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    Thank you enviromentalists- liberals- progressives...or whatever you are today.

    Thanks for 'dropping off' the bulbs!

    I didn't know I needed them, but thanks just the same.

    And, go ahead, add the $.60 a month- and the assessment for the electricity that I won't be using.

    I'm soooo lucky to have you libs doing my thinking for me!

    "FirstEnergy Corp. is getting ready to leave two high-efficiency light bulbs on your doorstep. But they're not a gift.

    The utility will charge average users 60 cents a month extra on their electric bills for the next three years -- $21.60 all together. That covers the cost of the bulbs ($3.50 each), their delivery and the delivery of the power consumers would have used if they didn't have them.

    But the company -- and therefore you -- are paying too much for the bulbs, said Ohio Consumers' Counsel Janine Migden-Ostrander. A five-pack of similar bulbs costs $13.99 from Ace Hardware's Web site.

    A California company will deliver 3 million of them door-to-door to Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison customers. The rest will be mailed."
    FirstEnergy to give away 3.75 million low-energy light bulbs | Business - cleveland.com - - cleveland.com
     
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    Of course, if you really don't like your electric bill you could make your own electricity. Wind is cheap to make, and solar is about half of what it was a couple of years ago.

    But, if you are just to lazy to do so, then why bitch?
     
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    Yer not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, are you?
     
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    And your suggestion is?
     
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    According to her post, it looks liked forced commerce. I suggest challenging the constitutionality of such an action.
     
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    Are these the same liberals who decided you NEEDED a catalytic converter on your car?

    The same ones that decided you shouldn't use lead in your paint?

    How about the same ones who thought up government standards for labor rights? Darn OSHA raising the cost of nuclear power lol.

    I agree though, there seem to be more cost effect ways of getting the point across. Something like saying "well, we can only supply this much electricity per residence. After you go over xxx kw per month or year you get no more"
     
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    Well, yes, that would be a good idea if that is trully what is happening.
     
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    However, consider what I said. If enough people actually put their own power systems in, simply by adding storage systems, they could drop off the grid. That would really put a crimp into the utilities. And might even change the way that they do business.
     
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    Let me guess---you can buy these "power systems" from Al Gore inc. ?
     
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    Ever consider pushing for a really good socialistic PUD?:lol:
     

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