Another chapter of Atlas Shrugged in CA

Posted by BCRinFremont 5 years, 5 months ago to Economics
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My electricity provider (PG&E) somehow transferred my account to a “green” electricity provider that will be greener and cheaper. In fact, if I pay more, I will get even “greener” energy. The smell of something “green” had me checking up on the new provider. The entire Board of Directors is made up of local politicians; two score or so. I was given the opportunity to “opt out”, which I did. However, I will have to pay the new “green” provider for a month or two while they transition my account back to PG&E. Oh, did I mention that I will be penalized with 6 months of higher rates at P,G&E for making the switch. The reasons to “opt out” of CA keep increasing....

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  • Posted by 5 years, 5 months ago
    The real chilling part is that there was no notice that they transferred the account. They just did it. No notice. No input. No nothing, until a glossy page showed up in the mail telling me how great they were.
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  • Posted by exceller 5 years, 5 months ago
    It sounds familiar. I was on this "green provider" here for years until I compared rates with my friend who wasn't.

    I paid almost twice as much as he did. So I asked to be removed which they did, thank God.
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    • Posted by term2 5 years, 5 months ago
      That is really sick. I am happy I got out of there awhile ago. If I wanted to see how socialism/collectivism works, I could go for a crash course in Venezuela, where the "other guy's" money has already run out. Same thing will happen in California
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 5 months ago
    California is like being served a delicious looking feast with every kind of food you love. The aroma is enticing, but you are secretly informed that it has been poisoned.Some don't believed it is poisoned, Some have not been informed about the poison.
    We saw it manifesting itself, layer, by layer, slowly peeling away the substance until it is obvious to everyone. They have taken a Astin-Martin and turned it into a Yugo. (Damn! I'm running out of mataphors.)
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 5 years, 5 months ago
    ...oh, the connections I've seen on this...

    Haha...stuff is getting so deep here in Cali that I don't even mention what I know. Bad sign...
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  • Posted by Jstork 5 years, 5 months ago
    I totally get it.
    A bit off topic but still related philosophically speaking.
    Here in Canada, it is looking more and more like Atlas Shrugged as well. Taxing us for our hydrocarbon usage and squandering the money on inefficient projects that create jobs.
    Example: A good portion of Alberta's carbon tax is used to pay companies to hire people to change out incandescent bulbs in people's homes for leds. Frequently these people are driving full sized vans over 150 km. to change out the bulbs on one house, or maybe install a low flow shower head for free for those who signed up for the program.
    The new phase has been extended to installing new refrigerators, lights, plumbing fixtures, and programmable thermostats to lower income households for free to the recipients.
    I am not far above low income and have done all upgrades to my own home already and I am not eligible for any kind of rebate. Kind of frosts the shorts.
    The federal government recently purchased the Kinder Morgan pipeline for 4.5 billion using taxpayer's money while at the same time proposing more carbon taxes for Canadians to pay. Tell us to decrease our oil consumption while encouraging increased sales to other countries so it can be burned elsewhere.
    Something about having cake and eating it as well.
    Subsidising hodgepodge solar installs for farmers and others.
    Free drugs and supervised injection sites for drug addicts.
    Subsidised housing.
    So many other examples of misguided and corrupt socialism happening in our country.
    Atlas Shrugged.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 5 years, 5 months ago
    This is what the likes of Al Gore and Gov. moonbeam brings you. Men who make up science to make themselves rich, and have no reall care or understanding of Climate. It makes me sick. It frustrates me at Ivanka Trump even met with Gore! These demi-Gods cannot not control climate, they just want to get rich making us think they can. Climate has always changed, before there was industrialization. Calif. wil go over the edge when citizens find they have no electricity thanks to these folks, but then, that is what UN Agenda 21 ws all about.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 5 months ago
    Tell em you were HACKED!

    Last spring I transferred my electricity account to a hydroelectric/nuclear provider...wouldn't you know it...the delivery charge was increased!
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    • Posted by term2 5 years, 5 months ago
      There is a reason that the market works the way it does. Forcing "green" energy on people isnt right, its only more expensive. If green energy were cheaper, it would happen by itself.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 5 months ago
    Why did me dino automatically imagine that electricity provider being run by a bunch of excited screeching monkeys hopping about in a cage?
    Oh, a second thought. If any of those screeching monkeys are black, that's supposed to be proof that I'm a racist these days.
    Even if I won an Emmy last night, my TV star career would now be on the chopping block..
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 5 years, 5 months ago
    There used to be Objectivist organizations in Cali-
    fornia. Palo Alto Book Service, for instance. I was not sure why, but then maybe California hadn't degenerated so much then.
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