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    Musicaholic Forums Moderator ForeverAutumn's Avatar
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    It's this kind of propoganda that bugs me...

    This letter was received in our office today by the company that owns our building...

    On Saturday, March 28th, join tens of millions of people around the world and show your support for action on climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a global lights-out event coordinated by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that will bring together people from all over the world in support of action on climate change. More than 825 other major cities and 80 countries around the world are already participating including Sydney, Chicago and Copenhagen and more are signing on as the excitement builds.

    What XXX Real Estate is doing to make a difference?

    For the second year, XXX Canada Real Estate will join the initiative by powering down all non-essential HVAC and lighting in our office towers. For occupant safety, we will maintain all emergency lighting, elevators and all life safety systems. You could help us in sending a powerful but simple message during this period by simply remembering to turn off all computer monitors, task lighting and close all blinds when you leave the office on Friday, March 27th.

    Toronto as a Flagship City has a goal to have at least one million people participate by turning off their lights and other non-essential electrical equipment and making the city as dark as possible for one hour. Everyone is encouraged to participate - residents and businesses alike. Show your commitment to fight climate change, and see the difference we can make when we all work together. Be one of the million!

    On Saturday, March 28, 2009 participate in Earth Hour by turning off your lights and other non-essential electrical items from 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

    What can you do to make a difference?

    Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for Global Warming. We are asking you to VOTE EARTH and help us reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

    Turn off your lights, spread the word and help make a difference!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRs-...earthhour.org/
    Visit online at www.earthhour.org and join the thousands of other residents and businesses committed to Earth Hour.
    Tell your family and friends about Earth Hour and encourage them to register online at www.earthhour.org.


    Don't get me wrong. I like the idea of Earth Hour to raise awareness. I do my best to help the evironment on a daily basis. But if I don't sit in the dark for one hour then I am voting for Global Warming? Come on. That's bull****.

    If this company really cared about Global Warming then they would do what they can to reduce the energy their office towers expend on an ongoing basis, not just for one hour a year. I drive by our office tower regularly after dark and it's always lit up. I have been an advocate of dark towers after business hours for years. It not only helps the environment it saves thousand of birds a years. http://www.flap.org/

    I don't know if I believe that global warming exists or not. As we've discussed in the past, I do believe that we should be doing our best to make this a healthy planet to live on. But to imply that I'm a bad person because I don't turn my lights off for an hour is offensive.

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    Well, at least annoying

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
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    I don't know if I believe that global warming exists or not. As we've discussed in the past, I do believe that we should be doing our best to make this a healthy planet to live on. But to imply that I'm a bad person because I don't turn my lights off for an hour is offensive.
    Albeit global warming is happening and is 99.9999999% probably due to human actions, I agree this stuff is annoying. Turning off your lights for an hour will do diddly-squat for the environment.


    Now what would really help would be a carbon tax.

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    Hundreds attend global warming protest...

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    Yeah that stuff is kinda silly.

    I guess it's just to "raise awareness" and I'm pretty sure nobody thinks they're contributing to a cooling or warmth-reduction factor but I could be wrong. Wonder what would happen if nobody did this stuff though? Would the global-warming battle be further behind? Perhaps in the court of public opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
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    If it's really ticking you off you could battle them - tell them that for every light they turn off, you will turn on 3. One for your normal functions, one to match their effort, and one to provide additional incentive not cross you in the future, for the win!

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    Propaganda?

    Not necessarily...
    Last edited by Auricauricle; 03-25-2009 at 08:06 AM.

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    What the duck!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    If it's really ticking you off you could battle them - tell them that for every light they turn off, you will turn on 3. One for your normal functions, one to match their effort, and one to provide additional incentive not cross you in the future, for the win!
    They don't care if I participate. If they did then they wouldn't schedule it while the hockey game is on.

    Although I am thinking about sending them a letter suggesting that if they really care that much then the lights should be turned off, or at least turned down, EVERY night.

    ...a vote against global warming. Puleeeese. I supposed if I don't participate then the terrorists win too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    Albeit global warming is happening and is 99.9999999% probably due to human actions, I agree this stuff is annoying. Turning off your lights for an hour will do diddly-squat for the environment.
    I ain't even gonna bother...

    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    Now what would really help would be a carbon tax.
    Spoken like a true Liberal (Socialist).

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    Ignore him, Fean...The boy's just kickin' up the dust again....Rich, will ya just settle down an' let us drink our beer in peace?

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    most importantly...does XXX Real Estate have a website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    most importantly...does XXX Real Estate have a website?
    XXX Real Estate. We might not find you the perfect house, but think of all the fun you'll have looking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    XXX Real Estate. We might not find you the perfect house, but think of all the fun you'll have looking!
    XXX Real Estate: We show you the whole property. You can enter in the front or rear.

    XXX Real Estate: We might not be the cheapest, but our service will leave you smiling.

    XXX Real Estate: When housing prices slump, we work hard to make them rise.
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    Don't forget the happy ending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    most importantly...does XXX Real Estate have a website?
    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    XXX Real Estate. We might not find you the perfect house, but think of all the fun you'll have looking!
    Quote Originally Posted by Groundbeef
    XXX Real Estate: We show you the whole property. You can enter in the front or rear.

    XXX Real Estate: We might not be the cheapest, but our service will leave you smiling.

    XXX Real Estate: When housing prices slump, we work hard to make them rise.
    I love you guys! You totally crack me up. I was just trying to be discreet. Didn't even think about what XXX meant.

    PERVS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    I love you guys! You totally crack me up. I was just trying to be discreet. Didn't even think about what XXX meant.

    PERVS!

    Not likely. I think we all know that you really are a naughty minx. After all, you've stuck around this long. But your secret will be safe with us.
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    XXX Real Estate: One low down payment now...spend the next twenty-two years to pay the rest.... (Not so great. Let me try again)

    XXX Real Estate: Will you be ready for the next market surge? (Hold on, hold on....)

    XXX Real Estate: You're in good hands....(Wait a minute)

    XXX Real Estate: At your back door. (Hmmmm)

    XXX Real Estate: Our floors are naked! (Awww)

    XXX Real Estate: Let Uncle Sam lend a hand! (Well...)

    (Ahem). Well, guys, that is the end of Spring Break and my holliday with you. It's been a pleasure, but it's time for me to hit the road....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    XXX Real Estate: One low down payment now...spend the next twenty-two years to pay the rest.... (Not so great. Let me try again)

    XXX Real Estate: Will you be ready for the next market surge? (Hold on, hold on....)

    XXX Real Estate: You're in good hands....(Wait a minute)

    XXX Real Estate: At your back door. (Hmmmm)

    XXX Real Estate: Our floors are naked! (Awww)

    XXX Real Estate: Let Uncle Sam lend a hand! (Well...)

    (Ahem). Well, guys, that is the end of Spring Break and my holliday with you. It's been a pleasure, but it's time for me to hit the road....
    You spent your spring break on a computer? Dude, spring break sure ain't how I remember it anymore..
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    Court of public opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    Yeah that stuff is kinda silly.

    I guess it's just to "raise awareness" and I'm pretty sure nobody thinks they're contributing to a cooling or warmth-reduction factor but I could be wrong. Wonder what would happen if nobody did this stuff though? Would the global-warming battle be further behind? Perhaps in the court of public opinion.
    Who can say for sure? But like Agent K said in Men In Black, "People are stupid. A person can be intelligent, but people are stupid".

    Ignorant and unreasoning attitudes need to be combatted, e.g. Rich's attitude that a carbon tax is "liberal" or "socialist", and therefore presumably "bad".

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    Well, GM....Lessee...I am financially broke, the truck is one bolt away from complete collapse, I have mountains of schoolwork to catch up on and we are tired and pert near burned out. Either I stay home and watch the wife and her foot (which is healing, but that doesn't stop her from getting edgy when I call her "Hopalong") while hanging out with you guys or I go to the beach, where the sand is white as snow and the bikinis are smaller and....shooooooot!

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