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Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)
yahooooooooo ^ | 3/31/12 | Wendy Carpenter

Posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by Drango

What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, during which time people are encouraged to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. ~snip

The organization holds the event annually on the last weekend in March because it's about "the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. This allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global 'lights out' event," says the WWF Web site. In the United States, five states are participating — Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and New Hampshire -- and almost 60 cities and towns not to mention many more landmarks, buildings, colleges, businesses, and organizations. The rest of the world is acting in a similar fashion. New Zealand got a two-hour head start of Australia, as lights were turned off at Sky Tower in Auckland and parliament buildings in Wellington. Several buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong participated, including the International Finance Centre, ... ~snip

Libya, Algeria, Bhutan and French Guinea. "Earth Hour 2012 is a celebration of people power," WWF official Dermot O'Gorman told reporters, including AP, hours before the event in Sydney. "(It's) the world's largest mass event in support of the planet."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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To: the OlLine Rebel
“Just do what you would do if you hadn’t read about this.”

That just looks like you are just ignorant of the movement’s plans.


No. It just looks like I use energy to better my life. I do not waste it and I do not compromise my quality of life to conserve it.
51 posted on 03/31/2012 5:06:35 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: keypro; All

“Earth Hour” was LAST YEARS’s Current Truth, this year’s current truth is LYNCHING a Hispanic Guy with a Jewish-sounding last name, so that blacks will be angered enough to show up and vote for OBAMA in 2006.

Besides, it might remind the sheeple of the outrageously expensive Obama failures like Solyndra, and THINK!.


52 posted on 03/31/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Drango
As I've done for many years now, I'm turning on EVERY light in the house @ 8:30 tonight. And doing a load of laundry.

As I've done for many years now, I turn off EVERY light in the house @9:00 pm. Because I go to bed.

BFD.

53 posted on 03/31/2012 5:14:19 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Drango

I have 7 TVs all hooked up to Uverse. Four refrigerators/freezers, and 5 or 6 computers. I don’t know, I lost count. I got hammered in the garage workshop watching some NCAA basketball and texting my college friends. I don’t care. Yeah, I can burn the coal tonight. The moderators won’t let me say what I think of these enviro-nazis.


54 posted on 03/31/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by henkster
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To: Drango

So, we’re all going to look like North Korea for an hour?


55 posted on 03/31/2012 5:21:26 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Drango

Lights going on in 3 minutes.


56 posted on 03/31/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Drango

Just flipped on all of our lights. Screw Earth Hour.


57 posted on 03/31/2012 5:30:47 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Drango
I live in a 'dark area' on the map - I love it. I can see all the stars.

I shaved $30 a month off my electric bill - by my own methods - and I will NEVER have a government 'screw-you' mercury bomb in my lights. I save money to save money, not because the greenies, who have more light bulbs in their kitchens that I have in my whole house dictate to us.

Tonight, my house, and friends and neighbors will be lit like Christmas trees - and put a one night lit-up spot on the map in our area.


58 posted on 03/31/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I have several, double 300-watt shop lights on stands. I’ll bring them out on the driveway and point them upward.

Hey, that's what I do! Except mine are in the backyard of the house, where busy roads and airplane flight paths can see them better. Plus every light goes on in the house.

59 posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Drango

All lights on. Inside and out. Most of our neighborhood does every year. LOL!


60 posted on 03/31/2012 5:41:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Dartman

Hasn’t Sun been great promoting Human Achievement Hour? Are you watching the fight tonight?


61 posted on 03/31/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: keypro

Utopian compliance winner, NK.


62 posted on 03/31/2012 5:43:20 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: Drango
CLICK!!!
63 posted on 03/31/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: RedMDer

Same here. Every house is either normal brightness or even more lights on than usual.


64 posted on 03/31/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Drango

Ditto here....all lights on, every room, every hallway....


65 posted on 03/31/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by geege
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To: Drango
I just turned on all my lights and started up the clothes dryer. Then I went went outside and checked the electric meter - spinning like mad!

My water heater is electric too. I think I'll run 50 or 60 gallons of hot water down the drain. The high usage might cost me a buck or too but it's well worth it.

66 posted on 03/31/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Drango

What crap. Is this going to feed the children of Biafra?


67 posted on 03/31/2012 5:51:19 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

I got my house glowing like a beacon.


68 posted on 03/31/2012 5:51:20 PM PDT by Dacula (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Drango

Mine are going on until 9:30 Pacific so 4 hours of wonderful energy.

Pray for America


69 posted on 03/31/2012 5:56:44 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Drango

I will take a dump in a nearby creek, chase and run over squirrels, poison frogs, shoot eagles, torture ants, and skin my cat. Take that, Al Gore!


70 posted on 03/31/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by sagar
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To: maine-iac7

can you give me the link where you got that photo please?

I’m looking to buy land and then put a small cabin there where I can see the stars at night.

Here we can see stars quite good but I’m looking to get away from even a road for at least 10 miles


71 posted on 03/31/2012 6:01:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Drango

Gotta fire up the electric guitar too!!!


72 posted on 03/31/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: Names Ash Housewares
Using the meter to cut cord wood for bbq...killing one earth with two stones...
73 posted on 03/31/2012 6:09:35 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Drango

Here's my house! (Not really.)

74 posted on 03/31/2012 6:12:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: keypro

>>Turn on your lights America.

Nah, I think I’ll just do a little arc-welding on my 4x4 instead.


75 posted on 03/31/2012 6:13:16 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: manc
"Here we can see stars quite good but I’m looking to get away from even a road for at least 10 miles"

Florida? Forgotten Coast or dead-center Everglades. Everywhere else has light pollution.

76 posted on 03/31/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Drango

Just took a peek outside and guess what? My crazy libtard cross street neighbor took you up on your invite; her house is lit like a Christmas tree. Is this the day that Rush sends his plane coast to coast for no reason? Or is that another nutty made up observance day?


77 posted on 03/31/2012 6:14:52 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: geege

Celebration of light. Blazin away north of 49.


78 posted on 03/31/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by smoke n mirrors
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To: Drango

I just got back form a 20 minute drive around the neighborhood in my SUV. A few houses are dark, but not more than normal. Most houses have the same or more lights on.


79 posted on 03/31/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by matt04
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To: BykrBayb

We burnt an old 27” CRT TV.


80 posted on 03/31/2012 6:48:50 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Drango

In darkness there is no light.


81 posted on 03/31/2012 6:57:59 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Drango

Thanks for the reminder!! And...Let There Be Light!!

In honor of Thomas Edison and American achievement, I am turning on ALL the floodlights around my home.

Let it shine...


82 posted on 03/31/2012 7:10:50 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Drango

All the lights on in CDT. :) I feel so righteous!


83 posted on 03/31/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: Drango

Thanks for the reminder post. 8:30 on the nose I lit ‘er all up.


84 posted on 03/31/2012 7:39:09 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: LUV W

Well, I didn’t go all out as some of you. I just wanted to make sure the neighbors know I rebel against this crud - so 80-90% of the lights were on because they can see those lights.

And that’s all I care about - to help the satellite image and to push it in the face of my neighbors!


85 posted on 03/31/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: lovesdogs

I’m betting that’s for (sneering childish mocking vocals..) Earth DAY.


86 posted on 03/31/2012 7:41:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

You did good. I couldn’t do my outdoor lights because they are on a motion sensor and just went off after a few minutes. But the house was really lit up...tv on....steamer on....AC on.....

Every little bit that we can stick it to them makes me feel good! :)


87 posted on 03/31/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: Drango
I'm turning on EVERY light in the house @ 8:30 tonight. And doing a load of laundry.

Thanks for the reminder. I've turned up the natural gas heat four degrees, turned on the porch light and burning wood in the fireplace. If it helps warm up my area in the world, all the better for us!

88 posted on 03/31/2012 7:49:05 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Drango
Join me.

Hardly...

An electron saved, is an electron earned! ;)

89 posted on 03/31/2012 7:59:34 PM PDT by Errant
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To: maine-iac7
Hmmm...according to your US map, that one guy in North Dakota is REALLY doing his part to light up the sky.

This whole Earth Hour thing is just STUPID. I bet if you counted in the costs of turning off, then turning power back on that it takes MORE energy to get things "warmed up" again.

It reminds me of when NBC turned off their lights during some football broadcast. Bob Costas and the other guys just sat there in the dim studio, looking like fools. Studio lights don't just come right back on, they take a long time to come back to their full brightness. Plus it wears out electrical devices faster when you keep doing this.

90 posted on 03/31/2012 7:59:40 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Drango

Instead they should get on their knees and pray.


91 posted on 03/31/2012 8:03:55 PM PDT by publius321
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To: Drango

Got the computer on (of course), microwave, clothes dryer, TV all going, and all the lights on, inside and out.


92 posted on 03/31/2012 8:09:58 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Drango

I’m commemorating by burning styrofoam and plastic Walmart carriers in the back yard.


93 posted on 03/31/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Drango
I'm turning on EVERY light in the house @ 8:30tonight...

I'm in!

94 posted on 03/31/2012 8:11:53 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes. That is the one...Earth day. It used to be Arbor day when I was a kid. These days the libs cannot be happy with simply planting a tree. Now we must save the earth.


95 posted on 03/31/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: lovesdogs

Well, Earth Day is always April 22. Arbor Day varied, but looks like it’s mostly AROUND that time. Depends. Arbor Day has been around a long time. Hippies invented ED - gulp - basically at my birth. This goes along with the whole Kwanzaa invention. Geesh. The ‘60s sucked big rocks.


96 posted on 03/31/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drango

Did I miss that? Darn!


97 posted on 03/31/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: boop

“It reminds me of when NBC turned off their lights during some football broadcast. Bob Costas and the other guys just sat there in the dim studio”

I almost forgot about that holier-than-thou moment.

Yet, they were all so upset this year when the lights went out on their own at that playoff game....


98 posted on 03/31/2012 8:31:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drango

Earth what?

Was I supposed to observe something?

:-)


99 posted on 03/31/2012 8:54:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: South Hawthorne
"...I really don't feel like paying for the electricity, so I'm going to buy six sleeves of Styrofoam cups, unwrap them, and run them over in the grocery store parking lot..."


100 posted on 03/31/2012 9:09:17 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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