Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dalai Lama Stadium

An awful day as the Supreme Court decides to turn US politics over to corporations, delivering a devastating blow to US democracy. There's not much that you can say about the obvious insanity of such a decision. So how about some light news? This story out of Costa Rica:
The Chinese government said Thursday that a Costa Rican presidential candidate’s pledge to name a Chinese-financed stadium in San Jose for the Dalai Lama “is not in line with the common desires of the two countries.”

In a statement sent to Efe, the Foreign Ministry said the stadium, built with $83 million in Chinese investment, “represents the Chinese people’s friendship with Costa Ricans” and is a project that has been “well received by the people of Costa Rica.”

The ministry was responding to statements by Otton Solis, leader of the center-left Citizen Action Party, to the effect that he would name the stadium after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to show Costa Rica’s lack of dependence on “economic aid.”
The candidate is trailing in the polls....
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7 comments:

STOP Ma said...

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Unlimited campaign spending on top of unverifiable electronic voting machines.

America, I'm afraid to say, is a lost cause for "We the people...".
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Ben Goren said...

"An awful day as the Supreme Court decides to turn US politics over to corporations, delivering a devastating blow to US democracy. "

I must be missing a trick because I can't find what you are referring to. What was the news, do you have a link?

Tim Maddog said...

Michael, you noted:
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You knew it would happen: Avatar kills Taiwan man, say doctors.
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Yet any adverse effects that happen to people after they got the H1N1 vaccine have "no connection" (無關) to the vaccine whatsoever -- say "[spin] doctors."

I want to know if the guy got the vaccine and if Minister of "Health" Yaung Chih-liang will also call this case "好加在."

Tim Maddog

jerome in vals said...

As your capture makes glaringly obvious, Beenies are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. Arguably, without a shred of doubt.

A cursory glance – albeit helped by a magnifying glass – made my boggled mind wonder, what starker testimony to the Taiwanese entrepreneurial genius?

Betel nut girls deserve our praise... and scrutiny.

Matthew said...

Now I'm wondering if the Dalai Lama watches any sports.

Anonymous said...

Thomas said "Yet any adverse effects that happen to people after they got the H1N1 vaccine have "no connection"'

This is because the vaccine is manufactured in Taiwan by a company whose president is a high-ranking KMT member.

No connection? Surely you mean 'disconnection'

The Teacher said...

I understand why the Chinese wouldn't want this place named after the Dalai Lama. As long as the Tibetin freedom/separatist movements are based on the false claim that China never ruled over Tibet and many in the West are swallowing this as fact, the Chinese will continue to complain about this type of support for the Dalai Lama.