Thursday, February 28, 2008

Just like China...

China draining farmers' water to meet Olympics demand By Henry Sanderson

Associated Press

BEIJING - When 16,000 athletes and officials show up this summer, they will be able to turn the taps and get drinkable water - something few Beijing residents ever have enjoyed.
But to keep those taps flowing for the Olympics, the city is draining surrounding regions, depriving poor farmers of water.

They're aren't allowing the farmers to grow rice or vegetables because they use too much water to grow correctly, but the Olympians are going to be able to drink tap water. Make sense, ha?

And in other news--our friends are coming home today with baby Ilayna and Brynn can not wait. She is so excited to meet Ilayna. Ok. Kevin and I are pretty excited too. We'll probably relive our trip by hearing about theirs. So, welcome home Jim, Amy and baby Ilayna. Can't wait to see you!!


Michele said...

It really sucks tht China is making the ordinary people suffer like this so that they can look better to the world. They should have never been awarded to host the Olympics.

Vivian M said...

I agree with that comment. Welcome home Ilayna and family!

sweet-P's Mum said...

Holy cow...what kind of crazy will they think of next? This whole Blue Sky China is a farce.