The Damn Chinese are Making Donkeys Go Extinct by Eating Them

DONKEY HIDE PUDDING IS A CHINESE DELICACY.

Here’s another problem that the Chinese are creating for animals. Is there any animal these hungry bastards won’t eat?

Excerpt from the BBC

The world’s donkeys are facing a population crisis because of the huge demand for their skins in China, where they are used to make health foods and traditional medicine.

Donkey meat is also a popular food, but a huge drop in the number of Chinese donkeys and the fact they are slow to reproduce, has forced suppliers to look elsewhere.

Africa has been badly hit because the animals are such an important part of life for transport and farming – particularly in poorer communities.

In many places the price of a donkey has doubled in the past few years, and as thieves cash in, families are left unable to afford a new animal.

‘I woke up and my donkey was gone’

Water deliveryman Anthony Maupe Wanyama, 29, from Kenya had his donkey Carlos for four years and was doing well.

“I bought land up-country, bought a house, paid school fees and looked after my family,” said the father of two.

He and his donkey were such a part of life in Ongata Rongai, just outside Nairobi, that Anthony’s nickname is “Carlos”.

“I woke up one morning and Carlos was missing. I looked around the area, and then found him dead, his skin had been removed,” said Anthony, tears rolling down his cheeks as he talked about his much-loved animal.

He now rents another donkey to pull a cart-load of blue plastic jerry cans he uses to deliver water, but has to give the owner half of the three or four dollars he makes on a good day.

ANTHONY AND HIS RENTED DONKEY.

Speaking for myself I feel sorry for Anthony. My grandfather loved his mules the way that Anthony loved Carlos. It broke his heart when he had to sell the mules after his big heart attack.

“Now I don’t have enough money. I haven’t paid my rent, I haven’t paid school fees, and I have people who depend on me,” Anthony said.
He can’t afford to buy a new Carlos.

Suffering
The surge in price and demand in Kenya has been encouraged by three donkey abattoirs, which have opened across the country.

They can each slaughter around 150 animals a day, packing and freezing the meat and salting the skins for export.

At the Star Brilliant Donkey Export Abattoir in Naivasha, the latest arrivals are being dragged onto flat metal scales – they are sold by “live weight”.

They are shot in the head with a bolt gun before their meat and skins are processed.

Chief executive John Kariuki says he was the first in Kenya, and in Africa, to get official permits to open a donkey slaughterhouse.

“Before, there was no market for the donkeys. People used to sell their cows, people used to sell their goats to pay their school fees for the children,” he said.

“But now I find that people in the market are selling donkeys more than cows.

“We are happy with the Chinese, because before there was nothing coming from donkeys, but so many people are benefitting from the donkey now today.”

Chinese buyers monitor the process – making sure everything is properly packed and prepared.

When the skins are boiled, they produce a brown gelatine, which is the essential ingredient in Chinese “ejiao” products – popular health foods and traditional medicines.

BBC News goes on to give the facts behind the Chinese donkey extinction.

1.8m skins are traded every year – according to estimates from UK-based charity The Donkey Sanctuary – but the demand is as high as 10m

China’s donkey population dropped from 11m in 1990 to 3m today, based on government data

Ejiao, the gelatine produced by boiling donkey skins, can sell for up to $388 (£300) per kilo

Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal have banned donkey exports to China

Flow Chart: The CIA’s Four Stages of Subversion

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE FOR IMPROVED READABILITY.

I would say that America today is in the race replacement stage and close to the revolution or civil war stage.

Seen at Re_pug_nant’s Twitter

The Explosion of Bullsh*t Jobs (Viral Video)

Something different.

Meaningless jobs keep everyone employed, but at the cost of real prosperity and human satisfaction.

Sixteen and a half minutes.

From the youtube information box:

David Graeber and Rutger Bregman discuss the amazing explosion of bullshit jobs, where the political and economic goal of full employment has led to the greatest and most expensive welfare system of all time.

Sample comments:

C’mon is this guy saying that Google’s VP of Diversity is unnecessary?

Useless job that provides nothing to society… Have you ever heard of hedge funds?

This explains the push to get women to choose a career over marriage. Feminism was a top down movement to enrich the 1%.

I read that 60% of peer reviewed sociology research papers have zero references to them. What I mean by zero references to them is that the majority of these “peer reviewed” studies and papers are never used as references. The university career machine is completely bloated, most of these academics are completely useless, just filling the air with random data squeezed through their ideological worldview, they’re so useless that no one bothers to read anything they write.

“In a 2013 survey of 12,000 professionals by the Harvard Business Review, half said they felt their job had no ‘meaning and significance,’ and an equal number were unable to relate to their company’s mission, while another poll among 230,000 employees in 142 countries showed that only 13% of workers actually like their job. A recent poll among Brits revealed that as many as 37% think they have a job that is utterly useless.”
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/why-its-time-to-rethink-the-meaning-of-work/

Bonus video:

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump to ‘pay dearly’

KIM GIVING HIS PERSONAL WARNING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP.

If we assume that the threats spoken by President Trump and North Korea’s Kim are not theater scripted in Tel Aviv, then let’s suppose that both parties are rational people, nor madmen.

After eight years of Obama leading the U.S. by hitting a golf ball as often as he could while leaving the tough issues to his successor, the American people decided by a narrow margin they wanted a tough guy president rather than a woman sociopath.

The North Koreans, whose country was destroyed during the Korean War, likewise have a tough guy whose goal is to preserve his regime.

Kim has noted that Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein ended up dead because they had no credible threat to use against the American Empire.

Like all rational people, Kim wants to live, so he’s building missiles and nukes that can hit the U.S. From a rational perspective, these weapons are a deterrent against American aggression. So are his alleged chemical weapons.

So where are we today? In a war of words. Once you have weapons, the threat is enough.

Sky News

Donald Trump is “deranged” and will “pay dearly” for his threats, according to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In a rare statement reported by the country’s official news agency, Mr Kim said the North would consider the “highest level of hardline countermeasure in history” against the US.

Mr Kim’s words follow the US President’s threat to “totally destroy” North Korea, comments described by the North Korean dictator as “the most ferocious declaration of a war in history”.

He said that Mr Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday had only convinced him that Pyongyang’s nuclear programme must continue.

“His remarks… have convinced me – rather than frightening or stopping me – that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.

“As a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honour of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech.”

He added: “After taking office, Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world.

“He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.”

Earlier in the week, Mr Trump had used his first speech in front of the UN General Assembly to describe Mr Kim as being a “rocket man on a suicide mission for himself and his regime”.

Mr Trump had said: “The United States is ready, willing and able (to act), but hopefully this will not be necessary.”

The President also called on member states to work together to isolate Mr Kim until he stops his “hostile” actions, a reference to a series of recent ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests by Pyongyang.

Mr Kim has promised to complete his nuclear programme in the face of strengthening sanctions, saying his state is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the US.

Kim knows that he’s dead if he uses his weapons against the U.S. or an ally. He doesn’t seem suicidal to me. He seems more like a crafty gook, playing gook hardball, accustomed to dealing with weaklings like Obama.

Trump Praises China For Ordering Banks To Halt Business With North Korea

If you believe as I do that the North Korean threat is a psy op, engineered by the (((Deep State))) to add to the American military budget and to add to Israel’s aspirations, then you might not be impressed with the news about added sanctions on Kim’s regime. If you are inclined to believe the little fat boy is a real threat, then enjoy the good news that President Trump reported today at the UN.

Real Clear Politics

Sitting alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the UN General Assembly on Thursday, President Trump praised the Chinese government for reportedly banning any of its banks from doing business with North Korea.

“You heard about China – what China was doing today, in terms of the banking system. That was a tremendous move,” the president said.

“I’m very proud to tell you that as you may have just heard moments ago, China, their central bank has told their other banks –that’s a massive banking system– to immediately stop doing business with North Korea,” Trump reportedly said off camera at the same meeting.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s wonderful to have prime minister Shinzo Abe doing a great job for the people of Japan. He’s doing a wonderful job for the great people of Japan. We had discussions already today and this is a formalization of the discussions. We made a lot of progress both on trade and obviously, very importantly, we have discussed in great detail North Korea, with also South Korea, as you just saw.

So we will continue that dialogue — the relationship that has never been closer with Japan and the United States.

It will continue on with that way. I look forward to discussing some things that the group is here specifically to discuss, and we will be reporting back to you later.

Thank you all very much. You heard about China – what China was doing today, in terms of the banking system. That was a tremendous move and we have great respect and also would like to thank President Xi of China. It was a great thing he did today. Thank you very much. Thank you very much for being here.

If the whole North Korean situation is real, then Trump is doing better than Obama. That bar was set pretty low, however.

As they say, “It ain’t over til the fat lady sings.” This isn’t over yet.

I’m out of fat ladies. William Shatner will have to do. Trump’s inspiration–Rocket Man.

Whites Begin to Embrace Their Inner Hatred

EMPATHY PROPAGANDIZED BY YOU KNOW WHO.

I’ve taken a long excerpt out of an even longer article and bolded a few key points.

If the (((System’s))) purpose of a college education today is to promote egalitarianism, it’s failing. The keyword is empathy. Whites are running out of it. Sadly, even for other whites. That has to change.

Salon

New study: White people lack empathy across the socioeconomic spectrum

Apparent empathy gap among white Americans shows up on questions of both race and economics, study finds

Since the election of Donald Trump, the hunt to figure out what’s the matter with White America has pitted racism against economic anxiety as if those things existed in separate and competing silos, forcing a narrow debate about the future of identity politics that seemingly goes nowhere. Instead of a post-racial America, two terms of America’s first black president left many voters — and a large majority of political pundits — ill-equipped to discuss what it means to be white in America at precisely the time when whites have reasserted their collective identity in this nation.

So while Trump’s rise is often explained as the blowback for a society more focused on Black Lives Matter or trans bathroom bans instead of jobs for coal miners and a growing opioid epidemic, the curious case of a growing racial empathy gap in this country has been unfairly shouldered by Trump’s white voters. An eye-opening new survey, however, reveals that white Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum, including Democrats, are considerably less concerned about both economic and racial inequality — it just all depends on where on the socioeconomic spectrum they stand.

While working-class white folks made up Trump’s signature demographic, it was a surge of whites with college degrees that helped him flip notably blue states like Pennsylvania. These college-educated white people, a new survey from the nonpartisan PRRI found, lack empathy on issues of poverty that place them in stark contrast with the blue-collar voters who have been identified as Trump’s base.

White college-educated Americans are far less likely to say poverty is a critical issue — only 37 percent, compared to 47 percent of white non-college-educated Americans and a majority of Hispanic and black Americans (at 52 and 69 percent, respectively). According to PRRI, white college-educated Americans are also less likely than non-college whites to say that children living in poverty is a critical issue to them (49 percent compared to 60 percent). Only 36 percent of college-educated whites say lack of well-paying jobs is a major problem facing communities.

The empathy gap of college-educated whites only widens in regions where Trump excelled electorally, like the Southwest and the Southeast. White college-educated residents of those regions are far less concerned than those without a college degree about the lack of equal opportunity in education. Nearly half of white college-educated respondents (46 percent) told PRRI that it is not a major problem if not everyone has an equal chance in life — a view shared by only 36 percent of those without a college education.

And it’s not just on matters of economic opportunity that white college-educated respondents exhibit a deep lack of compassion for the plight of others. Only 33 percent of white college-educated respondents said that domestic violence was a critically important issue, compared to 47 percent of whites with no college degree, and 63 percent of black respondents.

Meanwhile, white respondents without a college degree were more likely to affirm the importance of equal opportunity and to support economic policies that address those issues, but they simultaneously denied that social factors such as racism play a significant role in structuring inequality. So while 64 percent of white Americans with a college degree reported moderate to high affinity for people of color, 64 percent of whites without a college degree in the Southeast and Southwest — including 31 percent of Democrats — said discrimination against white people has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Strikingly, more than 40 percent of young white people (under age 30) in these regions agreed that discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against nonwhites.

“A central takeaway of the survey is that support for issues affecting disadvantaged kids is limited among whites at both ends of the educational spectrum,” Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI, explained. “But this manifests in different ways: By negative racial attitudes among the white working class and by a striking lack of concern about equal opportunity among college-educated whites.”

NICE.

America’s exceptionalism has been rooted in the country’s relative lack of tribalism. That’s falling apart, and it’s not simply the fault of identity politics. Political identity and partisanship have in recent decades increasingly fused with racial, ethnic and religious identity. As PRRI noted when releasing its survey on Monday, the Republican Party is increasingly becoming a party of white evangelical Protestants, while the Democratic Party is increasingly the home of ethnic minorities and the religiously unaffiliated. College-educated whites who did not vote for Trump, with their lack of religious affiliation and apparent lack of economic empathy, are a big reason why the post-election autopsy still hasn’t concluded in the Democratic Party.

Our job here is to preach the reestablishment of empathy among whites, but only for other whites. It really won’t do that whites are not standing up for each other the way the Jews, blacks, and Mexicans do.

I found this piece of propaganda while researching this post. How obvious the bullshit!

Are All Jews Socialists, Progressives, Communists, Left-Liberals, Bernie and Hillary Supporters, Democrats, Marxists? “No!” Says Jewish Professor

Libertarian professor Walter Block, a Jew, is asked in an email about his feelings toward Jews.

Is Dr. Block antisemitic because he detests almost ALL Jews?

Read and decide for yourself.

Lew Rockwell

Are All Jews Socialists, Progressives, Communists, Left-Liberals, Bernie and Hillary Supporters, Democrats, Marxists? No!

From: Robert Ferguson [mailto:robert30062@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 6:53 PM
To: Walter Block
Subject: Anti-Semitism

I have to say Dr. Block, that I have deep feelings of resentment toward Zionist Jews. From Mayer Rothschild to Bernanke and Soros, I have serious problems. I have liked Ben Shapiro for a few years. Wow what a brilliant young man he is. But I just read an article that was linked on LRC in which he said that Yasser Arafat was “the most notorious thug of the 20th century”. What does that even mean? Certainly other men in the 20th century were more thug like and more notorious? Maybe Truman dropping the bomb perhaps? It’s that kind of thing that bothers me. I think you are Jewish, so I am reaching out in need of guidance on this. R.F

Dear Robert: I have great resentment not to Zionist Jews, but to virtually ALL Jews. Why? Because most of them are socialists, progressives, communitst, liberals, Bernie and Hillary supporters, Democrats; ugh. As it happens, I am myself Jewish. I’m not practicing, but I was born to Jewish parents, I was bar-mitzvahed, and when and if the next Hitler comes along, I will be undoubtedly on his list. But I don’t resent ALL Jews. Some of us are leaders in the freedom movement. Just to name a few:

Gary Becker,
Walter E. Block,
Nathaniel Brandon,
Alan Bock,
Frank Chodorov,
Aaron Director,
Michael Edelstein,
Gene Epstein,
Marcus Epstein,
Richard Epstein,
Lanny Freidlander,
David D. Friedman,
Milton Friedman,
Rose Friedman,
Steve Globerman,
David Gordon,
Gary Greenberg,
Ron Hamowy,
Steve Horwitz
Israel Kirzner,
Ludwig Lachmann,
Michael Levin,
Ludwig von Mises,
Victor Niederhoffer,
Robert Nozick,
Leonard Piekoff,
Dyanne Petersen,
Ayn Rand,
David Ricardo,
Howard Rich,
Murray Rothbard,
Aaron Russo,
Murray Sabrin,
Anna Schwartz,
Bernie Seigan,
Arthur Seldon
Julian Simon,

Unhappily, Jews of this sort are if not rarer than hen’s teeth, almost as rare. Not all of these Jews would consider themselves libertarians. The Objectivists would certainly reject this appellation. But, none of them, not a single one, were, or would have been, socialists, progressives, communists, left-liberals, Bernie and Hillary supporters, Democrats, Marxists.

If anyone can add to this list of mine, or correct it in any other way, please do so. Note, I do not include those who consider themselves to be conservatives and certainly not, equally ugh, neo-cons.

The professor’s list omits Laura Loomer. LOL.