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China Destroys 544, 155, 844 Tainted Chicken Feet

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 27, 2014

China has a way of making money out of nothing and destroying the food its people eat. They had to toss out 30,000 tons of chicken feet recently. The faulty food was tainted with hydrogen peroxide, which is not good for the gizzard.

This whole thing got me to thinking. ‘I was like wtf… 30,000 tons of chicken feet. That is a shitload of feet.’

My thoughts progressed from there and then I was like, ‘How many pairs of feet is that?’ So I searched and found out the typical foot is 50 grams. Link http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=2821911

Doing the math that means that 544,155,844 chicken feet were thrown out.

That is an assload of chickens, think about it. That quantity represents 272 155 422 chickens. Now. I ask you, how long does it take China to consume 272,155,422 chickens?

So. I searched that and found out that China consumes 52,000,000,000 chickens in one year. If this is true and it comes from here http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com/blog/2007/11/14/china-chicken-madness/ so it should be.

That means that China just threw out 52 billion divided by 272 million worth of chickens, or approximately 191 days worth of chicken feet.

Then I was like, ‘But this is China. That means there has to be four times as much foul feet left, right?’

But then I was like, ‘But wait, how does China throw out one-half of one years supply of chicken feet? Furthermore, is China hoarding this ‘delicacy’ ? Why do they have so many feet to begin with?’

Which leaves me wondering
A- where did China get 1/2 of a years feet to pickle
B- how is it that this was all seized at one time
C- are they hoarding feet
D- do they import chicken feet and then sell it as food
E- who eats chicken feet anyway

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China Fact- Foreign Cars Dominate the Market

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 27, 2014

Three foreign firms, Audi, BMW and Mercedes, occupy over 75% of the Chinese luxury car market.

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Look Ma’, No Dead People! Today in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 27, 2014

Here is how China wants us to remember Tianenman.

And not like this

Nor this

And definitely not like this

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Harmonious China Celebrates Unity with Tibet

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 25, 2014

Yeah, this is what China thinks of Buddhist monks…

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Infographic of World’s Most Prolific Murderers-Guess Who is #1?

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 25, 2014

Isn’t it odd that the governing bodies of all these mass murderers have been dissolved but one. Congratulations China!

All hail the communist party and savior of China…

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Video- Car in China Runs Over Child and Drives Away

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 25, 2014

If cruelty and child abuse were Olympic events, China would own them. The following is a link to a video showing where somebody in China runs over a child and then drives off. Of course the driver does not stop to help the child, after all, that would be too humane. On a positive note, the driver is probably filling out his or her application for US citizenship as we speak.

Video here

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China Builds ‘Homicide Homes’ with 3D Printers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 24, 2014

China is building homes with 3d printers. Based on the typical quality of Chinese homes this is not hard to do. Substitute concrete with pasta and presto’ Chinese home!


A Chinese company claims it used 3D technology to build homes in just 24 hours. Part of me believes this and part of me shudders at the thought. Quality is not China’s strong suit.

WinSun is a Chinese design firm which made dubious claims that it printed buildings using 3D technology. An expert doubts these claims as he says the 3D technology is not there yet; it cannot be done. I can agree and cannot agree with the expert more.

My agreement stems from the fact that his doubt lies in his definition of what a building should be. China seems to define it differently than we do. For example, buildings in England last for 120 years on average and 70 plus in the USA. In China, however, they last 30.

Most western architects do not breathe a sigh of relief when their edifices still stand after a magnitude 6 quake, but Chinese do. This of course is the plague of Chinese tofu buildings. Feeble structures which look like anemic afterthoughts when compared to their communist party housing bretheren.



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Jackie Chian’s Kid Busted for Weed In Beijing, Rats Out His Buddies

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 22, 2014

Jackie Chin’s kid ratted out his friend’s in order to save his skin. I suppose we should expect as much from the kin of Jackie, the devout communist party member who has been selling himself out for years.


Hong Kong actor Jacyee Chan reportedly gave police a list of 120 entertainers, including three high-profile actors and singers, who have taken marijuana in China in the hope of obtaining a reduced sentence for his own arrest for using the drug earlier this week in Beijing

Chan, the son of action movie legend Jackie Chan, has been detained for using marijuana along with Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (Ko Chen-tung) and the list of names he has reportedly supplied could have a devastating effect on the entertainment industry in China and Taiwan, according to Taiwan’s Apple Daily.

Hints were given regarding two men on the list, one is a good friend of Chan’s, an singer whose name begins with the letter C. The other is an actor with a first name beginning with an H.

Prosecutors in Taipei are also reportedly investigating a dealer that supplied marijuana to 32 people in the entertainment industry, including models, hosts and singers.



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‘Chinas Government Filled With Mongrels and Bastards’ -From Another Politician to get Behind

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 20, 2014

This guy seems to know China pretty well. He called the chicoms ‘mongrels and bastards’. Pretty much sums up their lineage and razon de etre.


Beijing has hit back at Clive Palmer over his explosive spray against China, condemning his remarks as absurd and irresponsible.

The Chinese embassy in Canberra on Tuesday rebuked the federal MP for a tirade on ABC television in which he called the Chinese government “mongrels” and “bastards”.

“The words of Mr Clive Palmer MP are absurd and irresponsible, which are full of ignorance and prejudice,” a spokesperson for the embassy told AAP.

But the Palmer United Party (PUP) leader isn’t showing any sign of backing down from his remarks.

When asked if he stood by his use of the term “mongrel” to describe Australia’s largest trading partner, Mr Palmer said it was “an accurate reflection” of a government that executed its own people.

“They have one-day trials, they don’t have any democracy,” he told Fairfax radio station 3AW on Tuesday.

“I feel for the Chinese people that live under such tyranny.”

His lack of remorse threatens to fan the flames even further, after politicians of all persuasions spent the day trying to distance themselves from his remarks.

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History of Cannibalism in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 19, 2014

I wondered why my last dish of Kung Pao chicken tasted gamey. Check this out on the history of cannibalism in China and then don’t forget to greet your new made-in-China neighbor with all the respect he or she deserves….


Descriptions of cannibalism appear repeatedly in Chinese history, in numerous historical writings and literature, and most recently during the Cultural Revolution in the testimony of Cheng I, the Chinese film producer and writer who fled to Hong Kong in the spring of 1992 and sought asylum in the United States in 1993.

In his book Shokujin Enseki – Massatsu sareta Chugoku Gendaishi (Cannibal Banquet – Modern Chinese History Erased) (Tokyo: Kodansha Kappa Books, 1993), Cheng I describes in detail how, as a young Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution in south China, he witnessed hundreds of children, women and men classified as Counter-revolutionaries killed and eaten by the perpetrators, with such comments as “human meat tastes better when broiled than boiled.”

In the recently published collection of studies Chugoku Igaishi,historian Okada Hidehiro quotes passages from the classic Ming dynasty (1368-1644) novel Water Margin, also known as All Men Are Created Equal, describing a group of villains who sell human meat as beef, as well as other characters who eat human flesh.

According to Okada, King Chu of the Ying dynasty (11th century BC) is alleged to have made salted meat and dried meat out of two feudal lords, as well as soup out of son of King Wen of Zhou, which he made King Wen eat.


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