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City to douse lights Saturday for Earth Hour [to fight global warming]
Boston Globe ^ | 03/26/10

Posted on 03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT by freespirited

Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour.

Turning out the lights for Earth Hour is intended to serve as a call for action on climate change and to symbolize a positive impact can be made by working together.

The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour, and residents are encouraged to do the same Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

This year is the third year of the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and nearly a billion people around the world, as lights dimmed on such global icons as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney’s Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Giza and New York’s Empire State Building.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bluezones; cambridge; climatechange; dopeydems; earthhour; envirowackos; globalwarming
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Well isnt that special.
1 posted on 03/26/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

I’m a-gonna turn every light in the house on, just to do my part to make up for it!


2 posted on 03/26/2010 9:43:36 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: freespirited

Last year, I turned on every light in the house.


3 posted on 03/26/2010 9:44:17 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: freespirited

Damned idiots! The power companies will generate the power anyway. It just won’t be used. It will be wasted.


4 posted on 03/26/2010 9:44:49 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: freespirited
lol...yes that is very special

I think this is the day that Rush turns every light on in his house and leaves them on all day and throughout the night! LMAO!

5 posted on 03/26/2010 9:45:40 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Oceander

I did that last year and will this year too.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 9:46:17 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Oceander

>>I’m a-gonna turn every light in the house on, just to do my part to make up for it!<<

They have LITTLE KIDS pushing this crap on some stations. It is as evil as the Nazi Youth for obama — singer and paramilitary troups.

I, too will turn on every light in the house, turn on the A/C and open the windows, then go down and fire up the car and turn ITS lights on— headlights and dome light (my employer pays for gas).


7 posted on 03/26/2010 9:47:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: freespirited

Given the rise of crime in my area due to President Obama’s economy, there’s no way I’m turning off lights for an hour.


8 posted on 03/26/2010 9:47:27 PM PDT by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: freespirited

Better to vote out liberals than curse the darkness.


9 posted on 03/26/2010 9:47:36 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: freespirited

Bumping around in the dark is no way to go through life.


10 posted on 03/26/2010 9:47:45 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: freespirited

Aren’t most non-essential lights off in municipal buildings on Sat night anyway? If not, they’re wasteing electricity. But what the heck....taxpayers pay the bill!


11 posted on 03/26/2010 9:48:45 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: freespirited

I’m spending all day smoking meat. Burning lots o carbon.


12 posted on 03/26/2010 9:49:07 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: freespirited

Yeah.....

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/89301932.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU

I’m going to throw on the floods in the driveway and clean guns on the tailgate.....


13 posted on 03/26/2010 9:49:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Enough!)
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To: freespirited

Ringing church bells also keeps lightening away.


14 posted on 03/26/2010 9:49:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: freespirited
"The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour..."

If they are "non-essential," why are they on in the first place?

Don't they turn their lights off at home?

Bunch of morons.

15 posted on 03/26/2010 9:50:03 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: freespirited

I’ll burn a tire in their honor.


16 posted on 03/26/2010 9:51:24 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: freespirited

I’m gonna turn off all of my lights from noon till two pm. There, I’m a real ecofreak!


17 posted on 03/26/2010 9:51:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (obama- rapist of the USA- "Bend over bitches, I won the election".)
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To: Oceander
I am turning off my lights....

and burning tires in my backyard.

18 posted on 03/26/2010 9:53:53 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Cobra64
If they are "non-essential," why are they on in the first place?

Because it's the government.

19 posted on 03/26/2010 9:53:57 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: freespirited

Precious....


20 posted on 03/26/2010 9:54:03 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: freespirited

Pretend you live in North Korea like a good little Comrade.


21 posted on 03/26/2010 9:54:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: freespirited

I got cash at the Wells Fargo ATM yesterday. They have a absolutely asinine little advert telling you to douse your lights for an hour. The LAST thing I need or want is my BANK (for crying out loud) telling me how to live my life or how much energy to use. I decided I will have to turn every light in the house on during that hour.

Good God, I hate these smarmy, know-it-all, holier-than-thou libs who want to run our lives for us. Electricity is one of the hallmark achievements of mankind and civilization, the invention that has made our lives immeasurably better, safer and healthier. Exactly WHAT do these cretins think has advanced our life expectancy so much? It sure wasn’t sitting in the dark around a flickering candle singing kumbayah.


22 posted on 03/26/2010 9:54:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RobinOfKingston

Sorry, Robin. That’s not the way power plants work. No demand, juice ain’t generated. Automatic control systems reduce output to match demand.


23 posted on 03/26/2010 9:55:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: freespirited

I’m going to turn on my lights and curse the eco-nannies.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 9:56:02 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: freespirited

[. . .the Earth Hour event which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year. . .]

How do they know this? I read it was a failure.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2217740/posts


25 posted on 03/26/2010 9:56:58 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Here's a quiz for you. See if you can tell which country has the advanced civilization and lives FREE.


26 posted on 03/26/2010 9:58:37 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: freespirited
The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour

Saving only half of the planet?

27 posted on 03/26/2010 9:58:53 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: freespirited

Our mission is to hear what the leftists and socialists that are running the country and the media. Then do the opposite. You should encourage everyone you know to turn all the lights on, run appliances, ovens, furnaces, air conditioners if need be in the south, run your car and any outside power equipment.

HAVE FUN on Stupid Earth Hour!!


28 posted on 03/26/2010 9:59:32 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: freespirited

I smell a BBQ tomorrow with all my power on!


29 posted on 03/26/2010 10:00:00 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! A true American is an armed American.)
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To: freespirited

Australia must monitor frequency and voltage rises during this stupid gesture. The grid keepers are not fans of this stupid action by the moonbats.


30 posted on 03/26/2010 10:02:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: freespirited
Cambridge will turn off all nonessential lights in municipal buildings for one hour Saturday, starting at 8:30 p.m., in support of Earth Hour.

Shouldn't the obvious question be why nonessential lights in municipal buildings are left on Saturday nights in the first place? Cambridge is going to have to pay someone two hours of overtime to turn those lights on and off.

31 posted on 03/26/2010 10:02:25 PM PDT by JeffChrz (Dr. Atlas will shrug.)
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To: freespirited

Makes a guy wished he lived there and had some huge old fashioned search lights(WWII style)that he could turn on at the appropriate time. Preferably at least one with the bat signal embedded in it.


32 posted on 03/26/2010 10:02:37 PM PDT by calex59
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To: a fool in paradise

Comrade, the way things are going, soon we wont have to pretend.


33 posted on 03/26/2010 10:03:24 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: freespirited; All

Just as an after thought: Does this mean that N. Korea is the greenest country on the planet earth? They never have lights on after dark. I guess we will have to hold them up as the new “green” example, eh?


34 posted on 03/26/2010 10:04:35 PM PDT by calex59
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BTW I call it Spring Power Hour and test every light in the home. :^)


35 posted on 03/26/2010 10:04:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: freespirited

***** “ Well isnt that special “ *******

Them folks will probably take credit for saving the World “AGAIN” when everyone knows that it’s “ME”

I save the World every year by Yodeling a Slim Whitman song with one eye closed, naked (except for face paint and a bone in my nose) facing south, hugging a tree while a dozen salamanders slither in my hair (if I had hair) all at exactly 1432 GMT Wednesday


36 posted on 03/26/2010 10:06:39 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: freespirited

I’ve got a couple of 500 watt portable flood lights, I’ll put those out on the front lawn and then turn on every light in the house.


37 posted on 03/26/2010 10:09:23 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: freespirited
The city will turn out non-essential lights for one hour

What is a non-essential light? And if it is not essential, why the h3ll is it on in the first place?

38 posted on 03/26/2010 10:10:59 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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I’ll burn a tire in their honor.

I have an old railroad tie that's still dripping creosote. Maybe that will be a good night to return it all back to nature.

39 posted on 03/26/2010 10:11:42 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: calex59
Preferably at least one with the bat signal embedded in it.

LOL!!!

40 posted on 03/26/2010 10:13:47 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Oceander

“I’m a-gonna turn every light in the house on, just to do my part to make up for it!”

I was just going to suggest that. I will do the same.

Instead of trying to push us back into the dark ages, literally and figuratively,— by cutting energy, thereby cutting industry and progress, — they should make use of the clean, cheap, infinite nuclear energy.


41 posted on 03/26/2010 10:14:42 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: freespirited

I would turn on every single light in my house and vehicles just to make up for these greenie freaks delusion whack job celebration of dilroddedness.


42 posted on 03/26/2010 10:16:10 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: freespirited

1. How much do you want to bet that because Cambridge has a population of 100,000, they score that as 100,000 participants?
2. What’s the big deal about turning the ‘non-essential’ lights off in administrative buildings on a Saturday night? Don’t they do that anyway? If not, why the hell not?
3. They turned the lights off on the pyramid of Giza? Who knew the ancient Egyptians had electrical lights?


43 posted on 03/26/2010 10:17:02 PM PDT by dangus (Democrats (and McCain-bots): People retardants.)
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To: SmartInsight

we would all make excellent neighbors—lol. We would have a bright light, all lights on fest!! :-D


44 posted on 03/26/2010 10:17:15 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: freespirited
It's the People's Republic of Cambridge. Whaddya expect?

Meanwhile, time to put the Christmas lights back up for one night...


45 posted on 03/26/2010 10:20:29 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: freespirited

Idiots


46 posted on 03/26/2010 10:29:52 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Oceander

My Christmas lights are still out. I’m going to turn them on.

I’m such a spoilsport.


47 posted on 03/26/2010 10:34:05 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: freespirited
We're going to get about 200 of us together, stand outside and empty aerosol hairspray cans into the air for an hour.

(Just kidding...sounds like fun, though.)

48 posted on 03/26/2010 10:35:36 PM PDT by Allegra (SEIU delenda est)
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To: freespirited

Symbolism/feelgoodism over substance.
The best thing we could do for the eart is drill oil and build coal powered plants.
http://www.brayincandy.com/id208.html

Pray for America


49 posted on 03/26/2010 10:40:52 PM PDT by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Oceander

Thinking about firing up the backup generator — just in case.


50 posted on 03/26/2010 10:48:11 PM PDT by MediaMole
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