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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

How are you marking Earth Hour?

I'm putting gas in my car... You?

Sent from my Blackberry


  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 08:48:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Rileysowner said…

    Lights on, facebooking, and watching TV. I find it a little chilly so maybe I will turn the heat up as well . . . maybe some space heaters with the furnace.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 09:20:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    Sitting at home with all the lights on, watching my wife surf the web on our 40 inch HDTV which is plugged into our laptop.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 09:32:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Rural and Right said…

    We ordered in Pizza to watch Hockey night in Canada ... it was a little chilly so I turned the oven on with the door open to cut the chill ... and my Christmas lights are on.

    Seems the novelty of caveman hour has worn off in our neighbourhood ... it looks the same as it does every night.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 09:44:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous don muntean said…

    I don't believe in global warming...

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 09:48:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Paul M said…

    Same as Rileysowner. :)

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 09:55:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Grumpy Old Man said…

    Tv on, furnace running, kerosene heater lit, space heater on, (did I mention it's pretty hot in here?) 5 computers, router, and modem running, dishwasher on, roast in the oven cooking, most of the lights on, and the stereo playing. Doing my bit to keep the planet warm!!!

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 10:00:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    watching leafs beat the rangers, blogging,turning on enough lights to comfortably live my life, not drinking suzuki/gore/monbiot koolaid.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 10:03:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Doing donuts in one of my two Suburbans.

  • At Sat. Mar. 27, 10:31:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger The_Iceman said…

    I left my car idling in the driveway.

  • At Sun. Mar. 28, 05:51:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Top Can Inc. said…

    Just to let you all know, its a Sunday afternoon and I found little else to blog about. Thank you for allowing me a chance to showcase on MY blog about your ignorant, irresponsible and frankly reckless behaviour when it comes to electricity use.

    For your sake, I hope you're all just joking.

  • At Sun. Mar. 28, 10:59:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger ridingBYriding said…

    Don't get bad at them topcan. In 20 years when all this is proven without a doubt they'll feel stupid enough on their own.

  • At Mon. Mar. 29, 01:34:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger maryT said…

    No they are not joking. I am very upset I forgot to turn on the Christmas lights.
    We figure we have built up lots of credits during the 33 yrs hubby lived in a rural area before the power lines came thru.

  • At Mon. Mar. 29, 08:44:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    Hey Top Can Inc and ridingBYriding, you've already been proven wrong. It's you characters who look foolish blindy following the religion of Global Warming and it's prophets, David Suzuki and Al Gore, CBTN.

  • At Mon. Mar. 29, 11:21:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I spent it catching up on the news.

  • At Mon. Mar. 29, 03:13:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Rob said…

    Frankly CC, as a brother in Christ, I'm a little bit disappointed with how lightly you seem to treat the biblical charge to be stewards of the earth.

    Now perhaps Earth hour isn't very effective (indeed I have to confess I forgot to take part), but I have yet to see in your blog anything that takes this responsibility seriously.

    While you might feel that there isn't enough evidence to support human-caused climate change (this is a whole other debate of course), there is little evidence to suggest that it isn't happening.

    So if there's only a 10% chance (don't quote me on that) of it being true, isn't that enough to at least take measures to address the (potential) problem, given the strength of our charge?

  • At Mon. Mar. 29, 04:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hey Rob,

    Welcome to the blog, hope you'll stick around. I agree with you that we as "the Saints" ought to be the best stewards of the planet possible, which is why I do my part, and encourage everyone to do the same.

    Where my problem lies is not in "doing our part", which includes reducing our overall emissions of EVERYTHING, but in the eco-facist dictatorship that is the current "Global Warming" movement. It's not an emissions reduction strategy, it's a socialist wealth redistribution scheme. I encourage you to do some further research on the behind the scenes governmental moves on this file. (ie - Kyoto protocol)

  • At Tue. Mar. 30, 01:35:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    don muntean says: "I don't believe in global warming..."

    As valid a statement as that is, I don't see how it can convince anyone else who "believes in" Global Warming. (Nor do I see how it can convince someone who believes in nothing, but is trying to figure things out for themselves).


    CC: you say that you believe in doing "your part." What does that mean given your point in the blog post that occasioned all of these comments? Was all of the gas you used to fill your car from Canadian Sources? Even if it was... might it not affect the global market price of gas/oil? (i.e., might it not increase the price?).

    If there is a legitimate scientifically verifiable "global warming" problem, then it should be dealt with. And Canadians should be convinced. I think that we should, rather than continuing with the public relations campaigns that are in play right now, "draft" representative groups of Canadian citizens and charge them with looking into these issues. Let them call on experts as they deem necessary, have them learn what they [meaning "WE"] need to learn to make sense of the information available. Give them access to information from experts, and the opinion(s) of Canadian public, as they see fit. Have them TALK about the issues, have them listen to various arguments, make arguments of their own, and come to a final decision.

    Afterwards, the participants in such a discussion could go back to their regular jobs. (Note: I hope that most of them would be paid as well as they were at their "day jobs" or better). The danger of co-optation by special interests would be reduced. And we might be able to call ourselves a "democracy" without hypocrisy or ignorance.

    If I am not personally involved in the deliberations... I would still feel better since other citizens (not career politicians or "advocates" of any sort) would be involved in the decision-making process. Give them the tools with which to research the issue, develop a common base of information from which to work, ad debate on the basis of that.

    The current system--a system that tries to gain our assent (as random-and-not-particularly-engaged-people), is no democracy. When we are subject to public relations campaigns that treat us like Pavlov's Dogs, we are not living in a democracy, and we are not democratic citizens.


    CC: I have an idea for "Senate Reform":

    Don't bother limiting the term. (As a single "reform," that will do nothing to solve the problem, and as one of your commenters suggested [not their intention I'm sure] would suddenly reduce the power of "the Liberals" and increase the power of "the Conservatives" whatever the outcome of elections in the near-future.

    Let's begin electoral reforms that are principled: NOT based on the principle of narrow short-term self-interest (which we have in abundance). Let's experiment with real Democracy.


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