Apocalypse Preview: Chinese River Turns Blood-Red

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Things in China are getting downright biblical.

First it was the floating animal apocalypse: who can forget the 16,000 floating pigs, followed by a thousand dead ducks, culminating with 5 dead black swans. But nothing quite beats the dramatic impact of the inner river of Wenzhou flowing blood red.

According to China Radio International, this is precisely what happened:

An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning.


Local residents say the river was running normally at 4am, but it started to redden at around 6am, and in no time turned as crimson as blood.


One villager who has lived his whole life by the river side said this has never happened before. The villager recalled that there wasn't a chemical plant along the upper stream.


Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau said they have not found the cause of the incident, although water samples seem to indicate the suspicious color was a result of illegal dumping in the river.

And whatever the real cause, one can be certain the Chinese EPA will never disclose it.

Then again, we already know that 60% Of China's Water "Too Polluted To Drink. Who knows, perhaps potable blood flowing through the rivers would be an improvement? Well, maybe not:

 “The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.


Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.

This is what the Apocalypse may or may not look like one day, but one thing is certain: on that day spoos will be halted, limit up.


Finally, reverse engineered "True Blood":

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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:40 | 5011344 idea_hamster
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Too many Little Red Books getting dumped?

Or Communist River showing its true colors?

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:47 | 5011366 flacon
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If it's red that means "buy the dip".

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:54 | 5011381 Manthong
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Look upstream a little.

Maybe you will find a few tons of Chinese shadow credit market ledger books leaching red ink.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:26 | 5011461 Oh regional Indian
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Hummmhhhh....anyone remember Kolontar?

Bibilical signage has been coming, only now faster and stronger....

I like how the guys are proudly posing in front of their red river.


Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:30 | 5011469 Escrava Isaura
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I think you meant dye signage is here.

Not that matters!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:34 | 5011575 Thomas
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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:40 | 5011589 Urban Roman
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That's purple, not red.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:15 | 5011624 svayambhu108
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Red ink, dollar money laundering. Or is it treasury bonds?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:30 | 5011649 Drunk In Church
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The China myth is such a joke.  Empty cities.  Contaminated milk.  Contaminated dry wall.  Poison dog food.  It never ends. Bitchez.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:13 | 5011690 balolalo
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Agreed!   China is the biggest refugee disaster waiting to happen.  Watch out Asia/Europe/Australia/Africa.

I am glad there is at least the Pacific Ocean between us and them.   

China has it coming the worst.  India is a close second.

Imagine how much filth they will be swimming in when the 1.3 billion in China and the 1 billion in India become 2 billion each.... or when our global village of 7 billion becomes 9, 10, or 12 billion. 

The best/saddest/most ironic part about this story is the pic of the dude on the bike almost smiling in front of the biggest sign that he and his descendants are fucked.

And the best they can do is snap a selfie?!?!


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:24 | 5011743 Paveway IV
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The Nuclear Mafia are building their crappy nuclear reactors in China and India hand-over-fist. You're exponentially-expanding Chinese and Indian populations are predicated on the assumption that those reactors will be operated responsibly - without cutting corners or poor design due to incompetence or corruption. And if there is ever an accident, the first priority of the government will be to protect the health of its citizens.

See where I'm going with that? 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:37 | 5011991 old naughty
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"...And if there is ever an accident, the first priority of the government will be to protect the health of its citizens.

When (not if) ever there is a nuclear "accident" (debatable), all dirts are dug up, design error, engineer error, geography error (wrong to be by the ocaen), etc, etc 

Know that they're all planned. Non-humans absorb nuclear energy (and our fear) as food.

WTFup. Governments are bought off and controlled. No one is protecting the health of humans on Earth.


Oh, btw, red-boold-like water is everywhere:

Ohio, Texas, Canadian Rockies, Australia, Antartica, Hungary, some are due to disasterous pollution, some unexplained (?)



Take it whichever way you wish.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:57 | 5012012 g speed
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:32 | 5012090 fx
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the river's fishes will soon start to fly. as promised by red bull. Oh, this incident wasn't done as a commercial ad by the makers of this disgrave of a beverage? oh, well.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:19 | 5011917 jeff montanye
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china's fertility rate is about 1.5, way below replacement of 2.1 (http://www.photius.com/rankings/population/total_fertility_rate_2012_1.html).  its population will be falling for a long time once it peaks rather soon.  india is at 2.5 or so but falling.  really the only countries which still have high population growth rates are afghanistan and some in africa.

as women get a little money and education, and a bit of freedom from the domination of men, they seem universally to choose enough fewer children that population growth rates fall below replacement.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:28 | 5011979 Truthseeker2
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:48 | 5012001 Professor Fate
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Now we finally know what happens to all of Obama's red lines.

Fate the Magnificent,

Push the button, Max"

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:34 | 5011985 PT
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Of course we need the sound track:


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:29 | 5013696 Blankenstein
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China has 1.35 billion people and India has 1.23 billion - they DON'T need anymore people.  How is this education and money going to happen?  Who's going to pay for this?  

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:02 | 5012009 scrappy
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You are correct.

It's sad and short sighted that we exported the worst of industrialization to them.

But we are all learning about that mistake due to the environmental fallout.

Time for a better way.


Dr. Sun Yat-sen was right.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:49 | 5012143 effendi
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So you think an ocean will stop a flood of Chinese refugees? Only takes a few days by boat to reach US territory such as Guam. For the mainland US they could load a few hundred cargo ships with 10,000 to 250,000 peaple EACH and land on the west coast.

A large cargo ship can carry over 15,000 shipping containers and 20' containers have made the journey with over 50 people, so 250,000 is doable. The biggest carry over 18,000 containers and if the containers are properly outfitted (triple bunks, ventilation) and people can leave them to go to the toilets then a single ship could carry ONE MILLION REFUGEES.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:35 | 5012291 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Means less boats for flipper to sink.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:04 | 5011951 zeroheckler
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plus, reduction turns it into brown insoluble MnO2

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:30 | 5011874 Anglo Hondo
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K2Cr2O7  Potassium dichromate.  Found in Northern China deserts.  Can be dark orange or red colored.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:06 | 5011908 onthesquare
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suphur bacteria are red. May be a large food processing plants septic lagoon has been dumped and tainted the river.  Somebody knows what it is.  Probably a strong ammonia smell comes with it.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:58 | 5012174 caShOnlY
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it's a Bordeaux, delicous with river swine.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:06 | 5011953 zeroheckler
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too pinkish for that

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:34 | 5011576 Four chan
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let's see, water into wine. jesus came back as a communist chinese go figure.

second coming = bullish um i think. to da moon!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:00 | 5011774 AFKeeker
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Yeah, but you're betting on something that is a complete fabrication, a drug-fueled fantasy world seen in a dream, completely detached from reality, and is pretty much entirely a lie from front to back.  Wait, am I talking about the Bible or the Market?  The answer is yes.  ;)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:04 | 5011950 Escrava Isaura
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Not possible! Jesus is American, from Tennessee... I think. Or maybe Oklahoma.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:13 | 5011961 QEternity
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Joseph smith was called a prophet (dum dum dum dum dum)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:52 | 5012005 Parafuso
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Mas Deus é brasileiro ;)

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:08 | 5013293 Escrava Isaura
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Meu Deus é brasileiro ;)

Get your Português right.... Parafuso da Puta que pariu!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:03 | 5012010 Parafuso
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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:50 | 5011509 SofaPapa
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Yeah, that guy smiling for the camera is too much!  Creepy...

I am not a fan of apocalyptic thought, but it's getting harder to avoid calling the various news events recently "plagues".  What other word fits the bill as well?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:11 | 5011540 Never One Roach
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Blood Red River is very Bullish I suspect. Good for at least an uptick of 50 points.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:24 | 5011560 RafterManFMJ
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That is a huge amount of Cherry Kool-Aid. I wonder if 0Blam0's voters could drink it all?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:57 | 5011610 Mr Pink
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But ...it has electrolytes!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 01:03 | 5011614 Hobo Sapien
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It's what plants crave!

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:38 | 5012299 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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We've literally been reduced to this.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:04 | 5011776 matrix2012
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Perhaps the Cabals are enacting the GEORGIA GUIDESTONES through various diseases in Africa (ebola etc), wars, GMO, Fuku, and so forth incl the reddened river...


* Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

* Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.

* Unite humanity with a living new language.

* Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.

* Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

* Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

* Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

* Balance personal rights with social duties.

* Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.

* Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:14 | 5011963 Escrava Isaura
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What? ... Utopia? Are you from Mars?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:19 | 5013634 Kirk2NCC1701
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NWO we can believe in?

The real challenge -- as always -- is keeping the sociopaths in check.  They too need a natural enemy.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 00:30 | 5011569 DoChenRollingBearing
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They will use US dollars.  They will not use gold.  Their two Agreements are in ENGLISH.  They duplicate the World Bank and the IMF.  Could Jim Willie be wrong?

"The BRICS Bank: A First Look"


Mon, 07/28/2014 - 02:18 | 5011692 Confused
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Agreements are in English. But this doesn't amount to much. English is the common language in Europe. All of India speaks it, otherwise they would have no common tongue, and of course the chinese are hiring tons of English teachers throughout the country (as is most of asia, just look up English teaching jobs). Dubai and others are as well. 

Its really more out of convenience than anything else. 


But your other points are taken. 

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 05:48 | 5011894 Bendromeda Strain
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The fact that they are capitalizing Fortaleza using their their dollar reserves tells me that they are joining together to soften the impact of a fracturing federal fiat funbuk. It may be a way to "expend" some reserves, i.e., another step towards the door w/o a total writeoff.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:05 | 5013284 SofaPapa
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"All of India speaks it"

So here is the weird thing.  I have been reading/editing a bunch of papers recently for publication in US medical journals.  Given that people want their research to reach the broadest possible audience, a lot of researchers (MDs and others) from all over the world write in English so as to be published in US journals.  I am not surprised to see that there is a lot of funky grammar and weird English from many of these places; again, it's not their native language, so you can see pretty easily how they are trying to translate directly from their native tongue into English.  This is to be expected.

The weird thing is that the worst papers I've read (in terms of being incomprehensible because of sentence structure, vocabulary choice, grammar usage) are from India.  As you say here, I thought India was fundamentally an English speaking country?  What's the deal with this?  These people I'm reading are in the medical field, traditionally a highly educated group.  Yet they write things that cannot even be translated because they make no sense.  Other Asian groups, Europeans, and Latin Americans all write clearer English, even though they don't use English as their national language.

What's up with that?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:27 | 5012436 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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They will initially use US dollars.


Why do you think the Chinese are trying to flood the markets with renminbi.

Gresham's Law bitchez. You crowd out the competition the holdouts will eventually relent when all the cool kids are worshiping it.

Just replacing one weapon of mass financial destruction debt bomb aka USD with another aka CNY unless they decide to practice a sound money policy and back the renmibi with silver. Gold won't work since there isn't enough of it in the world or in the central banks to anchor the value and quantity of currency against it for monetary policies to work.

There isn't enough gold in the banks to use debt free money backed by a commodity to effectively work on a global scale for commerce transactions regardless of what gold bugs think.

There is though if you use silver. Why do you think silver is the red headed step child when it comes to monetary metals.

It was silver that kept the monetary system in check during the 1800s not gold. Things didn't start going bad until they went off a bi-metal monetary system in the US.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:22 | 5013666 Kirk2NCC1701
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The way you see the problem, IS the problem: There's ALWAYS enough gold.  It's only a question of price.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:41 | 5012864 JeffB
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An interesting book came out in 1998 called

And the Waters Turned to Blood March 31, 1998 Rodney Barker's book, And the Waters Turned to Blood details the latest plague to visit our shores: Pfiesteria piscicida, the "cell from hell," an aquatic microorganism that causes sufferers to exhibit symptoms similar to Alzheimers or multiple sclerosis. As it follows the fortunes of Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, one of the first scientists to recognize the danger of Pfiesteria, Barker's book reads like a cross between science fiction and conspiracy theory: Dr. Burkholder discovers that excessive pollution in the rivers and coastal waters of the Southeastern United States causes a deadly microorganism to breed like crazy; state and federal government attempts to suppress the report. An investigative reporter by training, Mr. Barker writes And the Waters Turned to Blood like a thriller, revealing pieces of the puzzle judiciously as he builds tension. Unlike in a literary thriller, however, there is no tidy ending to this story. Readers will be left with the disturbing knowledge that fish are still dying, fishermen are still getting sick, and the potential for disaster in this latest scourge is still unmeasured.


From Library Journal The Hot Zone 2: roused by pollution, a tiny organism in the Chesapeake waters threatens to make the Ebola virus look like a picnic.


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