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    The countybear rant: California's PCT.

    From countybear’s “what were you thinking” file: the PCT

    California, the land of already-unholy government intervention now faces yet another challenge to common sense, the PCT. What is a PCT, you ask? It stands for Programmable Communicating Thermostat, and it is yet one more ludicrous proposition that promises to invade homes all across that wasteland of government nanny-ism, um, I mean fine, beautiful land known as The People’s Republic of California.

    The Programmable Communicating Thermostat is the brainchild of the California Energy Commission, (you perhaps recognize them as the government price-fixing entity that also serves as a think tank of demagoguery and insanity), and basically will serve as a means by which the Commission can, during “pricing adjustment” or what it dubs “emergency events”, actually change the thermostat settings in every home and business so-equipped with these big brother “climate control” devices. The Commission wants every citizen of California to well understand that under normal circumstances, the people will retain full control over the temperatures in their homes and businesses, however “RDS’s” (Radio Data Signals), will be sent to the PCT’s which will contain data to adjust thermostat set points by the Commission periodically (during these “pricing events” and “emergency events” that they are referring to).

    Fear not, my huddled masses, you will be able to change the thermostat temperature settings under mere “pricing events” when (after it has been adjusted by the Commission), you find your tootsies are not-so-toasty. However, unfortunately, whenever the “emergency” signals are sent, then no, sorry… you will be forced to live at the temperature that the California Energy Commission shall dictate for the period of time again… um, well... that the California Energy Commission shall dictate. The upside of the new technology is that CEC will be able to transmit real-time energy pricing information directly to the thermostats so that their fine consumers may adjust their own thermostats accordingly. Isn’t that wonderful of them?

    I cannot in good conscience understand how anyone could be utterly brainfarted into supporting such an incredible invasion into the personal lives of the citizens of a “free” society. It is little wonder that sales of aluminum foil do so well there, those who wear it for hats might actually be onto something. Were I a resident of the People’s Republic of California, I would have to immediately ask for a sanity commission to be held for each member of the Energy Commission there. I personally think that the folks in the PRC should help the CEC take its PCT and ram it up its ASS so that they can receive their own RDS’s.

    /rant O.F.F.

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    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.
    LOL!
    FIGHT ON!


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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.
    At least they're parked and not driving around causing global warming!

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    That's scary.

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    terrifying thoughts...


    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    At least they're parked and not driving around causing global warming!
    jenna, you know that it would be better to drive them around... it's worse when you park for a long period of time (i think it's suggested 5 mins)... plus driving around spreads the love
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan007 View Post
    terrifying thoughts...

    jenna, you know that it would be better to drive them around... it's worse when you park for a long period of time (i think it's suggested 5 mins)... plus driving around spreads the love
    Well I'm assuming they turned the engine off completely as they waited patiently for countybear to stop posting on LEF long enough to make his next move, rather than idling with the engine running waiting to pounce on countybear at any moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.


    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    From countybear’s “what were you thinking” file: the PCT

    I cannot in good conscience understand how anyone could be utterly brainfarted into supporting such an incredible invasion into the personal lives of the citizens of a “free” society. It is little wonder that sales of aluminum foil do so well there, those who wear it for hats might actually be onto something. Were I a resident of the People’s Republic of California, I would have to immediately ask for a sanity commission to be held for each member of the Energy Commission there. I personally think that the folks in the PRC should help the CEC take its PCT and ram it up its ASS so that they can receive their own RDS’s.

    /rant O.F.F.
    Done.

    I have always thought that if we get rid of those in the high population centers that think this way (i.e. most of San Francisco and Los Angeles) that this state might actually be a great place to live. Group them all together and let them fall into the ocean after the next earthquake.

    I would be willing to bet money that this state will be won by the liberals just because of this. The rest of the state is actually quite conservative, in my opinion.


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    Just look at the power of countybear's rants. The plan has been pulled.
    State abandons plan to allow utilities to control home thermostats

    Charles Burress, Chronicle Staff Report
    Thursday, January 17, 2008
    (01-16) 18:07 PST Sacramento - -- State officials have ditched a plan to require remote-controlled thermostats in homes and businesses.
    Regulators instead will work with utilities on possible voluntary programs by which customers could request such devices, California Energy Commission spokeswoman Claudia Chandler said Tuesday.
    New building-efficiency standards drawn up by the commission would have required new buildings to include remote-controlled thermostats that could allow utilities to control a building's air-conditioning or heating during power emergencies.
    After a public outcry, commission officials last week said the regulation would be revised so that the devices would still be required, but configured so that customers could override outside control by utilities.
    But the agency backed off even more this week by announcing that the proposed remote-controlled thermostats would be dropped entirely from the 2008 edition of the building-efficiency standards.
    The news was applauded by the head of the state Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce, Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys.
    "While more needs to be done to keep up with the needs of our ever-increasing population, it's not the job of the (state) to go into peoples' homes and control their thermostats," he said.

    E-mail Charles Burress at cburress@sfchronicle.com http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg.../BARNUGIKF.DTL
    This article appeared on page B - 5 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Just look at the power of countybear's rants. The plan has been pulled.


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    Quote Originally Posted by armsmaster270 View Post
    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.
    Yeah, but they're hybrids.
    Remember: if their lips are moving ... they're lying

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtbear111 View Post



    Anyone know how to morph a bear into a hammer and sickle, and insert "PEOPLES" between the two words?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Well I'm assuming they turned the engine off completely as they waited patiently for countybear to stop posting on LEF long enough to make his next move, rather than idling with the engine running waiting to pounce on countybear at any moment.
    Jenna, Jenna, so much you have to learn.

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    2.He/she wants the air con on
    1 or 2 are obviously a choice as to the season or geographic location.
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    Do either one of two things: 1) Get California to seceed from the rest of us and keep their loonies in their own country, or 2) Nuke LA, Sacramento and San Fran and call the state morbid.

    I fled the state in 1988 and have never lived there since. Hell, I can barely stand going to Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Do either one of two things: 1) Get California to seceed from the rest of us and keep their loonies in their own country, or 2) Nuke LA, Sacramento and San Fran and call the state morbid.

    I fled the state in 1988 and have never lived there since. Hell, I can barely stand going to Disneyland.
    Nuke L.A. and San Francisco but hold off on Sacratomatoe untill I can move away.


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    Just look at the power of countybear's rants. The plan has been pulled.
    State abandons plan to allow utilities to control home thermostats
    It wasn't him this time.

    So you found our little secret. There will be little black SUV's watching you and your home.
    Black SUV located in close proximity and... uh... well, is no longer a concern. The package has been intercepted by certain people within our "organization" and returned with a polite message to attempt no futher contact. Such is the power of the Swamp.
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    Follow the money... See who they lined up to supply these smart thermostats, and then see if any of the decision-makers have an interest in the company (or his wife, etc)

    In these situations, someone always has a relationship that would raise eyebrows.

    I bet there's some of that going on with Red-Light cameras, too. Lots of money potential in that scheme!

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