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January 26, 2011

Why Is Congress Requiring Poison Light Bulbs?

Isn't it perverse that Congress is requiring the abolition of perfectly good incandescent light bulbs,
and their replacement by fluorescent lights that contain mercury, one of the deadliest substances known to mankind? (Mercury, as you likely know, is what made hatters mad.) How does requiring the introduction of poison into every home in the United States improve the environment, the stated purpose of the legislation? -- Power Line -

Posted by Vanderleun at January 26, 2011 1:56 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Evironmentalism at its best. Who cares what happens to human beings, or their stupid civilizations? These people have a planet to save.


Posted by: jwm at January 26, 2011 4:34 PM

Suggested state referendum: Every congressional office shall be required to accept burned out fluorescent bulbs for disposal. Likewise the homes of congressional representatives. Representatives shall be required to dispose of them without the use of any government funds.

Posted by: pst314 at January 26, 2011 10:28 PM

High-power incandescent bulbs are being sold as heating elements, so far bypassing environmental regs.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 27, 2011 3:09 PM

Wow. Leave the doors and/or windows open for the next few hours after cleaning up a broken ENERGY-SAVING lightbulb.

Posted by: cathy at January 28, 2011 2:47 PM

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