Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:21 AM
lovuian (19,358 posts)
Snow Disperses Toxic Smog in China's Capital
China is heading for a huge environmental disaster
7 replies, 1581 views
Snow Disperses Toxic Smog in China's Capital (Original post)
|Buzz Clik||Jan 2013||#1|
|Major Nikon||Jan 2013||#2|
|Left Coast2020||Jan 2013||#4|
Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:46 AM
Major Nikon (24,531 posts)
2. I've been in Beijing both on days when it was clear and not clear
It's the same type of disaster that LA and other valley cities faced back in the 70's. The difference is with Beijing the population is much more. They are working on addressing the problem, but they have a long way to go.
Response to Warpy (Reply #5)
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:31 AM
bananas (27,310 posts)
7. Philip Morris hired Margaret Thatcher to promote their tobacco products in Asia
Philip Morris hired Margaret Thatcher to promote their tobacco
miss_kitty (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-26-05 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #30
33. Philip Morris hired Margaret Thatcher to promote their tobacco
products in Asia soon after she was de-throned. They paid her excessively and she contributed to their earnings. In 2000, they were the top cigarette manufacturer. A couple of Boca burgers isn't gonna put out that flame.
In July, 2001:
"In July, Philip Morris is again in the headlines after a report that it commissioned and delivered to the Czech government said premature deaths from smoking benefited governments because smokers would not live to use healthcare or housing for the elderly."
Fabulous, innovative marketing, that! I don't think they consider it a losing game at all; it's just a game they have to move elsewhere.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Response to lovuian (Original post)
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:20 AM
Left Coast2020 (2,397 posts)
4. I've also been to Beijing
And with as many subways lines that they have you would think people would try and get out of their cars.
I was within walking distance of line 2. Probably one of the older subways. But I was thrilled that it got me to where I needed to go quickly.