A Classically Liberal Neoconservative Tibetan Buddhist from the Midwest
Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Frickin' bastards . . .
I think I get your point, Mr. "Alex Ding in Alberta, Canada":
03Tibet WAS, IS, and ALWAYS WILL BE a part of China!!
05티베트는 과거,현재,아프로 영원히 중국의 땅이다!!!
06Tibet war, ist und wird immer ein Teil von China!!
07Tibet était, est, et sera toujours une partie inséparable de la Chine!
08N'importe d'avant,aujourd'hui ou future,Tibet est toujour une partie de
Yeah, just like Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam and Okinawa, you friggin' sons-of-bitches!!!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Show support for Tibetans protesting inside Tibet!!
from the Students_for_a_Free_Tibet website:
"Contact your local government officials; call for UN intervention in Tibet and demand the International Olympic Committee withdraw Tibet from China's Torch relay.
While the international public and media have been appropriately horrified by China's clampdown, it is imperative that our national governments speak out in support for Tibet and condemn China's actions. Please call and write to your Elected Representatives and urge them to push their governments to strongly condemn China's crackdown in Tibet.
For a sample letter, click here.
Click here to send a message to your U.S. Congressional Representative.
Click here for contact information for Canadian Members of Parliament.
Click here for contact information for British Members of Parliament.
Click here to urge the International Olympic Committee to remove Tibet from China's official Torch relay route now and to speak up publicly about the situation in Tibet.
For updates on the situation inside Tibet, please visit the SFT blog: http://blog.studentsforafreetibet.org
To see the latest photos from Lhasa protests,click here.
For a media roundup of the global protests, click here."
pictures from my participation in the Chicago protest yesterday to follow. . . .
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Bjork under fire after shouting "Tibet! Tibet!" after performing "Declare Independence" in Shanghai
Talk about actually speaking "truth_to_power" . . .
The Man who made me what I am today
(besides that Byelorussian choir director who sent me to Soviet Union Language Village in the 1980s)
Sometime after I received my first Ninja "shuriken" throwing star in Catholic junior high through some East Coast martial arts catalog, I went out and purchased Advanced Dungeons and Dragons' Oriental_Adventures.
I was a bit disappointed that they never really fully developed any other player-characters besides Japanese ones (a yakuza gangster in Tang Dynasty China??), but the book (along with the badly-dubbed Saturday morning kung fu flicks) did get me into East Asian culture- albeit a culture dominated by samurai, bushi, "wu-jen" magicians, shugenja priests, sohei warrior monks, and of course ninja.
Eventually (like more than 10 years ago, OK?), I outgrew the gaming part of it and just began to read up on Japan/Korea/China history and culture.
I learned a bit of Korean in high school while taking Tae Kwon Do, went to Chinese language camp, went to Japan for 3 weeks, and became somewhat of a normal individual.
A brief cut-and-paste from Ace_of_Spades_HQ:
He will be remembered by many geeks of a certain age for helping making
long-lasting painful celibacy seem almost hip and cool (almost) . .
Hey, at least we didn't become fathers at age 16, alright?! So I got that going for me . . .