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The 3 Gorges Dam is dis-gorging now because of heavy flooding in China

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WOW, whatta an image:

That is truly an image of water under powerful natural pressure. The image was snipped from an LA Times story about the Three Gorges Dam on the powerful and very long Yangtze Jiang (River).

The article discusses the main +s and -s of that gigantic hydro-electric structure, and there is no lack of them. I was tempted to think that the journalists were being negative in the usual American MSM way about China and its oversized national image. But after reading the whole piece I realized it was an even handed report about the obvious limitations to extreme engineering projects.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/08/16 at 15:30

WWW is a knowledge giver that goes on and on

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When Nature Says, "Hey, Look at THIS!"
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Today I learned that membranes and osmotic pressure is being used in a Norwegian test plant to produce electricity by bringing together sea water and fresh water. And then there is this very sad fact. Ghana it turns out is the new graveyard for many computers today. Here’s a pretty bleak picture of that digital cemetery:

And here is the comment that goes with this sad image copied from NY Times today:

Prices in Agbogbloshie are about four times below the international market 
price, but for the scavengers of the dump, the income is incentive enough. Left, Yaw Francis, 17.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/08/15 at 13:39

Why do Canadians persist in buying bottled water

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Clean drinking water...not self-evident for ev...
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In the first place it costs as much or more than gas for the car and now CBC News reports thus:

High bacterial rates found in bottled water

In some Canadian water, results were more than 100 times U.S. limit

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | 5:29 PM ET Comments85Recommend51

CBC News

Sitting here in China where I drink tap water which has been filtered for chemicals and other undesirable stuff, I chuckle thinking of those Canadians who continue to drink “foul water” from plastic bottles, which foul the Canadian landscape also, and empty their wallets unnecessarily.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/05/25 at 14:46

Since I am going into the latter 2/3rds of my 74th year

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and heading off to spend several months in China I have been thinking about my physical condition and general health. I would love to say that I stopped taking my meds, but I can’t say that.

What I can say is that I have no aches or pains anywhere in my body. My digestion and bowel movement are regular without any special fiber intake and I feel no discomfort. I can walk for 3 kilometers in 30 minutes without feeling winded or weakened. I haven’t had a cold, grippe or the flu for about 2 years. In fact, I don’t even get the sniffles.

My mind is alert and I am full of energy. In fact, I have no qualms healthwise about spending several months of the year in China to build my business interests. And here in Vancouver I ride my bike regularly on city streets and up some stiff hills for as much as two hours at regular speeds.

I expect you wonder what gives me this robust physical and mental condition. Mostly its magnets in my insoles, on top of my mattress and in the thin duvet that covers me during the night. It’s also some of the best tasting water I have ever consumed, pi mag water. And finally it’s an exceptional air cleaner.

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Yes I bought all these items at the same place. And some of you probably already know, or you have guessed, who I bought them from. If you are interested I’ll be happy to advise you. Just send me an email ===> robertg69@shaw.ca

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/01/09 at 16:48

A mirage in more than one sense

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Whatta scene! Water surrounded by desert sand.

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Here’s part of the caption:

Umm Al-Maa, meaning Mother of Water, is one of the largest lakes in the oasis but unfortunately, like all the lakes, the water table in the area is so low that the lakes are drying up.

As well as the waters being extremely dirty, the saline levels are now similar to the Dead Sea (which is great news if you like floating in crud). The abandoned city of Gebraoun is also relatively nearby with its impressive ruins, the settlement is testament to the life-sustaining qualities that the lakes once had.

Here’s the link to more water in the desert scenes!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/09/18 at 09:11

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