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    Tanks Roll In Beijing

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/tanks-darken-the-grey-atmosphere/2008/08/12/1218306898047.html

    A fleet of armoured personnel carriers with camouflaged 40-millimetre guns quickly surrounded the Olympic venues amid stepped-up security yesterday morning - and suddenly the tone of the Beijing Games took a nasty turn.

    These are not the feel-good Olympics the Chinese wanted projected to the world.
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    China is definately taking some hits.
    First the smog, then the lip syncing girl (because the 7 year old who sang wasn't "cute" enough), and then the issue with the Chinese filling vacant seats with volunteers so people can't see how many ticket buyers decided not to go to the games.
    It is crazy.
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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    China is definately taking some hits.
    First the smog, then the lip syncing girl (because the 7 year old who sang wasn't "cute" enough), and then the issue with the Chinese filling vacant seats with volunteers so people can't see how many ticket buyers decided not to go to the games.
    It is crazy.
    It's a communist Government... what do you expect?
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    "C" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    China is definately taking some hits.
    First the smog, then the lip syncing girl (because the 7 year old who sang wasn't "cute" enough), and then the issue with the Chinese filling vacant seats with volunteers so people can't see how many ticket buyers decided not to go to the games.
    It is crazy.
    It's a communist Government... what do you expect?
    Fair enough.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    Confucious say, "Man who need to deploy big tank to show force have small gun"
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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Confucious say, "Man who need to deploy big tank to show force have small gun"
    tiny johnson syndrome.
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    First off it's China.

    For anyone who has bought any of their shiny,cheap stuff that looks like the real deal but falls apart after a few weeks this should all come as no surprise.
    They are trying to modernize and become the premiere country in the world at an astonishing pace. The sad part is that it probably won't be very many years and they will pass us in quality and innovation and we will have nobody but ourselves to blame.

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    Everyboys going to come back with lead poisoning

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    Re: Tanks Roll In Beijing

    [img width=450 height=354]http://ngishili.com/images/tank_china.jpg[/img]


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    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/off-the-field/tanks-darken-the-grey-atmosphere/2008/08/12/1218306898047.html

    A fleet of armoured personnel carriers with camouflaged 40-millimetre guns quickly surrounded the Olympic venues amid stepped-up security yesterday morning - and suddenly the tone of the Beijing Games took a nasty turn.

    These are not the feel-good Olympics the Chinese wanted projected to the world.
    Here's the picture that went along with the article:

    [img width=450 height=382]http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/08/12/olympictanks_wideweb__470x400,0.jpg[/img]


    Is that really China's idea of a "camouflaged 40-millimetre gun"? Put a big black sock over it? ooooh...where'd it go?

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