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Scary Statistic: 70% of China's Waterways are Polluted !
Boxun News ^ | 11/23/05 | vanity

Posted on 11/23/2005 4:17:45 PM PST by genefromjersey

An official Chinese report confirms the Communist nation has managed to foul 70% of its waterways with its "work now-clean up later" policy ; and that this pollution endangers the national food supply.

We in the West are inclined to shrug; but consider this: a well-armed,highly militaristic nation, that has been expanding its operations into OUR sphere of influence is potentially a danger to us.

Factor in the possibility of large-scale famine in China, and potential danger escalates to a startling degree !


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; communists; danger; foodsupply; pollution; rivers
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1 posted on 11/23/2005 4:17:46 PM PST by genefromjersey
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To: genefromjersey

GreenPeace will be there tomorrow.


2 posted on 11/23/2005 4:18:31 PM PST by Cagey (Some men are Baptists, others Catholics, my father was an Oldsmobile man.)
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To: genefromjersey

Bush's/Wal-Mart's fault.


3 posted on 11/23/2005 4:21:48 PM PST by boomop1
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To: genefromjersey
I was just there in the sse section of the 5th ring road in Beijing, and that title is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!

These people do NOT drink their own tap water!!

They order boiled water in restaurants, and they LIVE there!!

Trust me, the water is POISON in China, DONT DRINK ANYTING that isnt from a bottle or boiled.

4 posted on 11/23/2005 4:22:05 PM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: genefromjersey

where do three billion people pee?


5 posted on 11/23/2005 4:23:18 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: Cagey

Brilliant response. Greenpeace could care less...

Communism at work.


7 posted on 11/23/2005 4:25:07 PM PST by steveyp
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To: RaceBannon

I'm charging you with font pollution...


8 posted on 11/23/2005 4:26:18 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: genefromjersey
Lets not forget that Americas communist supporters do so in the name of human rights and environmentalism.
9 posted on 11/23/2005 4:26:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: genefromjersey
Shirkers worrying about pollution. I want my cheap DVD player!
10 posted on 11/23/2005 4:27:19 PM PST by evolved_rage (Please sir, drop more daisy-cutters.)
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To: pipecorp

In Pee-king, perhaps?


11 posted on 11/23/2005 4:30:29 PM PST by fhayek
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To: genefromjersey
Waiting for some moron to call the EPA and complain lol. One would think leftist groups like the Sierra Club would be more interested in THEIR elections, and not ours.....
12 posted on 11/23/2005 4:30:29 PM PST by KoRn
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To: genefromjersey

If they polute anything else, the Taiwanese can just come over and repopulate China.


13 posted on 11/23/2005 4:30:39 PM PST by Killborn (Pres. Bush isn't Pres. Reagan. Then again, Pres. Regan isn't Pres. Washington. God bless them all.)
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To: RaceBannon

Isn't China the reason we don't join the Kyoto protocol? Actually I would prefer to say "Proof of why we don't join the Kyoto protocol."

Isn't china considered one of those developing sorts of nations that doesn't have to take care of itself? and if we join the kyoto, when the time comes to clean things up, it will be on everyone ELSE to clean up china's indifferent to all things but the sustainment of centralized power?

Just wondring.


14 posted on 11/23/2005 4:32:48 PM PST by wickedpinto (The road map to peace is a straight line down an Israeli rifle.)
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To: pipecorp

Well they don't call it the Yellow River for nothing.


15 posted on 11/23/2005 4:33:39 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: mrmargaritaville

ok round eye, you get fortune cookie.


16 posted on 11/23/2005 4:36:10 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: genefromjersey

They are already here. They own large farms in southern California. They send the produce of the farms to China.


17 posted on 11/23/2005 4:37:41 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: genefromjersey

Most places in Asia commonly fertilize fields with human waste.. including China.. not only are waterways polluted by so is the land..


18 posted on 11/23/2005 4:43:35 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: pipecorp
where do three billion people pee?

You fail in the required reading category.

You have never read........

"The Yellow River".....by...I.P.Freely?

LVM

19 posted on 11/23/2005 4:50:47 PM PST by LasVegasMac (HoOked on Fonics. Dun goOd For me?)
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To: genefromjersey

Try the air!!


20 posted on 11/23/2005 4:52:54 PM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: LasVegasMac

yes i did read it, along with sh#t in the fields, by I Flung Poo, a chinese classic.


21 posted on 11/23/2005 4:56:09 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: genefromjersey

[SARCASM]It's Karl Rove's fault... he poisoned the waterways of china! I bet he did it to make Bush look good and such.... make the U.S. look cleaner.[/end sarcasm]


22 posted on 11/23/2005 4:56:36 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: genefromjersey

FYI: There is NO threat of famine in China. Period. Ever.

From a cultural perspective, if invited to dinner, there is always more food prepared than can be eaten and you must leave food on your plate after a meal. Otherwise you will signal to your Chinese host that you did not get enough and will be propted to eat more.

The whole infrastructure of China is set up around providing jobs and ensuring the food supply. This keeps the nationalism strong.

Plus this crew eats everything. Take chicken's feet for instance, mmm. Sometimes it is best not to ask. I did this after a particularly tasty but unfamiliar bit of food. What was it? duck tongue. It wasn't as appealing afterwards.


23 posted on 11/23/2005 4:59:22 PM PST by Eddie01 (I'm coming to the conclusion I'm really not smart enough to post here.)
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To: Eddie01

"Plus this crew eats everything. Take chicken's feet for instance, mmm."


Actually chickens feet used to be commonly eaten in this country as well.


24 posted on 11/23/2005 5:06:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: pipecorp

1.3 billion, but who's counting.


25 posted on 11/23/2005 5:09:38 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: genefromjersey
And to think people are decrying the American non-committment to the Kyoto Protocol.

Does anyone notice that the worst pollution problems in the 20th Century all occurred in Communist countries? Look at the many industrial waste sites in the former Soviet Union--they make the infamous Love Canal fiasco seem like an extremely minor incident in comparison.

26 posted on 11/23/2005 5:11:31 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: genefromjersey

What is the USA percentage?


27 posted on 11/23/2005 5:12:54 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: genefromjersey
guarantee you it is higher then that...my cousin was in china over the summer and toured the country- he said the most predominant smell everywhere was sewerage...
28 posted on 11/23/2005 5:14:18 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: genefromjersey
the Communist nation has managed to foul 70% of its waterways

And the other 30% are drying up. Outlaw regimes like Red China are the hardest on the environment of any states on earth, and always will be. China has several Achille's heels, and this is one of them

29 posted on 11/23/2005 5:14:29 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: LasVegasMac
"The Yellow River".....by...I.P.Freely?

Odd----I was brought up believing that 'I. P. Daily" was that actual author.

30 posted on 11/23/2005 5:14:34 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: pipecorp

That's so strange.....I always grew up believing that the name of the book was "That smells bad", by 'Hoo flung Poo'.


31 posted on 11/23/2005 5:16:24 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: genefromjersey

The Kyoto treaty would solve this.... oops! Maybe not.


32 posted on 11/23/2005 5:16:49 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: MarkeyD

oops, sorry, sooo where do 1.3 billion....|-)


33 posted on 11/23/2005 5:16:54 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: genefromjersey

More U.S. Waterways Polluted by Mercury, New EPA Data Reveals

Problem Underscores EPA's Failure to Control Toxic Pollution, Says NRDC

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2004) -- More of America's waterways are polluted by mercury, leaving locally caught fish unsafe to eat, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's newly released summary of state fish consumption advisories (data available here). The advisories, issued by state health and environmental officials in 48 states, warn people to avoid eating fish contaminated by mercury, PCBs, dioxin and other industrial pollutants. Mercury, a poison that interferes with the brain and nervous system, is the pollutant of concern for most state fish advisories, with 45 states issuing mercury advisories in 2003. Eating mercury-laden fish can cause serious health problems, especially for children and pregnant women.

According to EPA's summary of 2003 data, three states -- Montana, Washington and Wisconsin -- now have statewide consumption advisories for mercury, raising the total to 21 states with statewide advisories for mercury contamination in every freshwater lake and/or river. Twelve states have statewide advisories for mercury contamination covering all their coastal water. In addition, the number of river miles with mercury contamination warnings nationwide has jumped 60 percent since 2002; likewise the number of mercury-contaminated lake acres has increased 8 percent.


34 posted on 11/23/2005 5:19:33 PM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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To: pipecorp
Anywhere they want.

One point three billion Chinese walk into a bar.

They order a beer, pay up, and then just sit there, sipping their drinks, not saying a word.

Finally, the bartender can't stand it anymore. "We don't see many Chinese in here," he says.

"And with this atmosphere of hedonistic individualism capitalistically exploiting the labor of the masses and wasting the people's agricultural resources," say the Chinese, "you won't see many more."
35 posted on 11/23/2005 5:19:52 PM PST by MarkeyD (Cowards cut and run. Marines finish the job. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: pipecorp
sh#t in the fields, by I Flung Poo

LOL

I swear, it was not 2 weeks ago that I mentioned that to my 11 yr old boy.

He giggled for 2 days.

LVM

36 posted on 11/23/2005 5:20:04 PM PST by LasVegasMac (HoOked on Fonics. Dun goOd For me?)
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To: Eddie01
There is NO threat of famine in China. Period. Ever.

you might do well to read up on a little history, say of the "Great Leap Forward" in the 1950's. Apparently, by your thinking, eating out was unthinkable back then, scarcely fifty years ago, because Chinese were eating grass and twigs, and the occasional afterbirth, to stay alive thanks to the policies of the Great Helmsman.

37 posted on 11/23/2005 5:20:17 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Fawn

that was co-written by Sum Dung


38 posted on 11/23/2005 5:20:26 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: RayChuang88

Our Russian roommates father worked in some kind of chemical plant in the former Soviet Union. He made the mistake of asking why the vegetation all died and there was no wildlife around the plant. He was demoted and forced to work with little protection in even worse conditions. He died when he was in his 40s and they never did know what kind of chemicals he came into contact with.


39 posted on 11/23/2005 5:20:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Fawn
Odd----I was brought up believing that 'I. P. Daily" was that actual author.

Nope.

I.P. Freely was the author.

Who wrote, "Under the Bleachers" ?

This is a test.

LVM

40 posted on 11/23/2005 5:23:21 PM PST by LasVegasMac (HoOked on Fonics. Dun goOd For me?)
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To: fhayek
In Pee-king, perhaps?

ROFLOL!!

41 posted on 11/23/2005 5:24:44 PM PST by Osage Orange (A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. -M. Twain)
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To: RaceBannon
These people do NOT drink their own tap water!!

It was the same way in Turkey when my ship made liberty calls there during Desert Storm. The rule was, "if it didn't come out of a bottle or can, don't drink it!" A few guys drank the water anyway, and wound up in sickbay with dysentery - nasty, nasty stuff.

42 posted on 11/23/2005 5:25:03 PM PST by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: LasVegasMac

As I recall that was authored by Seymore Butts!!!


43 posted on 11/23/2005 5:33:11 PM PST by Leavemealone
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To: genefromjersey

Send Bobby Kennedy, Jr. He can fix it. And, after all, they sent us the bird flu, we can at least send them the bir brain.


44 posted on 11/23/2005 5:34:26 PM PST by RouxStir (Peaceful Muslim?.....The Ultimate Oxymoron.)
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To: genefromjersey

I worked in the Yunnan Province of China for 6 months in 1976 - 1977. Our guest house was located right on the Yangtze River. The heads on the boats plying the river were just holes in the ship's fantail and dumped straight into the river. The villages along the river drew their drinking and irrigation water from the river and there were no sanitary works to clean the water. The only purification was to boil the water. Houses in the nearby village had no running water, no electricity, no sewer, no glass for the window and dirt floors in the single room. To answer nature's call, you walked to the honey pots situated among the houses and stuck your bare bum over the edge. It was like a trip back in time about 2,000 years.


45 posted on 11/23/2005 5:34:32 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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I. C. Butts?

Don't forget the other chinese classic: Blood on the High Hurdle by Won Hung Lo.

46 posted on 11/23/2005 5:36:45 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: pipecorp

>where do three billion people pee?<

Into the wind, it seems.


47 posted on 11/23/2005 5:40:17 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: genefromjersey

And "poof" goes the myth of the Socialist Workers' Paradise.

We will soon see in China why I don't worry more about the environment. Without clean fresh water to drink and enough healthy food, humans don't survive long. And once the human population drops, their impact on the environment is reduced.

Amazing that the Romans knew the importance of safe water supplies (messing with an aqueduct carried the death penalty) and sanitation. In some parts of the world, we're still 3000 years behind the times.


48 posted on 11/23/2005 5:41:03 PM PST by Ostlandr ("Billions down the drain, and we ain't plugged it yet." - Federal Government motto)
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To: LasVegasMac

I.Seymore Butts


49 posted on 11/23/2005 5:41:55 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1800 replies and not a single post!)
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To: Eddie01

Check these google links to Chinese famines.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=RNWE%2CRNWE%3A2005-47%2CRNWE%3Aen&q=Chinese+famines


50 posted on 11/23/2005 5:55:09 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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