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2014-03-16 12:24:42 AM
Please Log In. Yeah, fark you.


Here's another link.
 
2014-03-16 12:37:33 AM
Ah yes, the City of Dim, Hazy Light.
 
2014-03-16 12:43:03 AM
Please log in?

fark you Failmitter. fark you and your obviously convalescent asshole.
 
2014-03-16 12:45:10 AM

Capo Del Bandito: Please log in?

fark you Failmitter. fark you and your obviously convalescent asshole.


See that it's covered.  Thanks!
 
2014-03-16 12:59:38 AM
I understand France is the last western country with lots of smokers, but they might need to cut down.
 
2014-03-16 01:49:49 AM

mjbok: Capo Del Bandito: Please log in?

fark you Failmitter. fark you and your obviously convalescent asshole.

See that it's covered.  Thanks!


this is why I'm here too
 
2014-03-16 02:21:48 AM

wildcardjack: I understand France is the last western country with lots of smokers, but they might need to cut down.


I actually expected an editorial about tourists complaining about the smoking by the locals.
 
2014-03-16 02:33:22 AM

Capo Del Bandito: fark you and your obviously convalescent asshole.


Just wanted to say this is utterly lyrical and highly appreciated.
 
2014-03-16 05:49:54 AM
www.psychworld.com
 
2014-03-16 06:12:21 AM
I'm a bit taken aback by this.  Not in a million years would I have equated France (or most Eurpoean nations) with smog problems.  I thought they were way ahead of the game as far as environmental progress was concerned.  I certainly never would have expected to look like Beijing,  I'm a little disappointed.  There are plenty of things about European politics I dislike, but I was under the impression that a cleaner earth was high on their priorities (the way America should be but isn't).
 
2014-03-16 09:05:52 AM

somemoron: I'm a bit taken aback by this.  Not in a million years would I have equated France (or most Eurpoean nations) with smog problems.  I thought they were way ahead of the game as far as environmental progress was concerned.  I certainly never would have expected to look like Beijing,  I'm a little disappointed.  There are plenty of things about European politics I dislike, but I was under the impression that a cleaner earth was high on their priorities (the way America should be but isn't).


On paper, it is a high priority to them. In practice, many standards they follow (fuel economy, factory emissions, etc) aren't measured the same way as here, Canada, or Japan. That's why so few European "clean diesel" engines are sold here. Our engines have far fewer emissions.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-16 09:25:15 AM
BBC shows a picture with a speed limit reduced from 70 km/h to 60. That reduction (if obeyed) might increase pollution. Depends on how much stop and go there is compared to cruising at the speed limit.
 
2014-03-16 11:09:32 AM

clkeagle: somemoron: I'm a bit taken aback by this.  Not in a million years would I have equated France (or most Eurpoean nations) with smog problems.  I thought they were way ahead of the game as far as environmental progress was concerned.  I certainly never would have expected to look like Beijing,  I'm a little disappointed.  There are plenty of things about European politics I dislike, but I was under the impression that a cleaner earth was high on their priorities (the way America should be but isn't).

On paper, it is a high priority to them. In practice, many standards they follow (fuel economy, factory emissions, etc) aren't measured the same way as here, Canada, or Japan. That's why so few European "clean diesel" engines are sold here. Our engines have far fewer emissions.


...for which Republicans have flogged California as "anti-business", for years. Remember, California's the state that forced emissions standards to what we now enjoy, and continues to do so even as conservatives rail against them for it.

Meanwhile, the smog's so thick in Beijing that Whitley Streiber's going there (with oxygen tank & mask, of course) to rewrite "Nature's End."
 
2014-03-16 02:32:30 PM
Fark Paris. Place is wax overrated. I had a nicer time down the south. Notre Dame? Screw that. St.  Vitus' cathedral in Prague is the definition of "gothic" churchs. Hell I liked Budapest  better than Paris.
 
2014-03-16 02:54:18 PM

ZAZ: BBC shows a picture with a speed limit reduced from 70 km/h to 60. That reduction (if obeyed) might increase pollution. Depends on how much stop and go there is compared to cruising at the speed limit.


Vicious circle - lower visibility means lower speed limit, which increases congestion, which increases smog, which lowers visibility, which...

:-)
 
2014-03-16 06:52:53 PM
Bullshiat. Motor vehicles don't cause pollution, people do.
 
2014-03-16 07:02:20 PM

Rueened: Bullshiat. Motor vehicles don't cause pollution, people do.


Actually, it's the shipping industry.

One AHTS burns through 18 cubes of fuel in a day. Diesel. No cat converters or emissions gear.

Container ships, far more.

We've been pointing the wrong finger at automobiles, they know it. It's industry and ocean going ships.
 
2014-03-16 09:31:29 PM

Tarkus:


Sup.
 
2014-03-16 09:47:39 PM

somemoron: I'm a bit taken aback by this.  Not in a million years would I have equated France (or most Eurpoean nations) with smog problems.  I thought they were way ahead of the game as far as environmental progress was concerned.  I certainly never would have expected to look like Beijing,  I'm a little disappointed.  There are plenty of things about European politics I dislike, but I was under the impression that a cleaner earth was high on their priorities (the way America should be but isn't).


Well, sure your image is bogus, which becomes fairly obvious once you leave the touristy downtowns that are always held up as what Europe is. Also, "the environment" may be incredibly "important," but environmental issues are complex, different priorities do NOT always go hand-in-hand, trade-offs are required...and this is evidence that their priorities are screwed-up. Trying to minimize energy use is priority 1, and that actually runs contrary to improving air quality. Cleaner air--at the levels we pursue today--requires using MORE energy not less, and people have to be able to afford to buy it AND use it.
 
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