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China: Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts("crazy" violence?)
The Australian ^ | 06/15/11

Posted on 06/14/2011 5:03:04 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts

From: The Times

June 15, 2011 12:00AM

AN eruption of protests throughout China has sent armoured vehicles into town centres, prompted an internet blackout by the government and left thousands across the country blogging about "crazy" violence on the streets.

The summer surge of protests, which flared in the southern industrial hub of Zengcheng over the weekend, has been linked to a range of frustrations with modern China - furies that have drawn the government into crackdowns on activism and massive increases in the domestic security budget.

More than 1000 migrant workers went on the rampage in Zengcheng after a pregnant street vendor in her 20s was roughed up by security guards. Such incidents, while distressing, are not uncommon. Witnesses said that the centre of town was bedlam, with smashed windows, blazing police vehicles and teargas explosions as rioters hurled missiles at an official building. One bank worker blogged that the Bank of China had ordered an immediate halt to all ATM transactions.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; riot; unrest

1 posted on 06/14/2011 5:03:13 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...

P!


2 posted on 06/14/2011 5:05:12 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hmm... maybe Helicopter Bernank’s Weimar Inflation will destroy the Chi-Commies before it destroys us.

Gonna be a close call though...


3 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:17 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: TigersEye

Pei-Ping.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 5:09:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Gonna be a close call though...

Close by ***, can you say WWIII?

NO Country in the history of this World has ever escaped let alone pay off the debt we have incured....it's impossible.

5 posted on 06/14/2011 5:11:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The old joke is “If you owe the bank a million dollars the bank owns you, but if you owe the bank a billion dollars you own the bank.”

But we’ll never let the Chi-Commies collect from the Fed. Defaulting would be grave, but what is the rest of the world gonna do? Stop trading with us?


6 posted on 06/14/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Army Air Corps

The tremors are getting stronger. Fault lines everywhere.


7 posted on 06/14/2011 5:22:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Point taken....but what if the money is worthless?

The entire World is going to experience a major wake up.....I regret to say, there is only one outcome of all of this.....taint gonna be pretty.

8 posted on 06/14/2011 5:28:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: TigersEye
The tremors are getting stronger. Fault lines everywhere.

I wish someone could come along and explain how we're going to pay back a 14+ trillion dollar debt...depending on who listen to 50-200 trillion in unfunded liabilities...it cannot be done imo.

I'd love to hear it, it would take some points off of my blood pressure.

9 posted on 06/14/2011 5:38:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
No, it's not going to be pretty. We may end up back in the pre-money age of barter (including bartering labor, sex, whatever, for protection from marauding gangs).

But if the world does enter a new era of barbarism, we will be the first ones out of it for a number of reasons:

There are still a number of Americans who remember what self-reliance is like. They will form farms and defensible areas in a still very productive Midwest.

The Europeans will return to fighting amongst themselves: French against Germans against Brits, etc.

The Chinese will retrench behind the great wall and their history of self-sacrifice and self-abnegation - besides, they have a rapidly depopulating Russian Siberia right at their doorsteps to plunder if necessary.

Lastly, the Muslim Arabs will immediately sink back into the nomad sands with no one to buy their oil - they lack even the rudiments of science, agriculture or even culture for that matter to keep them together if the fit hits hits the shan.

Yes, it will be bad. But the US (with Australia and maybe New Zealand) are best equipped to deal with the coming apocalypse.

10 posted on 06/14/2011 5:39:10 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Las Vegas Ron

OK, in this context, I’ll give you a speculation. After China goes through a long wrenching civil war we refuse to recognize the new government’s claims on our debt. ;^)


11 posted on 06/14/2011 5:43:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The 121 male to 100 female birth ratio is going to get ugly for China.


12 posted on 06/14/2011 5:44:07 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: PhilosopherStone1000; TigersEye
Interesting analysis, pretty much right on as far as I can say right now.....figures I would have a BBQ going and can't get into it.....argh!

Can we pick this up later?

13 posted on 06/14/2011 5:45:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: TigersEye

See yer FRmail....


14 posted on 06/14/2011 5:51:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Summer has arrived in the Middle Kingdom..Lets the riots begin!


15 posted on 06/14/2011 5:52:46 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It would be sweet to see the Butchers of Beijing dangling from light poles.


16 posted on 06/14/2011 5:59:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
One bank worker blogged that the Bank of China had ordered an immediate halt to all ATM transactions.

I know that not being able to access cash would make me feel more calm and relaxed about the situation....

17 posted on 06/14/2011 6:00:41 PM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Certainly something never predicted by Keynes or the Keynesians.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 6:04:16 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Cute.


19 posted on 06/14/2011 6:27:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

“They will form farms and defensible areas in a still very productive Midwest.”

I follow your post generally, and broadly agree if it comes to that pass. I just want to point out that most Red State areas will be mostly surviveable. Cities would need a cordon sanitaire around them, but most Read State areas, Midwest, West, and South, will do . . . much better, in a general meltdown, than Blue State regions.

Won’t. Be. Pretty.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 6:38:28 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Cracks in the China so to speak?


21 posted on 06/14/2011 6:45:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: TigersEye

Sounds noticeably familiar, haha.


22 posted on 06/14/2011 7:08:16 PM PDT by Phoebe From China (I believe we've arrived at another quintessential "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock" moment.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good time to start that trade war.

No time like the present.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 7:09:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

“Stop trading with us?”

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We are becoming pathetic as a nation.

We should be the ones calling the shots.

Stop trading with China, intercept their ships and shut it down. THEN start.

Yes start. Negotiating.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 7:12:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The ChiComs will create some foreign incident to focus anger and restore the revanchist nationalism and expansionism of the Han Chinese.


25 posted on 06/15/2011 12:30:04 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Maine Mariner
...Or for that matter our own Kenyan Marxist.
26 posted on 06/15/2011 4:02:37 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

Excellent Point


27 posted on 06/15/2011 4:22:00 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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