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Archive for August 18th, 2011

Great Photo from Chinesepeoplehavenostyle.com- China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

This site is good and provides insight into the sartorial styles of China.
From here or here : http://wp.me/p17Yeg-C9

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Truck Design With Chinese Characteristics

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

Good photo of the state of China today. Look at the driver on the right hand corner of this this truck.

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Good Comment From Brewskie on China’s Governance

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

Good comment on the confusing nature of China’s governance.

From Brewskie here

“I’ve always been a firm believer that any political or economic ideology, taken too far, is disastrous; but China appears to be a special case, where two conflicting schools of thought – onerous government rule, in the case of human rights abuses, SOEs & the PBOC, central planing plus detrimental regulation; and libertarian ideology, as evidenced in lax environmental control, construction oversight and food prep – seem to coexist in their extremist forms.

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Rotten Produce and Leaders

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

Check out this link


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Is That The Same Woman?- Makeup and Ug in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

If this serves no other purpose than to warn my brothers in arms about picking up Chinese women without seeing them in good light, then I am happy.
Take a look at this old bird before and after a little rouge, eyeliner and who knows what else. Damn, even the faces here can be toxic. This is the same woman, believe it or not…
chinese photo with without make up
photo from mop.com

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Chinese Movie Host Struts Her Fluff?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

This announcer from a local Chinese station was caught a little off guard. This pic comes from her performance in an outdoor show. Apparently light breeze allegedly ruffled her skirt exposing more than her perky nature. She initially denied that what they were seeing was her junk, but if we decide the truth from facts, then it looks like she was exposed as a liar.. or maybe it was merely a cruddy photoshop…. photo from mop.comChinese TV announcer exposes junk

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Boy oh Boy- China’s Crisis

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

China has a huge ‘boy crisis’. And no I am not talking about those Chinese guys who limp wrist their girlfriends pursues as they shashay behind them, although that is a cause for concern as well. The real problem, however, is that China has over 20,000,000 more boys under the age of 19 than girls….Yeah, that means Chinese massages parlors will have an extremely bright future……(photo from apps.facebook.com)

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Law China Style

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

China Chinaízes all it gets its hands on, kind of like Pig Pen. An example is its produce, glowing pork and toxic oil. Another bright example is law.According to one of the capos or many of them in China, China is a rule by law country.

Rule by law means that laws are predictable and utilized in a systemized fashion with little or no deviation. For instance if selling pirated videos is illegal then it is illegal not just when the eyes of the world are upon is in times of the Olympics and such.
But to their defense it is hard for China to understand what rule of law means. The head of their political and legal committee of the party is a guy named Luo who was an engineer and has no legal training whatsoever….

There is nothing wrong with engineers, but I cant imagine anyone sitting on our Supreme court who spent the majority of his life (when he wasn’t mimicking the great chairman’s words while foisting high the little pink book) his life was spent doing quadratic equation. What 2x+4 =y has to do with determining if the extenuating circumstances of a situation merited special consideration or followed which case precedent.
Maybe I am underestimating this man’s abilities, but I truly doubt it….

political and legal committee of the central committee of the Communist party, Luo Gan, is an engineer turned security supremo who is there to ensure the system serves the party. As he has put it, his role is to guard against “negative western legal concepts” like judicial independence.
(photo from trekearth.com)

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Fear of Flying in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

The last time I took a flight in China I was surprised. Inside the hulking fuselage all feet were happily clad with shoes, boots or sandals, at a minimum.
What’s this angry Bill, I said to myself? Then in a dream-like state I wandered up to the gap jawed flight attendant whose smattering of teeth ambled about her face in no discernible pattern nor form.
“‘Hello “, i said into one of her monstrous ears, which had her head not been lopsided would most certainly caused her head to list, albeit it gently to the side.
“‘djogajdjadlfjlsdafjlasdfjsadf “” , yon stewardess barked
‘äh yes I am still in China.’ Thank you.
I then made my way down the aisle which was pleasantly dev oid of canary yellow nails attached to monstrous feet attached to short legs attached to Chinese. Gone too was the din of ignorance they call conversation as well as the deep guttural phlegm infused hacking of phlegm that I’d grown accustomed to.
Thinking it merely an anomaly and waiting for your typical Chinese people to eventually swarm into the lives of those currently housed in the depths of the flying machine, I could only wait.
miraculously the cabin doors closed and nary a doddering gaggle of old fools with matching oversized skull caps trying hard to be baseball hats were to be seen. I wondered what had happened, had Chinese suddenly acquired some couth or maturity?
And then it hit me. I listened to my fellow travelers and alas the majority of them were foreign. By not flying Air China for once, I was given a reprieve by the ‘govnuh’of sorts. There were Malaysians, Singaporeans and some Hong Kong ese thrown in for good measure, but thankfully enough, the Han-folk were outnumbered.
The result was a beautiful journey were your current author need not worry about the bullet headed 40 something taking a shit without closing the door thus providing moments of diversion for those who dared to look.
Today I learned another of my ABC’s. When flying do the smart thing fly
Anything But air China- the airline of choice of deviants, despots, and chcioms alike.

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Summing Up China’s Value Add to Mankind

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2011

Go to any airport in China and you’ll encounter a special breed of filth that imho symbolizes China’s impact on the world. No the filth to which I refer is not the nouveau riche who leverage communist contacts to steal land from farmers who set themselves ablaze all in the name of justice. Nor am I referencing those loathsome pieces of shit who are driving the worldwide hunt for endangered animals all so they can suck of the ‘man tool’of said animal in the hopes of pleasing some diseased KTV skank later on..

No my friend, that piece of trash to which I refer is the black taxi. Actually I have nothing against black taxis, but they do epitomize why China will never be an innovation power house, at least in my lifetime.
And before you raise your crooked paws atop the decrepit keyboard upon which you bash your daily emails, let me say that fk off and no China does not innovate. Yes they have patents but I do to and it’s from China. There is a ton of research which shows how China is merely boxing in tech and innovation with their patents but is innovating precious little. and if you reference huawei, I say that you need to work for them for just one week and then talk to me. Remember kiddies, I do the bloggo for fun, but research this place for a living.
So, no China is no king in innovation this is why. Chinese are rent seekers. A rent seeker is like a parasite who lives from the fuids of another. lIke a Remora fish, no host no life- this is China. Now back to my example. Those black taxis are an example of a such a phenomenon. When taxis abound, they have little to no work, but in a snow storm they make cash. From the point of view of economics it could vbe said that they are providing a useful service, and I would agree with that, but am bemoaning the state of Chinese innovation.
Thus, while most innovators look to try something new and different and make a change in our lives, the people like China do not. They force us to sign over innovation if we want to sell to them – which is a prime example of rent seeking. But in so doing they are signing their own innovation death warrant as they are not moving up the value chain. Or, if they do try, they kill people as last month will attest.
Thus all the crap you hear about China innovating is a load of runny horsehit, at least in the past 400 hundred years. And even their famed inventions
were pirated from the chimps. Thus, this black cab phenomenon is China. A country who has neither the foresight nor wherewithal to make a change for the better so it survives by sucking off the blood of the floundering bodies who come here.

The only thing left to do is to ask China just wtf they’ve been doing with themselves for the past 5000 years. No ‘net, no jet engines, no cure for cancer, no lap tops, pc’s no youtube, nor amazon. Aside from murder milk, what have they really invented?

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