Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Is How Thoroughly Rotten and Corrupt Hong Kong's Government Is

When I read Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung's statements to the foreign media, I think, "He really needs to sack his PR guy." Whether he believes what he is saying or not, we know that he is mouthing the party line because to control Hong Kong, the Communist Party requires the maintenance of the current system.

Xi’s Clandestine Submarine Caves Bolster China’s Maritime Goal

Beneath the surface of the South China Sea off the tropical Chinese resort island of Hainan, an underwater tunnel guides submarines into a lair reminiscent of a James Bond spy movie.

From this pen the subs can venture in and out of the contested South China Sea hidden from the prying eyes of reconnaissance planes deployed by the U.S. Navy, which for the past half century has enjoyed almost unfettered access to the waters, say military watchers who cite satellite images of the area.

Why Russia Is Buzzing NATO

In a single 24-hour period this week, Russia dispatched 19 combat aircraft -- including "Bear" strategic bombers -- to probe North Atlantic Treaty Organization air defenses. It also test-launched a ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, north of Sweden, that hit a target in Kamchatka in Russia's Far East.

New Alignments: The Kurds' Lonely Fight against Islamic State Terror

Fathers may still be able to restrict their daughters from a number of...

Female Kurdish Freedom Fighter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Công an Hà Nội đánh đập Dân Oan 28/10/2014

Kobane Bloody Battle- Kurd counterattack

US's Supply rocket explodes after liftoff

An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after takeoff Tuesday evening on Virginia’s eastern shore. Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment to restock the International Space Station. READ MORE:

There It Goes Again — Russian Ruble Falls To New Record Lows

There It Goes Again — Russian Ruble Falls To New Record Lows
The ruble fell to a record low against the dollar and euro in early trading Wednesday despite a $2.5 billion intervention from the Russian central bank to prop up the currency.

Monday, October 27, 2014

USB stick makes any computer anonymous and secure :-)

It has been suggested that privacy no longer exists. Everything we do on the web is tracked, whether intentionally or not, and more and more consumers are becoming wary of companies and governments collecting their data. We've previously seen innovators in Japan create privacy-protecting glasses that can confuse facial recognition programs. But for everyday internet usage, ICLOAK is developing a plug-and-play USB that enables web users to browse with privacy on any device.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anything for Power: The Real Story of China’s Jiang Zemin – Chapter 18

Jiang Zemin’s days are numbered. It is only a question of when, not if, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party will be arrested. Jiang officially ran the Chinese regime for more than a decade, and for another decade he was the puppet master behind the scenes who often controlled events. During those decades Jiang did incalculable damage to China. At this moment when Jiang’s era is about to end, Epoch Times here republishes in serial form “Anything for Power: The Real Story of Jiang Zemin,” first published in English in 2011. The reader can come to understand better the career of this pivotal figure in today’s China.

As China Deploys Nuclear Submarines, U.S. P-8 Poseidon Jets Snoop on Them

OKINAWA, Japan—Swooping down to 500 feet over the western Pacific, Cmdr. Bill Pennington pilots his U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft toward an unidentified vessel off southern Japan.

In the back of the plane, a heavily modified Boeing 737, the crew homes in on the vessel using a barrage of surveillance equipment, including radar, GPS and infrared cameras.

How retirement was invented

In 1881 Otto von Bismarck, the conservative minister president of Prussia, presented a radical idea to the Reichstag: government-run financial support for older members of society. In other words, retirement. The idea was radical because back then, people simply did not retire. If you were alive, you worked—probably on a farm—or, if you were wealthier, managed a farm or larger estate.

[LA Times] React: If the U.S. wants peace, it must prepare for nuclear war

To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ("How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?," Op-Ed, Oct. 21)

As the Romans knew so well, Si vis pacem, para bellum, or, "If you want peace, prepare for war." I say this with full cognizance of the effects of nuclear war.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama

 President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham at the Oval Office. (Reuters/Larry Downing)

 President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham at the Oval Office. (Reuters/Larry Downing)

DALLAS — After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation’s attention.

“She has no virus in her,” said Dr. Tony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health. “She is cured of Ebola, let's get that clear.”

Fauci's boss' boss got the message. President Barack Obama invited Pham and her family to the White House where he gave the Ebola survivor a big hug.

Pham — one of two Texas nurses to contract the disease while caring for the country’s first Ebola patient — was hopeful and humble as she left the hospital Friday morning.

Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US

This 1950s photo provided by Quynh Thai shows former Vietnamese photographer Le Minh Thai on a navy ship in South Vietnam. Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam war for U.S. media outlets, died on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 93. The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam’s ancient port city of Hoi An, Minh went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated Press and later for Time-Life magazine, covering his country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Quynh Thai)


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.

Thai died Oct. 10 at a nursing home in Encinitas, where he had been living for the past seven years, his daughter, Quynh Thai, told The Associated Press.