Walker: Burning down the rainforest? Orangutans, who needs em?
Joelogon: Stupidmitter is not so good at the reading of the things.Officials in Indonesia blamed companies in Singapore for contributing to the haze, claiming that "zero burning" policies were used to clear the land. "Singapore shouldn't be like children, in such a tizzy," said Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono.
blast yer scuppers: CSB timeI was working on a US ship in a Singapore shipyard. It turns out that very few people native to Singapore actually work in the yard. It's beneath them to do that kind of labor so the get immigrants from India and China to do the really nasty work.
God-is-a-Taco: It seems strange to me for people that live in such heavily concentrated places like Singapore to complain about air quality, but then I RTFA and it makes more sense.This dangerous environmental damage is supposed to be localized to the countries that are exploited by the corporations, so it's a big deal if the effects are felt by said corporations.blast yer scuppers: CSB timeI was working on a US ship in a Singapore shipyard. It turns out that very few people native to Singapore actually work in the yard. It's beneath them to do that kind of labor so the get immigrants from India and China to do the really nasty work.I don't think there's one developed country in the world that doesn't have that situation. I think Singaporeans are ethnically Chinese though so that part is a little strange.
Flashman73: liam76:They are ethnically muts of Malayan Chinese and Indian heritage.There are not so many mutts, just that the city-state consists of groups of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Indonesians, etc but not as great a deal of mixed marriages as one might think.
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