Apr 16 2009

China makes first consumer product safety law

Category: Chinaharmonicminer @ 8:08 am

China to establish defective products recall system

Companies should recall products immediately if there is a defect which threatens people’s health and lives, according to a draft law submitted to the State Council, the country’s Cabinet, Wednesday.

If approved, it would be the country’s first law on product recall.

Well… it’s a start, I suppose.  I wonder how many Americans thought China already had such laws?


Sep 27 2008

The threats our new President will face for us

Thnk the ability to debate is seriously important?  Think it matters more than good judgment, clear understanding of the world, and commitment to the welfare of America above party?

The threats, and some unfortunate connections, are made clear here.  These are serious people, with seriously bad intentions, who aren’t impressed by debate tactics, smooth talk or stage presence.  They will not be “negotiated with” in the normal sense of the term, because we have nothing they want that they aren’t going to get from us anyway.  We cannot give them enough to remove their bad intentions, and they have the capabilities, by and large, to act on those intentions, if we give them time and opportunity.  All of them have proved that.

Who is the very serious person you want as President of the USA to deal with these people?  Who, among the candidates we have, has sufficient wisdom, experience, clarity and toughness to represent us, and make decisions critical to our security?  Who has proved that he will put us first, regardless of his own self-interest, regardless of political fallout?   Who, among the candidates we have, will these people take seriously?   I think you know.

The old standbys, also hip deep in bad plans for the USA, and freedom around the world.

And then, there are our “friends”.

Whose vested interest is keeping us waiting in line for their largess.

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Sep 21 2008

Obama: China, the model for all nations

Category: China,Obamaharmonicminer @ 6:50 pm

China, the nation lauded by Obama for its wonderful infrastructure, the very envy of the world, to hear him tell it, can’t seem to maintain a safe milk supply for its children.

China said nearly 13,000 children were in hospital Sunday after drinking toxic milk powder in a dramatic escalation of Beijing’s latest safety scandal.

No doubt some of those funds that would have been used for milk supply testing and production quality control were diverted to make pretty buildings in downtown Beijing. Yep, we should definitely nationalize the production of everything in the USA, too, so those good folks in the federal government can exercise proper control over everything.

By the way: HERE is what happens when you search Google for “Obama China infrastructure”.  Go ahead and look.  You discover an utter silence of any mainstream media.  That’s right:  nothing from NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NYTimes, LATimes, Boston Globe, WAPO, etc.  It seems that it wasn’t newsworthy for them. 

More evidence, as if it was needed, that the mainstream media is totally in the tank for Obama.  What’s that mean to you?  If you get most of your election info from those sources, you’re probably hopelessly uniformed.

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Sep 06 2008

Hey, Obama – About Those Comments You Made….

Category: China,Obama,USAamuzikman @ 1:01 am

August 21, 2008, Chester, Virginia. Barack Obama says the following:

Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics, Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you’re starting to think, “Beijing looks like a pretty good option.”

September 5, 2008. Los Angeles Times, page A7.

CHINA: Schools Were Poorly Built:

A Chinese government scientist says a rush to build schools probably led to construction flaws that caused many of them to collapse in May’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan province, the first official admission that building standards may have contributed to the deaths of many children.

The quake killed nearly 70,000 people and damaged more than 1000 schools.

So I’m thinking – NOW I know why Obama wanted to boycott the China Olympics. He doesn’t own a hard hat. And who’d want to be inside the Birds Nest stadium in an earthquake without one? Do we dare to imagine what might have been had the earthquake hit Beijing?

So, if you had to ride out a 7.9 earthquake, which country would you rather be in? And with a straight face Obama tells us China’s infrastructure is vastly superior to the United Sates. Tell that to the 70,000.

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Jun 25 2006

Nepal faces uncertain future with rebels – Yahoo! News

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 9:23 pm

There seems to be an agreement between the rebels and the government of Nepal, which has had a violent revolution recently.

Those Maoist rebel “democrats” have what they wish. Are they ready for it?: “All that ended June 16 with an agreement to establish an interim government to replace the current national parliament as well as the ‘people’s government’ that rules territory under rebel control. 

The Maoists say they will abide by the decisions of a yet-to-be-formed constituent assembly, which will decide what type of government Nepal will have.

But after so many years of living as guerrillas, fighting the government and demanding goals steeped in a Marxist ideology much of the world has long forgotten, the big question is what their leader, known to all as Prachanda, wants for the nation.

The schoolteacher-turned-militant has few democratic credentials, tolerating no dissent as the leader of the guerrillas who call their overriding philosophy ‘Prachandapath’, ‘Prachanda’s Way.’

In interviews since he emerged from hiding, his pronouncements about Nepal’s new government have been vague and sometimes contradictory.

‘There shouldn’t be parliamentary republicanism’ in Nepal, he recently told the weekly magazine Nepal. He ruled out an autocracy, but said that ‘we need a republicanism of our own kind.’ He didn’t elaborate.

His plans for the struggling economy are equally hazy.

Despite the basics of the creed named after Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist leader, Prachanda says the rebels will encourage industry, job creation and the quest for profits.

I’ll believe it when I see it.

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Apr 18 2006

Democracy Loving MAOist rebels for democracy… sure, I believe that

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 11:12 pm

According to the AP, in today’s article Rights groups urge sanctions against Nepal leaders“, the King of Nepal is a really bad guy. May well be… but does the AP expect us to take seriously the notion of MAOist rebels for democratic rule in Nepal?

Here’s a map showing Nepal’s proximity to China.

According to the AP:

King Gyanendra sacked the government and assumed full power in February 2005, vowing to crush a decade-old Maoist revolt in which more than 13,000 people have died.

At least five people have been killed and hundreds wounded in police action against pro-democracy protesters, who are into the 13th day of a general strike that has brought the impoverished nation to a standstill.


King Gyanendra has offered to hold elections by April next year, but activists say he cannot be trusted and should immediately hand over power to an all-party government.


The United States and India, Nepal’s giant neighbour, have both called repeatedly for the restoration of democracy.

This is typical MSM reporting, casting MAOist (likely Chinese backed) rebels as pro-democracy insurgents, and providing no background that really helps anyone to understand the players. Does the USA really back Maoist “freedom fighters”? Doubtful.

Would it help our understanding of the context if the AP bothered to report on which nearby government is supporting the Maoist fighters?

Are there any good guys here? Possibly not… but the wide eyed innocent face value acceptance of Maoist insurgency as “pro-democratic” is laughable.

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