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Totally off-topic, but the quoted part above of your post hit me with a memory flash that is so clear. Made me grin.

During the Games, it was common for someone to call for a sit-rep using exactly that phrase. It was clear, it was short and to the point.
 

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Buck: It is hard to see from the POV of that pic. You are looking dang near straight DOWN. My mind keeps telling me that is a road with a humongous wee-waw in it.

But that pic is used because it shows the bend clearly, and you would see hardly anything at all from a horizontal POV.

And you are spot on with your analysis of the seriousness of the wee-waw. Under normal conditions, it would be a deadly serious problem. But the conditions are so far above normal as to be ridiculous:

There is a "Danger -- Dam Limit" line. MUST NOT allow the water to rise above that line, or THE DAM WILL NOT HOLD.

The water is 16 meters above the uttermost top design limit. Now add in what the entire world knows about large scale cement structures made in China.

Wonder what odds they are giving in Vegas?
just for clarity...I'm not supporting Chinese construction techniques, LOL, no...

Just saying, with all the 'trickery' going on any more, i'm just being the Doubting Thomas regarding all the 'legitimate' photos i get to choose from


There was an old video of someone in a Chinese apartment just pushing a rod up into a "concrete" column and it just crumbled out. Wonder if I can find that now. Found an article but video is gone... the guy just pushed that rod into the column and out came some dust.

https://www.rt.com/viral/337501-china-new-apartment-crumbling/

and it's gone...
 

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three gorgeous live stream
You'll know if something bad is about to happen when that live stream goes dead or switches to Chinese patriotic music videos.
 

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The good news is, when this is over, they'll be fewer Chinese to feed. Communist don't care about life
I don't care about the lives of communists either
 

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I hadn't seen the aerial shots of the warpage, that fucker is on borrowed time.
 

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Expert warns China's Three Gorges Dam in danger of collapse
Residents in lower reaches of Yangtze River should brace for evacuation: Chinese hydrologist

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By Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

2020/06/22 16:04



Expert warns Three Gorges Dam in danger of collapse. (Getty Images)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rains in China continue to wreak havoc on more than 24 provinces, notable Chinese hydrologist Wang Weiluo (王維洛) has questioned the safety of the massive Three Gorges Dam, warning that it could collapse at any moment.
In southern China, regional rainstorms and mudslides that began on June 1 have uprooted more than 7,300 houses and affected nearly eight million people as of Monday morning (June 21). The immediate economic loss is estimated at 20.6 billion RMB (US$2.9 billion) by local officials.
The nonstop downpours have also raised the Chinese public's concerns over the potential bursting of the world's biggest hydropower project. Despite government assurances that the dam is structurally sound, Wang has taken an opposing view and claimed that the facility is not as stable as many have been led to believe, reported New Talk.
Wang pointed out that the dam's design, construction, and quality inspection were all carried out by the same group of people and that the project was finished too quickly. He said that even Chinese Vice Minister of Water Resources Ye Jianchun (葉建春) confessed at a June 10 press conference that water levels of at least 148 rivers in the country have risen above warning thresholds, which proves that the Three Gorges Dam has a limited effect on flood control.
Rather than commenting on the validity of the images showing the dam's warping a year ago, Wang said a more serious concern is the cracks and substandard concrete discovered during its construction. He said a failure of the dam would have catastrophic consequences for individuals residing in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and that they should prepare for evacuation as soon as possible, reported CT Want.
In his interview with Radio France Internationale, the Chinese water expert also criticized the Chinese government and state media for refusing to acknowledge the potential danger of the reservoir. He said that scientists who have spoken the truth have been criminalized by Beijing, resulting in a society with no communication.
According to Chinese stated-owned CNTV, water inside the Three Gorges Dam continues to accumulate and has risen two meters above its flood-prevention level. Although the dam has been hailed by Beijing as one of the greatest engineering achievements in human history, its structural integrity continues to be questioned.


https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3951673
450 million people in affect zone if 3 gorges let go. What a disaster that would be. I hope they know how to swim over there.
 

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and to think,

'ole chin li is playing cat and mouse with taiwan right now, and we are both saber rattlin'

so if'n things go hot,
seems like a right fine place to have a boo boo
 

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paint BLM across the dam, think anyone would notice?

i'll lay claim, all BLM are a bunch of pussies...no, really, they are

aint a one of 'em got the balls to do it...
 

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paint BLM across the dam, think anyone would notice?

i'll lay claim, all BLM are a bunch of pussies...no, really, they are

aint a one of 'em got the balls to do it...
Now that's comedy!

And the live stream has already gone offline.
 
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450 million people in affect zone if 3 gorges let go. What a disaster that would be. I hope they know how to swim over there.
Probably inappropriate but I feel like this has to be posted here. Fits pretty well but it mentions the wrong Communist State.

 

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DOJ Bombshell: Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Harboring 'Active Duty' PLA Researcher Wanted By FBI

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Amid a crazy day of ordered consulate closures, alleged death and bomb threats made against the Chinese Embassy in Washington and diplomatic wrangling, and on threats out of Beijing to "respond" in a devastating way to Trump's growing pressure campaign and China-related sanctions, Axios is just out with a bombshell late in the day Wednesday that ensures the tit-for-tat will only grow much more intense.



"A researcher who lied about her affiliation with a Chinese military university entered the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after being interviewed by the FBI on June 20 about alleged visa fraud and has remained there, according to an FBI assessment in court filings dated July 20," Axios writes.



If accurate, this would give some level of evidence to support Senator Marco Rubio's earlier charged allegation that "China’s Houston consulate is a massive spy center, forcing it to close is long overdue," as he tweeted, riling Chinese diplomats and pundits. He called it and others a "spy shop" which is part of the "Communist Party’s vast network of spies & influence operations in the United States."



Analysts cited in the Axios report say that if the FBI allegations are true of the diplomatic outpost, which enjoys immunity from US law given its special protections under international law as an extension of the main embassy, it would constitute a "highly unusual" and "extraordinary" case given the severe abuse of consular privileges.



"It is highly unusual for a Chinese diplomatic post to associate so closely with a suspect in an intellectual property theft-related case," New York-based cyber crimes lawyer Minyao Wang told Axios. "Sheltering a defendant in a criminal case by using the diplomatic immunity of a consular building, if true, is really extraordinary."



Here are the known details, per Axios, related to one Tang Juan - a University of California-Davis researcher previously admitted on a J-1 visa (non-immigrant visa issued to scholars engaged in exchange type programs):



On her visa application, Tang stated that she did not have any affiliation with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese military.



But an investigation revealed that she worked at the Air Force Military Medical University (FMMU), a PLA-affiliated university in China, and she is considered to be active military personnel.



After obtaining a warrant, the FBI searched her home and found evidence of her affiliation with the PLA.



On June 26, Tang was charged with visa fraud.



At that point Tang reportedly fled to the San Francisco consulate and is believed to have been given "safe harbor" there in order to avoid prosecution. She's said to still be hiding out their under Chinese diplomatic protection.



This comes amid a spate of similar charges against Chinese nationals at research and academic institutions who attempted to conceal their ties with Chinese government entities. However it seems the first such case of an individual hiding out at a consular or embassy compound.



https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/doj-bombshell-chinese-consulate-san-francisco-harboring-active-duty-pla-researcher
 

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Chinese In Charge say the warp is not indicative of a problem. Just the powdered cement settling a tad...

I suspect that distortion is due to different photographs being meshed together on Google Maps. I've seen distortions like that elsewhere - specifically any time where the borders of two separate photos are meshed together.
 

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Thecrensh -- Yeah, that's a valid point. Could be.

But there is a "but" there.

When the Chins flatfooted stood there and could easily see it... and state publicly it was not important even though the damn warp warped the damn dam all to shit.

Kinda adds weight to the scale on what the photo appears to show.
 

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OH SHIT, FOLKS! I just had a brain fart and typed, "google earth three gorges dam china"

Bingo. Go here and FF to the 8:05 mark. You'll shit. That other pic does NOT show how fargin bad this China cement company is. The wee-waw is horribobble.

As was awreddy pointed out by others, there ain't no fargin way rebar can handle an S-curve like that.

 
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I think the warpage is Google mosaic shenanigans.
 

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I think the warpage is Google mosaic shenanigans.
Excellent solution!!

Spot on!!!

Now tell the fuckin' Chin engineers that the warp they see is simply Google pulling their chains.

Do that for us, willya? :beer::don't know:
 

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https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/sabotage-questions-after-chinese-activists-killed-crash


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New Zealand in the mix….

Two men who were killed in a crash near Tokoroa on Tuesday were driving to Parliament to petition the Government about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Taupō police confirmed that 47-year-old Yuezhong Wang and 48-year-old Weiguo Xi died after the three-car crash on State Highway 1.

The men were both from Auckland.

Three others were left seriously injured in the crash near Galaxy Rd, about 1pm on Tuesday.

Victims 'hugely influential'

Close friend and Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady told the Rotorua Daily Post the men who died and another who was left critically injured were "hugely influential members of the New Zealand Chinese community".

Wang Lecheng had been a member of the Independent Chinese Pen and Xi Weiguo was the chairman of the Federation of a Democratic China in New Zealand.

The third, Yu Hongming, was recovering in the Intensive Care Unit in Waikato Hospital and was the Secretary-General of the New Zealand Values Alliance

"They were on their way to present a petition to the Government asking them to take the issue of CCP political interference in New Zealand's democracy seriously," Brady said.

She said the "accident is a terrible tragedy" and the deaths were a "huge loss to civil society in our New Zealand Chinese community".

"These people are so important and brave. They stand up for the silent majority and the New Zealand Chinese community - it is really scary for them."

Brady said there was speculation within the Chinese community that the crash could have been a form of "sabotage", but she had been assured by police that they would be checking out all avenues in their investigation.

"For many, their first thought was that of fear."

NZ Herald
 

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The cops will say they all died of covid before they DARE investigate the ccp:dynamite:
 

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The biggest natural disaster in recorded Chinese history and the MSM is silent.

Largest Floods in Chinese History Wiped Out the Country’s Food & Grain Supply (1016)

 

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OH SHIT, FOLKS! I just had a brain fart and typed, "google earth three gorges dam china"

Bingo. Go here and FF to the 8:05 mark. You'll shit. That other pic does NOT show how fargin bad this China cement company is. The wee-waw is horribobble.

As was awreddy pointed out by others, there ain't no fargin way rebar can handle an S-curve like that.

Saw a picture of the same warp a couple weeks ago while reading an article about how that dam is on borrowed time.


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https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/sabotage-questions-after-chinese-activists-killed-crash


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New Zealand in the mix….

Two men who were killed in a crash near Tokoroa on Tuesday were driving to Parliament to petition the Government about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Taupō police confirmed that 47-year-old Yuezhong Wang and 48-year-old Weiguo Xi died after the three-car crash on State Highway 1.

The men were both from Auckland.

Three others were left seriously injured in the crash near Galaxy Rd, about 1pm on Tuesday.

Victims 'hugely influential'

Close friend and Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady told the Rotorua Daily Post the men who died and another who was left critically injured were "hugely influential members of the New Zealand Chinese community".

Wang Lecheng had been a member of the Independent Chinese Pen and Xi Weiguo was the chairman of the Federation of a Democratic China in New Zealand.

The third, Yu Hongming, was recovering in the Intensive Care Unit in Waikato Hospital and was the Secretary-General of the New Zealand Values Alliance

"They were on their way to present a petition to the Government asking them to take the issue of CCP political interference in New Zealand's democracy seriously," Brady said.

She said the "accident is a terrible tragedy" and the deaths were a "huge loss to civil society in our New Zealand Chinese community".

"These people are so important and brave. They stand up for the silent majority and the New Zealand Chinese community - it is really scary for them."

Brady said there was speculation within the Chinese community that the crash could have been a form of "sabotage", but she had been assured by police that they would be checking out all avenues in their investigation.

"For many, their first thought was that of fear."

NZ Herald
The bad guys play dirty and the good guys don't. My money is always on the bad guys for that one reason
 

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FWIW, my business contacts in Shanghai and Beijing seem not at all worried.
Tough for the regional populations, though.
 

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The biggest natural disaster in recorded Chinese history and the MSM is silent.

Largest Floods in Chinese History Wiped Out the Country’s Food & Grain Supply (1016)

I was with him until the last 30 seconds when he was talking about the 400 year and 2000 year sun cycle

Seems a legit analysis with photos to back it up. They are screwed with the floods but are triple screwed with the locusts
 

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https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/three-gorges-dam-deformed-but-safe-say-operators/


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In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding.



The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled.



The deformation occurred last Saturday when the flood from western provinces including Sichuan and Chongqing along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River peaked at a record-setting 61,000 cubic meters per second, according to China Three Gorges Corporation, a state-owned enterprise that manages the dam and the sprawling power plant underneath it.



The company noted that parts of the dam had “deformed slightly,” displacing some external structures, and seepage into the main outlet walls had also been reported throughout the 18 hours on Saturday and Sunday when water was discharged though its outlets.



But the problem of water seeping out did not last long, as the dam reportedly deployed floodgates to hold as much water as possible in its 39.3 billion-cubic-meter reservoir to shield the cities downstream from the biggest Yangtze deluge so far this year.
 

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All better now. Nothing to see. Chang-chang sanbu.

Keshr, Wo tai bun, tsau-muchin ren!

From the press release:
"But the problem of water seeping out did not last long, as the dam reportedly deployed floodgates to hold as much water as possible in its 39.3 billion-cubic-meter reservoir to shield the cities downstream from the biggest Yangtze deluge so far this year."
 

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https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/three-gorges-dam-deformed-but-safe-say-operators/


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In a rare revelation, Beijing has admitted that its 2.4-kilometer Three Gorges Dam spanning the Yangtze River in Hubei province “deformed slightly” after record flooding.



The official Xinhua News Agency quoted the operator of the the world’s largest hydroelectric gravity dam as saying that some nonstructural, peripheral parts of the dam had buckled.



The deformation occurred last Saturday when the flood from western provinces including Sichuan and Chongqing along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River peaked at a record-setting 61,000 cubic meters per second, according to China Three Gorges Corporation, a state-owned enterprise that manages the dam and the sprawling power plant underneath it.



The company noted that parts of the dam had “deformed slightly,” displacing some external structures, and seepage into the main outlet walls had also been reported throughout the 18 hours on Saturday and Sunday when water was discharged though its outlets.



But the problem of water seeping out did not last long, as the dam reportedly deployed floodgates to hold as much water as possible in its 39.3 billion-cubic-meter reservoir to shield the cities downstream from the biggest Yangtze deluge so far this year.
Better to admit something now for when satellite images show millions of people drowning in flood waters when it completely fails. Be too late then and impossible le to cover up.
 

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chin li has special concrete and steel

it flexes and returns back to normal in time,

or they will call up the copper fit factory and tell them they need a rather large sleeve
 

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in any engineering on that scale a .0001 deformation on any axis is the start of a major cascade failure.

bye bye, 3 gorges!
 

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Well, lessee -- the OFFICIAL statements were:

1999: "The dam will last 10,000 years!" :D

2005: "The dam will last 1,000 years." :confused:

2015: "The dam will last 100 years." :(

The 2020 OFFICIAL statement has yet to be announced... but if the trend continues on its exponential retreat, today the dam can be flat out guaranteed to last...

...10 years. :tongue:

And the time is UP this year! :zombie:
 

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If it goes I'll sit in my office and watch all the videos of it collapsing and all the towns being washed away downstream for weeks on end and from every angle imaginable. My life won't be affected at all and nothing of value that I have will be lost nor will that event cause harm to any of my loved ones.

The Chinese care about my country just about the same way.
 
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Well except for the doubling or tripling if food price staples like rice
 

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