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92. I really want to know who approved it? We need to dig around.
Thanks for the information on are some quotes about the SF Bay Bridge.
"Despite the American union complaints, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, strongly backed the project and even visited Zhenhuas plant last September, praising the workers that are building our Bay Bridge.

"Pan Zhongwang, a 55-year-old steel polisher, is a typical Zhenhua worker. He arrives at 7 a.m. and leaves at 11 p.m., often working seven days a week. He lives in a company dorm and earns about $12 a day.

It used to be $9 a day, now its $12, he said Wednesday morning, while polishing one of the decks for the new Bay Bridge. Everything is getting more expensive. They should raise our pay.

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  -Who decided to get the MLK statue made in China? Alameda  Aug-31-11 01:13 PM   #0 
  - Alaska is planning to put up a made-in-China bridge, too.  Blue_In_AK   Aug-31-11 01:20 PM   #1 
  - father worked on the SF Bay Bridge...and  Alameda   Aug-31-11 06:40 PM   #58 
  - I really want to know who approved it? We need to dig around.  Alameda   Sep-01-11 11:21 AM   #92 
  - YOU ARE KIDDING!  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 01:22 PM   #2 
  - And they would have done a better job also. To me, the statue  Booster   Aug-31-11 01:49 PM   #9 
  - No it doesn't capture him at all  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 02:00 PM   #14 
  - Has a totalitarian feel to it. Very disturbing piece.  Safetykitten   Aug-31-11 02:05 PM   #20 
     - yeah  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 02:19 PM   #23 
     - The Sculptor specializes in statues of Chairman Mao  JPZenger   Aug-31-11 04:09 PM   #40 
     - To me, quite frankly, if one didn't know him  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-01-11 11:24 AM   #93 
  - As an artist, I do not like it. I was shocked when I first saw it.  glinda   Aug-31-11 02:14 PM   #21 
  - I don't think it's America, it's "what" special interests doing this?  Alameda   Aug-31-11 05:40 PM   #52 
  - Is that a true claim? MLK statue made in China?? Seriously? nt  Parker CA   Aug-31-11 01:24 PM   #3 
  - Yep, Chinese granite  xxqqqzme   Aug-31-11 01:35 PM   #8 
     - "It was assembled in the US." True--BY IMPORTED CHINESE WORKERS!  Romulox   Aug-31-11 01:55 PM   #10 
     - For Free -- no charge, n'est ce' pas?  Cherchez la Femme   Sep-01-11 11:26 AM   #95 
     - So much for the granite state of New Hampshire.  Life Long Dem   Sep-01-11 10:25 AM   #85 
  - From what I've read the Chinese worker's did it for free. If that is the case,  snagglepuss   Aug-31-11 01:25 PM   #4 
  - I was also wondering who actually got the money  DaveJ   Aug-31-11 02:01 PM   #15 
  - nothing is free!  Alameda   Aug-31-11 02:04 PM   #18 
  - Greatest page for you!  yellerpup   Aug-31-11 01:27 PM   #5 
  - "Parts from China did not build America and make her great." Actual Chinese laborers, however, did:  WinkyDink   Aug-31-11 02:02 PM   #16 
  - No argument here.  yellerpup   Aug-31-11 04:51 PM   #45 
  - Not a good model for either American or Chinese workers, going forward. nt  Romulox   Sep-01-11 11:25 AM   #94 
  - Yes, yellerpup, it's a real disgrace! What would FDR have done?  Alameda   Aug-31-11 03:48 PM   #33 
  - I have nothing against the Chinese, either.  yellerpup   Aug-31-11 04:53 PM   #46 
  - "Parts from China did not build America and make her great"  jberryhill   Aug-31-11 04:02 PM   #36 
     - Immigrants were exploited as laborers  yellerpup   Aug-31-11 04:56 PM   #47 
  - I think MLK is weeping in heaven right now.  Jmaxfie1   Aug-31-11 01:31 PM   #6 
  - that explains why it looks like chairman Mao  rfranklin   Aug-31-11 01:33 PM   #7 
  - It DOES look like Mao  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 01:57 PM   #12 
     - They never get the Occidental eyes right.  WinkyDink   Aug-31-11 02:03 PM   #17 
     - MLK wasn't Occidental  jmowreader   Aug-31-11 06:56 PM   #59 
     - dupe  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 02:42 PM   #28 
  - I've never seen anything as symbolic of our time as this statue--  Romulox   Aug-31-11 01:57 PM   #11 
  - ditto  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 01:58 PM   #13 
  - I think the statue is very unattractive. It has a cold feel to it.  former9thward   Aug-31-11 02:04 PM   #19 
  - It may be the worst memorial in DC  Xithras   Aug-31-11 02:15 PM   #22 
     - "pull it down"? Seriously?  godai   Aug-31-11 03:27 PM   #31 
        - The sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial obviously was much more skilled.  Romulox   Aug-31-11 03:48 PM   #34 
        - My comparison is of facial expressions, not sculptor expertise. n/t  godai   Aug-31-11 05:00 PM   #49 
           - Right. The MLK sculpture is of much lower quality than that of Lincoln.  Romulox   Sep-01-11 07:47 AM   #80 
              - Amazing that you can read the minds of the Lincoln Memorial's sculptors.  godai   Sep-01-11 09:32 AM   #82 
                 - We are judging the *SCULPTURE*, not the thoughts of the *sculptor*  Romulox   Sep-01-11 10:21 AM   #83 
                    - See post 49. n/t  godai   Sep-01-11 10:38 AM   #86 
                       - See the definition of a "discussion forum".  Romulox   Sep-01-11 10:41 AM   #88 
                       - MLK's face is frowning and he is squinting  Alameda   Sep-01-11 11:04 AM   #89 
                          - Look at MLK's suit compared to Lincoln's. It ain't just the face that's poorly rendered!  Romulox   Sep-01-11 11:11 AM   #90 
                             - I hate to say this, but my fist thought on seeing it was it looked like  polly7   Sep-01-11 11:28 AM   #96 
        - Yes. Seriously.  Xithras   Aug-31-11 04:41 PM   #42 
           - $120M spent. No money remains to do this. MLK's son disagrees with you.  godai   Aug-31-11 04:57 PM   #48 
              - 120 Million?  Broderick   Sep-01-11 10:41 AM   #87 
  - "The colossal scale and Social Realist style of the proposed statue recalls a genre..."  Romulox   Aug-31-11 02:31 PM   #24 
  - Debated back in 2008  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 02:35 PM   #26 
  - Even the body language of the statue is bad.  trackfan   Aug-31-11 02:33 PM   #25 
  - Agreed. It's Chairman Martin, not man of peace Martin  Bluebear   Aug-31-11 03:56 PM   #35 
  - That's what bothers me the most - MLK should have open arms  csziggy   Aug-31-11 07:53 PM   #62 
  - Unreal  War Horse   Aug-31-11 02:37 PM   #27 
  - The only thing I DO like  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 02:44 PM   #29 
  - They have to sell all that  Politicalboi   Aug-31-11 02:47 PM   #30 
  - Any steel things made post 911 give me the creeps, I wonder???  Alameda   Aug-31-11 03:45 PM   #32 
  - Free trade only makes sense  atheistprogress   Aug-31-11 04:02 PM   #37 
  - One of these really old DU threads suggests MLK Foundation commissioned  Obamanaut   Aug-31-11 04:04 PM   #38 
  - Chinese stone, Chinese stonecutters, Chinese assemblers on the Mall, and WHITE Marble  JPZenger   Aug-31-11 04:08 PM   #39 
  - I believe it's actually pink granite  KamaAina   Aug-31-11 04:31 PM   #41 
     - The commision that built the memorial had thee audacity...  Xithras   Aug-31-11 04:44 PM   #43 
        - Well, does any American granite have melamine in it?  KamaAina   Aug-31-11 04:47 PM   #44 
  - I love that there is finally a statue of him there  Marrah_G   Aug-31-11 05:13 PM   #50 
  - Hmmm....  hunter   Aug-31-11 05:35 PM   #51 
  - get real, it's not about race, it's about US labor and products  Alameda   Aug-31-11 06:09 PM   #55 
  - This is why we need a WPA again.  ellisonz   Sep-01-11 05:57 AM   #79 
  - Wasn't the great wall built using slave labor?  JoeyT   Aug-31-11 06:13 PM   #56 
  - The U.S.A. was built by slaves...  hunter   Aug-31-11 07:38 PM   #60 
     - Black Men Built the Capitol, BookTv  EFerrari   Aug-31-11 07:58 PM   #63 
  - This is about NOT supporting American artists  marions ghost   Aug-31-11 08:27 PM   #64 
  - All I can say is  tabasco   Aug-31-11 05:41 PM   #53 
  - It's ugly.  Saphire   Aug-31-11 06:00 PM   #54 
  - Apart from the fact that it doesn't look like him, I can't stand...  MilesColtrane   Aug-31-11 06:37 PM   #57 
  - We have a friend who holds the patent to a bridge design that costs very little...  YellowRubberDuckie   Aug-31-11 07:47 PM   #61 
  - Here's the info from wiki:  pampango   Aug-31-11 08:48 PM   #65 
  - $25M donation from China explains a lot.n/t  godai   Aug-31-11 08:58 PM   #66 
  - A cartoon in stone.  Zanzoobar   Aug-31-11 09:09 PM   #67 
  - Here's a good article from ABC on the MLK Memorial.........  1776Forever   Aug-31-11 09:12 PM   #68 
  - I teach graduate level art courses. My students know far more about appropriate  Lorien   Aug-31-11 10:53 PM   #69 
  - Oh my god.  woo me with science   Aug-31-11 11:27 PM   #71 
  - WTF are you kidding me! Hecho en China (Cheena)?  lonestarnot   Aug-31-11 10:56 PM   #70 
  - .......  trusty elf   Sep-01-11 01:35 AM   #74 
  - It's fitting in a way that America now outsources even its tributes to its own heroes,  QC   Aug-31-11 11:30 PM   #72 
  - I just took a look at it. It looks like the frieze figures around Tiananmen square.  Kablooie   Sep-01-11 01:16 AM   #73 
  - Whoever did it should be ashamed. That thing's FUGLY.  LeftyMom   Sep-01-11 01:38 AM   #75 
  - And the sculpture has that "Stalinist" monumental quality to it, too.  tblue37   Sep-01-11 02:02 AM   #76 
  - Maybe they needed to find a way to save money after the King family demanded licensing fees.  JVS   Sep-01-11 02:17 AM   #77 
  - I did all of those things.  Sirveri   Sep-01-11 05:25 AM   #78 
  - It is a very ugly statue  fasttense   Sep-01-11 07:50 AM   #81 
  - I want to know why DU's "free trader" coalition hasn't dared to comment on this one?  Romulox   Sep-01-11 10:23 AM   #84 
  - A terrible expression and his clothes look like they were made out of fondant.  demmiblue   Sep-01-11 11:15 AM   #91 
  - Lei Yixin's other works aren't very good, either. The stiffness and poor rendering is evident  Romulox   Sep-01-11 11:39 AM   #97 
  - Ask him why he likes to get in to bed with communists?  cascadiance   Sep-01-11 01:25 PM   #98 

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