In NYC it’s not uncommon to see them collecting garbage for recyclables. In China they find babies. And it makes the news when they don’t put them back. That “People’s Republic” revolution really worked out for them.
A woman has been hailed a hero after details of her astonishing work with abandoned children has emerged.
Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish.
She and her late husband Li Zin, who died 17 years ago, kept four of the children and passed the others onto friends and family to start new lives.
Her youngest son Zhang Qilin – now aged just seven – was found in a dustbin by Lou when she was 82.
‘Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me,’ she said.
‘I took him back to our home, which is a very small modest house in the countryside and nursed him to health. He is now a thriving little boy, who is happy and healthy.
‘My older children all help look after Zhang Qilin, he is very special to all of us. I named him after the Chinese word for rare and precious.
‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.
‘Watching her grow and become stronger gave us such happiness and I realised I had a real love of caring for children.
‘I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,’ she explained.
‘These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.
Read it all and see the pictures HERE.
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In case you missed it, there’s been protests for days in Anaheim after another young man of color was shot and killed by the police.
Who the heck are these guys? Police, really? If so, why the military gear? If not, are they private contractors? That’s allowed now, btw.
Read the warning I posted December 5th, 2011
If I have interpreted the DoD Directive correctly, Private contractors like Blackwater (Xe) and Dycorp, both now owned by Private Equity firms, or any of the thousands now working for the DoD could be used to corral us.
So, who are these guys in the photos? Police, military, or mercenaries? Who’s paying them? Disneyland or Anaheim?
Anaheim needs to know.
This video of police shooting rubber bullets into crowd of women and children as well as unleashing a dog that attacked a women holding her baby was uploaded on July 22, 2012
ACU is some of the worst camo ever. Forget the fact that they are in the city that stuff is awful in any environment. It’s a martial law fashion statement because it has zero functional advantage other than intimidation.
Welcome to the police state. This is how law enforcement will eventually look throughout the country. They are militarizing the police. Many departments have been investing in military hardware.
Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that the latest jobs report, showing the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, is more proof that President Obama’s big government policies have failed to speed up the economic recovery and get people back to work.
Speaking a campaign stop in Las Vegas, the former Massachusetts governor said that his policies would strengthen the economy by creating 12 million jobs and making the nation energy independent by “end of my second term.”
“Today we got a new number from the unemployment report and it’s another hammer blow to the struggling middle-class families of America because the president has not had policies that put American families back to work — I do,” Mr. Romney said.
“I will put them in place to get America working again,” Mr. Romney said, stressing that the jobless rate has been above 8 percent for 42 months. “This is an extraordinary record of failure.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday said the nation added 163,000 new jobs in July — exceeding market expectations, but not enough to prevent the national unemployment rate from ticking up to 8.3 percent.
Without offering any details on how he would get there, Mr. Romney said he plans to make the nation energy independent and balance the federal budget by 2020, while improving education, increasing free-trade agreements and promoting small-business growth.
Mr. Romney has vowed to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, and to reduce individual marginal rates 20 percent across the board. He has also vowed not to cut defense spending or Social Security and Medicare benefits from retirees and those close to retirement — generating some doubt as to how he can accomplish all these goals without either raising taxes, pushing deep cuts to domestic programs that generally benefit middle- to low-income earners or adding to the national deficits.
The Tax Policy Center released report this week, which the Romney camp brushed aside as partisan, said the Republican’s tax plan would shift more of the tax burden onto middle and lower income households, and away from the rich.
If selecting a vice president just means picking someone safe who won’t alter the tone or tenor of the 2012 race, then Tim Pawlenty or Rob Portman are fine vice presidential selections for Mitt Romney. But if Romney decides to play against type, setting aside his instinct for total risk aversion, I’d recommend he consider the potential of Paul Ryan as his choice.
Here’s the basic case. The general sentiment of the Ryan boomlet is this: unlike Pawlenty or Portman, Ryan changes the conversation in this election. The left might find that favorable; they believe Ryan’s ideas are too politically toxic to win on them nationally. But there are a number of reasons I believe Ryan is a less risky choice than some might argue, and unlike those who believe Romney can win with his play-it-safe strategy, counting on the unemployment situation to vault him into the White House, I think Ryan changes the conversation in a way that would prove electorally helpful to Romney.
A Romney-Ryan ticket would refocus both campaigns on entitlements, fiscal policy, and issues of debt and deficit immediately – issues that Romney feels he can lead on, where Obama has not, and where Ryan is an expert in arguing in the public square. Ryan sends a message about the seriousness of the fiscal challenge we face, one that Portman and Pawlenty do not.
Reid, Prove That You Are Not a Transvestite! Plus, Dems Inspired By Communist China….
Is Obama going to start a hot dog chain called Pup-Fil-A? Find out. The Democrats think that millionaires should pay more taxes to help us be more like the People’s Republic of China. Hear the details. Did Senator Reid have a Swiss-Miss weekend replete with lederhosen? Did the American media show disrespect for Poland’s unknown soldiers? See the footage.
The Militarizing of Local Police
The Pentagon spends nearly $23 billion annually on rust. Seriously, corrosion costs American taxpayers more than Canada or South Korea spend on defense, total. This gem plucked from our bloated budgets is ripe pickings for Boeing and other contractors eager to offset promised cuts by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, yet the Pentagon’s “proposed savings” of $78 billion over five years will be dwarfed by $114.5 billion in corrosion costs alone over the same period. Rust never sleeps…
Aging aircraft carriers, jets and machinery aside, more gifts from the military industrial complex will soon be hitting your neighborhood and tax bill. Weighing-in at 16,000 pounds with a maximum speed of 80mph, the BearCat G3 is Batman’s dream, able to withstand a barrage of bullets while transporting 10 officers, and #1 on local police wish lists for Santa. Never mind the $190,000 starting price tag (the BearCat is comfortably equipped for around $300,000) and acute maintenance costs, no police force will feel fully capable without this toy, err armored response vehicle.
Thank Department of Homeland Security grants of $3 billion per year and drug busts for such extravagant spending by local police departments. Items such as BearCats are deemed “necessary tools” to quality for federal grants (just cite disaster response or crime fighting to ensure they are covered by assorted programs) while federal law says that money from drug seizures can’t be spent on worn-out patrol cars and departmental operating costs, so big-ticket and otherwise cost-prohibitive items become no-brainers.
What is equally mind-boggling is the reality that crime rates have been dropping year-to-year for well over a decade. Los Angeles hasn’t seen so few homicides since the 1960s. So, in justifying purchases like the BearCat, tanks and Predator drones (yep, coming to your neighborhood soon, too) and other equipment designed for battle instead of keeping the peace, law enforcement officials often cite a single instance, say the sniper in Tyler, Texas, last October who killed his neighbor, so the BearCat was brought in, taking at least 35 rounds from an AK-47, until a police sniper took out the gunman. You will hear that story a lot; or maybe how a similar vehicle was used to disperse protesters downtown, “Occupy” as another excuse for the militarization of local law enforcement.
Regardless of whether you agree with gay marriage or traditional marriage, this move is hands-down a smart business one in a stuttering economy, plus it stands up for free speech, which really is a bipartsian issue: Missouri GOP Rep. Alan Nunlee has sent a letter to Chick-fil-A welcoming the franchises’ “investment” in their districts.
Nunlee’s statement on his website points out the intolerance of discouraging someone’s business from your city if you don’t agree with the owner’s personal views: “Elected officials that are now threatening to block new Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities are acting in a manner that is un-American. Demanding ideological conformity in order to be allowed to run your business is a dangerous precedent. It is like something that would happen in Soviet Russia. Clearly, a lot of people who like to fashion themselves as open minded and tolerant are actually the most intolerant folks around if you don’t agree with them.”
The letter is below:
“Dear Mr. Cathy:
We write today to show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism.
Chick-fil-A represents an American success story. What began in 1946 as a small diner in Hapeville, Georgia, has grown into one of the most flourishing quick-service restaurants in the country. While the business has expanded, Chick-fil-a has remained faithful to the family values on which it was founded. Your company has displayed dedication to your employees by offering them college scholarships and ensuring they have the opportunity to worship on Sundays, commitment to communities through your philanthropic foundation, and an emphasis on customer service as evidenced by your numerous awards and continued growth in sales.
We are bewildered by those who would take offense at your values and would block the expansion of your business into their communities. We welcome Chick-fil-A’s investment in our districts. The example of quality, hard work, and charity demonstrated by Chick-fil-A is one that others who, when faced with opposing views, resort to hate would do well to emulate.”
Fox News is reporting that Nunlee got 16 representatives to sign on to the letter.
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