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RonPaulFanInGA
03-28-2009, 02:25 AM
http://media.movieweb.com/news/11.2006/deckthehalls3.jpg

To counter-protest the hot air cult and their socialist leanings. Rush Limbaugh asked all his listeners to do this too so you won't be alone.

Joe3113
03-28-2009, 03:26 AM
http://leavealighton.org/

:D

It's Earth Hour RIGHT NOW in Australia and I have my lights on and the music going full blast.

My house looks like a Christmas Tree.

idiom
03-28-2009, 03:32 AM
This was retarded in New Zealand. Virtually all our power comes from Hydro and Geo Thermal.

Truth Warrior
03-28-2009, 05:07 AM
Well I usually do BECAUSE it's often kinda dark otherwise. :D


Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
George Carlin (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgecarl108466.html)

Kludge
03-28-2009, 05:11 AM
Money grows on shrubs, not trees.

No thanks (sic).

IPSecure
03-28-2009, 05:18 AM
Earth Hour at UN sites around the world (Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bm7yR0HcVY

Danke
03-28-2009, 05:41 AM
Sydney first major city to mark Earth Hour 2009

By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20090328/capt.64162e974e894c16990f717160b305a2.china_earth_ hour_xhg117.jpg?x=400&y=254&q=85&sig=XNQjl7_MrqR4I41sce.Tdw--

SYDNEY The floodlit cream shells of the famed Opera House dimmed Saturday as Sydney became the world's first major city to plunge itself into darkness for the second worldwide Earth Hour, a global campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.

From the Great Pyramids to the Acropolis, the London Eye to the Las Vegas strip, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries planned to join in the World Wildlife Fund-sponsored event, a time zone-by-time zone plan to dim nonessential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Involvement in the effort has exploded since last year's Earth Hour, which drew participation from 400 cities after Sydney held a solo event in 2007. Interest has spiked ahead of planned negotiations on a new global warming treaty in Copenhagen, Denmark, this December. The last global accord, the Kyoto Protocol, is set to expire in 2012.

Despite the boost in interest from the Copenhagen negotiations, organizers initially worried enthusiasm for this year's event would wane with the world's attention focused largely on the global economic crisis, Earth Hour executive director Andy Ridley told The Associated Press. Strangely enough, he said, it's seemed to have the opposite effect.

"Earth Hour has always been a positive campaign; it's always around street parties, not street protests, it's the idea of hope not despair. And I think that's something that's been incredibly important this year because there is so much despair around," he said. "On the other side of it, there's savings in cutting your power usage and being more sustainable and more efficient."

In Australia, people attended candlelit speed-dating events and gathered at outdoor concerts as the hour of darkness rolled through the country. Sydney's glittering harbor was bathed in shadows as lights dimmed on the steel arch of the city's iconic Harbour Bridge and the nearby Opera House.

Earlier Saturday, the Chatham Islands, a group of small islands around 500 miles (800 kilometers) east of New Zealand, officially kicked off Earth Hour by switching off its diesel generators. Soon after, the lights of Auckland's Sky Tower, the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand, blinked off.

Forty-four New Zealand towns and cities participated in the event, and more than 60,000 people showed up for an Earth Hour-themed hot air ballooning festival in the city of Hamilton.

At Scott Base in Antarctica, New Zealand's 26-member winter team resorted to minimum safety lighting and switched off appliances and computers.

China was participating in the campaign for the first time, with Beijing turning off the lights at its iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube, the two most prominent venues for the Olympics, according to WWF. Shanghai was also cutting lights in all government buildings and other structures on its waterfront, while Hong Kong, Baoding, Changchun, Dalian, Nanjing and Guangzhou were also participating, WWF said.

Later Saturday, Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva planned to press a button to turn off the lights at Khao San Road, a famous haven for budget travelers in Bangkok that is packed with bars and outdoor cafes.

Lights were to go down at the Grand Palace and other riverside monuments, and businesses along some of the Thai capital's busiest boulevards were also asked to participate, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said in a statement.

The capital hoped to reduce electricity consumption in the city of more than 8 million people by at least 30 percent or 1,400 megawatts during the event. Earth Hour organizers say there's no uniform way to measure how much energy is saved worldwide.

Earth Hour 2009 has garnered support from global corporations, nonprofit groups, schools, scientists and celebrities including Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett and retired Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

McDonald's Corp. planned to dim its arches at 500 locations around the Midwest in the United States. The Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont hotel chains and Coca-Cola Co. also planned to participate.

Carole
03-28-2009, 06:10 AM
I just checked some of those Earth hour viedeos on You Tube and started rating them "1's"
and trying to comment.

Evidently they have had so many negative comments that they have turned off the comment section on many of them.

Starting her and then looking at some others, please rate low and try to comment, especially the ones that exploit the children.

Earth Hour at UN sites around the world (Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bm7yR0HcVY

angelatc
03-28-2009, 07:46 AM
[McDonald's Corp. planned to dim its arches at 500 locations around the Midwest in the United States.

If I owned a Buger King, I would put an extra sign out front.

MRoCkEd
03-28-2009, 07:47 AM
at my school they have a day where the cafeteria doesn't provide trays in order to "go green" by using less water to wash them. people posted comments like, "I am going to run my shower an extra 20 minutes every day to make up for this"

angelatc
03-28-2009, 07:57 AM
at my school they have a day where the cafeteria doesn't provide trays in order to "go green" by using less water to wash them. people posted comments like, "I am going to run my shower an extra 20 minutes every day to make up for this"

I would drop my lunch every day they did this.

Jeremy
03-28-2009, 08:05 AM
Democracy would force you to stop using electricity. I can see this happening. Then it would force hospitals to stop using it. Liberals are crazy people.

Kludge
03-28-2009, 08:14 AM
Liberals are crazy people.

Uh huh.

Pennsylvania
03-28-2009, 08:19 AM
Every light, computer, television, amplifier, cell-phone charger, and electric can-opener of mine is going to be running tonight.

Since I have an electric stove I'm going to coincidentally cook a huge dinner too.

zach
03-28-2009, 08:25 AM
at my school they have a day where the cafeteria doesn't provide trays in order to "go green" by using less water to wash them. people posted comments like, "I am going to run my shower an extra 20 minutes every day to make up for this"

We have that too, called "Trayless Tuesday!"

It's supposed to be an option, but they make it so very little trays can be seen.
There was even a rumor that it could happen every day next year.

Idiots!

DAFTEK
03-28-2009, 08:32 AM
I think counter acting is stupid, its your money pissing away, i for one just wont change anything if my street goes dark to hug this socialistic old thinking. Do any of you know how hard it was in the communist days? Electricity was for an hour a day just so you can watch that one hour a communist dictator spill his guts out on TV!

zach
03-28-2009, 08:41 AM
I just don't see how turning off lights will do much for Earth except save money for those who do it.

Am I missing something?

Jeremy
03-28-2009, 08:43 AM
I think counter acting is stupid, its your money pissing away, i for one just wont change anything if my street goes dark to hug this socialistic old thinking. Do any of you know how hard it was in the communist days? Electricity was for an hour a day just so you can watch that one hour a communist dictator spill his guts out on TV!

Maybe the commies want to relive this experience. Or learn about how their ancestor commies did it.

Arklatex
03-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Hell why don't we comply? Stick it to the energy companies for an hour.


We stop using so much gas and the price dropped, the OPEC nations are shitting themselves. =)

Build a campfire.

NerveShocker
03-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Man I'll probably have to turn on every light in the house and some Christmas lights to balance things out in my neighborhood. Oh and I know it sounds dumb and obviously won't affect anyone but me, but it's about the principle. Nearly everyone in my neighborhood buys this B.S. so I'm trying to send a message.

Bruehound
03-28-2009, 12:55 PM
I will not only be turning on every light i can find but I'll also be on my patio with a couple big ole cans of Freon !

It's effing freezing here!

awake
03-28-2009, 01:41 PM
Here is a pretty good take on this eco-religious movement...

http://mises.org/story/3397

malkusm
03-28-2009, 01:46 PM
I understand the point you are trying to make, but I disagree with the way you are making it. People are free to use as much/as little electricity or water or whatever as they want to. The fact that they are doing this shallowly and don't really care about conservation is reflected by the fact that they are having "Earth Hour" and not "Earth Life."

However, I'm not going to change my way of living just to "counteract" their lack of use of resources through my over-use. I couldn't care less what other people do.

Arklatex
03-28-2009, 02:40 PM
Y'all remind me of the anti-Ron Paulers, just going against the grain in spite when people are trying to do a good thing. If people are going to shut down babylon for an hour thats awesome. Yeah right, but yall get my drift.

DAFTEK
03-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Maybe the commies want to relive this experience. Or learn about how their ancestor commies did it.

Yeah but my point is for people to counter waste energy is stupid, we should be lucky we have it! If some of these corporations do it voluntarily hey great for them, they save some money but the same amount of coal still burns if they shut lights down or not. :rolleyes:

dr. hfn
03-28-2009, 02:52 PM
at my school they have a day where the cafeteria doesn't provide trays in order to "go green" by using less water to wash them. people posted comments like, "I am going to run my shower an extra 20 minutes every day to make up for this"

I HATE trayless tuesdays!!!

malkusm
03-28-2009, 03:13 PM
I HATE trayless tuesdays!!!

My university has "trayless everydays." They got rid of trays last year to be environmentally friendly. Except the main cafeteria is a huge buffet type place and I usually get like 6 plates....

Mahkato
03-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Uhhh ... aren't these primarily going to be city-owned lights that will be shut off? Wouldn't this be a GOOD thing for them to spend less taxpayer money on lighting for an hour?

Raul08
03-28-2009, 03:56 PM
I really see no problem in turning your lights out for an hour...

Nothing wrong with being green in my book.

It's a choice.

No problem with it so no need to be asses about it.

RonPaulVolunteer
03-28-2009, 04:01 PM
Gosh guys, one can be against the global warming scam and STILL care for the responsible usage of our natural resources. We only have ONE planet!

Raul08
03-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Gosh guys, one can be against the global warming scam and STILL care for the responsible usage of out natural resources. We only have ONE planet!

QFT

You guys are great, but for some reason, every now and then you act like huge douches who are doing nothing but going against the grain just to go against the grain.

Makes me lose hope a little.

Bruno
03-28-2009, 04:11 PM
QFT

You guys are great, but for some reason, every now and then you act like huge douches who are doing nothing but going against the grain just to go against the grain.

Makes me lose hope a little.

give me a break.

This "grain" we are going against is a global warming scam that's sole purpose is to shift trillions of dollars from our pockets to other countries. It will do absolutely nothing to offset carbon emissions.

I would lose hope if people just let all this hype and propaganda be spewed out without protesting and we all just quietly paid our "U.N. Carbon Tax" everytime we bought any item.


Gosh guys, one can be against the global warming scam and STILL care for the responsible usage of out natural resources. We only have ONE planet!

If that was the sole purpose, and it was all voluntary, fine and dandy. And while it is voluntary to shut of your lights at this point, the goal will be for them to regulate the lights in your house (no more incandescents), when they are on, when they are off, how much you drive, tax you here, tax you there, turn off your A/C during peak times, while Obama heats up the whole White House so he can walk around with his sleeves rolled up.

What is voluntary today, will be mandatory tomorrow.

Don't fall for it. It's a tax scam, man.

NYgs23
03-28-2009, 05:22 PM
I'm being forced to participate in this stupid thing by my father, who wants to make a "political statement." I'll have to sit in the dark with a booklight for an hour. I need to get my own apartment.

RonPaulFanInGA
03-28-2009, 05:29 PM
give me a break.

This "grain" we are going against is a global warming scam that's sole purpose is to shift trillions of dollars from our pockets to other countries. It will do absolutely nothing to offset carbon emissions.

I would lose hope if people just let all this hype and propaganda be spewed out without protesting and we all just quietly paid our "u.n. Carbon tax" everytime we bought any item.

If that was the sole purpose, and it was all voluntary, fine and dandy. And while it is voluntary to shut of your lights at this point, the goal will be for them to regulate the lights in your house (no more incandescents), when they are on, when they are off, how much you drive, tax you here, tax you there, turn off your a/c during peak times, while obama heats up the whole white house so he can walk around with his sleeves rolled up.

What is voluntary today, will be mandatory tomorrow.

Don't fall for it. It's a tax scam, man.

qft.

hotbrownsauce
03-28-2009, 06:38 PM
I am concerned about our environment but I do not believe in the reasons Al Gore has popularized. I am concerned with over consumption, destroying habitats, radioactive waste and littering.

free.alive
03-29-2009, 12:35 AM
Some stuff I posted on Facebook:

I'm protesting earth hour by turning all my lights on for one hour, turning my car around in the driveway and shining my lights on the neighborhood. The luddite clones...

free.alive
03-29-2009, 12:37 AM
My last point on anti-civilization hour best articulated by George Carlin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw (thnx http://www.lewrockwell.com)

free.alive
03-29-2009, 12:41 AM
Lights on! But not in protest - in CELEBRATION of human initiative, & perseverance, genius & will. Celebration of creation... & the pursuit of self-interest, which brought us from nature's tyranny & destitution to the prosperity we have today!

phill4paul
03-29-2009, 06:30 AM
So am I safe in assuming that the Earth has now been saved and I can go back to life as usual?

DAFTEK
03-29-2009, 09:01 AM
qft.

lol. :D Come now, lets play nice, if we all tell each other to QFT then what will we accomplish? I beg to agree to disagree ;)

james1906
03-29-2009, 09:19 AM
I celebrated by not doing anything. And nothing pisses off a hippie more than not giving a shit.

Truth Warrior
03-29-2009, 12:16 PM
And the UNANIMOUS UNIFIED COLLECTIVE "MOVEMENT" thread consensus IS?

:D

tremendoustie
03-29-2009, 12:38 PM
This was retarded in New Zealand. Virtually all our power comes from Hydro and Geo Thermal.

Idiom, how's life in NZ? How are taxes, and personal freedom? I hear it's difficult to move there, or be allowed permanent residency. Is this true? Thanks :)

BenIsForRon
03-29-2009, 03:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPixjCneseE

Yeah, burn that electricity guys, there is absolutely no reason to cut back. After all, there could never be a link between conservatism and conservation... right?

Kotin
03-29-2009, 04:10 PM
fuck that.. I try to stay away from things that make oprah smile..


got some light bulbs to change.

Mahkato
03-30-2009, 09:26 AM
The Big Picture has a nice photo set (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/earth_hour_2009.html) about this event.

gls
03-30-2009, 09:55 AM
http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=93315



Al Gore ignores 'Earth Hour'
Driveway to Nashville mansion flooded with electricity

Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" may have inspired many to participate in yesterday's "Earth Hour" by switching off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., but maybe the former vice president didn't get the memo.

Drew Johnson, the president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, decided to drive by Gore's mansion in Nashville at 8:48 p.m. and records that floodlights were on illuminating the driveway leading up to the main quarter.

tonesforjonesbones
03-30-2009, 04:54 PM
Turn em off now = voluntary turn em off later =government puts a "governer' on your meter.

I resist this nonsense and I blared everything I could all night..all tv's all computers, the diswasher, the clothes washer...everything.

Al Gore didn't turn off HIS lights..why should I? He doens't believe his own carp! TONES

Truth Warrior
03-30-2009, 05:11 PM
Turn em off now = voluntary turn em off later =government puts a "governer' on your meter.

I resist this nonsense and I blared everything I could all night..all tv's all computers, the diswasher, the clothes washer...everything.

Al Gore didn't turn off HIS lights..why should I? He doens't believe his own carp! TONES Al has a talking carp? That may explain a lot. :D