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    Lights go out as Earth Hour is celebrated worldwide at 8:30 pm

    Sydney's iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House went dark for an hour on Saturday, part of a global effort to shine a spotlight on climate change.
    The WWF, the global environmental group which organizes the event, said the number of countries and territories participating has grown from 135 last year to 147 this year.
    More here: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science...012/53913300/1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Stoking the wood fire with the oil heat on full blast and the windows open.

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    Wood stove burning, propane furnace going, windows open, both cars idling.

    Generator running, pressure washer, weed-eater, both chain saws, and the lawn mower.

    I might pour some gasoline in a puddle and light it with a road flare.

    While I eat cow parts cooked on a propane gas grill.
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    I had the lights off, but only because I didn't want the neighbors being able to see inside while I had the windows and curtains open.
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    Mehhhhh,I think I tried the hippy thing in the 60s,as best I can recall,it didnt work,dont really remember that well,things from that era are a bit,shall we say,"foggy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Mehhhhh,I think I tried the hippy thing in the 60s,as best I can recall,it didnt work,dont really remember that well,things from that era are a bit,shall we say,"foggy"
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I had the lights off, but only because I didn't want the neighbors being able to see inside while I had the windows and curtains open.

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    I went a full two hours today without a single thing on that uses electricity.


























    Of course, it was due to a power outage caused by these rediculous winds, but still.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesCopPodz View Post
    I went a full two hours today without a single thing on that uses electricity.


























    Of course, it was due to a power outage caused by these rediculous winds, but still.
    You dirty tree hugging hippy. What's next, chop off your testicles and buy a Prius? You could have let your car idle needlessly. Or cut down a tree. Or kill an endangered bug.
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    I ran the wash machine, drier, dish washer, gave both boys baths, ran the oven for a good hour, heater on, then we played the WII, and my wife of course sat on face book the entire time.... But at least I have my testicles and dont drive a prius
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    Drove my Dodge Ram Hemi around at 12.5 mpg instead of my wife's car. Fired up my Gaming PC which burns 1000 watts, left the lights on all day and did not recycle. LOL. Actually, thats a standard day for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChesCopPodz View Post
    I went a full two hours today without a single thing on that uses electricity.


    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    You dirty tree hugging hippy. What's next, chop off your testicles and buy a Prius? You could have let your car idle needlessly. Or cut down a tree. Or kill an endangered bug.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    Drove my Dodge Ram Hemi around at 12.5 mpg instead of my wife's car. Fired up my Gaming PC which burns 1000 watts, left the lights on all day and did not recycle. LOL. Actually, thats a standard day for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    I ran the wash machine, drier, dish washer, gave both boys baths, ran the oven for a good hour, heater on, then we played the WII, and my wife of course sat on face book the entire time.... But at least I have my testicles and dont drive a prius

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    I read somewhere that NASA and some University said there has been NO global warming since 1992. The climate changes are just a natural cycle and are not man made.

    But Governments don't want to hear that, it would affect the 'environmental' taxes they make us pay for flights and fuel etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I read somewhere that NASA and some University said there has been NO global warming since 1992. The climate changes are just a natural cycle and are not man made.

    But Governments don't want to hear that, it would affect the 'environmental' taxes they make us pay for flights and fuel etc.
    Ya know,for a Brit,theres hope for this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    Ya know,for a Brit,theres hope for this guy.

    Hey, and I like guns.
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    One theory is that the global warming theory was given legs during the run up to the Miners strike in 84.

    Mrs T wanted to take the steam out of the miners power base and lo and behold, loads of money was put in by the Govt to research global warming and amazingly, the researchers agreed that it was a man made issue and needed more funding to do more research.

    Personally, I'm more towards it being a natural phenomenon than a man made one.
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