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Archive for October 30th, 2011

Beijing Pollution Watch- Pollution Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 30, 2011


China’s, or at least Beijing’s pollution is 400ppm today, meaning the stuff we breathe is better used in the combustion chambers of autos then in the lungs of humans. 50 ppm is considered harmful in civilization and in the west you would wear a surgeons mask when it reaches that level. But here in China, 50 ppm is for wimps, the Chinese go big. Thus a reading of 400 is not atypical here.
This photo shows a mashed potatoes type fluff that doubles as air here.
The photo was taken at noon and that white stuff is NoX and other irritants to mankind and all plant life here.

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Chinese Fake Everything 25% of Yamaha Bikes in China Are Fake

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 30, 2011


According to this site, 25% of all Yamaha bikes in China are fake. Aside from this are fake batteries like Ever Ready which last a few days. The list goes on , but You can read more here.

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Chinese Communist TV

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 30, 2011


China has said that ‘entertaining TV’ must be cut down in order to preserve China’s culture. As I have visitors that only watch Chinese TV, I have been privy to just what the communists mean by ‘wholesome TV’.
After suffering through hours of interviews of foreign old men who have married fat older chinese women, and couples with matching buck toothed igor looking kids, China’s elite then focused their TV talents on more heart warming things- war.
For the past week, i have seen more death than i believe I saw in all my years in the USA. The Chinese leaders have decided that although it is not a wise move to show people smiling, its ok to show the massacre of man, as long as those men are from the KMT or Japanese.
Thus, I have been suffering through some Chinese war flick whereby for hours per day I must watch not only the worst acting I have ever seen, but with story lines that would make award winners of your typical porn flick. What the Chinese lack in acting ability, in cinematography, in clothing and storyline they make up for in death. For in these terrible flicks. undoubtedly the wise communist military always finds a way to outsmart their foe and dispatch of them en masse.
My only question is if this even had a speckle of reality backed in, then why did the Japanese own this place a few decades ago? Aside from this, if the prowess of the party soldiers was so good, then what was the reason for them to turn tail and run during the long ‘hide me before I get my butt kicked’ march….

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