In China, where Obama is not President…

tdaxp’s note: I normally don’t write rhetorical posts, but on consideration I will publish this one anyway. Regardless of his original intentions or beliefs, Barack Obama has rapidly transitioned our society to an authoritarian/socialist model. This has real consequences, even if some parts of the socialist agenda are accidentally initiated by others.

Computer literacy makes you a threat in the eyes of the American police. Using proxies (such as for partialing out different content on different internet service providers) and Linux (” a black screen with white font which he uses prompt commands on”) can be used to increase sentences and seize property. Fortunately, this is only true in the United Staets. In China, where Obama is not President, I regularly use both proxies and linux.

Being an employee of a trade syndicate helps you get a good position in the American government. Obama now has 5 RIAA lawyers working for him. Fortunately, this is only true in the United States. In China, where Obama is not President, lawyers who attempt to sue grandmothers often find themselves outed by protests and internet activism.

In the United States, Barack Obama continues to subsidize foreign oil and natural gas. In China, where Obama is not President, the gas price discourages purchases from unstable third-world country and incentivizes produces to look to alternate energy.

In the United States, more than half a million people lost their jobs. In China, where Obama is not President, the economy grew 6.1%. Part of the reason is that Chinese President Hu JIntao, unlike American President Barack Obama, is not persuing socialist policies. In China, car companies and banks are expected to make money, and not merely function as arms of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury.

Fortunately, our Presidency is not entirely terrible. In some areas, Barack Obama is taking leadership from China. High-speed rail. Glad that he is taking some cues from the People’s Republic.

Some cool links

I’ve been busy at the conference, and so posts in my Google Reader really piled up. Here are my reactions to some, in no particular order.


Sinosplace points to the first episode of the Menu Stealer, courtesy of ChinesePod

The Menu Stealer – episode 1: Guilin Mifen from PraxisLanguage on Vimeo..

There were three races of Neanderthals. At the education conference I was at their were some Critical Race Theorists who deny human biodiversity. I wonder if we will get Critical Neanderthal Theorists who deny racial differences among our extinct neanderthals cousins? Also from gnxp, King Carlos was more inbred than offspring from brother-sister marriages, Azerbaijan is more secular than France, the US and Korea are the top sources of missionaries

Tom, as always is well worth reading. He correctly attacks the Republican Party’s attempt to turn the Defense Department in to a jobs program, celebrates the upcoming publishing of Blueprint for Action by Tsinghua University, applauds the “soft-kill” approach to Havana, and applauds US-Indian security cooperation. Sadly, he overlooks that fundementalism is a modern form of Islam, or that judicial activism being applauded by a black gay New Yorker does not mean that Iowa supports homosexual marriage. I find a good filter for Tom’s work is to be skeptical of any piece that (a) reflects the ongoing business interests of Enterra Solutions or (b) concerns social issues.

Mexico is considering legalizing Marijuana. This is a more constructive approach than making fun of cancer victims, which is how Barack Obama responds to the issue.

A Chinese girl enjoying 15 minutes of fame is criticicized for having a black boyfriend.

Microsoft scuttles a company pub and scales back Live Labs. Too bad. If Microsoft is going to be an innovative place to work, it needs to encourage the cross-socialization of company employees and create disruptive technologies.

CN Reviews points me to ChinaSmack, which translates posts and comments from Chinese online forums. Typically these are human interests stories, such as this one on bullying among female college students

Goldman Sachs, which received $15 billion from AIG, will give $5 billion to AIG. Supporters of Barack Obama and Tim Geithner will call this progress.

Thanks to gmg Design for a recent link.