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How did your Earth Hour go?
The Web | 3/30/08

Posted on 03/30/2008 11:02:27 AM PDT by Libloather

How did your Earth Hour go?

My husband and I enjoyed it so much, we want to try to do it weekly.


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Almost sounds like church.

If one hour is great - why not two? How about eight? Heck, 24 hours should produce MIRACLES! Do it during a work day.

How did your Earth Hour go?

Spent it at a local head-banger concert. The lights were very bright and the ELECTRIC amps were all turned up to 11.

1 posted on 03/30/2008 11:02:28 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I think I slept through it.


2 posted on 03/30/2008 11:03:07 AM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: Libloather

What’s an Earth Hour?


3 posted on 03/30/2008 11:04:02 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Is this why Google was black yesterday?


4 posted on 03/30/2008 11:04:10 AM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Libloather

Spent an extra half hour in my electric-powered hot tub.
Lovely.


5 posted on 03/30/2008 11:04:31 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Argus

mini baby boom in 9 mos ?


6 posted on 03/30/2008 11:04:36 AM PDT by cd jones (Liberals: spreading misery, calling it equality)
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To: Libloather

I’ll be by to pull your meter presently...then you can “celebrate” to your heart’s content.


7 posted on 03/30/2008 11:05:42 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Libloather

I don`t get it,

why not just make 10 the loudest? :-)

I turned on all the lights from 8-9pm,

F**K the giai tree huggers I say :-)


8 posted on 03/30/2008 11:06:07 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Libloather
How did your Earth Hour go?

Huh?

/s

9 posted on 03/30/2008 11:06:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Libloather

I turned on every light and let all my cars idle.
Where I live everyone seemed to have every light on.


10 posted on 03/30/2008 11:07:49 AM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Why not just make 10 the loudest?

These went to 11.

11 posted on 03/30/2008 11:07:56 AM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: svcw; MurryMom
I turned on every light and let all my cars idle.

I was wondering just how many left wingnuts would turn out their headlights while driving that time of night...

12 posted on 03/30/2008 11:10:36 AM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

Considering that I live in western Alaska, the whole event went well. There were huge swaths of sunlight from the Bering Sea coast all the way up to Point Hope. There were some specks of artificial light around Fairbanks and Anchorage, but since the sun doesn’t set until 8:40 p.m. and real darkness doesn’t occur until 11 p.m., we did our part. I would have gleefully turned on every light in the house as a protest, but not at 39 cents a kilowatt hour.

Isn’t this kind of event emblematic of liberal thinking - do something theatrical that shows off your intentions, then sit back and assume you’ve done enough?


13 posted on 03/30/2008 11:11:13 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: Libloather

My house hasn’t been that bright since Christmas lights came down. :-p


14 posted on 03/30/2008 11:12:30 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77 ($15,000 to the first Trinity congregate to tell the world they saw Obama listening to Wright's venom)
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To: Libloather

We poured all of our waste oil into the local creek and set it on fire.


15 posted on 03/30/2008 11:13:07 AM PDT by davetex (My tagline has been placed on the disabled list.)
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To: Fzob
What’s an Earth Hour?

Sixty Earth Minutes.

16 posted on 03/30/2008 11:14:09 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Fzob

1/24 th of one day


17 posted on 03/30/2008 11:14:44 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Libloather

Drove 50 miles to visit friends, burned propane gas in the grill for about 45 minutes, used the oven to make brownies and watched a movie.

Granted that took more than an hour but it’s the thought that counts.


18 posted on 03/30/2008 11:14:46 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: capt. norm
What’s an Earth Hour? Sixty Earth Minutes.

But that's not important right now.

19 posted on 03/30/2008 11:15:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Libloather
EARTH HOUR?


20 posted on 03/30/2008 11:15:50 AM PDT by jaz.357 (When you throw mud, you lose ground.)
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To: Rebelbase

Oh, also, my local power company provides several unscheduled “earth hours” each year, so I didn’t feel compelled to participate in one that was scheduled.


21 posted on 03/30/2008 11:16:15 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Libloather

“Earth Hour” happened during the 2nd half of the No. Carolina vs. Louisville NCAA tourney game last night (here on the W. coast, at least). Did the lib nutters want us to turn our TVs off too?


22 posted on 03/30/2008 11:17:09 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Libloather

When?


23 posted on 03/30/2008 11:17:19 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: Para-Ord.45; Libloather

Spinal Tap rules!


24 posted on 03/30/2008 11:17:36 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Libloather


25 posted on 03/30/2008 11:18:25 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
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To: Libloather
It was great! I spent it dancing in my artificially moonlit back yard. (I love moonlighting)
26 posted on 03/30/2008 11:18:44 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Libloather

I walked the dog a half mile down the road so she could take a dump in my liberal neighbor’s front yard.


27 posted on 03/30/2008 11:18:56 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Libloather

Did everuthing humanly possible to increase my “carbon footprint” by a factor of !


28 posted on 03/30/2008 11:18:59 AM PDT by bubman
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To: Libloather

What a joke. Most of the commercial buildings that were darkened, then re-lit an hour later use ballast powered lights ( fluorescent, metal halide, etc) and they will run many hours on the power needed to start them. So the end result of their feelgood deed was to spike the energy grid.

On a related note, just what technical qualifications does A. Gore (if you don’t believe me, you think the world is flat) have to make him an expert on global warming?


29 posted on 03/30/2008 11:20:09 AM PDT by wrench
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To: redpoll
Isn’t this kind of event emblematic of liberal thinking - do something theatrical that shows off your intentions, then sit back and assume you’ve done enough?

Symbolism over substance.

And while the left wingnuts turned off one **GASP** incandescent light bulb, just how many of them turned off the gas/electric heat as well? (I'll just assume - not too many!)

30 posted on 03/30/2008 11:21:11 AM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

I cancelled my plans to move into the camper and start the 3.5KW generator, and instead, opened the garage door and finished all the welding I had to do for the new wrought iron railings for the front stairs. It’s only a 230 Amp welder, running on a low setting for 5/32 6013, but I tried and tried.


31 posted on 03/30/2008 11:22:13 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Libloather

The future Mrs. Loyalist participated willingly. I participated unwillingly, the same day I shelled out for an engagement ring. The sacrifices for love....


32 posted on 03/30/2008 11:22:38 AM PDT by Loyalist (Social justice isn't; social studies aren't; social work doesn't.)
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To: Libloather

1 computer
2 xboxes
1 gamecube
3 TVs
1 oven
1 crock pot
3 indoor lights
1 outdoor light
1 washer
1 dryer
1 phone
1 humidifier
2 purifiers

Had ‘em all on until about midnight. Went to sleep stuffed, happy, and with fresh and clean clothes.


33 posted on 03/30/2008 11:24:20 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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Pretty much everyone where I live turned off their lights. NOW HERE's THE THING: I noticed that right around 8PM, the temperature dropped about twenty degrees. In fact, the temperature stayed low all night, and it rose again this morning when people started to wake up and turn their lights on!!!! These global warming people are on to something.
34 posted on 03/30/2008 11:25:02 AM PDT by Menelaus (In a democracy it's your vote that counts; in feudalism, it's your Count that votes.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I was up until 2am doing the exact same things. AND vacuumed the house!


35 posted on 03/30/2008 11:25:32 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Libloather

I went outside and cut down a tree.


36 posted on 03/30/2008 11:25:51 AM PDT by therut
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To: bonfire

Well, I vaccuumed, too. But I didn’t count that as it’s a two-minute job.

I love my Dyson vaccuum.


37 posted on 03/30/2008 11:27:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: wrench
On a related note, just what technical qualifications does A. Gore (if you don’t believe me, you think the world is flat) have to make him an expert on global warming?

Since I really screwed up my first Earth Day, I'll just have to turn off my television during Altoast2000's appearance on tonight's Sixty Minutes!

38 posted on 03/30/2008 11:28:49 AM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

Mine was very “illuminating.” I actually forgot about it, but went I went to google something about 8:30, it reminded me. So I looked outside, across and up and down the street to see if anyone was observing Earth Hour. We must live in an ecologically ignorant neighborhood, LOL, everybody had their lights on.


39 posted on 03/30/2008 11:29:09 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Libloather

I spent an hour forming a gigantic S.O.S. sign in Christmas lights in a nearby field.


40 posted on 03/30/2008 11:29:48 AM PDT by modhom
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To: Libloather

I looked around to see how many of my neighbors are idiots.


41 posted on 03/30/2008 11:30:01 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: wrench

Dmocrat, we don’t need no steenking qualifications. We have feeeeelings.


42 posted on 03/30/2008 11:30:43 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: davetex

We fired up the charcoal Weber and grilled some Spotted Owl.


43 posted on 03/30/2008 11:32:32 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Libloather; Normandy; CygnusXI; Fiddlstix; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; ...
 


Global Warming Scam News & Views

44 posted on 03/30/2008 11:33:01 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Libloather

spacedaily.com

KHUN SAMUT CHIN, Thailand, March 30 (AFP) Mar 30, 2008
Crabs scuttle across the wet floor of the near-deserted Khun Samut temple, the only building left in a Thai village that has disappeared beneath the rising and advancing sea.
Waging a battle against an encroaching tide that has sent all the villagers fleeing inland, a monk in orange robes and faded tattoos meant to ward off evil spirits stalks the newly-built sea wall, planting mangrove shoots.

Somnuek Atipanya points 20 metres (65 feet) out to sea, where electricity pylons poke out of the water, now useful only for resting marine birds.

“The waves attacked here and they will destroy everything,” says Somnuek, chief abbot of this Buddhist temple south of Bangkok which is surrounded by water and accessible only by a concrete walkway.

“I don’t know what happened, but when the experts came they told me it was global warning and melting ice in the North Pole.”

Over 30 years, the sea around Khun Samut Chin village has engulfed more than one kilometre (0.6 miles) of land, World Bank figures show, mostly because fishermen have cut down mangrove forests — the Earth’s natural sea barrier.

Tourism development, sand mining and damming rivers upstream have also taken their toll in an area naturally prone to coastal erosion.

The community have realised their errors and are trying to replant the mangroves, but the situation may soon be out of their hands as global warming sends sea levels rising and powerful storms lashing the coast.

“The process has been occurring over some time and accelerating with land use changes and local human activity,” says Jitendra Shah, the World Bank’s environmental coordinator in Thailand.

“Climate change impacts are likely to accelerate the pace and make things worse in the future.”

Coastal erosion of varying degrees affects 21 percent of Thailand’s coastline, says Greenpeace climate campaigner Tara Buakamsri, citing figures from Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

Along the Gulf of Thailand, seaside areas seriously affected by erosion are receding at a rate of five to 20 metres per year.

Climate scientists say that as global warming heats the Earth up, glaciers and polar ice caps will melt and sea waters will expand, sending oceans rising by at least 18 centimetres (7.2 inches), or possibly a great deal more by 2100.

World sea levels rose 3.1 millimetres per year from 1993 to 2003, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says.

This is not good news for the five monks who remain at Khun Samut temple. Despite their best efforts, they may not be able to save the site from the same fate that befell Khun Samut Chin’s sunken school and homes.

Visanu Kengsamut, 26, has already moved three times in his life, while his mother — the village chief — has fled the crumbling coast and rebuilt her home eight times, and each time the village has paid for its own relocation.

Khun Samut Chin now sits about one kilometre inland from the temple.

“We know that the cause of this is the effects of global warming,” says Visanu.

“This problem, everybody should take responsibility and the government should help. If possible, the international community should come to help because they started the problem.”

As the world tries to work out a new pact to battle the threat posed by global warming, poorer countries — who the IPCC says will suffer the most from climate change — are battling to have their voices heard.

They argue that because the industrialised world was historically most responsible for global warming, they should contribute generously to a fund to help poor countries adapt to the changing world.

The so-called adaptation and mitigation fund will likely be discussed at key United Nations climate change talks in Bangkok from March 31 to April 4.

“Whether or not it is a small contribution or major contribution related to climate change in the past, this community needs to be taken into account when they discuss about the mitigation measure or adaptation fund,” says Greenpeace’s Tara.

“Because they are facing the impact — they are one of the first groups in Thailand that is facing the impact.”


World Bank (population control) is involved in this pyramid scheme.


45 posted on 03/30/2008 11:34:15 AM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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...the same day I shelled out for an engagement ring.

Yet another carbon-based product you'll pay for FOREVER!

46 posted on 03/30/2008 11:34:46 AM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather

I was over at a friend’s house. She always has her TV and computer running.

About 7:55pm as I was getting ready to leave she was going around the house, turning out the lights. She didn’t turn off the TV or the computer. I asked her about this and she said, “What am I gonna do for an hour? Watch TV. And I want to check email, too.”

As I was leaving I apologized that I couldn’t drive my truck home with the headlights off as it was too dark. LOL


47 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:21 AM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: wrench
just what technical qualifications does A. Gore (if you don’t believe me, you think the world is flat) have to make him an expert on global warming?

I think it was a mail order degree he got by saving cereal box tops, from my understanding if you sent in 250 box tops you get the degree and for an extra 250 you get the expert certificate.
48 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:57 AM PDT by KingNo155
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To: davetex

My buddies and I burned old tires and clubbed some baby seals......
Then we cut down some old growth trees when we ran out of tires.
Cigars were smoked, PBR was consumed....good time was had by one and all{excluding the baby seals”}


49 posted on 03/30/2008 11:37:24 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Please dont drag your filth into my swamp..................)
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To: Libloather

Huh? Did I miss it.........


50 posted on 03/30/2008 11:37:44 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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