Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lights Out

The end of an era.

A most important item in my life,is going the way of the dodo .

In its place we get these mercury filled things, so in future years we all can read about the mercury crisis necessitating new controls on our daily lives to combat the new threat.

More immediate is the loss of jobs in the U.S. to our friends in China and Mexico.

Light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas

WINCHESTER, VA. - The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, marking a small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s.

The remaining 200 workers at the plant here will lose their jobs.

Thanks GE, you SOBs.

Workers at a factory in Zhengjiang, China making compact fluorescent light bulbs