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For a ‘greener’ planet: Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowd-funding call
The Express Tribune/AFP ^ | March 30, 2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 12:01:00 AM PDT by kingattax

Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects.

Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge were among the first landmarks around the world to dim their lights for 60 minutes during Saturday’s event. An estimated 7,000 cities and towns from New Zealand to New York are taking part.

Hong Kong’s stunning waterfront skyline was unrecognisable on Saturday evening, with the city’s tallest skyscraper, the International Commerce Centre, stripped of the vast light show usually wrapped around its 118 stories. Blazing neon signs advertising some of the world’s largest brands were shut off, leaving the view of the heavily vertical city peppered only with tiny lights from buildings’ interiors.

Earth Hour partnered with payments giant PayPal to allow donors to contribute to specific projects from Russia and India to Canada and Indonesia, using Asian fundraising site Crowdonomic.

Earth Hour chief executive Andy Ridley said before the lights went off in Singapore that the event had moved beyond symbolism to concrete action.

“If you want to get real social change you need to have symbolism,” he told AFP. “We are seeing some really big outcomes.”

(Excerpt) Read more at tribune.com.pk ...


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let's have a much more effective event to save the Earth.

to prevent that evil CO2 from destroying mother Earth, we will ask all the greenies who turned off their lights for one hour to hold their breath for one hour instead.

1 posted on 03/30/2014 12:01:00 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I’m celebrating Civilization Hour.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 12:02:44 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: kingattax

I will be roasting a condor and owl side dish over California redwood in celebration.
Then I will take up my black footed ferret nunchuks and beat some envirowacky heads in.
After that, they get forcibly bathed, shaved, and force fed Angus beef and bacon cooked over rare wood coals.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

all that in one hour ?


4 posted on 03/30/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

its a silly way to embrace so-called climate change.

Then again, something appeals to Green wackos about turning lights off I can’t fathom.

I left mine on just in case you wonder.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 12:26:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingattax

Just looks like self imposed austerity rich in symbolism & alarmist rhetoric.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 12:30:10 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: kingattax

I didn’t know about this event or I would have turned on more lights.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 12:38:43 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: kingattax

The trick is in the prep work and pre-staging!


8 posted on 03/30/2014 12:39:59 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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got ya....keep up the good work


9 posted on 03/30/2014 12:41:05 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

The Hong Kong light show is pretty neat when you watch it from a boat in the harbor. There are some youtube videos that show some of it.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 12:46:01 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: kingattax

And having assistants that actually help.
Unlike nieces and nephews who “unhelp”.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 12:52:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: kingattax
I'll second that, I shall be roasting a duck that day....
w/ all the lights on, let the Luddites freeze in the dark

12 posted on 03/30/2014 12:56:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: kingattax

I have friends who were doing this. Is this anything other than a way for rich people to jerk around poor people?


13 posted on 03/30/2014 12:57:13 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: kingattax; All
today? *d@nggit!*..i celebrate anti-Luddite day, everyday.

14 posted on 03/30/2014 12:59:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: kingattax

I burned a bunch of plastic bags...I figured we need to open the hole in the ozone layer again to let all the globull warming out....What a bunch of idiots thinking by living in the dark for an hour, that the refineries that produce the electricity are shutting down. What a bunch of morons.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 1:04:11 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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Oh well, the smart ones realise that - the hour of lights off is meant to be “symbolic”. It is too. Of the increasingly mean and oppressive society that they want us all to embrace.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 1:17:27 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: kingattax

North Korea has been lights out forever.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 1:19:48 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: kingattax

North Korea wins again.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 1:24:23 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: kingattax
Has anyone figured that the cost (in energy) to bring the lights back up to the designed working optimum is slightly more than turning off these lights, designed for 24/7 operation?

Not to mention the failures that naturally occur to lights from the power surge when the lamps are first struck.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 1:37:02 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: kingattax

We never heard about it here in the Philippines. Sorry that I missed it. I would have turned on more lights.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 1:44:27 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: texas booster

everything these green loons do is based on feelings and intentions.

since they are obviously missing the thinking gene, they couldn’t understand any part of what you wrote.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:46:15 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

It’s that eeeeevilll electric light bulb. Mother Earth wants a sacrifice! Toss all the virgin light bulbs into the volcano!

That’s the ticket!


22 posted on 03/30/2014 2:58:53 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

I will now say “Good night!” Time to turn off the computer, turn off the light and turn on the electric blanket.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 3:06:20 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: kingattax

Darn, I forgot! All the lights in the house on would have looked fantastic lighting up the new 5” of beautiful white global warming we picked up yesterday.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:15:43 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: kingattax
a $24,000 effort in The Philippines to bring fibre glass boat technology to coastal communities affected by super typhoon Haiyan

Fibre glass and resin. Now there's a really "green" product!

25 posted on 03/30/2014 3:25:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Darksheare

Sadly we still have people who are stuck on stupid


26 posted on 03/30/2014 4:07:34 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: kingattax

I forgot to burn my tire pile.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 4:13:14 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathimatically challenged)
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To: kingattax

From Daniel Greenfield/Sultan Knish:

Night Falls on Civilization

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138920/posts


28 posted on 03/30/2014 4:34:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: kingattax
Just doing my part.
29 posted on 03/30/2014 5:08:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: goldstategop

“Then again, something appeals to Green wackos about turning lights off I can’t fathom.”

They want to go back to the dark ages.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:28 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: kingattax

Yes, we must all save energy because the sun will burn out in a few months.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 5:26:28 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: Darksheare

I’d call that a waste of good beef and bacon.

Oh! And, soap.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 5:31:42 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: kingattax

Earth Day was “created” on Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday.

Just another reason for leftists to celebrate communism...


33 posted on 03/30/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: kingattax

What leftist radical’s birthday did earth hour celebrate?


34 posted on 03/30/2014 5:51:52 AM PDT by fso301
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To: kingattax

When you think about the fact that all this, environmentalism, feminism,gay rights, making men look stupid at every opportunity, multiculturalism etc. is all by design to destroy us, you feel hopeless. It’s like a many tentacled octopus.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 6:02:48 AM PDT by jonathonandjennifer
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To: kingattax

Seems in years past, there were organized efforts to KEEP YOUR LIGHTS ON, to protest this nonsense.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: kingattax

Well, being a ‘dark moon’ evening, before the ‘New Moon’ of today, I had all of my required lighting turned on.

kingattax suggested that those greenies need to hold their breath for one hour, to help the CO2 problem.

Counterpoint-I suggest that those same individuals need be, ahem, ventilated, to release and exorcise all that bad CO2 from their self-declared evil human bodies.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 6:43:38 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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Why don't we ever see reports on how much greenhouse gas is generated by those fleets of giant aircraft flying Moochie,
The Boy King and two or three hundred of their closest friends all around the world on their frequent vacations?

Not to mention their fund raisers and pleasure trips thinly disguised as official business.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 6:48:22 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: kingattax

It snowed around here yesterday or I would have taken my Mustang for a drive.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 7:25:50 AM PDT by nomad
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To: kingattax

Dang, I missed it! I would have turned all my lights on and ran the hair dryer for an hour if I’d known.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: texas booster
Not to mention the failures that naturally occur to lights from the power surge when the lamps are first struck.

How true. Most lamps (bulbs) flash out when you turn them ON. When is the last time you know of that a light bulb went out while in use? It almost happens every time when you turn it ON.

FMCDH(BITS)

41 posted on 03/30/2014 9:15:33 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: kingattax
Last night was fun. Turned on every visible manifestation of power on the property.

The bad news is that going out around 9:15pm to see how my neighborhood was doing, it was discouraging. I felt like the lone ranger.

42 posted on 03/30/2014 10:43:19 AM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: RandallFlagg

But heavily traumatic to the enviromentalists.
Fair trade, I get entertained by their horror at smelling clean and not having vermin infested body growth after having been fed actual food, and they get crippling trauma for the rest of their lives.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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