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Archive for September 19th, 2011

Chinese Violin Websites to Run Away from! Mastersviolin.com and melody-with-violin.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


Unfortunately there are many Chinese who skirt the gfw and sell in Ebay or through other means. I personally know a few of them and find them to occupy a space above the slime under 2 2’s nails on a bad day. These people buy Chinese knockoffs and aware of this fact sell them as real. The best way to tell is by looking at their English, usually they foul up the articles ‘an an the’ and plurals.

I am rebloggign the story of a woman who allegedly got ganked by a Chinese company selling online and another through Ebay, and although not the same case as I’d explained above the results are the same- poor quality and disappointment.

Here is the story of someone who got ‘ganked’ and bought a 400$ violin that was a pos.

While I do not know if that is the case in this story, it is worth reading just the same.
excerpt:
“I made a mistake that I think most people reading this will respond to with, “Duh, Stupid,” but if my mistake can save anyone else from making a similar one, then it’s worth humiliating myself enough with the post.
I decided to search eBay for an inexpensive violin to have as a practice instrument and one that I could take out and about without much worry. Well, I got it, but I can’t play it.
I saw this violin’s photo and thought it looked very lovely. It’s a faux antique and completely handmade, at least the seller claims so. It was listed as the work of Liu Rong Guo, who has been hand making violins in China for many years. I did a search for the name and found a nice website listed as www.mastersviolin.com They have lovely faux antique violins for a very cheap price. For just $200 I thought I couldn’t go wrong, but I was mistaken.”
continue here http://www.violinist.com/blog/JulianneHeinen/20117/12494/

btw your humble author visited teh site and me thinks it smells fishy. I’ve sent them a mail and the other shite Chinese site as well, lets see if they give me a call back…

In addition http://www.violinist.com also had this observation to make

“Stay away from Rui Long Guo violins and also from www.Melody-with-violin.com as she is the 3rd party who sold it to me praising it’s quality. Her response to my complaints was, “Nothing will satisfy you.” Can you believe that? Wow”

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Fashion Post from Chinesepeoplehavenostyle.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


This photo comes from http://www.chinesepeoplehavenostyle.com which is a site analyzing the sartorial splendor of the Chinese people. The author is a guy who is studying fashion and does a good job explaining where China goes right and wrong…
Excerpt:
(referencing the photo )
“And now **deep breath** here is number two:
……..

I don’t know what to say, I don’t even know where to start. I mean, you could interpret that symbol a few different ways, but there’s not really a way to spin it that would make me feel comfortable…”

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What Chinese are Doing Online

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


China has a stinky buttload of people and some of them are even online. Here is what they are doing as a percentage of minutes spent online….
Portals 24.5%

Entertainment 9%

Search navigation 6.2%
Social networking 5.5%

retail 5%
source comScore

I am shocked, I thought it would be much more like this:
screwing off .08

looking for way out of China 9%

.05search for rich foreign boyfriend .87

porn 90%

(photo impactlab.net)

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China Fact- Hebei Province is Home to 25% of China’s Catholics

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


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Chinese Spy or Journalist

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


Canada recently had a problem with a governmental official who was sending untoward texts to a ‘Chinese reporter’. The guy said things like he can’t wait to see her again and made sexual innuendos throughout. The guy had lived in Beijing before and possibly that is where the relationship started.

In any event, the woman who supposedly works for Xinhua- the largest communist mouthpiece seemed to do little writing and may have been trying to extort this man. Looks like the Chinese are trying the old ‘honey trap’ but to me its going to be tough. The Russians could pull of this type of thing after all Russians are hot, but Chinese????
Excerpt from here
“Charles Burton, who has served at Canada’s embassy in Beijing on two separate diplomatic postings and has worked as a consultant for the federal government on Chinese affairs, said “certainly a lot of circumstances point to something irregular about this.”
Communication between the two appears to have been started after Dechert accompanied Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a December 2009 trip to China, when he would have come to the attention of Chinese officials who may have been on the lookout for a Canadian target, Burton said.
Shi also appears to have written little for Xinhua, which suggests that reporting is not her primary function in Canada. Also, Dechert’s email queries about her article on Canadian banks raises the question of whether he helped her gain access to the executives interviewed for the story.”

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‘Green’ Chinese Company’s Toxic Habit Spurs Riot

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


China’s tea kettle is boiling hot as of late. There have been myriad of cases of social ‘unrest’ , which means angry jr chicoms. This photo shows one of the latest incidents. This little ‘anger fest’ occured in Zhejiang province in southern China. The angry Chinese are protesting a company called Jinko which makes solar panels which is a good thing right? Well not in China. For the company is producing solar panels but allegedly dumping toxic crap into the water which surprisingly enough is illegal in China…
The angry Chinese began to protest the company over the fact that it had allegedly continued to dump waste into the water even after it had been warned not to do and was to close. But of course this is China, home of Chinese law and Chinese truths which mean that the company continued to operate and harm the people.

Upset by this some 500 people began to protest and this group swelled to over 10,000 before the chinese cops who are about as clean as those in LA or NYC moved in and began the ‘beat down’ Rodney King style. Chicom don’t play that and the people had to move or lose consciousness. Where else but China does a green company turn the land filthy black with greed?

This is the state of China today.

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Video of Chinese Car Crash- Chinese Death Cars Come to USA

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


This video shows the difference in crashing in a Chinese made car- Brilliance, one of its better ones, and a German auto. The bad news is that Chinese made cars really really suck. The worse news is that they will now sell them in the USA.
The funny thing is you if you ever buy one….

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Chinese Electric Death Car Coming to USA-Zotey Banned in China Sold in USA

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


This fancy ‘auto’ will soon be coming to the USA. It looks so shiny and sparkly and safe. But this pos is made in China  so I really should not need to explain, but still I feel I must. This car is a dangerous piece of shit and if you but it you are a fool.

Ok now let me explain. Not all things made in China suck, after all many multinationals work there and force a level of quality, but this car is made in China by a chinese company so you do the math. More money was probably spent by the ‘execs’ on ktv kooze and bribes in the first few days of its manufacture than in all of the combined R and D of its soon to be ill fated lifespan.

Chinese death electric car

 

The photo above is what you will see at the dealership but the photo below is the Zotye in its natural habitat…

 

That is right. This car caught fire in southern China and ALL taxis from this manufacturer are being banned from use in CHINA.

Hmmm if the Chinese are banning it then it must really suck. But rest assured in our ignorance and with a little help from big business who will assure us the Chinese quality is sparkling, then we as a country will buy. And probably we as a country will fry.

But then maybe I am being hasty or cynical. But my recommendation is that if you are considering purchasing one of these stellar feats of Chinese engineering that  you consider buying  this below…

 

 

 

 

Or maybe not. After all, if you are dumb enough to buy a car made in China then you deserve what you get and its time to ‘thin the herd’ anyway…

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Chinese and Meds, Just Kill Me

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


China whose less than stellar record in all things manufacturing is part of a duo that together produce over 80% of all active ingredients in drugs sold throughout the world….
WTF?
Yeah, charlie chicom and another is producing the crap that we inject and take to make us feel better. Damn I’m feeling sick already….

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What Working in China is Like from www.puddingandchopsticks.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 19, 2011


Great post here from puddingandchopsticks.com and what living and working in China is like.
excerpt from here:
” I want people to know what it is really like living here. And besides, I’m sure that my parents get a kick out of it anyway.
So I posted earlier today about a certain level of competence. A level of smartness to get things done. I just was reminded of this a few minutes ago.
Case in point: I had three widgets that needed to have a number stamped on them. So, I told the boss of the number stamping people to get to it. He himmed and hawwed because he was off in 15 minutes. Jesus H. Christ, really. He tried to get me to let him do it tomorrow but I needed it done tonight. He reluctantly started moving.

He grabbed the three widgets and went to the number machine. He tested it on a different widget. Good. But what he failed to realize is that the actual widget that I needed the numbers on was a different material,”
continue here http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com/2011/09/13/back-to-the-level-of-competence-issue/

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