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First they came for your light bulbs. Now Obama’s EPA is going after your soap.
The Daily Caller ^ | 4/1/11 | Stacy Mott

Posted on 04/01/2011 9:30:32 AM PDT by Nachum

You can’t blame Americans for feeling as though the government is increasingly crossing boundaries and reaching into their daily lives. The Obama administration and regulatory authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appear to be coming at us on all fronts.

The Republican-led Congress has been steadfast in its efforts to beat back the EPA. Recent committee hearings have exposed the adverse consequences that the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions will have on the job market. Unfortunately for hardworking Americans, the cost of the EPA’s action will make energy prices higher, drive jobs overseas and force more citizens into the unemployment line. Under the Obama administration, the EPA has been transformed into a job-killing machine.

The EPA is donning a new title, as well — “nanny state” behemoth. While many are aware of the fight against cap and trade and the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, the totality of their smaller actions, which often go unnoticed, is starting to add up. They already tell us what kinds of light bulbs we can use and how much water we are allowed to have in our toilets. Now, they have their sights set on our soap.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibacterial; bulbs; epa; light; soap; triclosan
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1 posted on 04/01/2011 9:30:35 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 04/01/2011 9:31:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Surly this is an April Fools Joke
3 posted on 04/01/2011 9:33:39 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Nachum
Surly this is an April Fools Joke
4 posted on 04/01/2011 9:33:50 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Nachum

Obama administration: The world’s longest lasting “April” Fool’s joke.


5 posted on 04/01/2011 9:34:04 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Nachum
What are the alleged environmental problems with triclosan?
6 posted on 04/01/2011 9:34:11 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Nachum

If you dig deeper into this mes, you will see the hand of PETM (people for the ethical treatment of microbes)


7 posted on 04/01/2011 9:35:24 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Nachum

Eddie Mahkey, the marginal moron of Meffa strikes again. He doesn’t even own a home in MA and hasn’t ever but these idiots keep voting for him.


8 posted on 04/01/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: Nachum

I bought a big box of Trisodium Phosphate because of these eco-nazis and plan on buying more soon.
Along with my lightbulb hoarding do i need to start collecting soap as well?


9 posted on 04/01/2011 9:39:18 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Nachum
Actually, they don't. They "merely" specify minimum efficiences. (This does have the probably intended side-effect of banning traditional incandescents.)
10 posted on 04/01/2011 9:40:54 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Nachum
You can’t blame Americans for feeling as though the government is increasingly crossing boundaries and reaching into their daily lives.

Perhaps because it is?

11 posted on 04/01/2011 9:41:46 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Nachum

Seems like the commerce laws should come into
play here.

In order to get business, a company lobbies,
smooges, extorts and bribes Congress to pass
corrupt legislation that forces us to purchase
a product we don’t necessarily need or want;

BY VILIFYING
a product / company / private citizen,

AND THUS
interfering with their ability and right to work,
produce and prosper.


12 posted on 04/01/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: mowowie
Along with my lightbulb hoarding do i need to start collecting soap as well?

I know, I'm starting to run out of room for the light bulbs alone.

On the other hand, this might boost storage shed sales into the stratosphere.

13 posted on 04/01/2011 9:44:19 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum

They already messed with detergents by taking the phosphates out.

Now, a dishwasher doesn’t wash since the ‘energy star’ pump motor is about the size of a golf ball and the phosphate is gone.

Mrs. RWA and I just put a bit of phosphate back in with each load, which seems to help. This will work until they ban it.

I hear they’re working on a way to make sure refrigerators aren’t able to cool things.


14 posted on 04/01/2011 9:45:10 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: PLD
You think it's an April fools joke?

Your dishwasher's not getting the dishes clean - your toilet won't flush, new light bulbs give you a headaches, the french fries you eat taste like cardboard? Thank a liberal.

It's all real - liberal elites want YOU under their control...

15 posted on 04/01/2011 9:45:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Nachum

Not to mention what a disaster this would be for people who are forced to use public transportation.


16 posted on 04/01/2011 9:46:50 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Nachum
"Anti-bacterial hand washes and soaps are used every day in our schools to stop the spread of viruses"

False. It kills bacteria, not viruses. Anyway, since I found out that anti-bacterial soap was developed for the home market of people with AIDS, since they have degraded immune systems and can't fight off bacteria like healthy people can, I stopped using it.

17 posted on 04/01/2011 9:47:35 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Nachum

Soap, hah, that is pase...

I clean my hands with hydrocloric Acid.

I just vomit it up and then rinse my hands, been a lot easier since Nov 2008 to do this.


18 posted on 04/01/2011 9:49:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GOPJ

I think I may need to start rendering down liberals for soap...


19 posted on 04/01/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: GOPJ

Seriously though... without light bulbs , soap and toilet paper, we will be like the majority of the muslim world. Its all part of Obamas masterplan.... level the playing field.

Within an hour he will outlaw the traditional right hand handshake as it is “crusader and unsanitary”


20 posted on 04/01/2011 9:52:15 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Nachum

The problem is not the soap, but the anti-bacterial agent, triclosan. Studies have shown triclosan can interfere with the body’s thyroid hormone metabolism and health groups have requested the EPA to stop its widespread use. The difficulty isn’t the one time you wash your hands, but the inadvertent high doses people are receiving because it is in so many products. This is especially a concern for children in public schools where the administration mandates the use of hand sanitizers, wet wipes, and anti-bacteria soaps.


21 posted on 04/01/2011 9:52:23 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: madison10
Obama administration: The world’s longest lasting “April” Fool’s joke.

"Fools" are the ones who voted for the userper Kenyan who would be King and his commie minions from Hell: Pelosi and Reid. The gift that keeps on giving, and the Hades Evil Triad has been a very bad joke for America. I hope we survive.

22 posted on 04/01/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Right Wing Assault

My new dishwasher seems to get the job done without Phosphates.
Of course it runs about 45 minutes longer than my old dishwasher, hot water and all.

I put a teaspoon of Savogran TSP in it and set it at it’s lowest cycle just to help out a bit with my electic bill.


23 posted on 04/01/2011 10:00:21 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Nachum


Paper Street Soap Company may be a group you don't want to offend.
24 posted on 04/01/2011 10:04:27 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I heard they are pulling yet another Freon stunt.
Soon we will all have to buy yet newer air conditioners with serious high pressure plumbing to make the even crappier substitute work within it in order to cool ourselves down soon.
great.


25 posted on 04/01/2011 10:04:27 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: GOPJ
Your dishwasher's not getting the dishes clean - your toilet won't flush, new light bulbs give you a headaches, the french fries you eat taste like cardboard? Thank a liberal.

Don't forget the environmentally friendly gas cans that cause more spills than the evaporation they prevent. Arghhh.
26 posted on 04/01/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT by ConservativeByChoice
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To: Nachum

***Now, they have their sights set on our soap.***

As long as I can get lye and lard I am OK.

Ban lye and I will use wood ashes.
Ban lard and I will raise and KILL my own pigs.

Stock up on incadesent bulbs, and buy and install a toilet from Mexico.
Hand sanitizer? Use rubbing alcohol.


27 posted on 04/01/2011 10:09:51 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: Madam Theophilus
Triclosan was developed to replace phisohex (hexachlorophene)after the latter was removed from the market over unfounded worries about it being a cacinogen, although it did seem to be related to some kinds of neuropathies in infants exposed to high doses. None of the replacements have been as effective and most have their own problems.

Triclosan is in lots of products. Just check your toothpaste.

28 posted on 04/01/2011 10:10:06 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Dead Corpse

Ha, Ha...we make our own soap, have for several years...’grandma’s lye soap’...use it in the laundry, and for bathing...we use TSP in the laundry as well to improve the cleaning. And we use hydrogen peroxide for sanitation (not the drugstore 3% variety, btw).


29 posted on 04/01/2011 10:11:12 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: ConservativeByChoice

Good point. We need to make a list of all things we can
‘thank a liberal’ for...


30 posted on 04/01/2011 10:20:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: himno hero
Within an hour he will outlaw the traditional right hand handshake as it is “crusader and unsanitary”

When liberals get all of us down to 'one square of toilet paper' if might be necessary...

31 posted on 04/01/2011 10:22:14 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Dead Corpse

Might not need lye - liberals are so full of lies it would be overkill.


32 posted on 04/01/2011 10:25:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: mowowie

Where does one come by Trisodium Phosphate?


33 posted on 04/01/2011 10:26:09 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mowowie

Make your own

http://www.ehow.com/how_4809019_natural-antibacterial-soap.html


34 posted on 04/01/2011 10:26:26 AM PDT by sheana
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To: mowowie

They’re going to have to pay for, deliver, and pay for the power for the “new” AC. We cannot afford another appliance. Who’s idea is this, GE’s?


35 posted on 04/01/2011 10:38:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: algernonpj
FYI…


Amazon.com
1.2 pds @ $10.80 (dispense by teaspoon)

36 posted on 04/01/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Thanks !


37 posted on 04/01/2011 10:41:48 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Madam Theophilus

True that. They had some school children become very ill because they were licking the anti-bacterial soaps off their hands. The soap smelled good and these were little children.


38 posted on 04/01/2011 10:44:22 AM PDT by madison10
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To: algernonpj

“Where does one come by Trisodium Phosphate?”

Savogran, a company right up the street where my mom used to work makes some.
It’s called TSP.
They sell it at Home Depot.
Buy the red box, Don’t buy the green box, it’s fake TSP.

http://www.savogran.com/Retail_Products/Cleaning_Products/cleaning_products.html

We used it to clean some tile grout last week and it worked amazing.
Actually the stuff has like a thousand cleaning soulutions.
Have a fridge in the garage that was getting moldy, TSP cleaned it like nothing recently.
it’s good for floors and dishwasher,laundry etc.


39 posted on 04/01/2011 10:46:25 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: madison10

From what i gathered back a few years ago Dupont itself lobbied congress to ban their own freon because their patent was about to run out??
Now we got the newer less efficient stuff and they are getting ready to do it again.
I really do not have all the details.


40 posted on 04/01/2011 10:50:51 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: PLD

It’s not a joke, and don’t call me shirley.


41 posted on 04/01/2011 10:53:52 AM PDT by bad company (There are no illegal guns, just undocumented firearms.)
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To: bad company

No comment!!


42 posted on 04/01/2011 10:57:22 AM PDT by PLD
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To: mowowie

TSP, is also is used to clean walls to “prime” them before painting. Especially if semi-gloss paint has been used prior, or you want to paint over paneling.


43 posted on 04/01/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT by madison10
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To: algernonpj

Home Depot, paint aisle.


44 posted on 04/01/2011 11:01:38 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: mowowie

Thanks for the information ;}


45 posted on 04/01/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: madison10

I’m getting ready to paint our kitchen and there is quite the greese stain on the ceiling above the stove.

the ceiling has that rough texture.
I’m wondering how to get rid of it without destroying the ceiling.
I’m thinking even the TSP won’t solve this problem.

any suggestions?


46 posted on 04/01/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

grease


47 posted on 04/01/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

White vinegar. Try it full-strength. White vinegar is the wonder cleaner.


48 posted on 04/01/2011 11:12:53 AM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

thanks, i’ll try that.

The kitchen isn’t filthy or anything it’s like a 1 foot grease stain above the vent thing.


49 posted on 04/01/2011 11:38:33 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Watch out for “phosphate free” TSP...

It’s kinda like “fat free half & half”.


50 posted on 04/01/2011 11:43:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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