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Gerard,

I must have missed reading your original post that
seems to have aggravated Stan to the point of making
him advertise his ostentatiousness.  Could you please
mail that post to me?  Thanks.

Rajendran

--- "Caldwell, Stan" <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com> wrote:
> Gerard Madden recently posted a message taking
> further potshots at President
> Bush (I just love the sound of that) over
> California's current energy woes.
> The reality is that California faces a long-term
> crisis because, over the
> last 30 years or so, it has failed to build new
> power plants and has failed
> to allow utilities to charge consumers the true cost
> of energy.  Venting on
> this Listserv, or blame-game speeches by Governor
> Davis, won't do anything
> whatsoever to solve the problem.  Only the
> construction of massive new power
> plants and a return to market-based pricing will
> bring relief, in a decade
> or two.
> 
> Until then, I offer an interim solution in the sprit
> that "knowledge is
> power".  The paragraph that follows has been clipped
> from Fred Langa's
> latest newsletter:
> 
> Fred: A valuable tool for Southern Californians is
> Guy
> Campbell's "Blackout Alarm". This won't help
> generate power,
> but for those of us in Southern California this will
> provide
> some advance warning of rolling blackouts. Go to Guy
> Campbell's page and download his "Blackout Alarm"
> program. I'm
> in Law Enforcement and this information is vital for
> us in
> deployment of resources. We get telephone calls from
> SCE prior
> to a blackout, but I get earlier notice using Guy's
> tool.
> http://cislab.moorpark.cc.ca.us/gcampbell/ ---Kevin
> Piper
> 
> Now then, I'm going offline to enjoy my house with
> three big central air
> conditioners (that run non-stop this time of year),
> my pool and two spas
> that run around the clock just so I can hear the
> water, and my three
> gas-guzzling SUVs.
> 
> PLEASE:  Let's not waste our collective time and
> precious electrons with a
> hateful thread on this subject!
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
> Energetic in Dallas
> 
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Power does not corrupt.  Fear corrupts,
> perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
>                      ... John Steinbeck
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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