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[The Government that gave us multi-flush, easily stopped up toilets; dim, annoying, expensive compact fluorescent light bulbs; and that just last year pushed to ban inexpensive Christmas lights, preventing the poor from lighting up their Christmas trees and homes for the holidays, now want to tell weary travelers how much time they can spend in the shower in their hotel rooms.
That’s right the same government that can’t balance its checkbook, keep illegal immigrants from pouring over the border, enforce rules for its own top employees to use a public email system and save their emails, and that can’t suppress or defeat a rag-tag bunch of, relative to our own troops, poorly armed and trained, terrorists despite the fact that the previously ruling tyrants in Libya, Iraq and Syria had successfully suppressed these tin-pot zealot armies for decades, now wants to tell us how long our showers can be because it has determined that there is a magical length of time for showering and if you take showers longer than that, you are wasting water.
According to the Washington Free Beacon EPA wants hotels to monitor their guests shower activity and scold them into taking shorter showers.
Per the Beacon:
[The EPA] is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”
“Hotels consume a significant amount of water in the U.S. and around the world,” an EPA grant to the University of Tulsa reads. “Most hotels do not monitor individual guest water usage and as a result, millions of gallons of potable water are wasted every year by hotel guests.”
“The proposed work aims to develop a novel low cost wireless device for monitoring water use from hotel guest room showers,” it said. “This device will be designed to fit most new and existing hotel shower fixtures and will wirelessly transmit hotel guest water usage data to a central hotel accounting system.”
The hotel pays for the water and guests pay for the hotel room. The hotel incorporates the cost of water and electricity use into the guests room charge. It’s none of the governments business how long anyone takes in the shower. Water is not being wasted in the shower as long as the guest is enjoying its use.
It never ceases to amaze me how intrusive and Orwellian the government is truly becoming. Behavior modification is “newspeak” for government direction of peoples’ day to day, evidently if you are in the shower, minute by minute, activities. The government that want’s to tap your phone and wireless devices, control your speech, online activities and food consumption (see my piece on government food guidelines) now wants to monitor your bathing activities.
And some people still fail to recognize or are willing to admit that the Federal government has gone well beyond the authority and power it was given in the Constitution! They are either willfully ignorant or are in-bed with (or hope to be in-bed with) the tyrants.