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#1 wavefront

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:34 PM

Now is an excellent time for those of you with web pages and other means of getting out news (not just here) that talks about light pollution and health. This will help to create anti light pollution sentiment based on emotion. There are too many people that ignore logic, but will react to emotional stimuli. I just might be right.

 

Confession: I'm not as proficient with the internet as I'd like to be. 3/20/2020

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:40 PM

People are already so wound up worrying about health now... not a good time to try to get them even more paranoid. That would be taking advantage of people's vulnerability... to advance our own interests.    Tom


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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:00 PM

I'd have to say yes and no to that. It's not just about our own interests, it's also about health (the melatonin thing) and saving energy (probably more). I don't think people will worry about it because it can be worked on later. They might make a folder called Do Later. It's not like a house that's on fire. Thanks


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:20 PM

Additional: Here's what I put on a preppers site:

 

Everybody want's to be immune from this Covid virus. Did you know that bright outdoor lighting coming into your bedroom at night lowers your resistance ? This is because your body cut's back on it's natural production of Melatonin which is a powerful antioxident. Melatonin keeps your immune system working at peak performance. You can buy it in the supplement section of a store, but it's not as good as what your body makes. Turn off your outdoor lighting if you can or ask the electric company to at least shield it. The cost of your electric  bill will drop if you can just turn it off. Keep a flashlight by your bed.  Thanks for reading. :)



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 05:18 PM

Additional: Here's what I put on a preppers site:

 

Everybody want's to be immune from this Covid virus. Did you know that bright outdoor lighting coming into your bedroom at night lowers your resistance ? This is because your body cut's back on it's natural production of Melatonin which is a powerful antioxident. Melatonin keeps your immune system working at peak performance. You can buy it in the supplement section of a store, but it's not as good as what your body makes. Turn off your outdoor lighting if you can or ask the electric company to at least shield it. The cost of your electric  bill will drop if you can just turn it off. Keep a flashlight by your bed.  Thanks for reading. smile.gif

  Yea....Is that what it comes to now...? Do anything, say anything...Good tactic...


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:38 PM

  Yea....Is that what it comes to now...? Do anything, say anything...Good tactic...

Actually the connection of light pollution to many forms of cancers is well documented. So much so that the WHO classifies artificial light as a "probable carcinogen".  That's the highest risk rating they put out, short of doing experiments on humans that would be unethical. 

 

And wavefront is right. The other side uses emotions to promote lighting, for example claiming it reduces crime, when most accredited studies do not back that up. Why should we unilaterally disarm on the emotion front?  


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 10:55 PM

Thank you Darkskyaz  smile.png



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 11:25 PM

Additional: Here's what I put on a preppers site:

 

Everybody want's to be immune from this Covid virus. Did you know that bright outdoor lighting coming into your bedroom at night lowers your resistance ? This is because your body cut's back on it's natural production of Melatonin which is a powerful antioxident. Melatonin keeps your immune system working at peak performance. You can buy it in the supplement section of a store, but it's not as good as what your body makes. Turn off your outdoor lighting if you can or ask the electric company to at least shield it. The cost of your electric  bill will drop if you can just turn it off. Keep a flashlight by your bed.  Thanks for reading. smile.gif

Well, you are of course preaching to the choir, here, on CN. But your blog thing ~to preppers~ above, executive summary is >>>

 

"To inoculate yourself against the Corona Virus, turn off your porch light!" ranks right up there with night owl TV infomercials for Ageless Male, All-Body Mascara, and Peloton apartment imaginary spandex bike racing. At best, exaggerated, at worst, complete bunko.    Tom

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

Sometimes a little bunko is what's needed. Hey they do it to us all the time..... Like wind farms will save the world. Some fellows at (I think) MIT said wind farms are actually messing up the weather because they goof up the natural cooling breezes.

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:36 PM

Sometimes a little bunko is what's needed. Hey they do it to us all the time..... Like wind farms will save the world. Some fellows at (I think) MIT said wind farms are actually messing up the weather because they goof up the natural cooling breezes.

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That's very possible. I watched the climate where I lived change when bull dozers leveled a hill near where I lived in Oceanside CA. Maybe more troubling is that each windmill requires 100,000 tons of cement, kills dozens of birds a year, takes as much energy to build and install as it will produce over the next 12 years, and, to get back on topic, causes light pollution because of the lights required to be put on the windmill by the FAA. 


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