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Residents of this city woke on Wednesday to a third day of thick gray smog which has disrupted dozens of flights and train services and caused a rash of health complaints. As Reuters reports, the toxic levels of pollution, fuelled by industrial growth a surge in the numbers of vehicles crowding their roads, are more than 7x what the nation deems safe and what the US EPA calls "hazardous". But it's not in China...

 

 

 

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Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:38 | 4257379 Headbanger
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Makes for a great tanning salon market!

And on that point...   You can't make this shit up!!

http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/18/boehner-rents-capitol-hill-apartment-f...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:38 | 4257388 Richard Chesler
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Curry washes it off.

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:40 | 4257403 SoundMoney45
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It is good to know that India and China are the rising globalist stars to follow.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:54 | 4257451 foodisgood
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In the 70's as a kid my lungs would hurt after a day running around in the sun in SoCal. Now in my 40's I can spend a day surfing and biking and still breathe deep without that problem.

When China and India have bigger guns than others their kids will have the same life. And so goes Empire.

Keep on borrowing and make sure the interest is impossible to pay as the world will never have enough naggin slaves rich and poor cause the 20% who do what everyone needs are full of enough guilt to build a ladder to the God of the times.

You all will die. Get over it.I

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:03 | 4257489 Harlequin001
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At first glance I thought it was London.

then I realised 'there aren't that many white people in London'...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:14 | 4257536 Troll Magnet
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Well done!

Same can be said of Rome, Paris...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:42 | 4259223 bunzbunzbunz
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Bitcoin is down, so free payouts of bitcoins are up at http://freebitco.in/?r=25727

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:59 | 4257692 Jack Burton
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Perfect! I wandered along the streets of Lambeth, just across the Thames from central London. In the course of an hour's stroll, I say ONE white face. Some young guy kicking a soccer ball against a wall. The others were all Asian, like Indian, Pakistani, Afghan and many I did not know.

This is called diversity, and is said to be good for Britain and the natives. In fact, Government says, and tells the native whites, that there are too many whites in Britain, and that their culture must be diversified ever more and more. Yet, natives sit by and allow it to happen, without complaint. Their government is as ruthless as any communist government in forcing diversity onto the natives. Like it or not!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:18 | 4257781 Keyser
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Bullworth: All we need is a voluntary, free-spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction. Everybody just gotta keep fuckin' everybody 'til they're all the same color.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:21 | 4257790 kralizec
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Everybody fucking everybody...

OK, that seals it...this has to be Washington DC!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:42 | 4257875 ajax
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Lived in Geneva Switzerland for years - which is NOT smog/pollution free by any means but I'll never forget a trip to NYC from Geneva... within 24 hours my mouth tasted of metal and I was constantly dizzy. What causes that?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:13 | 4258032 giggler321
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It's almost seasonal, lacking just a few Christmas tree's and Carroll Singers, misty back drop to any December post card

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:17 | 4258089 James_Cole
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Lived in Geneva Switzerland for years - which is NOT smog/pollution free by any means 

...but damn close. Seriously, what smog-free city are you using as a baseline?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 17:45 | 4258790 Diogenes
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What were you drinking?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 16:04 | 4258391 Kirk2NCC1701
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Stop sweating it, Jackie-boy.  We'll just blame "the Deities/gods blowing smoke".  They started this whole bull-crap in the first place.

And who exactly are these "Deities" (of varying rank and following)?  Well, a mix of well-meaning, interstellar Do-gooders and Assholes.  IOW, Starship Captains... like that Kirk fella. 

Capt. Kirk's a fucking hypocrite:  He pretends to be goodie-two-shoes and all, but in reality he just wants to shag all the hot babes in the Galaxy.  And then BS each one that they are so 'special' and wants to have a demigod child only with them, and no one else.  Yeah, right!  The Olympians have been pulling that shit for centuries, cause it works like a charm:  What hot-looking peasant girl would not want to fast-track with... the Big Guy?

Except that this new Captain came along, 'Yahweh' (with his awesome space ship), who outgunned everyone else and decided that from now on only He was in charge of Earth and only He was allowed to get the babes.  Not only does the fool then decide to do it only once, but he doesn't even do it the "proper" way.  Instead, he does some genetic engineering and an IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization) of this teenage babe named Miriam (aka Mary).  Where's the fun in that!?

"Prime Directive", my ass!  Even Starship Captains (aka 'God') and his Officers (gods) and Crew (angels) cherry-pick on when they interfere/meddle and when they lay back and watch the show.

Hedge, plan and worship/suck-up accordingly.

/sarc  [gee, Creative Writing can be so much fun.  Beats the Perma-Doom 24/7/365]

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:24 | 4259321 Rusty Shorts
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lol, yeah, the Anunnaki +1

Annunaki - dont watch this film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ReHCCCdWgU

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:05 | 4259273 zerozulu
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like Indian, Pakistani, Afghan and many (African) you did not know, probably followed their looted wealth to London.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:41 | 4259363 Mitzibitzi
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Believe me, JB, there IS complaint.... unfortunately, when you live in a country where you can get a 6+ month prison sentence and a big fucking fine for making said complaint in public (just words, no violence, you'll note)... it tends to get made in private. For now.

Now see, I don't have a problem with Britain's enforced multi-culturism, myself. Import the fuckers, I say. Some of them are skilled and will get on with working for a living, raising nice kids, integrating with the community, etc. Some won't. They'll sign on the dole and suck the economy even dryer than it currently is. Then when it collapses, the stupid white fucks on the same dole will fight them.

Happy days, as it means neither will be fighting me!

Please don't mistake this for the elite sociopathic disregard for human life. I'm a secular humanist anarchist, so ideally I'd like a peaceful and gentle transition to the next turning. But I'm also a realist and know we ain't going to get that.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:09 | 4259288 monkeyboy
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New New Dehli or Southall as it's called in London.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:51 | 4257667 Landrew
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Did you just provide proof WE should get rid of BIG government agencies like the EPA? Just think we could enjoy that same kind of air that China and India have now. I dream of the days as a young man 60's, catching fish with giant cancerous tumors from the river near my home

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:55 | 4257463 Indian_Goldsmith
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Thats not Smog. Its just fog. I smelled it this morning, like being in the clouds, it is pure condensed water vapour saturated air, not pollution. The Indian press are a bunch of utter morons. There are no major factories around Delhi, all have been moved away from the city on orders of the Supreme Court of India

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:10 | 4257525 whatsinaname
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Thats a lie. Even the Taj is yellowing due to the smog.

The pollution is out of control.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:29 | 4257579 Indian_Goldsmith
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This is what i like about Americans, very amusing you people are. Delhi, is 210 km from The Taj Mahal, And yes, the factories in Agra have not been shut down. But since this article, and that screenshot from the stupid indian news channel implied Delhi was polluted, i stated the facts.

And to all you haters of India's economic development, our booming cities, and growing "prosperity"...

 

"Fuck You" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovs78Ban6gk

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:33 | 4257607 Freddie
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Please us more female diplomates so we can strip serach and cavity search them.   Nice how they pay their help $3 a hour and treat them like lower caste slaves.

The Hijoos are friends with Israel.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:52 | 4257638 Indian_Goldsmith
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Dont americans have the TSA? You morons pay your taxes to have yourself and your wives and your sisters and your mothers molested. Can there be a dumber citizenry?

And yes, we are friends with Israel. And you Hillbilly Americans should be too. Israel has played a vital role in enhancing India's capabilities in surviellance of  jihadi terrorists along with extremely helpful collaboration in building india's ballistic missile defence capability.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:56 | 4257676 zanez
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Dumber overall, or per capita?

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:08 | 4257732 Ruffcut
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So it looks like detroit did in the 50"s.

My dad said he had a quarter inch of soot on his car evryday. NO big deal, he's 80 now and tuffer than boiled owl shit.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:20 | 4257785 financial apoca...
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goldsmith you fucking idiot

i used to live in delhi for 17yrs and each yr we had smog for as long as i remember

the air quality is absolute shit

i could smell the difference in one breath between michigan and delhi

idk what order the supreme court passed abt factories but the daily life activities of 15 million people that live around delhi, like transport is enough to create smog. its an annual thing wont go away in this decade at the very least

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:49 | 4257906 Parisnights
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Wow. Freddie is either channeling F. Sawyer or he is Sawyer with a new name and avatar.   Either way-close to worthless blogs.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:51 | 4257666 zanez
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In America, we can spit 210KM. What's that - like 6 miles? Also, fog does not last for 3 days.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:55 | 4257677 Indian_Goldsmith
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heheheheh. No wonder your leaders are able to fool you moron americans so easily. And no wonder you're losing your jobs to Indians and Chinese. Learn some Math you fool!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:07 | 4257731 zanez
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*Sarc.  210 KM = 130.48795  miles.  And the only people being fooled are fools themselves.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:31 | 4257826 The_Dude
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:37 | 4258243 Freddie
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Learn to write some software code that is not spaghetto.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:56 | 4257672 chindit13
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Facts?  How about all the smoke from the millions of Delhi residents who are burning wood to keep warm, because they lack electricity?  It's smog.  Millions more burning dried cow chips.  Smoke plus fog.  Every December-January.

Oh, yesterday I drove from Chandigarh to Delhi (after doing the Rohtang Pass and Ladakh for a while).  Smoke and fog the whole way from Chandigarh.  I passed at least fifty accidents, as drivers didn't seem to think visibility of less than fifty meters was sufficient reason to do less than 100 kph.  At one point an old man in an oxcart, carrying a giant load of sugar cane, was coming AT traffic in the fast lane.  I doubt he saw sunrise today.  Then, of course, in the slow lane were folks coming against traffic in cars, trucks and tractors, because it was a shorter route than going on the correct side of the highway and using a legal U-turn.  As anyone who has ever driven in India can attest, the lines in the highway are merely suggestions, and since they point two ways (going and coming), two or three lanes can easily become seven lanes, with contraflow.

Then there were the pedestrians crossing the highway the whole time.  They couldn't see oncoming cars, so they assumed all was well.  It wasn't.  One poor fellow got hammered by a series of oncoming cars and was splattered all over the place.  Then everyone wanted to stop---in the smog---to go take a look at his body parts, so as they parked right in the middle of the road to get out and gawk, their cars got slammed by cars and trucks coming behind them.  I counted thirty cars, give or take a few, damaged in that one spot.

By the time I arrived in Delhi, I had to remove and launder all my clothes because of the smoke.

The newscasters were absolutely accurate.  It's smog.  It's being measured.  Haven't you noticed everyone in Delhi hacking and coughing and spitting on the sidewalks?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:57 | 4257683 zanez
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Gee, sounds like every person in India is a veritable fucking Mensa candidate.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:45 | 4257890 MeBizarro
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It is utterly baffling and you don't see it anywhere else I have been.  It isn't economically-related either.  It is just people doing random things that you would think your survival instinct would naturally kick in and tell you not to do.  Perfect example is running out in traffic even though you could wait another 30 seconds with no danger.  You have to go there and drive around enough especially outside the larger cities to experience it.  Mind-boggling. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:14 | 4259296 Rukeysers Ghost
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"It is just people doing random things that you would think your survival instinct would naturally kick in and tell you not to do. "

 

When you are living under an archaic caste system and don't give a shit about your worthless life because you are going to be reincarnated up a rung upon your demise, making prudent decisions about personal safety isn't even a factor.

 

What a swell place that India is.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:05 | 4257714 Skateboarder
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Thanks for the in-person update. Every major Indian city has a shitload of smog. Autorickshaw drivers using kerosene instead of petrol (and thus releasing some nice black smoke)... all kindsa wack shit. Step outside the airport in India and smog becomes a part of your diet, record levels or not.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:26 | 4257812 Indian_Goldsmith
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Thats right about every city. I guess the reason is that indians are too attached to nature, dont follow rules made on the bedrock of western ways of living. You should visit the Indian coutryside. I assure you, you'll find yourself enchanted by the natural biodiversity there. Western technology, western culture is just totally anathema to the real indian way of life. Thus we are too hesitant to accept rupees for long term preservation, and therefore turn to gold to conserve our wealth

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:33 | 4257849 MeBizarro
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That has been my general experience in India while driving.  I was in a car at night driving in Uttar Pradesh, we hit something (it may have been a person or an animal), and the driver refused to stop.  I seen people get clipped/whalloped by trucks too and they don't miss a beat.  God forbid it is is a cow though in the road. 

Thing that utterly baffles me about driving in India (and there is a lot) is the pedestrian who randomly run across the road right in front of traffic even during the day.  No rhyme or reason for it and it happens regardless of where you are at as long there are enough people around.  Cynical Indians I have been around just are either indifferent or say 'population control.'  Reminds me of the attitude certain Americans have towards various species of deer. 

Love visiting Indian but you could never pay me to live there. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:02 | 4259120 Almost Solvent
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Part must be lack of parents teaching their children; the bulk of the population will never own a car, nor anyone in their immediate family. Cross on the green, not in between! Look twice, both ways. 

Part must be the utter shit (literally) many live in their low caste. Hindu beliefs make life/death simply an episode in a series and the possible move to the ultimate liberation. 

 


 

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:24 | 4259324 chindit13
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Driving the mountain roads in Himachal Pradesh is mind boggling.  The roads are maybe eight feet wide, there's mountain on one side (often an overhang because the road was cut out of the rock), a multi-thousand foot straight-as-a-beggar-can-spit (hat tip:  Peachy Carnahan) drop on the other side, no guard rail, and yet wood-bodied, 160 hp Tata 1613 truck drivers, rickety overloaded public buses, little Maruti-Suzuki Swifts, etc. try to pass around blind corners, go way too fast, refuse to consider centrifugal force or the friction of road ice, and do it all while talking or texting on their cellphones. It's no wonder many take the express route to their next Earthly iteration.  The only saving grace is that once one gets above the cow line one is less likely to be surprised by a sacred vision on a blind corner, which nearly all drivers would avoid...at the expense of oncoming humans.  In Rajasthan, I once saw a truck driver do the pious thing and swerve to avoid a languidly moving cow in the middle of his lane, then direct his truck into an oncoming Piaggio Tuk Tuk loaded with pre-teen uniformed schoolgirls.  Med schools could teach Human Anatomy on the highways of the country, or else shop for transplants.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:49 | 4259380 cougar_w
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Nice.

I like your comments, you have colorful way of dealing with stark reality. I have a quote of yours from some time back that I still reflect on from time to time:

we need a devil because there can be no deal made with randomness

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 01:17 | 4259812 matrix2012
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@ chindit13

have pity upon that poor soul goldsmith... you just tore him down flatly naked :-) nonetheless i must admit that he did try very hard to convince the rest of us ;)

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:06 | 4257723 chindit13
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In case you missed it, last month had International Toilet Day (ITD).  On that day, the Indian Government announced that "53% of Indian households defecate in the open out of doors".  Last year on ITD the government ran a public service announcement in all the major newspapers asking citizens not to defecate on public sidewalks.  I kept the clipping from The Times of India (and considered sending it to akak, who seems to enjoy those sorts of things).

India is an interesting place with an interesting history, has a great literary tradition with some fine writers past and present, but I don't see much hope overall for the future.  The needs are simply too big.  Infrastructure, with the exception of telecom, is 18th Century.  Most every town looks post-Apocalyptic, with piles of garbage everywhere and half-destroyed buildings.  It's a natural Hollywood/Bollywood set for "The Road" remake.  I kind of understand why the politicians spend their entire time in office just filling their pockets.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:21 | 4257784 Indian_Goldsmith
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True, everything you say, the world should learn from us and start accumulating gold.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:20 | 4259025 MrButtoMcFarty
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Learn what exactly? How to keep people in caste systems to justify them living in their own shit?

Fuck you and fuck your filthy stinking country.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:42 | 4259764 Harbanger
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You need to open your mind Bro.  My ex-chick loved Gurus.  Maybe she still does.  More than likely she switched to prescription meds.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:40 | 4257870 MeBizarro
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Greatly depends where you are at in India.  In the less populated areas and towards parts of the Tibetan foot hills and parts of Punjab, it is quite beautiful.  Biggest issue is that as they have more modern packaging and the plastics that inevitably go along with it, they don't remotely have any kind of trash removal system in place to handle it. 

Before, they literally had only organic refuse & waste for the most part which inevitably either broke down naturally and/or was consumed by something else. 

Agreed though about India.  There are just too many damn people and Indians love to f@ck (pardon my language).  No way the India gov't could ever do what China implemented even though they have tried through various programs to bring down the birth rate.  It hasn't happened fast enough or gotten low enough. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:41 | 4259044 akak
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I kept the clipping from The Times of India (and considered sending it to akak, who seems to enjoy those sorts of things).

Chindit, I can't say that I "enjoy that sort of thing" as much as I enjoy mocking and condemning that sort of thing (in a US 'american' citizenism mattering kind of way, LOL).

I'm sorry, I don't care WHERE in the world you are, or how poor you are, but anyone who openly defecates in a public location is no better than an animal, and deserves to be treated as such.  I have been in very poor parts of the world where doing such a thing was as anathema as it would be to a North American or a European.  There is simply no excuse for such lazy, grossly unhygenic, and inherently and collectively self-destructive behavior as shitting in public.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 00:30 | 4259745 Miffed Microbio...
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As a microbiologist I must agree with you. I will say I have had some even more horrendous encounters besides defecation.

Mr Miffed and I were traveling with friends in Nice and had worked our way to Grasse. We girls pestered the guys to go to Fragonard for a tour before working are way down to Villefranche for lunch. When we got there,a tour bus pulled up to the entrance and about 20 Chinese men filed out and made their way to the entrance ahead of us. To my absolute horror, they all stopped in front of the door and started to spit on the ground! I mean hocking up masses of sputum! They were doing this all together like some perverse ritual. Then they walked into the building. We weaved our way around the spittle piles to get inside.

I was so sick to my stomach. The tour was ruined for me. I wouldn't touch anything and kept my distance from them. All I could think of was how to avoid tuberculosis. At Villefranche, mr miffed pulled me aside and told me to get a grip and not ruin lunch for everyone but I just couldnt eat or get over that disgusting image from my mind. I guess I should be thankful they didn't drop their pants and shit on the spittle piles. When new virulent viral diseases emerge from China on a regular basis I'm never surprised.

Miffed;-)

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:44 | 4259081 The Shootist
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I heard India finally retired the telegram, they were the last remnant. No wonder Churchill didn't want Ghandi parading around parliament in his diaper.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:21 | 4258119 vxpatel
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wow you are really a dipshit. do you think that maybe, just maybe, future generations might have a hard time living in indian because the environment has been raped?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:16 | 4257765 Gert_B_Frobe
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Enough of your jibberjabber. Get back to your call cubicle, I'm having problems with my Dish DVR and need to be asked to reboot it even after I told you I already have done that 10 times.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:31 | 4257832 Indian_Goldsmith
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LOL Why not throw it away and buy a new one? Isnt that the American Way? I'm sure your ObamaCreditCard covers such purchases

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:42 | 4259078 akak
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Even though you are doing the being of the very angries, I am wanting to be having the doing of the giving of the up-arrow to the one who is you.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:51 | 4259391 cougar_w
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So wrong, and yet so right.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:41 | 4259077 Dugald
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Will the real culprit please stand up????

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:59 | 4257477 0b1knob
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Well the picture features some dark skinned individuals, there's a mosque in the background, and everybody drives on the left.

So its London?  Do I get a prize?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:51 | 4259386 Mugatu
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We (the USA) may have exported our manufacturing jobs to China and India, but it looks like we also exported all the pollution too. China is going to wake up one day and find out that they are one big Superfund site.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 22:09 | 4259007 Crash Overide
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Can they outsource the smog?

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:46 | 4257418 zorba THE GREEK
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Nuclear power could change things in China and India. They could have radioactive smog instead.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:57 | 4257470 Walt D.
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If it is being produced by burning coal it already is radioactive (plus a load of other heavy metals and SO2).

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:18 | 4257553 BandGap
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Please cite references, idiot.

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:24 | 4257573 Stuck on Zero
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:31 | 4257592 Commander Cody
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:59 | 4257469 Deathrips
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Strip search Indian ambassador... check.

India retaliates.... check.

TPTB laugh and shine spotlights on smog....check.

 

I have seen more pollution than that in the inland valley of California.

 

RIPS

 

Disclaimer- I dont like pollution.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:14 | 4257537 whatsinaname
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This so-called Indian diplomat has a spotty reputation and her Dad as a Housing Secretary helped allot an apartment in a building in Bombay which was reserved for low-income veterans. Not sure if the law allows the strip-search for her current offence though.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:22 | 4259037 MrButtoMcFarty
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Proper procedures the whole way....these were US Marshals.....pros.....fuck this libelite cunt and fuck her filthy stinking shithole of a country.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:14 | 4257756 Dubaibanker
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New Delhi happens to be one of the worst major cities in the world, according to WHO. See here: http://qz.com/136606/here-are-the-worlds-worst-cities-for-air-pollution-...

On top, it is a capital city which does not even have much industries left and its river, Yamuna has been denuded after several centuries over the last 2 decades. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamuna. Shanghai seems like a baby at 81 when Delhi is at 198 on the WHO scale!

Watch this FT video for a 'polluted' understanding of everything around Delhi from Himalayas downwards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeNSOg5XJh4

There is a whole website and thousands of people (including the Hare Krishna guys and several foreigners) dedicated to save the major rivers around Delhi and northern India. http://www.saveyamuna.org/news

The eyes start hurting with the particles, head starts to ache mildly, everyone coughs, doctors claim major lung and asthma infections, TB and even worms inside digestive tracts are on the rise, new borns get hooked to breathing steroids and puffers, old ones leave for neighbouring hills, hundreds of miles away ever so often to reduce exposure to the terrible delhi air and almost everyone has asthmatic symptoms, hair is always greasy and even 2 showers a day are insufficient to cleanse yourself and white shirts are simply a no no if you step out and if you see the tree leaves before any rain shower, you feel sorry for the trees!.

Metro has improved the situation a bit but with 5% pa growth in population and an average 50% in a decade, there is no known antidote to simple pollution with new cars being added by the thousands on the streets EVERY SINGLE DAY. Car parking road rage incidents regularly lead to murders in Delhi. Try parking in Delhi. Road rage also leads to foreigners from Congo getting murdered: https://www.google.ae/?gws_rd=cr&ei=6uOxUs_eJorj4QTAmIGgAQ#q=road+rage+m...

Things are so medically unfit that New Delhi got the badge of honour for being the first city in the world to have a bacteria named after it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Delhi_metallo-beta-lactamase_1 You gotta read it, to believe it.

Some claim, Delhi will come to a standstill by 2020. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-03-17/news/37787203_1_...

So, when you leave home at 8am, you can just reverse at 8pm and park right back, and shout: I am back, sweetheart! :) At least, you won't have to worry about parking problems!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39 | 4257380 max2205
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India!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:41 | 4257383 Tall Tom
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That is why the United States' air is relatively clean.  Most of the manufacturing jobs were moved to Asia to satisfy the EPA Regulations.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:42 | 4257404 gjp
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And then we lord it over them for being dirty while they do all our dirty work.  It's all just peachy for the preachy.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:53 | 4257432 tarsubil
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I went to a talk on fluoridation yesterday. HHS is hiring Hager Sharp, a fucking PR firm off K street, to push fluoridation on communities because there are people out there that don't want it. The data supporting fluoridation is total and complete crap (that's bands of data points which they draw trend lines through with a slope that they want) and this is one of the top ten success stories of public health. It is expensive in terms of equipment and upkeep and the positives are nebulous and suspect. I'm growing more convinced that every great government story is a total bullshit lie and that includes the great, Nixon hellspawned EPA.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:00 | 4257471 rwe2late
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Good info on fluoridation in somewhat lengthy article at:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/fluoride-killing-us-softly/5360397

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:45 | 4257649 SoundMoney45
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Flouridation = Agenda 21.  

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:30 | 4257822 Keyser
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If you look at the active chemicals in rat poison, you will find that flouride as the primary ingredient. Says enough for me. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:22 | 4258112 SkottFree
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Everyone knows the real killer is second hand smoke, exhaust from cars, factories just disappears as soon as it leaves the pipe like it does here! When are they going to identify the real problem OZONE like they did here?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:08 | 4257516 pods
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It should be illegal by their own rules. They are adulterating the water supply with an additive that is taken internally for a supposed health benefit.  Hence, the FDA should regulate fluoride as a drug.

But it can never be done because the dosage requirement would vary by weight,age, and amount of water consumed.

Of course, they do need a place to get rid of waste.  Otherwise it would be classified as hazardous waste.

"In the U.S., about 40,000 tons of fluorosilicic acid is recovered from phosphoric acid plants, and then used primarily in water fluoridation, sometimes after being processed into sodium silicofluoride."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorosilicic_acid

It is a class 8 corrosive, Packing group II (which is the midrange)

http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9924083

Ummm, drink up.  Tough as hell to get out of your water. You need a bone char tank or an activated alumina tank, if you don't do RO.  Spring water that has none added for drinking for me.

pods

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:20 | 4257558 roadhazard
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I don't need no stinking fluoridation. I have my own well that produces crystal clear water that frosts over the tap. Down the mountain a water bottling company bottles my run off :)

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:50 | 4257443 Papasmurf
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Their manufacturing is cheap there becauase there is no environmental constraing. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:53 | 4257913 MeBizarro
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There is little/no heavy manufacturing in or around Delhi.  As for it being cheap, there isn't necessary the case either especially due to the difficulty of supply and logistics given the horrendous Indian infrastructure, issues with consistent and reliable base power generation, and issues with local and regional gov'ts who always demand kickbacks. 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:53 | 4257448 donsluck
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Tom, you're welcome.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39 | 4257393 Cognitive Dissonance
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Give it time and it will all blow over.....to the neighboring country.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39 | 4257395 RagnarDanneskjold
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Progress!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:41 | 4257396 NoDebt
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Yeah, but you can pretty much mark the beginning of the decline in the middle class by when catalytic converters were installed on cars in the US.  So...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39 | 4257398 Buckaroo Banzai
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Pollution and fossil fuels. Problems we already have solutions for. Use your favorite, non Google engine to search the term "Breakaway civilization".

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:12 | 4257522 silentboom
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Yea, our solutions are to not manufacture...see our enourmous deficits.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:39 | 4257399 Bay of Pigs
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I was hoping it was Paris...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:04 | 4257495 Talleyrand
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Why? Because you're a dipshit?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:20 | 4257557 Uncle Remus
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Fuck France.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:26 | 4257571 Bay of Pigs
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Why is sarc so hard to understand for some people?

Haha...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:11 | 4257517 silentboom
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No, their air is full of Smug instead.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:45 | 4257408 Dr. Engali
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I thought THE ONE would cause sea levels to lower and he would cleanse the air we breath. I guess globalization is too much for even the messiah to handle.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:41 | 4257409 maskone909
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hey but thats cool right?  i mean, how else would little timmy on his SNAP card be able to aford those new jordans!?!? 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:42 | 4257411 alien-IQ
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But it's good for profits...and the children! It's for the children!!!!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:54 | 4257412 NuYawkFrankie
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I'd rather have a Smelly Delhi than Delhi Belly.

Or maybe the former is a result of the latter...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:43 | 4257414 Apostle of Unknown
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should probably first deal with diseases and water contamination caused by everybody defecating pretty much everywhere

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:18 | 4257548 Flakmeister
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Should probabaly deal with the lack of water to provide proper sanitation in the first place...

North America is one of the few places blessed with enough fresh water that we can piss and shit in it to our hearts content, at least until we can't....

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:45 | 4258306 riphowardkatz
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you need fresh water to flush? what are you talking about?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 21:57 | 4259407 cougar_w
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This is changing tho. Cali is probably going to become a global sink for every composting toilet manufactured on the planet sometime in the next few years.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:46 | 4257417 marcusfenix
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wow, look at that...

I didn't realize customer service call centers could produce that much pollution...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:10 | 4257523 walküre
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smog is in Delhi not Mumbai

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:46 | 4257419 frankTHE COIN
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My guess is WoodStock ! It was the Great Marijuana, Smoke Out , Clam Bake.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:48 | 4257426 RyeWhiskey
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Thanks Uber!!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:48 | 4257429 riphowardkatz
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China has a 5 year plan
China has universal health care
China has the central power to stop corporate polluters

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:55 | 4257455 Emergency Ward
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....they enforce pollution instead......economic warfare.....domestic civilian casualties acceptable.....Maoism.....

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:49 | 4257433 Emergency Ward
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"I left my heart in Gary, Indiana."

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:50 | 4257434 Super Broccoli
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SMOG MY BITCH UP !

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:52 | 4257442 ArrestBobRubin
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Mexico City

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:54 | 4257449 FieldingMellish
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I like traffic lights, I like traffic lights, I like traffic lights but not when they are red...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:55 | 4257456 yabyum
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Salt Lake city ,Utah

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:55 | 4257462 Bunga Bunga
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They will just order Teslas, problem solved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:27 | 4257582 Sonic the porcupine
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How much air pollution does a burning tesla create?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:43 | 4257872 Bunga Bunga
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But it saved so much emissions, actually a burning Tesla as still good as it is not as bad.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:00 | 4257472 eddiebe
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We can all thank mega energy corps that wipe out any alternative approach to getting our energy needs met. Criminals run the insane asylum.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:02 | 4257480 Pairadimes
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I thought it was pot smoke in Denver.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:04 | 4257491 SmittyinLA
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Dehli just tore out our embassy barricades over a diplomatic row over our chicken shit arrest prosecution and humiliation of an Indian diplomat in NY, next the Indian state will arrest some faggot US diplomats for protituting young Indian boys and cut off the embassy booze supplies.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:25 | 4257800 Clowns on Acid
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And India's reaction would be well deserved. Can't believe that the NYC d_bags treated her as a Crack dealer rather than a simple document forger. You see under the left wing fascism of BBG and now DeBlasio, Everybody has to be treated "the same" because we don't want to be raycisss.   

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:05 | 4257499 NetCentric
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I've been watching this here

http://aqicn.org/map/

while wondering why nobody noticed this publically available data

http://www.dpccairdata.com/dpccairdata/display/index.php

This may be "new" news but it's nothing new for Delhi.

 

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:06 | 4257511 silentboom
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Well if we could bottle clean air and send it there we would at least be exporting something.  We have no manufacturing so there's no smog.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:14 | 4257540 Flakmeister
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Ah...

The Joy of Coal:

An intimate and genuflective evalutation of pollution and why it is good for you, paid for by the American Coal Institute, now availiable in paperback at finer book stores...

------------

Indian smog is going to be topping out soon, their rail network is basically incapable of transporting the additional coal demand new plants will require....

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:18 | 4257544 alangreedspank
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Looks Delhicious.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:17 | 4257551 freedogger
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Pretty hard for the government to fudge this kind of data.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:19 | 4257554 walküre
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Caption

 

pic 1: bird crapping on photographer (possibly terrorist)
pic 2: terrorists or pickpocketing wankers
pic 3: lighthouse on fire
pic 4: Ruhrgebiet ca. 1895
pic 5: WTF, who reads signs anyway?
pic 6: aliens recording street racing terrorists
pic 7: NYC ca. 2025 Lincoln Tunnel South entrance (still late for work)
pic 8: Birds crapping on terrorists
pic 9: terrorist HQ hit by one of 4 highjacked planes this morning

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:20 | 4257560 ncdirtdigger
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Is that ManBearPig in the background?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:23 | 4257566 Uncle Remus
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Any over-populated industrialiized hot spot on the third rock.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:24 | 4257570 q99x2
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Good weather for gold smuggling.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:42 | 4257631 Pareto
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If you like your smog, you can keep your smog.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:49 | 4257661 vxpatel
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Relax, the invisible hand will sort all this out....it's just a matter of when.....

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:02 | 4257696 Catullus
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Maybe as soon as the Indian government stops subsidizing fuel for all of the dirty diesel engines everywhere.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:12 | 4257745 vxpatel
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prior to free market reforms, india never had a smog problem.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:31 | 4257829 Catullus
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There was no smog during the slavery by the British either. Perhaps you can ask them for your chains back.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:40 | 4257863 vxpatel
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you are a close minded idiot. do you vote in every election as well?

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:17 | 4258091 Catullus
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Which is it? The MNCs that your country allows to dump burnt garbage on people or those "free market" reforms which for some reason don't include established property rights and a system of law to seek torts against those who harm others? Or perhaps it Is the old, unscrubbed diesel engines (burning subsidized fuel paid for by that same government) and the street meat vendors burning wood to cook that's causing the air pollution.

Should I go on? Or just observe the increasing number of emigrants to the US from India? I mean, why would they want to live in the US? There are MORE MNCs here and even more liberal free markets. I just can't understand why highly educated, hard working, cultured people would ever want to move to the US. It must be my closed mindedness.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:25 | 4258138 vxpatel
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you are a pathetic patriotic penis. go back to sleep. Uncle Sam will save you...the amerikan dream is alive and well.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:36 | 4257858 Winston of Oceania
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India also had no industry, but even then the smell was horriffic. So many many people everywhere...

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:41 | 4257867 vxpatel
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the smell is still horrific and there are still too many people, only now everyone works for a MNC and the MNCs are raping the environment.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:49 | 4259088 _SILENCER
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I heard Robin Quivers from the Howard Stern show tell a story during an interview about going to India. The plane lands, she gets out, takes and eyefull, gets a whiff of the place, then turned right around and hopped on the next flight out of that place.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:06 | 4257709 Iam Yue2
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Ah.....I can't see it through the smog, but my guess is Belfast.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:07 | 4257724 Skin666
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The glories of Communism LOL

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:16 | 4257767 22winmag
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Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.

 

Oh wait... everyone's got 'em.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:18 | 4257779 Clowns on Acid
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I saw Al Gore calling for a carbon tax for United States companies in one of those pictures.....

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:31 | 4257828 JR
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If you want to see inhumanity against man, check out the streets of Gaza, flooded after a storm and after the denial of basic infrastructure from Israel. Turns out the disaster was not nature; it was man-made.

To see a neighborhood in Gaza over the weekend (MaanImages) go to link.

Storm Disaster in Gaza ‘Man-made’ | Ma’an News Agency 17/12/2013

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- As thousands in the Gaza Strip remain displaced and streets across the coastal enclave are still flooded Tuesday, it is increasingly clear that the devastation caused by storm Alexa was not a purely natural phenomenon.

Emergency response crews have been crippled by a lack of electricity to pump water and a lack of fuel to operate generators. But these conditions of scarcity are not a result of the storm. They were a fact of life even before the rain started falling, due to the Israeli-led siege and the severe limitations placed by Israel on imports and exports.

The severity of the storm’s effects and the seven years of siege the region has endured are connected by a near-total economic blockade that has led to a slow but steady collapse of infrastructure as well as a deeply weakened capacity for emergency response, a United Nations official charged Sunday.

"Long term de-development of Gaza is the context in which (the storm) occurred," Chris Gunness of the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA said in an interview.

"It's fairly obvious that it's a combination of man-made problems and natural problems" that produced the latest disaster in Gaza, Gunness added.

He pointed out that despite the tremendous amount of work being done to relieve the crisis, it is an "overwhelmingly grave situation."

"Before the rains, there was sewage flooding in the streets because sewage pumps did not have electricity to pump waste water," Gunness said, referring to a number of incidents in recent weeks.

"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out who's responsible for that."

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=657294

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 14:40 | 4257869 Reader1
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I guess if you told them functioning civil infrastructure would hurt Israelis, they would fall all over themselves to build drains and bridges and sewage systems and schools and stuff.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:31 | 4258185 JR
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Antiwar’s Justin Raimondo asked yesterday, “What is Gaza but history’s biggest concentration camp?”

He further asked, “What happens when a state singles itself out by engaging in behavior so egregiously oppressive, so repulsive to the civilized world, that dealing with it in any shape, form, or manner is morally problematic? Israel has reached that point – a tipping point, as Chemi Shalev puts it – as increasing numbers of people the world over reach that conclusion.”

Says Raimondo, a life student of war and oppression, “I changed my mind about the BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement aimed at Israel when I read Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, a book that tears the veil of hasbara off the Jewish state and reveals the crude racism that energizes its policies, both foreign and domestic. The idea that state funds are being used to build "Jews only" housing, roads, and entire communities – and that this is accepted as normal, even beneficial, by Israel’s ostensible "liberals" – is an international outrage. That it is being done with US taxpayer dollars and diplomatic support is unspeakable.”

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2013/12/17/boycott-israel-2/

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:41 | 4258928 geewhiz
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Israel is hard at work turning American and Europe into Gaza.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 22:02 | 4259416 Vendetta
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they're doing a damn good job of it too

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 20:51 | 4259244 Debt Slave
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The perseverance of the Palestinian people is simply remarkable.

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