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How the Government Interferes with The Stock Market

People in government typically think they can manipulate the economy and the stock market. They either don’t recognize or ignore historically documented economic results from various governmental actions. Sadly, they are also often too interested in the political position that making certain promises will get them because too many other people are unaware of the […]

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How to Clone Someone 怎麼複製某人 in Chinese

怎麼複製某人 (怎麼)(複製)❶(某人) (zen2 me.) (fu4 zhi4) (mou3 ren2) (how) (to copy/to clone) (someone)       (click on photo to enlarge) Photography by Natalie Blodgett       It sounds good in theory. 有時候你需要更多幫 忙 (有時候)(你)(需要)(更多)(幫忙) (you3 shi2 hou4) (ni3) (xu1 yao4) (geng4 duo1) (bang1 mang2) (sometimes) (you) (to want) (more) (help) Sometimes you really […]

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The Case of the Dangerous Missing Foot 危險走失的腳丫子 in Chinese

This foot was apparently added, rather than lost, in the translation. In fact, the Chinese characters on the sign in question, found by someone while hiking in China and posted at engrish.com, don’t say anything directly about feet. Part of the problem is that which is universal to all signs. Wording on signs is abbreviated. […]

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