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Archive for October 16th, 2011

Comment on US Governance

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


Good post from my other site here. The guy is responding to this post which was about the brain trust in the San Francisco government contracting out the building of a bridge to a Chinese company with no bridge building experience.
…Take back Wall Street
Comment from Ed:
“The California state and local government has been just as trite and arrogant in dealing with US companies. They think their greedy tyrant attitudes and unfair deeds go unpunished. Karma is coming home to roost now. Since the 1980’s I recall seeing Department of Commerce booths at West Con (large manufacturing trade show) encouraging US companies to move to third world countries and explaining all the tax breaks of doing so. Government is very generous with other people’s money. Well now other people may not be there to support them.

The foundation of government is coercion and theft.
The foundation of capitalism is incentive and trade.”

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Biggest Economy in the World

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


The US economy was the largest in the world at 14.66 trillion while China had 5.88 trillion. Some people , known as idiots…or ill informed think the US economy is larger than that of the U$

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Never Work in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


This is a cool idea. Its peaceful, cool and relies on the goodness of man. As such it would never fly here. The stuff would be ripped off in a day.
From here:
“Residents of Germany can. Public bookshelves have been spotted in Berlin, Hannover, and other areas of the country, including the city of Cologne, where more than 20 volunteers have helped organize public bookshelves in the city. Anyone who passes by can pick up or drop a book on the shelves. In Cologne the books range from classics like “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque to a book on witchcraft, according to the Associated Press.

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Marx Says Chinese a People of “Incomparable Dishonesty”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


The Chinese like to hide their history, recent history that is. Sure they want to talk about some fat little no nut eunuchs and their leaders who after visiting the ‘man hut’ allowed them to roam the land with impunity. But the recent history to the Chinese is verboten. I guess it makes sense for who wants to discuss how they ate the flesh of each others children to survive in the late 50s or how they beat and killed one another over Mao love.
Some people whom I would call ‘idiots’. say that the problem with the Chinese and their lack of morals is a recent thing. (Actually I would not call them idiots but ill informed.)
But if and when one reads a book, they find that no, the China man of today is no different than the gazillions who precededcorruption in China them. Below we have a quote from Marx who captures what many say of the Chinese of today.

As Marx bit the dust way before the communist revolution in China in ’49, it is doubtful that he witnessed their behaviour then. In addition, he did not experience the madness of the early 20th century so that too was not the problem. Hmmm he calls them incomparably dishonest. And this he said some 160 years ago. My My how the country of China has not changed.

from
The Writing on the Wall (Will Hutton)

The German sociologist Max Weber criticized the Chinese for “incomparable dishonesty,” “absolute docility,” and “distrust for one another,” which, together with their lack of the Protestant incentive of a virtuous afterlife earned by saving and hard work, condemned China to economic backwardness.2

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Polluted China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


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“Peaceful China” – Suck On This

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 16, 2011


China is a peaceful country, unless one looks to the west… here is a quote from this book
The Writing on the Wall (Will Hutton)

China doubled its land area by conquest under the Qing in the eighteenth century, one of the great imperial landgrabs in history,5

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