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How To Escape “Heavy Government Regulations”


Asteroid Miners "Twas a miner, forty-niner, and his daughter, Clementine" [courtesy Google Images]

Asteroid Miners
“Twas a miner, forty-niner, and his daughter, Clementine”
[courtesy Google Images]

The Washington Times recently published “Congress OKs Space Act, paves way for companies to own resources mined from asteroids”.  According to that article,

 

“The stuff of science fiction is about to be U.S. law after Congress approved the Space Act on Monday, paving the way for private companies to own any natural resources they manage to mine from asteroids.” 

 

Could it be that “thar’s gold in them thar asteroids”?

 

“With potentially trillions of dollars at stake, futurists said the bill is a bold statement of American leadership, keeping the burgeoning private spaceflight industry free of heavy government regulations . . . .  ‘This bill encourages the private sector to launch rockets, take risks and shoot for the stars,’ said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican and chairman of the Science Committee.”

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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Government absurdity, Humor

 

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The Bright New Ideas are Idiotic


Compact fluorescent light bulb

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Here’s a 5 minute video of Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) exposing the absurdity of congressional laws and EPA regulations concerning our newly required compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs).  Congressman Poe’s comments are  insightful, hilarious, sad–and dimly infuriating. This video offers one of the finest, most concise illustrations of  government absurdity and insanity that I’ve seen.

It’s clear from the EPA regulations concerning these light bulbs, that CFLs are so hazardous (they contain mercury) that you can cause a room or even building to be evacuated if you break just one of them.

Arguably, you may be able to hijack an airplane if you can smuggle a CFL onto the plane and threaten to break it and release its mercury into the cabin’s air.

Thanks to the EPA, the day is probably coming when anyone caught carrying a CFL can be charged as a “terrorist”.  You can bet that before long, you’ll need to hire a federally-licensed “light build technician” dressed in a Hazmat suit to install or remove the CFLs in your home.

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