Power Hungry: California in Crisis
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One of the top news stories recently has been the California electrical power “crisis”. Information regarding increasing electrical power consumption vs. the lack of new supply or generating capacity has been readily available to anyone who cared to check for many years now.

Why is it suddenly in the forefront as a “crisis”? The growing population of the United States is also no big surprise and should lead anyone who has been keeping tabs on electrical power consumption to conclude that increased electrical generation supply (capacity) will continue to be needed.

News reports on TV about the recent “rolling blackouts” in central and northern California have featured executives of companies bemoaning the fact that a blackout costs them thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars for each hour that they have no electricity.

If that is truly the case why don’t they have emergency generators?

Many companies depend on computers, computer networks, just-in-time delivery and many other key (electricity dependent) business models. Power blackouts happen all the time (usually unexpected) due mostly to weather conditions.

Why wait for a major problem to crop up before some constructive action is taken?

These companies need to have in place contingency plans for an uninterrupted supply of electrical power.

Who is behind the current woes facing California?

It all depends on who you ask. People have been pointing fingers at the power companies, the electrical power generating companies, OPEC, the oil companies, the state regulators, the politicians and just about anyone else involved in the energy business. So who is the real culprit?

Media coverage of the situation has contributed to the crisis by not disclosing relevant facts to the public thus leading people to incorrect assumptions.
Here is just one example:

A recent ABC News Nightline TV program hosted by Ted Koppel (1/24/2001) was discussing the California power crisis with three guests. Ted Koppel asked Dan Morain (deputy Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times) “why did they (the utilities) give up their generating capacity? Isn’t that what the power suppliers are supposed to have?” Dan Morain replied “Well it’s a point of no small debate, but the fact is that the utilities made a ton of money by selling off a lot of their generators.

They sold them for more than they thought they were going to get.” No other follow up question was asked and there was no other mention of why the utilities sold their generating capacity during the rest of the program. This leaves the viewer of this Nightline program thinking (incorrectly) that the only reason that the California utilities sold their generating capacity was pure greed.

The truth is that the utilities were required by California law (AB1890 – the main bill deregulating the utilities passed by the California state assembly) to sell at least 50% of their generating capacity.

The current power crisis in California is being portrayed as a shortage of electricity supply. According to Edison International (Parent Company of Southern California …

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Are You Social Democrat?
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Take this test to find out how much you agree with each other.
  • A new anti-corruption agency should be established.
  • University charges should be capped at €2,000 per year.
  • We should build a unified National Health Service that is free to all.
  • We should establish a new National Housing Agency and build 10,000 new homes.
  • Primary education should be fully free, including books and transport.
  • We should create a community banking sector with credit unions and post offices.
  • Smaller companies should pay lower commercial rates.
  • There should be no tax cuts at this point, but there should be more investment in public services.
  • Water charges and the water conservation grant should be abolished.
  • Public transport should be subsidised more to make it cheaper for the traveller.

 

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Best Massage Chair for Back Pain [2019 Review & Buyer’s Guide]

There are some unique features you can choose from in a new massage chair today; not only more support and comfort but many chairs also have built-in features, such as new speakers or a cup holder.

No matter what it is that you are looking for in a new chair, you have to compare the top rated products, to find the right one for you. With several chairs, you are bound to find one that provides what you are looking for.

These are the best massage chairs if you are having pain in your back to consider when you are ready to buy a new massage chair for use at home. If you are looking to buy top of the world products when it comes to chairs, I found following best massage chair guides here and here to be really helpful.

#10 Comfort Product Leisure Recliner Chair

Ten motors, pressure points to the lower back and lumbar, a footrest, and a 3.25” foam seat, there are several comfort settings to choose from with this chair.

In addition to the comfort and relax settings, there are several massage features, and the ottoman is also a great feature if you want to recline on this massage chair.

#9 Osaki 4000 Zero Gravity Chair

Osaki 4000Osaki 4000 chair have leg adjustments, 180-degree decline, neck and foot massage, and six massage settings, are a few of the great features this chair offers.

The cup leg holder design also allows you to keep your legs in a comfortable position when you are going to set one of the massage settings on the chair.

#8 HT massage chair

Cup holder, a built-in control panel, auto recline, and a removable massage pad, are some of the great features you can appreciate with this chair.

The larger cushion and heavier weight capacity also make it ideal for any user, regardless of the weight or the settings they want in a new massage chair.

#7 BestMassage Massage Chair

bestmassageThis model features rolling and kneading settings, along with several power settings, to add or reduce the pressure the massage chair is going to apply. Chop action and compression and percussion settings, also allow the user to set the speed and the intensity at which the chair is going to work on the different body parts when they are seated for a massage on this model chair.

#6 Best Massage Shiatsu chair

It offers a kneading feature, for the neck and back, vibrators for the feet and calves, power rollers for optimal pressure point pressure. No matter how much tension you are experiencing, or what type of pain you are dealing with, you are going to love the settings, and the great massage you are going to get from this chair.

#5 Panasonic Urban Collection Zero Gravity Massage Chair

A 3-way foot massager, and four preset speed options for this chair are a couple of distinct features you can appreciate when you sit down for a message. There are up to 44 …

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Osaki OS-4000 Massage Chair Review & [Buying Guide 2019]
Osaki Os-4000 massage chair intro

OSAKI OS-4000 is a zero-gravity executive massage chair designed with eight unique massage programs. Built with an ergonomically designed s-curve that fits the massage spots of the human spine.

The model comes with 46 airbags that include hips, back, seat, calves, and feet. Flaunting a wireless mini-controller, LCD and a 5-30 minutes auto timer, this model comes in different color shades to suit your decor and taste.

We have got an extensive review done by our reader, Mark and by consulting experts from wellnessgeeky.com and you can read further to know more about this review.

Osaki OS-4000 Review

Pros:

  • Zero-gravity recliner and auto massage modes for maximum massage experience
  • Comprehensive human-like massage that simulates hand massage to a large extent

Cons:

  • Takes a lot of space especially when the zero gravity recliner is used in massage
  • The massage pressure in the calf region is at times intense for some users
Functionality:
Style:
Durability:
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Osaki OS-4000 – Functionality : 4.5/5

The specialty of OSAKI OS4000 is its zero gravity massage. When I heard of this model, I was quite apprehensive about the feature. But the science behind the technique and the relief from the massage impressed me. The inclined position removes stress from the back and makes back massage more effective.

I had to clear out a lot of space to use the recliner. And when my feet went up, I was not comfortable for the first time. Eventually, I understood that the ZG position is perfect for spinal alignment and provides greater relief.

Also, high pillow design that comes with this chair helped me stay comfortably at ZG position throughout the massage

Osaki OS-4000T – Style: 4.5/5

The exterior option of this chair is best suited to most decors. Charcoal, burgundy and black, cream and beige & black and beige are the four different color variations available.

The exterior is made with resin leather, meant to give the soft and comforting experience of sinking into the chair and inner body is built with steel, and so far I have cleaned the chair with damp sponges only. I chose the cream and beige as it went well with my flooring. So I have to clean it often.

No complaints though. Cleaning and maintenance of the chair are quite easy. It’s clearly stated in the manual that water or any cleaning agents shouldn’t be used on the best massage chair for back pain. But using a dampened sponge or cloth would cause no harm.

The LCD and the wireless remote lives up to the executive look it promises. Display glows in the dark as well and is meant for user-friendly operations. The microprocessor is intelligent and delivers the performance that matches the look.

I would be happy to give 4.5/5 for the style quotient of this chair.

Osaki OS-4000CS – Durability: 4/5

With the inner body built with heavy duty steel, this chair is highly durable and with my usage frequency (Almost thrice a day as I have a …

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We believe in developing relationships and allow you to feel as cozy as you can the minute that you step through our doors. With regular check-ups and cleanings, we could diagnose any possible issues before they happen and place you back to the path to a lifelong, wholesome smile.

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Our dental group makes it effortless to visit the dentist. We believe in developing relationships and allow you to feel as cozy as you can the minute that you step through our doors.

With regular check-ups and cleanings, we could diagnose any possible issues before they happen and place you back to the path to a lifelong, healthful smile.

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Are you really shy on account of your smile? Have you ever lost your assurance laughing at a joke, or feeling self-conscious about new men and women? Our physicians are here in order to assist! Our dental choices incorporate top-of-the-line curative care.

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