The light bulb conspiracy

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    Al Gore’s Green Tips
    August 27, 2007
    Following up on a recent blog post on my other blog regarding green technology, here are the top five ways you can become green from none other than Al Gore.

    1) Florescent light bulbs: These bulbs are getting better and better. Many people complained about the first generation of these bulbs as they had poor lighting characteristics. Nowadays you will get better looking lights which save money and last longer than incandescents.

    Al Gore’s Green Tips
    http://blog.tmcnet.com/green-blog/green-living/al-gores-green-tips.asp


    these things are made in China..so god knows how much mercury gets into the food chain and the workers...the plants all burn coal to produce them..the come with a tremendous amount of packaging
    for a single bulb,they cost substantially more...they do not last as long as they say...and they are toxic waste as well the apparently also have negative effects on autoimmune diseases and diabetes
     
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    damn it eots.....we have switched to them....esp on vintage lamps..where they just look odd but i knew about disposal...come on ...everyone tosses them in the trash...filling the land fills
     
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    CFLs give me a headache.

    I'm stocking up on the good old incandescent. I also have a lot of halogen spots in my recessed lighting fixtures. I don't think the government is banning those.
     
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    cfl's give you a headache?

    sunshine gives me one...but i am thankful for transitional glasses
     
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    The old style are mercuric as well. You know.....the ones used in millions of commercial building world wide for decades.
    L.E.D is the wave of the future. These CFL's are only your masters "quick, let's make a buck" scam to get 5 times more than a standard bulb costs.
    It's nearly as big a scam as selling you sheep bottled water.

    OK. Enough seriousness. Let's get back to Charlie Sheen and whaaaaaaaaaa, whaaaaaaaaa Liz is dead......whaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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    I've been stockpiling since the beginning of the year. Every week the stores have one brand or another on sale. I HATE the cfl's. . they drive me nuts. And did you ever notice the noise these things make? A Constant 'wwhhhrrrr'. This whole forcing of cfl's on us is total bullshit. Where are those who always cry 'the GOP ships jobs overseas' cause that's exactly what happened. Where are those blaming 'Busssh'??? Here's your opportunity, this regulation forced jobs overseas and was signed off on by Bush. Chirp, chirp.

    Rand Paul hits the nail on the head, once again.

    Congress Wants to Overturn Light Bulb Legislation
     
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    Fluorescent lights give me headaches. When i spend long periods of time under them i notice it. I don't get headaches from the same time exposure to incandescent lights. I know it's anecdotal but it's enough for me because i get the headaches.

    And sorry but i am not going to wear sunglasses inside and look like some idiot Fonz wannabe.
     
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    Laws regarding mercury are changing mercurically even as we speak.

    Here in Maine issues srurrounding mercury (including non-specific sources of it) are being seriously looked at.

    I was marginally involved in that, but the real players who are going after mercury weren't just going after industrial mercury pollution, but ALL sources of it, including, for example, those damned light bulbs, light switches, the mercury switches in autos and trucks, and so forth.
     

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