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   A Long Island, N.Y., woman was so happy to see power crews from Nova Scotia on her street Saturday that she jumped into the arms of one startled worker

06 Nov 2012 09:18 AM   |   9990 clicks   |   Chronicle Herald
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Wise_Guy     
She then showed up at his house and shot his wife in the face.

06 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Reaperman     
I bet he was shocked to see such a reaction.

06 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
Tom_Slick     

Wise_Guy: She then showed up at his house and shot his wife in the face.


Carrying a Canadian Power T-Shirt as proof.

06 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost     
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It's good to be a utility worker.

06 Nov 2012 09:25 AM
keypusher     

Wise_Guy: She then showed up at his house and shot his wife in the face.


Always good to revisit the classics.

06 Nov 2012 09:27 AM
pute kisses like a man     

Reaperman: I bet he was shocked to see such a reaction.


a positive end to an otherwise charged story.

06 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
Al_Ed    [TotalFark]  
I spent a couple days calling people to ascertain if their power had returned. Out of about 300 calls, only one person was a complete dickbag to me (and his power was back on!). By and large, people were appreciative and understanding.

06 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
Arkham     
I might just do the same if/when I get power back.

/lives on Long Island
//not scheduled to get power again until this weekend if not later
///very glad he has a fireplace and a lot of firewood gathered.

06 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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Hear that Scotland? Women love you.

/what?
//what?
///oh whatever.

06 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
SnyderCat     

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Hear that Scotland? Women love you.

/what?
//what?
///oh whatever.


Scotland.
Where the women are happy....
And the sheep are scared.

06 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
FreakinB    [TotalFark]  
I've at least been able to stay with people who have power, but I can imagine having a reaction like that at this point.

06 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
MBooda     
Do we really want people from Nova Scotia messing with stuff?
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06 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Cybernetic     
Now what's that aboot, eh?

06 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
cakeman     
i live 5 miles from this town( very affluent) great place to live, real "community active "atmosphere.

06 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
wippit     
Canada, fark yeah!

06 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
Random Anonymous Blackmail     
I am sure they appreciated the artistic abortion of their flag and national symbol.

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06 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
JohnnyCanuck     
The Emera and Nova Scotia Power crews are there at the request of local utilities, who will cover the cost of emergency repairs.

Yet I still feel Emera will somehow use this to justify the next big rate hike.

06 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Random Anonymous Blackmail


I am sure they appreciated the artistic abortion of their flag and national symbol.


From TFA:

The crew returned to the area the next day and restored service to a nearby elementary school, he said.

Yeah, those stupid kids. Why don't they have impeccable art skills? Losers.

:-|

06 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
cleveoh     
We had crews from Montana & Manitoba working to restore our power. I too, was very happy to see them, just not jump in their arms happy. Although a couple of more days in the dark & I probably couldn't promise anything....

06 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
ObscureNameHere     
As a Canadian, I just want to point out that despite some of the Great Canadian past-times being 'snark' and 'why we really aren't Americans', the simple truth is this:

You are our family on this continent.

When disaster strikes on either side of the border we send help to each other. It is just the way family works.

06 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
booger42     

JohnnyCanuck: The Emera and Nova Scotia Power crews are there at the request of local utilities, who will cover the cost of emergency repairs.

Yet I still feel Emera will somehow use this to justify the next big rate hike.


Right, they don't do anything for free...or even cheap. 5 days without power after Juan in '03 was nothing compared to New Jersey and NY

06 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
My_Other_Handle_Is_Taken     

JohnnyCanuck: The Emera and Nova Scotia Power crews are there at the request of local utilities, who will cover the cost of emergency repairs.

Yet I still feel Emera will somehow use this to justify the next big rate hike.


Working out of the country on another companies dime? By my math and using Emera logic, that should be a 8-10% rate hike.

06 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
olapbill     

Englebert Slaptyback: Random Anonymous Blackmail

I am sure they appreciated the artistic abortion of their flag and national symbol.


From TFA:

The crew returned to the area the next day and restored service to a nearby elementary school, he said.

Yeah, those stupid kids. Why don't they have impeccable art skills? Losers.

:-|


besides that's a perfectly reasonable rendition of our national Pokemon , MagiKarp.
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06 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
JohnnyCanuck     

My_Other_Handle_Is_Taken: JohnnyCanuck: The Emera and Nova Scotia Power crews are there at the request of local utilities, who will cover the cost of emergency repairs.

Yet I still feel Emera will somehow use this to justify the next big rate hike.

Working out of the country on another companies dime? By my math and using Emera logic, that should be a 8-10% rate hike.


Did you account for the executive payraises for being so damn awesome?!?

Link

06 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
Warthog    [TotalFark]  
The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.

06 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
ObscureNameHere     

Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.




Ok, I'll bite: Canada is a 110v grid.

06 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
PapermonkeyExpress     

ObscureNameHere: Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.



Ok, I'll bite: Canada is a 110v grid.


Shhhhh... he's on a roll....

06 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Warthog


The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.


OH NOES!! METRIC ELECTRICITY!!

06 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
Warthog    [TotalFark]  

ObscureNameHere: Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.

Ok, I'll bite: Canada is a 110v grid.


Nice try, but no. Next you'll want me to believe I don't need to pack one of these when I visit "the provinces":

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06 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
WarszawaScream    [TotalFark]  
I was in Starbucks this morning when one of the work crews came in, boys from Massachusettes and New Hampshire. They were telling me we have crews from as far as Cali and Nova Scotia and I was partially in disbelief that they'd come that far, but yeah, with the caliber of damage around here, I believe it. (I live two blocks north of one of the worst hit areas on Long Island, entire houses washed the fark away, peoples' entire lives gone overnight. It's horrifying.)

/if any local farkers want to have a Fark Hurricane Cleanup Help Party, EIP. Lotta people need help with demolition and nothing goes better than beer and demo.
//except scrumpy and Demo.

06 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
SnyderCat     

WarszawaScream: I was in Starbucks this morning when one of the work crews came in, boys from Massachusettes and New Hampshire. They were telling me we have crews from as far as Cali and Nova Scotia and I was partially in disbelief that they'd come that far, but yeah, with the caliber of damage around here, I believe it. (I live two blocks north of one of the worst hit areas on Long Island, entire houses washed the fark away, peoples' entire lives gone overnight. It's horrifying.)

/if any local farkers want to have a Fark Hurricane Cleanup Help Party, EIP. Lotta people need help with demolition and nothing goes better than beer and demo.
//except scrumpy and Demo.


*waves*

06 Nov 2012 10:22 AM
Dave0422     
Ok, did this not bother anyone else?

A) Title of story hints at how workers were welcomed.

B) First line of the story says "A Long Island, N.Y., woman was so happy to see power crews from Nova Scotia on her street Saturday that she jumped into the arms of one startled worker." Later on it says "Bill Milligan sent the photos to The Chronicle Herald in an email..."

C) Nowhere in the story is the picture that the story title hints at, and was sent to the paper that published the story.

W.T.F.?

06 Nov 2012 10:23 AM
grokca    [TotalFark]  

Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.


"Whoa, slow down there maestro. There's a Nova Scotia?"

06 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
kombat_unit     

Englebert Slaptyback: Warthog

The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.


OH NOES!! METRIC ELECTRICITY!!


That is comedy gold.

06 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
MBooda     
she jumped into the arms of one startled worker
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/hope she didn't mess up his bra

06 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

SnyderCat: Fark Rye For Many Whores: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]
Hear that Scotland? Women love you.

/what?
//what?
///oh whatever.

Scotland.
Where the women are happy....
And the sheep are scared.


One time; just one time!

You fark a sheep one time and suddenly your entire country is made up of sheep farkers.

/ I keed, I keed

// not from Scotland

06 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
Valiente     

Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.


A troll with a plug. Guess where?

/shall I translate into French?

06 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
starsrift     

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I am sure they appreciated the artistic abortion of their flag and national symbol.

[thechronicleherald.ca image 850x1138]


There's a reason why most flags are just stripes, or variants thereof. I've lived in Canada for decades, and I still can't draw the f*cking flag.

06 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
groppet     
The last big storm we had here I saw trucks with tags from at least 8 states it was amazing how they could get so organized and here so quick. Fark Pepco!!!

06 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
Biness     
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additional artwork from the kids

06 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
Contents Under Pressure     
It's great how everyone is pulling together. Pacific Gas and Electric loaded a bunch of guys *and* their rigs onto a cargo plane and sent them out there. Just keep them away from your gas lines and you'll be OK.

06 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
moto-geek     

iheartscotch: SnyderCat: Fark Rye For Many Whores: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]
Hear that Scotland? Women love you.

/what?
//what?
///oh whatever.

Scotland.
Where the women are happy....
And the sheep are scared.

One time; just one time!

You fark a sheep one time and suddenly your entire country is made up of sheep farkers.

/ I keed, I keed

// not from Scotland


New Zealand then?

06 Nov 2012 04:28 PM
SnyderCat     

moto-geek: iheartscotch: SnyderCat: Fark Rye For Many Whores: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x400]
Hear that Scotland? Women love you.

/what?
//what?
///oh whatever.

Scotland.
Where the women are happy....
And the sheep are scared.

One time; just one time!

You fark a sheep one time and suddenly your entire country is made up of sheep farkers.

/ I keed, I keed

// not from Scotland

New Zealand then?


New Jersey....the armpit of the United States.

We use wind power to ruin the world.

06 Nov 2012 05:24 PM
SnyderCat     

Valiente: Warthog: The sentiment is nice, I guess. But I wouldn't want these guys who specialize in 220v European power working on our American 110v power grid. Seems like a recipe for disaster.

A troll with a plug. Guess where?

/shall I translate into French?


por favor?

06 Nov 2012 05:25 PM
good_2_go     

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I am sure they appreciated the artistic abortion of their flag and national symbol.

[thechronicleherald.ca image 850x1138]


Kid gets an A for effort.

06 Nov 2012 08:47 PM
SnyderCat     

MBooda: she jumped into the arms of one startled worker
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/hope she didn't mess up his bra


He was wearing a bra during work? Was it his wife's?

Was he wearing her "Hello Kitty" underwear too?

Enquiring minds would like to know?

06 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
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