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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2013, 07:46:47 pm »
China is sometimes a little like Florida.  Strange shit happens there, and no-one knows why.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21732457

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An inquiry has been launched in China after more than 900 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai.

No evidence has been found that the animals in the Huangpu river were dumped there or died of any animal epidemic, officials say.

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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2013, 07:55:43 pm »
I've heard that the citizenry in the cities is starting to get a little twitchy about the air pollution. Any truth to that? And if so, do you see it as something that could force the Party to actually respond to environmental concerns?
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2013, 08:02:06 pm »
Possibly.

There have been a lot of what the CCP charmingly refers to as "mass incidents" this year - lowball estimates put it at 40k, though other experienced China watchers put the number as high as 200k.

Chen Jiping recently told reporters at the Chinese People’s Political and Consultative Conference that the major cause for this is environmental concerns.

The problem is mass incidents tend to be very local in terms of concerns, and often dealt with at the lowest level.  I imagine the CCP is keen to reduce the number of incidents, but since they are often caused by local corruption, and solved by local people power, I don't see any kind of nationwide approach taking off any time soon.  Perhaps if Chinese environmental activists start networking and supporting each other...but that doesn't seem likely, at the moment.

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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2013, 09:36:40 am »
China is sometimes a little like Florida.  Strange shit happens there, and no-one knows why.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21732457

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An inquiry has been launched in China after more than 900 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai.

No evidence has been found that the animals in the Huangpu river were dumped there or died of any animal epidemic, officials say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766377

Now nearly 6000 pigs. Smart money is now on finding over 9000.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2013, 03:01:42 pm »
China is sometimes a little like Florida.  Strange shit happens there, and no-one knows why.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21732457

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An inquiry has been launched in China after more than 900 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai.

No evidence has been found that the animals in the Huangpu river were dumped there or died of any animal epidemic, officials say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766377

Now nearly 6000 pigs. Smart money is now on finding over 9000.

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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2013, 05:08:07 pm »
strategic pork reserve mishap?

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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2013, 05:14:04 pm »
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The general mood is of concern, rather than outrage or panic, reports the BBC's John Sudworth in Shanghai, as the Chinese public are well used to food scandals, such as the use of oil scraped from sewers for cooking, and plasticiser found in baby formula.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2013, 05:18:21 pm »
I think China reached the future before us.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2013, 08:52:08 pm »
I think China reached the future before us.

It does kind of seem that way.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2013, 08:56:39 pm »
wait.
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The general mood is of concern, rather than outrage or panic, reports the BBC's John Sudworth in Shanghai, as the Chinese public are well used to food scandals, such as the use of oil scraped from sewers for cooking, and plasticiser found in baby formula.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2013, 09:05:29 pm »
wait.
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The general mood is of concern, rather than outrage or panic, reports the BBC's John Sudworth in Shanghai, as the Chinese public are well used to food scandals, such as the use of oil scraped from sewers for cooking, and plasticiser found in baby formula.
:vomit:

New idea for a tv show- extreme recycling. How many times can you eat the same thing?

Noooooooo  :horrormirth:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2013, 09:12:19 pm »
Fun fact about reality TV shows: things that researchers can't do with research subjects because they're ILLEGAL AND VIOLATE ETHICAL CODES are totally A-OK to do to an unsuspecting public in the name of "entertainment".

I just learned this on Monday, actually. So, like, say you want to recreate the Milgram or Zimbardo experiments. NO CAN DO, LITTLE SCIENTIST! You can't just DO shit like that to people... remember that NIH ethics in research training? NO, you need to observe things like full disclosure and informed consent. After all, those people ended up in serious psychological distress and some of them had PTSD.

BUT, give an untrained jackass a camera, and he can do WHATEVER THE FUCK HE WANTS with people, because that's ENTERTAINMENT. You just go right ahead with your prison-abuse recreation and making people think they're shocking other people to death with electricity.

Good job, human beings. Good fucking job.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2013, 09:17:57 pm »
Google glass is going to do some interesting things then. Everything is "entertainment" to someone.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2013, 11:42:54 am »
Google glass is going to do some interesting things then. Everything is "entertainment" to someone.

Mobile phones and GoPro's have already raised the bar. Now people can do stupid shit and fuck themselves up completely and it's on Youtube even before the paramedics arrive on scene. Google Glass is the next step.
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Re: Your irregular China round-up
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2013, 11:45:48 am »
POV stupidity videos are going to become vastly more prevalent.