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    The table below. Georgia Pine, built by a local Doctor. It weighs 3,000 pounds and has all 8 flags embedded in the table at each leaders position. There are also 20 other world leaders expected to attend.


    My town has become a Federal Security zone as of today

    Here are some stories. I will try to get some pictures but none will be at ground zero at Sea Island. Security there is indescribable.



    http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-onlin...15755676.shtml

    http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-onlin...15787646.shtml

    http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-onlin...15776580.shtml

    [Edited by James 3528 on 06-06-2004 at 07:49 AM]

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    I don't see a table.

    Get your telephoto lens out there James, let's see some grass roots pics. This stuff is right down your alley, pun intended!

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    Where`s the table? Behind you when you took the picture.

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    Originally posted by Don Sleeth
    I don't see a table.

    Get your telephoto lens out there James, let's see some grass roots pics. This stuff is right down your alley, pun intended!

    LOL

    My local news paper link switched the picture! That is road blocks they are setting up. I will find it later. I am about to go close to there.

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    Here it is being built

    http://www.g8usa.gov/32136.htm

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    Table story, picture above

    Dr Carl Dohn and his son Brent piece the table together Thursday at Sea Island. (Brant Sanderlin photo/AJC)

    The Sea Island Co. chose Dr. Carl Dohn, a skilled amateur woodworker and St. Simons OB/GYN, from among a pool of candidates to create the table at which the G-8 delegates will sit during next week's summit. Dohn worked with architect Stephen Baker of Boston's Baker Design Group to design a table that would integrate high-technology needs with classic design. The table was unveiled Thursday.

    Table's diameter: 15 feet (fully assembled)
    Table's height: 2'6" (Not including raised alcove tray)

    The table's design is an homage to famed furniture maker Sam Maloof, an inspiration of Dohn's. Main construction used only wood joints -- no nails or screws. Smoothing and finishing was done by hand, using vintage tools or tools based on those designs.

    Great effort was made to meet the summit's technology requirements while making equipment integration as elegant and unobtrusive as possible. "Technology serves you best when it's invisible," Baker says. Video technology for the translators -- who need to see the speakers' faces -- was an important issue. A raised center tray hides video cameras, which allow translators to see the speakers' faces.

    THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS

    Baker and Dohn designed the large table around a pentagonal center with five detachable side tables. The wood is so dense that the center table (with pedestal) weighs more than 1,000 pounds. Special dollies were built to transport the pieces.

    A round table gives the delegates positions of equality. There are 10 seats -- eight member countries and two European Union posts. Starting with the host country, the United States, the seating order is: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and, finally, the European Union. The delegates are seated alphabetically to the host's right.

    THE DELEGATES' SEATS

    Each delegate country and the European Union are represented by inlaid wooden flags at their seats.

    The inlays were created in Williamsport, Md., and are about a 20th of an inch thick.

    THE 'SHERPA' TABLES

    Ten simply designed tables built by Dohn will serve the delegates' assistants -- called "sherpas." The sherpas, who are constantly by the leaders' sides, are often high-ranking officials with strong economic and foreign affairs knowledge.

    THE WOOD

    Reclaimed heart pine, the heartwood of old-growth Southern pine, was used to build the table.

    Heart pine is durable and dense, which protects against scratches and dents. It fades to warm copper and gold colors. The wood often is used for flooring. The wood came from beams salvaged from an abandoned South Carolina textile mill and had been part of Sea Island Co. Chairman Bill Jones III's "accumulation" of heart pine.

    Dohn hand-selected the wood for the table from among the 25-foot beams, which were then cut into footwide planks at a sawmill.

    DOHN AND CLASSIC CRAFTSMANSHIP

    Taking time from his medical practice and working without compensation, Dohn needed about four months to construct the tables. He comes from a long line of professional woodworkers. Dohn favors high-grade hand-tools -- either those built in the late 1800s and early 1900s or modern designs by specialized craftsmen.

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    First check point going to G-8

    Here, run over our secret thing on the road. Causeway to St. Simons Island. You must first travel to St. Simons to get to Sea Island, the summit site



    Second check point on St. Simons, but first the protestor barrier gate.



    Badge check point for Sea Island but still on St Simons. One of two. This is official business but with ID badge only. Residents turn left and enter a bank parking lot where they are cleared



    Right in font of the car to the right is the residents check point. straight ahead is leaving this highly controlled area. Note gas mask on everyone's side.






    These trucks to the left were marked in small letters NBC gear. {nuclear/biological/chemical}?
    Under that bridge ahead was a Avenger anti-aircraft site.

    [Edited by James 3528 on 06-06-2004 at 05:11 PM]

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    The FBI is going to detain you if they catch you taking pics.

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    Originally posted by rob10
    The FBI is going to detain you if they catch you taking pics.
    Are you serious Rob!?? They would never, ever, be able to catch our James 3528, never! He makes Rambo look like a pussy and James Bond like a hack!
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    They could care less about pictures. Half the press in the world is gonna be here. I took a few of the shots while driving past check points with the camera on top of the wheel.

    They are being very careful not to infringe on people but the heat will be turned up on Monday.

    I am in a white 3 series BMW because the service van does cause problems.

    They are getting ready to close the big bridge to commercial traffic like 18 wheelers. The big bridge connect Sea Island and St Simons with Jekyll Island but is on the mainland. Jekyll Island has the heads of 20 nations on it and is just as secure. The big bridge in brand new and will have a security detail on it.



    That is a state trooper at the right and 3 more under the trees

    There are no shortages of State Troopers. None of the cars are the same and I only saw a fraction of them.




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    Are you invited to the summet? Are you going to sit at the head of the table?
    If not,you could put a big sign on top your car HVAC-TALK
    & keep driving in from of all the cameras.

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    Protesters......Some of them smelled really bad!





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    We had the Georgia State Troopers drive right past my house here in Vermont. They were escorting the Olympic torch for the Atlantia Games and I was sitting on my front porch and got to see the whole thing.

    Careful James not to ass-end anyone while you are driving and rubber-necking.

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