Money Laundering

2005/09/09 17:50 于 自言自语 0

“洗钱”(money laundering)一词源于美国,最初它并没有非法活动的含义。20世纪初旧金山的一位饭店老板看到自己饭店收到的硬币经常是沾满油污,会弄脏顾客的白手套,于是让人将硬币用清洁剂洗干净,再投入流通使用。而洗钱被作为一种非法金融交易手段的专用名词,则是缘于20世纪20年代,美国芝加哥一个有组织犯罪集团的财务总管开设了一家洗衣店,购置投币洗衣机营业,然后在计算每天的营业收入时,将该集团的犯罪收益混入洗衣店的现金收入中一起申报纳税,从而掩饰犯罪收益的来源和性质,这是世界上最早的洗钱犯罪活动。

什么什么平衡器

2005/09/06 18:46 于 自言自语 0

[b]塞车[/b]

印象中,广州一直塞车,虽说近年来有一定的改善,但是……现在我经常说的是:期待2010年的广州大塞车。之后,每天早上到了某个地段就开始塞车,在迟到一次之后,我的睡眠时间减少了10分钟,车上发呆的时间上升15分钟,办公室里打瞌睡的时间增加了半小时。这一减二加的改变也许得益于学生开学,上课时间延迟吧。在车站等车的时候,看着那些最多只有我一半高的可爱小弟弟小妹妹们戴着红领巾背着书包拿着饭盒向学校奔跑,我就觉得很好玩。自己以前是不是也有这样的经历呢?应该没有。十几年前交通还不像现在这般发达,我学校附近也没有公交车站,每天步行20分钟是铁定的锻炼时间。为了动画片,自己放学之后简直是飞奔回家的,如果赶上了,我会很高兴;如果错过了,那个晚上会不开心。现在么,BT就是王道。

[b]你有没有想过给我一样的微笑
在每个美丽的早上为我灵魂洗澡[/b]
眼药水我用润洁。润洁和美女的联系是什么呢?关键词:广告、明眸善睐。每天在公交车站,这幅海报都吸引我的眼球。但是,现在文德路车站那幅广告替换成了其他广告,让我很是遗憾了一把。

[b]美女[/b]
那天下班挤车回家,好不容易等到车头的那种面面相对的一个座位,倒下便睡。迷迷糊糊当中应该是急刹车,我差点一下子从位置上跌下来。睁开眼,睡意全无,不是因为急刹车,而是因为对面座位上的美女。样子很清秀,有点像李心洁。

[b]WOW[/b]
这个几乎成了自己的现在业余活动的全部。牛头萨满,把小强踩扁!不过,5个小时的人生,会是什么样子?

[b]期盼[/b]
老板的要求很高,我的水平很低。老板7:30下班叫提早离开,我5:30下班也觉得太晚。老板的E-mail有一堆倒装和虚拟,我的E-mail就写主谓宾的陈述句。老板,一个是男的,一个是女的,我是男的,只有一个。老板说,我说,老板说,我说,老板说,我说,老板说,我说……不知道,如果我的工资很高,会不会是另外一种情况。上班没有期盼,停滞不前不是我想要的,懒懒不想动是我的状态。一切,都会好的,不是吗?

[b]最后[/b]
我生怕,忘记你的容颜。

The Chinese Get the Vote, if Only for 'Super Girl'

2005/09/05 07:04 于 自言自语 0

China Newsphoto, via Reuters

Choose Me Young fans were overcome when their candidate, Li Yuchun, won the Chinese version of "American Idol." More than eight million votes were cast for the three finalists. The whole thing was suspiciously democratic, right down to the voter fraud.

By JIM YARDLEY
Published: September 4, 2005
BEIJING

CHINA'S runaway summer hit, "Super Girl," ended last weekend with a television viewership that eclipsed the population of North America. State news media reported that more than 400 million people watched the finale of the show, an "American Idol" knockoff, and saw a frizzy-haired music student from Sichuan Province selected as the winner.

But it was how that winner, Li Yuchun, was selected that has transformed "Super Girl" from just another evanescent offering on China's pop culture menu into a potentially lasting political marker.

Unlike China's leader, Hu Jintao, Ms. Li was popularly elected. Fans voted via text message, and the three finalists drew more than eight million votes, a figure that would have been far higher except that people had to pay to vote.

The enormous public fascination with the independently produced show has stimulated a nationwide online discussion on issues ranging from democracy to standards of beauty to whether Ms. Li is a lesbian. In a country where it is illegal to organize many types of public meetings, fans formed booster clubs and canvassed malls to court prospective voters. There were even accusations of voter fraud, as rabid fans circumvented the rule limiting each person to 15 votes.

"It's like a gigantic game that has swept so many people into a euphoria of voting, which is a testament to a society opening up," a social commentator, Zhu Dake, told state media.

No one is saying that the frenzy surrounding the show represents a threat to the ruling Communist Party or foreshadows the emergence of meaningful elective politics in China. But the degree to which the show resonated with people seems to have unsettled the government's propaganda leaders. There is already speculation it will be canceled next year.

Indeed, the show is significant not simply because people were allowed to vote for the winner but also because of the winner they voted for. Ms. Li, 21, is almost the antithesis of the assembly-line beauties regularly offered up on the government's China Central Television, or CCTV. Tall and gangly, with a thatch of frizzy hair, the adjectives most used to describe her in the media were "boyish" or "androgynous." Some commentators speculated that her fan base consisted of young girls who considered her to be their "boyfriend" because of her appearance.

"I have no such feelings," she told one interviewer. "That is their choice. I am an independent person."

Wang Yao, 24, a graduate student in Beijing, watched the finals with a group of female friends. She knew the gossip about Ms. Li but was more impressed with her confidence and stage presence. She also thought Ms. Li would never have been able to win a similar contest on state television because of her unorthodox appearance and manner.

"This time it depended totally on text-message voting," Ms. Wang said. "That's why I think the results are totally different."

The program was produced by a daring satellite television station in Hunan Province, in southern China, and sponsored by a dairy company. Hence, the full title of the show: "The Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl Contest." Several months ago, more than 120,000 contestants auditioned in five different cities in a week-after-week elimination process that grew in popularity as the field was whittled down.

Unlike much programming that comes out of Beijing or Shanghai, "Super Girl" featured young women from the provinces. For many fans, it was the lack of polish of the performers, and the lack of predictability of the voting results, that made the program addictive. Ratings steadily grew until the final episode, which the state media said drew more viewers than the government's perennial blockbuster variety show at the beginning of each New Year celebration.

The popularity of the show also made it a discussion point for intellectuals, with opinion divided on whether it signaled how much closer China had come to democracy or merely reinforced how far it had to go. Other commentators were more concerned that the program signaled the further erosion of traditional Chinese culture.

Recently, perhaps jealous of the high ratings, perhaps simply carrying out orders from above, CCTV held a forum that criticized the show for debasing Chinese culture. In a sign that perhaps producers wanted to deflect the political pressure, the final show was toned down and included some traditional acts. Even so, after the finale, the government's official English-language newspaper, China Daily, acknowledged the debate inspired by the show and also tartly asked:

"How come an imitation of a democratic system ends up selecting the singer who has the least ability to carry a tune?"

Ms. Li and other finalists are scheduled to release a CD soon. Tryouts for next year's show are to begin in a few months, assuming "Super Girl" is not canceled. But there is good reason to think that it, or some type of imitator, will be on the airwaves again for the simple reason that the program reportedly made gobs of money.

多少无奈,多少心酸(二)

2005/08/29 01:01 于 自言自语 0

[b](二)你他妈的不是男人[/b]

在图书馆悠闲的看着书

手机不合时宜的响起

看看,是你

“喂,好久没有消息啦。”

电话那头只有沉默,以及低声的哭泣

你说你在医院,需要我的帮助

我把书包扔给同学,去银行取出所有的钱,打的过去

看到我,你的眼泪如缺堤一般涌出来

你说你和他分手了

没有多说什么,我紧紧的抱住你

看看表上的位置,还有你抚摸腹部的动作

我明白了

在医生的责备声中签下自己的名字

白色的墙,白色的床,白色的衣服,苍白的你

医生给你打了一针

你开始疼痛

催产针?

我在门外,你在房内

弱小的呻吟声

3个小时

医生走出来,看着我不住的摇头

已经不能用苍白来形容你

是惨白

你的嘴唇微微颤动

什么都别说,我说

握住你的手

你却断断续续的说不要难为他

我连牙齿都要咬碎

不知过了多久,我带着医生的责备和叮嘱,背着你离开

脖子上一阵温热

是你的泪水,我猜

7天之后,你消失了

从你的学校,从我的视野

只留下一封信,说你会联系我

我还想着,要扇你一巴掌,好让你清醒

后来,我找到他,往死里打

大吼:“你他妈的不是男人!”

女孩,你在哪里?过得如何?

2004.7.1 0:40