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Archive for August 29th, 2012

Death by China Documentary Film –

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 29, 2012

The book is good, support this movie

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China’s Newest Invention, Intsant Parking Spots

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All hail the rise of China and its redefiniton of quality construction. Btw this is a shot of a road collapse in China

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Chinese Quality

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 29, 2012

This bridge collapsed upon opening

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Killing One’s Mom, Lead Poisoning and Tobacco in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 29, 2012

Voldemort (Charlatan Heavenly Chinese Angel doctor) convinces 3 GROW idiots to beat and burn their mother, because she’s a demon…


THREE brothers in a remote village in south China’s Hainan Province helped burn their mother to death after a man claiming to be a wizard told them the 61-year-old was a demon who had killed seven people.

Gao Yongchuan, a self-proclaimed “legendary doctor subordinate to the Jade Emperor, Taoist ruler of heaven,” was asked by Chen Zuoshan’s youngest son, Hu Wensheng, to treat his mother’s painful joints on June 8.

Gao, 27, said a ghost living in Chen’s body had triggered her disease and force-fed her a quantity of distilled liquor, to which was added the blood of pigs, chicken and dogs, in order to “have her spit out the ghost.”

But when the woman fell into a coma because of the alcohol Gao told his two followers and Chen’s three sons to use sticks to strike her on her head and body for three hours and then burn her body in a cemetery, yesterday’s Nanguo Metropolis Daily reported.

“We all deeply believed in his words,” Hu said. “My mother didn’t bleed from her head wounds and didn’t vomit after having so much alcohol. Gao said only a ghost could perform like this.”

Gao said Chen would “climb out if she was just buried” and had to be burned, the paper said.

During the beating, Chen’s daughter and several other relatives cheered Gao on, calling for him to “kill the demon.”

Gao, his followers – his 39-year-old brother, Gao Yongming, and Zhou Fudong, 26, Chen’s son-in-law – and the brothers, Hu Wenyue, 36, Hu Wenjin, 29, and Hu Wensheng, 27, are charged with murder.


The RMB is even more worthless, in light of new Ah fuck it….. Fuck you China…. I could have been done all this work NOW and on my way building up Alberta and Calgary…. Fuck you.


China is desperate for jobs, that they employ unemployable idiots to issue fines as casual traffic enforcers. (excellent… excellent China is not reverting to pre 1990’s stagnation.


not only is China, unable to rule the world as the center of the universe in the middle kingdom…. The big stinky is Shrinking…. Fuck you China. See you next month! Shrink more…. Shrink more!


Lead makes chinese children even MORE retarded.

Cash strapped big stinky needs more revenue in coffers, whitewashes smokes among young people.


A tobacco-themed museum in Shanghai is being blamed for enticing children to light up by ignoring the health risks linked to smoking.

City officials are now re-examining a recent decision to award the China Tobacco Museum the title of “Patriotic Education Base” and earlier award of “Science Education Base” and “Model Unit for Shanghai Juveniles’ Moral Education,” yesterday’s Legal Evening News reported.

The titles sparked controversy among most participants at a symposium held in Beijing on Tuesday. Many tobacco-control experts said their research showed the museum was leading young people to have a positive view of smoking.

The museum on Yangpu District’s Changyang Road is often visited by primary and secondary school students, health experts said. They were critical of its recommendation as a science and patriotic education base for schoolchildren.

Research released last week by Shanghai’s Fudan University found that among 59 university students it organized to tour the tobacco industry-sponsored museum, less than half considered smoking “very harmful” after their visit. That compared to 83 percent who held that view beforehand.

The percentage of interviewees who insisted they would not start smoking also fell to 75 percent from 82 percent after the museum visit, the research found.

Also, more people bought the tobacco industry’s “low tar is low risk” theory after a visit to the museum.

During the visit, few tobacco-related health risks were mentioned and neither were China’s tobacco control efforts.

“As university students responded this way, the impact on primary and secondary schoolchildren is tremendous,” said Zheng Pinpin, deputy head of Fudan’s public health department and lead organizer of the research.

Zheng said more than half of the visitors believed the tobacco industry was good for economic development after their visit.

Wu Yiqun, executive vice director of the anti-smoking advocacy group, Thinktank Research Center for Health Development, said the museum ignored the fact that more than a million people die of diseases related to smoking around the country each year, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wu said the museum boasted about tobacco companies’ contribution to economic growth and state fiscal income while skipping information about deaths caused by smoking and the habit’s huge burden on the country’s medical system.

China has more than 300 million smokers, the world’s largest number.

According to China’s Ministry of Health, there are at least 69 carcinogenic substances in a cigarette and tobacco consumption killed roughly 1 million people a year. That will rise to 3 million by 2050 if the trend to smoke is not stopped, the ministry has warned.

“How can a museum have a say on patriotism if it promotes a product that kills 1 million people a year in this country?” Wu said.

An official surnamed Suo with the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control said they had contacted government departments in Shanghai asking them to cancel the titles.

“So far, we are still communicating with Shanghai authorities and waiting for their replies over the matter,” said Suo.

Shanghai officials told the Legal Evening News that they would look into the titles and issue a decision soon.

Museum officials told the newspaper it was awarded its latest title because it told how tobacco industry workers fought bravely during wartime.


Cash strapped big stinky gangsters begin nickle and diming businesses especially the accursed Laowai bastards who caused this problem…. That’s right China keep blaming others for your stupidity…. you’re not going to boost up your PMI and GDP any sooner. See you fags next month.

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‘Half a Virgin’ and Chopped Up Chinaman- Chinese Stories

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 29, 2012

This story will go for as long as my ADD brain will allow, which means till I lose interest. This being the case, you should pull up a bong, a beer and/or a few Xanax tabs and glue your butt to the seat….

This will be a stream of consciousness thing so forgive sprelling mistakes etc….

Here goes…

So I am talking to this woman from China and its the typical story. The Chinese have been emotionally raped, pillaged and burned by the chicoms so they all have a story to tell. The problem is that their fear of humiliating the ‘motherland’ can often convince them not to fess up and tell the ‘dirty barbarian’ foreigners the realities of China’s past. The funny thing is that there are so many people who have been hurt or had their family’s hurt that if you stop and listen, you can always hear an incredible story or two…

Anyway, this woman is telling me that the communist party has been rough on the people of China. I nod as if in surprise. She goes on to say that her family was wealthy and bright which of course put them at odds with the communists when they took over.

She tells me that the communists were a rag-tag batch of uneducated and ill-tempered fops. She allows that Mao and Zhou were bright, but the remainder, including most of the 8 immortals, were beasts in man’s clothing and less than human (perhaps I took some artistic license with her words, but you get the point).

She goes on to tell me that her family was famous but was hurt so badly after Mao took power. She says her mom wants someone to write the family history and ‘memorialize their pain’.

I am like’ ok tell me more’.

She goes on to say that her mom had 7 brothers and all of them suffered under the hands of the Mao’ists. She says that due to her family’s riches, all of their land was stolen and they were punished. Her mother was forced to pick through trash to live.

Aside from this, her mom and dad could not go to school for they were raised during the cultural revolution and of course universities were ostensibly closed at that time. Thus, her folks had to wait till they were in their late 20s to go to college.

I am following along and listening to the horror stories. Her family was kicked from their home, land stolen, they were publicly humiliated, etc.

Then she hits me with the kicker. Her freaking uncle was killed in a horrific manner. I have read and heard a lot about the barbaric acts of the Chinese people in the 1960′ and 70s so I was like ‘what else is new , tons of people died then’. The woman goes on to tell me that her uncle was chopped into pieces…

I was like wtf? I mean, how was that.

She goes on to explain that her uncle was ‘drawn and quartered’. NO shit!

So she tells me that her uncle was disemboweled and then chopped into four pieces in a public square in northeast China. She claims it was communist party members who did it. The thing is that this did not happen in the ‘dark ages’ but 30 years ago here in China. And the thing is that those same communists who condoned/mandated such acts are still in power here. Worse yet are all the Chinese who had to live with it and are still walking around with the specter of revolution constantly hanging over them.

So this woman explains that ‘most Chinese hate the communists’ and I was like ‘what about Bo Xilai’ and she was like’ they love him’ and I was like ‘your last two comments are inconsistent. Bo Xilai represents Mao and his beliefs, thus if the Chinese hate communism or the party then by extension they would hate Bo as well. She could not answer….

Conversation then turned to more benign aspects of Chinese life. She told me that Chinese women are not as liberal as westerners. I was like…’right’…. so I grunt.

She then says, ‘take me, for example, ‘I have had very little sex and it was uneventful, so I am really ‘half a virgin’


She tells me she is ‘half a virgin’

Pardon my ignorance, but I was of the opinion that virginity was one of life’s absolutes. Do the math, virgin + penetration= equals deflowered person. Not virgin+ penetration which was uneventful = give me a ‘mulligan’ I did not like that anyway.

So I am sitting there and thinking wtf kind of land is this. You try to have a decent conversation with someone and all of the sudden they tell you that their uncle was slaughtered like a pig in the not so distant past. Then after wiping away centuries of tears from her eyes, she tells you that she is half a virgin. All the while you are looking for the hidden cameras thinking,’ this has got to be a joke right’?

You think that humanity could not have sunk to such depths in this, the age of reason and enlightenment. And then you glance to the left and see some guy holding his kid up to piss in the sink at Mickey D’s and the light bulb goes off and you are like ‘wow, now I really understand this place’.

Then you shake your head and order a chocolate muffin from Starbucks and as you walk away from that whole scene you are thinking I am so freaking glad that I was not born in this place. Its as if China decided to take all of the most horrific acts of mankind over the past 2000 years and try them out during the brutal communist reign.

Then you think of fate and destiny and you feel for a few hundred million Chinese who are good people and then a thought hits you. Your buddy, who has been here for ions says ‘did you ever notice that so many Chinese have a sob story about the cultural revolution?”

You grunt yea’,

he goes on ‘well you have to wonder just how many of them were actually perpetrators of the insanity as well. After all, somebody had to be doing all of the killing and torturing, so where are they?”

By this time the muffin has disintegrated into your intestines and you are on one of those scary dangerous little Chinese moto cabs and your lungs are searing with pain from the pollution and you are like, ‘I think I just heard the soul of humanity sobbing.

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