#1 Now that's a a monster truck: Black-smoke-belching pick-ups built by anti-environmentalists who are 'rolling coal' by Frank Cannon 07.07.2014 18:16

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...l#ixzz36p6eoFFp

God Bless America....



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Americans who consider human-linked climate change a load of hogwash and environmentalists kooks have rolled out a new way to express their political views: their exhaust pipes.

Some truck enthusiasts are reconfiguring their vehicles to produce higher amounts of diesel exhaust in a form of protest dubbed 'rolling coal'. In some cases, they are even adding smokestacks to enhance the effect.

Their aim is to spew thick black clouds of smoke into the air - or at cars - sometimes spending thousands of dollars to do so, according to the Huffington Post. The Rollin' Coal community Facebook page has 15,241 likes.

One modification to their vehicles being used involves increasing the amount of fuel entering the truck's engine. When there's too much fuel, the engine fails to combust properly, turning it into soot.

'It’s just fun,' said Robbie, a 25-year-old mechanic in South Carolina who has been 'rollin' coal' since he got his first truck 12 years ago, according to Vocativ. 'Just driving and blowing smoke and having a good time.'

Coal rollers call that soot 'Prius repellent' and channel it through smokestacks that can release it onto bystanders or cars - especially Priuses - in a thick, pollutant-heavy black cloud, the Post said.

'I run into a lot of people that really don’t like Obama at all,' an unnamed Wisconsin seller of smokestack kits told Slate's David Weigel, explaining some of the rationale behind the movement.


'If he’s into the environment, if he’s into this or that, we’re not,' he continued. 'I hear a lot of that. To get a single stack on my truck - that’s my way of giving them the finger. You want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you.'

The American Cancer Society has linked exposure to diesel exhaust to a variety of negative health effects, including lung cancer.





#2 RE: Now that's a a monster truck: Black-smoke-belching pick-ups built by anti-environmentalists who are 'rolling coal' by algernonpj 08.07.2014 10:04

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@Frank Cannon

Do these come with gas masks ?

#3 RE: Now that's a a monster truck: Black-smoke-belching pick-ups built by anti-environmentalists who are 'rolling coal' by Rev 09.07.2014 01:45

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#4 RE: Now that's a a monster truck: Black-smoke-belching pick-ups built by anti-environmentalists who are 'rolling coal' by algernonpj 09.07.2014 13:21

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Quote: Rev wrote in post #3



Prius Repellent. Priceless !

#5 RE: Now that's a a monster truck: Black-smoke-belching pick-ups built by anti-environmentalists who are 'rolling coal' by Frank Cannon 09.07.2014 13:42

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My daily beat around rent collector vehicle is a 1990 Cadillac Brougham with a 350. The valve guides leak and I have intentionally not replaced them even though it is a simple job because when it sits for an hour or more, oil leaks into the cylinders and when I light it off, it blows out a huge cloud of smoke for a second or two. I think it is funny and I know it irritates Greenpeace types. I guess that is my version of rolling coal.

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