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Archive for September 9th, 2010

China Cutting the Power Supply to Cities to Control Energy Consumption

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 9, 2010


China is now the worlds largest emitter of green house gases and is consuming more energy than any other country in the world. This energy demand has the chicoms nervous as they worry about social instability (due to rising gas prices) and an increase in pollution. Their solution is to shut down power plants for a day or more at a time, thus blacking out a city. They believe that they cannot trust the locals to stem their flow of electricity consumption so are taking matters into their own hands. Thus, many cities have blackout imposed on them from above….

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Subway Space in China-There is None- China Subway photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 9, 2010


This is a photo from today on line 1 in Beijing. The subways have been really crowded lately, much of this is probably the ‘migrant’ or non Beijing workers going back to their villages. This photo gives you a good idea of what it is like to ride a subway here in Beijing.

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Beijing in the Morning

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 9, 2010


Beautiful sky today but horrible traffic…

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Rich and Poor in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 9, 2010


his is China, some are wealthy and drive or take cabs, others still use more basic forms of transport. This shot is by the Wal-Mart.

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Hunan China Holds Constest to See Who Has the Hottest Breasts in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 9, 2010


Here are photos from a place in China called Hunan Province. The province held a contest that purported to find out which Chinese woman has the best rack…
The province has around 100 million people but only 84 women showed up for the contest. To me this is odd as the grand prize was about 15000 U$ and this is China, a place that will poison milk just to make a few cents on a bottle. Anyway, the contest was called the Miss Chest or Chest Model contest. Here are the contestants.

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10 finalists wearing bikinis in the rain

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A male viewer came on stage with roses

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