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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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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.

Join me.

1 posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:15 PM PDT by Drango
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To: Drango

I just zip tied the trigger on my 2 sawalls and one skill saws ready to watch um whirl


2 posted on 03/31/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Drango
The Norks have earth hour every night Photobucket
3 posted on 03/31/2012 3:41:25 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Drango

Lighting up!


4 posted on 03/31/2012 3:42:15 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Let your light shine BRIGHT.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 3:43:30 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

This? Again? About to bolt to a headbanger concert that just SUCKS the power out of the wall. See everyone on the other side.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 3:43:53 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Drango

I will be attending a live production of the musical “Beauty and The Beast” at Calvary Chapel Theater, with it’s Beautiful new theater filled with Lighting, computerized sets and staging, Huge amplified sound system, and use lots and lots of electricity! Also participate with fellow Christians in what promises to be an evening filled with fun, music, art, and fellowship.

That is what I think of Earth Hour!


7 posted on 03/31/2012 3:44:05 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Drango

Oh and of course it’s AIR CONDITIONED! LOL!!!!


8 posted on 03/31/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Drango

Here is my house at Earth Hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHwa-Iq1Bx4


9 posted on 03/31/2012 3:45:05 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Drango

That’s silly, Drango. Just do what you would do if you hadn’t read about this. I’ll be cozied up in my toasty waterbed watching the 43” plasma play movies off my PC.

The rest of the lights and devices will be out (except for the stuff the wife and kids leave on) and my heat will be turned down.

Peace be with you...


10 posted on 03/31/2012 3:47:07 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: Drango

Opened my sunroof and turned on the air conditioner.


11 posted on 03/31/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Drango

Oh, I can’t wait. Every light is going on.
Stupid liberals!!!


12 posted on 03/31/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: Drango

"Turn ON the lights ... their party's o-ver!"

13 posted on 03/31/2012 3:50:37 PM PDT by mikrofon (RIP, Mr. Meredith)
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To: Drango
My 2 burner Mr. Heater will be turned to MAX. BURN from around 8 to 10 keeping me toasty whilst I produce massive amounts of second hand smoke produced by a stogie or 2.
14 posted on 03/31/2012 3:50:51 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: wizwor
43” plasma

I have a 50" and a 47" plasma. And if I could do it, I'd turn off the energy star for an hour.

15 posted on 03/31/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Damn! Missed it!


16 posted on 03/31/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: keypro
Every day is Earth Day in Socialist North Korea. It is totally dark except for the ruling families' palace (the local Obama Regime) in Pyongpeng.

Turn on all your lights for Human Achievement Day!

The lights off shore are the vast Korean fishing fleet. Light attracts fish.


17 posted on 03/31/2012 3:54:49 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: garjog

This is my house;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ar-__ub0rc


18 posted on 03/31/2012 3:54:57 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Drango

...and keep Freeping too.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Yes! Human Achievement Day has been promoted all over Canada by Sun News! This conservative news channel is hard-hitting and makes Fox look timid and semi-flaky.

All lights on from 8:30 to 9:30 for HAH...Human Achievement Hour.


20 posted on 03/31/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: FormerACLUmember

The lights off shore are the vast Korean fishing fleet. Light attracts fish.....

As Johnny Carson used to say,
“I did not know that”


21 posted on 03/31/2012 3:59:57 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: FormerACLUmember

and turning on all my lights for edison hour


22 posted on 03/31/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: garjog

Amazing Christmas-time light show there! WOW


23 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:34 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: JudyinCanada; FormerACLUmember
I bump your Human Achievement Hour

I didn't know about it. Thank you.

24 posted on 03/31/2012 4:01:43 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Will have all the lights on in the house, garage and car.Will have all the window shades open, with lights pointed outward for the benefit of any satellite photos. Bonfire in the back yard for the same reason. Air conditioner running at full speed, with windows open, oven and all stove burners on high. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. I wonder how fast our electric meter can spin.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 4:02:37 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Drango
"What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? "

North Korea... Next question jackass!?

26 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Drango

I’m turning on every light, all TVs and radios, plugging in floor heater, putting on my security light, and running my blow dryer (kitty needs her bath).

I’m still waiting for Gaia Toilet Paper Day with Sheryl Crow as the parade marshall! Idiots!


27 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: garjog

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t have time to hang Christmas lights, but I can stretch some out on the lawn.


28 posted on 03/31/2012 4:06:51 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: keypro
Photobucket
29 posted on 03/31/2012 4:07:48 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Drango
I'm watching SUN News TV on satellite here in Canada right now. They're calling this thing tonight, “Human Achievement Hour”. Turn on your favorite thing that illustrates how creative we are. TV, electric lights, telephones, whatever.
One of the hosts says he's going to jam open the refrigerator door and turn on a space heater, then let them battle it out.
30 posted on 03/31/2012 4:10:07 PM PDT by Dartman
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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.

Bonus, the store is just east of the Delaware river, take that, stupid fishes.

31 posted on 03/31/2012 4:11:46 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Drango

Earth Day was (originally) a COMMUNIST celebration designed to weaken the U.S. from within. That is why the day was set, not by coincidence, on the birthday of Karl Marx.


32 posted on 03/31/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: avacado
"What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? "

North Korea

In solidarity with NK, Libya, Liberia, Zimbabwe and Somalia...I celebrate Human Achievement Hour!

33 posted on 03/31/2012 4:13:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: South Hawthorne

I’m watching SUN News TV on satellite here in Canada right now. They’re calling this thing tonight, “Human Achievement Hour”. Turn on your favorite thing that illustrates how creative we are. TV, electric lights, telephones, whatever.
One of the hosts says he’s going to jam open the refrigerator door and turn on a space heater, then let them battle it out.

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.
Bonus, the store is just east of the Delaware river, take that, stupid fishes.

I absolutely LOVE Free Republic


34 posted on 03/31/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by keypro (Dubyateaef)
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To: Drango

Oh thank God you posted this!

I will be proud to turn on all our lights! Thanks for the reminder!

I bet our snippy neighbors with the PITA Papillons will be all dark, too. They seemed to be last year.

Lights a-blazin’!


35 posted on 03/31/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: keypro

Me too, me too.

We are not alone when we have FR, for so many reasons.


36 posted on 03/31/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by itssme (re)
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To: Drango

I have several, double 300-watt shop lights on stands. I’ll bring them out on the driveway and point them upward.


37 posted on 03/31/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Drango

Why doesn’t it start at the top of the hour?


38 posted on 03/31/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: wizwor

“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.


39 posted on 03/31/2012 4:25:33 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mardi59

Just for good measure, should we keep our toilets on auto-flush for the Hour, too? :D


40 posted on 03/31/2012 4:30:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Drango

Very dark except for moonlight http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2866492/posts#comment


41 posted on 03/31/2012 4:34:24 PM PDT by odds
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Ping


42 posted on 03/31/2012 4:34:47 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Drango

What time will I be turning on the Fender amp, playing my guitar through a digitech RP200 effects box running through my Peavey Mixer (with phantom power) to go with the Senheiser mic? The setup uses a lot of power! The article didn’t say. Oh, due to the power drain caused by all the equip, I also use a pre amp for additional phantom power. When I get cooking the neighborhood lights flicker..


43 posted on 03/31/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Drango

Good plan!


44 posted on 03/31/2012 4:38:25 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: the OlLine Rebel

LOL We would have to hide our toilet paper.


45 posted on 03/31/2012 4:43:03 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: keypro
I'm going to put my humidifier and dehumidifier in the same room and let them fight it out.


46 posted on 03/31/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Drango

I’ll join you!!!


47 posted on 03/31/2012 4:47:29 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

>>That is why the day was set, not by coincidence, on the birthday of Karl Marx.

April 22 is Lenin’s birthday.


48 posted on 03/31/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Drango

I’ll fire up my pinball machines.
Each flip of the flipper is like turning on a vacuum cleaner in current consumption! LOL


49 posted on 03/31/2012 4:50:40 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

Actually it’s not Marx’s birthday. Unfortunately his is right before my mother’s (that oughta thrill her) in May. And apparently, some local originators started with the March equinox (they love pagan dates), then somehow we ended up with a month later.


50 posted on 03/31/2012 5:04:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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