Apropos of today's main blog, there's another internal pressure building in China, and I mean that literally. Aerial photographs of China's massive Three Gorges Dam are showing that it is beginning to buckle and shift under the pressure of recent massive flooding in that country. Are we looking at Communist China's Chernobyl? An event that, should the dam fail, might lead to the collapse of the regime because of the massive loss of life it would entail? (May thanks to all the many people who shared this article). Chinese officials are saying the appearance of buckling and warping is simply due to the processing algorithms.