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Chinese farmer fires homemade cannon to defend land
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100608/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_china_cannon;_ylt=Ah9EA_KtmTT.F8kmvpjm9VPtiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJxcTA4NHVtBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTAwNjA4L291a29lX3VrX2NoaW5hX2Nhbm5vbgRwb3MDNwRzZWMDeW5fYXJ0aWNsZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2NoaW5lc2VmYXJtZQ-- ^

Posted on 06/08/2010 8:07:30 AM PDT by MollyKuehl

A Chinese farmer has declared war on property developers who want his land, building a cannon out of a wheelbarrow and pipes and firing rockets at would-be eviction teams, state media said on Tuesday. Yang Youde, who lives on the outskirts of bustling Wuhan city, in central Hubei province, says he has fended off two eviction attempts with his improvised weapon, which uses ammunition made from locally sold fireworks. "I shot only over their heads to frighten them," the China Daily quoted him saying of his attacks on demolition workers sent to move him off his land. "I didn't want to cause any injuries." The rockets can travel over 100 metres, and exploded with a deafening bang, the official paper added. It did not say if anyone had been injured. His approach is more aggressive than most, but Yang's problem is a common one. Anger over property confiscation is one of the leading causes of unrest in China, with many people forced to give up homes and land to make way for anything from roads to luxury villas. Yang says the local government has offered him 130,000 yuan (13,120.52 pounds) for his fields, on which they want to erect "department buildings." He is asking for five times that amount. Construction ditches have already been dug across the land of less obstinate neighbours. A first eviction team attacked him in February after his rockets ran out, but local police came to his rescue. In May he held off 100 people by firing from a makeshift watchtower. The government is planning to reform property confiscation rules, but rights groups say the changes do not go far enough to address the potentially destabilising issue.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: paragraphs; propertyrights; sourcetitlenoturl
This is awesome :)
1 posted on 06/08/2010 8:07:30 AM PDT by MollyKuehl
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To: MollyKuehl

It is awesome!
He should also build a trebuchet.


2 posted on 06/08/2010 8:11:01 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( HEY OBAMA, I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Lady NRA Member)
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To: MollyKuehl

Good for him


3 posted on 06/08/2010 8:18:53 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: MollyKuehl

Better start building your cannons now, if the American people don’t neuter little King Obambi in November and toss him and his court jesters out in 2012, then you may very well need them!


4 posted on 06/08/2010 8:19:00 AM PDT by battousai (The mainstream media; as honest as the French are clean.)
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To: MollyKuehl

At one time they were referred to commonly in this country as the “Communist Chinese,” or “Chi-coms,” or “Red China.”

Not so much anymore, sadly.

I think we in the new media should revive the practice, because that’s what they are, as this story illustrates once again.

If your God-given rights to life, liberty and private property are not protected, you’re not free.


5 posted on 06/08/2010 8:23:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The incredible shrinking alleged president. Wish he would hurry up and reach the vanishing point...)
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To: MollyKuehl

Yes awesome! These Chinese have the brians. Lol! I still remember the guy who built his own sub at home!


6 posted on 06/08/2010 8:29:45 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: MollyKuehl
Based on the title alone, I thought this was an article about World of Warcraft.

Chinese Farmer

7 posted on 06/08/2010 8:29:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: MollyKuehl

Here is his invention.

8 posted on 06/08/2010 8:32:19 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: MollyKuehl
Here he is in his watchtower:


9 posted on 06/08/2010 8:35:10 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: MollyKuehl

Chinese authorities are practicing eminent domain just as has been practiced in recent years in some American localities: force people off their property and sell or give the land to very rich and very corrupt property developers.

In the 1940s, MaoZeDong and his people traveled through the Chinese countryside and promised that for their support, he/they would take the land from the landlords (basically large-scale turf warriors), and give the land to “the people.”

Of course, the rural people of China supported Mao because they were unaware of the Marxist definition of “the people” until it was too late.

In the late 1980s, farmers were told that they could make a personal profit from the land they farmed. This re-ignited some initiative, but grains and edible oils had to be sold through government owned depots, and prices were controlled.

Then around 1991 (I was in north-central China at the time), the farmers were told that they would no longer be forced to sell through the depots and could sell openly on the streets.

There was very rapid increase in the varieties of grains and cooking oils, and we remember the dozens and dozens of wagons that would line up in the streets in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei, all selling wheat and barley, roasted wheat and barley, millet, wheat and barley flour, dried pea flour (makes great muffins. Really!), nuts, seeds, and all kinds of other things; peanut oil, rape seed oil, saflower oil, sunflower oil, etc. And, of course, fruitss and vegetables of all varieties, and meats.

The farmers wealth increased rapidly, too, and since farmers were 80% of the population, their increased incomes began a chain reaction for consumer demand.

The Chinese were learning the benefits of the free market.

Now, eminent domain “modern American style” is threatening to destroy the farmers for the benefit of the corruptly privileged.


10 posted on 06/08/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful)
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To: EternalVigilance

Eminent Domain allows the US government to do to you exactly what the Chinese Commies did to this farmer.


11 posted on 06/08/2010 8:48:33 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: MollyKuehl

Chinese Rednecks


12 posted on 06/08/2010 8:51:17 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The urge to defend what is yours is universal.


13 posted on 06/08/2010 8:55:35 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Of course ... it’s just the way they did it which says they have that redneck spirit clear on the other side of the globe.


14 posted on 06/08/2010 8:58:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: hoosierham

And didn’t tea originate in China? When do they get to have their own TEA party?


15 posted on 06/08/2010 8:59:40 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: EternalVigilance
At one time they were referred to commonly in this country as the “Communist Chinese,” or “Chi-coms,” or “Red China.”

Just remember to explicitly differentiate between the people and the government. Clearly, the Chinese people want their property rights respected, and well as more personal freedoms. (The CCP is happy to open up economic freedoms... it keeps the people placated and busy, and help them line their own pockets. The more problematic personal freedoms... well... those can wait.)

16 posted on 06/08/2010 9:05:13 AM PDT by Teacher317 (It's Islam)
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To: MollyKuehl
Give up farmland or we purge kitty!


17 posted on 06/08/2010 9:13:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And didn’t tea originate in China? When do they get to have their own TEA party?

They already did. See what they did with the opium the british were unloading on china. Look up "opium wars".

18 posted on 06/08/2010 9:33:50 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

Go Mr. Yang!


19 posted on 06/08/2010 9:35:05 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: MollyKuehl

we could’ve used this guy in New London, Connecticut...


20 posted on 06/08/2010 9:35:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: James C. Bennett
Eminent Domain allows the US government to do to you exactly what the Chinese Commies did to this farmer.

And BATF laws would nail the rocket launching defender to the wall. He would be up on assault chargers and destructive devices charges.
21 posted on 06/08/2010 9:53:23 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Teacher317

Without property rights “economic freedoms” are illusory.


22 posted on 06/08/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The incredible shrinking alleged president. Wish he would hurry up and reach the vanishing point...)
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To: MollyKuehl

Property confiscation, already here in the land of the free.


23 posted on 06/08/2010 10:22:01 AM PDT by calex59
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To: James C. Bennett
Eminent Domain allows the US government to do to you exactly what the Chinese Commies did to this farmer.

Well, at least the way this Supreme Court is misinterpreting our Constitution, yes.

If you follow the actual words of that document? No.

24 posted on 06/08/2010 10:25:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The incredible shrinking alleged president. Wish he would hurry up and reach the vanishing point...)
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To: EternalVigilance

Words Vs. Supreme Court’s misinterpretation.

Who’s gonna win?


25 posted on 06/08/2010 10:34:50 AM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

Eventually the truth will win.


26 posted on 06/08/2010 10:35:40 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The incredible shrinking alleged president. Wish he would hurry up and reach the vanishing point...)
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To: MollyKuehl
Hot diggety dog!

Someone needs to send Mr. Yang one of these flags:


27 posted on 06/08/2010 10:45:36 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: James C. Bennett

Oh? Does he get a jury trial where his Chinese peers decide the amount of just compensation?


28 posted on 06/08/2010 12:07:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: MollyKuehl
He's probably already been executed, his home razed to the ground, and a new statue of Mao has been erected on the spot that photo was taken.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

29 posted on 06/08/2010 1:00:38 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: rawhide
Hold my Jiu and watch this!!


30 posted on 06/08/2010 1:07:03 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: The Comedian
He's probably already been executed, his home razed to the ground, and a new statue of Mao has been erected on the spot that photo was taken.

Lol. Not if the local police is helping him. Actually, we saw a lot of this stuff during the Yeltsin days when the old soviet was falling apart. The myth of the russian populace's defenselessness proved kinda thin as people dragged heavy machineguns and even howitzers out of barns and basements.

31 posted on 06/08/2010 3:02:58 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: The Comedian
He's probably already been executed, his home razed to the ground, and a new statue of Mao has been erected on the spot that photo was taken.

More than likely. Marxists have no use for human life, it's just a commodity, only to be used to advance and build their communist edifices.
32 posted on 06/08/2010 3:23:38 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl
Yahoo
33 posted on 06/09/2010 6:11:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Yahoo

Gesundheit! Wo bist du????
34 posted on 06/09/2010 6:15:40 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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