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Archive for October 20th, 2011

Chinese 1 Child Burdens Cared For By Grandparents- China Fact

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


China’s ‘disappointments to be’, those people whose parents loving call them ‘parasites’ and were born after the 00’s are increasingly being taken care of their grandparents and not their folks (in china many now want a girl baby for then when she marries the family does not need to buy her a home. If one has a boy it is known as a ‘construction bank’ meaning that when he marries, the family will have to construct or buy a home for him- this is the reality of China).

I guess in some ways that is good that the one child policy kids are raised by their grandparents for their parents are a a generation raised by people who suffered through the cultural revolution when selling out one’s folks as capitalistic was the norm and feasting on the bones of a neighbors child an unfortunate consequence of the late 50’s.

But wait, if those folks who endured such cruelty brought up the parents of the one child burdens and turned them into a nation of selfish people, then aren’t these the same folks who are now taking care of these very same one child burdens? Hmmm looks like the future of China is pretty much sealed. Whether the party weakens or not, the nation is destined to a land of fifth, corruption and hedonism spurred on by the lack of faith in anything.

As harsh as this assessment may seem, it is quite logical. Absent reform in any sense, it is almost impossible for change to come. For instance, if one is an addict of any sort, intervention is necessary. This intervention, in the west, among other things means that one must admit what a pos they once were and atone for their ills while trying to become better. In a country like china where atonement and reflexion are not the norm, this becomes a sketchy proposition indeed.

The sad reality is that there are about 1 000 000 000 beautiful people here who are abused by the other 90 000 000 while 210 000 000 turn their backs on the harsh realities that are China.

I need a Starbucks muffin

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China Adds “Deadly Dumplings” to the Menu-

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


Some Chinese charlatans called Zhengzhou Sinian Food Co. are supposedly responsible for selling deadly dumplings in Shanghai. As the company is Chinese nothing will happen for they no doubt have some party members with palms outstretched who will soon accept a xin ku fei and all will be forgotten. The ugly reality is that even if these guys didnt adulterate the food, the land is so toxic that it does not matter. A while ago I wrote about the fact that Chinese cigarettes are more toxic due to the carcinogens they suck up through the soil…
story here

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Great Shanghai Pic from www.gokatayama.org

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


I googled pollution pics and came across this site. The person takes great photos and this is one of them.

go here
http://gokatayama.org/2010/10/11/title-streets-of-shanghai/

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Will Get To Messages Tonight EOM

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


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Beijing’s Air Today is Dangerous- Air Pollution in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


According to this site the air quality in Beijing is 354 or ‘so freaking bad I can feel my lungs melt’.

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Chinese are Their Own Worst Enemy- Theft in China??

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 20, 2011


Th excerpt below dramatically shows how much Chinese hurt one another. In a land where ‘I’ is king and there is no higher power, depravity rules. In the piece below, people want to know what happened to millions of dollars paid to Chinese who worked for the Japanese at the time that Japan came to China and practically took over the country.
from here:
“The Red Cross Society of China, which was placed in charge of 500 million Japanese yen (US$6.51 million) paid by a Japanese construction company to its former Chinese workers, has been asked to account for the sum of money, according to the Chinese Fazhi Zhoumo, or Legal Weekly….

The weekly quoted Li Min, a private historian who has written a book on the incident, as saying that although Kagima paid 500 million yen (US$6.51 million), or around 500,000 yen (US$6,500) per worker, to the Chinese Red Cross, the society had disbursed only 250,000 yen (US$3,250) in addition to a 5,000 yuan (US$783) education grant to each of 500 former workers, in 2003.”

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