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The CFL Fraud ILiberals gone wild - and Americans beleived them at their peril)
american thinker ^ | 4/19/2011 | Edmund Contoski

Posted on 04/19/2011 11:39:26 AM PDT by bestintxas

A compact fluorescent light (CFL) on the ceiling burst and started a fire in a home in Hornell, N.Y. December 23, 2010. "Those are the lights everybody's been telling us to use," said Joe Gerych, Steuben County Fire Inspector. "It blew up like a bomb. It spattered all over." Fire Chief Mike Robbins said the blaze destroyed the room where the fire started and everything in it, and the rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. The Arkport Village Fire Department as well as the North Hornell Fire Department required about 15 minutes to put out the fire. Link

"Bulb explodes without warning," reported NBCactionnews.com, May 21, 2010. "Tom and Nancy Heim were watching TV recently, when Tom decided to turn on the floor lamp next to his recliner chair. 'I heard this loud pop...I saw what I thought was smoke, coming out of the top of the floor lamp,' says Tom. Nancy suddenly found glass in her lap. She says, 'I did not see it. I just heard it, and I noticed I had glass on me.'" Link

On February 23, 2011, TV NewsChannel 5 in Tennessee covered "a newly-released investigators' report that blames a February 12 fatal fire in Gallatin on one of those CFL bulbs." Ben Rose, an attorney for the rehabilitative facility in which Douglas Johnson, 45, perished, said, "This result is consistent with our own private investigation. ...We have heard reports of similar fires being initiated by CFLs across the country." Link

Here are some examples from across the country:


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carboncult; dementalillness; ecofraud; globalhoaxing; light; lightbulbs
Went down over weekend and bought 200 old bulbs)
1 posted on 04/19/2011 11:39:31 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
And here I thought the thread was about the Canadian Football League!


2 posted on 04/19/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: bestintxas

3 posted on 04/19/2011 11:42:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: bestintxas

CFL: Collectivists, Frauds and Liars.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 11:44:23 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: bestintxas
A more toxic MadMax-esque world awaits us if the environazis have their way….
5 posted on 04/19/2011 11:49:05 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: bestintxas
I had one of these CFL's in my garage socket, and it blew a component (not the glass corkscrew) and caught fire. Fortunately, I was standing four feet away at the time. I turned off the power and smothered the bulb with a towel.

I never leave one on, unattended, now.

6 posted on 04/19/2011 11:51:48 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: bestintxas

Aren’t most CFL’s made exclusively in China?


7 posted on 04/19/2011 11:55:46 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: bestintxas

CFLs are just yet another econut/marxist scam designed to degrade our quality of life and funnel money to the ChiComms (who make most of them). But that’s not the real problem. The real problem is a scientifically illiterate populace that falls for the CFL propaganda...


8 posted on 04/19/2011 11:55:51 AM PDT by piytar (Godwin's rule is null and void. If you don't know what I mean, you aren't paying attention...)
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To: bestintxas

Mexico needs to build some light bulb factories.
I would take a trip down there, to buy some, on a yearly basis!


9 posted on 04/19/2011 12:01:57 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: bestintxas

Stock up and hoard incandescents.

Screw these people....


10 posted on 04/19/2011 12:03:08 PM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: bestintxas

Only folks with degrees in education, sociology, womyn’s studies and other assorted sub-grade school subjects believed the CFL cr@p.

Those of us who actually know EE knew it was a bunch of bull-Obama.

But, the only thing we could do is sit back and watch the suckers buy those ....things.

However, LEDs will soon become viable...and we can collect all the CFLs and shove ‘em up the Obamabutt.

PS. Can I watch?


11 posted on 04/19/2011 12:04:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: piytar

Another victim of CFLs are kids. My wife is a reading specialist for 35 years. It is a known fact that flourescent lighting is more difficult for kids to read in compared to incandescent.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 12:04:50 PM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Da Coyote

The linked article is great! I just sent it to my lib friends! Of course,,,, they won’t read it.,,


13 posted on 04/19/2011 12:07:56 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: bestintxas
First a Chevy Volt catches fire and destroys a house and now a CFL explodes and causes a house fire.

Coming soon: "Revolt of the Solar Panels" and a double feature "Windmills from Hell."

14 posted on 04/19/2011 12:14:38 PM PDT by N. Theknow (A gun in the hand, beats a cop on the phone.)
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To: bestintxas

Oh, I thought this thread was about THE CFL...

15 posted on 04/19/2011 12:15:24 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

You picked your graphic faster than I did. ;)


16 posted on 04/19/2011 12:16:26 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: bestintxas

Like millions of others, I have an incandescent bulb storage room in my basement. A big room. Soon will have a 30 year supply of bulbs. One can be an eBay millionaire soon!


17 posted on 04/19/2011 12:24:11 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: bestintxas

Still $0.88 for a four-pack of incandescents at Wal-Mart. I pick up five or ten every time I’m there.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 12:37:10 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: pabianice

and that million bucks will soon buy you a loaf of bread...


19 posted on 04/19/2011 12:54:05 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: N. Theknow
Coming soon: "Revolt of the Solar Panels" and a double feature "Windmills from Hell."

I'd post a picture of windmills burning up if I could remember how to post pictures here.:-p

20 posted on 04/19/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: N. Theknow

How about this instead:

http://www.wind-watch.org/video-portugalfire.php


21 posted on 04/19/2011 1:02:29 PM PDT by pigsmith
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To: bestintxas
beleived believed

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22 posted on 04/19/2011 1:30:29 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: N. Theknow

“First a Chevy Volt catches fire and destroys a house...”

Garage. It burned the garage. Lucky for the homeowner, there was a firewall between the garage and the house.

The next day(?) or maybe two while the fire investigators were there, the Volt burst into flames again: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2707043/posts


23 posted on 04/19/2011 1:50:48 PM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: piytar

Ah, yes, and the left has been trumpeting a book that claims that conservatives are the “scientifically illiterate” ones.

It’s just another way of the left saying “if you don’t believe what we do, you’re dumb. Na na na!”


24 posted on 04/19/2011 1:54:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ozark hilljilly
Aren’t most CFL’s made exclusively in China?

IIRC, all CFL's are made in China, the land of quality fade that puts plastic in pet food and baby formula, antifreeze in toothpaste and cough medicine, lard amounts of lead and cadmium in children's toys and jewelry ...
25 posted on 04/19/2011 2:11:00 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

That should be large amounts.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 2:16:21 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: bestintxas; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; Para-Ord.45; Entrepreneur; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

27 posted on 04/19/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap.)
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To: bestintxas

True story

I was working in my office one night at midnight, and I have several CFL’s in addition to many fluorescent lights.

I heard a sizzling sound like bacon, looked in the direction of the sound and watch the CFL burst into flame with flames licking up onto the ceiling of my house.

Next morning I changed out every single CFL with conventional light bulbs.

As I write this memo. I’m looking at the Black flame marks on the porcelain base.

Good luck


28 posted on 04/19/2011 3:41:36 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER (Train like you fight, fight like a train)
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To: CHICAGOFARMER
I heard a sizzling sound like bacon, looked in the direction of the sound and watch the CFL burst into flame with flames licking up onto the ceiling of my house.

I've had TWO catch fire.

I don't trust them.

Plus they look silly.

29 posted on 04/19/2011 5:47:15 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: MrB
Ah, yes, and the left has been trumpeting a book that claims that conservatives are the “scientifically illiterate” ones.

Yup.

I've had a couple libtards try that "you don't understand science" junk with me. Well, I've got a Masters in electrical engineering and my schooling didn't stop there. My science (self)education hasn't stopped and never will.

Let's just say the conversations don't go the way they expect. Last most fun one was when I busted a PhD "astrophysicist" who didn't know squat about quantum mechanics and its implication for AGW junk science (specifically the absorption spectra of CO2).

30 posted on 04/19/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT by piytar (Godwin's rule is null and void. If you don't know what I mean, you aren't paying attention...)
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To: piytar

EE here, too.

I’ve had conversations with hard core leftist “billions of years” evolutionists who insisted I didn’t understand the science that “proved” the age of the earth and “proved” evolution as the origin of species.

The thing is, I’ve had AT LEAST the amount of “scientific education” on this topic that they’ve had under the secular humanist public education system, and then I went ON to study it more and discovered that that education they and I received left out a lot of information that didn’t fit their presumed model. And _I’m_ supposedly the “uneducated” one.


31 posted on 04/20/2011 5:16:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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