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  1. #1 "With Less than Six Weeks left The Yellow Sea Turns into Green Pea Soup !" 
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    "What curse has fallen on the Chinese Olympics and what will happen next ?"

    "About all that is left is a few major volcanic eruptions to spew great clouds of poison gas and ash to finalize the catastrophic events !"

    Olympic nightmare: A red/green tide in the Yellow Sea

    Algae are now blooming over more than 12,900 square kilometers, or 5,000 square miles, of the sea

    BEIJING: With less than six weeks before it plays host to the Olympic sailing regatta, the city of Qingdao has mobilized thousands of people and an armada of small boats to clean up an algae bloom that is choking large stretches of the coastline and threatening to impede the Olympic competition.

    Local officials have initiated an all-out effort to clean up the algae by mid-July. Media reports estimate that as many as 20,000 people have either volunteered or been ordered to participate in the operation, while 1,000 boats are scooping algae out of the Yellow Sea. The official news agency, Xinhua, reported that algae currently covered a third of the coastal waters designated for the Olympic races.

    Water quality has been a concern for the sailing events, given that many coastal Chinese cities dump untreated sewage into the sea. At the same time, rivers and tributaries emptying into coastal waters are often contaminated with high levels of nitrates from agricultural and industrial runoff. These nitrates contribute to the red tides of algae that often bloom along sections of China's coastline.

    But officials in Qingdao said pollution and poor water quality did not have a "substantial link" to the current outbreak, according to Xinhua. Instead, scientists blamed the bloom on increased rainfall and warmer waters in the Yellow Sea. Algae are now blooming over more than 12,900 square kilometers, or 5,000 square miles, of the sea, according to Xinhua.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/30/asia/china.php
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    You've got to love this part of it:

    Media reports estimate that as many as 20,000 people have either volunteered or been ordered to participate in the operation, while 1,000 boats are scooping algae out of the Yellow Sea.
    Some things never change with the Chicom way of doing things. They've brought it on themselves, dumping raw sewage into the ocean.
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    On a side note the Chinese government has been providing millions of tons of a new hybrid "Spinach" to the poor and needy this week. Reports of crippling stomach pain and spontaneous blindness are mere propaganda by the running dogs of the western imperialists. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
    On a side note the Chinese government has been providing millions of tons of a new hybrid "Spinach" to the poor and needy this week. Reports of crippling stomach pain and spontaneous blindness are mere propaganda by the running dogs of the western imperialists. :D
    Not bad.Want a job writing AgiiProp ?
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