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XanaDUer2

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Name: Mary
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Hometown: Miami
Home country: United States
Member since: Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:14 AM
Number of posts: 1,175

About Me

I was a member since the beginning of DU, but drifted away. During Trump, I decided to come back to the community of like-minded people for support and hope. In my last iteration here, I hit 10,000 posts, but will start again!

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His Lights Stayed on During Texas' Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/texas-storm-electric-bills.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage


"My savings is gone,” said Scott Willoughby, a 63-year-old Army veteran who lives on Social Security payments in a Dallas suburb. He said he had nearly emptied his savings account so that he would be able to pay the $16,752 electric bill charged to his credit card — 70 times what he usually pays for all of his utilities combined. “There’s nothing I can do about it, but it’s broken me.”

Mr. Willoughby is among scores of Texans who have reported skyrocketing electric bills as the price of keeping lights on and refrigerators humming shot upward. For customers whose electricity prices are not fixed and are instead tied to the fluctuating wholesale price, the spikes have been astronomical.

Notes on a Scandal

Dench is magnificent. Anyone else enjoy this movie?

lives well lived is my favorite part of Nicolle's show

she does such a great job

Portland Police guard dumpsters of discarded food

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2021/02/portland-police-guard-dumpster-face-off-with-residents-trying-to-get-discarded-food-from-fred-meyer.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=oregonian_sf&utm_medium=social

Workers at the Hollywood West Fred Meyer threw away thousands of perishable items because the store, like many others, had lost power in an outage brought on by the region’s winter storm.

More at link

Did everyone at the Capitol shelter within it?

if anyone knows. What I'm wondering is, if they evacuated the building, would they have met with the domestic terrorists outside? Sorry if it's a weird question, but I'm curious

2 more hearts thanks! Nt

Good job, DUers- did everyone get hearts?

I love mine and thank you to those who have me them. It means a lot.

DUers spread joy!

Do you like living in California?

what are the pros? Cons? Housing costs are high. I would be on SSDI. My partner gets a pension and Social Security. Interested in everyone's opinion. TIA!

Thank you for the heart whoever gave it

it really means a lot. Been going through a rough time. DUers are the best

VP Harris gets 2nd dose of vaccine nt

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