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(BBC)   Good: Eskimos cutting blocks of ice from the ground to use for refrigeration. Bad: Chinese cutting blocks from the air to use as fuel for furnaces   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2013-01-13 03:31:34 PM
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assets.bizjournals.com
2013-01-13 03:00:08 PM
4 votes:
Don't worry, the invisible hand of the free market will take care of this.
2013-01-13 02:58:50 PM
4 votes:
Deadly smog is a small price to pay to be free of all those job-killing regulations.
2013-01-13 02:40:30 PM
3 votes:
Sometimes the air around me becomes flammable enough to be used as fuel.
2013-01-13 04:01:10 PM
2 votes:
It would probably be better for air quality to just go nuclear. Can't just jump to solar because you need to see the sun first.
2013-01-13 02:56:45 PM
2 votes:
B-b-but capitalism!
2013-01-13 02:50:29 PM
2 votes:
Environmental regulations are a commie plot to infringe on my freedoms!! Wait what?
2013-01-13 02:45:52 PM
2 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Sometimes the air around me becomes flammable enough to be used as fuel.


Yes, but without the nasty particulate matter.

One hopes.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-13 12:03:01 PM
2 votes:
WHO guidelines say average concentrations of the tiniest pollution particles - called PM2.5 - should be no more than 25 microgrammes per cubic metre. ... Unofficial reading from a monitor at the US embassy recorded 800.

32 times the limit. Like driving with a BAC of 1.6%, but not as fun.
2013-01-13 07:41:26 PM
1 votes:
www.boingboing.net
What a block of air might look like.
2013-01-13 03:43:10 PM
1 votes:
funny, all liberals want us to live like North Korea, Cuba and China.

Then, they blame capitalism and freedom for the problems in those countries, which are always horribly run.

Boy are liberals just retarded.
2013-01-13 03:38:11 PM
1 votes:
You smell that? That's freedom.

Freedom smells like that sometimes.
2013-01-13 03:09:30 PM
1 votes:

whatshisname: The good news is you can still get stuff cheap at Wal-mart


I know someone who boycotts Wal-mart because of the chinese outsourcing, yet has an apartment full of big brand electronics bought from "reputable retailers".
2013-01-13 03:06:32 PM
1 votes:
Donora, Pennsylvania 1948
The smog started building up in Donora on October 27, 1948. By the following day it was causing coughing and other signs of respiratory distress for many residents of the community in the Monongahela River valley. Many of the illnesses and deaths were initially attributed to asthma. The smog continued until it rained on October 31, by which time 20 residents of Donora had died and approximately a third to one half of the town's population of 14,000 residents had been sickened. Sixty years later, the incident was described by The New York Times as "one of the worst air pollution disasters in the nation's history".[1] Even ten years after the incident, mortality rates in Donora were significantly higher than those in other communities nearby.[2]

rest of wiki article

I saw this the History Channel a few nights ago on one of those rare occasions that they were talking about history.
2013-01-13 03:01:00 PM
1 votes:
So subby thinks their air in there... that's a laugh.

www.greenpeace.org
2013-01-13 02:59:39 PM
1 votes:

Schadenfreudianslip: When I was studying abroad in Beijing, I would blow my nose and the contests were brown. I would wash my face in the evening, and the washcloth showed black streaks. Yeah, it might have been cleaner to take up smoking.


What kind of contests were you entered into?? Wait, I don't want to know.
2013-01-13 02:55:30 PM
1 votes:

penthesilea: China's air pollution can be seen from space. It's a huge thick blanket of gray brown asthma and cancer.


No, no, it's "fog".
At least that's what the Chinese government calls it.
2013-01-13 02:51:31 PM
1 votes:
And Godzilla hasn't come and destroyed them yet?

Oh wait; Godzilla is Japanise. They probably have a cheap knock off of mothra in china.
2013-01-13 02:51:22 PM
1 votes:
2013-01-13 02:50:08 PM
1 votes:
Kept making those little lead covered McDonald's toys though, we love them!
2013-01-13 02:47:31 PM
1 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Sometimes the air around me becomes flammable enough to be used as fuel.


Renewable energy sources the NeoCons don't want you to know about.
2013-01-13 01:15:52 PM
1 votes:
China's air pollution can be seen from space. It's a huge thick blanket of gray brown asthma and cancer.
 
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