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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Thread: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    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 don't recall a law that said manual typewriters were banned. In fact, according to the argument here, the electric one should have been banned. After all, we have no right to waste energy.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    An engineer must have thought out this law.
    Nope. A tyrant did.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    I don't recall a law that said manual typewriters were banned. In fact, according to the argument here, the electric one should have been banned. After all, we have no right to waste energy.
    I think a better analogy is to asbestos since typewriters don't pose any environmental hazards or public costs.
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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 winston53660 View Post
    Okay show me what you think the argument is.............
    The argument is to pretend to minimize pollution and reduce "wasted" energy by using tyrannical laws to dictate to the stupid masses that the elite know-it-alls know better than most while not banning things that really use the bulk of energy and pollute the most.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    The argument is to pretend to minimize pollution and reduce "wasted" energy by using tyrannical laws to dictate to the stupid masses that the elite know-it-alls know better than most while not banning things that really use the bulk of energy and pollute the most.
    Okay IOW you are just flinging poo and seeing what sticks.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.

    Let tha market take care of it, man. Don't have the government force people. You wouldn't want tha government telling you what you can or can't buy, right? Sway the people with facts and data; force'll only piss people off and make normal people distrust the government.

    People waste a LOT. Banning something isn't gonna make people more frugal or change everyone's behavior. How much food do ya waste? You leave electronics running? You may be frugal, but many others aren't.



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

    Most people are smart enough to recognize that slippery slopes are logical fallacies.
    Some slippery slopes are correct and true. Dude, history contains a lot of em'.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    The argument is to pretend to minimize pollution and reduce "wasted" energy by using tyrannical laws to dictate to the stupid masses that the elite know-it-alls know better than most while not banning things that really use the bulk of energy and pollute the most.
    So...this is less about light bulbs and more about your own personal issues with authority?
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.
    Ah, yet another argument that the masses are stupid and the know-it-all tyrants are correct.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think a better analogy is to asbestos since typewriters don't pose any environmental hazards or public costs.
    Excuse me, I take it you have not followed this discussion. The argument here is that the lightbulb causes environmental hazards because it uses energy. The same is true of the electric typewriter.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Okay IOW you are just flinging poo and seeing what sticks.
    Dude, that's really ironic.

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    The masses are stupid and I do know better than the masses.
    It's alright to think you're intelligent, but you making that statement wasn't wise.

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