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Chinese Businessman Sells Canned Air to Smog-Choked Citizens (Beijing)
DVICE ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Adario Strange

Posted on 01/31/2013 7:27:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Chinese businessman sells canned air to smog-choked citizens

Recently, we told you about the horrendous air pollution problems in Beijing that have forced the Chinese government to advise citizens to stay indoors and has residents wearing facemasks in an attempt to protect their lungs from the smog. In the true spirit of Chinese entrepreneurialism, a Chinese businessman has decided to cash in on the "airpocalypse" by selling his own brand of canned air.

Chen Guangbiao, a local entrepreneur known for his publicity stunts, claims he's selling the cans of air in part as a way to bring attention to the country's poor air quality. The cans of air are sold in several varieties, including post-industrial Taiwan, revolutionary Yan'an, and pristine Tibet. Guangbiao also claims that each can is equipped with a chip that detects when negative oxygen ions reach a certain concentration point, after which the can's lid is automatically closed.

You might think that 80 cents a can for something most of the world gets for free is steep, but several reports claim that the cans are selling out. Perhaps, much like bottled water, spending money on canned air is only a silly idea until you start paying attention to the quality of what's available for no charge.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beijing; capitalism; chicoms; china; communism; fascism; o2; oxygen; smog; thirdworld
Statist & totalitarain governments traditionally rape the environment ...
1 posted on 01/31/2013 7:28:05 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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More references ...

Canned air for sale in China, as blanket of smog returns @ http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/canned-air-for-sale-in-china-as-blanket-of-smog-returns-20130129-2dht3.html#ixzz2Jc8csicQ

Philanthropist sells patriotic cans of fresh air to aid environment @ http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/733720.shtml


2 posted on 01/31/2013 7:30:28 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Too bad we didn’t market the need to sell it in China.


3 posted on 01/31/2013 7:31:02 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: DogByte6RER
Spaceballs come to life?


4 posted on 01/31/2013 7:31:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DogByte6RER

One of my sons has been traveling in China this past week. He says the smog in one city was so bad that he could barely see across the INSIDE of an airport.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 7:36:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

Strange Brew bottled air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjiVQzl3J-U


6 posted on 01/31/2013 7:40:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cicero

My sis works in HK for an international bank and she said when her plane landed in Beijing, the passengers in the back said ‘cool, there’s fog in China at 2 PM.” They just had a chuckle..


7 posted on 01/31/2013 7:42:23 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: DogByte6RER

Send the EPA over to China to straighten them out. Al Gore can go too.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 7:43:22 PM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Why don't they just sell oxygen for real. There are machines that you can carry that make oxygen that sick people use. If you didn't need a stupid prescription I’d like to be able to have some. Oxygen, at a greater concentration, is an energy booster, especially after a hard day when you still need to keep on going. I hear that on the west coast they have/had(?) oxygen bars.
9 posted on 01/31/2013 7:45:14 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

It’s true. I went to an oxygen bar once in San Francisco about ten years ago. I have no idea if they’re still operating.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 7:51:29 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Bellflower
Don't know about O2 bars, but a few hits of 100% out on the flight line could set a lot of a hard night behind you.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/31/2013 8:17:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

I live way up in the mountains and the air here is the freshest you could ever want to breath the year round. I cannot imagine having to live where you had to struggle to breath, if you had an otherwise set of healthy lungs, on a daily basis.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 8:41:39 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Capitalism is alive and well in China.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 8:46:55 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Canned in Druidia”

And, as we’ve always said, truth is stranger than fiction.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 8:52:27 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: DogByte6RER
Here's the opposite idea, sort of.

British car fans rejoice.

15 posted on 01/31/2013 8:57:37 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: DogByte6RER

16 posted on 01/31/2013 9:57:03 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I love the joy of pride on his face.


17 posted on 01/31/2013 9:59:04 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

There will be a whole bunch of fake clean air for sale soon...


18 posted on 01/31/2013 10:37:08 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yep. Black market knock-offs from North Korea flooding the market.


19 posted on 01/31/2013 10:44:05 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Disambiguator

Now, that’s funny!
(I’ve had a few Healey’s and Jag’s)


20 posted on 02/01/2013 3:35:08 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 02/01/2013 3:50:24 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Daffynition
Japanese Game Show in Library: Loser gets "Bad Smell Air"


22 posted on 02/01/2013 4:02:16 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Disambiguator

The REAL meaning of the Haynes instructions

Haynes: Rotate anticlockwise.
Translation: Clamp with molegrips then beat repeatedly with hammer anticlockwise. You do know which way is anticlockwise, don’t you?

Haynes: Should remove easily.
Translation: Will be corroded into place ... clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with a hammer.

Haynes: This is a snug fit.
Translation: You will skin your knuckles! ... Clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with hammer.

Haynes: This is a tight fit.
Translation: Not a hope in hell matey! ... Clamp with adjustable spanner then beat repeatedly with hammer.

Haynes: As described in Chapter 7...
Translation: That’ll teach you not to read through before you start, now you are looking at scary photos of the inside of a gearbox.

Haynes: Pry...
Translation: Hammer a screwdriver into...

Haynes: Undo...
Translation: Go buy a tin of WD40 (industrial size).

Haynes: Ease ...
Translation: Apply superhuman strength to ...

Haynes: Retain tiny spring...
Translation: “Crikey what was that, it nearly had my eye out”!

Haynes: Press and rotate to remove bulb...
Translation: OK - that’s the glass bit off, now fetch some good pliers to dig out the bayonet part and remaining glass shards.

Haynes: Lightly...
Translation: Start off lightly and build up till the veins on your forehead are throbbing then re-check the manual because what you are doing now cannot be considered “lightly”.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 4:05:35 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Disambiguator
LUCAS: "The Father of Darkness".

The 100k miles I put on an MG Midget taught me that!

24 posted on 02/01/2013 4:08:50 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
LOL

Bonté divine!


25 posted on 02/01/2013 4:23:43 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: rlmorel

26 posted on 02/01/2013 5:39:07 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: rlmorel
LUCAS: "The Father of Darkness".

The 100k miles I put on an MG Midget taught me that!

You got 100k miles out of a Midget? You deserve a medal.

I had an uncle who managed the same feat with an AMC Gremlin. It was even mentioned in the eulogy at his funeral.

27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:43 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Bottled oxygen was already brought to film in Dr. Seuss “The Lorax”

http://www.theloraxmovie.com/index.php


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:39:45 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Disambiguator

Hahaha...the stories I could tell about that car! When I purchased that 76 MG Midget in 1977 with 20K miles on it, I was in the Navy at Cecil Field in Florida, and the car stopped running only a couple of miles from the dealer! Well, it wasn’t broken, just out of gas. The dealer sold it to me with about a cup of gasoline in it, and I was so smitten with having my own car I didn’t bother checking the tank...:)

I learned everything about car mechanical work from that care. (particularly electrical)

My nephews learned all they know about cussing from me working on that car.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 9:46:59 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Disambiguator

Hehe, my best friend’s family had both a Pacer AND a Gremlin!!!


30 posted on 02/01/2013 9:48:21 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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