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How Much Would You Pay For The Philips 20-Year LED Lightbulb?

How Much Would You Pay For The Philips 20-Year LED Lightbulb?

Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 17:01:29 in HuffPost Home

“On the face of it, most people would say that price is outrageous, I would never pay that for a lightbulb!

It's a very different equation for the operators of commercial buildings, however. Some commercial buildings require full-time staff, just to run around changing lightbulbs - all day, every day. During the weekend break, so many bulbs go out, that on Monday's extra staff are on duty, to catch up with all the outed bulbs! A similar situation exists after holiday breaks.

While this may sound strange to some, it is a fact of life that in shopping malls, skyscrapers and other commercial or industrial spaces the lightbulb bill, just for the cost of the bulbs themselves is well over one million dollars per year. The labour required just to replace bulbs all day, every day, can easily double or triple that number as many times bulbs must be accessed with skyreach lifts or other human lift systems, such as swing-stage on exterior lighting.

Presently, many bulbs in commercial spaces are of the fluorescent variety as they do feature low power usage and generally have an acceptable service life - although intermittent power "bumps" can take out entire blocs of fluorescent tubes at once.

If an assured supply of 20-year bulbs can be accessed - expect rapid sales to commercial operators!”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 23:01:05 in Canada Business

“Actually, TonyOnly, giving legal advice without having the benefit of passing the American Bar, and registered in your state, is illegal.

If you are in the United States, you have just broken the law.

And, if this potential precedent is formalized, then even if you are in Canada, or any other country, you have STILL just broken the law.

Better get to know your American Law.

Cheers! JBS”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:46:15 in Canada Business

“If that was your plan, we agree, but when we amalgamate we get to send all of our politicians to Reykjavík, permanently!

Caveat Emptor! ;-)”

Skookum1 on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:46:10

“they kicked all theirs out, and are not interested in ours - the Tories in particular, I'd say, given the nature of the Icelandic revolution these last couple of years. they DO have something we could use in their new constitution - the first trial in the Landsdomr is happening today, which is a court specially created to prosecute cabinet ministers.....”
IKEA Houses: IKEA Portland And Ideabox Debut Prefab Homes At Portland Home And Garden Show [UPDATE]

IKEA Houses: IKEA Portland And Ideabox Debut Prefab Homes At Portland Home And Garden Show [UPDATE]

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 18:08:30 in Business

“If you ever visit Sweden, you will never come back. Everything you like is there, 20 minutes outside of (any of their) city limits.

You can take the high-speed train to the city to work everyday.

Cheers! JBS”

elcastle on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:37:31

“would love too!!”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:53:29 in Canada Business

“Þess er mjög fallegt land. Elska Íslendinga.

Cheers! JBS”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:40:26 in Canada Business

“If your concern is our economies not meshing (to the detriment of Iceland) HALF of their exports (and economy) are fishery related, the other half is split between mining and tourism.

All of Iceland's fishery exports and mining exports could disappear into the GTA with barely a trace - Canada could buy all of Iceland's exports and not even notice.

Maybe we should! It would guarantee Iceland economic stability and benefit Canada too.

We can't have too many friends in this world.

Cheers! JBS”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:24:02 in Canada Business

“Very good point.

Some countries use the U.S. dollar exclusively, for example: (from Wikipedia)

British Virgin Islands

Caribbean Netherlands (from 1 January 2011)

East Timor (uses its own coins)

Ecuador (uses its own coins in addition to U.S. coins; Ecuador adopted the U.S. dollar as its legal tender in 2000. [43]

El Salvador

Marshall Islands

Federated States of Micronesia (Micronesia used the U.S. dollar since 1944 [44])

Palau (Palau adopted the U.S. dollar since 1944 [45])

Panama (uses its own coins in addition to U.S. coins. This country has adopted the U.S. dollar as legal tender since 1904). [46]

Puerto Rico

Turks and Caicos Islands

For more information about countries which use other nation's currencies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_circulating_currencies
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 17:11:15 in Canada Business

“There won't be any refugees from Iceland, check the Wikipedia page on Iceland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland

As for the Turks and Caicos, the total population there is 45,000 total. How many people did you expect? Do you think a full 10% might have emigrated to Canada - and all in one year? Check the weather report to help you with your answer!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_and_Caicos_Islands

Total immigration to Canada last year was projected to be 240,000 - 265,000 persons:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/annual-report2010/section1.asp

I think your fears are greatly exaggerated.

Cheers! JBS”

Liviu on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:52:40

“Good points!”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 16:32:55 in Canada Business

“I never thought I'd vote for the Devils Advocate! (nothing personal) ;-)”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 16:30:15 in Canada Business

“You can't have too many friends in this world.

Cheers! JBS”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 16:28:40 in Canada Business

“Wikipedia says this (in part) about Iceland:

"Iceland has a free market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries,[13] while maintaining a Nordic welfare system providing universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens.[14]

In recent years, Iceland has been one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 2011, it was ranked as the 14th most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index,[3] and the fourth most productive country per capita.[15]"

Small, scenic and interesting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland

Cheers! JBS”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 16:25:29 in Canada Business

“HaHa. Very funny.

But seriously, there is huge mining potential in Iceland - although their environmental laws are of a high standard which adds a small percentage of cost to extracted ore.

Iceland also has, like all maritime countries - a 300 km marine economic zone and because it is an island, that covers a vast area. They have a viable fishery - half of Iceland's exports are fishery-related.

That country is also strategically positioned in the North Atlantic in a place complementary and favourable to enhance Canadian sovereignty. The RCAF and the Canadian Navy benefit from invitations to land or port there.

Cheers! JBS”

Skookum1 on Mar 4, 2012 at 20:29:00

“Believe you me, they'd do better continuing to manage their fishery rather than let Ottawa screw with it......ask any Newfoundlander or Scotian.

Icelanders also have strict environmental policies because they know the land is what's kept them alive from the several famines, plagues, volcanoes etc....ripping up the land and poisoning it, not viewed all that kindly there.

Ugly Canadian imperialism is revealing itself on this thread...."enhance Canadian sovereignty" is code for taking someone else's away and signing it away to the US and China and the multinationals - which is what Harper's Tories have done and will do more of.

As for democracy, if ONLY we had what Iceland had in the way of its constitutional assembly and a way to replace the monkeyshow in Ottawa altogether.....”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 15:56:58 in Canada Business

“Aren't you supposed to be in school today? ;-)”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 15:53:14 in Canada Business

“It would be more "Canadian" to wait for them to ask us.

Cheers! JBS”

GeoToronto on Mar 2, 2012 at 16:02:07

“LOL
You're right, I've been watching too much of the history channel.”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 15:51:18 in Canada Business

“The two nations could cooperate on many matters for mutual benefit, not just currency.

As anyone who has ever visited Iceland will tell you, it is populated with a uniformly great citizenry. It is a northern country, with many resources outstanding scenery - and Icelander's are a great people who respect laws, each other, visitors and the environment.

If you do not want to fall in love with Iceland, (which takes 3 minutes 22 seconds)
do not go to my website:
http://johnbrianshannon.com/a-video/

Cheers! JBS”

Whistlejackett on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:14:55

“If there is as much of you on your web site as there is on here I will take a pass”

SocBeat on Mar 2, 2012 at 16:00:07

“And when we finally invade Greenland, we'd be able to hit them on two fronts. They wouldn't have a chance if we pooled our resources with Iceland.”
Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Iceland Canadian Dollar: Ottawa Nixes Speech Approving Iceland's Adoption Of The Loonie

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 15:30:24 in Canada Business

“Not even "observer" status?

You big meanie, BlackRabbit,

JBS”

BlackRabbit on Mar 2, 2012 at 15:42:02

“Fine, they can sit at the children's table.”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 14:56:04 in Canada Business

“While I understand everything you say, I don't agree.

Because America is a powerful country and can bully smaller countries, does not make it right.

Forcing smaller, less powerful nations to 'turn over' individuals who haven't broken any of their own country's laws - is morally reprehensible and is fascism, plain and simple.

United States residents who break U.S. laws, while inside the U.S., is where American jurisdiction begins and ends.

Anything more than that, is expansionist, fascist and Orwellian.

If you think otherwise, just wait 'till China (the next super-power, which is on-track to become the super-power of all super-powers) starts doing the same to Americans. You may think otherwise then. Just hope that you don't end up in China, just because their leaders want a news story on the front page to distract from failing domestic problems. Sound familiar?

Maybe stay off of Chinese websites, they have a bunch of odd laws too.

The U.S. should spare no effort to evenly and fairly apply their own laws, inside their own country. Obviously, the U.S. has more than it's work cut out for it, on this point.

If you don't believe that American's have a problem with following their own laws, here is a link for you. Numbers like this are unprecedented anywhere in the world.

"1 in 31 U.S. Adults are Behind Bars, on Parole or Probation"
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=49398

Cheers! JBS”

TonyOnly on Mar 3, 2012 at 21:40:42

“"...but I respectfully disagree with your conclusions."

It's not my conclusions. Nor am I asking you to take my word for. If you research it you"ll see it's the law in the US and Canada and generally accepted internationally. Retail website purchases are governed by the laws of the jurisdiction where the purchaser is located.

It's not something new. It's not just the US. There's been a number of other prosecutions, some for exactly the same thing as bodog.com. You may be just hearing about it now, but it's been like that for more than a decade.

Like I said, it's not my conclusions. I'm not asking you to take my word for anything. I'm simply suggesting you have the intellectual curiosity to research the truth for yourself before you come to your own conclusions.”

TonyOnly on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:08:21

“I work customer service for a Canadian website. It doesn`t where I`m located. If someone who lives in Vancouver makes a purchase off our website, the purchase is governed by the laws of BC.

In Canada, it's always the laws of the province where the purchaser lives that govern the legalities of the transaction. Because, technically, that's the marketplace the seller is operating in.

It comes into play everyday for things like taxes. Also different provinces have different laws governing returnability. And that`s why any websites wanting to do business in Quebec have to provide a French version of their website.””

TonyOnly on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:25:10

“The internet does not give you the right to break the laws of sovereign nations. If it did we'd have anarchy.

It's not just the US. Canada has the same restictions on things that are illegal in this country. As do most other nations in the world. And Canada has treaties with the US that allow for the extradition of criminally accused between the 2 countries. Bullying has nothing to do with it.

If bodog.com had refused to take American bets then American law wouldn't have been able to touch them. But of course, it was the huge US marketplace the people who ran bodog.com were looking to get rich off of. So it's not unfair that they should be subject to American law. Trust me, Calvin Ayre knew the risks.”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 00:21:03 in Canada Business

“Good example.

I'm not a fan of this legal-type 'mission creep' being foisted by some legal-expansionist minded people in the U.S..

It'll backfire on the U.S. as soon as other countries start playing the same game. Some countries 'in glass houses' can't afford to throw stones like this. The U.S. is one of those countries.

Cheers! JBS”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 22:55:39 in Canada Business

“U.S. adults may well be breaking laws in their own jurisdiction - but it is their decision to do so. No one is forcing them. They are grown-up people. The U.S. not a nanny-state.

If this case is successfully prosecuted and a ruling is made to enforce it, it thereby sets international precedent of the highest order:

Can people of other countries then sue those U.S.A. companies which sell products or services to other countries? For instance, a handgun, ammunition, or fighter/bombers and their bombs?

"I want a million dollars because I was shot with an American-made bullet?"

"I want a free computer because my computer got an American-made virus?"

"I want a new car because my American-made car crashed because I was drinking American-made beer?"

It could get quite stupid.

It's always better to consider the consequences of one's actions, beforehand. That is what the American's should be teaching their citizens - and is what U.S. Attorneys should be telling the plaintiffs in this case.

Cheers! JBS”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 22:55:01 in Canada Business

“I could care less about online gambling.

I generally support law enforcement, but this is the most half-baked idea that has ever seen the light of day!

U.S. laws do not extend to any other country. The U.S. can not enforce laws outside of it's jurisdiction (meaning it's physical territory and foreign embassies/consulates and U.S. foreign military bases) and intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights etc..

Hosting a web domain is not physical or intellectual property of any sort.

Although the owner of the website - apparently Calvin Ayre in this case - may well display his own copyrighted or trademarked information on his website. No problem, that kind of intellectual property is recognized all over the world.

Cheers! JBS”
Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Calvin Ayre Indicted: Does Bodog.com Prosecution Mean U.S. Law Extends To All .Com Domain Owners?

Commented Mar 1, 2012 at 22:13:13 in Canada Business

“Following your line of reasoning TonyOnly;

Re: your statement; "If you're facilitating the ability of people located in the US to break American law, then you can be subject to American prosecution."

Q: If a German company (or individual) sells a handgun to an American and the American commits a crime with that gun inside the U.S.A., - the German company can be subject to American prosecution?

No precedent has been set on this to my knowledge.

I think these people are attempting to set a precedent, which will have many unexpected outcomes if successful.

For instance: If the U.S.A. enforces this ruling in court, thereby setting precedent, can other countries then sue the U.S.A. or it's corporations or it's citizens, because America has sold other nations handguns, ammunition - or... fighter/bombers with bombs, knowing full well what they are used for?

Nothing personal, just checking their logic on this. Cheers! JBS”

TonyOnly on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:31:59

“The reason I used the word "facilitating" is because online gambling isn't illegal in Canada but it is in the US.

In order to be subject to US prosecution, whatever the transaction is has to fulfill 2 criteria.
1) The transaction itself has to be illegal according to US law.
2) At least one of the two participants in the illegal transaction has to be located on American soil when the transaction takes place.

There is precedent for this. A number of years ago, gambling websites based in the Carribean were shut down and successfully prosecuted in the US courts. And as SiameseTrainer mentioned, Marc Emery was busted by US authorities for using a website to sell pot seeds to US customers from Canada.

I suspect the significance of the California based .com manager Verisign is that it allowed the US authorities to immediately shut down bodog.com as soon as the indictment came down.

But no matter what website domain you're using, no matter where you're located, no matter what the laws are where you are, if you're targeting the US marketplace you have to obey American law. If not, expect to get busted.”
Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 18:20:29 in Canada Politics

“Very Important Persons with billions of dollars riding on their industries and their countries, most emphatically did not want Peter's documentary to see the light of day back then.
It was Peter's story from beginning to end, it's not something he just picked up off of the newswire.
Journalists sometimes risk their lives (yes, really) to break stories of this magnitude - but have decided that the information is so important to society that it must 'come out' no matter what.
For another example, you do remember Peter Kent's reports from Vietnam during the height of the conflict there, don't you?
Peter's a pretty cool cat, but he's used up almost all nine lives in this life!
It takes much, much, more than just one brave individual to change the world - therefore, please continue commenting on important issues.”

bigotsrunchristianity on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:09:16

“It's obvious you admire him, and he certainly has done some impressive things. But creating a documentary does not make him a scientist. It does not make him an expert in the field, and it does not give him the credentials for the post you referred too.
And please explain how now working for people who are actually trying to destroy any of the good his documentary showed. But being a part of this govt he is now by his actions spitting on the documentary you point out. One good thing out wheighs what has happened since?”
Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 14:32:34 in Canada Politics

“It was CBC TV journalist, Peter Kent, who first broke the news about global warming back in 1984.

If you click on the links in my blog you will see Peter on the set of The Journal - in a segment of CBC TV's news program, The National - breaking the news in his mini-documentary. Back then, nobody had heard of greenhouse gasses or global warming.

Peter Kent broke the story to Canadians.

Kyoto Is Dead -- But Don't Blame Peter Kent
Posted January 2, 2012 on Huffington Post Canada
http://huff.to/uP5v0F

He absolutely has the credentials for his position, possibly more than any other country's environment ministers. The question is, what constraints are being placed on him from higher-ups?

Don't give up the fight Peter!”

recumbentguy on Feb 25, 2012 at 08:47:57

“You comment as if Peter Kent himself discovered the science behind global warming. It is irrelevant who was first, second or third to report it.

As for constraints, I think it is public knowledge that Harper is controlling the rhetoric on the topic.”

bigotsrunchristianity on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:14:14

“Credentials because he found a news story noon else had reported on?
Reported does not equate to scientist
But Scientist does equate to expert when sepaking of their field of research
I'm sure Peter Kent is a qualified and expert reporter but it does not qualify him as an expert or give him any greater insight in environmental issues than any other armchair scientist”

Alexodia on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:02:05

“Everyone has a price.”
Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Peter Kent At The Huffington Post Canada: The Environment Minister Answers Your Questions

Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 02:24:45 in Canada Politics

“It was Peter Kent, actually, who broke the news about Global Warming back in the early 80's, while working as a journalist for CBC TV.

If you click on the links in my blog you will see Peter on the set of The Journal - a segment of CBC TV's The National - breaking the news in his mini-documentary. Back then, nobody had heard of such a thing.

Peter Kent broke the story to Canadians.

Kyoto Is Dead -- But Don't Blame Peter Kent
Posted January 2, 2012 on Huffington Post Canada
http://huff.to/uP5v0F

Cheers!”
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