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World’s Iconic Landmarks To Go Dark For Earth Hour [time to contemplate the Earth’s environment]
http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^

Posted on 03/29/2014 2:27:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

World’s Iconic Landmarks To Go Dark For Earth Hour

March 29, 2014 4:59 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you happen to notice some of New York City’s famous landmarks go dark Saturday night, don’t be alarmed.

It’s all a part of a global initiative to bring awareness to our impact on the Earth.

This evening, people around the world will observe Earth Hour by turning off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time.

Keya Chatterjee, of the World Wildlife Fund told 1010 WINS there has been major progress in conservation.

“In the last 18 months there have been more solar panels installed in the United States than in the previous 30 years. So we’re seeing a real trend,” Chatterjee said.

Those participating are asked to take the time to contemplate the Earth’s environment.

“Earth Hour is a moment to kind of celebrate that trend and think about how we can switch the way we use electricity,” Chatterjee added.

Nearly all of the world’s major landmarks and iconic buildings will also take part. China’s Birds Nest Stadium, the Great Wall of China, the pyramids in Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, and Big Ben will all go dark at the same time.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


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Sounds like a bunch of dim bulbs to me...........
1 posted on 03/29/2014 2:27:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s NoK going to do to celebrate every one copying them?


2 posted on 03/29/2014 2:30:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s all burn some tires tonight.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
If you happen to notice some of New York City’s famous landmarks go dark Saturday night, don’t be alarmed.

Unless that is the only light around you, in which case be very alarmed because you are about to be mugged.

This is such BS. If liberal cities like New York really cared about consumption harming the Earth, they'd shut down most of the lights on Broadway. But that will never happen. Conservation is for the yokels, little people and country hicks who should cut back on gas and driving even though they live miles from each other.

4 posted on 03/29/2014 2:33:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Numbering the increase in robberies in 3 ..... 2 ..... 1 .....


5 posted on 03/29/2014 2:33:19 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m all in favor of caring for the environment.

But this accomplishes absolutely nothing, other than making a bunch of crazy liberals who have been brainwashed by crony-capitalist politicians feel good.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 2:34:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I celibrate power hour, to be thankful I’m not living in the dark ages. Turn it all on!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 2:35:00 PM PDT by csivils
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To: Sub-Driver

“In the United States, the Las Vegas strip, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Willis Tower in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Space Needle in Seattle, and the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in New York City are among those who will turn out the lights.”

It all seems a bit alarmist to me and may instill fear and even panic in the minds of those who are not aware of the Earth Hour. Moreover, it serves as proof that American landmarks have been co-opted by militant environmentalist luddites.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: dainbramaged
LIGHT SOME CANDLES, KEROSINE LANTERNS WORK WELL TOO./HAPPY EARTH DAY.......BIRTHDAY
9 posted on 03/29/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if the lights on Al Gore’s estates will go out


10 posted on 03/29/2014 2:38:43 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Sub-Driver

Turn on all the lights tonight


11 posted on 03/29/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I will observe Earth Hour by turning ON MY lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. C.T.
12 posted on 03/29/2014 2:42:50 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s what I love about their ‘religion’; global warming, or cooling, or change is really really really really important - up to and just short of their own platitudinous sacrifices.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: knarf
my worries about the earth include, mud slides, volcano's, wild fires, hurricanes,tornadoes, blizzards, white outs, alavalances, tidal waves, floods, earthquakes and not some silly thing like global warming...mother earth can get rid of the human race anytime she wants and she won't worry about it..
14 posted on 03/29/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats live in darkness.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 2:52:07 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve often wondered what the real economic consequences of such a pointless and hair-brained exercise are.

For example, the world’s oldest light bulb has been lit for 112 years. Keeping lights and electronics running is less damaging than repeatedly powering those devices on and off.

So, what are the effects of pointlessly and ineffectually shutting things off? How many lights or electronics that would have kept chugging along instead experience some kind of failure? How many new light bulbs, hard drives, and appliances will need to be replaced because some loony moonbat decided to demonstrate “ecological solidarity”?

Does the energy and materials cost to replace new lights and electronics seriously cut into the energy metaphorically saved by shutting the lights off for an hour? How many hours to you need to shut off your house lights in order to “save” enough energy and raw materials to produce a CFL lightbulb that just bit the dust because you flipped it on and off for no real reason?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 2:53:27 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Sub-Driver

I was just about to go outside and hoist my 500 watt shop light up on the roof for tonight’s show.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 2:55:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: csivils

Power hour! Love it!

I turn on the big floodlights out front at 8:30 tonight looks like.

Ever seen “The Omega Man”? Think of that.....


18 posted on 03/29/2014 3:00:29 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is astonishing how truly stupid ideas spread all over the globe so quickly now. It is equally astonishing how the entire world is populated with blithering touchy-feely idiots that have gained such control over sensible people. Two of America’s finest exports — stupid ideas and ignorance.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 3:01:22 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

...and they would stop making movies. The “carbon footprint” of Hollywood is ENORMOUS. They’d also shut down all rich liberal playgrounds such as Aspen, Vail, and St. Moritz as well as prohibit private ownership of jets. Better yet, ban all travel beyond 50 miles of all liberal enclaves such as Beverly Hills.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 3:04:40 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Sub-Driver
Useless gestures are just so...useless.

Years ago, during Bush 1, a church in which we were members had a major lib as Sunday School Superintendent. She was organizing a sleep-in for the church youths in which they would spend the night in the heated parish hall, sleeping in cardboard boxes, to raise awareness for the homeless.

When she announced this in church, she was not prepared for my response..."That doesn't do one stinking thing for the homeless. Instead of a useless gesture, why don't you invite a homeless family or person to spend a night in your house and give them three hots and a cot."

Wish I had a camera to capture her expression. It would be in the dictionary next to several words: flabbergasted, lost, flummoxed and totally pissed.

21 posted on 03/29/2014 3:07:12 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Party at Pat Sajak’s house for Earth Hour. There is a password. LOL

http://twitchy.com/2014/03/29/thats-funny-pat-sajak-reveals-big-piers-morgan-news-password-for-earth-hour-shindig/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


22 posted on 03/29/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“People who care about the Earth” are willing to turn off their lights for only 1 hour in the year?

What a bunch of Jerks!


23 posted on 03/29/2014 3:22:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Earth Day not working?


24 posted on 03/29/2014 3:29:01 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Sub-Driver

Another ritual in the Church of Man.

Count me out. Instead I’ll be attending Solemn High Mass tomorrow for Laetare Sunday.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 3:31:06 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh no, is that today? I’m not prepared. It rained today, so all the wood for my bonfire is waterlogged. One of my two brightest outdoor lights burned out last week, and I don’t have a replacement. Oh well, I’ll do my best to light up the sky, and burn as much electric as possible.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 3:40:15 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Reminds me of the opening skit of this classic from National Lampoon’s Radio Dinner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUiMRaFkedc

Just imagine the same two libtards today talking about Earth Day.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 3:40:56 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Sub-Driver

this is the definitive earth day video

Tree hugging moonbats crying over trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JPcBwYGmo


28 posted on 03/29/2014 3:44:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: csivils
Iagree, I am turning all my electric stuff on and celebrate
29 posted on 03/29/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Sub-Driver

My non-political guy just looked at me and said “And how will this accomplish anything?”


30 posted on 03/29/2014 3:53:19 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: max americana
Tree hugging moonbats crying over trees

Back when men were sane people like those were confined to psychiatric wards or padded cells. Then the ACLU entered the scene and had them released. We are paying the price today. See: Globull warming/climate change.

31 posted on 03/29/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: max americana

I could not stop laughing.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 4:01:08 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: max americana

I know the video you’re talking about, and I’m not watching that again. Last time I pulled a rib from laughing too hard.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 4:04:07 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was worried I would not be able to have as bright of celebration this year as last year. I had two - 90 watt halogen PAR 38’s burned out That I was going to have to wait till payday to replace. I took Mom some Pot-roast for supper a few minutes ago and she handed me a box of PAR 38 Floods and asked if I could use them. Thanks Mom I just changed them out in time for tonight’s festivities :>}


34 posted on 03/29/2014 4:10:45 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Sub-Driver

Foggy and raining in New York tonight, so most of us won’t notice if the top of the Empire State Building goes dark for an hour. As for robberies - as far as I know, all the street lights will stay on, and the subway will not be interrupted. So thankfully, this useless exercise won’t have any effect on us. But I must admiit I’m not fully prepared - have to see if I can find a spot light to aim out my window in the general direction of the Empire State Building...


35 posted on 03/29/2014 4:33:53 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Sub-Driver
“In the last 18 months there have been more solar panels installed in the United States than in the previous 30 years. So we’re seeing a real trend,”

More like two trends. One is the increase in taxpayer funds to subsidize the installation and the second is the increase in our electric bills to provide ongoing subsidies to the owners, a lot of that goes to Elon Musk the green subsidy billionaire.

36 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:09 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: BykrBayb; max americana; Jagdgewehr; mc5cents; Alas Babylon!

You’ll love this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCrJleggrI


37 posted on 03/29/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Sub-Driver
From near the end of Atlas Shrugged:

The plane was above the peaks of the skyscrapers when suddenly, with the abruptness of a shudder, as if the ground had parted to engulf it, the city disappeared from the face of the earth. It took them a moment to realize that the panic had reached the power stations—and that the lights of New York had gone out.

“In the last 18 months there have been more solar panels installed in the United States than in the previous 30 years. So we’re seeing a real trend,” Chatterjee said.

I'm considering putting one on a storage shed because it will be cheaper than running a power line to it to run a ventilation fan and some lights.

38 posted on 03/29/2014 5:05:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: bicyclerepair

We have been in our house 17 years but the guy who lived there before us was a wiring fool. We have flood lights all around the house with what I call the panic panel in the master closet. One swipe of the hand and our house lights up like Walmart. Lol
Ahhhh but I am not home, am on our boat so will light a candle tonight instead. Sigh


39 posted on 03/29/2014 5:06:18 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

“If you happen to notice some of New York City’s famous landmarks go dark Saturday night, don’t be alarmed.”

The biggest mistake that General George Washington made was not burning that New York City hellhole of Tory traitors to the ground. Since that time, NYC has grown into a nest of commies, Nazis, neo-con cowards and America-hating leftists.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 5:10:06 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Sub-Driver
This evening, people around the world will observe Earth Hour by turning off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time.

Holy cow!
I almost missed it.
Again.

I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, look forward to this every year, and it still sneaks up on me.

It's the only day of the year when I literally have every indoor and outdoor light on my property on simultaneously, for a whole hour. Also non-motorized appliances. Except motorized or heating element appliances; that doesn't compute.

I can smile at a small pleasure for a whole hour again...

41 posted on 03/29/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks for the reminder. 7 minutes to dark time here in Florida. That gives me enough time to start the dishwasher and washing machine, put something in the microwave, and run upstairs to turn on the lights and ceiling fans.


42 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Sub-Driver
THANKS FOR THE REMINDER--I just turned all of my floodlights ON.
43 posted on 03/29/2014 5:33:44 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I will be turning on all my lights especially the incandescent ones in celebration


44 posted on 03/29/2014 5:49:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember this! To fight poverty and hunger! How did it work out!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands_Across_America

“Hands Across America was a benefit event and publicity campaign staged on Sunday, May 25, 1986 in which approximately 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States. Many participants donated ten dollars to reserve their place in line; the proceeds were donated to local charities to fight hunger and homelessness and help those in poverty”

Lights out is just another feel good do nothing publicity stunt.


45 posted on 03/29/2014 6:01:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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I am currently listening to Trace Adkins’ Every Light in the House is On.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 6:29:59 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: carriage_hill

LOL, I actually forgot that one! There’s even a part 2, unbelievable. Donna the Deer lady. My GF was laughing so hard when she viewed it..


47 posted on 03/29/2014 8:27:21 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

The really scary part is that those people are *out there*, and they vote and breed...


48 posted on 03/30/2014 4:47:15 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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