to the national grid, they're not getting blackouts like Texas.
Feb 19, 2021 17:45:40 GMT -4
soul49: But because "muh free market", the Texas government thought it was a better idea to privatize energy than get government involved for regulation.
Feb 19, 2021 17:44:43 GMT -4
soul49: It also shuts up the pleas for secession from Texas
Feb 19, 2021 17:43:26 GMT -4
soul49: Yeah... I feel bad for the Texans who didn't vote for these idiot leaders, but this is an example why an interconnected grid helps.
Feb 19, 2021 17:43:12 GMT -4
Souriquois: I just laugh because of Trump's "shithole countries" comment because South Africa had a similar energy crisis as Texas, same causes (outdated grid and refusal to raise rates)
Feb 17, 2021 19:28:31 GMT -4
Souriquois: is it wrong that I am now laughing at the fact that the USA is now having rolling blackouts?
Feb 17, 2021 19:27:26 GMT -4
Souriquois: Pretty much
Feb 12, 2021 17:27:51 GMT -4
soul49: Got it, so kinda like Mexican Spanish with Nahuatl loan words?
Feb 11, 2021 23:28:26 GMT -4
Souriquois: Quebecois French has a lot of loan words from indigenous languages
Feb 11, 2021 22:37:02 GMT -4
soul49: Especially considering I'm more likely to speak with a Canadian or even a New Orleans French speaker than someone from Paris.
Feb 11, 2021 2:45:20 GMT -4
soul49: Speaking of Europe, how big is the difference between Quebecois French and France French? I've been trying to learn some French lately, but curious of the differences.
Feb 11, 2021 2:44:46 GMT -4
soul49: The first case of the South African variant just showed up in my city. Yay....
Feb 11, 2021 2:43:19 GMT -4
soul49: I know at least the Brits have been temporarily banned for a little here in US. (not that we're in a good place ourselves)
Feb 11, 2021 2:42:41 GMT -4
soul49: Europeans are still allowed there?
Feb 11, 2021 2:41:54 GMT -4
Souriquois: go into it with one last night
Feb 10, 2021 12:04:48 GMT -4
Souriquois: Well COVID didn't work for keeping annoying ass righteous Europeans out of Canada
Feb 10, 2021 12:04:41 GMT -4
Souriquois: but then again y'all's leftists are centrists by our standards
Feb 9, 2021 12:13:55 GMT -4
Souriquois: yeah Canadian conservatives won't be acceptable as conservative anywhere in the US lol
Feb 9, 2021 12:13:17 GMT -4
soul49: He can be accepted as conservative here, but he has a target on his back when in Georgia. I hear similar stories of folks who move to Texas lol.
Feb 6, 2021 15:00:45 GMT -4