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For those who don't remember --- LIPA was created when Cuomo's father, Governor Mario Cuomo, took over the former Long Island Lighting Company and scrapped its Shoreham nuclear power station. It contracts out actual operations to a private company, National Grid, but sets policy - including such matters as updating computer systems, maintaining the wires and utility poles, and staffing for emergencies.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 7:27:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good job, Andy.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 7:29:11 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another fine example of “Your Tax Dollars At Work”. LIPA = CRAP.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 7:31:15 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ironically National Grid has one of the best Outage tracking systems that can zoom to street level.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 7:33:43 AM PST by matt04
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to misdirect your topic, but as bad as things are on Long Is. my understanding is they are TEN times worse on Staten Island. Very little assistance has arrived. Media dropped the ball on this. to be expected all things considered...


6 posted on 11/14/2012 7:35:44 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to misdirect your topic, but as bad as things are on Long Is. my understanding is they are TEN times worse on Staten Island. Very little assistance has arrived. Media dropped the ball on this. To be expected all things considered...


7 posted on 11/14/2012 7:36:09 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks for answering a question I had about Long Island Lighting. I was wondering what had happened to this utility.
When I was in the coal business, I remember listing to a Long Island Lighting executive recount the excesses of Mr. Cuomo and his associates. I remember the excuse for scrapping the nuke was the lack of an evacuation plan...
9 posted on 11/14/2012 7:39:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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There is nothing that is done poorly that cannot be done much more poorly using union labor.

Those goons need competition, but they don’t have to worry about that in a blue state.

And - until they realize that and shove the union workers up their own smelly Obamas - they’ll continue to freeze to death in the dark.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 7:42:04 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, the answer is obvious: beat up any Florida lineman present who might actually have the experience and competence to get the power restored.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 7:58:54 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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no gubmint-owned facility is ever a failure. it’s just “underfunded”.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 8:00:23 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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“Long Island residents sue utilities, charge ‘gross negligence’ after Sandy”...

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/13/us/new-york-sandy-utilities-suit/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1


15 posted on 11/14/2012 8:27:29 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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