View Poll Results: Incandescent Light bulb ban.... do you care?

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  • I care! The ban is foolish! I want my incandescent bulbs!

    20 26.32%
  • I like the ban! Bring on new lighting technology!

    20 26.32%
  • I dont care either way!

    13 17.11%
  • I like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent ones. But dont make a law about them!

    19 25.00%
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Funny. This is like taking an old toy away from a child. They don't even know they want it until you take it away from them. They could have tons of better toys and they will still want that toy just because it is being taken away. It has nothing to do with the toy, just as this has nothing to do with light bulbs. It is purely about having the power to own it. And that is why this whole thing comes across as so immature. You would think people would learn to stop playing silly power games like these when they grow up into adults.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The new standards do not require switching to CFLs. There are incandescent light bulbs now that meet the new standards and they can be purchased at Home Depot for $3 for a two bulb package.
    Seriously? Then what exactly is the point of this argument, anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Manual typewriters museums, and even electric one are now being refurbished and being sold in small stores for $200 or more. Yes, not a lot but I don't like incorrect absolutes.
    I was referring to newly-manufactured typewriters; you are referring to refurbished ones. Besides, I guarantee you that if you were to poll the American public to see whether they primarily type on computers or typewriters, I can guarantee you that at best, typewriters would wind up as a tiny percentage of the whole.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. You do not have a right to pollute when there are alternatives. Cars aren't an alternative to bikes nor were they meant to replace them. That's like saying candles are alternatives to sunlight or lifesavers are alternatives to boats.
    You comparisons are incorrect. Candles are not alternatives to the sunlight. Candles would be an alternative to the lightbulb. And, a row boat or a canoe would be a better comparison to a boat.

    I see that you want to rationalize your polluting. Tsk! Tsk! There are many benefits to banning automobiles. Pollution would be dramatically minimized, but you don't want dramatic results. Energy usage would be dramatically be cut, but you don't want dramatic results. Instead, you want to pick on the lowly lightbulb which is a comparison of a gnat's a$$ [lightbulb] compared to an elephant. [automobiles] You really are not serious about the environment.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes. It's the false belief that people and markets will make the healthier economic decision in order to preserve their existence. This belief exists even though humanity has proven in over 6,000 years of existence that we're mostly incapable of doing what's best for ourselves. See: History.
    Ah, the argument that the masses are stupid and we, the elite, know better. That's pathetic.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Hey, I dunno, but maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of our government dealing with this problem, perhaps we need ta figure out what the problem is?

    Methinks the government spends way too much. That aside, tha real problem is that we aren't living within our means. Hey, maybe if we didn't waste food and electricity and money, perhaps we wouldn't be in such trouble? Don't get me wrong dudes: I'm all for alternative energy but don't have a bloated and weak government ban harmless items. I kinda wonder if these peeps who want harmless lightbulbs unbanned want certain drugs unbanned. That'd be sorta hypocritical?

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Now, I know people are ignorant of slippery slopes, but we gotta cut the BS.

    Once lightbulbs are banned, where we gonna stop?

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I have a bicycle and use it, everyone should to support our troops! The new efficiency standards were not based on my beliefs they were based on the assessment by experts that energy inefficiency is harmful to health, the environment, and the economy.

    Even in colonial America they had regulations to require people to **** 4o yards from the fort. Did that impinge on the settler's "freedom" to **** in the fort if they so chose?
    You forgot to tell us about your car usage. I bet you spend most days in that car wasting energy and causing pollution which you and others have said that you have no right to do. Stop it!

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by extrastrictman View Post
    No, they won't. Some people can't even tell you what is the difference between a 60W and 100W bulb. You expect me to believe that they're going to choose the more efficient bulb? If I remove the wrong answers from a multiple choice problem then everyone will get it right.
    Once again, the masses are stupid argument and I know better than the masses. Wow! Breathtaking.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Hey, I dunno, but maybe we're looking at this the wrong way. Instead of our government dealing with this problem, perhaps we need ta figure out what the problem is?

    Methinks the government spends way too much. That aside, tha real problem is that we aren't living within our means. Hey, maybe if we didn't waste food and electricity and money, perhaps we wouldn't be in such trouble? Don't get me wrong dudes: I'm all for alternative energy but don't have a bloated and weak government ban harmless items. I kinda wonder if these peeps who want harmless lightbulbs unbanned want certain drugs unbanned. That'd be sorta hypocritical?
    Interesting. But actually we are cutting spending by changing light bulbs.

    If every US household replaced just one regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, Americans would save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a year. That translates to lower energy costs since less fuel is consumed to produce that energy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Now, I know people are ignorant of slippery slopes, but we gotta cut the BS.

    Once lightbulbs are banned, where we gonna stop?
    Once asbestos is banned, where are we going to stop?

    Most people are smart enough to recognize that slippery slopes are logical fallacies.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Once again, the masses are stupid argument and I know better than the masses. Wow! Breathtaking.
    The masses are stupid and I do know better than the masses.

    We would live in a democracy, not a Constitutional Republic, if the masses could be trusted to make wise decisions for themselves and this country.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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