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  • Study points to larger role of Asian ancestors in evolution (challenging "Out of Africa" theory)

    08/07/2007 8:51:06 AM PDT · by GeorgeKant · 22 replies · 970+ views
    AFP (Yahoo!) ^ | Tue Aug 7, 8:10 AM
    CHICAGO (AFP) - A new analysis of the dental fossils of human ancestors suggests that Asian populations played a larger role than Africans in colonizing Europe millions of years ago, said a study released Monday. The findings challenge the prevailing "Out of Africa" theory, which holds that anatomically modern man first arose from one point in Africa and fanned out to conquer the globe, and bolsters the notion that Homo sapiens evolved from different populations in different parts of the globe. The "Out of Africa" scenario has been underpinned since 1987 by genetic studies based mainly on the rate of...
  • '50% UK Asians reject mixed-race marriage'

    08/06/2007 9:35:03 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 45 replies · 1,232+ views
    Times of India ^ | 7 Aug 2007, 0209 hrs
    LONDON: Nearly half of British Asians would only marry someone of their own race, according to an ICM-BBC survey on Monday. A total of 44% said they would not consider inter-racial marriage — almost five times higher than the figure for white Britons, of whom 9% said they would only marry within their race. But 53% of Britons with Asian origins said they would not mind a mixed-race marriage, compared to 87% for whites. The survey probed 500 people aged under 34 living in UK who had roots in South Asia.
  • 'Hate' columnist Eng arrested in N.Y. for alleged harassment

    05/23/2007 3:58:03 PM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies · 1,301+ views
    SFgate ^ | May 23, 2007 | Leslie Fulbright
    NEW YORK CITY -- Kenneth Eng, the author of a controversial AsianWeek column that described reasons to "hate" black people, is being held in a New York jail without bail on assault and harassment charges. Eng, 23, was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill his Queens neighbors and one of their pets. He was arraigned May 11 on charges of attempted assault, menacing, possession of a weapon and harassment. Eng allegedly approached the mother and daughter as they stood in their driveway with their pet and said, "If your dog bites me, I will kill you and your family."...
  • Asian American groups call for CBS to fire New York shock-jocks

    04/25/2007 8:28:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 538+ views ^ | 4/25/07 | Vanessa Hua
    04-25) 18:26 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Prominent Asian American civil rights groups in the Bay Area are demanding that CBS Radio fire New York shock-jocks Jeff Vandergrift and Dan Lay, who were suspended earlier this week for making a prank phone call to a Chinese restaurant seen as racist and sexist. Today, the coalition of groups submitted a letter to CBS Radio, calling for the network to improve its guidelines on offensive terms, to communicate periodically with civil rights and community groups and to fire the duo -- who had broadcast on Bay Area airwaves for more than a decade...
  • Asian Journalist Group demands MSM not refer to Virginia Tech killer as "Asian"

    04/17/2007 12:19:57 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 169 replies · 3,898+ views
    Asian American Journalists Association ^ | April 16, 2007 | Janice Lee
    Media Advisory: Coverage on Virginia Tech Shooting Incident FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janice Lee, 415-346-2051, SAN FRANCISCO (April 16, 2007) -- Like the rest of the nation, we at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) are stunned at the news of today's shooting at Virginia Tech. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends as they cope with this horrific incident. As coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting continues to unfold, AAJA urges all media to avoid using racial identifiers unless there is a compelling or germane reason. There is no evidence at this early point...
  • America Can’t Win At War: “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” Asian Expert Says

    01/19/2007 5:09:14 AM PST · by Lou L · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Peace and Freedom: Policy and World Ideas ^ | January 19, 2007 | John E. Carey
    America Can’t Win At War: “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” Asian Expert Says By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom January 19, 2007As we near the completion of the National Football League season, what is the most common question one hears other than, “Where will you watch the Super Bowl?”The question Americans ask MOST is: “Who do you think will win?”Americans tend to see the world in terms of “winning” and “losing.” In every sport, during every week, of eavery season, nearly every newspaper publishes the “won-lost” records.The fact that one side must be the winner and the other...
  • Four bombs go off in Bangkok

    12/31/2006 4:03:58 AM PST · by killjoy · 153 replies · 5,081+ views
    Nation Multimedia ^ | December 31, 2006
    Four explosives went off almost simultaneously in Bangkok, injuring at least 20 people as the city people have just started to celebrate the New Year's eve. One person was dead at the Big C supermarket, Sapan Kwai branch, where witness saw a man dropped a grenade from a pedestrian bridge, police said. At least 20 were injured at the Victory Monument when a powerful bomb went off near a bus station. At the Klong Toei area near the Na Ranong intersection, a bomb hidden in a trash can near a Chinese spirit shrine exploded and injured two bypassers. The explosion...
  • Woman turned away by doctor - for being American

    12/29/2006 11:11:17 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 88 replies · 4,251+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 29th December 2006 11:51 CET | The Local
    An American woman has been refused treatment by a doctor in Blekinge in southern Sweden because of her nationality. The woman's husband has now reported the incident to the Medical Responsibility Board. Valery Johansson, who lives in a small town just outside Nashville, Tennessee, was in Sweden to celebrate Christmas with her husband's family. On Christmas Day, worried that she may have contracted strep throat, she sought medical help. Her husband and niece made an appointment for her at a clinic in the town of Karlshamn. "We went up there and the nurses were really nice. They did some swab...
  • Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan [another one]

    12/27/2006 9:49:01 PM PST · by jdm · 15 replies · 675+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec 27, 2006
    KABUL, Dec 27 -- NATO-led forces killed a mid-level Taliban commander and another militant in Afghanistan while a civilian driver died in a rebel attack on a convoy of oil tankers, officials said ON Wednesday. Abdullah Jan Pashtoon, a mid-level insurgent leader and an another rebel were killed in a Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in eastern Laghman province on Friday, the force said in a statement. “Several sources of intelligence, assessed collectively, indicate that ISAF forces did indeed kill Jan Pashtoon,” spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fitzpatrick said in a statement. The statement said Pashtoon was known to...
  • Welcome to the new holy land (England! Immigrants transforming the RC Church in England)

    12/17/2006 3:10:19 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies · 412+ views
    The Observer (Guardian, UK) ^ | December 17, 2006 | Ed Vulliamy
    On a brisk sunny Sunday morning in the maze of scrappy streets between Shoreditch and Whitechapel in east London, Holy Mass at St Anne's Catholic Church proceeds as it has for a century and a half: the proclamation of faith and Eucharist charged with mystery and tradition. Only things have changed recently - and dramatically. The congregation that filled this church a century ago was predominantly Irish, and of late much depleted. Now St Anne's is full to bursting again, but the Mass is said and sung in Portugese - 'Creio em Deus Pai todo poderoso' - and the congregation...
  • Rapes, murders and drug trafficking: London's pre-teen criminals

    12/11/2006 1:07:49 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 935+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/11/06 | n/a
    Eighteen children under the age of 13 were arrested for rape in London alone last year, shocking new figures have revealed. They are among nearly 3,000 children detained in the capital for serious crimes, also including murder, drug trafficking and robbery. The startling figures, revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, show that violent and sex offences have risen. Shoplifting remains young children’s most common crime but there were also 592 arrests for violent offences, 338 for robbery, 184 for burglary and 65 for sex offences, not including the 18 for rape. A further 73 children were arrested for possession...
  • Study turns human genetics on its head (less monkey...more variations)

    11/23/2006 4:02:06 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 72 replies · 1,954+ views
    Globe and Mail (Canada) ^ | 11/23/2006 | CAROLYN ABRAHAM
    ...Using new technology to study the genomes of 270 volunteers from four corners of the world, researchers have found that while people do indeed inherit one chromosome from each parent, they do not necessarily inherit one gene from mom and another from dad. One parent can pass down to a child three or more copies of a single gene. In some cases, people can inherit as many as eight or 10 copies....
  • Sikhs blame British policy of 'Asian' tag

    11/17/2006 9:34:08 AM PST · by voletti · 33 replies · 1,056+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/17/06 | Times news network
    LONDON: British Sikhs have stepped up their attack on the UK's politically-correct policy of lumping Sikhs and Hindus with the omnibus tag 'Asian' instead of clearly identifying Muslims as the offenders when needed, just 48 hours after a Scottish Sikh teenager was viciously attacked by a white gang and forced to submit to having his long hair hacked off. In a loaded attack on British political correctness, Sikh leaders blamed the Edinburgh incident on the UK's refusal to identify Asian Muslims as perpetrators of crime. Instead, said the Sikh Federation, Britain's only Sikh political party, racist offenders against whites are...
  • Three Convicted Of Boy's Race-Hate Murder

    11/08/2006 5:26:59 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 904+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Three convicted of boy's race-hate murder By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent Last Updated: 4:54pm GMT 08/11/2006 MP's quest to bring killers to justice Three members of a violent Asian gang have been jailed for life after being found guilty today of the racist abduction and murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy. Kriss Donald: wrong place at the wrong time Kriss Donald died because of the colour of his skin, and because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The teenager, described by his family and friends as a loving and gentle boy, was playing truant from school when...
  • Climate change may hurt Asian economies (Global Warming Down-Under Alert!)

    10/09/2006 8:59:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 454+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/9/06 | Meraiah Foley - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Hotter temperatures and higher sea levels could devastate Asian economies, displace millions of people and put millions more at risk from infectious disease, according to a climate change report released Monday. Global temperatures will rise by up to 4 degrees by 2030, particularly in the arid regions of northern Pakistan, India and China, predicted the report, conducted by Australia's main research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. It said there is "little room for optimism" about the effects of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region unless governments take immediate action to curb carbon dioxide emissions....
  • The Samurai And The Ainu (Read This Before Seeing The Movie "The Last Samurai")

    01/17/2004 2:50:55 PM PST · by blam · 129 replies · 21,901+ views
    Science Frontiers ^ | 1989 | Dr C Loring Brace
    THE SAMURAI AND THE AINU Findings by American anthropologist C. Loring Brace, University of Michigan, will surely be controversial in race conscious Japan. The eye of the predicted storm will be the Ainu, a "racially different" group of some 18,000 people now living on the northern island of Hokkaido. Pure-blooded Ainu are easy to spot: they have lighter skin, more body hair, and higher-bridged noses than most Japanese. Most Japanese tend to look down on the Ainu. Brace has studied the skeletons of about 1,100 Japanese, Ainu, and other Asian ethnic groups and has concluded that the revered samurai of...
  • Dear Rising Star in Iraq

    08/24/2006 10:09:22 PM PDT · by jason1998 · 12 replies · 1,036+ views
    Asian Week ^ | August 25, 2006 | Vu-Duc Vuong
    Captain James Van Thach a Rising Star in Iraq. Your job highlights the “nation-building” purpose of this war, and your choice of this dangerous assignment speaks well of you as highly idealistic.
  • A Racy Twist for "Survivor" [Whites vs. Blacks vs. Asians vs. Hispanics]

    08/23/2006 5:06:13 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 71 replies · 1,618+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Gina Serpe
    Some may call it exploiting racial tensions. CBS calls it darn good television. Jeff Probst popped in on The Early Show Wednesday morning, confirming the reports that the 20 castaways for Survivor: Cook Islands will be grouped by race, with competitors divided into four tribes consisting of whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Apparently, "separate but equal" holds only the warmest of connotations for Mark Burnett. Like a good host, Probst had nothing but praise for the producers' controversial brainchild, calling the exercise in segregation a valuable social experiment, rather than a stunt to dig up some controversy--and raise ratings. "The...
  • Jet Scare Over Asian Men 'Helps Terrorists' (UK)

    08/20/2006 7:10:52 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-21-2006 | Sally Pook
    Jet scare over Asian men 'helps terrorists' By Sally Pook (Filed: 21/08/2006) An airline yesterday stood by its decision to remove two Asian men from a holiday jet bound for Britain despite criticism from a Muslim group. The two passengers were asked to leave Monarch flight ZB613 from Malaga to Manchester, apparently because other passengers became alarmed that the men were wearing heavy clothing and kept checking their watches. Cabin crew informed the Spanish authorities of the passengers' fears and the men were taken off the flight. One of the passengers told a Sunday newspaper: "Some of the older children,...
  • 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled [UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT{U.S.raised terror level)

    08/09/2006 10:17:04 PM PDT · by gary_b_UK · 2,397 replies · 56,585+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 10 August 2006, 05:06 GMT 06:06 UK | Unknown
    A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage. During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months. Police believe the attacks would have been particularly targeted at flights from the UK to the US. The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased. Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on...
  • Southeast Asian jihadis dispatched for global war on Israel

    08/03/2006 12:34:16 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 9 replies · 569+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 4, 2006 | Natalie O'Brien and Stephen Fitzpatrick
    Southeast Asian jihadis dispatched for global war on Israel Natalie O'Brien and Stephen Fitzpatrick August 04, 2006 HUNDREDS of Southeast Asian suicide bombers have been dispatched around the world with a mission to attack Jewish interests in countries that support Israel such as Britain, the US and possibly Australia. The radical Jakarta-based Asian Muslim Youth Movement gave The Australian details of the plot yesterday, claiming it was being funded in part with cash donations from two unnamed Australian-Indonesian businessmen. The leader of the AMYM, Islamist author Suaib Bidu, warned that thousands more jihadis were preparing to join the resistance against...
  • Asian Investment Issues: Potential Political Risk

    07/08/2006 1:31:47 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 237+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | July 7, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    I attended a recent Investment in China and India Summit hosted by Financial Research Associates. I will use this forum to share some of insights that were given at this summit for the benefit of those hoping/thinking/planning on investing in an Asian country -- China, India, or Japan. It is difficult to predict the effect of political events on the investment environment. Potential areas of conflict in Asia include: China and Taiwan - China wants its renegade island back in the fold. India and Pakistan - historical conflicts. North and South Korea (and allies) - North Korea is developing a...
  • Asian Investment Trends

    07/02/2006 6:34:15 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 254+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | July 2, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Probitas surveyed investors earlier this year about their views on which geographic regions in Asia are most attractive. Here are the results: 7. Southeast Asia - 2.4% 6. Australia - 3.9% 5. Korea - 4.9% 4. PanAsianFunds - 14.1% 3. China - 15.1% 2. India - 16.1% and Number 1 was 1. Japan 18.5% Japan is back; its economy is growing, and investors see it as the best bet these days. So, where in Asia do you plan on investing?
  • U. S. Airlines Lose More Business to Asia

    06/25/2006 6:32:59 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 462+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 23, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    While US airlines cut and slash service -- care and feeding -- of their travelers, the Asian airlines have been buying new planes, installing elaborate entertainment systems, and allowing passengers in-flight e-mail and web surfing options. Add to that plush seats and meals created by celebrity chefs, and the result is that America doesn't know service. Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines services beat all American carriers, hands down. On the long-haul flights, choices of movies, frequent meals (America doesn't need this) -- Western or Asian style -- and friendly service are the standard. Not only are the US airlines behind,...
  • Are flying carp coming coming to state? (get your skeet gun)

    04/25/2006 6:18:55 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 31 replies · 4,766+ views
    KSTP news ^ | 4-25-06 | kstp
    A 45- to 50-pound grass carp, more commonly known as flying Asian carp, was caught in the Lower St. Croix River earlier this month, fueling concern about several types of Asian carp that are making their way up the Mississippi River from southern states, the Pioneer Press is reporting. A commercial fisherman caught the carp April 7 near Prescott, Wis., Jay Rendall, invasive species program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, told the St. Paul paper. Grass carp are one of four species of Asian carp that were imported into the United States in the 1960s and '70s,...
  • Passenger Detained Over Song Choice

    04/20/2006 11:51:47 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | April 10, 2006
    LONDON - You expect to have your luggage scrutinized at the airport. But how about your choice of music? Security staff at a British airport stopped a businessman from catching a flight because the songs he had asked a taxi driver to play on the car stereo made the driver suspicious, police said. Harraj Mann, who is of Indian origin, had the songs stored on an MP3 player, which the cab was equipped to play on its stereo. Mann asked the driver to play "London Calling" by the Clash as they headed for Tees Valley International Airport near Darlington in...
  • Days may be numbered for problem sea lions

    04/08/2006 8:47:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 135 replies · 3,112+ views
    KATU 2 ^ | April 3, 2006 | Brian Barker
    Despite bombs, boats and rubber bullets, dozens of sea lions are continuing to kill salmon near the Bonneville Dam. This month, biologists are trying one last time to scare off the problem sea lions, but if that doesn't work, they may try to kill them. Sea lions could kill as much as 10 percent of this spring's salmon run and biologists say if they cannot get the problem solved soon, the situation could get ugly. The problem is that the salmon are disappearing. An estimated 8,000 salmon will be lost this spring at Bonneville Dam. "The difficult part about it...
  • (UK) Sarwar: police too scared of Asian gangs

    01/07/2006 8:47:12 PM PST · by Pikamax · 5 replies · 2,058+ views
    Times Online ^ | 01/07/06 | Mark Macaskill and Jim McBeth
    Sarwar: police too scared of Asian gangs Mark Macaskill and Jim McBeth THE Macpherson report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence has led to a politically correct backlash with police afraid to investigate black and Asian crime for fear of being accused of racism, according to one of Britain’s most prominent Muslim MPs. Mohammad Sarwar, the Labour MP for Glasgow Central, said some communities are being terrorised by black and Asian gangs, but, in many cases, police have failed to act. The reluctance of police to tackle ethnic criminals has allowed gangs to operate with impunity in areas of Scotland,...
  • Branson backing Asian-targeted comics venture

    01/07/2006 2:31:27 AM PST · by vimto · 206+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01/06
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Entrepreneur Richard Branson is getting into the comic book and animation businesses. He has signed up as a partner in Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation, which will create original titles and characters that blend Eastern and Western mythologies. The companies, based in the Indian city of Bangalore, India, will be steered by Gotham Chopra, son of author Deepak Chopra, and business partner Sharad Devarajan. "We are a generation whose identities are cut and pasted from cultural elements of East and West," Chopra said. "Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation is our home, where we get a...
  • Mammoth Findings: Asian Elephant Is Closest Living Kin

    01/02/2006 3:57:57 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 771+ views
    Science News ^ | 12-24-2005 | Sid Perkins
    Mammoth Findings: Asian elephant is closest living kin Sid Perkins A study of a woolly mammoth that died in Siberia several millennia ago has yielded the complete DNA sequence of the creature's mitochondria, the energy factories of the animal's cells. Comparison with the mitochondrial genomes of living elephants indicates that the mammoth is slightly more closely related to the Asian elephant than to the African elephant. COUSIN HAIRY. A new genetic analysis suggests that the woolly mammoth is more closely related to the Asian elephant than to the African elephant. J. Tucciarone Fossil evidence had suggested that woolly mammoths and...
  • What flight? (Thomas Sowell hits one again)

    11/24/2005 4:37:29 PM PST · by Sonny M · 42 replies · 3,108+ views
    TownHall ^ | Nov 24, 2005 | Thomas Sowell
    "The New White Flight" was the title of an eye-opening article in the November 20th issue of the Wall Street Journal. It was about a high school in Cupertino, California, where a growing Asian American student population is causing rising academic standards -- and causing many white parents to withdraw their children from the school and some to move out of the community. The school has some of the highest test scores in the state. But, although everybody is in favor of high academic standards in the abstract, not everyone is in favor of having to struggle to meet those...
  • Ban Asian (Pakastani) Marriages To Cousins, Says MP (UK)

    11/15/2005 8:26:03 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 927+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-16-2005 | Marco Giannangeli
    Ban Asian marriages of cousins, says MP By Marco Giannangeli (Filed: 16/11/2005) Marriages between cousins should be banned after research showed alarming rates in defective births among Asian communities in Britain, a Labour MP said last night. The report, commissioned by Ann Cryer, revealed that the Pakistani community accounted for 30 per cent of all births with recessive disorders, despite representing 3.4 per cent of the birth rate nationwide. "We address problems of smoking, drinking, obesity and we say it's a public health issue, therefore we have to get involved with persuading people to adopt a different lifestyle," the MP...
  • Margaret Cho: Harajuku Girls (PC Barf Alert! 'Japanese Schoolgirl Uniform Is Like Blackface')

    11/01/2005 1:21:52 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 168 replies · 7,102+ views
    Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls have been getting a lot of attention lately, and I have to say that I am confused. I like Gwen Stefani, she's allright. She's very stylish, has a nice voice and a flat stomach. She is a rock star and quite good at it. Now she has 4 things all together, the Harajuku Girls. I want to like them, and I want to think that they are great, but I am not sure if I can. I mean, racial sterotypes are really cute sometimes, and I don't want to bum everybody out by pointing out the...
  • Asian Political Influence Grows in U.S.

    09/29/2005 1:15:22 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 3 replies · 190+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10:57 AM PDT, September 29, 2005 | By SARA KUGLER, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg quietly slipped away from City Hall one morning last week to meet with York Chan, the powerful community leader known as the "mayor of Chinatown." A day earlier, Chan sat down with Fernando Ferrer, the Democrat challenging Bloomberg in November. "Two candidates in 24 hours -- that never happened before," Chan said during an interview in his office above bustling Mott Street in the heart of the Chinese neighborhood. "They used to ignore us." A lot of things are happening for the first time in New York's Asian communities, where an explosion of new...
  • Republican Multcultural Event In San Francisco

    09/22/2005 1:42:35 PM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 9 replies · 468+ views
    San Francisco Republican Alliance | 11/22/2005 | Gail E. Neira, President of S.F.R.A
    Celebrate Culturally Festive 2005 Autumn Asian Harvest Moon Festival and National Hispanic Heritage Month Enjoy a memorable experience redefining Republican respect for the best of multi-cultural diversities strengthening our voter and leadership base for the Republican Party’s future. We are the only Republican trailblazers in dual cultural celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Asian (Chinese) Harvest Moon Festival. The décor, the menu and entertainment are always distinctively festive. Each even sparkles with ingenuity, energy and highly spirited. There is nothing ordinary about any of our events including free take-home gifts. No other group is as hospital – not one....
  • The Gang Scene in Madison, WI (Coming to a Town Near You!)

    09/18/2005 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies · 4,008+ views
    W ^ | September 17, 2005 | Doug Erickson
    They seem almost as if they were randomly plucked from Madison's streets - the mother of a 9-month-old baby, the National Honor Roll graduate, the 16-year-old son of a University of Wisconsin Medical School professor. Except for their relative youthfulness, the 12 people charged in a gang-style shooting Aug. 9 in the village of Oregon, WI defy easy generalizations. They are rich and poor, high- achievers and juvenile delinquents. They are black and white and Hispanic and Asian. The crime they are charged with - three vehicles full of people opened fire on a home in a middle-class suburb, wounding...
  • Demographic Breakdown of New Orleans

    09/02/2005 4:14:33 PM PDT · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 152 replies · 7,031+ views ^ | 9/2/05
    With so many reports and stories over race and demographics in New Orleans, a demographic snapshot is in order to inject some facts into the discussions. Ineach of the three data points below, the first figure is New Orleans, the second figure is Louisiana, the third figure is the USA average. GENDER Pct New Orleans ... Pct Louisanna ... Pct USA Male 46.9 48.4 49.1 Female 53.1 51.6 50.9 The female to male ratio is higher in NO than both the Louisiana Average and the USA average. (Notice all the single moms in the photos). AGE 15 or younger Pct...
  • Muslims who hate us can leave us, British Conservatives say

    08/02/2005 9:12:59 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 1,809+ views ^ | Wed 3 Aug 2005 | GERRI PEEV
    MUSLIMS who resent the British way of life should leave the UK, regardless of whether they are citizens or not, a senior Conservative said last night in comments that have heightened already tense community relations. Gerald Howarth, the shadow defence minister, last night told The Scotsman that extremist Muslims who see the Iraq war as a conflict against Islam should be considered as treacherous as Soviet sympathisers during the Cold War. His remarkable claim shatters the tri-party consensus which Michael Howard, the Tory leader, sought to make with Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, and the Liberal Democrats. Mr Howarth said...
  • US dollar rises in Asian trading

    07/24/2005 8:19:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 424+ views
    TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. dollar regained some ground early Monday in Asian trading following its drop in response to China's decision last week to scrap the yuan's peg to the U.S. currency. The dollar bought 111.42 yen in Tokyo in early Monday trading, up 0.58 yen from late Friday and above the 111.20 yen it bought later that day in New York. The euro declined to US$1.2060 from US$1.2177 late Friday. In a surprise announcement Thursday, China said it would unpeg its currency, the yuan, from the dollar and let it float in a trading band against a basket...
  • Minatogawa People (An Asian Neanderthal?)

    07/24/2005 5:01:11 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 2,537+ views
    University Of Tokyo ^ | 7-24-2005 | Hisoa Baba/Banri Endo
    Postcranial Skeleton of the Minatogawa Man Hisao Baba* and Banri Endo** *Department of Anatomy, Dokkyo University School of Medicine; **Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo GENERAL DISCUSSION Estimation of the Stature The stature of the Minatogawa man was estimated according to the methods of Peason (1899) and of Fujii (1960). The estimated statures using the femora by Fujii's method are 1532, 1499, 1556, 1499 mm in MI, MII, MIII, MIV, respectively. The value for MIII seems too great when the relative shortness of her tibia is taken into account. In estimating statures by Peason's formula, various...
  • Focus on Keeping the Free World Free - (U.S. policy toward China must be like Reagan's vs USSR)

    05/31/2005 11:16:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 319+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | SCOTT GRAY
    America still has a lot to learn. Its bold leadership helped end communism less than two decades ago, and the American leadership of the early 21st century is already allowing communism and repression to blossom yet again. This time, the threat is not directly European. Although Russia could re-fire its political machine at any time, the threat of tomorrow comes from Asia, specifically China. America enjoys good relationships with much of the continent, but Americans have every reason to be both frightened and angered by the threat of the Chinese empire. Already, there is talk of a potentially new world...
  • Abercrombie and Fitch Thinks They're Turning Japanese

    03/02/2005 7:51:00 PM PST · by JPhill9123 · 11 replies · 2,445+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 03-02-05 | John Phillips
    Abercrombie and Fitch Thinks They’re Turning Japanese March 3, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- by John Phillips -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Clothing manufacturer Abercrombie and Fitch and entertainment giant Warner Brothers Studios have been known to use the same marketing techniques to sell their racy flicks and relaxed yet dressy wool sweaters: scantily clad models, the art of seduction and most recently a desire to “nip the nips.” In regard to the latter, Warner Brothers produced the 1944 cartoon Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips -- A&F allegedly refuses to hire or promote Asian Americans and other ethnic minorities. These charges were cemented in the minds of...
  • Asian Kids' IQ Lift: Reading System May Boost Chinese Scores

    02/16/2005 8:54:56 PM PST · by blam · 388 replies · 4,126+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 2-12/19-2005 | Bruce Bower
    Week of Feb. 12, 2005; Vol. 167, No. 7 , p. 99 Asian Kids' IQ Lift: Reading system may boost Chinese scores Bruce Bower Learning to read 2,500 pictorial symbols, as Chinese students do in grade school, yields a 5-point advantage on IQ tests, compared with the scores of Westerners whose languages are based on alphabets, according to a new analysis of mental capabilities of Greek and Chinese children. The international team of analysts, led by psychologist Andreas Demetriou of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, attributes the scoring disparity to a superiority in visual and spatial tasks that comes...
  • Stage Set For Asian Bird Flu Pandemic

    02/07/2005 10:14:46 AM PST · by drt1 · 1 replies · 399+ views ^ | 02/07/2005 | Alan Sipress
    Conditions ripe for spread of disease, health experts warn - Prathum Buaklee stepped nimbly along the aging planks running between the cages of his chicken farm, shoveling grain with his meaty hands from a bucket into the feed trays. His feet were bare and caked with dirt. The old plaid shirt hanging on his stocky frame was soiled. And the air was rank with the smell of feathers, droppings and feed. This soft-spoken farmer is part of an agrarian revolution in Southeast Asia and China that has more than doubled poultry production in barely a decade, bringing pick-up trucks, air...
  • US Navy to order unique aircraft in Saratov

    01/25/2005 9:50:34 AM PST · by vannrox · 30 replies · 8,627+ views
    PRAVDA ^ | 13:12 2004-04-23 | Editorial Staff
    US Navy to order unique aircraft in Saratov 13:12 2004-04-23 The US Navy Department intends to subsidize the development of an advanced Russian aircraft, which will eventually be extinguishing forest fires on US territory. This UFO-shaped flying machine is currently being designed by the Saratov aviation concern. The Saratov aircraft enterprise, which is located in Russia's Volga region, started assembling UFO-shaped flying machines in the 1990s; however, this R&D project was then moth-balled because of financial snags. Many aircraft companies all over the world did their best to design similar flying machines. However, Saratov's aircraft designers managed to come with...
  • Homeland Security Agents Force Plane to Land in San Antonio

    01/24/2005 10:12:18 PM PST · by ElephantinTexas · 329 replies · 17,410+ views
    WOAI ^ | 1/24/2005 | ElephantinTexas
    This is my first post so I hope I got it right. This is breaking here in San Anonio. A single engine plane has been forced down at Stenson Field south of San Antonio. Homeland Security, DPS and SAPD are on the scene. They are waiting for a Chinese tranlator but they have Chinese illegals in custody and said that the pilot was someone Homeland Security has been looking for. I'll post more as it comes available.
  • Bad driving 'linked to hormones'

    01/24/2005 7:27:24 PM PST · by traumer · 7 replies · 614+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 January, 2005
    Map reading and parking may prove difficult for some women because they were exposed to too little testosterone in the womb, researchers suggest. The study, in the journal Intelligence, fuels the age-old male myth that women are deficient in these skills. Scientists from the University of Giessen, Germany, found a lack of the hormone affects spatial ability. Low testosterone levels are also linked to shorter wedding ring fingers, they say. The research looked at the spatial, numerical and verbal skills of 40 student volunteers. Spatial skill is the ability to assess and orientate shapes and spaces. Map reading and parking...

    01/22/2005 12:38:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 736+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/22/05 | John Mainelli
    A popular hip-hop radio show is in hot water over a parody that mocked victims of the South Asian tsunami catastrophe, calling them "screaming chinks" and "little Chinamen." Yonkers-based Asian Media Watch accuses the WQHT/Hot 97 "Miss Jones in the Morning" show of "repeated racist attitudes" and demands the program's "elimination." "The host broadcasts a horrifying song that mocks the dead South Asian tsunami victims, uses the racial slurs 'chink' and 'Chinamen,' and calls the drowning victims 'bitches,' " said AMW director Kai Yu in a letter to Hot 97's John Dimick.
  • Photos of "Suspicious Individuals" Sought in Possible Dirty Bomb Plot

    01/19/2005 3:57:26 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 511 replies · 14,815+ views
    FR thread ^ | 1/19/2005 | n/a
  • (Asian) Boy's KKK Costume Wins Him Award, Suspension

    11/04/2004 1:03:21 PM PST · by KidGlock · 114 replies · 3,384+ views
    WFTV ^ | 11/4/04
    Boy's KKK Costume Wins Him Award, Suspension POSTED: 5:50 am EST November 3, 2004 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Michigan high school student's costume is earning an award -- and a suspension. SURVEY Do you believe that this boy should have been suspended? Yes No Results | Disclaimer The City High student dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman for the school's Halloween masquerade party. The senior won the prize for the scariest costume and a five-day suspension, too. Grand Rapids school Superintendent Bert Bleke says the suspension is justified. But he wants to know why the adult chaperones at the...