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Thursday, March 30

The Following is a Fake Headline (but not by much):

"America Bulldozes New Orleans Dwellings for Rich People"

The following is a fake paragraph (but not by much):
"This is not the first time the Neo-con regime has sacrificed a cultural treasure to the demands of modernity. The imposing city walls came tumbling down after the Neo-cons came to power in 2000, freeing up space for urban expansion and doing away with a symbol of the old society."

The REAL story: "Beijing Bulldozes Dwellings for Olympics"
(and)
"This is not the first time the Communist regime has sacrificed a cultural treasure to the demands of modernity. The imposing city walls came tumbling down after the Communists came to power in 1949, freeing up space for urban expansion and doing away with a symbol of the old society."

Somehow I just didn't see that much difference.
You can read the entire Beijing story in the (gag) Associated Press. Some of the neighborhoods and houses they're shitboxing date to the time of Kubla Khan and the Ming Dynasty. Ah, Progress!

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