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  •  Interesting pic, what is it? Climate changing (6+ / 0-)

    Christmas Lights ? :) Great pic, thanks for sharing.

    Speaking of, was unseasonably warm in Zion National Park recently.


    Bet its velly cold there now though.

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:03:10 AM PST

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    •  heh, it's a bunch of lit trees in the woods... (5+ / 0-)

      at longwood gardens.  it's pretty impressive when you get in amongst them.  if you like xmas lights, they've got 'em.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:11:13 AM PST

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      •   Pretty! (3+ / 0-)

        The little town here goes all out, surely can be seen from space.  

        Grench spoiler alert:  I don't believe in Christmas Lights or Santa Claus.

        IMO, one of the many little cultural fails we Americans have is wasting coal powered energy on Christmas lights....

        However, I  have no credibility since I just drove my diesel pickup from NM to TX.

        Found this interesting post on energy saving lights:

        Daily Kos: Christmas Lights ... Scrooge or Savior?
        Dec 17, 2006 –
        If you love Christmas lights, time to get rid of those incandescents and replace ... PS: And Daily Kos Environmentalists will likely also thank you . ......
        President Obama can and must take serious action on climate change with
        and this not very serious recent one:

        Christmas Crazies

        So many crazies, so little time.

        Kicking Bob Dole in the Nuts

        This week, the Senate failed to ratify a United Nations disability treaty that challenged the rest of the world to live up to the standards set by Uncle Sam when it comes to how it treats persons with disabilities.

        Wheelchair-bound retired Senator Bob Dole (89 and a disabled World War II veteran) supported the treaty and was on the Senate floor to ask his former colleagues to approve it.

        The reasons the treaty failed…Republican Senators were worried that we were seceding our sovereignty to the United Nations…parents that home school their children would have to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the United Nations would force them to build elevators with Braille buttons in their homes.

        BANG! The front door of the Henderson home is battered down and a concussion/smoke grenade flies through the splintered frame and rolls up against the hall tree.

        BANG! The grenade goes off and the Henderson family, sitting around the dinner table playing Rook, are rendered momentarily senseless by the concussion and the swirling smoke.

        TROMP, TROMP, TROMP. Blue-helmeted United Nations troops (many of them from countries were people are allowed to be black with impunity) pour into the house and throw the stunned family face down on the softly carpeted dining room floor.

        “Are zere any persons vis disabilities living in zis houze,” demands a deep, heavily accented voice.

        “Whaaa,” says the man of the house who is unable to speak clearly because a European-style combat boot was pressing his chin into the carpet.

        “Persons vis disabilities, you vurm; are you deaf,” says the voice.

        The pressure of the boot on the Father’s jaw relents, and he says, “Well baby Amanda there has trouble pronouncing the letter T and she somehow adds an R to the word milk, does that count?”

        “No,” bellows the voice. “Ve vill be going now; have a nice day.”

        TROMP, TROMP, TROMP. The Hendersons slowly get up off the floor and go back to playing Rook.


        I really did enjoy your photo of the lighted trees.

        Happy holidays, all !

        Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

        by divineorder on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:37:54 AM PST

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        •  LED lights hardly take any energy (2+ / 0-)
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          and most people have switched to led Xmas lights. Home Xmas lights are nothing compared with the office buildings that leave all their lights on.

          ❧To thine ownself be true

          by Agathena on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 11:21:02 AM PST

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