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Archive for January 24th, 2012

God Bless America- What About S. Carolina?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 24, 2012

Interesting factoid from Brew man
“Interesting fact: S Carolina picks the Republican nominee (not presidential winner). Newty won. Here’s some facts about S Carolina.

1. Held out of Revolutionary war; (happily) occupied by the British during war.

2. 40% of its population before the end of the Civil War were slaves.

3. Made it illegal for slave owners to free slaves.

4. First state to secede.

5. First state to implement segregation in factories.

6. Among first state to implement Jim Crow laws.

7. KKK has strong historical roots in S Carolina.

8. Currently has 10% unemployment and Tea Party fascist for governor.

Talk about traditional family values!

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China Vows To Liberate Tibet Until It’s Death

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 24, 2012

China has a hunk of land, more than one actually, that don’t belong to them. But Chinese arrogance being what it is, they still claim it as their own.
One piece of land is Tibet, a sanctuary for Buddhists. The problem is that per Chinese fashion, they are exterminating the people and culture, after all, it’s only Tibetans and not the racially pure ‘Han’ or real Chinese people.
The “pure Chinese” are shipped into Tibet by the boatloads and as is their custom, they mess it up. They kill the Tibetans-allegedly, quasi enslave them and extinguish their way of life.
The Tibetans , of course fight back, but what can millions do against billions?

The Gestapo-Chinese say they are liberating the Tibetans from a backwards life…hmmm , so to be taken over by the flotsam that considers taking a shit in the washbasin of a McDonalds is considered a step forward?


The attempts of overseas groups advocating Tibetan independence to “distort the truth” and discredit the Chinese government will not succeed, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Tuesday.

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Maggots in Rice- How China Views Women

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 24, 2012

Back home dad’s call their girls things like ‘sugar pie’ ,’ daddy’s little girl’, ‘princess’ and the like. In China they have another name for them

Maggots in the Rice…

Yeah, the chinese call a daughter a ‘maggot in the rice’. Not all do this of course, but the favoritism of little boy disappointments over girls is crazy bad, thus the term.

I’ve had friends tell me they want a boy, but if they have a girl it is ok, because then they don’t have to pay for the house, the responsibility falls on the boy…

Back to maggots in the rice. The term probably comes from the fact that girls cannot carry the family name nor burn those fake dollars, Ipads and such, sending the deceased Chinese pleasure in the after life, during festivals
The way the Chinese see it, the girl will marry and leave. The families here are patrolinial meaning the girl goes to the man’s family and his mom and dad move in.

Maggots in the rice

Now before you crack wise and assume this notion of hating girls is a consequence of the one spoiled little emperor policy, I’d say settle down and quiet thy pie hole cuz you are wrong.

The chinese, for as long as man has been writing about the shit smear they so like to promote when they are allowed a visa to civilization, have always hated women, or at least preferred boys. It’s just a part of their culture.

Now before you try to ‘educate me’ about accepting culture, again I’d ask you to shut up and or be productive, ‘hey did you know that if you stick the tines of a fork in a wall socket, you get a tingle in ur naughty zone, go ahead, give it a try, the rest of us will wait on ‘ya….

good, I think all the dunces are gone…

Now, about culture. Sure this is part of ancient China, but so was death by a thousand cuts, a process by which a person was cut 1000 times and not supposed to die until the last cut. The chinese would gather around to watch, and it has been said a true master of the craft of cutting would start with places like the genitalia and weigh the pieces and then record them in a book.
This practice only ended around a 100 years ago, and probably was still practiced beyond that.

So sure, maybe hating girls is a part of culture, but rape of women in Liberia was too, as a matter of fact they only outlawed it a few years ago. But you would probably be hard pressed to find anyone willing to defend this practice as a cultural idiosyncrasy. Thus, as much as I’d like to say ‘hey lets respect all countries’ that is what makes the world go ’round’

I’d say
, , by calling a thing ‘culture’ does not make it right.

OH yeah, if you disagree, can you please drop me your email and an address, I have some delicious Chinese milk powder for you and yours…..

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Mi-Wii Shameless Chinese Knockoff

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 24, 2012

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Chinese Brand- Rorex

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 24, 2012

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