Personally, I don't think this group should post OT posts on political issues. 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.) Peace. Dan O. http://www.drudgereport.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of sarah Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 12:42 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org 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. -------------------- PLEASE PARTICIPATE & FORWARD! I think this is a great idea. And here's my tip for the OT post: <tip> 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. </tip> Thanks, Sarah __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !