Invest in popcorn futures


Bill would switch off lights for nearly 40K commercial buildings
City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Queens) has introduced legislation that would prohibit exterior and interior lighting at night for roughly 40,000 buildings, with exceptions carved out for small stores and landmarks like the Empire State Building.

The bill is part of the city’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

This isn’t just one lone idiot, ignorant of what it takes to keep a city of 8.5 million alive. There are 13 genocidal lunatics backing this. I kinda hope they convince enough more to pass it.

It’ll be exciting. I hear most people in NYC don’t cook. They go to restaurants, eat take-out, or buy microwaveable prepared foods. Someone has to constantly cook that food, ship and stock the store shelves, run the phone systems, clear stopped-up plumbing — take trouble calls and <i>schedule</i> repairs for the next day — repair taxis. And so on and so forth. Heck, watch Wall Street try to handle after hours trading in the dark.

Turn out the lights. Now lay off all the shift workers that you can’t move to straight days. (And remember that all the folks rescheduled to days add to the commuter traffic.)

Economy? Who really needs an economy?

The crime business (muggings, robberies, burglaries, murders, rapes) will be booming though, what all the convenient darkness.

Someone has a short memory.

Graft will be great for bureaucrats and pols, as non-exempt business scramble to bribe themselves a fresh exemption.

Care to make a wager on whether these clowns support a little population reduction?

4 thoughts on “Invest in popcorn futures

  1. TRX May 3, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    “And so we pan the camera through the Stock Exchange, where the evening shift are shackled to their desks, faces lit by the glow of their workstations, as hot wax drips from the candelabras swinging overhead…”


  2. Anonymous June 18, 2015 / 3:41 am



  3. Anonymous June 18, 2015 / 3:47 am

    Come on, don’t get your panties in a bundle. The commercial building in the bill are mostly office skyscrapers, not restaurants or shops. Its for building that keep their lights on at night even when they are not in use.
    “with exceptions carved out for small stores and landmarks like the Empire State Building.”

    Most of these building can just install smart lighting controls that has occupancy sensor, so the lights automatically turn on or off only when its been used. thus saving electrical bill or reducing co2 emission.

    Problem solved,


    • Bear June 18, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Pardon me if I find a caution not to get my panties in a wad, coming from an anonymous troll concerned about plant food emissions, humorously ironic.


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