EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

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EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 pm

And so, supposedly the European Union is going to be putting a law that will take effect that will ban certain vacuum cleaners with very large power motors and that generate sounds over around 80 decibals.

You can read more here:

http://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/08/eu- ... d-to-know/
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/lif ... er-cleaner


Some of the supporters of the ban claim it is to help the environment, and make it so the sounds of the motors won't bother neighbors, and, they claim it will open a whole new market for producers of cordless and rechargeable hand held vacuum cleaners.

What do you all make of this?

Two of my comments:

1 It seems to me that a vacuum with a more powerful motor would let you do a faster better job, and is thus more efficient. What has gotten into the minds of these politicians?

2 The supporters' claim that this ban will open a new market for cordless rechargeable hand helds is like someone who supports bans on knives with blades longer than two inches saying "Well hey, this opens a larger market for knives with blades two inches and under!" Nope. Doesn't work for me. If companies and their consumers like knives with blades under two inches, I am all for them being able to make and get them. But don't use that as an excuse to ban the others.

More unwanted and unnecessary government intrusion and interference with peoples' lives.

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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby LDB » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:19 pm

Refugees and the left destroying the EU and this is what they are worried about and fooling with?

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Postby remnar » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:42 pm

I really hate it when people from Europe start commenting on the policies and traditions of the United States, so for that reason I will not comment on this. Then again maybe one smart aleck comment won't hurt: I'm sure the proponents of this plan to ban high powered vacuum cleaners really just want the E.U. to suck less. :D

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Postby El Gato » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:19 pm

Geez Louise, banning stuff seems to be the latest trend worldwide! I suppose I shouldn't mention door locks or they will be the next on the list. Locks on doors can provide suppression against the minorities who might otherwise rob the occupants of the residence, and it is politically incorrect to suppress any minority these days regardless of intent. My neighbors don't give a rat's patoot if I go deaf vacuuming my floors in my own house? (I'm already deaf, so no big deal there).

With my luck the next thing banned will be my Jack Daniel's ....... :mad:

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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby SolidState » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:28 pm

remnar wrote:I'm sure the proponents of this plan to ban high powered vacuum cleaners really just want the E.U. to suck less. :D
Remnar wins the thread!

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Postby The Mastiff » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:59 am

A certain type mindset just wants to have control. Nothing is too minor. Nothing is out of reach.

If people don't like it just use hyperbole and histrionics and tell people it's because of an epidemic of mass deaths and if it's a socialized medicine country bring up the crushing costs burdening the system causing some towns to go without emergency room doctors ( while never mentioning the town never had or needed it's own). Then you can use the threat of immigration by talking about needing to fast track doctors immigrating from places that are terrorist havens. Mention the cost of housing widows and orphans and sending them off to free universities . Throw in jabs at the companies CEO's living in gated beach communities making money off vacuum motors producing insanely huge power bills sucking so much energy that new coal burning power plants will have to go online thereby guaranteeing mass species die offs and typhoons and tsunamis from global warming.

I could go on but you get the point.

**** vacuum cleaners!

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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby Peter1960 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:32 am

remnar wrote:I really hate it when people from Europe start commenting on the policies and traditions of the United States, so for that reason I will not comment on this.
Thank you, I appreciate this position a lot!

I for my person control also my emotions about some strange laws, habits or views you have in the US. "To each his own" is always good for a smooth coming together ;)
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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby Midnightrider » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:02 am

The vacuum cleaner laws suck. The EU sucks, they are what happens when PC and big brotherism (leftism and nanny statists) spiral out of control. I am proud to live in a country that mostly tells the EU to stick it. Ha ha, the Czech people will not accept the EU guns are bad doctrine.
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Postby Doc Dan » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am

Remember, getting rid of vacuum cleaners improves the environment because they suction all of the ozone out of the atmosphere which causes Mars to encroach upon the planet and leach what is left of our atmosphere into space.
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Postby demoncase » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:31 pm

As someone that voted for the UK to leave the EU: I'll leave the thread with one nugget of information which may help all to grasp the types of minds that sit in Brussels and decide what needs legislating upon:
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Postby mb1 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:26 pm

^^ LOL! Oh my... :eek: :rolleyes:
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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby Evil D » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:07 pm

This is just nonsense. Someone is actually getting paid to sit around and think up this crap? Vacuum cleaner bans? This sounds like the plot of a really stupid comedy movie.
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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby standy99 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:18 pm

Think it's to do with the cheap Chinese vacuums, power tools, generators , and whatever has flooded the cheap market.

Do a lot of camping and in days gone past it was rare to see one generator at a camp site. Nowdays you can buy them as cheap as chips and everyone has one. The cheaper ones are twice as loud as the good ones. SO WITH ALL THE NOISE AT NATIONAL PARKS GENERATORS WILL BE BANNED SOON.
Who is going to buy a 50db well made and quiet one for twice as much as a cheap Chinese one that is twice as loud

Maybe we should look more at why they are banning certain ones not what they are banning
80 db is loud for a vacuum cleaner. :eek:
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Re: EU Vacuum Cleaner Ban: Smart, Ridiculous, or what?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:55 am

They should just ban carpeting. :D

Does this apply to shop vacs?
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Postby OldHoosier62 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:19 pm

The Mastiff wrote:A certain type mindset just wants to have control. Nothing is too minor. Nothing is out of reach.

If people don't like it just use hyperbole and histrionics and tell people it's because of an epidemic of mass deaths and if it's a socialized medicine country bring up the crushing costs burdening the system causing some towns to go without emergency room doctors ( while never mentioning the town never had or needed it's own). Then you can use the threat of immigration by talking about needing to fast track doctors immigrating from places that are terrorist havens. Mention the cost of housing widows and orphans and sending them off to free universities . Throw in jabs at the companies CEO's living in gated beach communities making money off vacuum motors producing insanely huge power bills sucking so much energy that new coal burning power plants will have to go online thereby guaranteeing mass species die offs and typhoons and tsunamis from global warming.

I could go on but you get the point.

**** vacuum cleaners!
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Bravo Sir. Where can I subscribe to your newsletter???
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