February 23, 2005
curly & larry... meet moe
Give environmentalists an inch and they'll take away your jogging shoes. Or your tennis balls.
Hexafluoride is used to give bounce to some sports shoes, tennis balls or car tires.
The European Union has draft legislation to outlaw some of the gases, forcing industry to make upgrades costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
"Most countries are not doing enough to control these gases," said Mahi Sideridou of the Greenpeace environmental lobby in Brussels, saying that the EU plans were a lowest common denominator.
A cost of "hundreds of millions of dollars" is a lowest common denominator, according to Greenpeace. And none of this shit will do a damn thing except cripple the economies of the dupes who buy into it. (Assuming, of course, that these countries will be HONEST about what they do, instead of running the program the way the United Nations did the Iraq Oil For Food program.)
The Three Stooges couldn't put on a better slapstick show.
"Most countries are not doing enough to control these gases," said Mahi Sideridou of the Greenpeace environmental lobby
I'll tell this frickin' e-wacko asshat what gases most countries aren't doing enough to control.
Fuck 'em, let the assholes wear thick leather soled shoes with no cushioning and get goddamn blisters.
These assholes fall under your "assault rifles" category from yesterday.
"Hexafluoride" is not a chemical. It can be part of a compound like uranium hexafluoride but it's not stable by itself. If they're trying to ban another CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) substance then they should come out and say so. But this is nothimg more than scare tactics through junk science.