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Archive for December 30th, 2009

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


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