Sunday, February 23, 2014

There is no pleasing the bureaucrats ...

“A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days.

“Proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would significantly reduce the amount of particle pollution allowed from the smokestacks of new residential wood-powered heaters.”


… not until we all live in government housing, heated by boilers and cooled by fans powered by expensive solar- or wind-produced electricity, driving electric cars (except in downtown urban areas, where government bicycles are provided), born in government hospitals, doctored by government-employed physicians paid for by government insurance, retiring to government nursing homes, corpsed by government funeral homes, buried in government cemeteries.

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