Congress to bar enforcement of light-bulb phaseoutCongress to bar...

Jan 14, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: USA Today

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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CZars_R_US

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I can buy old style light bulbs at Walmart for .69 each, and they last a year or two, the swirly bulbs cost $7.99 and who knows how long they last.
Won't work with a dimmer either!!!!! And try to clip a lamp shade on one. Not to mention read the proper disposal rules!!!! Course all these folks follow the EPA rules i'm sure.
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Responsibility wrote:
Some of you guys need to read green eggs and ham !
No you keep it since you like it so much!!
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inbred Genius wrote:
I ain't buying no swirly light bulbs, and you can't make me, Also ain't buying no hybrid or govt approved low flow toilet. when the govt starts making laws that govern what kinda seat you can have in an outhouse, let me know, I might consider an upgrade.
I'm not buying those swirly bulbs either. When all my bulbs are gone, I'll just burn candles. The "greenies" will love that.
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Storm Warning wrote:
democrats don't want the old bulbs phased out because they wont have anything to stick up each others rear ends
Republicans prefer florescent tubes.

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Storm Warning wrote:
democrats don't want the old bulbs phased out because they wont have anything to stick up each others rear ends
That explains why you like the four-footers.
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Jan 16, 2014
 
They sure do
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Use those old bulbs like what 5 min a week??
The swirly bulb will last 2-4 years if turned on and left on 24 7 365.
The old style bulb will last maybe a week if turned on and left on.
Oh and in one week your old bulb will use same power as swirly bulb would in whole year.
WHAT SOUNDS BETTER.
Which sounds better? Incandescent light bulb, and burning much more fossil fuel (preferably coal) to power that light bulb.
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Won't work with a dimmer either!!!!! And try to clip a lamp shade on one. Not to mention read the proper disposal rules!!!! Course all these folks follow the EPA rules i'm sure.
Disposal rules. HA!!!! I threw the ones out that were in my home when I replaced the bulbs. Yup threw them right out in the regular garbage. I will be dammed if I am going to be told what light bulb to use and how to dispose of it.
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inbred Genius wrote:
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no, I think you got ahold of some bad fish heads and rice.
;-000h, i'm tryin to save a few buck for USduck debts & dat make U happy!! ;-000h, so let DC spending for ME!!;-00
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silly boy, my dad, raised during the depression, taught me to turn lights off when not in use. I can get years out of simple .69 light bulbs. I'm not scared of the dark, and I don't live where it is winter 11 months of the year.
.69 light ball is so rolmantic tock timer on the dim sum light!!!;-00

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Jan 17, 2014
 
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Cordwainer Trout wrote:
We need Congresspeople and Senators, who will negate the constant shuffling of ownership of American utility companies to enrich each subsequent owner, especially if foreign. We need to make it illegal for foreign entities (whether American interests acting as foreign companies, or not) to own domestic utilities, and to reverse retroactively any ownership of utilities by any foreign entity. We need to elect State representatives and governors willing to actually have consumer boards overseeing utilities to actually perform their duties to protect the consumers. We need to reverse the double taxation occurring on utility bills, such as education taxes, which are already paid by property owners in most instances. People need to wake up to the tricky maneuvering, self-sustaining ethics and sweetheart deals of our representatives. In most instances, our forefathers already paid for the universal distribution of utilities to the people of the US. Privatizing those interests to benefit the few stockholders and the companies themselves as paramount is not respecting the taxpayer purchased interests and consumer needs of our nation. We need to return all basic utilities in the nation to the same status prior to the 1950s.
You know mealy mouth, when you hear it. Develop some backbone and have representatives, who actually represent you and your basic needs.
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At the current rate of consumption, Colorado has ~only~ 400 years worth of coal left....
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Ahoy, Watson! Great news because they're being discontinued as mandated by the federal law's schedule, you can actually buy a hoard of those 19th century bulbs at discounted prices while supplies last. A quick trip by horseback or one of those infernal new-fangled machines to the general store should do the trick.

While the new energy-efficient technology lighting is replacing the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs right on schedule, Thomas Edison's light bulbs, like his analog Victrola phonograph records and recorder/player devices, will remain on display at history museums for all to see.

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kuda wrote:
Ahoy, Watson! Great news because they're being discontinued as mandated by the federal law's schedule, you can actually buy a hoard of those 19th century bulbs at discounted prices while supplies last. A quick trip by horseback or one of those infernal new-fangled machines to the general store should do the trick.
While the new energy-efficient technology lighting is replacing the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs right on schedule, Thomas Edison's light bulbs, like his analog Victrola phonograph records and recorder/player devices, will remain on display at history museums for all to see.
sounds good....I'm gonna see bout running an electrical wire out to the outhouse, and putting some of them light bulbs in there....make reading a lot easier.

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kuda wrote:
Ahoy, Watson! Great news because they're being discontinued as mandated by the federal law's schedule, you can actually buy a hoard of those 19th century bulbs at discounted prices while supplies last. A quick trip by horseback or one of those infernal new-fangled machines to the general store should do the trick.
While the new energy-efficient technology lighting is replacing the old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs right on schedule, Thomas Edison's light bulbs, like his analog Victrola phonograph records and recorder/player devices, will remain on display at history museums for all to see.
Some of that Thomas Edison memorabilia will also remain at my home. Are you familiar with cylinder records, which preceded 78's?

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sounds good....I'm gonna see bout running an electrical wire out to the outhouse, and putting some of them light bulbs in there....make reading a lot easier.
What would you say makes for good outhouse reading? And don't get nasty.

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I honestly don't understand why people here are slamming the newer efficient bulbs. I bought my first two for outside use over two years ago - much brighter, and have not had to replace them yet.

Replaced all my inside bulbs as well - and no Inbred, you are not relegated to the squirrely ones - my interior ones are styled similar to the old fashioned ones, do not get hot, are much brighter, and to date have not replaced a single one!

With these bulbs and all energy efficient appliances, my energy bill decreased by about $25.00 per month, so the upfront costs are high, but in a year they more than pay for themselves.

And all tungsten comes from China - you do know this?

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What would you say makes for good outhouse reading? And don't get nasty.
Well, before lectricity, we used to take some porno books written in braille....just so we could rub the dirty parts. Candy, by Terry Southern, would be a good choice, I never knew why that didn't make into a hit movie, what with Ringo as the humpback and all.

But the fallback is always the Sears and Roebuck catalog, it has about a million pages, you just read a few, then tear em off to 'finish' your bizness....sure hope they don't go to a digital catalog, that might be rough on the ole computer screen.

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I honestly don't understand why people here are slamming the newer efficient bulbs. I bought my first two for outside use over two years ago - much brighter, and have not had to replace them yet.
Replaced all my inside bulbs as well - and no Inbred, you are not relegated to the squirrely ones - my interior ones are styled similar to the old fashioned ones, do not get hot, are much brighter, and to date have not replaced a single one!
With these bulbs and all energy efficient appliances, my energy bill decreased by about $25.00 per month, so the upfront costs are high, but in a year they more than pay for themselves.
And all tungsten comes from China - you do know this?
It's not just about new bulbs. It is part of a gestalt among those for whom the world is changing too fast. Many of them are blaming Obama for tearing their old, often backward rug right out from under them.

I'm somewhat sympathetic. I can remember when a coffee shop had you facing a person rather than a computer. I still like reading paper books even though e-books are easier in some ways. I love music from the 20's and 30's even though they were before my time.

In some ways I feel uncertain about what future technology holds. I wonder about how hand-held devices and computers will affect our social lives. Will we be able to continue to talk to one another without using some gadget doing it for us?

I like wearing my wristwatch. I know it's just an ornament now but my wrist feels naked without it. I like writing in longhand, and i take some pride in being able to use correct grammar and spelling. I resent how new "words" are getting into our dictionaries based on mistakes by the semi-literate among us.

Of course todays kids have none of these concerns, and why should they? They were born into the world of LED lightbulbs and talking computers, not the world I'm belly-aching about losing. But I think the day will come when today's kids will be waxing nostalgic about the old days of electrically generated lightbulbs, and computers so big, you had to keep them in your pocket. I hope they will get to see some artifacts of what life used to be like.
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Jan 17, 2014
 
What a bull$h$t bone from the RepubliCANTs to their constituents. At the same time they use light bulbs as a bargaining chip they approve budgets that take away veterans benefits.

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