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(Telegraph)   China will flatten 700 mountains to build a new city in the desert. Developers admit that the hardest part will be teaching those impatient 8-year-olds how to drive the bulldozers   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 79
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2012-12-10 11:38:02 AM  
first, the water in the picture looks disgusting. is it supposed to be colored brown?

second, they can't find someplace in china that doesn't require the flattening of 700 mountains to put a city?

third, i think the term mountain is being used quite loosely here. a legitimate mountain takes up a lot of space. 700 legitimate mountains would take up a massive area. 700 legitimate mountains would comprise a space large enough to hold the equivalent of many cities.
 
2012-12-10 11:44:20 AM  

SlothB77: i think the term mountain is being used quite loosely here. a legitimate mountain takes up a lot of space. 700 legitimate mountains would take up a massive area. 700 legitimate mountains would comprise a space large enough to hold the equivalent of many cities.



It looks like a pretty big area:

Link
 
2012-12-10 11:58:19 AM  
China: The West Virginia of the Future
 
2012-12-10 12:01:02 PM  
oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true
 
2012-12-10 12:03:15 PM  

D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true


Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:23 PM  

BumpInTheNight: D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true

Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.


No one is going to LIVE there, they do these projects specifically for the GDP "boost".
 
2012-12-10 12:07:54 PM  

BumpInTheNight: D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true

Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.



m.ruvr.ru

If only there were some sort of river in the area.
 
2012-12-10 12:16:43 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: BumpInTheNight: D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true

Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.

No one is going to LIVE there, they do these projects specifically for the GDP "boost".


Oh, well if it's one of those it makes more sense.
 
2012-12-10 12:17:49 PM  

EdNortonsTwin: BumpInTheNight: D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true

Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.




If only there were some sort of river in the area.


The existence of a river doesn't disprove water shortages.
 
2012-12-10 12:27:24 PM  
Google pegs that at 3.5 billion US. If you can remove 700 mountains for that price tag, you're paying a shiat wage.
 
2012-12-10 12:55:35 PM  

ha-ha-guy: Google pegs that at 3.5 billion US. If you can remove 700 mountains for that price tag, you're paying a shiat wage.


I thought we got cheap goods from China because they paid their workers well...

Guess I was wrong.
 
2012-12-10 12:58:42 PM  
I'm sure the new city will be home to 10's of people.
 
2012-12-10 12:59:14 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: ha-ha-guy: Google pegs that at 3.5 billion US. If you can remove 700 mountains for that price tag, you're paying a shiat wage.

I thought we got cheap goods from China because they paid their workers well...

Guess I was wrong Wong.


FTFY
 
2012-12-10 01:05:22 PM  
It would take over 5,000 years to cart away Mt. Fuji at the rate of one standard dump truck every 15 seconds. And they are planning on flattening 700 mountains? Good luck.
 
2012-12-10 01:06:29 PM  
one snail darter and the whole project will go to hell.
 
2012-12-10 01:08:47 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: It would take over 5,000 years to cart away Mt. Fuji at the rate of one standard dump truck every 15 seconds. And they are planning on flattening 700 mountains? Good luck.


To be fair, the budget could be:

3.5 billion kickbacks and bribes to everyone and 1k to have some dude get his photoshop on.
 
2012-12-10 01:08:52 PM  
They have already built massive cities that are sitting empty.
 
2012-12-10 01:15:31 PM  
So forests will grow on flattened granite?
 
2012-12-10 01:17:43 PM  
There is such a thing as too much infrastructure spending. They should be building more fighter jets and tanks
 
2012-12-10 01:22:31 PM  
Yes because massively changing the environment always turns out well.


The Chinese need to play more Dwarf Fortress.
 
2012-12-10 01:24:05 PM  
China has a few ghost cities already.

They don't build based on need today, they are looking far ahead of where we look - which is this quarter's earnings or the next election.

China has every intention of becoming the pre-eminent power on this globe and only the USA stands in the way. Unfortunately, the USA is stupid, we as a people are stupid and shortsighted. Thanks corporate mass media!
 
2012-12-10 01:25:43 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: rufus-t-firefly: ha-ha-guy: Google pegs that at 3.5 billion US. If you can remove 700 mountains for that price tag, you're paying a shiat wage.

I thought we got cheap goods from China because they paid their workers well...

Guess I was wrong Wong.

FTFY


www.iruntheinternet.com
 
2012-12-10 01:37:36 PM  

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: one snail darter and the whole project will go to hell.


The snail darter will be arrested for treason and executed, work will continue after lunch.
 
2012-12-10 01:41:38 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: China has a few ghost cities already.

They don't build based on need today, they are looking far ahead of where we look - which is this quarter's earnings or the next election.

China has every intention of becoming the pre-eminent power on this globe and only the USA stands in the way. Unfortunately, the USA is stupid, we as a people are stupid and shortsighted. Thanks corporate mass media!


You have taken a fact (China builds empty cities) and gone COMPLETELY the wrong way with you analysis. China's population will be shrinking in the next 30 years and while they're crowded in existing cities they will not, by and large, be moving to these cities built by fiat.

These construction jobs are feathers for the local party leader's hat on one hand, and gigantic make work projects on the other to keep the economy moving. And if that wasn't bad enough they aren't even building these places with methods or materials to last. They're going to fall apart pretty quickly the moment people start living in and using them.
 
2012-12-10 01:45:01 PM  
In the desert? Chronic water shortage? Sounds like they are trying to compete with Vegas.
 
2012-12-10 01:46:09 PM  
obligatory

SHamen Move any Mountain Remix

Good use of the asinine tag, subby.
 
2012-12-10 01:56:38 PM  
good lord, could you imagine the outrage here in the states? Would be like saying we're going to flatten a section of the rocky mountains to make driving easier and extract minerals. That would go over well. I do admire the Chinese sometimes with the ability to just do stuff. Even when it seems crazy, they decide to do something and there is no group that can really stand in their way.
 
2012-12-10 02:01:51 PM  

pushpinder: I do admire the Chinese sometimes with the ability to just do stuff. Even when it seems crazy, they decide to do something and there is no group that can really stand in their way.


LIke the USSR did to the Aral Sea
I truly hope that you are kidding
 
2012-12-10 02:08:06 PM  

alienated: pushpinder: I do admire the Chinese sometimes with the ability to just do stuff. Even when it seems crazy, they decide to do something and there is no group that can really stand in their way.

LIke the USSR did to the Aral Sea ? 
I truly hope that you are kidding


I was thinking about the Three Gorges Dam, that even nearly 2 decades earlier the world told them would end in probable disaster, but they went with the project anyway.
 
2012-12-10 02:09:50 PM  
My Peter Molyneux headline was funnier. :(
 
2012-12-10 02:11:14 PM  

SlothB77: first, the water in the picture looks disgusting. is it supposed to be colored brown?


Slow-moving rivers are often brown, depending on recent rainfall and what sort of areas they go through, even without them being disgusting.

Google Maps picture

Buffalo Bayou is on the left, White Oak Bayou comes in from the top. They go through pretty similar areas and neither is horribly polluted (in that area - the Houston Ship Channel is another story), but one of them happened to be brown that day, as Buffalo Bayou usually is.
 
2012-12-10 02:14:20 PM  

pkellmey: I was thinking about the Three Gorges Dam, that even nearly 2 decades earlier the world told them would end in probable disaster, but they went with the project anyway.


Aye. Good point
 
2012-12-10 02:20:36 PM  

Hershey Highway Patrol: I'm sure the new city will be home to 10's of people.


That estimate is too high. 

Only China can look at places like Dubai, Las Vegas, and Phoenix and say "You know what...let's make that same mistake but on an even larger scale".
 
2012-12-10 02:25:06 PM  
You are so wrong, subby. An 8 year old will sit through anything to be able to drive a bulldozer. Or at least I would have when I was eight.
 
2012-12-10 02:39:07 PM  
The Chinese collapse will be breathtaking
 
2012-12-10 02:50:48 PM  

MugzyBrown: The Chinese collapse will be breathtaking


and it will take all of us with it.
 
2012-12-10 02:50:55 PM  
Rew Vegas?
 
2012-12-10 02:58:23 PM  

jupiterkansas: MugzyBrown: The Chinese collapse will be breathtaking

and it will take all of us with it.


This and this.
 
2012-12-10 03:07:24 PM  

mjohnson71: jupiterkansas: MugzyBrown: The Chinese collapse will be breathtaking

and it will take all of us with it.

This and this.


Nah, that's what we thought about Japan, and it didn't happen.

They import raw materials and export finished goods, the kind that can be built anywhere. When China collapses, we'll do the same thing to Indonesia. There's nothing that China does that cannot be easily replaced.
 
2012-12-10 03:15:41 PM  
pbbbt, and you guys were worried about the evironment...
 
2012-12-10 03:16:43 PM  
looks like some of those 700 mountains barely qualify as such. but still the environmental impact will be huge.
 
2012-12-10 03:24:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Hershey Highway Patrol: I'm sure the new city will be home to 10's of people.

That estimate is too high. 

Only China can look at places like Dubai, Las Vegas, and Phoenix and say "You know what...let's make that same mistake but on an even larger scale".


The place will look like North Haverbrook.

"There ain't no monorail and there never was!"
 
2012-12-10 03:29:18 PM  
Ain't no mountain high enough
ain't no valley low enough
ain't no river wide enough
to keep me from getting to my GDP target
 
2012-12-10 03:52:46 PM  
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DEVLEOPERS!!
 
2012-12-10 03:52:56 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: mjohnson71: jupiterkansas: MugzyBrown: The Chinese collapse will be breathtaking

and it will take all of us with it.

This and this.

Nah, that's what we thought about Japan, and it didn't happen.

They import raw materials and export finished goods, the kind that can be built anywhere. When China collapses, we'll do the same thing to Indonesia. There's nothing that China does that cannot be easily replaced.


Sup India/Mexico/Africa?
 
2012-12-10 04:05:16 PM  
Oh look, another Chinese Ghost City.
 
2012-12-10 04:11:13 PM  

ha-ha-guy: Google pegs that at 3.5 billion US. If you can remove 700 mountains for that price tag, you're paying a shiat wage.

After the 10 nukes, you're really not paying people to knock down mountains as much as you are, paying them to drag rocks to fill in the craters.
 
2012-12-10 04:26:57 PM  

StopLurkListen: EdNortonsTwin: BumpInTheNight: D135: oh look, another make work project

/RTFA - actually sounds pretty smart if those estimates are true

Did you read the part about the area's chronic water shortages? I'm sure its going to end well for them.




If only there were some sort of river in the area.

The existence of a river doesn't disprove water shortages.


WOT?
 
2012-12-10 04:30:30 PM  
What are they going to do with all that earth? Maybe they can dump it into the ocean make some islands tehn fight with their neighbors over ownership and then profit!!!
 
2012-12-10 04:31:45 PM  

pushpinder: good lord, could you imagine the outrage here in the states? Would be like saying we're going to flatten a section of the rocky mountains to make driving easier and extract minerals.


You're kidding right?

earthjustice.org 

As long as no one can see it from a city or the highway, no one cares.

/Sadly.
 
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