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Tim W
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Tim W   8/16/2012 7:16:13 PM
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What has the Chinese government done to limit the vehicular and other pollution at the sources? Do the lower cost vehicles have any emissions controls? Are there ANY pollution controls that are enforced? These aren't rhetorical questions; I truly don't know.

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embedsri   8/8/2012 12:48:13 PM
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My latest response to the power outage in North India: http://soundcloud.com/user504030772/sriram-power-where-r-you/s-jxK8g

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embedsri   8/8/2012 12:47:24 PM
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Also, a satire to the New Delhi Danish consulate who delayed by visa processing and did not allow me to reach Denmark in time.

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embedsri   8/8/2012 12:45:56 PM
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Hi Junko, What about my defiance? 1. Showed a finger to the local politicians by ensuring that our office Prevas India was open during the Bandh. 2. Wrote a song to protest the violence. 3. After being run down by a truck, suing the truck owner + continuing to work with Bangalore traffic police to ensure that the rule prohibiting trucks into this fine city is NEVER broken again!!!

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stuart.yaniger   8/8/2012 10:07:06 AM
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Helmut, you might look up the word "demographics" in the dictionary. Then reflect on how those have changed in the US and in what way. I'm particularly amused because of the common Euro-elite accusation that Americans are too big!

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chrisshore   8/8/2012 9:39:40 AM
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I think you need to remember that in may places, ownership and use of a car is a very powerful status symbol. Not having (and driving to work in) a car carries the implication that you are either too poor or too stupid to do so. Certainly the case in several places I visit in the course of my work...

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abraxalito   8/8/2012 5:16:45 AM
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I'm not sure that 'defiance' is quite the right word here to describe what's going on. Its gaming the system, which is practically a national pastime in China, requiring constant innovation and creative adaptation.

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hellmut.kohlsdorf@hotmail.de   8/7/2012 9:09:06 PM
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Thanks AMSURF for delivering the proof of what I wrote. I admire your corage!

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AMSURF   8/7/2012 9:02:40 PM
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What in the heck are you talking about? Have you ever been to the US. Your point of view is absurd!

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junko.yoshida   8/7/2012 8:53:52 PM
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There is no simple answer to this problem. Of course, if the government can commit more resources to develop better [and more convenient] mass transit system, it could help. But it is ironic that whatever "rules" the government comes up with, people will find ways to get around it!

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