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    Default US Lifts Ban on Incandescent Bulbs!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-ca...H5oqvRDzMjm4nY

    The US is scrapping a ban on energy-inefficient light bulbs which was due to come in at the beginning of 2020.

    The rule would have prohibited the sale of bulbs that do not reach a standard of efficiency, and could have seen an end to incandescent bulbs.

    Many countries have phased out older bulbs because they waste energy.

    But the US energy department said banning incandescent bulbs would be bad for consumers because of the higher cost of more efficient bulbs.

    The Department of Energy said it had withdrawn the ban because it was a misinterpretation of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.

    Specifically, the law stipulated that restrictions on bulbs could only be implemented when it was economically justified, Shaylyn Hynes, a spokeswoman for the Department of Energy, told the New York Times.

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    Freedom of choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    Freedom of choice!
    Global warming is a hoax, and to paraphrase Dick Cheney: energy conservation is for wimps.
    I fully expect conservatives to start advocating putting lead back in paint and gasoline, rolling back the fascist ban on trans-fats, eliminating the ill-considered requirement for air bags in cars, and empowering people to be able to smoke in restaurants and airplanes again.

    Its all about freedom, folks!

    "Global warming is a Chinese hoax!" - Donald J. Trumpf

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    Okay, with me, Ill buy the ones that are cheaper in the long run, and be that much further ahead of my ignorant competitors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    the republicans hate America


    they redo stupid wherever they can

    And they are ..... Russo bot holes !

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    America...

    FREEDOM TO GET AHEAD BY being less careful about the common good than your competitor.
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    Freedom to get ahead by being less ethical, or responsable. Freedom to get ahead by being more ruthless. Freedom to get ahead by being more of a crook.
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    American capitalism, where the most corrupt rise to the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Global warming is a hoax, and to paraphrase Dick Cheney: energy conservation is for wimps.
    I fully expect conservatives to start advocating putting lead back in paint and gasoline, rolling back the fascist ban on trans-fats, eliminating the ill-considered requirement for air bags in cars, and empowering people to be able to smoke in restaurants and airplanes again.

    Its all about freedom, folks!


    You are free to buy whatever light bulbs you wish.
    Why do you hate freedom ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Global warming is a hoax, and to paraphrase Dick Cheney: energy conservation is for wimps.
    I fully expect conservatives to start advocating putting lead back in paint and gasoline, rolling back the fascist ban on trans-fats, eliminating the ill-considered requirement for air bags in cars, and empowering people to be able to smoke in restaurants and airplanes again.

    Its all about freedom, folks!


    Sarcasm duly noted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    You are free to buy whatever light bulbs you wish.
    Why do you hate freedom ?
    Why do you hate brains and common sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Why do you hate brains and common sense?
    Poor folks cant afford $15 lightbulbs.
    And the law was clear that bans were dependant on affirdability.
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    I'd much rather pay more now for an energy-efficient lightbulb, and save on our electric bills over the long haul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticguy View Post
    Poor folks cant afford $15 lightbulbs.
    And the law was clear that bans were dependant on affirdability.
    They dont cost $15
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