Archive for the ‘China’ Category

Antarctic Rescue Ship Stuck In Ice After Trying To Free Frozen Antartic Ship Stuck In Ice – There Must Be A Solution Out There Somewhere!!!??!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The Chinese *rescue ship* sent to rescue 52 global warmingists from death in the Antarctic has found itself stuck in a shit pile of global warming:

Having not moved for several days while preparing to airlift the passengers, the Chinese-owned Snow Dragon is now wedged in ice.

Snow Dragon only needs to use its hot fire dragon breath to free itself from the global warming. Unless it is fire that emits from Snow Dragon’s mouth, then in that case it will have to wait in the shit pile of global warming until spring, which by that time, all the Chinese global warmingist rescuers will be dead.

What needs to happen here is someone or something needs to get a bigger ship to help free the Chinese Snow Dragon. When that happens, the Snow Dragon can go rescue the commies on the other ship that has or hasn’t a name. If the newest ship fails to rescue our Snow Dragon hero’s, and let’s say gets struck in ice, then someone or something will have to build the biggest ship ever in the history of any world, sail it to the Antarctic and free the ship that couldn’t get the Snow Dragoner’s out, and then the Chinese can get the Russian’s out, who in turn can get the holy hell out of the Antarctic. If all that fails, we (meaning you and I) need to bomb the crap out of the Antarctic until it loosens its mighty grip on the Chinese, Russian’s, global warming idiots, and some other people who cannot be described yet. Screw the Antarctic anyway, all it has ever done was make fun of global warmingists, in a kind of ironic/kosmic way.

Food Fraud – Eat This, Don’t Eat That

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Does the milk you drink taste a bit like Lake Titicaca? Does the tea you love, smell like your lawnmower? Did the meat you just eat happen to have run in the 6th race at Mohawk Raceway last Wednesday night? If you answered yes to any one of those three badly worded questions, then you sir/madam are a victim of food fraud.

Yes, FOOD FRAUD.

Professor Bob was right, food fraud is on the rise, and there’s a non-profit organization with a terribly long name that can prove it:

US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), an independent scientific non-profit organization, announced Wednesday that its updated database showed incidences of food fraud increasing dramatically in 2011 and 2012.

This means the instances of food manufacturers doing things such as adding lawn grass and fern leaves to tea is much greater than originally thought.

“While food fraud has been around for centuries, with a handful of notorious cases well documented, we suspect that what we know about the topic is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Moore.

USP’s findings show that milk, olive oil and spices continue to have a high vulnerability to food fraud, with dilution the most common cause of problems.

Indian authorities discovered in a 2012 study that most samples of the country’s milk were diluted or contained unappetizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide, detergent and urea – a compound that is naturally found in urine and can be synthetically produced. Some South American milk manufactures replaced milk fat with vegetable oil, another product susceptible to food fraud.

Olive oil is most often diluted with lower quality versions of the product, but reports also show instances of waste oil being used as cooking oil in China.

The new reports reveal that seafood, lemon juice and tea are also especially vulnerable to food fraud.

A 2009 study showed that sushi restaurants frequently misrepresented what sort of fish they were selling. The USP is particularly concerned with the sale of escolar fish, which is banned in multiple countries because it can cause a special form of food poisoning. Fish sellers will sometimes sell escolar as white tuna or butterfish.

Tea leaves can be contaminated with artificially colored saw dust or foreign tea leaves. Sand, stones and “filth” could be used to bulk up food grains.

Food fraud has caused significant public outcry in recent history. Last week,reports surfaced that some beef burgers sold in British supermarket chains contained horse and pig DNA. One sample of Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers showed that horsemeat accounted for 29% relative to the burger’s beef content.

If the food you’re eating says Made in Anywhere but the country you’re living in, toss that crap out immediately. Not to sound alarmist, but you’re going to DIE if you eat it. DIE!!!!

Waste oil being used as cooking oil in China? What the hell is waste oil? Is it urine with a hint of gasoline? Seriously, WTF!

Eat and drink foods that come from reputable western firms, and don’t take any chances with foreign foods. The Mayor knows diversity is the fabric which weaves a tight tapestry of knitted rugs, or whatever, but trust The Mayor, that knitted tapestry of love is probably filler in your imported meat.

Milk is suppose to be white, not India white, as in piss white, but white. Olive oil shouldn’t taste like it was filtered through a jock strap, and eating tuna should not cause your children to choke to death from the noxious fumes. But you know this, right? Of course you do, you are not a bunch of flaming imbeciles. Unless you’re gnawing down on a bucket of fabricated chicken parts shipped directly from El Salvador right to your door by a hairy man named Stan.

The point The Mayor is making is that even without knowing him, it would be a safe bet to assume The Mayor is a beautiful person with a physique other men are jealous of and would kill for. Settle down, fags. The Mayor didn’t get this way by eating Vietnamese pork – the kind that can sing the first 12 minutes of The Marriage of Figaro whilst standing on its back legs. No, he got that way by thinking globally, eating locally, and demanding handouts.

And so should you.

The End.

**Send Fenris money

Chinese Gov’t Seizes 13 Million Illegal Products

Monday, September 5th, 2011

In an attempt to control knock-offs, fakes, and illegal everything, Chinese officials are claiming they seized morethan 13 million illegal video, music, and print products in the last year alone:

The official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday that 663 shops producing pirated products, including movies, music CDs, software and books, were shut down from late last year to June.

China has struggled to deal with rampant piracy and the widespread production of bogus goods. Cracking down on such violations has long been a key demand from foreign businesses in China.

Trade groups say illegal Chinese copying of music, designer clothing and other goods costs legitimate producers billions of dollars a year in lost sales.

13 million products? The Chicoms could have gotten that much product if they had busted 3% of the businesses that run out of the Pacific Mall in Markham, Ontario.

More Chicom propaganda at its finest. The Chicoms don’t do anything to stop illegal pirating and knock-offs, as a matter of fact they promote it. The Chinese got where they are today by being ruthless, by being liars, and by being thieves. Folks tell The Mayor every single day the reason we are losing jobs to the Chinese is because they are so smart. That really shocks The Mayor, because he wonders how a race of people that are so smart haven’t invented a single bloody thing in the last 3000 years. Sure, the Chinese may be criminal smart, as in, they are really smart rip-off experts, but when it comes to brain smart, The Mayor doesn’t see a whole hell of a lot of that running around.

The Mayor isn’t saying any of this because he hates the Chinese, as a matter of fact, The Mayor is rather fond of them. Seriously. But The Mayor deals with mainland Chinese every day, day in and day out, and he can tell you straight up that they are not that smart, but they are ruthless, they’ll tell you ANYTHING in order to make a sale, which in the end, makes them liars. Of course not every one is a liar, just the 97.8% of the Chinese The Mayor has dealt with for the last 7 + years.

The Chinese will continue producing low-grade knock-off rubbish because we as western consumers demand it. Why pay $1.49 when you can get a knock-off for .63 cents? Chinese manufacturing continues to boom, leaders’ in charge continue to hit GDP targets, the Chicom central gov’t is happy, smiles all around. Soon though, our markets are all going to crash ugly, and all this nonsense about China being the next greatest power will come crashing down. When that happens, 200 million Chinese workers will be sitting in their 9 cubic feet of work space, staring at empty machines that are producing nothing. And when it comes to getting paid and the dough isn’t there, the only thing the Chicoms will be producing is mace and rubber bullets.

13 million illegal products seized. Wow. Wake The Mayor up when the Chicoms announce they just seized 13 trillion products. Liars.

Corrupt Chinese Officials Have Stolen More Than $150 Billion Since Mid 1990’s

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Mayor has no idea who those people in the picture are.

Since the mid 1990’s, corrupt Chinese officials (redundant), have fleeced – yes, fleeced – more than $150 billion and fled their  country with the cash (helloooooo Vancouver):

China’s central bank says thousands of corrupt officials have stolen more than $120 billion and fled overseas since the mid-1990s — and the U.S. was a top destination.

The People’s Bank of China released a study this week that says between 16,000 to 18,000 government officials and executives at state-owned enterprises smuggled about 800 billion yuan out of China between the mid-’90s and 2008.

The study says the officials smuggled money into the U.S., Australia, Canada and Holland, using offshore bank accounts or investments such as real estate or collectibles.

The heart of The Mayor is heavy with sad, as news such like this is terrible in extremity. The Mayor hopes only that China will be able to weather this most unfortunate storm kindly.

Productive Child

Friday, June 10th, 2011

While The Mayor is happy that the young tyke found gainful employment, he could do without hearing all the bragging coming out of his mouth. I get it, I get it, you make $2 a day and we don’t. Enough already! Jeez.

Google Maps’ Helpful Tip For Getting From Japan To China

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

 

For those that are looking for a way out of Japan, The Mayor hopes this map will be helpful.

Click this alternative link for enlarged version.

You may want to pay special attention to Step 43.

**Thanks to Geekosystem

Clothing Prices To Rise 10% In Spring – Thank Goodness There Is No Inflation

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Due to this, that, and the other, clothing prices are expected to rise by 10% in the spring:

Cotton has more than doubled in price over the past year, hitting all-time highs. The price of other synthetic fabrics has jumped roughly 50 percent as demand for alternatives and blends has risen.

Clothing prices are expected to rise about 10 percent in coming months, with the biggest increases coming in the second half of the year, said Burt Flickinger III president of Strategic Resource Group.

Clothing prices (fabric prices really) should have risen a long time ago, but to keep costs down, clothing-makers have blended more synthetic fabrics like rayon into their products. Now that even synthetic fabrics have jumped, there’s no where else to go to cut costs, or to keep costs the same.

Cotton prices have jumped to a 150-year-high, rising to $1.90 per pound on Friday, more than double what it was a year ago and just ahead of the $1.89 record hit during the Civil War, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee.

Cotton prices began soaring in August of 2010 after bad weather cut harvests in major producing countries including China, the U.S., Pakistan and Australia.

Restrictions on exports from India, the world’s second-largest cotton exporter behind China, have also produced cotton shortages. On top of that, worldwide demand for cotton has risen as the global economy improves.

Raw materials account for 25 percent to 50 percent of the cost of producing a garment. Labor ranges from 20 percent to 40 percent, depending on how complicated it is to make, Bassuk said.

On the production side, many Chinese factories that shut down temporarily in the depths of the recession still haven’t returned to capacity. As they ramp up, they’re finding they have to pay workers more because of labor shortages, said John Long, retail strategist at consulting firm Kurt Salmon.

So there are quite a few factors in play then. Bad weather cut harvests, which in turn caused cotton prices to jump. Next we have an increase in worldwide demand for cotton. That demand isn’t coming out of the west, it’s coming nearly exclusively from China. IN China, farmers have been hoarding their own cotton in order to drive up the price. Higher fertilizer and labour costs – up 20% in the last year alone – are making it difficult for Chinese farmers to break even let alone make a profit, therefore, they’re trying the hoarding route.

Also, Chinese imports in 2010 doubled from 2009.

The article mentions that clothing prices will be affected because of the high cotton and synthetic fiber costs, but think for a minute what other products use cotton and synthetic fibers? Roh roh, it’s not only clothing that is going to be affected. Furniture, towels, gunpowder, coffee filters, there’s even a slew of cosmetic and medical uses. And I’ve only touched on a few.

Couple all that with rising Chinese labour costs and ya, it’s not hard to see a 10% increase coming.

Having said all that, cotton prices could mellow out if the Chinese would stop hoarding the crap and put their cotton back on the market. Which they will when they get the price they’re looking for. Then, there will be a glut of cotton, causing prices to fall. Possibly. Maybe.

Finally, when you think about how much it costs to ship a container from China to our shores, and then add the rising Chinese labour costs, and then factor in the crazy taxes both from exporting Chinese goods and importing Chinese goods to the land of the round-eye, it’s getting to the point where it’s really not that much more expensive to make a lot of goods right here in North America. I know, we’re not there yet, but as the standard of living rises in China and our wages become stagnant here in the west, things will start to pull closer together.

Strange when you think about it, but Chinese prosperity could be the death of Chinese prosperity.

The Emma Maersk

Monday, August 9th, 2010

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This is the Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line, chartered to Wal Mart.

What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing North American made goods big time.
This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!!

This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012.

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These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff from China . They hold

an incredible 15,000 cartons and have a 207 foot deck beam!! The full crew is just 13 people on a ship
longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000)

With it’s 207′ beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals ..
It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

The goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on
a China -to- California run. 91% of Walmart products are made in China .

So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.

The ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded.
The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs

that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.

Additional info: Country of origin – Denmark
Length – 1,302 ft
Width – 207 ft
Net cargo – 123,200 tons
Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed – 31 knots
Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)
Crew – 13 people !
First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006
Construction cost – US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water
resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

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A recent documentary in late March, 2010 on the History Channel noted that
all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY.

**The Marginalized Action Dinosaur emailed this to The Mayor, and I copy and pasted nearly the entire piece for your ocular pleasure.

Chinese Shovel

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

It slices, dices and makes those delicious Julien carrots.

It’s not $99.99. It’s not $79.99. It’s not even $69.99. It’s ONLY $49.99!

And if you act now, we’ll also send you a box full of Chinese citizens.

Now That’s A Drought

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Apparently, this is a picture from somewhere in China where they are having the “drought of the century.” I say *apparently*, because it may or may not be happening, I haven’t researched this properly - and when I say *properly*, you can substitute that word with “not at all.”

The first thing I thought to myself when I saw this picture was, “Man, now if they only had a few potatoes stuck in that mud they could make a mess fish & chips. But that’s The Mayor for ya, always a “glass half full” type of guy.

Waiting For The Train In China

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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If you guessed that this is a picture of a lineup from one of the more than 7800 conveniently located Toronto Welfare offices, you would be incorrect. It’s actually a picture of a crowded train station in Somewhereville, China.

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I take it that those are ticket booths, or what we like to call “kiosks” in my culture. Notice the lack of rioting by the thousands of waiting passengers.

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Orderly lines, patient travelers -  it’s as if they don’t believe train travel is some sort of entitlement.

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More and more people, and not a crowd-surfer in sight. Unless there are 50 trains scheduled, or one train with 3200 cars, there were most likely quite a few unhappy Chinese non-train travelers that day.

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When you enter a train through the window, it’s okay. When you exit a train through the window, that’s usually not a good thing. At least when the train is moving, I mean. You know what I meant. I don’t have to explain everything.

For more pictures, please make your way over to Nuffy. ‘Nuff said.

China’s Empty City

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

China’s GDP rose by 8.4% in 2009, very impressive especially considering the rest of the world was in the financial toilet praying to the porcelain God. But how on earth did the GDP rise so much in China, especially considering that exports to the west were down significantly?

In 2009, the Chicom gov’t embarked on a nearly $600 billion stimulus program, with nearly $220 billion of that stimulus to go to infrastructure programs. The rest of the money was spent on giving rebates to consumers (like cash for clunkers), and other wasteful programs.

Wasteful programs like building the city of New Ordos.

New Ordos was started five years ago, and the idea was to replace the old city of Ordos and move all its inhabitants to the new city. The thing is though, no one has moved there yet.

But why would a city that cost hundreds of billions to create remain relatively deserted? Because it’s a sham. The Chicoms knew that in order to keep the illusion of an 8% GDP, all it had to do was spend more. And so the Chicoms did spend more, and more and more and more.

It’s no surprise that the Chicoms are little more than a bunch of filthy liars. Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t much worse than our own band of filthy liars, but I suppose the only difference is that I can call our elected officials a bunch of thieving scumbags and not have to worry about waking up tomorrow with a ball-gag in my mouth and electrodes hooked up to my nipples (unless i choose to have that happen).

The Chicoms are manipulating their GDP (like our own western governments have through the crock of shit they call *stimulus*), and now our economic elitists are saying that the Chicoms are the ones who will lead us out of financial ruin.

Sure, the same people that get paid $2 an hour are going to lead us out of economic ruin. The same people that haven’t mastered the art of manufacturing a spatula that can last longer than three days will save us from financial Armageddon. The same people that have caused environmental devastation to their own country are going to bring us to prosperity again.

If you believe that, you need to sign yourself into a methadone clinic immediately.

There are many Chicom bubbles at play right here and now. Real Estate, credit, to name a few. We’re not buying their crap as much any more, yet they’re spending like we are. That won’t last. The Chicoms are about to learn a nasty lesson.