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#170797 - 12/19/10 06:43 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: numan]
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IMO- China is the model of our future that our "masters" have planned for us. What do you think?

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#170803 - 12/19/10 07:14 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: churlpat lives
Yes. All over China there are mothers who say, "Eat everything on your plate. Think of all the starving American kids across the ocean."

Don't laugh, it may be happening given our true unemployment figures... Hmm


I personally have seen mostly overweight people, rather than victims of starvation. It seems to me that as long as people can go to McDonalds and eat a dollar burger... the chances of mass starvation are remote.
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#170806 - 12/19/10 07:22 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: numan]
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Originally Posted By: numan
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We just assume that all Americans are fools, and try to arrange things so that they are fool-proof.



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We here in the US, ton the other hand, make no such assumptions with the possible exceptions of our assumptions about some American citizens who expatriate themselves north of the border.

Nor do we use a broad brush to put down Americans just because they are Americans.
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#170811 - 12/19/10 07:33 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: Ardy]
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Originally Posted By: Ardy
...It seems to me that as long as people can go to McDonalds and eat a dollar burger... the chances of mass starvation are remote.

True, and given the healthiness of such fare, life-spans are shortened which means less time on public doles. coffee
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#170812 - 12/19/10 07:33 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: Joe Keegan]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Keegan
IMO- China is the model of our future that our "masters" have planned for us. What do you think?

Agreed, except for the "masters" part. Hmm
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#170813 - 12/19/10 07:35 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: pdx rick]
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Did the Chinese just feed left over student luncheon "slop" to the pigs?

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#170814 - 12/19/10 07:36 PM Re: China reveals aircraft carrier plans [Re: numan]
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Apparently, people in South Carolina, even after the results of Fort Sumter, still take things way too seriously.

Once more, from the top, can you recognize a joke---even if it does have a serious point tucked into it?

Originally Posted By: numan
When I was in China, shortly after the Cultural Revolution ended, I was in a university mess hall at lunch time. I noticed that, despite the starving Chinese myth, many students did not eat all the food on their plates, and that much of it went down the drain when the students rinsed their plates. This, despite the fact that there were large containers right by the sink for slops, that were later used to feed pigs. Many thoughtless students simply ignored them.
My guide, a slightly pinko-tinged cadre, was irritated by this, and essentially said that more indoctrination was needed to increase the social-consciousness of the students.
I told him that we do things entirely differently in the United States---that Americans do not try to raise social consciousness, because it is a waste of time. We just assume that all Americans are fools, and try to arrange things so that they are fool-proof. Instead of trying to make people more morally responsible, the American way of doing things would be to arrange a food trap under the sink so that the students could be as irresponsible as they like, and the slops would still be collected.

The cadre seemed quite surprised; I think that it had never occurred to him that there was an alternative to making people more morally responsible!

I hope that my critics on this forum appreciate my efforts to spread the American way of life in China.


Edited by numan (12/19/10 07:39 PM)
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