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Archive for July 3rd, 2011

Danger of Being Religious in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


Here is a blurb from Al Jezeera about China and religion
from here english.aljazeera.net/…/2011629646319175.html?

“It is safer for those social professions who are forbidden to be religious: such as government-paid jobs, students, teachers, anyone under 18 years old. Three-self [official] churches have many spies to watch people, and their sermons have limited freedom. For example you cannot mention anything about social injustice, political corruption, and mass abortions driven by Chinese birth-control policy brutally enforced in the last 30 years, even from a perspective of Christian ethics,” says Shan.

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Kill Kill Kill,- Song Sung by the Communists of China During the Long March

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


Rudolph Bosshardt was a missionary whom the communists captured in the 30s and held for ransom for over 500 days. At that time, it would appear, that the leaders of the party were nothing more than a pack of bandits who looted their way along the trail of the ‘Long March’ while running away from the nationalists.
According to Bosshardt, one of the songs the communists loved to sing was “kill kill kill, until the world runs with blood. He did say however, that this song was sung to the tune of “Jesus love the little children”(pg97 Sun Shuyun-see below)

After reading this, the behaviour of china’s communist party of today should come as no surprise. As our ancestors at least wanted to frame the US as a place free from religious persecution and rights for all, the party was committing murder in the auspices of purges and looting the land and killing those who disagreed with them.
A good source, in addition to The Restraining Hand by Bosshardt, is
The Long March, the True History of China’s Founding Myth- Sun Shuyun

The second book sheds an interesting light on the ‘honorable’ men who started the party and upon reading it one can get a keen insight into the stock of those who chose communism and how it effects the leaders and their worldview that they have today. It is eye opening, shocking and good reading.

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Photo of a Blue Sky Day in Beijing, China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


Photo of a blue sky day in Beijing

Blue sky days or ones without pollution have been rare as of late but are great to have. (also posted here)

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Monk Jailed for Article in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


The Tibetan monk Tashi Rabten, wrote an article critical of the Chinese government and is going to jail. As of late it would seem that there has been much attention by the party to those who disagree with them and their philosophies. The negativity will probably have the opposite effect, however as people may tend to sympathize with those who have done little to no harm.(also posted here)

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China Postpones “Peaceful Rise” Till Her Aircraft Carrier is Ready

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


After existing here for over four years I can say that a nobler, more honest people never existed than the clan that calls themselves the people of the PRC. Honesty, integrity and harmony are three words that spring to mind when I think of my days wasted/spent here. As a matter of fact, the fine folks in China have even coined a term to describe their ascension which according to them has been held back by the lying hairy deceitful barbarians who inhabit all countries to the north south east and west of China, they call their ascension the “Peaceful Rise”

Unfortunately for the Chinese, they have to put their “Peaceful Rise” on hold until that old tub of a pos they call an aircraft carrier is ready to sail. See a funny thing is that China, like all countries who wish to have a “Peaceful Rise” saw fit to purchase a big old used hunk of steel whose only purpose is to launch smaller hunks of steel strapped with a host of man and thing killing devices, because that is what a “Peaceful Rise” is all about.So the Chinese, who posses the ‘copy’ gene in spades while trading it off for mr. originality, had to buy an aircraft carrier rather than make one, for they did invent fire and paper and chopsticks so they deserve to sup at the teat of our innovation now.

But sadly enough, China’s “Peaceful Rise” will have to be put on the back burner until one of the key components of the “Peaceful Rise”, the aircraft carrier is ready to float. Lately they have reported that it was undergoing some maintenance and upkeep and a collection of China’s finest minds has gathered to make the old tub sea worthy.

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Until which time the sea beast truly becomes able to float without lilting to one side like a typical Chinese woman stomping along in high heeled shoes, China’s “Peaceful Rise” will have to be put on hold.
But the honest and morally unchallenged Chinese would like all of us dirty barbarians to rest easy for the return of the “Peaceful rise” is not far off.

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Reality of China, Mylaowai.com Style

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


If you have not read mylaowai.com, you should and if you have a blog, you should blogroll it for many reasons. Sure the author may dislike China or be a little cynical, but even if you are from China you must appreciate his artistic ability and if you cannot then you are a lost cause. In any event, he seems to be blogging more as of late which is a treat for all of us because I for one, have read almost every post and was ‘jonesing’ for some more. (really you should check out his blog, the Olympic era was pimp).
His site can be found here http://www.mylaowai.com

Excerpt here
How does one go about describing doing business in China? I mean, really? Sure, there are all the obvious adjectives like “dishonest”, “shitty”, “dirty”, “filthy”, “corrupt”, “primitive”, “festering” and so on and so on. But whilst all those adjectives are certainly spot on and absolutely correct, they don’t really give people in the civilised world much of an idea as to what it’s like here in The Land That Time Forgot.
A good friend of mine describes doing business in China as asking someone to paint the fence white, and suddenly two dozen people are running around in circles looking for black paint (the fence, or what’s left of it after they’ve ‘fixed’ it a few times, is eventually painted red and then falls over).
And that’s a pretty accurate description in my experience.

continue here http://mylaowai.com/2011/07/01/there-is-still-hope/

In addition, here was a comment some may find offensive or hilarious, depending on your emotional makeup..
comment by nips are great
My experience:
1. Yellow runts do as little as possible all the time.
2. Whenever a yellow runt is instructed to do something he/she will provide a dozen excuses not to do it.
3. Then the yellow runt will make like he/she is about to do it but in fact just goes back to playing that fucking yellow runt internet farm game where the high-light is stealing from other yellow runt farmers.
4. Then after reminding the yellow runt to get his/her lazy yellow ass in gear he/she will ask, ‘Oh, you mean now?’
5. The yellow runt will complain about doing the task while doing it, even if it requires the least amount of effort.
6. The yellow runt will do a shitty job.
7. When you bring the yellow runt up on the fact that he/she’s done a shitty job they’ll say, ‘It didn’t need to be done anyways.’
8. On the exceedingly rare occasion when a yellow runt does something without instruction he/she will make like they’ve just invented the wheel and want some praise.
At this very moment I can hear out my window some little yellow runt screaming and it’s quite annoying

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How Bad Chinese Films Suck, Even Chinese Don’t Like Them

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


China can make good films, they just have this little problem of getting approval from uncle chicom. Thus, typical Chinese storylines are boring and without meaning to those of us who have never braved 10 years of brainwashing about her boring history. Thus, much of what Chinese put into their films falls on deaf ears or does not even get viewed in the land of corn and delicious hotdogs.
As a matter of fact, based upon statistics China would agree that their films suck. For eventhough the communist government only allows something like 20 foreign films to enter China each year, US films garnered 44% of the total gate receipts in China last year. The total market was %1.5 billion. Also posted here.

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Shanghai Increases Wages by 11%

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


China is battling with inflation and according to the head reds, the price of pork has once again shot up which means sadness for the locals and probably an epidemic of fake pork products. In order to maintain harmony, however, the head reds in Shanghai or the bosses have supposedly given an 11% raise to the workers in the first half of 2011, according to wantchinatimes.com. Also posted here

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Ancient China’s Opium Addiction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


Here is an excerpt from a book written about ancient China’s problem with opium. The book can be downloaded for free from Amazon, and is decent but not earth-shatteringly good.
From Drugging a Nation The Story of China and the Opium Curse (Samuel Merwin)

Twenty-five years ago, when the consumption of opium in China could hardly have been more than half what it is to-day, a British consul estimated the proportion of smokers in the region he had visited as follows: “Labourers and small farmers, ten per cent.; small shopkeepers, twenty per cent.; soldiers, thirty per cent.; merchants, eighty per cent.; officials and their staff, ninety per cent.; actors, prostitutes, vagrants, thieves, ninety-five per cent.” The labourers and farmers, the real strength of China, as of every other land, had not yet been overwhelmed—but they were going under, even then. The most startling news to-day is from these lower classes, even from the country villages, the last to give way. Dr. Parker, the American Methodist missionary at Shanghai, informed me that reports to this effect were coming in steadily from up country; and during my own journey I heard the same bad news almost everywhere along a route which measured, before I left China, something more than four thousand miles.

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China and History of Military Deserters

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 3, 2011


The Chinese communists celebrated their birthday yesterday. Imagine it was only 90 years ago that they began to foul up China. In any event, they are red crazy here and singing patriotic songs and showing communist movies. The funny thing is that in the beginning they were not the warring communist military power they may have us believe. As a matter of fact in November and December of 1933 28,000 soldiers out of 60,000 deserted in Jiangxi alone. It seems to me they either new that communism sucked or like so many today really did not back the party

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