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PR viagra cannot revive the limp Olympic Torch

Some of our readers might remember how, around this time a year ago, Catherine and I blogged voluminously about the bloody stupidity of China’s Olympic Torch relay. Now here comes news that the IOC has decided, belatedly, to jettison the … Continue reading

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Finally, the Torch goes where it’s perfectly welcome

They would have saved themselves and the world a lot of trouble if they had limited the entire international Olympic Torch relay to China’s number one ally, North Korea.   It will arrive there in a few days, to an unreservedly … Continue reading

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The Flying Dutchman is now a Western expat in Beijing

The Flying Dutchman’s hubris doomed him to wander the Earth, homeless, a man without a country, for eternity. Today you can see many of his shadows in Beijing, most especially in the faces of some Westerners who sold their souls … Continue reading

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A Reminder: The Torch Was Designed Specifically for Tibet

The time seems right for a reminder of the proximate cause of the worldwide furor surrounding the Olympic Torch. It was designed for the specific purpose of the provocative plan to take it to the top of Mount Everest. As … Continue reading

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Will the FBI need to investigate Lenovo, Ketchum and Roland Soong?

As we have written previously, the Tibetan-American man who has been tormented by cyberstalking and threats of violence for his alleged role in attacking Jin Jing in the Paris Olympic Torch relay, has turned out to be a victim of … Continue reading

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Jin Jing, Beijing’s Parody of Martyrdom (re-posted)

Due to the mysterious disappearance of this article from Google, we are re-posting it under the same title as before. Our speculations about the probable reasons for the sabotage of this article are indicated in our above linked post and its … Continue reading

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The Olympic Torch was Conceived and Born as a Nazi Symbol

A handful of incisive words by Mary Beard in the Times: Hardly any commentator stops to mention that this silly torch ceremony has nothing to do with the ancient Greeks, and was really invented to be a magnificent shot in … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch Host Cities: Be Careful What You Pick Up

So the Olympic Torch relay has begun under ominous clouds promising an endless series of public relations disasters for Beijing. Hey all you Olympic Torch host cities out there.  Take some instruction from those experts in self-destruction, the “Happy Tree Friends”, and be … Continue reading

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China’s Olympic Torch Was Made By Nazi Money

China’s Olympic Torch belongs to Lenovo. Lenovo is the successor of IBM. IBM was instrumental in the Holocaust, and Auschwitz. The more things change, the more they stay the same. IBM, in China, is now “Lenovo”, and as IBM participated … Continue reading

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Shakespeare was wrong. “Vanity, thy name is a PR MAN!”

Shakespeare was mistaken when he wrote, “Vanity, thy name is Woman.” No. Vanity’s name is usually Man.   And although the currently available evidence is still sketchy, there are considerable reasons to conclude that it was Western “public relations” consultants, who … Continue reading

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