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%
  • OTHER / I dont know / Chimichanga

    4 5.26%
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Thread: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Some slippery slopes are correct and true. Dude, history contains a lot of em'.
    True. But slippery slopes go both ways. We could find that banning incandescent light bulbs was such a good idea that we then try find other obsolete technology to ban and benefit our society immensely. You can't argue that all slippery slopes lead to bad consequences, and given that you aren't presenting any evidence to demonstrate how this will lead to negative consequences, it is just as likely that it could lead to positive consequences.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Dude, that's really ironic.



    It's alright to think you're intelligent, but you making that statement wasn't wise.

    Why are you trying to attribute something to me I did not say?

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.
    Well, there you have it folks. Everyone is stupid; except, of course, the elites.

    FREEDOM!!!

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    It's alright to think you're intelligent, but you making that statement wasn't wise.
    Oh, given that the average member of the masses can't tell you who the first president of the United States was, I feel pretty confident with my position.

    What you seem to forget is that the founding fathers made the exact same argument. But I guess that just made them a bunch of elitists.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post

    Well, there you have it folks. Everyone is stupid; except, of course, the elites.

    FREEDOM!!!
    Tell it to the founding fathers. Our Constitution was written by elitists to keep the stupid masses in check.

    Funny how being anti intellectual somehow equates to freedom.
    Last edited by CriticalThought; 08-15-11 at 12:21 PM.
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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.
    Nope. Just arguing against the know-it-all elites who know better than the masses, but really don't want to take meaningful measures to reduce pollution and minimize energy usage.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    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.
    True. However, the electric type writer actually allows for a savings in energy by increasing efficiency significantly beyond that of the manual typewriter, so that the energy costs are actually lower.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    So...this is less about light bulbs and more about your own personal issues with authority?
    This argument is definitely between those who are for freedom and those who are know-it-all elites who want to use tyranny to get their way.

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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Nope. Just arguing against the know-it-all elites who know better than the masses, but really don't want to take meaningful measures to reduce pollution and minimize energy usage.
    Interesting how you made a debate about a light bulb into a debate about populism.
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    Re: Incandecent Bulbs Made Illegal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    This argument is definitely between those who are for freedom and those who are know-it-all elites who want to use tyranny to get their way.
    Democracy is just two wolves and a sheep voting on what is for dinner. Why that is so hard for you populists to understand, I do not know.
    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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