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Decorina
Hypocrisy means your karma ran over your dogma
04:37 PM on 01/04/2011
IKEA, singlehandedly deforesting parts of northern Europe and Asia in pursuit of cheap, flimsy furniture for all.
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Sixtracks
Pleased to Meet Me
04:39 PM on 01/04/2011
It's mostly pine, which is easily and quickly regrown.
garystartswithg
el sueno de la razon produce republicans
04:50 PM on 01/04/2011
they use the top part of birch trees that would be junk normally -- hence all the knots.
04:52 PM on 01/04/2011
Not do fast. Pine may grow fast and easy in the south but up here in the northern climes, including Sweden and Norway it's a fairly slow growth tree. We had a bunch of white pine "foot and a halfers" twenty years ago when we bought our place. Now the are about 15 feet, so ten to twelve inches a year. They are still thirty years away from being harvestable for lumber.
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tommy b
04:37 PM on 01/04/2011
If it were not for Thomas Edison we would all be watching TV by candlelight
05:02 PM on 01/04/2011
He invented a lightbulb not the lightbulb.
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P51MUSTANG
HumeSkeptic might disagree, but...
05:02 PM on 01/04/2011
lol!!!!!
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raker
04:35 PM on 01/04/2011
I'd better start hoarding light bulbs. Those soft-serve things are the worst. I can't bear to be in a room that's lit with them; the light they cast is so harsh and ugly.
04:45 PM on 01/04/2011
I suspect people transitioning from the soothing flicker of lanterns and candles felt somewhat the same about the hard light of incandescents. Humans are quite adapatable.
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raker
04:49 PM on 01/04/2011
Except incandescent light was an improvement over candles. Soft-serve lights are one giant leap backward for mankind. I think it stinks that the giant polluters make the mess but we have to pay for it by giving up something as fundamental as decent lighting.
04:47 PM on 01/04/2011
Agreed. Those awful CFLs set off my migraines. I've already begun to hoard.
P.s.: I use light so little (I live in the sunny SouthWest and have skylights) that any electricity usage from my ol-fashioned light bulbs is negligible. ) Cheers !
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DarthCalvin
04:34 PM on 01/04/2011
Why is this a surprise?
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Sixtracks
Pleased to Meet Me
04:33 PM on 01/04/2011
CFL bulbs need to require a DEPOSIT in order to prevent mercury from ending up in landfills, the environment, and our water supply.
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NWmom
04:58 PM on 01/04/2011
That's a great idea! We have a bottle deposit where I live and that is really successful in encouraging recycling. It also provides young kids and homeless an opportunity to earn a little money by collecting and recycling cans. Win-win.
05:11 PM on 01/04/2011
Payable to whom? Ikea?
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Sixtracks
Pleased to Meet Me
05:18 PM on 01/04/2011
Same as anything that requires a deposit. Charged when you buy, redeemable at any CFL vendor.

Always transport in a plastic airtight bag.
04:30 PM on 01/04/2011
meanwhile, they probably didn't get the notice that 'energy efficient' cf lighting is neither longer lasting nor more efficient than incandescent. Nor is it good lighting. Thanks for the warning...i will start stocking up on incandescent and other tungsten lighting now.
04:40 PM on 01/04/2011
I'm with you. I wonder how viable it would be to start an underground factory to make incandescent bulbs after the phase out?
04:44 PM on 01/04/2011
There's a guy in Germany, who sells outlawed 100W bulbs as "heaters" to get around the ban. Technically, they are heaters as they make more heat than light! I am totally pro-incandescent.
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Carcinogen
Objectivism isn't a philosophy, it's a cult
04:30 PM on 01/04/2011
Furniture made from pine?
04:55 PM on 01/04/2011
absolutely! I make it from old reclaimed barn siding and it's lovely. You might want to study up on the old country furnishings of the North American continent. Most country craftsmen used pine, cheap, easy to work, didn't cup or warp, done right strong as can be and ages to a very beautiful patina.
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Economike
05:06 PM on 01/04/2011
Nice.
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BenK1976
04:29 PM on 01/04/2011
now, if thy could just make something you can move without self destructing
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Decorina
Hypocrisy means your karma ran over your dogma
04:39 PM on 01/04/2011
It is called single use furniture - you know, disposable.
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BenK1976
04:54 PM on 01/04/2011
how green of them
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Bpeirce
04:28 PM on 01/04/2011
Meatballs??