186 Orange Snow in Omsk, Russia

Orange Snow in Omsk, Russia

Posted on February 2, 2007 by


orange snow

Yesterday a strange phenomena happened in Omsk region Russia.

Pretty vast territory of Omsk region was covered with a snow that had an unusual color. It was orange.

Now we have a few photos, mainly screenshots from Russian TV channels.

There is still no one exact explanation about the origin of orange color of this snow.

orange snow, russia

More high quality photos of the Martian like snowy terrain would follow shortly.

According to Russian officials the orange snow doesn't contain any chemical byproducts or any other elements dangerous to human.

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186 Responses to “Orange Snow in Omsk, Russia”

  1. Yurka says:

    Very interesting… I’ve never seen anything like this before.

  2. Bishop Brennan says:

    I reckon what might of happened is there might have been a sand storm in the Gobi or even Sahara desert, the storm carried the sand well into the atmosphere and when it got to central Russia, it began to fall with the snow, and hence it could be sand mixed into the snow.

    I could be completely wrong, but it’s worth a guess.

  3. rogatek says:

    two or three years ago in southern Poland yellow snow had fallen, after tests (and checking information ’bout air drifts (?) ) scientists said that the snow contained sand from Sahara desert :)

  4. Jonny says:

    Maybe they tried to get communistic snow, but the failed in mixing the right colour ;-)

  5. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    That snow appears because America pollute air, waters and everything aroound.

    Americans are the source of pollution and destruction. Americans are the threat for all planet!

  6. Bishop Brennan says:

    ^ To be honest, China are considerably worse when it comes to pollution.

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  8. hahah says:

    @Darren,

    sorry to say, but you don’t have better emissions standards than europe. you have SUVS on the open market – please explain. and regarding emissions, have you heard of the kyoto protocol? yeah, you haven’t signed it, but most western european countries have.

    sorry to burst your bubble.

    • Adam says:

      Thats because Kyoto is a massive lie, it won’t do anything to help the environment-people should actually LOOK at the Kyoto accord before making ignorant comments about it.

  9. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    Darren, you are a proud killer! Americans in the nation of evil. America is the empire of evil!

  10. whoever says:

    Finnish, good. I hope America bombs you next. Evil FTW.

  11. george says:

    wow… can anyone atually take finnish alcoholics online seriously?

  12. Dimon says:

    Drive next to Kamaz for 5 minutes and then talk about pollution. After you regain consciousness.

  13. hahah says:

    @Gizmo42

    diesel cars do not necessarily pollute more than petrol vehicles. in fact, the worlds most efficient combustion engine is a diesel made by volkswagen. also, please note:

    “Diesel engines can increase fuel efficiency by 20 to 40 percent over comparable gas engines, especially in popular sport-utility vehicles and light-trucks, which now make up over half of all new sales. Diesel’s inherent efficiency helps reduce dependence on foreign oil. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a 30 percent market penetration of diesel vehicles by 2020 would reduce U.S. net crude oil consumption by 350,000 barrels per day.”

    in regards to soviet countries, you are correct in that former soviet countries are probably the most polluted – however, check your facts on pollution gross output and per capita:

    the USA ouputs 5,762,050 units of CO2, with China outputting 3,473,600 and Russia 1,540,360 units per annum.

    the USA per capita polluted 20 units of CO2, with Luxembourg and Australia at 17 units. Russia were not even in the top 28 per capita.

    the USA also creates the most nuclear waste, at 2,100 gross units per annum, with Canada second at 1,340 units. Russia is not within the top 16 countries. Suprisingly within the nuclear energy field, Canada leads in per capita waste generation, with the USA at number 8 on the list. again, Russia is not within the top 16.

    so, i hope that clears some things up for you…

    • Adam says:

      Too bad diesel leaves particulate matter which can clog up your lungs. Gasoline engines produce almost zero particulate matter. Breathing diesel exhaust is like smoking a cigarette-it actually clogs up your bronchi in the lungs.
      Thats why the west is ramping up it’s standards against diesel-soon they will all need a filter inside the exhaust system or they won’t be allowed to sell them.

  14. FRESCO says:

    Xddddddddddddddddddddddd

  15. erin says:

    yeah, THIS is the right place for a US/Soviet debate! I think we should agree to disagree because both countries have much to be ashamed of. now who thinks the orange snow is sand, again?

  16. hahah says:

    its not a debate erin, it’s just getting the facts straight.

    a debate is when you discuss something of a subjective matter. if someone says the USA are lesser polluters because they dont burn as much diesel, you are wrong, and it is factual. if you say russia is a bigger polluter than the usa, clearly as per the facts above, you are also wrong.

    call it a debate if you want, but it would be a really short and boring one.

    anyway, i’m from neither country, i’m just trying to set things straight.

    • erin says:

      i guess i was trying to add a little levity to something that didnt need it. i wanted to read about what people really thought it was, not argue and blame each other. but thanks for commenting.

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  19. werner says:

    @”hahah” Diesels set endurance records, but produce more carcinogens (bad for people instead of pretty trees) than petrol vehicles. An SR71 blackbird will break any diesel endurance record, but uses fuel about 40 times quicker than a 747. which kind of blows your argument out of the water. You can travel further on a tank of diesel, but the outputs, even after the EuroIV scheme, are more harmful to people.

    China uses twice the fossil fuels (coal and gas) as the USA, with nuclear energy being better on the environment, Secondly, China’s population make about a 15th of the US’s wage per capita, therefore, and is already only a 9th less polluting, imagine when China’s employment increases?

    Its all too easy to blame the biggest superpower, but at least look at all the facts, and think about the future.

  20. hahah says:

    you are correct, diesels do create more harmful emissions. america rates 13th in the world for NOx emissions.

    not sure where you got the china stat from, considering the US pollute more CO2 and output more nuclear waste than china.

    but you are correct about the concerns over china’s employment. if every chinese person becomes as big a consumer as the americans, well, the fight for environmental protection is utterly futile. the statistic still stands that the US contain 5% of the worlds population, yet consume one third of the worlds resources.

    do the math on china with that one.

  21. yellow snow says:

    As long as it isn’t yellow snow!

  22. Revan says:

    Omgawd, america is teh evilz? orly?

  23. tom says:

    To you european haters of america. If it were not for us you would be speaking either russian or german.

  24. Matthew says:

    Can we at least all agree to NOT EAT yellow snow?

  25. WiiThePeople says:

    These posts are just proof that ignorant flamers live all over the world.

    Interesting Article + People who have nothing to contribute = waste of brain power

    If only a person’s IQ was queryable via the web to allow for intelligent filtration…

  26. AmericaPhobe says:

    To Ryan: Who said that it is good thing that we don’s speak either Russian or German?

  27. Mr. Blonde says:

    Silly Europeans. The world is jealous of America because it’s the only country that’s truly free. Tony Blair said it right, “You can take measure of a nation by how many people want in, and how many people want out.” I don’t see many people wanting to leave the U.S. but everyone wants in.

    • Minni says:

      Silly Europeans. The world is jealous of America because it’s the only country that’s truly free. Tony Blair said it right, “You can take measure of a nation by how many people want in, and how many people want out.” I don’t see many people wanting to leave the U.S. but everyone wants in. – Mr. Blonde

      Hey, guess where your great great great great great grandmother was born? Not in the US I’d say. You’re all equally worthless with Europeans. I’ve been to states and I think it’s a nice country, somewhat the same as every other western country but generally the people I spoke with were..umm.. dumb.

      Besides, you live in your damned “island” (continent) on a whole other hemisphere, I don’t really think that many europeans would want to move there. Exclude the mexicans etc. that come from rather poor circumstances to look for a better future and the number of people who want in is suddenly not so big.

      Don’t take the result of WW2 as granted, it would’ve ended somewhat the same sooner or later even without your help.. People would’ve eventually start a ruckus about everything sucking hard and swalowing. It’s rather easy to push a war effort with allies far away in such conditions when your own country faces none or extremely little danger, and has a working economy and then 60 years after say “We won the war.” Just a gentle reminder that WW 1 raped the europe quite hard..

      I’ve never understood people who flame america all-the-way evil and all americans as fat lazy chunks of immovable flesh, but still… Work on it if the text above poked you in the heart.

  28. lordarchan says:

    As a proud citizen of the United States of America, your hatred towards me is a tad…unnerving.

    There are a few things I would like to clarify with all of you on the people and government of the United States.

    1. The people of the United States are not evil. The government is. We oppose the war in Iraq and have almost no support for our President any longer. Of course, we do hold some of the blame for voting him in again, but that is besides the point.

    2. Not all of us in the US drive large vehicles such as, and not limited to: Hummers, Cadillac Escalades, Lincon Navigators, etc… I drive my father’s Subaru Outback that gets rather good gas mileage. Although, I do not deny that many US citizens, do, in fact, drive these monstrosities, a lot of us try to conserve as many natural resources as possible.

    3. Most people in the US, would like more research to be done to create new technologies for power, and fuel for aircraft, cars, trucks and others. I do not deny that a lot of the world’s resources are used every day by the people of the US. You cannot put the blame on all of us.

    4. The big industries and government officials keep this research from happening because they know there is a demand and money can be made from it. A lot of money for that matter, even though many US citizens, including myself, are pushing for new, cleaner, fuels to be made such as, for example, Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

    6. Another thing. It is a common misconception by saying the whole of the US is fat lazy, aggressive “cowboys” if you will. I for one am not, being a skinny 16 year-old.

    7. One last thing. I am a proud citizen of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. There is a big difference between “America” and the “United States of America”. All in all, America is made up of two continents, and one sub-continent. These include: North America, South America, and Central America. The United States, is a country, like Canada and Mexico. Not a collection of Continents. Try looking at a map if you want to prove me wrong.

    In conclusion, all you people who try and say all citizens of the United States are evil, corrupt, fat, and lazy are all being ignorant of the actual state of my great nation. I am not trying to start a fight by listing these things, but only only trying to make a point. You can’t blame all of the people in the US.

    Thank You for you time.

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  30. Rick says:

    ^ To be honest, China are considerably worse when it comes to pollution.

    Did you ever see a chart on how much the world contributes to pollution? China is not even CLOSE to America. Americans are the number ONE providers of pollution in the world. You’re only saying China is worse because either

    1)You’re racist
    2)You think just because of SARS and the bird flu, they make pollution(somehow) or
    3) you’re just not informed properly.

    Diseases and viruses DO kill, but they don’t send out poisonous gasses in the air. =\ For a 14 year old, believe me, I know more than you think.

  31. SuperUSA says:

    Back the topic at hand. I think the yellow snow is a publicity stunt engineered to divert our attentions from other notalbe world events such as:
    1. Bill Stanzinkis horrendeously overstuffed garbage can outside his apartment on 10th street.
    2. Paula Abduls obvious addiction problem, only perpetuated by a seemingly never ending contract with American Idol.
    3. Owlfarms latest album, “Get your hand out of my eColi”

    and last but not least:

    4. The universal theory that White Snow has always been Yellow, but due to Global Warming the white stuff is finally melting off!

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  33. Taylor says:

    Hey, You better not be making fun of Canada!

  34. Tom from Maine, US says:

    People of the world,

    I am learning to see people as people. We have the governments of the world and then we have the people of the world. People are the same everywhere. I would have been Muslim if I were born in Iraq, but I still would have wanted to live my life and be happy. That much we all have in common. We also have in common that we have governments that claim rights to the fruits of our labors. Yeah, it’s for our own good so they can defend us. But they do weird things with that money and their power over us always grows. All of our governments look very much the same. We all feel somewhat victimized by them but we also know how to live within the system.
    Anyway, we are the product of our environment and social system. We all owe it to the world to understand each other on a human (not political) level and try to infect our social circle with some new thoughts about the world.

    My 2 cents worth

  35. ben says:

    Americas Gov. and the fat lazy super patriotic people suck. But the rest of us arent that bad. The real reason I wanted to comment was to say that I once read an article that said that blood-red rain fell in India. Scientists thought it was because bacteria was swept up and there was so many in a drop it colored it. Some scientists even thought the microbes were from space.

  36. Jim says:

    I think it is part of the whole marketing campaign that was going on in Boston. It is that crazy dude Badosky.

  37. Moose says:

    Screw sand, there’s some radioactive waste in that snow. It’s Russia.

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  39. Fappin' USA says:

    The United States of America is the country I jack off in! Have some respect! Also, knock next time.

  40. felinicusgrump says:

    Dang! *That’s* where my C-17 full of Tang got to…..

  41. citizen of usa says:

    it’s pointless to argue back and forth on what country pollutes most – pollution will never stop, which is why i don’t care a rat’s ass about it. do statistics decrease the rate of pollution? as long as there is money to be made, i think not.

    all these posts are dumb, but i’m even dumber for reading them.

  42. Beer says:

    I love all of your wonderful segues, when all I wanted to read about was some orange snow and some, possible, intelligent discussion as to why it came about.

    Cheers.

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  44. Hater B. Dong says:

    To the person who made the comments about Americans – I think u some muslim prick twat who is clearly uneducated about a lot of things. And to be naive about a religion that spreads violence, and was spread by violence, it is such a shame. My only wish would be that people like you die out.

  45. RedWhiteandBlue says:

    Can’t we all just get along?!

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  47. Ferguson says:

    typo* i can stereotype britian etc etc*

  48. ... says:

    Hey, did anybody see the orange snow?
    No really, scroll up, past the ignorant hate-section, and it’s there! I swear!

    :-P

  49. Azza says:

    hey Darren,
    America is THE biggest global polluter of our beautiful world, sign the damn kyoto protocol and get a life, tard.
    The world doesn’t need a global police and america hasn’t done a very good job of keeping things safe and peaceful…

    wise up, open your patrioticly closed eyes and ask questions.

  50. balint says:

    frank zappa – “and don’t eat that yelow snow”

  51. sammy says:

    Americans are not the polluters they are accused of being. It is the oil companies that killed the electric car. Alternative energy is under attack by the big corporations despite individual American ingenuity.

    As for the strange snow check out CHEMTRAILS.

  52. Dee says:

    Okay…… now that I’ve wasted almost ten minutes reading the hypocratical BS on this page…. Orange snow. Interesting. I saw the comment on Orange Smoke. Has anyone thought of sulfer? If sulfer was the cause for the strange color, than it would indeed be considered dangerous. Yes, pollution could be a factor as well. Think about it. Has anyone seen the L.A. skyline? Smog. If it snowed in L.A. (which I would take as a sign of the end of the world, probably), than the snow would most certainly NOT be white. In fact, the only place you can find truly white snow is where there is no pollution in the immediate area. (thinking Antarctica and the Arctic Circle) It’s simple high school Earth Science. Depending on how much pollutants are in the air, the snow could be white, gray, or even yellow or orange; it would take on the color of the element with the highest percentage. Again, back to sulfer, which would give a yellowish-orange tinge.

    I’m not pointing fingers on who caused it, merely trying to hypothesize as to how. Yes, I agree that the WHOLE WORLD needs to look in the mirror about polluting the earth. Some would argue the fact that volcanos are causing more pollution than we ever could. Yes, that’s fine and dandy. But we as a whole are contributing to it, and it needs to stop. Think about what type of planet you are leaving your children, whether you have any yet or not.

    As for the prejudiced people that have posted here today. Go screw off. No matter what others tell you, you’re not going to believe anything unless you are willing to look past your own nose. And I’m not just talking about the Russians or the “drunken Finnish” or the EU. I’m talking about EVERYONE. Yes, I was born and raised in the USA. Yes, I drive a car. Yes, I know I am spoiled as far as technology goes. I’m willing to accept that fact about myself. I’m trying to change my life to help make the world a better place to live in. For my daughter. I can’t control how others treat the planet. I can only try to help them see how they are affecting it.

    I shall now step down from my soap box so you can get back to your normal lives.

  53. freccs says:

    the only thing that can make snow seem yellow is pee. unfortunately.

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  55. swiebertje says:

    I dreamed i was an eskimo

    watch out where the huskies go
    and don’t you eat that yellow snow

  56. Der Kommisar says:

    CO2 is no more a pollutant than excess floodwater is a pollutant.

    CO2 is essential for life itself. Excess CO2 may well not be desirable but to call it a pollutant is to dumb the term pollution down until it is completely meaningless.

    Emission? Yes. Pollutant? No.

  57. John says:

    This is getting a bit redundant but just wanted to say one thing,
    after living in the USA, Europe and, South America I’ve never seen orange snow…
    also people,,,,, forget about the environment,, south America has already screwed it up for us. There is so much trash down there, and they have never heard of not-littering. Lets just all blame south America…

  58. Mike says:

    “To you european haters of america. If it were not for us you would be speaking either russian or german.”

    lol this is the most ridiculous statement I ever heard.

    In fact, most of americans expressing idea here are just giving us a good reason to call you ignorants again.

    This is even worse than I expected. I was not expecting most of americans citizen to be under a so heavy propaganda and brain washing system.

    In the end, when a nuclear bomb it your country, you will be the only one responsible. Each one of your citizen will be, because most of you look so dumb when they talk about politics.

    They know nothing, understand nothing, and they think they know politics because they read CNN.

    Mike
    Political Scientist Degree’s. Montréal, Québec. (Canada)

    • Pedro says:

      Great point. Full of arrogance, insulting.

      Oh wait. You made no points. You refuted other points by not refuting them. Only insulted Americans.

      You’re right. We should want to be JUST like you. Good old Canada.

  59. Robert says:

    I heard from somewhere (forgot where) that the snow has 4 times as much iron in as usual, or something.

    So it could well be rust, or the likes.

  60. FRESCO says:

    I think this is a fake or anithing rarely :S

  61. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    Americans is the nation of evil. America is the empire of evil!

    Americans pollute everything around them. They turn everything they touch to garbage!

    Everything around them turns to garbage!

    Americans is the cause of greenhouse effect and air/water pollution.

    America and Americans are the main threat for all living things on the planet. Americans is the cause of destrution and pollution on the planet.

    They kill and pollute everything they touch and see!

    Americans have no right to live on the Earth! For the future generations of living things Americans have to leave our planet!

  62. Der Kommisar says:

    ““To you european haters of america. If it were not for us you would be speaking either russian or german.”

    lol this is the most ridiculous statement I ever heard.

    In fact, most of americans expressing idea here are just giving us a good reason to call you ignorants again.

    This is even worse than I expected. I was not expecting most of americans citizen to be under a so heavy propaganda and brain washing system.

    In the end, when a nuclear bomb it your country, you will be the only one responsible. Each one of your citizen will be, because most of you look so dumb when they talk about politics.

    They know nothing, understand nothing, and they think they know politics because they read CNN.

    Mike
    Political Scientist Degree’s. Montréal, Québec. (Canada)

    Comment by Mike — February 3, 2007 @ 12:01 pm ”

    Mike, it is painfully obvious by the grammatical quality of your rant that your degree isn’t in something functional like English.

    But I know a thing or two about PolySci majors

    A Scientist, Accountant, and Engineer and a PolySci at a resturant:

    Scientist: Why is it that way?

    Engineer: How is it that way?

    Accountant: How much will it cost?

    PolySci: Would you three gentlemen like some French Fries with your meal?

  63. Der Kommisar says:

    “Americans is the nation of evil. America is the empire of evil!

    Americans pollute everything around them. They turn everything they touch to garbage!

    Everything around them turns to garbage!

    Americans is the cause of greenhouse effect and air/water pollution.

    America and Americans are the main threat for all living things on the planet. Americans is the cause of destrution and pollution on the planet.

    They kill and pollute everything they touch and see!

    Americans have no right to live on the Earth! For the future generations of living things Americans have to leave our planet!

    Comment by Finnish Alcoholics Online — February 3, 2007 @ 1:12 pm ”

    EtOH has done wonders for your thought pattern. If your liver is half as borked as your cranium, it could stop a charging Moose.

  64. Corporal Hicks says:

    Yes, I get my financial information from Pravda. It is so much better than the Wall Street Journal. That is why all of us rich Jews use it instead.

  65. Kevin says:

    Mike not all American’s are ignorant, I promise :) Just most people who are 35+. I mean after everything, there are some people who still support the new dictator we have, and a lot have forgotten about how our constitution works.

    I mean when a president says he makes the decisions, he sounds like a dictator.

    The next attack on America we again will all fall to our knees like 9\11 and ask “why oh why can they do this to us? Why? We are so special and great…” Without any sort of intelligent look into the SOURCE of the attack.

    But hey, lets send more troops to a land that has been ransacked by crusades and torn asunder by US led regime changes. I mean what is the worst that could happen, eh?

    Kevin M (27 years old)
    Central Valley OF California

    • Pedro says:

      Heard of Hugo Chavez? That’s a dictator. Bush is out in 2 years. That’s not a dictator. Good choice, bad choice, I don’t care…but he’s not a dictator. An understanding of the US Constitution leads a President to say that “he decides” military matters…because that’s how power is divided. Congress authorizes action and funding, and the President is the Commander-in-Chief. That’s not a dictator.

      There are probably as many ignorant Americans as there are ignorant citizens of any nation. It’s just that no one CARES if people from Uzbekistan are ignorant; the US is constantly under the world microscope. As it probably should be.

  66. Corporal Hicks says:

    GDP isn’t parity of purcasing capacity, it is the measure of economic output in Trillions of dollars.

  67. Corporal Hicks says:

    He thinks your are evil because he is insane, not because you are evil. You are trying to reason with a babbling, raving lunatic. Don’t expect a rational response from an irrational madman.

    Hell, I drive a 2001 Honda Civic myself.

  68. lordarchan says:

    still, I find it very insulting that he thinks this way, even if it is a diluted, egotistical, cynical and alcohol induced ignorant way of thinking. I’m 16 for Christ sake! I’m writing a book! Why should I die for something I’m not doing! I mean he should just learn a few things, and perhaps some basic English before he says these things.

  69. Bill says:

    If all countries do not get together FAST and sort out this mess, there will be no planet left to argue over

  70. Chago says:

    We have two choices, essentially:

    1. Try to get along and be respectful of ourselves, others and our planet.

    2. Behave like a bunch of senseless blockheads.

    I’ll try the first choice and suggest that we all try to laugh about the snow.

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  73. Corporal Hicks says:

    diluted

    Actually, I think he is the opposite. Proabally has a higher blood alcohol concentration!

    Deluded for sure though.

  74. mrcann says:

    “Silly Europeans. The world is jealous of America because it’s the only country that’s truly free”

    im sorry, i dont wish ill for america but this is a myth. america is not free in your black and white terms. like every other country out there its bound by rules it has to play by.

    one big problem is censorship of supposedly “free” media.
    things exist such as govermeent-controlled tv channels used entirely for propaganda.
    this is just a tiny example:
    “http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2002334,00.html”

    “and as for russia you guys are dead”
    dont be cocky – ive seen prognozis for the US and A where things werent too bright either.

    “You are a true waste of skin.”
    too much Lexx? :) :) :)

    also most of the people on this blog dont realise that pollution can be caused by other means then car emission.

    back on the topic – latest test lab results show the yellowish colour of the snow was a result of pollution. it even contained traces of alcohol!

  75. mrcann says:

    “still, I find it very insulting that he thinks this way, even if it is a diluted,”

    hello! he doesnt think this way, he is just breaking your balls!

  76. Vernadotte says:

    Keep in mind that around 2% or so of air pollution in the state of Maryland in USA comes from “cars.” Much larger amounts, around 40% come from trucks and busses and other vehicles using leaded fuel. Larger amounts come from industry.

    The government of MD demands that car owners get their cars inspected for pollution for $12 each. Why? Not for the environment. There are millions of cars in one state alone and the government makes good money from ordering inspections. We have the technology to convert trucks and other vehicles to use unleaded fuel and drastically reduce pollution, and the technology to fix the factories, but there isn’t any profit from it. The situation is just like that in all the other states.

    In effect, the USA pollutes abominably not because they are evil, but because they are run by capitalist pricks who stay in power only because of all the money they get from their industrialist friends and don’t care about the environment. It’s a sad situation really.

  77. grazny says:

    Don’t mind him.. he’s Finnished… America is the best…

  78. Kid says:

    “You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was
    actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an
    offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So I just
    thought I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would
    know when they found one.

    An American is English, French, Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish,
    Russian or Greek. An American may also be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese,
    Japanese, Australian, Iranian, or Asian. An American may also be a Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, or one of
    the many other tribes known as native Americans.

    An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist. The only
    difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them
    chooses. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he
    will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming
    to speak for the government and for God.

    An American is from the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
    The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence,
    which recognizes the God given right of each man and woman to the pursuit of
    happiness.

    An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other
    nation in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by
    the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to
    enable the people to win back their country. As of the morning of September
    11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in
    Afghanistan. The best products, the best books, the best music, the best
    food, the best athletes.

    Americans welcome the best, but they also welcome the least. The national
    symbol of America welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of
    your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the
    people who built America. Some of them were working in the Twin Towers in
    the morning of September 11, earning a better life for their families. [I've
    been told that the people in the Towers were from at least 30, and maybe
    many more, other countries, cultures, and first languages, including those
    that aided and abetted the terrorists.]

    So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General
    Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the
    history of the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself.
    Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They
    are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to
    that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

    So look around you. You may find more Americans in your land than you
    thought were there. One day they will rise up and overthrow the old,
    ignorant, tired tyrants that trouble too many lands. Then those lands, too,
    will join the community of free and prosperous nations. And America will
    welcome them!

  79. Kid says:

    and for canada thanks

    This is from a Canadian newspaper, is worth sharing.

    Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently
    to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon
    Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is
    the full text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Con-
    gressional Record:

    “This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans
    as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people
    on all the earth.

    Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were
    lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in
    billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None
    of these countries is today paying even the interest on its
    remaining debts to the United States.

    When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the
    Americans who propped it up, and their reward was to be in-
    sulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I
    saw it.

    When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States
    that hurries in to help. This spring, 59 American communities
    were flattened by tornadoes. Nobody helped.

    The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of
    dollars! into discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those
    ]countries are writing about the decadent, warmongering Amer-
    icans.

    I’d like to see just one of those countries that is gloating
    over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own
    airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane
    to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the
    Douglas DC10? If so, why don’t they fly them? Why do all the
    International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

    Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man
    or woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy,
    and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy, and
    you get automobiles.

    You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the
    moon -! not once, but several times – and safely home again.

    You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right
    in the store window for everybody to look at. Even their
    draft-dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are here on
    our streets, and most of them, unless they are breaking Can-
    adian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at
    home to spend here.

    When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking
    down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When
    the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke,
    nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both are still broke.

    I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the
    help of other people in trouble. Can you name me even one
    time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I
    don’t think there was outside help even during the San Fran-
    cisco earthquake.

    Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I’m one Canadian who
    is damned tired of hearing them get kicked around. They will
    come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they
    do, they are entitled to thumb their nose at the lands that
    are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is
    not one of those.”

    Stand proud, America!

  80. Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

    Americans produce only 3 things: garbage, junk, trash.

    That’s why they don’t have the right to live on this planet. Go to the Moon, Americans. There’s no place on the Earth for you.

  81. lordarchan says:

    “Americans produce only 3 things: garbage, junk, trash.

    That’s why they don’t have the right to live on this planet. Go to the Moon, Americans. There’s no place on the Earth for you. ”

    @mrcann
    that doesn’t seem like “breaking my balls” to me.

    @Finnish Alcoholics Online
    We’ve already been to the moon. I believe it was July 20, 1969.

    • Finnish Alcoholics Online says:

      Ok then. Go to the Moon and live there. And don’t step on the Earth!

      • lordarchan says:

        nah, the weather isn’t nice enough. I think a nice condo up there will do you good too. Maybe the O2 tanks can run out for ya too! wouldn’t that be nice?

  82. Josh says:

    Hey folks, I’ve travelled to the EU many times for work and vacations. Very often during introductions if my Canadian nationality comes up I get a “glad you’re not american” comment or something along those lines which makes me feel the same akward I feel when someone drops a racial bomb. Sure I’ve met crazy yanks and appreciate the dilema but some of the most incredible, down to earth people I’ve ever built w/ were Americans.. anyhow, sure as hell glad my snow’s white.

  83. Crazy says:

    Yeah you are right, they in Europe doesn’t know a thing about life in USA

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  87. mrcann says:

    “An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other
    nation in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by
    the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to
    enable the people to win back their country”

    be careful, you will get me dying of laughter :)

    mate, americans are generous and good people in their nature, there is no doubt in that, but US and A came to Afganistan both times was because of geopolitical reasons. The truth is, the USA *government* cares little of other countries and especially people that populate it, as it only pursues its own interests. (oil, resources, national security, etc)

    “I’d like to see just one of those countries that is gloating
    over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own
    airplane. Does any other country in the world have a plane
    to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tri-Star, or the
    Douglas DC10? If so, why don’t they fly them? Why do all the
    International lines except Russia fly American Planes?”

    Umm AIRBUS???? Heard of the new Airbus 380?

    “Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man
    or woman on the moon? ”

    Umm RUSSIA? they are not just considering, they are already working on it.

    “Can you name me even one
    time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? ”

    Umm , RUSSIA??? MAny other countries from EU, Asia – the whole world was there to help when Catrina happened. Mate your questions get dumber and dumber.

    Dude, you watch too much FOX, give it a rest will ya :)

  88. Der Kommisar says:

    “Umm AIRBUS???? Heard of the new Airbus 380?”

    You sure you don’t want to reconsider that choice? That turkey is certainly not the best example of Eurpoean Aerospace.

  89. Bishop Brennan says:

    Then how is it that many cars over in the States seem to have 3+ litre V6 and V8 engines?

    Take for example the Ford Econoline van, it can have the Triton V10 petrol engine in it (which would probably return about 15-20 mpg). Now over here in Europe, we have the Ford Transit, with at maximum a 2.5 litre turbo diesel engine. Far more economical, granted it may pull a less load, but still, there is no need for a V10 engine in a van at all.

    Another thing, what is it with you Yanks no liking diesel cars? They are far better than hybrids IMO (better mpg’s, more reliable, easier to service, etc). Sure they may have alot of black soot from the exhaust pipe, but with particle filters becoming compulsory in the EU, this will remove alot of the soot from diesel engines, making them just as ‘enviromentally friendly’, if not more, than a hybrid.

  90. Kid says:

    dude i dont watch tv and your full o bull

  91. Kid says:

    but sorry you think that of us Americans perhaps it was too much for you to handle also dude I’m not a dude and I could care less with the news being I’m a 14 year old kid mrcann so just think on what you just said for a bit.

  92. mrcann says:

    OK kid I’m sory on what I said America is an awesome place there you happy? God Bless America!

  93. Kid says:

    Ok mrcann thanks dude

  94. AmericaPhobe says:

    Why you Americans are so easy to get angry? So what if so many of us bash your country? You should ignore it, or laugh about it. Instead you write long texts about how those things aren’t true and how YOU didn’t wote for Bush.

    That more than anything shows that America is still like a little kid who must explain itself for more intelligent people.

    And the problem with Americans is allso that you don’t really pay attention to what is happening around the world. You get shocked of that somebody hates US and cry “why is that?” Well maybe if you wouldnt let your countrys lunatics harass peoples around the world there would be much more appreciation for you guys!

    And America isn’t any more “free” than your averege EU country or Canada, or Japan etc. Or maybe you consider for freedom the right to pay for your education and right to be REALLY poor for example if you get handicapped. We can do exactly the same things here in Europe that you can. And if you regard your country to be THE GREATEST becouse of its bif ass army, then you should really grow up.

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  96. Kid says:

    And its not wote its vote and the w is nowhere near the v

  97. Dr.Gonzo says:

    I hate to throw around judgement because to be honest I really don’t care. The one thing that I want to get clear though is that Alexander Graham Bell did not invent the telephone (which in turn leads to this great invention as ProudAmerican pointed out). As a Canadian I am always extremely angered when someone says this false statement. Alexander Graham Bell is a fraud when it comes to this, but your “patriotical” history books that you learn from in the US always fail to recognize this as a Canadian achievement in 1876! Not to mention the radio, java programming language, standard time, and many more that have been stolen by the US because we sell them to you, or you patent them before we can (because your country has the international patent office). Now I’m not going to say that it’s not our fault for selling them to you, but just because you have the patent doesn’t mean you can flaunt them around as your own ideas. ProudAmerican, you talk about ignorance of others that have posted on this site, but maybe you’re the one who should be doing more research before you make false declarations.

  98. björn says:

    in US, you can drive when you are 16. never saw a collage movie? ;)

  99. mrcann says:

    Kazahstan is the greatest country in the world, all other countries are run by little girls :) :) :)

  100. mrcann says:

    “who was the major player in freeing Europeans from Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini ”

    can i be a biatch and say that USA played little role in freeing Europeans from Hitler, because it was done almost entirely by russians. But it was indeed number one in freeing Europe from other two.

    • Pedro says:

      Yeah, you’re right; retaking France and Italy and all of West Germany was so easy, no one even died! Certainly not HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS…

      Good point.

      Thanks to the Russians for taking Berlin, though. That was helpful.

      • mrcann says:

        USA forces had suffered major losses but it was just a tiny percentage compared to the losses of Soviet Union. Still, these few hundred of thousands is a frigging lot in any sense and a big thanks goes to them and other allies who together made it possible for victory to happen!

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

        • Mr. Blonde says:

          And I’m sure it had absolutely nothing to do with Russia being part of Eastern Europe and the United States being across the pond. That wouldn’t affect casualties at all. Besides, the Russian army wasn’t that strong to begin with. Their tactics were terrible and left their country wide open for invasion.

  101. eliyahu says:

    just for your knowing now you can reply directly to person whom you are responding using “reply this comment” under each comment

  102. Pedro says:

    Canada completed its mission on D-Day because Sword and Juno beaches were the easiest to take due to successful bombing missions the night before.

    “Canada was the only country to complete their mission come D-day.” Oh. You’re right. I remember now how the history books are wrong and the Brits and Americans were driven back into the sea, and Canada single-handedly defeated Germany. Great point.

    If the massive Canadian war machine was responsible for the defeat of Germany in the European theater, with their huge army and massive industrial capability, why did they not become a world superpower after WWII as the US did? Oh, that’s right, because everyone FORGOT THEY WERE THERE.

    • pedro says:

      With no research I can name probably half of the provinces and territories. Pretty good since I never took a class called “Provinces and Territories of Useless Countries to the North of the United States.”

      Again, Canada had more “success” at Juno on D-day because it fell more easily (note I didn’t say “easily,” I said “more easily” – in comparison to Utah and Omaha) due to a successful overnight bombing campaign. 50% casualties in the first hour sounds about right, although I don’t have my WWII books with me. Omaha and Utah were the hardest-defended, hardest-fought beaches. I do appreciate the success of the Canadian military in that campaign, however, no disrespect intended there.

      I think you meant to say that the US was going to become UNinhabitable within a century. Doubt it. Go find the most damning environmental reports in the world and none of them say that.

      Great thing about America is that although many in the US don’t like Canada, and vice-versa, if Canada ever needed help in military or humanitarian matters, the US would help without question. And I’d support that wholeheartedly. I wonder what you would say if the scenario was reversed?

  103. Pedro says:

    “the us is actually number 171 on the population density list (out of 230 countries)”

    America is huge. And not DENSELY populated…try driving across it sometime and you spend most of your time on the plains or in the desert with no homes around.

    Less population density = more expensive public transportation (as more roads and miles need to be covered, paid for by fewer people) = more driving.

    People in dense or small countries are able to survive without a car. Unless you live in a big city (that isn’t Los Angeles) in America, you NEED a car. It’s sad but true.

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  105. Mike says:

    English is not my native langage, so dont blame me for bad grammar. I’m sure most of americans dont even have a good grammar too so dont blame me for that, this is only a second langage for me.

    If it is your only argument there, maybe it’s because you guys have nothing more intelligent to sayz.

    I like american people, many tourists come here in Montréal, Québec. It’s not the problem. They are all welcome and I like to speak with them. They even excuse themselves not being able to speak french. They still have respect for other culture. (specially thoses from vermont and new york stateS)

    The fact still that in the western country, your country is the one who has the poorest rating about press liberty, acessibility to education and heatlcare services and life quality.

    So keep blaming for for grammar spelling.

    Try to explain yourself and argue in french now, it will be my turn to laught at you.

    Mike
    Montréal, Québec (canada)

  106. Mr. Blonde says:

    I’m sure we would speak in French if it were not for our country being overrun with illegal immigrants who are now forcing Americans to speak Spanish instead of other languages. My family is from Shediac in New Brunswick, Canada (lobster capital of the world hahaha!)so I speak a little French, but not well. I’ll be happy to convserse in Spanish, French and a little bit of Russian and Swahili if you’d like.
    -Margaux, Rhode Island (USA)

    • Mike says:

      Hehe

      In the past, North America was mainly french, from 1534 to the 1800’s.

      The nouvelle-france empire included Kanada (mostle quebec province and northern ontario in that time)louisiane and everything between thoses two locations. it’s not anything…

      saint-louis, detroit, nouvelle orleans… :)

      Remember that :P

      The first capital city to be built in North America will celebrate his 400th anniversary, on july 3 2006. QUÉBEC CITY.

      All americans friends are welcome for this celebration. We never forgave here in Québec the help americans provided us against the english in the 1800’s. Unfortunnately, it was not enough to keep us a free nation. This celebration will be possible with the help of France and USA mainly. To celebrate the french presence in north america.

      I might be the first to blame usa governement and ignorants citizen. But I’m the first to applause USA in many cases too.

  107. doug7654 says:

    check your facts….our ..(usa)…small percent of world population makes up 30% of greenhouse gasses…..

  108. [...] It’s been brutally cold — probably one of the coldest winters I can remember. Meredith has confirmed that it is actually warmer in Antarctica, then it is here. Golly. No kidding. I’ve had to sleep with a heater in my room over these past few nights. It’s also been snowing, but nothing major. Enough to cover the ground, and delay school openings, but the sun has melted it away. Apparently, we’re up for a pretty big storm next week (a double whammy), but the forecast always changes. Let’s see what happens. In Upstate, New York (near Lake Erie), they’ve been getting slammed. 88″ inches (over 7 feet) of snow in some places. Wow. If you need an idea of how much snow that is, you can click here. Now that’s pretty insane, and I think that’s asking for just a bit too much. Ever see, orange snow? All I can say is — let it snow, but after that… bring on the Spring, or else i’m packing my bags and moving to Australia. [...]

  109. Huge_Balls says:

    My balls are huge.

  110. Ravby says:

    Oh yeah good iventions we will need them when the world is no more.I rather have a world without technology then no world at all.

  111. bimka says:

    Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

  112. bimka says:

    Can we leave Americans alone? Please? Can we talk about the orange snow in Omsk, Russia?
    I do agree with the VERY earlier comment: “The snow on the roof top is white.” Does anybody else think that this is just a prank? And that there were no orange snow in Omsk?

  113. Eddie Dunne says:

    this is just a check to see if you received my new member informatiom

  114. Amber says:

    that is so wierd are they really that huge!!!!!

  115. em says:

    this is vary intresting! i never wqould of thought that a phanomanon like this would ever befall us! i for one am a teacher and know alot about history and the science of the world but, im will be waiting for this to happen in the united states,i dont know if this would have happened to us in the past, and if it has, i must have been under a rock!!!

  116. Russian Visa says:

    Your article is much more informatics for all of the visitor or tourist.I am very

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  117. Omich says:

    That’s exactly strange. I’ve been living in the Omsk for the last 25 years and never seen orange snow.

  118. Fed up says:

    There must be an excess of leetle peeple with leetle compassion for others on the planet. But then if families can’t get along, why on earth do we think that countries will get along? And I never did see the orange snow for reading all the unbelievably ridiculous comments from people who obviously have waaaaayyyyyy too much time on their hands. Perhaps if more of the brainpower were to be put to work in solving the world’s problems instead of blaming others and wasting time, this old world would be better off. There’s a lot to be said for time management.

  119. Mike says:

    I think most of english Canadian cannot accept the fact that even thought they conquered the territory, they were never able to conquer it’s people or to assimilate us.

    We are the heart of cultural production in Canada. (more than 80% of the canadian movie are french, only to name the movies)

    So in the end, it’s a kind of defeat that specially the west will never accept. Cause we are there and strong, leading Canada in Telecoms, transport (Bombardier), we have the richest people in Canada and the richest corporations (Power corporation, Hydro-Québec, Quebecor) Richest man in Canada is M. Desmarais.

    I could continue for long giving example of this…

    anyway I wrote on this forum in 2006 almost 3 years ago. Now I got a reply wow lol

    thx anyway

  120. dominick says:

    I agree. I don’t think Canadian can accept the fact that their government is uncontrollable of the Canadian citizens.

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  123. LYUBLYU says:

    I LOVE OMSK AND OMSK REGION TOO MUCH, I WAS THERE IN 2007.

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  125. Absolutely terrifying I felt it in Barrie

  126. Rusrek says:

    But even then, I was starting to think that I really wanted to try my hand at writing a novel. It took me a few years to sit down and actually start writing fiction. It took even longer to get it published.

  127. I read it on Facebook and repost it on my tweeter.

  128. Interesting Post, highly informative at the very least. Keep up the good work!

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