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Posted: 3/28/2009 5:29:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 5:38:50 AM EDT by EarlBypass]
OK everybody. It is up to you to save the planet. Don't be shy. A group of us in my neighborhood are preparing to unleash over 135 Million Candle Power at the designated time ...look to the sky. And bring your welding shield.

http://www.earthhourus.org/

http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=26076

ETA: up to 212 MCP
ETA: plus another
2MCP from a 737 landing light ...
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:48:58 AM EDT
I'm going to turn ON every light I have inside and out.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:50:24 AM EDT
I was thinking about having a Tire Fire
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:57:16 AM EDT
Just trying to condition the sheeple to follow orders while feeling good about themselves; this sort of shit isn't as innocuous as it seems at first glance.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:01:19 AM EDT
Going to make sure I turn on every light I can find.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:01:43 AM EDT
i've got my generator prepped to run...truck ready....and lawnmower. Of course, i don't know what a lawnmower will do with a foot of snow on top of water and mud, but we'll find out!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:09:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:33:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:42:34 AM EDT


lmfao
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:04:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:
Going to make sure I turn on every light I can find.


thats what I am doing.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:13:13 AM EDT
I am not going to turn on everything and run my bill up in order to piss off the tree huggers.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:18:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:30:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 8:31:36 AM EDT by EarlBypass]
Not really wasting anything. Had a big BBQ planned long BEFORE the blackout -

The '23rd Annual Hunter S. Thompson Memorial Skeet Shoot and BBQ'

... have generators, will illuminate. Lighten up already!

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:33:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By America-first:
Just trying to condition the sheeple to follow orders while feeling good about themselves; this sort of shit isn't as innocuous as it seems at first glance.


Yep.

Just getting people accustomed to being controlled... for the common good.


Fuck them.


I just might turn on every light along with the air conditioner and pool motor for that hour. I'll pay a sliver more for the day just to say FU.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:34:54 AM EDT
What specific time is this?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:35:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By NIGHTSTALKER_O6:
I am not going to turn on everything and run my bill up in order to piss off the tree huggers.


Yeah - I'm not really getting the point of that either.

So the plan is to spend more of YOUR own time and money to try to piss of people that will likely be completely unaware of what you are doing - and even IF they knew, they probably wouldn't care.




Oh I'm sure some energy-consumption data will be collected so they can assess the "success" of their efforts and plan future ones.

It might cost an extra 80 cents that hour to run a few extra stuff in the house, just to throw a tiny wrinkle in their data.

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:35:52 AM EDT
My house is always lit up like Christmas at the grisswalds anyway.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:36:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By NIGHTSTALKER_O6:
I am not going to turn on everything and run my bill up in order to piss off the tree huggers.


Yeah - I'm not really getting the point of that either.

So the plan is to spend more of YOUR own time and money to try to piss of people that will likely be completely unaware of what you are doing - and even IF they knew, they probably wouldn't care.



You guys are missing the point completely. Its a self satisfaction thing, pretty much the same feeling the hippies get expect through the opposite means.

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:41:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
I was thinking about having a Tire Fire


This


Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:54:57 AM EDT
So is this 8:30 PM mountain time zone?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:17:14 AM EDT
turning on at 8:30
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:33:12 AM EDT
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:41:10 AM EDT
Someone mind lighting a few bulbs for me?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:49:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By alpo:
I'm going to turn ON every light I have inside and out.


Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:48:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Okapi:
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.



fucking bring it...ill be sure to bring you to your 70 virgins..
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:50:53 AM EDT
I am going to turn out the lights and then I am going to burn some tires so I can see.


Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:59:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:01:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
I was thinking about having a Tire Fire


lulz
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:27:55 AM EDT

I don’t know which is worse: Liberals acting normally, or Conservatives acting like jackasses.




I mean, so much for taking the high road. I figure that there would at least be a segment of our society that might lead the way as an example of ‘how to do things the right way.’ However it comes to just two choices of extremities, which neither has any appeal.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:31:09 AM EDT
i'm going to go about my normal business. i'm not turning shit off for a bullshit cause.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:35:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By junker46:

I don’t know which is worse: Liberals acting normally, or Conservatives acting like jackasses.




I mean, so much for taking the high road. I figure that there would at least be a segment of our society that might lead the way as an example of ‘how to do things the right way.’ However it comes to just two choices of extremities, which neither has any appeal.


Normally I would say that you are right, but tonight I feel like turning on all my lights. I already set up 2 halogen work lights to shine on my sprinklers.
I live in MA, I can guarantee that the libs will see it. It won't solve anything, but it will make me feel better.

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:40:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 1:40:32 PM EDT by BrianB2]
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:47:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Okapi:
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.

You shoot my CFL bulbs and you'll be releasing poisonous mercury vapor into the atmosphere.

You'll only be harming the environment even more.


Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:50:05 PM EDT
i will be setting my AC to 60 degrees
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 1:57:08 PM EDT




As to the OP:
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 2:06:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 007:
Originally Posted By Okapi:
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.



fucking bring it...ill be sure to bring you to your 70 virgins..


70 virgins??
What, did 2 of the original 72 get laid?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 2:13:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Badseed:
Someone mind lighting a few bulbs for me?


Pre ban bulbs.....NO WAY they've gotta last me the rest of my days. Those new curly flour bulbs no problem....oh wait I DONT OWN ANY

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 2:16:20 PM EDT
I am gonna light up a brick of magnesium
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 2:34:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EarlBypass:
Not really wasting anything. Had a big BBQ planned long BEFORE the blackout -

The '23rd Annual Hunter S. Thompson Memorial Skeet Shoot and BBQ'

... have generators, will illuminate. Lighten up already!



You must have started having the Hunter S. Thompson Memorial BBQs long before Hunter S. Thompson died.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 2:35:55 PM EDT
I just got back from Walmart with the wife and they already had the lights out in there, skylights only. It was almost too dark to shop. I stopped by the ammo dept and I had more ammo on my hip than they had behind the counter. They turned the lights back on while we were checking out. Did not have to blade at 45. That is all.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:31:32 PM EDT
I think I'll fire up both SUV's and let them idle while I de-winterize both jetskies.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:35:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fd4887:
I just got back from Walmart with the wife and they already had the lights out in there, skylights only. It was almost too dark to shop. I stopped by the ammo dept and I had more ammo on my hip than they had behind the counter. They turned the lights back on while we were checking out. Did not have to blade at 45. That is all.


I wonder how much stuff got stolen during that period
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:38:21 PM EDT
For me, I am just going to do what I've always been doing, nothing more and nothing less.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:40:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BrianB2:
Celebrate Human Achievement Hour...


100% WIN!!!
The meek can inhierit the earth, I will go to the stars!
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:42:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tac223:
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
I was thinking about having a Tire Fire


This




Guess I can burn all that styrofoam insulation board left over from the garage. Seems like a good excuse to be rid of it. Matter of fact I have a old car battery to toss on the blaze and some used motor oil and old paint to pour down the storm drain.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 4:43:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Okapi:
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.


I think its cute that they let you have BB guns in Iran. Dont worry soon enough you will all be glowing in the dark.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 5:16:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EDMHUNTER:
Originally Posted By 007:
Originally Posted By Okapi:
I'll be sure to shoot out your lights with my BB gun.



fucking bring it...ill be sure to bring you to your 70 virgins..


70 virgins??
What, did 2 of the original 72 get laid?


Shit! Sorry, I didn't know they were spoken for.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:18:17 PM EDT
Every light in the house = check

Christmas lights = check

Yard lights = check

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 6:20:31 PM EDT
These are such pointless gestures. People do it for real when their energy prices increase drastically, and that's what the government has in store for us by taxing the shit out of carbon and subsidizing expensive and inefficient sources of energy,
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:02:12 PM EDT
Damnit! I forgot to light the tire pile.
I guess I will have to wait for arbor day or something.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:11:46 PM EDT
LOL

I did not see a single light out within five miles of my house.
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