View Full Version : New light bulbs that will save us all?

07-04-2008, 10:34 PM
Interesting speech by rep Ted Poe of Texas. He talks about the dangers of the new energy efficient CFL's


07-05-2008, 08:04 AM
That was an excellent speech. A lot of truth in what he said.....................Congress passes some REALLY STUPID LAWS................:rolleyes:

07-05-2008, 10:00 AM
That's our tax money @ work!

TX.X-30 fan
07-05-2008, 11:07 AM
Love that Ted Poe. He was a judge in Houston where I used to live. He was famous for his punishment rulings, always tried to match the punishment to the crime.

In 22 years as a Harris County district judge, Lloyd "Ted" Poe garnered gallons of ink and miles of videotape from a fawning local media with his zany so-called shame sentences for defendants in his court. They all had a common theme: In addition to jail time and fines, the convict must own up in public to his or her misdeeds. That could be by marching outside the scene of a robbery wearing placards with hand-scrawled apologies or shoveling horse manure in an HPD stable to atone for stealing the Lone Ranger's guns.

07-05-2008, 08:12 PM
How much mercury is in compact fluorescent bulbs?

The average mercury content in a CFL is about 3 milligrams roughly the amount it would take to cover the tip of a ball-point pen. By comparison, older thermometers contain 500 milligrams of mercury the equivalent of more than 100 CFLs. A common wristwatch battery contains five times more mercury than a CFL.


07-06-2008, 09:10 AM
I love the look on the guys face behind him when he says... Have everyone leave the room.... His eyes get wide and he looks up at the speakers chair....