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How releasing 1.5 million balloons, can go HORRIBLY wrong!

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How releasing 1.5 million balloons, can go HORRIBLY wrong!




This video is from 1986 (I was not even born yet!), just saw this on youtube. It was in Cleveland, they had a balloon festival or something. Pumped 1.5 million balloons and let them go into the city.

Just imagine air planes flying into the the city or out! What a disaster of a day it might have been..
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And they blame China for all the plastic in the oceans.
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sandikosh wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2019 11:21 am
And they blame China for all the plastic in the oceans.
The west has been shipping its garbage to Asia for decades. The 'Asian pollution' is largely stuff that was consumed in Canada and the US before being shipped over there.

This attitude isn't limited to ocean pollution, either. The US, Europe, and the Soviet Union blew up dozens of satellites testing their space weapons in the mid 20th century and flooded orbit with dangerous junk, but nobody cared at all until India ran one of those same tests recently. You'll see literally thousands of articles and internet comments about how India is 'polluting space' for contributing maybe another 0.5% to what's already been put there by the ones doing the criticizing, but nothing about what they did.
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Piro21 wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2019 11:38 am
The west has been shipping its garbage to Asia for decades. The 'Asian pollution' is largely stuff that was consumed in Canada and the US before being shipped over there.

This attitude isn't limited to ocean pollution, either. The US, Europe, and the Soviet Union blew up dozens of satellites testing their space weapons in the mid 20th century and flooded orbit with dangerous junk, but nobody cared at all until India ran one of those same tests recently. You'll see literally thousands of articles and internet comments about how India is 'polluting space' for contributing maybe another 0.5% to what's already been put there by the ones doing the criticizing, but nothing about what they did.
We live in the west and they control the messaging. If we were in another part of the world, it would have their own bias as well. And many people won't have this historical knowledge or willingness to look it up which makes it worse as they are more concerned about being part of the "cause" than understanding the context.

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