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2012-07-07 11:25:29 PM
And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?
 
2012-07-07 11:57:08 PM
Maybe they didn't give a damn anyway.
 
2012-07-08 12:22:15 AM

Mugato: And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?


It was a controlled spill.
 
2012-07-08 12:53:54 AM
What is that guard guarding against? He's watching the water.
 
2012-07-08 01:35:53 AM
sports.cqwin.com
 
2012-07-08 01:43:39 AM
Apocalyptic? "Scary"? Seriously? "Cool" is the only word to describe it. Daily fail suckered me in to yet another stupid click.
 
2012-07-08 01:44:49 AM

Mugato: And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?


they do this every year, so yeah, people bring a camera to take a picture.
 
2012-07-08 01:45:22 AM

Di Atribe: What is that guard guarding against? He's watching the water.


You answered your own question. Makin' sure that water doesn't try anything funny.
 
2012-07-08 01:46:34 AM
F*ckin' balls, I wouldn't stand next to anything that did that once a year.
 
2012-07-08 01:47:46 AM
I wonder how many toxins those people are inhaling/ingesting. China doesn't exactly have a great track record for keeping their rivers clean. That sediment's probably chock-full of nasty stuff.
 
2012-07-08 01:48:00 AM
Dammit man, I'm a doctor, not a civil engineer.
 
2012-07-08 01:51:02 AM
cool abstract images if you isolate the h2o away from the other stuff in the pics
 
2012-07-08 01:52:19 AM

jtown: I wonder how many toxins those people are inhaling/ingesting. China doesn't exactly have a great track record for keeping their rivers clean. That sediment's probably chock-full of nasty stuff.



still might be better than breathing the air...

china.usc.edu
 
2012-07-08 01:52:27 AM
That guard deserves the PRC's Medal of Stoicism.
 
2012-07-08 01:52:32 AM
If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-07-08 01:53:18 AM
Apocalypse Dam: China's giant man-made waterfall as floodgates are opened to send millions of tons of silt political dissidents downstream

/FTFT
 
2012-07-08 01:58:32 AM

Mugato: And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?


+1.
 
2012-07-08 02:00:53 AM

ThatDarkFellow: If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x400]


Given the blunders of Chinese engineering, how long until the rest of the dam follows suit?
 
2012-07-08 02:02:41 AM

ThatDarkFellow: If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x400]


I know, that doesn't even look real!
 
2012-07-08 02:03:08 AM

Brick-House: jtown: I wonder how many toxins those people are inhaling/ingesting. China doesn't exactly have a great track record for keeping their rivers clean. That sediment's probably chock-full of nasty stuff.


still might be better than breathing the air...

[china.usc.edu image 450x317]


I don't think you can win in any way - whether it is land, water, or air - given the large amounts of substances not conducive for any life, much less the life of humans.
 
2012-07-08 02:04:12 AM

Gyrfalcon: ThatDarkFellow: If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x400]

I know, that doesn't even look real!


From the first glance, it looks like someone just blew up a part of the dam itself.
 
2012-07-08 02:12:00 AM
I was disappointed by the lack of slit pictures in the article.
 
2012-07-08 02:15:26 AM
This reminds me of the guy that got killed by 10 million pounds of sludge from New York & New Jersey.
 
2012-07-08 02:16:47 AM

Gyrfalcon: ThatDarkFellow: If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x400]

I know, that doesn't even look real!


I thought it was just me. Maybe...?
 
2012-07-08 02:17:53 AM
I'm sure they just copied one of ours.
 
2012-07-08 02:18:05 AM

LordJiro: Di Atribe: What is that guard guarding against? He's watching the water.

You answered your own question. Makin' sure that water doesn't try anything funny.


And I like how they call him a "paramilitary policeman" in the first pic and then a "soldier" in the second. Which is it, Daily Fail?
 
2012-07-08 02:19:25 AM
"Yellow" River? That's lacist!
 
2012-07-08 02:21:27 AM

zerkalo: "Yellow" River? That's lacist!


Nobody ever calls it the Huang Ho.
 
2012-07-08 02:23:20 AM
I seem to recall seeing a documentary about the Chinese installing a dam, flooding an archaeologically-rich area in the last decade or so. Maybe it was Italy.
 
2012-07-08 02:29:03 AM

Gyrfalcon: ThatDarkFellow: If I didn't know any better I would swear they were standing in front of some sort of painting.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x400]

I know, that doesn't even look real!


No kidding I'm never going to look at Mat paintings or CGI in movies the same way.
 
2012-07-08 02:31:27 AM

buckler: I seem to recall seeing a documentary about the Chinese installing a dam, flooding an archaeologically-rich area in the last decade or so. Maybe it was Italy.


I seem to remember a book about it, didn't end well.
 
2012-07-08 02:32:36 AM
Made me have to go pee.
 
2012-07-08 02:36:39 AM

Phony_Soldier: I'm sure they just copied one of ours.


Nah, we don't let the water out of our dams. We let it fill the reservoirs to overflowing so we can build inland marinas and get tourism dollars. Then when there's too much rain upstream and the dam can't keep the excess water out of the farms downstream, we sue the engineers for not building dams with infinite holding capacity and the insurance companies for raising the flood insurance rates.
 
2012-07-08 02:36:50 AM

Mugato: And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?


Asian tourists, go figure.
 
2012-07-08 02:37:25 AM

Di Atribe: What is that guard guarding against? He's watching the water.


He is a member of the Peoples Armed Police.

Wikipedia does a better job of explaining it, but they stand around and guard the stuff that the Chinese Government feels is especially important. They have the manpower to put as many guards as they want out there 24/7/365.

The PAP have equipment and training that is much better than the police forces, and they will fark you up if you screw around with them. I had the opportunity to watch them beat down protestors and other malcontents several times.

Their presence means that China looks at major infrastructure protection as a matter of national security. Given that the current General Secretary of the party has a Civil Engineering degree, this makes a lot of sense. Most of the upper leadership have engineering backgrounds, which is a great argument to cite when an engineer mentions how much better everything would be if engineers ran it all.
 
2012-07-08 02:37:26 AM

Optimal_Illusion: Made me have to go pee.


i.ytimg.com

Not me.
 
2012-07-08 02:38:45 AM

Tatterdemalian: Phony_Soldier: I'm sure they just copied one of ours.

Nah, we don't let the water out of our dams. We let it fill the reservoirs to overflowing so we can build inland marinas and get tourism dollars. Then when there's too much rain upstream and the dam can't keep the excess water out of the farms downstream, we sue the engineers for not building dams with infinite holding capacity and the insurance companies for raising the flood insurance rates.


I've been drinking too much to understand your post. I'll read it again in the moring.
 
2012-07-08 02:57:48 AM

buckler: I seem to recall seeing a documentary about the Chinese installing a dam, flooding an archaeologically-rich area in the last decade or so. Maybe it was Italy.


No, that was China.
 
2012-07-08 03:18:29 AM
"Leave it to the Chinese."
 
2012-07-08 03:18:45 AM
Most of those pictures look like he should be standing in them.

classicmoviestills.com
 
2012-07-08 03:59:42 AM
The salmon are going to be going like "WTF?"
 
2012-07-08 04:12:17 AM

Di Atribe: What is that guard guarding against? He's watching the water.


He's guarding the "No Standing" sign.
 
2012-07-08 04:24:26 AM

buckler: I seem to recall seeing a documentary about the Chinese installing a dam, flooding an archaeologically-rich area in the last decade or so. Maybe it was Italy.


Why/How would China flood Italy?
 
2012-07-08 04:24:40 AM
America's rivers are as polluted and exploited as China's.

www.tourismnewsinfo.com
 
2012-07-08 04:25:36 AM

Chariset: Mugato: And so many of them had cameras, what are the odds?

It was a controlled spill.


They were making an ancient racial joke from the era before everyone over the age of 6 carried some type of camera 24 hours a day.
 
2012-07-08 04:39:27 AM

adeist69: I was disappointed by the lack of slit pictures in the article.


Came for this, leaving guilt-free.
 
2012-07-08 04:41:29 AM

foxyshadis: Apocalyptic? "Scary"? Seriously? "Cool" is the only word to describe it. Daily fail suckered me in to yet another stupid click.


i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-08 04:48:39 AM

Gyrfalcon: zerkalo: "Yellow" River? That's lacist!

Nobody ever calls it the Huang Ho.


You'll find hung hos in Taiwan
 
2012-07-08 06:00:47 AM

Tatterdemalian: Phony_Soldier: I'm sure they just copied one of ours.

Nah, we don't let the water out of our dams. We let it fill the reservoirs to overflowing so we can build inland marinas and get tourism dollars. Then when there's too much rain upstream and the dam can't keep the excess water out of the farms downstream, we sue the engineers for not building dams with infinite holding capacity and the insurance companies for raising the flood insurance rates.



There's a very high level of stupid with this post.
 
2012-07-08 06:11:31 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Gyrfalcon: zerkalo: "Yellow" River? That's lacist!

Nobody ever calls it the Huang Ho.

You'll find hung hos in Taiwan


Well, sure...
 
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