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calendar   Thursday - March 19, 2020

Pat Lets It Fly

To quote Pat

Nobody’s feelings were consulted during the making of this video. Anyone who has a problem with that can drop dead.

Does he mention how much of our media is owned by China? Oh, we all saw a couple months back how they own the NBA, and we all know the MSM has been soft on commies since 1925, but it’s rather in-your-face at this point.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/19/2020 at 10:21 PM   
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calendar   Monday - February 17, 2020

Well no kidding, again

Chinese Report: Kung Flu may have come from virus lab in Wuhan

Tell us what we all figured out at least 6 weeks ago.

Chinese scientists believe the deadly coronavirus may have started life in a research facility just 300 yards from the Wuhan fish market.

A new bombshell paper from the Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology says that the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHCDC) could have spawned the contagion in Hubei province.

‘The possible origins of 2019-nCoV coronavirus,’ penned by scholars Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao claims the WHCDC kept disease-ridden animals in laboratories, including 605 bats.

It also mentions that bats - which are linked to coronavirus - once attacked a researcher and ‘blood of bat was on his skin.’

The report says: ‘Genome sequences from patients were 96% or 89% identical to the Bat CoV ZC45 coronavirus originally found in Rhinolophus affinis (intermediate horseshoe bat).’

It describes how the only native bats are found around 600 miles away from the Wuhan seafood market and that the probability of bats flying from Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces was minimal.

In addition there is little to suggest the local populace eat the bats as evidenced by testimonies of 31 residents and 28 visitors.

Instead the authors point to research being carried out withing a few hundred yards at the WHCDC.

One of the researchers at the WHCDC described quarantining himself for two weeks after a bat’s blood got on his skin, according to the report. That same man also quarantined himself after a bat urinated on him.

I am not sure how honest a news source the UK Daily Mail is. About average I’d guess, although they run a whole lot of tabloid level stuff.

I saw this news at ZeroHedge the other day, a web site that has gone over the tinfoil edge.  Ok, I want to believe they’ve gone over the edge, after reading a very long, very detailed, but generally only lightly referenced paper there the other day. It traced (and connected all the dots of) viral research back to (Wiki link) psychotic war criminal Dr. Ishii, Unit 731, and the death camps in Japan in WWII to the US military germ warfare programs of the 50s to specifying all the crop and livestock attacks the CIA made on Cuba. the disease attacks in Central America, how the Army released Lyme disease from Plum Island, how Hantavirus was used in the Korean war and may have been engineered to kill Native Americans, and on and on. Mentions in detail that even today there are companies contracted with our government growing anthrax and other diseases thousands of liters at a time. A tiny part of that massive essay was that yes, the Wuhan virus was engineered almost right next door to the wet market, and even names the researchers involved. Horry Clap. And this 2 hour read was really only about bio-warfare efforts in our country. God knows what goes on in China and Russia and elsewhere.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2020 at 10:25 AM   
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It’s A Sign

The Next Horseman Rides Into the Middle Kingdom

Plague Of African Locusts Descends On China

A gigantic swarm of locusts that belong to a plague that has ravaged millions of acres of crops across east Africa has been spotted reaching the Chinese border.

Billions of the insects have destroyed food supplies across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in what has been described as the worst plague for decades.

With vast swathes of the population in the region already facing food shortages due to poverty, the United Nations has warned action must be taken to avoid another “shock” to the region.

But footage has now surfaced showing thousands of the locusts seemingly reaching the border of China, adding yet more problems to a country struggling to contain the deadly coronavirus.

The clip is believed to have been taken on the Xinjiang border in the east of the country on February 15.

It shows the blue sky filled with the locusts as far as the eye can see. The plague has flown across the Red Sea into Europe and Asia in recent days.

Pakistan – which borders China – recently declared a national emergency over the locusts.

Great, locusts in southern Europe. At some point the colder northern climate will stop them, but all around the Med it’s nice and warm all year long.

Xinjiang is the far northwest corner of China, the empty zone where less than 10% of the land is habitable. It’s a huge area, bordering Mongolia, Kazahkstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, with microscopic borders with Russia and Afghanistan as well. Relatively no one lives there; population is just 30 people per square mile. In China. But that low number coupled with the huge area means it has a population of over 23 million. This is where the Uighur people live, those not in concentration camps; the Islamic Chinese who are more ethnically Turkish and Mongolian than Asian Chinese.

Perhaps China will release hundreds of thousands of ducks and chickens to eat the locusts and grow fat. It’s been done before, but birds can only eat so much.

Meanwhile, add famine to pestilence and death. That leaves only one more horseman to go.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/17/2020 at 09:54 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 13, 2020

Whistling Past The Graveyard

I’m not gonna, I’m not gonna, I don’t wanna, I won’t ... ach crivens, I have to.

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•   China is switching to a new and faster method to identify infected people, which will skew the numbers a bit until it becomes more widely used. Hopefully this new method is more accurate, and concomitant with greater reporting transparency. IOW, stop fudging the published data.


•   In the meantime, reports surface that Chinese men are 9 times more likely to get it than Chinese women. Smoking and other bad habits may be factors, like diabetes and eating rice.


•   Asians - Chinese specifically - appear to be more susceptible overall.



The conspiracy squad is getting really amped up. How amazing is it, that after a generation or so of China’s One Child policy that saw a huge spike in the numbers of surviving male children, that a winnowing disease that seems to target those excess males shows up, just a few blocks from the top bio weapons / virology research lab in the country? Seeded of course, with bio agents stolen from Canada a couple years back, and also perhaps with this Boston area college Leiber/Zaosong/Chinese military thing ...

[ January 28, 2020 ] A Harvard University professor and two other Chinese nationals were federally indicted in three separate cases for allegedly lying to the US about their involvement with China’s government, the US attorney for the district of Massachusetts announced Tuesday.
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Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, who is the chair of Harvard’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, is accused of lying about working with several Chinese organizations, where he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from Chinese entities, US Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference.

According to court documents, Lieber’s research group at Harvard had received over $15 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, which requires disclosing foreign financial conflicts of interests.

The complaint alleges that Lieber had lied about his affiliation with the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and a contract he had with a Chinese talent recruitment plan to attract high-level scientists to the country.
He was being paid $50,000 per month by the Chinese university and given $1.5 million to establish a nanoscience research lab at WUT, the complaint said.

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Lieber. In a statement, Harvard called the charges “extremely serious.”

“Harvard is cooperating with federal authorities, including the National Institutes of Health, and is conducting its own review of the alleged misconduct,” the university said in a statement. “Professor Lieber has been placed on indefinite administrative leave.”

In a separate indictment unsealed Tuesday, Yanqing Ye, a 29-year-old Chinese national, was charged with visa fraud, making false statements, conspiracy and being an unregistered agent, the US attorney’s office said.
Yanqing had falsely identified herself as a “student” on her visa application and lied about her military service while she was employed as a scientific researcher at Boston University, according to the indictment. She admitted to federal officers during an April 2019 interview that she held the rank of lieutenant with the People’s Liberation Army, court documents show. Yanqing is accused of accessing US military websites and sending US documents and information to China, according to documents.

Last week, a cancer researcher, Zaosong Zheng, was indicted for trying to smuggle 21 vials of biological material out of the US to China and lying about it to federal investigators, Lelling said.
Zaosong, 30, whose entry was sponsored by Harvard University, had hidden the vials in a sock before boarding the plane, according to Lelling.

[ sarc ] As a precaution against further incidents, DHS and FAA have now banned socks from all international flights. [ /sarc ]


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/13/2020 at 11:30 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 18, 2019

Ever Seen A 15 Year Long Time Out?

China: While Parents Shop For New Audi, Their Kid Damages 10 New Cars In Lot

A three-year-old child racked up quite the bill for her parents after a recent trip to an Audi dealership in China. Local news reports that the small child managed to get creative on a number of brand new vehicles while the parents shopped around the showroom floor. The child reportedly used a small stone to doodle on the fresh paint and sheet metal of brand-new Audi cars and SUVs, as the photos published by Guilin News show below.

The nightmarish scenario (for both parties), took place in Guilin, China, and while most of the models that were damaged weren’t included in the news report, it does mention that some of the vehicles heavily scratched included an Audi Q3 and new 2020 Q8, which start at $34,700 and $68,200 in the U.S. Measurements taken by the dealership show that some of the scratches were as long as four inches, and in most cases, there were multiples per vehicle.

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Because the parents and dealership couldn’t initially reach an agreement for the damages, the Lingui District People’s Court of Guilin City got involved in the matter. The dispute was finally settled this month with the court ordering the parents pay the dealership $10,025, a number that albeit lower than the original sum, was reportedly tough for the parents to swallow.

If the parents were shopping for a $68,000 car in China, then they’re bloody rich. The courts should have made them purchase all the damaged vehicles. Justice, according to the old Chinese proverb “you break it you buy it.” But no ... 10 grand will barely cover the repair cost.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/18/2019 at 11:18 AM   
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calendar   Monday - November 23, 2015

b-b-q muslims?  chinese turn flamethrowers on muslim group in cave

Screw the “rights” groups.

The Chinese will and should do whatever it takes to secure the stability of their homeland.  Doesn’t matter if we don’t care much for their form of govt.
At this moment, we aren’t in a live gun fight with the lice who say they are Jihadists, and here the Chinese are. OK, they say they are but, just cos some rights group says otherwise, doesn’t mean the Chinese are lying.

So good for them. 
Well done China.  (well done? now that’s a hoot)

Here’s the headline.

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Forces say they initially used grenades and tear gas to target attackers

Beijing says it is hunting ‘foreign-led extremists’ in Xinjiang
Rights groups say unrest due to controls on Muslim Uighurs

By Brendan Cole For Mailonline and Reuters

Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 ‘terrorists’ from a cave in the western Xinjiang region in the hunt for what Beijing has called foreign-led extremists.

China said security forces had recently killed 28 members of a group that carried out a deadly attack at a coal mine in Aksu in September, the first official mention of the incident reported by Radio Free Asia about two months ago.

In its account, which could not be independently verified, the official People’s Liberation Army Daily said armed police had tracked the attackers into the mountains ‘like eagles discovering their prey’.

Rights groups say China has never presented convincing evidence of the existence of a cohesive militant group fighting the government.

Much of the unrest, they argue, is due to frustration at controls on the culture and religion of the Muslim Uighur people who live in Xinjiang.

Beijing vehemently denies accusations of rights abuses, though independent verification of the situation in Xinjiang is hard because of tight government controls on visits by foreign reporters.

WHO ARE THE UIGHURS IN CHINA AND WHAT ARE THEIR ASPIRATIONS?

The Uighurs are Muslims who see themselves as more culturally and ethnically tied to Central Asian nations than to China

They are an indigenous group who speak a Turkic language

They live in the Xinjiang region in western China and have had a long history of clashing with China’s central authorities.

The Uighurs’ case for greater autonomy strengthened after the collapse of the USSR and they saw independent Muslim states arise in Central Asia

Beijing is accused by some rights groups of suppressing demonstrations by the Uighurs

In a statement, spokesman for exile group the World Uighur Congress Dilxat Raxit said: ‘The Paris attacks gave China a political excuse to brazenly use flamethrowers to clamp down on unarmed Uighurs who have no just legal protection and who seek to avoid arrest.’

Senior Chinese officials have increasingly described the security challenges in Xinjiang as an important front in the global fight against terrorism.

Western nations, however, have been reluctant to cooperate in China’s anti-terrorism campaign there, nervous about being implicated in possible rights abuses.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/23/2015 at 11:09 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - November 07, 2015

Who Wants Take Out?

China: World Record Attempt FAIL

Biggest Fried Rice Ever Ruled Inedible, Fed To Pigs

4 Tons of Yung Chow Suk Can’t Be Found




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Not so fast, Hop Sing



An attempt to make the world’s largest serving of fried rice has left officials in one Chinese city red-faced after criticism that some of the four-tonne portion was used to feed pigs.

Some 300 cooks—including local residents and foreign visitors—took part in the event in the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou Thursday, churning out 4,192 kilograms (9,241 lbs) of fried rice, the city’s signature dish, according to China’s state news agency China News Service.

The amount of fried rice broke the record set at a culinary event last year in Turkey, where 3,150 kilograms (6,945 lbs) of fried rice was cooked, according to the Guinness World Records.

But Yangzhou officials had little time to celebrate the achievement.

Internet users slammed the event, with local media reports and video footage showing the rice being loaded into trash trucks.

Sharon Yang, the Greater China marketing director for Guinness World Records, said that the organizer had initially provided documentation suggesting that the rice was sent to five companies to be eaten by their staff but the world record attempt had since been disqualified because the dish wasn’t “entirely edible.”

“Following a further review of the evidence, it is now clear that over 150 kilograms of fried rice was not fit for human consumption,” she said. “We will not be able to accept claims for large food items if they prove to be inedible, or if they are prepared in such a way as to make them unfit for general consumption.”

How the hell do you cook rice so as to make it inedible? Especially if you’re a Chinese chef, and cooking rice is all you know how to do??


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/07/2015 at 06:49 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 25, 2015

china, golf and nuke reactor

I don’t play or follow golf, although we once lived in places right on the course.
Nice setting and housing assoc. took care of yearly painting if necessary and all the gardening.  Good life while it lasted and in all those years, which in truth weren’t too many and far short of what I’d have liked, only one ball came through a window.  Which was repaired by the assoc.  OK, so we did through our monthly contract with said assoc.

So generally, I skip over golfing news.  Don’t much care who wins what, but do understand that it takes a bit of skill to play well.
I like riding in the golf carts however.  In Palm Desert, lots of folks abandon their cars and do grocery shopping in their carts.  The super markets even have spaces just for golf carts.  Unfortunately, the markets back home aren’t as advanced as those here in the UK where, you can get home delivery and even the dairy still delivers if you want it.  But off the subject.
This is what I want to share.  Take a look, as Chinese buy up another bit of the island. Between them and the Arabs, there won’t be much left for the new immigrants. No worries.  They can always join the squatters and occupy whatever they want to, as a few of them already have.


HIGH PRICE FOR PLAYING A ROUND

By Chris Green

The historic club, regarded as the birthplace of the Ryder Cup, will charge existing members £100,000 to carry on playing.

Nestling in the Surrey countryside, its exquisitely manicured greens and fairways have long played host to elite golfers from all over the world, as well as a steady stream of millionaires – and billionaires – with a passion for the sport. Now, Wentworth is about to get even more exclusive.

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New members of the historic club, which was founded in 1926 and is commonly regarded as the birthplace of the Ryder Cup, will now have to pay £125,000 for the privilege of playing on its hallowed courses under a shake-up ordered by its Chinese owners.
Wentworth’s existing members have also been told that they will have to pay £100,000 or face losing the right to play at the club, which was purchased for £135m by the Beijing-based Reignwood Group in September last year. Currently, the club’s 4,000 members pay a comparatively modest £8,000 a year plus a £15,000 joining fee.
Golfers who attended a meeting at the club on Tuesday evening were said to be “completely shocked” by the price hike, which will take effect from April 2017. Wentworth’s annual membership fee will also double to £16,000 as its owners set about upgrading its facilities, investing £20m over two years.
James Wyatt, one of the club’s current members, said there was confusion over whether the £100,000 fee was a one-off payment or a debenture which could be resold. “There was some doubt as to whether we’re looking at what we all think a debenture to be, or if it is really just a payment to the owners to fund their purchase and improvements in the club,” he told the BBC.

According to some reports, the new fees are an attempt by the club’s owners to reduce the number of existing members, allowing an influx of even wealthier individuals who can afford to pay six figure sums to play at Wentworth. Sir Michael Parkinson, a long time member of the club, has previously described the “barmy” policy as a “cull”.
Peter Alliss, the BBC golf commentator and honorary Wentworth member, said the debenture plan was “an extraordinary step”, adding: “there are very few people who have £100,000 to piddle away on their pleasures”.

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But wait …. there’s just one more tiny item to share, no link and no long intro.
I thought you might find of interest that, according to the news, the present government has signed a deal with the Chinese.

TO BUILD A NUCLEAR PLANT WITH THE PURPOSE OF GENERATING CHEAP ELECTRICITY

Their investment is to be a third and will cost them $7b.  The French are involved too, but I can’t remember who the third party is.

I wonder who has the Alka Seltzer concession ... plop,plop fizz-fizz

Cheers All


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/25/2015 at 10:13 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - May 13, 2015

A Very Sad Panda

Poachers Arrested For Killing Panda And Selling Its Parts

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Police in southwestern China arrested 10 people for killing a female wild giant panda, buying and selling its parts, state media said Wednesday.

The giant panda is an endangered species that tops China’s list of protected animals. Poaching them is rare, but panda parts are believed to fetch high prices on the black market because of their rarity.

China Central Television said forest police in Yunnan province recovered panda skin, panda meat, bones and an internal organ from the poachers and vendors. If convicted, the suspects could be jailed for years.

A recent census shows the wild panda population grew by 268 to a total of 1,864 in China since the last survey ending in 2003.

World Wild Fund for Nature has said poaching, a traditional threat to wild pandas in China, has declined but economic development has become a major threat. Hydropower plants, roads, and mining projects disrupt the animal’s natural habitat.

Still, Chinese officials say poaching rare animals and smuggling their parts remain a problem and that authorities are stepping up efforts to crack down on acts endangering rare animals.

I don’t know much of anything about traditional Chinese medicine, but it seems to be based on “find a really rare animal, kill it, and tell people that eating the bits will make their dicks hard”.  Thankfully, China has finally gotten around to making such things illegal. It only took them 4500 years.

Too bad it’s already too late for the northern white rhino, poached to extinction.

China Outlaws the Eating of Tiger Penis, Rhino Horn, and Other Endangered Animal Products

[May 2014] Consumers of endangered animal products in China face a risk of considerable jail time after the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress reinterpreted existing criminal laws last week to put greater pressure on those who eat or purchase protected species.

Chinese law makes it illegal to hunt and buy any of the country’s 420 protected endangered species, which include Asiatic black bears, South China tigers, golden monkeys, and giant pandas. But the statutory language is highly ambiguous.

The change adopted by the Standing Committee redefines what it means to purchase endangered species, making it illegal for anyone to knowingly buy or consume animals that were poached. The aim of the law is to crack down on the demand for endangered species, which are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Various animal parts are thought to offer assorted health benefits, like preventing cancer or relieving back pain.

Many of these species are also valued as a mark of status. Consumption has boomed in tandem with the country’s economy, and the demand has encouraged large-scale illegal hunting.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/13/2015 at 08:29 AM   
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calendar   Monday - October 06, 2014

china -vs - hong kong protesters?  the bigger they are won’t apply here whatcha think?

Some interesting stuff come my way and often it’s thought provoking.

I read the following in the Wall St. Journal (UK).  There are lots and lots of different people with differing thoughts on the subject. This is just one.
It’s written by Andrew Browne.

The democracy that was promised in 2017 will be heavily constricted.  But it will be one-man-one vote.  And the election will be competitive; candidates will have to appeal to voters.  That allows Beijing to say to Hong Kong; it’s better than anything Britain ever offered to you.  But the pro democracy protesters aren’t realists, they’re idealists.
Besides, the college students don’t remember British days.
( Andrew Browne) WSJ

Now then, I don’t know what that last line refers to.  What ill treatment did the Kongers suffer under Brit rule?
Lyndon ??

On the same subject a line from The Financial Times has this quote.

In the absence of reliable polls, it has been hard to gauge public sympathy for the demonstrations.  ( David Pilling )

On the other hand there is this from the CS Monitor.

Hong Kong democracy ‘grandfather’ says Britain was better than China

Activist and legislator Martin Lee – hit by tear gas while protesting this week – speaks of his life as a leading pro-democracy intellectual who has long fought for greater freedom in his native city. He says Britain should speak up now.
By Peter Ford, Staff Writer

A bit older, perhaps. But there is little about the lithe and youthful Mr. Lee to suggest that he is the grandfather of Hong Kong’s democracy movement. Now 76 years old, Lee was agitating for more democracy here 30 years ago, long before most of today’s protesters were born.
And in those days he was fighting the British, not the Chinese. At the time, Lee was not especially impressed by London’s half-hearted moves towards democracy before Britain handed its colony back to China in 1997. But distance or time seems to have lent enchantment to the view.
“The British did actually deliver partial democracy,” he says now. “The Chinese have delayed and delayed. And what they are offering now is pretend democracy. Hong Kong people will not accept it.”

more. Christian Science Monitor


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2014 at 04:51 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 25, 2014

Outstanding Stuff

I only wish ...

that I could write this well, first pass, off the cuff.  Link.

Sushi and Malaria. preventing information. Uig-ahs. Rice cakes. Love it. Love it love it love it.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/25/2014 at 09:44 AM   
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calendar   Friday - January 03, 2014

Nothing To Bray About

It’s Tough To Get A Good Piece Of Ass In China

Truth: In China, Wal-Mart sells everything!!!

Wal-Mart has just recalled donkey meat products from some of its stores in China because tests have found them to be contaminated with fox meat.

Donkey is a delicacy in northern China. Fox is not.  Fox meat smells rank, according to those who know. But it is cheap (less than 50 US cents a pound) because Chinese farmers who raise foxes for their fur have no use for the animal carcasses once they have been flayed.

Chinese consumers are accustomed to discovering that they are putting things into their mouths that they had never suspected. Not long ago, some kebab stalls in Shanghai were closed down for selling rat, not lamb. “Gutter oil” recovered from drains outside restaurants and then filtered is commonly sold to other restaurants. Six babies died and 300,000 others were poisoned in 2008 after drinking milk contaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical that made the milk seem high in protein.

“It is mission impossible for us to guard against counterfeit products,” lamented one micro-blogger, commenting on the Wal-Mart scandal.

Wal-Mart, meanwhile, announced on Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform, that it would reimburse customers who bought the tainted “Five Spice” donkey meat from its stores in the coastal province of Shandong, where donkey is especially popular.


Pretty gross ... and I left out the really nasty bits and links from the article.

You can’t trust anything from China to be what it ought to be. They lie, cheat, and counterfeit like nobody’s business. On everything.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/03/2014 at 10:24 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 15, 2013

boris johnson and a taste of eye candy

I thought for once, it might be nice to start the day with a bit of something I found funny, coupled with eye candy.

I should explain.

The man here is New York born to Brit parents, the Honorable Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.  He is always in the news.

He’s the guy who defeated Red Ken Livingston who was mayor, and an admitted Communist.  Strangely unexpected, Red Ken comes off as a likeable guy, and clever even if I didn’t care for what he had to say.  I’d still listen to him on the odd occasion when he was on some panel show. (radio)

Anyway ....

Boris, whose attractive sister is a writer as is he, has a column in the Sunday Mail and is a former magazine editor.  The whole damn family is a fairy tale and an adventure.

Mr. Johnson shown here, is in China with a Brit group encouraging trade with China. This photo appeared in the papers and who could resist it?
He has a bit of a reputation with the ladies, and the public seem able to forgive Boris almost anything.  He is clever, beyond just brilliant when he has to be, a rather shambling figure with a sense of humor although at times he hasn’t been aware that he’s been funny.  He just may end up in Parliament again where he didn’t do so well once before.

When caught in a goof or an embarrassing situation, he relies on a Latin quip in response.  Yeah, he speaks it. The whole family as I understand it, is quite multilingual.  Or so I’ve heard.

So that’s my brief intro to the Mayor of London.  I’d need pages and pages to tell it all.

Now then .... I think this needs a caption.

Don’t you?  I think it begs for one.

Like maybe ...  “What nice flowers you have there and where did you get that lovely bottom vase?”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/15/2013 at 04:33 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 05, 2013

Menu Column B: Fish Take Out

25 Miles of Dead Fish



First it was the 3 little pigs. Um, I mean the 3 million little pigs.  The dead, diseased ones.  Now it’s fish. An entire river packed with hundreds of tons of dead fish. What’s next, radioactive broccoli? Exploding bread? Just another environmental calamity in China.

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hapless peasant skims a little off the top



After the thousands of dead pigs, come the tons of poisoned fish. The Fuhe River is the scene of the latest disturbing example of river pollution in China.

Authorities cleared about 110 tons of dead fish from a 40-kilometer section of the river in the central province of Hubei, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday.

Images taken at the scene this week showed thousands of silvery fish carcasses blanketing large expanses of the river and its shore.

The cause of the deaths, provincial environmental officials said, was the discharge of high levels of ammonia into the water by a local chemical plant in Yingcheng, outside the city of Wuhan.

In an update Thursday, the environmental protection department said that a recent drought in the area had “caused (a) significant drop in water level, which decreased the river’s capacity to hold pollutants.”

Domestic sewage mixed with untreated waste from the chemical plant and a paper mill “have caused the biological crisis” in the river, the department said in a statement.

A villager who lives near the river, Li Songqing, told the local newspaper Chutian Metropolitan that the dead fish had been piling up since early Monday.

“Nearly all fish died out in this section, no matter if they were big or small,” he said.

In theory the dead fish are being scooped out and buried to prevent them from being sold. In practice, I’d be really really cautious about buying cat food or any fish product from Asia for the next year or so.

At least the river is named right. Fuhe. Phooey. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/05/2013 at 04:00 PM   
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The Real Stuff
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