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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2760 on: September 04, 2018, 02:10:20 AM »
Maybe your casino has rigged the machines, since the tourists don't stick around long enough to keep records.  They either could have reduced total payouts or else reduced the number and amount of small payouts in favor of a few more BIG wins - since that would likely start a stampede of players (who don't understand the long term odds) seeing how fast they could feed money into the machines.  Either way, the casino wins more and unless you hit a big jackpot, you win less. kkkkkkkkkk
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2761 on: September 04, 2018, 10:46:33 PM »
EL, I used to play one type of poker machine at $3 a spin, but that was over 10yrs ago. I just had a quick check and I had at least four big wins in the 20 and 30 thousand dollars each. The "Den" had a magazine and with one's permission, photos were taken of the big winners. Big cardboard cheques were written and the winner would hold one for the photo. I noticed that things started to change, possibly because of the influx of overseas gamblers and the increase in numbers of the local and interstate gamblers. This was not only on the poker machines, but also at the gaming tables. I decided then that I would only play for fun, hence my only playing one and two cent poker machines at 50cents or one dollar a go. Some of the table games have minimum bets of $200 or more aoaoaoaoao I have told you who usually plays these tables. bjbjbjbjbj

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2762 on: September 05, 2018, 01:31:49 AM »
I shudder to think what the minimums must be in the high stakes VIP rooms. aoaoaoaoao
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2763 on: September 05, 2018, 10:07:59 PM »
Me too EL! aoaoaoaoao Even if I had the money, I couldn't play the amounts that some folks play.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2764 on: September 12, 2018, 04:21:21 AM »
A government institute gave China’s biggest celebrity a low 'social responsibility’ rating. She hasn’t been seen for months.

Fan Bingbing is one of China’s biggest celebrities, a ubiquitous actress, model and singer who earned more in 2016 than Hollywood A-listers such as Amy Adams and Charlize Theron, according to Forbes.

But in July, the “X-Men” actress suddenly vanished. And in the weeks since, the mystery surrounding her disappearance from public view has only deepened amid speculation that she ran afoul of Chinese authorities.

The latest clue emerged Tuesday after a state-affiliated think tank and Beijing university ranked Fan dead last in their annual “Social Responsibility Report” — she earned a 0 out of 100 — citing her “negative social impact,” among other things....


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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2765 on: October 06, 2018, 04:20:01 AM »
French police probe Interpol president Meng Hongwei's disappearance

The Chinese president of Interpol, the international police agency, has vanished.

Meng Hongwei was not on French soil when he was last seen, according a senior French law enforcement official, who declined to say whether he was in China.

Meng's wife went to police in Lyon, where Interpol is based, Thursday night to report his disappearance, according to a statement released by the French Interior Ministry on Friday. The spouse told police that she had last heard from him 10 days ago and had recently received threats via social networks and by telephone, according to the statement....



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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2766 on: February 16, 2019, 11:38:57 AM »
Breast size unaffected by coconut drink, Chinese maker admits after ads fall flat

The Chinese beverage company which claimed its coconut milk would enlarge women’s breasts has bowed to public pressure and replaced its offending advertising campaign with a more wholesome, less misleading, version.

Xu Dongdong, a representative from Hainan Coconut Palm Group, also admitted to local media on Wednesday that his company’s product did not have breast enlarging properties.

Coconut Palm was criticised on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, for its adverts featuring large-chested women in skimpy tops alongside slogans such as “drink one can every day, [your] curves will excite people, whiter and more plump”, “I drink from small to big” and “drinking more coconut milk every day can make [your] breasts fuller”....


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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2767 on: February 18, 2019, 01:39:32 AM »
When I first came to China, there was this looong TV commercial about some sort of pushup bra (almost a corset) that also pushed pressure points on the body to make breasts grow.

Obviously, if it worked, it would be the most popular bra in the world by now.  Still, I miss the commercials. afafafafaf
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2768 on: February 18, 2019, 09:19:03 AM »
Zara blames China for freckles



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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2769 on: February 18, 2019, 09:51:24 PM »
Calach, I don't think that I have seen an Asian person with freckles. I will start to take notice. Why does she blame China? bjbjbjbjbj

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2770 on: February 19, 2019, 12:42:33 AM »
Story is a definite a beatup. Online toxicity isn't news except when Chinese news media try to be Korean and make out like online sandboxes, aka "netizens", are part of society.


Zara was forced to explain itself after Chinese netizens said its feature of a freckle-faced top model was insulting

Gigi Hadid, Emma Watson, Lucy Liu, Kylie and Kendall Jenner – these are just some of the world’s beautiful women who have not been afraid to show the world their freckled complexions.

But when Chinese top model Jing Wen went au naturel on a recent Zara campaign, some netizens were not pleased.

The 25-year-old Guangdong native’s face sparked debate over the weekend when Spanish fast fashion brand Zara posted photos of her with minimal make up on its Weibo page....



"Netizens" complained too that she wasn't cheerful. It could be "refreshing", I suppose, when Chinese "netizens" don't get "fashion". Maybe a brave new world of imagery awaits us.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2771 on: February 19, 2019, 02:08:07 AM »
I'll concur that she doesn't look cheerful in the photos.  Still, she's very attractive. akakakakak

I do not understand this obsession Chinese females have for looking paler than ghosts. mmmmmmmmmm
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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2772 on: February 19, 2019, 06:51:17 AM »
Interesting idea I read recently. It said whiter skin isn't the simple cultural phenomenon it used to be anymore because nowadays individuals can purchase whiteness for themselves. Bleaching creams, face masks, makeup of all sorts, are available at the level of the consumer, meaning we have to ask what we're seeing when we see whitened skin: is it a beauty ideal or an instance of someone construing consumption as social agency (they buy whitening cremes and thereby make themselves better). I suppose this idea applies to all beauty products and probably men's fashion too and not just skin bleachers. But in the case of skin whitening, it's interesting, the thought that people aren't (wholly) expressing a beauty ideal but instead harping on the existence of their own agency. Maybe people's jimmies rustled most of all because showing a fashion model who was neither white nor even uniformly pink suggests, paradoxically, that celebrating normal looking people *removes* those normal looking people's ability to better themselves.

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Plus, she has freckles anyway. No smiles in that life.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2773 on: February 19, 2019, 11:01:14 PM »
 When I was young, most of the girls liked to be tan, so we spent a long time in the sun. I still prefer to not be white; fortunately I have olive skin. As a matter of interest, there was an older Asian man in the elevator with me and I couldn't believe he had freckles. It just goes to show that I don't "perv" on the men. ahahahahah  I am definitely going to take more notice of the Asian ladies as well. bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2774 on: February 20, 2019, 01:07:12 AM »
Chinese Bodybuilder Fights China’s Internet Police After Her Video was Called ‘Pornographic’

Lara Zhang, a Chinese female bodybuilder based in Australia, became engaged in a social media feud with China’s internet police after she was accused of posting obscene video content online.

In the video, which was posted in Zhang’s Weibo account, the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Bikini competitor can be seen wearing a bikini typical of professional bodybuilders during competition.

Zhang then demonstrates several poses she performs in competitions, according to SupChina.



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