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Archive for October 22nd, 2011

China and Religion

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


In the International Report on Religious Freedom China ranked as one of the 8th worst in the world.

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Chinese Beauty

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


Chinese reality… no makeup no fake lashes and she looks like a pan face

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Comment on China’s Impending Problems

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


Comment from Brewskie. Also Brew did you know the government subsidizes electricity so we pay almost nothing. Its all a political game but this fact also has the effect of subsidizing production.

Comment from Brewskie

The point of history: Learn from its mistakes so you don’t repeat them. The great “mistake on the lake” (actually that’s a reference to Cleveland, but I’m using it for environmental purposes) in the US in the ’70s is where poor Lake Erie was so polluted, it caught on fire. Do Americans remember this? No, we can’t even remember the moon landing (our important news of the day is Kim Kardashian’s boobs). What does that make the Yangtze? I read earlier officials are worried it’s turning into the world’s largest “sewage system.” – half of China’s chemical plants are stationed along it. Yikes!

Anyway, did a little reading about power shortages in China, and found out (a) hydropower dropped 25% year-on-year in September, and (b) power shortages are expected this winter in China.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/7619115.html

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20111021000048&cid=1102

I know the government price controls are hampering power companies, which are hemorrhaging money, and are hurting consumers too with sporadic power outages. Something’s gotta change.

Back to learning from others’ mistakes: Don’t try this at home: Herman Cain’s proposed 9-9-9 tax. So, we’re going to help the country by drastically cutting taxes for the rich, therefore drastically increasing the deficit, and help the poor by boosting their gasoline and grocery bills?

Only in America…

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Chinese Girls Sells Body For Iphone

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


reposting this for wordpress cut off a part when I emailed it….

Ahh the immorality of it all. A while back a Chinese guy offered up his spare kidney for an Ipad, he has two after all, and before that a Chinese woman wanted to trade her cherry for the same thing. And now I have just read that a college student has offered herself up for months of sex all for a new Iphone (here). It turns out that college student was caught by her boyfriend, as she offered up her ‘junk’ to some guy over china’s ‘weibo’- a microblog knockoff. After reading the article, I then considered it- read as ‘snapped one off’ and then ran out to purchase an Ipone 4S. And then analyzed this in terms of China today.
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The girl in question does not want any old Iphone, but the new Iphone 4s which retails for 199-399 back home (with plan). But the 16 gig version will go for U$1,100 here. I cannot fathom the moral depravity of a society and a woman who will sell her lithe young body to any man who need only be equipped with a cell phone, of all things.

Sent from my Iphone 4S

But I fear that the moral decay that has seeped into the bones of China has once again reared its ugly head. The Chinese society today has looked for monetary rewards to fight emotional woes and the results are sad.

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I could go on and on about the consequences of this type of thing but fear it is of little use. Absent a change in mindset, the locals are doomed to a life of quick pleasure and inner chasm of despair.

Sent from my Iphone 4S

That is all I have to say for now as I need to go sign up for a Weibo account.

Sent from my Iphone 4S

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Beijing Pollution in High Res

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


Two photos of Beijing’s skyline. The one is obviously a blue sky day, which in Beijing is an oddity and the other is typical Beijing. The photos have the same orientation so you can use the corner of the building on the bottom left to orient yourself. Off in the distance to the right are the ghost like skeletons of buildings.

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Commentary on Chinese Construction

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 22, 2011


This is a photo of the buildings devastated in the earthquake of ’08 in China.

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