Where would you like to begin a civil discussion on any of these issues?
[QUOTE=Grant;1060055169]The use of light bulbs is so complex that it can't be handled at a local level? It's of national importance? I think you're overstating the case./QUOTE]
Nearly 14% of all of the nation's energy goes to lighting. So no, I don't think we are overstating the case.
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I tend to disagree. Given those options most people would do what is in their best interests, and those of their country as well..
Your figure of 14% might be quite accurate but as yet we don't have the numbers for what future differences there might be, only predictions. My personal prediction is that they will cost a lot more and will do nothing whatsoever to save the environment. But companies like GE will certainly profit.
Somalia is just a metaphor for a mostly lawless country with a minimalist, ineffective government unable to exert sufficient control to enforce order (combat lawlessness), which mostly described the U.S. prior to either the Civil War or Marbury.
Somehow, it’s become trendy among the right to call yourself a libertarian. Glenn Beck has boasted himself a libertarian as well as Mark Levin. The new addition to the conservative, wanna-be libertarians is none other than the war trumpeter, Sean Hannity.
On his radio show on Wednesday [Oct. 2009], Hannity jumped on the bandwagon, declaring himself a libertarian. Perhaps Hannity does not understand the libertarian perspective on privacy, foreign policy and immigration. If he did, he would realize calling himself a libertarian is like calling Castro a capitalist. [...]
In a recent interview [subscription req'd] with Pajama TV, [right wing talk radio host Mark] Levin declared:What Glenn Beck stole from Ron Paul « Redheaded Politics
“I’m not a party guys down the line. I’m a conservative guy when it comes to economic matters. Frankly, I’m more libertarian.”