What is China up to?

by Gill 17 Replies latest social current

  • snowbird

    Shouldn't that be WE people need to start stockpiling?


  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Australia is developing a new weapon called a "Fosters Beer Atomic Bomb" we will launch it at the Middle east and Mormon Utah.....Ah ha ha ha!

    I think this could be the key to world peace....a few beers and everyone in the middle East suddenly saying; "I love yoou's my little Jewish friend, mate, HICK UP!" {Jew} "Nooo Naaah Noooo....I Loves you me Muslim buddy..mate....have a drink."

  • BurnTheShips
    "Fosters Beer Atomic Bomb"

    Fosters is my wife's favorite.

    I love Fosters!


  • sinis

    Shouldn't that be WE people need to start stockpiling?


    Nope, because I already have my stuff... so it would be YOU, excluding ME



    These are only but a few analysts and economists (who have predicted other downturns with accuracy) that indicate the SHIT STORM coming down... be ready...

  • Wordly Andre
    Wordly Andre

    Seems to me that Sub-Saharan Africa is the real threat here!

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    about 5"1". they are short after all

  • Preston

    Question: Why is China building up its military?

    Answer: Because it can afford to. it's also preparing in the event of a Western military intervention with its neighbors in Burma and North Korea. Just because they arent the target doesnt mean they wont be affected.

    No nation can be a world power without building its military might, and China is on its way in becoming the most powerful nation on Earth.

    It is true that compared to other periods in our nations history that the US is spending less as a pertentage of its GDP on its military budget but its also true that the US has also changed the physical aim and construction of its military in the past 60 years since WWII.

    Our department of defense, not to mention the various departments in place to protect the US have resigned to the fact that newer technology will not be the cure all to its current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As Gen David Petraeus stated before congress there is no military solution to the problems in Iraq.

    On the domestric front, the Military will need to employ a sleeker PR methood in order to sign up and retain people into the military besides offering them a 20,000.00 bonus.

    These are some of the challenges our military will ultimately have to resolve in the new century as it competes against China's military with its unlimited manpower. Most of the military buildup I think is the country's accepting its status as possibly THE world power, not necessarily for its military might but its growing economy and financial sector.


    - Preston

  • Mincan

    Stockpiling food is based on the premise that you have no intention of working together with those in your community to solve problems, you want to hide and hide your fear with outward shows of preservation, etc.

    China is hoarding world commodities while its still cheap enough to do so... wouldnt want to transport iron, coal, etc if the ship fuel is 10x what it is now.

    From Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0:

    "On the economic front, China has now overtaken the United States in consumption of most basic resources. By 2030, when its income per person is projected to match that in the United States today, China will be consuming twice as much paper as the world currently produces. If in 2030 the country’s 1.46 billion people have three cars for every four people, U.S. style, China will have 1.1 billion cars. And it will be consuming 98 million barrels of oil per day, well above current world production.

    The western economic model—the fossil-fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy—is not going to work for China. If it doesn’t work for China, it won’t work for India or the other 3 billion people in developing countries who are also dreaming the American dream. And in an increasingly integrated world economy, where we all depend on the same grain, oil, and steel, it will not work for industrial countries either."

    "China: Why the Existing Economic Model Will Fail

    For almost as long as I can remember we have been saying that the United States, with 5 percent of the world’s people, consumes a third or more of the earth’s resources. That was true. It is no longer true. Today China consumes more basic resources than the United States does.

    Among the key commodities such as grain, meat, oil, coal, and steel, China consumes more of each than the United States except for oil, where the United States still has a wide (though narrowing) lead. China uses a third more grain than the United States. Its meat consumption is nearly double that of the United States. It uses three times as much steel.

    These numbers reflect national consumption, but what would happen if consumption per person in China were to catch up to that of the United States? If we assume that China’s economy slows from the 10 percent annual growth of recent years to 8 percent, then in 2030 income per person in China will reach the level it is in the United States today.

    If we also assume that the Chinese will spend their income more or less as Americans do today, then we can translate their income into consumption. If, for example, each person in China consumes paper at the current American rate, then in 2030 China’s 1.46 billion people will need twice as much paper as is produced worldwide today. There go the world’s forests.

    If we assume that in 2030 there are three cars for every four people in China, as there now are in the United States, China will have 1.1 billion cars. The world currently has 860 million cars. To provide the needed roads, highways, and parking lots, China would have to pave an area comparable to what it now plants in rice.

    By 2030 China would need 98 million barrels of oil a day. The world is currently producing 85 million barrels a day and may never produce much more than that. There go the world’s oil reserves."

    I would also like to quote H.G. Wells in this instance:"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."

    If humans simply understood the simple exponential function and it's impact in our existance, almost all of our problems would have never appeared, and we could have basically done anything we wanted to.

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