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(Asbury Park Press)   China bans cookouts because of thick smog. Officials take action after barbecue restaurants start advertising steaks with a choice of leaded, unleaded or diesel   (app.com) divider line 13
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2014-02-26 10:53:23 AM
3 votes:
Isn't it great that China was completely exempt from the Kyoto treaty and every other pollution controls that the greenies want to foist on the rest of the world?
2014-02-26 10:49:07 AM
3 votes:

Headso: How cute they are getting to be like America where bullshiat laws that target the poor are made    to make it appear like the politicians are doing something about the problem.


This is much. The problem is coal burning factories with no emissions controls, coal burning power plants, just farking burning coal all over the place like it's 1899. Except partying like it's 1899 with a 2014 population means everything turns to sooty, smoggy shiat even WORSE.

It is a nice reminder of why we have the clean air and clean water acts, though.
2014-02-26 11:57:59 AM
2 votes:

Silly_Sot: That's stupid.
That's a California level of stupid.
The city is blanketed by lethal smog!
Let's ban family cookouts!
Who is so stupid as to believe that COOKOUTS are the major contributors to the condition?


California level of stupid?

California had similar unbreathable air in the 60s and 70s. Recess at school was cancelled. It hurt to breathe.

The California instituted the strictest air quality standards on the planet. The population has more than tripled and cats have quintupled and we haven't had a stage 3 smog alert in 30 years.

So go ahead and keep making fun of California you rube.
2014-02-26 10:53:08 AM
2 votes:

Headso: How cute they are getting to be like America where bullshiat laws that target the poor are made    to make it appear like the politicians are doing something about the problem.


This is what unfetteted corpratism looks like.
2014-02-26 10:30:33 AM
2 votes:
glad to see China marching down its path to cultural and economic implosion
2014-02-26 10:15:43 AM
2 votes:
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2014-02-26 11:06:25 AM
1 votes:

Rindred: Headso: How cute they are getting to be like America where bullshiat laws that target the poor are made    to make it appear like the politicians are doing something about the problem.

This is what unfetteted corpratism  communism looks like.

2014-02-26 10:58:04 AM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: RexTalionis: That's actually quite too bad, because that means it's the end of the line for quite a lot of street food vendors who already find it pretty difficult to make a living as it is.

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I gotta say, even for a Chinese street vendor, that setup looks pretty sketchy.  Are they burning trash in there?


No, charcoal. This is the standard setup for fire-roasted Muslim-style lamb skewers (the ones that smells like adobo and cumin).
2014-02-26 10:55:43 AM
1 votes:

dkimball: I went to Beijing in the summer of 1999.. no smog at all.  They actually had an air show of some kind, or display of power.  Of course, there were a lot less cars back then.


Here's my anecdotal evidence  - i also went to Beijing in the summer of '99 - i was blowing black snot out of my nose for a month afterward and had terrible skin rashes from the air.
2014-02-26 10:43:50 AM
1 votes:
Real solutions to problems are hard. In politics it's better to just make it look like you are doing something.
2014-02-26 10:42:46 AM
1 votes:

Anayalator: [i.imgur.com image 768x576]


I wonder how long it will be before the acidity of the fog/smog eats into their buildings.  I bet the engineers of the new buildings have to take that into consideration.

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That's some phallus.  Twists like a pig's, even.
2014-02-26 10:22:02 AM
1 votes:
How cute they are getting to be like America where bullshiat laws that target the poor are made    to make it appear like the politicians are doing something about the problem.
2014-02-26 09:51:29 AM
1 votes:
That's actually quite too bad, because that means it's the end of the line for quite a lot of street food vendors who already find it pretty difficult to make a living as it is.

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