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5 days ago  
This might actually create some friction if Donnie isn't getting a cut. His brand is really all he has.
 
5 days ago  
Makes sense, he thinks he's flame-proof.

/I need to find those photos on a non- Facebook source. Trump's image next to a hazard label works for me.
 
5 days ago  
LOL.  Plastic slipcovers over pallets of stock.  They're just trolling us now.
 
5 days ago  
'Approved by Donald Trump': Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president's face

I guess I approve of using his face to denote something is cancerous.
 
5 days ago  
FTA:

"In 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center would not have burned down had asbestos, which is known for fire-resistant properties, not been removed from the towers."
 
5 days ago  

OooShiny: FTA:

"In 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center would not have burned down had asbestos, which is known for fire-resistant properties, not been removed from the towers."


Trump loves asbestos
Youtube sk3JUpDf5dk


Fox News ran a piece on Sept 14th, 2001 saying this too -

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2001/09/​1​4/asbestos-could-have-saved-wtc-lives.​html

insanity
 
5 days ago  
Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.
 
5 days ago  
Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president's face

Andrew Jackson: Old Hickory
William Henry Harrison: Old Tippecanoe
Donald Trump: Old Asbestos Face
 
5 days ago  

bearded clamorer: Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president's face

Andrew Jackson: Old Hickory
William Henry Harrison: Old Tippecanoe
Donald Trump: Old Asbestos Face


Too long and hard to say. Let's abbreviate to "Old Ass Face"
 
5 days ago  
Because we all know Trump relies on fact and evidence when making decisions or statements!
 
5 days ago  
The Russians are now openly telling the world they own trump and that republicans are morons.
 
5 days ago  
Wait, I thought fiber was good for you.  Is it good or bad?  Or both?  It's so hard to keep up.
 
5 days ago  

OooShiny: FTA:

"In 2012, he tweeted that the World Trade Center would not have burned down had asbestos, which is known for fire-resistant properties, not been removed from the towers."


Too bad he didn't say something about it prior to 7/11.
 
5 days ago  
Fitting.
 
5 days ago  
But Trump has long expressed skepticism about its potential health effects after it is applied. In his 1997 book, "The Art of the Comeback," he wrote that he believed that anti-asbestos efforts were "led by the mob."

Obviously, Trump had to pay for asbestos abatement at some point, and since he couldn't work out a way to game the system in his favor in this case, he was obviously ripped off by the mob.

This is completely normal.
 
5 days ago  
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/obscure?
 
5 days ago  

Great_Milenko: But Trump has long expressed skepticism about its potential health effects after it is applied. In his 1997 book, "The Art of the Comeback," he wrote that he believed that anti-asbestos efforts were "led by the mob."

Obviously, Trump had to pay for asbestos abatement at some point, and since he couldn't work out a way to game the system in his favor in this case, he was obviously ripped off by the mob.

This is completely normal.


Cuz if there's one thing organized crime in the USA hates, it's lax building codes so they can use cheap crappy buildings to sell between shell companies to launder monies.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

FatherChaos: [img.fark.net image 200x151]

/obscure?


Huh huh, huh huh, no.
 
5 days ago  
Wanna know how i know he's in bed with Russians?

He hasn't sued them for copyright infringement. Anywhere else and he would already have a suit in place. Russians do it? Nah. They're good people
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5 days ago  
Fun asbestos fact:  the state rock of California is serpentine. Chrysotile asbestos (a type of asbestos) is found in serpentine.
 
5 days ago  

Greil: The Russians are now openly telling the world they own trump and that republicans are morons.


And yet, it still won't burst Republicans bubble. They're fine with it.
 
5 days ago  

fusillade762: This might actually create some friction if Donnie isn't getting a cut. His brand is really all he has.


Nope. Russia gave him stock in their mines
 
5 days ago  

snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.


Don't forget lead! They pushed that as harmless too!
 
5 days ago  

snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.


These "scientists" (aka shills) also said that leaded gasoline is harmless.  Hey, , right?everyone has an opinion and we need to be 'balanced'

The duty of the press should be to call the shills out in the headline or the first sentence of the article.
 
5 days ago  

saywhonow: Wanna know how i know he's in bed with Russians?

He hasn't sued them for copyright infringement. Anywhere else and he would already have a suit in place. Russians do it? Nah. They're good people[img.fark.net image 323x315]


What is her name?
 
5 days ago  
I know it looks bad but really these folks are doing asbestos they can
 
5 days ago  

snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.


Not all scientists get As in school. Those D students have to go somewhere.
 
5 days ago  

Spaz-master: saywhonow: Wanna know how i know he's in bed with Russians?

He hasn't sued them for copyright infringement. Anywhere else and he would already have a suit in place. Russians do it? Nah. They're good people[img.fark.net image 323x315]

What is her name?


Patience, grasshopper.  She'll be on Fox soon enough.
 
5 days ago  
This could actually work to everyone's advantage.  Make asbestos a political issue like AGW and Trump supporters will be bathing in the stuff.
 
5 days ago  
Our kids will all have cancer because of this.
 
5 days ago  
I wonder how many MAGA hat wearing people are also suing for being exposed to asbestos?
Seems like if you watch daytime television you see at least two commercials an hour for lawyers wanting to file your asbestos lawsuit.
 
5 days ago  

snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.


I thought the argument isn't that climate change isn't happening but that isn't anthropogenic climate change a naturally occurring cycle?
 
5 days ago  
Meat Beat Manifesto - Asbestos Lead Asbestos
Youtube jsF5nmwAp3s
 
5 days ago  
Asbestos removal does seem really dangerous
Session 9 Full Movies
Youtube EQR52OMnoxs
 
5 days ago  

spongeboob: I wonder how many MAGA hat wearing people are also suing for being exposed to asbestos?
Seems like if you watch daytime television you see at least two commercials an hour for lawyers wanting to file your asbestos lawsuit.


One lawfirm must have had all of their commercials created on the same day or something. The same lady spokesman, same dialog structure, and same screen arrangement and fonts. Just insert new topic for the lawsuit.

Asbestos
Talcum [powder] cancer
Pelvic mesh
Some vaginal thing
Abilify gambling/compulsive

/I cut the cord and watch way too many sub-channels on broadcast
 
5 days ago  

spongeboob: snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.

I thought the argument isn't that climate change isn't happening but that isn't anthropogenic climate change a naturally occurring cycle?


What day of the week is it?

I've been keeping a running list of all the ones I've heard:
1) It isn't happening, so we don't have to do anything about it
2) It is happening, but it's not our fault, and we can't do anything about it
3) It is happening, but we don't believe the consequences are bad for us, so we won't do anything
4) It is happening, but since you can't give us exact perfect predictions as to how bad the consequences will be, we shouldn't do anything
5) It is happening, it is our fault, it will be bad, but I shouldn't have to pay or be inconvenienced in any way to fix it
 
5 days ago  
A Russian carcinogen branded "approved by Trump?" Is there a better metaphor for his presidency?
 
5 days ago  

orclover: Our kids will all have cancer because of this.


Are you Russian?
Because it seems like it is being sold in Russia. Kind of poetic justice if Trump is responsible for a horrible public health problem in Russia.
 
5 days ago  

McGrits: spongeboob: I wonder how many MAGA hat wearing people are also suing for being exposed to asbestos?
Seems like if you watch daytime television you see at least two commercials an hour for lawyers wanting to file your asbestos lawsuit.

One lawfirm must have had all of their commercials created on the same day or something. The same lady spokesman, same dialog structure, and same screen arrangement and fonts. Just insert new topic for the lawsuit.

Asbestos
Talcum [powder] cancer
Pelvic mesh
Some vaginal thing
Abilify gambling/compulsive

/I cut the cord and watch way too many sub-channels on broadcast


Don't forget the blood thinner Elequist(spelling?)
 
5 days ago  
Second asbestos fun fact, due to the prevalence of serpentine rock formations in California - Californians on average have more asbestos fibers in their lungs than people who live in other states.  More true if you are a bit of a hiker and/or you live in more rural areas in California.

As far is known, such presence isn't dangerous or shows a trend of Californians having higher incidence of asbestos-related diseases just by being around such rocks.
 
5 days ago  

Unobtanium: Makes sense, he thinks he's flame-proof.

/I need to find those photos on a non- Facebook source. Trump's image next to a hazard label works for me.


It also makes sense because both kill blue collar workers disproportionately.
 
5 days ago  

Munden: Fox News ran a piece on Sept 14th, 2001 saying this too -

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2001/09/1​4/asbestos-could-have-saved-wtc-lives.​html


Gah! I have listened to Limbaugh twice. Once must have been right about that day.

He was ranting about "the environmentalists" who caused the World Trade Center to collapse.

The second time, he assured his audience that most lead contamination was from ancient Roman and Greek coin foundries, not gasoline.

There was no third time.
 
5 days ago  

Spaz-master: saywhonow: Wanna know how i know he's in bed with Russians?

He hasn't sued them for copyright infringement. Anywhere else and he would already have a suit in place. Russians do it? Nah. They're good people[img.fark.net image 323x315]

What is her name?


Pretty sure that's Naomi Campbell
 
5 days ago  
I hate this thread.
 
5 days ago  

spongeboob: orclover: Our kids will all have cancer because of this.

Are you Russian?
Because it seems like it is being sold in Russia. Kind of poetic justice if Trump is responsible for a horrible public health problem in Russia.


Actually they're also trying to sell it to poor countries. So our kids probably won't be dying from this, but other people's will.
 
5 days ago  
First thing that came to mind:
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5 days ago  
Just found out I've got mesothelioma. Thanks, asbestos industry.
 
5 days ago  

Driedsponge: spongeboob: snowjack: Hey, the exact same scientists who said climate change isn't happening say asbestos is harmless. These were also the same scientists who said tobacco smoke is harmless, and the hole in the ozone layer is just part of a natural cycle, so they have a perfect track record.

I thought the argument isn't that climate change isn't happening but that isn't anthropogenic climate change a naturally occurring cycle?

What day of the week is it?

I've been keeping a running list of all the ones I've heard:
1) It isn't happening, so we don't have to do anything about it
2) It is happening, but it's not our fault, and we can't do anything about it
3) It is happening, but we don't believe the consequences are bad for us, so we won't do anything
4) It is happening, but since you can't give us exact perfect predictions as to how bad the consequences will be, we shouldn't do anything
5) It is happening, it is our fault, it will be bad, but I shouldn't have to pay or be inconvenienced in any way to fix it


This. In the early 2000's they were saying it's not happening. Then in the late 00's they were saying it's actually global cooling we have to worry about because there was a big spike in the data in 1998 and the overall trend leveled off for a decade. Now that the warming trend has continued over the last ten years or so, they have moved the goalposts to "it's warming b-b-b-but... we don't wanna do anything about it."
 
5 days ago  
Does anyone have a pic of said "endorsement"?  I would love it for....purposes.
 
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