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|06-17-2008 07:36 PM|
eh, im moving to canada soon, that'll maek yall happy
haha not actually
well maybe if i go to Queens or McGill we'll see
|06-17-2008 05:34 PM|
|06-17-2008 04:20 PM|
|debruins||yeah mass is the cali of the east, hence the second half of the post where we have manditory health care provided by the state government, or if u want (most ppl do) u can get it from a company|
|06-17-2008 02:43 PM|
I have to go to the DMV in Wayne to reinstate my license. And don't even get me started on Bernardsville. Bernardsville+Summer of 2006 was pure HELL.
|06-17-2008 02:34 PM|
Another Sign of the Impending Apocalypse...
A little long, but an interesting read.....
Congressman Ted Poe
Texas 2nd District
Madam Speaker, Congress passed an energy bill which should have been called the Anti-American non Energy Bill, because it punishes Americans for using energy, rather than finding new sources of affordable energy. But the bill does one thing, Madam Speaker, it controls the type of light bulbs that all Americans must use throughout our fruited plains.
Congress's energy bill bans incandescent light bulbs by 2014, and requires Americans to buy compact fluorescent bulbs. Those are called CFLs. Now we can say goodbye to Thomas Edison's incandescent bulb and his invention.
Madam Speaker, I have a Constitution here and, like most Members of Congress, I carry it with me. I've read it through and through, but I don't see anywhere in the U.S. Constitution that it gives the government the power to control the type of light bulbs used in Dime Box, Texas or any other place in the United States. Besides the lack of constitutional authority, let me discuss these light bulbs further.
Nothing in Congress seems to be easy, and that phrase is certainly true with these CFL light bulbs. These light bulbs contain mercury, so they have to be disposed of in a certain way. According to EPA rules, you're supposed to take them to a local recycling center. Thanks to Congress, nothing is easy.
If you throw them out at home, you're supposed to seal the bulb in two plastic bags and place them in the outside trash; otherwise, the bulb may break and pollute the landfill, of all things.
CFLs are made of glass, so they're fragile. If one breaks it or drops it, you have to follow simple rules, thanks to Congress. And according to the EPA, here's what do you if you break one of these light bulbs, and I quote. ``Have people and pets leave the room, and don't let anyone walk through the area.'' We must evacuate the room, Madam Speaker.
I continue. ``Open a window and leave the room for 15 minutes or more. Shut off the central heating and air conditioning system. Carefully scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and place them in a glass jar with a metal lid.'' Obviously, that's readily available.
I continue. ``Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small grass fragments and powder.'' Of course we do have lots of duct tape in Texas, so that's no problem. But we're not through yet.
I continue to quote. ``Wipe the area clean with a damp paper towel or disposable wet wipes and place them in the glass jar or plastic bag. Do not use a vacuum or a broom.''
And, Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to file this 3-page, single space requirements the EPA has made all Americans follow on disposing of one of these broken light bulbs. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Texas?
There was no objection.
Mr. POE: If you break a light bulb in a high rise where the windows don't open, will the EPA light bulb police haul us off to jail because of improper disposal procedures?
If I dropped this light bulb, we would have to evacuate the House of Representatives, according to the EPA light bulb law. Have we gone a bit too far with this nonsense?
Thanks to Congress, we're making what is simple very difficult. And besides, these light bulbs, are expensive, and using them may fade photographs on the wall.
Now, Madam Speaker, I'm going to carefully remove one of these light bulbs from a box that contains all these warnings on the outside. And this is one of those CFL light bulbs that Congress is requiring all Americans to use by 2014.
There's more to the requirements of using these. It says here, and I quote, ``these light bulbs may cause interference to radios, televisions, wireless telephones and remote controls.'' Now we're in trouble for Monday night football because we're going to have to turn out the lights so there's no interference with our TV.
We can also thank Congress for giving more money to China. This light bulb, it says right here, with all the warnings on it, is made in China. And Madam Speaker, they are only made in China. They're not made in the United States. We import every one of these things. You know, over the past year we've seen Chinese pet food kill our dogs and cats; Chinese lead paint is poisoning our children, and now Chinese light bulbs that contain mercury can be harmful to our health. Doesn't this bother anybody?
Meanwhile, gasoline nears $4 a gallon, and Congress still has no energy plan except turn on these light bulbs.
Oh, I yearn for the day when America took care of Americans by developing our own abundant natural resources like coal and natural gas and crude oil to provide affordable energy to America. But those days have gone the way of Edison's incandescent light bulb. We might as well turn out the lights, the party's over.
And that's just the way it is.
|06-17-2008 02:16 PM|
Hey, I lived in Jersey so I can say that with a high level of confidence.
Just look at the car insurance industry. California started the "No-Fault" insurance and Jersey adopted it 2 years after Mass. Emissions testing was adopted soon after Cali passed their too. I'm sorry if I'm getting down on the Garden State... I do miss it sometimes. Matter of fact, I was in Wayne and Bernardsville on Sunday.
If you are looking for "personal" attention in PA, just stop by the massage parlors.
|06-17-2008 01:15 PM|
So MOz, does that make you Nevada? Bring on the hookers!!!!!
|06-17-2008 01:09 PM|
Oh wait, they vote in the liberals everytime. Must be more than that.
And we're talking about SPAM here, not PORK.
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|06-17-2008 11:26 AM|
no no, Mass god, get it right we dont like to be confused with those damn commies over there,
wait a sec il be back i have to go talk to the insurance company b/c its mandatory for everyone in mass to get insurance, and if not from a company then from the government
|06-17-2008 04:05 AM|
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|Dare2BSquare||Vegan tree hugger.|
|06-16-2008 08:48 PM|
|debruins||who eats beef anyway, stick with veggies, and refried beans and yogurt, yummm|
|06-16-2008 08:16 PM|
HA HA HA!!!!!!
|06-16-2008 06:16 PM|
A Sign of the Impending Apocalypse
I was in the dollar store today to pick up some paper supplies. I noticed a regular ol can of SPAM (no bacon or human flavor) was $2.75 for a 7 oz can.
Do you realize that's $6.29 a pound???? I buy choice beef ribeye at work for $5.26!!!