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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    Take a Saturday drive up north to farm country, where sane people live, and you should be able to buy some.

    Get a few gallons, bring it back into the belly of the beast, and hoard it with your canned food and bullets. (Oh! Wait! Wrong message board.)

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    Good ideas (all of them).

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    Benzine, Naptha and Ligroin are 3 synonyms for the same thing. They are roughly equal to Gasoline which contains so many additives that it looks and smells quite different. Any alteration of the formula would be difficult and might render the product useless for cleaning applications.

    BTW BENZINE is not the same as BENZENE. The former is a mixture like Naptha, and the latter is a pure organic molecule with a totally different structure than any of the ingredients in BENZINE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    Just looked Naptha up on wikipedia:


    So... how can anyone justify banning Naptha.... without banning cars?
    Don't worry, CARB has been working on that one for years, BBQ's are on their agenda as well. Not surprising with the population density in LA County, and all the polution held in the area by the surrounding mountains. I remember being up on a viewpoint in a national park east of LA, you could see the brown soup(air) way down there to the west.
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    Just get some Taco Bell and wait

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    Good morning;

    Speaking as a former resident in and around San Diego, the Los Angeles Valley has had a reputation for years for having a "strange atmosphere." The Los Angeles Indians even talked about how the smoke from their fires would rise up to a certain level, spread out, and stay there.

    Still, the criticism about the legislative banning of lighter fluid, Iso-Propyl Alcohol, and a few others, is valid, and will have interesting consequences in other industries that the guys up in Sacramento failed to consider in their "deliberations." It is comforting to know that the legislators are remarkably similar in all regions of the country, including Washington, D. C. And, D. C. is another place were I lived, so I can justify my criticism there also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    It has gotten much better since the EPA and the AQMD started regulating things such as outlawing burning of leaves and trash. On the other hand, the area always smelled better than NYC! [Just another cheap shot at post #5! My bad!]

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    Haha! I didnt know smog was so aromatic!

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    Don't know if this will help but circuit board manufacturers have switched to using orange peel oil as a cleaning agent for grease. For many years this was an unwanted byproduct of the frozen orange juice industry. They would give it away if you brought your own jug. Today you'll have yo buy it but it is environmentally safe. Try products such as Goo-Gone
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Javins View Post
    It is comforting to know that the legislators are remarkably similar in all regions of the country, including Washington, D. C. And, D. C. is another place were I lived, so I can justify my criticism there also.
    Absolutely.

    We have the best legislators money can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    So... how can anyone justify banning Naptha.... without banning cars?
    And you don't think that's next?
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    Naptha has been banned around here for about twenty years, along with other conspicuous smog-formers. Staggering quantities of related chemicals were once used in the area. The regulation has nothing to due with human heath and carcinogens (which is the responsibility of the EPA), but with
    smog per se, per Calif Air Resources. If you don't like these regulations, then you can always move
    to Bakerfield or Houston and cough and wheez.

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