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(Chicago Trib)   Something known as "Earth Hour" is scheduled for 8:30 PM Central. Is that like a big birthday party where everyone drinks?   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 10
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2014-03-29 09:04:35 PM  
2 votes:
I they marketed this as a "let's just conserve our fuel/power sources to save money and resources thing" a lot more people would be on board. But tying it to a leftist political platform lost them a good portion of people who would otherwise be all for it. I recycle, use energy saving bulbs, low water toilets, and have most of my computer stuff attached to smart UPSs that conserve power much better than I could. But I will also be turning all of my lights and stuff on at that time as well. Not to say "fark the environment" but to say "fark you" to all the people who want me to buy into their political BS as a way for them to take more of my liberty and choice.

I use those energy saving bulbs because I  choose to. But you can bet that if I were ever forced to, I would instead use as many incandescent bulbs as I can manage. Forced virtue is no virtue.
2014-03-29 09:02:37 PM  
2 votes:
In honour of Earth Hour I turn off my headlights.
2014-03-29 10:37:10 PM  
1 votes:
Meh.

Shiat like this is just to keep the hippies happy.

This planet is doomed. May as well enjoy the cocktails before the plane crashes into the mountain.
2014-03-29 10:13:19 PM  
1 votes:
They should just reschedule this Earth Hour nonsense for 3am local time, and claim victory.

Pick your battles, idiots.
2014-03-29 09:13:00 PM  
1 votes:
"switch off non-essential lights and other electronic items for an hour"

How exactly is this supposed to do anything? People shouldn't have non essential lights/electronic items on to begin with.
2014-03-29 09:09:12 PM  
1 votes:
We need a "don't burn tires in your living room" hour.
2014-03-29 08:46:51 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not even in my house. I'm outside burning a pile of PT lumber and asphalt shingles.
2014-03-29 08:45:18 PM  
1 votes:
I was going to tell subby that earth hour is when all the tea tards turn on everything they can in the house,  but several are already here to tell us themselves.

/yes earth hour is silly
2014-03-29 08:43:14 PM  
1 votes:
It's the time you turn on everything electric in your house to celebrate our conquering of Earth. Look out Mars! You're next!
2014-03-29 08:39:34 PM  
1 votes:
It's the hour when I turn on all the outside lights I never turn on any other time.
 
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