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Archive for April 28th, 2011

Misprint from China- China Promoting Ecotourism or Eco-Refugees?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


I saw this article today in the chinadaily brainwash,
Efforts made to develop ecological tourism

and I had to chuckle to myself. Eco-tourism in China eh? While its true there are some great places to go here to see nature, Chongqing is a great example, the problem is that the rampant pollution can ruin the atmosphere. Sure Even Beijing has some great sites, but when you have to peer at them through your gas mask and suck air through your face shield, just so you wont inhale those microscopic chinese particulates, it kind of kills the feeling of a true eco toursim experience.
In my jaded opinion the chinese ought to stick to their knitting as it were and innovate. Do something like Eco-refugee tourism. You can follow the slack jawed buck toothed locals as they are bounced around from cancer village to cancer village, all in the hopes of finding a plot of land that the chicoms will not kick them out of nor one that is not already inhabited by other slack jawed grey toothed locals who will force them into labor at some Dickinson’esque kiln factory…

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Civilized in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


593,832 foreigners live in China, and on a daily basis we try to teach them right from wrong, but it is a real battle.

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Apple Manufacturing Sick and Tired of China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


Recently I have heard that Apple is pressuring manufacturers of their products to pull out of China and move to other locations. The reason could be that Apple is sick of the rampant piracy but could also be due to the problems associated with Foxconn. The issue at the Foxconn plant was that when a bunch of people committed suicide at that plant, Apple and not Foxconn got a black eye, at least in the local press. Justifiably Apple may be telling the mainland to kiss off.

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Funny Chinese Sign From Cowinachinashop.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


China has that funny way of trying to be overly polite, so what might sound good in Chinese, when translated sounds pendantic or foolish. For instance in an email they may say things like ‘thanks for you kindly and considerate excellent cooperation’ and we the native speakers read it like wtf did they do that for.
The following is an example of that sort of translation problem

from cowinachinashop.com

Anyway, you see the point and why you should obey this polite sign.

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Chinese Hate Their Eyeballs- Cosmetic Surgery in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


from the Huffington post:
“”Nationally, the most requested surgeries have nothing to do with age: The No. 1 operation is designed to make eyes appear larger by adding a crease in the eyelid, forming what is called a double eyelid.” In other words, replacing the narrow Asian eye with a more Western looking one.”

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Were the Chicom Forefathers Ignorant Peasants?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


Many of my Chinese friends say that the guys who took over China in ’49 were dumbasses. They said that Mao was smart but fearful of those smarter than he so he did the logical thing, he killed them or sent them off to farm stuff. One of my most vocal friends tells me that he brain dead monsters running this toxic swill pit are morons as they descended from morons.
To me her words kind of sounds like profiling so I really dont want to say if I agree with her or not.

From Cambridge History of China
At the 1956 CCP Congress, Teng Hsiao-p’ing criticized the “undue speed [of Party growth during] the two years just before and after liberation [where] in certain areas [the CCP]
grew practically without guidance and without plan.”14 Given such uncontrolled growth and the lack of systematic training, the predominantly peasant new Party members often lacked even rudimentary knowledge of Marxist ideology or basic skills of literacy.

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McDisaster- Mickey D’s in China Pic

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


McDonalds and Wal-mart are places I try to avoid. Something about the NASCAR element they seem to possess turns me off. But in a pinch I will eat some of those arterie clogging fries as is the case in this photo. But the point here is that Mickey D’s in China sucks. Every fat little blob of a little emperor seems to revil in the notion of being un-chinese or western and going to the local golden arches to get his fat on. Upon entering one smells the stench of high blood pressure and future diabetics. but hey the Big macs are good. This is a McDonalds in Bejing.

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Hygenic China, Drying Meat Above the Street

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


Form thisridiculousworld.com
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Perils of Practicing Religion in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


From CNN
Beijing, China (CNN)

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Open Up and Say Ahhh- Face Time in China, Giving the Boss a Hummer?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2011


Here I sit bored as hell and tired. No I am not complaining and no I will not be the next worker to die in China from overwork… but lets just put it this way, I am so freaking tired that I barely have enough energy to belittle the center country- China.
As such, I wanted to blog something but use as little energy as possible. Consulting my pics, I first looked at this one and was like wtf was I thinking, this photo is beyond mundane. And then I noticed the guys on the right, take a look at the circle.
I really have no idea what is going on, but the guy with his back to us seems to be pretty relaxed and the guys on the right seem to be cozying up to his junk..well….
Anyway, I then awoke from my stupor and thought that as this is China and the guys are wearing dress clothes that maybe this is an interview of some sorts. That would be like China, have an interview in public that is equal parts humiliation and degradation, with a little sex thrown in for good measure.

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