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NY law requires collecting old thermostats
Associated Press via Fox ^ | Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:36 PM EST | Staff

Posted on 12/22/2013 5:07:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s

Edited on 12/22/2013 5:44:51 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring manufacturers of thermostats with mercury to collect their old temperature controls in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment.

The measure requires they establish collection programs and in 2015 start filing annual reports on collections.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: agenda21; cuomo; mercury; nannystate; smartgrid; thermostats
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The uber fascist hypocrisy of these scum who force us to buy mercury laden light bulbs.

Broken thermostats can release mercury into the air.

Unlike the millions of CFLs the law requires us to buy.

1 posted on 12/22/2013 5:07:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Sponsors say mercury exposure has been shown to impair brain development, with federal estimates suggesting 300,000 to 630,000 infants annually are born in the U.S. with mercury levels high enough to reduce intelligence.

That explains the idiot politicians


2 posted on 12/22/2013 5:10:38 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The collection goal is 15,500 for 2015, with state conservation officials required to set goals for 2016 through 2023.

What's that in CFLs?

I guess they don't want people making quick and easy motion detector switches.

3 posted on 12/22/2013 5:11:11 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Honeywell has been doing this for years


4 posted on 12/22/2013 5:11:38 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I recall as a kid we'd somehow get a hold of a small bead of mercury on occasion and we used to play with it.And after all that there's nothing wrong...nothing wrong with me....nothing aaaaarrrrrgggggh!
5 posted on 12/22/2013 5:12:21 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

And in our household, every cut was treated with real Mercurochrome.


6 posted on 12/22/2013 5:12:23 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: logitech

Kids like me used to play with mercury because it had odd characteristics. Does that explain my sometimes irrelevant posts?


7 posted on 12/22/2013 5:13:20 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: ChildOfThe60s

First they came for the Lead paint, but I was np painter so it mattered not.

Then they came for Cigarettes, but I didn’t Smoke, so it mattered not

Now they want my damned thermostat.

Where does it end.


8 posted on 12/22/2013 5:15:05 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
100%
9 posted on 12/22/2013 5:15:30 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The sun is known to cause retinal burn collect that Cuomo.


10 posted on 12/22/2013 5:16:03 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Punish the makers of mercury thermostats, but pretend like the HAZMAT situation caused by CFL doesn't exist.

This is the same thing as letting eagles be slaughtered by wind farms by the hundreds while punishing the oil industry for the one or eagles they accidentally kill.

11 posted on 12/22/2013 5:16:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
mercury exposure has been shown to impair brain development...

You'd think the statist politicians would value the mercury vote!
12 posted on 12/22/2013 5:17:00 PM PST by golux
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To: Gay State Conservative

I think every kid back in the day played with mercury.


13 posted on 12/22/2013 5:17:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The modern American political class is criminally insane. They are the living explanation for historical phenomena like inquisitions, witch trials and yes, Stalin, Pol Pot and The Third Reich. Rapacious lunatics with power.


14 posted on 12/22/2013 5:17:17 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring manufacturers of thermostats with mercury to collect their old temperature controls in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment. “

And just exactly where did mercury come from ?


15 posted on 12/22/2013 5:19:44 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I love it when they go on about mecury levels in lakes in California only to find out it has come from natural sources. Same with oil leaks off the coast.

Recently, some group went after pharmacuetical companies for having mecury in vaccines. Seemingly, a very small amount of mercury in a vaccine allows certain vaccines to go unrefrigerated. This is extremely important when vaccinated people in Africa, central America, etc. It is hard enough to get vaccines to these places without lugging a fridge along.

I find it hard to believe that were every thermostat in the US to be mishandled that it would cause serious health or environmental impacts.

Same thing with the plastics in canned goods. The plastic lining alledgedly is a carcinogen, but the real numbers show far more would die from botulistic canned goods than would ever die from cancer laced cans.


16 posted on 12/22/2013 5:21:14 PM PST by rey
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To: Dr. Sivana

yeah my mom used that on me. if she was out of iodine.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 5:21:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

this is big brother think.

if we declare it fine, it’s fine. if we declare it bad, it’s bad. do not effing argue with us or we’ll shoot your dog and take your house.


18 posted on 12/22/2013 5:23:00 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
And in our household, every cut was treated with real Mercurochrome.

Remember tincture of iodine? Detergent with Phosphates ? Model airplane glue with acetone ? Carbon Tetrachloride ? Darvons ?

19 posted on 12/22/2013 5:26:26 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
…in an effort to keep mercury out of the environment.
Guess these genii never heard of cinnabar? We can only get stuff out of the environment, after all.
20 posted on 12/22/2013 5:28:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: ChildOfThe60s

What about the planet Mercury? Shouldn’t it be destroyed? Change its name?


21 posted on 12/22/2013 5:32:49 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Gay State Conservative

we played with a big glob in college


22 posted on 12/22/2013 5:36:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Do you believe the gall of these phonies. They want our old thermostats we so will buy the new ones they can control. My electric co. offered to pay for a new for me. Nice of them, but I like the one I got. I also aint got any of the new light bulbs. Will this stuff never end?

Merry Christmas!


23 posted on 12/22/2013 5:40:15 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

That old mercury in thermostats is SEALED in glass.


24 posted on 12/22/2013 5:44:50 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
These liberal fascists really have no brain. Incroyable!
25 posted on 12/22/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ChildOfThe60s

300,000 to 630,000

If you are going to guess at a number, go big. Make it 300,000,000 to 600,000,000. Oh, because then it would be easy to see you are lying to the people again.

On a side note, the left seems so concern for “the children” yet would have no trouble aborting those same 300,000 to 630,000 children


26 posted on 12/22/2013 5:48:43 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Detergent with Phosphates ?

FYI, that has been removed because the mfg are gutless, PC and grab their ankles for whiny EnviroTards.

It is perfectly legal to buy the phosphate and add it to your dishwasher or laundry. And it does make a difference.

Here is where I buy it:

http://www.soapgoods.com/Sodium-Tripolyphosphate-Light-Density-STPP-p-1267.html

PS: The dirty little secret the EnviroTards won't talk about is that this is not the kind of phosphate that causes environmental problems like eutrophication. But the facts be damned.

27 posted on 12/22/2013 5:50:09 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

My first thought as well. The idiots worry about a tiny source of
mercury while ignoring a HUGE source because of their agenda, which has nothing to do with the environment. I suspect that the total amount of mercury vapor in all of those cfl bulbs in aggregate would be staggering if we knew.


28 posted on 12/22/2013 5:50:34 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I’ve about had it with this stupid tablet!
Sorry about the goofy line breaks.


29 posted on 12/22/2013 5:52:11 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The mercury, extracted from thermostats seized from households (under penalty of law) will no doubt be recycled into compact fluorescents light bulbs, that the same citizens subjects, will be compelled to buy. /nearfuture
30 posted on 12/22/2013 5:54:08 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: logitech

“Sponsors say mercury exposure has been shown to impair brain development, with federal estimates suggesting 300,000 to 630,000 infants annually are born in the U.S. with mercury levels high enough to reduce intelligence.”

They should have contacted the Ultimate Data Manipulators, Jones-Hansen-Mann, who would have shown them how to present non-significant data in an apocalyptic manner. Data should have been presented as an estimated possible 30,000,000 defective infants born annually with probable autistic defects.


31 posted on 12/22/2013 5:56:05 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: Red Steel

“I think every kid back in the day played with mercury.”

I played with it.


32 posted on 12/22/2013 6:02:39 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: apoliticalone

“Kids like me used to play with mercury because it had odd characteristics. Does that explain my sometimes irrelevant posts?”

No. Playing with mercury is cool.

However, be careful of rubbing elbows with politicians who display odd characteristics. :)


33 posted on 12/22/2013 6:08:25 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You can be sure someone related to someone in a position of power already has a business designed to capitalize on this law.


34 posted on 12/22/2013 6:09:26 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Gay State Conservative

We dismantled my dad’s old lab equipment and amassed a film cannister of the stuff. We would play with it, throw it, lose beads in the shag carpet....I try to use it as an excuse for my behavior now.


35 posted on 12/22/2013 6:11:18 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Fzob

Of course. They write laws to benefit themselves and their friends and allies.


36 posted on 12/22/2013 6:11:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You’ll take my old mercury fever thermometer out of my cold dead hands. This is absurd, considering how many people of my generation played with mercury as kids. It’s not a good metal, but it’s not deadly in small doses, either.


37 posted on 12/22/2013 6:13:42 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The old thermostats can't communicate with the smart meters.
38 posted on 12/22/2013 6:21:02 PM PST by opentalk
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Maybe this explains algore. They could probably crack his noggin and mine it for enough mercury to make a bunch of squiggly bulbs.


39 posted on 12/22/2013 6:22:35 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

They need the mercury for recycling into vaccine additives.


40 posted on 12/22/2013 6:22:38 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Marcella

And you didn’t go blind?


41 posted on 12/22/2013 6:27:06 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: UCANSEE2
Remember tincture of iodine? Detergent with Phosphates ? Model airplane glue with acetone ? Carbon Tetrachloride ? Darvons ?

We still get detergent with phosphates. Get the commercial version at GFS or any other institutional supply house. The REAL Cascade works GREAT.
42 posted on 12/22/2013 6:29:11 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
New York *STAYS* insane.

It is America's version of Great Britain.

43 posted on 12/22/2013 6:35:26 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I recall as a kid we'd somehow get a hold of a small bead of mercury on occasion and we used to play with it.And after all that there's nothing wrong...nothing wrong with me....nothing aaaaarrrrrgggggh!

Hell, we had a pint bottle of it. That stuff was fun to play with.

44 posted on 12/22/2013 6:36:16 PM PST by Ditto
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To: apoliticalone

I did the same thing. I found it cool to pool mercury in the cradle of my palm. But I have since wised up. Now at an older age, I switched to Gallium. It’s much safer. It also does really cool things like eat through aluminum. You can make copies of keys with it too.


45 posted on 12/22/2013 6:46:06 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You can have my old mercury thermostat when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.


46 posted on 12/22/2013 6:51:23 PM PST by IndispensableDestiny
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To: logitech
"However, be careful of rubbing elbows with politicians who display odd characteristics. :)"

I dare you to name one who doesn't! ;-)

(I'd rather take my chances with mercury...)

47 posted on 12/22/2013 6:55:56 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

NY is more stringent than Singapore without the cleanliness and the tax break.

What freaking hell holes liberals make.


48 posted on 12/22/2013 7:12:30 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I swallowed about a gram of elemental mercury when I was about 13, and have had acute mercury vapor poisoning twice from being careless when doing some metallurgical work as an adult...
And I’ll put my IQ and my overall health up against Cuomo’s any time.

Elemental mercury is pretty harmless. You don’t want to ingest much mercury chloride or other mercury compounds, especially halides, or eat grains treated with it, or eat meat that ate the grains treated with it.

But I’d rather live above an open vat of mercury than be governed by a Democrat. .


49 posted on 12/22/2013 7:36:48 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Venturer

You forgot a few things... they’ve taken your dishwasher and laundry detergents (phosphates), your dishwashers and washing machines (not enough water to do the job), your toilets, your REAL non-ethanol gasoline, your dignity at airports, your privacy, your children to be indoctrinated at government schools, and as much money as they can squeeze out of you.

Did I leave anything out?


50 posted on 12/22/2013 8:02:26 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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