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CFL Danger / Reality Check

Original post made by Michael L. Wagner, another community, on Aug 27, 2008

First off, Compact-Fluorescent light bulbs CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS!!!

Read: Mercury leaks found as new bulbs break (The Boston Globe).

Way back in 1982, the Mother Earth News article THIN-FILM, AMORPHOUS-SILICON PHOTOVOLTAICS inquired:

"But is it really possible that solar cells will sell for $.70 per watt in the next few years?"


New Thin-Film Solar Panels: Fast, Simple & Smart (Mother Earth News),

Thin Film Solar Power--Cheaper than Coal? (The Oil Drum).

Here consider how the Colossal Magnetic Levitation Wind Turbine's output equals that of a small nuclear power plant--though providing power at $.01 per kilowatt hour (its low-center-of-gravity = perfect for offshore = unlimited potential).


Nader opposes nuclear, coal, oil energy, supports wind, solar,

The Dirty Truth About Clean Coal (BusinessWeek),

King Coal's Latest Con Job, Clean Coal is Not Clean (CounterPunch),

Ethanol Vehicles pose significant risk to health, new study finds (Stanford News Service).

Here consider how:

"... residents in Illinois voiced their outrage two years ago upon learning that the Exelon Corp. had not disclosed radioactive leaks at one of its nuclear plants. ... Mr. Obama introduced a bill ... Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it ... The rewritten bill also contained the NEW WORDING SOUGHT BY EXELON MAKING IT CLEAR THAT STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES WOULD HAVE NO REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. ... Exleon's support for Mr. Obama far exceeds its support for any other presidential candidate." (Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate, NY Times).


Obama's Sub-Prime Conflict (CommonDreams)(regarding Penny Pritzker--Obama's Finance Chairman):

"... if you traced today's sub-prime crisis back to its origins, you would come upon the role of the Pritzkers and Superior Bank of Chicago."

The Real Legacy of the Reagan Revolution (CommonDreams)(regarding Phil Gramm--McCain's Campaign Co-Chairman):

"... Enron, lest we forget, was their baby. ... Here is a man whose legislation created what financial guru Warren Buffet termed 'financial weapons of mass destruction.'"

John McCain And The USS Forrestal Fire:

"McCain crashed 5 jets, plus was responsible for the Forrestal Fire. ... McCain deliberately 'wet-started' his A-4E Skyhawk to shake up the guy in the F-4 Phantom behind his plane."

Finally, consider how Pres. Bush never actually won a presidential election (See the US Commission on Civil Rights Report on the Irregularities of the 2000 Florida Presidential Election, and Rolling Stone article: Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

Complaints about our corrupted election process can be addressed to the UN: