Friday, August 08, 2008

Prediction

I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but I'd like to make a prediction about the Olympics in China.

I predict that one of their venues will experience a catastrophic structural failure.

(If you know what I know about Chinese corruption, this prediction shouldn't surprise you. It would surprise you if one of their stadiums DIDN'T collapse!)

4 comments:

TheStormentGirl said...

You are obviously not alone in your thinking. There are MANY articles out there regarding this subject.

http://www.boycottwatch.org/misc/olympics-04.htm

http://www.hubdub.com/m12066/Olympics_2008_Will_one_of_these_tragedies_visit_the_Olympics

ETC!

But at least the Olympics will be "GREEN" according to some sites that say the Chinese went to great lengths when planning for their facilities. (And green in other ways - DID you hear last week about the algae in the sailing area?)

M. Steve Heartsill said...

I don't plan to watch much of the Olympics...only what my wife makes me watch!

I'd rather watch men run around a baseball diamond...

Now, the women's volleyball, that might be a must see night...

Steve Webel said...

"It would surprise you if one of their stadiums DIDN'T collapse!"

Yeah, especially if they have some of the same workers and officials in charge of building bridges in Minnesota..

[/sarcasm]

It's easy for Americans to look down their (long) noses at Chinese, but are we really any better?

Maybe we are worse, because we are just as bad, but think and act like we are better...

Rick said...

Steve W.,
I understand where you're coming from.