** In honor of saving the planet by recycling, I’m bumping up this post from last year and updating certain links **
“Supporting the freedom needed for humans to innovate so that our lives on earth are longer, healthier, and more enjoyable”
Sure, a combination of hippies and leftists want everyone to embrace the Stone Age with “Earth Hour” on Saturday at 830pm your local time, but we here in the normal world celebrate Human Achievement! I especially like enjoying what planet Earth has given us in the form of coal by worshipping electricity and all the products it powers. All at once. Won’t you join me in turning on everything in your house/apartment/shack all at once? Hang those Christmas lights! Turn on the AC! All the TVs! All the computers! The dishwasher, the washing machine and dryer, the stereo (you can see the volume off but enjoy the pretty lights!!). Yes, schedule some housecleaning for that hour–that vacuum needs a run.
While the left exposes its desire to live in a cave as they crawl around with candlelight, we’ll be celebrating the remarkable achievements of the human race which make our lives extraordinary.
As millions of people sit in the dark during Earth Hour to call for action against climate change this weekend, a libertarian think tank wants you to fight the power by keeping the lights on.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute plans to commemorate Earth Hour 2012 with its “Human Achievement Hour,” 60 minutes to gather with friends in a heated home, watch television and surf the Internet instead of dimming or shutting off the lights altogether to draw attention to climate change.
“HAH is an annual event meant to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and that the reason we have come is that people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate,” reads a CEI website on the event scheduled to coincide with Earth Hour 2012 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time Saturday.
Participants in the event understand the “necessity to protect the individual persons from government coercion,” according to the Washington-based think tank.