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2008-05-12 09:41:49 AM
crap crap crap crap crap crap crap...i'm flying to beijing tomorrow and studying in chengdu starting monday...
 
2008-05-12 09:42:19 AM
xanadian: With stuff like TigerStar's post coming through, I'm sure China is OK with it.

Yes, with regard to fark's bias, that post certainly tips the scales in China's favor.
 
2008-05-12 09:44:59 AM
Campaigner444
Nice to see so many Farkers from China here. I would think Fark would be blocked in China.

/if not, probably will be after this thread.


DEMOCRACY HUMAN RIGHTS DEMOCRACY POLLUTION SWEATSHOPS CAPITALISM DEMOCRACY tasty noodle dishes RELIGIOUS FREEDOM INDPENDENT TAIWAN DEMOCRACY FREE TIBET.

There, that should just about do it.
 
2008-05-12 09:45:41 AM
itsaase: crap crap crap crap crap crap crap...i'm flying to beijing tomorrow and studying in chengdu starting monday...

I'm sure the police will have caught the earth quake by the time you arrive, so you should be fine...
 
2008-05-12 09:54:23 AM
These are all people who would have killed their own daughters by leaving them out in floods anyways.
 
2008-05-12 09:55:45 AM
YixilTesiphon Quote 2008-05-12 09:30:17 AM
kittylittle: YixilTesiphon 2008-05-12 08:19:15 AM
This is the first time I've felt bad for laughing at a headline. Nice.

New to Fark, I see?

No, just heartless. The whole "900 children buried" part got through though.


I asked only because there are MANY times when I feel bad laughing at a headline, or comments in threads, but I guess I'm a little more *sensitive*, or maybe I just think I should probably be more sensitive than I actually am...
 
2008-05-12 09:57:08 AM
i guess i missed the point where reveling in death is funny
 
2008-05-12 09:59:37 AM
paulseta: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7396400.stm

The Beeb is reporting now around 5,000 dead. This will rise soon, with so many small villages around the area.

Also, Speed Racer has not performed within financial expectations this weekend, which may lead to a slump in Warner Brothers overall results for this fiscal year.

It's been a bad couple of days.


No one but a few brain-dead potheads and Hollywood yesmen thought Speed Racer looked like even a remotely watchable movie.
 
2008-05-12 09:59:58 AM
rtatkinson: guess i missed the point where reveling in death is funny

It's not revelling, it's FARK.
 
2008-05-12 10:00:31 AM
I came here with some funny negative comments to post,
but meh I changed my mind. Why waste good comments on
swine.


/+2 internets to subby
 
2008-05-12 10:01:26 AM
nobelium

You son of a biatch!

/ I was late
//Lo Pan is not happy
 
2008-05-12 10:01:39 AM
So I am wondering, will this cause gas prices to go up or down?
 
2008-05-12 10:04:18 AM
anyone else notice that the earth is doing a good job of killing a lot of us already this year? talk about a self-cleaning oven...
 
2008-05-12 10:04:40 AM
I already knew about the quake and still fell for it.

rtatkinson: i guess i missed the point where reveling in death is funny

It's not normally, but there's a really shiatty primal urge that people still get to feel happy when misfortune befalls others, particular one's enemies, called Schadenfreude.
 
2008-05-12 10:07:28 AM
I'm more concerned about the thousands of people that may be dead because of this quake. I hope everyone is okay.
 
2008-05-12 10:10:29 AM
aszure: Karma is a biatch

So what would you call 9/11? Divine Retribution?
 
2008-05-12 10:11:40 AM
Fark-the-Fnord: So I am wondering, will this cause gas prices to go up or down?

Yes.
 
2008-05-12 10:12:16 AM
uprislng: anyone else notice that the earth is doing a good job of killing a lot of us already this year? talk about a self-cleaning oven...

I think a lot of that is due to it being harder to suppress news. 20 years ago it's entirely possible that nobody would have known this would happen. Didn't the news about SARS only get out because of the Internet?
 
2008-05-12 10:12:55 AM
evilboyevil: It's not normally, but there's a really shiatty primal urge that people still get to feel happy when misfortune befalls others, particular one's enemies, called Schadenfreude.

Well, among reasonable people, there's a high correlation between schadenfreude and prejudice and/or poetic justice.

In Fark, schadenfeude is more like a modus operandi.
 
2008-05-12 10:19:11 AM
Huh, I just remembered that one of the possible side effects of the Three Gorges Dam is more earthquakes (due to the massive reservoir)

*cue scary music*
 
2008-05-12 10:24:47 AM
SchadenFark?
 
2008-05-12 10:27:47 AM
Fark has never had a problem, never been blocked, I first found out about this site, here in China. We must try harder if we want the great firewall builders to notice us. As for the phones being down, it was just the mobile phones that were out, due to everyone trying to call everyone else. The land lines never stoped working, just everybody was in the street.
 
2008-05-12 10:38:13 AM
www.southparkfiles.com
God damn Mongolians you stop breaking down my citywall!
 
2008-05-12 10:39:10 AM
TigerStar: Americans are so stupid and naive. They think their country is #1, but the only area it is #1 is spending more money then it does not have. The USA has a budget reserve of -9.5 trillion dollars. China has a reserve of 2 trillion dollars. The USA has to borrow money from China to pay for the Iraq war. The US dollar is worth about 0.60 cents. Central banks around the world are selling USD and buying Euros. No one wants the crappy USA treasuries. The world is laughing at your crappy economy.

American is not #1 (new window)

Americans are living the American dream. What is the American dream? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Hmmm. The country I live in doesn't have a dream. We are awake. We are a down-to-earth people.


Look everyone it is Chinese Czar!

Yeah we may be living in a dream, but we wake up every morning with our huge American penises.
 
2008-05-12 10:44:45 AM
insanity laughs under pressure we're cracking
 
2008-05-12 10:48:21 AM
Global Warming caused this!
 
2008-05-12 10:49:09 AM
TigerStar: Americans are so stupid and naive. They think their country is #1, but the only area it is #1 is spending more money then it does not have. The USA has a budget reserve of -9.5 trillion dollars. China has a reserve of 2 trillion dollars. The USA has to borrow money from China to pay for the Iraq war. The US dollar is worth about 0.60 cents. Central banks around the world are selling USD and buying Euros. No one wants the crappy USA treasuries. The world is laughing at your crappy economy.

American is not #1 (new window)

Americans are living the American dream. What is the American dream? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Hmmm. The country I live in doesn't have a dream. We are awake. We are a down-to-earth people.


1) How cant he dollar be worth 60 cents when it's worth a dollar?

2) Ching-ching chinaman sittin' on a fence, tryin' to make a dollar out of 15 cents.
 
2008-05-12 10:52:16 AM
Holy shiat. :( 3 - 5k in one county alone?
 
2008-05-12 10:55:38 AM
Supplies!

Wal*Mart stock drop like egg in soup!
 
2008-05-12 11:01:01 AM
My sides are splitting.
 
2008-05-12 11:02:35 AM
hudef: God! I hope they didn't drop the Olympic Torch.

THIS.
 
2008-05-12 11:10:58 AM
you are sick, subby. awesome, +1
 
2008-05-12 11:11:16 AM
I don't know what's more startling.

TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt
OR
People replying to TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt
OR
People replying to TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt with consolations about their penises
 
2008-05-12 11:12:16 AM
Reminds me of the Frank and Ernest cartoon where the Earth is talking to the other planets in the solar system and says, "You ever wish you could just shake like a wet dog?"
 
2008-05-12 11:21:46 AM
/survivor
//Santa Barbara, CA.
 
2008-05-12 11:23:15 AM
MaxxLarge: I think the planet's finally gotten pissed off enough at us to start fighting back.

You mean natural disasters don't happen around the globe every year anyway?
 
2008-05-12 11:25:26 AM
esteban9: Now if it'll strike the Olympics, we'll have divine karmic retribution.

Er, which one? Divine or karmic?
 
2008-05-12 11:47:53 AM
NICELY done, Subby.
 
2008-05-12 11:57:55 AM
paulseta: TigerStar: <img src="http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/978/tibetme1eu5.jpg" width="294" height="500">

Americans are so stupid and naive. They think their country is #1, but the only area it is #1 is spending more money then it does not have. The USA has a budget reserve of -9.5 trillion dollars. China has a reserve of 2 trillion dollars. The USA has to borrow money from China to pay for the Iraq war. The US dollar is worth about 0.60 cents. Central banks around the world are selling USD and buying Euros. No one wants the crappy USA treasuries. The world is laughing at your crappy economy.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh2Rbu3WeAI" target="_blank">American is not #1</a> (new window)

Americans are living the American dream. What is the American dream? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Hmmm. The country I live in doesn't have a dream. We are awake. We are a down-to-earth people.

See? We all just *thought* Chairman Mao was dead. Turns out he's a first year philosophy major with an internet connection and some ditchweed.


Win.
 
2008-05-12 12:10:45 PM
ohhh hahahahaha
ooooo hehehehehe

10s of thousands dead and injured.

hahahahahaahaha

oh , Fark is so funny....


he farking ha.
 
2008-05-12 12:33:20 PM
8,533 dead and counting in Sichuan only so far
 
2008-05-12 12:38:46 PM
Dumle: 8,533 dead and counting in Sichuan only so far

I believe that that is a body count that can be used for justification of invasion of a different country, expect China to launch the "War on Earthquakes" much like the American "War on Terror"
 
2008-05-12 12:45:32 PM
thepatriotaxe.com
 
2008-05-12 12:46:58 PM
Oh for FSM sake...

To all of the "shocked and appalled about the headline" people,
1. Welcome to Fark. If you're looking for something serious, may I direct you to your right where you'll find the Foobies link? Try not to kill too many kittens.
2. Obviously you've never laughed at anything resembling black humor.
3. Original breaking news article only mentioned a 7.8 earthquake. Breaking news articles tend to change over the course of events. The more you know.
4. If you'll wait an hour, I'm sure you'll have room to submit a follow-up.

/Should I have used slashies?
 
2008-05-12 12:59:21 PM
mew666666

I don't know what's more startling.

TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt
OR
People replying to TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt
OR
People replying to TigerStar's painfully idiotic troll attempt with consolations about their penises



Hey Tard,


I can tell you what is more startling, the fact that when an American is faced with the unpleasant facts about how lousy and pathetic he / she is becoming, along with the country they feel is so "great", they automatically think it is a troll:

"hey look, someone is listing cold facts about the US, making us look like the fools we are, it must be a troll, lolz"

Wrong. I know that trying to laugh off or dismiss facts, a thing that most Americans have trouble dealing with, is a defensive mechanism, but don't you think you already look pathetic enough without trying to brush off how igrorant you already are??

Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy. The good news for the rest of the world? The more the American people continue to brush off, laugh at or flate out deny the state of their sinking country, the fast we get to flush them down the shiatter.

Now, for my good deed of the day. For those of you Americans that can speak and comprehend basic English:


Why No One Likes You And You Are The Laughing Stock Of The Free World (new window)


Class dismissed.
 
2008-05-12 01:00:24 PM
Betenoreus: technically, shouldn't it be "global pressure" ?

Of course not silly. ALL true power lies in the legitimacy of nation states...

/didn't ya learn that in skool?
 
2008-05-12 01:06:34 PM
Well.. oil is going up, but we might get some cheap transplant organs soon..
 
2008-05-12 01:11:31 PM
CapitolG:
I believe that that is a body count that can be used for justification of invasion of a different country, expect China to launch the "War on Earthquakes" much like the American "War on Terror"


Already tried and failed.
Earthquake Prediction in China (new window)
 
2008-05-12 01:12:42 PM
That's what they get for being Godless communists.


Er, I mean, what a terrible tragedy.
 
2008-05-12 01:15:44 PM
I swear, you just sneeze over there and thousands lose their clothes and die.
 
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