This is the best educational primer I've seen on how electricity markets work.

Texas doesn't have a "capacity market" that rewards generators to be on-call to produce electricity. It also penalizes producers who fail to generate what they promised.…
Gas fired generators in Texas came through bigly during the past week (though I'm sure some individual gas burners went offline). Wind powered generators totally collapsed. Nuclear and coal had smaller production declines. Image
It seems to me the best way to address this problem is for Texas to create a "capacity market". Wind power is unreliable. There must be a cost imposed on wind power generators (and to a lesser extent coal & nuclear) for their inability to generate promised electricity.
But wind power is a huge problem. The amount of electricity wind power generators, while predictable to some degree, is not something that the state can rely on. There must be a cost borne by wind generators for their inability to produce a predictable amount of electricity.

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15 Dec 20
When will we learn if there are any faithless Electors? Recall that according to the 12th Amendment, the THREE candidates with the highest number of EVs are eligible to be considered for President if the election is thrown to the House of Representatives.
Did any Dems vote for Kamala Harris to preserve the ability to nominate her in case news comes out that knocks Biden out of consideration?
Did any Republicans vote for a poison pill candidate (e.g. Rand Paul) in the hopes that the poison pill candidate would garner more EVs than Harris for the #3 spot?
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16 Oct 20
This is interesting.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Vadim Pozharskyi emailed Karen Tramontano worried that the July 25 Trump/Zelensky mentioned Burisma. Tramontano assured Pozharskyi that she and Sally Painter were on the case.
In fact, Tramontano said Painter would reach out to their "friend" and Tramontano had already contacted their "other friend".
The very next week, Ciaramella filed his whistleblower complaint.…
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The FBI's corroboration of the dossier claims Carter Page worked "as Gazprom as a 'Corporate Broker'." Furthermore, the corroboration claims Page was instrumental in instituting an investor's day.

This appears to come directly from the 3-17-2017 Carter Page 302 -- down to the awkward syntax. Notice that we appear to be receiving a bonus unredaction.
A few thoughts:

1. It's awfully odd that the FBI was busy corroborating the dossier in March 2017. The dossier was used to get a FISA warrant against Page in October 2016. Why wasn't it corroborated then?

2. I don't like how this is constructed. Page never worked for Gazprom
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Paul Sperry says that Brennan overruled including evidence that conflicted with the ICA's conclusion that Russia wanted Trump to win the 2016 election.…
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Another name gets briefly mention -- Julia Gurganus, the boss of Kendall-Taylor. Sperry doesn't mention how Gurganus viewed the evidence. Image
On Dec 5, 2016, Gurganus told HPSCI the evidence wasn't conclusive regarding Russia's preference.

On Dec 6, 2016, Obama ordered the ICA.

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Just read the Geoffrey Berman transcript before the Judiciary Committee. Berman wasn't all that helpful to the House Dems. In fact, my biggest takeaway is that Berman's testimony inoculates his successor, Audrey Strauss, from any criticism from Democrats.…
One of the first things Strauss did as Acting USA for SDNY was charge Ghislaine Maxwell. I don't know where that's going, but Democrats have really boxed themselves in a corner if they don't like what Strauss does.
With the help of Berman, Democrats have staked out the position that no one other than Strauss could be named Acting USA for SDNY.
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Serious question: Which Russian intelligence officer did Stone communicate with?

1. Henry Greenberg
2. Alexei Rasin
3. Guccifer 2.0

Any of those would be highly problematic for the RussiaGate narrative. So who was it?
After ruminating on this for a couple hours, I think I figured this mystery out.

Mueller is saying he investigated Stone due to his contacts with Russian intelligence. But Stone had no contacts with Russian intelligence. Somehow Mueller was deceived.
We all have a good idea on how Mueller was deceived about Stone's contacts with Russian intelligence. Some might even argue that Mueller was intentionally ignorant.
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