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Earth Hour observed all over the world. (I'm turning on every light)
yahooooooooo ^ | 3/31/12 | Wendy Carpenter

Posted on 03/31/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by Drango

What does it look like when the world turns out all the lights? A glimpse will be offered today when millions of participants all over the globe -- from Egypt's Tahrir Square to Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral -- are expected to turn their lights off for an hour in honor of Earth Hour. Sydney's symbolic Opera House and Harbor Bridge were a couple of the first places to go dark, as Australians took part in the global effort to raise awareness over climate change and show the need for sustainability. The event takes place worldwide on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, during which time people are encouraged to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. ~snip

The organization holds the event annually on the last weekend in March because it's about "the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. This allows for near coincidental sunset times in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring the greatest visual impact for a global 'lights out' event," says the WWF Web site. In the United States, five states are participating — Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana and New Hampshire -- and almost 60 cities and towns not to mention many more landmarks, buildings, colleges, businesses, and organizations. The rest of the world is acting in a similar fashion. New Zealand got a two-hour head start of Australia, as lights were turned off at Sky Tower in Auckland and parliament buildings in Wellington. Several buildings along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong participated, including the International Finance Centre, ... ~snip

Libya, Algeria, Bhutan and French Guinea. "Earth Hour 2012 is a celebration of people power," WWF official Dermot O'Gorman told reporters, including AP, hours before the event in Sydney. "(It's) the world's largest mass event in support of the planet."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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To: lovesdogs

I’m about 15 miles east of Palm Springs. Can anyone north of San Francisco see the lights from our house?


101 posted on 03/31/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Saoirise

John 1:5

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.


102 posted on 03/31/2012 9:28:55 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: FormerACLUmember
The lights off shore are the vast Korean fishing fleet. Light attracts fish.

Most of them are fishing for squid. I spent many nights weaving through the Sea of Japan squid boat fleet. It's quite blinding.

103 posted on 03/31/2012 9:39:07 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: Drango

In China and India they have festival of lights celebrations. In the decadent self-flagellating West we invented something called an “Earth Hour” to be celebrated in total darkness!


104 posted on 03/31/2012 9:41:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Drango

We’re just rolling into it here. Not too many lights on to begin with because its still light outside. I’m not turning lights on or off-as far as I’m concerned it’s just another hour of another day.


105 posted on 03/31/2012 9:48:41 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: All

Not only did I burn the lights and computers and all the TVs, I went out and bought incandescent light bulbs to celebrate the occasion. Take that you tree hugging, Birkenstock wearing weasels!


106 posted on 03/31/2012 11:12:16 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Drango

I did, enthusiastically!

What does it look like when enviro-weenies turn the lights off?

North Korea.


107 posted on 03/31/2012 11:39:05 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Drango

Earth Hour?
Let me guess: something along the lines of having an hour long moment of silence in the dark for our poor abused planet, right?
Sounds stupid to me.

No, I’m not gonna research the details. Because I don’t care. The fact that it has “Earth” in the title tells me all I need to know. It’s become a sort of anti-buzzword to me. Just like “Green”. When someone starts throwing those two words around I immediately think to myself “OK, this is obviously a load of horse hockey.”


108 posted on 03/31/2012 11:44:42 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: LukeL

Oh, those pop in the most delightful way, with wonderful turquoise flames and neon green smoke.


109 posted on 03/31/2012 11:46:59 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Dartman; Tigerized
One of the hosts says he's going to jam open the refrigerator door and turn on a space heater, then let them battle it out.

ROFL! Well done!

110 posted on 04/01/2012 12:02:08 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Drango
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The 'red hour' marked the beginning of the festival on Beta III, during the
governance of Landru. ("The Return of the Archons")
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Red_hour

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"Landru"

Title: "The Return of the Archons"
Production: 022
Season: 1 Episode: 21
DVD Disc: 6
Air Date: 02.09.1967
Stardate: 3156.2

Star Trek: Episodes: The Return of the Archons:
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/TOS/episode/68704.html

111 posted on 04/01/2012 12:06:26 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Drango

My idiot neighbor did this. I put my lights on. Yeah, sit in the dark for an hour, that’ll save the planet. Don’t they do that every night in Korea? Where’s the saving?


112 posted on 04/01/2012 12:11:05 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Drango

Earth Hour theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d3B9XAcBww


113 posted on 04/01/2012 4:55:18 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Pinkbell

Sorry.

Missed Earth Hour completely.

Too busy watching the Final Four.


114 posted on 04/01/2012 6:08:21 AM PDT by guinnessman
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To: boop

yup ;o)


115 posted on 04/01/2012 7:38:09 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: Drango

OK...I give up...

what is an energy star???

I buy ACs and other appliances with ‘energy star’ sticker on it...

but you talked about it as if it was a device.

excuse me as on the east coast we have just as many leftists maniacs, but not near the number of tree hugger laws....I can fire up my bbq with charcoal lighter fluid, and use a leaf blower all day....


116 posted on 04/01/2012 7:44:33 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: manc
just do a search for - map light pollution USA - and you'll get several versions - and great about what you're looking for. Like Will Rogers said: “Buy land. They ain't making any more.”

It has always amazed me why people who have money to invest put it the hands of others - like into the stock market, IRA’s etc...

Like the Indians understood - land doesn't disappear. Had I the money, I would own a lot more than my little 1 1/2 acre...but I am thankful for the privacy and peace even this gives me. (and it is surrounded by many acres of additional forest - canopied by stars...)

and grow y our vegetables, get laying hens for eggs, partridge and rabbits for meat, make connections with local farmers, keep a low profile - ;o)...)

“And the meek shall inherit...”

117 posted on 04/01/2012 7:51:12 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Don’t they do that every night in Korea?

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"South Korea is bright, North Korea is dark. This amazing image is included in the
standard US Department of Defense briefings on North Korea. It was mentioned
in a news briefing on 23 December 2002 by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, who
stated that "If you look at a picture from the sky of the Korean Peninsula at night,
South Korea is filled with lights and energy and vitality and a booming economy;
North Korea is dark."

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/dprk/dprk-dark.htm

118 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:39 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Drango

My daughter wanted to do this, so we went along with it. She turned off all the lights for an hour, then when she went to bed she left her light on all night.


119 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:31 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Drango

Well I’m not going to do anything different than normal, but running around and turning on every light just because is a little dumb.

I don’t see the big deal with this. Life will go on.


120 posted on 04/01/2012 11:37:31 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Drango

Damn. I don’t follow stupidity so I didn’t know this was coming up. I’d have gone out in front and left all the cars idling in the driveway.


121 posted on 04/01/2012 12:18:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JudyinCanada
This conservative news channel is hard-hitting and makes Fox look timid and semi-flaky.

No, actually, I'm pretty sure it's Fox making Fox look timid and semi-flaky. (No denigration of Sun intended)

122 posted on 04/01/2012 12:20:11 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

I did join in the festivities and turned on some extra lights and I only wish this were more publicized — our reactions to their stupidity — so that we could actually have a measurement from the power companies of America. Did total consumption go up or down?

It’s like a way of voting against envirocommunists. I voted with my light switches.


123 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:21 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: BykrBayb

If we were home, I’d be doing the same thing.

However, I did not notice any change in the lighting around here last night. It didn’t seem particularly darker to me.


124 posted on 04/01/2012 3:30:51 PM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Drango

Lights are on for sure...I just wish I had the cajones to burn a tire too...


125 posted on 04/01/2012 4:28:15 PM PDT by jrestrepo (See you all in Galt's gulch)
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To: Drango

Left’s slogan: Let There Be Darkness!


126 posted on 04/01/2012 4:30:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ETL

I HATED that Star Trek episode. The town gets destroyed during “red hour”, but when red hour is over, the town is still destroyed and the zombie-like citizens aren’t cleaning up. Those windows don’t just fix themselves for the next “red hour”. Plus the whole computer being confronted as being “illogical” and blowing itself up plot got old after the third time I saw it.


127 posted on 04/01/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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