View Full Version : It's official: Regime turns lights off in USA.

09-10-2010, 03:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s.

The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.

"Now what're we going to do?" said Toby Savolainen, 49, who like many others worked for decades at the factory, making bulbs now deemed wasteful.

During the recession, political and business leaders have held out the promise that American advances, particularly in green technology, might stem the decades-long decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs. But as the lighting industry shows, even when the government pushes companies toward environmental innovations and Americans come up with them, the manufacture of the next generation technology can still end up overseas.

What made the plant here vulnerable is, in part, a 2007 energy conservation measure passed by Congress that set standards essentially banning ordinary incandescents by 2014. The law will force millions of American households to switch to more efficient bulbs.

The resulting savings in energy and greenhouse-gas emissions are expected to be immense. But the move also had unintended consequences.

Rather than setting off a boom in the U.S. manufacture of replacement lights, the leading replacement lights are compact fluorescents, or CFLs, which are made almost entirely overseas, mostly in China.</div></div>

The destruction of the US economy continues! (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/07/AR2010090706933.html?wpisrc=nl_headline)

This regime is a pox upon America and has done more damage since 2007 than Osama could ever dream of doing.


09-10-2010, 06:26 AM
amazing that we have replaced a very simple product like the simple light bulb with one that requires a hazmat team should someone drop and break one....all in the name of protecting the environment!


09-10-2010, 07:41 AM
Since GE evolved from having RR as it spokesman to having the folks at MSNBC as their propaganda team, I wonder if they are among the participants fostering the decline of America, and I wonder how many other big corporations are included in this One World future. If the leftists are purged out of leadership and the first into the reeducation camps maybe the corporate hierarchy will become our new fascist masters.

09-11-2010, 03:40 AM
Go in any megastore in the US and in the CFL section there are many broken tubes in packs on display.

By the left's own definition they have set loose an environmental disaster upon America ... but as long as it helps crush capitalism and boost the Chinese I guess they think it's worth it.


09-11-2010, 03:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">To make CFLs, he had workers in China sit beside furnaces and bend the glass by hand. Even with the low-wages there, the first attempts were very expensive, clunky and flickered when turned on, he said. But he persisted.

"Everybody [in the industry] stayed back and was watching me," he recalled. <u>"No one else wanted to make the big investment for the next generation of technology."</u>

The business prospered and Yan's factories in China employed as many as 14,000 - not so far off from the 40,000 glass blowers that Hammer had once imagined would be necessary. With new automation techniques, Yan is seeking to cut the number of his employees in China, where wages are rising, to 5,000 by year's end.

Today, about a quarter of the lights sold in the United States are CFLs, according to NEMA, an industry association. Of those, Yan says, he manufactures more than half.

Someday soon, Yan says, he hopes to build a U.S. factory, though he so far has been unable to secure $12.5 million in government funding for the project.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Manufacturing in the United States would add 10 percent or more</span> to the cost of building a standard CFL, he said, but retailers have indicated that there is a demand for products manufactured domestically. </div></div>

So Obama is responsible for a company which failed to innovate or invest in the future.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In a standard incandescent bulb, in which the filament is electrified until it glows, <u>only about 10 percent of the electricity is transformed into light; </u>the rest generates heat as a side effect.<u> A typical fluorescent uses about 75 percent less electricity than an incandescent to produce the same amount of light. </u> </div></div>

75% saving on every light bulb in America, every day! That's a big saving and a no brainer.


09-11-2010, 04:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> So Obama is responsible for a company which failed to innovate or invest in the future.

Q </div></div>

Who mentioned Obama?


09-11-2010, 04:03 AM
You mean Bush and the GOP?


09-11-2010, 04:13 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You mean Bush and the GOP?

Q </div></div>

You aren't seriously that far out of touch ... are you?

Who ran congress in 2007?

Here's a hint ... the same regime, which included Imam Obama and has been working furiously for 3+ years to destroy America.

And, here's a bone ... Bush was a coward and a fool to not stand up to the moonbat crazy leftitsts in congress. But, as I've always said, Bush was a leftist in his heart and had he had (D) next to his name on the ballot you would be singing him praise as we speak.