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Wednesday is another Spare the Air day

Original post made on Jan 23, 2013

Another Winter Spare the Air alert banning wood-burning has been issued for the Bay Area on Wednesday. It is the eighth time the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued such an alert this winter season.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 5:52 PM

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Posted by PSMacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

" The 24-hour wood-burning ban is enacted when unhealthy air pollution levels are expected."

1. I wonder how many of these "ban days" actually end up being a day with "bad air".
Of course, the standard of what is "bad air" can be jacked up from year to year. (It might even have an annual decreasing mechanism built into it--reduce the standard by 2% each year?)

The "experts" say it will be a bad air day, so they dictate your behavior. Obey their wishes or become a criminal.
How good were they at their prediction? You never see this statistic.

2. I'm so tired of having the "news media" establishment PARTICIPATE in the propaganda mechanism and policing method of us by their dissemination of the NOTICES of the banned days. But then they (the news media) are usually part of the liberal agenda anyway.


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Posted by JRM
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

I could not agree with you more Pizzmac...what's next? Maybe they can train hundreds of wood smoke sniffing dogs to patrol at night, that way they can employ hundreds of dog handlers, build hundreds of "stack and pack" dog houses, and write more tickets.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Anarchy for all!!!!!!!


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I mean, you know, voluntary anarchy. Not trying to impose anything here.


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Posted by the dogfather
a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Actually, JR, what they'll do is invent and acquire an expensive device that barely fits on the back of a flatbed truck and runs on diesel power, and they'll drive around-and-around, looking for violators. Kind of like what they're doing in the cancer detection field.

If asked, they'll proudly point-out that this is cutting-edge technology, and it works almost as well as a dog's nose! If ONLY there was a cheap place where they could go to get an ACTUAL dog, who would be enthusiastically willing to work for a decade or more, literally for kibble ...

I often despair for the future of our species.


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