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VOTD: Electric Scooter

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I wouldn’t have one of these things, nor will I ever have an electric car. Just ask Florida about all the electric cars that are catching fire after Hurricane Ian. Those batteries are corroding and causing all manner of problems. Teslas like to run into things, blow up and burn for four days. No, thank you. I feel sorry for this guy. ~Vic

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National Lineman Appreciation Day

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Image Credit: National Day Calendar

April 18 has three fixed celebrations, two ‘Third Thursday’ celebrations and one floating celebration. Today is National Lineman Appreciation Day.

From National Day Calendar:

If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank. From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country, both above and underground, and right up to the meters on our homes, these men, and women, build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running. Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.

When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and, urgently, return service to remaining areas. Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

This day was first recognized on April 10, 2013, by the U.S. Senate [via] Resolution S Res 95.

Northwest Lineman College Appreciation Day Tribute Gallery

[I think some Glen Campbell would be appropriate…or, REM, if you prefer. ~Vic]