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WBraun

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Stupid Americans think their country is the only country on the planet that's any good ......
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:24am PT
What do the smart Americans think?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Was in Guangdong for ten days in 2001 working on product development at a footwear factory. Never saw a single living thing besides humans- not even cats, dogs or birds....way depressing.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Plenty of cats and dogs around here. Too many in fact.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:28am PT
Survival, is that dune just of of HWy 50 in Nevada?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Stupid Americans think their country is the only country on the planet that's any good ......

True, but then stupid people in a lot of countries think their country is the only country on the planet that's any good. Americans don't have a monopoly on stupid, despite the evidence to the contrary often visible on this forum.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Fuk, what do I know about America?

I live in the Bay Area, CA.

Can I change my plea? I love California! (Hey Roxjoke can you her me?)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Americans don't have a monopoly on stupid

Give us a few years. I think Google is litigating against Apple and Samsung on a patent. Before long, "iDumb"...yes, yes you are.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Like anywhere, China is crowded if you go where the crowds go when the crowds go there.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Randisi, those cats and dogs must be frightened. The chinese have a saying- they will eat anything with four legs except the table, and anything on two legs except grandmom.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Just for fun, a counterpoint...

Was in the Alps above Interlaken for a week in summer 2003 for rehab (for lack of a better word). Never saw a single human being, only the most intense presentation of flora and fauna that I had ever seen... way enspiriting.

EDIT

Better: ...for "spirit-building." (cf: muscle-building)
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:34am PT
I should also point out that I was forced to go to China from economic pressures.

I sure as hell didn't want to come here!

Best decision I ever made, and despite myself.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Jim, grandmom is on three legs! :P
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:37am PT
But seriously, the retired women feed the stray cats.

Most of the dogs are pets.

China has changed a lot in the last ten years, Jim.

I'm amazed their culture has absorbed the change as equanimously as it has.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:41am PT
I love California! (Hey Roxjoke can you her me?)


Roxjoke? Phukkin' drool catches on to America damn quick! Classic.


mtropy, yes indeed. It's freekin' huge. Look at the daughter person far away in the pic. It looks like photoshop but it's not!


Randisi, China rocks dude, I can't wait to go back.
The part of the wall I went to was 100% empty.


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Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:43am PT
Just send me a PM, Bruce.

There's some good bouldering in Qingdao just south of here.

Not to mention some good beer. Much better than the export variety.

But you don't drink anymore, if I recall?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:43am PT
Yep....when I climbed in Schezwan in 1980 everyone was on bikes, not a passenger vehicle in sight and just a few trucks.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:47am PT
Yep....when I climbed in Schezwan in 1980 everyone was on bikes, not a passenger vehicle in sight and just a few trucks.


This does not sound like a down side. Unless you're trying to get somewhere far away......HA!!!

Randisi, I'm getting a new set of passports for the family as we speak.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Yes, the increase in personal vehicle use sucks.

But that's a problem in most cities of the world, isn't it.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 17, 2013 - 09:52am PT
when I climbed in Schezwan in 1980


Jim, the current accepted spelling is Sichuan.

Heh.
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