And what is your "understanding" based on? Feeling in your gut, predisposition?
Every school has particular policies about how public speaking and haranguing of passersby can be conducted. Follow them and you will be fine. Of course there is the occasional case where Barney Fife decides to enforce the rules to his interpretation at that moment. Which could happen to anyone of any ideology, however teabaggers are the kings of butthurt outrage about it.
There seems an intersection among my friends in these sets:
1) Complain about being harangued by beggars, girl scouts, petitioners, etc. outside stores
2) Complain about people not allowed to exercise same sorts of tactics on school grounds
I find the phrase "sanctity of conscience" a strange one.
You don't want the fire department smashing down your door
Our thinking was more I didn't see the point in it. I could check the house remotely, or call Dad see where he is, maybe remind HIM to look in the window and see if there's fire, or call the neighbors, or another sibling who lives down the block. I guess I should have checked into it more, but I assumed also any system that notified the fire department would be more expensive. So I didn't even check on price. Having SMS notifications sent seemed a reasonable step up from BEEP BEEP BEEP in an empty house, and from my perspective some added peace of mind for only a little more money. Hoping for no alarms, false or true.
Thanks for acknowledging that, though it does shed further light on why we have disagreed about a certain insurance policy in the past. Let me help you with the math:
I wish I could get as excited as you about quibbling over $10 or $20. But I can't.
My Dad is one who will drive across town to save a nickel on a set of tires, sounds
like you'd get along well with him. You didn't seem to take issue with the $150 claimed higher
up just my hazy memory of it being "around $80". Whatever!
I have no idea what insurance policy you refer to.
Right you are. I looked at my invoice, and I had a $10 Prime Savings, and a $5 No Rush discount. So that's why I recall it as closer to $80.
Is the First Alert out yet? I couldn't find a source with supply in July when I ordered the Nest.
I'm a little hinky of First Alert products right now. I have one of their new thermostats. The screen is TERRIBLE and getting it to register a touch in the right place is a right pain. The app is the saving grace of this product. On SmartRate days I run the AC full bore in the morning which runs the meter backwards by 3 cents per KWh. Then when 2PM hits I use the app to shut it off. And it's really nice to be able to leave it off, or set for minimal housekeeping on vacation and dial it to livable while leaving the airport.
Oh I see, a former iPod guy left Apple, then made them.
Then it was bought by Google. Seems more GOOG problem.
I bought a V2 unit for my Dad's house, it's in the kitchen and
has never given a false signal. We're a bit worried about him in
his doddering years turning the stove on and then going out to
work in the yard. BEEP doesn't do a damn bit of good if nobody is
in the house to hear it. So it being able to SMS the children so we can
check on him and the house, is invaluable. I didn't find any other units that
could do this, and it was only ~$80 at Amazon.