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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:27 AM
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It's bedtime, but that's because the air is so putrid outside.
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 01:29 AM by babylonsister
No joke. It's a relatively cool night here in Houston, but the air ... smells. Smells bad. And I live 30 miles from the refineries. Sigh. What are we inhaling?

Edit to add: I just killed a cockroach w/my flip flop who had no life left. I haven't seen many recently, but this one was a goner. What did it inhale?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:35 AM
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1. Sure it was a cockroach? It could have been a Republican pollster.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:36 AM
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2. We are entering the age of sci-fi distopias
we read about as a kids. Great. :(
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 05:32 AM
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16. Actually, the OP was surfing the same cosmic string I did last night.
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 05:36 AM by Skidmore
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imouttahere Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:40 AM
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3. I've met many nice people from Texas over the years....
but for the life of me, I'll never understand what you folks see in Texas, with the possible exception of Austin. Can you explain it for me? I'm not talking politically here - because we can all agree that at best it is a mixed bag in that arena...
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:41 AM
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4. I used to live down there in Pasadena...
I hated it when the weather turned cool because that meant the wind was coming from the north, right over those refineries and the paper mill. It makes my throat swell up and my eyes water just thinking about it. :puke:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:42 AM
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5. The EPA has the answer..
It is easy, just stop breathing.


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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:47 AM
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6. Great.
Edited on Thu Aug-31-06 01:47 AM by fooj
That really lifts my spirit. :P
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:52 AM
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7. Come to Marin...
The breathing is easy.

Humboldt Blue, right about now...
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:03 AM
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9. Breathing in some of that HB as I type...
It helps to have friends in high places... :smoke:
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 01:55 AM
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8. I live in Houston also, know what you mean.
What you need is some good air cleaners, they do work.

I live 5 blocks form I-10 and the smell is not always so great but air clears really do help.

I bought mine from a great website if you are interested I think I could find it again.

Wasn't it today nice, I went to the beach.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:14 AM
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10. Don't waste your money on conventional "air cleaners". Go to
your local discount store and get a $10 box fan. Then buy a 1000 or 1250 micron 20x20x1 air filter and duct tape it to the back of the fan. For $20-$25 you'll have an air filter that works better than the $500 models - although it's not as pretty.

At least until we can get our politicians to do something about our environment.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:24 AM
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11. Good idea, I have a box fan.
:hi:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:26 AM
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12. Thats a good idea
thanks for the tip. replacing the filters would be much less too.
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oscar111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 02:33 AM
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13. roaches can eat poison and die later on.
happens a lot.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 03:03 AM
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14. Is that a carbon filter?
Isn't it carbon that would have the ability to filter out toxins from the air?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 05:29 AM
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15. In the absense of the commas
it was your flip flop who had no life left - po' fing ! :rofl:

Hope the air gets better for you. :)
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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:20 AM
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17. it's happening all over the country...
I can smell effluent up and down Rte 95 from Washington to NYC late in the evenings when I travel. I wonder how many people are dying because of this.
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