Iraqis Offer Tips Over U.S. Blackout

Czar

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis who have suffered for months with little electricity gloated Friday over a blackout in the northeastern United States and southern Canada and offered some tips to help Americans beat the heat.
_ SLEEP ON THE ROOF. Without power ? and hence without air conditioning ? Iraqis have taken to climbing up stairs in the hot nights. Some install metal bed frames on rooftops, while others simply stretch out on thin mattresses. "It's cooler there," said Hadia Zeydan Khalaf, 38.


_ SIT IN THE SHADE. Many Iraqis head outside when the power's off. "We sit in the shade," said George Ruweid, 27, playing cards with friends on the sidewalk. Of the U.S. blackout, he said: "I hope it lasts for 20 years. Let them feel our suffering."


_ HEAD FOR THE WATER. "We go to the river, just like in the old days," said Saleh Moayet, 53.


_ SHOWER FREQUENTLY. "I take showers all day," said Raed Ali, 33.


_ BUY BLOCKS OF ICE. Mohammed Abdul Zahara, 24, sells about 20 a day from a roadside table.


_ GET A GENERATOR. Abbas Abdul al-Amir, 53, has one of a long row of shops selling generators in Baghdad's Karadah shopping street. When the power goes out, sales go up, he said.


_ CALL IN THE IRAQIS. Some suggested the Americans ask the Iraqis how to get the power going again. "Let them take experts from Iraq," said Alaa Hussein, 32, waiting in a long line for gas because there was no electricity for the pumps. "Our experts have a lot of experience in these matters."
 
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The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
errm, they had enough power before the war
 

rahvin

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Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
So you went out and fixed the blackout? Get real, your accusations are garbage.
 
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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
errm, they had enough power before the war


Sure they did, unless the spoke out against their leader, like many on this board likes to, then he would cut the power off, take away their rations, perhaps gas them, have his sons rape them, then kill them...too bad Bush doesn't turn the power of on some of your computers and see how you like it.
 
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Originally posted by: rahvin
Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
So you went out and fixed the blackout? Get real, your accusations are garbage.
Whatever that mean, sure, you are right...you are great...you are smart...you got the attention you sought.

 

daniel1113

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Haha... weren't we the ones that had to turn on the power in Iraq during the war? Where were their experts that can supposedly fix our problem?

Other than that, the other tips are pretty good.
 

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Well they are well on their way to their place in our Union, the 51st State, aren't they? :)

How participatory they are with the training of our troops! lol
 

DealMonkey

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Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
And apparantly they still aren't...

 

daniel1113

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It takes a bit more than 3 months to set up a completely sovereign democratic nation...
 
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..or ask some poeple her in D.C.; we lost 4 overnight again, 14 shot and wounded. We still don't have any power in the country. We lose more here in D.C. than we lose in Iraq, so your emotionally-loaded rhetoric carries no weight we me, sygayzy
 

flavio

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Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
..or ask some poeple her in D.C.; we lost 4 overnight again, 14 shot and wounded. We still don't have any power in the country. We lose more here in D.C. than we lose in Iraq, so your emotionally-loaded rhetoric carries no weight we me, sygayzy
Who is killing troops in D.C.?

 

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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
The difference is that we have the capacity and power to bring it back on; they have to rely on others to do it for them, as they have not be allowed to do anything for themselves in over 30 years.
errm, they had enough power before the war
they is blatantly false. we're supplying 3000/4000MW capacity last time it was reported a month ago, might be more or less. the current demend is 7000MW.

saddam powered baghdad by stealing power from the north and south. now we don't steal power, and the baghdadis suffer.
 

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