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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    So would the added Mercury from the acceptable bulbs with Mercury in them.
    Wrong, this was disproved a long time ago: snopes.com: CFL Mercury Light Bulbs

    Besides, no one is requiring anyone to use CFL bulbs anyway. You can you use the more efficient halogen incandescant bulbs or the LEDs.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Wrong, this was disproved a long time ago: snopes.com: CFL Mercury Light Bulbs
    I'm confused. What exactly do you think you were countering with that link? It clearly states they contain Mercury.

    Besides, no one is requiring anyone to use CFL bulbs anyway. You can you use the more efficient halogen incandescant bulbs or the LEDs.
    LED's are very expensive and the light doesn't radiate like a CFL or standard bulb.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    What if it does? If you are so concerning with energy usage, like I said, turn your computer off. Also, what if I don't much care for the added Mercury in a CFL bulb? Why do your concerns trump mine?
    I've explained my opinion to you several times now and you still don't seem to understand it. I'm not going to do it again.

    You can buy an LED or a halogen bulb if the mercury content bothers you.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I've explained my opinion to you several times now and you still don't seem to understand it. I'm not going to do it again.

    You can buy an LED or a halogen bulb if the mercury content bothers you.
    What if I want the freedom to purchase incandescent or florescent bulbs? Do I still have the freedom to do that or has that freedom been taken away by tyrants?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I've explained my opinion to you several times now and you still don't seem to understand it. I'm not going to do it again.

    You can buy an LED or a halogen bulb if the mercury content bothers you.
    Many can not afford them.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    How much of a right to pollute your air do I have?
    As much as you want. Why do you ask?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    In other words, why should they not let you make stupid decisions if you want to make stupid decisions? Because those stupid decisions are having an adverse effect on the rest of us.
    By what authority does the federal government get involved in any decision I choose to make about how much water I will use, how much electricity I will use or anything else? This is tyranny. Nothing less.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    By what authority does the federal government get involved in any decision I choose to make about how much water I will use, how much electricity I will use or anything else? This is tyranny. Nothing less.
    It's coming.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It's coming.
    Actually, it is already here. There are days when I wonder how much longer before the people decide to just clean out washington with guns blazing. Perhaps it will come to that. History suggests it will. Democracies, even republics, tend to end in tyranny. We have arrived. We already have the show trials. Can prison, torture and murder be far behind?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm confused. What exactly do you think you were countering with that link? It clearly states they contain Mercury.
    That it is not a grave danger as you suggested. At any rate, there is no requirement for their use.



    LED's are very expensive and the light doesn't radiate like a CFL or standard bulb.
    LED's are cheaper over the life of the bulb, and they now produce light very similar to the old standard bulbs. I have several of them now. You may also use the high efficiency halogen light bulbs.
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