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Migrant Worker Riots In Southern China Intensify

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In an indication of the prevailing popular mood among the key marginal economic force in China - its migrant worker population - hundreds of protesters rioted in the southern China city of Gunaghzou after a young pregnant street hawker was harassed by security guards, media reports said Monday. From Reuters: "Hong Kong television showed seething crowds of migrant workers from the southwestern province of Sichuan running through the streets of Zengcheng, smashing windows, setting fire to government buildings and overturning police vehicles. Riot police were shown firing tear gas Sunday night, deploying armoured vehicles to disperse the crowds and handcuffing protesters. Witnesses said there were more than 1,000 protesters and at least one government office had been besieged. "People were running around like crazy," a shopowner in the area told the South China Morning Post newspaper. "I had to shut the shop by 7 p.m. and dared not come out." While China reported slowing monetary conditions, with a miss in both the M2 and loan issuance in May, it is unclear what the Chinese equivalents of Bernanke's 15 minutes to Inflation: OFF is: as a reminder the upcoming CPI print is expected to come at a record 5.5%, which is the only piece of data that truly matters in China. If inflation continues its runaway rise, whether due to climatic conditions, or importing Bernanke's monetary policies, expect to see many more stories of violent popular unrest.

From Reuters:

Thousands of riots, protests and other forms of unrest break out across China each year, with fast economic growth sometimes amplifying grievances over problems ranging from rampant inflation to corruption, a big wealth gap, industrial pollution, forced demolitions and abuse of power.

News reports said the incident in Zengcheng was sparked on Friday night when security personnel in nearby Dadun village pushed pregnant hawker Wang Lianmei, 20, to the ground while trying to clear her off the streets.

"The case was just an ordinary clash between street vendors and local public security people, but was used by a handful of people who wanted to cause trouble," Zengcheng Mayor Ye Niuping was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper.

Other clashes have erupted in southern China in recent weeks, including in Chaozhou, where hundreds of migrant workers demanding payment of their wages at a ceramics factory attacked government buildings and set vehicles ablaze.

And, as a reminder, here are the latest directives from the Chinese Ministry of Truth, or the stuff they really don't want everyone else to know.

May 31

Beijing: War Time Coordination Mechanism of Intelligence and
Information for Maintaining Stability during the June 4th Sensitive
Period

From the Beijing Municipal Government internal document “War Time
Coordination Mechanism of Intelligence and Information for Maintaining
Stability during the June 4th Sensitive Period” … All units are
requested to collect and report information regarding potential treats
to stability of the Capital as well as all work unit activities
conducted during this sensitive period.

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May 29

Few Examples of Today’s Banned Keywords (usually phrases) for Sina’s Micro-blogging site:

“Inner Mongolia” (and its abbreviation in Chinese), “Xiwu County”
(part of Xilinhot), “Mo Rigeng” (an Inner Mongolia resident), “Ethnic
Minority Protesting in Inner Mongolia,” “Ethnic Conflicts between Han
Majority and Mongol Minority,” “Student Protest,” “Hohhot” (Capital of
Inner Mongolia)

[All of the aforementioned keywords are in response to the series of protests by ethnic Mongolians against the killing of a Mongolian herder by Han Chinese.”]

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May 28

From a Provincial Internet Administration Office: Reporting of news
related to the recent ethnic conflicts between Mongol minority and Han
majority in Xilinhot or Foxconn’s new suicide incident are
prohibited. No discussion of any form on all micro-blogging sites,
blogs, and discussion forums. Violators will be subjected to a RMB
30,000 fine.

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From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested
to immediately remove photos and news reports regarding Chengdu bus
explosion incident from front pages. Interactive spaces must immediately
work on preventing the spread of related information and commentary.

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From the Central
Department: To all print and TV media: The serial bombings in Fuzhou,
Jiangxi must be referred as “5.26 Criminal Case.” No mentioning of
“administration building” or “bombing incident” in titles will be
allowed.

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May 26

From the State Council Information Office: In regard to the serial bombings in Fushun, Jiangxi, all discussion and comment sections of all websites must be shut down. All interactive spaces must be managed well.

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From a Provincial Internet Administration Office: Urgent: All
discussions of the Jiangxi serial bombings are requested to be
immediately and thoroughly deleted. No discussion should be allowed if
posts cannot be managed. All photos of corpses need to be deleted.

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From the State Council Information Office: Urgent: Another
worker committed suicide. No reporting of any form will be allowed on
interactive spaces including all discussion forums, micro-blogs, and
blogs.

[Foxconn is a major contract manufacturer of Apple’s iPods, iPhones,
and iPads. There was a series of workers’ suicide incidents within the
manufacturer in 2010.]

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From the Central Propaganda Department: Urgent: In regard to the
serial bombings in Fuzhou, Jiangxi, all print and TV media are requested
to only use copy circulated from Xinhua News Agency. No independent
interviews or reports are allowed. Do not post any related photos, video
clips, or special reports. Any reports violating this regulation are
subjected to immediate removal.
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From the Central Propaganda Department: In regard to the arrest of Ai
Weiwei for economic crimes, Xinhua News Agency has its official
response to foreign press. All local media outlets are not to conduct
independent reporting.
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May 25
From the Central Propaganda Department: In regard to the
soon-to-be-released official compensation plan of the deadly Shanghai
high-rising building fire, all media are to use copy circulated from
Xinhua News Agency. No independent reports will be allowed.
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May 23
From the State Council Information Office: In regard to
information relating to low-income housing, all websites are requested
to strictly enforce the regulations and control of online opinion. No
recommendations or discussions of related topics will be allowed. Any
questioning, attacking, or action-calling posts need to be immediately
removed.
[There have been a series of low-income housing scandals exposed on the
Internet. Many state-owned companies are accused of selling most of
their housing projects (built as part of the public low-income housing
project) to internal employees at a mere fraction of market value,
whereas the housing projects are supposed to be open to low-income
families only. ]
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From the State Council Information Office: In regard to the “Mongol
shepherd run over and killed for protecting grassland” incident, all
websites are requested to strengthen control and immediately remove
negative comments. No recommendations or discussions are allowed on any
interactive spaces including discussion forums and blogs.
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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:23 | 1364522 Badabing
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Neehow my comrads

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:55 | 1364608 Ahmeexnal
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Why not state things as they truly are?
The title should be: "Migrant Slave Riots in Southern China intensify"

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:22 | 1364527 dick cheneys ghost
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Pass the sweet and sour shrimp.........

 

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:25 | 1364529 Saxxon
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Newsprint laundering was Winston's job in 1984.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:25 | 1364538 PY-129-20
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And watch out for the rising tensions in the South China Sea. For a few days now the situation is heating up;

June 13, 2011

- South China sea heats up: 'Spratlys row a test of President Aquino mettle'

"The first message emanates from the warning by China that the United States should not get involved in the disputes over the Spratly Islands since it is “not a party to the dispute.”

The warning came as the Philippines and the United States prepare to hold joint naval exercises starting on June 28 at an undisclosed site where the Philippines’ Naval Forces West (Navforwest) operates. The site is believed to be in the Sulu Sea and nearby waters."

June 12, 2011

- 'Taiwan mulls sending missile boats to Spratlys'

Taiwan is planning to beef up its presence on the disputed Spratly Islands with missile boats and tanks, a military spokesman said yesterday.

The islands in the South China Sea, which may lie on top of large undiscovered oil reserves, have been claimed by Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei. The Spratlys have been the focal point of recent tensions between China and Vietnam.

June 11, 2011

'China Warns Neighbors: Stop Oil Search in Spratlys'

- 'Vietnam welcomes int'l help as sea dispute with Communist China escalates'

June 10, 2011

- Vietnam has said it will hold live-fire exercises in the South China Sea amid escalating tensions with China over disputed waters'

June 06, 2011

- 'Vietnamese take to streets against China’s "imperialism" over maritime borders'

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:00 | 1364615 Ahmeexnal
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Thanks for the heads up (no pun intended). Didn't know about this development. Shit is about to turn bloody.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:45 | 1364753 Zero Debt
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Good finds. But, China taking on Vietnam, Taiwan and the Philippines? It's just a bunch of empty slogans and nationalist distractions from the real issues at home. One fishing boat bumping into another one, at most, does not make a conflict. China is looking like the bully here and really doesn't have the capacity to project influence all over the place. I would expect the war rethoric and propaganda to heat up as the internal problems becomre more acute though.

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:28 | 1364861 dick cheneys ghost
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IMO this is by design, not accident........look at what is happening in the Black Sea today and on June 15 in Kazakstan..........Next to Tyler, Pepe Escobar may be the most important journalist on the plant........

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/06/201161171726322565.html

 

nakedempire2

 

 

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:52 | 1364926 PY-129-20
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All the credit here goes to your blog, nakedempire2. You've done a great work over past few months.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:56 | 1365120 Urban Redneck
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Wasn't there just an SCO meeting about a week ago? perhaps the slow motion and repetition are starting to take their toll.

The movements in the the South China Sea, though, are actually indicative of China's effort to reducedependence on Russian energy, as opposed to the simultaneous effort to increase the supply of Russian energy available to China.   

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:28 | 1364539 the not so migh...
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plastic rice creates nutritional deficiencies

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:37 | 1364575 topcallingtroll
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China could instantly solve their inflation problem by removing their unfair peg and allowing their currency to be traded freely.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:25 | 1364540 AnAnonymous
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Waooo, speaking of oppression.

 

Migrant workers riot. Where does it happen? In China.

 

The Chinese are strongy lagging behind in their quest of US type of freedom.

In the US driven world, migrant workers would not riot under any case as they would never get the upper moral ground and their riot will be depicted as the product of rag tag, subhuman trash that do not deserve to live and whose presence is already pollution.

Expect of course these workers to be sold as freedom seekers by the US world order apologists, the very same world order where those migrant workers could not riot without facing serious threat of violent retaliation, ethnical cleansing and all.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1364544 Oh regional Indian
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All as per plan. China's summer of discontent has begun, Indians are fasting and protestign curroption, the ME burns away, Pakistan burns....

Do many people here know that the Tienamen Square story was a gross exxageration, Kuwaiti Incubator style?

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/spinal-tap/

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:33 | 1364561 topcallingtroll
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The youth of china would disagree with you.

Eventually people in china wont be arrested for saying what is on their mind.

When freedom of speech comes to china tianamen will become a national day of remembrance.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:13 | 1364643 AnAnonymous
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Eventually people in china wont be arrested for saying what is on their mind.

 

 

They do more than speaking. They act. Very different.

 

That DSK story was seminal in some sort, exposing the freedom of speek US kind.

 

That man comes from a world where women are free to talk against their rapists.

The negro woman comes from a world where women are prevented from talking about their rape.

And it is very interesting. Because as it was postulated by this site, this DSK man had other events before being compromized by that negro woman. Events performed on women who are free to talk against their rapists.

 

At this point, the nature of freedom brought by the US appears, and freedom for whom.

 

In both worlds, rape happen. But in that negro woman world, the rapists have to coerce the victims into silence, they have to pressure women. And a victim crossing the line of the prohibition can receive support from her communauty as it is happening right now.

In the US free world, wom en censor themselves. They chose not to talk while they could. Because they felt lonely, because they knew they would go through character assassination, because they knew it would be useless.

 

Wonderful world for a rapist. Because it brings peace of mind. In that negro world, a rapist is prevented from denying his rape. If he does, he will forget about pressuring a woman into silence.

In the US world order, the rapist is reinforced in his way by the acts of the women. A rapist rapes a woman. The woman is free to talk. As she does not talk, then it is an evidence he did not rape that women. Else she would have talked.

This is the kind of freedom the US has brought to the world: freedom from the criminals. Criminal minds in the US world order have managed to render their victims so helpless that criminals no longer face the burden of trying to avoid social condemnation.

Until they cross path with a backward society member, where freedom of speech has still some power.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:12 | 1364656 AnAnonymous
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Eventually people in china wont be arrested for saying what is on their mind.

 

 

They do more than speaking. They act. Very different.

 

That DSK story was seminal in some sort, exposing the freedom of speek US kind.

 

That man comes from a world where women are free to talk against their rapists.

The negro woman comes from a world where women are prevented from talking about their rape.

And it is very interesting. Because as it was postulated by this site, this DSK man had other events before being compromized by that negro woman. Events performed on women who are free to talk against their rapists.

 

At this point, the nature of freedom brought by the US appears, and freedom for whom.

 

In both worlds, rape happen. But in that negro woman world, the rapists have to coerce the victims into silence, they have to pressure women. And a victim crossing the line of the prohibition can receive support from her communauty as it is happening right now.

In the US free world, wom en censor themselves. They chose not to talk while they could. Because they felt lonely, because they knew they would go through character assassination, because they knew it would be useless.

 

Wonderful world for a rapist. Because it brings peace of mind. In that negro world, a rapist is prevented from denying his rape. If he does, he will forget about pressuring a woman into silence.

In the US world order, the rapist is reinforced in his way by the acts of the women. A rapist rapes a woman. The woman is free to talk. As she does not talk, then it is an evidence he did not rape that women. Else she would have talked.

This is the kind of freedom the US has brought to the world: freedom from the criminals. Criminal minds in the US world order have managed to render their victims so helpless that criminals no longer face the burden of trying to avoid social condemnation.

Until they cross path with a backward society member, where freedom of speech has still some power.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:00 | 1364938 i-dog
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"When freedom of speech comes to china "

By the time hell freezes over, nobody will remember Tiananmen.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:37 | 1364570 achmachat
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Hey Moron! Were you there at Tiananmen? I have lost a family member during the crackdown. Now you tell me to my face that it was all exagerated. Do it!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:00 | 1364614 AnAnonymous
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One death does not make the whole picture.

Many young people involved in the event seized the opportunities offered by the Chinese accrued economical prosperity.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:03 | 1364620 Ahmeexnal
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Sorry to be the one that breaks the news to you pal.
YOU AIN'T THE FECKING CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE.

By your reasoning, every single person in the world who has lost a loved one IS RIGHT IN HIS CLAIM?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:06 | 1364633 achmachat
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I see that you don't get my point if I don't break it down for you:
The regional indian bases his theory on hearsay. He wasn't there.
I have first-hand accounts on what went on.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:12 | 1364653 AnAnonymous
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And there are studies on the outcome of this event, how the involved youth did take opportunities provided by the same government they lambasted so...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:18 | 1364675 achmachat
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I understand your point and it is a valid theme for a discussion and research.
I just didn't approve of Regional Indian telling us that we don't know the events of the crackdown itself were supposed to be a "gross" exageration.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:18 | 1364674 AnAnonymous
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And there are studies on the outcome of this event, how the involved youth did take opportunities provided by the same government they lambasted so...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:28 | 1364693 AnAnonymous
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And there are studies on the outcome of this event, how the involved youth did take opportunities provided by the same government they lambasted so...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:36 | 1364724 Oh regional Indian
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In China Achmachat? Well, your word against mine, eh? You going to prove to me on an anonymous board you claim of direct evidence. And were YOU there or yoru relatives?

I'll give you an example. My mother was a part of India and Pakistan's partition in 1947.

it is one of the most brutal, british brokered genocides. Let me assure, the government's version, my mother's version and the version of a modern researcher like me would be vastly different. People believe every wild rumor at times of extreme stress. 

I was on the road the day Indira Gandhi was assasinated. I know what I saw, first hand. 

For Tieananmen Square, the western media portrayal is the one registered in the popular memory, man in front of tank. 

Hard to convey what I'm trying to say in a few words. Media has been complicit a long long long time. Only a fool would deny the repressive nature of China's heavy handed regime, but let me assure, India's so called democracy is equally repressive. 

I was an aware, college going youth at the time, even did some sloganeering in sympathy with the dissidents at the time. Can I ask how old you were the day it happened?

Thanks.

And to so many people's point, look what it took to take that same generation and turn them into china's wasteful, selfish flower power boomers. The tienanmen generation. Most sold out, some died. Common pattern.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/meet-the-press/

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:06 | 1364962 Saxxon
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My wife had a position with the SwissAir office up Jianguomen Dajie when the s was htf.  Close enough to hear the bullets zinging.  She GTF out of the streets and stayed out; not willing to sacrifice her future with a disorganized mob.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:37 | 1365061 Oh regional Indian
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Interesting Saxxon. Like I said, of course there was violence and bloodshed, but some of it was stage managed and not as bad as made out in the western press. Old China had to be demonized at that time, to creat a huge dissident class, from which the current worker/manager class would emerge.

ORI

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:42 | 1365084 Oh regional Indian
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Interesting Saxxon. Like I said, of course there was violence and bloodshed, but some of it was stage managed and not as bad as made out in the western press. Old China had to be demonized at that time, to creat a huge dissident class, from which the current worker/manager class would emerge.

ORI

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1364545 somethingelse
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would like to read US Gov's latest directives/propaganda too

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:35 | 1364565 lizzy36
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Ha like the US government needs them.

The Government just raises the terror threat, invokes the Patriot Act and problem solved.

Of course that presupposes, that Yanks would actually get off their asses and protest something other than the NFL strike. Apparently the only thing exceptional about Americans is their "girth".

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:31 | 1364710 Iam_Silverman
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"Of course that presupposes, that Yanks would actually get off their asses and protest something "

Sorry, protesters have all been "offshored".  I think that they contracted with a company out of Southwest China to perform all of that labor intensive protesting.  I wonder when they will start?  Oh, it says here right after their training sessions are complete.  Will we see the results on CBS Evening News or will it be shown on Extra! (or some other gossip oriented "news" show)?  As long as they don't break in on my American Idle things will be fine.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:30 | 1364555 topcallingtroll
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I dont think anyone can accuse tyler of being a rabid usa nationalist. He calls it as he sees it.

Eventually people will realize the usa is doing much better than others.

At least we dont push our workers so hard that we have to instal anti suicide nets to catch workers leaping from tall multistory dormitories.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:48 | 1364750 Tuco Benedicto ...
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No, our government is  just poisoning our vaccines, air, water and food!  It's called "softkill".

 

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:39 | 1364893 topcallingtroll
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That is funny to compare the usa to china where they poisoned baby milk, and poison toothpaste killed several dozen in panama.

Also lead painted children's toys, contaminated farmed tilapia. I have to stop my hand will get numb as i list all the poisoned products. At least plastic rice is not poisoned.

Even chinas south asian neighbors dont want cheap chinese products, prefering to pay extra for japanese and european products.

Deny reality all you china-lovers want to deny it, but facts are stubborn things.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:44 | 1364907 AnAnonymous
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That is funny to compare the usa to china where they poisoned baby milk, and poison toothpaste killed several dozen in panama.

 

Actually, some German corporations were behind that story of poison. Same country that is now involved in another poisoning event in Europe.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:35 | 1364559 PaperBear
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Swiss Parliamentarians to Force Way Into Bilderberg meeting held between June 9th-12th at St Moritz Switzerland
http://www.infowars.com/bombshell-swiss-parliamentarians-to-force-way-in...

Bilderberg Security Assaults EU Members of Parliament
http://www.infowars.com/bilderberg-security-assaults-eu-member/

This shadow ruling elite are being exposed this weekend for the whole world to see who are the "guys behind the curtain".
History is being made over there in St Moritz and only 100 or so 'activists' were in attendance.
 
Oh no, ordinary people have no right to know what their political leaders are doing in such a private meeting and we should consider these 'activists' as crackpots.
 
Is anyone else tired of labels like 'activists' thrown about in the psy-ops that passes for political discourse these days ?
 
"In ancient Greece, the inventors of democracy set up a law that required every person to vote, regardless of who they voted for. If anyone was found not voting, the person would be publicly marked and labeled an idiot, someone who thought their own personal needs trumped those of the society around them, and over time, the word "idiot" has evolved into today's usage."
 
These labels no longer have any meaning to me and this weekend will live long in my memory.

The Bilderberg group are going down - WOOHOO.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:35 | 1364566 RagnarDanneskjold
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Guangzhou. Not Gunaghzou

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 09:37 | 1364573 hedgeless_horseman
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Shanxi boss and female secretary riding horses to work becomes famous on the internet

"He also says a horse is cheaper than a car, that a very good horse can be purchased for about 20,000 RMB, with 4000-5000 RMB per year being enough for upkeep costs. Old He lists five additional advantages: No traffic, no traffic lights, no need to get gas, no annual inspection, and no traffic tickets."

http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/chinese-boss-and-secretary-ride-horses-to-work.html

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:04 | 1364954 i-dog
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Just what China needs to clear up its polution problems: 1.4 billion horses shitting in the streets!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:10 | 1365147 Urban Redneck
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Don't they already have 1.4 billion humans shitting in the streets- or did they finally restrict that particular habbit to the countryside?

Worst case scenario they are only regressing a couple decades...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:03 | 1364625 ????
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Here are some pictures of the riots.

http://m.ntdtv.com/xtr/mgb/2011/06/13/a545718.html

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 15:45 | 1365621 Cthonic
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Thanks for the link, Mr. (Ms.?) ????

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:11 | 1364626 BlackholeDivestment
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Tank Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcvaSnmqZ40 

    wants

      L O V E  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcSwhA1S2Nc&feature=related

         IT'S SPRING TIME IN CHINA

               ...and it's illegal to have more than one from that Virgina.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzcCVGiP-OE&feature=related

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:11 | 1364636 espirit
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Coming soon to a country near you.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:11 | 1364652 Sudden Debt
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IT JUST NEVER IS ENOUGH FOR THOSE GUYS!

 

First their economy grows 10% per year...

Than they became the second largest economy...

They got all the plastic crap at even bigger discount prices than we do...

They get to work as few hours as they want as long as it's more than 50 hours a week...

 

I don't get it... all so lucky and still...

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:19 | 1364667 user2011
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Middle East and Africa is burning..  Europe are rioting.   Japan is radiating,  China is rioting and fighting.   America is burning, flooding and defaulting.... New Zealand is shaking. 

I guess Russia and Australia are the only places safe, except Russia has drought and Australia has flood.   

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:48 | 1364749 Dapper Dan
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Volcanoes, it's all about the volcanoes.

Here is a met site showing our new volcano at Nabro in Africa, started last night, still no mention on MSN. 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/africa_IR.html

After page loads push the play button, plume is visible in upper right quadrant.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:17 | 1364837 espirit
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Also here.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php

Maybe that Mayan calendar did start with a zero year.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:15 | 1364840 serotonindumptruck
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Thanks for that link. I was wondering what the recent seismic activity in Ethiopia/Eritrea was all about.

http://www.oe-files.de/gmaps/eqmashup.html

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:34 | 1364717 Tuco Benedicto ...
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My first thought is that we all know the Chinese media is controlled, even moreso than ours if that is possible.  Then I ask why does the government allow this to be shown?  Often in the U. S. these kinds of acts are carried out by "agent provocateurs" paid by the government.  Such is likely the case here, but what the agenda of the Chicoms in showing this is unkkkknown by me, but it ain't for the benefit of the people!

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 10:38 | 1364732 Zero Debt
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If inflation can be stopped in 15 minutes, when do you start the clock? When the first gunshot is fired?

More practically: can Ben stop inflation within the time it takes to push a wheelbarrow full of paper money to the supermarket to get a loaf of bread?

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:24 | 1364859 Peterpaul
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You can watch video of the riot, sped up for effect with a live audio track overdubbed, here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iy-WDRFp8w&feature=player_embedded

 

Note the injured by the overturned police vehicles.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:31 | 1364862 PulauHantu29
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Yes, but their bankers and real estate developers are now Billionaires sitting on top of millions of vacant apartments and empty houses. Seems that's a global thing. Whether you look at Greece or in Asia, there seems to be a growing inequality of wealth. James Carrville said this might lead to "civil unrest."

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:12 | 1364970 atomicwasted
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In China, state goons harass a pregnant woman and they have a huge riot.  This riot takes place in an authoritarian system where you can get killed pretty readily for opposing the state.

In the US, state goons harass pregnant women dozens of times a day at airports around the country, and we do nothing.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:43 | 1365079 gnomon
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If and when the majority of the American People believe that the Rule of Law has been totally corrupted as conceived by our Constitution, we will make the Chinese look like pikers.  

There is a line that the law-breakers can not cross.  One of them would be confiscating firearms.  The other would be a continuance of random, unlawful search and seizure in the middle of the night.   These actions have to touch a substantial minority of the population before we Americans decide that the "contract" has been irrevocably broken.  You don't readily throw away the possibility of peaceful redress and a return to Constitutional standards.

There are thousands, probably millions of Americans, who are thinking what I am writing.  Every day they scrutinize the news and their immediate surroundings and determine anew whether the "contract" has been irrevocably broken.

Remember how our Founders agonized over the break with Great Britain.  We are probably one declaration of Martial Law away from deciding that the contract is finis. 

(And China is a bloated, putrefying abomination that in no way is the moral equivalent of what we currently have here in the United States).

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:50 | 1365094 gnomon
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If and when the majority of the American People believe that the Rule of Law has been totally corrupted as conceived by our Constitution, we will make the Chinese look like pikers.  

There is a line that the law-breakers can not cross.  One of them would be confiscating firearms.  The other would be a continuance of random, unlawful search and seizure in the middle of the night.   These actions have to touch a substantial minority of the population before we Americans decide that the "contract" has been irrevocably broken.  You don't readily throw away the possibility of peaceful redress and a return to Constitutional standards.

There are thousands, probably millions of Americans, who are thinking what I am writing.  Every day they scrutinize the news and their immediate surroundings and determine anew whether the "contract" has been irrevocably broken.

Remember how our Founders agonized over the break with Great Britain.  We are probably one declaration of Martial Law away from deciding that the contract is finis. 

(And China is a bloated, putrefying abomination that in no way is the moral equivalent of what we currently have here in the United States).

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:58 | 1365116 AnAnonymous
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If and when the majority of the American People believe that the Rule of Law has been totally corrupted as conceived by our Constitution, we will make the Chinese look like pikers.  

 

The US rule of law is very selective and by design impossible to corrupt by US citizens nature.

Corruption of the US rule of law would mean fairness, respect of given word, non abuse of lies. 

Dont hold your breath.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 14:49 | 1365475 slewie the pi-rat
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i have been following the mongol shepherd story.  mongolia is a separate nation.  this incident seems to be giving the traditional ways a more powerful voice among the people there. 

i hadn't realized it was being suppressed in china. 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 21:20 | 1366499 Wolf in the Wilds
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But that isn't the only protest in China yesterday:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13741074

 

It is hard to see how the mood in China is, given the information blockade in the country, even from here in Hong Kong, but signs like this imply that the social cohesion of the country is slowly breaking down. 

Today's CPI data (not that it is truly reflective) will highlight the inflation pressures the country faces.

 

 

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:20 | 1367704 AldoHux_IV
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People who are sick of the abuse of power, corruption, and unfair policy that seek to squeeze any last drop of 'productivity' out of them are called 'trouble makers'-- the hubris and detachment from reality is proof positive that the reign of idiocy will end soon.

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