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Archive for September 20th, 2011

China Saves the US- Building a Wind Farm in Illinois

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


The US must be facing a lack of talent and ideas for they have contracted or at least Illinois has contracted a Chinese company to build us a wind farm. I know that the Chinese are supposedly climbing the manufacturing talent chain and aspire to add value not just caustic chemicals to the planet, but color me unconvinced.

After living and working here it seems far fetched that they can produce a quality product, at least more so than the Europeans or US. But I guess some hotpot , a handjob was all it too to convince some US official to ink the deal. My only hope is that the thing lasts long enough to produce a few kilowatts….
(cartoon from fogcityjournal.com)

article here

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Sucking Up to China-Why?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


Why do we as a world insist on disallowing the harsh realities of China to come to light? Why do we as a world suck up to them and excuse their ways? The Germans in WW2 killed fewer of their own then Mao did, and yet so few of us realize this. As a matter of fact, they say that Mao killed more men than any other person of his kind. So why is it that we cannot discuss these things?

Oh snap!! I was surfing for a shot of Mao and came across this site and the excerpt below. According to the author, the White House- headed by BO, hung a Christmas ornament with the face of Mao—wtf? I didnt see the entire tree but would doubt that Jeffery Dahmer or Stalin or Hitler made it on the tree….
Excerpt from here:
“controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House. Mr. Doonan, who is creative director of Barney’s New York has often caused a stir with his design choices”
continue here http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/2009/12/22/americas-very-statist-christmas-tree-white-house-makes-political-statements-again-ignoring-majority-of-voters/

(photo from frugal-cafe.com)

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Chinese Man, Old Bike and Ton’s of Stuff- China Photo

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Chinse Photo from 1972-China Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


This is a screen shot of a photo from China in 1972. The shot is from a movie called “Chine” by a guy called Michelangelo Antonioni and is found here.

Watch the movie to see just how lost these people were until they allowed themselves to be rescued by civilization. In addition listen because at the very beginning you hear a Chinese hawking up a huge wad of phlegm but the producer failed to cut it….
movie here

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Reincarnation Illegal in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


China states that no one can be reincarnated without their permission. This is probably to forestall problems with that far western area of China…..

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Communist China Warns Not To Report on Pollution

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


Communist China is dirty, really dirty. I mean really really really dirty. And I’m not just talking about the graft , its also in the air and water. As a matter of fact, Communist China is so polluted that they do not measure the most dangerous levels of pollution for it would scare the shit out of normal people. and cause an uproar.

China has not measured data on the most dangerous types of air pollution because it is afraid of the political consequences, according to US diplomatic cables….noted in a cable dated 16 August that small-particulate matter known as PM2.5, was five to 10 times higher than suggested by World Health Organization guidelines.”- from here
And not only are the chicoms not reporting the most dangerous pollutants but they also do not want others to mention it as well.

“Diplomats who attempted to research the possible links between pollution and birth defects were denied meeting requests on the grounds that the subject was “too sensitive”.
I guess the communists figure that we will all just accept that the baby poop brown goo that surrounds us is nothing more than air with Chinese characteristics…..

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Photo of Chinese Efficiency

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China Enablers- We Are All To Blame for Poor Chinese Quality

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


Here is an excerpt from the book Poorly Made in China via this site. The book is ace and the author exposes the brutal reality of china. The problem is that many people do not want to listen…
excerpt:
Why did not these ‘symptoms’ — lead-painted toys and melamine-tainted baby milk powder — serve as a wake-up call for foreign importers and Chinese manufacturers?
People in the West don’t want to believe there’s a problem in China. They try to brush it aside and make excuses for China. These are people I call “China enablers”: those who enable bad habits and patterns of behaviour. The US, as a big buyer, should be doing more, but people are making excuses for China, saying, ‘China’s not developed enough’, or ‘They’re poor’, or ‘They were forced to do this’. This doesn’t help the situation. The Chinese manufacturing industry doesn’t want to ‘lose face’, and people who deal with China want to be polite; there are no frank discussions about quality in China. There’s nobody who thinks ‘What can do to make things better in China?’

continue here http://www.dnaindia.com/money/interview_don-t-make-excuses-for-poor-quality-made-in-china_1284898

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Monkeys, Subways and China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


Chinese people go to foreign countries and seem polite even reverent. Forget the fact that they dip their ties into vats of chemicals so they can get a sample of IPR protected products, but they seem good enough- in foreign countries. In China, however, it is quite a different thing.
The chinese know that when they are in civilization- read as ABC- anywhere but China- they must act as humans do, or as the rest of us. As such, they may take advantage of our good nature and kindness but in a subtle fashion, in China however, they are a different animal all together.
In China the locals let their true inner monster shine through, after all this is the jungle.

In China, they :
-tell you they want to practice their English then guide you to overpriced tea shops and scam your cash
-at traditional Chinese medicine shops they tell ALL customers the same thing; that they have an ailment and must buy overpriced chinese ‘meds’
-lie and tel you that a fake product is real and charge full price
-try to beat you out of a dinner for they are poor and need help
-try to leave china and then upon doing so become fervent China and mao supporters and assure you that all of the negative press is untrue
-like the Biblical locusts they pick the good from much of what we have in society and leave the bones
All of these things I have see first hand, heard from friends or read. Believe it or not, I truly do not care.

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12 Million Tons of Chinese Grain Contaminated with Heavy Metals

Posted by w_thames_the_d on September 20, 2011


China’s ecology is at the edge of the precipice, no its already fallen. The snippet below tells just how badly the communists and others have hurt the land here. “millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week’s edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine.”
: http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/02/23/heavy-metal-millions-of-tons-of-chinese-rice-contaminated/#ixzz1YW1D0SxL

But on the bright side, I am sure we can get a steep discount on all that rice and grain, never mind, I’m sure they’ll just sell it as if it were normal.

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