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voluntary "rolling blackouts" 7pm to 10pm on June 21st in symbollic defiance of Bush's energy plan.
Might be worth a go?

> ****************
> In protest of George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of emphasis on
> >efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels, there will be a voluntary
> >rolling blackout on the first day of Summer, June 21 at 7 pm - 10 pm in
every time
> >zone (this will roll it across the planet). It's a simple protest and a
> >symbolic act.
> >
> > Turn out your lights from 7pm - 10 pm (your local time) on June 21.
> >Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a candle for the Sun,
> >make love, play games, tell ghost stories, do something instead of
> >television, have fun in the dark.
> >
> > Forward this email as widely as possible, to your friends, colleagues,
> >government representatives and environmental contacts. Let them know we
want global
> >education, participation and funding in conservation, efficiency and
alternative energy
> >efforts - and an end to over exploitation and misuse of the Earth's
fuck that! 05.Jun.2001 20:24


The geniuses that came up with this insipid idea have managed to create the perfect feel-good, liberal, middle-class activist non-happening. A day when the more electricity you use (and thus the more money you have), the more influence you have (like every other day). A day which, by definition, is insulting to the millions of people who are too poor or marginalized to be considered 'electricity consumers.'

Better would be to plug in EVERY appliance you own (and steal some you don't), turn everything on, crank the electicity up, and cause overcomsumption-produced blackouts. Break into stores and turn all their lights and appliances on. Break into power companies and shut their grids off (being careful not to turn off neighborhoods with hospitals or elderly care facilities).

Bring attention to the problem by doing something -- not by NOT doing something. That's pointless, and exactly what GW and his croonies have already stated in their overly-simplistic rhetoric ("Turn off the lights when you're not in the room").

Another Lost picaso 06.Jun.2001 22:33

Keri le fiend acidpixie_666@hotmail.com

While I'd almost be willing to participate in this ''rolling black out'' thing just to spite the evil troll like lil bastard that is Bush, I can't help but wonder what this will accomplish for the heart of the matter; the consumer, the american people, the people of the world. The time spent analyzing and bickering over the matter I see as nothing much more than time not being spent focussed on uniting the people and establishing peace. It does matter me, seeing that if the lights were to ''go out'' my computer related career would go with it. However, my point is that it down right pisses me off that the poloticians aren't spending their time trying to help others in more directly benefitial ways. the first congress was like a family, the current congress is like a foot ball game. go figure.
-contently keri-