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Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: 冯志焜 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?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: droog on December 04, 2007, 05:08:45 am
Can we please keep this one?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: jeff37923 on December 04, 2007, 07:58:34 am
Agreed, this one is priceless. We should adopt it.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: shewolf on December 04, 2007, 08:25:54 am
I dunno... is it housebroken? And will it bite? Looks a bit mangy too.

If it befouls my floor, I'm not cleaning it. You want it, you take care of it!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Ian Absentia 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.

!i!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Melan 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.

All the best,
Melan
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Skyrock on December 04, 2007, 09:35:28 am
I won't watch'em anyway. At least as long as Fingerhakeln (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fde.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFingerhakeln&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=de&ie=UTF8), drinking games and pro wrestling don't get acknowledged as olympic disciplines.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Haffrung 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?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: walkerp 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.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Pseudoephedrine 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).
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Ian Absentia 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.

!i!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Grimjack 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".
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: James J Skach on December 04, 2007, 01:40:52 pm
Quote from: Ian Absentia
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..."
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Callous 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.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: jeff37923 on December 04, 2007, 07:41:45 pm
Gee, can you tell who has no sense of humor in this thread? :rolleyes:
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Aos on December 04, 2007, 08:00:38 pm
Quote from: jeff37923
Gee, can you tell who has no sense of humor in this thread? :rolleyes:


 No laugh!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Koltar on December 04, 2007, 08:10:12 pm
I joyfully watch the olympics once every four years.

 In the '80s I predicted the Mary Lou Retton win....6 months before those Olympics. Also, Cincinnati has a Gymnastics school that trained at least 5 of the "Magnificent 7" of the 1996 team.

Also like that shooting and Skiing event - whatever that one is called.


- Ed C.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: walkerp on December 04, 2007, 09:27:21 pm
Quote from: Grimjack
I'm boycotting the Olympics until DnD is an event.


There ya go!  Now I have something to hang my righteous dislike of the Olympics on.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: KrakaJak on December 04, 2007, 09:50:18 pm
I here Mario AND Sonic are competing!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Skyrock on December 05, 2007, 05:56:12 am
Quote from: Koltar
Also like that shooting and Skiing event - whatever that one is called.
Biathlon.
Somehow, most of our biathletes seem to come straight from the army, and a lot of them train here in the Black Forest area.

For some strange reason that isn't going to be displayed at the summer olympics though ;)
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Arminius on December 05, 2007, 12:44:11 pm
Quote from: Grimjack
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".

I think he wants the English slogan(s) inside the post to be on your T-shirt. Running the screen name through a couple online translators, the best I get is "Feng Zhi-kun". So I think it's just a name.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Christmas Ape on December 05, 2007, 01:01:52 pm
I love his avatar. Am I not enough of a history wonk to recognize who that is, or is it just a random Asian guy?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Arminius on December 05, 2007, 01:08:48 pm
It's Jiang Zemin, the face of political retrenchment.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics!
Post by: 冯志焜 on December 06, 2007, 11:05:28 pm
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I think he wants the English slogan(s) inside the post to be on your T-shirt...


(http://assets.scribd.com/word_document_images/word_published_documents/422/422677.jpg)

Post this picture on your T-shirts?  :pundit:
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Ian Absentia on December 07, 2007, 12:12:28 am
Is it a swastika...or a clown fish?

!i!
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Arminius on December 07, 2007, 01:45:51 am
Quote from: 冯志焜
(http://assets.scribd.com/word_document_images/word_published_documents/422/422677.jpg)

Post this picture on your T-shirts?  :pundit:

Didn't see that. So what's it mean?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Christmas Ape on December 07, 2007, 04:39:49 am
Quote from: Elliot Wilen
Didn't see that. So what's it mean?
'Please detain me for interrogation'?
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: droog on December 07, 2007, 04:41:12 am
Fuck--these Chinese spambots are sophisticated!

冯志焜, old chum, if you want us to wear your logo, could you post a bigger pic? Thanks.


PS How much does a spambot get?
Title: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283488
Post by: 冯志焜 on December 12, 2007, 11:16:01 pm
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I avoid the Olympics because they're nationalist propaganda for individual members of the state system...


China party secretaries's mine blast,105 killed.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Koltar on December 12, 2007, 11:27:30 pm
Quote from: 冯志焜
China party secretaries's mine blast,105 killed.



SO, do you play role playing games?

 Or this the sole topic that you're interested in?

- Ed C.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Sacrificial Lamb on December 13, 2007, 11:57:02 am
I don't see any Chinese character's in our little visitor's name. Do I need to enable Chinese into my computer or something? All I see of his name are a few lines. :(

Since I can't read his name, I'll just call him Bob. Hi, Bob! :)
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: shewolf on December 17, 2007, 07:17:03 am
I see the same thing in Opera, Lamb. Probably don't have the character set installed/enabled in your browser.

Bob is a good name.
Title: Boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics?
Post by: Nick Bower on December 19, 2007, 01:22:08 am
Quote from: Haffrung
This is different from Vancouver and the 2010 Winter Olympics how?


Well, here you can pay extra for fancy licence plates for your car to show you like spending money for sporting events in town that might as well be on the moon for all the likelihood you'll be able to afford a ticket to watch (even if you hadn't just spent that money on the l.p.).

And, after using tax money to fly city councillors (not the architects, mind you) to various European locales to investigate how to build a speed skating oval (shocking conclusion:  it's an oval), the city of Richmond (just south of Vancouver and part of Greater Vancouver) has decided to build this great giant oval right beside the river.  Richmond, of course, is a river delta made of silt, and the entire city will vanish under water at the first slight tremor.  For added fun, parts are under sea level.  The oval should last maybe four or five years before its own weight drags it down into the river.  Then, a couple of years as a speed-swimming oval.  Then, a couple more as a fishing platform.  Then, a scuba-diving destination.

Gah.  Want to support physical fitness in the community?  Don't throw millions into a two-week spectator event that will only encourage maybe a half-dozen people who are already into sports.  Do something to help uncoordinated, deconditioned (fat or skinny, either way) kids with poor self-confidence get into some form of exercise or sport where they're encouraged and not mocked by their more athletically-gifted peers.

(No, I'm not bitter at all about high school gym class.  Why do you ask?)