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#21 catfang

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

hard to prove which is more harmful definitively.

 

Increase power demands require more coal to be burned, which releases more mercury and other chemicals into the air, which then finds its way into the water. The water in the Catawba River is so bad that people are advised not to eat the fish. Keep in mind that is the water people are drinking.

 

CFL bulbs are only harmful in your home if you break them.

 

Neither is CFL or incandescent bulbs are really ideal.

 

LED bulbs can finally be had for under $10 if you purchase online (under $20 in stores). Hopefully within the next few years they'll be under $5. I feel like that is the threshold where most people will finally be willing to buy them.

 

CFLs also release mercury into the environment when they are disposed of improperly. 

 

I agree that while they save a ton of elecricity, CFLs are really not the best answer. 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

Want to really test out things?

 

Do the same "study" with incandescent and LED.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:28 PM

Its the same with climate change denial or anything remotely related, it goes beyond healthy skepticism to partisan cheerleading bullshit. That's really all there is to it.

e: and @ the mercury arguments, the study showed that they were willing to buy the EXACT same mercury-laden bulbs, even more expensive ones, when there is a label that mentions the environment.

it boils down to politicizing something like saving the environment

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:34 PM

Why is it so many conservatives spend so much of their time looking for evidence to justify their lizard brain dictated behavior?



#25 MadHatter

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

Why is it so many conservatives spend so much of their time looking for evidence to justify their lizard brain dictated behavior?

Why do so many liberal democrats spend so much of their time sitting on their lazy asses waiting on their government handouts?



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

lol

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:01 PM

You mean like those on a military pension or the elderly?



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

Pretty sure they worked for theirs...elderly could be means-tested/debated.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

You mean like those on a military pension or the elderly?

 both of those are payments for work that was performed over many years.

 

I am talking more about the payments that start flowing when they turn 18 (or likely birth if you factor in the payments their parents received to raise them).....and don't stop until they die.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

CFL sucks

 

 

are we still talking about football?




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