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switters
12-07-2009, 03:21 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8400323.stm

dihydrogen monoxide is next.

Kaa
12-07-2009, 03:26 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8400323.stm

dihydrogen monoxide is next.

Dihydrogen monoxide is terribly dangerous! :D We need the federal government to step in to save the public from its horrors!!

So carbon dioxide is a health hazard now, is it? Just like, say, tobacco smoke?

I guess we'll soon see laws forbidding breathing inside the car if any children are present... :D

Kaa

Captain Blight
12-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Stick your head in a balloon containing nothing but CO2 and take five deep breaths, and see how far it gets you.

Phillip Allen
12-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Stick your head in a balloon containing nothing but CO2 and take five deep breaths, and see how far it gets you.

it's true...I saw a balloon vendor selling...no...giving away CO2 filled ballons to little children at the park this last weekend...bet he was a Republican

LeeG
12-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Next thing you know it'll be World Gov't under the guise of Enviro-Socialism!!!


Our very way of life is being threatened!!!

More Capital Letters!!

2MeterTroll
12-07-2009, 03:44 PM
hey now take a look at what the EPA is allowed to do. these folks have been told they have a job and no one has given them teeth yet. our inspector here is the inspector for 5 counties and is basically limited to sending polite notes to folks spewing any thing noxious. maybe they will now be able to follow there mandate.

As a side note of all the organizations we have had to deal with trying to get the stove approved the EPA And the mechanical inspectors where the most intelligent of the bunch. we actually had a real researchers with a degrees and lab tools show up.
instead of the desk jockeys in unsuitable clothing. it was a nice change of pace.

Keith Wilson
12-07-2009, 03:52 PM
. . . dihydrogen monoxide is next.Drowning is not good for you, I hear.

switters
12-07-2009, 04:00 PM
Stick your head in a balloon containing nothing but CO2 and take five deep breaths, and see how far it gets you.

try that with dihydrogen monoxide and you get the same result.:)

Basically, the EPA can pass policies that the congress wont, but as two tall troll said, they may not have much teeth. I don't know.

I thought it was interesting, I still think plan B should be in place. tired of arguing who is at fault. I have serious hippy creds, and this whole anthropogenic aspect has really pissed me off. There are other, and in my opinion even better reasons to develop alternative energy sources, conserve water and stop screwing the third world before we become a part of it. I said it in another thread, the war on carbon is just as meaningless as the war on terrorism. Or terriers depending, The dihydrogen monoxide is a joke, and as I have been reminded before on here I have lousy sense of humor.

good day,

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Stick your head in a balloon containing nothing but CO2 and take five deep breaths, and see how far it gets you.

Life gets kind of interesting at 600ppm.

Tom Galyen
12-07-2009, 04:54 PM
I smell a new Czar of environmental gases!

Phillip Allen
12-07-2009, 05:02 PM
I smell a new Czar of environmental gases!

that ought to take some unemployed lawyers off the streets...and into our homes

Kaa
12-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Will I need an annual permit to emit this particular health hazard into the atmosphere?

I want a study about the effects of secondhand breathing!

Kaa

Phillip Allen
12-07-2009, 05:14 PM
HEY!!! Are we gonna let that limey use an American football term??? (just for you Andrew :) )

Kaa
12-07-2009, 05:23 PM
I think people may be missing the point, here. I think your President has just done an end run round the blockheads in your Senate.

Why, that's a dangerous expansion of the executive power that's designed to circumvent democratic institutions and lead to imperial presidency!

Oh, wait, we're not talking about Bush..?

Why, that's a far-sighted and wise move to avoid obstructionist blockheads who stand in the way of getting the right things done!

:D

Kaa

john l
12-07-2009, 06:06 PM
i'm not certain, but i thought i heard a report on the radio that this epa statement was actually initiated or approved in 2007 but due to ongoing tests could not be authorized for public consumption until today's date.

Dan McCosh
12-07-2009, 06:32 PM
The EPA was ordered by the US Supreme Court in 2007 to acknowledge that it had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases. The statement today reiterates the court ruling.

Captain Blight
12-07-2009, 06:44 PM
that ought to take some unemployed lawyers off the streets...and into our homes
I fail to see the correlation. Not every gubbimint agent is going to want to stage a raid on your house. In point of fact, most of them don't even know you're alive.

Phillip Allen
12-07-2009, 07:01 PM
I fail to see the correlation. Not every gubbimint agent is going to want to stage a raid on your house. In point of fact, most of them don't even know you're alive.

that you and many other people will fail to make the connection will facilitate that very event...(though I fear it is not fail to connect so much as desire NOT to connect)

Paul Pless
12-07-2009, 08:16 PM
Why, that's a dangerous expansion of the executive power that's designed to circumvent democratic institutions and lead to imperial presidency!

Oh, wait, we're not talking about Bush..?

Why, that's a far-sighted and wise move to avoid obstructionist blockheads who stand in the way of getting the right things done!

:D

Kaa

LOL... Wonder what Nixon would think.

peb
12-07-2009, 08:33 PM
I think people may be missing the point, here. I think your President has just done an end run round the blockheads in your Senate.

Yep, thats the point. Quite distressing.

Brian Palmer
12-07-2009, 08:49 PM
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment.html

john l
12-07-2009, 10:21 PM
hardly an end run. it took a legal course and procedure.

BrianW
12-07-2009, 10:31 PM
Life gets kind of interesting at 600ppm.

Slightly above the normal level in air.

Far below the 5000ppm the CDC set as an exposure level threshold.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0103.html