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Feb 6, 2006, 02:02 AM
 
I think they are. Americans, post your ideas, u are the ones who will suffer the pain.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 02:07 AM
 
gofridge likes Chinese food. He will be fine if the Chinese take over.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 02:33 AM
 
I like Mexican food.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 03:26 AM
 
Chinese will be take over world, will beat any USA price by 40%, destroy US economy also air drop red books on Washington. Next stopping is America!
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 03:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
I think they are. Americans, post your ideas, u are the ones who will suffer the pain.
Yes "they chinese" are taking over and it seems to have already effected your English skillz.

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Feb 6, 2006, 04:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
...something...
The one with the stick doesn't even look chinese...and for real? they're bringing sticks to poke us with?...cause we have like an assload of guns and bombs and junk.

I'll lock my door just in case.
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Feb 6, 2006, 05:12 AM
 
They welcome to it.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 05:29 AM
 
there iz more then them anyway.

factoid: every third person on earth is chinese
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 05:50 AM
 
mmmmmmmmmmmmm dim sum.

Being 1/3 chinese, I for one welcome our new dim sum eating overlords.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 06:16 AM
 
I married one. I hope I'm safe when they do 'take over'
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 06:25 AM
 
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In actuality, China represents a huge potential danger. We should take a long range view of what is going on with them. Not only from a military standpoint or from the population disparities, not just because their projected need of natural resources is going to place a huge demand on the already strained supplies (which prompted them to buy Canadian tar sand fields and why they are going to the moon to help augment with other sources of energy), but their economy!

Did you know our balance of exchange is waaaay out of balance. We send them BILLIONS of dollars a year more than the send us because THEY are a cheap manufacturing nation and we all flock to WalMart to buy those cheap Chinese products to save money.

But this is at the expense of American manufacturers.

Eventually China might be able to make good on Kruschev's threat to bury us economically.

They are our greatest nightmare...as if we didn't have enough problems to worry about.
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Feb 6, 2006, 07:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter
we all flock to WalMart to buy those cheap Chinese products to save money.
Chinese people all flock to Walmart to buy cheap Chinese products too, so a US company is getting all the profit on sales to over a billion consumers.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 07:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
Chinese people all flock to Walmart to buy cheap Chinese products too, so a US company is getting all the profit on sales to over a billion consumers.
Manufacturers make more on the product, I believe, than the retailer .
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Feb 6, 2006, 08:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
Yes "they chinese" are taking over and it seems to have already affected your English skillz.
yours too, it seems.

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Feb 6, 2006, 08:19 AM
 
Wouldn't this be more in the political nature QB?

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Originally Posted by rjenkinson
yours too, it seems.

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Feb 6, 2006, 08:34 AM
 
Super Mario and Muhammed like kebabs but please Muslims don't bother trying to take over or I won't be able to eat ham pizza.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 09:26 AM
 

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Feb 6, 2006, 11:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by rjenkinson
yours too, it seems.

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er... that's the correct spelling
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:58 AM
 
If the Chinese are taking over the U.S., the Mexicans will be pissed.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
"I'll tell you what I like about Chinese people..."
"Everything's so clear to me now: I'm the keeper of the cheese and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it.
That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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Feb 6, 2006, 12:13 PM
 
Do we really want the world to fill up with a trillion cheap toys?
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 12:36 PM
 
I enjoy Chinese food. We will take care of each other.

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Feb 6, 2006, 12:40 PM
 
Que the monty python song..."I like Chinese"
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 12:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
I enjoy Chinese food. We will take care of each other.
When life serves him lemons, wdlove makes a delicous Chinese lemon chicken.
( Last edited by BlueSky; Feb 6, 2006 at 01:14 PM. )
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:01 PM
 
I think the world in general is having a good time with the Chinese "taking over".
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:07 PM
 
Once I walked through a cabin when I saw a bunch of Chinese sitting there, talking and reading.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:08 PM
 
Meh. They've already taken over, comrades.

     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:17 PM
 
Where are most Apple products manufactured?
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:29 PM
 
Percent of World GDP, 1995-2003 (World Bank):

US: 29.7% 29.8% 30.1% 30.6% 31.0% 30.9% 30.7% 30.8% 30.8%
EU (1995): 25.7% 25.3% 25.0% 25.2% 25.1% 25.0% 25.1% 24.9% 24.4%
EU (2004): 26.8% 26.4% 26.1% 26.2% 26.2% 26.1% 26.2% 26.0% 25.5%
Japan: 16.5% 16.5% 16.2% 15.7% 15.2% 15.0% 14.9% 14.6% 14.5%
China: 2.7% 2.9% 3.0% 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.6% 3.9% 4.1%
Latin America & Caribbean: 6.3% 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2% 6.1% 6.0%

From 1995-2003, the EU-15's portion of world GDP fell from 25.7% to 24.4%. Japan's fell from 16.5% to 14.5%. Latin America's fell from 6.3% to 6.0%. America's rose from 29.7% to 30.8%.

The Chinese have been taking over all right, but not from the U.S.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 01:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by m a d r a
er... that's the correct spelling
Some people eh

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Feb 6, 2006, 01:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by f1000
Percent of World GDP, 1995-2003 (World Bank):

US: 29.7% 29.8% 30.1% 30.6% 31.0% 30.9%
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China: 2.7% 2.9% 3.0% 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.6% 3.9% 4.1%
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The Chinese have been taking over all right, but not from the U.S.
You might also wanna look at the purchasing power parity figure of China with respect of the US'. Those numbers might surprise you.

The Chinese is also getting ahead of the Japanese to become the No.1 US treasury debt holder.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 02:09 PM
 
I did real estate a few years ago and got a call from a guy who had been manufacturing soft cases for strings musical instruments in Boston for decades. He said he was approached by a few Chinese businessman who had already taken all of his products and made exact duplicates. He was quoted a manufactured and shipped to his door price which was less than his cost to simply buy the fabric used to manufacture in Boston. He was closing the 20+k s/f facility and wanted about 2k s/f just to be able to say they were somewhat made in America.

Mexican blankets sold by hawkers at the Tijuana border are now manufactured in China.

China by 2020 will demand all of the worlds current capacity to produce oil.
China consumes more resources than any country in the world. US leads in one category, but is expected to be overtaken by China shortly.

The average Chinese personal income is nothing in comparison to ours in the US, but by 2020 might approach us, and when that does(and even before) they will be consuming goods at a pace comparable to the US. How many cars, fridges, tvs, computers, etc... will that be, and what are the ramifications of that demand ecologically from a country which really couldn't care less about those ramifications. The Chinese are reaching around the globe and planting the seeds of long term investments in an attempt to purchase the raw materials in needs to continue to grow. Attempting to buy oil companies is only the most glaring example.

One economist stated that less than 5% of the Chinese population is doing all of this manufacturing, but the demand for more workers is growing. Imagine if the figure/output grows from 5% to say 10-15%.

They have a perfect system. Over a billion potential workers, pay them next to nothing(in some cases nothing as in prisons), suppress free thought and dissent, lie to the world about worker health standards, and flood the world with product prices other countries cannot possibly compete with without giving their citizens basic health/safety standards and wages people can raise families with.

I'll wager to next war will be China against the West. I won't wager on who'll win.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 02:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo
You might also wanna look at the purchasing power parity figure of China with respect of the US'. Those numbers might surprise you.
Purchasing power parity is only useful in comparing the relative standards of living between countries, but it's an artificial inflator of actual buying power. The Chinese must still buy their Apple iPods and Boeing 747s at market exchange rates.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 07:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by m a d r a
er... that's the correct spelling
yes, it is. i corrected it for him.

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Feb 6, 2006, 07:50 PM
 
Oh great, here comes another pseudo-economics debate.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 07:58 PM
 
There seems to be quite a few Chinese restaurants in my town. More than you would expect. Hmmm...I wonder if there are exits to tunnels inside some of these?
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 08:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by RobOnTheCape

I'll wager to next war will be China against the West. I won't wager on who'll win.
China is going to implode with civil wars and rebellions.
     
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Originally Posted by forkies
thats the funniest thing I've seen in a while....... and true so true...
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 10:27 PM
 
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Feb 6, 2006, 10:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
I enjoy Chinese food. We will take care of each other.
What's up with all that aggressivity dude?
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
I enjoy Chinese food. We will take care of each other.
It's a little more complex then that wdlove.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Sealobo
The Chinese is also getting ahead of the Japanese to become the No.1 US treasury debt holder.
The Chinese are brilliant at long term strategy, but poor at human interaction. So given their economic and military abilities, they would own us eventually because America's fiscal accounting is akin to domestic violence. But in the meantime their social problems will escalate. It will be interesting to see which happens first, America's economic implosion or China's social revolution.
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Originally Posted by andreas_g4
Once I walked through a cabin when I saw a bunch of Chinese sitting there, talking and reading.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
It's a little more complex then that wdlove.
What is wrong Cubeoid. I will always be there for you. I Love You and want to chat.

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Feb 6, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
What is wrong Cubeoid. I will always be there for you. I Love You and want to chat.
I don't know what came over me wdlove. Let's be vigilant for demons who try to destroy our union.
     
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Feb 6, 2006, 11:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
I don't know what came over me wdlove. Let's be vigilant for demons who try to destroy our union.
Yes, let no one separate us we are a solid bond forever. Awesome.

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Feb 7, 2006, 12:24 AM
 
According to one of my Japanese co-worker you have to watch out for the Chinese. They have these undergound cities, hidden from view, where they kidnap japanese people and force them to teach Japanese to Chinese people for an eventualy takeover.

I tried not to laugh, and tried even harder to not to remind her that Japan invaded China.
     
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Feb 7, 2006, 12:28 AM
 
Japan and China will eventually go into a bloody war.
     
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Feb 7, 2006, 12:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by JoshuaZ
According to one of my Japanese co-worker you have to watch out for the Chinese. They have these undergound cities, hidden from view, where they kidnap japanese people and force them to teach Japanese to Chinese people for an eventualy takeover.

I tried not to laugh, and tried even harder to not to remind her that Japan invaded China.
LOL.
     
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Feb 7, 2006, 12:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by f1000
Percent of World GDP, 1995-2003 (World Bank):

US: 29.7% 29.8% 30.1% 30.6% 31.0% 30.9% 30.7% 30.8% 30.8%
EU (1995): 25.7% 25.3% 25.0% 25.2% 25.1% 25.0% 25.1% 24.9% 24.4%
EU (2004): 26.8% 26.4% 26.1% 26.2% 26.2% 26.1% 26.2% 26.0% 25.5%
Japan: 16.5% 16.5% 16.2% 15.7% 15.2% 15.0% 14.9% 14.6% 14.5%
China: 2.7% 2.9% 3.0% 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.6% 3.9% 4.1%
Latin America & Caribbean: 6.3% 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2% 6.1% 6.0%

From 1995-2003, the EU-15's portion of world GDP fell from 25.7% to 24.4%. Japan's fell from 16.5% to 14.5%. Latin America's fell from 6.3% to 6.0%. America's rose from 29.7% to 30.8%.

The Chinese have been taking over all right, but not from the U.S.
Check out your trade balance.
     
 
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