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Why is conservationism being so loud lately?

Wal*Mart™ just told me that if I(and every other Wal*Mart™ shopper) buy just one GE compact fluorescent(sp?) light-bulb from them, that I'll save the Earth. It'll be like taking 11M automobiles off the streets.

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My green is as green as my green backs.

So you spent $11 for a 3-pack of high efficient light bulbs as oppose to $4 for a 3-pack of regular to shave $1 off your electric bill. How long it takes to get the pay-off from those bulbs? I would imagine most house holds have more than 3 lamps.

The majority of the electricity usage comes mostly from heating/cooling, and TV. What a few light bulbs can do for your bill?

Sounds like a scam to me.

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My wife went nuts and replaced all the recessed halogen spots in the basement with those ugly pigtail looking things.....were talking 16 here and they poke, rather hideously about 1/2" from the housings . The new ones aren't that bad, like a soft incandescent. She also replaced the ones around the house and in the garage that we normally leave on all night to ward away demons and insomniac Jehova's witnesses..

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Well, the new bulbs last 7X longer so the cost savings is actually pretty good in the long run. I have been able to tell a difference.

One of the more interesting little things that I found that sucks energy is the surge strip of wall warts that we all have. Even when the appliances are not on, the wall warts are still humming along. Estimates for the tech savvy house is $60-75 savings per year if you just turn the surge unit off at night and kick it back on the next morning. Only thing I took off the surge unit was the wireless phone base and the router. all the little chargers and speakers and palm charger and crap like that doesn't need to be running at night.

There are now 4 kinds of the new light bulbs which use different form factors. They should fit in the recesses of Chateau Thrill.


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Now, they're going to have to figure out how the hell they're going to dispose of all that mercury they're using to make them.

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Environmentalist are the people who decided to save the trees, and created the plastic grocery bag that are now hanging from the trees!

The bags also dont break down in the landfills , they say it takes thousands of years for them to deteriorate.

Trees are a renewable resource.

Dont forget to dispose of properly your burned out florescent mercury bulbs, we'll deal with that down the road.

Green people, for the most part are fucked up weirdos! Good at only fucking shit up!

Didnt they have something to do with catalytic converters, a must for cars?
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