Fluorescent Foolishness

Edmund Contoski provides a detailed analysis of the costs and consequences of a societal shift from traditional incandescent light bulbs to &quot;environmentally friendly&quot; compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).<br type="_moz" />

Schwarzenegger says nay to smoking ban!

Prior to the smoking bans, I have been in several seaside and lakeside beaches, in the USA as well as in Europe, and I have never been struck by cigarette’s butts all over the sand, as some bitter and quarrelsome antismokers claim. Now I live in Italy and, since the year 2005, when the country was contaminated by the antimoker’s fever ,&nbsp; I have not seen, read or heard of Italian or European beaches being filled with cigarette butts. Apparently things are different in California where, according to some environmental groups, cigarette’s butts are the bane of California’s beaches. So much so, that <b>Sen. Jenny Oropeza, known smoker’s persecutor</b>, presented a bill that would ban smoking at all state parks and beaches.<br type="_moz" />