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Old 03-28-2009, 09:40 AM
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Default Turn on all your lights tonight at 8:30 to protest Global Warming BS

Join me in my counter protest of the global warming loons "Lights Out camapign" tonight.

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/as...28/earth.hour/

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Yer gonna make Algore mad.............he might just turn off the internet on you.
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Yep I plan on turning on all of mine.. I think I will line the vehicles up in the driveway and turn the headlights on too! If the boat was ready for the season I'd point the searchlight to the heavens.
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The Christmas lights are back out and ready. All ceiling fans and lights, check. Diesel idling in the driveway, check. Duct tape for the electric can opener, check. Broiler on, AC cranking, check. Might go and rent one of those big azz search lights too.

What a fargin joke, symbolism.

The UN will be dark. They originally said it would save $80,000! The figure was refined down to $102.
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Also I'm going to light the brush pile I have , gonna be a big fire
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A good reason to shoot off all those expired flares
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post

The UN will be dark. They originally said it would save $80,000! The figure was refined down to $102.


Suggestion: don't ignore the chatter about "the grid" that is picking up steam. It is a way for smart thermostats to be required in our homes -- thermostats that report our living habits and can be controlled remotely if you step outside of the "recommended" home temp.

Right now it seems more of a idea than a reality, but IBM is humping to get a chance at the contracts. IBM's grid is already a reality, just needs your cooperation. Looking like it will be really easy to implement in the name of global warming.
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Eyeball, are you George Orwell reincarnated?

FPL (fla. power and light) has a program that selectively monitors and cuts off a/c and water heaters during a high demand situation. FPl is one of those companies whose credibility has absolutely tanked in the last couple decades.
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Eyeball, are you George Orwell reincarnated?



No, I heard IBM's info-mercial on the radio when I went to Starbucks the other day. They are promoting the advancement and advantages of their "grid". Not hard to see where it will lead to -- why was IBM paying to out this stuff out on the radio?
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There is nothing smart about the smart grid. Utility companies have been giving discounts for years for people allowing their water heaters to be cut off during peak usage. Smart grid is a smoke screen for "we got nothing new, but I bet you never heard this and might fall for it." Truly smart grid would provide for all anticipated peak power demands (which the federal govt already requires of utility companies) while ensuring that all selective tripping devices WORK. Which means that if a tree falls across a line somewhere, the fault is isolated to as small an area as possible. Everything else is just hot air.
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If the IBM info-mercials are to be believed, monitoring or controlling the power you use in your home, and how you use it, is just part of the big picture. This from IBM, touting their 'grid' as it already exists.

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