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    Stoopid O' Meter

    There comes a time when a news paper can only print so many 'Death by WTO' and 'Riots by Flus against Avians' stories.

    Lesser editors can get frantic at all the blank white space, and panic. Well the guys at the SUMP like to send out a dispensible intern to tickle a dinosaur...read on to see what happens



    Veteran politician criticises march plan

    Demonstration for universal suffrage to reveal HK's level of stupidity, he says

    AMBROSE LEUNG


    Veteran pro-Beijing politician Raymond Wu Wai-yung yesterday lashed out against a planned march for universal suffrage on December 4, saying Beijing would judge how "stupid" the population is and adjust the pace of democratisation accordingly.

    His remarks came as pro-democracy legislators finalised a trip to Brussels, London and Washington, in a last-ditch effort to raise international awareness of a government reform package criticised as a drawback to democracy.

    Dr Wu, a local deputy to the National People's Congress, lambasted the democrats over their plans to mobilise protesters against the reform proposal.

    "They can march, by all means, because if Hong Kong goes into terminal decline in the future, they only have themselves to blame as the entire population are so stupid and can be incited so easily," Dr Wu said. "The demonstration is like a body check to show how easily these people can be incited in political, economic and other issues."

    He said the central government would use the march to "lure the snakes out from the hole" and thereby judge how politically mature the public were, so it could assess the actual situation in Hong Kong for reference in constitutional reform.

    "Let's see how many people will really turn out. They snatched some advantage during the march in 2003, and thought they will get the same again this time. If they are clever, they will know whether it will happen," he said.

    Dr Wu said that as long as people continue to elect democrat legislators such as "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and Emily Lau Wai-hing, universal suffrage would not arrive because they could not tell what was in the city's long-term interest. "It shows they cannot be the masters of their own houses."

    Dr Wu's comments were attacked by the pro-democracy camp. Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, of the Confederation of Trade Unions, said the remarks reminded him of those made by leftists during the Cultural Revolution.

    "People in Hong Kong only wanted to fight for universal suffrage rationally and make their voices known," Mr Lee said.

    "What Dr Wu implied was that Beijing would take revenge against the marchers. He has demonised our liberal-minded state leaders," he said.

    While the pro-Beijing camp has started to bombard increasingly strong opposition to the reform proposal, democrats also stepped up their campaign for a timetable for full democracy.

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    There are those who would say : "what can you expect from Commie Running Dogs & their sycophantic fellow-travellers?"

    Me?

    I couldn't possibly comment on this subject in Asiaxpat !


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    The guy is a nutter .. and proof why we need some form democracy.


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    A*IA E*P*T!!!!

    now thats a word that could get you purged [after being hung and quartered]

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    Nah .. you know what the word is.


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    On the meter....this drivel would be off the charts..


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    ATTA BOY MAX!

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    why thank you, KK. I aim to please...

    though I think you've had one too many Java jolts for today...ease up a bit, pal.

    Last edited by Max; 17-11-2005 at 07:34 PM.

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    counting crows

    ME STOOPID!
    U STOOPID TOO?
    WHOLE LOT OF STOOPID PEOPLE HERE!


    print that out and wear it proudly on your lapel, and bring a smile to a lot of people today.

    [my attempt to translate a friend's badge which was much more elegant and concise in Chinese]

    ----
    from today's SUMP

    MARCH FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE
    Six estimates of crowd strength

    JIMMY CHEUNG

    Prev. Story | Next Story
    Estimates of crowd numbers were compiled, using different methods, by the organisers, police, a University of Hong Kong statistics lecturer, a civic education group and the HKU Public Opinion Programme, which was co-sponsored by the South China Morning Post. HKU's Social Sciences Research Centre will release its figure later this week.

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    The researchers split into groups of three, with one group counting for a minute starting every second minute and the other group counting for two minutes and starting every second minute. The results were averaged and compiled for a total of 61,123. Adjusting for drop out and those joining in the middle of the march, they estimated the turnout at between 81,000 and 98,000.

    Civil Human Rights Front deployed 10 counting volunteers at four points along the route. Based on their count the group came up with the figure of 250,000.

    Police would not elaborate on how they came up with their initial estimate of 40,000 or a later one of 63,000. Paul Yip Siu-fai, senior lecturer of statistics and actuarial sciences at HKU, said his estimate of 72,000 was based on two separate counts, at Causeway Bay and Admiralty, together with a survey of about 400 marchers to adjust the number to account for those who only walked part of the route.

    A headcount carried out by Local Bright Young Things, a civic education group set up in 1997, estimated at least 150,000 joined the protest. The organisation stationed five teams of counters on Hennessey Road to count the flow every 15 minutes.





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    Egad!!!

    MARCH FOR UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Six estimates of crowd strength

    JIMMY CHEUNG


    Estimates of crowd numbers were compiled, using different methods, by the organisers, police, a University of Hong Kong statistics lecturer, a civic education group and the HKU Public Opinion Programme, which was co-sponsored by the South China Morning Post. HKU's Social Sciences Research Centre will release its figure later this week.

    The Public Opinion Programme estimate, by leading pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu, involved six researchers counting protesters as they passed the footbridge at the junction of Hennessy Road and Arsenal Street, Wan Chai.

    The researchers split into groups of three, with one group counting for a minute starting every second minute and the other group counting for two minutes and starting every second minute. The results were averaged and compiled for a total of 61,123. Adjusting for drop out and those joining in the middle of the march, they estimated the turnout at between 81,000 and 98,000.

    Civil Human Rights Front deployed 10 counting volunteers at four points along the route. Based on their count the group came up with the figure of 250,000.

    Police would not elaborate on how they came up with their initial estimate of 40,000 or a later one of 63,000. Paul Yip Siu-fai, senior lecturer of statistics and actuarial sciences at HKU, said his estimate of 72,000 was based on two separate counts, at Causeway Bay and Admiralty, together with a survey of about 400 marchers to adjust the number to account for those who only walked part of the route.

    A headcount carried out by Local Bright Young Things, a civic education group set up in 1997, estimated at least 150,000 joined the protest. The organisation stationed five teams of counters on Hennessey Road to count the flow every 15 minutes.