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Title: “Becoming China’s Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now”

Author: Peter D. Kiernan

Rank: 35

Blurb: “Presented from a fresh yet informative Centrist perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a centrally coordinated intelligence effort, our downward-spiraling health-care system, and the continually expanding problem of illegal immigration.”

Review: “Meryl Streep said it all in her back of the book-jacket endorsement (the ONLY endorsement)…”

Customers Also Bought: “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” by Peter H. Diamandis

Footnote: “Peter D. Kiernan, former partner at Goldman Sachs, is chairman of his own venture firm.”

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Didn’t the bright minds at Golden Sackers “assist” US America into the debt trap with China in the first place?

Weren’t they part of the “Lower Costs”/Higher efficiency mantra that helped shove manufacturing and technical jobs overseas?

@ManchuCandidate: Labor costs are going up in China now, so manufacturers are fleeing for other locales, even the U.S.

Actually so are technical jobs (but not at the rate they were leaving) because of the skyrocketing costs of rework and lack of experience (in large part because turnover among engineers/techs is so high in China.)

@ManchuCandidate: An electronics firm invested a lot of money into a semiconductor plant on the Navajo Nation at Shiprock, New Mexico in an attempt to bring jobs to an impoverished community in Indian country in the early 1970s. A number of problems led to the closing of the plant a few years later, such as an unskilled workforce and distance to highways, rail and air transport.

A group of protesters associated with the American Indian Movement took over the plant in 1974 to protest massive layoffs that were taking place. Fairfield then just said “fuck it” and pulled out. The vacant plant decayed over the years until it was torn down to make way for shitty tribal housing that immediately began falling apart. I’ve seen Tuff Sheds at Home Depot that were better built and had more aesthetic appeal.

A slice of life in Indian Country.

Centrist perspective? So-called centrists’ stock in trade is to claim that “both sides do it …” Yeah, remember the time those Code Pink types showed up at a Bush rally with automatice weapons? The time that ACORN dude blew up a federal building? Yeah.

Anything to get them off that damn farm.

@nojo: Re: Shane’s pistol in his belt: The “Mexican carry” is a good way to shoot one’s weenie off.

@mellbell: I’ll have thoughts on that in 47 minutes when the Encore/9 pm MST showing is over.

@mellbell: Chlorofluorocarbons are finally wreaking their revenge.

Red Stripe – the official beer of the at-home zombie hunter.

@mellbell: Maybe the kid was infected already at the equipment yard and zombification occurred when Shane (probably) killed Randall out in the woods.

@mellbell: Likewise, the second zombie must have had a preexisting infection (remember all the head slapping?) that was triggered upon the character’s death.

@redmanlaw: Simple latent post-mortem airborne infection not good enough for ya?

@nojo: Zombie pollen? And I thought my allergies were bad.

@redmanlaw: Naw. Shane got infected in the bus, but it was slow coming on. Remember when he started breathing funny while he sat in front of that shackled kid before he took him to the woods? He started hallucinating, too. Shane broke his neck and somehow infected him. I’m thinking it’s got something to do with, um, chlorofluorocarbons.

@nojo: Well, then Rick is done, but I don’t think that’s how the comic book goes…

How much have they deviated from the comic, anyway? I think I mentioned this before, but Rick and Shane are not from Kentucky in the comic. Where are they from in the show?

Of course the asshole band of heavy artillery are from the 700 level.

@JNOV is like, Peace?: Rick stabbed a zombie then he cut his hand to get blood to smear on the bus door frame to attract walkers. I’m sure Shane and Randall exchanged fluids when Shane was pounding on him in the barn. That, and Randall’s writs were ripped up from struggling with the cuffs.

@redmanlaw: I’m sure Shane and Randall exchanged fluids when Shane was pounding on him in the barn.

Zombie AfterDark?

@JNOV is like, Peace?: Which one is the sheriff who won’t relinquish his hat to the zombie mob (mombie?)

@JNOV is like, Peace?: How much have they deviated from the comic, anyway?

About as much as True Blood deviates from the books?

I’m not familiar with the comic, so I just thought it was ballsy. I would have waited another season before knocking off a lead actor.

Per T Lo: “Everyone alive is already infected with the virus.” They’ve read the comic books, so I assume they know whereof they speak.

@mellbell: They’re off the comic and into new territory. The comic book writer is with the show and I understand he likes the opportunity to do new things with the show story line, so we’ll see.

“Everyone alive is already infected with the virus.” Does not change my observation from last night that people were already infected and went Z upon death although the mode of transmission may be different. /Elvis karate chop pose of victory

Everything changed when Rick whipped out his Python three weeks ago.

I move that this here thread have a permanent link on the left side and be known as the China Bitch! Walking Dead Thread.

(Yeah, Nojo. I know it ain’t no democracy or whatever follows parliamentary procedure or whatthefuck.)

Point of ORDER, Nojo. Point of Mutherfucking ORDER!

@redmanlaw: RIGHT! (‘cept that was Shane. Rick is the Limey actor.)

@peggynooner: Zombie AfterDark? Ha! (mombie?) SNORT! I thank that’s Rick Grimes.

@nojo: Yeah. I keep toying with the idea of reading them, but I don’t want to spoil it for myself more than I have already.

@mellbell: Oh!

@redmanlaw: I need a victory pose for that day I’m victorious or whatever…

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