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China Inflation And Wage Protests Spread, Turn Violent

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Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:16 | 1192906 lolmao500
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China revolt/crash will save our economies... If we can hang the bankers and the corrupt scumbags in office too.


Only China crashing will make our corrupt system continue for at least a few more years. So... let the US crash before... then we hang the bankers, then China crashes... then we are golden.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:19 | 1192928 tmosley
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What?  No.

The only way we survive a Chinese crash at this point is if we manage to rebuild our industrial base first.

What do you think will happen when cheap Chinese goods are suddenly no longer available?  Endgame for America (and other Ponzi economies), that's what.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:26 | 1192956 Rodent Freikorps
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Improvise, adapt and overcome.

It is the American way.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:26 | 1192964 Ivanovich
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So Americans are forced to no longer buy worthless plastic crap they hoard in every room of their stuffed houses.  So the hell what? 

The real question is what happens to the Treasury market.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:00 | 1193128 margaris
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It is time everyone remembered what he really needs to survive. Air, water and food.

Everything else is crap.

Life will go on.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:34 | 1193255 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Survival is a brutish thing without love.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 18:50 | 1194522 New_Meat
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Jimi would understand:

"nasty, brutish, and short"


John would be imagining something.  Go figure.

- Ned

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 03:35 | 1195482 mworden
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solitary poor nasty brutish and short

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:38 | 1193287 Zardinuk
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Yup, everyone remember air water and food. Ah shit, what're we going to do when the 90% of the country that doesn't stockpile food is rioting over food prices?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:49 | 1193351 Ahmeexnal
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Let them eat iPads.


Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:02 | 1193419 NidStyles
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Swap them rioting and air for Pb, and Cu.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:15 | 1193492 1100-TACTICAL-12
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I try my best not to buy chinese crap, it is damn near impossible...

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:17 | 1193510 SteveNYC
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Unfortunately, if anybody thinks more than perhaps 1% of the population is prepared for anything like this, they are mistaken.

The sheep have been reared from birth to believe they are entitled to a world that the advertisers have created, one in which you can have that new car, 3 kids in college, a big house, all the plastic shit you need etc. and never have to worry about a thing.

There will be a collective mental breakdown, nobody knows how that may turn out.....

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 20:01 | 1205928 tomster0126
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Exactly, I've been spending minimally since the '08 crash and have been living a much happier, cleaner life.  We need to stop relying on Chinese plastics and utilize industrial hemp as a source of plastics and other material!



Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:30 | 1192979 tmosley
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Once and future way.

Not the present, sadly.  Some keep the flame alive, though.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:33 | 1192995 Michael
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The Chinese people need to learn how to use Molotov cocktails and burn all the government shit down.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:52 | 1193085 Dr. Richard Head
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"A nickel isn't worth a dime today."


"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

- Yogi Berra

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:03 | 1193130 tmosley
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A nickel is worth between 7 cents and $2.60 today.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:24 | 1193236 Dr. Richard Head
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Tis true.  Coin debasement sure makes for interesting conversation, for this crowd at least. Try talking about this shit with the beer drinking baseball crowd and this is what you get - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAVoU_UXgQI&feature=player_embedded

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:27 | 1193551 walcott
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A nickel is worth more than a dime or a quarter.

And a half cent less than a sacagawea dollar.

Soon to be worth more than said dollar.

Buy boxes of nickels.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:39 | 1193258 Sudden Debt
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Molotovs? :)



Just google it :)




Small explosion with 50gr of Ammonium Nitrate:







If these guys want to make bombs, they have very easy access to every chemical a terrorist can dream off :)



Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:42 | 1193297 Zardinuk
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Can you buy blasting caps by the ton too?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:52 | 1193359 Sudden Debt
Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:03 | 1193441 Rodent Freikorps
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Do you really think the Chinese can overcome the submissiveness that is bred into their bones?

Some chains are stronger than steel.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:44 | 1193675 Sudden Debt
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Nothing more dangerous than hungry people.



Fri, 04/22/2011 - 10:05 | 1195858 RacerX
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+1. Correct answer.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:55 | 1193098 topcallingtroll
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We got so much junk stashed in garages we dont need new shit for a generation.

Personally i am a strong admirer of afro engineering.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:06 | 1193453 Rodent Freikorps
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Pack rats will come into their own.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:45 | 1193672 goldsaver
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"Afro Engineering"? Shit, that was funny!

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:05 | 1193141 dracos_ghost
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Where's NATO?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:27 | 1193568 Rodent Freikorps
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Didn't they go on strike demanding more government subsidies for laser guided weapons.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:16 | 1192907 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Protesting. Another Job American's just dont want to do....

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:22 | 1192934 Burnbright
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SHIZAM! I think you just won the thread my friend. 

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:39 | 1193016 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Or maybe just hanging on to one? Thanks Burn.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 23:28 | 1195197 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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i spend a lot of time protesting.  i feel it's more of a duty than a job though.  i wish more peeps quit being so wimpy.


slavery or freedom?  gee, i dunno, do i gotta stand?  whats on tv?



Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:16 | 1192917 Popo
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Those most exposed to oil prices will crack first.   Trucking is particularly sensitive -- and a trucking strike particularly damaging  in its downstream effects.  

My bet is Beijing keeps monetary policy where it is and offers support measures to the trucking industry -- for the time being.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:40 | 1193293 Bleeping Fed
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How, by printing more money to pay for more diesel subsidies?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:22 | 1192919 duo
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I've had some power tools on the radar for many months.  Looks like it's time to buy them.  Jointer, table saw, stuff that I'll need to make chicken coops for the neighbors.

PS, posted earlier.  Found out this morning that my favorite Subway breakfast sandwich is now HALF the size it was a few weeks ago, but the price dropped to $2.25 from $2.50.  It's also interesting that the menu changed so that there is nothing to compare to what was on the old menu at the old prices.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:22 | 1192931 aphlaque_duck
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Jointer? That sounds like a fine chicken coop.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:21 | 1192939 duo
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for those that want to keep chickens in their kitchen cabinets.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:28 | 1192976 aphlaque_duck
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How do you find replies to your posts on ZH? Maybe I'm retarded but I clicked through my account etc and can't find it.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 14:06 | 1193151 margaris
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My account ---> Track --> All Threads you posted are listed--> Choose one --> Then check for new answers.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:41 | 1193024 WALLST8MY8BALL
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My friend on Long Island has one in his back yard. he moves it once every 3 months and then farms the area those sections. Nothing's better than a real fresh egg.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 15:23 | 1193537 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Get yourself an incubator & a http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-pbRxIlpuw . Have chicken will eat..

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:22 | 1192930 LawsofPhysics
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Give them a triple "A" rating.  There, all better.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:20 | 1192935 nah
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china for the chinese man man

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:21 | 1192938 Rodent Freikorps
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The common denominator in all the world seems to be people expecting government to fix things.
Is all of mankind slaves now?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:28 | 1192962 Burnbright
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HA! NOW? Dude what do you think civilization runs on?

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:37 | 1193001 DR
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Government exclusively controls the coin-we have a right to expect fairness. Private business NEEDS a sound currency in order to thrive.

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 23:29 | 1195202 FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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+47.  amen.

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