Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chinese Pollution

One of the things that is interesting to me are the stories about pollution in China. Not because of the fact that the Chinese are polluting their nations, but because it shows the resilience of human intractability to facts.

Almost all of the Chinese fuckery, be it air pollution, water pollution, tainted food, poisonous toys, you name it, all of that has happened before in the countries that began their march to industrialization over 200 years ago. We've had our killer smogs. There was a time when people could tell what color cars were being painted in an auto plant by looking at the river.

You'd think that the Chinese government would have said to themselves: "We can learn from what those stupid gweilos did. We can avoid their errors."

But sadly, no.

No comments: