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kkk’s Rule Of Life #76

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One afternoon fifteen years ago I was waiting for a bus along Fifth Avenue and saw some guy peeing on a building behind me; that’s when I realized city life wasn’t for me.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Copper Top

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Yesterday afternoon I heard a local news story about copper wire thieves shutting down power for thousands in a nearby township. The news reporter said the thieves almost electrocuted themselves. The reporter said this like it would have been a bad thing.

Copper thieves who hit four electrical substations in counties north of Pittsburgh are risking their lives for a few dollars’ worth of scrap metal, a West Penn Power company official says.

Thieves struck twice near Zelienople and once each near Cranberry and New Castle since Thursday, said Doug Colafella, spokesman for West Penn Power.

The latest theft, of 30 feet of wiring from a station near Zelienople early Wednesday, knocked out power to 3,800 Cranberry-area residents for part of the day and probably touched off a potentially deadly ball of heat and electricity when the thieves cut thick ground wires.

Colafella said that when a transformer blows, as it did in this case, an “arc flash explosion” — a basketball-sized concentration of heat and electricity — shoots from the transformer. The arc flash can reach temperatures of thousands of degrees.

On the same broadcast but regarding a different story, sombody used the term, “old baby.” It may not have been a reporter that said it.

On an unrelated note, a 16-year-old was referred to as an “adult.” I love how depending on the situation the media can call a teen-20something either a “kid” or “adult.”

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

June 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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