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  • Christmas Lights? Electricity Price Index at All-Time High in U.S.

    12/23/2013 2:12:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 12/23/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Turning on the Christmas lights on a house or a Christmas tree this November cost Americans more on average than it has before, as the seasonally adjusted electricity price index hit an all-time high in the United States in November, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average price for a kilowatt hour of electricity also set a record for the month of November, according to BLS.
  • Smart Grid Technology, Now Spreading Across U.S., Will Raise Energy Prices to Reduce Demand

    12/25/2013 6:35:37 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 12/24/2013 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to modernize the nation’s power grid, with the goal of changing the way Americans use energy. Your electric bill will go way up, unless you allow the utility to control your energy load at times of peak demand. “Smart grid” technology involves a wireless, two-way flow of information between individual homes and the power plant. This allows the utility to charge more for electricity, depending on when it is used; and it enables the utility to manage energy for the consumer, to reduce the impact on the grid.
  • Awesome Christmas Light setup on House

    12/23/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 21, 2012 | listentoourlights
    Must see for anyone that enjoys Christmas lights :)
  • judge: Louisiana woman can flip finger in holiday lights

    12/21/2012 4:54:53 PM PST · by BBell · 36 replies
    hhttp://www.foxnews.com ^ | December 21, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS – A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger. Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors in Denham Springs, just east of Baton Rouge, so she decided to send a message with her decorations. Neighbors complained and police threatened to arrest her, so she and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the city. A judge ruled in her favor Thursday. "I imagine it will be back up before too long," ACLU of Louisiana executive...
  • There's a problem with Brighton's Christmas lights

    12/18/2012 12:57:18 PM PST · by shoff · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/12/2012 | The Poke
    Some worker didn’t get paid overtime to put up Christmas lights in Brighton England. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gCgV-FnEcGQ) Caution: May offend some
  • Best Christmas Lights Display

    12/17/2011 9:06:07 AM PST · by bigbob · 6 replies
    Fixxy ^ | 12-1-11 | Unknown
    Amazing Christmas display with 176 channels and 45,000 lights! The show is so popular that it requires a crew of 3 people to manage the traffic. (Video at link)
  • Most Patriotic Christmas Light Show Ever (VIDEO)

    12/12/2011 11:14:23 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 4 replies
    Blippitt ^ | December 12, 2011 | Chris Monty
    Christmas light shows are always a big hit around this time of year, but this one goes the extra mile. This year, Freedom AutoSport put together this fantastically awesome patriotic display. Check it out below, and please be sure to visit SemperFiFund.org to help give back to those who protect our freedom.
  • The laziest lighting job in Christmas history.

    12/04/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Happy Place ^ | December 1, 2011 | Happy Place
    The laziest lighting job in Christmas history. Sometimes extreme apathy can lead to extreme ingenuity. With one simple word and a miniscule fraction of the effort, the guy on the right is expressing the exact same level of Christmas spirit as his show-offy, bigger-budgeted neighbor. Plus that guy borrowed a rake from him like three years ago, so it all evens out.
  • AP: NJ Man Dies While Putting "Holiday Lights" On Home

    11/30/2010 9:14:05 PM PST · by libh8er · 83 replies · 6+ views
    AP ^ | 11.30.2010
    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has died after he fell while stringing Christmas lights on his roof. Authorities did not immediately release the name of the 59-year-old man in Washington Township. The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reported the man was found lying unconscious in his driveway around 5 p.m. Sunday. A ladder was propped against the garage roof and his hat was left on the roof. Lights were half strung along the home’s second story. The man was pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Police say an average of one person a year in the...
  • Virginia Commonwealth University participates in Earth Hour, turns out the lights

    03/26/2010 8:56:15 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies · 590+ views
    VCU Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 26 March 2010 | VCU Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Dining Services Earth Hour Event: On Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 p.m. Shafer Court Dining Center and Jonah’s will take part in Earth Hour — the world’s largest climate change event. By simply turning out all nonessential lighting for one hour, Dining Services will join tens of millions of concerned citizens through...out the world in calling for action to save the planet. The locations will remain open, but with limited lighting during this hour. For more information about the VCU event, contact tmhighsmith@vcu.edu.
  • YOUR STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IS KILLING US

    12/27/2008 9:48:19 AM PST · by andrew roman · 23 replies · 616+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 27 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    Being good for the sake of goodness alone - without all of that God nonsense mixed in - may indeed be one of the more industrious advertising campaigns implemented by atheists this holiday season, but fear not ... environmentalists aren't too happy with Christmas either. In fact, according to scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia, Christmas may be ruining the planet.If you happen to be one of those self-involved, less-than-conscientious observers of Christmas who bothers to decorate his or her home with holiday lights, without as much as a stitch of consideration for what...
  • Christmas Safety Tips

    12/20/2008 1:16:23 AM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 383+ views
    LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT ^ | 12/13/2008 11:00:00 AM | d'Lisa Davies
    Note: The following text is a quote: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008 Christmas Safety Tips The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department would like to reiterate and stress that the holiday season is also a time of increased risk, that involve hazards in the home. Added this season is the threat of potential mudslides in the recently burned areas of the Sayre Brush fire. During these challenging economic times, we encourage all to remain fire safe! Christmas Trees Each holiday season an estimated 500 residential fires, which result in approximately 100 injuries and 40 deaths can be attributed...
  • Mother told to take down her Christmas lights... in case they offend her non-Christian neighbours

    12/15/2008 10:33:48 AM PST · by FTL · 56 replies · 2,229+ views
    DailyMail.com ^ | 15th December 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A woman has spoken of how she was told to remove her Christmas lights by a housing association worker - in case they offended her non-Christian neighbors.
  • Merry Christmas Light Display

    12/25/2006 12:08:13 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 19 replies · 584+ views
    Self ^ | 12/25/2006 | Self
    Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas. Here's a picture of my house, all lit up for Christmas. More pictures can be found at This Link I have a bit of description over at my blog, here. Since the pictures, I've added 500 lights, which puts me just shy of 36,000. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and your Christmas.
  • Christmas causes global warming (turn off those lights - or don't you care about the planet?)

    12/06/2007 6:04:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies · 429+ views
    Ely News ^ | 12/06/07 | KENT HARPER
    Christmas causes global warmingBy KENT HARPER Can you believe it? People all over town are lavishing their homes, inside and out, with Christmas lights and electric-powered inflatables. Hasn't anybody heard about global warming? You can't go anywhere without seeing additional, energy-guzzling lights strung on street posts, fences, gates, eaves or around windows like festive cobwebs. Ely is small and may not be contributing much to global warming. But this is going on all over the world. Even non-Christian countries are being sucked into this Christmas, energy orgy. And that energy has to come from somewhere and the emissions go straight...
  • Christmas tour ban

    03/19/2007 11:11:51 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 227+ views
    Emerald Coast ^ | March 19, 2007 - 9:50AM | Anon
    Christmas tour ban http://community.emeraldcoast.com/onset?id=14246&template=article.html March 19, 2007 - 9:50AM City Manager Lannie Corbin did the right thing when he told the Christmas Lady to stop giving tours of her home, City Council members said earlier this week. Debbie Lewis, aka the Christmas Lady, has been decorating her home and giving tours for the past five years. More than 5,000 people visited her home on Duncan Drive during the Christmas season last year, Corbin said. Neighbors complained about traffic and congestion, he said. Meetings and talk of moving the Christmas display to somewhere out of a residential area did not get...
  • Teen dies trying to save cats from fire(G-d Bless His Family)

    01/07/2007 6:44:54 AM PST · by devane617 · 17 replies · 806+ views
    FT Worth Telegram ^ | 01/07/2007
    CAMBRIDGE, Ill. - A teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving his aunt from a fire at their house, but he lost his own life when he went back into the burning building to search for the family's two cats, authorities say. Seth A. DeShane, 14, was pronounced dead late Thursday at the family home, which was destroyed in the fire. "He really saved his aunt," said the Rev. Kris Dietzen, pastor at Cambridge Lutheran Church. "He woke his aunt up and told her the Christmas tree was on fire. "He got her out of the house. She...
  • Moose in strand of Christmas lights

    12/27/2005 8:23:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 958+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 12/27/05 | AP
    Anybody got an extension cord. Time to plug in the Moose.
  • Car crash, heavy traffic turn out Christmas light show(Clark Griswold had nothing on this homeowner)

    12/07/2005 8:31:33 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 79 replies · 2,304+ views
    The Oxford Press ^ | 12/7/05 | Richard Wilson
    DEERFIELD TWP. — Sheriff's deputies asked the owner who lit up his house with 25,000 Christmas lights synched to music to turn off the display after a traffic accident Tuesday night. Deerfield Twp. resident Carson Williams agreed to shut down his holiday decorations indefinitely. Williams told a Cincinnati television station that sheriff's deputies could not reach the traffic accident because of the traffic lined up in his neighborhood. The display caught attention across the nation on network TV and on the Internet because the lights on the Williams house and filling their yard are synchronized by computer with music broadcast...
  • Man Decks House With Synchronized Lights

    12/06/2005 10:20:40 AM PST · by kingattax · 19 replies · 1,032+ views
    MASON, Ohio (AP) - Some people at Christmas time are content to deck their homes with evergreen wreaths and holly, and maybe a few strings of lights made to look like glimmering icicles. Not Carson Williams. He spends nearly two months hooking up 25,000 lights, then programs them to dance to Christmas music. Hundreds of cars drive by his house north of Cincinnati every night to see the display, which also is posted on several Internet sites. "So far, everyone's been really courteous," Williams said on NBC's "Today" show Monday. "I told the neighbors, I told the sheriff, if they...
  • Christmas Lights in Ninth Ward

    11/25/2005 1:43:53 PM PST · by caryatid · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Christmas Lights in Ninth WardVolunteers working with the Common Grounds Collective,a non-profit community service and relief organization based in New Orleans,gather under generator-powered Christmas lightsstrung at the corner of North Robertson and Louisa in the Ninth Ward. Michael DeMocker / Times-Picayune
  • Man reports dope theft, arrested

    07/25/2005 12:47:09 PM PDT · by holymoly · 24 replies · 712+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 26, 2005 | n/a
    A TEXAS man was arrested overnight after calling police to complain about the theft of his marijuana, authorities said. Stephen Knight, 17, said three men had broken into his apartment, hogtied him with Christmas lights and stole some marijuana, along with a plasma screen television, police said. Police are looking for the suspects. In the meantime, they arrested Knight after finding several marijuana plants growing under heat lamps in the apartment, four grams of harvested marijuana and a tablet of ecstasy, Officer Chad Ripley said. Knight said the men barged into his home early this morning demanding, "Where's the weed?",...
  • Colorado Man Says Internet Christmas Lights Were Faked (GASP!)

    12/29/2004 4:03:12 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies · 844+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/29/04 | Denver Post
    DENVER -- A Lafayette, Colo., man who claimed his Christmas lights could be controlled by Web visitors from all over the world admitted Monday that it was all a big hoax. Alek Komarnitsky claimed that his 17,000 Christmas lights on his home were connected to his computer through a well-known computer device controller and said that he had written computer code that allowed Internet visitors to activate the various zones of the lights around his home when they visited his Web site.
  • Merry Christmas, ACLU! (updates, final)

    12/23/2004 2:36:22 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 368+ views
    www.conservativeimage.com ^ | 12/22/04 | Red Fox
    Written 12/15/2004 Updated 12/16/04 Updated 12/19/04 Updated 12/22/04 With all the legislative attack on Christianity this season headed by liberal groups such as the ACLU (liberal anti-Christ union), many private Christian citizens around America are retaliating by putting simplistic to extraordinary effort in the Christmas decorations they are displaying in their front yards. If liberals are serious about their intention to secularize the entire nation, they're eventually gonna have to come out to Parker, Colorado from where these pictures have been taken. Christmas is about Jesus Christ, no matter how it has been argued. Download Oh Holy NightMP3 (organ instrumental)...
  • Merry Christmas, ACLU! (updates, final)

    12/23/2004 2:28:44 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 432+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/22/04 | Red Fox
    Written 12/15/2004 Updated 12/16/04 Updated 12/19/04 Updated 12/22/04 With all the legislative attack on Christianity this season headed by liberal groups such as the ACLU (liberal anti-Christ union), many private Christian citizens around America are retaliating by putting simplistic to extraordinary effort in the Christmas decorations they are displaying in their front yards. If liberals are serious about their intention to secularize the entire nation, they're eventually gonna have to come out to Parker, Colorado from where these pictures have been taken. Christmas is about Jesus Christ, no matter how it has been argued. Download Oh Holy NightMP3 (organ instrumental)...
  • Residents angry over ban on holiday lights

    12/21/2004 3:52:53 AM PST · by Conservative Infidel · 21 replies · 1,178+ views
    Portsmouth (NH) Herald ^ | 12/21/04 | Joe Adler
    PORTSMOUTH - It takes at least "a few days" for Christine Schule to adorn her Wamesit Place apartment with what she characterizes as some much-needed Christmas cheer.That cheer comes in the form of not only presents, but also ample Christmas lights on outside windows on the first and second floors. This year, she has lighted decorations of a snowflake, a candy cane and an angel, not to mention the wired wreath hanging outside her front door.The electric ornaments are a staple for some residents of the public housing complex managed by the Portsmouth Housing Authority. There have even been some...
  • Merry Christmas, ACLU! (Updates)

    12/19/2004 1:03:00 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 3 replies · 371+ views
    www.conservativeimage.com ^ | 12/19/04 | Red Fox
    Written 12/15/2004 Updated 12/16/04 Updated 12/19/04 With all the legislative attack on Christianity this season headed by liberal groups such as the ACLU (liberal anti-Christ union), many private Christian citizens around America are retaliating by putting simplistic to extraordinary effort in the Christmas decorations they are displaying in their front yards. If liberals are serious about their intention to secularize the entire nation, they're eventually gonna have to come out to Parker, Colorado from where these pictures have been taken. Christmas is about Jesus Christ, no matter how it has been argued. Download Oh Holy NightMP3 (organ instrumental) and listen...
  • Castro's friend

    12/19/2004 10:46:52 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 18, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    We've discussed Jimmy Carter's legacy of friendship and warm support for the world's dictators many times already, notably on Venezuela, but a return to Carter's Cuba legacy may be an even worse experience, because of an unmistakable whiff of treason. Where do we start? Remember Jimmy Carter's cabinet appointments? People like Andrew Young, who hung out with the hate-America crowd over at the United Nations and denounced America and Israel with the gamiest dictators on earth? Carter had a lot of these rabid blame-America-firsters on his coattails, and some are more active than ever. One is named Wayne Smith, who...
  • Salute to U.S. troops brightly towers over Tower Park

    Each year, many families participate in a holiday tradition of creating dazzling Christmas light displays on their houses. Larry Hamilton has one you don't want to miss. This year, standing with one giant boot on the garage and one boot on the edge of the paved street below, a 48-foot-tall replica of a U.S. soldier stands guard over Hamilton's Tower Park Marina home -- a tribute to the soldiers. The father and son team of Tony, left, and Larry Hamilton, proudly stand in front of a 48-foot-tall lighted soldier replica moments after it was completed. The Hamiltons, along with the...
  • Yank Envoy Defies Cuban Regime Over Display of Christmas Lights

    12/16/2004 6:04:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 391+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 12/16/04 | JACOB GERSHMAN
    Cuban strongman Fidel Castro is cracking down on the latest enemy of the revolution: Christmas lights. The dictatorship has threatened the American interest section in Havana with "serious consequences" if it does not remove a Christmas light display around the perimeter of its headquarters. In a country where the display of Christmas lights is strongly discouraged by the communist government - public displays of lights in the capital are virtually nonexistent - the golden lights festooning the base of the interest section have inflamed the Castro regime. Government officials "said on two occasions if we didn't take down the objects,...
  • Merry Christmas, ACLU!

    12/16/2004 3:10:12 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 21 replies · 959+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/15/04 | Red Fox
    With all the legislative attack on Christianity this season headed by liberal groups such as the ACLU (liberal anti-Christ union), many private Christian citizens around America are retaliating by putting simplistic to extraordinary effort in the Christmas decorations they are displaying in their front yards. If liberals are serious about their intention to secularize the entire nation, they're eventually gonna have to come out to Parker, Colorado from where these pictures have been taken. Christmas is about Jesus Christ, no matter how it has been argued. "Download "Oh Holy Night" MP3." Organizations like the ACLU are seeing to it that...
  • For Castro, the ashcan is ready

    12/13/2004 8:49:57 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 152+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    A couple things stand out about the U.S.'s assessment of Cuba these days. Number one, the U.S. diplomats in Havana have started openly stating that Castro is on his last legs. We don't usually see this kind of bluntness from these guys. What does it mean? Is there a new Cuba diplomatic offensive coming up? Forget that, we've had those, to little effect. It can only mean that he really is. Diplomats are predictable creatures, but they don't like to get surprised by events. These statements are for us, not Castro, and I think they're just telling us they're on...
  • Holiday Displays Take Over Neighborhoods

    12/06/2004 9:06:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 1,683+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/04 | Don Babwin
    GENEVA, Ill. - Greg Parcell isn't thinking about the 50,000 lights all around him, or the computer that has them blinking to the beat of "Let it Snow" on the radio. Instead, his mind is on what's missing as he stands in what seems the one empty spot in his front yard. "I still have to put up the penguins around the campfire," he says. Parcell, 47, is a toy soldier in a growing army of Christmas enthusiasts becoming more sophisticated at turning yards into blazing monuments to the holidays. New companies are cropping up with elaborate, automated decorations and...
  • Surfing Santa Loses Perch to Silent Night

    11/27/2004 5:59:25 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 850+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | November 27, 2004 | Anon AP CA Stringer
    Paul Sakuma/Associated Press Alan Aerts of Monte Sereno, Calif., once put up elaborate Christmas displays that drew thousands of visitors. Now he has only a singing Grinch that points to neighbors who complained about the traffic. MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 26 (AP) - For six years, Alan and Bonnie Aerts transformed their Silicon Valley home into a Christmas wonderland, complete with a surfing Santa, jumbo candy canes and a carol-singing chorus of mannequins. Visitors loved it. Last year, after NBC's "Weekend Today" featured the $150,000 display of custom-designed props, more than 1,500 cars prowled the Aertses' cul-de-sac in this...
  • Giant Grinch Replaces Christmas Exhibit

    11/26/2004 7:16:44 AM PST · by MississippiMasterpiece · 32 replies · 1,651+ views
    My Way News ^ | Nov 25, 2004 | RACHEL KONRAD
    MONTE SERENO, Calif. (AP) - For six years, Alan and Bonnie Aerts transformed their Silicon Valley home into a Christmas cornucopia - complete with surfing Santa, nativity scene, giant candy canes flanking the driveway and a carol-singing chorus of life-sized mannequins. The popular display attracted thousands of visitors, coming from as far as San Francisco and Sacramento, to Monte Sereno, an upscale suburb just west of San Jose. After the exhibit was featured on NBC's "Weekend Today" last year, more than 1,500 cars prowled the cul-de-sac each night. But this year, the merry menagerie - worth about $150,000 in custom-designed...
  • Glowing Debate

    10/23/2002 6:10:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 301+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 10/22/02 | Julie Sevrens Lyons
    <p>The Great Pumpkin is one of the Halloween decorations that makes up the $15,000 decor on the outside the Monte Sereno home of Alan Aerts.</p> <p>Nearly everyone in Monte Sereno likes one family's holiday decorations a lot. But some of the folks around town, they do not!</p>