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Archive for November 23rd, 2010

Woo Zambian Reporter Lays the Smackdown on China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Check out this article by some Zambian guy with a name that has a ton of vowels (if you count ‘y’ as a vowel, half of his 18 letter name is made up of them, if you disregard the ‘y’, then he still has 7).
Anyway, this guy has a scathing article -see below- about Chinese businessmen in Africa. I may joke about the guy’s name, but this is the cost of China’s rise. I should email the author and tell him I feel his pain. If you would like to educate your families, friends, etc, about China, then this article is a good one to pass along….

from this website
The Chinese Managers Firing the Zambian Miners at Collum Coal Mine

brotee mukhopadhyay

It is the time when the communist China is no more in a state to hide its ugly face as its mask is being removed off and on in the recent years. This is what has happened on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Collum Coal Mine site in the southern Zambian town of Sinazongwe.

Collum Coal Mine, like many other Zambian mines, is run by the Chinese managers. The miners of Collum Coal Mine are severely exploited by the Chinese managers for years. The hapless miners have raised their voice against the poor working conditions. The Chinese managers have fired at the workers at random. As a result of such firing by the Chinese managers, 12 of the workers of Zambia have been injured and they have been taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

Investment of China in Zambia has grown up in the recent period. One important thing to note is that some of the Chinese firms have purchased many coal and copper mines of Zambia.

This reckless behavior of the Chinese managers has created great dissatisfaction among different cross-sections of the people. Francis Kabonde, the Inspector General of Police of Zambia, has openly stated that murder charges have been framed against the Chinese managers responsible for the shoot.

The people of Zambia are, however, not going to believe this statement. The present ruling party of Zambia has great hobnobbing with the Chinese government. The Zambian ruling party receives, it is reported and widely believed, finance from China on the regular basis. This is important as Zambia is heading for an election in the coming year.

It is in the air that the protesting people inside China are being horribly persecuted. Nevertheless, what has happened at the site of Collum Coal Mine in southern Zambia is a matter of great shame, because China still swears by the name of Socialism or Communism.”

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Chinese Big Game Hunting in Africa or Merely Shooting at the Local Help-Chinese Coal Bosses Shooting Africans

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Chinese have a different concept of rights and humans ,and basically anything pertaining to morals and ethics. Thus, it should come as now surprise that when in Africa, the Chinese do not as Africans but as Chinese.
The story below (thanks for the heads up nulle) is about Chinese coal mine owners who “mistakenly” shot African workers who were protesting crappy working conditions and pay in the company.
my take
1– its a good thing guns are illegal in China cuz they cannot handle them responsibly
2- how in the %^%^% bad are the working conditions in this Chinese company that the Africans are complaining? I doubt Zambia , where the event took place , has OSHA standards adn I shudder to think how they are treated
3-why does this sort of thing not make it to Chinese press
4-how scary is china’s need for coal, what will they do in the future to secure energy for their country
excerpt:

“China said Tuesday that two Chinese coal mine managers who were arrested in Zambia for allegedly shooting 12 local workers had hurt the Zambians “mistakenly”.

The two Chinese nationals have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting randomly at the Zambian miners after they protested poor working conditions at their Chinese-run mine on Friday.

The incident has raised a political storm, with opposition leader Michael Sata accusing the Chinese in the country of being untouchable because they are funding the ruling party ahead of next year’s elections. However, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said the managers of the private company had “mistakenly hurt several local workers”, while promising to cooperate with Zambia on the case.

“We will proceed from the overall interests of our friendly relations with Zambia, continue our close cooperation and properly handle the aftermath according to law,” Ma said when asked for comment at a news briefing. The injured workers at the Chinese-run Collum Coal Mine were hospitalised after the incident. The two Chinese suspects will appear in court soon, a Zambian government official told AFP.

Investment from China has been on the rise in Zambia, with several copper and coal mines bought by Chinese firms.Africa has seen a wave of Chinese investment, despite criticism in the West that Beijing was blatantly ignoring human rights abuses, and environment and corruption issues in some countries as it lunges for the continent’s resources.

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Comment on Propecia

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Hey nulle,
I cant comment via the normal way because of the chicoms and blocking wrodpress, but..
To divide the proscar pills into four is not that tough. I used to use a razor blade, the problem however is that the pill is larger on the top than the bottom,so getting it into equal quarters is difficult . The good thing is that you only need 1mg per day of finasteride to lessen hair loss and so even if you cut the proscar pill unequally, you still have an extra mg to spare. The proscar has 5 mgs so lets say you make a cut a little above the center, then you will almost asuredly get your 1mg worth.
Actually, now I just bite the thing, I usually divvy it into threes.

ps I didnt hear about the chinese coal bosses in Africa, will check it out.

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Poor Chinese Farmers at the Subway

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Chinese are humiliated by these guys, they’re poor and uneducated.What the Chinese dont realize is that with out them, there would be no China, and we’d all be manufacturing from Vietnam.

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Sucky Chinese TV

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


My Chinese satellite, which may be less than legal, is not working. Its China so I expect this sort of thing. So lately, as I have no civilized TV to watch, I’ve been stuck with CCTV or the local communist mouth piece which pipes the most boring tv imaginable.
I keep it playing in the background, kind of like white noise. For those of you who have never seen CCTV let me explain.
Its basically feces, topped off with sprinkles and shoved to the masses. It is horrible, pathetic and tedious. Think of it like watching a communist Mr. Rogers. All of the things they say about China are played with lovely background music, images of brave Chinese soldiers fighting a flood, or helping earthquake victims are shown. When they talk about the west, however, its like watching hannity and colmes. some guy purports to defend the west, while a panel of ‘Chinese specialists’ attack him, showing just how barbaric we are.
Once this folly is done, they will show war movies of the valiant efforts of the Chinese to staunch the war of aggression of Japan (known to he world as WW2) and foolish movies about people who fly around and kick other people and monkeys with blond hair.
I guess I shouldn’t complain, it could be worse… or could it?

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Daily Pisser in China…Public Urination in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


No that lady squatting is not doing a ‘linda lovelace’ on the guy, although it may appear that way. This is a photo of a happy Chinese photo taking their little one-child disappointment for a walk. Apparently the kid (who is hard to see, he’s actually between them), had to take a leak, so being Chinese, they stopped in this crowded area so the kid could do just that. I was late on the shot, and got the end when she was zipping up his pants, so I got the aftermath. Blow up the photo and you can see the kids little legs and in front of them the nice pool of urine he’d just expelled. I dont know who the other man is, maybe just some random perv, but check out how many people are are around and these people think nothing of their actions. btw this area is loaded with public toilets….man China is great!!

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Chinese Stores

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Beijing, close to SOHO

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Bigger Big Brother in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


Beijing has plans to have no “dead zones” in the city. What this means is that they want to have a blanket of coverage of surveillance cameras in every area of the city. Chongqing China is planning on installing 500,000 cameras, in an attempt to do likewise.

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China and Christians

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 23, 2010


I’m a Christian and I like to write. So, this being the 21st century I googled Christian writers and found the Christian Writers guild, I then accessed the page. Then I figured, well I’m a Catholic version of a Christian so I googled that. Sure enough there is a Catholic Writers guild. The problem is that for some reason, uncle chicom (communist party ) has blocked access to the Catholic writers Guild, why would this be?

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