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Look at the size of this thing! I’ve no idea what it does but it sure is big and apparently it is ready 9 months ahead of schedule. Funny that, the new Wembley stadium is about 4 years behind schedule (it was meant to be ready by this summer in case we got the World Cup) but the Chinese build the world’s largest hydroelectric dam and it’s ready months before the planned deadline. Now I know, the Chinese built their own thing whereas the British, predictably, paid someone else (some dodgy Ozzybuild firm) to do it for them and I fully expected the Wembley project to overrun in both time and cost. It’s just the way we do things over here.

Speaking of woeful decision making and management by the English football authorities does anyone know why this man has been appointed manager of the national team? Or why it has taken 3 months to do so when everyone knew that it was going to be him when Sven first announced that he was taking the Real Madrid job after the World Cup?

The litmus test, as ever, is ‘can you imagine him as James Bond?’ The answer, in this case, is a definite ‘no’. Sven, yes, you could imagine his philandering, cooler than a cumumber personality working as Bond. Kevin Keegan? He had a perm, so no. Glenn Hoddle has a lot of weird religious views, he’s no Bond and should never have been England manager. Steve, above, is ginger, a grammar school boy, a former Manchester United assistant manager (so therefore hated by about 60% of the country) and about as charismatic as John Kerry. We’re doomed. The greatest crop of talented English players since 1990 and this forlorn, desperate, posh, smug prat is in charge. You see, Sven produced boring football from our national team but the hilarity of his private life more than made up for it.

On the lighter side of things, former Real Madrid manager Wanderley Luxemburgo has been given a 60 day touchline ban for comments he made about a referee after Santos (Wanderley’s present team) lost 3-1 to Sao Paulo. Luxemburgo alleged of the referee, Rodrigo Martins Cintra, “He was flirting with me. He blew his whistle and looked at me with every decision he made… Maybe it was because of my pink shirt.” :smiley:

I think Englands manager should be english, whether we loose or not, without an english manager we arnt an english team. I already think its stupid enough that there are hardly any english players in teams such as local teams (is it true arsnal has NO english players?). How are we supposed to encourage english skill if we allow a load of foreign buggers to play for us?
Meh, I dont care anyway. Football bores me. Id rather go outside and watch ants have death matches.


I love how this was a transition into soccer…

Anyways, the 3 Gorged Dam (the one depicted there) is, like you said - massive. It’s really going to mess up the atmosphere, especially the biomatter what will turn into methane. Not to mention the fact that it basically drove all of the natives for that region… elsewhere. Look at it, the resevoir is freakin massive.

The chinese are free to set a deadline that they know they can beat. No one there knows how long it takes to build a dam like that. No one anywhere does. Besides, the chinese are used to waiting.

American soccer teams have few american players. Then again, american soccer teams have few american fans.


siatd - still working…

That was ultimately the point of writing this, as an exercise in connecting something to football. The England squad for the world cup was announced today and it’s a joke. Sven has selected 4 strikers: Rooney, who has a broken foot and may not play, Owen, who is recovering from a broken foot and isn’t fit, Crouch, who is 6 feet 7 with a great first touch but nothing else and Walcott, who is a 17 year old who has never played in the Premiership. Sven has lost it, pinning our hopes on a giant and a child…

The FA are approximately as incompetent as the British government.

What an awe-inspiring photo!

I rate MacClaren quite highly, and am happy that he’s been picked for the job. I can see us winning in 2008 under him.

The England strike force for the World Cup …aaagh! Even though I disagree with siatd on “Mac” I fully endorse his paragraph on this. The way I see it, we’re gonna have to rely on the odd burst from midfield from the likes of Lampard, Gerrard, and Cole to get us our goals.

The BBC never says anything good about the Chinese, “China dam damages aquaic life”, what is that? It’s like criticising the Great Wall for damaging “forestral life”. The benefit of the dam is uncompromisable, having a significance that matches upto the Great Wall, which was built to stop the Huns from restless invasions, too bad Europe failed to erect. The dam here is a necklace given as sacrilage to mother Yangtze, whose wrathful flood its children has been unable to control for millena. the river has been a god, a dragon, for which alters were fed newborn babies by direction of soccerors. Today she stands conquored by men, we chain the dragon by its neck. The story of man versus nature sees its latest page of victory. Let’s say horray and buy some Chinese takeaway! This is what the BBC should’ve said. The environmental damage is inevitable and was calculated, counter-measures have been accounted for. So no need for pessimestic negation and nihilistical dialect, let’s not spoil what’s time for celebration. May the champaigne springs out like the dam with a matchable ejaculation! Bon apetite, enjoy the dolphines’ meat, such tommy-luck is not present everyday.

I suppose all those people who resided in the valley are pretty happy too eh?

I see you’ve got my dolphine joke there, OG, I know it’s not particularly a nice joke, but toughness always does well with a bit of humor.

Toughness is what needed in having carried out this whole dam project, one of the hugist project in history. Toughness in political unity, toughness in financial backup, toughness in engineering design, toughness in inter-tempero organisation, toughness in risk-aversion management, toughness in demanding construction, and this tough list goes on.

My point lies on top of this list, it has to, because it’s the toughness required in deciding to launch the project in the first place. The Chinese economists, scientists and local governments are not stupid, that is to say, they spent years and millions on working out the cost-benefit analysis on the project, before commencing it. Jiang Zemin, the concurrent president, was personally involved in this pre-constructional procedure, precisely because of the vast environmental and social cost that this projects inevitably excerts, not merely because the sheer size of the project. Political work must be done in order to gurantee the unified voting prior to the decision day. This was a vote that concerned a large body of local governments, it concerned a large body of groups of interests, from marine scientists to social economists, from local businesses to foreign investments. This project was a result of the generalised consensus of all these involved parties.

Significant sarifise is a necessity of any voting on such a scale. People living nearby have been reallocated and refunded right from the start. Whether they have been sufficiently and effectively managed and compensated, is entirely another matter if you think about it. Various national as well as international wildlife welfare organisations came to the construction site to save and preserve what can be done at their best. The government didn’t bar the door against them, it coorporated fully and mobolised the entire nation to donate to the funding for the affected people, mostly farmers and fishers. I donted some of my cloths via the organisational effort of my school, as every and each school, university, work unit, were required to do. This showed socialist spirit, it was moving and something celebrated. It was not an one-off donating event either. Many overseas citizens, mostly rich American-Chinese, have donated to the project throughout.

Whole villages and town, even several considerably sized cities, were flooded during the past thirteen or so years. Do not assmue that the people were underwater too. Niether assume that they would stay dry had the government not forced them to move. As I mentioned, the Yangtze is not the most stable river in the world, during the entire civilisational history of China, its flood is something awed, cursed, sufficiently suffered, plenty killed. The most recent significant flood I have experienced was in 1998, hundrends of thousands were killed, near as well as beyond the Three Gorges. It was one of the most severe flood in recent history. We donated to that too, needless to say. That gave more reason and support for the concurrent on going dam project.

China needs vast amounts of energy to feed its fast economic growth. My friend, when I say “needs”, I really mean “needs”. An economic collapse or significant slowdown, is simply not allowed to happen at whatever cost. China’s future, and its long run economic fruits for today and tommorow’s growth effort, can only be guranteed with a guranteed body of infrastructure, which in dam will play a major part for the energy supply of the entire Yangtz valley and nearby areas. You have the idea of the significant of the Yangtz valley (which goes from Tibet down to the Pacific at Shanghai) in comparison with China as a whole? Well I tell you my friend, narrow mindedly speaking, it consists of a quarter of the mainland, widely speaking as we should, its fate is sealed together with the rest of China, to expand our vision yet one step higher here, that its fate is related to the rest of the world. This godamn dam, is built and will be working for the whole damn world.

Otherwise where do you get affordable Nike and Adidas from? Nowadays, where do you get your affordable motherboards and cars from? In the future, there’s goning to be a lot more to ask from China. The BBC, has it got more brains than it has at the moment, would emphasis more positively on China’s peaceful rise, like The Economist, who knows what’s going on and what’s best to say. BBC’s more or less consistent bash on Chinese phenomena are pathetic and stupid. It’s slightest yet provocative comment on the negative side of things the Chinese accomplish, while offsetting the positive side, are unfortunately very influencial onto a certain part of domstic bourgeois racist dumbshits.

For example, BBC passionately raised worries of 2008 Beijing Olympics over human right, citing Dalai Lama. I think that’s just a load of fucking rubbish. The BBC really needs a in-depth and up-dated grip on China after what happened in Tianmen in as long ago as 1989. We could easily complain, like many others actually did, about the 2012 London Olympics, we don’t want our athelits who can win more golds than the British can win altogether, to be bombed with no limbs left just because Britain invaded Afgan and Iraq. Also, we could raise the issue of Northern Island, which is in every aspect parallel to Tibet, to pound the British on their own fantastical human right. Either way, there isn’t a chance for they to even argue back here.

China, the civilisaion of peace throughtout the majority of history, despite of being several times the strongest nation around, never launched any invasion on massive scale, never commited genocide, always content with themselves, always imagining fine things overseas. Throughroughly unlike the Greco-Roman legacy, which America and Britain seem to have inherited well, as demostrated most recently by the wars. China from the outset wants a peaceful and harmonious rise. It’s a real want and a sincere one. They don’t give a shit how America fucks around with themselves and others, dragging Britain in every and each time. All they need is a stable environment to achieve material and cultural prosperity. Capitalist they fight. Communism they also fight. They fight the greatest evils of modernity, while America is advocating for these evils more than ever. Yet they get blamed for allegesions of these evils? Wake up western media, acknowledge your own failures and don’t expect the newcomers to fail like you. Have some good hopes for the future of the world.

The dam is a gesture of China showing decencey, competence and goodwill.

Can you say, “Doesn’t know thing one about the Chinese or their history”.




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“You don’t know thing one about the Chinese and their history, you Belated Brain Child…”