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Friday, 12 July 2019

Blackout Time (Again)

Filed under: Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:00 PM (16:00)

At about 10:11 PM last night, power went out on West Side of Albuquerque.

At 11:53 PM, I checked the sites for KRQE, KOAT and KOB — no mention of the blackout whatsoever.

At 12:02 AM, I checked the PNM site — no mention of the outage, but I submitted an outage report using my phone.

At 12:04 AM, I checked the Albuquerque Journal site — no mention of the blackout whatsoever.

At 12:24 AM, I improvised an alcohol lamp using a glass pickle jar, a glass horseradish jar and rubbing alcohol (70 % isopropyl alcohol)

With flash (to show the internals)

Without flash

At 12:55 AM, the power came back on, just as suddenly as it went out.

All during the blackout, I could hear rotor blades going by overhead, at what sounded like 200 feet above the ground. The only helicopters permitted to fly at night or during cloudy weather (that I know of) are government agencies. In this case, it was most likely either the Albuquerque Police Department or the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

And local lamestream snoozemedia was of no use during the blackout — while this was going on, it seemed like they made no effort whatsoever to cover it, but top of all of their websites was “popular” New Mexico singer fatally shot in downtown Santa Fe.


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