Via: Huffington Post
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330,000,00 abortions in China, EVERY YEAR!
Via: Think Progress
China is just about the same size as the United States, but livable land is in short supply. With the population and economy still growing at a rapid clip, the government has undertaken a plan to bulldoze hundreds of mountains to create land for building on.
In a paper published in journal Nature this week, three researchers from Chang’an University in China warn that the scores of mountains already being truncated is leading to air and water pollution, erosion, and flooding. With unprecedented plans to remove over 700 mountains and fill valleys with the debris, they warn that “there has been too little modelling of the costs and benefits of land creation. Inexperience and technical problems delay projects and add costs, and the environment impacts are not being thoroughly considered.” (really?)
Totaling several hundred square miles of newly flattened land, mountaintop removal has never been carried out at this scale, warn the authors, not even in strip mining operations common in the United States. These projects in China often ignore environmental regulations in search of profit and unadulterated development. Around one-fifth of China’s population, more than 250 million people, live in mountainous areas.
In the city of Yan’an, “the air is often brown with dust owing to construction teams working on windy days without dampening the soil,” write the authors. “Forests and plants on hills and in gullies are stripped ahead of the demolition and filling.”
The project in Yan’an will double the city’s current area by creating around 30 square miles of flat ground. It is the largest project ever attempted on deposits of wind-blown silt, which can subside when wet and cause structural collapse. The scientists warn that such infill projects have never been used for urban construction.
Bodies of dead civilians lie among mangled bicycles near Tiananmen Square in the early morning of June 4, 1989.
A lot more happened that day besides the guy running out and stopping the tank.
Picture perfect: The town has been designed as a complete urban development but so far nobody has started living in the properties.
Soon, VERY SOON, the ‘Chinese Housing Bubble’ is going to go – BOOM!
“Our leadership is so weak and so pathetic that they could get away with it, and believe me, they’re taking our jobs,” Trump said of China.
Bud Konheim has a message for all of the 99 percenters: You’re luckier than you think.
Konheim, CEO and co-founder of luxury-fashion company Nicole Miller, said on CNBC’s “Quawk Box” on Wednesday that Americans not in the top 1 percent would be considered wealthy in most of the world. He said the 99ers should stop complaining and understand how lucky they are.
“We’ve got a country that the poverty level is wealth in 99 percent of the rest of the world,” he said. “So we’re talking about woe is me, woe is us, woe is this.” He added that “the guy that’s making, oh my God, he’s making $35,000 a year, why don’t we try that out in India or some countries we can’t even name. China, anyplace, the guy is wealthy.”
1. Do the math, Bud:
$35,000 / 52 weeks /40 hours per week = $16.83 per hour
President Obama want to raise the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 ($15,080 per annum) to $10.10 ($21,008 per annum)
2. ‘Some countries we can’t even name’
Let me quess here Bud, the country where you have stupid lookin’ clothes made, right?
Via: Think Progress
An official from the Chinese government announced Monday that approximately 3.33 million hectares, or 8 million acres, of China’s farmland is now too polluted to grow crops, according to a Reuters report from Beijing.
China’s Vice Minister of Land and Resources Wang Shiyuan reportedly told a news conference that current farming on the now-too-contaminated land — ROUGHLY the SIZE of BELGIUM — will be halted and rehabilitated in order to ensure food safety. It was unclear late Monday whether food that had already been grown on that land would be sought out or recalled.
“These areas cannot continue farming,” Wang said, noting that the Ministry of Environmental Protection had deemed all of the 8 million acres as having “moderate to severe pollution.”
The Chinese government has said that the country needs at least 120 million hectares of arable land to ensure it is able to meet the vastly populated country’s food needs. Though China started 2013 with a strong 135 million hectares of arable land, contamination — paired with recent efforts to convert farmland to forests, grasslands and wetlands — has caused the amount of stable cultivated land to drop to 120 million hectares, Wang said.
Wang also said the country is committed to spending “tens of billions of yuan” a year for projects aimed at rehabilitating polluted land. (horse-shit!)
What is it about Ikea that inspires customers to behave badly?
At the furniture and storage company’s flagship mainland China store in Beijing, customers are picnicking, reading newspapers, napping while tucked under the covers, and even urinating, the South China Morning Post recently reported:
Toddlers in split pants play on model furniture with their naked parts coming in contact with all surfaces. On a king-size bed in the middle of the largest showroom, a little boy wakes from a nap next to his (also sleeping) grandmother. When the old woman casually helps the boy urinate into an empty water bottle, dripping liquid liberally on the grey mattress under his feet, most passers-by seem not to mind or even notice.
China’s shoppers, analysts said, seem to like a theme park atmosphere and they appreciate the free air-conditioning.
There are MANY Chinese tourists now coming here to Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Awhile back, I was having a buffett lunch (not Chinese), and at the adjoining table there were EIGHT VERY LOUD Chinese.
A kid, I’m guessing three or four had to take a leak, so his mother took him to a nearby potted plant. Note: right above the plant was a sign pointing to the nereby restrooms.
Putting the ‘Chinese problem’ into context: 1.4 billion (1,400,000,000).
The world is F*CKED!
“Thailand – Chinese tourists difficult to deal with?”
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