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First Sign of Civilization Going Dark?

serfserf Member Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭✭

Could be more of this in the near future as the oil age unwinds.


Over the past months major Lebanese cities and towns have experienced periodic blackouts, but this looks to be the worst and most far-reaching and long lasting - increasing the misery of a Lebanese population still in the midst of an economic crisis, persistent fuel shortage, and which has seen the local currency plunge by 90% since 2019.

Much of the past year in Lebanon has witnessed scenes of sometimes miles-long lines at gas stations, with fights and disputes over supplies becoming almost routine. Residents and business owners have tried to endure via generators and hoarding personal fuel supplies insofar is possible for those who can afford it.


  • Ricci.WrightRicci.Wright Member Posts: 5,130 ✭✭✭✭

    What, did they have Californians relocate?? "Well back in California we did it this way."

  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,452 ✭✭✭✭

    Outages, shortages, have one thing in common: Socialism

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,333 ✭✭✭✭

    It may just be the fact that the country is ruled by Hezbollah and greatly influenced by Iran. With those two entities in control their economy is in ruins and they can't afford the fuel for their power company. This isn't a symptom of fuel not being available, but more that radical Islam isn't capable of governing effectively. Hezbollah would rather have the people suffer than accept aid from any of the Great Satan countries that might undermine their control. Bob

  • sxsnufsxsnuf Member Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭

    There will never be enough "aid" to make a meaningful difference, to the general population, in these s#!+#0le countries. It would be embezzled, stolen, stockpiled or sold to the highest bidder. History has shown us that little, if any, would go to help those in need.

    Arrivederci gigi
  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭✭

    It's getting bad here also. If social disorder grows as The government cracks down on dissent (the kind they dislike) we could become just like Lebanon. The left is also becoming disgruntle with Biden and all his promises to give to the poor and Tax the rich as inflation and The new green deal kicks in all at once in this nation. We can just raise the debt ceiling and print some more debt as the 2-year bond jumps to 5%. What could possible go wrong here?

    We also must accept countless hundred of thousands of homeless starving illegals too and make room for their welfare and well-being with free health care, housing and food also.


  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,218 ✭✭✭✭

    Updated! It seems to be growing. Soon gasoline will get on the list for forbidden over usage, and they will make allotments for certain kinds of fuels to be burned in the atmosphere.Kalifornia just outlawed all gas grass mowers already!


    India Faces Rolling Blackouts

    ust like Chinese authorities ordering energy firms to conserve supplies at all costs, numerous power plants across India could be forced to adopt rolling blackouts as coal supplies run low. A minister in Indian capital New Delhi warned Sunday that blackouts could rock the massive city over the next two days. But the nation's capital city isn't alone in suffering energy shortages: it joins two Indian states - Tamil Nadu and Odisha - which have issued warnings about the growing possibility of blackouts due to dwindling coal supplies.

    According to Delhi's Power Minister Satyendra Jain, more than half of India's 135 coal-fired power plants, which supply around 70% of the country's electricity, have seen their stocks depleted to such low levels that they only have enough to guarantee power for three days before the capital city is hit with blackouts. Typically, they're supposed to keep a buffer supply of at least one month. But these aren't normal times.

  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,597 ✭✭✭✭

    Yasser Arafat died with a billion dollars, he never had a job, never built the "hospitals, schools and all that. He was just pure evil and that's where the money goes.

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