Scott Stantis by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

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  1. tauyen

    tauyen said, over 1 year 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 1 year 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. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Lighting amounts to about 12% of all electricity consumption. My energy efficient bulbs save about 80% of that, or roughly 10% of the energy consumed from all electricity production if they replaced every single incandescent bulb, at the cost of producing a colour of light that some people detest and despise and were happy to pay 5 times as much to avoid.


    (Of course, we misers switched to low-energy bulbs years ago. And before the CF and LED bulbs, we filled only half the sockets in the fixtures with 30 watt incandescent bulbs and left the other half of the sockets empty. It was pretty dim, but at least we saved a buck or two.)

  4. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Technojunkie

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


    Do you use them to fry your eggs as well?

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year 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.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    "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.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    Do you use them to fry your eggs as well?

    Do you?

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year 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.

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

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

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year 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?

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year 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.

  14. sbstantis

    sbstantis GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    LOL

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 1 year 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.

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