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Scientists warn Christmas lights harm the planet
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24839835-23272,00.html ^ | December 24, 2008 08:06am | By Graham Readfearn

Posted on 12/24/2008 7:51:33 PM PST by television is just wrong

Edited on 12/24/2008 8:05:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs. CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; antireligion; christmas; doover; environment; envirowhackos; greens; handwringers; previouslyposted; searchisyourfriend
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anything to destroy christianity, Americanism and our ideals.
1 posted on 12/24/2008 7:51:34 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

Dr Glenn Pratt. There, I fixed it.


2 posted on 12/24/2008 7:54:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I think instead of hanging lights on my house I’m just going to hang some scientists instead. They are cheaper, and less scientists in the world should alleviate this global warming nonsense.


3 posted on 12/24/2008 7:55:01 PM PST by chris37
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To: television is just wrong

I hate LED Christmas lights. They’re too harsh and bright. I hate fluorescent lights outside of industrial or office applications. Not going to do it.


4 posted on 12/24/2008 7:56:05 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: television is just wrong
“CSIRO researchers said householders should know that each bulb turned on in the name of Christmas will increase emissions of greenhouse gases.”

I am very PROUD that on one of my Christmas trees alone I have increased greenhouse gases by at least 1000 bulbs. That's not counting my other tree and exterior lights.

I hope these leftist scientists choke on greenhouse gases created by my lightbulbs.

5 posted on 12/24/2008 7:57:09 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: television is just wrong
SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste and urged people to get energy efficient festive bulbs.

This is socialist speak for we want to destroy democracy with more regulations.
6 posted on 12/24/2008 7:57:36 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: television is just wrong
Dr Glenn Platt Resume here
7 posted on 12/24/2008 7:59:12 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: chris37
I think instead of hanging lights on my house I’m just going to hang some scientists instead. They are cheaper, and less scientists in the world should alleviate this global warming nonsense.

I think you mean to hang pseudo-scientists, like the ones Gore and Soetoro endorse and hire. Actual scientists don't say stupid things like this.


8 posted on 12/24/2008 7:59:36 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: chris37

I’m just using Uncle Fester!


9 posted on 12/24/2008 7:59:50 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: chris37

You sir (and or madam) are spot on in your assessment of the cure for the situation. ;-)


10 posted on 12/24/2008 8:00:33 PM PST by doc1019
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To: DieHard the Hunter
What a raving Homo! L0L


11 posted on 12/24/2008 8:02:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: chris37
A Christmas Warning: Scientist harm the planet with stupitidy.
12 posted on 12/24/2008 8:05:22 PM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: television is just wrong
“Australia is the world's largest net exporter of coal accounting for 29 percent of global coal exports.”

—2008 World Factbook

13 posted on 12/24/2008 8:07:41 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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14 posted on 12/24/2008 8:10:56 PM PST by 50mm (Waiting anxiously for my bailout.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

What is he, 13 years old?


15 posted on 12/24/2008 8:11:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: JulieRNR21; Diana in Wisconsin; metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime; goldstategop; PhiKapMom; ...

Just when I thought I had heard it all, along comes this. Beyond that, I’m at a loss for words.


16 posted on 12/24/2008 8:11:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If greed is a virtue, than corporate socialism is conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He looks too young to shave.


17 posted on 12/24/2008 8:13:57 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And, of course, all these scientist are flying back and forth to their various and assorted conferences in private jets. But that doesn’t matter, my bad.


18 posted on 12/24/2008 8:18:05 PM PST by doc1019
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To: ottbmare

Gosh...I bet you’d really hate to have the beams of red and green Klieg lights arcing overhead, wouldn’t you?.....:)


19 posted on 12/24/2008 8:19:22 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: chris37

**I think instead of hanging lights on my house I’m just going to hang some scientists instead.**

And wire each scientist for a CFL Bulb in their MOUTHS. Now, how to make them blink in time to “AWAY in a MANGER”!


20 posted on 12/24/2008 8:21:02 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's "1984" .. to Conservatives- a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: television is just wrong

Also he says using fire makes the fire gods angry.


21 posted on 12/24/2008 8:22:04 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: television is just wrong

Yes, anything to destroy Christianity.


22 posted on 12/24/2008 8:25:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: television is just wrong

I am tired about hearing the words “greenhouse gases”.

Since CO2 is required for all vegetative life to survive, isn’t it good for the planet to assure that CO2 is available to the plantlife? Maybe we should start a group for plants similar to PETA. After all, reduction of CO2 would be a death knell to our trees and other greenery. I like green plants. Why should I be trying to reduce CO2?

So here’s to People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants - PETP!


23 posted on 12/24/2008 8:33:32 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: gwilhelm56

Beautiful, what a beautiful mental image that is :)

And, of course, I only mean to decorate my house with the “consensus” scientists, and not those who are interested in truth and fact.


24 posted on 12/24/2008 8:34:12 PM PST by chris37
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To: television is just wrong

When my Mother was alive, she had a separate breaker box for her outside Christmas tree.

Bet they would have love that.


25 posted on 12/24/2008 8:34:18 PM PST by SouthTexas (And a Blessed Christmas to all!)
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To: television is just wrong

It’s snowing again! Need more lights!


26 posted on 12/24/2008 8:37:05 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: television is just wrong

I don’t regret putting up our Christmas lights. Sometimes I feel like we didn’t put up enough.


27 posted on 12/24/2008 8:39:36 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Buttplugs like Graham Fernbar are one of the reasons why I ditched all my twinkle lights this year, and strung the whole damn Viking Lodge with good, old fashioned C-9 bulbs. The big ones like our daddies used to put up. I'll worry about the electric bill in January. I just felt like a good 'ol retro display of defiance this year.

28 posted on 12/24/2008 8:45:01 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: Viking2002
Yet they wouldn't hear of a nuclear power plant being built. They've gone from NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) to BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything).
29 posted on 12/24/2008 8:49:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: television is just wrong

- and Christmas Cookies cause cancer.


30 posted on 12/24/2008 8:50:37 PM PST by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: chris37

This is a repeat of a post I made earlier today .. fitting ... and I thought you’d LIKE IT.

“””and to all you Atheists, Tomorrow is THURSDAY ...GET TO WORK!! “””


31 posted on 12/24/2008 8:51:39 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's "1984" .. to Conservatives- a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: jongaltsr

***- and Christmas Cookies cause cancer.**

THEY DO NOT ... it’s only the SUGAR, the Shortening, and the little SPRINKLES that cause CANCER... NOT the COOKIES!!!

/s


32 posted on 12/24/2008 8:55:36 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's "1984" .. to Conservatives- a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: ottbmare
“I hate LED Christmas lights. They’re too harsh and bright.”

I used the LED’s from Target and Home Depot. They were bright and not very reliable. This year I purchased a bunch from a company online , they're a really nice light. They're still LED, C7 size bulbs and weather proof. They remind me and the wife of the bulbs from the 60’s.

33 posted on 12/24/2008 8:55:36 PM PST by repubpub
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To: repubpub

**They remind me and the wife of the bulbs from the 60’s.**

Now, THOSE are Christmas LIGHTS!!!


34 posted on 12/24/2008 8:56:47 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's "1984" .. to Conservatives- a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Dr Platt explains 'Distributed energy is the generation of electricity using small generation sources located close to the actual electrical loads, as well as more effective control of how electricity is actually used at the load itself.'

What is generation source, he doesn't say?

Mini-nukes?

35 posted on 12/24/2008 8:57:27 PM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: ZULU

Me too! Merry Christmas!!


36 posted on 12/24/2008 8:58:32 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom
And MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too!

(I HATE “Happy Holidays”!)

37 posted on 12/24/2008 9:00:39 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: gwilhelm56

Beautiful! I like to tell people “Merry Christmas with extra Jesus”, and I have noticed that this really bothers some people :)


38 posted on 12/24/2008 9:05:20 PM PST by chris37
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To: television is just wrong; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; ...



Beam me to Planet Gore !

39 posted on 12/24/2008 9:14:06 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Salamander
I bet you’d really hate to have the beams of red and green Klieg lights arcing overhead, wouldn’t you?.....:)

I hate even more to have government or Al Gore or a bunch of leftist environmental Nazis telling me what kind of Christmas decorations to use. You know? Merry Christmas.

40 posted on 12/24/2008 9:47:06 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: television is just wrong

To so called scientists - STFU and DIE. Did these evil men say anything about the Hindu Festival of Lights, Chinese New Year Celebrations, Mardi Gras? Nope, didn’t think so.


41 posted on 12/24/2008 9:51:32 PM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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Junk scientists are a REAL threat to the planet.


42 posted on 12/24/2008 10:14:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: television is just wrong

Junk scientists are a REAL threat to the planet.


43 posted on 12/24/2008 10:14:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clock King

no, only the evil christians are criticized for their beliefs. this is known as religious persecution btw.


44 posted on 12/24/2008 10:16:13 PM PST by television is just wrong
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Bugger off mate.


45 posted on 12/24/2008 10:19:21 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: chris37
I think instead of hanging lights on my house I’m just going to hang some scientists instead. They are cheaper, and less scientists in the world should alleviate this global warming nonsense.

Ah... so you decided to go with the dim bulbs after all. ;-)

46 posted on 12/24/2008 10:20:21 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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I just want to know were the heck the “Oh jeeze not this sh!t again” graphic is, whom ever has that better put it up soon before my head craters!, for the love of "Beatrice the cranky", its Christmas!
47 posted on 12/24/2008 10:24:16 PM PST by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: HardStarboard

uh, ok


48 posted on 12/24/2008 10:24:44 PM PST by television is just wrong
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Dim wit global warming scientists don’t like to be outshined by religion.


49 posted on 12/24/2008 10:27:11 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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SCIENTISTS have warned that Christmas lights are bad for the planet due to huge electricity waste

So are Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, New York, L.A. and nearly every other city in the world. Deal with it idiots.

50 posted on 12/24/2008 10:47:34 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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