You Know, I Thought A Blackout Affecting 370 Million People Was Bad

Silly me, I think so small

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving more than 600 million people without government-supplied electricity in one of the world’s biggest-ever blackouts.

…The massive failure – a day after a similar, but smaller power failure – has raised serious concerns about India’s outdated infrastructure and the government’s inability to meet its huge appetite for energy as the country aspires to become a regional economic superpower.

Good thing our Glorious Leadership in Washington wisely used those hundreds of billions in Stimulus Money to repair and upgrade our electrical grid instead of wasting it on Pie-In-The-Sky projects, right?


Just don’t try to get “24 Hour Tech Support” from any company anytime soon…

8 Responses to “You Know, I Thought A Blackout Affecting 370 Million People Was Bad”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    A strong breeze wiped out Freehold Saturday night. Trees, power lines signs down everywhere. India’s got nothing on JCP&L.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yep, quite a mess. I was mighty a-scared that would hit us just a few scant miles away and topple the smoker…

  3. Skyler says:

    I’m so glad that the Texas electric grid is separable from the rest of the nation. We’re not subject as easily to the cascade type of blackout.

  4. aelfheld says:

    Skyler, that’s why the EPA is Hell-bent on shutting down Texas power plants.

  5. mojo says:

    Hey, maybe they’re on hold to tech support…

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “Hey, maybe they’re on hold to tech support…”

    Isn’t everyone?

    P.S. Totally off topic: Snark of the week: “SCIENCE: 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle. They’ve since been returned to their original owner, Helen Thomas.”

    Insty, of course.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    I believe the correct response Kathy is “heh.”

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:


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