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Thomas Edison gets screwed by government as incandescent
light bulbs banned
New York Post ↑
Mike Caro says:
On one hand, this is the saddest day of the year so far for me. No more incandescent light bulbs. I stocked up while I could.
I was actually an early advocate of some of the alternative bulbs. But when government and greencreepies (don’t bother with a dictionary; I made it up) decided it wasn’t my choice, I rebelled. Letter F ’em, I say.
When enough people think the twisty light bulbs are cheap enough, have the right color tone, and save enough money, they’ll buy them. Same goes for LED bulbs. I’d almost rather live in the dark than buy a light bulb that government told me to — even if it turns out to be the very same light bulb I would have bought willingly. But I guess that’s just me.
And what’s with all this saving energy nonsense, anyway? When government minds its own limited business, energy is plentiful and cheap. And there’s no disgrace in wasting it. The entire carbon footprint thingy is the nonsense of hippie remnants. Yes, we should save the planet, but part of me would rather destroy the planet than have those people save it on my behalf.
And, finally, on the other hand, maybe this will turn out to be a good thing. — MC