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August 11, 2007

Three ways NOT to lose weight

1. Starving. Starving means putting a relative stop to your digestive system, so there is no output, so to speak, and hence no weight loss.
2. Eating vegetables only. Not sure why, perhaps because of the fibres, iron and calcium.
3. Eating fruits only. Because of all the sugar.

The Aftermath

There’s little time left before the 2008 Olympics finally arrive in Beijing, but what will happen after it? Will there be an anti-climax? Will there be a backlash? Will there be billions of unpaid debts? Farmers who have abandoned their heritage and their lands to come to the city and build for the Olympics; children that have been left to care for by the elderly and the neighbours while the parents are trying to make a little profit off this pompous event; even greater gap between the rich and the poor who were offered little compensation for their lost homes. China is putting on a great propaganda campaign for itself ahead of the Games, but what will come after the Games is what will tell the true story of China’s development.

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