If you are not federally certified to work with lead based paint you cannot
touch ANY project larger than 6 sq ft indoors or 20 sq ft outside PERIOD!
No home owner can work on it if it disturbs any more than the above
dimensions! Rule goes into effect on April 22, 2010. The ONLY exception is
if you spend several hundred $$$$$$$$$$$$ to get your home certified lead
free by a certified contractor. With 28 days to go there are only 10
various certified contractors within 100 miles of my zip code. $300 for the
application, which takes 6 weeks for the efficient gov to rubber stamp the
application, $100 for the 8-hour class, plus travel and food expenses, plus
about $1,000 minimum for the required equipment. A simple, cost-effective,
timely option for home owners :( Nobrains and his henchmen are on the
loose to help destroy the US.
I don't know how accurate the above assessment is; I understand there is
a new mandate from EPA but I've not read it specifically.
IMO, if so, it's one of those that folks just simply should use the
power of numbers and silence and rebel by simply not paying any
attention to the Feds on their own places. They simply cannot
effectively enforce such silliness unless people do become sheeple.
Of course, use reasonable work habits, etc., ...
There's a point at which folks simply have to say "enough's enough and
we're _not_ taking it anymore...
*It applies to homes built before 1978. They have been running classes in
NJ for several months now for anyone who wants the certification. I have no
idea how this will be enforced unless they are making the local building
departments be responsible.
The problem, as evidenced by the last presidential election and the trash
that is coming out of the dumbocrat congress, is that this is not a law
passed by congress, but is a sidestepping of the Constitution by the EPA.
It carries the weight of law without being constitutionally enacted. They
are planning to do the same with Cap and Trade. What do you expect when
criminals are put in charge of so many government agencies?
Bush will get LOTS of attention when WW3 starts in the mid east
compliments to bushes removing saddam h...........
after this we will all be too busy just trying to survive to care any
more about bush, who as a secret service protected X president will be
safe and sound in cheyene mountain........
No matter what happens in the years ahead, some extremists will
continue to blame Bush for anything bad. Even if Iraq turns out to be
a free and stable country, he will get no credit. Of course, had
Bush simply done nothing with saddam, these same people would be
blaming him for that too. The whole world knew Saddam had WMDs
because he used them on his own people and against Iran. British,
Israeli, and Russian intelligence believe he still had them. He was
still refusing full cooperation with the UN inspectors and ignoring
the agreement that ended the first Gulf War right up until the day of
the war.. Most of the lib Democrats made many speeches outlining that
they too believed he still had WMDs and WMD programs. I can only
imagine what the Bush haters would be saying had he let Saddam stay in
power and some attack later resulted using WMDs. Then they'd be
calling for Bush's impeachment. Hindsight is always 20-20.
Sadaam didn't do what we wanted, so:
* We invaded his country,
* Evicted him from his homes,
* Confiscated his fortune,
* Exiled his family,
* Killed his children,
* Imprisoned his friends,
* And eventually had his skanky ass hanged
The theory was these actions would have a discouraging effect on others
similarily inclined. So far, only Libya has come to Jesus.
We may have to do it over with Iran - or at least not get in the way.
Israel has at least four submarines equipped with cruise missiles.
We need a war every ten-fifteen years to keep the tip of the spear sharp.
It's estimated that today there is no ground force commander, from sergeant
through general, that has not led troops in combat. You can't BUY that kind
Also, we need wars to keep recruitment up. Who would become a fire-fighter
if there were no fires? Likewise, if there was never going to be an
opportunity to kill people and blow things up, who would become a soldier?
Heck, 85% of those who've served in Iraq or Afghanistan have re-enlisted at
the first opportunity. The remaining 15% were invalided out, retired, or
wrote Re Re: New EPA demands for homes built before 1978!:
Very true. The only problem is that since WWII, we've lost them all.
Well, except for the invasions of Panama to arrest Noriaga and the
invasion of Granada for a reason I don't recall. Generally, we no
longer do well if the foe is bigger than 2% our size or if he is
The problem is not our fighting men, but our political leadership and
wimpy civilian culture. They betray the military every time.
That's why the rag-heads are kicking our ass.
Uh, what war(s) have we lost? We signed a peace treaty with North Vietnam
and left the country. A year later, the North overran the South because the
perfidious Democrats in our Congress refused to send any more money to fund
the South's military.
We won in Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, and Kent State. We got a draw in six of
the nine countries on which Clinton waged war (Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia,
Serbia, Albania, Sudan, Haiti, Somolia, and Sudan).
I don't think they are "kicking our ass". We kill far more of them than they
do of us. The problem is, however, they can breed faster than we can kill
We won in Korea too, or is it just my imagination that South Korea is
free? And we won in both Gulf Wars, or is it my imagination that
Saddam is still raping and pillaging in Kuwait? Some people must be
limited to counting on their fingers.
That's pretty funny.
The French lost a colonial war against Vietnam at the battle of Dien
Bien Phu. There was a peace treaty than set elections and *temporarily*
divided the country into North and South. The US was to *temporarily*
administer the South until elections, but got the Asian flu and
restarted the colonial war. Elections were not held because Ho Chi Minh
would win - what a surprise. He was the Vietnamese equivalent of George
Robert MacNamara, who was secretary of defense for a good piece of the
war, figured out the war was not winnable. Long after the war, he
finally figured out the Vietnamese were fighting to get the outsiders
out so they had their own country - kinda like the US revolutionary war.
They fought China, Japan, France, and in turn, the US.
The other side was coming into Saigon as we were leaving. We lost
because we were on the wrong side.
There never was, and still isn't, a peace treaty in Korea. The war was
fought to a stalemate.
Has Sarah Palin figured out why there is a North and South Korea?
Right. Had a brain lapse. As penance, you might enjoy:
From the recent book: "Crusade, The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War" by
"No American commander then in uniform had ever marched an entire division,
much less a corps. For nearly half a century, VII Corps had sat in West
Germany waiting for the Warsaw Pact attack that never came."
"At dawn on February 16, with clear skys overhead and a stiff breeze blowing
from the west, the corps surged forward, 150,000 soldiers and 40,000
vehicles - a force larger than the Third Army commanded by George Patton in
World War II.
Not since El Alamein had such a desert spectacle unfolded. On the left, the
2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment led two armored divisions abreast. On the
right, the Big Red One - the 1st Infantry Division led Britian's 1st
"From horizon to horizon the immense host pressed across the pan on a
fifty-mile front: tankers and infantrymen, gunners and loaders, engineers
and missile crews, military policemen, radio technicians, cooks,
accountants, mechanics, electricians, chaplains, doctors, dentists,
"Brown streams of dust boiled from beneath each tank and truck - hundreds of
tanks and trucks, then thousands, then tens of thousands. Wave followed wave
in an inexorable flood of steel, roiling the desert calm with the creak of
armored tracks and the whirr of turrets. The air reeked of diesel fumes as
the behemoth begain to burn the three million gallons of fuel it
would use each day.
"Northwest toward Mesopotamia the Army pressed, both terrible and
magnificent, secure in the knowledge that nothing could stand against this
irresistable force. It would soon reduce the fourth largest army in the
world to the second largest in Iraq."
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