70 MILLION DRAWN TO SHANGHAI, CHINA’S WORLD EXPO 2010 – AMERICA DOES A MINERS “PHOENIX 1″ EXHIBIT TRIBUTE TO CHINA
If there’s any race between super powers of the world (in an earth we all share anyway, regardless of national boundaries and borders) it has to be said that the crown of a super power lies in “what can be mined from the earth in oil and minerals, or other planets in space in the future” or “green technologies fueling a Super Power quicker than its competing nations in a global market”–Horiwood, October 2010
Messages in pictures from a multi-million dollar World Expo in China: What’s hot in the world is the topic of “rare earth elements.” They are used to make everything from iPhones and new IT and existing computer technologies as well as green technologies advancement (eg: even a Prius car has 2 pounds of China’s rare earth minerals in it, to power it).
China is a nation very rich in these mineral resources. America puts its best foot forward exhibiting in Shanghai with a double Phoenix reference. That being the Phoenix 1 technology, used to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners, like last week – now on display in Shanghai. Off the back of a “Phoenix rising” pop cultural reference via Kanye West‘s new short film too.
Double golden Phoenix references – either from the depth’s of the earth that can be mined for resources that FUEL and POWER things, and according to Kanye’s music video – a Phoenix is also like a space rocket too that can soar into outer space -where new minerals can be sourced and found. Clever from America -replying back to China’s minerals wealth as a Super Power hosting this expo with a green tech focus.
Anyway, the above was just observing, symbols as played out in the media as ‘entertainment of late’ dominating airwaves on TV sets across America and the world with Phoenix iconography – as positioned as leading stories of news and entertainment recently within the USA.
Getting back to a more newsy objective tone though (as my critics and mentor’s alike say I’m not objective enough with coverage on this blog): here’s the Associated Press with their photographs and captions explaining what’s going on with 70 million Chinese checking out Shanghai’s expo to date, where China puts it’s claim on being the Green Technologies Super Empire of the Future. A fierce statement of progress – for a nation with an environmental pollution rate higher than the US does currently. Go China! Here’s the AP’s verbage:
Picture 1: Visitors line up to enter a pavilion during the final week of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. More than 70 million people have visited the six-month Expo, exceeding the target set by organizers.
Picture 2: Visitors view the Phoenix 1, a backup for the Phoenix 2 capsule that was used to rescue the 33 trapped miners in Chile’s San Jose mine, during the Expo.
Picture 3: Visitors explore the Kyrgyzstan Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. Shanghai opened its multi-billion dollar expo to the public on May 1, showcasing China’s national pride and the latest green technology from 189 countries.
Picture 4: A costumed model makes a funny face for the camera. The 2010 Expo is 20 times bigger than the last World Expo held in Spain’s Zaragoza in 2008.
And there you have it – these are some of the jewels being showcased reflecting the future direction of the world via Shanghai at this minute – in a picture of a global economies future direction. Fierce display of leadership. Would love to be there and check it out.
[Image: Selita Ebanks stars as Kanye's Phoenix as a "rocket" flying into outer space - as a new pop cultural symbol - the lastest big cultural statement from the USA in pop culture texts. This image of Selita via Esquire Magazine USA]
[Of course, the humble exhibition of New Zealand butter was also the star of this expo. It is the best from one of the greenest, cleanest and advanced green technology nations on earth. Lol!].
This image of cows: China farming dairy in green New Zealand. The photo accompanies this caption: “New Zealand may soon be seeing the largest overseas purchase of a dairy farm from China. Valued at $1.5 billion Crafar Farms is the largest privately owned dairy operation in NZ. The farm made headlines last year for environmental and animal welfare problems and was ordered to pay $200 million which it then went into receivership last October. The sale has become highly political as the NZ government is unsure of how this situation will play out. They are looking at the sale as a ‘guinea pig’ type experiment for other overseas agricultural investments. Until this date no other overseas ag investments have carried such a large price tag. Other interested parties include the NZ public which are very skeptical of allowing China to take root in their country.” For China, luxury is all about the best green grass and the best butter for a Super Power nation.
Having said that, with the way the world is heading shifting a focus from oil addiction to fuel us, towards rare earth minerals fueling green technologies instead – having been raised on a Kiwi dairy farm as a teen, cows can look after themselves, I more have my eye on New Zealand’s rare earth minerals, being tested by Chinese scientists, on dairy farms they may own in NZ –beneath our humble best-butter producing cows hooves standing our green New Zealand lush paddocks, more than anything. Lol! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.25.10~
Grease is the friend of all post recession. Because although you could run the risk of having a heart attack further down the track – at least grease is not going to foreclose on your home, ever, like a two-faced paper gangsta banker (as Lady Gaga has rather famously called them).
Grease is one of the little people’s best friend in America. Honest. It is what it is. As proof of grease’s friendly power to the average Joe Bloggs American worker, here’s my favorite pancake griddler’s affordable culinary mastery – after a sweaty night on an LA d-floor, with some exciting news for tourists and residents of Anaheim, Disneyland California terrain.
Norms Restaurants pancakes are the best in the USA. It’s a crying shame that one can’t smother their NORMS pancakes in the gorgeous condensed sunlight of New Zealand butter. That would be a pancake lover’s close-to-heaven moment, but alas, New Zealand butter can rarely be found at NORMS, let alone the USA in general. Why is that? A mystery of dairy magic hidden-ness from the American people. Proof that exciting times still lie ahead for the USA when NZ butter hits NORMS tables nationwide.
My new blog “super hero” persona by the way for the American people, is The Anchor Man starring as Captain Golden Fern (aka Captain NZ Butter). Lol!
Says Norms on Facebook (yes, I really do follow Norm’s on Facebook – I am a true blue-blooded hori who needs a fix of grease too in L.A) -
“If there are two of you headed out for dinner tonight then head to NORMS Anaheim. Because you can get dinner for TWO tonight. Two Mushroom Steak Dinners served with a sweet Dessert (Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce) and soup and salad is included for ONLY $16.99.”
That’s freakin awesome. Go Norms!
This image snapped by a fellow NORMS fanatic at Ketella Norms, USA. Unfortunately, with a glob of some chemically infused – pale off-yellow dairy crap, dumped on those delicious norms signature pancakes. It’s just wrong. But never mind – the Anaheim special’s still all good. Make the most of it Anaheim at NORMS.
By the way, NZ butter can be purchased like – for reals in the US via Amazon.Com to take with you to NORMS – your good self. Hey! Fight the Power of the “Butter Grinch” in America – and start the golden butter happiness movement, I say! The Chinese know where their best butter’s at as depicted in this Golden Fern packaging of New Zealand butter that the Chinese people go wild for. Come on America – get with the Best Butter Global Program. Share a little – to gain a lot of golden goodness buttery happiness. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.25.10~