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Archive for November 8th, 2011

Counterfeiting Chinaman, Hidden Problems- Knockoff Chinese Parts on Military Hardware

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

According to this site, a lot of US military hardware was found to be cheap knock offs from China. WTF

You mean we outsource military grade parts to China?
You mean we believed they would not screw us?
You mean we trsut the makers of man eating escalators and “Screaming Rails of death”?
You mean we go to battle not only with Chinese parts, but fake ones to boot?

We are so screwed

Story here

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Chinese Communist Pilot or Man in the Streets?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

Top Gun in china, or pseudo pilot?

WTF is up with this dude?

When i first saw him, i was like, hey Mav, how is ‘the goose man’ and then I noticed that he was not a member of the elite chicom fighting force but a delivery driver. No kidding, this little mini meal who tips the yardstick at about 4 feet six, is not a real communist fighting man, but a humble deliverer of goods.

I do appreciate, however, his taste for style as the guy was all over the military gear. He was wearing chicom ‘shit kickers’ – boots, and those nifty pants with all the pockets to conceal: c-4, blasting caps, MRE’s, compasses, ears of your foe, and other essential gear of mass destruction.

Anyway, i followed the guy in the hopes that he would do something stupid, I mean more stupid than he looked. So I watited around snapping photos. I guess he was too focused on the mission for the day, as the guy barely noticed me. Being that I look like Ignatius Jacques Reilly , that is a hard thing to do, but this man managed…..

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Guest Posters Welcome

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

Gowron AKA King, if you want to guest post you surely may, or anyone for that matter. I love your rants!

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Comment on China’s Economy and the Communists

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

Good comment from this site
Connect The Dots
Oct 22nd 2011 14:16 GMT
China has been the largest economic producer for nearly the past 3000 years save the last 300 years.
Communist leaders have only been a factor in the past 100 years and the majority of the time, it has been a catastrophe. Face it, up until 1980, China would have look comparable to North Korea today: dreary, starving, frustrated and broke.
Mao centralized the economy and used 5 year plans with great names like The Great Leap Forward, The Cultural Revolution, and The Industrial Revolution….they all ended in disaster. In particular, the Great Chinese Famine of 1960 which killed more Chinese than WWII and makes Sub Saharan Africa today look like Sweden. The communists leaders are as ham handed and incompetent as the Soviets, Cubans, and North Koreans. It is the nature of a dysfunctional system of government.
What changed since 1980?
Deng simply allowed a ‘Laissez Faire’ attitude of government, allowing the natural capitalistic instinct of the people to be UNLEASHED economically. Look at the Chinese overseas diaspora to see some of greatest capitalists on the planet. Now homebound Chinese are matching the productivity and risk taking of their overseas brethren and China is booming with breath taking speed.
I would argue that China would be booming under ANY political or economic system: capitalism, socialism, communism, libertarianism, preindustrial Neolithic. Look at Singapore, British Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, and any Mom and Pop Chinese Dry goods store or take-out restaurant in any world city from Tripoli to Soweto to Rio to San Francisco to Washington, DC.
It is the individuals and the culture that make the economy great. Governments mostly get in the way.
The Chinese Communists are NOT adroit masters of world leadership and 20th Century management technique. Remember during the Cultural Revolution all books were burned and the educated class was purged, setting back education by a century. Rather the Communists Post-Deng have learned to get out of the way of commerce.
And not allow the heavy hand of government not to hand cuff the invisible hand.

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Chinese In-Laws of US Ambassador Locke Bail From China Allegedly Owe Millions

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

The US sent a guy named Locke to be the ambassador of China. Locke’s kin, in true Chinese fashion, have skipped out of China owing millions of dollars-allegedly. According to this article,Li Zhenya who is the old man of locke’s wife, helped get locke put in office. They also say that the same guy has a history of bad business decisions.

I am torn between considering the man and his family filth for bilking the Chinese and thinking it is poetic justice….
All in all, if Locke hangs with people like this , he must not be much better.

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Collapsing in China-Real Estate Companies Closing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 8, 2011

Real estate companies are bailing out of China. How longcould people be expected to pay millions for 100meters of poorly constructed future rubble? My first pace here was brand new and within six months the walls were cracked, the water leaked and it stunk. Chinese homes are a joke.

Story here

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