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The Week contest — Chinese exports
What unpleasant aspect of American life should we export to China?
Thanks, but no thanks.
Thanks, but no thanks. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Last week's contest: A new study has found that some of China's horribly polluted air is drifting across the Pacific and contributing to the smog in California and other Western states. What unpleasant aspect of American life should we export to China to get even?

THE WINNER: Bottled water from the fresh streams of West Virginia
Mark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.

SECOND PLACE: A fleet of Royal Caribbean cruise ships
Mark Chartier, Lyme, Conn.

THIRD PLACE: Even though he is Canadian, Justin Bieber
Marty Gelfman, Georgetown, Texas


HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Atlanta's snow removal plan
Kenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, Colo

Kimye
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville

The 2013 U.S. Congress
Bill O'Meara, Before, N.H.

Los Angeles
Andrew Tuite, Chicago

Infomercials
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

State of the Union addresses
Ken Kellam III, Dallas

Teenagers
Kathy Alkan, Little Falls, N.J.

Trial lawyers
David Murphy, Rumson, N.J.

A government that snoops on Internet activity instead of blocking it outright
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, Va.

The NRA
Richard N. Levine, Los Angeles

Products in our homes made in China. Oh wait, that's everything in our homes
Alan Guttman, Washington, D.C.

California
Joe Sherlin, Sweetwater, Tenn.

Texas
Paul Skogstrom, Clarksville, Ohio

Obesity and type 2 diabetes
Lisa Zakai, Catonsville, Md.

Political action committees and their contributors
Paul Johnsen, Hartford, Wis.

Politically motivated traffic jams
John Leroy, Phoenix

Our educational system
Marti Dryk, Austin

Obamacare
Joe Negrich, Toledo

The polar vortex
Janet Oberfoell, Monticello, Iowa

Male enhancement commercials
Robert N. Peffers, San Antonio

Coal
Katie Jensen, Eastsound, Wash.

Fox News and MSNBC
Bill Gillen, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

People who use "like," "you know," and/or "totally" in every sentence
George J. Bryjak, Bloomingdale, N.Y.

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