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They've GOT to be kidding!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by FanMan, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    So I'm putting a small addition on my house before putting on a new metal roof, and glanced at the little label that's stapled on the end of each 2x6 I bought at the local Lowes:

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    I'm just glad I don't live in California!

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Have to satisfy the lawyers.... Stupid for sure.
  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Yeah pretty stupid warning.
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    That is why wood needs to be burned!==c
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  5. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Warning, living doesn't end well.
    Warning, standing in the path of a speeding vehicle with no brakes or steering may result........
    Warning, reading warnings too slowly may result in sudden death.
    There's a road sign as you near Traverse City that says "Do not pass when oncoming traffic is present". Really? Jeesh
    I'll bite, was it "treated wood"?
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  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Warning living always results in death.

    California really needs to get with the program and just put itself out of its misery.
  7. FanMan

    FanMan Feeling the Heat

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    It was NOT treated wood, just an ordinary Douglas Fir 2x6.
  8. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Warning...living causes death.
  9. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I *almost* wonder if this one is a joke... almost.
  10. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Apparently it only applies to those who live in California. All others need not worry
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  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes it seems as though folks think everything causes cancer . . . at least in California.
  12. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    If wood dust is a carcinogen,I should've been taking a dirt nap 20 yrs ago already.Starting with shop class in 7th grade I've been around the stuff pretty much daily ever since.They also say that about bacon (though I only have it maybe 2-3 days month,tops),my 1 Diet Coke every morning & a few other things that we love to eat/drink.

    Just leave me alone & let me live my own life.These damn pencil pushers need to mind their own business.
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  13. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    I once read the warning label on a box of q-tips. I had no idea.

    What if we find out California causes cancer?
  14. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    well, Douglas Fir is a softwood, cousin of Pine.....and we all know what that means....surprised there was only 1 warning, and why isn't it also in Spanish/French/Deutsch?
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  15. MasterMech

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    I still can't believe they give you free chicklets with every piece of electronic equipment you buy. I know they say "Do Not Eat" on the package but I just can't help myself...... :rolleyes:

    WARNING: Hearth.com contains information known to the State Of (whereever) that may cause one to spend extraordinary amounts of time evaluating trees while saying "Yup, this one soon", or cause one to expend financial resources purchasing multiple chainsaws, splitters, ATV's, tractors and other assorted equipment. This equipment may cause accidental death or dismemberment!

    This information has also been known to lead to possible mental illness with symptoms of muttering under one's breath incoherent phrases about "secondaries", "moisture content" or "light-off temps". Victims of this illness have also been known to offer to exchange neighbors fresh delivered firewood for old, gray, weathered firewood under the pretense of "helping out".

    Persons exhibiting one or a combination of the above symptoms should be handed a Super Cedar and gently guided back to their own property using a soothing tone of voice and plenty of reassurance.

    ;lol;lol;lol;lol;lol;lol
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  16. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    With all the day laborors here doing construction here at least spanish.
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  17. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    I guess thats what happens when you have too much democracy, lol!
    Seriously, as many know this comes from Prop 65. Cali law says citizens can get a legally binding referendum question put on the ballet by getting X # of signatures. Prop 65 as passed very generally = anyone selling a product containing a known carcinogen must include a label stating so. Seems reasonable. But then, what's the definition of carcinogen? Well "a substance or agent causing cancer". But what does "cause" mean? We don't have the science to say what caused a certain case of cancer, so instead we use an increased rate of cancer. But where's the threshold? A 10% increase? 1%? Based on what exposure?
    Here's the official list. http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/files/p65single072012.pdf
    Some nasty chemicals on there that I wouldn't want in my Corn Flakes, and yup, wood dust is on there. Interestingly wood isn't on there, just the dust. So in this case the consumer creates the carcinogen by altering the product.
    Bottom line to me: For every complex problem there is a simple answer, and it's wrong.
  18. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Thats what happens when you have to duck and weave around the bottom feeding lawyers. Sad commentary on how far our society has sunk.

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