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Archive for August 9th, 2011

Funny Structure in Japan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 9, 2011

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Rough Seas Threaten Chinese Petrochemical Plant

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 9, 2011

In the northeastern part of China the seas have breached the defenses near a petrochemical plant. The government says don’t worry, they’ve got it all under control.
Initially a barrier had been set up to protect from this type of thing, but it was made here, so probably ineffective. They would have been better off hanging up crepe paper signs saying ‘water stay away’ instead.

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Interesting Comment from Brewskie on Chinese Construction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 9, 2011

Here is an interesting comment regarding the state of construction in China. The commentor is Brewskie and is relating what a commentor to another site had to say.

“Appreciate the inside info on porous construction of Chinese infrastructure. In fact, our good ‘ol buddy ObaMao had this to say in response to one of my posts on another site:

“Buildings go up quick in China as work seem to be going on 24 hrs. I went back every 3 months for quarterly updates and new line start-ups and it amazed me how quickly the buildings went up.

It bothered me that the construction can be heard at night time across my hotel. I switched hotel 4 times over the 8 years in Shenzhen. Started with Nanhai the dump on Shekou next to girlie bars and street walkers galore (teen to even grandma in 50’s) in 2000. Moved to new Holiday Inn Donghua in Nanshan and was given ex executive room for staying there so often. It began to fall apart 1 year later with window leaks leading to wall paper coming off with plaster rubbing off. Plaster often fell down on muggy days. Moved to new Venice Crowne Plaza in 2002. Wow really looked nice but the rooms began to fall apart 2 years later. Carpet was pathetic even on the executive floor and doors/wall began to age very quickly. Was having a heated session on a curvy “sex” chair next to window with local GF and she grabbed the curtain in bit of passion and it fell on top of me exposing the peeling paints and ugly molds on the window. So moved again to Intercontinental across the street in 2007 when
it opened and so far so good.”

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