FW: [thelist] [OT] global rolling blackout

Daniel S. O'Shea doshea at surfree.com
Mon Jun 4 21:55:53 CDT 2001

Personally, I don't think this group should post OT posts on political

Knowing the situation in California was caused by the Liberal politicians
and their outrageous policies in banning Power Plant production in the past
two decades...hence, not enough power. (2 plus 2 equals 4) Not enough power,
higher prices. Of course, price controls won't help, why? If I make and sell
bread for a living at $1 a loaf, and the Government tells me I've got to
sell it at $.75 a loaf, I'll sit on savings for awhile and sit on my supply
(And my investors damn well expects me to). What does that create, hmm, less
supply, hence, even higher costs. Yup, let's go back to Jimmy Carters way of
solving the gas crisis... and let's be real. Bush never ran California. It's
been run by a Liberal Governor, who by the way, went way overboard on
"..efficiency, conservation, alternative fuels (??)." Thus, instead of
voluntary rolling blackouts, he gave California 'unavoidable' blackouts.

I could not let this post go...but I say for now on, no more Political
discussions here. (I'd be forced to respond and I'd rather not use this
excellent forum on IT discussions for other discussions, especially one of
sensitive subject matter.)


Dan O.

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[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of sarah
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 12:42 PM
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Subject: [thelist] [OT] global rolling blackout

In protest of George W. Bush's energy policies and
lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation, and
alternative fuels, there will be a planetary voluntary
rolling blackout on the first day of summer, June 21,
from 7pm - 10pm in any time zone (this will roll it
across the planet). It is a simple protest and a
symbolic act. Turn out your lights from 7pm-10pm on
June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house.
Watch the sunset! Light a candle to the sungod, kiss
and tell, make love, tell ghost stories, play an
instrument on a porch, go for a walk, visit a
neighbor, do something outside instead of watching
television or playing videos, have fun in the dark!
See the stars! Have a midsummer fire! Don't cook: eat
sandwiches! Roast marshmallows! Forward this e-mail as
widely as possible, to your government representatives
and environmental contacts. Let them know we want
global education, participation and funding in
conservation, efficiency and alternative fuel
efforts-and an end to over exploitation and misuse of
the earth's resources.


I think this is a great idea. And here's my tip for
the OT post:

One thing I've found extremely useful in writing
ColdFusion applications that use databases is to put
the DSN name and dbtype into application variables
(ie. application.dsn and application.dbtype). Then all
your queries will use those variables. Then if by some
chance you change database types or use a backup or
testing database, you don't have to change tons of
queries, just that one variable. I figured a lot of CF
developers would do this, but I found a lot of them
never even thought about doing that.


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