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Quake kills thousands in western china

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aishilee, May 13, 2008.

  1. aishilee

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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Is that the official currency of the 2008 Summer Olympics?



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    No, it's the official currency of Rice's America come 2012.
     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Sad news in Asia Disaster wise lately.
    Shussh!

    I heard you two confused Bush and he threw Condaleza Rice at a Chinese wedding
     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Well, the first link was very helpful.

    My Chinese is a little rusty, sorry. Can you sum it up a little, as in how did the dams cause the earthquake?

    As to the second, you should be aware that great many an OTFer thinks biodiversity a secondary thing to human consumption, so in that sense the extra dams would be from the Chinese view a step for the better (even if the dam is located in a seismically sensitive area).
     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    hmm. I am a chinese and i can hardly read most of the characters there.

    damn. ~ ashamed.

    can't find any reports about the Dam being the caused of EarthQuake though
     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    The foresighted Indian subcontinent knew that tens of millions of years in the future the Chinese authorities would build a destructive hydro project, and commenced its ramming operation to put an end to construction and keep the river free.

    Anyway, I agree completely that this is human nature to destroy the environment of impunity.



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Zod, I knew of the feature - why do you think I was asking someone to translate it? :prop:

    I wonder how could they ever manage creating Engrish without the help of Google?

    You should also remember that while these reservoirs may seem calm, the geological risk four volts.



     
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    Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics!

    Valid questions are already being aired on internet sites over why so many schools and hospitals have wholly or partly collapsed, yet government offices fared much better...


     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    10,000 people dead out of a billion. Pfft, no worries.
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    .....................


    10k++ and still climbing.



     
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    Re: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics!

    You are making this reply to me - and to that particular piece of text, which mainly makes fun of Google-translator's inability - why?

    Yes, I'm sure those questions are valid. However, that is not an answer to why the dams caused the earthquake.



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Sort of like 5000 out of 290 million.



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Isn't that the exact same ratio as 9/11?



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Last I heard a, a reporter on the radio gave an account according to which a nearby mountain had sort of... collapsed on one of the villages. The shaking must've been insane.

    The ration could be thereabouts but it's wrong, given that there are about 1,3 billion Chinese.



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Yeah, a 7.9 in a seriously mountainous region is nothing to sneeze at . . . Add a bunch of piled-earth dams and lots of homes built of unmortared bricks and you have a recipe for a lot of grieving survivors.



     
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    Re: Quake kills thousands in western china

    Fixed that for you. :sad2:

    I knew that mountain ranges both grow and get less pronounced by natural means, but mountain coming down just sounds too biblical. Shaking the foundations of Earth and all that. Nature holds awesome power, and I mean awesome in the meaning of awe-inspiring. I'm scared whiter than my 'tar at the thought of facing that.



     
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    About the tar. is that "data" from star trek?
     

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