and by funny i mean terrifying. We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said. "That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added. really? we need the world's permission to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer? who is going to monitor my thermostat???? oh wait the great state of CA is working on that the requirement for what is called a "programmable communicating thermostat" or PCT. Every new home and every change to existing homes' central heating and air conditioning systems will required to be fitted with a PCT beginning next year following the issuance of the revision. Each PCT will be fitted with a "non-removable " FM receiver that will allow the power authorities to increase your air conditioning temperature setpoint or decrease your heater temperature setpoint to any value they chose. http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/who_will_control_your_thermost.html what's next government issued caloric intake counters? this is the change we can believe in?????