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« on: December 04, 2007, 01:50:14 AM »
The invested interests spend so much national wealth in preparing the Olympic Games to blandish the international, launch so much propaganda about the 2008 Olympics to gloss over official corruption and social inequality!

At the last National People's Congress session, China's Wen wowed discretionarily for the "Chinese's enthusiasm for the 2008 Olympics" - ignoring the voices of naysayers.

Many feel the GDP comes from inflation. houses and food are all more expensive. China is falling into the capitalism seen in the 1800s, before the October Revolution.

Most recent and upcoming college graduates from all over China squash in fancy metropolises, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc, while other provinces remain stagnant.

Next spring, Chinese colleges and universities expect a record 4.95 million graduates, up 820,000 from this year. More than a million of them will wind up jobless, according to estimates.

The proportion of people's salaries to GDP has been falling year after year.The M2/GDP ratio is unusually high, 200% in 2005.All money is the ruling group's money,all hardship is the mass's hardship.Fight ,or die!
 
"Terrible idea. Please think of the athletes"? Some athletes,poor kids,just run a risk for money at the expense of life,health!Look forward to a better world.
 
"We should be embracing China at every possible opportunity. What possible bad could come from befriending such a massive power"?Don't think China is going into capitalism at all.It is an officialdom-economy.And the Stalinists won't change its autarchy without pressure.

No participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics! No watch the games! No buy the mementos! If you come to Beijing to see the games,wear a T-shirt bearing the logo above at least?

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 05:08:45 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 07:58:34 AM »
Agreed, this one is priceless. We should adopt it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 08:25:54 AM »
I dunno... is it housebroken? And will it bite? Looks a bit mangy too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 08:45:32 AM »
Quote from: 冯志焜
No participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics! No watch the games! No buy the mementos!
Tee-hee!  They're so cute when they're at this stage.

I agree -- we should embrace comrade 冯志焜.

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 09:03:50 AM »
Quote from: 冯志焜
No participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics! No watch the games! No buy the mementos! If you come to Beijing to see the games,wear a T-shirt bearing the logo above at least?

Sir, I personally promise that I most assuredly will not participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in any form or function; I will not watch the games (I do not own a television set, so I don't foresee any problems here), and, if circumstances prompt me to visit lovely Beijing, I will definitely wear one of the T-shirts you refer to.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2007, 09:35:28 AM »
I won't watch'em anyway. At least as long as Fingerhakeln, drinking games and pro wrestling don't get acknowledged as olympic disciplines.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2007, 09:45:02 AM »
Quote from: 冯志焜
The invested interests spend so much national wealth in preparing the Olympic Games to blandish the international, launch so much propaganda about the 2008 Olympics to gloss over official corruption and social inequality!

At the last National People's Congress session, China's Wen wowed discretionarily for the "Chinese's enthusiasm for the 2008 Olympics" - ignoring the voices of naysayers.

Many feel the GDP comes from inflation. houses and food are all more expensive. China is falling into the capitalism seen in the 1800s, before the October Revolution.

Most recent and upcoming college graduates from all over China squash in fancy metropolises, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc, while other provinces remain stagnant.



This is different from Vancouver and the 2010 Winter Olympics how?
 

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2007, 11:39:41 AM »
How did he get a screenname in chinese?  Cool.

I always have and always will boycott the Olympics, mainly because they are so freaking boring and so surrounded by hype and b.s.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 12:17:34 PM »
I avoid the Olympics because they're nationalist propaganda for individual members of the state system. I actually did refuse to go to the 2008 Olympics over the human rights abuses of the Chinese government (A relative does import/export to China and was thinking of getting a few tickets).
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 12:35:09 PM »
Oh, all right, if we're going to take this all serously -- I gave up on the Olympics over the 1980/84 bullshit nationalist bloc boycotts of the Moscow and Los Angeles Summer Games.  The real nail in the coffin, though, was when IOC decided to stagger the Summer and Winter Games in order to maximise marketing potential.  Every four years was kind of cool -- you'd build up a real sense of anticipation.  Every two, though, became irritating.

Oh, and as far as the Beijing Olympics go?  Should be a grand propaganda-fest.

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2007, 01:04:44 PM »
I'm boycotting the Olympics until DnD is an event.

Out of curiousity, does anyone know what those Chinese characters mean?  I wouldn't want to show up in China in a tee-shirt that read "Death to Mao" or "I'm stupid, take my cash".
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2007, 01:40:52 PM »
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The real nail in the coffin, though, was when IOC decided to stagger the Summer and Winter Games in order to maximise marketing potential.  Every four years was kind of cool -- you'd build up a real sense of anticipation.  Every two, though, became irritating.

And I thought I was alone in this.  Kinda hard to tell the kids what it was like when now it's "Oh, look, the Olympics are on...again..."
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2007, 02:08:31 PM »
I think the Olympics as a sporting event is great.  As a media/political/marketing monstrosity, it sucks.
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2007, 07:41:45 PM »
Gee, can you tell who has no sense of humor in this thread? :rolleyes: