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Amazing Breakthrough in Chinese Evolution!- Ovipositors, Brood Pouches and Chinese Men

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


Your humble author/servant/muckracker believes he is onto something here. I, in my pursuit of all things academic have been studying the Chinese of the species and noticed not a few ‘differences’ between he and a normal man. The public expectorating and yanking up of his t-shirt exposing a flanky yellow midsection may be cultural thus I have left this alone. My Darwinian tasks of late have lead me to study things of a different nature.
My current life mission is to study and learn just wtf Chinese men love to carry purses!

photo from here

 

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typical one child embarrassment carrying his man purse.

While it’s not easy to dismiss this convention of toting a man bag as a thing of ‘sissies’ or that Chinese men are somehow less than a real man, the present author is quick to dismiss these claims as mere folly. In my humble opinion the truth must lie somewhere deeper, as in some sort of sexual and cultural adaptation mechanism.

Does your head hurt yet? Good! Well let me continue. At issue is nothing less than the effect of the one-child policy. The famed one child policy, in addition to resulting in tens of millions of aborted fetuses per year, has also had a pronounced impact on the males of the species. Chinese studies show the typical Chinese ‘boy’ to now be at a lesser result of sexual, maturational and developmental levels when compared to the Chinese ‘girl’. Although the hallowed Chinese researchers who have stated this disdain to say that we may are actually witnessing a mutation of the species, their words leave no doubt that this may be the case.

So your humble author began to think. And as scary as that is, I couldn’t stop. So I say to myself “hey mr. snarky, what is the effect of having 115 men for every 100 women?” And after scratching my ratty hair I came up with an idea.

Nature is pretty smart and as they said in Jurassic Park- the movie, nature will always devise a way for the survival of the species. For instance, snakes in some remote Brazilian island exhibit both male and female traits and can change sexes.
Then I thought it would be absurd to purport to show that th e one child boy is actually undergoing such a dramatic change, so i looked for something more subtle.
Enter the shrimp, seahorses, and pipefish, better known as nature’s Mr. Mom.

photo and explanation from here
Fairy Shrimp Brood Pouch

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TH EGGS IN BROOD POUCH dwpicture.com.au

EEgads I think i have done it! What we are noticing in the one child policy people is nothing less than the genetic adaptation of a brood pouch!
What is a brood pouch you may ask, well you can read here , or I will summarize. It’s a bag that the male seahorse carries and wherein the female by using ovipositors, stuffs her eggs. The man then fertilizes these little eggs and prances around at the local malls subway and bus stops with it dangling from his wrist as he appears a tad bit more feminine that his girlfriend. Oops I got off track. The brood pouch is just the place where the female puts her eggs, the rest relates to your typical Chinese man/boy.
Anyway, I really think i have come upon the answer to my question. As the Chinese male, through selective abortions becomes more numerous than the female, something has to give, it’s just a fact of nature. Thus, could these dangling garments signal a deeper change within the species?
The truth will be born out when we discover that the typical Chinese woman has a protracted arm used for depositing her arm in the hallowed brood pouch….

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Peking Man in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


From A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] (Wolfram Eberhard)

Some anthropologists consider, however, that the Peking Man possessed already certain characteristics peculiar to the yellow race. The Peking Man lived in caves; no doubt he was a hunter, already in possession of very simple stone implements and also of the art of making fire. As none of the skeletons so far found are complete, it is assumed that he buried certain bones of the dead in different places from the rest. This burial custom, which is found among primitive peoples in other parts of the world, suggests the conclusion that the Peking Man already had religious notions. We have no knowledge yet of the length of time the Peking Man may have inhabited the Far East. His first traces are attributed to a million years ago, and he may have flourished in 500,000 B.C.

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China Finances the World

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From The Beijing Consensus- (Stefan Halper)

In a global battle between different visions of the future and different versions of capitalism, China is the protagonist. As traditional hubs of Western power—like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank—are circumvented and undermined by readily available Chinese capital, these new non-Western champions of the free market are beating the West at its own game.

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Chinese Street Scene

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Chinese Delivery Driver

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Funny Chinese Sign

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The Chinese learn English since they’re kids so they often overestimate their abilities to speak the language, or they are just too dumb or tight fisted to pay someone to translate. As such, you often get translations like the following….from here

And finally…fucking goods

(should be “dried foods”)


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Chinese Law- Reblog from Strandedmariner.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


Here is a very interesting post about the reality of Chinese law. Excerpt from here:

No day passes by without one of these fine examples of how the Sino-nazi legal system works. And these are only the rare cases that make the newspapers. We should give them the Olympics again, don’t you think?

From South China Morning Post:

Eight lawyers in Heilongjiang who were brutally beaten by court officials while trying to attend a trial on January 24 are still waiting for an apology that might never come.

While lawyers being beaten is no longer news on the mainland, this time two of those beaten were pregnant women, and the assault continued even after they revealed their pregnancies. Liu Guiying was two months’ pregnant and lost her child as a result.

Liu and husband Wen Yongquan were defence lawyers in a fraud trial scheduled for a public hearing at 9.30am on January 24 at the Daoli District People’s Court in Harbin , according to a notice posted on January 28 by the Heilongjiang Jiaxu Law Firm, where the beaten lawyers worked.

continue here http://strandedmariner.com/2011/02/11/rule-of-law-with-chinese-characteristics/

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China and Black Market Organs-Reblog Ministry of Tofu

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


From here

Hu Jie (胡杰), a 25-year-old, lost one kidney in a registered hospital. He was wheedled, menaced and detained by underground kidney dealers, before at the last minute hospital staff in cahoots with dealers seized him, forcibly anesthetized him, slit his abdomen open and took away his kidney.

Actually, Hu Jie did think about selling one kidney for 40,000 yuan (US$6,000) to pay off his debts. The receiving end had to pay 300,000 yuan to the agency/dealers in order to get the kidney, and hundreds of thousands more for searching for the match. However, whenever Hu Jie hesitated and recoiled, dealers blocked his way, took away his bank cards, cellphone, baggage and I.D, and even threatened to kill him, unless he complied.

After Hu Jie woke up from the surgery, he only got 27,000 yuan(US$4,000) wire transferred to his bank account. No paper or consent was signed in advance between Hu Jie or his family and the hospital. The underground dealers vanished. The hospital simply said, it is nurses’ individual action, which has nothing to do with the hospital.

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China and Her Military

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


From The Beijing Consensus- (Stefan Halper)

Susan Shirk, a former deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Sino-American relations, explains that the nature of Chinese military developments over the last decade demonstrates recognition that the United States will always have superior firepower. The Chinese government has focused accordingly on asymmetric capabilities that it calls its “assassin’s mace,” which specialize in informational warfare to exploit “Goliath’s” offensive capabilities in the theater around Chinese borders .16 China’s priority here is to disrupt U.S. command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and reconnaissance in the requisite battle space. For these reasons, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has referred to Chinese military development as giving cause for concern about U.S. interests in the Taiwan Straits, but not for panic about expansive Chinese ambitions. 17

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China’s Next Leader and the Korean War

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 4, 2011


China does not elect officials like most countries. In the land of depleted resources and grunge, the leader is elected from a cadre of a few people who dye their hair, seclude themselves from public scrutiny and then proclaim who their next bully in chief will be. The next leader of this land is called Xi Jinping and here is what he said about the Korean war, “Korean War as “great and just war for safeguarding peace and resisting aggression.”

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