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    A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics


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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Wow. It was a lot riskier than I thought allowing China to host the Olympics.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    I don't understand how rain is an embarrassment??

    a wet opening ceremony would be a major embarrassment,
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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    This is gonna be so much fun to watch! Too bad all the events will be going on in the morning.


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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I don't understand how rain is an embarrassment??



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    My roommate is going there for a week. If he doesn't make it back, I got dibs on his computer.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    I think they are saying it would be an embarrassment because China has claimed that they are going to cause rain before it gets to Beijing...just like the article states. So the embarrassment would be that they cannot control the weather like they claimed...who knew?


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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    I watched on the BBC last weekend their coverage of China's attempt to clear out the algae bloom that could interfere with the sailing events. In America we'd probably bring in some sort of heavy equipment to rake and clear it out, China though brings in the army and manually does it.

    Some of the behind the scenes stuff may be more interesting than some of the actual events.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I don't understand how rain is an embarrassment??



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    It sounds like they are spending alot of time, energy, and money on preventing rain... Sounds like a really good idea...



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    I watched on the BBC last weekend their coverage of China's attempt to clear out the algae bloom that could interfere with the sailing events. In America we'd probably bring in some sort of heavy equipment to rake and clear it out, China though brings in the army and manually does it.

    Some of the behind the scenes stuff may be more interesting than some of the actual events.
    I saw an article about that stuff the other day. They were bringing in some machinery from the Navy. The problem was that it was going to take a few days to get there.

    Another problem that they are having is that the algae seems to come back overnight. That could be interesting.

    The other problem with the sailing venue is that there isn't a consistent wind. That could be a problem.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    It sounds like they are spending alot of time, energy, and money on preventing rain... Sounds like a really good idea...
    Yep, spend all the money they can to prevent rain but pass over the starvation prevention of its people.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post

    The other problem with the sailing venue is that there isn't a consistent wind. That could be a problem.

    No worries. they will just build wind.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by clonefromNE View Post
    I think they are saying it would be an embarrassment because China has claimed that they are going to cause rain before it gets to Beijing...just like the article states. So the embarrassment would be that they cannot control the weather like they claimed...who knew?
    gotcha. Thanks!

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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Wow, what a great idea having the Olympics in China was!

    Let's slate the next summer games in Fallujah and the winter games in the picturesque mountains of Afghanistan.



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    Re: A disaster guide for the Beijing Summer Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    The other problem with the sailing venue is that there isn't a consistent wind. That could be a problem.
    Now that's a race I can't wait to watch...windless sailing!



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