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Korean war Chinese soldiers boold did not spill in vain and may God bless them with peace.
New York Times ^

Posted on 01/22/2011 3:00:25 PM PST by twjoylife

One of the highlights of the state dinner was a performance by Lang Lang, a Chinese pianist who has been a sensation in music circles. Mr. Lang played a duet with the American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, then a haunting traditional Chinese melody called “My Motherland.” In China, it turns out, “My Motherland” is better known as the theme from the film “Battle on Shangganling Mountain,” a 1956 Chinese classic about a Korean War battle in which a vastly outnumbered band of Chinese soldiers held off American and United Nations forces for 42 days. If, in retrospect, “My Motherland” might seem to be a regrettable choice for a state dinner, it clearly was unintentional. Mr. Lang, an American-trained pianist who divides his time between the United States and China, is an artist who melds American and Chinese cultures.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: boold; china; kittiechow; mymotherland; newbie; vk; zot; zotbait
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Chinese Song - My motherland 我的祖國

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f12NAaLX3B4&hd=1

1 posted on 01/22/2011 3:00:28 PM PST by twjoylife
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To: twjoylife
If, in retrospect, “My Motherland” might seem to be a regrettable choice for a state dinner, it clearly was unintentional.

Like hell it was.

2 posted on 01/22/2011 3:04:22 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: twjoylife

It’s okay.

We’re starting to get used to people who hate America and flipping off patriots while they laugh and smile. :(


3 posted on 01/22/2011 3:05:29 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: twjoylife

Obama probably whistles “The East is Red” in the shower.


4 posted on 01/22/2011 3:06:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: twjoylife

The actual title does not include the non-word “boold”.


5 posted on 01/22/2011 3:08:33 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: twjoylife

You have to use the actual title of the article as the title of the thread.


6 posted on 01/22/2011 3:17:30 PM PST by decimon
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To: edpc
Yeah, this was "unintentional", too...

May 27, 2008

Communist band opens for Obama
'How many of 75,000 came to hear music?'

A hip rock band that features the Soviet national anthem and communist-inspired lyrics was on stage to open for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his record-breaking Portland, Ore., rally that attracted 75,000.

The Decemberists, a Portland-based group with a large local following, also closed the May 18 event.

The Decemberists typically begin their concerts with a Russian-language recording of the USSR's national anthem.

A YouTube video shows the Decemberists beginning an April 31, 2007, concert at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., with the anthem.

"Decemberists" refers to an uprising at Senate Square in St. Petersburg Dec. 14, 1825, when a group of Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in protest as Nicholas I assumed the throne, after Czar Alexander died without an heir.

The Decemberists have posed for publicity photos in period Russian costumes with the red flag of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 waving behind them.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=65510

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The Soviet National Anthem / Гимн СССР
English translation (of the 1977 version)

Unbreakable Union of freeborn Republics,
Great Russia has welded forever to stand.
Created in struggle by will of the people,
United and mighty, our Soviet land!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!

Through tempests the sunrays of freedom have cheered us,
Along the new path where great Lenin did lead.
To a righteous cause he raised up the peoples,
Inspired them to labour and valourous deed.

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!

In the victory of Communism's immortal ideal,
We see the future of our dear land.

And to her fluttering scarlet banner,
Selflessly true we always shall stand!

Sing to the Motherland, home of the free,
Bulwark of peoples in brotherhood strong.
O Party of Lenin, the strength of the people,
To Communism's triumph lead us on!
http://www.marxists.org/history/ussr/sounds/lyrics/anthem.htm

From the Decemberists' website:
See May 16, 2008, "Decemberists to play Obama rally in Portland"
http://www.decemberists.com/news.aspx

YouTube video of Decemberists concert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCCTe87IxfU

7 posted on 01/22/2011 3:18:04 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: humblegunner
boold

Middle English

1.bold (striking)  [quotations ▲]

14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue:

"Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe."

8 posted on 01/22/2011 3:20:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: twjoylife

Disgusting if true. We bring in someone to perform a Chicom song that celebrates a Chinese/North Korean battle against our nation?
In the White House?


9 posted on 01/22/2011 3:20:19 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, there’s that...


10 posted on 01/22/2011 3:22:38 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: twjoylife
"Chinese Song - My motherland 我的祖國"

I listened for 2 mil Sec after the screech singing started. Thought my sound card had blown up. Typical COMMIE propaganda film with amateur NO talent COMMIE actors!

I'm sure "Our Dear Leader" listens to "My motherland" every night.

11 posted on 01/22/2011 3:22:55 PM PST by FW190
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To: FReepers
The Wolves Are At The Door!

Stop Them With The Truth

Donate To Free Republic

12 posted on 01/22/2011 3:28:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Tzimisce

And call that bunch in our whitey house a bunch of monkeys.


13 posted on 01/22/2011 3:29:37 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: twjoylife

This video is pretty good also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd4XaLwXpLQ


14 posted on 01/22/2011 3:30:35 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: edpc

Quite ballsy actually.


15 posted on 01/22/2011 3:30:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: twjoylife

Comrade Obama reportedly wore a red tie to greet the ChiCom leader. I suppose that too was an “unintentional” signal. But wait...didn’t he just recently say ‘we’ welcome the rise of China?


16 posted on 01/22/2011 3:32:33 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: twjoylife; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; AliVeritas; Allegra; ...
嗅嗅

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . . don't be shy.

17 posted on 01/22/2011 3:39:21 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: twjoylife
The Internationale was probably Obama's cradle song
18 posted on 01/22/2011 3:40:15 PM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: darkwing104
Hmmmm....巨魔?
19 posted on 01/22/2011 3:44:42 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: twjoylife
In China, it turns out, “My Motherland” is better known as the theme from the film “Battle on Shangganling Mountain,” a 1956 Chinese classic about a Korean War battle in which a vastly outnumbered band of Chinese soldiers held off American and United Nations forces for 42 days.

The Chinese weren't outnumbered. It was 50,000 Chinese troops vs about 20,000 UN troops.

20 posted on 01/22/2011 3:45:55 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: twjoylife

This is a typical Ogabe blunder that, had it happened under Bush, would have caused the media to rain insults on Bush’s head.


21 posted on 01/22/2011 3:49:18 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: twjoylife
異味

*嗅探*

22 posted on 01/22/2011 3:49:27 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: darkwing104; twjoylife
當心小貓
23 posted on 01/22/2011 3:52:37 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: twjoylife

Hey, screwball. Take your pitiful commie existence and go scratch. We’re free. you’re not. You have no idea what you’re trying to do to yourself. That’s how pitiful and stupid you are.

What a fool you are. Can’t even spell “blood” yet you try to disrupt us here. You made my day for laughs. ZOT!!!!!


24 posted on 01/22/2011 3:52:53 PM PST by bcsco
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To: twjoylife

Yes, all that Chinese blood was spilled to turn a potentially functional nation into the world’s largest prison camp ruled by an insane power-mad family. But they’re communists (in name), so I’m sure that’s a comfort to the left.

Pure insanity.

However, the song was clearly intentional because the only value North Korea has is as a thorn in our side, and this was an instance of just that.

So what’s going to happen? Well, the Chinese economy is far more on the ropes than most people realize. When the bubbles burst, they’ll revert to economy through conquest. Japan? Taiwan? Nope - too much risk of a real war with us (if not now, then after obastard loses in 2012). North Korea who has become a thorn in China’s side? Yup - and we’ll all cheer. Bonus for China: that will solidify their place on the world stage as a superpower.

It’s almost inevitable.


25 posted on 01/22/2011 3:53:33 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
The title alone says it all...The rest of the crap is pure propaganda.

I wonder if he still has a Mig-25 Fixation


26 posted on 01/22/2011 3:53:57 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: edpc

Barky loved it.


27 posted on 01/22/2011 3:54:25 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Zhang Fei

Facts vs LSM and Chicom (but I repeat myself) propaganda...


28 posted on 01/22/2011 3:55:54 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Zhang Fei
The Chinese weren't outnumbered. It was 50,000 Chinese troops vs about 20,000 UN troops.

If the PLA had a less than 10 to 1 advantage, they were outnumbered.

29 posted on 01/22/2011 4:06:11 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: twjoylife

Welcome to Free Republic. We are expected to accurately post article titles here. That helps when searching for previously posted articles.


30 posted on 01/22/2011 4:11:28 PM PST by SmithL
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To: twjoylife
For those interested, information on the Battle of Triangle Hill. The battle occurred in the early second half of the 2-year period during which UN and Chinese forces were stalemated roughly along the 38th Parallel:
The principal battles of the stalemate include the Battle of Bloody Ridge (18 August – 15 September 1951),[39]:160 the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge (13 September – 15 October 1951),[39]:161–2 the Battle of Old Baldy (26 June – 4 August 1952), the Battle of White Horse (6–15 October 1952), the Battle of Triangle Hill (14 October – 25 November 1952), the Battle of Hill Eerie (21 March – 21 June 1952), the sieges of Outpost Harry (10–8 June 1953), the Battle of the Hook (28–9 May 1953) and the Battle of Pork Chop Hill (23 March – 16 July 1953).

31 posted on 01/22/2011 4:18:25 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Zhang Fei

I’m not surprised. It’s pretty hard to outnumber the Chinese.


32 posted on 01/22/2011 4:21:45 PM PST by samtheman
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To: decimon
You have to use the actual title of the article as the title of the thread.

ChiComs can do what they want. The rest of us have to follow the rules.

33 posted on 01/22/2011 4:31:20 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: samtheman
It’s pretty hard to outnumber the Chinese.

India is working on that as we speak:).

34 posted on 01/22/2011 4:36:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: twjoylife; darkwing104
Freakin' commies are everywhere, even in the Oval Office.


35 posted on 01/22/2011 4:46:15 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: twjoylife

So you’re a commie agent? And you post this drivel on this website?


36 posted on 01/22/2011 6:06:12 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

I think I beat the executioner to the show for once. Zot away!


37 posted on 01/22/2011 6:26:26 PM PST by Defiant (There is no line on the march towards marxism that Democrats won't cross. Democrat=CPUSA)
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To: twjoylife
Consider it a wash. The CEO, Muhtar Kent, of Coca-Cola toasted Hu Jintao in Japanese.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-20/coca-cola-chief-muhtar-kent-is-lost-in-translation-toasting-hu-in-japanese.html
I'll bet BO didn't get it either. It wasn't like he was speaking Austrian or something.
38 posted on 01/22/2011 6:53:31 PM PST by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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Consider it a wash. The CEO, Muhtar Kent, of Coca-Cola toasted Hu Jintao in Japanese.

Best post of the thread...

39 posted on 01/22/2011 7:00:12 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Zhang Fei

They were probably confused about Pork Chop Hill and thought they were outnumbered and held us off when it was the other way around.


40 posted on 01/22/2011 7:36:11 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: fortheDeclaration

You can see where they would believe the US would have more pork chops than they did.


41 posted on 01/22/2011 7:51:34 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: piytar

North Korea who has become a thorn in China’s side?

Very interesting analysis. It makes a great deal of sense.

The only problem that I see is: What material advantage does China gain by annexing an extremely poor country of starving people? Sure, they get a little ego boost...


42 posted on 01/22/2011 7:55:12 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

“The only problem that I see is: What material advantage does China gain by annexing an extremely poor country of starving people? Sure, they get a little ego boost...”

North Korea actually has significant mineral wealth in the ground. The Norks haven’t developed that because they are a truly failed state. A war would also let the Chinese ruling class burn off an overabundance of male population who could become a problem for them. It would also raise their standing on the world stage by handling a problem the US hasn’t been able to. Granted, we haven’t because of China, but that just raises their regional and global stature more.


43 posted on 01/22/2011 8:51:03 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: marktwain

BTW, if China thinks long term (and they do), they’ll have us fly air cover. And we will. While that will gain us global stature - or rather preserve it - it would make us appear to be a client state regionally. And China is most concerned about regional dominance...


44 posted on 01/22/2011 8:54:38 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Tzimisce

A country should honor it’s warriors. Some countries forget to at times.


45 posted on 01/22/2011 9:16:40 PM PST by chesty_puller (70-73 USMC VietNam 75-79 US Army Wash DC....VietNam was safer.)
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To: chesty_puller

Yup. How pathetic is it that the ChiComs are better about that than our “government”?

We’re becoming a failed state. If we don’t turn things around in 2012, we’ll be one...


46 posted on 01/22/2011 9:43:13 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Tzimisce
lyrics and music of "my Motherland. My Motherland" was called as "A Big River" (Chinese: 一条大河) is a song written for the Chinese movie Battle on Shangganling Mountain (1956). the song was written for the movie about Korean War in 1950s Solo Great mountains, great rivers and an amazing place Every road is flat and wide When friends are here, there is fine wine But if the jackal comes What greets it is the hunting rifle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a51YSljGbvg No one said Chinese hate American. As a matter of fact, if you have chance to visit China, you will find you will be more warmly welcomed by most of chinese (more than you get from most of countries around the world) Point here is: The Korean War is past, but we Chinese have right to honor our heors.
47 posted on 01/22/2011 10:16:58 PM PST by twjoylife
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To: decimon

Sorry, first time post here, and will learn more.

Thanks.


48 posted on 01/22/2011 10:17:03 PM PST by twjoylife
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To: JoeProBono

Sorry for the typo. English is my second language.


49 posted on 01/22/2011 10:17:08 PM PST by twjoylife
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To: HereInTheHeartland

true or not, see this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a51YSljGbvg


50 posted on 01/22/2011 10:17:11 PM PST by twjoylife
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