Monday, 24 August 2009



Clean Politics up NOW & make Politicians electable!

The corruption of some Politicians
is what gives the remaining 10%
a bad name!


I have just had a quick look at The Irish Times and was horrified at the dishonesty of the articles on just one narrow subject - Light Bulbs & CFLs.

Here are the main articles I read which you are welcome to read at leisure:

To throw light on the subject
The link between the new energy-efficient CFL light bulbs and migraines is unproven, but still a subject of debate, writes Eoin Burke-Kennedy THE DEPARTMENT of Environment has received a number (…) The Irish Times - Health Tuesday 27 January 2009

Seeing Ireland in a new light
(…) cent of the electricity they use into actual light, thereby making them more energy-efficient. Instead of heating a filament (as in traditional bulbs), the electricity in a CFL bulb flows through (…) ITA OKELLY - The Irish Times - Features Friday 10 October 2008

Gormley to lay down light bulb standards
(…) as offering significant benefits to consumers. While the costs of CFL bulbs are higher, the department has said that these costs can be recouped within six months. The light-bulb initiative was announced by Mr (…) HARRY McGEE, Political Staff - The Irish Times - Ireland Thursday 03 July 2008

How green are their houses? 10 share their eco secrets
(…) 've introduced other eco-friendly measures at home: as light bulbs blow, my wife, Fiona, and I have been replacing them with CFL varieties with particular focus on the lights that we leave on a lot. Levi, our six (…) The Irish Times - Property Sunday 30 March 2008
€ Users urged to adopt Earth Hour ethos
(…) . Eirgrid recommended the following measures:

Change to CFL or LED light bulbs;

Ensure new appliances are as efficient as possible;

Switch off computer monitors when (…) Breaking News - Irish Monday 24 March 2008

Gormley on course for 2009 ban on traditional light bulbs
LEGISLATION BANNING traditional light bulbs from the start of 2009 will be in place by the summer, according to Government sources. Minister for the Environment John Gormley is expected to bring (…) HARRY McGEE, Political Staff - The Irish Times - Ireland Saturday 08 March 2008

How to get your house in order
(…) must be visible on all shop display models of these appliances so check them out and choose A-rated models. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with the newer long-life, low energy CFL ones is part (…) The Irish Times - Weekend Thursday 10 January 2008

EC supports light bulb plans, says Gormley
(…) intention to ban traditional light bulbs from 2009 and promote the greater use of low-energy CFL bulbs. He outlined the plan as part of his carbon budget, an addendum to the full Budget, and said he intended (…) Patrick Logue - Breaking News - Irish Wednesday 09 January 2008

No EPA guidelines on disposal of broken CFL bulbs
(…) of the environment in relation to their disposal. The CFL bulbs (compact fluorescent light bulbs), which Minister for the Environment John Gormley wants to see in every home from next year, contain mercury (…) Olivia Kelly - The Irish Times - Ireland

CFLs Are NOT Ecologically friendly - they are an ecological time bomb with a massive front end cost!

I would however suggest you save yourself the bother and go dire ctly for the truth, which seemingly is being kept from the peoples of Ireland - either in the patronising manner of Irish politicians in the belief the people are far too stupid to understand OR in a wish not to let them know the full extent of the control over every aspect of life in Ireland!

'Don't scare the horses' seems to be the mantra of the burgeoning political class and the snivil cervants and bureaucrats who fear the horse may bolt before they can lock bar and bolt the door by duping them into signing the New Constitution Lisbon Treaty.

If you want to know what is being done to you then perhaps you might care to start by reading CLICK HERE

To get the more up to date facts (30-Aug-2009) CLICK HERE

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What is the exit and survival plan for Ireland & the United Kingdoms to maximise on the many benefits of leaving The EU. It is the DUTY of our Politicians and Snivil Cervants to ensure the continuity, liberty and right to self determination of our peoples they have a DUTY to protect against crime and secure both our food and our borders.
NONE of these DUTIES has a single Irish or British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY Irish & British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.

Every single British & Irish Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU's CAP & CFP - In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we leave our children and the future, with shame!

Greg L-W.
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  1. Yes, the light bulb ban shows up the slack of considered thought and analysis in the EU

    Let's be clear on this:
    To be against a ban doesn't have to mean being against saving energy, or dealing with emissions.

    To begin with,
    what is this about?

    Europeans (like Americans) choose to buy ordinary light bulbs around 9 times out of 10 (European Commission and light industry data 2007-8)
    Banning what people want gives the supposed savings - no point in banning an impopular product!

    If new LED lights - or improved CFLs etc - are good,
    people will buy them - no need to ban ordinary light bulbs (little point).
    If they are not good, people will not buy them - no need to ban ordinary light bulbs (no point).
    The arrival of the transistor didn’t mean that more energy using radio valves/tubes were banned… they were bought less anyway.

    The need to save energy?
    Advice is good and welcome, but bans are another matter...
    people -not politicians – pay for energy and how they wish to use it.
    There is no energy shortage - on the contrary, more and more renewable sources are being developed -
    and if there was an energy shortage, the price rise would lead to more demand for efficient products – no need to legislate for it.

    Supposed savings don’t hold up anyway, for many reasons:
    about brightness, lifespan, power factor, lifecycle, heat effect of ordinary bulbs, and other referenced research

    Effect on Electricity Bills
    If energy use does indeed fall with light bulb and other proposed efficiency bans,
    electricity companies make less money,
    and they’ll simply push up the electricity bills to compensate
    (especially since power companies often have their own grids with little supply competition)
    Energy regulators can hardly deny any such cost covering exercise...

    Does a light bulb give out any gases?
    Power stations might not either:
    Why should emission-free households be denied the use of lighting they obviously want to use?
    Low emission households already dominate some regions, and will increase everywhere, since emissions will be reduced anyway through the planned use of coal/gas processing technology and/or energy substitution.

    Direct ways to deal with emissions (for all else they contain too, whatever about CO2):

    The Taxation alternative
    A ban on light bulbs is extraordinary, in being on a product safe to use.
    We are not talking about banning lead paint here.

    This is simply a ban to reduce electricity consumption.

    Even for those who remain pro-ban, taxation to reduce the consumption would be fairer and make more sense, also since governments can use the income to reduce emissions (home insulation schemes, renewable projects etc) more than any remaining product use causes such problems.
    A few dollars tax that reduces the current sales (EU like the USA 2 billion sales per annum, UK 250-300 million pa)
    raises future billions, and would retain consumer choice.
    It could also be revenue neutral, lowering any sales tax on efficient products.
    When sufficent low emission electricity delivery is in place, the ban can be lifted

    Taxation is itself unjustified, it is simply a better alternative for all concerned than bans.

    Of course an EU ban is underway, but in phases, supposedly with reviews in a couple of years time...
    maybe the debate in USA and Canada will be affected by the issues being raised over here?

  2. The man responsible for the ban,
    EU Energy Commisioner Piebalgs,
    is now responding to protests,
    defending his ban on his blog
    by saying it "increases choice"…

    Ah, that makes it alright then!

    See his blog entry
    ...and comments...

    More about the strange - and unpublicized - EU and industrial politics that led to the ban: