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Archive for September 17th, 2011

Protests, New York and Twitter in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 17, 2011


China blocks Twitter, sort of. I have it from very reliable sources that you can use kindle to Tweet but even if you use a v.p.n your twitter usage can be blocked or relatively useless- meaning it is somehow blocked. So if you can tweet freely from your Kindle, why would they block it or how could they do so from a v…pn?

They say twitter is blocked to stop flash riots or mobs like the one below from NYC but we all know that is bullshit. We know that the real reason is that some chicom probably has some stock in their Chinese knockoff of twitter…
NYC problem here
“More than 1,000 social media-driven protestors descended on the Financial District Saturday to rail against corporate greed, forcing the NYPD to lock down Wall Street.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/09/17/2011-09-17_even_on_a_sat_protesters_cant_shut_wall_st.html#ixzz1YKTKahBW

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Running of The Bulls or Chinese Subway?- China Video

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Chinese Mayor Investigated After Only 49 Days in Office

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 17, 2011


Some Chinese mayor who I reverently refer to as mr. dumbass is being investigated after only 49 days in office.

my take
1- in china how does one get investigated? In a den of thieves isn’t this implicit in their behavior?
2- who did he forget to bribe?
3-damn, another massage parlor is going to go out of business
article here

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Crowded China Subway

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Here is another reason why its good to be from ABC – Anywhere But China

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www.paperrater.com is a good free grammar checking site

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Check it here… unless you are then don’t be a tight be a tight bastard and pay someone http://www.paperrater.com/pricing

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Video of 2 2 Eating Spag- Rabbit Video

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Follow me on Twitter @ topchinablog

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Apartment Hunting in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 17, 2011


Went looking for a new place in China, a process which can best be compared to a good hard kick to the nuts or giving birth. It’s not that the Chinese are trying to be hard to deal with but they are Chinese. The process of buying or renting anything in China brings to mind the term Chinese fire drill. That is the game that young kids and frat boys play when drunk and stopped at a red light. The idea is to disembark from a car and then run like idiots then return to the car, this is Chinese bureaucracy
Upon arriving at a Chinese realtor you will smell desperation, hair stench and ignorance. The men and women peddling houses in china, i am convinced, are giving less training than the venerable tea maven blogged about here. The maven at least gets a good humpin’ before stuck in front of live customers, but the ‘chinese realtors’ dont even get this. their task, again as far as I can tell, is to slurp noodles while perched gargoyle like behind computers and wait for ignorant foreigners to arrive.
Upon seeing their prey, these ‘chinese professionals’ attack with a vengeance. They rise, piss on themselves , bump into one another and act pretty stupid all the while filling the air with body odor and garlic.

Once it has been decided that they may be of assistance, they will plod along in those knock off designer pants, black shoes and white socks all the while screeching into their cell phones while trying to figure out where the house they are renting is found. The entire affair usually resolves itself with you standing before a miniscule room that reaks of waste and oil, a miserable flea bag of a place the are shoving at you for the equivalent of 1000 civilized dollars per month…
inevitably you leave and curse China and the mongrels that surround you…

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China’s Second Capo Calls for Reform

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 17, 2011


Wen Jiabao is China’s number two. Set aside what biz dealings his wife may have and they say he is a decent enough man- for a chicom. Wantchinatimes today said that WJB is calling for reforms, a thng that China’s Nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobo has also wanted….
from here
“Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao this week once again called for political reforms in his country, this time by stressing the need to change the long tradition of the Communist Party exercising greater power than the government.

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