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[–]Airazz 18 points19 points 20 hours ago

"Wind turbines can kill up to 70,000 birds per year, or 4.27 birds per turbine per year. Coal particulate pollution, on the other hand, kills fewer than 13,000 people per year."

Well that's good enough for me. All hail coal!

[–]rspeed 4 points5 points 19 hours ago

Anyone know who actually runs this thing? I've got a whole pile of jumping high-fives for them.

[–]daveyeah 5 points6 points 19 hours ago

I believe its the Yes Men

[–]Petrarch1603 3 points4 points 16 hours ago

What does this have to do with skepticism?

[–]RobotBodiesBFF 9 points10 points 22 hours ago


"What do Ludwig von Beethoven, Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, and John F. Kennedy have in common? They all suffered from asthma—yet were still rich and famous. Conversely, revolutionary Che Guevara and Russian Czar Peter the Great were also noted asthmatics, though it did little to stem their blood lust."

[–]JimSFV 3 points4 points 17 hours ago

Peabody Coal is a real company however. I smell a lawsuit!

[–]V2Blast 2 points3 points 16 hours ago

Yeah, while parody is protected, I'm less sure about actually claiming the company sponsored it... They should have just done something similar, but without the claim.

[–]browwiw 2 points3 points 16 hours ago

Heh. My father worked underground 20 years for Peabody Coal. I’ve never seen my old man have a.Viet Nam flashback, but I've seen him have a couple mine flashbacks.

[–]Lunaesa -1 points0 points 17 hours ago

This site is brilliant!!

[–]SmorgasOfBorg 2 points3 points 17 hours ago

Mister Peabody's coal train done hauled it away...

[–]accountII 2 points3 points 18 hours ago

I would pick elmo :)

[–]mistercow 3 points4 points 20 hours ago

The word search with words like "propaganda" sprinkled in was a nice touch.

[–]Weakness 2 points3 points 17 hours ago

They missed a big chance here, they should have left "clean" out of the solution, but listed as a term to look for.

I didn't see propaganda until you mentioned it.

[–]JimmyHavok 0 points1 point 14 hours ago

On a different discussion board, there was a guy who would post things like this quite seriously. He once posted an article about a turbine blade breaking free, as if flying blades would fill the air anywhere near a wind farm.

[–]NoCowLevel 1 point2 points 20 hours ago

It's a pretty cool fucking idea actually; as someone who had to use my inhaler in school, I was always questioned when using it.


[–]gorilla_the_ape 2 points3 points 14 hours ago

It also reduces the problem when inhalers get mixed up. I remember that happening a couple of times after sports, when they were all sitting on the bench at the side.

[–]cconrad0825 2 points3 points 19 hours ago

Call center? where's the number?

[–]Mumberthrax 1 point2 points 21 hours ago

I don't understand this. Could someone explain it? It's obviously not real, but I just don't understand the message they're trying to communicate.

[–]mrdm242 5 points6 points 19 hours ago

I'm guessing they are pointing out that the term "clean coal" is a bit of a misnomer.

[–]OfficerMudkip 2 points3 points 18 hours ago

"a bit"