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Strike Times

The 24-hour strike will begin at the following times for the following locations:

Thursday, March 20, 2:00 PM -- Honolulu
Thursday, March 20, 4:00 PM -- Anchorage
Thursday, March 20, 5:00 PM -- San Francisco; Los Angeles
Thursday, March 20, 6:00 PM -- Mexico City; Denver
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 PM -- Chicago
Thursday, March 20, 8:00 PM -- Montreal; New York
Thursday, March 20, 9:00 PM -- Buenos Aires
Midnight -- London
Friday, March 21, 1:00 AM -- Paris
Friday, March 21, 2:00 AM -- Istanbul
Friday, March 21, 3:00 AM -- Moscow
Friday, March 21, 4:00 AM -- Dubai
Friday, March 21, 5:00 AM -- Islamabad
Friday, March 21, 6:00 AM -- Bangladesh
Friday, March 21, 7:00 AM -- Bangkok
Friday, March 21, 8:00 AM -- Singapore
Friday, March 21, 9:00 AM -- Tokyo
Friday, March 21, 10:00 AM -- Brisbane
Friday, March 21, 11:00 AM -- Sydney
Friday, March 21, 12 Noon -- Suva
Friday, March 21, 1:00 PM -- Auckland

A more complete list of local times can be found here.

Comments

curiouswombat
Mar. 17th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
I'm in - but could they use the excuse that it is Good Friday and so lots of religious Christians would be abstaining anyway?
inksplotched
Mar. 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, why would Christians abstain from posting to LJ on Friday?
curiouswombat
Mar. 17th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
It is the most solemn fast day in the Christian year - the only day more important is Easter Sunday, but that is a day of celebration so we can do what we want!

So on Good Friday we should be in mourning and prayer and not doing anything for funor entetainment. Although personally I usually go to Church on the Thursday night, and then on the Friday morning, but kind of give up the high level of devotion by after lunch. I think it is the temptation of the Hot Cross Buns!
inksplotched
Mar. 17th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
*laughs* !

And this is all Christians, or just Catholic? Because I grew up Protestants, and we've never really fasted or given anything up for Lent or such things.
curiouswombat
Mar. 17th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Definitely Protestants too - although I'm sure it is a major thing for Catholics.

I am an Elder of a Reformed Church - we are pretty laid-back Protestants. Actually at Church we encourage the young people to take up something for Lent, rather than giving it up - but my teen-aged daughter has a distinctly Calvinist streak and always gives one of her pleasures up - this year it is wine.

We share our good Friday Service with a local Methodist church, and the Anglican one next door will also be having a solemn communion service on the same day - so fairly much a Protestant thing.

Good Friday is also the only day, apart from Christmas Day, that we have no postal deliveries etc.

But if this is more a localised and European thing than an American thing then SUV's American managers of LJ wouldn't think of it having any effect on their figures for the day.
fools_game
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
You don't know me from a block of wood, but I have to express my appreciation of your awesome icon. Diary of a Wombat FTW!
curiouswombat
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I was, of course, the model for the original illustrator.... ;~P

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