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Old July 8th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #121
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I can't believe how the Christ statue in Rio can be a wonder, specially because there are at least 6 statues taller than the Christ


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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #122
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Occit....I think it's location has alot to do with it!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #123
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not all of them have internet access remember, Mexico is still a developing country and people would rather buy other more essential things than pay for internet access.
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I'm very pleased about the results, Latin America got 3 wonders, none of which I have visited. Out of the 7 I've only visited the Roman Colosseum and I'm going to visit it again soon.

I would've liked the Sydney Opera House and Stonehenge to have won also but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, at least I'm not complaining.
There are around 30 million internet users in Mexico plus the messages send by cell phone to vote. Considering that there are like 60 million cell phone users. Anyway Chichen Itza deserves to be in the new 7 wonders.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:48 AM   #124
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totally disappointed of the final results. The Christ Rdeemer muts be out of the list . The Acropolis must be in . Its a shame the mother of the west civilization was not considered.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #125
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not all of them have internet access remember, Mexico is still a developing country and people would rather buy other more essential things than pay for internet access.
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I'm very pleased about the results, Latin America got 3 wonders, none of which I have visited. Out of the 7 I've only visited the Roman Colosseum and I'm going to visit it again soon.

I would've liked the Sydney Opera House and Stonehenge to have won also but I'm pretty pleased with the outcome, at least I'm not complaining.
My dear friend: 5 of the 7 new wonders are in non developed countries,
and if you consider China as a non totally developed country , you got 7 wonders in 6 non developed countries, So what is the intention of your comment? Your comment has not sense, you got the money ? you spend it in whatever you want. ... and so ......????
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Old July 8th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #126
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The Christ Redeemer Statue is listed by the strong support of Brasil Gov't,
other wonders from the third world are also of same background.

Just a vote!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #127
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yes you are right
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Old July 8th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #128
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totally disappointed of the final results. The Christ Rdeemer muts be out of the list . The Acropolis must be in . Its a shame the mother of the west civilization was not considered.
Indeed!
What an abomination!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #129
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christ redeemer a new wonder of the world? wow. that's pretty dumb. how did the acropolis NOT make it ? ~_~
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:26 AM   #130
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3 of them from Latin america...good!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #131
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Great selection. Good that Latin America has 3 representatives.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #132
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simple for a somple man

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I am surprised that Statue of Liberty didn't make it there, i honestly thought that 95% of Americans would vote for it. As for the ones that did make it i believe that Chichén Itzá deserves to be there only for beeing the first pyramid, but Christ Redeemer is quite unexpected,it is a simple statue, i just don't see it as a wonder of the world.

Well a simple statue for a simple man.
And is it NOT the statue of liberty a simple statue? ...well known yes, but it is no wonder of the world.

Americans should have voted for mount rushmore,truly impresive.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #133
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im surprised the Acropolis, the foundation stone of Western architecture, isnt on that list.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #134
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Well a simple statue for a simple man.
And is it NOT the statue of liberty a simple statue? ...well known yes, but it is no wonder of the world.

Americans should have voted for mount rushmore,truly impresive.
Sorry, i have expressed myself in a wrong way, i never meant that i would want the Statue of Liberty to be there, i just though that all Americans would vote for it.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #135
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Congratulations for The Christ Rdeemer!
Congratulations for Brasil!
Congratulations for Latin America!
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Old July 8th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #136
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yes, congratulations to the new wonders. i'm happy that the Opera of Sydney, Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are not in that list......how can anyone come to the idea that these are world Wonders
Well, everyone has a different opinion about what is the most important trait to determine a wonder... Is it age ? Is it engineering ? Is it aesthetics ? Is it world fame ? Overall, some would put the delta works in the Netherlands in their own list of wonders, whereas others would put Christ Redeemer or Petra. It's impossible to satisfy everyone, and that's the reason why determining the new 7 wonders is something impossible to achieve.

By the way, ZZ-II, how could you be happy that the statue of Liberty or even the Eiffel Tower aren't in the list without having anything to say about the Christ redeemer being in ? What does the Christ Redeemer has more than Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty ?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 05:48 AM   #137
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The Christ statue is so out of place in this seven wonders thing. Simple design, simple engineering and it's less than a century old!
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #138
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The public cannot simply vote for new wonders...

What happens if the people in the 200BC had voted for their wonders?
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:47 PM   #139
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yes, congratulations to the new wonders. i'm happy that the Opera of Sydney, Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are not in that list......how can anyone come to the idea that these are world Wonders
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Old July 9th, 2007, 01:57 PM   #140
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what the hell christ statue been put on the list? by the way dont worry too much because this list is not recognised by UNESCO.
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