Monday, January 14, 2008

Who Controls Your Thermostat?

"There is nothing wrong with your thermostat. Do not attempt to adjust the temperature. We are controlling your power consumption. If we wish to make it hotter, we will turn off your air conditioner. If we wish to make it cooler, we will turn off your heater. For the next millennium, sit quietly and we will control your home temperature. We repeat, there is nothing wrong with your thermostat. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... SACRAMENTO!" (Go HERE for the complete article by Joseph Somsel)

I came across this article and it brings to mind the book “1984” and Big Brother. The older I get the more I see of Big Brother. Of course everything is for our own good. Mandatory seat belts, mandatory helmets, cameras everywhere (remember when stores had male security setting behind the two way mirrors in the dressing rooms?), cars being installed with GPS and a gismo (sorry can’t remember what it’s called) that will kill the engine, tasers, the list goes on and on.

I agree….when first introduced it does a good deed. It just doesn’t stay that way.

Ok, back to thermostats. The state of California wants to control everyone’s thermostats. The power authorities will be able to do this by revising Title 24 “programmable communicating thermostat “ (PCP). If this is passed residents will be as hot or as cold as the power authorities deem. I am hoping enough Californians have learned of this plot to control and are not going to stand for it. I don’t want PCP so if it does pass….I’ll be watching my state.

Just a little something that has snagged my interest.

May your day be blessed beyond measure!

(A little side note. If everyone cut back on their utilites, as the power authorities claim we need to do, they will raise your rate. You see, if everyone cuts back they make less they raise your rates to make up the difference. How do I know.......they did this to us.)

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