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Archive for October 7th, 2011

Parking Cars in China by www.puddingandchopsticks.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


From here:
“There is an upper scale mall in the city that I live. Very upscale. We’re talking Ferrari, Porsche, Hermes, LV, upscale. The underground parking charging money for it’s use. The parking on the street does not.
So what happens, well, no one pays to park because they are super cheap. Just think that you bought a car that costs 100,000 RMB but can’t pay 5 RMB to park. Well, whatever. So this causes some problems as in, tons of cars and no parking. Couple that with Chinese people’s perspective that troubling anyone but family is ok, along with no repercussions of peoples actions:
We end up with this.

see more here
http://www.puddingandchopsticks.com/2011/10/06/parking-cars/

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Toxic Fish from China Anyone?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


post from here

The sad thing is that China exports fish to the USA and other civilized places.

photo from http://www.quebecjeju.blogspot.com

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Doing Business in China- Watch Your Organs! Chinese Company Steal Man’s Organs

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


China today is creating a moral vacuum infecting the entire planet. In this story a guy went on a business trip for his Chinese employer only to have them harvest one of his organs- allegedly.
Excerpt from here:
“Twenty-five-year old Xiaohai told his story to the Yangtse Evening Post on Sept. 18. He said his new employer sent him on a business trip. But instead of doing business, he was taken to a hospital, and had one of his kidneys taken out without his consent.

After graduating from medical college, Xiaohai lived in Xiamen, China’s southern Fujian Province, where he worked at a temporary job for a medical device company. “

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India’s $35 Tablet- Why Can’t China Do This?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


In news proving that India is a better long term bet than China, the Indians have announced a $35 tablet.
What it really shows is two things:
1-Indians must try to help one another which makes them strong
2-China does not care about much but cash and rent seeking.
2.1 due to government handouts the Chinese do not have to make cheap goods and thus overcharge for shit, eben eren is an example although not shit its way overpriced
2.2 China cannot compete if they cannot innovate nor create value
2.3 if China is so innovative where is their similar tablet?

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The Party Effect in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


Here is a comment from the King who is tallying up all of the deaths caused by the party either wholly or partially. He is doing this under his own volition and in reality only wants to expose the ugly reality of this place. If more people became citizen activists we would all have near perfect information and then could make good decisions.
Thanks King
comment
“Well at the rate my death report is going. (and it’s climbing it keeps climbing). I estimate at least 25+ Million Deaths, if China is to stink along with their germy toliets, This probably means a million well 450,000-1,000,000 a year. So if China has 10 more years, that’s 10 Million ore deaths so 35+Million more people have to die before these stinky stinky men’s government collapses, along with the Kim Dynasty? Oh the humanity…. :_(

Well I at least know what I’ll be doing these 10 years, working with Caritas down in Brazil, and or India, to help them absorb these new economic responsibilities inherited by a collapsing China.

But 10 more years of poison, can the world handle this? Can the eco system???

Any more crazy surprises in the 10 years? the eventual collapse of the Macau-Hong Kong bridge, more planes crashing from the sky, more much more disasters, like dams breaking, starvation. Oh God when will this madness end?… More Children suffering as street preformers, more children stabbed, Gahhhhhhh.

More stinky stink toiliets. More shitlympics. and all these leaders live it large. Then to top it all off, China STILL has to rebuild, again!

That’s it I’m headed to South America, I’m headed to Timor, to help these countries grow.”

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More on Chinese Construction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


Here is a nice blurb from the King, a China watcher extraordinaire…
From the King egarding the post about poor Chinese construction
“Speaking of Tofu Bricks. I’m digging up a Chiense Ghetto Garden, behind this church on Lamma Island, and there is so much debris I estimated that the villagers who wanted quick cash, just dumb their shit into their property (which is exposed (not enclosed), so I’m detoxing it, (aka digging out the shit and rehabilitating the land)…. I found alot of these gold bricks (this yellowish clay material. (reminiesent of how dog shit turns yellow sometimes, you don’t suppose????), some bricks are geniune red clay, but these dog shit clay bricks just vaporized when my hoe hit it.”

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Chicom Channel= License to Steal

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


I have been home for the red holiday or the anniversary of the communist party liberating China plus tbt plus e turkstn along with the then 600 mm people. And ah the changes they have wrought. Ignoring the 70 million deaths plus 25 mm more – thanks king, we see all the ‘good ‘ of the party.
But this post is about chicom TV or the ‘cut and paste channel. Aside from myriad of homemade ‘hate Japan flicks, they show nothing but pirated western fare. Everything from Bear Grillis to art shows with a smudge in the corner so we cant identify the original producer.
China is fleecing the world and we collectively do not care…

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Reality of Chinese Construction in Photos

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


These “flying Walenda’s” are responsible for lashing the structure upon which they are perched. In addition they were working on the building as well. I once heard an incredible statistic about how many of these guys fall to their deaths or become paralyzed and sadly enough they are not covered by health care and are then fired or their bodies rolled away.
This is the reality of the pretty China, the reality of which we are now getting a glimpse of.
Funny thing is that in between getting five knuckle love during their ‘supplier conventions’, big business does not like us to know about this. As a matter of fact many American apologists aka pieces of shit, will also say that China is growing, as if this excuses this immoral and evil behavior.
“China is not a developed country” is their catchall phrase which means “hey shut up and dont rock the boat. Things are too good here, where else can we demand 28 day work months at 12 hours per day and sexually harass our workers.”
If we had a collective conscience we would boycott this place or make it better.

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Comment on the State of Chinese Construction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 7, 2011


Here is a nice observtion from Brewskie on the state of Chinese manufacturing.

“Tofu bricks crumbling in the hands, nice. (Makes me wonder if they put if they put this in tofu dishes. :P )
Anywho, this good chap said this to me today:
“This is exactly the case! I have been traveling to China since 1997, lived there full time from 04-06, moved back to the States for a while, and live in Shanghai currently. Everything built here is a facade.
I travel all over to China on business visiting vendors. They are all panicking right now. They will say and promise ANYTHING to get the business, only to short specs or substitute cheaper materials in order to stay alive. The inflation pressures and overcapacity in most industries are squeezing them to death at the margins. So they figure they only have 6 months to a year to live anyhow, so what difference does it make if they sell you crap and at least make a bit of money before they go.
As an example, I was talking to one of our vendors who buys extra steel from the local construction site. They are supposed to use 11mm steel reinforcement rod in the concrete, but they pull up the wire stretcher and take it down to 7 or even 6mm, then they sell the rest. This type of “cost down” is rampant in all their construction and products. It’s almost impossible to catch until it’s too late.
So while ObaMao may be a bit over the top in his social criticisms of China, he’s dead on about the end result. This place is getting ready to kill itself (each other) for a buck. There is no social contract outside of family and friends. There is very little loyalty to the customer. I know that our products have seen serious quality problems in the past 6 months. I suspect anything “Made in China” is going to see this at retail soon (holiday season). The Wal-Marts of the world who won’t allow for cost increases are forcing the Chinese to cost down or die. So while I don’t fully blame the Chinese, the end result will be the same.
That infrastructure is going to be worthless or dangerous in just a few short years. That means the ROI on all that investment is going to be horrible. This is what’s going to drag China down in the long run. Misallocation of funds, bribery, corruption, embezzlement, shorting specs and materials, and learning to only worry about the next quarter from us have done a number on the place.
It’s anyone’s guess how long it can go on (since it’s a command economy), but it will eventually give up and change a lot from how it is now. They soon will no longer be seen as the economic savior of the world.”

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