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China GDP Up 11.9%, While Gaia Weeps

From CNN’s Money.Com:

China’s economy grows 11.9%

April 15, 2010

BEIJING, China (CNN) — China’s economy revved into high gear during the first quarter of 2010, growing 11.9% compared with a year ago, a spokesman for the National Statistics Bureau said Thursday…

The growth was fueled by industrial growth — 22% for heavy industry and 14% for light industry — and a nearly 18% expansion in consumer retail sales

Meanwhile, our media watchdogs called a 1.6% increase in US consumer retail sales a “surge.”

The figures mark a return to double-digit economic growth for China, which saw its white-hot economy slump to merely robust in 2009. China was able to maintain moderate economic growth even as the U.S. and Japanese economies were in recession last year…

What do the Communist Chinese know that we don’t? But, alas, they seem to have their priorities all mixed up.

From an equally outraged Associated Press:

Obama: China must act on climate change

April 15, 2010

SYDNEY — U.S. President Barack Obama says the world cannot wait for China to commit to tackling global warming.

Obama was speaking in an interview with Australian television broadcast Thursday ahead of a trip to Asia next month.

Asked specifically about China’s commitment to curbing greenhouse emissions, Obama told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the impulse of the Asian giant’s leaders at the moment was to let developed countries deal with the problem first.

He said that "the point we have tried to make is that we can’t allow China to wait."

China and the United States are among the world’s largest emitters of the gases that cause global warming, though Obama said "no two countries can dictate a solution" to the problem

That’s funny. It sounds like Mr. Obama thinks we do have to dictate a solution to the problem of man-made ‘global warming.’ In fact, isn’t that precisely what this nonsense is all about?

Luckily for the Chinese, their government is more interested in improving the lot of its people than worrying about an imaginary problem.

Of course, to be fair, the Chi-coms don’t despise capitalism and don’t want to see it destroyed, like the Obama administration does.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “China GDP Up 11.9%, While Gaia Weeps”

  1. BillK says:

    I’m still floored by the fact that a Communist country is the most capitalist-friendly place to run a business in the world.

  2. fallingpianos says:

    How does it even occur to Obama to dictate environmental policy to China after all he’s done to deliberately place himself and us into a subservient position with them, symbolized by his bow to Hu?

    His colossal arrogance (not to mention his sheer stupidity) will do him in. Now there’s something the world cannot wait for.

  3. bill says:

    Never forget, commies lie, about most everything.

  4. North Ross says:

    Bill what does that even mean? Do you get your foreign affairs from National Geographic? In ten years maybe you’ll understand what is happening now.
    Apparently only 12% of Americans can or do understand that the middle class are not paying more taxes, but less. And you are getting healthcare. If you can sort out your regressing education system and unemployment numbers, you may one day be an equal, free, first-world country. (instead of just believing it)
    Corporatism has and will continue to weaken America, even as you sheep believe you have attained a higher state. Your dollar is a joke as are your bigoted attitudes. Keep it up, your destruction will save the world.

    • proreason says:

      Let me help you Noth Ross.

      It means ” n e v e r f o r g e t. C o m m i e s l i e, a b o u t a l m o s t e v e r y t h i n g. ” Sound out the words. Even you can get it if you try.

      Are you the idiot who went into the Tea Parties today to declare that there have been tax cuts. FYI, since you don’t pay attention, 15 tax increases have been passed since the Moron took office and all of them are impacting the middle class. My favorite is a tax on medical devices. Sweet, isn’t it. Now you get to punish cripples for being the wrong race. But oops, I don’t think that one exempts minorities, other than the ones who steal their medical devices, of course.

      I see from your second inane post that you aren’t an American. Canadian probably. How’s that free medical care working out for you up there? Get in line now!!! Don’t catch anything life threatening.

    • beautyofreason says:

      “And you are getting health care. ”

      If you read the health care bill, 15 million middle class Americans who choose not to allocate their resources toward health insurance (read: not the poor) are now required to use their income purchase it. We the consumer are also forced to deal with a billion dollars of additional costs foisted upon major companies (ex AT&T) due to changes in Medicare. And now, insurance companies will tank and deny more claims in order to stay afloat because they are required to accept new applicants without excluding pre-existing conditions. Ever wonder what would happen if hurricane insurance providers were required to take the guy whose house already flooded?

      So saying “you have health care” is a disturbingly naive understanding of the issue. It’s the child’s way of comprehending economics. It’s like responding to China’s one child propaganda billboards by saying “we’ll have healthier families.” Or the 8% – 28% increased energy costs in Los Angeles from their solar green program with “the environment will be better now.” It doesn’t consider the issue of freedom, the issue of choice, the issue of people using their own money as they please.

      Liberals have the tendency to embrace romantic principles without doing the homework to understanding the limitations of government, or its broader connection to freedom.

      Do these diseased taxes, these increases in cost for feel good, bureaucratic ends not bother you? Because when Fidel Castro praises this health care bill, and his impoverished country still arrests people for owning too many bags of concrete or using a dvd player, something is horribly wrong.

      Your hatred for Americans and conservatives in particular is the lazy response of a European who hasn’t done his homework. You know nothing, you just feel. And you wish for the destruction of my country? Well, go to hell.

      You also appear to be misusing the term bigot. I should refer you to Ambrose Bierce’s the Devil’s Dictionary, published in 1911:

      BIGOT, n. One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.

    • JohnMG says:

      ……”bigot n : a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own…..”

      Why, that sounds like you’ve just described ol’ Ross, beautyofreason. Now, how about you define ‘dumbshit’ for us. You’ll probably arrive at the same conclusion. ;-}

    • beautyofreason says:

      I know, John! The real definition of bigot applies to him so well.

      Psychological projection, I guess. Common on the left.

    • fallingpianos says:

      Hey Mr. North Ross, what did America do to you personally that would prompt you to castigate it with such hatred, contempt, and intolerance?

  5. mr_bill says:

    North Ross, “your destruction will save the world.” If you had paid any attention, you might have noticed that the U.S. has saved the world several times and paid a hefty price in blood and treasure so you can have the freedom to piss and moan about it today. If it weren’t for a lot of Americans who were willing to give their lives to protect freedom, you would likely be speaking german right now. Since we’re on the subject, what part of Europe are you from anyway: the part whose ass we kicked or the part whose ass we saved?

    Bonus question: Name one country in the world where the people have as many freedoms and as much chance to succeed as we have here in the US.

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    NR = lost cause. Already programed by the left. Convinced they are right regardless of facts. Unable to recognize greatness (Airplane, Space Program, WWII industrial machine, Hoover Dam, highways on an enormous scale, the personal computer, television, etc etc.)

    Please list the great numbers of post WWII inventions from A)Canada and B)Europe.

    Then, list all great technical achievements by Cuba, The USSR, China (1900 on), North Korea, Iran, Saudia Arabia, Egypt, etc etc.

    You’re sorely in need of an education, NR.

  7. proreason says:

    There’s nuthin quite like the smell of carpet bombed liberal nitwits in the evening. It smells like…..victory.

    I may just dream of waterboarding NR tonight so I’ll have a fresh mind to read about the millions of people the mainstream dufus press ignored at the Tea Parties today.

    It must be a frightening thought for the liberal minority to know that the 65% majority of the greatest country on earth is gearing up to make the world sane again.

    They thought they were so close to their dream of closing the snare on us clingers and living their girlish neurotic lives on the sweat of our brows.

  8. “There’s nuthin quite like the smell of carpet bombed liberal nitwits in the evening. It smells like…..victory.” Thanks for making me do a spit take chuckle with my green tea. lol.

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