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Archive for December, 2009

Subway and People

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 31, 2009


Just another day in the subway…

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Technology and Such- Traffic Chinese Style

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 31, 2009


Check out the guy on the bike. Look carefully, the large white blob is a pack of recyclable waste being toted on a bicycle by an old man. You see this a lot in China. Little old people with no social security forced into jobs like this….real high tech affair

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Coke in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 31, 2009


Well at least I think it is a Coke, could be a knock off for all I know…

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Resolution Resolved- China has Listened and Plan to Attack

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 30, 2009


Wooo when they do something in China, they do it quickly. I just saw a great article, on the fact that China has taken my advice and has made a New years resolution to weed out graft and corruption (article here). Well it is about time!
The article states that

"Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday announced the measures his government will take in the new year to check corruption, targeting in particular unnecessary red tape, collusion between officials and businessmen, extravagance and waste."

What a happy day, ever since the Olympics, the corruption has reached unprecedented levels, but now Mr. Wen has promised to do something. I guess he doesn’t want 2010 to be the same. Doesn’t want the theft of land from farmers as the wealthy get richer, poison the country and move to the UK, Australia and the states…. wait a minute, let me check something.

Shit! that was an old article from 2007. Um sorry, I guess, well um, I guess they didn’t take my advice. And well, what can we say.. From the looks of it, its just as well they didn’t take my advice. Look at all the good that the 07 new years resolution did….

status quo’ing in China

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Chinese Technology

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 30, 2009


The Chinese have been around for 5,000 years and this photo proves it. You would think after 5000 years, they would have been able to make some improvements in a common broom, but here it is… Look at the right hand of this old man. This is the type of broom they use to sweep the streets…When in China you hear them always speak of their thousands of years of history, they weild it like a sword. When I see things like this I think, yeah you been around for thousands of years and not much has changed.

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Beijing Traffic

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 30, 2009


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Panda Rabbit Eating Onion Rings

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 30, 2009


Pimp

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Monster Bike- The Asphalter blingin blanger

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 29, 2009


Just kidding, see blog below. This bike deserves its own planet!

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Monster Bike- Not found in China, yet…

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 29, 2009


Just came across a cool site www.gizmag.com here and they showcase some ass kicking German motorcyle called the AsphaltFighter Stormbringer 280 or something, pictured below. This thing costs 87,000 U$ or will cost that much. And has about as much power as your typical passenger jet. Check out the specs:
horsepower- shitloads, like a zillion Clydesdale
0-60 time- nanoseconds
coolness factor- immeasurable

Link here

Really, this is not a China blog, but just a shout out to these guys for building one of the coolest bikes ever.

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New Years Resolution’s for China!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 29, 2009


Because I am in China and I care, I have decided to help them make a list of New Year’s resolutions. I know that to them this  is not the real new year, thus it is even more important to give them some help. Here is my list

10-not make toys/medicine with lead

9-make medicine that really contains  medicine, not fakes

8-lift blocks on all good websites

7-not sell people’s organs

6-transparency in all activities

5-not cheating on college entrance tests

4-lower pollution to such a rate that one cannot taste it

3-build buildings that remain vertical (and dont fall down)

2-stop hukou

1-QUIT LENDING THE USA SO MUCH MONEY!!

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