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China, China, China. What are we going to do with you?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Hopefully not a D_B.


    "Water quality has been a concern for the sailing events, given that many coastal Chinese cities dump untreated sewage into the sea. At the same time, rivers and tributaries emptying into coastal waters are often contaminated with high levels of nitrates from agricultural and industrial runoff. These nitrates contribute to the red tides of algae that often bloom along sections of China's coastline."


    I know a little bit about science, not much, but to have algae growing in salt water like this takes a little bit of doing.

    Basically, algae is a fecal colorform indicator.

    You know, crap.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That Chinese police force is sure something. This guy brought a knife to a gunfight -- and won! That is, if this story is to be believed:

  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    Should be easy to figure out who this guy is. Can't be more than 5 million of them in China.
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    That story makes no sense. The guy lives in Beijing, which is an over 1-hour flight to Shanghai, yet went to Shanghai to launch an attack on police?

    Also, many police over there do not carry guns. Guns are not legal. The only police that have them are those that deal more militarily.
  5. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Look at that picture! Holy shit that's a lot of algae, seaweed, whatever!
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    In salt water, that is insane.
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    We have several athletes from this podunk town actually heading to the games. I just spoke with the track club's coach, who visited China six weeks before the IOC announced China as the winner. Even back then, he saw people SPRAY PAINTING DIRT GREEN in order to create the illusion of grass.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    At least, it's an insane level of blue-green algae (which is actually a cyanobacteria that produces oxygen).
  9. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Who was up against Beijing back when they were awarding the Games?
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    It's now almost as if the North Pole would have been a better choice.
  12. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Is there any question now that communism (especially a government as committed to nationalistic aims as China) & the environment don't mix?
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