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At least Chinese retirement funds don't have to worry about a cash outflow crunch any time soon. Tangentially, perhaps BlackRock can create a 3x levered ETF tracking the profitability of Chinese fake birth certificate and driver license fabricators?

From Bloomberg: "Employees are seen at the end of a work day outside Foxconn Technology Group's compound in Shenzhen. Many of the younger workers the company hoped to employ don’t want to work in factories, said Auret van Heerden, chief executive officer of the Washington-based Fair Labor Association."


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Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:55 | 3381765 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Perhaps this is the Chinese version of "No Child  left behind".

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:57 | 3381776 redpill
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On the bright side, they weren't aborted.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:59 | 3381785 TruthInSunshine
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Fret not, because the infrastructure installation in the rest of the world hasn't slowed down during the Great Repression, and there's always a bountiful slave commodity market somewhere with employees willing to work for what the Foxconn slaves used to (or less).

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:02 | 3381791 Manthong
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The noodles are actually pretty good.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:12 | 3381821 ParkAveFlasher
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Shenzhen?  I thought that was class letting out at Flushing High School.  (Queens NY joke, sorry.)

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:24 | 3381894 t99williams
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No kidding ParkAve!  Several years ago I got off the 7 train in Flushing for the first time since I was a kid and was shocked at the change.


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:44 | 3381988 Stackers
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Well there is only one stone age culture left on the planet to exploit for cheap labor now. Next stop Papa New Guinea Cannibal Hill Tribes !!!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:24 | 3382246 SafelyGraze
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they are simply taking a short break from their managers' meeting


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:45 | 3382004 Titus
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I wonder how many of those "adults" could get someone charged with statutory rape in the US?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:31 | 3381897 Frozen IcQb
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They can start with tracking Obama's fake birth certificate

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:08 | 3381812 Kirk2NCC1701
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Baghdad Bob:  How can you say such a thing!?  Many of these are poor orphans, who now have socially-responsible corporate sponsors.  They are happy.  They belong.  They strive to be all they can be, thanks to their generous sponsors.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 15:10 | 3382505 sluggo
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No.....But their sisters were!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 15:46 | 3382685 TruthHunter
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I count 7 girls and 9 boys...Girls are over represented. Would it help to dress in drag

to get a job?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:03 | 3382769 akak
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How can you tell?

All I see are copies of the same androgynous clone.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:52 | 3383456 Quantum Nucleonics
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9-7 is about where China is, 1.28 boys/girls, which is a demographic disaster.  The natural ratio is 1.05 boys to girls.  There are a lot of people in China now, but if you extrapolate the very low fertility rate with the skewed gender ratio, it gets pretty ugly for China demographically-speaking in a few decades.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 17:29 | 3383174 kalasend
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Sigh...only if you had heard stories about the aborted second childs...if fines couldn't be afforded, that is.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:58 | 3381777 Ahmeexnal
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By the looks of their youth, China is screwed.  That bunch of obese, drug addict, self entitled kids depict the future of their country.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:58 | 3381781 kito
kito's picture must be looking at a picture of a local high school in the u.s.......................................

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:00 | 3381787 Ahmeexnal
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Kito, my mistake....forgot to append the /sarc tag

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:13 | 3381832 kito
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no sarc needed...just wanted to clarify your thoughts for the others.......  :)

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:43 | 3381984 eclectic syncretist
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Sarcasm, I thought it was satire?

- Quit reading this Ben and get back to your printer.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:14 | 3381833 drink or die
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Apparently some people are too dumb to look at a picture, read your comment, and use critical thinking to apply their own sarcasm tag.  Must be the drugs.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:16 | 3381847 insanelysane
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"Apparently some people are too dumb to look at a picture, read your comment, and use critical thinking to apply their own sarcasm tag.  Must be the drugs."

This doesn't sound like sarcasm to me.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:23 | 3381882 Dr. Engali
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If people need  the sarc tag after this long they will never get it. I say screw the sarc tag and if they don't get it that's their problem.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:53 | 3382409 Snoopy the Economist
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Really? So I have to try to figure out what everyone is 'really' trying to say? Don't you think clarity resolves untold millions of misunderstandings?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 15:00 | 3382437 fonzannoon
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snoopy you forgot your "sarc" tag


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:14 | 3381811 fonzannoon
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Hey guys, check this out...

"Panera calls it the Meal of Shared Responsibility".....

as an edit. Here is a Yelp review. What this customer found out happens after 6pm I saw yesterday the one by me no longer accepts anything over $20 from now on.

Arrived at 6:15pm and placed a $31 order. When I presented a $50 bill to to check out, I was told they do not take anything over a $20 after 6pm. I asked for the manager and pointed out it was only 15 min past six, the change due me was only $19 and there was no sign or other notification posted. She DID NOT CARE. When I explained the fifty was the only money I had on me, she said I would have to go find change elsewhere and come back. Not a chance!!! I went next door to SmashBurger and enjoyed a great meal.

If you just can't live without the brainless service at Panera Bread, take a bag of pennies with you if you go after 6pm. Not all U.S. Currency is accepted there.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:22 | 3381880 irie1029
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Have you read the sodium content in thier crap.  Yuck 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:24 | 3381889 kito
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fonz....only vampires use counterfeit bills???

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:34 | 3381917 fonzannoon
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Kito I have seen those signs everywhere. If I was in a cash business profession and had a lot of those large bills I would be in panic mode.

edit -  "business profession"?

I'm leaving it. Sometimes it's good to illustrate your own stupidity.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:40 | 3381969 kito
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its just funny how they wont take the large bills after if all of the counterfeiters are waiting for the sun to come down to pass their funnymoney......................

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:44 | 3381994 fonzannoon
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Yeah I am busy but I laughed my ass off at the vamp comment

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:16 | 3382202 akak
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"Large bills"?

What is a "large bill", when the $100 bill today has the same purchasing power as a $20 in 1975?

In the USA, at least, there is no such thing as a "large bill" --- unless you happen to have one of the old (and long out of circulation) $500 or $1000 bills.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:21 | 3382236 kito
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with the middle class evaporating and the new welfare class growing by leaps and bounds, even $20 bucks is considered a "large bill".......

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 17:22 | 3383137 Telemakhos
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Accepting only 20's and under lowers the cash they keep on hand at night for making change. They think, perhaps rightly, that the chances of being robbed are lower for being known to have less cash in the drawers (the day's till already having been deposited) and that robbery is substantially more likely at night than in the daytime. These policies usually obtain only in more diverse (socioeconomically, of course) areas and in establishments targeted at middle and lower class customers. It has nothing to do with counterfeiters.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:11 | 3382174 ronaldawg
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If you have $100 or $50 after hours go to a grocery store that has automatic checkout lines (or Walmart) - these bills will work in their automatic bill readers (even though it says $20 or lower).  In So Cal I have never failed at Ralphs, Vons or Walmart.  I guess those stores REALLY want to be paid.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:11 | 3381824 LFMayor
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naw, just tweet pics from this past weekends Magik the gathering party he hosted in moms basement. /sarc

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:58 | 3381782 MiguelitoRaton
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"Asians just look young, trust me." - Tim Cook

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:55 | 3381766 RacerX
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China: The Paper Tiger

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:57 | 3381775 Kirk2NCC1701
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Baghdad Bob:  They are all of legal working age.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:00 | 3381784 Ahmeexnal
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Bangkok Banjit said the same thing.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:59 | 3381779 Shizzmoney
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China having an affordability crunch happening too in their rents; they are kicking people out of Shanghai slums (where rents are affordable):

Govt slum clearing plans in leaves migrant workers wondering about next move

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:00 | 3381783 Frank N. Beans
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chinese don't wrinkle.  these guys are in their 40s and 50s.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:02 | 3381792 Hobbleknee
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They look old enough to work to me.  The prolonged adolescence that is promoted in the West today is not healthy.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:16 | 3382203 Big Corked Boots
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No kidding. I had my first formal job at 15... did informal labor years before that.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:02 | 3381793 toys for tits
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They're just imitating Stanhope, Queensland, Australia.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:03 | 3381794 tokengator
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clearly photoshopped. All those people in the photo are the same person. 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:04 | 3381799 stinkhammer
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crown royal bag?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:04 | 3381801 diana_in_spain
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how come in greece there is 60% unemployment among the young but in china  all the employees are young?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 18:14 | 3383353 ronaldawg
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Southern Euros are lazy - next question....

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:09 | 3381816 guuske12
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Isn't that this free trading zone  diaper county ?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:10 | 3381818 LFMayor
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Hey AnAnon, you in that picture? maybe?
You fucking little tool.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:09 | 3381820 Leraconteur
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More cluelessness about China. Those people in the photo are between 18 and 23 years of age.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:12 | 3381827 China Reporter
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True. Most of them are high school dropouts.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:11 | 3381826 williambanzai7
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Bear in mind that Asians, particularly the women, look at least ten years younger than their actual age. That is not to say there is no forgery. However, that crew looks well into their 40s to me...

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:14 | 3381836 China Reporter
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They all look very young to me (but they must be adult), except the guy on the right with glasses 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:43 | 3381981 YHC-FTSE
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That androgynous looking fellow in the foreground is actually an android. Probably moonlighting as Siri as seen in this photo answering another query about "Where can I find the best hentai porn?", from a kid in Orange County. 

Explains the youthful look, and the disappointing answer. "Sorry, I don't understand "hen type on". Would you like me to do an online search?". Been there many times. 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:27 | 3381903 Lebensphilosoph
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Until they reach fourty. Then they appear twenty years older.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:38 | 3381964 El Tuco
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No kidding....they age all at once somewhere around 40...

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:41 | 3381975 W74
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Same with most Slavic peoples. The dreaded Babushka effect. Women tend to look 30 even when they're 40 and then BAM, it's straight from 30 to 60 in only a couple years.  Saggy boobies and all.

I look 20 at 26.  At 22 I easily passed for 15, even though I'm a dude, but same idea applies.  All male Poles eventually end up looking like John-Paul II, hell, you can see the resemblence in baby photos.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:50 | 3382038 akak
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Same with most Slavic peoples. The dreaded Babushka effect. Women tend to look 30 even when they're 40 and then BAM, it's straight from 30 to 60 in only a couple years.  Saggy boobies and all.

Ah yes, the well known "Princess to Plowhorse" effect.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:54 | 3382022 akak
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Bear in mind that Asians, particularly the women, look at least ten years younger than their actual age.

You mean "Orientals look at least ten years younger than their actual age", right William?

I can't say that I have noticed that same phenomenom among Russians, or Israelis, or Turks, or Arabs, or Indians.  Because of course, as we all know, the Orient is NOT the entirety of Asia.  We do all know that, don't we?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 15:17 | 3382538 ronaldawg
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With the Caucasian people it is a factor of how much they drink/smoke.

With Oriental Asians (is that racist?) - not so much.

My ex-Thai wife was hot (looked like the Anime girl in the ANA banner ad) when I married her at 30 - two years later, not so much.....

So I kicked her to the curb.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 16:16 | 3382828 Miffed Microbio...
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Wow, you seem like a real high quality person. Must be one of those guys I do STD testing on regularly after their sexual junkets to Thailand. You obviously could give a shit about how those young girls are pressured to provide you with your sexual gratification. As long as they spread their legs and provide a warm orifice for your enjoyment you could care less. Well, be ware my friend, GC is becoming very resistant , soon to be untreatable so those fun day banging Asian hotties may be at an end unless you give up your bareback riding ways. Only loser men must pay for sex.


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:12 | 3381830 Cognitive Dissonance
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Where are the nets to catch the suicide jumpers?

<That alone tells us everything we need to know about the working conditions.>

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:13 | 3381837 Oldwood
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Where are all the fat people?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:20 | 3381868 Frank N. Beans
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they got eaten by the skinny people

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:35 | 3381891 Dr. Engali
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Lying on the couch playing their made in China iCrap shoving $8,000 twinkies in their face here in the U.S.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:29 | 3381920 Lebensphilosoph
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Try getting fat living on a bowl of rice and doing factory labour 60 hours a week.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:17 | 3381848 djsmps
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Where are the iSuicide nets?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:18 | 3381852 Cacete de Ouro
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Apparently Apple and Foxconn are cornering the market in Chinese Boy Bands..factories full of them..statistically one will make it -iBoyBand

Designed in a corner of Jonathan Ive's mind - the cheesy pop part. Manufactured in China

Straight to iTunes

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:19 | 3381854 SmittyinLA
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They're all moving to LA to become diversity consultants 

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:32 | 3381936 Kastorsky
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have you been to Las Vegas lately?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:34 | 3381939 W74
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I have no problem with East Asians moving into western cities to live in box style apartments and condos.  Maybe they'll clean up the Barrios and what's left of Compton while they're there (anyone who's seen pictures of the 1992 riots with South Koreans on rooftops with rifles knows that ghetto thuggery won't be tolerated).  Unfortunately that'll just drive the scumsuckers outwards.  Grrr, is there anyplace where an honest White man who wants to raise a family can live in peace & quiet, safely and affordably?  Something tells me I'm going to have to sacrifice one of those things, probably affordability.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:29 | 3381918 Miffed Microbio...
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In the early 1980s my mother- in-law took a tour of china. Of course she was closely guarded and wasn't allowed to see anything the State deemed inappropriate. She told me a story that haunted her. They were brought to a large appartment building where a woman around 80 came out with a chamber pot and told then how proud she was at her age to have a meaningful place in society emptying chamber pots for others. I told her that was probably staged but she wasn't convinced. She was overwhelmed by the work ethic and the desire to be a part of the whole. After looking at these pictures it still seems true today. I guess making ipads is better than emptying chamber pots. That story and the number of cooked dogs riding on the handle bars of bikes seemed to make the greatest impression. After those stories I havent found any desire to visit.


Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:21 | 3382229 Big Corked Boots
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Clearly China has moved up in the world since then. Cats are now a widely enjoyed delicacy. Another triumph of central planning! FORWARD!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 15:13 | 3382274 ronaldawg
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China is not what you think.  I traveled there several times in 2002.  Beijing looks like any other city, with skyscrapers with corporate names on the side IN English.  (Obviously look at the ghost cities and Shanghai).

Had best paid sex ever in that city.  Spent time traveling in upper Mongolia - poverty like you never saw in your life but CLEAN.  Had the runs for 29 days because they didn't have any western medicine/food.  Had to eat deer, monkey and sheep/goat.  All in all the experience was very positive.

Funny story though - we are warned not to bring any drugs with us (like pot).  We were told the penalty was death.  I went with a bunch of artists who really liked to party.

You may have noticed the banner ad (on ZH) for the guys retracing Ghengis Khan's route through upper Mongolia - that is where I was.  We were at the main Ghengis Khan museum (I forgot where it actually was) and someone noticed that their shrubbery out front was .... wait for it.... MARIJUANA.

We had been walking past freaking marijuana plants for over two weeks without noticing what it was (Sand Lake - Pingluo County of the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 56 kilometers (about 35 miles) north of Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia).  You should have seen the surprise on the Chinese guard's faces when we snuck out at night to "harvest".  The weed was shitty but it did the job......

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:29 | 3381926 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Is that the Chinese equivalent of Abercrombie & Fitch models posing for Apple products?

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:37 | 3381957 NoWayJose
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You can also find lots of Greek youth out in front of Greek factories and businesses - unfortunately, those factories and businesses went under due to Troika imposed austerity and will never open again...

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