Three members of Willie Nelson’s band were injured when their tour bus crashed. Nelson himself is OK; he has a separate bus, but he’s delayed his tour for understandable reasons.
Guy in NYC thought it was funny to play the “knockout game.” (It’s not.) Guy followed through with game. Guy got arrested. Expect the New York media to ruin the guy’s life.
China and Japan are fighting over a bunch of islands, and that fight just heated up a little more.
In Pakistan, they spent Saturday protesting drone strikes by the U.S. government.
The evidence isn’t looking good in chemist Annie Dookhan’s hands.
We don’t expect him to represent our issues, only to do the important work he does. He’s a person who tells the truth as he sees it, so we don’t think there will be any serious conflict.Witherspoon Institute president Luis Tellez • Discussing the conservative group’s new fellow, Chinese dissident and legal activist Chen Guangcheng—who became internationally known a year and a half ago after pulling off a daring escape from house arrest in China. Fellow activists are concerned that Chen’s increased ties to a conservative group (one tied to stances against abortion and same-sex marriage) will dilute his mission. His latest move comes after a rocky stint at NYU that ended earlier this year.
(Source: The New York Times)
I just registered 500 accounts, if anyone annoys me, I will take revenge by retweeting his or her sensitive posts.
Bloomberg View columnist William Pesek has a good take on this situation worth reading, comparing the situation to George Orwell’s most famous work. “This isn’t happening in a place of George Orwell’s imagination, but in a country many still think is destined for world domination,” he writes. “China’s escalating war on free expression is unfolding in ways even the author of the classic 1949 novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ couldn’t have dreamed up. It’s clear evidence that hopes Xi’s government would be serious about economic reforms are also fiction.”