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Would you be in favor or opposed to power bills being based on your income level?

California is considering such a system.

Californians might soon get electric bills based on how much they make: The higher their income, the more they'll owe each month.

It's part of a plan to pay for modernizing California's creaky electricity system, whose downed power lines have been blamed for starting massive forest fires — and where an increasingly hotter and drier climate is pushing demand for energy ever higher. The new state law aims to make higher-income people shoulder a greater burden when it comes to paying for the power system's modernization, The Washington Post reports.

It doesn't totally take out of the equation how much power each household uses: Part of each bill will still be based on that. But each bill also will have "fixed charges" that will be set based on income.

Households with incomes under $28,000 would pay $15 a month in the Los Angeles area, for instance, according to the California Public Utilities Commission, which the Post cited. But households with incomes over $180,000 would pay $92 a month — a 144% difference. In San Diego, they'd pay $128 a month.


Which country/region of the world produces the best cuisine?

Saw this ranking and wondered what the DU community would say is tops...


Rent a 77-square-foot apartment in Greenwich Village, NY, for $2,350/month? Take a look...

And the SHARED bathroom in the hallway!

An empty third-floor apartment on West 11th Street in Greenwich Village keeps going viral on social media — and it could be yours for $2,350 a month.

That’s a lot less than the Manhattan median rent of around $4,100 a month and about half of the asking price for one-bedroom apartments in the exclusive Greenwich Village neighborhood. You’ll just have to get used to the size: less than 7 feet wide and 11 feet long. Knicks 6’8” all-star Julius Randle could stand in the center of the room, stretch out his arms and easily touch the walls on either side.

Then there’s the bathroom situation: There isn’t one.

Instead, you’ll have to visit the shared toilet and shower in the hallway. As for a kitchen? There isn’t really one of those either. There’s no oven or stove and you’ll have to make do with a mini-fridge under the counter.


What goes up, must come down. Puppers confused!


Deer, cherry blossoms, wonderful colors. What more could you ask for?


Amid all the doom and gloom in the world, a bright spot...

May they harvest many, many bushels!


Air New Zealand to start weighing passengers before they board their flights

I hope they don't announce people's weight over the loud speaker!

Remove your shoes. Take your keys out of your pocket. Step on the scale?

That’s right: New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority is asking that its national airline weigh passengers departing on international flights from Auckland International Airport through July 2, 2023.

The program, which Air New Zealand calls a passenger weight survey, is a way to gather data on the weight load and distribution for planes, the airline said.

“We weigh everything that goes on the aircraft – from the cargo to the meals onboard, to the luggage in the hold,” Alastair James, the airline’s load control improvement specialist said in a statement. “For customers, crew and cabin bags, we use average weights, which we get from doing this survey.”

Still, weight is a personal thing that not everyone wishes to disclose. In order to protect individuals’ privacy, the airline says it has made the data anonymous.


They're just so fragile

Like snowflakes!

Can the Boston Celtics become the 1st team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit?

We will find out tonight in Boston. Game 7 vs. the Miami Heat.

The Celtics are the fourth NBA team to erase a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series and force a deciding game. The previous three teams — the 1951 New York Knicks in the NBA Finals, the 1994 Denver Nuggets in the second round and the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers in the first round — lost Game 7, all on the road.


You see in this pouch here, it's my baby!

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