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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post

    Incandescent bulbs are tiny, crappy space heaters that happen to produce some light as a byproduct. Cumulatively, they create an enormous load on our powergrid and contribute a lot of unnecessary pollution. Time to upgrade.
    I agree, but CFLs are only a stop gap to the even more efficient LED bulbs, requiring almost one tenth the amount of watts the incandescent bulb needs. No curliques like the CFLs also helps.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    According to Webster's, "the political concept that the citizen should be totally subject to an absolute state authority "

    Now where on Earth did you get the silly idea that regulating commerce is all that is needed for totalitarianism?
    if only lightbulbs or even commerce was all that was regulated.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    I agree, but CFLs are only a stop gap to the even more efficient LED bulbs, requiring almost one tenth the amount of watts the incandescent bulb needs. No curliques like the CFLs also helps.

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    stop gap? CFL bulbs will probably be with us a long time before the LED stuff gets cheap enough to displace them...
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyroh View Post
    the US unilaterally slowed down oil production through legislation in the 70s.
    Thanks for your opinion! I think I have to go with the facts however.

    "As it happens, the US lower 48 oil production did peak in 1970/1. In that year, by definition, US oil producers had never produced as much oil, and Hubbert's predictions were a fading memory. The peak was only acknowledged with the benefit of several years of hindsight."
    Peak oil primer and links | Energy Bulletin
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    LOL! Do you mean the very short temporary ban on deep water drilling after we had just had a failure with multiple unnecessary deaths of a deep water drilling rig????

    How about the off-shore drilling Obama approved that had not been approved during the Bush Adminsitration?

    "President Obama's decision, announced Wednesday, to approve new oil and gas drilling off U.S. coasts for the first time in decades reflects a high-stakes calculation by the White House: Splitting the difference on the most contentious energy issues could help secure a bipartisan climate deal this year. "
    President Obama opens new areas to offshore drilling - washingtonpost.com
    What world do you even live in, dude? That article is from April!
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What world do you even live in, dude? That article is from April!
    And your point is?
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyroh View Post
    if only lightbulbs or even commerce was all that was regulated.
    Other things have no bearing on this discussion, though.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I ran out of humor pills, and you don't have enough to share....
    Ya know you can buy more...and stop getting those big box, walmart, cheapy kind...

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    And its still a better deal that petroleum if you consider the cost of the ME wars necessary to protect the flow of oil to this country which more than doubles the price at the pump.
    You are under two delusions....

    1. The U.S. gets only a small portion of oil from the middle east. Most comes from our own production, Canada, and Mexico.

    2. You keep speaking of "peak oil" as only applying to the U.S. It actually applies to the entire world and the date of global peak oil keeps being moved. A large number of huge oil discoveries have been announced in the past few years.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Government has done that since day one... deal with it.
    So we have no freedoms? Does that make us socialists or communists

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