Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
My own opinion is these utility shut-offs are not going to be popular, and may cause more problems than they solve. How many house fires are going to be started by people lighting candles because the power is off? Or accidentally spilling gasoline around their new portable generator? Those are only a few of the problems that can occur, not to mention the health and other emergencies that might occur to people who need the power to be on.

- Pete


Pete wants to play the safety card and take away our lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, rototillers, riding mowers, and anything else that runs on gasoline. People need to adapt to power outages. They are going to be our way of life in CA and other western states from now on due to global warming.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.