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China Asks Foreign Governments to Stop Broadcasting Air Quality Data



Published on Jun 5, 2012 by NTDTV

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The Chinese regime is asking foreign governments to stop broadcasting air quality data in China. It calls the data "unscientific and unrepresentative" of large areas. The figures also differ significantly from data collected by the Chinese regime. Here's more.

On Tuesday the Chinese regime asked foreign embassies to stop broadcasting air pollution data in Chinese cities.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin addresses the issue at a news briefing.

{Liu Weimin, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman}:
"In accordance with Chinese law, such information should be released by competent authorities. And the release of such information should be scientific and representative of a large area instead of some specific spots. This kind of information is not accurate and not the standard."

The competent authority he refers to is the Chinese government, who publishes its own data on air quality in China. The comment is widely believed to be aimed at the US embassy in Beijing that publishes its own air quality data. Figures between the two records often differ significantly.

Professor of Atmospheric Science, Xu Guangrong says he thinks the US Embassy readings are more believable.

{Xu Guangrong, Atmospheric Science Professor, Taiwan National University}:
"I believe the US in this aspect. I do not think they will deliberately exaggerate the data. I think they put air-monitoring stations in their embassy due to concerns over the pollution effects on US nationals. I think the data from the US Embassy in China is more accurate."

While the embassy may offer data for the benefit of US nationals, it does not claim to monitor the air quality in all of Beijing. A disclaimer on the embassy website says, "This monitor is a resource for the health of the Mission community. Citywide analysis cannot be done, however, on data from a lone machine."

Since 2008 the Beijing-based US embassy has taken hourly assessments of the compound's air quality. It publishes the results via a twitter feed, which has well over nineteen thousand followers.

This is the first public statement that the Foreign Ministry has given to foreign governments regarding the release of air pollution data.


- Message to the Chinese regime: [font size=4]I'm sorry but you can't ''coverup'' air pollution.[/font] That is all.

EPA Planes Spying On Ranchers? Lawmakers Want Answers

[font size=4]EPA planes spying on ranchers? Lawmakers want answers[/font]

MSNBC
By Miguel Llanos
May 31, 2012



[font size=1 color=gray]A Maine dairy farm's manure lagoon is seen leaking into a stream. The Environmental
Protection Agency says its overflights of farms and ranches help detect pollution
like this 2006 case.[/font]


A Nebraska cattlemen’s group is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to stop pollution-control flights over ranches, claiming it amounts to spying on citizens. EPA, meanwhile, says the flights are an effective way to quickly spot -- and stop -- pollution from manure lagoons and other waste at large livestock operations. Nebraska's five federal lawmakers joined the fight this week, demanding to know on what authority EPA is flying over and photographing private property.

The lawmakers sent their demands to EPA chief Lisa Jackson on Tuesday, listing a battery of questions and demanding answers by June 10. EPA has been operating these flights across the country for nearly 10 years. "These operations are in many cases near homes, and landowners deserve legitimate justification given the sensitivity of the information gathered by the flyovers," Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., said in a statement. "Nebraskans are rightfully skeptical of an agency which continues to unilaterally insert itself into the affairs of Rural America."

The issue was brought to the lawmakers' attention by Nebraska Cattlemen, which represents the state's beef producers. "The same ends could be accomplished by picking up a phone, sending an email, talking to a producer in person," Kristen Hassebrook, the group's environmental affairs director, told msnbc.com. "There is no need to spy on citizens."

"Another frustration," she added, "is that "EPA does not alert livestock producers that the flight will occur or has occurred."


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[font color=blue] - The gubmint needs to learn that drones are to be used for the surveillance of illegals and people like those Occupy hippies up in New Yawk and Chicago -- of course. And for the killing of terrarists who hate us for our freedums. Like this one:



It is NOT FOR SPYING on us loyal Amurikans, or our cow manure lagoons!!!!![/font]

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[font color=blue]DeSwiss[/font]



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[font color=darkred]''Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.'' ~Bill Vaughan[/font][/center]







The Colbert Report: Barack Obama's Righteous Drone Strikes

Barack Obama's Righteous Drone Strikes
Thursday May 31, 2012
The government takes out Al Qaeda's "number two," and Barack Obama finds an alternative to shutting down Guantanamo Bay. (02:03)
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/414703/may-31-2012/barack-obama-s-righteous-drone-strikes



- I understand that al-Queda is so tired of losing all their second-in-command's, that the position will from this point forward be filled by a block of granite......


Mysterious Cameras on Utility Poles in New York - Under Investigation - June 1, 2012



Published on Jun 1, 2012 by Sheilaaliens

"The office of north country Congressman Bill Owens says it's going to look into those mysterious cameras that have popped up on utility poles throughout St. Lawrence County.

7 News spent much of the day calling agencies and officials to see if they know why the cameras are there and what they're for.

We spoke with the U.S. Border Patrol, which said it knew nothing about the cameras.

Homeland Security didn't return our calls.

Joe Gilbert, the county's new emergency services director, told 7 News that he is aware of the cameras, but declined to say anything further.

He asked us to call him back later, but we've been unable to reach him."
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Congressman-To-Look-Into-Mysterious-Cameras-156012825.html


- Wake up people. Because the next place they'll put the cameras, will be in your house.......

'ACTA Could Turn Honest Citizens Into Criminals By Mistake'



Published on May 31, 2012 by RussiaToday

The controversial ACTA anti-piracy agreement has been dealt a blow by the European Parliament. Three key committees have voted against the treaty, citing concerns over its legality. ACTA sparked Europe-wide protests, with activists saying online freedom of speech is being put at risk.

Rick Falkvinge from the Swedish Pirate Party says the treaty is confused at best.

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- Well, it would seem that the ''Preservation of Ripped-Off Income for Executives and Lawyers Act'' better known as ACTA is going the same route as the Euro. And good riddance to both......

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