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    CLOUDS! I mean, um, DRAGONS! Over China and Tibet.

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    Interesting pictures.

    I think that it may be rice fields or gardens stacked up on the hillside or ladder fields "Ti Tian".

    The construction of the railroad polluted the Lha Sa river. It is now unsafe to drink.

    The Epoch journal is a neutral paper. It recently carried a series of anti CCP editorials. It has Chinese medicine, history, Buddhist sections, too.

    Dragon was manmade or created by adding appendages to a snake.

    But it captivates people for so long.

    Last edited by SPJ; 08-15-2005 at 07:57 PM.

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    I always figured the imagery for dragons was multiple.

    Deer, horse, serpent, bird etc etc all amalgamated into a single creature.

    Not too mention that it is pretty likely that long ago someone found a fossil of a dinosaur and said "what the heck is this???!"

    ést voila La Dragon!

    I'm sure the earlier civs had all kinds of stories to go with any dino bones they found from east to west north to south. They are pretty much everywhere.

    the gobi desert has some of the richest fossil beds on the planet. All along the silk road the tales spread from ancient times.

    anyway, those are neat pics, but probably they are terraced fields, or some other natural formation of the mountain, etc etc.
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    interesting picture and cool story. either way its a fun read.
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    The dragon myths probably started as people began to dig up dinosaur bones.

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    Thats exactly what the dragons want you to believe.
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    I think man is older than we think, and exosted as Dino's were dying out
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    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
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    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

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    It seems to me the epoch times is a front for falun gong, every other printing they have an article on falun gong.
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    Yes. That, too. Fa Lung gong.

    I feel sad. I am a bird lover. I have canary and cookatiels.

    Parrots are too loud for me.


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    I love birds, too.

    I ate at Popeye's Chicken twice last week.
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
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    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    Why we only have KFC here in so Cal?


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    No Popeye's there? Well, I've heard the batter is less spicy the ****her you go from N.O. Anyway, you do have Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, so there is that.

    Wow, you can't defeat the naughty-word killer anymore! Even when the word isn't naughty!
    Last edited by Chang Style Novice; 08-15-2005 at 09:23 PM.
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
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    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    aye, here there be Dragons...

    has anyone seen dragons? I know this is more of the mystical taoism, or even san-gung,,but has anyone seen dragons? I know people who say that they are most definately real,,spiritual entities, yet real nonetheless. I have seen what appeared to be spiraling forms in the sky, but are these my own delusions, or phosphene visions, or floaters, or simply remnants of that last pink Floyd concert's cheap acid? What are your experiences? Iwill not judge you, as my imagination has played so many tricks on me that at this time, Ido not know whether I am a butterfly dreaming I am TenTigers, or vice versa.

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