Category: China

The Abandonment of Ukraine by Western Nations

The decimation wrought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 2022 Feb 24 has been immense. Ukraine has crumbled, its economy severely damaged and its people scattered across the EU and the Western world. On one hand Ukraine has a bully neighbour intent on destroying it, while on the other Western countries have continued to provide Ukraine with enough weapons to continue its fight, the result being even more destruction of Ukraine. Ukraine’s predicament has had many other global implications, almost all bad.

Counterfeit Canadian $2 Coin from China

China is without a doubt the fake manufacturer of the world. They can counterfeit almost anything. Here in Canada the newest item I’ve found is the Canadian $2 coin, commonly called a toonie.

Look for the right paw of the polar bear, where the toes splay out like a camel.

Fake counterfeit Canadian $2 coin, or toonie, Made in China. Look at the splayed right toe of the polar bear, or camel toe

Fake counterfeit Canadian $2 coin, or toonie, Made in China. Look at the splayed right toe of the polar bear, or camel toe

Real Canadian $2 coin, or toonie

Real Canadian $2 coin, or toonie

Please be aware and examine all toonies you receive. It looks like these are common now.

Google is Pro-Communist Party Chinese, denies Free speech

It’s been well known that Youtubers who post anything against the Communist Party of China CCP will have their videos demonetized, thus denying them the ability to make a living.Youtube is owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

I am not sure why Google would do the bidding of the CCP, as Google services are banned in China and cannot therefore make a profit. Perhaps Chinese advertisers pay Google for ads around the world, but just not in China, where they are banned.

Michael Pettis: The China Economic Model

Michael Pettis, professor Beijing University

1930s Germany and Soviet Union,
China uses the Gerschenkron’s model
The model postulates that the more backward an economy is at the outset of economic development, the more likely certain conditions are to occur: Special institutions, including banks or the state, will be necessary to properly channel physical capital and human capital to industries. Gerschenkron’s model

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and its Widespread Effects on the World

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the world economy by messing up supply chains, but the real kicker to the world was Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the West’s response to it. Decisions by the West early in the invasion clearly helped Russia and decimated Ukraine, but no country and people will get off Scot-free. As oil and gas, and wheat prices skyrocket, coupled with supply chain problems with China, the world will soon welcome a global recession.

A Marked Reset of the Human Condition, to a Much Lower Level

In an act of cowardes the West is allowing Ukrainians to die at the hands of Russia. There are protests and finger pointing by the West, and there are sanctions against Russia, but this has not stopped Putin’s punishment and killing of innocent Ukrainians. I had thought that such worldwide organizations such as the UN would be able to prevent such war atrocities, but this has not happened. It has been a long time since WW2, and we, as a species, seemed to have not learned very much.

Are International Declarations of Human Rights really useful?

I don’t know as I’m not old enough, and so I’m asking. I’ve not been through a war before. All these international human rights agreements between countries really useful an enforceable? We are witnessing wanton destruction and killings of Russia bombing Ukraine, as well as the more opaque China destroying their indigenous Uighur population.

Russia bombs Ukraine, destroying cities, killing and injuring countless people. Russia is a member of the UN Security Council, as is China. Both are also part of the UN Human Rights Council, and have been the chair on numerous occasions. Why is Russia and China able to chair these UN councils when they so easily violate the very principals of their council?

Hu Wei Article on China’s Support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

One of the base principals of any species is to procreate. “Be fruitful and multiply” Genesis 1:28. This value is ingrained in every species, and rightly so, because without it the species does not continue. The opposite of this tenet is to indiscriminately kill: We call this genocide. Genocide is the indiscriminate killing of a group, regardless of who they are, what they have done, how old they are, to kill because they are a member of a species. When Russia invaded Ukraine and proceeded to launch missiles to indiscriminately destroy civilian and military targets, lots of people died. This is genocide.

Fried Dace With Salted Black Beans: History and Brand Comparison

Yupin Brand of Fried Dace with salted black beans. There are 2 other flavours, but I didn't try them.

Yupin Brand of Fried Dace with salted black beans. There are 2 other flavours, but I didn’t try them.

Fried dace with salted black beans is a quintessentially Southern Chinese dish, one that I never grew up with. The dish was used to preserve food for Cantonese workers that were working in foreign countries. Fried dace with salted black beans comes in a uniquely shaped can, lasts a long time and can be simply eaten with white rice. The flavour is a savoury umami taste. I don’t think it is too salty. My Grandmother was said to eat it on a regular basis.

National Freedom, but for Germany, Freiheitsenergien is the first step

In this CoVid-19 era there has been a lot of talk about freedom, specifically personal freedom, the freedom to do as you wish irregardless of how it negatively affects others. National freedom, at a country level, is the freedom to not be blackmailed by trading partners. You would think that trade would not have such dark tones, but in this day and age trade between countries has been weaponized. It looks like this is changing.