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Archive for July 16th, 2011

Chinese Have No Shame-Fake Sunkst From China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

Photos of fake sunkist oranges in Singapore. The chinese use these labels so that the unwitting shopper assumes the product is from the land of civilization

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Chart of Countries with Highest Net Worth Individuals

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

This chart is from the economist and shows countries with the highest net worth individuals. China is so low as I guess gains from corruption hidden in overpriced houses is not considered an investable asset….

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August 5, 1966 China’s Red Guard is Born

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

During China’s chaotic cultural revolution, hundreds of thousands of students and young teens formed a group called the Red Guard. This group, like a microcosm of the communist party had no real legitimacy, but this did not stop them from ordering the death of hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in their three year life.

The red guards were warped human beings, according to most of my colleagues (I have friends whose parents were in the red guards and still are alive today, they are in their 50’s).
The following will explain how the red guards were born and what they meant. The thing to remember is that this movement started in 1966 by people from 12-22 who were born from 1944-1954, making them the same age as China’s next leader Xi Jinping and another of China’s favs, Bo Xilai.

Here is the story
“August 5, 1966

a leading headmistress of an all girls school in Beijing became the first victim of the red guard. Denounced as being sympathetic of capitalism, her students worked themselves into a frenzy and then poured boiling water over her and then beat her with belt buckles and sticks studded with nails. The headmistress died from the beating and not less than two weeks later, the student leader of the departed headmistress was hailed by Mao at Tienanmen where he placed a red band on her arm and proclaimed that she should change her name to “Be violent”.From The Writing on the Wall, China and the west in the 21st century- Will Hutton pg 84

The scary thing about this is that the newest batch of China’s leaders grew up during this period. Those in power now Came into power at that time, but the next batch were those who saw these deeds on a daily basis. They were the ones who could not attend schools as they were all shut down. They were the ones who were told that they should denounce their folks and the old and useless things.

One of the craziest things about living in China is to think that the people who killed teachers, tortured them, turned on their parents, all in the supposed love for Mao, are now China’s leaders. That is nothing less than crazy.

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Polluted Chinese Beach Still Attracts Swimmers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

China is on the verge of ecological collapse. This should come as no surprise to anyone with an internet connection or TV. The following is a photo of how that collapse is manifesting itself in parts of China. In this photo we see the beach infested with algae blooms. The bottom line is that these things are caused by oxygen deprivation, I believe from the horrible toxins China puts in their water.

Anyone want to go for a swim in China?

from here

Beachgoers covered in algae in E China
The beach at Zhanqiao Pier in Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, is covered in overgrown green algae, July 14, 2011. The algae also covered a large area of sea surface near the beach, and forced the beach to close at 3 pm. Qingdao city is a significant seaport of eastern China and one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. [Photo/CFP]</font></span></div><br /><div style=” />

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Chinese Mom Helps Boy Pee On Subway Tracks

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

This photo comes from Singaporestopm, and is a pretty common site here in China. One has to wonder that if China has been around for thousands of years, didn’t anyone teach them about hygiene?


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Photo of Chinese Woman with and Without Makeup- FBUGLY

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

Chinese are the masters of deceit or misdirection. They say they want a peaceful rise but then beat up a bunch of Vietnamese- allegedly, and make aircraft carriers. I guess it is little wonder that the world now does not believe them.

The women, who have a heaping helping of the yukk and malnourished body genes, do their part to misdirect as well. Stuffing, and smashing an assortment of plastics and nylon into their clothes, they transform a stick woman esque build into something acceptable of a 18 year old, but anything will help.

In terms of makeup, they make fake double eyelids (so their lids dont look so enormous and swollen) and even use tape to achieve this effect. But at the end of the day, many of them are just plain homely. This photo from here, shows the true beauty or lack thereof in Chinese women.



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Art Portraying What it Feels Like to Be a Girl in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 16, 2011

This art depicts what it must be like to be a girl in China. Girls are still second class citizens even though they are less numerous than the boys. This photo came from this site where they critique art…



Artwork Identification
TItle: Yi Fan No.2
Artist: Zhang Peng
Date: 2006
Dimensions:120×120 cm

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