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Archive for November 20th, 2010

The Two Faces of China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 20, 2010


China, the rich and poor. You can see the one guy carrying all he owns on his back, contrasted against the modernity of China.

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I Love Smart People

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 20, 2010


Smart people do smart things. As an example, lets say that due to the politically correct environment in which we live, someone would like say something like “hey do you guys know that when the leader of China goes to America he is called the President, yet when he goes to Cuba or North Korea he is called the Head of the Communist Party? Both are true, yet the implication is how the chicoms are ‘stroking us’ or playing games to not shove it down our throats that China is definitely a communist country.
Well, smart people can do one of two things.
1- they can send me emails and I can blog things for you. Think if it like how many say Israel allows the US to fight for them by proxy. So, send me what you want posted, and voila…
2- if you agree with a post, but you cannot openly say so say. You do like I have been doing for years, you send an “anti-email”
What I mean is this. lets say you know that in China foreigners and local Chinese cannot attend the same worship services together and worse yet, the Chinese go to churces where a member of the communist party – read as spy, “overseas” the mass or services, just to keep the locals in line.
So, if you were to tell others, you may have problems and be seen as politically incorrect. What you can do is send an email and say,”hey this guy says…
“”””””in China foreigners and local Chinese cannot attend the same worship services together and worse yet, the Chinese go to churces where a member of the communist party – read as spy, “overseas” the mass or services, just to keep the locals in line.”””

and you can ask if its true. This way, you are passing along the message.
Or lets say you agree with a post, any post, but cannot openly say so, you do the same. lets say I posted that Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s wife and family are under house arrest so that they cannot attend the Nobel ceremony. The chicoms have arrested them as they say his words are like ‘crimes against the state’.
If you would like to share the message you can send an email and say “hey look at the post of this asshole Bill, he is saying that Liu Xiabo is being treated unfairly when we all know that the chicoms are the innocent party.
The benefit is that all your friends will see through the ruse and you are protected in the event someone accuses you of being politically incorrect.
send me links or a way to contact you and I will gladly do likewise…

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