Consumption Experiment – Day Twenty Five

by linwanwan

September 12, 2011

Looked up this person who has written odd things to me

Looked up forever the info about Exodus – couldn’t remember the organization name

Fucking tired of people saying who is what.

In light of incompetency throughout all of Taiwan’s history, wondering if the only reason it has risen in some success is exactly due to that incompetency – everyone instead doing their own thing, less dependence on the government (regardless of which party) usually fails and falters, abundance of non-profits, non-governmental organizations who end up having to help each other, while government focuses solely on its own ridiculous power struggled. People are not expendable – government is.

In light of the sickness I’ve been more aware again to the excess of UNIQLO advertisements cluttering my view. Featuring a staple of Japanese models, I think back to my time in Taiwan. When has Taiwan, in recent memory, been proud enough to have local idols featured on the advertisements? It was Hong Kong stars (albeit Joey Wong and Brigette Lin obviously top of the heap of Taiwan talents rising in HK films), Michelle Reis, Gigi Leung, Andy Lau, etc in the late 80s and early 90s, then it moved steadily onto Japanese stars such as Ryoko Hirosue and Namie Amuro (onslaught of TK power), the myriad of actress in J-dorama. This lasted from the mid 90s through the early 2000s, until Korean dramas took full force sweeping throughout Asia. We had Song Hye-kyo and Rain and that guy with the glasses – Bae Yong Joon, amongst a billion others (Won Bin!). Now we’ve entered an age of the Chinese with Zhang Ziyi and Ms. China (can never remember her name but they change every year anyways), and the SK II still holding fort with Carina Lau and Qi Qi.

Sure we occasionally have a few Taiwanese girls (Hsu Chi, Vivian Hsu, the S for reasons unknown, Lin Chih-Ling) and men (probably only Takeshi Kaneshiro) here and there but are we too weak for the onslaught? Perhaps we don’t have enough local brands – look around the cosmetic floor and Japanese brands triumph all.

US Open finalist not sponsored by Nike or Adidas for once

Palestinians feel what US citizens have felt – the full lies of Obama when he rejected their statehood, after supporting it fully the previous year. Everyone wants to support the “status quo” Read up on the author MJ Rosenberg and went down another trail there – wondered about the bias. Of course, when someone supports your cause, it’s always great and when they don’t it reads like faulty propaganda.

Rick Perry and Child Rape in Texas

Love things I can read and started reading some Aus-Rotten lyrics, this time about the World Bank and wouldn’t it be fun to have a class that taught lyrics and the reasons for them? Check out the below and you would first of all go through definitions and reasons. Wow, great stuff! If there was a class like this my kid should go!

  1. Definition of Third World
  2. What or who is the World Bank?
  3. Definition of Transnational
  4. What or who is the IMF?
  5. What is evidence for Portugal having to produce more oil?
  6. What evidence of the World Bank having driven the indigenous off lands?
  7. What is true or not true?
  8. What are the reasons for the below?
  9. What good has the World Bank done?

Third world is plagued by poverty and the world bank is the cause
An instrument of transnational companies to overule domestic laws
Serving merely as a weapon for american foreign policy leverage
Starvation is considered an effective repayment incentive
The initiating step in US planned destabilizaion Is extorting money by economic manipulation
With world bank interference development is prevented
Their actions differ greatly from the compassionate image that’s presented
Restructuring the world ecomomy is the world bank and the IMF
Benefitting the richest countries while developing nations are bled to death
The third world is descended so deeply into debt that their economies can’t function
The demand for outrageous interest force these countries to increase production
Ecuador is forced to porduce more oil to repay all it’s debt
This strain upon the ecosystem’s an environmental threat
Rainforests have been ravished for iron smelting i Brazil
Ten million people have been forced from the land the world bank steal
Structural adjustment programs have pushed Peru to poverty
While many African nations suffer from extreme austerity
Restructuring the world economy is the world bank and the IMF
Benefitting the richest countries while developing nations are bled to death
Establishing puppet dictators whose actions are devestating
The world’s economists line their pockets with the regimes that they’re creating
They’re the power watchdog security guarding where first world interests lie
They slash and burn the rainforests or build another dam
They systematically drive the indigenous people off of their land
They’ve paved the way for industry to legally cease resources
By imposing the political policies their leashed tyrant enforces
Restructuring the world economy is the world bank and the IMF
Benefitting the richest countries while developing nations are bled to death

This is also a good read on dignity therapy for patients.

“It wasn’t an intentional blurring; it really was her giving us her take on things and where she was at the time,” says Frego. “She was telling us that she chose to remember the happy parts of it. And truth is the way we perceive what’s happening to us, how we interpret it.”

The gorgeous Minka Kelly

Interesting stats – 44-2 on op-eds that ran in favor of war post 9/11

On this Bauhaus, Lydia Lunch, Violent Femmes, Ministry kick.

God so good! Everyday is Halloween by Ministry – such a teaching on tolerance and acceptance of differences.

Well I live with snakes and lizards and other things that go bump in the night ‘Cuz to me everyday is Halloween I have given up hiding and started to fight I have started to fight Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go all the people seem to stop and stare they say ‘Why are you dressed like it’s Halloween? you look so absurd, you look so obscene’ Oh, why can’t I live a life for me? why should I take the abuse that’s served? why can’t they see they’re just like me it’s the same, it’s the same in the whole wide world well I let their teeny minds think that they’re dealing with someone who is over the brink and I dress this way just to keep them at bay

‘Cuz Halloween is everyday it’s everyday Oh, why can’t I live a life for me? why should I take the abuse that’s served? why can’t they see they’re just like me it’s the same, it’s the same in the whole wide world Oh, why can’t I live a life for me? why should I take the abuse that’s served? why can’t they see they’re just like me i’m not the one that’s so absurd why hide it? why fight it? hurt feelings best to stop feeling hurt from denials, reprisals it’s the same it’s the same in the whole wide world

Capital gains tax rates benefiting wealthy feed growing gap between rich and poor

Man who likes to be jostled

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