What REALLY Happened in Texas – No Agenda Podcast

 

Hi everyone! The weather is shifting back to a more normal pattern.  Power is on here although people in Houston are still having outages.  Homes in Southern Texas are built for the heat, not the cold and there’s a lot of busted plumbing from freezing pipes in this recent winter storm. 

Complicating everything is the ice on the roads.  Texas is huge state, 2nd biggest after Alaska.  It takes two days to cross this state by car.  Its hard to appreciate how spread out everything is.  Unlike Arizona where I grew up, the Federal Government doesn’t own 95% of this state.  Its all ranches and privately owned.  Its bigger than most countries are. Trucking plays a very big role here in getting food to the markets and if you can’t get traction to move an 18 wheel truck nobody gets fed. Grocery stores shifted to Japanese style just in time delivery years ago, very little food is warehoused for very long by the grocery store chains.

Fortunately today was fairly warm and much of the snow melted, at least in the Texas Hill Country Highland Lakes area.

No produce or bread in sight at Walmart today 2/19/2021

Empty Deli aisle in Walmart 2/19/2021

Signal conversation with Carl in the UK:

February 18, 2021

Carl: Hey Bill. All ok there? I heard a few things that Texas was having really bad weather and utilities were off. Is it all sorted now? And was there more to it?

Thu 1:09pm

Terran: Oh we had rotating blackouts since Sunday night.  Power would come on for 40-60 minutes and then go off for 2-3 hours at a time. Just enough to keep the house in the 50s-60s range. But not fully warmed and not able to wash clothes, wash dishes or take showers.  It was bitterly cold 9F (-13C) Sunday night and 19 F (-7 C) the rest of the week.  During the day it’s getting up to 32F (0C) so we see some melting on roads and in the sunshine

Thu 3:58pm

Terran: Power came back last night and has stayed on

Thu 3:59pm

Terran: It’s supposed to be 45 F (7 C) tomorrow

Thu 3:59pm

Terran: There were nights and days the only place warm was under the blankets with the cat huddle closely

Thu 4:00pm

Terran: Roads were impassible, local grocery stored was empty as trucks could not travel on the roads.  Ice was everywhere, trees, roads, power lines.  It was a very dangerous situation

Thu 4:02pm

Carl: Sounds really bad. It seemed strange it was Texas after Texas involvement over Trump and dominion

Thu 4:03pm

Terran: I kept think about that warning the British govt gave about freezing that Simon Parkes talked about. We had no warning or time to prepare

Thu 4:03pm

Terran: Someone steered the polar jet stream

Thu 4:04pm

Carl: HAARP more like

Thu 4:04pm

Terran: There was ice in Mexico!

Thu 4:04pm

Terran: Roads are getting better they put sand on bridges and dangerous parts but speed is greatly reduced

Thu 4:05pm

Carl: The world is upside down mate

Thu 4:06pm

Terran: Bigger stores are open as are DIY places so people can’t get stuff for plumbing repairs etc. there’s going to be a lot of broken pipes because they just don’t build for that kind of cold here.

Thu 4:07pm

February 19, 2021

Carl: Is it all still snowed up?

Thu 4:08pm

Terran: Yes about 4 inches of snow on the ground much of that will melt off tomorrow

Thu 4:08pm

Terran: Worst is over. It did expose a flaw in the Texas electrical grid which needs to be fixed. Texas has a stand alone electrical grid and is not able to import large amounts of power from other states

Thu 4:10pm

Terran: They are blaming the problem on frozen windmills in west Texas (11% of power) but this was a shortage of 20-30%

Thu 4:12pm

Terran: Some natural gas plants couldn’t fire up. Frozen cooling plants?  Steam generation requires a temp differential

Thu 4:13pm

Terran: There’s going to be heavy political fallout over this

Thu 4:13pm

Terran: Left is spinning this as climate change

Thu 4:14pm

ANALYSIS
I am posting a link to the recent episode of the No Agenda Podcast.  It’s the best explanation of the events  the electrical grid here in Texas during the storm that I have come across.  This wasn’t caused by frozen windmills or by ignoring global warming. This is very excellent analysis of a very complex situation with the exception of not addressing why that polar jet stream dipped so far south off its normal course, which is probably some rogue agency somewhere with their very own personal HAARP-style ionosphere heating array.  

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I kept think about that warning the British govt gave about freezing that Simon Parkes talked about. We had no warning or time to prepare
Someone steered the polar jet stream
Haarp more like
There was ice in Mexico!
Roads are getting better they put sand on bridges and dangerous parts but speed is greatly reduced
The world is upside down mate
Bigger stores are open as are DIY places so people can’t get stuff for plumbing repairs etc. there’s going to be a lot of broken pipes because they just don’t build for that kind of cold here.
Is it all still snowed up?
Yes about 4 inches of snow on the ground much of that will melt off tomorrow
Worst is over. It did expose a flaw in the Texas electrical grid which needs to be fixed. Texas has a stand alone electrical grid and is not able to import large amounts of power from other states
They are blaming the problem on frozen windmills in west Texas (11% of power) but this was a shortage of 20-30 %
Some natural gas plants couldn’t fire up. Frozen cooling plants? Steam generation requires a temp differential
There’s going to be heavy political fallout over this
Left is spinning this as climate change
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