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(CNN)   In America, water pollution is measured in parts per million. In China, it's measured in pigs per gallon   (cnn.com) divider line 29
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2013-03-13 11:25:43 AM  
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2013-03-13 11:26:22 AM  
My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I likes it!

No, really, hogs' heads are a great source of fuel.
 
2013-03-13 11:30:47 AM  
In Angry Birds, it's Pigs per Level.
 
2013-03-13 11:36:16 AM  
How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2013-03-13 11:41:48 AM  
www.anorak.co.uk
 
2013-03-13 11:42:05 AM  
The water is safe to drink.
hablaba.com
 
2013-03-13 11:42:33 AM  
drink your own piss. It's sterile.

add some lemon.
 
2013-03-13 11:43:54 AM  
I blame angry birds.
 
2013-03-13 11:44:32 AM  
Bacon water, the Chinese think of everything.
 
2013-03-13 11:45:30 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-13 11:46:44 AM  

uncleacid: Bacon water, the Chinese think of everything.


Just ferment it, and it'swine.
 
2013-03-13 11:46:54 AM  
Ass god is my witness I thought pigs could swim

/my headline was better
 
2013-03-13 11:52:00 AM  
Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..
 
2013-03-13 11:53:59 AM  
They could open a water pork
 
2013-03-13 11:57:06 AM  
So is one pig considered one particle?
 
2013-03-13 12:00:15 PM  

computerguyUT: So is one pig considered one particle?


Porks per billion?
 
2013-03-13 12:02:41 PM  

Snarfangel: uncleacid: Bacon water, the Chinese think of everything.

Just ferment it, and it'swine.


Bwahahaha!

Just as this story broke a couple of days ago, I was introduced to a couple of chinese md / phd holders here at a nearby university to assist / learn IMMUNOLOGY. I don't run in these circles, so it was really rare to meet them. especially 5 to 10 minutes after reading the initial story. Of course I asked about it immediately and they had no comment.

FTA, I also note that China doesn't mess around with that old innocent until proven guilty stuff
 
2013-03-13 12:03:13 PM  

festoon: Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..


THIS!

This sort of thing is EXACTLY what happens in a neocon paradise, where business is unregulated (but don't worry, they'll be happy to regulate your sex life.)
 
2013-03-13 12:06:00 PM  

festoon: Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..


Agreed.

I live in China and Canada now (about 70/30% mix in time)
China is heading the OTHER way (more and more regulation being added over time, more heads rolling for environmental abuse) but there is a long way to go and many hard choices ahead.
USA (corporate USA, some call that Republican, frankly I dont see it as a partisan issue its a corporate issue that exists on both sides) and their deregulation will eventually arrive at the same levels of pollution and civil abuse that many condemn about China.

China is full of western money now so they are improving - coming from the bottom
USA is full of eastern croneyism now so they are declining - coming from the top to the bottom

Quite sad to see really.

EVERYONE has potential to be better. One day we will all learn from each other's mistakes and stop copying them. One day.
 
2013-03-13 12:15:21 PM  
When I saw this article the first things I thought of were "World War Z" and "Contagion".
 
2013-03-13 12:19:51 PM  
Hardly worthy of a repeat tag.
 
2013-03-13 12:21:00 PM  
And in Russia, pollution measures you!
 
2013-03-13 01:33:05 PM  

Two Dogs Farking: Hardly worthy of a repeat tag.


Indeed!

http://www.fark.com/comments/7636058/82970405#c82970405" target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7636058/82970405#c8 2970405">neversubmit: HotIgneous Intruder: The latest reason for pants-shiatting panic is always from the Middle East, isn't it?

/Anyone else notice that?

Except when it happens in India or China

Bird flu outbreak in Bihar

Patna, March 11: More than 2,000 chickens were culled and a large quantity of eggs destroyed in Bihar's Purnea district in the last 24 hours following an outbreak of avian flu, officials said Monday.

Plague of pigs in Shanghai river raises concerns over drinking water safety

SHANGHAI (AFP) - More than 1,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai's main waterway, the Chinese city's government said Monday, as residents expressed fears over possible drinking water contamination.
 
2013-03-13 02:04:33 PM  
I thought it was pieces per meter.

media.worldbulletin.net
 
2013-03-13 02:14:08 PM  

festoon: Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..


You actually got bites...
 
2013-03-13 02:37:21 PM  

Slartibartfaster: festoon: Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..

Agreed.

I live in China and Canada now (about 70/30% mix in time)
China is heading the OTHER way (more and more regulation being added over time, more heads rolling for environmental abuse) but there is a long way to go and many hard choices ahead.
USA (corporate USA, some call that Republican, frankly I dont see it as a partisan issue its a corporate issue that exists on both sides) and their deregulation will eventually arrive at the same levels of pollution and civil abuse that many condemn about China.

China is full of western money now so they are improving - coming from the bottom
USA is full of eastern croneyism now so they are declining - coming from the top to the bottom

Quite sad to see really.

EVERYONE has potential to be better. One day we will all learn from each other's mistakes and stop copying them. One day.



     Luckily you live here in Canada where we go so far as to purify the water that comes out the tail end of oilsand refineries fer gosh sakes(true fact, suck it greenpeace liars).  Just stay away from Walkerton. Hell, anywhere east of Manitoba if you have any common sense, the stupid leaking out of Quebec has contaminated all the surrounding areas.
 
2013-03-13 02:48:54 PM  

Slartibartfaster: festoon: Open the link, read the article, look at the pictures. This is the future that anti-government Republican "conservatives" want for America. Next time Rand Paul or a member of the clownish mob which is the GOP stands up to whine about too many federal regulations hampering businesses, their ultimate objective is to make sure 6000 stinking, disease-ridden dead pigs end up clogging your local river & contaminating your water supply..

Agreed.

I live in China and Canada now (about 70/30% mix in time)
China is heading the OTHER way (more and more regulation being added over time, more heads rolling for environmental abuse) but there is a long way to go and many hard choices ahead.
USA (corporate USA, some call that Republican, frankly I dont see it as a partisan issue its a corporate issue that exists on both sides) and their deregulation will eventually arrive at the same levels of pollution and civil abuse that many condemn about China.

China is full of western money now so they are improving - coming from the bottom
USA is full of eastern croneyism now so they are declining - coming from the top to the bottom

Quite sad to see really.

EVERYONE has potential to be better. One day we will all learn from each other's mistakes and stop copying them. One day.


A lot of people on Fark like to make that comparison; they see a country with high social control and low economic concern for externalities, and they see that as "Republican."  I guess you could say that, but it just seems facile.  I agree it's more of an economic issue.

Regarding polition, fourty years ago, we had flammable rivers in the US.  Now, we don't.  Is that because of the EPA, or because we don't have such a reliance on industry anymore?

Probably both.

China will need to work to enact some serious environmental reform.  I think that it may happen in this next five to ten years; China is already getting to a point where financial markets don't need to be driven by the factories any more.

You're up in Beijing, right?  Beijing is bad.  Really bad.  Terrible polution, and the Emperor is not far away.  So, it sticks out more when he doesn't do his job...

I'm down in Zhuhai.  Here, our skies are often blue.  Still not pristine, the water's crap, but Zhuhai does try to sell itself as a green city.  I think this trend will expand.

When people value the enternalities more than the profit motive, things change.
 
2013-03-13 03:45:35 PM  
Bacon will be fine after it is cooked. No worries.
 
2013-03-13 11:06:14 PM  
At least they don't have job killing regulations.
 
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