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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 14 11:56 PM

June 15, 2010: And The Rocket's Red Glare...

the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night,
that Yang Youde was still there.

Uh... what?

Quote:
Yang Youde, who lives on the outskirts of the bustling city of Wuhan, in central Hubei province, said he had fended off two eviction attempts with his improvised weapon, which uses ammunition made from locally sold fireworks.


One of China's biggest problems is the lack of respect for property rights, and people are getting very pissed off about it.

Quote:
His approach is more aggressive than most, but Mr Yang's problem is a common one. Anger over property confiscation is one of the leading causes of unrest in China, with many people forced to give up homes and land to make way for anything from roads to luxury villas.

snip

The government is planning to reform property confiscation rules, but rights groups say the changes do not go far enough to address the potentially destabilising issue.
Give 'em hell, Youde.

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helenk579  Tuesday Jun 15 05:11 AM

Thank you so much for your post.



spudcon  Tuesday Jun 15 07:34 AM

Unfortunately, the Chinese government will be retaliating with tanks, not paintball guns. I guess it depends upon your race whether the world gets incensed.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jun 15 07:45 AM

Quote:
A first eviction team attacked Mr Yang in February after his rockets ran out, but local police came to his rescue. In May he held off 100 people by firing from a makeshift watchtower.



monster  Tuesday Jun 15 08:42 AM

He needs that flaming-car-flinging trebuchet thing. And a few other iotds.

I hope he hold out until he gets a fair payoff. I doubt he can hold out forever, though



newtimer  Tuesday Jun 15 09:16 AM

"Make me move, they will not", stated Youde, who prefers his dirty little swamp hut to modern luxuries such as plumbing and glass in the windows.
"Small am I against the communist party. But size matters not." (Off the record, Youde's wife disagreed with that last statement.)



Adak  Tuesday Jun 15 10:03 AM

He's got a lot of grit - I wish him the best.



Pete Zicato  Tuesday Jun 15 10:13 AM

We should send him anvils.


Oh wait.



HungLikeJesus  Tuesday Jun 15 10:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
"Make me move, they will not", stated Youde, who prefers his dirty little swamp hut to modern luxuries such as plumbing and glass in the windows.
"Small am I against the communist party. But size matters not." (Off the record, Youde's wife disagreed with that last statement.)
You sure that wasn't Yoda?


newtimer  Wednesday Jun 16 10:05 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HungLikeJesus View Post
You sure that wasn't Yoda?
Same pronunciation. Different spelling.


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