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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Nov 13 01:05 AM

Nov 13, 2010: On the Chain Zhang

Bizarre doesn't begin to describe this shit.



Quote:
Astonished medics are trying to save the hands of tormented Zhang Chuanqiu who was chained so tightly in an illegal prison that his flesh grew over his shackles.
Zhang, 27, had been chained to a cowshed in Hunan, southern China, in 2005 after falling out with village officials over a loan to build his house.
But his chains had been so agonisingly tight that Zhang's own flesh began to absorb them.
"The only person who did not give up on me was my mother who waited for her time and rescued me," he explained.
Now that opens more questions than it answers.
He was chained up in 2005, when was he released?
How did mom "rescue" him?
Why did the bad guys let her?
Who fed and clothed him?
And about 99 other questions.

Quote:
Now Zhang is trying to raise the 1,000 GBP surgeons have told him he needs for an operation to remove the chains and save his hands from further infection. "They cause me a lot of pain. They are always inflamed and ooze pus all the time. But we have no money so I have to rely on charity or the good heart of a hospital or doctor to save my hands," he said.
So he needs money to get his hands working again...

...and then, a sock full of quarters.

link


SPUCK  Saturday Nov 13 06:46 AM

...and then, a sock full of quarters....and perhaps an AK47.



Spexxvet  Saturday Nov 13 09:09 AM

He's had his lifetime supply of iron, though.



Hillrick  Saturday Nov 13 10:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet View Post
He's had his lifetime supply of iron, though.
I don't know why I'm always amazed when people are quick to show their wit when it comes at the expense of another's pain or misfortune.


newtimer  Saturday Nov 13 10:36 AM

"...we have no money so I have to rely on charity..."

Did you try asking the village officials for another loan?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Nov 13 11:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hillrick View Post
I don't know why I'm always amazed when people are quick to show their wit when it comes at the expense of another's pain or misfortune.
There's a lot of bad shit in the world, and thanks to the internet we are exposed to more of it, unfiltered more of it.
Do you think Spexxvet was being flip, uncaring about the suffering of a fellow human? If so, you're clueless, of both Spexxvet, and your fellow man, as well.
None of us can undo any of the crap inflicted, and if you dwell on the sadness you'll suffer as much as the victims. Humor is a defense, mental protection, against all the inhumanity going on every day, everywhere. That's one of the problems of being "politically correct", you end up as fucked up as The Church Lady.


Hillrick  Saturday Nov 13 12:00 PM

Bruce
I am the least pc person and not naive. The internet does bring so much to us and it is so easy to forget the humanity at the other end as comments are thrown in a flip and throw away fashion. Nope, I don't know Spex but ps aside it is a good to remember it is empathy that adds to our humanity.
I'm also not very good at communicating complex arguments while I'm making a quick comment too so take that with a grain of salt.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Nov 13 12:04 PM

Yeah, that's cool. Don't take my diatribe personally, you just afforded me the opportunity for a general broadcast of my opinion.



monster  Saturday Nov 13 12:13 PM

Would now be an appropriate time for me to post my recipe for Pulled Chinaman au Hunan?



Gravdigr  Saturday Nov 13 02:33 PM

I don't know why I'm always amazed when people are quick to show their humanity and compassion when it comes at the expense of another's humor or wit.



ZenGum  Saturday Nov 13 05:57 PM

That's a good link to keep handy.



monster  Saturday Nov 13 10:20 PM

Penalty, Zengum: 2 minutes for making Hillrick cry



footfootfoot  Saturday Nov 13 10:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Penalty, Zengum: 2 minutes for making Hillrick cry
I cried inside


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Nov 14 02:19 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
That's a good link to keep handy.
What link, the Austrian Times, or the Church Lady?

Now don't pick on Hillrick, his/her point is valid, you compassionless cannibals.


ZenGum  Sunday Nov 14 06:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Penalty, Zengum: 2 minutes for making Hillrick cry
Don't you mean ...


Quote:
You are the weakest link, goodbye!



DanaC  Sunday Nov 14 06:34 AM

Surely his imprisonment and chaining up like that breaks the law over there? You'd have thought the person who did that to him would be liable for the costs of treatment.



casimendocina  Sunday Nov 14 08:30 AM

In a more humane society perhaps, but not in China. I've heard that prisioners on death row pay for the bullet that is used to shoot them and Chinese hospitals (even good ones) are not pleasant places to be.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Nov 14 08:35 AM

The "village officials", which means local representatives of the party, are all powerful in their anointed appointed area. They can do what they want in their jurisdiction, as long as it doesn't make waves on a bigger scale. If that were possible, his mother could have had him freed years ago.
He obviously doesn't have any money so his chances of compensation, or even justice, are somewhere between zero and none.



footfootfoot  Sunday Nov 14 01:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
That's a good link to keep handy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
What link, the Austrian Times, or the Church Lady?

Now don't pick on Hillrick, his/her point is valid, you compassionless cannibals.
That should be 2 minutes for unnecessary roughness. Bruce, check that you're not drinking decaf. (chain link)


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Nov 14 02:38 PM

No coffee, and none of that low octane Pepsi shit either, I don't like pingin' on the hills.
But you're right, I missed his pun completely.
The only excuse I can proffer is, I was in git-r-dun mode, rather than my usual sashay.



Gravdigr  Sunday Nov 14 02:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
That's a good link to keep handy.
Hall of Fame pun.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 15 09:05 AM

Found another picture. I should think cutting the extra links off would be a good move.




Gravdigr  Monday Nov 15 04:26 PM

Are in-grown chains allowed on airplanes?



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 15 04:29 PM

Only if he lets them touch his junk.



BigV  Monday Nov 15 06:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Found another picture. I should think cutting the extra links off would be a good move.

I could have gone all fucking day without seeing that picture, xoB.

Thanks ever so.

urk.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 15 07:02 PM

Is this your first visit to this thread? If it is, I should think you would have stated at the top and been well aware of the subject matter before arriving at that picture. Your welcome.



footfootfoot  Monday Nov 15 10:51 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Only if he lets them touch his junk.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 16 02:35 AM

Ha, they caught you red handed, trying to touch their junk.

By the way, the Badger is junk rigged.



BigV  Tuesday Nov 16 11:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Is this your first visit to this thread? If it is, I should think you would have stated at the top and been well aware of the subject matter before arriving at that picture. Your welcome.
It was, and the way I viewed it was a chunk at a time, and the second pic just leapt onto the screen. It's really gross. I'm not scarred or scared though. Just a nasty picture and an awful story. You have to stand pretty damn still for a pretty long time to get that.... :shudders:


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 16 04:56 PM

I don't think he had much choice, chained tight for 5(?) years. The second picture was added because it actually shows how the chain is positioned in his arm, but wasn't available when I first posted this. I can't imagine the nagging pain, for all those years. Like a severe toothache, or cramp, that never goes away, and impossible to ignore. Maybe walmart will pay for his doctor.



Clodfobble  Tuesday Nov 16 05:49 PM

This sort of thing has happened many times over the years to the morbidly obese... but the layer of fat is key. I don't understand how this guy still had bloodflow to the hand at all.



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