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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    yet so many people trivialize it with insanely trivial issues, like light bulbs...
    And, I repeat myself. "Freedom is apparently not easily understood by all. Even small steps of eroding freedom should not go unchallenged."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    yet so many people trivialize it with insanely trivial issues, like light bulbs...
    What other decisions would you like to give away?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    And, I repeat myself. "Freedom is apparently not easily understood by all. Even small steps of eroding freedom should not go unchallenged."
    when I see an issue that is actually eroding a freedom, I will protest.
    Lightbulbs ain't it....
    I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to trivialize over lightbulbs...there are important issues to consider...try spending time on something important for a change...
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    when I see an issue that is actually eroding a freedom, I will protest.
    Lightbulbs ain't it....
    I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to trivialize over lightbulbs...there are important issues to consider...try spending time on something important for a change...
    I can play that card too. I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to have them stripped away.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I can play that card too. I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to have them stripped away.
    good, you fight for this issue, I'll wait til my govt tries to force me to waste money and pollute, instead of saving money and the environment at the same time.....
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I can play that card too. I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to have them stripped away.
    RIGHTS! Come on man. Get real. What "right" do you think you have to buy crappy lightbulbs?

    Why do you even care? The new ones are cheaper. The even have old fashioned incandescent lightbulbs that meet the standards now. The only reason left to want the old ones is if you actually WANT to destroy the environment and waste energy to prove some misguided point...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    when I see an issue that is actually eroding a freedom, I will protest.
    Lightbulbs ain't it....
    I didn't spend all that time in the military defending the rights of others to trivialize over lightbulbs...there are important issues to consider...try spending time on something important for a change...
    I only spent three years in the military as a volunteer which is a short time compared to those who make it a career.

    Lightbulbs "ain't it."
    C.A.F.E standards "ain't it."
    Welfare programs "ain't it."
    Medicaid "ain't it."
    Medicare "ain't it."
    Social Security "ain't it."
    National Endowment for the Arts "ain't it."
    The Affordable Health Care Act and its mandates "ain't it."
    Redistribution of wealth "ain't it."
    Illegal immigration "ain't it."
    Taking property from one taxpayer to give it to another more lucrative taxpayer "ain't it."
    Over regulating people "ain't it."
    Over taxing people "ain't it."

    Which ones have I listed incorrectly? In other words, for you, which ones "are it?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    RIGHTS! Come on man. Get real. What "right" do you think you have to buy crappy lightbulbs?

    Why do you even care? The new ones are cheaper. The even have old fashioned incandescent lightbulbs that meet the standards now. The only reason left to want the old ones is if you actually WANT to destroy the environment and waste energy to prove some misguided point...
    Why should you or the government care what I do?
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    good, you fight for this issue, I'll wait til my govt tries to force me to waste money and pollute, instead of saving money and the environment at the same time.....
    The government wastes money all the time. If one truly believes in freedom, the object should be to persuade those who disagree with you to agree with you and volunteer to stop using or doing something you object to. I understand that today this is a novel concept and one that is all too often not used anymore. What a shame!
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I would tell her, since she can save money over the long run by buying more efficient bulbs now.

    Why do wingnuts hate poor people so much?
    Sure that's no problem. The kids won't mind missing a few meals.

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