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  • Facebook goes off the deep end again, bans GOP candidate Elizabeth Heng's Cambodian genocide images

    08/07/2018 10:17:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Communists have always sought to cover up the crimes of communism.  It started in Ukraine in the 1930s, when New York Times commie-symp reporter Walter Duranty covered up the man-made mass starvation in that part of the Soviet Union, and it's continued today in Venezuela with dictator Nicolás Maduro forbidding photos of empty store shelves and refusing to permit aid to the country's starving people, for fear of the truth getting out.  National Socialists are at least as zealous in seeking to cover up the truth about their Holocaust against the Jews. So I stare, appalled, as Facebook has been caught...
  • VDH: FOR ELIZABETH HENG

    08/06/2018 9:01:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 6,2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    After John noted the suppression of Elizabeth Heng’s Facebook ad for her congressional campaign yesterday (video embedded below), Victor Davis Hanson wrote us to enlist the support of Power Line readers for Ms. Heng. Alexandra DeSanctis profiled her here for NR and Jack Fowler updated the story with the Facebook angle yesterday here. Heng’s campaign site is here; contribute to her campaign here. Dr. Hanson writes: Elizabeth Heng is the Republican challenger seeking to represent California’s 16th congressional district. She just had a Facebook ad blocked, apparently because the genocide practiced by the former communist regime of Cambodia is either...
  • Heng Gets Facebook Blocked (California R candidate)

    08/05/2018 5:16:54 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Elizabeth Heng nearly beat incumbent Democratic congressman Jim Costa in California’s open primaries in early June. The 53–47 outcome would have made her the darling of the national political media, had she been a Democrat. She will face Costa again in the general election in November. My colleague Alexandra DeSanctis wrote an excellent piece last month profiling the young, smart, 33-year-old Republican contender. So this happened yesterday. Heng’s campaign had tried to place this video as an ad on Facebook. It begins with her family’s roots — amidst the horror of Cambodian genocide. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUJXqJ4f_to And Facebook responded with a...
  • 'No Cambodia left': how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

    08/04/2018 6:52:26 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tue 31 Jul 2018 01.30 EDT | Hannah Ellis-Petersen
    Inside a lavishly decorated casino where chandeliers hang from the ceiling, cigarette smoke lingers in the air and platters of mango are served to gamblers, a game of baccarat is getting heated. Cards are slammed down, $100 bills are brandished and the gathered crowd of Chinese tourists shout excitedly. This is not Las Vegas, nor is it Macau. It is Sihanoukville, a once-sleepy city in Cambodia that has become a ballooning enclave for Chinese-run casinos – despite gambling being banned. These towering skyscrapers and vast domed structures covered in flashing neon signs have transformed Sihanoukville beyond recognition in less than...
  • 6 Great Marxist-Inspired Economic and Environmental Disasters

    07/02/2018 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18,2018 | JEFF SANDERS
    1. The Destruction of the Aral Sea. 2. Famines in the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea. 3. The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). 4. Soviet nuclear disasters and pollution. 5. Zimbabwe .6. Venezuela. These are just brief examples of the wonders of Marxism. Hopefully the eyes of younger generations will see this article, and reject what Marxism truly offers. Why Couldn't What Happened In Venezuela Happen Here?
  • Jerry Brown Won't Apologize for Pardoning Criminal Illegals

    04/21/2018 4:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | Melanie Arter
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday defended his decision last month to pardon five criminal illegal aliens facing deportation, saying he makes “no apologies.” ... Brown pardoned two Cambodian refugees - one of whom was convicted of domestic violence and the other for drug possession. He also pardoned Daniel Maher, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbery using a firearm; Sergio Mena, who was sentenced in 2003 for drug possession; and Acevedo Alaniz, who was served five months for vehicle theft. Trump criticized the move in a March 31 tweet, saying, “Governor Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown pardoned 5 criminal illegal aliens...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Protested for Black Panthers at Yale

    07/27/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 32 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | March 16, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Jake Sullivan To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2012-06-11 06:13 Subject: CHICAGO UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05791181 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL From: Sullivan, Jacob J Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:13 PM To: Subject: FW: Chicago FYI Original Message From: Rubin, Barnett R Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:12 PM To: Sullivan, Jacob J Subject: Chicago Reading the Secretary's remarks at Wellesley, I realized that we both participated in the August 1968 demonstrations at the DNC in Chicago. We also both went through the Panther/Cambodia demos at Yale in 1970, but I was arrested...
  • China Urges Cambodia to Use Yuan in Bilateral Trade (US News)

    02/05/2018 10:23:30 PM PST · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 6, 2018, at 12:58 a.m
    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia is considering a proposal by China to use the yuan currency instead of the U.S. dollar for bilateral trade, a spokesman for Cambodia's commerce ministry said on Tuesday, the latest sign of strengthening ties between the two countries. The vice-governor of China's southern Guangdong province Ouyang Weimin made the request to Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak last week during the latter's visit to China, Seang Thay. The commerce ministry spokesman said Pan Sorasak agreed that trade should be conducted using the yuan and Cambodia's local riel currency. (Please see link for full article)
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • Young British men are arrested near Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples for 'pornographic [tr]

    01/28/2018 5:15:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2018 | Richard Sears and Charlie Bayliss
    A prisoner who was arrested in Cambodia for what police describe as 'pornographic dancing' with young women tourists say they are innocent and insist they do not know why they have been arrested. Police in Siem Reap, the popular town close to the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in the north west of the country, said the tourists would be appearing in court at a time to be announced.
  • Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung Talk ‘First They Killed My Father’ And Honoring Cambodian History

    01/07/2018 3:37:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    Written by Jolie and Ung, First They Killed My Father is Cambodia’s official entry for this year’s Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race. Jolie, who has dual citizenship in America and Cambodia, was selected by the government to represent the Southeast Asian country — which is remarkable considering she is a Western woman. The Netflix film is about Cambodian author and human rights activist Ung’s life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, the name given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea in Cambodia. The film is the adaptation of Ung’s memoir about surviving the deadly...
  • First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie does it again

    01/01/2018 2:08:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tara Brady
    It’s not as if Angelina Jolie hasn’t proved her worth as a writer-director before now. Following on from the Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey," and "Unbroken’s" harrowing account of life in a second World War prisoner-of-war camp, Jolie’s fourth narrative feature, confirms her as an exquisite craftswoman and an artist capable of tackling geopolitical complexities. "First They Killed My Father," the official Cambodian selection for the Academy Awards, is based on the memoir of the same name by Loung Ung, whom Jolie befriended in 2002 after the actor became a goodwill ambassador for the UN....
  • China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya

    12/25/2017 10:24:12 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    The (Globalist) Guardian ^ | December 25, 2017 | AFP
    The Resolution calls on Myanmar to allow access for aid workers, ensure the return of all refugees and grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya.The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions.
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Cambodia PM calls on U.S. to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

    09/15/2017 12:24:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | Prak Chan Thul
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason. Hun Sen was responding after the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning that urged citizens to show caution amid "anti-American rhetoric by officials". "Are you scaring Cambodians?" Hun Sen said of the United States in an address to garment workers at factories which export much of their production to the United States. "Are you prepared to invade Cambodia and that's why you told...
  • Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

    09/13/2017 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2017 | by Arshad Mohammed, Yeganeh Torbati
    The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State Department cables sent on Tuesday and reviewed by Reuters, are the latest example of U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to crack down on immigrants who are in the United States illegally. The cables, sent by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to consular officials around the world, said the four countries were “denying or unreasonably delaying”...
  • Cambodia’s Crumbling Democracy

    09/12/2017 8:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 16, 2017 | George Wright
    As democracy is dismantled, will Cambodians return to the streets?When tens of thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of Phnom Penh shouting “Hun Sen, step down!” in wake of the disputed 2013 general election, it was the biggest threat to the prime minister’s power in a generation. The protests quickly gained momentum as opposition leader Sam Rainsy called for “non-stop” demonstrations, culminating in around 50,000 taking to the streets by December to call upon the premier step down or announce a new election, along with other demands including a hike in minimum wages. With the government rattled, the...
  • Main Cambodian opposition leader arrested, paper shuts as crackdown grows

    09/03/2017 10:33:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2017 / 11:05 AM / | Prak Chan Thul, Matthew Tostevin
    Cambodia’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested and accused of treason on Sunday and a leading independent paper said it was being forced to shut down as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government intensified a crackdown on his critics. Hun Sen said Kem Sokha had been plotting with the United States, increasing his anti-American rhetoric as Cambodia heads towards elections next year in which the authoritarian leader’s grip of more than three decades is at stake. The U.S. State Department expressed concern at the arrest of Ken Sokha and action against the media. It raised doubt over whether the Southeast...
  • In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lifes

    07/16/2017 6:32:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    NPR - Parallels ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Sullivan
    [snip] Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. [Yes, the article is from 2015]
  • Former Khmer Rouge Leader Among Cambodia's New Christians

    05/20/2017 5:10:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/20/17 | Ate Hoekstra
    Many Khmer Buddhists have become Christians "because they are looking for answers". Sok Sophon was a battle-hardened Khmer Rouge commander when he found Jesus. The now 63-year-old Cambodian was visiting a refugee camp when a wounded soldier gave him a Bible. At first, he was reluctant but did take it. Then after reading from the Bible the officer of the Pol Pot regime got interested and visited a church service. "I remember the first time I made a detour to get to the church," he says. "I didn't want people to know. I felt ashamed for going there." It took...