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#30723 - 10/23/09 09:52 PM China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit.
Nemesis Offline
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October 14, 2009, the 30th annual awards ceremony of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund took place at the Asia Society in New York City. Lu Guang from People’s Republic of China won the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his documentary project “Pollution in China.”

More pictures here.

Chemical waste from Jiangsu Taixing Chemical Industrial District dumped on top of the Yangtze River bank. May 15, 2009--


Fan Jai Zhuang in Anyang City, Henan province, there is only one wall separating this village from the steelmaking furnaces. The villagers live in this heavily polluted environment where the village is under the iron rain every day. March 24, 2008--


Guiyu, Guangdong province, rivers and reservoirs have been contaminated, the villager is washing in a seriously polluted pond. November 25, 2005--


In Ma’anshan, Anhui province, along the Yangtze River there are many small-scaled Iron selection factories and plastic processing plants. Large amounts of sewage discharged into the Yangtze River June 18, 2009--


In Inner Mongolia there were 2 “black dragons” from the Lasengmiao Power Plant covering the nearby villages. July 26, 2005--


A Large amount of the chemical wastewater discharged into Yangtze River from Zhenjiang Titanium mill (镇江市钛粉厂) every day. Less than 1,000 meters away downstream is where the water department of Danyang City gets its water from. June 10, 2009--


Hebei Province Shexian Tianjin Iron and steel plant ) is a heavily polluting company. Company scale is still growing, seriously affecting the lives of local residents. March 18, 2008--


Shanxi Province is the most polluted areas of China. It is also the province with the highest rate of birth defects. This loving farmer couple adopted 17 disabled children. April 15, 2009--


Villagers from Kang village in Linfen City, Shanxi Province due to long-term consumption of the polluted water contaminated by industrial waste, there were 50 people who have cancer and cerebral thrombosis. 64-year-old Wang Baosheng got ill since 2003, he has fester all over his body so he cannot go to bed and lying face down on the edge of the bed each day. July 10, 2005--


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Think twice before you buy more of that "Made in China" garbage from Walmart. Jesus H. Christ.
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#30727 - 10/24/09 12:31 AM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Nemesis]
mattie Offline
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Ugh. I work in Shenzhen occasionally. Hopefully, some exposure to that place has beefed up my immune system.
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#30731 - 10/24/09 01:33 AM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: mattie]
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How disgusting. Hopefully they are shamed into cleaning the country up. You know those chinese and their shame...
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#30737 - 10/24/09 08:06 AM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: ceruleansteel]
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And people get on the the U.S. for our terrible pollution practices. While I wouldn't mind putting a bit of effort into cleaning up the U.S., what we would have to do is small potatoes compared to that crap.
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#30738 - 10/24/09 10:59 AM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: CJB]
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Truthfully, it looks like a 'workers paradise.' And look at the low carbon footprint the people have! No 6000sf houses with 3 SUV garages! No sir, The People are living the socialist dream of a simple subsistence lifestyle. And how about all that recycling? Who could be against that?

I don't see problem. I really hope that Obama will soon bring us to this enlightened way of communitarian living - everyone doing their 'fair share' for the 'greater good.'

Now que The Internationale!
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#30748 - 10/24/09 09:00 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Nemesis]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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The Temple of Set's principal issue with China is the horrific, widespread, and indifferent animal abuse occurring there. Google "China animal abuse" and see/read for yourself. [Warning: Extremely graphic descriptions, photos, and videos.]

Our Arkte Element is active worldwide in a great many animal rescue, sanctuary, and humanitarian efforts. The unfortunate side-effect of such work is one's exposure to just how extensive animal abuse is. China is one of the worst cases.

Arkte's investigations, expose's, and actions may well be one reason why the Temple of Set's website is blocked in China.
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#31048 - 10/31/09 03:48 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Registered: 08/17/09
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Several years ago unusually high amounts of pollutants started appearing in the Pacific Northwest and scientists where baffled by it's origins. After a short period of time it was determined to be pollution from China that had made it's way all the way across the Pacific. The average traffic cop in Hong Kong (not really China anymore, I know) has a life expectancy of 40 years due in continual inhaling of contaminants. There was a short story on the front page of yesterday's Wall Street Journal that made concerned.
China is working on acquiring nuclear energy by 2012 using "fourth generation" technology. The implications of China having nuclear technology is a bad omen for the future of the world at large.

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#31053 - 10/31/09 06:36 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Truth=Reality]
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If they start enriching uranium and set up factories that will no doubt be as "well-maintained" as these, then the whole country will glow in the dark. Won't need the Great Wall to distinguish it from outer space.
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#31334 - 11/05/09 03:20 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Nemesis]
Dimitri Offline
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While the pictures seem to "provoke" most people for various reasons, it only catches my interest on envirronmental and scientific level.

The chemical waste on the yangtze river bank might become interesting on bacterial level. Nature slowly is cleansing this trash (not fast enough for us humans but still..). I couldn't help but wonder what kind of bacterial forms might survive on it. (Probably because of academical-interest..)

Anyway, while this documentary project deserved it's price for bringing the pollution in, what some even dare to call, "future-heavy-weight-economic-country China" I still didn't feel any pity.
What these pictures provide are nothing more then actual evidence China isn't capable of handling/maintaining Western-like economy or in trying to match up with it.
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#31336 - 11/05/09 04:05 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Thank you for bringing this to the Forum Dr Aquino. I was unaware that the Temple of Set is involved with animal abuse and China certainly does have some dreadful practices (and not only China). The fact that the TOS website is not accessible there is an illustration of how Free Will is always culturally constrained, as I asserted in my earlier posts on the topic.
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#31340 - 11/05/09 05:42 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: felixgarnet]
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To say the place looks like a cesspit doesn’t quite convey the level of unpleasantness I feel looking at these images. As is mentioned in the comments above by Mr ceruleansteel, hopefully these images becoming available for the rest of the world to see, might shame them into action. Although being realistic, China has never really given a shit in what regard it is viewed by other nations.

One does feel for the children stuck in a situation like that. Being physically deformed in an area of such poverty must be tantamount to a death sentence in the long run.
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#31341 - 11/05/09 05:46 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: felixgarnet]
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Not to take anything away from the TOS website, but the Great Firewall of China seems to block more websites than it lets in. Anything that promotes ideas that are not current Chinese gets a block from them. They love taking money from the West, but abhor even letting someone think our ideas.
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#31350 - 11/05/09 10:33 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: Nemesis]
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Registered: 10/05/09
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I'm picturing Homer Simpson's glowing tomacco field except the results will be less addictive food and even more birth defects and health problems. China clearly has no standards when it comes to waste management. Allowing them to produce radioactive waste cannot be a good idea.
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#31480 - 11/09/09 06:49 PM Re: China is a pit. A toxic, polluted pit. [Re: FriendlyS]
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Fuck the Chinese state. Pollution, catastrophes from cheating in industry, wasting extravagant amounts of money to make themselves look good at the olympics, banning reporters, muscling protesters, adults wearing diapers on the train because it's too crowded to walk to the toilet. In some parts of the north and east, electricity is shut off every other day, and there's not enough running water to take a shower.

The thinking people leave in droves. One Chinese coworker of mine had been in the west for ten years. She tried to go back and ended up leaving again in anger when the communists pissed her off (and vice versa). She was starting a new job at a state-run company and asked about her salary and working hours. She was told she was asking too many questions. Perhaps someone else who asks fewer questions would like her job, they said.

Another Chinese coworker said that everyone he knew would only eat foods produced by a few trusted sources, otherwise they could be contaminated with poison or pathogen.

Other countries have these problems, but no one seems to come close to China in severity.

People say that this country is going to rule the world, but I find that pretty hard to swallow.

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