Are we there yet? Is this Too Much Government?

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  1. CrusaderFrank
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    CA wants to regulate the size of your TV. Is this too much even for Libruls?

    "California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs
    Industry lobbying efforts appear to elicit little sympathy from the state Energy Commission, which may vote as soon as Nov. 4.

    The proposed ban on electricity-guzzling big-screen TVs could result in average first-year savings of $30 per set in California. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / September 17, 2009)
    By Marc Lifsher

    October 14, 2009

    Reporting from Sacramento - The influential lobby group Consumer Electronics Assn. is fighting what appears to be a losing battle to dissuade California regulators from passing the nation's first ban on energy-hungry big-screen televisions."

    California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs -- latimes.com
     
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    No wonder people are leaving Caleefornya in droves? (Especially businesses?

    Good question you pose...Is this too much? I can't wait to see the answers on this thread.
     
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    Can I have a ginormous electricity sucking TV if I promise to watch it only once a month?

    I'm glad I left that state and raised my children someplace else.
     
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    "We can't drive our SUVs, eat whatever we want and keep our thermostats at 72 degrees and expect other countries to think that's ok.. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.".. Barack Hussein Obama
     
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    No sir.

    According to the "Parasites of the Word Unite.org " every American household should have, at the very least, one bureaucrat to guide our every step.

    We do not need TV's - what we need is a state official in our living rooms entertaining us with government supremacy propaganda.

    Our founding father , Karl Marx, stated:

    "The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the stateĀ…"

    So hang in there , there is more to come.......

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    Telling me what I can or cannot drive, what I can or cannot eat, what temperature I should keep my house at, is not leadership, it's fascism.....MountainMan
     
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    We had too much government forty years ago and I've seen no sign whatever that we have less now.
     
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    I live in the nanny state of NJ. I just read that there is a proposal to ban fake electronic cigarettes Some politicians don't think they look nice or some shit.

    A few months ago they tried to ban bikini waxes. Some politicians didn't preferred the bush.

    Teenagers can now be arrested for smoking. Like our cops don't have enough to do.
     
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    These idiots once again demonstrate their complete cluelessness.

    PLASMA TVs are indeed power-hungry. 400-500 watts is pretty typical for these. BUT technology has trumped this type of set, making it basically a dinosaur. Example: Today's LED sets are typically 80-100 watters. This beats even the LCDs, which are on their way to fossilville as well.

    Improvements in technology have made this idiotic proposed legislation a dinosaur before it's even passed.

    I suppose we're about to see "cash for TVs" which will pay you to turn in your old 50-inch plasma to get a LED that cannot be over 32 inches.
     
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    Yeah, they don't bring in the tax revenue like real cigarettes.
     

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