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The f in "frove" is suppose to be a p for prove.

The other side of the mix was suppose to post on Peter gabriels site to test the trap for dual screen opening of my newly aquired combat skill of watching people next to me in the library almost type while they watch the bathroom reports.

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | July 29, 2008 1:36 PM


Posted by KeeKee | July 29, 2008 1:45 PM

athletes are such whiners. it just makes the events more challenging.

Posted by max solomon | July 29, 2008 1:50 PM

Ah the Olympics! That magical time where the news, well what they call news coverage, is cancelled so we can talk about athletes using steroids and the Chinese using 3 year olds for their gymnastic teams

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 29, 2008 2:04 PM

Just remember, they don't measure fine dust particulates or other pollution - and more than 70 percent of all Beijing pollution comes from other Chinese provinces, which are cranking out the pollutants from their subsidized oil/gas/coal usage as fast as they can.

Want to fix it?

Charge $10 a gallon for gas and charge market rate for coal and require them to pay for annual inspections from independent third parties subject to surprise audits.

Meanwhile the Olympics in Vancouver BC will be pollution-free. They've gone green up there.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 29, 2008 2:14 PM

Yeah, green if you don't count North America's last remaining untreated sewage outflow down the road in Victoria, or levels of old-growth forest removal that haven't been seen in the US for fifty years, or their thriving lead, zinc, and other toxic metal smelting, much of which would seem to have vented directly into your bedroom window when you were a child, Will.

Posted by Fnarf | July 29, 2008 3:13 PM

Oh, give it a rest, Fnarf, it will be fixed in time for the games.

And, in case you didn't know, Victoria is on Vancouver Island, whereas Vancouver is on the Lower Mainland.

The only non-green thing is pretty much Alberta, but then energy and resources are provincial not federal areas.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 29, 2008 3:23 PM

You're just wrong, Will. BC's forestry practices are as bad as anywhere on earth.

Posted by Fnarf | July 29, 2008 7:58 PM


Have you ever seen the slash-and-burn in Malaysia fill the entire Pacific with thick smoke so bad it impacts 20 countries?

And we're ones to talk - we just had multiple counties in Washington get FLOODED due to our forestry practices ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 29, 2008 10:55 PM

@5, more than 35% of OUR pollution is coming from provinces in China, too... and that's not counting the dust in the containers! (but, did you notice those CLOUDS in the first pic?.. just waiting for the silver iodide spray?.. huh?.. didja?.. gonna Rain!) ^..^

Posted by herbert browne | July 29, 2008 11:27 PM

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