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NOTICE New EPA Rules April 22, 2010

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VJ1:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){jQuery(function(){jQuery("#msg_22938").css("overflow-y", "hidden");});});I'm scheduled for the class next week to be certified. One of the schools on S. Fl is $550. I'm getting it for $275 through the PDCA. Unfortunately I have to do this too for enforcement purposes.

LJ:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){jQuery(function(){jQuery("#msg_22939").css("overflow-y", "hidden");});});
--- Quote from: Lynjowoman on February 26, 2010, 08:47:55 PM ---BJ how much did the course cost you, if you don't mind telling us.


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IN Oregon, the classes are going for $200.  I learned about them at a SW store.

BrushJockey:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){jQuery(function(){jQuery("#msg_22940").css("overflow-y", "hidden");});});A local paint chain sponsored  the one I went to and reduced it to $190. After you pass the class you still have to pay the gov $300 to be certified.

the PAINTSMITH:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){jQuery(function(){jQuery("#msg_22943").css("overflow-y", "hidden");});});There are things that really bug me about this rule.

#1, if it is so well thought out and organized that it can be inflicted on the public, then like Lynjo said, why should it apply to a house that though built pre-1978, had been completely remodelled since? My two main clients live in exactly that, one of which, built in 1962, has been rebuilt and added onto and remodelled countless times in just the last twenty years, much less the twenty before that.

This alone lays bear what I can easily see as the true nature of this bad rule; It is a Chicago-style gub'ment ripoff scam.

#2, where is the manpower going to come from to enforce this rule? Bureacrasies are by definition deaf dumb and blind to all but doctrine, but they have to know the scope of the industry they are planning to scam. Sure the EPA is a large bureacrasy, but they are spread pretty thin, what with protecting snail darters and owls and starving farmers in CA for an endangered ameoba...

I have been told that, like asbestos and certain molds, strict regulation is imperative at this time, lest we start losing our children...

I'm sorry, I didn't know that lead in paint ripened with age. I didn't know that kids are now that much more prone to gnawing on window sills and licking the paint chips off the playground equipment then they were 40 YEARS AGO.

I am angry about this. My "representative" in Washington has not yet returned my calls, but I am assured by some staff goon (whose salary I'm also paying) that there is absolutely nothing that can be done. I called him a liar and you can imagine the direction the conversation went after that.

Jake:
jQuery(document).ready(function($){jQuery(function(){jQuery("#msg_22944").css("overflow-y", "hidden");});});The shitstorm that's on it's way for our country is going to be unbelievable.

Does the phrase "bread and circuses" mean anything to you guys?


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/26/cnn-poll-majority-says-government-a-threat-to-citizens-rights/?fbid=_0Et2lHY9CJ

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights
Posted: February 26th, 2010 09:00 AM ET

From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

 
Fifty-six percent of Americans say the government poses an immediate threat to individual rights and freedoms.
Washington (CNN) A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken - though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what's broken can be fixed.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.

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