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2012-06-05 02:20:55 PM
No COUGH shiat.
 
2012-06-05 02:54:10 PM
Or what?
 
2012-06-05 02:54:32 PM
Technically, they are reporting air quality on their own soil, not the air quality in China.
 
2012-06-05 02:55:51 PM
They don't need to. Anyone who's ever been to Beijing can tell you it's Peasoup City. You can SMELL the mercury in the air from all the coal burning. Anyone who complains about pollution regulations should go there and see what happens when the government doesn't care about how much poison gets pumped into the air.
 
2012-06-05 02:57:24 PM

LincolnLogolas: They don't need to. Anyone who's ever been to Beijing can tell you it's Peasoup Pee Pee in Coke City.


FTFY
 
2012-06-05 03:00:06 PM

LincolnLogolas: They don't need to. Anyone who's ever been to Beijing can tell you it's Peasoup City. You can SMELL the mercury in the air from all the coal burning. Anyone who complains about pollution regulations should go there and see what happens when the government doesn't care about how much poison gets pumped into the air.


Yup, and some that finds its way across the Pacific too. Hey uh China, you can order us to do this or that, but good luck getting us to comply.
 
2012-06-05 03:00:43 PM
And the debtor nations will comply in 5,4,3,2...
 
2012-06-05 03:01:14 PM
Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.

The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.


That's... creative.
 
2012-06-05 03:03:01 PM
Dudes, you can't see from one side of the square that never had anything bad happen in it ever to the other on most days.

Here in Smog Lake City, on the worst of days you can't see the mountains on the other side of the lake.
I spent several week in Jinan before I found out there even WERE mountains.
 
2012-06-05 03:03:58 PM
Yeah, dicks! And while you're at it, stop telling people there's unsafe levels of lead in our toys, melamine in our consumables, and god-knows-what in our brittle stainless steel. We don't run sweatshops and we don't pay our labor force the equivalent of $0.25 US per day. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go execute a dissident or 300.
 
2012-06-05 03:06:10 PM

LincolnLogolas: They don't need to. Anyone who's ever been to Beijing can tell you it's Peasoup City. You can SMELL the mercury in the air from all the coal burning. Anyone who complains about pollution regulations should go there and see what happens when the government doesn't care about how much poison gets pumped into the air.


It could get worse.

Coos Bay, Oregon has a plan in the works right now to export coal from it's ports. Most if not all will head towards China.

They're touting jobs, the rest of us along the proposed trail route are screaming "WTF are you thinking? Exporting our energy resources to a country that doesn't have the best pollution controls, as well as getting that pollution back as it blows over the Pacific, spreading toxins like mercury and radioactive isotopes of uranium and thorium that are often present in coal, as well as all that lovely particulate matter as it floats back down to earth?"
 
2012-06-05 03:06:15 PM
Why does the Chinese government do this?
 
2012-06-05 03:06:57 PM
Beijing via satellite. Take a deep breath!
 
2012-06-05 03:07:59 PM
Unfortunately, since China owns all of our paper, we're going to do what they want
 
2012-06-05 03:08:30 PM

Rapmaster2000: Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.

The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.

That's... creative.


That's exactly how it was in the Kyoto accords. Because polution from billions of people doesn't count if it's a "developing" country.

And of course China pollutes less than the US. They told us so!
 
2012-06-05 03:09:09 PM
Oh dammit. Guess I have to resize it.
i601.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 03:10:25 PM
Beijing isn't even the worst offender in China. I refuse to set foot in Xi'an without breathing gear made by NASA.

/never go to Xi'an during the summer
 
2012-06-05 03:11:47 PM
Crewmannumber6 Smartest
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2012-06-05 03:07:59 PM


Unfortunately, since China owns all of our paper, we're going to do what they want


You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.
 
2012-06-05 03:12:11 PM

Nayest: Why does the Chinese government do this?


They kind of see truth as a commodity to control.
 
2012-06-05 03:16:32 PM
media.giantbomb.com

Does not approve.
 
2012-06-05 03:17:12 PM

SirEattonHogg: You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.


I'm getting kinda bored with the "China pwns us" thing. It's been a decade, we should move on to another phantom that makes us shiat our pants. I suggest Argentina, which would have the benefit of exploding all the heads of tards who keep thinking they are an economic mess for some reason.
 
2012-06-05 03:17:23 PM
i.ytimg.com

Approves.
 
2012-06-05 03:18:08 PM

Rapmaster2000: Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.

The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.

That's... creative.


We need to write that one down and trot it out again.

Obama said it isn't fair to judge American military strikes by Chinese standards because America is a military superpower. The standard American uses "takes into account the overwhelming military superiority we currently hold relative to China," Obama said.
 
2012-06-05 03:19:21 PM

Bacontastesgood: SirEattonHogg: You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.

I'm getting kinda bored with the "China pwns us" thing. It's been a decade, we should move on to another phantom that makes us shiat our pants. I suggest Argentina, which would have the benefit of exploding all the heads of tards who keep thinking they are an economic mess for some reason.


Remember when we'd all need to learn Japanese?
 
2012-06-05 03:19:51 PM

Bacontastesgood: SirEattonHogg: You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.

I'm getting kinda bored with the "China pwns us" thing. It's been a decade, we should move on to another phantom that makes us shiat our pants. I suggest Argentina, which would have the benefit of exploding all the heads of tards who keep thinking they are an economic mess for some reason.


Not only that, but we own the paper. We agree to give the paper to them at a later date.
 
2012-06-05 03:21:46 PM

Nayest: Why does the Chinese government do this?


They got the idea from North Carolina.
 
2012-06-05 03:26:07 PM
Only the Chinese government is authorized to monitor and publish air quality information

Too bad your authorizations hold no water on US soil... Regulate your country however the fark you want. Just don't try and pretend like you hold any authority on our land...
 
2012-06-05 03:27:01 PM
lewismarktwo Smartest
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2012-06-05 03:19:21 PM


Bacontastesgood: SirEattonHogg: You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.

I'm getting kinda bored with the "China pwns us" thing. It's been a decade, we should move on to another phantom that makes us shiat our pants. I suggest Argentina, which would have the benefit of exploding all the heads of tards who keep thinking they are an economic mess for some reason.

Remember when we'd all need to learn Japanese?


Especially the bit about China invading us militarily which is retarded on so many levels.

Second vote for fear mongering of an Argentine invasion. I look forward to terrifying images of their hot european looking chicks sporting skimpy camo hot pants and manhandling assault rifles.
 
2012-06-05 03:28:30 PM
FTA: "Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time."

Are not these the same arrogant assholes who keep telling us they have 4,000+ years of civilization?

Kinda like my teenager who wants the responsibilities of a child but the privileges of an adult.
 
2012-06-05 03:32:09 PM
Yeah, I remember when I visited china the first time. It was in early march and very cold. When the door of the airplane opened a heavy stink came in, a mixture of coal heating, burned trash and various chemicals. I said to myself I would stop noticing it after a few days, but it hit me like a wall every time I went outside. When I went the next time, it was summer and the air was about as fresh as you could wish for, the sky was blue and only a little fog.
 
2012-06-05 03:33:15 PM

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: FTA: "Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time."

Are not these the same arrogant assholes who keep telling us they have 4,000+ years of civilization?

Kinda like my teenager who wants the responsibilities of a child but the privileges of an adult.


I first thought, damn good comparison. And then I thought "what about an adult with the priveleges of an adult but the responsibility of a child?"
China. Be there.
or China. There's dongs in your soup.
 
2012-06-05 03:35:22 PM

Nayest: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Approves Apploves.


Ftfy
 
2012-06-05 03:37:39 PM
Tell them you need directions to Tienanmen Square, the farktards.
 
2012-06-05 03:46:52 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I first thought, damn good comparison. And then I thought "what about an adult with the priveleges of an adult but the responsibility of a child?"...


even better.
 
2012-06-05 03:54:12 PM

Rapmaster2000: Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.

The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.

That's... creative.


I lived in China for eight years. That's their standard excuse for everything. Everyone spits on the sidewalks "Don't judge us, we're a developing nation!" everyone litters and throws their garbadge everywhere, "oh, we're a developing nation, don't judge us!" They execute people for non violent crimes "Oh, we're just a developing nation, don't judge us!"

For a nation that brags about their 5000 years of history, they should have flying cars, perfect government, and be showing the world what it is to be truely developed. F-em, F-em right in their "developing" throats.
 
2012-06-05 03:56:42 PM
Not surprising.

I live in one of the "Five Furnaces of China" where the humidity and heat get insanely high in the Summer months. According to Chinese labor laws, if the temperature exceeds 40c* then outdoor laborers (construction workers, city workers, etc) can't work outside. But rather than send the workers home, the official temperature almost never exceeds 40c in my city. I've even taken temperature readings in the shade that have reached 45c and workers were still building the new subway system.

Rule of thumb: If it makes the Chinese government look bad and they can't blame it on anything external, they just lie.



*-I'm pretty sure it's 40c, can't remember off the top of my head
 
2012-06-05 03:57:25 PM
Sorry, China, but not talking about it won't make it go away. Either do something about it or shut up.
 
2012-06-05 03:59:32 PM

SirEattonHogg: Second vote for fear mongering of an Argentine invasion. I look forward to terrifying images of their hot european looking chicks sporting skimpy camo hot pants and manhandling assault rifles.


At least the Argentines can walk here. Historically, China's sea invasions haven't gone so well.
 
2012-06-05 04:02:47 PM
I was in China for 10 days in November, I never did see the sun.
 
2012-06-05 04:10:09 PM

The Southern Logic Company: Not surprising.

I live in one of the "Five Furnaces of China" where the humidity and heat get insanely high in the Summer months. According to Chinese labor laws, if the temperature exceeds 40c* then outdoor laborers (construction workers, city workers, etc) can't work outside. But rather than send the workers home, the official temperature almost never exceeds 40c in my city. I've even taken temperature readings in the shade that have reached 45c and workers were still building the new subway system.


I thought there were only Three Furnaces...something, something, and Chongqing? I guess that's global warming for you.

Have a friend who grew up in China and told the same story - 40C(?) and everyone gets to go home. During summer heat waves, there would miraculously be day after day of 39C weather.
 
2012-06-05 04:15:38 PM
They should film a remake of The Running Man there.
 
2012-06-05 04:37:20 PM
hey prc; go fark a duck
 
2012-06-05 05:00:27 PM
I'm sure the child king obama won't anger his masters, the Chinese. He'll bow and get right on it.
 
2012-06-05 05:03:13 PM

schief2: The Southern Logic Company: Not surprising.

I live in one of the "Five Furnaces of China" where the humidity and heat get insanely high in the Summer months. According to Chinese labor laws, if the temperature exceeds 40c* then outdoor laborers (construction workers, city workers, etc) can't work outside. But rather than send the workers home, the official temperature almost never exceeds 40c in my city. I've even taken temperature readings in the shade that have reached 45c and workers were still building the new subway system.

I thought there were only Three Furnaces...something, something, and Chongqing? I guess that's global warming for you.

Have a friend who grew up in China and told the same story - 40C(?) and everyone gets to go home. During summer heat waves, there would miraculously be day after day of 39C weather.


Curses! You're right. I should really go to bed before I have more brain farts.

/Most cities in these provinces feel like furnaces
//I'm used to swamp humidity and high heat (Southern GA native)
///Still sweat like Nixon and have to take a shower after going outside to meet friends for lunch
////And my job has NO FARKING A/C IN THE CLASSROOMS
 
2012-06-05 05:46:54 PM

Launch Code: I'm sure the child king obama won't anger his masters, the Chinese. He'll bow and get right on it.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-05 05:50:20 PM

SirEattonHogg: lewismarktwo Smartest
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2012-06-05 03:19:21 PM


Bacontastesgood: SirEattonHogg: You mean 8%? Yeah, keep trotting out that tired line.

I'm getting kinda bored with the "China pwns us" thing. It's been a decade, we should move on to another phantom that makes us shiat our pants. I suggest Argentina, which would have the benefit of exploding all the heads of tards who keep thinking they are an economic mess for some reason.

Remember when we'd all need to learn Japanese?

Especially the bit about China invading us militarily which is retarded on so many levels.

Second vote for fear mongering of an Argentine invasion. I look forward to terrifying images of their hot european looking chicks sporting skimpy camo hot pants and manhandling assault rifles Uncle Zip.

 
2012-06-05 07:21:55 PM

Wolf892: Rapmaster2000: Wu said it isn't fair to judge Chinese air by American standards because China is a developing country and noted that U.S. environmental guidelines have become more stringent over time.

The standard China uses "takes into account the level of our current stage of development," Wu said.

That's... creative.

I lived in China for eight years. That's their standard excuse for everything. Everyone spits on the sidewalks "Don't judge us, we're a developing nation!" everyone litters and throws their garbadge everywhere, "oh, we're a developing nation, don't judge us!" They execute people for non violent crimes "Oh, we're just a developing nation, don't judge us!"

For a nation that brags about their 5000 years of history, they should have flying cars, perfect government, and be showing the world what it is to be truely developed. F-em, F-em right in their "developing" throats.


this.
 
2012-06-05 08:21:55 PM

Sebastian: I was in China for 10 days in November, I never did see the sun.


I lived in Shanghai for a month. I asked my boss about these tourist photos I saw with a blue sky and she said the sky is blue all the time, it's just foggy right now... I pointed out that fog burns off and that the sun simply never came out in Shanghai. We didn't see eye to eye.
 
2012-06-05 11:05:54 PM

brianbankerus: Sebastian: I was in China for 10 days in November, I never did see the sun.

I lived in Shanghai for a month. I asked my boss about these tourist photos I saw with a blue sky and she said the sky is blue all the time, it's just foggy right now... I pointed out that fog burns off and that the sun simply never came out in Shanghai. We didn't see eye to eye.


When I first went to Beijing I honestly thought it was a really foggy day when being driven from the airport to the hotel. Then I remember thinking "Oh.. that's not fog...".
 
2012-06-06 01:08:03 AM
There should be a Fark China thread bingo card with "just like Japan" as the centre box.
 
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