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Congress bans incandescent bulbs
WorldNetDaily ^ | December 19, 2007` | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 12/19/2007 5:40:50 PM PST by kc8ukw

In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress yesterday bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014.

President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate last week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; bulbs; carboncult; cfl; congress; congressdumbbulbs; democrats; dimbulbs; elections; energy; greenreligion; incandescent; lightbulb; lightbulbs; nannystate; startstockingup; stuckonstupid
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To: Calpernia

A broody hen will sit on anything that looks like an egg


101 posted on 12/19/2007 6:05:53 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: loulou
"They state the bulbs last 5 years....had one in the bath that died at 6 months"

How about 2 - 3 months. None that I have purchased have lasted 6 months.

102 posted on 12/19/2007 6:06:16 PM PST by StormEye
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To: loulou

Had a bunch that died in a couple of weeks. Not to mention they don’t have a nice soft glow.


103 posted on 12/19/2007 6:06:19 PM PST by LukeL
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To: txflake

::giggles!::


104 posted on 12/19/2007 6:06:32 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: P8riot

Are you being serious or joking?


105 posted on 12/19/2007 6:06:59 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: muawiyah
This one is sold under the Kenmore label

Thats actually a Frigidaire with the Kenmore label, and yes they
work very well. I currently have the Maytag Neptune that washes
better then any washer I've ever seen or worked on. Both use very
little water and actually pay for themselves over about 5-years
when compared to the toploaders. Either is a very good choice.

106 posted on 12/19/2007 6:08:47 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: DuncanWaring
When incandescent light bulbs are outlawed...

I'll by a tractor trailer full and sell em. Another chance to make some $$$$$ like the low flush toilets. (;-)
107 posted on 12/19/2007 6:09:09 PM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: kc8ukw

Doggone it...Now we’re gonna need a pro-choice Incandescent Lightbulb Amendment to the Constitution....


108 posted on 12/19/2007 6:09:26 PM PST by billmor (Next, candles and oil lamps will be abolished ..We'll be back in the stone age.)
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To: Calpernia

Serious as a heart attack. I had one try to hatch one of my Titleists it found out in the field. We wondered why she was sitting while everyone else was eating, moved her and, surprise!


109 posted on 12/19/2007 6:10:03 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: kc8ukw
Bulb Prohibition. You should be able to stock up a warehouse now and sell them in 2012. So if you stock up with 100,000 bulbs at 50 cents a piece and sell them after prohibition for 2 bucks a pop, that is a cool $150K.

Not as good as drugs or alcohol profit margins but still not bad.
110 posted on 12/19/2007 6:10:15 PM PST by microgood
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To: kc8ukw

Here’s some tidbits for thought. What about: car headlights, halogen lights, low voltage lights, marquee lights, billboard lights, car dealership lights, Vegas, and will there be a huge movement to put out the lightbulb that has been burning for a 100 years in San Francisco.


111 posted on 12/19/2007 6:11:00 PM PST by spot_the_cat
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To: loulou

You should take a bath more often ... then again it would not have lasted six months ... are you ok?


112 posted on 12/19/2007 6:11:16 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: P8riot

Reptilian eggs aren’t sat on. That will kill them.

::shakes head::


113 posted on 12/19/2007 6:11:30 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: EternalVigilance
Thomas Edison is spinning at 10,000 rpm in his grave.

Thats allot of heat. Self cremation?

114 posted on 12/19/2007 6:12:55 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Calpernia

I can’t tell the differences in car colors at night under fluorescents. Red looks like grey, etc. Imagine a football game (or a ballet) where everyone’s lit up fluorescent. Ick.


115 posted on 12/19/2007 6:13:18 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: microgood

We’ll tell all the illegals that they can get a fast track to citizenship if they bring 100 light bulbs with them when they cross the border. Then we tell the light brigade and they slap the cuffs on ‘em


116 posted on 12/19/2007 6:13:45 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Calpernia

you asked.


117 posted on 12/19/2007 6:14:21 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Calpernia

(dreaming...)

Incandescent Bulbs ban Congress.


118 posted on 12/19/2007 6:14:28 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: Cobra64
The Prius dirtier than a Hummer, according to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20070404_hidden_cost_of_driving_a_Prius.html

In short, the nickel for the battery has to be mined in northern Ontario, smelted (inside a sulfur dioxide spewing plant), shipped to Wales for refining, then to China, where it's made into Nickel foam, and then to Japan.

Not very clean, but really, the car is all about image, not efficiency. That's why I call it the Toyota Pious.

119 posted on 12/19/2007 6:14:53 PM PST by JoeA (JoeA / The defintion of insantity is repeating an action and expecting a different result.)
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To: txflake

Sounds like you are blue blind.


120 posted on 12/19/2007 6:15:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Ann Archy
You are ignorant of what happened....it has been slapped down in the Supreme Court...OMG>

No, you are.

Reagan used to threaten inaction unless certain things were removed...OMG>

121 posted on 12/19/2007 6:16:11 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Pining_4_TX

Way past time to clean house and send these morons home in disgrace. They’re useless, spineless, hypocritical morons, IMHO.


122 posted on 12/19/2007 6:18:44 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: P8riot
We’ll tell all the illegals that they can get a fast track to citizenship if they bring 100 light bulbs with them when they cross the border. Then we tell the light brigade and they slap the cuffs on ‘em

We are still importing freon on the black market even though it was banned 20 years ago.
123 posted on 12/19/2007 6:19:03 PM PST by microgood
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To: muawiyah
No too many Moody Blues evenings

Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion

124 posted on 12/19/2007 6:19:23 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: elkfersupper

right lady.


125 posted on 12/19/2007 6:20:19 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: P8riot

Is your hen going to sit on our fish tanks too?


126 posted on 12/19/2007 6:21:12 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Calpernia

No, but earlier today she was sitting on my mailbox.


127 posted on 12/19/2007 6:23:00 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: kc8ukw

Changing all my light bulbs now

...to incandescent lightbulbs.
Come get me.


128 posted on 12/19/2007 6:23:24 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: P8riot

::laughs::

:)


129 posted on 12/19/2007 6:23:27 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: All
Sienfeld~ Black market shower heads
130 posted on 12/19/2007 6:23:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: muawiyah
Think so? Like at night?

I can see 2500 shades of blue in the daylight.

131 posted on 12/19/2007 6:23:29 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: P8riot

In 2014, you’ll be driving down the road in your horse and buggy while algore passes you in his Subburban.


132 posted on 12/19/2007 6:24:11 PM PST by umgud (no more subprime politicians)
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To: txflake
There are any number of ways your blue receptors can be disrupted ~ one is to use Viagra.

Old age can slow them down as well.

A test ~ mark a white sheet of paper with a yellow pen. Turn out the lights. Turn on a bulb that emits only blue light.

See the yellow markings? If not you may be blue blind.

133 posted on 12/19/2007 6:25:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: umgud

Hey I’m not giving up my H2 for anyone.


134 posted on 12/19/2007 6:26:25 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Calpernia

135 posted on 12/19/2007 6:26:49 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: kc8ukw

Some non-profit green group gave every house in my small town, an 8 pack of the coil shaped flourescents some months back. I had allready been using some of them.

I find them very annoying. They start out dim and slowly get up to power. They don’t look well in lamps. They give off a creepy light. What a bunch of idiots we have in congress.


136 posted on 12/19/2007 6:27:02 PM PST by TheLion
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To: muawiyah

Well, as a girl, no, but if you ever experience an erection lasting longer than four hours, here’s my phone number:)


138 posted on 12/19/2007 6:27:28 PM PST by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

i have called congress critters ‘dimbulbs’ for eons...now i know its true..dimbulbs are they now...holy cripes...so what are they going to outlaw next?

Next ?...welcome to reusable paper a la toilette..the first few years worth will be made out of old newspapers...It will be called Dinopaper...after that GE will find a way to turn used computere into reusable soft paper, with artificial aluminum and Titanium as by-products. It will be called Intermedia Paper and it will play your favorite DVDs and MP3s.....


139 posted on 12/19/2007 6:29:46 PM PST by billmor (Save the Trees !)
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To: TheLion

I have two on my front porch. The bugs don’t seem to be drawn to them as much as incandescents.


140 posted on 12/19/2007 6:29:50 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: kc8ukw

Cool!

I can abort my children in the third trimester, but if the doctor uses an incandescent bulb in his task light as he’s extracting the bloody pieces, then the Feds can put a cap in his a$$.

Got it.


141 posted on 12/19/2007 6:30:23 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Ouderkirk

BLOILBT.


142 posted on 12/19/2007 6:30:34 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: txflake
Not that I need any such drugs but it was reported a while back that more and more commercial pilots were failing their color tests. The cause appeared to be the use of Viagra.
143 posted on 12/19/2007 6:30:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SpaceBar

We’d need a small government conservative for that.


144 posted on 12/19/2007 6:31:05 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Congressman Billybob
I question the constitutionality of that clause, outlawing incandescent light bulbs. That stretches the Commerce Clause past its breaking point IMHO.
145 posted on 12/19/2007 6:31:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: HD1200

“OH GOODY, ANOTHER ETHANOL TYPE MESS BROUGHT TO US BY THE IDIOTS RUNNING CONGRESS - DEMOCRATS.”

Well, that’s what happens when conservatives stay home “to show Republicans” — we all suffer.

If you think this is bad, just wait until Hillary or Obama gets elected president with an overwhelmingly Dem Congress, because conservatives vote third party or stay home.

It is amazing, that people don’t connect cause and effect — between elections and who controls the nation.


146 posted on 12/19/2007 6:31:20 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: kc8ukw
Our research staff has determined that an interesting correlation exists between cranium size of a typical house majority member(aka Democrats) (see left specimen) compared to recent observations of typical Republican Congressmen as shown on the right.


147 posted on 12/19/2007 6:33:59 PM PST by Cvengr (Every believer is a grenade. Arrogance is the grenade pin. Pull the pin and fragment your life.)
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To: loulou

“New bulbs are all made in China”

New bulbs are all made with toxic mercury and emit toxic UV. Possibly it’s all part of the environmentalist’s plan to lower the population by 50%.

When in the course of human events ...


148 posted on 12/19/2007 6:34:12 PM PST by devere
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To: kc8ukw

What are we going to use in out totally enclosed fixtures?


149 posted on 12/19/2007 6:34:43 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: P8riot

I guess the bugs don’t like the light either....lol. That is one good point though. I’ll have to try a couple outside.

I know they don’t work well with photo electric cut offs. My outside lights have these so they will shut down during the day. About drove a friend of mine nuts, trying to get it them to work.


150 posted on 12/19/2007 6:35:04 PM PST by TheLion
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