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China – Typhoon Trami – Image Gallery

Via: World of Mysteries

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Many people gathered on the banks of the Qiantang River to watch the waves caused by the typhoon Trami but with the force of the water lots of them (including many children) were washed away in the tide.

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See 34 more photos, HERE:

http://leenks.com/link462221.html

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September 5, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DALeast Street Art – Image Gallery

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Via: Amusing Planet

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. The 29-year-old, who keeps his real name a secret, has been making art since he was three. His unusual paintings, which are sometimes hundreds of feet across, looks three dimensional and appears to have been created out of thousands of tiny metal shards.

DALeast showed an interest for drawing since he was two or three. When he grew up, he studied Sculpture in the Fine Art Institute in his hometown Wuhan, but dropped out in the fourth year – one year before he was supposed to complete. DALeast was disillusioned by the conservative mind sets and teaching methods. While in his first year of study, he joined a graffiti crew called JEJ, which is one of the first generation active graffiti crews in China. The teacher hated him because he would often neglect class work, instead spending his time on the streets painting walls.

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Once, just before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, police broke into a house he was staying in and arrested him and his graffiti crew. They thought they were TERRORISTS after they saw the group all night bombing and tagging.

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DALeast spends six months of the year travelling and has tagged walls on nearly every continent. His works can be seen in Cape Town, Miami, New York and London’s Brick Lane, as well as his native China.

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See more AMAZING images, HERE:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/08/street-art-by-daleast.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+amusingplanet+%28Amusing+Planet%29

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August 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHINA – Bribery keeps public hospitals running

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Via: Raw Story

Bribery is the lubricant that helps keep China’s public hospitals running, and the health system would struggle to function without illegal payments to poorly paid doctors and administrators, say medical practitioners and industry experts.

They say government policies are partly to blame for a system in which doctors and other staff expect to be paid extra fees to perform operations and take kickbacks from pharmaceutical firms and medical-equipment suppliers.

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The profession’s ugly underbelly was exposed last week when police accused British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline of bribing officials and doctors for six years to boost sales and the price of its medicines. GSK has called the developments “shameful” and on Monday said some of its Chinese executives appeared to have broken the law.

China is an appealing market for pharmaceutical firms and medical-equipment makers, with spending in the industry expected to nearly triple to $1 trillion by 2020 from $357 billion in 2011, according to consulting firm McKinsey.

The corruption stems largely from doctors’ low base salaries, which are set in line with a pay scale for government workers. Hospitals can pay bonuses but, given public hospitals are strapped for cash, compensation is usually low, say doctors and industry experts.

A doctor fresh out of medical school in Beijing earns about 3,000 yuan ($490) a month including bonuses — roughly the same as a taxi driver. A doctor with 10 years experience makes around 10,000 yuan a month, according to Peter Chen, chief executive of privately run Oasis International Hospital in Beijing.

“Without the grey income, doctors would not have the incentive to practice,” said Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/24/bribery-keeps-chinese-public-hospitals-running/

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DAMN, I shoulda thought of that!”

– Speaker of the House. John ‘boner’ Boehner

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July 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘photo of the day’

Via: Huffington Post

These images capture an amazing process called sand washing, which intends to move a reported 30 million tons of silt downstream in China’s Yellow River. And these tourists were just as entranced as you, seeing it live.

According to CRI English, the intense process takes place annually in the Xiaolangdi Reservoir to clear sediment build-up. As silt settles, riverbeds rise and muddy waters slow toward lower parts of the river. To counteract rising water levels that endanger levees, China blasts the river’s mud and sand downstream at an incredible 91,820 cubic feet per second.

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See more photos, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/15/yellow-river-sand-washing-photos_n_3600899.html

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July 17, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

China ‘Happy Endings Massage’ now Legal

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Via: Huffington Post

dA recent ruling by a court in Loooong.dong province is sure to be welcome news for Chinese men looking for a little something extra with their massages.

Last year, the Intermediate People’s Court in the city of Foshan ruled that performing masturbation on another person in exchange for money is not illegal and those who perform such acts should not face prosecution, according to a Nandu Daily report translated by the Global Times.

Prostitution is still illegal in China, as it has been since it was banned by the Communist Party in 1949. However, the Foshan court ruled that manual masturbation and “breast massage,” in which a woman massages a man with her breasts, are not sex acts, and therefore do not constitute prostitution, Nandu Daily notes.

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Masturbation, which is referred to colloquially in Chinese as “hitting the airplane,”playing with little brother,” and “visiting Miss Five,” has long been an offering at some massage parlors in China. A 1999 Xinhua report found that one in five (one in five? puh-lease!) Chinese massage parlors were involved in prostitution, the Associated Press notes.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/china-happy-endings-legal_n_3512037.html

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Happy! Happy!

June 28, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ho Fan – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Hong Kong

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See more photos, HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Fan-Ho

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Ho Fan / 何藩 (October 8, 1937 – ) is a celebrated Chinese Photographer, Film director and Actor. He has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956 for his photography.

Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a Rolleiflex camera his father gave him. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets, depicting the street vendors and children only a few years younger than himself. He developed his images in the family bathtub and soon had built up a significant body of work, chronicling Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s as it was becoming a major metropolitan center.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Fan

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September 3, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Marc Riboud – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Pékin [Beijing] 1957

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See more photos,HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Marc+Riboud

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Marc Riboud (born 24 June 1923 in Lyon, France) is a French photographer, best known for his extensive reports on the East: The Three Banners of China, Face of North Vietnam, Visions of China, and In China.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Riboud

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August 30, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arnold Genthe – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

1898 – ‘The Street of Gamblers’ (Ross Alley), Chianatown, San Francisco, California

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http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Arnold-Genthe

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Arnold Genthe (January 8, 1869 – August 9, 1942) was a photographer, best known for his photos of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities.

Read more, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Arnold-Genthe

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personal thought:

I suspect these ‘old man’ came to America in the 1860’s to build the Trancontinental Railway.

A very late, thank you.

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August 23, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese party newspaper says leaders must (must? don’t think so) listen after riots

Via: The Raw Story

China’s most influential newspaper on Monday urged authorities to listen to people’s worries about pollution, after fears over a new waste water pipeline sparked weekend riots.

“The public’s awareness of environmental issues and their rights is increasing at a rapid pace,” said an editorial in the People’s Daily – the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist party.

China should (should? now that’s better) strive to “establish an open and transparent decision-making mechanism, and build a tolerant environment for public opinion,” it said.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/30/chinese-party-newspaper-says-leaders-must-listen-after-riots/

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personal thought:

I wish the protester’s the best of luck, but I don’t think they can change the system. Too much corruption, too much money.

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July 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romney – ‘the Job Creator’

Via: Welcome Back to Potterville – Population 300,000,000

http://www.welcomebacktopottersville.blogspot.com/

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July 9, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment