No Money and In Pain, Chinese Man Saws Off Own Leg at Home

Zheng Yanliang, a rural Chinese man who sawed off his own leg due to a strange disease.

From NetEase:

Man Has No Money for Surgery, Saws Off Own Diseased Right Leg At Home

A metal saw, a small fruit knife, and a back-scratcher wrapped with a towel. Baoding [in Hefei province] tough guy Zheng Yanliang used these three simple tools and sawed off his entire right leg, which was suffering some strange ailment, at home on his bed. He bit off four molars enduring the pain. Today, the same strange ailment spreads pitilessly on his left leg. Zheng Yanliang hopes that kind-hearted people can give help, cure the strange disease that torments him, and provide him with a prosthetic limb so that he can once again support his wife and daughter.

Rural tough guy suddenly contracts strange disease

47-year-old Zheng Yanliang is a villager of Dongzang village, Xingyuan county, Baoding city. Before contracting the strange disease, Zheng Yanliang was the backbone of his family and a well-known tough guy in the village. His family has 4 mu of farmland, planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall. When the fields lie fallow, he goes to the nearby brick kiln factory to work, without fear for any kind of hard and laborious work. On 2012 January 28, on the afternoon of the 6th day of the first month in the lunar new year, Zheng Yanliang first felt pain in his abdomen and then quickly migrated to his two legs. With slicing pain, he shed beads of sweat. After managing to walk to the village clinic and getting an injection of painkillers, Zheng Yanliang’s two legs could no longer stand. Afterward, he was taken to several major hospitals in Baoding and Beijing for examination, ultimately being diagnosed with massive arterial thrombosis/embolism in both legs of unknown cause. On angiographs, all of the arteries in his right leg and all of the arteries below the knee in his left leg have disappeared.

After the doctors of multiple major hospitals reviewed the diagnosis results, they all said this strange disease is very rarely seen in the entire country, so far is untreatable, only conservative treatment methods can be used, and determined that Zheng Yanliang at most won’t live more than another month. Here, to see the doctors, the family’s savings had already been used up. Without a choice, Zheng Yanliang was brought back home. Upon thinking back on all this, his wife Shen Zhonghong collapsed in tears: Over the span of a little over three months, Zheng Yanliang has been tormented by pain to the point of fuzzy consciousness, screaming so that his surrounding neighbors cannot sleep. Regardless of whether it is the dark night or the bright day, he can only lean or sit, unable to lie flat. For other people, one dose of strong pain-killers a day is effective, but even 3 doses a day is ineffective for her husband. Several days later, bruises began appearing all over her husband’s right leg and then the skin turned black and began to ulcerate and fester all over, with even the bone frighteningly exposed.

Tough guy saws off leg at home

Zheng Yanliang says that not only did his ulcerating right leg completely lose its ability to walk, the ulcerating parts continuously spread upward, thus giving him the idea of amputation. However at the time, simply eating had become a problem for the family and they simply hadn’t the money to go to the hospital for the surgery. He had also asked the doctor of the village clinic to help him amputate, but the doctor simply didn’t dare do so, so he began thinking of amputating on his own.

At a little past 11 on the morning of 2012 April 14, Zheng Yanliang had his exhausted wife who had been taking care of him day after day go to the western bedroom to sleep and rest. Then he found a red plastic fruit knife, a metal saw, and then wrapped a towel around a back-scratcher he put into his mouth and bit on. There, on the bed in the eastern bedroom, he began administering amputation surgery on himself.

Over 20 minutes later, when Shen Zhonghong returned to the eastern bedroom after awaking from a nightmare, she was dumbstruck by the scene: Her husband’s right leg had been sawed off about 15 centimeters from the hip, and the metal saw used for the amputation had snapped into two from the excessive force, and on the table were 4 molars that had been bitten off. Fortunately, because of the thrombosis, there wasn’t much blood during the amputation.

Zheng Yanliang, a rural Chinese man who sawed off his own leg due to a strange disease.

After the amputation, the festering of his Zheng Yanliang’s right leg finally stopped, but the strange disease began to spread on his left leg. The festering on his left leg spread from his ankle all the way up to about 10 centimeters below his knee. To save money, Zheng Yanliang came up with a crude method for coping with the festering: First using large amounts of iodine disinfectant to clean, then wrapping with gauze applied with erythromycin stearate, and then tying infant diapers on the outside to absorb the pus. However, even if the medication is changed two to three times a day, it still couldn’t stop the upward spread of the festering. Large amounts of pain-killers likewise could not stop the acute pain produced at the festering parts.

Hoping to get an artificial limb

Zheng Yanliang says his wife has diabetes and heart disease, and in addition to taking care of him, she also has to tend to their four mu of fields. Their 17-year-old daughter had long ago dropped out of school to work at a shoe factory, and is the family’s only source of income. As a man in his prime years, he is not only unable to support the family, he has also become a burden to the family, and this makes him extremely sad. “Other than my two legs, there is not a single problem with my body,” Zheng Yanliang says. Even in his dreams, he wants to get back up and support his wife, daughter, family. The pain of sawing off his leg was nothing to him and what worries him the most now is how his family can survive. He hopes there can be kind-hearted people who can give help, help him cure the strange disease he suffers from, and then install a prosthetic limb. That way, he’ll be able to take care of himself as well as do some simple manual labor and support his family. If you’re willing to extend a kind-hearted hand to help free Zheng Yanliang from his strange disease, you can dial this reporter’s number: 13630853382

Comments from NetEase:

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Even the Bone Scrapping Healing of General Guan Yu wasn’t as painful as this! What a pity for a tough guy like this. I too am poor and owe a lot of money. However, I’m willing to help a bit, however much I can. Requesting how to help.

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Can’t afford to live, can’t afford to die. Can’t afford to get sick. Can’t afford to get married. Can’t afford a house. Can’t afford a car!

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Russia has nationwide free medical care.

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The Chinese people enjoy the fruits of reform: Housing prices of over 10k for every square meter!

隔着胸罩摸乳 [网易上海市手机网友]:

Bone Scraping Healing is nothing next to this!

堕落好好男人 [网易美国网友]:

Just what led him to do such a thing?

网易湖南省长沙市手机网友 ip:113.240.*.*: (responding to above)

Blessed socialism! You, as someone living in an evil capitalist country, cannot understand the happiness that is ours!

网易四川省阿坝州网友 [112317453梦里有许愿]:

I want to know just where is our government? Where is our Red Cross Society? When treasure is unearthed, you people appear, and you people are more enthusiastic than anyone else when it comes to making a fuss calling on everyone to donate money. But now when you are needed, where are you people? Where???

网易广东省广州市网友 ip:113.96.*.*: (responding to above)

They are focused on your speech and if it is unpleasing to their eyes, they’ll have you go have tea.

网易江苏省苏州市网友(58.240.*.*):

Merciful Buddha, I’ve already gotten the donation account from the reporter, as follows:
1. Zheng Yanliang’s mobile phone number: 15931477970
2. Account address: Baoding city Qingyuan county Rural Credit Union
6210 2100 5130 1017 537
3. Account Holder Name: Zheng Yanliang
Everyone let’s give him some help, merciful Buddha.

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I ding~

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Definitely don’t transfer money, this account is for scamming people’s money.

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Socialism is great, if there’s a problem, turn to the government!

ganganlulu [网易山东省手机网友]: 2013-10-10 05:47:53 发表

Go find the Red Cross Society.

七个都不能讲 [网易意大利手机网友]: 2013-10-10 05:51:06 发表

Even the handicapped must provide for the government!

网易甘肃省张掖市手机网友 ip:124.152.*.*:

I love my country.

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  • lonetrey / Dan

    This guy’s pain tolerance is off the chart! If he was abducted and put into Jigsaw’s game of survival, he’d be out in no time…

    • Pigu

      U are crazy,how could you say that to a poor man,he already suffered enough

      • lonetrey / Dan

        I’m saying he’s tough as nails to be able to do that. I definitely don’t hope anything else happens to him, it’s just that the self-amputation of a limb brought that movie scene to mind :/

        The whole article made me cringe. >_<

    • Claude

      He put all these aspiring mixed martial arts meatheads at my gym to shame. I’ll try to show them this story to them and give them a bit of a reality check. A bunch of grown men rolling around on a mat with their clothes off, look at this guy!

      • lonetrey / Dan

        Damn right, I don’t think I know anyone tougher than this man!

  • mr.wiener

    I’m getting a flash of pre-cognition….There it is, There….will be….a big argument…about….about Obama Care….on this page….Very soon.

    That’s the last time I’ll eat cheese before bedtime.

    • hey Mr Wiener how are things? I remembered you said you live in Taiwan, may I know do people there speak English? at least in professional environment such as University, Bank etc? what about on the street, at the stall, cafe, restaurant etc for daily life stuff.

      • Claude

        Yeah, feel free to enlighten us on life in Taiwan these days. I haven’t been for 10 years. How’s it coming along?

      • mr.wiener

        Some English is spoken here, particularly in Taipei, but less so further south. Having Chinese would be a plus.

        • Warlock

          Don’t they speak hokkien also?

    • The Enlightened One

      What is Obama Care? And why should I care? lol

      Ask yourself, does Obama really care? ;)

      • Ami

        Not getting into anything deep but: obamacare= new policies, regulations and laws regarding American health insurance.
        A lot of people like them, a lot of people don’t. It caused a lot of trouble in the Capital and the government basically shutdown because of the disagreements among the two parties.

        You don’t have to care but if the shutdown continues America may default on its debt and according to a lot of “head” economists thats bad news for the world or whatever (think 2008 global recession or something).
        This is a summary of my basic understanding of it as an 18 year old kid.

        • Truth

          A lot of “head” economists? What the fk do they know? These head retarded Yes-Men got us into the mess into the first place with their master bankers to hold the strings.

          If America defaults on its debt then it will be painful now, but later they have a chance to have a stronger economy than a debt fuelled pile of crap it is now.

          • Eurotrash

            EXACTLY. Sums it all up.

          • Eurotrash

            When the US does start over, it better be without the Federal Reserve.

          • Bring back the gold standard.

          • chinese

            i guess this dude wanted to emulate the movie SAW.

          • maybeabanana

            It would be better but the real question is what dictates its existence.

          • maybeabanana

            America made its money by fueling debt… it’s to me a continuous spiral to hell and if this clock stops ticking..there you have it.. massive melt down. Not sure if there is a chance for a stronger economy though it is better than what we have now. As long as we have the same sucker fish draining the blood of the country.. shit shall becomth on thee.

          • chosan

            is goin to happen:

            Focus of shutdown negotiations shifts to Senate

        • donscarletti

          It’s OK, America’s monarch, or the viceroy thereof will shortly use reserve powers to disolve government and call a new election.

          Oh that’s right, seditious slaveholders and French sympathisers rebelled against their God appointed monarch in 1776. “It’s OK”, they said, “through bickering and filibustering in congress we shall be a nation of kings”. Well, they should have thought about this before their treason, shouldn’t they have.

          • David

            America is doing just fine thank you. We like to argue. The “government” has shut down 18 times during 6 of the last 7 presidencies (except for G.W. Bush) and it has not had a problem. This is how we argue and settle things with each other. You can keep your useless monarch.

            Now back to the story of the man who felt like he had to saw off his own leg.

          • Warlock

            This is how we argue and settle things with each other

            As evidenced in Iraq and Libya by the power cuts. Just joshing chief, personally I think you are right, the Queen should at least allow a republic.

          • David

            OK, granted, sometimes our arguing spills over into other countries. : ) But you must admit we are a little more scrutinized than, say, Lichtenstein. This is why I like ChinaSmack, it reminds me that mine is not the only country where the people and government do crazy things sometimes. lol.

        • Angie Mac

          “Not getting into anything deep but” and “Obamacare” in once sentence.

          Yeah, that’s not going to get deep.

        • bootheb

          fact: greedy rich people. the rest is bullshit.
          ooops here come burberry trench…

        • realtruth

          the government shutdown is just another “show” put on by both republicans and democrats and aided entirely by the mainstream media, to try and extort more money from the middle class, or to scare americans into agreeing with policies that will take away their freedoms and more easily subjugate them to government tyranny. all of this would not be possible if it weren’t for the mainstream media, who cooperate with the government to bring bullshit to the average person. the media knows whats going on, but they get hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising fees from all sorts of corporate interests that are loyal to the throne of the white house. jewish owned media conglomerates also need to borrow money from jewish controlled banks and financial institutions… no problem since jews print the usd… which is backed only by the slave labor of americans. if americans refuse to no longer be slaves, the US FED RESERVE NOTE will collapse immediately. But that’s only if Americans refuse to be slaves any longer.

    • Check out the hoopla in Aus now over some operation a lady needs and celebs are tweeting about it…. The wonder of living one’s life expecting that your burdens should be the states or someone else’s. :-S

  • 剑胆琴心

    so sad!
    china should not donate much to Africa, should take care of our own people.
    Africa is big black hole…

    • lonetrey / Dan

      Hmm, that is a common view. Many people do disagree on whether financial aid should be given to a place where there will be no (monetary) return.

      I would agree with you, but I don’t know what to do about financial aid policy that has already been put in place…. It’s one thing if we (USA, China, where ever the reader is from) haven’t promised anything, and it’s something else entirely to cut off countries that have become accustom to our aid.

      It’s a complicated situation.

      • Claude

        Aid? China underwrites it’s “Aid” by exhuming Africa’s natural resources. Also, when a country invests in a developing country they may help a country get on it’s feet but ultimately they become a trading partner buying Chinese cars TV’s etc… It’s win win for China.

        Finally, there are countless Illegal Chinese gold miners and Chinese buying conflict diamonds and ivory in Africa. Sad but true.. Africa’s being pillaged. Having said that, it’s just not the Chinese – they’re are scumbag opportunists from every corner of the globe in Africa. So please don’t take offense.

        • lonetrey / Dan

          Oh, no I knew about that too. I was trying to be gentle with Eattot :P

          • Claude

            Ah! Kid gloves Huh? Fair enough, someone has to be nice to her.

        • Germandude

          Claude, because of your name, I assume you have a french background. Anyways, if you are European, you should be careful.
          Regarding the Chinese involvement in Africa, including “aid” and “securing resources”, the Chinese only do what they are best at: Copying the same shit European nations have done in/to Africa for centuries.

          • Claude

            Again, you wont get an argument out of me.I was going to add that Africans been raped and pillaged for century’s.

            Claude’s not my real name, I’m Canadian. Our specialty is fucking up the aboriginals. To this day they are less literate, have higher incidences of STD’s including HIV. More malnutrition, mental illness, alcoholism. Jesus Christ where do I stop, I could go on.

            Sorry to get all serious on you guys.

          • Germandude

            Why would I want to get an argument out of you? I don’t have any problem with you.

          • The Enlightened One

            That’s true. But you did also forget the other side of the coin (if you were referring to the aborginals)…

            Aboriginals in Canada (or Native Canadians) don’t have to pay for college or university and get a free pass through school. On top of that, they don’t have to pay taxes… are given cards where they don’t have to pay GST or PST. They also have their own police force to deal with their own problems on their reserves. So if they leave the reserve and cause problems (which they do), they can run back and claim immunity.

            A lot of those problems you mentioned are passed on through their parents from hatred and feeling like the country owes them a living…

            I know this because they were some of my best friends. Some people were horribly wronged, that’s undoubtable… but whether they continue to WANT to play the victim or turn it all around. That’s up to them.

          • Sounds like the Aboriginals in Aus. 40 years of bleeding heart liberal guilt trips had them all dependant on the nipple of state nutrition that any sense of self worth, pride and determination atrophied. Along came an elder (Noel Pearson) and he tore it it down. started to rebuild family uits and values, kick the hippy social workers and left beat nicks out. And surprise, surprise. Their lot is on the rise and rise and domestic violence, school truancy, you name the metric, all going in the right directions for the first time in decades.

        • TJDubs

          Don’t forget exploitation of wildlife!

          Chinese government officials need their steady supply of rhino horn and lion penis and are willing to spend large amounts of ill-gotten money on it!

          • Claude

            I guess the Lion penis is better than the North American dried deer penis that I saw in Chinatown and far more exotic than the bear bile milked from the poor beasts in Vietnam.

            Mmmm, look at that stuff. Makes me hard looking at it.

          • The Enlightened One

            It looks like Soy Sauce… except more bubbly…

    • Warlock

      That started with Mao and building international socialism. History, dear girl, history.

      • 剑胆琴心

        but now,we do not owe them anything already.also we do not need them any more.

        • linette lee

          Every country should take care of their own people first. Then worry about the people of foreign countries.

          China needs to take care of their own people first.

          • Manifest destiny

            Chinese Documentary Exposes Mao-Era ‘Juvenile Auschwitz’ http://www.theepochtimes.com/n

            (NaturalNews) When it comes to lying, cheating, deceiving and scamming people about their food, no country is more accomplished than China, home of the toxic melamine infant formula scandal and foods contaminated with high levels of heavy metals.

            And the simple truth behind all this is that China is a immoral nation.. Religion is outlawed in China, and as a result there is absolutely no moral compass taught to the Chinese people. I’m not saying religion is the answer to society’s ills, but at least at a basic level, religion teaches a moral compass that simply doesn’t exist in Chinese culture.

            Because of this lack of a moral compass, it is routine in China to find a street vendor of so-called “stinky tofu” (an actual food item served on the street) using sewer water as their water source. It’s routine to find foods from china colored with toxic ink to make them appear more valuable. (For example, sesame seeds are often doused with toxic black ink to sell them as black sesame, which is more costly than white sesame). It is routine for chicken egg producers in China to feed their chickens with toxic petrochemical food coloring chemicals in order to alter the color of the eggs.

            In China, the idea of killing thousands of babies in order to make extra money on infant formula (milk contaminated deliberately with toxic melamine) isn’t even abhorrent. It’s normal. The idea of cheating your customer with toxic meat is commonplace. Cheating, dishonest and deceit are the norm — not the exception — in China.

            Remember, China is a zionist-communist military dictatorship — essentially a police state. They do not have a Bill of Rights. China is a country of tremendous government evil, and that’s exactly where Obama is trying to push America — into a state of moral relativism where those who believe in human-moral values are attacked, demonized and eventually even arrested.

            A culture of death and deception destroys every corner of human society.
            This is about a culture of death and deception. China, after all, is a nation where organs are routinely harvested alive from political prisoners and where people are routinely tortured, mutilated and executed for speaking out against their government. If all this information is new to you, that’s because the press never reports any of these inconvenient truths about China. Where there is no moral compass, there are no limits to the indignity and injustice of human behavior.

            So don’t be surprised to find China selling rats meat, or sewer rat burgers, or even McRatguts with special dipping sauces made from human feces. In a culture devoid of all liberties, morals and human dignity, the products and food supply will inevitably reflect the death and deception that characterizes their culture.

          • ‘ or fuck=off

            Chinese people do not have moral values, that is true. It’s a mistake to believe you can teach moral values though, because you must be borned to know them as objective truths. Sure you can teach a tiger to not eat a baby, but he’ll never think it’s truely wrong to do so.

          • Peye

            Time has come to give it a rest. Take a deep breath and say “Good Night, Charlie.

          • pookey

            tinfoil hat alert!

          • Zappa Frank

            what does obama have to do with this? makes you seem a frustrated republican.

          • David

            Isn’t this guy getting to the point of being moderated yet? Posting long manifestos that have nothing to do with the article? I am all for free speech but it is just getting to be clutter.

          • The Enlightened One

            That’s why they SHOULD do but as a great man once said “All I wanna really say is they don’t really care about us!”.

          • Warlock

            Let me guess, Michael Jackson, the illuminati showman himself, that torch has now been passed to lady gaga, rihanna and that cyrus girl

          • 用开水烫我!

            that’s what i am saying.

          • Do you have any clue about economics?

        • Claude

          China needs Africa’s resources to sustain China’s economic growth. You don’t think China is in Africa out of the kindness of it’s heart do you?

          • linette lee

            When it comes to the gov’t no such thing as free donation. They are gaining something back in return.

          • Claude

            You won’t get an argument out of me.

          • 剑胆琴心

            hard to say!
            quite a lot developed countries do not care of Africa,why china must go there try to take their resources away?with the money we put there,how many resources we can buy already?the basic condition for tech is so low there,not a good idea.
            and once you grow big,maybe massacre is coming,it’s not your land,you can never control.

          • Claude

            Believe it or not, the USA when the George Bush jr administration was in office was very good to Africa. Supposedly they’re still mosaics and murals of jr on walls around parts of Africa. Bob Geldof still cares.

            I’m sorry I don’t understand the rest of your post.

          • Germandude

            “quite a lot developed countries do not care of Africa,why china must go there try to take their resources away?”

            To keep China’s engine running by supplying the resources it needs.

            “with the money we put there,how many resources we can buy already?”

            Apparently far less than producing the machines to get the resources, sell them to Africa and get good rates (and even digging out resources on own account) on the products bought.

            “the basic condition for tech is so low there,not a good idea.”

            Again. China is more developed, can easily produce the machines (and secure Chinese jobs back in China), sell the machines to Africa and benefit from cheap purchase prices. It’s a win-win for China and a win-? for African governments. For the governments in corrupt African states or with national wars, it’s certainly a win-win for China, while a lose-lose for the Africans. But who cares? It’s only black people from far away in our eyes and in many Chinese eyes, right? (WARNING: sarcasm detected!)

            I don’t understand this sentence of yours “and once you grow big,maybe massacre is coming,it’s not your land,you can never control.”

            You mean, in case of a local conflict in Africa, you (China) would lose control in the region or how shall we understand?

          • Manifest destiny

            Government is obsolete, a thing from a bygone era. Global corporations are in control. See: 1984-Orwell, Brave New World-Huxley.

          • Ami

            You just wasted your brea- uh, keystrokes?
            I don’t know how many times i have seen this girl say silly things (ranging from mildly uninformed to utterly stupid), get corrected by other users and then go to the next article and say the same silly shit again.
            Some people don’t wanna change.

          • The Enlightened One

            You got that right sister!

            Some people would rather die a horribly tormented death and see thier family destroyed then utter the simple words “You are right and I am wrong” and actually learn something and better their lives.

          • 剑胆琴心

            i do not really expect anyone to reply!
            take care!
            you smart ass,only your ass is smart,if its not too flat and old.

          • Why the torment of his donkey? His donkey is smart but only if not a flat and old donkey??? WTF?

          • 用开水烫我!

            hahahahaha!

          • 二奶头发

            北京烤鸭

          • maybeabanana

            One thing as you have mentioned that China is smart at is in developing its infrastructure and buying lots of resources. The bureaucracy in building a high speed rail faster than what Americans can do over in California is a *facepalm*… moment.

          • Germandude

            Don’t even get me started with bureaucracy in Germany… If the government wants to build a highway, they better hope that there are no frogs living in the designated area, because Greenpeace will use that to delay the building of the highway. 10 years, maybe even 20 years. No joke!

          • maybeabanana

            Parallel scenario with Yucca mountain here. The much needed storage facility for spent nuclear fuel. NIMBY and Greenies are the one that gets their fear on. Nix that solution.. now every nuclear plant that wants to store their spent fuel is require to build and connect to a system that will likely cost more money with more application fees rather than just ONE facility in the Nevada deserty, seismic friendly area where most population is just Las Vegas. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b3/Nevadapopulationdensity.png/400px-Nevadapopulationdensity.png) HOOOOSED!!!!

            Also.. there were recent solar articles debating that Germany actually only get as much sunlight per 6-7 hours max or something where the green solution figures are inflated and as everything else in the project is highly subsidized which to me… is not cheap, yet people keep calling it inexpensive for their pockets.

          • 煜 李

            Dear white people, he/she is talking about the massacre against white farmers/people in South Africa, and Mandela’s “killing all the white people” song. haven’t you ever heard of this?

          • 煜 李

            stronger, smarter = richer, more merciful
            feeble, stupid = poorer, more meaningless violence

          • carmouflagger

            Didn’t know Africa was a country. Guess you learn something everyday on the internet. Sad cause we don’t have such luxury in our “big black hole” where “basic condition for tech is so low” *facepalm* I really thought you where smarter than this.

          • Manifest destiny

            China is a low-IQ society.

          • 二奶头发

            well according to an Average IQ study done earlier this year china ranks as number 12 (the same as the UK, New Zealand) and is higher than the US and Canada.

            http://www.statisticbrain.com/countries-with-the-highest-lowest-average-iq/

          • Germandude

            Yeah, but let me mention my favorite quote: “It’s not about how many hours you put in, it’s about how much you put into the hours”.

          • David

            You know, this would be a perfect time to make a joke about what a waste the government has made of good smart people. : )

          • David

            Hmmmm I went to the website and it does an terrible job of explaining what the data means but then I saw the source was “I.Q. and the Wealth of Nations” which is a 2002 book by Lynn and Vanhanen. It was a bit controversial when it came out Here is a quote from a Harvard Press review at the time “Recently Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen have presented evidence that
            differences in national IQ account for the substantial
            variation in national per capita income and growth.
            However, their findings must be considered as highly problematic. The
            authors neither make use of state‐of‐the‐art
            methodological techniques nor can they substantiate their theoretical
            claims.
            More precisely the authors confuse IQ with human
            capital and fail to adequately discuss the causal sequence of their
            argument.” Even considering this and other problems (like some sample sizes being only a few dozen in some countries and some 50,000+ in America) it is an interesting idea.

          • Claude

            Forget IQ, I’d settle for a few more people with higher degrees of common sense.

          • chinese

            they did a test on ethnicity a couple of years ago and east asians have the highest IQ.Saw it on SBS tv years ago.

          • Warlock

            I don’t believe that, not when one has born witness to driving, electrical work, plumbing, and so on.

          • 煜 李

            actually, it’s the north eastern asians. and there is not much difference between north eastern asians and european peoples. they had higher IQ before, probably, as they invented wheels and domesticated horses.

          • Zappa Frank

            almost anything that people use now is invented by westeners. electricity power, tv, you computer, your phone, your car, and so on…

          • 煜 李

            Yeah! Good for you people! anyway, we are just talking about one single data here. There are many other things. only a respect for fact. it doesn’t lead to any final conclusion. don’t worry.

          • Claude

            According to this article IQ has been debunked.

            http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219133334.htm

          • BlogZilla

            I don’t know why people think Africa is a country. It could be, because on the map, it looks like one based on what people from the West are used to. China, Russia, USA, Australia are all gigantic continents that are also one country.
            Although South America doesn’t follow this rule and it looks like one country as well. It contains, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil and others.

          • Mop

            In elementary school, we spent little time learning about other countries and mostly spent our time memorizing our country’s provinces, territories, etc. We did the basic continents and oceans stuff, but that’s about it.
            It wasn’t until highschool that I learned that Africa is not a country. It must be because of how irrelevant Africa was in our studies. We learned the basic European countries, and several Eastern Asian countries. Pretty much which ever country was involved (to a great extent and importance) in the world wars.

          • cb4242

            maybe because they are our fellow human beings, I mean, we and the rest of the world have given so much to China (you are welcome) and China has so much money and access to natural resources, so if China wants to take care of Africa and its own people, China can do it, but at least show a little bit of compassion, you’d want that for your own country and people, wise up a bit.

          • Ami

            “quite a lot developed countries do not care of Africa”
            – Yeah, thats why France didn’t intervene in Mali and Nato didn’t intervene in Libya and why America totally isn’t worried about Kenya and Somalia’s relations! Hey, wait…

            Honestly, China may have got the best deal in the “bargain bin”. China can:
            *Take the local resources and send back less-than-ideal goods.
            *Ignore any corruption, social unrest and human right abuses of whatever country you’re in. (You’re there for the honey, not the bees!)
            * Temporarily get rid of, I mean, employ a few uneducated farmer-migrant workers. If they act up, clash with locals or get into trouble, thats not China’s problem, at least they didn’t do it in Beijing.

          • Angie Mac

            Oil

          • 煜 李

            不能同意更多,跟支那本部一样都属于赚了钱就得赶紧跑的地方。他们还在说中国人是最大祸患,就因为他们住得离黑人近点儿?上帝,请不要让这个世界毁在创建者手里。

          • linette lee

            你在說什麼?

          • 煜 李

            我在说,南非针对白人的种族清洗,非洲国家的政治家大声歌唱“杀死白人”。。。引用二奶头发的数据
            http://www.statisticbrain.com/countries-with-the-highest-lowest-average-iq/
            1、智商和总体行为方式的关联性。智商差值在15以内都差不多,交流、竞争都正常。但是差值超过40的人类的行为方式彻底超出了想象。
            2、为什么中国智商在发达国家之列,但是大部分地区的人均实际收入却和非洲差不多?唯一的区别就是中国一直长期处于世界文化交流核心区的边缘,又一直保持中央集权的大帝国状态。绑在一块儿大家一起死,分开还有各自的希望。

        • Warlock

          Then who will teach the kindie classes, and buy the shoes in guangzhou?

          • 剑胆琴心

            do they have choices?
            china is still the biggest world supplier.maybe you can buy clothes and shoes from india, but,cheap electronics and many other things,still only china.

          • Warlock

            I mean africans also contribute in other ways, beyond purchasing chinese made shoes and clothes in guangzhou and small commodities in yiwu for instance.

        • jeffli

          most of the ak47s used by child soldiers in Africa are Chinese made!

    • Gordon Gogodancer

      I think you think “donate” means give for free in this context….actually its give a little and take a lot

    • Truth

      Your vagina is a big black hole

      • 剑胆琴心

        sob, fuck your mom! i am sure your mom’s is! no wonder you even do not know who is your father.

        • Truth

          Your vagina is a big black hole

    • maybeabanana

      It’s not a big black hole.. they see that it’s filled with natural resources and lumps of gold.

    • Kiwi

      The fact that third world countries are giving their money to other third world countries is beyond me

    • Middle_Kingdum

      China isn’t ‘donating” shit to Africa. China is selectively dumping money in places in Africa to grease the skids for future exploitation of Africa’s workforce and resources. Don’t be so stupid.

    • mwanafa

      I think you should edit “Africa is” to “I am a” and it will make sense.

  • bprichard

    Wow. This guy really puts my general wussyness in perspective.

  • Rei Yu Tian

    Life always seem to fuck you over at the strangest times. Still, this guy is a fucking boss. First worrying about his family instead of himself. True man right there.

    Does anyone know what kind of disease it might be?

    • peye

      This is called” Necritizing fasciitis” or flesheating desease. Rare and difficult to treat, if at all. Go to Wikipedia to look it up.

      • Ralphrepo

        I beg to differ. Firstly, Necrotizing Fasciitis isn’t all that rare at all and is usually caused by bacteria infecting the tissue layers under the skin (fascia), which then penetrate and spread into the underlying muscle. Conversely, the article presented had instead detailed specifically that the problem was one of vascular compromise. Those are two completely separate and distinct diagnostic entities. It sounded like this man either needed arterial stents or bypass to resupply his legs with circulation. His story of progressive tissue necrosis is consistent with gangrene.

        • peye

          I googled the info. So all I can say is: excuse. What ever ailment the man has looks very serious to me. Hope his condition will improve.

  • peye

    China,China,China, Who and what is China. It is the 1.3 Billion people who are trying to live in some measure of comfort (and make more babies). The resourses to create this comfort have to come from somewhere. This somewhere is all the places that have these goodies and are willing to part with them for a fee. The more babies, the more goodies are needed. And the beat goes on and on and on.

    • Manifest destiny

      China (CCP) is a slave state of Russian-Bolsheviks and UK (Jesuit-Zionist nations). Jesuits were behind the rise of Zionism without a doubt. Zionism is usually closely entangled with Rothschild, and Rothschilds were behind the Nazism and creation of Israel… Since Rothschilds/Jesuits control the UN, NATO, EU, Saudi Arabia, China and BRICS Alliance (except Russia) and the fact tht a large portion of the alternative media has shunned this subject will show you just how deep the plan goes. The globalists (Zio-Bolsheviks and Jesuits) will only lift China until they get a chance to betray them. Note: English is not my native language

      • Peye

        Wow. I did not know about any of this. Thanks for the info. Now we just have to wait and see how all this will work out

        • Manifest destiny
          • Peye

            Looks like the guys or girls who run the website have all figured out. But as far as I hear. the Jesuits also run Colleges (Notre Dame .USA also famous for football) in many places,colleges that are turning out well educated people. There seens to be a malfunction at the junction as far as the website mentioned is concerned.

          • David

            I like how the Rothschilds are responsible for Naziism AND the State of Israel. I guess they could not make up their mind if they like the Jews? As a great philosopher once said “Good Grief.”

          • maybeabanana

            Of course it’s likely that the Rothchilds were responsible for Nazism. They fked the world with their manipulation of the banking system.

            Edit disclaimer that it’s a theory of possibility..

          • David

            The German people and the German people alone were responsible for the development spread and sanctification of Nazism. They were the leaders and the civilians were the followers. While most Germans were not Nazi, they certainly did not stop them from running their country. There are many nutty religious, philosophical and political ideas that never get off the ground because nobody other than the original thinkers would back it.

          • pookey

            that is really super-cool. wow. you know a lot that the rest of us have no idea about. Can you [please tell us some more? I’m especially interested in Zionist Bolshevik Chuck Norris and the 9-11 Illuminati stuff.

      • Germandude

        “Note: English is not my native language””

        Note: And logical thinking not your strength.

      • nicolone

        How can you try to make a story like this about a guy sawing his own leg off about your own batshit ideas?
        Beyond belief

      • 龙哥

        This discussion (stemming from an article about a poor farmer forced to mutilate himself) is gradually degenerating towards a dark end…..
        Is it possible the Jesuit-Zionist-Bolshevik-Capitalist-Wahabi Axis is responsible for this?

      • TJDubs

        The Zionists can actually read your thoughts through your computer monitor and transmit them via internet back to their data center.

        If you don’t want them to know that you’re on to their conspiracy, you’d better stop using your computer. Complete disconnection from the internet (invention of the Illuminati New World Order Zionists) is the only way to stay safe.

      • mr.wiener

        Stay off the ‘shrooms.

  • Guest23

    Poor man and terrible financial situation on his family, couldn’t the Doctors performed the amputation? cause this is just ridiculous if they also charged for that, when they also said he wouldn’t live for another month, just a damn shame they can’t make him live in comfort and die with dignity, not chug him out on all his money.

    • slob

      Doctors…helping patients….here…for free… ahahhHAhahahahahAHHAHAHAHHaahahaHAHAHHAhahahaHAHAHAHAhhaHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • ‘ or fuck=off

      You’re not poor when you got balls the size of cannonballs!

  • The Enlightened One

    I don’t know… I hear Chuck Norris is tough… but this guy might take the cake.

    • Cauffiel

      When Chuck Norris jumps in a swimming pool, he doesn’t get wet…. the water gets Chuck Norrised.

      Behind Chuck Norris’s goatee…. is another fist.

      • Warlock

        Chuck norris is the devils brother.FACT.

    • Warlock

      Chuck norris, the ritual satanist? Big admirer of his beliefs.

    • pookey

      When Chuck Norris needs to amputate, he doesn’t even NEED a saw…he uses his beard

  • bannedd

    jesus fchrist

  • Azzurra

    Baoding is a city in Anhui Province. Hefei is not the province. It’s just another city in (the capital of) Anhui.

    • Cauffiel

      Baoding is a city in Hebei province. Hefei is a city in Anhui province.

  • waihang

    nah that’s nothing, a bottle of erguotou-care will do..

  • Jin

    OMG scumbag scammer tries to make money out of this What the F***.

  • maybeabanana

    “Can’t afford to live, can’t afford to die. Can’t afford to get sick. Can’t afford to get married. Can’t afford a house. Can’t afford a car!”

    Oy…. this says that China isn’t so socialist and it has failed in its communism and even spread of apple butter across the slice of bread.

    • peye

      China is not so socialistic. How can it be? As long as there are more people who want or need to take and not enough people who can give or want to give it can not work. So the ratio between the willing and able givers and the needy or the people who are just taking has to change first. How to make this happen is the question that has to be solved. Ask, how willing are people to change their attitudes even after they get enough to eat every day ,have a place to live and perhaps even drive a Beema This applies anywhere around the world.

      • maybeabanana

        Yes peye. I get the rhetorical nature of this. I also understand that the basics of human nature is flawed, towards greed and self serving tendencies.

  • Moonlitgirl

    After a little research, it seems that he has something like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churg-Strauss_syndrome . His symptoms seem to fit part of it anyway. All I can guess is that his body is attacking something and ended up blocking the blood, causing his legs to die. I think that if he doesn’t get some drugs to suppress his immune system, he will die. He doesn’t have the money for that, so…

  • 二奶头发

    Medical bills are expensive. Sometimes they can cost you an arm and a leg.

    • David

      Really? lol

  • Kiwi

    Wow, to think this could have been my family if they stayed in China.

    • David

      Well, wherever they went you are probably better off (not a slight against China, they still have it better than many countries) assuming they did not immigrate to North Korea.

      • Kiwi

        We moved to Iraq

        There’s a lot of rocks here, but it’s pretty nice

        • David

          I once passed through the SE corner of Iraq on my way From Saudi Arabia to Kuwait (probably before you were born). Kuwait was on fire at the time so I did not see much of Iraq but I do remember lots of rocks.

        • Mony Xie

          Are you muslim?

          • Kiwi

            and if I said yes?

          • Mony Xie

            Just a bit curious. That’ll make your decision more reasonable to me.

          • Kiwi

            They had shiner rocks and the whole places didn’t smell like rotting bananas.

  • al in china

    ahhh the Heavenly Kingdom!

  • Angie Mac

    The problem with the Chinese health care system is that it costs an arm and a leg!

    • Joe R

      Fuck off.

      • Angie Mac

        You first.

  • TJDubs

    Wow, what a badass. If this guy did it himself, he probably didn’t have any real (i.e. opiate) painkillers, either.

    If I were more capable, I’d start a crowdfunding campaign to raise the 500 bucks to get this guy a 3D-printed prosthetic leg. He deserves it.

  • 煜 李

    Fauna, it’s not Hefei Province, it’s Hebei 河北省保定市。

  • chosan

    . I think the trick is how to use china’s excessive industrial capacity

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    to build more clinics with certain kind of financial ‘return’. A completely gov funded scheme wouldn’t work

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