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I think I've heard this question about 20 times: "how did you end up being the light bulb guy?"

It seems to go like this ...

I try to talk about permaculture and the response is: "I already bought the light bulbs, so I don't need to hear about that." and then I try to explain that that's greenwashing and am told "the power companies would not do greenwashing." And as I try to explain why they would, I usually am not allowed to say more than 15 seconds worth.

But the message is a big message.

I first wrote the article as a reponse to some mis-information on reddit that just grew so big, that I mashed it into a web page.

The upside of the article is that it drew in a lot of like-minded folks. But about 75% of the people that encountered it were still dead set against it.

As an odd thing: apparently there is some political thing around CFLs. Apparently, the CFL is the flag of the liberal and incandescent is the flag of the conservative. And if you suggest that a CFL is bad, then you must be a conservative. Wow! This is utterly baffling to me. I always thought the liberals would stand against pollution and fat cat money. And that is what this is really about.

I don't like being "the light bulb guy". But it seems that the CFL is preventing people from learning about permaculture. So I feel compelled to remove that barrier.





 
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