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The Bay Area Runs on Petroleum – A Dozen Tankers at Anchorage 9, the Former Hangout of the Exxon ValdezThursday, October 30th, 2014
Here’s four of them:
The big ships offload to smaller tankers – a process called lightering.
Oddly enough, San Francisco’s inept SFMTA transit agency has spilled more petroleum into SF Bay than any single vessel spill over the past 40 years. We had the Cosco Busan mishap a few years back, but that was a container ship and it only spilled fuel it was going to use on its trip across the Pacific. The Bay Area has never had a big big oil tanker spill.
The 1971 SF Bay Oil Spill was as close as we came…
Isn’t It Ironic, PG&E’s Captive Union has the Gall to Use Fire Imagery to Fight Public Power? You Know, After San Bruno?Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Here’s the latest from the the union for our incompetent local power utility, straight outta Vacaville, wherever the Hell that is:
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Is this an image from the charred remains of all those houses that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers / PG&E burned down in San Mateo County not too long ago? It sure could be, why not?
Take a look.
Oh what’s that, PG&E, it took you a while to own up to being responsible for killing those eight people?
What kind of denial is this, months and months after your killings?
You know, these people? ‘
James Franco, 53 and “Janessa, 13, and Jacqueline Greig, 44; Elizabeth Torres, 81; Jessica Morales, 20, as well three member of the Bullis family — Greg, 50, Will, 17, and Lavonne, 87 “
Here’s the thing, PG&E. Everybody has the right to opt out of PublicPowerSF. So that’s why it’s not going to “nearly double electric generation costs.”
Not everybody in Chinatown is an easily cowed, easily herded stencil voter, right? Consumers will make their own choice – you don’t think that they’re all stupid, do you?
And actually, San Francisco is kind of a hippy town, filled with yuppie-types who will not opt out of public power.
But, of course, if people don’t want to pay extra for juice, they won’t.
It’s as simple as that.
BTW, you all should prolly ID the white Republican lawyer you’re quoting in the ‘Xam here. Otherwise it makes things look like the entire Examiner is agin public power.
The flip side of the latest flyer:
In closing, fuck you PG&E.
Go to Hell.
Or flaming San Bruno, little difference.
A Few Questions for Corrupt PG&E and Its Corrupt Union Regarding the Coming Clean Power Alternative, CleanPowerSFTuesday, February 19th, 2013
I’m getting the feeling that our local utility monopoly doesn’t want any competition at all.
Take a look here at this bit from Chris Roberts of SFWeeklySFBayGuardianSFExaminer and then take a look at this:
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Now let’s check the “Check the Facts” part of this recent flier.
1. CleanPowerSF will not cost “almost double” relative to the current PG&E monopoly. So that’s a lie
2. And are you PG&E motherfuckers really talking about some disaster in some part of the world? What about the eight souls you killed right here in the Bay Area in San Bruno not too long ago? How many “brothers” or sisters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were responsible for those deaths?
3. And actually, consumers, you DO get to choose whether you participate in CleanPowerSF, so the “PG&E family” is lying about that as well.
So, fuck you, PG&E
Good day, “brothers.”
District Five Meltdown: Here’s the Entire Ad Against Christina Olague and Julian Davis and “Shell Oil”Monday, November 5th, 2012
Oh, well, here’s the whole thing, or at least all of the back of the mailer.
(When they say Shell Oil, what they mean is Shell Energy North America.)
District Five Meltdown: Republican-Backed Hit-Piece Against Olague and Davis Features Solar-Powered Shell StationMonday, November 5th, 2012
Now, why did the dumb-clucks who made this ad decide to pick the world’s most solar-powered gas station?
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I don’t know, because they don’t know what they’re doing?
NB: Your bad cosmetic surgery fools nobody. People laugh at you when your back is turned, you know, at those benefits ‘n stuff. Perhaps just aging gracefully is a better, safer option?
District Five Meltdown: How Linda Voight and Ron and Gayle Conway Spend their Money to Make Olague and Davis Look EvilSunday, November 4th, 2012
This is how they do it, with a flyer in the mail talking about how Christina Olague and Julian Davis support giving nearly $20,000,000 a year to Shell Oil.
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Now, is that true?
But it appears that Christina Olague and Julian Davis have run afoul of a few PG&E-loving Bay Area billioniares, et uxes.
Now, I’d call this cabal Conway/Coates, but they, and I’m seriously, call themselves:
“San Francisco Women for Accountability and a Responsible Supervisor Opposing Christina Olague 2012.”
So that’s SFWFAAARSOCA 2012 for short, sort of.
Here’s Tim Redmond’s take:
But hey, do you see the orange skies up there, right where the heads of the progressive D5 front-runners have been Photoshopped?
Hey, I know, let’s take Linda Voight and Photoshop her into a shot of the Great PG&E Pipeline explosion of San Bruno.
I see dead people:
Now doesn’t she look evil?
I think so.
[UPDATE: This might be a gasoline-powered 230S, if that’s even possible. My bad. If anybody in town has an unusual euro-only Mercedes, it’s this guy. It might even have a manual transmission.]
Old Mercedes diesels* might be really slow, and they might emit more particulates than a fleet of new cars, and they might get converted to run on french fry grease, but…
The most cartoonish cloud of smoke coming from a car exhaust I’ve ever seen:
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…they will never die.
And here’s the thing – old diesels are exempt from California’s annual smog check program.
That’s a giant loophole big enough that you could drive a big old honking Mercedes Benz diesel through.
“I’ve only been a Benz owner for less than a year now. However, I’m beginning to think that stamping out smoke on these 616s is like trying to rid your yard comletely of dandelions – it’s a fool’s errand.
I’ve had my IP rebuilt, rolled in a new timing chain, and had the valve seals replaced all within the last 6 months. Injectors are also new and the valves were adjusted when the seals were replaced. Fuel filters and fuel lines are also new and all fluids are fresh. The only differences between mine and yours are that I have lower compression and I use perhaps a 1/2 quart of oil in 2,000 miles.
Despite this, I still have some smoke. There’s a hint of whitish smoke on cold idle at start up and a bit of black smoke when I get on the throttle or climb steep hills.
I have another set of injectors that I had rebuilt and will install them in due course. I’ll also rebuild the vacuum pump as a preventative measure. But after that, this game of “whack a mole” has to end.
There is one good thing to come from all this work, however. My engine sounds silky smooth. No knocking, no nailing, and no hicccups. The only underhood sounds you hear are the clickity click of fuel injectors popping and the combustion inside the engine. So long as this continues to be the case and my oil consumption doesn’t increase, I should consider everything else to be inconsequential.”
*Pray that this particular old Mercedes is a diesel. ‘Cause otherwise this rig prolly needs to get oil added on a daily basis…