Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The elements could have come straight from a Hollywood thriller: secret meetings held in posh hotels around the world, people using code names to avoid detection and the handing over of bags loaded with cash.
Taoyuan City police reported on Feb. 15 that a 54-year-old man with the surname Hsih rode a bus from Nankang District (南港區) to Sanchong District (三重區) carrying a steak knife; he later whistled as he brushed the knife up against the bus' air vent. The behavior caused panic among passengers and the bus driver drove directly to the police station, with the police soon apprehending the mentally disabled perpetrator. The event led many to remember the vicious Taipei MRT attack back in April of 2014.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Kao Yu-jen, formerly the youngest speaker of the now defunct Taiwan Provincial Assembly and father-in-law of Kuomintang Chairman Eric Chu, fired a broadside in June 2013 to blast President Ma Ying-jeou as incompetent when the latter registered for re-election to continue doubling as leader of the ruling party.
> Joe Hung
I'll get straight to it this time. I don't believe in the idea of segregating school-going students with disabilities from mainstream education. I do not think it's a good idea to move all school-going children into special classes because they live with a disability.
The impending execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, two members of the “Bali Nine” drug smuggling ring, have brought on increased anxiety and heightened regional/global tensions, coming on the heels of six executions carried out by Indonesia last month.
The ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung paid his respects at the grave of former President Roh Moo-hyun on Feb. 14, reciprocating the major opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy Chairman Moon Jae-in's visit to the graves of former President Syngman Rhee and former President Park Chung-hee at the National Cemetery on Feb. 9 on his first day as party chairman.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Question: What is the meaning of “credibility”? A dictionary says, “the quality that someone or something has that makes people believe or trust them.” Well, I am thinking, that makes sense.
“To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war,” said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. These wise words from a great leader should be kept in mind regarding Ukraine, where Russia has been aggressively supporting rebel forces.
Since the 1970s, the renewable energy sector has usually trembled each time oil goes through the “bust” phase of the commodity cycle.
The Cold War didn't end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear.