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Archive for July 12th, 2011

Beijing Pollution Photo- Comparison of Two Days

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


Beijing and China’s pollution is indescribable, so instead of trying I will give you some photos. Although many will try to tell you this is ‘fog’- no kidding that is what they say, the meteorologists tell a different story. China has 16 of the most polluted cities in the world and their use of coal plays a large part in this problem.
Nowadays walking along Beijing feels as if one is huffing from an aerosol can, or as the ‘king’ has stated, is like getting a jinkem high when near the toilets. Not wanting to wander too far off track and berate the beautiful country of China for things they have little control over, I will merely show you Beijing’s skyline in two different periods of time. The photos were taken fourteen days apart and tell the story of pollution in Beijing China.

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Toxic China Has Third Oil Leak in Month

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


China should be authorized a mentor or chaperone as they are ruining their ecology.The following comes from chinadaily and speaks to the fact they have just had their third oil leak in one month.
chinadaily
The leak occurred at the Suizhong 36-1 oilfield at 1:30 am on Tuesday due to a malfunction at the central control system, China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) Ltd, the field’s operator, said in a statement.

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Photo of The Place, Expensive Mall in Beijing China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


Photo of The Place, expensive mall in Beijing China

Thanks to the world pitching in to assist China, it now has money. Just 20 years ago if one had 10 000  rmb or 1 400U$, they were like a millionaire. The reason is that back then, some people still had nothing and a good job may pay 30 or 5o rmb per month.  Fast forward and the world brought cash and know- how to these guys so they can forgo the life of savagery, killing teachers, waving little red books and try to live like humans.

The problem, however is that apples dont fall far from the tree, and try as they may, they oftentimes dont get it. I am not talking about the public displays of goobers on the sidewalks, nor the old guys punching their wives in the face in front of the Beijing bus station while everyone watches, but I am addressing the fact that they have not developed socially, imho.

What does this have to do with the photo? This is a posh place in Beijing, but due to the attitude of the locals, it has the feel of a stye or chicken coop. Clucking locals clad in real and knock off attire and those foolish big round floppy hats run about while bumping into each other, causing a stir and wanting to be seen. To be seen as better than the 1 340  000 000 others who are just as desperate to be seen different as well.

So they slurp  on six dollar lattees all the while hoping no one finds out that the money in their pockets was garnerd by mommy and daddy’s contacts in the communist government and by the simple act of kicking someone out of their rightful home, and ruining the lives of generations, they have enough to buy a BMW. Of course they will say they were a self made millionaire, but who wants to admit that after torturing teachers in the cultural revolution their dad became a party member then although uneducated climbed through the ranks and still ignorant, now has power. And leveraging this power he evicted some farmers from their land and paid sufficient bribes to his boss and construction workers to turn a healthy profit.

I guess its no wonder that the Chinese get nervous when we learn about their recent history, it sucks to be born to murderous thugs.

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Photo of My Panda Rabbit

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


Chinese Panda rabbit Pic

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The Dalai Visits the US, China Warns the Government Not to Meet Him!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


The Dalia is in the US and a few days ago I saw a report from China warning the US govt not to recieve him. Isn’t it odd that they meddle into all things religious. They say the Pope and Catholics do not understand them, and then say they will pick the next spiritual leader of Tibet.
Here is an interesting article on the subject from here:

(AP) DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama said Friday that China’s Communist leadership can play no role in deciding who succeeds him as the leader of Tibetan Buddhism upon his death and called Beijing’s meddling in the issue “a disgrace.” The Nobel Peace laureate turns 76 next week and has begun preparing his people for his eventual death in hopes of preventing his homeland’s Chinese rulers from taking advantage of the leadership vacuum.

The Dalai Lama, whose predecessors ruled Tibet as god-kings for four centuries, gave up his role as Tibet’s political leader in favor of an elected exile government in May.
He has said the next Dalai Lama — who would be the 15th incarnation of the spiritual leader — will be born in exile and even floated the idea of choosing his own successor while still alive.

Beijing, which hopes the Tibetan national movement will fizzle with his death, has responded by insisting the Dalai Lama will be reincarnated in Chinese-controlled Tibet and accusing the current Dalai Lama of violating religious tradition.
“One thing I want to make clear, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not China’s Communists,” he told The Associated Press in an interview.
“This is a religious matter,” he said, pointing out that China’s atheist Communists don’t believe in reincarnation, so can’t decide a matter based in that belief.
“It’s a disgrace to see that they want to control that,” he said. “They’ve become mad by political power.”
China claims Tibet has been its territory for centuries, although many Tibetans say it was effectively independent for most of that time. The Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959, nine years after Communist forces entered the Himalayan region.
On Friday, he rejected the suggestion that now that he is retired from politics he might be willing to discuss with China his return to Tibet without linking it to other conditions about Tibetan autonomy or China’s treatment of Tibetans.
“No,” he said. “The Tibetan issue is not just my return.”
He said his concern was for the basic rights of the 6 million Tibetans and their culture.
“As soon as China’s government is showing their courage to face the reality, then I am ready to go there to help them to promote genuine reconciliation,” he said.
The Communist-led Chinese government has held nine rounds of talks with the Dalai Lama and his representatives over the years, with no headway.
Beijing says the Dalai Lama is welcome to come back if he drops his separatist activities, accepts Tibet as an inalienable part of China and recognizes Taiwan as a province of China.
The Dalai Lama has repeatedly denied seeking Tibet’s independence from China.

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China’s Woes in a Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


The China post quoted Wen Jiabao as saying that China needs an ” olive-shaped income distribution with a vast majority of medium income earners in the bulging middle is very important for social stability. Only a large middle class can prevent society from disintegrating due to tension and intensifying unrest.”
from here
My question is if they have achieved this income distribution yet…

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Filthy Chinese airlnie not wash blankets

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


Chinese today have a problem with hygiene, or they define it differently than we do. Hacking up phlegm is as much a national sport as public urination and so life goes. But one thing we might expect in the ‘motherland’ is for them to wash the stinking sheets. But then again, China defines couth and hygiene differently. According to news sources, the company in charge of washing those cheap little blankets they give us on Chinese airlines does not wash them. According to the company they only have three wash machines and so it gets 3000 blankets per day but only washes the dirtiest. It says that 80% of the blankets go unwashed….Why am I not shocked…
The company contracted to wash the airline's blankets says it only has three washing machines and so only cleans the dirtiest of the 3,000 blankets it receives each day. (Photo/CFP)The company contracted to wash the airline’s blankets says it only has three washing machines and so only cleans the dirtiest of the 3,000 blankets it receives each day. (Photo/CFP)

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Mobile Food Cart in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


This is a roach coach or mobile food cart. These guys are all over and usually have great food, crappy service and non existent sanitary practices.

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China’s Bohai Still Leaking Oil?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


China is funny in the way they report news or don’t. For instance, western press figures that Jiang Zemin has gone to the land of darkness, but local sources will not confirm this. Likewise, there were reports of a huge oil spill in China, their third in one year, but uncle C didn’t report on it until it had been contained…oops, or has it?
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wantchinatimes.com

Now people are saying that due to satellite photos there is proof that the rig is still leaking oil. Uncle C will probably shoot down the satellite or blocks its pics and or chop off the fingers of anyone who makes the assertion that oil is still being leaked. Your current author hopes this is not the case cause it would suck to bash at a keyboard with little Hormel sausage fingers.

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Photo of a Small Shop in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 12, 2011


This shot was taken in a city by Chongqing China.

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