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City of Little Rock encourages participation in Earth Hour
KATV News ^ | March 26, 2014 | By Rusty Mizell

Posted on 03/26/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The City of Little Rock is encouraging residents and businesses to join millions world-wide to raise awareness about climate change by switching off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour – Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Little Rock is one of more than 7,000 cities and towns around the world expected to take part in the world's largest voluntary environmental action.

"As good stewards of the environment, we encourage Little Rock residents, businesses and organizations to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday by turning off all non-essential lights," said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola.

"The City has made significant efforts to reduce energy usage and save money through innovative actions such as retrofitting most City buildings with motion-activated light switches. With these switches in place, the City of Little Rock will be participating in Earth Hour in a substantial way."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: climategate; hoax; socialism; weather
You can change the weather by turning off lights. Period.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Smoke a chunk of coal....


2 posted on 03/26/2014 1:30:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The forces of darkness - literally.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I will turn all my lights on all day and burn the obligatory tire.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:43 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Little Rock - Lets turn the lights out so the Knockout Thugs can’t be identified!


5 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:20 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am not opposed to efforts to reduce energy usage, a “turn off your un-needed lights and stuff” voluntary effort sounds potentially reasonable.

But when they suggest that turning off the lights is something that needs to be done for climate change, I would be the first one with every light in the house on for the little event.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:28 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What happened to separation of state and environmental wacko’s?


7 posted on 03/26/2014 1:34:32 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I always celebrate by turning on every single light wherever I am — even the interior bathrooms.

Then I turn the heat/AC (depending on where) and open all the windows and doors.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 1:35:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The City has made significant efforts to reduce energy usage and save money through innovative actions such as retrofitting most City buildings with motion-activated light switches. With these switches in place, the City of Little Rock will be participating in Earth Hour in a substantial way.”

Don’t stay in bathroom too long


9 posted on 03/26/2014 1:36:22 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 3rd Mississippi!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Would it be appropriate to participate with ice fishing?

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10 posted on 03/26/2014 1:38:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: freedumb2003
Then I turn the heat/AC (depending on where)

Why choose? Turn them both on and let them fight for who is stronger during Earth hour.

11 posted on 03/26/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Sybeck1
Do they have someone to prod the city employees to keep them moving so the light doesn't go out?
12 posted on 03/26/2014 1:51:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Perfect. I’m going to burn massive amounts of brush all day Saturday. I should have an enormous carbon footprint. Was going to do it anyway as I didn’t realize that silly Earth hour was happening again, but at 8:30 I’ll smile about my carbon offset.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 1:56:45 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

‘I ain’t puttin’ out ma’ trash fire for noooobody!’


14 posted on 03/26/2014 1:59:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

local time? so the wvent is geared to TIME ZONES?

wheres the solidarity factor there? the SYMBOLIC Turning off of All The Lights at a Specific Point In TIme?

EARTH DAY was quite enough thank you very much.

Earth Hour?

Was LENIN born at 8:30 Pm Moscow TIme ...or what?


15 posted on 03/26/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oh yeah - the annual turn all your lights on day. The more people turn their lights ON, the more the libtards day is ruined. Their energy saving crap is all in vein.

Yeah. I participate. I always turn my lights ON all day to help the cause. Why not?

16 posted on 03/26/2014 2:05:54 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Resolute Conservative

I will turn all my lights on all day and burn the obligatory tire.


Same here. Might just fire up the 34 hp standby generator to emphasize the point.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 2:07:05 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Luddite Circle Jerk


18 posted on 03/26/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK...

This will be the only time I will capitulate to my wife’s preference of having every light in the house on.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 2:08:37 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: KarlInOhio

In hotels it usually a slide or a toggle.

I always feel a little guilty since it isn’t my $ I am burning.

But the deep satisfaction of conceptually flipping off enviroweenies makes up for it...


20 posted on 03/26/2014 2:25:54 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: PapaNew

5urning off unneeded lights and closing doors wearing sweaters etc was once just part of good old thriftiness. Throwing Money away is still foolish.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
It's one thing to say "throwing money away is foolish." Each has to decide what that is for themselves.

It's another thing to pretend that we have to "save the environment ...etc.etc.... sustainable ... etc...B.S."

22 posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:24 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It’s simply unfortunate that the time of March 29th for ‘earth hour’ conflicts with Science and Engineering Achievement Day when we turn on everything electrical and gas powered that we can and celebrate all that good things that energy has wrought us. (It’s also the day when I conduct my annual electrical stress test.)
23 posted on 03/26/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: hecticskeptic

1st was global cooling....then came global warming....now its global climate change.....But its our fault...all of it....every little bit....not china...not any “developing”communist country....its all U.S.....How can the people continue to buy this sht?


24 posted on 03/26/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Silly “observances” like this indicate just how many supposed adults never mentally left grade school.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 3:05:23 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even in the most conservative of states, one can depend upon the cities for nonsense.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 4:54:19 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: PapaNew
It's one thing to say "throwing money away is foolish." Each has to decide what that is for themselves.

I saved and invested all my working life, so that in retirement I could be comfortable. That means it's as cool as I want it to be in my house in the summer and as warm as I want to be in the winter. The bills come and I pay them.

No damn'd green weenie is going to tell me to "conserve" energy, for the planet.

27 posted on 03/26/2014 6:00:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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