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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 10:16 AM
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Saw this in latest breaking . . .
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Texas pollutes more than Canada and more than 177 other states combined.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 11:27 AM
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1. I sure do hope no one is shocked by this news. n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 05:40 PM
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2. I'm not surprised; I can see it and smell it. nt
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 02:49 AM
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3. Bet you can ..
Don't even go to Beaumont. Pink skies over Texas.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 06:38 AM
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4. Hey now
I grew up in Beaumont. I remember when the coeds at Lamar Tech could walk across campus and their nylons would dissolve right off their legs.

I knew people in South Park (yes, it's the original) who would wake up with a headache every morning. Thye had to wash the black dust off their homes every three months. The grass in their yards would inexplicably die evey once in awhile.

Now, Port Arthur... you sure didn't wanna go down there without a gasmask.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 04:11 PM
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5. We lived
in that area (South Park) for six months. I actually liked that part of town better than the newer ones. Out of desperation to be with water (are from Austin after all), we went down to the Nueces River, which is brown, not like the blue stuff we have here. Sad.

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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 08:29 PM
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7. The Neches, you mean
Water-skied it a time or two in college; got a skin infection each time. This was in the late '70s. I'm sure the water quality has improved greatly since the landfill, rising over the years a couple of hundred feet into the sky like a volcanic dome -- just to the north of the IH-10 bridge -- was closed.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 08:59 PM
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8. ugh .
one of the ugliest places I have ever been. So sorry you grew up there. Hope they got out.

Thanks for the correction.
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 10:00 PM
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9. Well, it didn't seem so bad at the time
You know, when we were little kids we would run behind the mosquito trucks spraying the fog. That had to have been DDT we were playing in, since it was the '60s.

Doesn't seem to have hurt me none.

:silly:
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 10:29 PM
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10. Are you sure?
I have heard that so many times.. the mosquito trucks. Sure I remember, but we stayed indoors.

I can't even use those bug sprays now. When the neighbors were spraying down the picnic table outside, I took my food inside to eat.
This is what I did: I got soooo sweet, those buggers are not even interested in me any more :D No bites. No spray. And I'm like superwoman at outside eateries when the bees attack someone's sweet tea. Go away little bee.

But I still can't detect bullshit. (unless it comes from Washington DC)
Is that on the shelf for future development?
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 08:01 PM
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6. My husband is from Baytown. Studies say it is not likely one can
live around there and not have respiratory problems or much worse..
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