** In honor of saving the planet by recycling, I’m bumping up this post from last year and updating certain links ;) **

Competitive Enterprise Institute:
“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.

Yay humans!

Let there be light: ‘Human Achievement Hour’ to coincide with Earth Hour

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.

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  1. cactuswren says:

    Here in Tucson thanks to a few local radio hosts (John Justice and James T. Harris) this special celebration is known as The Hour Of Power :)

  2. Sally says:

    Don’t forget to clean the oven!

  3. I already don’t recycle. Don’t believe in it. No one in human history before @ 1970 really did any serious kind of recycling, and where is their garbage? Blowing down the street, bumping up on the shores of our oceans, being consumed by cute little herds of deer in the forest? No, it’s all underground, and it’ll stay there unless you go and try to dig it up, if you even know where to look.

    Don’t recycle! Give a future archaeologist a job!

  4. flaggman says:

    The most important stat I’ve learned over the past few years: humankind occupies only 2% of the earth’s surface. 98% of the earth is ocean, lake, river, mountain, desert, forest, glacier, or unsettled wilderness. It is so bloody narcissistic to think that we measley two-percenters can actually have any significant effect whatsoever on the planet’s climate. Viva coal, viva oil, viva solar, viva gas – whatever works economically for whatever situation, let’s exploit it to the max. Human Achievement hour is a great answer, because the green-red fundamental belief is that humankind’s progress is an evil that must be constrained and rolled back.

    • aardvark says:

      flaggman, familiar with “Wise Use” philosophy? (it’s on Wikipedia) The idea is to wisely and gratefully use the resources with which God has blessed us. If it is not dirty, wasteful, or cruel, it’s pretty much OK.

  5. LucyLadley says:

    One of my grandson’s favorite train cars is the coal car. Every time we have to stop the car for a train to pass, he has many questions about the coal. Where does it come from, where is it going, what does it do? He is completely fascinated by coal. View the gifts of this world through the eyes of a child. We are blessed to have coal in our lives!

  6. Teri says:

    Godless freaks. I suggest we also counter this hour of the freak with an hour of prayer, devotion, thanksgiving and contemplation of the Almighty, whose blessed us with such wonderful resources to use to make mankind happy :)

  7. Foreverautumn says:

    Hey, I’m already one step ahead of the curve! I’ve already BEEN turning on all my lights, AC, computers, etc. on Earth Day, every year since I’ve heard of that RIDICULOUS plan of theirs to shut off everything! If they want to “go primitive,” they should JUST GO CAMPING!

  8. otlset says:

    The pioneering work of Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla has benefited mankind almost beyond measure.

    I have a special ‘amplifier’ (power regenerator really) in my hi-fi system that uses 600 watts from the “dirty” main household electrical outlet in order to regenerate 300 watts of “pure uncontaminated” current that feeds the preamplifier and other source components. It’s kind of like the difference between tap water and distilled water in regards to purity. Is this redundant and wasteful? No, even though the total energy consumption is greater, the result is a noticeable and definite improvement in the sound quality!

    And the main power amp takes 270 watts, and the subwoofers are powered too, so come Saturday night let’s party!

  9. ffigtree says:

    Earth Hour vs NCAA Final Four! Bah ha ha ha ha!

  10. aardvark says:

    Human Achievemt Hour has begun! Just 2 make sure I had ALL the bases covered, I lit candles to celebrate as well. Dog enjoyed her dryer-warmed blankie so much an hour ago (I started early–so sue me), I did it AGAIN. Washer going, as is dishwasher…bread machine working on a loaf of Honey Wheat (just to keep it company, I turned the oven on low and opened the door a tad), searched for the Twitter spam “phrase-of-the-day: ‘This website has given me a Starbucks 100,00 USD GIFT-CARD’” and am happily blocking & reporting accounts (did you know there is a Twitter limit for such things – I hit it one day and found out!)…gotta run!

  11. gkin31 says:

    Made some brownie,did some laundry, and made sure our house was the brightest on the block (from what you could see from the windows) id say a success!

  12. LJZumpano says:

    I seem to recall that turning on, and turning off electicity is the most costly use of energy. Curious how much the world-wide stunt actually cost.

  13. rosebud2186 says:

    To celebrate human achievement, I had DVR’s & a new modem installed. I recorded movies & paused live television etc. & my internet is much faster! Amazing. I FEEL LIKE JANE JETSON!

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