1. August 31, 2010

    Aftershock (Tangshan Earthquake) Movie Review: Disappointing

    Aftershock movie poster. Is Feng Xiaogang's movie about the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake in China worth watching? Sure. Is it epic? No. Could it have been? Yes...but it wasn't. Here's why.
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  2. August 26, 2010

    Philippines Hostage Standoff: Toning Down the Rhetoric

    Philippines hostage incident. As usual, a tragic event takes place, and certain individuals take that as some sort of an affront to them, their country, their race. More's the pity.
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  3. August 24, 2010

    Short Story: Negative Selection Has Gone Global, My Friend

    soviet car factory A short story about the difficulties of escaping incompetence.
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  4. August 18, 2010

    Response To How Egregious & Dangerous Western Media Bias Is

    Chinese protesting western media bias. Semi-intelligent musings on Western media bias like: "It's good to combat Western media bias. It's not so good when you emphasize 'Western' over 'media bias'."
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  5. August 17, 2010

    Chiming In On Hidden Harmonies’ Criticism of Newsy

    Coal bricks in China. Is it "immoral and propgandistic" behavior to report China surpassing the United Sttes as the world's largest energy consumer without citing per capita figures?
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  6. August 16, 2010

    Healthcare Knowledge As Catalyst For Change In China

    Breath the Medcine. We are seeing today how a Chinese population more in tune with their healthcare needs is placing ever-louder pressure on China's government for change.
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  7. August 13, 2010

    Court Overturns Same Sex Marriage Ban, World Judges Democracy?

    A wedding cake is seen during a demonstration in West Hollywood, California, May 15, 2008, after the decision by the California Supreme Court to effectively greenlight same-sex marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) Did the passage of California Prop 8 banning homosexual marriages somehow contribute to "the world" judging democracy on its adherence to science and fact?
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  8. August 12, 2010

    Venting Doesn’t Help With Your “Life In China” Frustrations

    Catharsis, or venting, doesn’t actually help you deal with your anger, frustrations, or other negative emotions. It apparently only reinforces them. Doh!

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