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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Difference Between Us and Them

Libertarians: We want to forcibly strip and shave tax collectors.

Socialists: They want to forcibly strip and shave people who advertise.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Security guards in a southern Chinese city stripped and shaved the head of a man they found illegally posting advertisements on walls to earn a bit of money, a domestic newspaper reported Tuesday.
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The men, who traveled on scooters and identified themselves as "city inspectors," also beat Liu and forced him to get down on his knees so they could shave his hair in punishment, the newspaper added.
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Clashes are common between members of the public and the inspectors, who are mainly responsible for cracking down on unlicensed hawkers suspected of selling unsanitary food or fake goods to "maintain social order." In June, hundreds of students in Henan fought with police after street inspectors beat up a female student.
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