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Archive for May 6th, 2011

Shot of Those Sexy Bikini-Jeans in Japan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


These pants were pretty popular so here is another shot of them. I guess the company who makes them is Brazilian…
from here

Here they are being modeled on a Japanese TV show. I’m guessing this segment caused more seizures in the viewing audience then those Pokemon cartoons of a few years back…

The eyebrow-

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How China Feels About Women

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


Here is how Chinese have historically felt about women
When a son is born,
Let him sleep on the bed,
Clothe him with fine clothes,
And give him jade to play with.
How lordly his cry is!
May he grow up to wear crimson
And be the lord of the clan and the tribe.
When a daughter is born,
Let her sleep on the ground,
Wrap her in common wrappings,
And give her broken tiles for playthings.
May she have no faults, no merits of her own,
May she well attend to food and wine,
And bring no discredit to her parents.
Book of Songs (800 – 600 B.C.)

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China’s Ai Wei Wei At the Louvre- Art from Cainandtoddbenson

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


I love this site, they do great work.

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How Confucius Felt About Women-Historical Misogyny in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


According to this report (Gendercide and the Cultural Context of Sex Trafficking in China
32 Fordham International Law Journal 731 (2009)), here is how Confucius felt about women….

The female was inferior by nature, she was dark as the moon
and changeable as water, jealous, narrow-minded and insinuating.
She was indiscreet, unintelligent, and dominated by
emotion. Her beauty was a snare for the unwary male, the
ruination of states.’

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US Top Secret Helicopter Parts to End Up in China?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


Good article from here. This article shows that parts from the super secret US helicopter used on the raid for Osama may wind up in the hands of the Chinese. On the bright side however, even if they did copy our tech, it would be as it always is with the PRC, a cheap knock off….

Excerpt from here:

“There are growing fears that top-secret stealth technology taken from the helicopter that crashed during the raid on the home of Osama bin Laden could be smuggled into China and cause a diplomatic row. It has become clear that US special forces used a previously unseen stealth helicopter for the mission in order to evade Pakistani radar or being heard on the final approach to the home of the al-Qaeda terrorist.

The American troops used thermite grenades to destroy the helicopter’s main body but its rear section was left intact and taken away by the Pakistani military soon after the night raid on Monday. It is feared that if Islamabad refuses a request from Washington for the return of the tail section that the issue could turn into a diplomatic rift.

Relations are already fraught after the Seal Team Six raid entered Pakistan airspace apparently without permission and after the government was accused in some quarters of “harbouring” bin Laden.

It is believed that US Special Operations Command decided to give the operation the greatest chance of surprise by using the untested helicopters, probably modified Blackhawks.

Neighbours have said they did not hear the helicopters until they were directly overhead at 1am”

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Chinese Poll Shows 60% Sad that ‘Anti-American Fighter Osama Bin Laden Dead’!

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From here:

Immediately after the al-Qaida leader was killed in a raid by US special forces at the weekend, China’s Phoenix TV website conducted an online poll on the death of the world’s No. 1 terrorist. The result showed that large numbers of Chinese viewed Bin Laden as a heroic “anti-American fighter.”
By midnight Tuesday (May 3), more than half a million people had responded to the poll. Asked how they felt about the death of Osama bin Laden, 59.9% of respondents said they were “saddened, because an anti-American fighter has fallen.” Only about 20% indicated that they were “happy that he is dead.”
The same poll showed that while a clear majority strongly endorsed Bin Laden’s anti-American agenda, almost 60% of respondents expressed disapproval of al-Qaida’s indiscriminate killing of innocent people.
Some commentators were not surprised by the vitriolic anti-American feeling displayed by many Chinese. Mo Zhixu, a media commentator in Beijing, noted that the poll actually represents a mellowing as 90% of members of China’s public he polled in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks expressed approval of the terrorists’ mass killing of Americans.
On website after website, microblog after microblog, strong anti-American sentiment was reflected and spread across China’s vast cyberspace. In the most popular online chat room, almost all comments on Bin Laden’s death predicted a gloomy future for the United States. The death of Bin Laden, they said, will expedite America’s decline.”

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Pissy in China- Still Pissed About the Nobel Prize in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


China is still fuming over the award of the Nobel prize. I am not sure if they are pissed that it went to the Dali Lama or to Liu Xiaobo? I guess it would not be unfathomable to think that they were still upset about the award in ’89 going to the Dali, but I think that, wait…. ah yes, I have just read the clip. China is definitely pissed about the Nobel going to Liu Xiaobo, a guy who is stuffed into a jail somewhere. According to the chinese, Liu xiabo was thrown in jail for ‘promoting reforms in China’. The thing that kills the credibility of the chicoms is their inability to move on, and just let go….
from here:The Chinese ambassador to Norway, Tang Guoqiang, last Wednesday called on Oslo to apologize for awarding dissident writer Liu Xiaobo the 2010 Nobel peace prize, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

China’s state-run media Global Times cited a report of Norwegian newspaper Views and News from Norway, saying that the negotiation of the two countries’ trade agreement was almost done before Liu was awarded the peace prize but the agreement was subsequently not signed due to Beijing’s anger over the award

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Chinese Guy, Passed Out Chinese Woman= Entertainment in Shanghai

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


Here is a story from chinasmack. Some guy in Shanghai is seen fondling a naked woman in the streets. Supposedly they were a couple, but who really knows. I guess when China opens up they really open up…

Screen captures of a video showing a drunk man and woman engaging in sexual acts in public in Shanghai.
From NetEase & HSW.cn:

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Mo Zhixu Says “Chinese Poll In the Wake of 9/11 Showed 90% of Chinese Polled Approved of Killing of Americans” What?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


I found this stat and can hardly believe that it is true. According to this site, “Mo Zhixu, a media commentator in Beijing, …. 90% of members of China’s public he polled in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks expressed approval of the terrorists’ mass killing of Americans.”
The man does not provide hard data ie sample size and make up of the group, but if this is true than I am truly disappointed. To hate a government is one thing, many of them suck, but approving of the killing of innocents irrespective of color, race and nationality brings bad karma…

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US’s Locke Says China is Backtracking….

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 6, 2011


The US will have a new embassador to China. The guy’s name is Locke. Right now he’s saying China backtracked and is not playing nicely with foreign companies. As soon as he’s embassador, he’ll spend a few thousand kuai at the local rub and tugs and then just like all the talking heads on the ‘street’ in NYC, he will tout the great policies China has….

from here

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, who will soon take the oath of office as the next US ambassador to China, said Wednesday (May 4) that China is backtracking on promises to make its economy more friendly to foreign companies.
“All of these recent moves by China result in its economy becoming less competitive and less welcoming to foreign direct investment,” Locke said. After Congress confirms Locke as ambassador, he said that he will continue to make opening up China’s markets a “strong focus.”

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