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  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • Overtightening eyed as cause for flaws in Big Dig tunnel nuts

    10/24/2015 7:58:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 22, 2015 | Nicole Dungca
    <p>Flaws in nuts that hold up lights throughout the Big Dig’s tunnels may be the result of workers overtightening the fasteners when they were first installed, a top highway official said Thursday.</p> <p>Highway officials revealed this week that an inspector had discovered a cracked nut on a light fixture in the Ted Williams Tunnel in September. After further inspection of the Williams Tunnel and the Interstate 90 Connector and Interstate 93 tunnels, officials said they believe hundreds of fasteners throughout the Big Dig tunnels are flawed and must be replaced.</p>
  • Mystery lights in space increasing, moving south, potential sign of global warming

    08/23/2015 7:58:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Brandon M. Mercer
    Strange blue lights glowing on the edge of space first appeared over polar regions in 1885 and today, sightings are becoming increasingly common, and now the phenomenon is moving into lower latitudes including Northern California. Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, these glowing space clouds may be a celestial siren, warning of Earth's global warming, according to some scientists. They're called "noctilucent clouds" or NLCs, basically, clouds that glow at night. They appear mainly in northern latitudes, about 50 miles above earth as miniscule droplets of water reflect the sun on the other side of the globe. Now,...
  • Japanese LED traffic lights just too cool when snow falls

    02/23/2015 3:18:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/23/15 | AFP
    Tokyo (AFP) - Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but Japanese police said Monday they might just be too cool -- because they don't melt snow. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) account for around 45 percent of all of Japan's stop-and-go signals .. But in wintery northern Japan the lights have encountered a problem -- drivers can't see them because they don't get warm enough to melt accumulated snow. Akira Kudo of Aomori Prefectural Police said snow has to be removed manually between December and mid-February during blizzards. "We don't have enough staff...
  • Smart lights: New LED lights with sensors raise privacy concerns

    07/01/2014 7:18:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/30/14 | Bill Whitaker
    Light bulbs can now send and receive data thanks to a California company that has added sensors into each power hub. Although these smart lights can monitor pollution or spot an unattended bag at an airport, their ability to track our every move raises privacy concerns. Bill Whitaker reports.
  • Part Two Images [ok, no kidding. blownup images prove ABC is in tank dunking Fuddy for Bammy]

    03/06/2014 9:11:00 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 275 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 03-05-14 | Butterdezillion
    These are the new images I've got, to go with the second of my youtubes, which is posted at In the first youtube we looked at what could be seen above the water in the video. In this new video I show footage of some more that is above water but also some that is underwater. The images on my blog are clearer than what shows on youtube, so even if you see the youtube (which I recommend, because it explains what you're seeing and gives other links as well) you might want to look at the stills to...
  • How Conservatives Lost the Light Bulb (and Got it Back Again)

    02/05/2014 8:15:44 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/5/2014 | Gretchen Olson
    Average American conservatives, many of them self-associated with the Tea Party movement, are dancing a little jig, this time in warm light. In the negotiated draft of the recently passed omnibus spending bill, they got their beloved incandescent lights back. Many only realized after a Christmastime flurry of emails that the yellow bulbs were becoming illegal in 2014. In fact, the federal law which nearly made them extinct for home use has been on the books almost seven years.
  • 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
    ( - 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.
  • France Will Dim Its Lights to Conserve Energy (pull the plug at 1am)

    01/31/2013 4:32:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/30/13 | MAÏA de la BAUME
    **SNIP** Under the new law, the interior lights of nonresidential buildings will have to be turned off an hour after the last worker leaves, and lights on building facades and in shop windows will have to be extinguished by 1 a.m. Ms. Batho also presented the decree as a matter of public health. Artificial lighting can damage sleep patterns, she said, and also “cause significant disruptions on ecosystems by changing communication between species, migrations, reproduction cycles or even the prey-predator relationships.”
  • 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 :)
  • Funny Christmas Lights Thread

    11/21/2012 4:58:47 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    21 November 2012
    Here's mine.
  • RNC Says a Tuesday Walker Win Means ‘Lights Out for Barack Obama’

    05/31/2012 3:28:57 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 40 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | May 31st 2012 | Shushannah Walsh
    The Republican National Committee had some strong talk about their chances next week in the Wisconsin recall and what a victory for Gov. Scott Walker would mean for their state’s going red in November. “Certainly [if] Wisconsin goes red, I think it’s lights out for Barack Obama,” said RNC Chairman and Wisconsinite Reince Priebus on Wednesday. This is on the heels of a new Marquette University Law School poll showing Walker over Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett by 7 points, 52% to 45%. Despite their tough talk, it’s not so cut and dry that a Walker win would automatically mean an...
  • Strange lights in Lubbock sky raise questions (Texas)

    05/18/2012 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 37 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 17 May 2012 | Tiffany Pelt
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strange glowing blue lights flying up and down, side to side and sporadically disappearing and reappearing in the night sky…this is what many south Lubbock residents say they've seen over the last few weeks. After taking several calls, emails and Facebook posts, KCBD decided to check it out and see what was behind these mystery lights. Keith Mowery was just one of many who spotted the blue lights about three weeks ago at his shop off of 87th and Avenue P. "My buddy called me and said you need to get outside right now," said Keith....
  • Northern Lights Visible Possibly as Far South as NYC, Michigan, and Oregon...

    03/08/2012 2:54:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The massive solar storms currently bombarding the earth with charged particales (@ 4 million mph!) are the largest in over five years, driven by a double solar flare. This phenomenon could bring the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to places it's rarely seen early this morning and heading-on-in to Thursday night... What we have is the Sun belching-out a cloud of gas (twice) who's strong electrical charges will temporarily warp the Earth's own magnetic field as it gets here... which is now. They also play havoc with elements like Nitrogen in our upper-atmosphere, and thus the auroras are produced. But as we wait for...
  • The Most American Christmas Light Show Ever

    12/07/2011 1:30:00 PM PST · by w4women · 5 replies
    TFM ^ | December 7, 2011 | TFM
    An American themed Christmas light presentation in Tallahassee, FL set to "God Bless the U.S.A" that would make Clark Griswold proud. It picks up @ 0:40.
  • The Most American Christmas Light Show Ever

    12/07/2011 1:29:38 PM PST · by w4women · 2 replies
    TFM ^ | December 7, 2011 | TFM
    An American themed Christmas light presentation in Tallahassee, FL set to "God Bless the U.S.A" that would make Clark Griswold proud. It picks up @ 0:40.
  • UFO sighting in New York City precedes the arrival of Hurricane Irene

    09/03/2011 11:00:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 27, 2011 - | Tracey Parece,
    On Friday, August 26, 2011, a group of New Yorkers were startled to see multiple UFOs hovering in the dark night sky above New York City. This UFO sighting took place just one day before Hurricane Irene was expected to wreak havoc on the area. The witnesses observed at least 8-10 UFOs high above the city. One of the men was able to capture the sight on video. The unidentified flying objects seemed to remain nearly stationary for the entire length of the video, nearly three minutes, but there is some slight movement overhead. Each UFO seems to be glowing...
  • Suit says Florida Highway Patrol illegally tickets motorists who warn others about speed traps

    08/26/2011 9:57:59 AM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies ^ | 8-26-11 | Mike Deeson
    Tampa, Florida -- When the Florida Highway Patrol pulls someone over on the highway, it's usually because they were speeding. But Eric Campbell was pulled over and ticketed while he was driving the speed limit. Campbell says, "I was coming up the Veterans Expressway and I notice two Florida Highway Patrol Cars sitting on the side of the road in the median, with lights off." Campbell says he did what he always does: flashed his lights on and off to warn drivers coming from the other direction that there was speed trap ahead. According to Campbell, 60 seconds after passing...
  • City turning red-light cameras back on

    07/06/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Ron H. · 46 replies ^ | July 6, 2011 | News Item
    The city of Houston will turn its red-light cameras back on today, Mayor Annise Parker announced after this morning’s City Council meeting. According to a statement from the mayor’s office, tickets will be issued after a “short period of equipment testing.”
  • UFOs Over London Last Friday??? (A Break From The News)

    06/27/2011 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/24/2011
    UFOs Over London BBC Radio 1 Building Right - took over a week to get it....but finally managed to get these critters on camera on a clear day, and even get a close-up. It seems to be attracting quite a crowd now when they appear. Can anyone explain what on earth these lights are please?
  • Schools celebrate Earth Day with Lights Out

    04/21/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Schools celebrate Earth Day with Lights Out Published Thursday April 21st, 2011 Events commemorating Earth Day wouldn't be complete without the Lights Out project, which has swept Canada and into other countries. Canadian schools from coast to coast are participating in the awareness campaign started by Mount Allison University student Keleigh Annau while living in British Columbia. She founded the Lights Out Canada/World outreach project to switch people's minds onto the environment and the problem of global warming. Now in its sixth year, the event will be celebrated today since Earth Day is Good Friday. An estimated 122,000 students in...
  • Energy saving light bulbs 'contain cancer causing chemicals'

    04/21/2011 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Energy saving light bulbs 'contain cancer causing chemicals' Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals. By Victoria Ward 7:16AM BST 20 Apr 2011 Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.” The bulbs...
  • Leo Burnett Chicago Kicks Off the Next Generation of Earth Hour

    03/26/2011 8:51:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    sys-con ^ | March 26, 2011
    Leo Burnett Chicago Kicks Off the Next Generation of Earth Hour, Activates Global Social Media Campaign Reaching 128 Countries CHICAGO, March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today and for the fifth year in a row, Leo Burnett and the World Wildlife Fund have partnered to launch Earth Hour, the biggest climate awareness campaign ever, challenging the world to switch off their lights for one hour. This year, Earth Hour and Leo Burnett are encouraging individuals to extend their commitment beyond the hour - "EarthHour+" - and take action in their daily lives against climate change. To support the evolution of the...
  • State: Corrosion discovery prompts review of Big Dig lights

    03/16/2011 2:27:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 03/16/2011 | AP
    State transportation officials say they have discovered some corrosion in the lighting for the Big Dig tunnels in Boston. Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Mullan said Wednesday one of the 110-pound fixtures fell but did not hit any cars. Mullan said there are about 23,000 light fixtures in the tunnels, and corrosion has been found in fewer than two percent. He said there’s no danger to the public.
  • Amazing Christmas Light Show

    12/23/2010 11:06:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Amazing Grace Light DisplayEnjoy and Merry Christmas to everyone at FR. (This is NOT my house.)
  • Budget Cuts To Darken SoCal City Street Lights

    12/21/2010 8:52:22 AM PST · by Skeez · 36 replies · 2+ views
    CBS 2 Los Angeles ^ | 12/21/2010
    VISTA (AP) — To trim $9 million from their budget, Vista officials say they will shut off half of the city’s residential street lights in March unless property owners agree to pay higher lighting fees. Fees could cost residents of the north San Diego County city between $4 and $20 a year. In turn, Vista residents complained about bright lights at the new City Hall. City spokeswoman Andrea McCullough tells the North County Times that lights in the park behind the building have been shut off and lights in front of the Civic Center have been dimmed. Inside the building,...
  • Rabbit Caught Eating Christmas Lights

    12/18/2010 1:30:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    WWLP ^ | Friday, 17 Dec 2010
    Homeowner solves his holiday light mysteryA homeowner near Denver finally caught the grinch who has been damaging his light display for years. But the culprit ended up being a lot cuter than he expected. Barry Miller says for the past four or five years now his driveway lights had been cut in the same exact place. He thought maybe a neighbor had been pulling a prank on him. So he decided to hook up a surveillance camera and a motion detector to catch whoever was doing it. "I was so excited, cause they were cut in broad daylight. Then we...
  • Obama lights the National Christmas Tree, says 'Merry Christmas' three times

    12/09/2010 7:00:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/9/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    President Obama's words at lighting of National Christmas Tree, as provided by the White House -THE PRESIDENT: Merry Christmas, everybody!AUDIENCE: Merry Christmas! THE PRESIDENT: Happy holidays. We are just thrilled to have all of you here. Thank you, Secretary Salazar, for the kind introduction and for all that you’re doing to protect our national parks and our public lands for the future generations. I also want to recognize Neil Mulholland and everyone at the National Park Foundation and at the National Park Service who helped put this event together.
  • New dark age on our streets: Up to 75% of councils are dimming the lights to save money

    11/10/2010 7:19:06 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th November 2010 | Laura Caroe and David Derbyshire
    Town halls are plunging our streets into darkness as they try to cut energy bills, damning research reveals. Up to three-quarters of councils are planning to turn off street lamps or dim the lights in an attempt to save money and meet climate change targets, a poll has found. But police fear that darkened streets will act as a haven for burglars, muggers and vandals – and motoring experts warn that there may be more accidents on the roads. Evoking memories of 1970s-style blackouts, the poll found that 43 per cent of town hall bosses are already committed to switching...
  • Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso, News Channel 9 (video)

    10/18/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/18/10 | News Channel 9
    News of UFO Sighting in East El Paso. Very similar to NYC and other sightings recently.
  • Lights in the sky

    09/27/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT · by eastforker · 72 replies · 1+ views
    eastforker ^ | 09/27/10 | eastforker
    Multicolor light to the east of houston, red,blue white,green. Anybody else see it at Houston it about 30 degrees of horizon.
  • Turn on the Lights, TV, Appliances from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM in honor of Earth Cult Hour

    03/27/2010 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 43 replies · 915+ views
    vanity | March 27, 2010 | steelers6
    Enjoy burning a lot of energy tonight!!
  • Engineers Bring Light to Fallujah

    01/13/2010 3:55:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 278+ views
    FALLUJAH, Iraq, Jan. 13, 2010 – More than 22 miles of roadway here and in surrounding communities are now fully lighted with 1,200 solar powered street lights, thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region District. Solar-powered street lights recently installed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illuminate what was once a dark and dangerous neighborhood in Fallujah, Iraq. U.S. Army photo   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The third and final phase of the project was completed recently by project engineers at Al-Anbar Resident Office, based in Ramadi. “The administration of this project is an...
  • Lights Out - ©2002-2005 David Crawford All Rights Reserved (March 2008 Revision)

    01/12/2010 4:02:40 PM PST · by Errant · 6 replies · 584+ views ^ | Revised Edition March 2008 | David Crawford
    This novel was written over the course of three years on the fiction forum and downloaded over 3 million times... "Lights Out" tells the story of a small group of people dealing with the after effects of an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) attack...
  • Religion, society

    12/27/2009 9:04:50 PM PST · by stolinsky · 8 replies · 314+ views ^ | 12-28-09 | stolinsky
    A long time ago, Confucius taught us that it is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. But what would he have thought of those who curse the candle?
  • Contractor Keeps Lights on at Iraq Base

    12/18/2009 3:55:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 312+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Benjamin R Kibbey, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009 – Soldiers who haven’t deployed before or who only recently arrived here may not give much thought to the constant electricity, hot showers and well-lit avenues. Ismael Shaker, owner and founder of Al Harith, a contracting company in Iraq’s Basra province, stops for a moment of contemplation at the power station his company operates for the Army on Contingency Operating Base Basra. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But that kind of thing doesn’t happen easily, and it is thanks in no small...
  • Duluth company makes donation to enjoy Bentleyville lights guilt-free

    12/10/2009 2:02:31 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies · 516+ views
    duluth new tribune ^ | 12-10-09 | John Myers
    Duluth architecture firm donates $5,000 for credits to offset carbon from the Bentleyville light display
  • Pedal-powered Christmas tree lights Copenhagen (Hussein and Hillary will pitch in)

    11/30/2009 9:59:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,336+ views
    ZD Net Asia ^ | 12/01/09 | Martin LaMonica
    Pedal-powered Christmas tree lights CopenhagenBy Martin LaMonica, CNET Tuesday, December 01, 2009 01:00 PM When you're the host city for international climate change negotiations, using energy-efficient LED lights on the Christmas tree apparently isn't enough. The traditional Christmas tree in Copenhagen's City Hall Square will be powered by people, rather than a distant power plant. The square has been equipped with 15 bicycles which, when pedaled, light up the 700 LED bulbs on the tree. The 17-meter-high tree went up last week during an opening ceremony in which Saint Nicholas climbed a fire truck ladder to the top of...
  • light over manhattan (v)(twighlite zone)

    09/19/2009 7:36:05 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 43 replies · 2,926+ views
    self, my own two eyes ^ | 091909 | self
    OK, so we're sitting out by the East River, just taking in the beautiful evening atmosphere, looking east, and we see what appears to be a police-chopper type spotlight a bit to the south and east. But it was really big, aiming down, and the cone of light appeared to grow, reaching downward and outward [I was saying to my friend (the actress) "the aliens are coming to get us." I was, of course, kidding]. It looked like the source of the light was obscured behing a cloud, only there were no clouds. It almost looked like a rocket taking...
  • Solar Lights Illuminate Baghdad, Abu Ghraib

    07/22/2009 10:11:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 508+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Dustin Roberts, USA
    Soldiers serving with the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team patrol the streets of a well-lit Kadamiyah, June 12. The lights installed are powered by the sun and don't rely on the national power grid. Photo courtesy of 1st Infantry Division. BAGHDAD — U.S. Soldiers took a look at the lights illuminating the streets here and improved that concept with even newer technology. Although solar-powered lights were present before the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team  arrived in Baghdad to support Iraqi Security Forces through partnership, the leadership felt there were not enough lights and individual lights did not produce enough illumination."We...
  • White House announces new lighting standards

    06/29/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 103 replies · 4,759+ views
    State-Run Associated Press ^ | 6/29/09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    WASHINGTON -- Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama put a plug in for administration efforts to make lamps and lighting equipment use less energy. "I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses," the president said, standing alongside Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the White House.
  • Earth-lover Gore doesn't love 'Earth Hour'

    03/30/2009 5:25:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 6 replies · 931+ views
    03-30-2009 | Jeff Dufour and Kiki Ryan
    Do as I say, not as I do? Seems like former Vice-President Al Gore may be embracing that motto as evidenced Saturday night with the environmentalist's failure to turn off the lights of his Nashville home for “Earth Hour.”
  • The Sheep Celebrate Earth Hour

    03/28/2009 5:52:45 PM PDT · by George Stupidnopolis · 39 replies · 994+ views
    It's 8:00 CST. At 8:30 the sheep of the world are turning their lights off to "Save The Planet." Personally, I'm walking around the house turning on every light and appliance I own. Hell, I may burn some steel belted radials just to add to the glare. Flip on those lights, folks!
  • Las Vegas will also DIM lights for Earth Hour (Dingy Harry has NOTHING to do with it...)

    03/28/2009 5:10:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 657+ views
    Link only - Las Vegas will also dim lights for Earth Hour
  • Leave A Light On - "Earth Hour" Counter-Protest

    03/28/2009 3:59:07 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 59 replies · 1,858+ views
    Leave A Light On ^ | 03/28/2009
    8:30pm-9:30pm (local time) Saturday 28th March 2009 YouTube: Leave a Light On - Save Civilization Turn your house lights on in a conspicuous manner at 8:30pm your local time on Saturday 28th March 2009 to protest:* FOR Modern Civilisation * FOR Increasing Standards of Living * FOR Technological Progress * FOR Development in the third world * AGAINST Malthusianism
  • Pickering votes for Earth Hour (Mar 28, 8:30pm lights go out for 60 minutes - SAVE THE PLANET!)

    03/03/2009 4:57:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies · 696+ views
    Pickering votes for Earth HourThe lights go out March 28 Mar 02, 2009 - 03:09 PM PICKERING -- The City of Pickering is one of 680 cities across the globe already committed to turning the lights out for Earth Hour. At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, the City will turn off non-essential lighting at all municipal buildings where feasible for one hour. This year's campaign is featuring "the first global election between Earth and global warming." Basically, those who switch off their lights will be voting for Earth, and those who leave them on will vote for global warming....
  • LIGHT PILLAR PICTURES: Mysterious Sky Shows Explained

    02/20/2009 12:38:08 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 2,456+ views
    LIGHT PILLAR PICTURES: Mysterious Sky Shows Explained
  • Mystery in the skies over Alto[Texas]

    01/19/2009 1:42:59 PM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,538+ views
    KTRE ^ | 16 Jan 2009 | Lane Luckie
    Harry and Bonnie Gibson have hunted on their property near Alto for years. Dozens of motion sensor cameras keep watch over the animals that roam the piney woods."We put them out so we can track the deer and the hogs obviously, so we'll know what to expect at each feeder." Bonnie Gibson said. They've snapped thousands of pictures. Each one telling a different story. "Then all of a sudden, the hogs [came]. Well we saw the hogs and we were like what is that," said Bonnie. A column of lights appeared to dance in the sky. The infra-red, automatic camera...
  • Close Encounters Of The Jersey Kind?[NJ]

    01/07/2009 11:56:43 AM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 785+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 06 Jan 2009 | John Slattery
    Cops, Residents Puzzled By Bizarre Lights Over Morris Co.; Flares? Balloons? Pilot Tells CBS 2 HD He's Baffled Was it a UFO or is there an explanation for it? Strange, red, blinking lights could be seen across Morris County on Monday night, and officials thought they had figured out what caused them. Now, they're not so sure. Between 8:30 and 9 p.m., the Hurley family in Whippany captured images of a bizarre object in the sky and contacted "It was unsettling for sure," said Cindy Hurley. "It was something you've never seen before, and a very strange pattern." Eleven-year-old...
  • Christmas Lights: A Minor Rebellion

    12/25/2008 7:27:00 AM PST · by foutsc · 10 replies · 583+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 25 Dec 08 | Finntann
    I have always been one for lavishly decorating my house at Christmas, eight strings of icicle lights bedecking the eaves, six strands of C-7 lights all along the railings of my deck wrapping more than three quarters of the way around my house, lights in most if not all of the pine trees within reach of an extension cord (I live in the mountains and have lots of land, lots of pines, and lots of extension cords). This year, having been subjected to Christmas decorations in stores since Halloween, I'm not quite in the mood. As a child I recall...