Originally posted by Monts
It's not eerie- it's just silly.
China has such a huge economy that they are "artificially" making it bigger than it seems.
They spend billions, hiring millions of construction workers to build cities that are to fill a demand that doesn't exist.
To have some kind of comparison, imagine a rich billionaire buying 100 houses for himself. He is never really going to need them all- he is just
buying them to spend money and appear to make himself look valuable.
The point is, China is just trying to make itself look like it is richer than it already is, and someday in the future their pointless spending is
gonna catch up and bite them in the rear.
Not true. We are dealig with the chinese people, an ancient civilisation with 5000 years and more of history. They do not just simply spend for the
sake of spending with NO returns.
Look at the chinese around the world and even in the States. They do NOT spend a buck and that's it as Americans do. When they decides to spend a
buck, they expect 10 dollars back in returns, which is wby the chinese are successful in maths and economics.
Under Mao, they either give up such ethics or have their heads chopped off if they do not toe the line. Mao was a nutcase to begin with, even amongst
his comrades in the early stages. He seek not for wealth but for power and control, traits that are foreign to the trad chinese.
But since Premier Deng's reform in 1979, the chinese ethics and traditions returned. Just invite a chinese to a game of cards, espacially now during
their traditional new year, and they go nuts to throw money into chances of ripping off your dollar, as allowed by tradition, hook or crook.
Thus, its a surprise with the ghost townships that costs not 42million dollars but probably 420 billions JUST for the township in the photo alone even
with slave labour. Resources STILL cost money. And thats just one township, how about many others? What returns do they expect for such MASSIVE
As for my deluge theory in my orginial post on this thread, it is based upon archeological evidences of the biblical deluge that was recorded by
ancients and proven by archeologists today. There had been a deluge centuries ago, BUT not as worldwide as we were led to believe.
Ancient records and archeological findings do point conclusively to a deluge occuring in our ancient past based upon diggings of soil. As
archeologists dug deeper, they found a deep layer of silt and sea objects on supposed flat lands. But it was only found in some regions and not on the
Perhaps the deluge, a true occasion that happened on Earth in the past, was not worldwide, but limited only to regions on Earth? And should a similar
occurence happened, again it will repeat history, of regions untouched by the cataclysm of flooding such as China?