Does the State of California needs to come down on Hollywood?

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    Millions of watts of power used every day in movie and TV production there. Impossibly-bright stage lighting, environmental controls, Hummer limos and private jets for the stars, CO2 "smoke" and massive, power-gulping computers for special effects, and so on ad-nauseum, all in the name of entertainment.

    Aren't California's grid and pollution problems worth a look into this, before they start going after Joe six-pack and his 50" TV set? Do the klieg lights have energy star ratings? The Hummer Limos -- are these hybrids? Is there any thought given to global warming and killing off Polar bears, in Hollywood production?

    Thoughts to ponder.
     
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    I've heard there's been a shortage of silicon as well. It may be time to start rationing implants.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Or, just taxing the ever-living PISS out of them! Annually, for as long as they're implanted!
     
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    Thos are good points MM.


    Now, Can you send that memo to Las Vegas too while you're at it?

    I've always wondered how much power is used in that town each day.
     
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    All of Vegas' power is hydroelectric, from the Hoover Dam. Completely emission-free.

    However, it would be within the realm of Nevada to regulate the wattage they use, just like California is trying to do with Joe Six-pack's 50 inch TV.

    Were Nevada going after Joe's TV, I would then be making a thread about huge power use in Vegas.

    See how neat this is?
     
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    If you think it's neat, then I think it's neat, since you're such a neat-o guy! :thup:
     
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    Well..... Thank you momma, thankyouverymuuuuuch.....

    But seriously, this can of worms works nationwide. If we're really serious about CO2 in the atmosphere, we should first be outlawing any and all use of it for entertainment, recreational and other frivolous purposes such as fake smoke for pro team entrances, music concerts, wrestling events, Hollywood special effects, and so on. We should ban its use in toys such as paint ball guns, anything that uses a CO2 canister, for starters.

    If it's REALLY so bad, we should ban dry ice for everything but emergency medical use. We should phase out the use of CO2 in firefighting, where it's been mostly superseded by better technologies. We should outlaw it for water treatment, where millions of tons of it annually are manufactured, used and released into the atmosphere, and where it's also been superseded.

    If it's REALLY that much of a danger, its manufacture should be carefully regulated and TAXED, instead of what we have now which is nothing. You can buy a CO2 machine and make as much of it as you want to your heart's content.
     
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    LOL. What a wonderful concotion of ignorance and rhetoric.:lol:
     
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    Almost on cue you're here as usual with nothing but your regular puppet parrot pablum.
     
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    OK, dingleberry, how is the process of making and using dry ice going to change the amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere. It is made by using CO2 that is the byproduct of other industrial processes, and would be released into the atmosphere immediatly were it not made into dry ice.

    What is Dry Ice? | How to Make Dry Ice | Forms of Dry Ice | Uses of Dry Ice

    Dry ice is made from pure carbon dioxide that is a (recycled) byproduct of other industrial processes such as the manufacture of ethanol. The gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) is first pressurized and refrigerated to form liquid CO2, which then is allowed to expand in an atmospheric chamber.
     
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