Thursday, August 23, 2007

More on mercury light bulbs

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

On my last post, I presented an article from about compact fluorescent lamps that are filled with mercury and the potential problems with these light bulbs according to the article. The article had a publish date of May 31, 2007. Tonight, a short article published in the Peoria Journal Star on August 5, 2007, page A13 about the same type of light bulbs.

“A new light may soon shine in every U.S. government office in Washington and around the nation. A measure to mandate the exclusive use of ‘energy star’ qualified light bulbs in federal buildings was enthusiastically embraced as an amendment to a House spending bill. If the amendment survives the rest of the legislative process, the bulbs—which use about 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs—will be required beginning October 1.” (How many thousands of light bulbs do you think that entails? What are they going to do with all of the still good light bulbs now in place and in storage?—my addition)

Do you think that the House of Representative members who enthusiastically voted for this amendment:

■ don’t know of any potential problems
■ have discounted any potential problems
■ aren’t concerned about any potential problems because it will not be the responsibility of Congress to clean up any breakage or to dispose of any of these mercury filled light bulbs?

Is it micromanaging of the huge executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to mandate the use of a particular type of light bulb throughout the government? Are the appropriate agencies too incompetent to make such decisions by themselves? If they are, why do some want to increase the size and power of that same bureaucracy with a tremendously large, costly, and new health management bureaucratic system?

Just asking.


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