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    Default Funny presentation if it wasn't so sad

    This is our Congress at work!
    The presentation doesn't mention that the flickering light of the flourescent bulb may trigger migraine headaches in those prone to getting them (like me for example).
    What a pathetic group of embiciles we continue to elect to Congress.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanger Picklefork View Post
    This is our Congress at work!
    The presentation doesn't mention that the flickering light of the flourescent bulb may trigger migraine headaches in those prone to getting them (like me for example).
    What a pathetic group of embiciles we continue to elect to Congress.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg
    the only thing i can think is wtf now we are concerned about light bulbs and when did the democracy of this country turn to dictatorship,, hell we would have been better off speaking german,,,,i usually stay out of the political bs, it seems that it has started to effect me more and more..

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    Is that all true?? Wouldnt surprise me Anybody want to buy a house full of CFL bulbs Here I try to go GREEN and now I'm gonna be killed if I drop one of these bulbs, damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!NSF PS the guy behind him thought he was pretty funny.
    CHARGERS ROCK !!!!

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    Just wait.

    The Kalifornia Legislature is drafting a bill that would require every home to have a radio controlled thermostat. That way in times of low power/high demand (rolling blackouts) they can turn your heater/AC down/up to limit the amount of power used.

    And YOU would have to buy the thermostat.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=59639
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    I would have posted in the political section but figured it was worth others watching as well. Especially the safety part!
    Here we've gone to great lengths to get rid of mercury in products and in industrial facilities and now import it from China into all of our houses.
    I don't use these bulbs because of the migraine headaches being brought on by flickering light. I hadn't realized that the bulbs were mandated by a certain date. Maybe I can get a medical exemption???

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    Edison came into our salon just last week and replaced all of our bulbs with these new bulbs at no cost to us. We're supposed to save $70. on month on the electric bill. After they replaced all of them, they gave us all the lecture about evacuating the premesis if one should break and how to dispose of them.

    I sure wouldn't want to be a client with bleach or perm solution on my hair and have to evacuate a salon because of a broken light bulb!

    Bill's right about me needing a shitload more chairs! (and flip flops. Currently in need of all colors. Size 8 please)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatCop View Post
    Just wait.

    The Kalifornia Legislature is drafting a bill that would require every home to have a radio controlled thermostat. That way in times of low power/high demand (rolling blackouts) they can turn your heater/AC down/up to limit the amount of power used.

    And YOU would have to buy the thermostat.

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=59639
    Well, there's another one I didn't hear about. They sneak this stuff in since most of us are so disgusted by all of the current politicians that we don't keep up with this stuff till it's too late.

    Anyone ever watch Rexones link? If not you all should: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...26727128068265

    The US culture is changing before our eyes and immigration (legal and illegal) has a large role in it.

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    I wonder when they are going to take the word FREE out of our anthems? Same kinda stuff hapening over here.
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    I think the mercury issue is overblown in the first place. Sure it's harmful in large quantities or excessive exposure, but what isn't?

    When we were kids we broke open thermometers and played with the pure mercury on the school desks, even rubbing the mercury onto pennies to change the copper to "silver". All under the watchful eye of the teacher.

    We didn't suffer any ill effects from that minimal contact.

    Now days the school would be evacuated, all the kids in the room decontaminated and a HAZMAT team called in.

    How much mercury can be in that flourescent powder, anyway? A whole lot less than a 1960's thermometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander Girl View Post
    Edison came into our salon just last week and replaced all of our bulbs with these new bulbs at no cost to us. We're supposed to save $70. on month on the electric bill. After they replaced all of them, they gave us all the lecture about evacuating the premesis if one should break and how to dispose of them.

    I sure wouldn't want to be a client with bleach or perm solution on my hair and have to evacuate a salon because of a broken light bulb!
    There is lots of information out there on CFPs and migraines and epilepsy:

    Here is one link: http://www.consumersavvytips.org/the...g_compact.html
    And another: http://www.raingem.com/2008/04/migra...ent-bulbs.html

    If some of your coworkers or clients feel ill don't discount it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatCop View Post
    I think the mercury issue is overblown in the first place. Sure it's harmful in large quantities or excessive exposure, but what isn't?

    When we were kids we broke open thermometers and played with the pure mercury on the school desks, even rubbing the mercury onto pennies to change the copper to "silver". All under the watchful eye of the teacher.

    We didn't suffer any ill effects from that minimal contact.

    Now days the school would be evacuated, all the kids in the room decontaminated and a HAZMAT team called in.

    How much mercury can be in that flourescent powder, anyway? A whole lot less than a 1960's thermometer.
    No doubt about it. We all played with it, chewed on ead pencils and lead paint as kids, drank whole milk with cream floating on it, didn't have anti-bacterial soaps and many, many more examples of being over protected today.
    I'm 58 and I know almost all of my friends that did many dumb things as kids are still alive and kicking plus actually in reasonably good health.

    Just think of the lawsuits when one of these bulbs breaks in a public school or maybe even Islander Girls salon...another lawyer boondoggle coming...

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    We actually didn't even have a choice. Edison came two weeks prior, set a date to come out, came on the wrong date and they were installed

    Thanks for the heads up on the headaches, I'll pass that info on to my co-workers.

    Bill's right about me needing a shitload more chairs! (and flip flops. Currently in need of all colors. Size 8 please)

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    That guy should do a guest appearance on SNL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoatCop View Post
    I think the mercury issue is overblown in the first place. Sure it's harmful in large quantities or excessive exposure, but what isn't?


    The fact is that the first batch [ 360 million CFL bulbs ] was pretty bad as it has been reported by environmental agencies. Just one of these first gen bulbs could contaminate 4.000 gal of water. New reports say, the improved CFL bulbs now could only contanimate 1.000 gal, whoo-hoo. General Electric announced they'll come out with incandencent bulbs in a few years those will meet the efficiency of the CFL bulb without mercury content
    Fock China and this fugly bulb with its hideous colour and ambience. I'll take LED lights over it.
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