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    Welcome to LA and the San Fernando Valley. We have emission control regulations out here, so I'm wondering what exactly is happening with my smog certificate money and registration smog tax. Maybe they should use it to buy a gigantic fan.

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    That is so gross. We get days like that in Fairbanks, when its -40 and the exhaust cant rise fast enough to escape... It smells so bad.
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    Sheesh, that looks worse than what we have in Manila a lot of the time. It only gets that bad occasionally.

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    Default Re: LA Smog. Air so thick you can chew it.

    Oddly enough ole Jay Leno was talking about how Smog was all but eliminated since the advent of catalytic converters etc. I guess he must have been talking about a different LA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny R View Post
    Sheesh, that looks worse than what we have in Manila a lot of the time. It only gets that bad occasionally.
    When I used to commute to Taft (Manila) to go to school, air polution was hell! That was 2 years ago..

    Ey Jonny, is the air getting better there?

    Air also here in Bakerfield is also poluted since we are in a valley and the pollution is left stagnant. Some say that pollution from LA goes here.

    But I'm used to it.. Hehe my healthy lungs hmmm hmm
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    dude....i havent even seen anything like that in jersey. now thats saying something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnoj_LL View Post
    When I used to commute to Taft (Manila) to go to school, air polution was hell! That was 2 years ago..

    Ey Jonny, is the air getting better there?

    Air also here in Bakerfield is also poluted since we are in a valley and the pollution is left stagnant. Some say that pollution from LA goes here.

    But I'm used to it.. Hehe my healthy lungs hmmm hmm
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    iirc pittsburgh pa is now the smog capital of the usa.
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    Default Re: LA Smog. Air so thick you can chew it.

    I don't. I couldn't. I wouldn't. Live in an environment like that. I like SoCal -- had a good time there in the Navy, but I wouldn't live in those kind of conditions.
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    I wonder if anyone has every been able to esitmate the amount of smog we breathe in comparison to smoking cigarettes.

    For example, 4 hours of outdoor activity = the equivalent of smoking 2 packs of cigarettes...
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    The problem also stems from where LA is. It's in a valley and the winds can't blow all that crap out. When wind does get in the valley, it just swirls it around like stirring a pot. We have bad air days here in the DFW area during the summer because if the heat, but the air is nowhere near as bad as LA. We have no mountains around us like that so the winds are constantly moving stuff in and out. It's only when the winds die down and it gets very hot (like I said earlier) that the air quality dips down. A majority of the time it's fine.

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    Ewwwww!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelap View Post
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    Yup, that's like saying you enjoy the dentist.

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    Is this where EVH got the idea for the "brown sound"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny R View Post
    Sounds like a La Salle grad?

    Hmmm...some days it's really clear, other days it's terrible. It's nice after the rain. Actually I think the sky has been pretty good recently.
    I miss the heavy rains =) And the floods too! Yah, I did 2 years in La Salle but I transferred here and I’m continuing my studies here. But I'm an Ateneo alumni though (Grade School - High School)

    Anyway I'm glad the skies are getting better there. Hope it continues that way.
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    heh looks like one of those brown air photos above is pre-catalytic converter

    the technology is here - if only everyone would trade in hummers for corrollas, and freeways for trainrides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Dude View Post
    the technology is here - if only everyone would trade in hummers for corrollas, and freeways for trainrides
    I'd rather have the hummer.
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    Default Re: LA Smog. Air so thick you can chew it.

    It's actually a lot better now than it was just 16-17 years ago. That shot of the skyscrapers downtown, there were days when you couldn't see them at all.

    It's also true that the topography here is very conducive to smog, get's trapped in a bowl.
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    Default Re: LA Smog. Air so thick you can chew it.

    Hmm. Three California cities in the top 10:


    "Los Angeles can continue being the butt of smog jokes now that it has once again topped the American Lung Association's bad air list of most polluted cities in America. The association found that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside metropolitan area had the worst air based on 2003 through 2005 figures.

    The Pittsburgh area was ranked as the nation's second most polluted metropolitan area followed by Bakersfield, Calif., Birmingham, Ala., Detroit and Cleveland. Visalia, Calif., Cincinnati, Indianapolis and St. Louis rounded out the top 10."

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/envi...d-cities_N.htm





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