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3,900 CITIES AND TOWNS IN 84 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD WILL TURN OUT FOR EARTH HOUR: More than 300 cities and towns in the U.S. representing 43 states and the District of Columbia are going dark as part of the largest global climate event in history. Before the rooster crows in most American cities on Saturday morning, lights will already have gone dark in cities like Christchurch, Sydney and Brisbane. By breakfast time on the U.S. East Coast, the cities of Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore and Manila will be celebrating the arrival of the largest global climate event in history. Just before lunchtime in America, the lights will be dimming in Mumbai, Amman and Dubai. And by early afternoon in New York, it will be lights out in Paris, Istanbul, London and Copenhagen.

NEWEST GLOBAL ICONS: The European Union Headquarters in Brussels, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing will all go dark for Earth Hour.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT? From parties by candlelight to flashlight tag to simply going outside and enjoying the stars, there's no end to the ways people are planning to "turn out" for Earth Hour this weekend.

SHARE YOUR STORY: CNN is asking people to submit "iReports" from around the world about Earth Hour – click here and submit yours!

See what's going on in our flagship cities:


AN EARTH HOUR RESOLUTION: Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) and Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives in support of Earth Hour. Other legislative action includes resolutions from the states of Pennsylvania, New Mexico, California and Arkansas.

TURNING OUT THE LIGHTS IS JUST THE BEGINNING: Let Congress know you care about the future of our planet and are looking to them to take action in support of climate legislation. Earth Hour supporters have already sent 90,000 letters to Congress. Click here to take action – there's still time to raise your voice.

LAST CALL: T-shirts, hats and bags are still available for sale in both adult and child sizes. A portion of the proceeds benefits WWF's global conservation work.

READY, SET, LIGHTS OUT!: Set your clocks for 8:30 PM on March 28th and turn out for Earth Hour. Remind friends, colleagues and family members to sign up on the Earth Hour website so we can count their Vote for our Earth! Details for taking part in this historic call for global action on climate change can be found at

Thanks for your support.

The Earth Hour US Team

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March 28, 2009
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Posted: Mar 27, 2009 7:56pm
Feb 20, 2009




February 20, 2009

When Congress passed the George W. Bush $700 billion bank bailout plan, the goal was to rescue our banking system by propping up the banks that deregulation had allowed to become 'too big to fail.' We now know that the bailed out banks didn't use our money to start lending more - rather they paid out big bonuses to executives and bailed out the banks' shareholders. In return for our money the American people got nothing.

We, the people, became majority owners in many of the major banks. But we have no voice in the way the banks are run. If taxpayers are footing the bill for rescuing the banks, why shouldn't we get ownership, at least until private buyers can be found?

Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman calls this a "a classic exercise in 'lemon socialism': taxpayers bear the cost if things go wrong, but stockholders and executives get the benefits if things go right."

Now the Obama economic team is proposing more of the Bush policy: the socialization of risk, the privatization of profits.

President Franklin Roosevelt once told a group of activists lobbying him, "I agree with everything you said. Now go out and make me do it."

As part of our effort to help President Obama "do the right thing" has just launched a petition to President Obama urging him to nationalize the insolvent banks.

We know that President Obama is hearing from Wall Street. We know that he is hearing from the financial 'wizards' and the lobbyists who helped wreck our economy in the first place. And we know that he's hearing from the inside-the-beltway Democrats who are terrified of the "N" word - nationalize.

It's our job to make sure he hears from the rest of us.

There are two ways for you to sign our petition:

  1. If you are a member of Facebook, please sign here: And, please join the new Facebook page here:
  2. If you are not a Facebook member, you may add your name to our petition here

A compiled petition will be presented to President Barack Obama.

Thanks for joining with us and for showing grassroots support for the bold, creative change Americans voted for.

Craig Brown
for the whole team

p.s. Please forward this to your friends and family. Together, we can make a difference.



Nouriel Roubini: Nationalize Insolvent Banks 2/12/2009

Sean Baker: The TARP Dog and Pony Show 2/12/2009

Naomi Klein: We've Got to Make Obama Do It! 2/6/2009

Nationalized Banks Are 'Only Answer,' Economist Stiglitz Says 2/6/2009

US Must 'Save Capitalism' From the Banks: Nassim Taleb 2/4/2009

Jane Hamsher: Obama Financial Team to Taxpayers: You'll Get Nothing, and Like It 2/3/2009

Paul Krugman: Bailouts for Bunglers 2/2/2009

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Dec 12, 2008


Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7:12 AM        

    Hi All,

     I checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus!

I checked Snopes, and it is for real!! Get this E-mail message sent around to your contacts ASAP.


  You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message  with an attachment entitled  

   'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you.  

   It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be received from  someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list.

This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do not open it!

Shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.  

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.






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Aug 3, 2008

The Just Say No Deal and P.U.M.A. Coalition have initiated a grassroots effort to let Senator Clinton know that we the people are still out here; we’re still behind her; and we’re still fighting for a just, fair, and transparent Democratic National Convention in August. So if you have a few spare moments this weekend please copy this letter, which I faxed yesterday, or write one of your own and send it off by Fax to Senator Clinton’s campaign office in Arlington Virginia. The fax number for that office is 703-962-8600. Or if you prefer you could snail mail it to:
Friends of Hillary
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Or Phone: 703-469-2008


Let’s get-r-done!


Example letter:


The Honorable Senator Hillary Clinton:

I know that you are likely being flooded with faxes from many supporters today, concerning their wishes that your name be placed into nomination at the Denver Convention. I agree with this and do hope that you will seriously consider allowing this to happen on our behalf, your behalf, and our nation’s behalf.

We all know that the outcome of any Convention vote is very uncertain. But to not allow your name to at the very least be placed into nomination so that your pledged delegates and those super delegates who wish to vote for you can do so, would be a travesty and leave a deep and lasting scar upon our democratic process.

The nearly 18 million voters who cast a ballot for you over the course of this primary season believed and still do believe very strongly in your candidacy. They believe as do I, that you are the only Democrat who can win back the White House for our Party this year. They believe in your capacity to bring about real change and a new course to our country through action, not mere promises of such. And we feel very strongly that our votes need to be counted and actually mean something at this year’s convention. If it were not to happen, many will likely view Senator Obama’s nomination as illegitimate, and it will surely depress his chances even further to winning the election against Senator McCain even further then the current polling trends appear to show.

So there is a great need today, as the actual event draws closer, to let you know that we are still here. We are still behind you 120% and hoping beyond hope, that our Democratic Party does the right thing. I, as do many others of that 18 million, understand that you are a true Democrat and that you believe very strongly in our core principles. Well we also believe, as do you, that every vote must be counted and that every voice must be heard. This is what places and keeps our democracy head and shoulders above others and maintains its place as the greatest democracy in the world.

We respect your support of Senator Obama to win the nomination for our Party, but true unity will not be had unless there is a feeling among your 18 million supporters that a true and just democratic process has been fulfilled, and that means that your name be placed into nomination, and your delegates be allowed to cast their votes for you as they and we intended to happen when we voted for you during the primaries.

Senator Clinton you, as the popular vote winner and with a mere percentage of pledged delegates behind Senator Obama, deserve absolutely nothing less. And your 18 million supporters absolutely deserve nothing less. And no matter the outcome at the convention, true democracy and a just democratic system will have prevailed. There is nothing and no one more important to all of us then upholding those very basic principles upon which our great nation was founded.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter, Senator. I will be following your career path heretofore, supporting you always, as well as wishing you all the best in whatever comes your way. God bless you and our great nation.


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