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Archive for November 28th, 2010

Ahh The Joys of Humanity – Got My Cable TV

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 28, 2010

Ok I’ve been pissed lately, I think it was due to the fact that I subjected myself to rafts of propaganda from the chinese communist party vz watching cctv. That problem has been solved as I just got my cable back up…
But I’d like to share some thoughts with you, because I love all of you and I roll like that. So what I learned from watching cctv or the “Chinese communist party controlled television networks that all Chinese watch if they dont have cable.”
1- ummmm
2- Chinese no original programming except: stuff with people with cool mustaches and funny little hats with wings on them defying laws of gravity while kicking each other in the chops
3-the Chinese and not the west, defeated the Japanese to end WW2
4- the Japanese are sneaky
5-people from the to westernmost provinces in china (Tbt , XJ) really love China and would never leave
6-Taiwan is truly and forever a part of China
7-Corruption is almost non-existent here
8-internet porn is bad
9-western documentaries are cool even if they are pirated by the chicoms and dubbed over in Chinese (they are, see point 2, china has no interesting original chicom programming- Daniel I will say that my ignorance of Chinese programming is dwarfed only by my ignorance of world affairs pre- Bush??)
10-china is has a beautiful and harmonious relationship with Africa, despite what the Africans may think

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97% of Chinese Would Be Americans If We Allowed Them- WTF?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 28, 2010

I saw this on the chinadaily=chicom mouthpiece, today Im lazy so I will just cut and paste it, but apperenly this link shows that some guys came to China and say that 97% of Chinese would want to be Americans. My take:
1-bullshit, where do the other 3% want to live, lang fang?
2- BS
3=more bs..
all kidding aside, but I call shenanigans. IMHO the Chinese I know are dying to get out of this place, for all their bluster and talk about inventing chopsticks and fang bien mien (insta noodles), they cant wait to get their kids overseas (heaven) so that they dont have to quaff mass quantities of smog wiht their daily dose of poison in their milk…. oooh did I say that?

But really, it gets tiresome to hear the Chinese with all their stories and watching monkey king and kung fu TV shows, and then in the next instant , they do whatever is humanly possible to go anywhere, (not just the US, imho) they truly want to leave this place.


On a recent media trip to China, perhaps the most amazing finding was that the American Dream is alive and well — 7,481 miles (12,039 kilometers) away from the U.S. capital.
In many of our exchanges with Chinese interlocutors, they took great umbrage at hearing news from our group of Washington-based journalists and thinkers about how stuck in a rut American politics had become and how U.S. society was riven with serious conflicts.

If U.S. immigration policies allowed it, 97% of the Chinese people would probably want to move to the United States. Believing in America’s great future as a signal for all of the rest of us is what has kept us Chinese going through many a dark day.

Yes, we are proud how far China has come — and in such a relatively short time. But still, they said, our ultimate goal is to be like the Americans, with their big houses, ample space and large cars. That’s what we dream about. Don’t destroy that vision of our future.”

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Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 28, 2010

Sorry for replying to comments like this, but blame uncle Chicom(ruling china communist party), as I cannot access wordpress.
Daniel, thanks for the clarification ond worlds cop blog..
In spirit I agree and you pose good examples. Fundamentally I am not at odds with much of what the US stands for (I think our entire middle east policy is feces). We make mistakes and are opportunistic, but its the nature of mankind, I believe. As long was we can agree that we’re better as long as uncle chicom doesnt rule the world’s roost, then Im at peace….
Thanks to Daniel and sorry to the rest for this imposition!

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Japan Accuses China of Nazi Type Expansion

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 28, 2010

Good Article about Japan’s Prime Minister accusing China of Nazi’istic policies of expansion.

“Japan’s conservative former prime minister Shinzo Abe has accused China of pursuing a modern-day policy of “lebensraum” with its growing assertiveness over disputed territories. “Lebensraum,” or “living space,” was a key tenet in the philosophy of Adolf Hitler who believed that Germany deserved space, especially in eastern Slavic areas, in which to grow.

Abe, on a visit to Washington, voiced concern about the expansion of China’s navy including in the East China Sea, where Japan’s recent arrest of a Chinese captain near disputed islands set off an intense feud between the two nations.

“Since the 1980s, China’s military strategy has rested on the concept of a ‘strategic frontier,'” Abe said in an address late last week before the Hudson Institute think-tank.

“In a nutshell, this very dangerous idea posits that borders and exclusive economic zones are determined by national power, and that as long as China’s economy continues to grow, its sphere of influence will continue to expand.

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