I ordered Hershey chocolate on Nov 26 for a birthday boy in Beijing. In 22 hours, it shipped out from Shanghai and arrived in Beijing (Dahongmen 丰台大红门 Big Red Door @ Fengtai district), to be delivered. However, after two days, it returned to Shanghai on Nov 29. Not giving up, I ordered something fresh, originated in the city that guarantees to deliver within two hours. Again, failed due to fire inspection warehouse rectification:
This has everything to do with Beijing government’s sudden evictions of millions of migrants from the city. The term 低端人口 low-end population has been in blog sphere for a little while. My first thought is, how can they do that to these people, who contributed to Beijing’s prosperity? The reason for the sudden action was the fire in Beijing killed 19 at Daxing on Saturday Nov 18. (Reuters) But the illegal buildings must have local government’s tacit permission. Will they take responsibility and return the bribery? As for migrants, I vividly remembered when Nainai and I rode over the portrait of Chairman Mao in Tiananmen, Nainai spited and said, “tubie,” 土鳖 country hicks! Mao and his band of brothers were all migrants! Just listen to their accents.
My next thought was, holly molly, who’s going to deliver the packages and all the chain reactions associate with it? The stores, the packager, the shipper, … oh, let’s get the mayor to do deliver that millions packages.
This morning, Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America’s new nomads caught my eyes because of the above. There will always be different kind of people – some work for a company while living in cars, and some benefit enormously be investing in the company – which brought me to the follow 60 Minutes interview of Amazon’s boss Jeff Bezos.
“What’s with the Honda?”
“This is a perfectly good car.”
AMZN ipo’ed in 1997 at $18 per share. Perhaps how to treat the less fortune people is the key separate two countries?
(Another event that embroiled Beijing is 红黄蓝教育 RYB Education wiki, a NYSE listed company in preschool business, headquartered in Beijing but is registered in the Cayman Islands, is accused of abusing kids.)
1516 Second Avenue Columbia, sandwiched between porn shops, porno parlors, wig store, teriyaki restaurant at corner, Settle – King County Department of Public Health Needle Exchange Program …
昨天一本书讲到 ’生活在汽车里，为亚马逊工作‘ 令我想起这个1999 60分钟的采访. 那时亚马逊的总部挤在色情店，假发店，公共卫生部的针头交换计划中. 走进办公室里 烂桌子 赃地毯 … 那年 亚马逊的市值是 30 billion (560 billion in 2017) … 采访的人问 “你自己有大约 1 billion dollars？ … 这个旧的本田汽车是怎么回事？”
“这是一辆非常好的汽车呀.” 接着又是一阵笑声. 俺也失笑出声了. AMZN 1977 上市每股 $18 一股. 今天开市 (on 2017.12.4) at $1,174.65. 人总会有不同: 有些人替一公司打工住车里; 有些人投资在一个公司里可以早早退休住在海边. 我想社会/政府的不同是住车里的人有什么基本保障和尊严！