Who Watches the Watchmen?
OK, one more thing, I came across this in my web-travels, which hasn't gotten a lot of play.
The short form is that a Carlsbad, CA, household is sucking down a lot of power. The local constables connect that activity with growing pot indoors (its been a fact that for the past few decades, if you buy a lot of high intensity grow lights, you get your name on a list), and sends in the sniffer dogs under a state warrant. Turns out there is no pot, just a household that uses an awful lot of power. Not criminal - just wasteful. Oh, and they behaved in a suspicious manner by putting their trash out. On trash day. Hmmmm.
One moral of this story is: Remember to turn out the lights when you leave a room, or the Authorities will come knocking. (just what the kids need to hear if they aren't tired of us greybeards talking about growing up during the Energy Crisis)
A less-encouraging moral is: So they're watching your power consumption, looking for irregularities. What ELSE are they watching? And what will they find?
Maybe I'm getting the mojo back, after all.