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  • American Man Charged with Exploiting Children in Laos

    07/09/2020 3:48:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 8, 2020 | DOJ
    An American citizen was arrested and charged yesterday in connection with exploiting teenage boys in Laos.Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling for the District of Massachusetts and Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta of the FBI’s Boston Field Division made the announcement.Michael Sebastian, 52, was charged by criminal complaint with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and sex trafficking of children. Sebastian was arrested yesterday in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he has been living with his mother.  Following an initial appearance in federal court in...
  • Chinese medical team arrives in Laos to help fight COVID-19

    03/29/2020 7:25:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Xinhua News (Official CCP News Agency) ^ | March 29, 2020 | Source: Xinhua
    VIENTIANE -- A team of Chinese medical experts, along with medical materials, arrived in Lao capital Vientiane by a chartered plane Sunday morning to assist Laos to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Somdy Douangdy, Lao deputy prime minister and chair of the Task Force Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, and Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong received the Chinese medical experts at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. The Chinese medical team includes experts in various fields such as infection prevention and control, intensive care, epidemics, and laboratory testing. They also brought along with medical supplies. The team came to...
  • Evidence suggests ancient impact crater buried under Bolaven volcanic field

    01/04/2020 10:16:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Phys.org ^ | January 3, 2020 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers with members from Singapore, the U.S., Thailand and Laos has concluded that the impact point of a meteorite that struck the Earth approximately 790,000 years ago lies buried beneath a volcanic field in southern Laos. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group outlines four lines of evidence that point to the Bolaven volcanic field as the likely site of the meteorite strike. Prior research has shown that approximately 790,000 years ago, a large meteorite (the largest known young meteorite impact) struck Earth in the Eastern Hemisphere. So great was...
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? Youre not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion now in its 60th year is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the laws passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • She Survived Chinas Forced Labor Camp. Now Shes Urging Americans to Reject Socialism.

    07/09/2019 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 8, 2019 | Rob Bluey
    Jennifer Zeng grew up admiring the Communist Party of China and adhering to its stringent rules. But her life changed forever when she embraced religion and was swept up in a government crackdown on Falun Gong. Arrested four times as a young adult and held in as a prisoner in a labor camp, she quickly woke up to the horrors of living in a socialist state. After being subject to brutal torture, Zeng managed to escape China and now tells about the evils of socialism and communism. At a time when more Americans are embracing Karl Marxs teachings, Chris Wright...
  • 10-foot-tall 'Jars of the dead' stored human bodies in ancient Laos

    05/22/2019 10:10:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com/science ^ | May 22, 2019 | Tom Metcalfe - Live Science Contributor | LiveScience
    More than 100 giant stone jars, thought to have been used in burial rituals thousands of years ago, have been rediscovered at ancient sites in forests, on hillsides and along mountain ridges in remote central Laos. The carved stone jars are scattered across miles of the rugged, tiger-haunted Xiangkhouang province, about 200 miles north of Laos' capital, Vientiane, in South Asia. They have been dubbed " jars of the dead " by researchers. Several human burials, thought to be around 2,500 years old, have been found at some of these sites in Laos, but nothing is known about the people...
  • In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth And Fears Of Debt

    04/26/2019 7:26:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | April 26, 2019 | Ashley Westerman
    In Southeast Asia's only landlocked country, the Mekong River is a lifeline. From a slow boat heading up the river in Laos, you'll see fishermen working in their boats, riverside farms where bananas grow, and domesticated buffalo lazing. Occasionally a ferry chugs by. From time to time, steps leading to a riverside village become visible on the banks through the foliage. The wind is swift, and the brown fresh water laps up onto the side of the boat. Just over 9 miles north of Luang Prabang, a startling aberration appears: five giant concrete pylons rising out of the water. Red...
  • A word for The True Overcomers[charismatic caucus]

    02/12/2019 11:12:19 AM PST · by Jedediah
    You are My "T"rue Loyalist (Overcomer) for you have surrendered ALL of you for ALL of Me reguardless of the cost and in this one statement resides your greatest REWARD and BLESSING for you have ARRIVED(ZION). NOW THAT YOU HAVE FULFILLED YOUR self with ME "Come" ~ "PARTAKE" of The Coals of My Living "T" estimony and Spread these Coals of Living Tongues of FIRE among the lost and forsaken for I AM blowing My Shofar of Delight through you, My Voice in dry places and be assured My Glod and Silver are already yours My Beloved . . ....
  • Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos

    01/14/2019 11:07:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2019 | Brad Lendon,
    (CNN)Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them. The Russian Defense Ministry said this week that 30 T-34 tanks had arrived in the far eastern port of Vladivostok after a 4,500-kilometer (2,800-mile) journey from the Southeast Asian nation. They soon will be on their way to the Moscow area. Until recently, the tanks were on active duty in the Laotian military, almost 80 years after first being introduced into the Soviet military in 1940. T-34 production continued into the Cold War, with more than 80,000 produced in all. Thousands...
  • Laos dam collapse leaves several dead, hundreds missing

    07/24/2018 10:25:36 AM PDT · by bgill · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | July 24, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Several people were dead and hundreds were missing Tuesday after a hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, state media reported. The Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed, releasing five billion cubic meters of water in the San Sai district, according to Sky News. The water swept away several homes, the official news agency KPL reported. More than 6,600 people were left homeless. Video posted on the ABC Laos news Facebook page showed villages watching the water from the side of a river bank.
  • Deputies: Legal weed grow site under investigation for human trafficking

    06/07/2018 7:28:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    Salinas Californian ^ | June 6, 2018 | Joe Szydlowski
    Investigators are looking into possible human trafficking at a licensed marijuana grow site south of Salinas after finding 10 foreign nationals living in a shipping container. The alleged victims, from Laos and Mongolia, didn't show any obvious signs of abuse and are being cared for after Monterey County Sheriff's deputies and District Attorney investigators responded to the 2200 block of Alisal Road, said sheriff's Cmdr. John Thornburg. "These people are not in the county jail. They are victims of human trafficking and are being treated as such," he said.
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • 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.
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • Barack Obama chides 'wacky' Trump after Putin jibe

    09/08/2016 1:03:21 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Sept. 8 , 2016 | BBC
    Barack Obama has chided Donald Trump as "wacky" and "uninformed" after the Republican candidate said Russia's President Putin was a better leader.
  • In Laos, Obama Repeatedly Calls Americans Lazy

    09/07/2016 10:06:31 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 7, 2016 | Bre Payton
    'If youre in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think were so big we dont have to really know anything about other people.' During a townhall meeting in Laos, President Barack Obama called Americans lazy multiple times. For one, Obama said Americans reluctance to embrace his favored environmental policies is a sign of laziness.
  • In Laos, Obama Apologizes for U.S. Bombings

    09/06/2016 12:35:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Barack Obama continued his international apology tour for American deeds overseas, traveling to the Asian country of Laos to deliver a speech. Obama acknowledged that the United States dropped more than two million tons of bombs in the country, intervening in the countrys civil war. He sorrowfully noted that villages and entire valleys were obliterated as a result of the bombing, including the ancient Plain of Jars. That conflict was another reminder that, whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll, especially on innocent men, women and children, Obama said. Today, I stand with you in...
  • During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Sent Updated World War II Bombers to Hit Laos

    05/24/2016 10:59:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 100 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 23, 2016 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    More than four decades after the fall of Saigon, Washington is still holding on to various classified details about its fight in Southeast Asia. Among the Pentagon media arms still-secret records are photos and video of updated World War II-era bombers the U.S. Air Force sent to hit Laos. In May 1966, pilots and crews from the 603rd Air Commando Squadron brought eight B-26K Invaders from their base in Louisiana to Nakhon Phanom Air Base in Thailand. Desperate to stem the flow of troops and supplies flowing down the Ho Chi Minh Trail from North Vietnam, the flying branch had...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...