CNBC is pleased to present a commentary by noted Cracker Journalist Paul Stanner. We hope you enjoy it.
As many of my regular readers know I am currently living in China while teaching English at a Chinese University. I have been doing this for ten years in various cities in China so I'm very familiar with Chinese culture and the Chinese mindset. I can assure you that living in China is never boring and usually damn frustrating.
Earlier this Spring the Chinese government acting out of it's boundless wisdom in such matters changed the rules for all people especially foreigners in China that wish to use the internet at an internet bar. They did this with about seven days notice which is their usual modus operandi. The new rule stated that in order to access the internet from an internet bar you must produce an official Chinese government I.D. card. Now this is no problem for Chinese citizens since they are required by Chinese law to have an I.D. It is however a huge problem for foreigners since this very same Chinese government that requires foreigners to have an I.D. card for this purpose refuses to issue official Chinese government I.D. cards to foreigners. The Napping Panda Of Sichuan is taking a snooze.Think American government refusing to enforce their own immigration laws in Arizona and you'll have an idea of the stupidity of this situation. It does not matter to them that the internet is the ONLY way that many of the foreigners have of staying in touch with their friends and families as it does not matter to the American government that American citizens are being killed , raped , tortured , sexually abused and having their property stolen , vandalized and defaced.
FAST FORWARD 4 months.-------
Dateline Portland , Oregon Aug , 5 2010.
Today one of The Higher Minds of Government declared that the little girl pictured in the photo needed a $120.00 " license " to operate her lemonade stand. Does ANYBODY in government THINK anymore? When asked about this the local Supervisor of these particular Higher Minds of Government said the following. " It's the law. We were only doing our jobs." Guess what Higher Minds that is exactly what Adolph Eichmann said. It didn't turn out too well for him. Do you really want to maintain that stance? Apparently the Higher Minds of Government don't read history either.
I'm sure by now you're asking yourselves " Well Stanner what exactly is your point?" My point is this. ALL " Civil Servants " everywhere attended and graduated from The International University Of The Perpetually Intellectually Challenged. That is by design.
Now go spread your crumbs around Crackers !! th