Dangerous Lightbulbs Thanks Congress
Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:02 PM
Its a conspiracy I tell you!
Light bulbs waste oil.
Florescent Lights contain hazardous materials.
LEDs and Halogens Lights give us cancer.
They want us to go back to using candles. The They'll complain that the candles are going to burn us alive.
I say we use what ever we feel like instead of having "Comrade Congress" tell us what to buy and use.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 05:21 PM
All i know is that since i swapped every light in my house to CFL's almost 5 years ago, my electric bill has been about 20% of what it was using incandescent, and I've only had to replace 3 bulbs, all in a flourescent torch lamp that keeps getting knocked over.
According to the EnergyStar documetn i linked above, there are more mercury emissions from coal power plants than will be accumulated from CFL's.. besides, mercury is a base element. it's mined, not artificially created, not liek we're generating more from what's already existing.
This post has been edited by sartek: 21 June 2008 - 05:23 PM
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:47 PM
Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:59 PM
Did you know that the older mercury thermometers have 500mg in them? What about older homes with the manual thermostats? Some of those have as much as 3000mg of mercury.
You now that shiny yellow metal your parents have wrapped around their finger or you may have around your neck? Guess what? They use mercury to extract gold.
Dental fillings used to contain mercury too. While most of it has been removed from use there are probably still a few that use it.
Like I'm going to worry about a light bulb.
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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:30 PM
Lets see the bulbs in my room, one installed 5-3-04 the other 7-21-05. The last one I replace was due to my nephew throwing a bouncy ball and cracking it.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:31 AM
Even with the Brady Bill, cracking down on guns altogether, and every other dang think I can't think of right now, I feel this is still the land of the free. I've see places personally that don't have freedom.
EDIT: OK I lied....
It drives me nuts to see people whining about the Government. YOU elected them. They didn't just show up and take over. You can always vote for someone else next time. Vote on laws too, it's your right ya know. You want to talk about communism? Try having someone tell you that you can only have one child and it better be a boy. Any more then that get's killed or taken away. How about it being mandatory that ALL men join the military. No longer a volunteer military, but forced. How about spending time in prison just because you stated you dislike for the current administration? Or because you refused to join the service. How about working long days to buy a house you won't own, the Government will. And after you've made it a home, they kick you out and do as they wish with it, while you're on the street in the cold with no compensation.
There are many, many things worse then being a U.S. Citizen. If you disagree, though I have no wish for you to permanantly leave, I do invite you to go visit a country that has stricter laws and policy. See how their people live.
I appologize for the rant. I just don't like to see people complain that this isn't a free Nation. It is, much more so then most other countries. Not that I think it's our Governments place to dictate what we can and can't do with ourselves. Especially in my own home. You can bet I'll be checking a little closer on what's going on and if I don't like what my representitive is doing, I'll vote the fatherless man out.
This post has been edited by PhunkyMunky: 22 June 2008 - 06:32 AM
Posted 22 June 2008 - 06:43 AM
Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:01 AM
think we the american people work for them.This is a misconception they have
They work for us,and to me they are doing a crapy job.If they were running a
business like this country they would have been fired long ago.So I say lets
fire the one that aren't pulling there weight to help the country and it's people
that pay them to run it.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:52 AM
Touché'! I've concidered running myself a time or two. But normally if I don't like the canidates, I'll vote for Elmer Fud, Daffy Duck, and several others I have up my sleeve. I've even voted for Mr. Sprocket, but now the state of Washington has made it so that I have no choise but to not only pick a party (I'll vote any damn way I want. I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I feel sorta independant) but once you pick that party, you have to vote only on that party. Kind of a bunch of horse crap if you ask me. Once they started that junk, I quit voting. Maybe I'll move to a state that doesn't force parties down your throat.
Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:54 AM
Also, I'm in agreement with the guy about having the bulbs made in America. I'm sick of putting my money into another country. We need to start becoming more self dependant again. But of course taht would mean some higher prices. But oh well, I wouldn't care. It's help in the long run.
Thank you Wal-Mart.
Whoa whoa whoa. They FORCE you to do that? What kind of horse crap is that? Take that to the courts. Either that or try and get a protest going. That COMPLETELY stamps out the idea of a democracy.
I don't have MAJOR problems. I have minor annoyances that YOU consider major problems.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:00 AM
that is a LOT of mercury going into landfills. a LOT