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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
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Re: Beijing Olympics by Ken Dunn on 14 August 2008 9:42pm
 
Oh well, Robertson and Emms, the GB mixed doubles badminton players lost their quarter final to a Korean pair. Still a great match and it makes me think my playing style is a bit like an elephant compared to how fast they play!
~
Aren't China doing well with 22 golds already with the next nearest country being USA with 10.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 14 August 2008 11:14pm
 
Oops. Double post
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by peripatetically on 14 August 2008 11:16pm
 
I still don't think the Chinese will change their politics because the Olympics ratings might be lower than usual. That's really all I'm saying...
I don't like their politics either and don't think they should have been awarded the Olympics in the first place.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 14 August 2008 11:51pm
 
Are the ratings for the Olympics low?
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 15 August 2008 6:31am
 
In Fareed Zakaria's book, the Post American World, he discusses how China works. For the government, everything is business. The World Bank would beaten out by the Chinese government in granting a loan to Nigeria to fix its railways. The World Bank tied human rights to the deal. The Chinese just go in and do their thing.
When I say "Chinese," in this case, I strictly mean the government. According to Pew Research Group, the overwhelming majority of the world likes Chinese as people, even if they do not like their government.
Vibhas, Mr. Zakaria also speaks about India in the book. Comments?
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by kazzzz on 15 August 2008 11:57am
 
Well Mike, I am a member of a Facebook group of people who are spreading awareness about China and none are watching the Olympics, the current membership is just over 20,000 people.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by tucsonmike on 15 August 2008 1:40pm
 
20,000 worldwide Karen? To paraphrase Country Singer Shania Twain, "That won't impress the Chinese much."
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Spursfan on 15 August 2008 2:08pm
 
But this is just a Facebook group (of which I am a member also) Mike.

There are (hopefully) other groups on other networking sites and other places.
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by kazzzz on 15 August 2008 2:51pm
 
Yes that's right Anne.

Mike you're involved in several organizations, how many memebers are there in them? Are they important to you no matter what size they are?
 
Re: Beijing Olympics by Lounge Trekker on 15 August 2008 7:24pm
 
The 100 m could be the fastest run yet. Tomorrow. It will be televised here at 7:30 am Pacific. Taped or live it will be fast!

Lounge Speedster
 
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