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There are 433 comments on the USA Today story from Jan 14, 2014, titled Congress to bar enforcement of light-bulb phaseoutCongress to bar.... In it, USA Today reports that:

Congress' budget deal tries to thwart the federal phaseout of inefficient light bulbs and expand financing of coal-fired power plants abroad.

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Bob

Middleton, WI

#323 Feb 2, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
It was a joke. So are the like bulbs.
Your state sponsored home schooling was a joke ...wasn't it?
Cat74

Romeoville, IL

#326 Feb 2, 2014
Liberals don't want to even go to the mail box to pick up their government check. They would like the mailman to slide it under their door. Lazy people. Wait until they have to work for it, then you will hear them screaming like banshees
Brad

Marlborough, CT

#327 Feb 2, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Liberals don't want to even go to the mail box to pick up their government check. They would like the mailman to slide it under their door. Lazy people. Wait until they have to work for it, then you will hear them screaming like banshees
Mailman???

They got direct deposit man.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#329 Feb 2, 2014
Visitor wrote:
Somebody is making MONEY on these expensive light bulbs.
What a scammm.
Bring back the old bulbs.
I have a new $10.00 bulb equivalent to 100W, and its not even bright enough for reading, and it casts off a yellow light.
Does the letters GE sound familiar to you. Immelt, Obama's jobs Czar is also the head of General Electric.........more money made, is more money to launder back to liberal causes.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#330 Feb 2, 2014
Brad wrote:
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Mailman???
They got direct deposit man.
Yes, which requires a photo ID and full ID to open a bank account..........but not for voting. hmmmmmmmmmmm

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#331 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Those are the progressives for you. Light bulbs don't use that much energy to begin with. I know this because I'm a landlord and keep lights on in an apartment that's empty to make it look occupied. I get a bill from the electric company for about three bucks at the end of the month.
What uses electricity are things with motors like your garage door opener, furnace, vacuum cleaner and things with compressors like your fridge or central AC. Light bulbs? It's like pssing on a three alarm house fire.
As silly as it seems, up north we run our refrigerator during the winter months like we have now. Why can't somebody invent a fridge with a tube that you can mount to the outside of your house that draws cold air in? Right now it's 29 degrees outside, and my fridge is running night and day. I could use that cold air for the fridge and freezer and save real money on electricity.
Want something else? Pressure industry to move to a 4 day 10 hour work week. Think of all the energy we would save by having one less day of rush hour traffic. This is not to mention most everybody getting a three day weekend every week. For people that work six days a week, they would be moved to five days.
Why do I have to come up with all the good pragmatic ideas? LOL!
when i was living in the my little shack up north while i was building my house...i had just such a refridgerator. it was actually my shower stall which just had a PVC drain going out. i used to put a styrofoam cooler with a hole cut out on top of it. sometimes this would even get too cold and freeze my eggs and stuff so i put a piece of carboard over the bottom and could slide it to expose as much of the drain hole as needed for -20f or +10f...

worked great!

Since: Feb 11

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#332 Feb 2, 2014
Visitor wrote:
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30 bulbs a year !!!!! What do u live in a taj-ma-hal? What happened to CONSERVING ENERGY, what a hippocritt!
get real.
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOrrrrrrron: thirty bulbs is for the average house.

If you don't use thirty bulbs, you use something the rest of us learned in fifth grade: division.

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#333 Feb 2, 2014
Visitor wrote:
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30 bulbs a year !!!!!.
jez, what a dope you are.

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#334 Feb 2, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
Immelt, Obama's jobs Czar is also the head of General Electric....
Immelt is a staunch Republican.

Wipe your chin, ScrotumSnif.

Since: Feb 11

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#335 Feb 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, it is good to prove what a moron you are.
How many light bulbs do you have in your house?

Taking a poll...

I count 36 (and I have a smaller house) not counting the table lamps.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#336 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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The funny thing is that most conservatives are the people recycling. s.
Gawwd, don't say the repubians are running romney, palin and the other guy (?) again?!

Since: Feb 11

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#337 Feb 2, 2014
Visitor wrote:
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Maybe the solar panels are not expensive to you, but for the masses can't do it. That's why you don't see them being put in homes of mass production. If they were so reasonably priced how come you don't see them being put in homes funded by the government, even in states where there is plenty of sunshine..
When is the last time you have flown into Phoenix?

Since: Feb 11

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#338 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
Light bulbs don't use that much energy to begin with. I know this because
You are full of cr@p.

We have know this from your first post.

Lightening is the #2 in energy use in the average home.

#1 is air conditioning.

We know you don't have air conditioning you your section eight housing, xxxPinocchio.

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#339 Feb 2, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Liberals don't want to even go to the mail box to pick up their government check.
Your customers come to you, eh, Scrote?

And you just open your mouth.

Since: Feb 11

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#340 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
I disagree. After Newt Gingrich passed Welfare Reform
Clinton's bill modified by Gingrich before Gingrich was tossed out for ethics violations.

Since: Feb 11

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#341 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
What uses electricity are things with motors like your garage door opener
Garage door openers are on for ten seconds. They use 445 watts, and one fourth of the watts they use are for the lights that stay on for five minutes.

It cost not quite one half of one penny per use.

Wipe your chin, xxxPinocchio.

Since: Feb 11

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#342 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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I notice this on my street. The people with more conservative views have those blue bags.
You lie every time you open your mouth.

There isn't a thing that has happened in the history of time that either you didn't do or see, or you had a relative or you know the guy who did it.

You are full of cr@p.

Since: Feb 11

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#344 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
If they made a refrigerator that could control the climate using the outside cold air, that would be perfect. I can't believe I'm the only person that thought of it, so there must be a reason they can't make it.
And you're wasting your genius here on us.

Because imagine the swarm of people who want to keep a refrigerator out in the garage that would keep the inside of the refrigerator the same temperature no matter the outside temperature.

You could call this a "thermostat".

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#345 Feb 2, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Exactly. In the winter time, I keep my beverages in the garage until I need them. I take them in the house when it gets single digits or below. It works great.
If they made a refrigerator that could control the climate using the outside cold air, that would be perfect. I can't believe I'm the only person that thought of it, so there must be a reason they can't make it. I just don't know what it is and thus far, nobody has been able to explain why it can't be manufactured. I would buy one today. It would be great, especially like the winter we are having this year.
it'd be easy as hell to make, just need an outside vent... two small ones would be better, intake and outake... and a valve to open or close it and a fan. now if you want it automatically controlled you would also need a thermometer outside. no big obstacles or costs...

the problem would be it increases the cost of installation...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#346 Feb 2, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
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And you're wasting your genius here on us.
Because imagine the swarm of people who want to keep a refrigerator out in the garage that would keep the inside of the refrigerator the same temperature no matter the outside temperature.
You could call this a "thermostat".
no, the idea is to have the in house refrigerator use the cold outdoor air to cool insted of the compression of the coolant...

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