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Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Red Eyes, Revenge and Bed Rest in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011


Your humble author and servant sits before you as he glares at the 7 inch screen of his ultra-portable lappie, eyes red and glowing like amber. WTF? You think?
Well it would appear that yours truly has gotten the ol’d one two from the lords of revenge in China. Maybe pangu, the cock-eyed god who invented this place has had enough of my negativity about China, but he has dealt me the double blow of strep fever along with a nice bout of pink eye- coronary conjunctiviitis….no shit
So yesterday my throat was was raw like diced meat, but I went to work anyway, as the hospital was near there. Then, about 5 or so my eyes started to itch and i developed some matter in the one. Upon arriving at home it was obvious that I had pinkeye.
A quick trip to the pharmacy neither confirmed nor denied my suspicions, as Iglprop the bmxer cum pharmacy guy who in his miserable life if he’s read a book, I’m sure it had nothing more than photos and maybe a few words, just in case, packed my arms with boxes of chinese shit/medicine to take home with me. After nearly receiving a kick in the groin for not hooking me up with the ‘good stuff’ ie. Western meds, i convinced this surly little guy whose scholarly credentials are rivaled only by the tea maven, that I needed the real deal and was given some bacteria fighting eye drops.
Thus I have been laying on my fat ass eating Annies Peperroni pizza and dozing. At the end of the day I have to wonder, is it kismet? Are the gods of ‘bad talkism’ telling me to embrace pangu and all that is china, to lay off the smack talk, the ‘public pissers’, the gross over generalizations and tone down my negativity about China, or is it merely a product that the body of your faithful and humble author is a much too cultured for the toxic barbarian air that surrounds this pit?
While I do not possess this answer, the only thing left for me to do is dream about Ding Dongs, HO-HO’s and a some Wa-Wa macaroni and cheese and lie huddled up in a miserable heap…..(not really miserable, just a little uncomfortable)

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China Props up Another Dictator

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011


China is loaning money to Mugabe and Zimbabwe in order to help them. Hmm, help Mugabe and his one time 1000000000% inflation rate? Mugabe is known as on of the worst leaders in modern times, I guess that’s why the chicoms love the guy.
chinadaily:
“HARARE, Zimbabwe – China has extended loans of up to $700 million to Zimbabwe to revive the southern African country’s health, mining and agriculture sectors.

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Chinese Guy Fails to Pay Bribes

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011


The Chinese love to run these little articles about how they are cracking down on various crimes. One of their favs is how they crack down on fake goods. In the excerpt below, they talk about cracking a gang who was going to export 30,000 fake bags, LV etc. The funny thing is that I can go right now to the Silk Market which is ten minutes from the head of the communist party, and buy any fake bag purse, golf club, whatever I want. So when I read articles like the snippet below, I just have to chuckle.

chinadaily:
“After a convoluted trail led to the recent arrest of suspects, Qingdao police solved the mystery of who was behind the largest cache of counterfeit goods set for export since a nationwide campaign against intellectual property infringement began late last year.

Fourteen suspects have been detained for attempting to export more than 30,000 counterfeit handbags, suitcases and hats.

Labeled as well-known brands including LV, Adidas and Puma, the trove had a total potential retail value of 232 million yuan ($35.3 million), according to police.

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China Fact Pollution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011


China alone pollutes more than the US and Europe combined.

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