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2012-11-23 08:59:35 AM
7 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com

Quick and Dirty!
2012-11-23 01:13:11 AM
6 votes:

Dimensio: As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.


Prefect!
2012-11-23 06:05:28 AM
4 votes:
Our house, it has a crowd.
There's always something happening,
And it's usually quite loud.

Our mum she's so house-proud.
Nothing ever slows her down,
And a mess is not allowed.

Our house, in the middle of our street.
2012-11-23 05:54:08 AM
4 votes:
Hey, get out of my driveway!
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
2012-11-23 01:15:45 AM
4 votes:

Dimensio: As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.


And if the bulldozer crew would just like to take it as read that they're actually there, then they could slip off down to the pub for half an hour.
2012-11-23 07:15:57 AM
3 votes:
Luxury. There were a hundred and fifty of us living in t' shoebox in t' middle o' road.
2012-11-23 06:36:05 AM
3 votes:

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Our house, it has a crowd.
There's always something happening,
And it's usually quite loud.

Our mum she's so house-proud.
Nothing ever slows her down,
And a mess is not allowed.

Our house, in the middle of our street.


This thread...
img411.imageshack.us
2012-11-23 01:16:24 AM
3 votes:

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Dimensio: As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.

Prefect!


Damn you.
2012-11-23 05:36:35 AM
2 votes:
2012-11-23 01:04:27 AM
2 votes:
As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.
2012-11-22 11:03:07 PM
2 votes:
2. Open egg-roll stand
3. Profit
2012-11-23 04:51:24 PM
1 votes:
assets.flavorwire.com

Meanwhile, in Portland.

/hot
2012-11-23 08:47:15 AM
1 votes:
I'm not sayin' it was aliens, but...

www.smidgeindustriesltd.com

=Smidge=
2012-11-23 07:47:24 AM
1 votes:

Jaws_Victim: Day_Old_Dutchie: Kuroutesshin: Jaws_Victim:

Sounds like a society that operates entirely on the venture of making more money, like, capitalism. So what does that make the usa?

China isn't communist, it's an authoritarian crony capitalist state that uses the guise of socialism to maintain one-party rule. The US also has the benefit of not having gone through almost 100 years of total social destabilisation and the near-destruction of traditional culture in the last 40. the US is a mixed-economic, but compared to the Chinese we're fastidious where it comes to corruption in our officials- probably because we have a direct say in how we choose them. In China you almost have to be a corrupt, womanizing automaton to get ahead in government.

I guess it's ironic that Chinese students still take mandatory classes in Mao Zedong thought while their government engages in the same kind of totalitarian kleptocracy they decried in the Kuomintang. Socialism with Chinese Characteristics indeed.

Don't forget there's putting lead in toys, and melamine in pet food and baby milk. And they execute their citizens for tax evasion. What a utopia!

I forget how many peanut butter, tomato, and other such contaminations the us has. And dont forget the recent spinal injecting thing with those patients who died from that fungus. What a utopia!


Seriously?
2012-11-23 07:47:12 AM
1 votes:

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Our house, it has a crowd.
There's always something happening,
And it's usually quite loud.

Our mum she's so house-proud.
Nothing ever slows her down,
And a mess is not allowed.

Our house, in the middle of our street.


1. Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head.
2. Game over man, game over
2012-11-23 07:34:48 AM
1 votes:
If you have an article that gets greenlit, and then yanked down ten minutes later because it's a repeat, does it still show up as an approved link on your profile page?

/Curious.
//Not Subby.
2012-11-23 07:21:03 AM
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: Kuroutesshin: Jaws_Victim:

Sounds like a society that operates entirely on the venture of making more money, like, capitalism. So what does that make the usa?

China isn't communist, it's an authoritarian crony capitalist state that uses the guise of socialism to maintain one-party rule. The US also has the benefit of not having gone through almost 100 years of total social destabilisation and the near-destruction of traditional culture in the last 40. the US is a mixed-economic, but compared to the Chinese we're fastidious where it comes to corruption in our officials- probably because we have a direct say in how we choose them. In China you almost have to be a corrupt, womanizing automaton to get ahead in government.

I guess it's ironic that Chinese students still take mandatory classes in Mao Zedong thought while their government engages in the same kind of totalitarian kleptocracy they decried in the Kuomintang. Socialism with Chinese Characteristics indeed.

Don't forget there's putting lead in toys, and melamine in pet food and baby milk. And they execute their citizens for tax evasion. What a utopia!


assuming of course that the media isn't to blame for hyperderpery.
2012-11-23 07:18:53 AM
1 votes:

Kuroutesshin: Jaws_Victim:

Sounds like a society that operates entirely on the venture of making more money, like, capitalism. So what does that make the usa?

China isn't communist, it's an authoritarian crony capitalist state that uses the guise of socialism to maintain one-party rule. The US also has the benefit of not having gone through almost 100 years of total social destabilisation and the near-destruction of traditional culture in the last 40. the US is a mixed-economic, but compared to the Chinese we're fastidious where it comes to corruption in our officials- probably because we have a direct say in how we choose them. In China you almost have to be a corrupt, womanizing automaton to get ahead in government.

I guess it's ironic that Chinese students still take mandatory classes in Mao Zedong thought while their government engages in the same kind of totalitarian kleptocracy they decried in the Kuomintang. Socialism with Chinese Characteristics indeed.


Wait.... we HAVE a culture? When did this happen?
2012-11-23 06:17:52 AM
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: Hilary T. N. Seuss: Our house, it has a crowd.
There's always something happening,
And it's usually quite loud.

Our mum she's so house-proud.
Nothing ever slows her down,
And a mess is not allowed.

Our house, in the middle of our street.

Hey, Doc, what about the ZAX?


Damn it took a long time for someone to make that ref. Fark, I am disappoint.
2012-11-23 06:14:50 AM
1 votes:

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Our house, it has a crowd.
There's always something happening,
And it's usually quite loud.

Our mum she's so house-proud.
Nothing ever slows her down,
And a mess is not allowed.

Our house, in the middle of our street.


Hey, Doc, what about the ZAX?
s7.postimage.org
2012-11-23 06:12:09 AM
1 votes:

Kuroutesshin: This is the exception to the rule. Either this family had public support, or old revolutionary connections, or bribed someone, or is in a province that generally isn't horrendously corrupt. Usually, local party officials will send paid thugs to drag you out of your home and tear it down in the same night, although sometimes villagers with no power or connections will set themselves on fire to protest planned demolitions.

Make no mistake, China is a rapidly developing place, but it is totally corrupt, almost from top to bottom. Even the lowest public employees take bribes to do routine paperwork, or to admit children to school. Local party officials rule almost like gods and both embezzle and extort money from the people in their districts, and it all funnels it way to the top.

China is an amazing place to live, but a vast majority of Chinese people will take bribes, construct vast webs of personal connections, and sooner spit on you than help you on the bus. conspicious consumption is the name of the game here, and the shadowy, illegal dealings in growth industries like construction makes the Mafia look like kindergartners.


Sounds like a society that operates entirely on the venture of making more money, like, capitalism. So what does that make the usa?
2012-11-23 06:01:49 AM
1 votes:

log_jammin: china confuses me. a Communist country that welcomes companies that make the western worlds shiat, and people can own their own house.


The state of the art in eminent domain, at least here in the Usa province of China, is to have the court order the taking of the property and direct that the owners be given its fair market value plus relocation costs. If the owners don't agree on the value, they can have their day in court to prove what it's worth, but the property is being taken regardless.

I, for one, welcome our new, somewhat inept confiscatory overlords.
2012-11-23 05:22:36 AM
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Dimensio: As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.

Prefect!

Damn you.


Nearly choked on my Ruffles.

/giggle fit
2012-11-23 05:09:18 AM
1 votes:
That isn't so bad. I would just travel around like Marty Mcfly and skateboard while holding tailgates.
2012-11-23 01:37:48 AM
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Dimensio: As a team, they could take turns lying down in front of the bulldozer, giving the Chinese government no choice.

Prefect!

Damn you.


You should be aware that H2G2 is not relatively obscure material.
2012-11-23 01:30:51 AM
1 votes:
I'm surprised the Chinese govt was so nice about the whole thing.
2012-11-22 11:59:41 PM
1 votes:
This makes that phone pole in the middle of the highway in Quebec look pretty puny.
 
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