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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:47am

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Yes, I can even see a mutant Godzilla.

 
Yes, really...  the scary thing is that could wind up being true!

 
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:46am

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Yes, I can even see a mutant Godzilla.

 
and with just the right blend of gray, to show that he has the Energy AND the Experience!
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:45am

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The setting for that movie would not be in China—  it would be on the California coast...  the plot could thicken as all kinds of critters grow on the docks as they approach the coast...

 

 
Yes, I can even see a mutant Godzilla.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:40am

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Radioactive DOCKS from Japan...

 
The setting for that movie would not be in China—  it would be on the California coast...  the plot could thicken as all kinds of critters grow on the docks as they approach the coast...

 
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:37am

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or Radioactive Jaws From Japan...

 
Radioactive DOCKS from Japan...
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:34am



or Radioactive Jaws From Japan...
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:31am

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BARBIE Jaws!

 
or Baby Barracuda Barbie Jaws...
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:27am

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I think it would make a good movie—  Tiny Jaws...

 
BARBIE Jaws!
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:24am

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Like New Jersey 1916 Shark scare.

 
I think it would make a good movie—  Tiny Jaws...
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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:20am

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Chinese city declares war on piranhas

BEIJING | Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:15pm EDT

(Reuters) — A southern Chinese city is on the alert for piranhas after two people were attacked in a river, and is offering a 1,000 yuan ($160) reward for every fish caught, dead or alive, state media reported on Thursday.

. . . . . "In addition, more than 40 other fishermen from the local fishing association have joined us as well. They all use small pieces of pork as bait."   Other people have taken up position along the river's banks with rods, it added.

"It's horrible to know that the river has such fish. I will not swim there anymore," resident Liu Junjie was quoted as saying. "I'll pray they catch them soon."...



 
Like New Jersey 1916 Shark scare.
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Chinese city declares war on piranhas

BEIJING | Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:15pm EDT

(Reuters) — A southern Chinese city is on the alert for piranhas after two people were attacked in a river, and is offering a 1,000 yuan ($160) reward for every fish caught, dead or alive, state media reported on Thursday.

The government of Guangxi region's Liuzhou is asking people to hunt the alien South American species, which badly bit two people earlier in the week who were paddling in the Liujiang River, the China Daily said.

"Fishing with nets is not allowed in the section of the river that flows through the city, but we have made an exemption. Five fishing boats with experienced fishermen have been deployed on the river since Monday," Liuzhou official Wei Yongwen told the newspaper.

"In addition, more than 40 other fishermen from the local fishing association have joined us as well. They all use small pieces of pork as bait."

Other people have taken up position along the river's banks with rods, it added.

"It's horrible to know that the river has such fish. I will not swim there anymore," resident Liu Junjie was quoted as saying. "I'll pray they catch them soon."...


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Posted: May 30, 2012 - 1:46pm



How China Flouts Its Laws

by CHEN GUANGCHENG
The New York Times
May 30, 2012

SINCE I arrived in the United States on May 19, people have asked me, “What do you want to do here?” I have come here to study temporarily, not to seek political asylum. And while I pursue my studies, I hope that the Chinese government and the Communist Party will conduct a thorough investigation of the lawless punishment inflicted on me and my family over the past seven years.

I asked for such an investigation while I was hospitalized in Beijing, after I had left the refuge of the United States Embassy and American officials negotiated my reunification with my family. High officials from the Chinese government assured me that a thorough and public investigation would take place and that they would inform me of the results. I hope that this promise will be honored. But the government has often failed to fulfill similar commitments. I urge the government and people of the United States and other democratic countries to insist that the Chinese government make timely progress in this matter...
 


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Posted: Dec 19, 2011 - 11:00am





Will China Break?

by Paul Krugman
The New York Times
December 19, 2011


Consider the following picture: Recent growth has relied on a huge construction boom fueled by surging real estate prices, and exhibiting all the classic signs of a bubble. There was rapid growth in credit— with much of that growth taking place not through traditional banking but rather through unregulated "shadow banking" neither subject to government supervision nor backed by government guarantees. Now the bubble is bursting — and there are real reasons to fear financial and economic crisis.

Am I describing Japan at the end of the 1980s? Or am I describing America in 2007? I could be. But right now I'm talking about China, which is emerging as another danger spot in a world economy that really, really doesn't need this right now...




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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 - 4:58am

I just love the Chinese..{#Lol} they
"discourages plot lines that contain elements of "fantasy, time-travel,
random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques,
even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and
reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking."


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Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 5:25am

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The freedom movements in northern Africa have been fueled by electronic communications between citizens. The Chinese government controls that technology so tightly that a freedom movement there doesn't have much chance to succeed without the unifying force of Facebook or Twitter. As the CNN article above shows, the Chinese government is so paranoid about the Internet and social unrest that they will snuff out the slightest stirrings of anti-government activity.
  Jepp..but their money is still good and we love to trade with them....


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Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 5:07am

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No more revolutions here !  {#Hand}

Beijing, China (CNN) - I had thought China's situation was significantly different from the Middle East because the government has been successful in bringing better living standards to the people here. You would think that would make Beijing feel less vulnerable. But perhaps all authoritarian regimes react the same.

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The freedom movements in northern Africa have been fueled by electronic communications between citizens. The Chinese government controls that technology so tightly that a freedom movement there doesn't have much chance to succeed without the unifying force of Facebook or Twitter. As the CNN article above shows, the Chinese government is so paranoid about the Internet and social unrest that they will snuff out the slightest stirrings of anti-government activity.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 4:54am

No more revolutions here !  {#Hand}

Beijing, China (CNN) - I had thought China's situation was significantly different from the Middle East because the government has been successful in bringing better living standards to the people here. You would think that would make Beijing feel less vulnerable. But perhaps all authoritarian regimes react the same.

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Posted: Feb 20, 2011 - 1:06pm

China tries to stamp out pro-democracy rallies
Jittery Chinese authorities wary of any domestic dissent staged a show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a "Jasmine Revolution," with only a handful of people joining protests apparently modeled on the pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East.

Authorities detained activists, increased the number of police on the streets, disconnected some cellphone text messaging services and censored Internet postings about the call to stage protests in Beijing, Shanghai and 11 other major cities. (...)

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Posted: Sep 21, 2010 - 5:18am

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Mao: Greatest Mass Murderer in World History?

Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million in four years'

By Arifa Akbar, Arts Correspondent

Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history - which has until now remained hidden - has international resonance. "It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century.... It was like Pol Pot's genocide multiplied 20 times over," he said


 
I was aware that, as with Stalin in the USSR, Mao's collectivization of agriculture was a total disaster with starvation being rampant.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2010 - 4:55am

Mao: Greatest Mass Murderer in World History?

Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million in four years'

By Arifa Akbar, Arts Correspondent

Mr Dikötter is the only author to have delved into the Chinese archives since they were reopened four years ago. He argued that this devastating period of history - which has until now remained hidden - has international resonance. "It ranks alongside the gulags and the Holocaust as one of the three greatest events of the 20th century.... It was like Pol Pot's genocide multiplied 20 times over," he said



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