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Power outage in US Capitol

  1. Apr 3, 2006 #1
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/03/capitolevacuated.ap/index.html [Broken]

    So much for the balance of powers.
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  3. Apr 3, 2006 #2
    I was irritated at politicians because they weren't doing what I told them to do. This was a warning to them, I hope they listen. I would hate to have to take it farther.
  4. Apr 3, 2006 #3


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    Why do they need to evacuate for a power failure? It seems it would be better to stay INSIDE when storms knocking out power are coming through, not to mention that you then have all those people spilling out to the sidewalks when traffic lights and crosswalk signs are out too. Or was the power out before the storms hit and they all just wanted a break to get out in the warm, sunny weather before the storms brought back the cold again?
  5. Apr 3, 2006 #4
    This was before the storms, Capitol building only, some utility technicians messed up.
  6. Apr 3, 2006 #5
    No one noticed my pun?
  7. Apr 3, 2006 #6
    Now I did. Nice job. Would you get rid of that annoying 2 at the end of your name?
  8. Apr 3, 2006 #7
    I'll try!

    (oops, wrong button...)
  9. Apr 3, 2006 #8
    Where the hell is rachmoninoff?
  10. Apr 3, 2006 #9
    As always, I'm on vacation. Some say I'm in college.
  11. Apr 3, 2006 #10
    According to him he was last seen in Baltimore. I guess he ventured into the bad part of town and got kidnapped by some crack dealers. I told him Baltimore was bad new, be he didn't listen.
  12. Apr 3, 2006 #11
    Wow, my new name is so cool! So much more brevious than the previous one. People might actually spell it right.
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    I'm a little surprised it doesn't have a backup system - when the power goes, you lose your security.
  14. Apr 3, 2006 #13
    Perhaps is standard emergency procedure incase the power issue is connected with some sort of attack on the building.
  15. Apr 3, 2006 #14
    Maybe he ventured to close to D.C. by mistake? Perhaps he succumbed to the dark side and became a politician.

    I've hijacked my own thread. That's so sad. This reminds me of the news story, about the security guards who confiscated a swiss army knife from a 747 flight. The confiscee? The pilot of the 747. He too must have been planning to hijack himself.
  16. Apr 3, 2006 #15
    ok thats great,......... so wheres ole rach anyone?
  17. Apr 3, 2006 #16
    Did you actually think that Rach2 was him?
    I'm pretty sure that it's a certain person who seems to like playing with fake accounts.
  18. Apr 3, 2006 #17


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    Seems even less secure to be standing out on the street, doesn't it? :confused: But, yeah, you'd think they'd have a back-up for a building like that.
  19. Apr 12, 2006 #18
    Interesting question.

    What I find more interesting is the fact that it actually has its own power supply.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode02/usc_sec_02_00002162----000-.html [Broken]

    At least, that's what I read out of that.

    If that's the case, then why is Potomac Electric Power Company providing comments on *why* the power might have gone out? Wouldn't a more appropriate comment be "What are you asking PEPCO for?"?
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  20. Apr 12, 2006 #19
    So it no longer provides electricity, only steam?
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