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  • Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

    04/17/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 61 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 16, 2015 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia. Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus.
  • China's High-Tech Military Threat

    04/03/2012 6:57:48 PM PDT · by U-238 · 16 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/1/2012 | Bill Gertz
    President Barack Obama said during the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in February that “we welcome China’s peaceful rise [and] we believe that a strong and prosperous China is one that can help bring stability and prosperity to the region and the world.” Few presidents have made statements so stunningly disingenuous as this. For as he was speaking, Obama was presiding over a shift in military doctrine whose central tenet is that China is, and will be, the main military threat to the United States for at least the next generation. Weeks earlier, in November 2011, the Pentagon...
  • The Weapons of a North Korea–Japan Missile Standoff

    03/28/2012 10:00:55 PM PDT · by U-238 · 6 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 3/26/2012 | By Joe Pappalardo
    In the Pacific, saber rattling is done with missiles. North Korea has announced that it will launch a Taepodong ballistic missile to celebrate the birthday of North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, on April 15. The country claims this will be a satellite launch, but most observers agree the test is meant to demonstrate a weapon delivery system. Either way, it violates a fresh agreement that North Korea signed just one month ago pledging not to test long-range missiles. In a notice to the International Maritime Organization, North Korea says the missile stages will splash down near the west coast...
  • Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases

    07/20/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration ^ | July 20, 2010 | P. F. Wagner and Dan Amato
    Legal immigrants are required to have medical screening to ensure that they do not bring any contagious diseases into the United States. Illegal aliens are not screened and many are carrying horrific third world diseases that do not belong in the USA. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and will infect citizens that come in contact with an infected illegal alien. This has already happened in restaurants, schools, and police forces. Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood...
  • South Korea's fighter requirements come to the fore

    07/09/2010 11:41:35 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/10/2010 | Siva Govindasamy
    There is a resurgence in interest in South Korea's fighter aircraft requirements, with the east Asian country deciding on a variety of aircraft as part of an ongoing modernisation of its air force's capabilities. The choices represent a mix of imported and indigenous solutions, with the country trying to find a way to match its operational requirements with a desire to promote the local industry, mainly state-owned Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). South Korea has maintained three levels of fighters - low, medium and high - as part of its operational capability. At the low level are Northrop F-5s, at the...
  • US support for sale of F-16s growing

    03/20/2010 7:34:58 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 3/20/2010 | William Lowther
    There is growing pressure on US President Barack Obama to sell advanced F-16 fighters to Taiwan. “The time to provide these fighters is now,” Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, told a major hearing held by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Thursday. It became clear as witnesses were questioned that many, if not most, of the commissioners agreed. Taiwan’s request to buy 66 F-16C/D fighters is now being considered by the White House. “The military and strategic imperatives for Taiwan are real and urgent,” said Diaz-Balart, the opening witness at the day-long hearing on developments across the...
  • Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy

    12/06/2009 9:17:05 PM PST · by Cronos · 23 replies · 1,501+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 5 Dec 2009 | JAMES BRADLEY
    SIXTY-EIGHT years ago tomorrow, Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. In the brutal Pacific war that would follow, millions of soldiers and civilians were killed. My father — one of the famous flag raisers on Iwo Jima — was among the young men who went off to the Pacific to fight for his country. So the war naturally fascinated me. But I always wondered, why did we fight in the Pacific? Yes, there was Pearl Harbor, but why did the Japanese attack us in the first place? ... The one who had the greater effect on Japan’s...
  • Found: Robert Mugabe’s secret bolthole in the Far East

    02/14/2009 8:04:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 1,259+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/15/2009 | Jon Swain, Bangkok and Michael Sheridan, Hong Kong
    ZIMBABWE’S President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have secretly bought a £4m bolt-hole in the Far East while his country struggles with hyper-inflation, mass unemployment and a cholera epidemic. The Mugabes’ house, in an exclusive residential complex in Hong Kong, was purchased on their behalf by a middleman through a shadowy company whose registered office is in a run-down tenement block. When a reporter and a photographer called at the house last week, they were attacked by the Zimbabwean occupants. The assailants were questioned by the police. The property came to light during a Sunday Times investigation into the...
  • Asia: The Coming Fury

    02/13/2009 8:45:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 55 replies · 1,736+ views
    Foreign Policy in Focus ^ | February 9, 2009 | Walden Bello
    As goods pile up in wharves from Bangkok to Shanghai, and workers are laid off in record numbers, people in East Asia are beginning to realize they aren't only experiencing an economic downturn but living through the end of an era. For over 40 years now, the cutting edge of the region's economy has been export-oriented industrialization (EOI). Taiwan and Korea first adopted this strategy of growth in the mid-1960s, with Korean dictator Park Chung-Hee coaxing his country's entrepreneurs to export by, among other measures, cutting off electricity to their factories if they refused to comply. The success of Korea...
  • Clinton Says China Not an Adversary

    02/13/2009 7:29:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2009
    Clinton Says China Not an Adversary NEW YORK | Two days before traveling to Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that China is not a U.S. adversary and Washington will engage it on many issues, beginning with resumption of military talks suspended by Beijing over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan last year. "Some believe that China on the rise is, by definition, an adversary. To the contrary - we believe that the United States and China can benefit from and contribute to each other's successes," she said in a speech at the Asia Society in New York...
  • This really doesn’t look good (E. Asian export in a nosedive)

    01/12/2009 6:12:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,088+ views
    This really doesn’t look good
  • Orkney Islanders Have Siberian Relatives

    05/23/2008 3:11:09 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-23-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Orkney Islanders have Siberian relatives Last Updated: 12:01am BST 23/05/2008 A new study on ancient human migrations suggests that Orcadians and Siberians are closely related, writes Roger Highfield. Orkney Islanders are more closely related to people in Siberia and in Pakistan than those in Africa and the near East, according to a novel method to chart human migrations. The surprising findings come from a new way to infer ancient human movements from the variation of DNA in people today, conducted by a team from the University of Oxford and University College Cork, which has pioneered a technique that analyses the...
  • Tibetans storm Chinese Embassy in Paris(took down Chinese flag and hoist Tibetan flag)

    03/17/2008 3:40:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 966+ views
    Phayul ^ | 03/17/08 | Tenam
    Tibetans storm Chinese Embassy in Paris Phayul[Monday, March 17, 2008 02:46] By TenamParis, 16 March: A group of Tibetans stormed the Chinese Embassy in Paris this afternoon. One Tibetan protester climbed the Chinese Embassy and replaced the Chinese flag with the Tibetan National Flag. Tibetans and Tibetan supporters in thousand, in an appeal by the Tibetan Community here had gathered few blocks away from the Chinese embassy. After a while a group of Tibetan broke away from the cordoned area and started running towards the Chinese Embassy. After a brief scuffle with the police in front of the Embassy,...
  • Japan Proposes 'Peace' Tunnel To South Korea

    02/15/2008 3:49:53 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 335+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-15-2008 | Justin McCurry
    Japan proposes 'peace' tunnel to South KoreaJustin McCurry in Tokyo Friday February 15 2008 Politicians in Japan have proposed the construction of an 80-mile "peace" tunnel to South Korea that would boost trade and symbolise a recent warming of ties between the former enemies. The proposed tunnel, more than twice as long as the Channel Tunnel, would link Karatsu in south-western Japan and Pusan in South Korea, via two islands in the Japan Sea. It would be part of a 140-mile (230km) rail link passing through the Japanese islands of Iki and Tsushima, and making it possible to travel...
  • Alive and safe, the brutal Japanese soldiers who butchered 20,000 Allied seamen in cold blood

    11/03/2007 6:56:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 363 replies · 3,033+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 3, 2007 | NIGEL BLUNDELL
    Alive and safe, the brutal Japanese soldiers who butchered 20,000 Allied seamen in cold bloodBy NIGEL BLUNDELL - More by this author » Last updated at 17:53pm on 3rd November 2007  The perpetrators of some of the worst atrocities of the Second World War remain alive and unpunished in Japan, according to a damning new book.  Painstaking research by British historian Mark Felton reveals that the wartime behaviour of the Japanese Navy was far worse than their counterparts in Hitler's Kriegsmarine. According to Felton, officers of the Imperial Japanese Navy ordered the deliberately sadistic murders of more than 20,000...
  • United States Policy Made in China

    11/02/2007 9:29:15 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 56+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 2, 2007 | Emmanuel Opati
    United States Policy Made in China by: Emmanuel Opati, November 02, 2007 United States’ involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terror are compromising the U.S. presence in Asia. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation yesterday, Randy Schriver, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs said, “commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan, the global war on terror and others have required us to enlist others in trying to manage problems elsewhere particularly in East Asia.” It was added that this administration now treats China as a strategic partner in East Asia, something that President Bush said...
  • Filipino/Filipino Americans plan $500 MILLION dollar lawsuit against ABC

    A group of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans is preparing a 500 million-dollar class suit against ABC Network in the United States in response to a slur against Philippine medical schools and Filipino medical professionals, aired in the premiere episode of the fourth season of “Desperate Housewives”. In that episode, the character Susan Mayer (played by actress Teri Hatcher) questioned the credentials of her gynecologist over a disputed diagnosis. Mayer said she wanted to check the doctor’s diploma to make sure it didn’t come “from some med school in the Philippines”. The class suit is being filed by the Northern California chapter...
  • The Manila Melting Pot

    10/11/2007 9:02:39 PM PDT · by bolabong · 4 replies · 180+ views
    October 12, 2007 | bolabong
    The Manila Melting PotLike many cities in developing nations, Manila is not without its pollution and traffic, nor the conspicuous divide between rich and poor. Nevertheless, this bustling Philippines capital, situated on the west coast of the island of Luzon, is a remarkable melting pot of Asian and Latin cultures, thick with history and flavor. When in Manila, sightseeing is protocol. Many history lessons have been learnt while visiting the oldest part of the city, Intramuros (Latin for “within the walls”), which was founded by the Spanish in 1571 and houses numerous historic buildings and churches. Rizal Park, named after...
  • MILF hails US Congress's recognition of Ramadan (barf alert)

    10/08/2007 10:55:39 AM PDT · by Baladas · 23 replies · 1,211+ views
    GMA News ^ | 10/08/2007 | staff
    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) hailed Sunday the United States Congress's passage of a resolution recognizing the commencement of Ramadan as the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal. In a statement on its website (, the MILF described the US Congress' resolution as an "epoch-making" act that will help stop bigotry and racism against 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. “This is indeed an epoch-making for the rest of the world to follow suit and recognize this holy month observed by fasting by more than one billion Muslims all over the world," said Sheikh Mohammad Muntassir, chairman of the MILF...
  • Burmese monks defy army warning (Protests in Burma).

    09/25/2007 12:08:23 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 30 replies · 329+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
    The monks have vowed to continue their action Lorries with loudspeakers have been driving through Burma's main city of Rangoon warning residents to stop anti-government protests.The broadcasts threatened that "action will be taken against those who violate this order". But hundreds of monks and civilians defied the threats and began fresh protests at the Shwedagon pagoda. On Monday, there were protests in at least 25 towns, with tens of thousands of people marching in Rangoon. Several military trucks are now parked near Shwedagon pagoda, which has been the focus of the protests. Eyewitnesses said several hundred monks gathered at...