Thank God for the US Government... Once again

Discussion in 'Environment' started by KMAN, Aug 11, 2008.

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    How does this prove the US government incompetent? Just wondering where you are going with this. I love slamming the government, myself, but I like to know why first.
     
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    my guess would be I have heard rumblings that some would like to pass laws requiring the use of said light bulbs over any other.

    It is also another possible case of hypocricy on the part of the envrionmental nuts. How much would you like to bet the same people that insist we switch to these bulbs also insist we can't go nuclear?
     
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    Just stating that Congress is forcing us to stop using incandescent's so we can use one that is "better for the environment", yet these new lightbulbs are in my opinion worse for the environment than the other ones...
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Your link leads me to nothing but an advertisment.
     
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    Stupid people believe what they read on WorldNetDaily.

    My advice to you, buy some duct tape and plastic sheeting and create a sealed room where you can hide safely from terrorsts and CFLs.
     
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    The snopes one midcan posted is more accurate.
     
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    The cats broke one last night by knocking over a lamp. I just picked it up and tossed in the garbage can.....what every sane person who breaks one will probably do. And I will not get sick from Mercury poison nor will anyone else. when we were kids we use to break mercury thermometers and play with the mercury..... I'm still here 50 years later....
     
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    I just read the Snopes site, via Midcam. I'll say what someone else said a bit ago, I grew up with mercury thermometers. We broke them with regularity. My brother and I both thought the beads were cool and played with them, though our mom pitched a fit.

    We're both over 50 and fine so far. I can't say I'm a fan of the CFC bulbs, but i'm using them.
     

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