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Turn-off your lights to save the planet!
World Wildlife Federation ^ | 3/22/12

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by pabianice

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To: pabianice

I’ll be pulling our cherished 100 watt incandescent bulbs out of their hiding place in my gun locker, swapping them out for the pigtail CFL’s we’re currently (forced) to use...and turning on EVERY light in the house in celebration of Dim Bulb Hour.


51 posted on 03/22/2012 7:32:41 AM PDT by moovova (Poverty is a constitutional right.)
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To: pabianice

I also have to ask...does this include unplugging the Volts and Leafs?


52 posted on 03/22/2012 7:36:44 AM PDT by moovova (Poverty is a constitutional right.)
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To: pabianice

Good - you’ll be able to see my place from orbit that night.


53 posted on 03/22/2012 7:37:37 AM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: FrankR

Yep, both giant flat-screens, the A/C, every light in the house... I think I’ll pull a turkey out of the freezer, too. Heehee


54 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:47 AM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: pabianice

This place will be glowing on 3/31, starting at noon.

I’ll turn on lights I never use during the year, in addition to both TV sets, the stereo, the toaster oven (empty), and might test the garage door openers twenty or thirty times, just to make sure they’re working properly.

It might be a good time to clean the ovens, too.

Nobody - NOBODY - tells me what to do with utilities I pay for.

Nobody.


55 posted on 03/22/2012 7:40:07 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: pabianice

Remind me to go through the house turning on all the lights. (Normally, I turn them off and wonder why my kids can’t...)


56 posted on 03/22/2012 7:50:35 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It’s a joke. I just remember that Indian on my TV all the time growing up. My lights will be blaring that hour for sure, cause I ain’t no tree hugger.


57 posted on 03/22/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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To: MrB
"Understand that the liberals’ goal is really NOT saving the planet,

but to feel good about themselves as a “good person”, affirming the lie that they are righteous because of what they advocate and do."

Exactly. It's all about their meaningless little rituals, their shows of self-righteous concern, so that they can pat themselves on the back.

Also, being anti-God, they don't understand that the planet doesn't need "saving." God is firmly in control of His plan for the earth.

58 posted on 03/22/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: pabianice

I post this every year, but it’s just as much fun each time:

Your local brain-dead envirowhacko can stop or start the flow of electrons just by flipping a switch - not so your local utility. There’s a lag time for cranking up and cranking down the turbines, so if you know you’re going to lose some demand and then it’s going to come back an hour later (at some not perfectly predictable value), you’ve got to keep those turbines spinning, whether they’re pushing electrons through the wires or not.

So the amount of energy saved is likely to be wayyyyyyyyy less than what’s publicized - and much of the power that’s used up during that hour is just wasted.

But hey, somebody’s feeling good about themselves, and that’s all that matters, right?


59 posted on 03/22/2012 8:09:17 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: pabianice

I thought that if we had those new pigtails filled with mercury we didn’t need to turn off our lights anymore. What gives?


60 posted on 03/22/2012 8:11:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: pabianice
3 years ago the wife of one of my close friends forwarded the Earth Hour email to me. I responded to her email as follows:

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"Will you be turning out the lights for an hour as part of Earth Hour?"

Nope.

In addition to your lights, did you also turn off your computer, microwave, telephone, cell phone (which you will have to recharge)? How about your refrigerator or freezer? How about your TV, cable and DVD/DVR (I'm sure Howard stopped watching the exciting NCAA basketball game to observe this "important" event)?

These appliances all consume more energry than simple lights.

Did you use candles to see in the dark?

Oops, you just emitted more CO2 than if you'd just simply left your lights on.

During the first few years of this "feel good" event organizers tried to say how much energy was saved. But then, someone with a brain ran the numbers and figured out that the net effect was, at best, negligible. So now the organizers have toned their message down to "it's aymbolic effort."

But it's more than symbolism. Depending upon how many were duped into participating in any one locality - the impact of turning out your lights may actually INCREASE energy usage at your local power plant or transformer station as the power grid compensates for this flux.

I was half-tempted to protest this protest by turning on every water faucet, light and appliance in my house and then going outside to run my snowblower AND lawnmower while burning trash and leaves under a bank of floodlights with my water hose running (safety first with fires) to SUPER-SIZE my carbon footprint.

But then I decided that my meaningless act of anti-protest wouldn't really negatively impact the environment any more than your meaningless act of protest would positively impact the environment.

So instead I just had another beer and watched my ball game.

But thanks for thinking of me. Maybe we can celebrate Earth Day together and discuss why the luddite environmental Nazis switched from decrying "global warming" to "climate change" (hint - it had something to do with all of their projections being wrong and the Earth actually cooling the last 10 years).

61 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:42 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: pabianice
3 years ago the wife of one of my close friends forwarded the Earth Hour email to me. I responded to her email as follows:

***

"Will you be turning out the lights for an hour as part of Earth Hour?"

Nope.

In addition to your lights, did you also turn off your computer, microwave, telephone, cell phone (which you will have to recharge)? How about your refrigerator or freezer? How about your TV, cable and DVD/DVR (I'm sure Howard stopped watching the exciting NCAA basketball game to observe this "important" event)?

These appliances all consume more energry than simple lights.

Did you use candles to see in the dark?

Oops, you just emitted more CO2 than if you'd just simply left your lights on.

During the first few years of this "feel good" event organizers tried to say how much energy was saved. But then, someone with a brain ran the numbers and figured out that the net effect was, at best, negligible. So now the organizers have toned their message down to "it's aymbolic effort."

But it's more than symbolism. Depending upon how many were duped into participating in any one locality - the impact of turning out your lights may actually INCREASE energy usage at your local power plant or transformer station as the power grid compensates for this flux.

I was half-tempted to protest this protest by turning on every water faucet, light and appliance in my house and then going outside to run my snowblower AND lawnmower while burning trash and leaves under a bank of floodlights with my water hose running (safety first with fires) to SUPER-SIZE my carbon footprint.

But then I decided that my meaningless act of anti-protest wouldn't really negatively impact the environment any more than your meaningless act of protest would positively impact the environment.

So instead I just had another beer and watched my ball game.

But thanks for thinking of me. Maybe we can celebrate Earth Day together and discuss why the luddite environmental Nazis switched from decrying "global warming" to "climate change" (hint - it had something to do with all of their projections being wrong and the Earth actually cooling the last 10 years).

62 posted on 03/22/2012 8:33:41 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: pabianice

Normally I would agree with dousing unnecessary lights, but on the 31st I’ll make an exception. I’ll turn on everything in and out of the house at 8:30.


63 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: pabianice

Hmm time to turn on all the lights in my house!


64 posted on 03/22/2012 10:21:38 AM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: NRA1995
A few years back, there was some nutty college professor who wanted everyone to join hands around the planet then jump up and down at the appointed time. The desired result was changing Earth’s orbit so it would be further from the sun.

About as dumb as the people who say if an elevator goes into free fall, just before it hits bottom "Jump Up" and you will be ok!

65 posted on 03/22/2012 12:07:51 PM PDT by calex59
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66 posted on 03/22/2012 12:10:19 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Sybeck1

I apologize. I was hot under the collar this morning and mistook you for an infiltrator.


67 posted on 03/22/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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