My fellow Evil Energy Exploiters 😉
“Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity.”
“Earth Hour celebrates ignorance, poverty and backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism. It encourages the sanctimonious gesture of turning off trivial appliances for a trivial amount of time, in deference to some ill-defined abstraction called “the Earth,” all the while hypocritically retaining the real benefits of continuous, reliable electricity.”
Soooooo … Let’s Party! Turn up your lights, fire up that BBQ, rev up your V8 engines … Earth “Hour of Power” is coming to your balcony, backyard, bar and bistro this Saturday… for the 5th fabulous year running!….THERE’S GONNA BE A PARTY TONIGHT! Let’s celebrate Human Achievement Hour again in 2011 🙂
“Human Achievement Hour (HAH) is a celebration of individual freedom and appreciation of the achievements and innovations that people have used to improve their lives throughout history… Gather with friends in the warmth of a heated home, watch television, take a hot shower, drink a beer, call a loved one on the phone, or listen to music.”
OK … of course we all want to make the world a better place … but is Earth Hour (about stopping Global Warming and saving Earth’s resources) just another Group Think idea (ideology) neither based on facts nor reasoned argument? We humans have a long history of falling for moralizing feel-good save-the-world lost causes. First, let’s do a reality check of our boring (dare I say…inconvenient?) scientific facts
CO2 rate decreasing? ….CHECK CHECK!
Sea levels falling? ….CHECKITY CHECK CHECK!
Temperatures chilling? …YEP YEP YEP!
Sun off? …..CHECK! Oh Noooooooooooooooooooooo! (Ha Ha, just joking! )
Environmental religion declining? ……Yeppity YepYep!!!
Is Environmentalism Really Working?
“Germany is among the world leaders when it comes to taking steps to save the environment. But many of the measures are not delivering the promised results. Biofuels have led to the clear-cutting of rainforests, plastics are being burned rather than recycled and new generation lightbulbs have led to a resurgence of mercury production. A SPIEGEL survey.”
The Australian Way!
All internal lights – ON
All external floodlights – ON
All Christmas lights – ON
In slab heating – ON, ALL ROOMS
TV, iron, kitchen appliances, VCR, DVD, stereo, 3 x computers, exhaust fans, 4 x electric toothbrushes, kettle, cappuccino maker, bread maker, 2 x lava lamps, 3 x bedside lamps, 5 x garden lights, 3 x bedside radios – ALL ON
Still camera, DVD camera, 2 x mobile phones – ALL CHARGING
Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ – ON, VERY LOUD
Cars idling in the driveway – YES
Kids – GOING MENTAL SHOUTING “HOUR OF POWER” UP AND DOWN THE STREET
Check check double check …double check and triple check!
ON A MORE HUMAN NOTE: ….
“Join the Hour of Power and celebrate human progress. Turn on a light, read a book or watch TV and appreciate the fact that your life does not stop because the sun goes down.”
Musical Accompaniment: There’s going to be a Heartache (and Party 🙂 ) Tonight.
The Eagles (from oo:50s)
See you Saturday, on your balcony, lights and music blazing, at 8.30 pm sharp!
Best lighting regards,
Electricity & Energy Loving Brady