This is another case where the government has reacted to an issue without thinking through the consequences of the actions. I am sure there was a good reason for deciding to ban the incandescent light bulb in favor of the flourescent, but the consequences of that action are just now becoming public knowledge. If people had known before this ban was instated that the mercury vapors inside the bulb were considered hazardous waste there would have been some complaint and perhaps enough pressure to prevent this from taking place.
How many people will actually follow the instructions on cleaning up the area after breaking a light bulb. Probably very few if any, and then what? What are the long term consequences to our children, our pets, and even us? We still have some people in this country that don’t bother to read the warning labels on anything. Who is going to be responsible for telling every American that when you break a light bulb, you have to evacuate your children and pets? Who is going to be responsible for telling every American that you have to open your windows, and leave them off for a couple of hours? Who is going to tell them that you have to turn off your heat or your air conditioning for several hours?
The OSHA limits for Mercury Vapor is 0.1 milligram per cubic meter. Mercury Vapor can enter the body through inhalation, the skin and the eyes. Effects on Humans include but not limited to CNS(central nervous system), lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes. On animals damage can occur in the kidneys, liver, brain, heart, and lungs. This is information on the OSHA website.
Did we get a chance to choose whether we wanted flourescent lightbulbs or incandescent? No, we did not. But unless we can change the laws, we will have to live with it. I fear for the future of our children, we know the damage that lead has caused. It may be years before we know the damage that mercury vapors in our homes can cause to our children and our pets.
This is a wonderful example of the value of real science versus the fake science, or more correctly, excuse for science, that the Obama administration. The idea of impregnating plastic with CO2 and have the benefits of it being antibacterial is truly wonderful. Perhaps if Environmentalists would spend a little time researching and trying to find alternate ways to deal with what they consider problems, instead of just banning them, they might have a little more respect from those of us on the right.
The problem with most environmentalist is that they are one track thinkers. By that I mean, the only thing they are willing to see is what they want to see. Take the people that are so interested in saving the smelt in the Fresno area of California. It’s great that they want to save and endangered species, but they start off with the premise shutting off the irrigation canals will accomplish that. They didn’t take into account the destruction to the rest of the environment that the loss of water would cause. They also didn’t take into account, or maybe they didn’t care, the impact that the loss of water would have on the residents of the area.
Even if the water is returned to the area, it may never again be as productive as it was before. The economical cost to California was enormous, but the economic loss to the thousands of residents of the area was so much worse. People didn’t just lose their livelihoods, they lost homes and land that had been in some families for generations, and some even lost their lives.
Someday, those who caused that mess will have to answer for, but for now it is our responsibility to keep bringing this to peoples attention. We can’t let people who decide the fate of hundreds if thousands rule in favor of the limited sight of one track minds. If they are not able to look toward the future and see the consequences of their actions on the people they represent, then we need to find other people who can do the job. When these people are representing us, they need to make sure that the decisions they make reflect the interests of the people and not the interests of a smelt that may or may not, truly be endangered. And even if it is endangered, we need to have people who will consider whether saving it is worth the cost to the people of this country.
If we have to make choices in whether the life of a smelt, polar bear, spotted owl, or some type of plant is more important than our own we must always choose our own. Otherwise, we will become the endangered species, and quite frankly, I can’t see any of those stepping in to save us, can you?
Anybody that says we should all get along, is someone who has little or no moral ethics. It’s one thing for kids on the playground to get along and it’s quite another if getting along brings you Roe vs Wade. For too long a lot of people have tried hard to get along with the extremists on the left. Where has it gotten us? It’s gotten us to a place where we are the country with the most abortions every year, to a place where it is becoming illegal to practice our Christian faith, where prayer in school is not allowed, where you are not allowed to hand out religious leaflets on the street but allowances are made in some courts for muslim men who commit rape on their wives.
We as Christians did not stand up when one woman protested prayer in school and we lost the opportunity to point out that the Constitution actually says “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; That’s the first amendment for anyone that want’s to look it up.
The second part of that amendments says: or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. That includes handing out religious leaflets on the street. Go back and read your history, people. That is one of the things that Benjamin Franklin was known for, his political tracks hit the leaders of the country over everything that he thought was wrong at the time. Without that we may have not had the country that we now are trashing and running into the ground.
We are at a turning point in this country. We can make the choice to return to the fundamental values that made this country the strongest in the world and the most desired place to be, or we can keep on getting along while people like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed and the new Mr. Mao, President Barack H. Obama, run this country into the ground for some agenda that we don’t agree with.
Personally I want to hold our new members of Congress to the promises they made. I want to investigate all the corruption that is going on in this administration, and most of all I want to open up every piece of legislation that has passed in the last two years and make sure that every little piece of it is reread and that every person in this country knows what was put in place without their knowledge and consent. I want the Constitution applied to any new bills that are before the Congress and I want our money spent wisely.
If our new Congress isn’t any better than the old Congress then I will cast my vote to get rid of them the same way that the old Congress was gotten rid of. It’s too bad that we didn’t accomplish that with the Senate but we will have another opportunity in 2012, along with the Presidency.
So if this next few years involves a lot of arguments and disagreements, I personally will be cheering it on!! I am not willing to get along for the sake of getting along. It’s much better to keep your moral ethics instead of losing your way!!!!
The Theory is Now a Conspiracy – III
DNC Failed to Certify Obama as Eligible in MOST States!
Found this link this morning at http://murraymsilveresq.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/impeach-obama/#comments
This is a really interesting article and shows the lengths that the Democrat Party are willing to go. It shows the complete disregard they have for the laws of this country and the Constitution itself. If this is true a lot of Democrats owe the people of the country an explanation and some of them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If nothing else, they should be charged with fraud!!!!!