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Google's Earth Hour (Vanity)
Google ^ | March 29, 2008 | Dr,Syn

Posted on 03/29/2008 6:49:29 PM PDT by Dr.Syn

All day today Google has been pushing an Earth Hour agenda:

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.

Given our company's commitment to environmental awareness and energy efficiency, we strongly support the Earth Hour campaign, and have darkened our homepage today to help spread awareness of what we hope will be a highly successful global event.

I got sick of their Spitzeresque hypocrisy and emailed them the following:

Your Earth Hour nonsense finally made me change my default search engine from Google to Dogpile.

You are such hypocrites...your founders Larry Page and Serge Brin fly around in a private Boeing 767...and you have the balls to talk about Earth Hour.

I guess you think everbody should sacrifice to keep the rich liberal elites airborne.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; earthhour; google; googledems; googlefraud; googlessp
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To: KoRn; All
I wonder if google shut down their data centers at 8PM and left them down for an hour.

Another case of "Do as I say, not as I do." It's all part of the "2 Americas" thing...normal people versus elitest liberal nuts.

21 posted on 03/29/2008 7:09:36 PM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: tioga
I went out just before 8PM to watch an ISS flyover, and noticed the darker than normal abodes.

Now that I think about it, I meant to look for the ATV, but completely forgot about it at the time.

Too bleepin' cold at 8PM to go back out again at 9:30...

22 posted on 03/29/2008 7:14:29 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Dr.Syn
Clark in the Dark?

He will never beat Dwight in the Light.

The Loonie Left wants to be in the dark so badly that they punched their own lights out? I hope they all disappeared and when the lights come back on, all thats left is their shoes!

23 posted on 03/29/2008 7:15:43 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing.)
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To: Dr.Syn
re: Your Earth Hour nonsense finally made me change my default search engine from Google to Dogpile.

Internet question: When I open Internet Explorer Google comes up as my home page. Does Google profit from my use of it as a home page?

24 posted on 03/29/2008 7:21:03 PM PDT by Nevadan (nevadan)
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Just to be contrary I turned everything in the house on. :)


25 posted on 03/29/2008 7:23:28 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Dr.Syn

Sorry, I’ll be watching “Tank Overhaul” on the Military Channel at 8pm instead of playing their game.


26 posted on 03/29/2008 7:25:12 PM PDT by Birdsbane (If You Are Employed By A Liberal Democrat...Quit!)
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To: Dr.Syn

Re: Google "turns the lights out"   [Mark Steyn]

Nathan, what I like about Google "going dark" in support of "Earth Hour" is that it, in fact, uses more energy than the regular old white screen. But hey, we can always use another pointless gesture in the name of "raising awareness". Anyone who isn't "aware" by now of the mass global-warming psychosis is presumably already living in a cave, and therefore has no lights to turn out.

Another attractive feature of "Earth Hour" is the opportunity it offers to transform free nations into a society of eco-Stasi:

Between 8 and 9 tonight, I’ll be doing what I usually do at that time:I’ll be out with my wife walking our two dogs 5km around our small town.

Tonight, however, I’ll be looking at my neighbours’ windows to see which ones are participating in Earth Hour.

Hmm. While you're at it, why not stroll past Al Gore's one-man City of Light in Tennessee?

Still, you couldn't ask for a better image for this movement than apparently sane people voluntarily keeping themselves in the dark. The great Tim Blair, lit up like Gore Manor, has much more.


27 posted on 03/29/2008 7:25:20 PM PDT by Delacon (“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” H. L. Mencken)
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To: Dr.Syn

I’m driving around in my car without the headlights on.


28 posted on 03/29/2008 7:28:38 PM PDT by Sertorius (A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
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To: Nevadan
When I open Internet Explorer Google comes up as my home page. Does Google profit from my use of it as a home page?

I can't see how they would profit. You can change your default homepage to anything you want. Mine defaults to Free Republic!

29 posted on 03/29/2008 7:36:52 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: Vegas Phyl

same here.


30 posted on 03/29/2008 7:39:20 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: sionnsar
I finally found an interactive email applet for Google.

Google appears quite foolish to be a part of the Global Warming Hoax. Within each Epoch and within each Age, there have been fluctuations in temperature. Chicken little Owl Gore minions should be pitied.

31 posted on 03/29/2008 7:41:15 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Dr.Syn

http://www.goodsearch.com/Default.aspx

Everytime I use it, an amount goes to the NRA Foundation.


32 posted on 03/29/2008 7:42:11 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: devolve; Dr.Syn

Google’s Earth hour has lasted all day. You can hardly see to type in the words but my computer shows dark things darker.

Very strange to see text in white. Google Gorbal Goofballs!


33 posted on 03/29/2008 7:43:17 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Dr.Syn

What am I missing here? A group of Aussie loonies came up with this knucklehead idea but these “before” and “during” images appear to show just how seriously THEY are taking their own fiasco.

http://apnews.myway.com/image/20080329/Australia_Earth_Hour.sff_XMB102_20080329053122.html?date=20080329&docid=D8VND6200


34 posted on 03/29/2008 7:47:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How many more "scientists and researchers" can the taxpayers afford to support with Federal grants?)
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To: Dr.Syn

That’s so stupid, I went around and turned all our lights ON!
Screw Google!


35 posted on 03/29/2008 7:48:22 PM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: FreedomPoster

Don’t libs always complain about how Iraqis *suffer* without regular electric power? Maybe it’s actually greenie utopia over there...


36 posted on 03/29/2008 7:50:39 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Dr.Syn

To be fair to Google, they’re actually not total hypocrites on this. I was just at their corporate headquarters this past week, and they do encourage their employees to be green. Bikes are made freely available for all to use, and you can hop on them and ride around the Google complex and to their satellite offices.

They do take care of their employees, and they do seem quite happy—even if 75% of them seem to be from India and China.


37 posted on 03/29/2008 7:59:00 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Dr.Syn

Extra lights on for this hour. Illuminating the clouds precipitating that white Global Warming stuff coming down this evening.


38 posted on 03/29/2008 8:08:58 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Dr.Syn

Yeah, TOTALLY forgot about Earth Hour...darn.

HEY! I’ll make up for it from 12am-1am.

I’m so green...


39 posted on 03/29/2008 8:10:53 PM PDT by dancentexas
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To: sionnsar
LOL!! Turned my lights off just to see the effect.

Kinda weird not to see the Space Needle...but all the condos, apts, etc., all around don't seem to care a bit. All are lit up with TVs blazing.

40 posted on 03/29/2008 8:14:01 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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