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Archive for June 15th, 2010

Poor Old Man in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 15, 2010


It is odd that China is buying up our bonds at an astounding rate, yet cannot even care for their own. For instance, this poor elderly man pictured, probably has no kids and China has no real social security system, so the man lives the life of a bum, picking trash to survive. Wouldn’t it make more sense for them to invest in themselves?

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China Fact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 15, 2010


Professor Richard L. Walker, in The Human Cost of Communism in China noted that Beijing was responsible for the deaths of between 34.3 million and 63.8 million people… [in 1995] European historian Jean Louis Margolin …stated that Chinese Communism took the lives of 44.5 million to 72 million people…” The China Threat, Bill Gertz, p. xiii ( 2000).

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Shot From My Drive to Work

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 15, 2010


Here is a shot from the mechanized rickshaw which takes me to work.

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Gulou in Beijing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 15, 2010


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This is a temple in Gulou, kn Beijing. It is a great area with cool little streets called hutongs.

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China Fact- People

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 15, 2010


China has as many people as ALL of the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, PLUS ALL of Western Europe combined.

This means that in reality, China should have as many inventions etc. as all of those places combined. So far it would appear that this has not happened.

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