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Chinese H7N9 Bird Flu Strain Found In Chickens, Poultry Markets Closed, Culled As Epidemic Concerns Spread

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When we updated last on the most recent happenings in Shanghai (and now various adjoining provinces) as a result of the spread of the H7N9 bird flu, which has so far taken 6 lives, we warned that it is "starting to have major spillover effects on the broader economy, such as mass slaughter of poultry at local markets - a move which will have certain inflationary effects to an economy already on the cusp of losing the war with the G-7's hot money."

Indeed, while the human casualties may be promptly contained, it will be the downstream effects on the economy that will have long-term reverberations. As SCMP reports, following yesterday's spot checks at various closed Shanghai poultry markets, the H7N9 strain has been found to have infected local chickens. "The ministry said last night that 10 chicken samples from two markets in the Minhang district of Shanghai and at the Huhuai Farm Products Market in the adjacent Songjiang district had tested positive for H7N9. The virus was also found in two pigeon samples and seven environmental samples collected from these markets, out of a total 738 samples tested."

The result has been widespread culling of chickens both in Shanghai and elsewhere, and while the government has been "generous", promising to pay vendors "compensation equal to at least 50% of the market price of the poultry slaughtered", the result is a complete collapse in all chicken-related sales.

From SCMP:

Li Wenqi, a poultry farmer in the city's Xuhui district, said his business had fallen from 100 chickens a day to zero since the H7N9 outbreak, but he was still very willing to comply with the government.

"Our business is suffering but people are dying," he said. "We can only be co-operative. This is not the time to bargain with the government."

As we reported yesterday, poultry markets are now closed indefinitely and chickens across the region are being widely exterminated. Reuters catches up:

State-run Xinhua news agency said authorities planned to cull birds at two live poultry markets in Shanghai and another in Hangzhou after samples of the H7N9 virus were detected in birds at the three sites.

 

More than 20,000 birds have been culled at another Shanghai market where traces of the virus were found this week.

 

Officials in Shanghai, China's financial hub, ordered all live poultry markets in the city closed on Saturday, leaving food stalls empty.

 

Authorities also banned all poultry trading in Nanjing, another eastern city, although officials said they had not found any trace of the bird flu virus and chicken on the retail market was safe to eat, official media reported.

As a result of the anti-chicken revulsion, consumption will be redirected to that other staple, pork, prices are set to spike once more in a repeat of early 2011, forcing the PBOC to engage rising food prices even more aggressively (now that both Bernanke and Kuroda are flooding the market with boiling hot money) at least for as long as the psychological shock of eating potentially toxic meat dissipates, which may take months and months.

The good news, for now, is that there is no widespread panic. However, as more of the population recalls the SARS panic of 2003, this may change:

The new strain of bird flu has infected 16 people in China, all in the east of the country. Six people have died and the outbreak has spread concern overseas and sparked a sell-off in airline shares in Europe and Hong Kong.

 

There were no signs of panic in Shanghai, where four of the six deaths have taken place, and people said they were not worried. But the culling, which has been widely publicised, did underline for some how close to home the issue had become.

 

"Now it's just downstairs," said Liu Leting, a user of Weibo, China's version of Twitter which has more than 500 million users.

 

"Suddenly I discover that I'm living in an epidemic zone!"

 

In one city restaurant, a waitress said they planned to stop serving chicken because of the outbreak.

 

"After we sell out the chicken in stock, we will not buy new chicken and will stop serving chicken dishes for the time being," said the waitress, who declined to be identified.

Still, the flashbacks have yet to begin:

The 2002-2003 epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) started in China and killed about one-tenth of the 8,000 it infected.

 

Still, there were few signs of panic in Shanghai with shops remaining open and not many people wearing face masks in public.

Yet while the market already responded to the threat of inflation, with the Hang Seng selling off 2.7% on Friday and sending airline stocks broadly lower, it is the human element that will be the key focus:

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said: "I think we ought to be prepared, mainly because of the fact that H7N9 up to this moment has created a relatively high mortality rate in infected patients.

"Secondly, the outbreak has been extending or worsening in the last two to three days in eastern China."

An updated list of the birdflu infections can be found on the map below:

 

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Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:14 | 3416236 Zola
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Dealing swiftly and decisively with an outbreak is the sign of an advanced country.. The world will be watching to see if China is at that level.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:35 | 3416299 AnAnonymouses
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US citizenisms say: "One bird in hand better than two in bush!"

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:58 | 3416354 akak
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Chinese citizenisms say:
"One turd in the toilet less better than two in the roadside bushes".

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:02 | 3416371 smlbizman
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man, i know very soon mickey d's will be having the 100 piece mcnuggets for 2 for 2....

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:46 | 3416475 El Oregonian
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No worries, the McNuggets are made from silicon anyway...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:56 | 3416498 greyghost
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i am long china pork

sweet and sour pork

pork fried rice

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:05 | 3416515 Big Slick
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Confucius say Boy who play with Girl in wrong period get caught red handed.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:08 | 3416528 akak
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Confucious say: Boy who play with boy will feast on sum yung gai.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:23 | 3416562 Oh regional Indian
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this is how the animals fight back, by getting diseased.

and american jokes on the subject... watch out folks, you have the sickest meat supply anywhere.

folks say the increasing dis-ease inamerica is due to massively supressed cjd numbers in the beef supply.

go vegitarian... the animals are saying ENOUGH!!!

 

ori

 

aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/creatures-hiding-speaking/

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:44 | 3416582 akak
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Save a lentil, eat a cow!

There was a good reason why Gandhi had to chose the path of non-violence --- because his girly vegetarian-eating ways did not give him the energy to fight!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:32 | 3416583 Totentänzerlied
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Yes I'm sure it does wonders for chickens to be diseased, something it has no way of even beginning to comprehend, let alone rationalize.

This is all a plot by the soon-to-be-resurgent Russian communists isn't it, operating out of their secret Vozhdbunker at ... THE 38TH PARALLEL!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:56 | 3416652 Oh regional Indian
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It just so happens that the 33rd parallel runs through China. And clearly, thinking is not your strong suit. perhaps you loves your meat too much.

And Akak, was MLK a vegetarian too? or was he just chicken-shit?

anywyas, hope you meat-chomping zhers stay well, it's not good/healthy food out there, in the US, generally speaking.

ori

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:59 | 3416658 akak
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Just having a little pseudo-bigoted fun on your behalf, ORI!

Now, get back to the call center, "Brian" --- all those Dell and AT&T customers are waiting for you!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 16:04 | 3416835 giggler123
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Did you know life is not what it seemed to be?  The god you though of as a creator actually havests soles of the dead, well you know everyone has to have their cut or what would be the point in this simulation anyhow?  Hello little birds sorry your dead, I'm veggie you know but not that, that changes anything. x x x

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 07:37 | 3418115 espirit
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Feet? Soles?

Oh, I get the humor.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 16:41 | 3416918 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Say..., just where exactly are the nuggets on a chicken?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:15 | 3416406 TheFourthStooge-ing
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So many people are enthusiastic about the Chinese citizenism citizenry as a successful thinking powerhouse. One could wonder. Cheap tactics, avoidance of facts, propaganda, self infatuation...

By the starting criteria set in the Orient many centuries ago, that should yield failure but ...

Millenia later, a smart guy from Shanghai Confusioan Institute is able to coin in in a streak existence of indoor plumbing and non existence of flush toiletry. People can grow indoor plumbing but can not excrete to flush toiletry, probably because flush toiletry does not exist. Not because they prefer refrain from it as the requirement is to keep crapping in public on roadsides. How nice.

That is where we got: 3000 years ago, Chineses people lived in reality. Now, all what Chinese citizenism citizens can do is produce denial. And roadside crappery. And again denial.

What an advancement. What a progress. What an achievement.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:37 | 3416447 akak
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Your conflatuation of historical reality of fabled Middle Kingdom past with sordid hypocritizenistic denialism and algebraic coconut crackedpottery and scrapegoatery of Chinese citizenism present tense is very much something, a matter for ponderous pondering of the latter's duplicitous and symmetry-seeking eternal nature.

But what would Chinese citizenism trollfoolery be without its automatic blameplacing and casting off of responsibility onto mythical others?

Alas, alas, the dishwashing knee will always jerk when the failures of Long March Insanitation come to the fore.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:26 | 3416568 DutchR
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+10 for creative use of words i had to look up, lol !

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:46 | 3416629 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Evidences that the phenonemum of plentifully vocabularities gives extremelly benefitial.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:59 | 3416662 akak
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There is very much something in that.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 17:00 | 3416970 Theosebes Goodfellow
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akak, didn't you mean to say conflatulation?

 

CONFLATULATION: [n. kon-flach-oo-ley-shuh-n].  

1.) A convergence of flatulance.

2.) Any gathering where prevarication is the purpose or bi-product of said gathering.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 17:13 | 3417005 akak
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Indeedingly, conflatulation is inherenting in all comments touching on citizenisms, regardless, when throating the mind over the US 'american' variety or the Chinese sort.  Its stink is the inevitable by-product of roadside crapmongery, whether literal or metaphorical.

Neverthemore, how generous it is of AnAnonymous to cover both definitions of the word in every one of his posts.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:37 | 3417488 Parrotile
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Might not be such an intelligent idea to openly mock those who will be your future rulers. The Chinese are very smart, and they have very long memories.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:02 | 3416372 Jambo Mambo Bill
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Who the fuck cares about China's advanced level, we just don't want this shit spreading to our shores for God sake...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:20 | 3416409 akak
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That's what you get for breeding rike labbits and cramming one billion people into an area twice the size of Texas.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:17 | 3416412 Randall Cabot
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Reports from China say human cases being under reported-thousands now infected:

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Niman_040413.mp3

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:09 | 3416527 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Reports from China say human cases being under reported-thousands now infected

Under reporting a bad newses? How very US federal governmentish of them, with strong the vigour.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:20 | 3416543 akak
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Farming the weak poultry, underreporting the poor news which casts the Chinese Communaughty Party in bad lighting is very much evidence of eternal conflatulatory nature of Chinese Citizenism parangongs and their inability to self-indict.

Alas, alas, 1.3 billion times alas, just have to (eat fried) bear (penis) with it.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:07 | 3416679 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Alas, alas, 1.3 billion times alas, just have to (eat fried) bear (penis) with it.

Not to give the worriment. Food costingness inflatings can have resolvement in due coarseness simply by giving epidemies of female infanted birth extrusions.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/graphics/eating_babies2.jpg

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:17 | 3416688 akak
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Yes, yes, and oh the tastiness!

My lips are being licked even in now.  Such heavenly culinaryisms in delight!

Consumptionizing of discarded and otherwise worthless female infantile tissues having much value in making strong the dimunitive and atrophied Chinaman pee-pee --- much vigourness forthcoming, indulgement inducing of traditional Chinese citizenism rabbitbreeding suchlike of fabled Middle Kingdom past!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:18 | 3416238 prains
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CIA planted flu strain for plan'B' diversion and allows for armoured personel carriers in a town near you if SHTF

 

 

 

remember!!!  just like last time the wheels almost came off and we were headed for SHTF, oops "bird flu epidemic" 

 

rinse, repeat

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:29 | 3416297 wee-weed up
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Hey, why do you think Janet Nappy bought all those armored personnel carriers...

and the bazillion rounds of ammo?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:49 | 3416338 Pseudo Anonym
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pure conspiracy but it makes sense to me

CIA planted flu strain for plan'B' diversion

does anybody know if all these bird, pig, sars, etc flu viruses are lab (man made) manufactured or this all natural occurance?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:50 | 3416342 prains
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Joyful 

 

care to respond?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:57 | 3416344 prains
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pure conspiracy but it makes sense to me

 

that's how it works, the more tin foil it sounds the less the sheep lift their heads from watching "dancing with the SARS"

 

remember SARS was brought to us the first time by the same group that "invented" the Iraqi War

 

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:05 | 3416378 smlbizman
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we did just lose that virus from that weapons  lab in texas, i beleive......and how fucked up are you to work were your sole purpose is come up with new and improved ways to torture and kill people...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:07 | 3416379 Pseudo Anonym
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not clear where "to us" is and what the culpability of the goup that invented the iraqi war was wrt sars but sars was brought to toronto from hong kong: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5223a4.htm

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:10 | 3416508 prains
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"dancing with the SARS" part deux

 

 

GLOBAL POWER ELITE = MIC/Global Finance = call all GLOBAL macro economic and military decisions. IE. we need oil = invade Iraqi under false pretense. NOT everyone wants to play ball = Crash GLOBAL economic system = pool empties;

NOW MUST CONTROL ALL possible OUTCOMES = control variables <only important variables>

HOPE THAT FINAL OUTCOME IS NOT USED = SCORCHED EARTH ring fenced plutocratic enclave defended by merc's

SET IN MOTION VARIABLES = geopolitical variables <controlable>; biochemical <controlable> ; financial <bernank says controlable??>

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:50 | 3417519 Parrotile
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Well seeing as most human pathogens have co-evolved with us, "natural evolution" does seem pretty likely, doesn't it.

We've known a lot about genetic recombinaton and reassortment in Influenza A for many, many decades. This is how the balance between successful pathogen and enduring host is maintained - and Influenza A is a very old, and very successful, pathogen (as is our species historically Number One killers - Tuberculosis and Malaria)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:16 | 3416408 sgt_doom
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Looks like David Rockefeller's wet dream (and the Rockefeller Foundation's) may soon to be realized.

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/uploads/files/bba493f7-cc97-4da3-add6-3deb007cc719.pdf

(see p. 18 in the above Rockefeller Foundation publication)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:38 | 3416730 Rogue Trooper
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I've just finally got round to reading World War Z this had a familier ring to it.  To cover this all up all the Chinese will need is a shooting war to distract everyone....

Off topic, has the E6 Mercury 'Doomsday' plane and the B1B's arrived in Guam yet?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:13 | 3416240 fuu
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Pigs in the river, flu in the birds.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:15 | 3416253 BattlegroundEur...
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All we need now is Morality in Bankers.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:26 | 3416281 francis_sawyer
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Those fotos above are the NEXT 'free chicken' giveaway at Popeyes... Either that ~ or they'll grind them up with corexit shrimp & feed it to the soldiers as 'fancy gumbo'...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:26 | 3416432 Ted K
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They tried to implant morality into TBTFbankers before, but the recipient's immune system rejects and destroys the tissue. The morality tissue is imcompatible with banker host.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:06 | 3417281 mt paul
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bankers floating in rivers

option #2

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:29 | 3416293 McMolotov
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Blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 18:30 | 3417206 jon dough
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Bleeding ghosts crowd the young childs fragile eggshell mind....

+1 for Mr Mojo Risin"

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:12 | 3416394 mudduck
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So kentucky fried beef? yum.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:54 | 3417533 Parrotile
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Could be Kentucky Fried "Species Uncertain" the way things are going.

Today's local news must be having a slow day - local radio has mentioned that Ikea's Elk Lasagne now contains traces of pork! (Not much market for Elk in Melbourne, so no idea why this is a headline item!)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:05 | 3416517 Hulk
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Little boy blue and the man in the moon.

Give those chickens some Human soup and put em to bed for a few days...

Whats the big fucking deal about ???

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:13 | 3416245 westboundnup
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Nuclear war may break out next week, and I'm supposed to sweat bird flu?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:20 | 3416268 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Nuclear flu baby.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:54 | 3416353 Yen Cross
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      We have been immunized against 'nuclear flu', thanks to the continuing fallout from our giving Japanese neighbors.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:57 | 3417543 Parrotile
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Well, they ARE Westinghouse reactors, so "Made in the USA", and one would have thought the site survey should have noted the risk of inundation. Seems the sea wall (40ft??) was inadequate.

Seems you still have 40 of the same design operational in the US. Fortunately none are in known tsunami-prone locations.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:14 | 3416247 SpiceMustFlow
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What? An outbreak of a brand new deadly virus in CHINA?! Shocking!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:05 | 3416375 Midas
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PoultryGeist

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 17:04 | 3416982 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Long Foster Farms!!!!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:32 | 3417344 StychoKiller
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More like Rupture Farms!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:25 | 3416258 akak
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Make me laugh.

Ah, once again classic Chinese citizenism on display: kill first, ask questions later.

Just another example of Chinese citizenism insanitation, forcing blame to the exterior, seeking of symmetry in blobbing-up, farming the poor (poultry) and extorting the weak (consumptionizer).

In Chinese citizenism, the group pandemic is all. 

Mountains of rotting and diseased poultry, join your floating river pig brethren!

But living cheek by jowl with diseased animals is only par for the course in Chinese citizenism, after all.  When one is a human animal, one seeks one's own kind in the mud.

Welcome to the Chinese citizenism world.  It's a sloppy world.
Suggest that you avoid the roadsides.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:24 | 3416277 11b40
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Where oh where is An Anonymous when you need him?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:28 | 3416285 akak
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Yes, interesting on how he never comments in threads which touch on or highlight the faults and failures of his glorious Middle Kingdom of fabled past (and not so fabled present).  His hypocritizenism is beyond measure, and alas, alas, three times alas, is very much the mattering thing, the most crustiest bit.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:55 | 3416352 PiratePawpaw
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This just in via h7n9 infected carrier pidgeon from ananonymous.........unfortunately the fabled lightning powered rikshaw is not equipped with lightning powered wifi. Regularly scheduled anti-americanism rants will continue as the carrier pidgeon supply permits.....:)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:21 | 3416424 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Alas, alas, countless culled chickens and floating river pigs alas. The Chinese Citizenism Communautist Party ganglord is showing us the way in the age of darkness and fear.

The approach is worst actually than bartering. And smells by far the school of crazy named Mao See Dunggery Economics.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:27 | 3416287 francis_sawyer
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blobbing up...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:42 | 3416325 Zero Debt
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Stay positive and cheerful with slogans is modern citizen duty. Government subsidy for dead chicken is timely and yet unique monetary policy transmission channel in China.

Dead chickens also do not tweet about pollution unlike irresponsible US consulate which deeply hurt Chinese citizenism.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:19 | 3416265 Gunga
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Industrial agriculture is terribly unhealthy . The power and influence of government and industry must be reduced. Their combined weight is smothering us all. We must starve the beast.
Withdraw from the financial services industry, patronize locally ownned shops and stores.
You will be protecting yourself from harm while at the same time reducing the influence of those that endanger you and your family.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:12 | 3417573 Parrotile
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OK if you live in a rural community, but next to impossible if you live in the Metropolitan High Rise communities that are home to the majority of Americans.

Maybe time to encourage window-boxes on all the high rise buildings (along with productive fruit and vegetable gardens rather than Astroturf and Smimming Pools on skyscraper roofs??)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:23 | 3416270 Iconoclast
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As per usual billions will be made by the pharmas and the vaccines will then quietly be destroyed when the false panic fades. Has Rumsfeld and chums still got skin in the pharmas?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:42 | 3416283 Yen Cross
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    It's a good thing the Chinese have all those 'Ghost Cities' to bury all those dead 'McNuggets®' in.

 ' Mother Nature' doing what the Fed. has been trying to do since December 23rd, 1913.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:34 | 3416296 Ted K
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I guess Yum brand Kentucky Fried Chicken is starting to look really good after the Chinese government's cooked up concern over growth hormone (which in all likelyhood is used by ALL farmers in China, on ALL domestic chicken supplies, (I doubt KFC is sending it by ship, if they were it sure as hell would be cleaner). Oh well..... the little monkeys who never have toilet paper or soap in their public restrooms and like to mix dead pigs in their most cosmopolitan city's drinking water can always pick on Apple products. China's local phonemakers are "reknowned" for "great customer service" which Apple couldn't possibly match.

What is really sad about these little hypocritical shits is, their standard for foreigners' behavior is much higher than the standards they hold themselves to. As they expect to view each other sitting in their own shit, it's only notable to them when foreigners act uncivilized.  The way the Chinese government treats KFC, Wal-Mart and Apple and any foreign company you care to name is basically the mental equivelent of "Hey you fawnaw, fawnaw is supposed to wash hands!!! We Chinese wegulaw dawn't wash hand, so it ok we no wash hand, but you fawnaw always clean, so you need wash hand".

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:36 | 3416310 akak
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Floating River Chicken: the other cat meat.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:58 | 3416359 Major Major Major
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Foul!  That's just foul.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:11 | 3416393 Cpl Hicks
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Begging your pardon, Sir, but I cry FOWL!!!!!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:18 | 3416417 Major Major Major
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Fowl it is[?]

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:14 | 3416403 YHC-FTSE
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Fowl. That's just fowl.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:19 | 3416414 Zero Debt
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The tail is the krustiest bit. Almost as good as horsemeat. Alas, some supermarkets in Shanghai try to pass it off as dog meat.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:13 | 3416690 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The tail is the krustiest bit.

Ah, ah, another US 'american' citizenism citizen did the peking at pages of Mao's little red cookbook.

How else explained telling familiarty on Roast Shanghai Kitten Crispy recipe?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:39 | 3416319 Major Major Major
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A bear, lion and chicken meet.

Bear: "If I roar, the entire forest shivers with fear."

Lion:  "If I roar, the entire desert is afraid of me."

Chicken: "Big deal!  I only have to cough and the entire planet shits itself."

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:45 | 3416333 Joebloinvestor
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After months of investigation it will be found that some Chinese farmer thought H7N9 was a steroid to boost growth.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:02 | 3416368 Rustysilver
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Stay away from moo goo gai pan.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:46 | 3416476 akak
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Already replaced by miao goo gai pan and chow chow mein.

"Nay", you say?

"Neighhhh", say they!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:13 | 3416540 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ah, ah, now the Chinese citizenism kittens are coming home to roast.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:19 | 3416552 akak
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Herro Kitty! 

Wok this way!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:41 | 3416748 Rogue Trooper
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Stooge & Akak... you two have been in the finest form LOL!

...  where is our Chicom 'friend' AnAnoneemousee.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:05 | 3416373 Yen Cross
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      If the chickens don't kill you the 'Shanghai Smog' will.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:10 | 3416377 YHC-FTSE
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Cue for another quick $13 billion in profits for big pharma globally in flu vaccines.  That's the approximate net profit for 3 months of hysteria over the swine flu "epidemic" last time, god knows how much in govt stockpiles that had to be destroyed after the vaccines expire. Then there's the related prescription drugs sales, and a whole circus of quack remedies on the band wagon.

With respect to Akak, who seems to have a hard on for China these days, destruction of livestock is common practice, as seen during UK/EU/USA outbreak of CJD, Foot & Mouth disease, TB, and whatever the fuck else we've had on our livestock lately. That's the price of greed, stupidity, and industrial farming. 

On a lighter note,  expect floating chickens on the Yalu river, a gift to the N.Koreans that should assuage the hunger pangs of the starved looking Dear Leader who has been wandering around the streets of Pyongyang with a sign around his gaunt body, "Will sell nukes for fried chicken".

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:13 | 3416404 akak
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YHC, my "hard on" is not for China per se, but for our dear Chinese dishwashing troll friend AnAnonymous, whose monotonously repetitive anti-American rants in these threads have slowly progressed from irritating to infuriating to amusing to hysterically risible.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:17 | 3416413 YHC-FTSE
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Always ignored the fellow so that explains a lot. :)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:10 | 3416387 Smegley Wanxalot
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Think I'll have some Kung Pao Chicken tonite, in honor of this mass slaughter.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:12 | 3416400 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I'm sure there is choking your chicken joke in here somewhere.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:35 | 3416449 Ted K
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I've had many a Chinese girl choke my chicken. But the Army training films told me you can't get bird flu that way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19_245hkRak

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:52 | 3416640 Money Squid
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all these years I had no idea

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 18:16 | 3417172 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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More advice from the comments.

1. Cover your stump before you hump.

2. Before you attack her, wrap your wrapper.

3. Don't be silly, protect your willy.

4. When in doubt, shroud your spout.

5. Don't be a loner, cover your boner.

6. You can't go wrong if you shield your dong.

7. If you're not going to sack it, go home and whack it.

8. If you think she's spunky, cover your monkey.

9. If you slip between her thighs, be sure to condomize.

10. It will be sweeter? if you wrap your peter.

11. She won't get sick if you wrap your dick

12. If you go into heat, package your meat.

13. While you're undressing venus, dress up that penis.

14. When you take of her pants and blouse, be sure? to suit up your trouser mouse.

15. Especially in December, gift wrap your member.

16. Never, never deck her with an unwrapped pecker.

17. Don't be a fool, vulcanize your tool.

18. The right selection! Protect your erection.

19. Wrap it in foil before checking her oil.

20. A crank with armor will never harm her.

21. If yo really love her, wear a cover.

22. Don't make a mistake! Muzzle your snake.

23. Sex is cleaner with a packaged wiener.

24. If you can't shield your rocket, leave it in your pocket.

25. No glove,? No love.

26. Don't be in such a jiffy, cover your stiffy.

27. AIDS is no joke, be sure to wrap before you poke.

28.? Even though you're tired and sleepy, take the time to wrap your pee-pee.

29. Before getting drastic, wrap it in plastic

30. Before getting laid, wrap up your spade

31. Bodies shouldn't go slapping unless peter's got his wrapping

32. Don't make a mistake, cover your snake.

33. You could get a germ if you don't cover your worm

34. You might wind up dead if you don't shield your head

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:45 | 3417362 StychoKiller
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Doctor:  "And you, did you use a rubber?"

Sailor: "No Doc, she said she was married."

ROFLMAO!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:34 | 3416450 Temporalist
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Choke your chicken, before your chicken chokes you!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:38 | 3416459 FishHockers
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Can I still eat my Chinese girlfriend?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:44 | 3416472 Ted K
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Yes, like Oprah going down on boneless Christmas ham. (no pun int.... oh the hell with it)

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:20 | 3416553 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Can I still eat my Chinese girlfriend?

You should be fine as long as she doesn't have feathers or a curly tail.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:29 | 3416579 akak
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You failed to describe his situation given the alternative.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:59 | 3416657 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Describings situational alternated failedness is typical of US 'american' citizenism eternal nature, thus the speeching means I told poured congruence compliantly.

Incidentally, it leads me to  something, just connecting.

I suppose that any Chinese citizenism citizen who survives a free falled should tell people how parachute a unnecessary luxury when jumping from a plane flying high in the smoggy skies. After all, they are a living evidences you can make it without having a parachute.

Remains untold, result from Chinese citizenist duplicious eternal nature, is high flying free faller did survivings because falled on giant roadside dung pingo.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:15 | 3416684 akak
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Dzjee, that is the good one!  Woo hoo it is that!

Seeking symmetry in congruence of filth in Chinese pooluted air with Chinese nightsoiled roadside pingoism is much typical of US 'american' Easter Island-Mongolian-Lemurian Citizenism.  Conflatuation of this with that leading to the other, so there it is again.

How many lands of Indians did you appropriate to farm those poors and extort those weaks?

Offuscation being the mother of 'american' eternal duplicitous nature, one can only stand back and observe.  Parangongs of monolizing the speeching means are only following their 'american' nature, after all.  Such as always.

Scapesgoating onto the posterior just more US 'american' citizenism in action.  But it is an 'american' world, so one must adapt.

Adaption is an 'american' middle-king-class thing. 

Welcome to the party.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:29 | 3416712 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

How many lands of Indians did you appropriate to farm those poors and extort those weaks?

Only response possibilitated in alignment on US 'american' middle-king-class citizenism eternal nature: not enough.

On the note of related, remindings given to US 'american' middle-king-class citizenism citizens to soon placed order (if not doing so already) for seed poor in time for farm plantings.

Poor Farmers' Almanac gives soon approachment of date to planting this year crop of poor.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 16:30 | 3416857 Rogue Trooper
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Dear ZH Membership,

While this appears to be no more than humorous exchange.  I sense an underlying sense of fear and concern which needs to be responded to.

I, for one, have no concerns that the H1N1 situation will get out of hand. Thankfully, the clever and patriotic Americans involved in the United States Biological Weapons Program took every contingency and precaution into account.

Ensuring your safety was their mission!

When President Nixon ended all research and relegated future R&D into the black program.  Nixon now felt confident that the US could sign the Biological Weapons Convention due to their successes in the weaponization of Influenza strains.  This naturally included the development and safe storage of the necessary vaccinations to protect our own.

No doubt these vaccinations have been carefully and securely stored somewhere in America.  I agree that this would have been more than 30 years ago and I am sure that people will no doubt raise questions around shelf-life, decay, mutation and that these viruses have an uncanny ability to adapt over time.  However, be assured that these Military Scientist where very clever, dedicated and they would have taken all these factors into account at that time.

Time for Yum Char and those steamed Chicken Feet.

A concerned citizen trying to be helpful.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:44 | 3416471 Mamzer Ben Zonah
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Turns out that the test the Chinese have been using to detect H7N9 is [perhaps conveniently] rather insensitive, so there is growing concern that the Chinese are failing to detect a lot of cases in humans or animals. [The test being used in China produces a lot of "false negative" results.]

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:56 | 3416503 PennilessPauper
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Why do pople always over react to a stupid virus and kill a bunch of perfectly good animals?  Why not just let it run its couse? Then the remaining chickens will have a natural imunity and we wont have to read about it next year.  Any chickens that die from bird flue can be made into animal food like the rest of the low grade meat they use.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:10 | 3416523 hooligan2009
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hmmm...i hope we don't get any kind of confirmation that these virus strains are a result of mutations caused by wind blown fall-out from fukushima...with the chinese government invading fukushma to prevent further "outbreaks".

still..who the hell wants to live within a 200 mile radius of fukushima..apart from people living in tokyo

click the map + to bring in the chinese mainland

http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/earthquake/201103-eastjapan/weather/gpv/wind/index.html.en

north and south koreans ought to be on the look-out also 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:20 | 3416555 TuPhat
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"Secretary for Food and Health, Dr. Ko Wingman".  Is that name for real or just an inside joke that I didn't get?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 17:46 | 3417089 Ted K
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We could tell you the answer to that state secret, but then we'd have to feed you Chinese wet-market chicken saut'eed in deadpig soup, spin you around 8 times real fast and force you to use a squat toilet in Shanghai.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:19 | 3416556 deepsouthdoug
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So the Black Swan is a bunch of dead chickens?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:28 | 3416577 hooligan2009
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the Black Chicken!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 18:06 | 3417115 Ted K
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Correction. yellow-skin chicken anally degutted, with a sprinkling of Shanghai deadpig water taken directly from the scene in photo below. This of course after comrade Zhou Zhao Du (seen on the far right) puked his soybean curd breakfast to add texture to this traditional Chinese dish: 

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013/03/11/163503170-1--51caded5eddbbb7df02bf14e2f47129fe4c421ac-s6-c10.jpg

Note: A Chinese "sprinking" of Shanghai deadpig water equates to about 2 gallons when converted to U.S. measurements.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:13 | 3417294 mt paul
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some of my best friends

are black chickens..

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:30 | 3416578 smartstrike
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China=Dead Animal Farm: Dead pigs, dead chickens and dead Chinese. World problem solved---no more wage arbitrage. Now, what you gonna do Mr. CEO?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:15 | 3417296 mt paul
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some animals

are more dead

than others..

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:40 | 3416602 DUNTHAT
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WHY DOES CHINA HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO CREATE NEW VERSIONS OF INFLUENZA?

Let's get the Indians involved.  LOL

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:26 | 3416701 akak
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Perhaps it has something to do with the Indian reluctance to keep pigs in the living room and chickens in the guest bedroom?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:42 | 3416611 Poofter Priest
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Uh....it seems....uh....like kinda pointless killing all these chickens as they have found the same flu strain in the fucking pidgeons.

Are they going to go after the 'rats with wings' now?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:48 | 3416635 Money Squid
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I have just gotten use to H1N1, now I have to develop antibodies for all the strains up through H7N9? Is this bird flu hyperinflation?

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:03 | 3416673 FishHockers
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fractional reserve rehypothecation

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:44 | 3416754 Cpl Hicks
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We're nowhere near hyperinflation on the bird flu front.

Wait till we get up to something like H13N27 and the google outbreak map is spreading out of LA.

That's the time to shit your pants amd run for your bolthole in Montana.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 16:49 | 3416933 Rogue Trooper
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Remember the 'rules' only a head shot will stop a zombie charging for you in a feeding frenzy.

Practice the 'Mozambique Drill' to slow them down.... unless you got nothing more than one 7 round mag and a Biden double barrel has back up. If that's the case then your dinner.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:46 | 3417628 Zero Debt
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Not to worry, Ben can fix the H1000000000N10000000000 for ya in 15 minutes. All it takes, an emergency FOMC meeting and liquidity draining operation. After the liquidity has dried up it will expose the literal, mythological and proverbial infested dead carcasses on the riverbed. The cleanup work should contribute 2% to GDP, seasonally adjusted as the unemployed actively looking for work are already infected and do not count as unemployed, which lowers headline unemployment, driving a virtuous cycle. Unless the evil oil speculators and conspiracy blogosphere derail the recovery, that is.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:08 | 3416682 Mr. Hudson
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The Chinese have chickens and other animals living in their bedrooms that are sold for meat.  No wonder they get these diseases. The pandemic of all pandemics will be when the bird flu mutates with the pig flu; otherwise known as "flying pig flu".

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:19 | 3416695 q99x2
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My newly proven chicken foot gloves, when worn by chicken, generates antibodies to the H7N9 if simultaneously taking my special silver solution. All for 0.999999 bitcoin per thousand bird kit.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:24 | 3416698 Stinko da Munk
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Short the nuggets! For the love of dog, short the nuggets!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:27 | 3416708 YHC-FTSE
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Rule One. Do Not Feed The Trolls.

 

Looking through the threads, I must have missed (Deliberately/Subconsciously) the posts by AnAnonymous, and the baits he laid out for our American friends. I doubt the troll is really Chinese since that is just too convenient.

 

I haven't done a post like this for awhile, because I don't want to give too much away about myself, and quite frankly I find it tiresome. But I think it is necessary to impose my views on this forum on this occasion, because I believe that there is a real and concerted effort, spanning over a decade in the msm to prepare the West for a hot war with China. If you look for it, it is an unmistakeable continuous leak of hate against China that wanes and floods the airwaves on occasion, and even the most cursory examination of the focus of blame reveal that most of the time, we blame China for things that we do casually, have done, or even for things it has not done. Pollution, human rights abuses, making shoddy critical parts that kill: Google any and China pops up first, even though until very recently, we all know who the worst polluters were, and still are (Per capita), where the largest population of the imprisoned exist, and who made the batteries that caught fire on the Boeing 787, who made the brake mechanisms for Toyota that failed, who made the safety equipment on Deepwater Horizon that failed causing the worst environmental disaster in history, .....and the list is seemingly endless. I could go on for hours. None of them are related to China, yet there is a concerted effort to blame it and make it the culprit of all things bad.

 

My very first job after leaving uni in Britain was working for a well known merchant bank (Yeah, yeah. I gave that up years ago and went back to school) whose clients were interested in setting up joint ventures in China. This was in the early 90's when it was fucking hard doing business over there. Suffice to say, my first trip to mainland China was a disaster on a personal level, but successful business wise. I had never in my life felt so much hate for a group of people before that time. Everything was filthy, loud, stupid, and alien. I could not understand a thing about how they did things, and when I did, they disgusted me. I remember turning to my interpreter one day, looking her in the eye and telling her that I wished her whole fucking country was destroyed in a nuclear fireball. She looked at me and asked, "You want me dead as well?", and I didn't answer. Now, I am so thoroughly ashamed of my behaviour in my youth, I wish with all my heart, I could find her and apologise for my stupidity. She was sympathetic and kind to a young man on his first business trip abroad, and that was how I repaid her. You have no idea the deep sense of shame I still feel when I recall my behaviour back then.

 

I was so relieved when I left China that I actually cried as the plane took off, vowed never to return, and almost ran out to kiss the tarmac when I landed at Heathrow. But of course I had to go back. Many times. And each time I realized that what I felt at the beginning was revulsion of poverty. Not of the Chinese or their culture, but how poverty reduces decent human beings to living like whole societies of mendicants, where survivial and the search for the next bowl of food is so acute, there are no social niceties, there is no compassion, no regard for feelings, but pain, hunger, suffering, and the instinct to leave it all behind. Every time I went back, I made friends. Chinese as well as people from all over the world: Japanese, Korean, N/S America, and Europe. And each time it was like entering a different place to the one I left months before. The speed, intensity and breadth of their development was truly awe inspiring. I don't mind admitting that I felt a twinge of proprietorial pride to see them do so well. 

 

During that short stint with the bank, I met truly wonderful people all over the Far East, and learned some very valuable lessons that I carry with me to this day. The Chinese, those who have been lucky enough to climb out of poverty, are incredibly warm and forgiving people. They are also, quite frankly, one of the smartest I have ever met as a group. It takes all kinds to make the world go around, and far be it for me to criticise anyone for their views, but I do not want you to make the same mistakes I made in my youth by buying into the "Us and Them" pattern of hate which has plagued the West for as long as we have existed. If there's a lesson I can leave you, it is that hate can only harm you and those you love.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:13 | 3417238 Things that go bump
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Before you can feel good about blowing people up, you have to dehumanize them first.  You can't be really comfortable about inflicting mayhem on Ming-Fen Huang from down the block, whose daughter is in dance class with yours; a nice lady who volunteers on the PTA and brings the most wonderful egg rolls to the annual block party. No, we have to consider them as a lesser or even subhuman race, never having examined the fact that they have managed to learn to speak a second language, one very alien to their own, and what an accomplishment that is. Instead we can make fun of their accent, secure in our superiority, while perhaps we are only poorly skilled in the use of even our mother tongue. 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:35 | 3417606 Mr. Hudson
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: "the msm to prepare the West for a hot war with China"

Israel wants us at war with Iran. Are we going to have two major conflicts on two fronts? After The Six Day War, President Johnson approached Israel to be our ally in the Middle East. The Israelis were excited, and the Israeli leadership told the hippie Zionist anti-war protesters back in America to cool it with the anti-war protesting; Israel didn't need an “anti-war America”. They needed us to fight wars in the Middle East; not in Asia. To discredit the legitimate, peaceful anti-war movement in America, the Zionist hippies became “yippies”; overturning and burning police vehicles, bombing offices; they even were behind the riot in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Yippie founder and Zionist, Abbie Hoffman, was quoted: “We will burn Chicago to the ground! We demand the politics of ecstasy!”, and “acid for all” (Democracy is in the Streets, James Miller; Simon and Schuster, New Yourk 1987: p. 286). The Zionists were successful, and accomplished two things: they were successful in convincing America that anti-war protesters were crazed, drugged out lunatics, while at the same time putting enough pressure on our government to make us pull out of Vietnam. Since then, however, we as a nation have been spoon-fed pro-war garbage by the neocons, and currently Americans love war, and we are embroiled in Middle East conflicts we can never win.

My point? The Zionists worked too hard to get us where we are today, and that is being up to our necks in perpetual wars in the Middle East. The Israel Lobby is not going to let us get tangled up in Asia again. Our place is, and always will be, in the Middle East.

 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 23:17 | 3417798 YHC-FTSE
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+1 Your point is valid. The focus is indeed in the ME, and my observations concur. But they also tell me that the Far East is a standby, perhaps a simmering plan B whenever domestic problems focus on the possible collapse of the reserve currency. I haven't done any posts lately about my personal abhorrence of zionism/israel because I know a few decent jewish folks who share my views, even perhaps stronger than mine, and criticisms of Israel can always spill over to tiresome name calling and raise my blood pressure. I have no desire to upset any decent jewish folks or attract some internet lackeys paid by Mossad. 

We all know the msm is owned by the same few people with known sympathies to zionism. I imagine that directing hate towards China serves two purposes. One, diverting attention away from Israel's antics, and two, in the event of a total collapse of the financial institutions that have a stranglehold on the US, a world war would be the distraction and Krugman's dreams all in one. When the nukes start flying into/from China, I'd bet Iran & anyone else it perceives as a threat in Europe get hit from Israeli nukes and nobody would hardly notice in the mayhem that follows. I've seen what israelis do to palestinians, and I believe they are capable of anything.

No need to add a disclaimer that this is pure conjecture, and I hope never to see it in my lifetime,  but one can't help coming up with such theoretical nightmares given the surreal situations that is the new normal these days.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:27 | 3417677 Zero Debt
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The US already killed thousands of Iraqis at soccer matches, weddings, funeral et al and millions died. Also US funded other nations with billions such as Israel, Egypt etc etc who used it militarily. Where were you then? Doing business in China? Are you prepared to condone US foreign policy on a broader basis or is this just an emotional (although personal) defense based on having first hand experience? Do not let emotions stand in way of principled judgement. There are bigger fish to fry here.

Further your war hypothesis is questionable based on even a simple analysis of strategic positioning. There is little chance the US will go to war with China under any current circumstances, because
1) China already does business with the US
2) China uses central banking credit and not gold
3) China provides a wealth of underpriced material goods
4) Most US industrial complexes (agro, med, mili, pharma, edu..) have vast vested interests in China's stability
5) All recent wars were started to spur trade and because of not playing central banking/petrodollar ball (Afghanistan copper and drugs, Iraq oil, Libya oil..), not the case in China
6) US rethoric is super soft on China unless provoked on case by case basis, proving point 1-5 amicably

If you are worried that the MSM is using propaganda, rest assured, it is not used against the Chinese. It is used domestically against yourself as an amplified distraction factory to move the spotlight away from internal issues. "Critical journalism" as a movement has by and large been co opted as propaganda outlets. Which is why alternative media is exploding in popularity and influence, and why you are here I presume. So let's not fall back into an us-them analysis meme simply because some people do not like (and will never like) crusty kittens.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 23:56 | 3417843 YHC-FTSE
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Zero debt. Your points are well made. Of course I don't condone US foreign policy on a broader basis. For those who remember,  I've done more than my fair share of antiwar posts on ZH and criticisms that bordered on rabid anti-Bush. The last time I protested was Nov/Dec 2002 when over a million people came out onto the streets of London to protest in anticipation of the invasion of Iraq. That taught me the amount of power democracy had in persuading politicians: nothing.

You are absolutely correct in your analysis in terms of assets and investments of US multinationals in China making it highly unlikely to be a target of TPTB. However, if/when the reserve currency collapses, there will be a group relieved to have transferred their cash cows to China, and a group left dangling with a whole mountain of worthless fiat in the financial sector. The largely zionist supported finance sector. How would they react? I think I mentioned it in the reply above. 

Are my analyses based on sentimental emotions alone? I hope you don't  really think that. Am I being critical of those who tend toward cultural aversion? I made no such criticisms and I certainly don't think I'm in any position to do it.

I see the continuous hate towards China, the glee with which we report every tragedy that occurs over there, the criticisms for things that they do which we do so casually in the West without irony. I see these behaviours in the msm and I can only conclude what I posted. I hope you understand. 

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:56 | 3416804 omi
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Incidentally, I got to Shanghai this week. I'm not sure what you're reading, but there's absolutely no panic as I see even in the advertisements in the subway TVs. There are some people who wear masks just because of conditioning, maybe there are bad winds from Suzhou, when we got lost on our way to a suburb near Suzhou, we went inside a little, I have to say the air is horrid and burns your nose a little due to probably electronics/plastic manufacturing, but moving away from it it gets ok.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 18:49 | 3417248 Disenchanted
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Winner winner, chicken dinner!

It had to be said...

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:46 | 3417363 akak
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Loser losser, river cruiser!

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:15 | 3417302 McPoopypants
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Not sure if this already came up, but the spike in demand for Pork is questionable. The River-pig meme is still alive an well on the ground (a cabbie went on a long tirade to me yesterday about how I should avoid buying pork - gotta help the dumb laowai I guess). Everyone in my household is just saying "fuck it" and going vegetarian (tofu, mushrooms, fish).

As for on-the ground effects, pork seems to be staying on the shelves longer than before, and chicken isn't moving. Maybe it'll be good boost for the Yuigurs and their chewy lamb.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:49 | 3417757 dreadnaught
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and the fish from the mid to northern Pacific are accumulating radiation, and the fish from the gulf and mid atlantic region are full of corexit or oil byproducts, STILL

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 01:07 | 3417902 Didn't build that
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rong polk for chinese shitizenism..

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