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      It’s fine as long as it’s not hot, or cold, or it rains. As long as there’s no weather, it’s okay.

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    Texas leaders invited them into the state in the first place – “You made your bed, now lie in it.”

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      That’d be valid if the leaders who invited them in were the only ones suffering, but it’s regular citizens, including people who’ve been vehemently against bitcoin mining operations, who are getting fucked.

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        I’m pretty sure not hooking Texas up to the grid is what’s causing the suffering and that was the choice of the politicians, same people that incentivized the miners with cheaper energy.

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          Yeah, I mean, I’m not disagreeing with you, but the mentality that “Eh, they supported a shitty system, now they’re suffering the consequences” is implying that everyone affected supported the shitty system, which they definitely didn’t.

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            Yeah but there are enough of them that voted in their leaders and after a chunk of Texans froze to death you would think they’d have any kind of self awareness to see what causes their power issues.

            How many times do you need to touch the hot stove to learn a lesson?

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              palm is all scar tissue, touches the stove for the Nth time One of these times I won’t feel the burn

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            The majority did. Rather then blaming the bitcoin miners operating legally, in a bad system, blame the politicians and those that voted for them and continue to do so.

            I think it’s perfectly fine to shut down bitcoin mining if it’s bad for the power grid, but then you should also look at what else is bad and shut it too. The law should be fair.

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            Texas is one of the mostly severely gerrymandered places in the country, with openly hostile voter restrictions targeting democratic voters

            And republicans still only barely win

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      I’ve seen a few politicians use this line. It never works because they don’t take into account one massively important factor, there is in fact no market.

      If there were multiple power companies that you could get your energy from they’d have a point. But there isn’t, so they don’t.

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    And so they PAY them to temporarily shut down when the grid gets hot. And the rest of us are then told to turn up our AC because it’s our fault the grid is poorly mismanaged.