User profile: Geezer

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  • RegisteredAugust 23, 2008
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  • RegisteredAugust 23, 2008

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Forums > Living in Kunming > VPN:s still working?

@Liumingke1234 Both youku.com and www.tudou.com/ work fine with the VPN an the LA server with a very slight (1 sec ?) lag. Also amazon.cn and every Chinese government and university site work.

My internet connection sucks because, according to AlGore, I am under 3 meters of sea water.

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

@lemon lover: I bow to your vast knowledge and expertise. You clearly are quite expert in Economics, US economic history, Climate Science, Solar influence on weather and climate, and no doubt a Medical Doctor.

I have failed in trying to keep an open mind to learn and understand. You Sir, are clearly one of those all knowing superior elites which serve mankind by making summary judgments of us inferior folk.

I will no longer comment on any topic on which you have pronounced your infallible opinion and judgement. You are truly the Wizard.

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

@lemon lover
As you mentioned me I decided not to ignore your opinion and ideologically driven comments. To make your point you conflate my views on Climate Change, which is a debate on scientific observation and interpretation, and my slight preference for Trump over Clinton. Your logic is interesting as much as it is faulty.

On Trump; I was, prior to his nomination, a never Trump guy. After his nomination, my Classical Liberal, or Jeffersonian Liberal, thinker and as I am a seeker of Liberty and Freedom, I concluded that Trump was the lessor bad choice.

In the nearly 22 months in office, Trump has led the US to these results: Lowest ever black unemployment rate, lowest ever Hispanic unemployment, lowest women unemployment in 60 years, the Korean War is over, the US economy is doing quite well, taxes at 60 year low, ISIS obliterated, US is becoming energy independent.

My opinion of the Trump persona has not changed much but he has been effective. I can live with more people working, fewer people on food stamps, and people of color and all Americans doing better.

Where is the conspiracy?

As to Climate Change, well, climate has been changing for at least 4 billion years without human input and it will continue to change regardless of what humans do.

Debating the science of Climate Change, or Paleontology, is a worthy endeavor. In as much as science is a mode of inquiry the debate ought to be on the facts, observations and interpretations of the results of scientific inquiry.

Full disclosure: I know relatively little of climate science or Paleontology but I am curious enough to read, watch videos, and with the time I have I do a lot of both.

In either of these discussion there is a lot of opinions held. There is no “science” in name calling, or maligning opinions, or disparaging how opinions, or who holds them, are arrived at. There is no “science” in opinion polls, save in methodology, or in consensus claims. The “scientific mode of inquiry” actually demands doubt, skepticism and further research.

If you doubt this, it is best to remember it was once the consensus was that the sun revolved around a flat earth. It is consensus that can be wrong or dangerous.

@lemon, your forum tactic is ideology driven. You conflate topics and opinions recklessly. You create nonexistent relationships, ascribe them to those you disagree with, then ridicule both your asserted nonsense and those you have tagged.

I believe you when you say free speech has nothing to do with it. You simply do not want anyone with an opinion on climate, fossils, dinosaurs, politics or Trump to express them. Bagging opinions and ideas you dislike into the conspiracy (pejorative) bag may satisfy your need to castrate opinions but doesn’t convince anyone that thinks.


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Here is a translation of the list of banned dogs:
1. Tibetan Mastiff
2. Bit Bullfight
3. Dogo Argentina: i
4. Brazilian Fira
5. Japanese Tosa
6. Central Asian Shepherd Dog
7. East Sichuan
8. Soviet Russian Shepherd Dog
9. German Shepherd
10. Bull head
11. Mastiff
12. Casello, Italy
13. Great Dane
14. Russian Caucasus
15. Italian twisted Boliton
16. Stafford
17. Afghan Hound
18. Boeing
19. Weimar Hound
20. Canidae
21. Blood Hunting Hound
22. Masianji
23. English Bulldog
24. Akita
25. Newfoundland dog
26. Bellingdon
27. Kelly Blue
28. Chinese Rural Dog
29. Soviet Red Dog
30. Kunming dog
31. Doberman
32. Belgian Shepherd Dog
33. Rottweiler



Good for quality, but pricey, hand tools.

Be aware they will push whatever they are selling. Some of the staff have no idea about the technical side of appliances.

I went there to buy a stove. I repeatedly told them I would be using bottled gas. They sold me a stove. When I went to my local gas guy, I learned there are at least three kinds of gas sold. Luckily, B&Q did not deliver as promised. I went back to the store and discovered they had sold me a stove they needed to be hooked up to the gas main. I got my money back.

The sales lady was almost in tears, 没有问题!I don't know if it a safety or design issue, but I would think B&Q would know and care.


Last week had an 8:45am flight.

Subway starts at 9am. I have no idea where to catch an airport express bus. Eight taxis refused to go to the airport. After almost an hour standing on Beijing Lu took a black taxi, this dude drives slower than my mother, 120 yuan.

Flight back was delayed so I learned the subway stops running at 6:10pm.

Getting a taxi back was easy, more taxis than customers. Taxi was 87 yuan including 1o yuan toll, airport to Beichen area. Yes, he took a longer route than necessary.

Kunming imagines being a gateway for international travelers. New airport but hard to get to and from it.

World Class Airport, NOT!


Tonight "Peacock", a performance by Yang Liping (杨丽萍), to begin her world tour, 8pm, 100-1680 yuan at Yunna Haigeng Auditorium.

Saw this lady perform at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, in California, in 1995. Quite a good and interesting show.

I'm going to try to make it.


Not so good. Kimchi had a very sour taste. Other food was nothing to brag about. I don't think I would go back.


This bus station is not located as indicated. It is further North!