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(Time)   Next time you feel yourself starting to get angry about government waste, just think the eight-story luxury office building that the Chinese built to house seven government officials   (world.time.com) divider line 54
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2013-10-25 11:12:44 AM
Okay.

I still dont feel better.
 
2013-10-25 11:14:04 AM
How dare they be more wasteful than us, this is an outrage but I'm sure the libtards will come fighting back.
 
2013-10-25 11:15:15 AM
FTFA:  Seven stories for eight officials.  Doesn't seem so extravagant now.  Someone had to share a floor.
 
2013-10-25 11:16:25 AM
Clearly the Chinaman is trying to beat us at our own game.
 
2013-10-25 11:17:43 AM
Yeah, subby, I mean other countries have people dying of famine and curable disease, we might as well, too. Aim low.
 
2013-10-25 11:17:49 AM
One man's government waste is another man's Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps.
 
2013-10-25 11:18:41 AM

Griftin Rubes: Clearly the Chinaman is trying to beat us at our own game.


Not the preferred nomenclature, dude.
 
2013-10-25 11:18:54 AM
"farking amateurs."

web.mit.edu
 
2013-10-25 11:19:03 AM

Gentoolive: How dare they be more wasteful than us, this is an outrage but I'm sure the libtards will come fighting back.


Yarr!  They shoulda used that money fer guns n tanks!
 
2013-10-25 11:20:02 AM
One man's government waste is another man's lucrative defense contract.
 
2013-10-25 11:20:20 AM
The amount of construction in china makes Spain look like a kid with Legos. It is all over the place and is typically done on speculation that the people will come to it.

I think there's two reasons for it: they need to make jobs for the millions of people entering the job market everything. The second is that all revolutions in China come from the countryside. It is a lot easier to control if they are packed into cities.

Oh and just like when Spain's bubble burst this is going to end very very badly.
 
2013-10-25 11:21:45 AM

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Invisible American

 
2013-10-25 11:23:05 AM

lelio: . The second is that all revolutions in China come from the countryside


China has existed for 6000 years, and had all of 2 revolutions in that entire timespan.
 
2013-10-25 11:24:46 AM

ikanreed: lelio: . The second is that all revolutions in China come from the countryside

China has existed for 6000 years, and had all of 2 revolutions in that entire timespan.


And they all came from the countryside!
 
2013-10-25 11:26:17 AM
I think about the cargo planes the US is still making that get flown to the plane graveyard upon delivery...for 2,000,000,000,000.00
 
2013-10-25 11:27:07 AM
What a Chinese "Luxury office building" might look like:

img2u.info

After all, why should readers actually see what the fuss is about?

...also, I only see 7 stories. Maybe they included the basement?
 
2013-10-25 11:27:20 AM
That's how commies in the central committee work..doh.
 
2013-10-25 11:28:37 AM
Ignoring the threadshiatter, is this a part of the housing bubble thing that I've heard they're having trouble with?
 
2013-10-25 11:31:31 AM
Thanks, Obama0.
 
2013-10-25 11:31:45 AM

Circusdog320: I think about the cargo planes the US is still making that get flown to the plane graveyard upon delivery...for 2,000,000,000,000.00


They aren't staying in the graveyard, though. Other agencies will get the airplanes, but yeah, it is still a waste of money.
 
2013-10-25 11:32:04 AM

LesserEvil: What a Chinese "Luxury office building" might look like:

[img2u.info image 634x344]

After all, why should readers actually see what the fuss is about?

...also, I only see 7 stories. Maybe they included the basement?


Um...the TFA only mentions 7 stories.  They do mention 8 officials.
 
2013-10-25 11:33:15 AM
 
2013-10-25 11:33:55 AM
"think the eight-story luxury office building," subby?
 
2013-10-25 11:35:33 AM

Circusdog320: I think about the cargo planes the US is still making that get flown to the plane graveyard upon delivery...for 2,000,000,000,000.00


Small point, they really aren't graveyards, more auction houses. They are being sold off to state governments and other countries. Though certainly for a loss.
 
2013-10-25 11:36:53 AM

ikanreed: lelio: . The second is that all revolutions in China come from the countryside

China has existed for 6000 years, and had all of 2 revolutions in that entire timespan.


Err....when you say revolution what definition are you using?  There have been multiple dynastic changes in China's history.  Revolution(in this context, not counting technological revolutions or the like) basically refers to a change in governmental power.
 
2013-10-25 11:37:23 AM
I really don't care about the wasted resources in China, it has very little effect on my life.
However,  I do care about the US government waste as it directly effects me.
 
2013-10-25 11:37:54 AM

LesserEvil: What a Chinese "Luxury office building" might look like


Hmm, some of those offices have their own air conditioning, even.

cig-mkr: And we only spend billions a year on empty federal buildings in DC
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/27/federal-government-s pe nds-8-billion-empty-building/


I see the same article written every few years. It hasn't contained any new research since it was originally written in the 70's, we have no idea what the numbers really are.
 
2013-10-25 11:40:03 AM

LesserEvil: ...also, I only see 7 stories. Maybe they included the basement subby is dyslexic?

 
2013-10-25 11:45:30 AM

Pichu0102: Ignoring the threadshiatter,


You'll have to be a lot more specific.
 
2013-10-25 11:46:08 AM
Looks more like a mostly-empty office building than an office building built (exclusively) for 8 bureaucrats.
 
2013-10-25 11:46:20 AM
Maybe there's some luxury on the inside.
 
2013-10-25 11:47:16 AM
I always find it funny when people freak out about China taking over the world.  Between environmental disasters, a huge restive population of unemployable and unmarriageable men, an unbelievable wealth gap and a breathtakingly corrupt government that can't solve a problem without the implicit threat of massacre, they're more likely to become a failed state than the preeminent country in the world.  Not that that's a good thing, because China's going to crash the rest of the world along with it when these things eventually come to a head.
 
2013-10-25 11:48:40 AM

LesserEvil: What a Chinese "Luxury office building" might look like:

[img2u.info image 634x344]

After all, why should readers actually see what the fuss is about?

...also, I only see 7 stories. Maybe they included the basement?


...for 8 people. For $2.46 million. In a village struggling to find food. Yes, that's a "luxury office building."
 
2013-10-25 11:50:03 AM

stevarooni: Looks more like a mostly-empty office building than an office building built (exclusively) for 8 bureaucrats.


That's the point - the claim is that it was supposedly built as a way of attracting investors and businesses to the village. At the end of the day, though, it's a 7-story middle finger to the folks in that village who are going hungry and living in squalor.
 
2013-10-25 11:57:06 AM
www.stripes.com

This is a 7 story luxury building used to house US Government Military Officials in Kunsan AB Korea.
 
2013-10-25 11:59:03 AM
Are these villagers really poor, or do they have refrigerators?
 
2013-10-25 12:00:40 PM

Starshines: I always find it funny when people freak out about China taking over the world.  Between environmental disasters, a huge restive population of unemployable and unmarriageable men, an unbelievable wealth gap and a breathtakingly corrupt government that can't solve a problem without the implicit threat of massacre, they're more likely to become a failed state than the preeminent country in the world.  Not that that's a good thing, because China's going to crash the rest of the world along with it when these things eventually come to a head.


Why do you think some manufacturing is moving away from China?

"We found that officials in China have been very helpful, but manufacturing in China is not going to be a long-term solution for manufacturers," Mir said. "
 
2013-10-25 12:02:58 PM
Okay. Thought about it. Still give zero fuchs ...
 
2013-10-25 12:07:42 PM
It's probably just me, and watching too much network tv but I'm seeing a big building with tons of room for a secret government spying program.  I wonder how many basement levels that thing has...
 
2013-10-25 12:08:34 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Griftin Rubes: Clearly the Chinaman is trying to beat us at our own game.

Not the preferred nomenclature, dude.


These aren't the guys who built the railroad here!
 
2013-10-25 12:08:48 PM

Literally Addicted: Um...the TFA only mentions 7 stories. They do mention 8 officials.


Okay, I'm posting hung over and I am so full of derp I can't stand myself.  Someone, please stop the insanity.
 
2013-10-25 12:09:46 PM

Claude Ballse: UrukHaiGuyz: Griftin Rubes: Clearly the Chinaman is trying to beat us at our own game.

Not the preferred nomenclature, dude.

These aren't the guys who built the railroad here!


Not the issue here.
 
2013-10-25 12:13:11 PM
Were jobs created? Yes? Okay, nothing to see here.
 
2013-10-25 12:18:58 PM

Nick Nostril: Pichu0102: Ignoring the threadshiatter,

You'll have to be a lot more specific.


No, I'm not going to give them the benefit of knowing for sure it was them.
 
2013-10-25 12:32:24 PM
Jokes on them they will eitehr get some kind of poisoning from matrial used to build it or it will collapse on them.
 
2013-10-25 01:06:18 PM
They're just going to want to build another building in an hour or so....
 
2013-10-25 01:12:57 PM

DerAppie: Were jobs created? Yes? Okay, nothing to see here.


The problem is that China is building cap that nobody wants or can afford in China. The New South China Mall is a prime example. The largest mall on the world has room for 2350 stores and has never seem less than 2000 empty slots. If you build it, they may not come...
 
2013-10-25 01:25:47 PM

Demonrats: DerAppie: Were jobs created? Yes? Okay, nothing to see here.

The problem is that China is building cap that nobody wants or can afford in China. The New South China Mall is a prime example. The largest mall on the world has room for 2350 stores and has never seem less than 2000 empty slots. If you build it, they may not come...


I know. I was being sarcastic.
 
2013-10-25 03:57:37 PM
Submittard must have really aim low. For me if I'm going to use any example of cronyism or government waste I would be thinking the palaces and exotic cars of the 'government officials' from the middle east.
 
2013-10-25 04:15:49 PM
Next time you feel yourself...

I'm feeling myself right now, so I;'m really getting a UUUUNNNNGGGH!
 
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