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

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    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?
    You also don't have the freedom to run red lights or drive recklessly. Same difference.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That it is not a grave danger as you suggested. At any rate, there is no requirement for their use.
    Lightbulbs period are not a grave danger.

    LED's are cheaper over the life of the bulb,
    Really doesn't matter if you don't have the money today.

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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.
    When production of electricity for wasteful use of energy has an adverse effect on others in our community. Its the same reason you don't have the "freedom" to pollute the water for downstream users.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Lightbulbs period are not a grave danger.



    Really doesn't matter if you don't have the money today.
    Well buy a ****ing halogen bulb then, or remain in the dark, I really don't give a ****!
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Well buy a ****ing halogen bulb then, or remain in the dark, I really don't give a ****!
    Obviously.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You also don't have the freedom to run red lights or drive recklessly. Same difference.
    What? Using a lightbulb is like running a red light? Are you serious? Liberals have got to be stopped. They trample on everyone's liberty and actually believe that using a lightbulb is as dangerous as running a red light. Unbelievable!!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    What? Using a lightbulb is like running a red light? Are you serious?
    Both are unnecessarily contributing to adverse effects to their fellow citizens. Wasting energy unnecessarily increases the emissions that pose health risks. They don't light up magically you know.

    I'm guessing you are also opposed to the CAFE standards to make our cars more energy efficient?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Both are unnecessarily contributing to adverse effects to their fellow citizens. Wasting energy unnecessarily increases the emissions that pose health risks. They don't light up magically you know.

    I'm guessing you are also opposed to the CAFE standards to make our cars more energy efficient?
    What a crock of baloney! We have lived for a century using lightbulbs and not one person has ever died because of that usage.

    As for C.A.F.E. standards, you are correct. I don't believe that we need a tyrannical government telling us what we can and cannot drive. Also, while we're at it, I believe that the tyrants should allow oil companies to drill and refine oil and gas in ANWAR and other places currently off limits. Also, I don't favor the tyrants of Washington lying to us about being able to keep our current insurance if we want and then entice businesses to drop providing coverage by making the fine very low. And, while you have stirred me a bit, I am against the tyrants of Washington spending like drunken thieves and then wanting to raise our taxes to pay for their irresponsible actions. I could go on for another hour, but, instead, I think I will head off to bed. I will leave the lights off in the hall so I don't kill anyone. Sheesh!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Lightbulbs period are not a grave danger.



    Really doesn't matter if you don't have the money today.
    No, sometimes danger is less direct. That doesn't mean it's not a danger.
    Maybe you're not aware of just how much energy consumption is just from lighting.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, sometimes danger is less direct. That doesn't mean it's not a danger.
    Maybe you're not aware of just how much energy consumption is just from lighting.
    No, lightbulbs are not going to kill us.

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