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It's A Boat, It's A Plane, It's The Great Wall Of China: Part Of Symbolic Chinese Landmark Collapses

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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:03 | 1794315 Mongo
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How do you say "collapse" in chinese?

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:05 | 1794325 oceanview76
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:13 | 1794359 Dr. Richard Head
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Hory shit dat is funny.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:19 | 1794378 Mongo
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lol in chinese...

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:42 | 1794401 Cynical Sidney
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move along nothing to see here, i'm sure the chinese mining authorities will move that stretch of the great wall to another hill nearby

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:15 | 1794611 AldousHuxley
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Coming soon.....The great collapse of China


Nothing new though. I've seen the collapsed sections myself when I there many years ago. That wall is too damn long.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:32 | 1794671 Troll Magnet
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Couldn't happen to a nicer country.  Please everyone: Tell your wives and girlfriends to go buy a cheap designer knockoff to help out China.  Or any cheap piece of shit would do.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:44 | 1794720 UnpatrioticHoarder
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It will be "collapse with Chinese characteristics".

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:02 | 1794784 smlbizman
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its those damn "mongrollrians"

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:52 | 1794926 AldousHuxley
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Around 300 feet of the wall in a remote part of Inner Mongolia has been irreparably damaged by Mongolian gold prospectors.


anyways mongolians still managed to invade china.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 18:25 | 1795044 fourchan
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:21 | 1795566 spiral_eyes
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in this thread:

angry americans throw insults at china — the most productive country in the history of human civilization — to cover up the fact that those nasty chicoms have totally outmanoeuvred america's inept leadership in the last 20 years. 

the chinese equivalent of zero hedge probably does the same thing with pictures of crumbling detroit, america's super obese 33%, america's young earth creationist 40%, and desolate former american factories. 

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 22:19 | 1795740 Troll Magnet
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come on, spiral eyes, it is china. it's not like we're making fun of good guys.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:25 | 1794863 ForTheWorld
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I would clarify that by stating that it (the Wall) is too long for modern engineering and safety standards.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 23:22 | 1795866 FEDbuster
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At least the repair is a "shovel ready" project.  Just remember when workers died while building it, they were buried in the wall itself.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:28 | 1794405 Smithovsky
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Why everyone make fun?  No raffing matter.  

And mining company - you break, you pay!

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:48 | 1794493 Cynical Sidney
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for the last time 'Corrapse', 'raffing' that's all japanese engrish sounds nothing like chinese ding dong wangs

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:52 | 1794752 Dumb Honkie
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What a smart monkey, I'm so impressed.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:57 | 1794944 Oracle of Kypseli
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 18:47 | 1795156 Arkadaba
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I know but it is funny! Much harder to make fun of tonal languages :)

Fri, 10/21/2011 - 00:42 | 1795827 akak
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Not hard face-to-face, only in print.


Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:25 | 1794646 cowdiddly
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Probably digging for precious metals. Since the wall represents the border, I would nt be suprised if the next related news item is about tunnels dug deep into Mongolia or whatever country this collapse borders. LOL

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:01 | 1794783 Seer
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Kind of like what Kuwait was doing to Iraq (which Iraq was complaining about, and which was likely the justification that it ultimately used to invade Kuwait)?

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 17:59 | 1794950 Oracle of Kypseli
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Both sides of the great wall of China is China

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:55 | 1794523 donde1
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:06 | 1794562 Temporalist
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Damnit...someone beat me to it.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:57 | 1795592 JohnnyCrash
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"ROR" is more like it

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:24 | 1794386 Dumb Honkie
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 You can say "collapse"In Chinese either Dumb Honkie or albino monkey.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:21 | 1794389 tekhneek
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:27 | 1794409 Dumb Honkie
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A lot of Dumb Honkies here.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:30 | 1794426 homersimpson
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What's a Honkie?

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:31 | 1794431 tekhneek
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one for sure.


Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:37 | 1794452 Dumb Honkie
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Ya, that's you, LOL!!!!

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:03 | 1795607 nmewn
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I'm late to this...I was pre-occupied ;-)

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:41 | 1794465 Pool Shark
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Not Dumb Honkie,

Dumb 'Round Eye'...


Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:52 | 1794502 Dumb Honkie
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How about   Dumb 'Caved-In'  Eye?

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:23 | 1794643 Troll Magnet
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As a fan of Asian ladies, I find their eyes to be quite beautiful.  But I would never date a Chinese chick.  Don't want the affiliation in any way.  It's all Korean and Japanese ladies for me.  

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:41 | 1794472 SteveGennisonBa...
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Just spit water all over my screen at work and made a large snorting sound, while choking.  Thanks oceanview... Looks like you pulled the Costanza, going out on a high note.....


Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:51 | 1795696 eaglefalcon
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"we have an open election" = "we have an open erection"

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:26 | 1794406 Schmuck Raker
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+1 for you Mongo. Straight-men rarely get the credit they are due.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:54 | 1794762 anonnn
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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:05 | 1794326 outamyeffinway
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Fuk me China is literally falling apart!!! LOL!

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:14 | 1794364 Id fight Gandhi
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What will keep he Mongols out??!

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:16 | 1794369 LongSoupLine
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Too late...Goldman's already in.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 15:42 | 1794462 Pladizow
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He said Mongols, not Mongo-LlOYDS!

Oh baby, a 2fer, duh duh duh's and a Blackfein reference all wrapped up in one!

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:02 | 1794508 akak
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Yes, I hear that a recent genetic test has shown that Blankfein has a number of extra croney-somes in his genetic makeup --- which is, coincidentally, 99.6% identical to that of a serpent (the remaining 0.4% is presumed to be a mixture of cockroach, rat, leech, and tapeworm DNA).

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:04 | 1794556 Cynical Sidney
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let's see here, the mongols built nothing of value, they sustained themselves by looting other cultures, pillaging and killing to expand the mongol empire. i guess blankfein is a mongol after all.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 18:13 | 1795008 AldousHuxley
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Well Mongols did invent the fiat currency.


The Mongol administration issued paper currencies from 1227 on. In August 1260, Kublai created the first unified paper currency with bills that circulated throughout the Yuan with no expiration date. To guard against devaluation, the currency was convertible with silver and gold, and the government accepted tax payments in paper currency. In 1273, He issued a new series of state sponsored bills to finance his conquest of the Song, although eventually a lack of fiscal discipline and inflation turned this move into an economic disaster in the later course of the dynasty. To ensure its use in circles, Kublai's government confiscated gold and silver from private citizens as well as foreign merchants. But traders received government-issued notes in exchange.  The paper bills made collecting taxes and administering the huge empire much easier.


Sounds like modern day America.



Fri, 10/21/2011 - 00:06 | 1795932 merizobeach
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I was in Mongolia this summer.  Fascinating place.  Perhaps the most progressive and worldly-minded of the Asian countries I've visited.  I guess when you have two nieghbors salivating over themselves about annexing you (and your uranium and mineral filled mountains), and the only reason they don't is because of each other, it pays to be wary of the outside world.  That aside, the women are among the hottest you'll ever see, and they're more like europeans than asians in their social liberation.  Take one on a dinner date, ask what she would like, and--cautious of our western diets--she is careful to specify, "something with meat".

You may also find yourself participating in strange conversations with locals...

Local man: What do you eat in your country?

My friend: Oh, we have the same meats, and we also have many fruits and vegetables.

Local man: So you don't have enough animals in your country?

My friend: No, we have plenty of animals, but we also like to eat fruits and vegetables.

Local man: No, no: we eat plants when we don't have enough animals: animals eat plants, and people eat animals.

Classic.  :-)

As for things of value produced in Mongolia, the pervasiveness of that free-range mutton was enjoyable.  And try living on that highland steppe without a yurt. 

Fri, 10/21/2011 - 04:05 | 1796172 AldousHuxley
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Mongolia is where you can find Asians with blue eyes


they make their own skis on the run and hunt reindeers



professional road warriors.


I'm looking for Mongolian ETF.

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