The New York Times has long forgotten its role as a NEWSPAPER and has become a loudspeaker for some of the most incredibly stupid and tunnel-vision “reporters”. Actually, they are not reporters, they are just uniformed bloggers looking to fill space in a rag that no longer seeks real news.
The list of idiotic articles that the New York Times has published about China is almost endless. It screams of lack of editorial control and any sense of news “honor”. Actually, the New York Times, much like Haaretz, is looking more like Der Sturmer than what was once considered the free and responsible press of the United States.
I actually live in China. I can tell you first hand that the transformation of what was once considered a 3rd world country, to what is arguably the most wealthy and powerful country in the world, is nothing short of AMAZING. If this was America, we would all be patting ourselves on the back. But since this transformation of China is happening at the same time as the decay and total corruption of our great nation, our nations most powerful newspapers turn to propaganda to prop up our devastatingly bad national future.
Let me give you just two examples of how all of the “news stories” below are 100% mistaken.
1) Chun Mun is a 70 year old Hong Kong man. He lives in China because the growth of his investments and the value of his home are growing faster than anywhere else in the world. His home that he bought originally for less than $50,000 USD is now worth over $150,000. AND BY THE WAY, THE HOME IS TAX FREE FOR 70 YEARS!!!! He has full medical for only $80 per month, and he can actually dine out for about $10 per meal for quality food.
The borders of China are filled with people seeking to GET IN. How does that sit with the New York Times stories about “a bad life in china”?
2) Mr Xu is 40 years old. He has saved $150,000 USD just from putting $4,000 each year away in savings in a bank that paid him 4-6% interest per year. HE IS RETIRED. He owns his home (NO TAXES) and owns his car (NO TAXES) and enjoys life on just the interest from his savings account.
China’s banking system is free from the “Federal Reserve” and “American International Bankers” who want to pay less than 1% for your savings and then charge you fees on every little thing you do in your bank account.
A few more things.
A) The thought that you cannot speak out loud about anything you want is insane. I have had awesome discussions with Chinese about EVERY topic. No one is afraid to speak. If you read China’s blogs (Which no reporters from NYT actually do) then you would see that they have complete freedom of speech. The NYT reporters always confuse inciting public action against the government (Which our government also reacts harshly to….remember Waco Texas?), with freedom of speech which both governments support.
B) Chinese are not trapped in China. They can travel almost anywhere…except for the USA because our government is only interested in tourists with over $100,000 in their bank accounts. The funny thing is that there are so many Chinese with over $100,000 USD that they are becoming a powerful tourism force in the US with more and more visas being granted ever year. Unlike Americans, they can go to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and many other countries that black listed American tourists.
C) China is bent on polluting the world. This is crazy. Anyone who even thinks for one moment about the support of 1.3 billion people knows that China is working very hard on saving the environment. Compare their record to India in the last 5 years and you will see that they are not the same. India has no control over population, pollution, or corporate waste. China has cities with more electric vehicles than ALL OF AMERICA. China has more CLEAN public transportation than all the rest of the countries in the world PUT TOGETHER. The NYT reporters simply have no idea of the size of the population and the limited choices that China had in driving its country to its current greatness. The NYT reporters will slam china’s “one child policy” (that was recently changed) and in the same paper blast them on the pollution caused by their huge population.
So now you know a little more about China. The good news is that the market capitalization of the New York Times currently is only about 2 Billion USD. There are thousands of people in China who could purchase the paper individually and change it back to a real newspaper. I personally request that CCTV America purchase it and change the format to the GREAT NEWS COVERAGE OF CCTV. That would be a breath of fresh air for American who suffer from the crap published by NYT currently and broadcast by the likes of Fox News.
In an effort to help once you have purchased the paper, here is a short list of the ignorant reporters that you should fire immediately, and the articles that show their ignorance.
First lets start with firing THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Their article : United Against China : shows a complete ignorance of Asian politics. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considered by most in Asia to be a “Hitler wanna-be”. Even in his own country he is considered an extremist. To the rest of the countries in Asia WHO STILL REMEMBER THE MASS MURDER AND RAPE OF CIVILIANS BY THE JAPANESE ARMY, Abe is just a war loving leader who is trying to get approval to rebuild the racist Japanese army so they can devastate non-Japanese cultures again. And about this “high interest” 2 billion dollar loan. What a joke. China has invested more than that in South Sudan. To accept Japan’s pennies, when China is partnering for hundreds of billions, would be a huge mistake by the India Government. But then again, the India Government still thinks they are British so they might just be that stupid.
Next fire : HELEN GAO
What an ignorant title for an article : Back in China, Watching My Words First of all Helen, you have to know that Americans typically only read headlines. Your statement of “watching my words” will be misunderstood by the Americans to think you cannot speak freely to your friends and relatives. So your article talks about how your Grandmother thinks America is better than China. Did you tell her how many Chinese are returning to China and abandoning their jobs in America? Did you tell her how you ate processed food every day in America and how good her fish tasted? Way to mention carp. Are you trying to simply get readers in America to love you? The fish soups, sauteed fish, fried fish, and barbequed fish in China is SOOOOO much better than a McFish sandwich…and they cost about the same. Your life in China is better now than your life was in America. Admit it. You just write twisted articles so your editors at the NYT will accept your content. You can’t write the truth about China and get it published in the NYT. Face it…you are just prostituting yourself.
You cannot fire her, but bar her from adding any more content : KIM LEE
Abuse, Fear and Shame in China OH the ignorant editors of the New York Times loved this one.
Kim. You think that spousal abuse is not rampant in the US? You think that “In America, people don’t get away with this”? You are completely blind and blindly in love with America. America has just as much spousal abuse as China. American courts do NOT listen to wives of rich businessmen in America. Have you seen the Woody Allen Story? In America husbands get away with abuse, and sexual assault of their own children. I understand your anger at your situation, but your article is ignorant. By singling out China as an abusive country, you are turning your back on the women of the world who are suffering today. The New York Times took your sad, horrible story, and turned it in to propaganda against China. THEY USED YOU! You are just too stupid to realize when you are being used.
Another ignorant pawn of the NYT is ANDREW JACOBS….Fire him immediately.
His article China Appears Set to Force Times Reporter to Leave is a great example of the bully being referred to as the victim. One of our American problems is the abuse of “freedom of the press”. When the press has no integrity and they move to slander people in order to sell papers, you should no longer consider them “Press”. The New York Times is a rag that is sold to fearful people, paranoid people, and ignorant people. This article is about Austin Ramzy (Who also needs to be fired if he is still employed by the NYT). Austin is famous for his baseless slander of China. He thought he could be a habitual liar and live the high life in China without consequences. Sorry Austin. Go home and work for minimum wage and live in a crap apartment and eat fast food every day. Americans in China are GLAD you are leaving.
Next fire SHAOJIE HUANG for pure stupidity.
Her article Pet Owners Brace for Chinese New Year Fireworks, shows that the NYT is trolling the bottom of the ocean for stories that slander China. I live in China. I have a cat. I didn’t brace for the fireworks of the New Year. ShaoJie….you know that most apartment buildings are 20+ stories. Fireworks on the street do not bother our pets. The one night of brilliant fireworks is a wonderful sight to behold. I remember how sad I was when fireworks were outlawed in America. I remember driving 200 miles to the next state to buy them and bring them back illegally so I could celebrate the 4th of July. This is a freedom that Chinese have over Americans. Congratulations China. Shut up ShaJie.
OK…..the list is too long to complete….but let me add just one more.
IAN JOHNSON is the definition of a person throwing stones in a glass house. Ian. We are America. We killed off 90% of our country’s “culture” as soon as we colonized the country. Where is American culture? Have you ever been to a Pow Wow? Have you ever even met a full blooded American Indian? China is spending hundreds of billions to preserve its culture. China is spending billions just trying to recover the treasures stolen by American Businessmen in the 1800’s. Face it….you are the LAST person who should be writing about destruction of culture since your country stole much of China’s ancient artifacts, and killed off its own indigenous people.
Like I said…the list of ignorant reporters at the New York Times is just too LONG. They need to be fired for their lies and ignorance. In closing let me offer my services to the new Chinese ownership of the New York Times in the near future to help you weed out all the prejudice and ignorance that is the NEW YORK TIMES.
Oklahoma Tornado Just the Start : Construction Standards and Global Warming: The 1-2 Punch that the US cannot survive
Welcome to the increased violence of storms produced by Global Warming. It is happening. This year is a benchmark year in that CO2 levels break the 400ppm mark (highest level in human history). WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means that there are more particles in the air to help create violent storms, intense rain, snow storms, and hurricanes. It means that everything is MORE VIOLENT.
See the video on the benchmark at: Huffington Post 400PPM report
Welcome to the start of a disastrous 2013 storm and hurricane season. Thousands of bloggers and news outlets have tried to warn everyone of the coming dangers, but the GOP made sure we were all silenced.
What Rush L. and the idiots of the Fox News don’t get is that global warming means more violence in the atmosphere. That means more dangerous storm events.
So thanks to the GOP and Fox News, we now have a nation that is completely unprepared for the storms and weather violence that is now at our doorsteps.
Tornadoes cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries in the U.S. each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Over the last decade, these numbers have steadily risen. In 2011 there were 1,897 tornadoes reported in the U.S., of which at least 1,706 were confirmed. It proved to be a destructive and deadly year for tornadoes, with 550 confirmed fatalities.
This year it will be 1000+ fatalities….GUARANTEED.
Now add the fact that construction companies and developers have used PAC’s to influence law makers for decades to approve lower and lower building standards. 2X4s are no longer 2 inches by 4 inches…WHY?…..because it saves money and our local governments did nothing. Next add the fact that the old wall stud requirement of 12 inches apart was replaced by zoning approvals of studs 18 inches apart. The result is a home that is “built to withstand 90mph winds”.
Who in their right mind would think that 90mph is a wind standard that we should build millions of homes to that specification???
We are not even prepared for tornadoes of 130mph wind speeds. Research at Texas Tech University and elsewhere has shown that only masonry or reinforced concrete walls can protect against lethal flying debris that might be encountered during a tornado with wind speeds up to 130 mph. Now we can expect regular storms with tornadoes with winds in excess of 200 mph.
The combination of bad zoning regulations that were passed by influence of developer PAC funds, and the coming storms that will pummel the midwest states with 200mph winds, and the coastal states with category 4 and 5 hurricanes, will result in the destruction of a large majority of these homes made out of inferior quality sticks and nails.
The nations photo journal will be filled with images like these…..
So what is the ONLY silver lining to this sad story? Maybe it is the fact that most of those superstitious people who believe everything that Fox News tells them, live in the states that will be the hardest hit by thest tornadoes.
Its tough to imagine how you can drop lower than the slimy bottom of the barrel, otherwise known as Fox News, but Sarah Palin has achieved it.
Part ways is just a nice way of saying that Fox news no longer wants to whore her out as a right wing, religious extremist. She was fired. Fired from a job as a “contributor” to the network because she both has nothing more to contribute, and because her fan base has completely left her side. What most people who take up the American superstitious masses as their base, do not understand is exactly how fickle they can be. The forget that the superstition that drives them to accept crazy crackpots like Sarah Palin, is the same superstition that will have them turn on you if you do not win. After all, if you are “ordained” by their god, then obviously you cannot lose.
But what happens when there are no winners that the superstitious masses can hold up as their heroes? Simple. The all cry in chorus, “Its the end of times”…”Obama is the antichrist”….or my personal favorite, “The gays have cursed our country”.
Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, so as our country rebounds from the greed of the bankers in 2008 and the 10 years of war from George W. Bush, (both given too much power by the superstitious masses), they are left with left with very little to hold up as a hero. But the MUST have a hero. Their ideology does not allow them for any period of time to not worship a false idea. Who exactly are they turning to now? Who has replaced Sarah Palin as the insane figurehead of our mindless superstitious minority in America?
Enter Carl Rove.
No one is more at home in the slime of Fox News than Carl Rove. We all remember his election night meltdown. We will also never forget his history with George W. Bush and the crimes he committed while in the White House. What does he think about his crimes???
Karl Rove was on Fox News last night discussing the recent incident where Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans tried to make a citizen’s arrest against him because of his crimes during the Bush administration at a California book signing event, but instead of addressing or apologizing for his crimes, Rove told Fox News that he just wishes people would forget about them.
So goodby Sarah Palin…Fox has found a more divisive and insane “contributor” to hang their hat on. Your candle light is burning ever dimmer and soon your name will not even be mentioned in the circles of superstitious people who once trumpeted your cries for a church state. How quickly they have forgotten you. How quickly you have been replaced.
There are so many wars going on in our world that it is tough to even keep an interest in all of them.
Human conflicts in multiple countries
War against (Non Corporate Pharmecudical) drugs
War against the Environment
War against Women
War against Science
There is a war against the concept of Organic farming. The corporations are doing everything they can to destroy the “organic” competition, or at least dilute the word organic enough so that they can classify their genetically altered, irradiated, pesticide soaked, herbicide soaked, preservative gassed, foods as Organic.
The FDA has been pushed by corporations to include all types of toxins as “organic”. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 20 percent of organic lettuce tests positive for pesticides, particularly a pesticide made by Dow Chemical called spinosad. Organic labeling laws allow naturally occurring chemicals to be applied to crops, so spinosad — which comes from a soil bacterium — can be used in organic farming, although the EPA considers the substance slightly toxic.
Their strongest ally is Fox News. Fox News is the mouthpiece for much of the unscientific trash that is broadcast as fact in an effort to dumb-down our society.
Here is what Fox News UNDERSTANDS ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR. Americans read the headlines, they do not read the subtext. Americans will read the whole article with the tone set by the headline. Now look how this headline…
Under it is the subtext that Americans do not read. “Amount of vitamins and minerals the same”
This whole study was done on vitamin and mineral content which is NOT the reason why you buy organic vegetables. In other words, this is a corporate sponsored news article that is actually an advertisement. This article is intended to trick you into thinking that the organic food is no better than the crap the big corporations are pushing on you.
(Next time you go to the grocery store….look closely. Every piece of fruit is the same size. All the same color. No blemishes or imperfections. This is “processed, packaged treated foods”. This is just like buying a TV dinner…they are all the same and perfectly bad for your body)
Now lets look at the content of this advertisement that is cloaked as a new article. First three paragraphs.
Jen Matlack’s husband teases her about buying organic. It’s not worth the extra money, he says, but she insists.
A new study promises to add fuel to their marital quarrel. Published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, it finds that organic produce has no more vitamins and minerals than conventionally grown produce.
Mark one point for the hubby.
If you think that Jen Matlack is a real person than your an idiot. This is just a made up person. The purpose of these three paragraphs is to let housewives know that if they buy organic produce they are idiots and their husbands are right about buying corporate garbage food.
Now take a look at the AMAZING PRO-ORGANIC FOODS information in the body of the article.
Researchers found a 33% greater risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in non-organic pork and chicken, which they say “may be related to the routine use of antibiotics in conventional animal husbandry.”
They also found higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in organic milk and chicken.
Smith-Spangler and her colleagues note that previous studies have shown lower levels of pesticides in the urine of children who eat organic foods compared with children who eat conventional foods.
The American Academy of Pediatrics similarly says to “minimize using foods in which chemical pesticides or herbicides were used by farmers.
So how in the world does an article that states kids are pissing high levels of pesticides, getting less of the good omega-3 fatty acids, and consuming antibiotic-resistant bacteria (which we all know is ecoli), get a title like ”
Organic produce no healthier than conventionally grown produce”?????
Simple its Seattle’s Q13 FOX News reporting.
Republicans break new grounds today on the lengths they are willing to go to spin a story in their favor. Traditionally the word “spin” meant to put a story in a positive light with a little embellishment. Today Republicans are reaching for the greatest gap in truth of all time to bend a story in their favor. Their claims of “class warefare” after just three years since the czar of class warfare left office, is a new low for the integrity of their party.
Their spin today reads “Republicans Accuse Obama of Waging ‘Class Warfare’ With Millionaire Tax Plan” led by Paul Ryan, a young and corrupt rising star for Republicans.
And in true Republican style since 9/11, they aren’t afraid to kick regular Americans when we are down:
To put today’s claim in context, if history had the same level of deceit, these would be the claims:
India blames Gandhi for class system.
America blames Africans for slavery.
America blames Martin Luther King for segregation.
Japan blames Hawaii for the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Republicans blame women for all sin. (oh, that one they do believe)
The truth means very little in American politics today. The truth is buried in American news like bodies in John Wayne Gacy’s home. But for the sake of proving my argument, here it is in black and white.
During the period of the George W. Bush administration, he created the largest gap of net worth in the history of our country. He killed the middle class. He changed our country from a healthy distribution of wealth to a country of uber rich and uber poor.
President Obama is the first president to serve since this damage was done to our country. He is pushing a law that is exactly what this country needs. He is supported by some of the most wealthy and respected men and women in our country. But then again, respected men and women are not the ones donating money to the Republican party.
The truth is that the pure capitalist with pure greed in their hearts are seeking to end this bill. The Republicans are reaching new lows of moral behavior to end this bill.
Am I surprised? No. Nothing after George W. Bush surprises me about Republicans. I am just once again disgusted at how my country has come under the influence of such horrible people.
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Fox news is creating too much content for The Daily Show to handle. The bullshit is flowing too quickly from the mouths of the Fox News plastic faced actors (not really journalists), for The Daily Show to keep up!
Day after day. Show after show. Jon Stewart and his team of writers take clips from Fox News and rebroadcasts them as comedic content. They have been doing this since 1999.
It has been the easiest job on the planet. Fox News is a daily editorial of a controlled media that just spouts propaganda from its corporate sponsors. Fox News is the headstone for the death of factual news and the monstrous abomination that has evolved from after the death of factual news.
All the daily show has to do is cut the clips, add a one line commentary to the news story as it was broadcast by Fox News, and it becomes hilarious.
But this is not traditional humor. Not even traditional political humor. Here is an analogy of what The Daily Show is:
Imagine you are a dedicated Muslim believer.
Now create a show that takes the Al Queda videos that promote killing, beating, slavery, and torture, cut out clips of the most insane statements from them, and rebroadcast them as part of your comedy.
Imagine you are a dedicated Christian believer.
Now create a show that takes the videos made by priests while they sexually assaulted children, cut out clips of the most horrific acts and rebroadcast them with additional content as part of your comedy show.
Fox News has become so blatantly anti-human and insane in their commentary that the humor is beginning to get hard to swallow. Yes I still laugh at The Daily Show, and yes, the writing team are geniuses…….but the humor is getting more and more sickening by the day.
In this week’s broadcasts, Stewart showed clips of Fox news calling half of America “animals” because they are not rich. It showed clips of Fox News saying that the 50% of America that owns only 2.5% of the wealth of America is being spoiled and should be made to pay more money.
I find myself laughing and then getting sick to my stomach when I listen to the morons at Fox News. Then I laugh again when Stewart states the obvious truth about horrible statements.
The Daily Show is unlike any comedy in history. The humor derived from watching The Daily Show is an experience in “horror humor” that can only be created in times of extreme insanity within a society.
This is a time in which America is falling quickly from the dream of our founders to the corporate state that is destroying us. Thank you Mr. Stewart and the rest of The Daily show for documenting everyone at Fox News during their verbal rape of our country. While they cloud the minds of Americans to allow corporations to take everything of value to us, you document it in a format that will remain a part of history that is accessable and interesting to future generations.
When all this ends, you will be remembered as an “Oskar Schindler” and Fox News will be remembered as a “Joseph Goebbels”.
I was walking to a meeting this morning in Shenzhen. The meeting was in Huaqianbei, an area well known for the fast paced trading world of computer and cell phone parts. Laying on the sidewalk in front of me was a teenager who had jumped from the building. It was my first experience seeing a suicide victim. He was not covered up, but rather he was surrounded by a wide area of police tape and onlookers.
The teen had seemingly jumped from the balcony on the 10th floor of this office building. He was laying next to the curb of the street with a few branches from the tree he fell through on his way to the granite sidewalk below. He looked to be around 20 old
In China they do not rush to cover the evidence of a gruesome act like suicide jumping. It is left there until the police arrive and complete their investigation. The crowd of onlookers was a mix of people from all socio-economic levels. The poor bicycle delivery people were standing next to the uniformed office workers, who were standing next to the suited bosses. Some with sad faces morning the death and others with cynical looks at the spectacle.
As an American my first thought was “Is this a Foxconn building”? It seems that we only hear about suicide jumps from Foxconn offices in American news. No. There was no Foxconn office in this building. It was just an average building that rose about 30 stories above the street. Like most office buildings in China, this hone had stylish balconies and overlooks that provide plenty of opportunity for someone who wishes to end their life.
Then it struck me. These jumpers are not due to a specific loathing of a position in life, or because of an inability to endure harsh working environments. This was a well clothed teenager in a new shirt and jeans. He had just chosen to end his life. He had made a horribly short sighted decision that ended all the possibilities of his life.
In America we do not see suicide. Our teens end their lives with drugs and die in hotel rooms or in their apartments. Our teens do not choose the public way of death. This teen, like most in China, was not on drugs. Drugs are not readily available in China. All drugs have stiff penalties ranging from 10 years to life in prison. The teens in China face the stresses of capitalism and teenage life with only alcohol and cigarettes to help them manage their lives.
I have to admit it was more of a jolt to my sensibilities than to those of my Chinese counterparts who viewed the dead body on the sidewalk. I only looked for a few seconds, while they stood there and gazed at the body and held discussions about the event. I walked on with my internal horror until I was able to think the event through in a logical sense.
At first my mind raced with thoughts of the “teenage building jumping epidemic”. Then it came to me. The only difference is the public display in this suicide. China may seem different to us. It may seem harsh and unusual, but it is not. In reality there are two things that are the root of all of our anxieties about China. Two things that keep us from understanding it better.
1) China is a capitalistic baby. The more you experience China, the more you feel like you are in the booming 1950’s of the American economy. The more I research 1950s capitalism in America, the more I realize that the world is seeing it again in China. Working conditions are not as good as the U.S., but they are good enough to be able to save money and gain wealth. Chinese people are succeeding. They are becoming rich very quickly.
2) China is 1.3 billion people. You cannot classify a Chinese person. Any characteristic you seek in China, you will find. I can choose any good or bad thing to say about China or about Chinese people and it will be true to one extent or another. I can always find evidence of it in their society.
So before we start counting bodies that jump from buildings, lets start counting the total number of teenage suicides as a percent of the population. That is the true measure of one society vs another. I think that number would surprise every American.
Before we start believing everything we hear about China, lets start understanding that the population sample is large enough so that anyone can say anything about it and back their generalization with some evidence. The news about Foxconn and suicides sounds horrible, but you need to realize that Foxconn employs over 900,000 people. How many people at Foxconn commit suicide? How many people in an average American city of one million people commit suicide? It’s time we start looking at real numbers and stop believing our own sensationalistic news.
The truth is that China is an amazing example of mass management that needs to be embraced as one of the most significant factors in our future. Avoid being part of the sensationalized version and start thinking logically about what we are all experiencing.