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Old 07-19-2009, 08:20 PM
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Not looking for a debate, but just curious about something.

We are be bombarded with information on how to cut down on our energy use. Lower electrical usuage equals less global warming,.....you have heard it. While it's true and I agree that we should be more conservitive....
.....Is there any movement going on to restrict the lighting in big sports stadiums? Even the smallest towns have well lit sports fields.

What about the air conditioning and heating in the big domed stadiums? Is anyone talking about eliminating that?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:36 PM
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No, the movement seems to be to tax the hell out of them. Unless they have the right political connections. Its all gonna get real dirty with tax and trade. Its about money and power, not the environment. keep up.
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:52 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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They just keep raising the ticket prices to pay for the stadium lighting.

They never need to heat a big domed stadium. They don't even have to heat shopping malls in Minnesota. The lights and the people inside generate enough heat, that they have the AC on, even in January.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:13 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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Why don't they just invite all the homeless people in Minnnesota to spend winter nights in the mall to heat it up, then kick them out in the morning after giving them a doughnut, a cup of coffee, and a couple of bucks?
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:45 AM
Location: nc
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As strange as that post was, I do like where your coming from, using problems in society that need to be fixed, for the good until we magically find away to end poverty. My sister said residence should go without power for one day a month, we could section it by neighborhoods, just turn off your TV and lights and pretend your in a snow storm and break out the board games and candles! I wish we could set something like that up, you'd have to have the option of power for an emergency but if we could agree on that I think it would be fun.
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