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Posted: 6/20/2014 5:29:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:30:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2014 5:34:29 AM EST by klinc]
My only knowledge is I wouldn't want to be downstream of "the largest dam in the world" built by China.

EDIT: That elevator/lift for passenger boats is huge!
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:31:17 AM EST
Damn big dam.

Also, FPNI
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:34:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By klinc:
My only knowledge is I wouldn't want to be downstream of "the largest dam in the world" built by China.
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It's breaking the earth apart underneath it. If it gives, the resulting flood will be biblical.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:34:49 AM EST
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(in my best Beavis voice)

heh heh... I'll be damed...
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:35:09 AM EST
3 Gorges Damn...

Biggest in the world about 1 mile wide....

Damn. Lots of Hydro power.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:36:36 AM EST
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:37:40 AM EST
Damn engineers....
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:38:10 AM EST
Is this a God dam?

Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:38:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By klinc:
My only knowledge is I wouldn't want to be downstream of "the largest dam in the world" built by China.

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No kidding. I'd be living upstream of that damn dam.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:38:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.
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Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing to do anything?
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:38:56 AM EST
its not curved so it is just a matter of time before is shears away and "floods" CA
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:39:24 AM EST
That thing WILL break at some point.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:39:55 AM EST
What did the fish say when it hit a wall?

Dam.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:40:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.
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I had read the very same thing. Apparently there were a lot of very old towns that were destroyed and China just told the residents, "too bad, get out or we will remove you." Kind of reminds me of some things that have started happening is this country more recently.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:40:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By klinc:
My only knowledge is I wouldn't want to be downstream of "the largest dam in the world" built by China.

EDIT: That elevator/lift for passenger boats is huge!
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Upstream, also has some problems.

Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:41:01 AM EST
That's where all the concrete is going!
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.
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China's Mega Dam 2006 Discovery Channel Documentary
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:43:46 AM EST
TAG for l8ter
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:43:51 AM EST
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Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing forced to do anything?
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing forced to do anything?


FIFY
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:45:24 AM EST
that'll be a great target for a handful of JDAMs if we ever have to fight them.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:46:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.
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It was just on yesterday. I've seen it before, but I watched it again. Amazing what humans can do if they put their mind to something. Not sure on structural issues, but I wouldn't want to live down stream from the thing.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:47:04 AM EST
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FIFY
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Originally Posted By Peally23:
Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing forced to do anything?


FIFY

If I recall correctly the project was a lot like our Hoover damn project. People willingly flocked to the sight because they could get good paying jobs and new housing in a town being built by the dam.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:47:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
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heh heh... I'll be damed...
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I can laugh at that!
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:47:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By klinc:
My only knowledge is I wouldn't want to be downstream of "the largest dam in the world" built by China.

EDIT: That elevator/lift for passenger boats is huge!
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My first thought, even if it was designed by foreign agencies, built by foreign agencies, or supervised by foreign agencies it will be maintained by the Chinese. I can not imagine that will be good.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:48:48 AM EST
That's one damn tour I would never take!
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Originally Posted By substandard:

If I recall correctly the project was a lot like our Hoover damn project. People willingly flocked to the sight because they could get good paying jobs and new housing in a town being built by the dam.
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
Originally Posted By Peally23:
Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing forced to do anything?


FIFY

If I recall correctly the project was a lot like our Hoover damn project. People willingly flocked to the sight because they could get good paying jobs and new housing in a town being built by the dam.

That was the story, anyway. I don't believe anything coming out of a communist country.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:51:20 AM EST
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Originally Posted By godrilla47:
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It already fent. The damn has been operating for a few years now.

The sediment loading in the reservoir must be tremendous.

Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:51:33 AM EST
Sits on two major fault lines.

What could possibly go wrong?

Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:52:26 AM EST
it is just holds back one big ass cesspool of garbage and hazardous waste.........that is until it breaks at which time untold millions of Chinese will drown.
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Originally Posted By damcv62:


It was just on yesterday. I've seen it before, but I watched it again. Amazing what humans can do if they put their mind to something. Not sure on structural issues, but I wouldn't want to live down stream from the thing.
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


It was just on yesterday. I've seen it before, but I watched it again. Amazing what humans can do if they put their mind to something. Not sure on structural issues, but I wouldn't want to live down stream from the thing.


I think the upstream video is even more fascinating.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:58:00 AM EST
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It's pretty impressive up close, but I only saw it from the ground.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 5:59:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
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heh heh... I'll be damed...
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heh heh... I'll be damed...


Originally Posted By GotGuns:
Is this a God dam?




Stupid humor usually isn't my thing, but that movie is awesome
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing to do anything?


That is fairly accurate . It's better to not have too many idle hands and minds - that tends to lead to people getting ideas that lead to making trouble. Keep them busy and when work needs to be done, don't give them any more heavy equipment than needed. That is why you see little construction equipment on job sites in china and lots of people with shovels and wheelbarrows. It's not the first time in history this has been used to keep any possible political opposition at bay.

As soon and the marxists here no longer need votes to stay in power, the parasites here will be in for a shock when they are forced to report to labor camps. For now the unemployable are of use to them in that they are targeting or making life difficult for the lefts political enemies.
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Originally Posted By GotGuns:
Is this a God dam?

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There is no God in China...
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:17:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Aare:
that'll be a great target for a handful of JDAMs if we ever have to fight them.
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Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:23:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 40xb-shooter:
I would go fishing there at least once. Where do you get some dam bait?
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You wanna catch the goonch?
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Originally Posted By Katana16j:


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.
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Originally Posted By Aare:
that'll be a great target for a handful of JDAMs if we ever have to fight them.


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.

If we ever hit that dam, we'd be all in anyways.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:27:15 AM EST
Where can I get some dam bait?
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:29:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By APEMANWITHFERALDOG:
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LOL

I came here to post this.
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Originally Posted By Katana16j:


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.
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Originally Posted By Katana16j:
Originally Posted By Aare:
that'll be a great target for a handful of JDAMs if we ever have to fight them.


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.



So, who are they going to nuke when the fault line its build on starts to roll and it fails? Themselves?
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:36:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Katana16j:


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.
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Originally Posted By Katana16j:
Originally Posted By Aare:
that'll be a great target for a handful of JDAMs if we ever have to fight them.


Some estimates place the loss of life at 100 million if that puppy pops.

That's not something a president would order casually.

China has also made it clear that any attack on the damn will warrant a nuclear response.


Oh, that's wonderful!

So when the fucking thing fails ... they push the button?
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:36:42 AM EST
Wow, they said in the video the mass of the water behind the dam actually slowed down the earth's rotation by a fraction of a second.
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Wow, they said in the video the mass of the water behind the dam actually slowed down the earth's rotation by a fraction of a second.
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Well that's the cause of this fucked up weather in the US, the butterfly affect is real, China builds a dam america gets hit by killer weather.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:53:38 AM EST
I don't think any engineer could say when it will fail. But I think nearly every engineer agrees- given our observations of design choices, construction choices, construction quality, etc- that it will certainly fail. And THAT is going to be one major disaster for China.
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I don't think any engineer could say when it will fail. But I think nearly every engineer agrees- given our observations of design choices, construction choices, construction quality, etc- that it will certainly fail. And THAT is going to be one major disaster for China.
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Their government would probably welcome it. 100 million less mouths to feed.

ETA Not the failure of the dam, but the human loss of life.
Link Posted: 6/20/2014 6:55:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Peally23:


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing to do anything?
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Originally Posted By substandard:
History or Discovery channel had a great documentary on it. A lot of historical sites were covered by the lake. Archeologists tried to save as much as possible but there wasn't time. I also believe the dam is built on or near a fault line that concerned some experts. The Chinese of course didn't care about the history lost or the fault line.


Can they do anything right or is their sole positive characteristic having cheap idiotic laborers willing to do anything?



My driver in China says, "Life is cheap in China"
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