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california smokes too much

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-27 03:04 [#02610202]
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Smoke from wildfires raging on the west coast made its
way to Massachusetts on Monday, casting a thick haze over
parts of the state and prompting officials to warn of
potentially “unhealthy” air quality.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
said in a tweet that plumes of smoke from the fires is
“again causing fine particle levels to elevate into
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range today in all MA
counties except Plymouth, Bristol & the Cape &

i stepped out onto my porch this morning, and was squinting,
like... the colors over there are abnormally desaturated? is
that exhaust because the train went by? is it the humidity?

walking, walking, do lots of walking, and, that same
desaturation is all over. no, this is freaking smog. smog
the heck?

and then i think: fuck, did this blow over from california?

it seemed quite a leap when it occurred to me, but, go
figure, i'd actually nailed it.

reminds me of when someone from some high school around here
captured a cloud of radioactive crap floating in a few days
after chernobyl melted down

california, quit smoking trees. plz


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-27 03:20 [#02610204]
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LAZY_TITLE ~ smoke visible via satellite

and apparently oregon also smokes way too much


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-27 03:24 [#02610205]
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anyways, i'd have figured it'd be a bigger story that
wildfires 3000 miles away are blanketing where i live in
smog, but, go figure, donald trump has a new pimple or
something and there goes all the bandwidth


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-27 03:26 [#02610206]
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npr, you and i. we think the same headlines


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-27 03:43 [#02610207]
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cool; didn't know this even existed. i am actually quite
struck by how... anywhere they don't have a location marker,
that's a place in massachusetts you should just not bother
going to it sux


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-28 08:28 [#02610218]
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it´s a clear sign for us to give up smoking after all
hopefully citizens & politicians agree


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-28 19:30 [#02610233]
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not many will understand, but cigarettes have gotten me into
fantastic shape.

one mile of walking per cigarette. no walk, no cigarette. i
have a 1.1 mile loop and thus have gradually built up
multiple packs of freebies -- i had two outside a bar the
other night, but generally, even if i don't do the full
loop, i'm walking at least a half mile for that zig

and this is the secret: if it's 95 degrees and humid, i am
going out for a walk. if it's pouring rain, i am going out
for a walk

that there was a moment when it's a hol weekend and
everyone's gone and i really, actually, could, for once, get
away with smoking one on the back porch. and i just thought:
no, i actually want the walk too

but some days weather is miserable and i'd sit on my ass
instead of walk three mile.

on the zig end, my feet will be destroyed before i start
smoking more than a couple a day.

but going outside, fumes from 3000 miles away, was not in my


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-29 08:36 [#02610266]
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getting out is one of the most essential yet most forgotten
arts of living
screens are just so accessible.

the other day a hazardous waste incinerator blew up 50km
from here (in leverkusen). toxic smoke threatening a whole
city. i hope theres no dioxin in this. its nasty shit.

all the mess we make eventually blows up right under our

im glad we will shut down our last remaining 6 nuclear
plants by the end of 2022. 3 of em by the end of 2021. i
will celebrate this and cant wait to finally see it happen.


offline pidgin from St Kilda on 2021-08-15 21:59 [#02610796]
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# california... is druggy, druggy, druggy, druggy #



offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2021-08-16 00:54 [#02610798]
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The sole reason I don't want government controlled heath
care is because the government would eventually start to
regulate health (as in smoking, sugar bans etc). I'd take it
if it could be guaranteed they wouldn't do that, but the
political left most assuredly would.

When they started taxing the shit outta a pack of smokes, I
started buying them from an Indian reservation tax free.
I'll decide when to quit, not gonna let the US government
make that choice for me.

I live in california but I'm hoping to go somewhere,
anywhere else in a couple of years. The politicians in this
state have become distressingly authoritarian.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-08-16 08:30 [#02610812]
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gub'noir gruesome up for rebuke. dis[place your bets

i do admit a personal streak on this very topic. my current
place of residence, very no smoking. i'd go out for a drive;
i love driving. great times. then my car die

so january, dying, i sneak a zig during a snowstorm at 11pm
and there's a lamp coming on shit shit fuck this this is not
worth it.

and i quit for, like, four months.

then i decide to deliberately get myself hooked again, with
the condition: no walk, no zig. 1 mile per zig target
average; 1.1 mile standard walk. numerous subwalks at a 0.3
min. at this rate, i will destroy my feet before i smoke too
many zigs. instead, starting to jog a bit. my goal, to jog
the whole 1.1 mile, including smoking a zig while jogging a
few blox


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-08-16 08:34 [#02610813]
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have you ever walked past someone jogging? because, despite
walking, you're going faster? part of it is that getting old
seems like complete shit, as thus far i have experienced,
but also, like... hey, you're just milking it. actually
exercise you twat


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-08-16 09:13 [#02610817]
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lol no, i havent,
but i could see it happening ^^
well the point of jogging is, for most people, cardio
training. i heard you have to run or jog rather slow to keep
the right heart rate. so for some people that would result
into a veeery slow jog-trot, looking rather dim but actually
doing it right.


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-08-16 09:29 [#02610818]
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thats being against it for all the wrong reasons.
i dont see the govs making sugar product prices increase as
much as they did on tobacco and they were funding wars on
tobacco taxes before they increase them to fund health care
too. oh well arguing that way better not have any taxes
after all.
what i was going to say is, afaik the plan is to kill the
advertising and aggressive marketing for sweets and limos,
and even if they put extra tax on sugar products, you could
easily afford them cause the ingredients are just dirt
cheap. from what ive seen in a few documentaries by now, its
just gotten completely out of hands in the u.s. to a point
where communities exist where its cheaper to buy a coke than
drinking water. coca cola owns the ground water rights in
many areas etc.. something is wrong there isnt it? it feels
like being one step away from the movie idiocracy where they
water their fields with sprite and ask: "drink water?
like... out of the toilet?"


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