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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    You have more dangerous substances under your kitchen sink. People keep harping on the evil mercury in these bulbs as an way to show how bad the government is and how much they must want to poison you.

    However, not everyone is a light bulb breaking klutz. It’s not like CFLs are guaranteed to break at some point… Just be careful, dammit!

    Btw… how small is your house that you are standing within a foot of your lighting fixtures? Even if what you say is true on that count, that wouldn’t seem to be very hard to avoid, unless you have 6’ ceilings and rooms that are 3’ square.

    Personally, I find the benefits to far outweigh any alleged hazards, as would anyone who takes the time to do a proper cost/benefit analysis.



    Seems to me, just based on the small sampling just within this thread, that it’s gaining ground rather well. Count how many people here claim to have replaced all their bulbs already versus those who want to cling to their more inefficient bulbs. Here’s a hint: The converts are not all green-thumb, save-the-earthers either.

    Just sayin’

    Trust me, I don’t have a track record of advocating big government in any way on this forum. I already stated that I don’t think the government has any business telling me how to light my home, BUT I fail to see why we’re all trying to make a big deal out of something that most people will likely be willing to do on their own anyway. Technology gets old and outdated, there’s nothing wrong with converting to newer and better tech, but people seem to throwing a fit just because the government has decided that an older technology should not be produced in favor of a newer one. Like I said earlier, there’s a reason we don’t use the Pony Express anymore. Shame on the US government for taking away your right to have your mail delivered by horse!

    One final thing… Get this: You DON’T HAVE TO USE CFLs. There are halogen bulbs, LED bulbs and, according to the article, even your precious incandescents can still be manufactured, they will just be held to a more conservative energy standard. People are getting all worked up over nothing.
    Keep making sense like this, and you'll be labeled a fake conservative.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, some of the ubercons have spent too much time marinating their heads in gulf oil.
    Don't know if you noticed, but that oil slick? Yeah, it went away and is no longer a threat to the environment.

    Care to tell us how the release of all this mercury is going to be good for us?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    speaking of household chemicals, ever mix ammonia and bleach? In a closed environment, as in your house with all the windows shut, it can be fatal....
    I once pee'd in a toilet full of bleach and almost killed myself.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Don't know if you noticed, but that oil slick? Yeah, it went away and is no longer a threat to the environment.
    I don't see any scientists, ANYWHERE, making this claim. The actual information is that WE DON'T KNOW what the longterm effects of billions of gallons of oil in the gulf will be. And you, clearly, don't care, as long as you still get your share of the filthy lucre.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't see any scientists, ANYWHERE, making this claim. The actual information is that WE DON'T KNOW what the longterm effects of billions of gallons of oil in the gulf will be. And you, clearly, don't care, as long as you still get your share of the filthy lucre.
    You must be beside yourself with outrage at all this mercury that's going to be injected into the environment.

    How many jobs have been killed because we can't use regular light bulbs, anymore?

    Unintended concequences suck. Don't they?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How many jobs have been killed because we can't use regular light bulbs, anymore?
    How many jobs have been killed by lightbulb corporations sending their jobs to China? Where is your outrage over that?

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    How many jobs have been killed by lightbulb corporations sending their jobs to China? Where is your outrage over that?
    Where are all those curly-q light bulbs made?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Apparently, some of the ubercons have spent too much time marinating their heads in gulf oil.
    Yup, you libs need to hang together there.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Kudos to California! Without this type of leadership we all face a very bleak energy future and who can credibly argue with the same light for less money.
    You know what I like about California? The land; you can keep the people. Land is good though.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    How many jobs have been killed by lightbulb corporations sending their jobs to China? Where is your outrage over that?
    Being mad over the effect of any problem is not the proper outlet. Instead anyone with any sense would look towards the causes to solve the effect.

    You appear to be only mad about them leaving which shows that you can't properly solve the problem.

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    Anyway, I'm bit lost on why liberals believed this needed to be done. These bulbs are very popular in the market and it appears the market is already reaching their ends. Seem pointless to me to throw around your control for little reason.

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