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(Voxy (New Zealand))   Remember in school, they said the Senate has to approve all foreign treaties before they're ratified? Apparently if a treaty lines up perfectly with our existing laws, and the President's name starts with an O, that doesn't apply   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Senate, mercury pollution, United States, Assistant Secretary of State, United Nations Environment Programme, Dr Jones, treaty, Achim Steiner  
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2013-11-07 11:49:40 PM  

Muta: Let me guess, since Obama came out against Mercury in our environment, the Republicans in the House are going to pass a law mandating higher levels of mercury in all products manufactured in the US.

But Obama is coming for yer light bulbs.


Speaking of which, here's the text of the treaty for the usual suspects to ignore.  Annex A lists products that are to be phased out.  CFLs, it seems, are OK as long as they contain no more than five milligrams of mercury.

Oh, and vaccines containing thiomersal are also exempt.
2013-11-08 02:29:36 AM  
Dammit, how am I going to make the most metal birthday cake ever if I can't ice it with mercury?
2013-11-08 08:33:17 AM  
our president's name starts with a B.
2013-11-08 11:40:07 AM  

enderthexenocide: our president's name starts with a B.

Just because a ב is pronounced like a B in English doesn't mean it's a B.
2013-11-08 04:12:03 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Sounds like time for another Random Image Thread.

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2013-11-08 05:08:40 PM  

bentley57: PC LOAD LETTER: Sounds like time for another Random Image Thread.

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2013-11-09 03:24:19 AM  
Actually, I wish this had been a signing statement just to make your head asplode subby.
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