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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Video from today, the Emergency Spillway has again been topped with the recent weather. Also, tweet of picture of main spillway damage that seems to have gotten a worker fired. Twitter
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    Feb 17, 17, 11:52 PM
    I have been watching. Its interesting and should have many twists.
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    Feb 16, 17, 01:55 AM
    Hard to take a knee in hockey. Sounds like maybe the goalie for Turkey did not have many saves.
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    Feb 15, 17, 09:30 PM
    "After the election I will have more flexibility."
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    Feb 14, 17, 11:10 PM
    #WRATHOFLOIS coming....
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    Feb 14, 17, 01:39 PM
    Go do a Google on each quote - see which one was 'syndicated'. Later tonight hundreds of outlets and TV news programs stations will parriot the 'syndicated version' but credit no one and act as if its their own writing.
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    Feb 14, 17, 11:40 AM
    The 'dam itself' has not shown signs of issues. That stated. As the video above points out - the water level in the lake has never been as high as was this weekend - ever. So this is uncharted territory somewhat. Those levels will likely return this weekend or earlier with rains and snow coming in. And the Emergency Spillway will 'actuate' again like it did last weekend. No human controls the flow once the level is above 901'. ...
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    Feb 14, 17, 11:29 AM
    The guy in the linkedin link above has a podcast out from yesterday. Its 43 minutes long. I have not listened to all of it but skipped through some parts.
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    Feb 13, 17, 09:39 PM
    Link to picture that show how much they 'lost' of the main spilway last night. Use the power-line towers to compare the two pictures. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
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    Feb 13, 17, 01:42 PM
    Here is the problem on the main spillway. The damage is working its way UP the spillway when they run this. These pictures are a few days old. After running the main spillway hard overnight the damage is probably much worse today. Obviously, even from just these pictures a rebuild of the lower part of the massive structure will be needed when this is done.
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    Feb 13, 17, 12:01 PM
    They dodged the perverbial bullet last night. They did that by increasing the main spillway flow to take the lake down below the 901 level. 901 is the key level where the flow starts to go over the emergency spillway area and, now, an unplanned area to the the side of the emergency spillway. This has to be a new and serious concern. The emergency spillway - and the new unplanned overrun area - are not 'controlled' at all. If the water...
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    Feb 12, 17, 11:48 PM
    Once there agreement that the IPCC CO2 models are invalid then maybe useful discussion can restart. The CO2-as-primary-driver models had their chance. Its been 30 years. Every bit of CO2 predicted is in the air and then some. The doomsday models are a complete bust and even the most conservative models from the IPCC are off - way off. They missed it. But admitting means giving up on the carbon-economy. And many have vested interest in the...
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    Feb 12, 17, 11:19 PM
    Emergency evacuations underway affecting 100,000. The Emergency Spillway is expected to fail - estimates are within the hour. This got serious, quick. Twitter More than 1, ordered evacuated as Oroville Dam danger spikes - SFGate
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    Feb 12, 17, 08:03 PM
    House Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff | The Daily Caller Jamal handled IT for Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat who serves on both the intelligence and foreign affairs panels. “As of 2/2, his employment with our office has been terminated,” Castro spokeswoman Erin Hatch told TheDCNF Friday. Jamal also worked for Louisiana Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is on the Committee on Homeland Security.
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    Feb 11, 17, 12:40 PM
    Flowing over the emergency spillway now - the one that has never been 'used' before. There is no control of its use to even test it. It the last failsafe to protect the dam structure. Unfortunately, the water is going underground right at the concrete wall. Twitter with some video: King Zombie (@TotalZombie) on Twitter A view from a professional in Ohio on the situation on Linkedin: ...
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    Feb 10, 17, 05:15 PM
    2014
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    Feb 10, 17, 01:58 PM
    I did see where there has not been a need for the emergency spillway. i.e. the water never got to that level before. There is no control of that spillway. If the water gets to 901, it starts to flow over the concrete walls. No human can turn it off. And when its below 901 it will stop - assuming no damage to the structure. The emergency spillway is just a last ditch (big ditch!) route to keep the water from topping the dam structure...
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    Feb 10, 17, 11:24 AM
    Some more pictures and vids in one place. Gaping hole grows in the spillway of Oroville dam | Daily Mail Online Lake / reservoir was at 895 feet and at 901 water will crest the emergency spillway. So outlets make it sound like officials can control the 'use' of the emergency spillway. But there is nothing to control. If the level gets that high - and it will shortly if it has not already - water will run down the 'spillway' - which...
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    Feb 10, 17, 11:01 AM
    When it comes to the issue of children there a few 'remedies' for the situation as described. 1. If parents do not use public provided funds for intended purpose and children have no usual access to usual services due to that then the children could be protected via social services (yet we know that system has issues as well). 2. They could voucher to the policy so that actual monies never go to the family but to the insurance provider...
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    Feb 10, 17, 08:25 AM
    Some more graphics and pictures here: Oroville Dam Spillway Failure | Metabunk Here is a view of the level rising. CDEC - Data Application 7 feet rise in last 12 hours. Level at 893.5. 900 is considered maximum. I think at that level the 'backup spillway' starts routing overflow down that embankment to keep it from topping the actual dam.
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    Feb 10, 17, 06:02 AM
    Money Honey Maria Bartiromo explains her feelings about 3 government employees who were fired yesterday. They were making $160K+ a year as 22 year old and 25 year old and were hacking at Congressmen's files - apparently targetting those on sensitive committees.
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    Feb 10, 17, 01:57 AM
    Good graphic here.
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    Feb 10, 17, 01:49 AM
    Potential scenario - overtopped dam erodes out and collapse occurs. Estimates were at current level and raise of rise there was about 15 hours before the dam is over-topped. The graphic for the level of the dam has been removed from this state-wide monitoring reporting system for reservoirs: Major Reservoir Current Conditions Graphs
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    Feb 10, 17, 01:38 AM
    Video of spillway and erosion around it as the damage worsens. The dam is a earthen dam. Its not a concrete dam like Hoover. Erosion of any level is not good.
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    Feb 9, 17, 08:30 PM
    California is out of its drought. Now there is too much water. The nation's tallest dam has had it's primary spillway break apart. The 'backup' is not a real spillway and probably has not been used or used much. The lake being held back is rising with rains hitting Northern California. http://www.water.ca.gov/news/newsreleases/2017/020917spillwayflow.pdf Video:
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    Feb 9, 17, 08:00 PM
    All schools should use his videos to teach economics. And schools should use Trey Gowdy's videos to teach government and civics.
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    Feb 9, 17, 07:59 PM
    This one is more related to the hazards of socialized and/or government directed medical care. About 9 minutes. Worth the watch overall. And these videos are almost 40 years old.
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    Feb 9, 17, 07:45 PM
    Got to the 7:30 mark in this video. Direct question about insuring the uninsured. Interesting answer. Its one that basically matches what an insider said was a better solution.
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    Feb 9, 17, 07:09 PM
    If she was working solely for them - not through a contractor or angency - and especially if she was 'live in' - then this could be a problem. And if they were paying her in cash... Does sound sketchy on the surface. Turning everyone in after 'years' may mean the IRS was closing in or someone was about rat the whole deal out. If you are the direct employer - then you have a responsbility.
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    Feb 9, 17, 08:43 AM
    The triggers to some of the 'cool periods' of history are linked to sun spot minimum activity. Like CO2 and temperature the correlation is obvious. The causation can be debated. But at least the situations have played out and are not a hypothetical model. The Maunder Minimum is probably the most famous of the minimums. John Penhallurick’s Blog 2 Evidence from past climate change | jpenhall The beginning of the Little Ice Age...
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Bluegrass area resident. Youth sports involvement - LexCath booster involved in football and lacrosse. Formerly ran house roller hockey in Lexington and coached national silver medal Kentucky roller hockey team in 2008. Active with KY Middle School Football Association. 3 sons, 3 in college. Married to hockey/football/lacrosse/Spartan mom.
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