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Archive for April 28th, 2012

China Smog Watch

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2012


Here is the pm2.5 rating for Chinas air. Remember 50 is bad and today
270
Time: 11:00 Type: PM2.5

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Blind Activist Escapes House Arrest in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2012


Ok, this guy is pretty cool. He’s a guy who taught himself law and then took on the chicoms. He fights for the little guy and got sent to prison where he was brutalized.
The funny thing is that he escaped house arrest and supposedly is at the US Embassy.
My question is how the heck does a blind guy escape from you? How freaking stupid were his captors? Or maybe it was the disguise, I guess it was the mustache…

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Courtesy With “Chinese Characteristics”

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2012


This story is over 150 years old and shows how Chinese have not changed much in how they treat foreingers…

“Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace … through the Country from Pekin to Canton (John Barrow)

In the first place, they not only carried presents for the Ministers of State, but they calmly suffered these gentlemen to trick them out of the only curious and valuable articles among the presents intended for the Emperor, and to substitute others, of a mean and common nature, in their place. Secondly, they not only complied with going through the usual ceremony of saluting the Emperor, but also of saluting the Emperor’s name, painted on a piece of silk, at least fifty times, on their journey to and from the Capital: which degrading ceremony they even condescended to perform before the person of the Prime Minister.”

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Chinese Gawk At Dead Bodies- Graphic Photos

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2012


Here is a shot from mop.com of Chinese gawking at dead bodies on the street. Apparently they felt no need to attempt to help the people and merely got close enough to take photos to show their families…

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Chinas Wen Jibao Visits Auschwitz, Unimpresses

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 28, 2012


Here is a blurb about one of chinas head reds, “, Poland (Reuters) – China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said on Friday a visit to the Auschwitz death camp where Nazis gassed to death 1.5 million people had left an indelible impression, and reinforced the importance of learning the lessons of history.”

Wen said that although many had died under hitler, the Germans had much to learn from chineses history. After all, he said, we killed over a million in a few years of the cultural revolution.
Mr wen, then hocked up a voluminous wad of phlegm, spat and asked where the little boys hung out….

Storyhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-china-poland-auschwitzbre83q148-20120427,0,7326216.story

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