Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 19,157, Level: 42
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 693
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,125
    Points
    19,157
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 126
    Given: 557

    Chinese Air Pollution

    It looks like Beijing Officials have solved the air pollution problem.

    Beijing Destroys Barbecue Grills To Cut Air Pollution, Sparking Criticism Among Citizens




  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 739,978, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    49,734
    Points
    739,978
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,579
    Given: 1,195

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Man, they must barbeque the **** out of stuff.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 652,539, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 55.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    25,349
    Points
    652,539
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,930
    Given: 314

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Man, they must barbeque the **** out of stuff.
    I didn't know my wife was barbecuing in China so often.



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 37,703, Level: 59
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 147
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    coolerifyoudid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    your kitchen. Beer's gone
    Posts
    2,169
    Points
    37,703
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,424
    Given: 1,314

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Actual scene from a Chinese tailgate:




  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 73,776, Level: 84
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,074
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    GrindingAway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,983
    Points
    73,776
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 12

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Having been there I can tell you, you can smell the air, you can feel the air, you can taste the air. The flavor is definitely not barbeque.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 416,803, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    62,118
    Points
    416,803
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,045
    Given: 720

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Need. More. Bicycles.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 14,140, Level: 36
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 710
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    863
    Points
    14,140
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 65
    Given: 9

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.


    Last edited by aute19; 11-27-2013 at 03:53 PM.

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 38,213, Level: 60
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 837
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    CycloneNorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,118
    Points
    38,213
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 13

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Oh please ... this is just another example of your typical left/right wing propaganda.


    Keepers of the Faith -- Member

    Keepers of the Faith is an alliance for those who are excited, enthusiastic, and optimistic about the direction of our men's basketball program. We reject the notion that one bad loss can derail the incredible progress of the past three years. To join, put this in your signature.

  9. #9
    Prospect
    Points: 1,878, Level: 12
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 272
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    13
    Points
    1,878
    Level
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 21

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Having been there I can tell you, you can smell the air, you can feel the air, you can taste the air. The flavor is definitely not barbeque.
    I can vouch for this. There are days you can't see the buildings across the street from you. When it rains, any exposed skin can actually start to tingle.



  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 220,146, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    17,731
    Points
    220,146
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 975
    Given: 622

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.
    Opinions aside... air pollution levels are measurable. And these measurements show cities in China have very bad air pollution. That isn't propaganda, its science!



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 73,776, Level: 84
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,074
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    GrindingAway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,983
    Points
    73,776
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 12

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.
    It depends where you are. The whole nation isn't like the pictures above. Beijing/Tianjin area is as bad as advertised. Could barely see across the street and the people I was with said it was actually pretty good compared to normal.



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 35,024, Level: 57
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 426
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    abe2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    State Center, IA
    Posts
    1,319
    Points
    35,024
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 47

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    having the sun be blood red until almost noon was rather disturbing while in Beijing, that and the fact you could look directly into the sun at any time of day



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 73,776, Level: 84
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,074
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    GrindingAway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    2,983
    Points
    73,776
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 12

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Also note that most Chinese nationals think Tiananmen square was made up by the US government. When the Chinese government tells them the air isn't that bad they don't question it.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 220,146, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    17,731
    Points
    220,146
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 975
    Given: 622

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Also note that most Chinese nationals think Tiananmen square was made up by the US government. When the Chinese government tells them the air isn't that bad they don't question it.
    And most have not traveled elsewhere, so they have no frame of reference.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 17,175, Level: 39
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 75
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    StClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,402
    Points
    17,175
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 66

    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Oh please ... this is just another example of your typical left/right wing propaganda.
    Idiot



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPN
  • Iowa State vs. Texas
  • January 26, 2015
  • 08:00 PM