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Death Penalty for Serious Polluters in China

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:34 PM

Chinese authorities have given courts the powers to hand down the death penalty in serious pollution cases, state media said, as the government tries to assuage growing public anger at environmental desecration.

https://www.scientif...h-penalty-for-s

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

"China will build 500 coal-fired power plants in the next decade, at the rate of almost one a week."

http://www.npr.org/t...storyId=9947668

I call this new pollution penalty Hypocrisy!


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

My Sister in law just came back from China,where she regularly goes as part of her Job and she says the pollution over there is horrendous.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:00 PM

So what does that mean for companies that pollute? Does the head of the company get killed, or the poor guy doing his job and dumping waste on company orders?

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

I honestly want to murder somebody whenever I step in gum.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:22 PM

china being china.

Blatantly destroying our planet for the sake of money.


Edited by jpjoe, 21 June 2013 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:42 PM

China is definitely trying to clean up their act.  They are shutting down plants that polute too, much (whatever that level is).  This is cause raw material shortages as India is getting tougher as well.  Some of the plants being shut down are the major supplier of some chemicals used in the USA.  My company is currently scrambling to find new sources of raw materials to keep our doors open and our customers happy.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

View Postjpjoe, on 21 June 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

china being china.

Blatantly destroying our planet for the sake of money.


As if western countries did any different...

'Good' is not the same as 'nice'.
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

Maybe we the Consumer should buying cheap crap and buy better quality longer lasting products,less pollution and less landfill.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

get off the phone and watch where you walk you won't step in gum


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:29 PM

I have mixed feelings about this. I think that the planet needs to be cleaner, but at the same time, I oppose the death penalty. Philosophers, this is your new topic to think about.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:17 PM

Utterly ridiculous.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:23 PM

Seems kind of drastic.


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:41 AM

What's the bet, the poverty stricken slum areas of China see an increase in prosecution for "polluting" for everything from overturned garbage cans/overflowing to laundry hanging about whilst the big corps continue merrily as they please?

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:48 AM

Death penalty for extreme cases of pollution? Seem's a bit harsh. No, ridiculous.

China's government itself encouraged pollution producing factories everywhere to gain more state wealth.

Now they cry foul, so as divert the blame from theirself for creating a potential major health crisis in allowing such practices(i.e. poor or non-existent Gov. environmental regulation)

How can I have even one ounce of sympathy towards China's government?

My sympathy is for their common citizens.






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