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1 justme   2017 Oct 11, 8:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
This is a significant story. I noticed on the news tonight (KRON4 or CBS5) that PG&E was running advertising about their emergency preparedness programs in between the news reports! Was that just a coincidence, or is PG&E sending a not-so-subtle message to the TV stations about who is buying their advertising timeslots, in order to induce the stations not to dig too hard into reports that high winds and possibly falling trees caused electrical accidents that in turn sparked the fires?

The effect may be further amplified by the fact that the news coverage is pre-empting the regular programming, and the TV stations are not getting the regular advertising they had booked.
2 SFace   2017 Oct 11, 9:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Yep, the wind was crazy that night and said hot damn, it's like a mini hurricane.

Woke up next morning and found out the rest.
4 anonymous   2017 Oct 12, 12:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
KTVU2 news is now reporting the PG&E angle to the start if the fires. First I have seen.
5 justme   2017 Oct 12, 12:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
KTVU2 news is now reporting the PG&E angle to the start of the fires. First I have seen.
6 justme   2017 Oct 13, 1:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
On Tuesday, when the initial report about possible PG&E connection with or culpability for the fires came out, there was still plenty of time to short the stock (PCG). Wish I had thought of that! I guess I just don't have that killer instinct. The stock dropped starting Thu from about $69 to about $58 now.

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