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Mar 31, 2008

Earth Hour, Saipan style!

Lights were turned off or dimmed from New Zealand to China, Rome, Hungary and San Francisco on Saturday night for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the need for energy conservation and the threat of global warming. It started from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in many cities around the world.

Not to be outdone, Saipan did more than what the organizers of Earth Hour had asked for, to help save the environment.

The difference is that on Saipan, it was forced on residents by the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. (CUC) because of several hours of power outages during the weekend!


HBM said...

Q. What did the people of Saipan use to light their homes before kerosene lamps?

A. Electricity.

bradinthesand said...

funny...the post and your comment

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lil_hammerhead said...


Bruce A. Bateman said...

Good one hbm.

I ran my generator to compensate for the loss of carbon footprint due to the power outage.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind paying for power bills that are much higher than what we used to pay for, so long as they make sure there is power. but we pay more, we get less.

Anonymous said...

that's great bruce, you enjoy the environment (diving), but don't really give a rat's backside about it.

Cross said...


Bruce A. Bateman said...

I really love the environment, anonymous, it's just you and your opinion I don't give a rat's ass about, nameless dweeb.

lil_hammerhead said...

Can't you tell he loves the environment? He runs his generator to make up for the loss of carbon due to the power outage. Isn't that what any lover of the environment would do? Common sense noni. Common sense. "Pork sense" that is.

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