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(Daily Mail)   Rich countries in the west are lit up brighter than Mel Gibson on a drunk dialing weekend. Third World countries are almost in complete darkness, like the way you feel after seeing an Adam Sandler comedy   ( divider line
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2012-07-08 12:12:42 PM  
3 votes:
Dark Continent indeed.
2012-07-08 12:34:27 PM  
2 votes:
Tell you what. This map of "light pollution" shows me that the innovative, RICH, smart, intelligent countries have evolved to the point that they will not live in the dark, live in object poverty, live suffering the pain of heat or cold.
I wish these "scientist" would STFU and leave the rest of us alone!
These "rich" countries were not always rich. We innovated, produced, evolved to the point we don't have to use whale oil to light the night, we don't starve because we figured out how to produce safe food to eat, medicines to heal the sick. Everyone points fingers at the USA as "the evil" in the world. Well, how about the next time there is a natural disaster, some tin-horn dictator invades your country, we just sit it out and let you figure out how to fix it. Every time there is something happening in the world, most of the time the U.N. (useless nations) will come calling to Uncle Sam's piggy bank. Well, I say that we just say fix it yourself. People in the USA are about fed up with "saving the world" (WW1, WW2), and then getting spit upon.
2012-07-08 12:07:06 PM  
2 votes:
Adam Sandler comedy? I am unfamiliar with that combination of words. Is that like military intelligence or jumbo shrimp?
2012-07-08 03:56:20 PM  
1 vote:

jdhj2: I wonder why Detroit's so bright.

Hasn't burned out yet
2012-07-08 02:38:36 PM  
1 vote:
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One of these countries is South Korea, and one is Best Korea, See if you can tell them apart from space.
2012-07-08 01:44:37 PM  
1 vote:

swahnhennessy: At least National Geographic put some context behind similar images a decade ago. And their photos were better. More details (fires, fishing lights, natural gas burn-offs). And you could trust them not to blot of large swaths of continent in order to make more contrast, which I wouldn't put past The Daily Mail.

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2012-07-08 01:00:21 PM  
1 vote:
Alternate headline: Third world countries lead the globe in energy conservation.

/gotta spin it positive.
2012-07-08 12:42:28 PM  
1 vote:

Oznog: Yeah, I was annoyed by TFA's logic that because we're using it, we MUST be "wasting". Well I'm not sure why moving our streetlights to the African interior would be fixing the "waste".

It wouldn't. I think the thrust of TFA is that we should make everywhere dark, not light up anyone else. It's the "spread the virtue" theory, and by "virtue" I mean "misery".
2012-07-08 12:32:04 PM  
1 vote:

CruJones: Also... nice work yankees. I thought y'all were supposed to be all green and energy efficient n shiat.

you really are a moran. stop using 'yankee' and you'll fool people into thinking you're brighter than you are.
2012-07-08 12:23:24 PM  
1 vote:
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Seriously, this is supposed to be controversial in some way? What to I care if some desert and forrest-dwelling cultures haven't figured out the basics of the working light bulb?
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