Scott Stantis by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

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  1. tauyen

    tauyen said, over 2 years ago

    all those opposed to wasting energy need to get a grip. This is no different than the removal of leaded gas or the imposition of pollution devices.

  2. Subversive

    Subversive said, over 2 years ago

    What did you expect, she’s French! Should have shipped that madamoiselle back home when we were all eating Freedom Fries, Right Rush?

  3. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    CFLs contain mercury vapor, so the comparison to leaded gas is ironic. They poison the Chinese who make them too.

    LEDs are promising though. Once the tech is mature these fascist progressive mandates will be irrelevant.

    Meanwhile, incandescent bulbs produce heat that’s useful in northern winters.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    @Technojunkie

    “Meanwhile, incandescent bulbs produce heat that’s useful in northern winters.”


    Do you use them to fry your eggs as well?

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Fairbanks, Alaska, pretty darn cold at -43 last week.
    It snows occasionally also.
    The new LED streetlights shine the light down, the snow accumulates on top of the lights and blows off instead of putting meltwater through the electronics.
    Better light, less energy and they work without a flaw.
    .
    The sheer level of ignorance about technology is astounding.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    "Of course, we misers switched to low-energy bulbs years ago. "

    I remember my grand parents having some kind of odd circular florescent light tube in their lamps back in the early 1980s.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Technojunkie

    “Meanwhile, incandescent bulbs produce heat that’s useful in northern winters”

    As a northerner currently experiencing winter, I can tell you most of us prefer central heating over incandescent light bulbs to heat our homes.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    @Technojunkie

    The LED tech is mature. Home Depot now has a very nice, warm white LED from Cree that they’re selling for $7.97. My only problem is waiting for my early slow-to-start CFCs to burn out so that I can justify replacing them! As for conservatives like Scott Stantis complaining that this is taking our freedom away, get a grip. George W. Bush was not trying to take away your freedom, he was trying to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. It’s a GOOD THING. We can redesign traffic lights, chick incubators, and EZ Bake Ovens with heating elements if we really have to.

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    I wonder why Lady Liberty hasn’t switched to clean coal?

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    Frying eggs isn’t the point. I could rig a lamp powered fry pan but that would have to be an extreme need. I use a IR lamp to keep my well house freeze free. Will the Greenies tell me I can’t do that?

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    @dzw3030

    In other words, you have not been damaged by the regulations, nor are you ever likely to (heat lamps are not covered by the regulations and never will be), but you’ll complain about your non-injury anyway because it’s all you know how to do. Grow up.

  12. sbstantis

    sbstantis GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    LOL

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    What complaint? I made a comment and asked a question. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Your automatic insult is typical Liberal intolerance.

  14. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago

    @tauyen

    I wonder if EPA sends a hazmat team to your house if a CFL appliance bulb breaks in your dryer, refrigerator, or oven. How do you dispose of the contaminated appliance? How do you pick up the pieces of glass – a normal vacuum would just dissipate the mercury.

    Concerned consumers want to know.

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    LEDS replaced flourescnes years ago.” Not quite. They aren’t available in Walmart just yet. At least, not in my town.

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