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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...-warnings.html

http://mashable.com/2013/12/06/shang...lution-photos/

I see this as warning of what happens in a unregulated market economy - the kind that Republicans are seeking to create in the US and that Democrats aren't doing enough to reverse or even stop.
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And of course, all the folks with lung problems in China can now come to the US for healthcare.
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That's your takeaway? That we're going to be overrun by cancerous Chinese?
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That's your takeaway? That we're going to be overrun by cancerous Chinese?
Yes, that and the recognition that the Republicans want the US to be run like a communist country.
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Old 12-07-13, 06:23 AM
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There's actually a website that monitors the pollution index of Chinese cities in real time in English. Right now, Shanghai is merely 'unhealthy' at 186. Beijing is 'hazardous' at 453.

http://aqicn.org/city/shanghai/
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Originally Posted by hahn View Post
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...-warnings.html

http://mashable.com/2013/12/06/shang...lution-photos/

I see this as warning of what happens in a unregulated market economy - the kind that Republicans are seeking to create in the US and that Democrats aren't doing enough to reverse or even stop.
Guess that shows you what will happen with a socialist market economy and state run enterprises.

The fact that you think China's economy is "unregulated" is amusing. The regulations are there, but some animals are more equal than others
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Originally Posted by hahn View Post
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...-warnings.html

http://mashable.com/2013/12/06/shang...lution-photos/

I see this as warning of what happens in a unregulated market economy - the kind that Republicans are seeking to create in the US and that Democrats aren't doing enough to reverse or even stop.
This is what Republicans are trying to create in the US? As far as China goes, I wouldn't worry about them. They signed the Kyoto Treaty.
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Old 12-08-13, 11:32 PM
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That's your takeaway? That we're going to be overrun by cancerous Chinese?
My take is we're gonna be bankrupt because we'll be picking up another country's tab, and won't be able afford things ourselves. Eventually, China's downfall will spread West. We already have enough issues of our own which are bringing this country downward.
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This is what Republicans are trying to create in the US? As far as China goes, I wouldn't worry about them. They signed the Kyoto Treaty.
Have the Republicans changed their minds and started supporting corporate regulations?
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That's your takeaway? That we're going to be overrun by cancerous Chinese?
That's your interpretation of what I wrote?
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Guess that shows you what will happen with a socialist market economy and state run enterprises.

The fact that you think China's economy is "unregulated" is amusing. The regulations are there, but some animals are more equal than others
The corporations are unregulated. Sure, technically there are regulations, but in practice they're not enforced. When corporations don't have to give a shit or spend a dime cleaning up after themselves...
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Man made pollution is a myth! This is all caused by natural causes, I'm sure.
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Originally Posted by hahn View Post
That's your interpretation of what I wrote?
I believe he was replying to post #2 by Polizei.

Ah, China is an idyll of good governance, high living standards, a euphoric populace, and boundless natural beauty. I know my bags are packed.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Man made pollution is a myth! This is all caused by natural causes, I'm sure.
Are you saying Man is un-natural?
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Old 12-11-13, 10:11 AM
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Semantics.
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Hmmm...seems like a lot of Rightists and Counter-revolutionaries are spreading their negativity in this thread. The Glorious Revolutionary People's Worker's Party is setting things straight:

Smog makes you funnier and smarter, Chinese media claims


As eastern China chokes on toxic pollution and skyscrapers disappear into the fog, an editorial goes viral after arguing that smog is bringing "major benefits" to Chinese people.

By Tom Phillips, Shanghai11:11AM GMT 09 Dec 2013

Toxic air pollution may be pulverizing the alveoli of hundreds of millions of Chinese but it is also making them more equal, more humorous and even more intelligent, state media claimed on Monday.

In a controversial and widely mocked comment piece entitled, “Five unexpected gains the haze has brought”, a journalist from state television channel CCTV argued that while Chinese people might “hate” the pollution, it was not a “completely useless” phenomenon.

For while filthy air was a dangerous “enemy”, it was simultaneously bringing "major benefits" including making people more united, more sober, more equal, more humorous and better informed.

Smog was making Chinese people equal since it affected the lungs of both rich and poor, the article argued. It was sobering since it made Chinese reflect on the cost of their country’s economic boom. It was also a boon for Chinese humour, since residents of mainland China were turning to comedy in order to keep “light hearts” in the face of what has been dubbed the “airpocalypse”.
But perhaps most importantly, pollution was improving Chinese minds, CCTV's journalist argued.

“Our knowledge of meteorology, geography, physics, chemistry and history has grown [because of pollution] and the standard of our English has improved too,” the author argued. “Without this haze, would you know what PM2.5 was? Would you know that 60 years ago the haze claimed 12,000 lives in London? Would you even know the words "haze" and "smog"?”

The article was published as large swathes of eastern China continued to choke on some of the worst pollution on record with air quality levels nearly 20 times below those deemed safe by the World Health Organisation.
In Shanghai, China’s financial hub, dozens of planes were grounded and some of the tallest skyscrapers on earth disappeared almost entirely from view as a foul-tasting fog enveloped the city over the weekend.

City officials urged children and the elderly to stay indoors and pharmacies sold out of facemasks as residents attempted to prevent “beyond index” levels of pollution from penetrating their lungs....[....]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ia-claims.html
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^
Yeah...but does smog make their dick grow bigger?
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Here we are worrying about China taking over the world and they have met the enemy and he is them.
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Old 12-12-13, 07:58 AM
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Yeah...but does smog make their dick grow bigger?
Not bigger, but the men grow 3 or 4. Even the women, particularly athletes, may have 1 or 2.
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