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China-Japan-Koreas
How China is enslaving the world
Beijing's ruthless leaders subjugate armies of foreign workers with opium, plunder resources across the globe - and now they've got Britain in their sights

China's progress has entered its second phase - entry into Western markets
Ongoing financial crisis in the West has opened more doors to the East


Posted by: tipper || 02/28/2013 13:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top||

#1  Beijing's ruthless leaders subjugate armies of foreign workers with opium, plunder resources across the globe - and now they've got Britain in their sights

China, opium, Britain. A certain historical karma there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2013 13:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Trying to, repeat Trying.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/28/2013 13:51 Comments || Top||

#3  China, opium, Britain. A certain historical karma there.

They also blame the United States. they believe there's plenty of bad karma to make all of us pay for.

And ignore and/or censor their role as pushers to non-Han populations (for example, Tibet, Yunnan, and Sichuan). They did it in the 19th century while they were simultaneously complaining about British predations.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/28/2013 14:06 Comments || Top||

#4  China, opium, Britain. A certain historical karma there.

That opium thing wasn't some kind of British original sin. Opium had been consumed in China since the Tang dynasty in the 9th century. The reason the Chinese government tried to ban imports was because it affected the Chinese trade balance negatively. Within a few decades of the Anglo-Chinese Wars, China was growing all of its own opium, using the improved breeds previously imported as end product from India. Opium wasn't even banned in the West until roughly the time of Prohibition, so it's not like Britain saw it as some kind of poison during the wars with China.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/28/2013 18:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Japan China as Number 1.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 02/28/2013 18:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Would rule by China really be worse than rule by Champ
Posted by: Titus Ulans4144 || 02/28/2013 19:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Check out what happened when their proxies took over Cambodia in the mid-70's.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/28/2013 19:52 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots
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If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
Posted by: tipper || 02/28/2013 00:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top||

#1  There must be some axiom that says as bureaucracies grow without restriction, idiocy also grows without restriction. Maybe bureaucracies follow the 2nd law of thermo; systems tend towards more and more chaos, disorder, and randomness. The 2nd law says the process is also reversible.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/28/2013 8:16 Comments || Top||

#2  And remember - our government is (so far) run by the people. So who are the idiots?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/28/2013 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots

... ohhh sorry. I thought you were talking about Yahoo News. My mistake.
Posted by: Raider || 02/28/2013 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  There is a common belief that the US has had, in general, above average presidents. That's exactly wrong. Most of them were bad to awful (with a handful of extraordinary exceptions). What makes America great is not its presidents, it is our Constitution, our institutions and our people.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/28/2013 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Well said IBILS
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/28/2013 12:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes, in spite of our presidents.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 02/28/2013 12:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Our better presidents tend to be the ones who know their limitations - a most rare attribute among politicians.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/28/2013 13:02 Comments || Top||



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