Monday, August 15, 2011

Daily Links, Aug 15, 2011

What choices are out there today?

BLOGS:
MEDIA:
CONTEST: The Taiwan Photo challenge. This week's theme is Colorful

RIDES: This week Thursday and Friday we are riding down from Taichung and up to Xitou to go over the 12 turns. Overnighting in Xitou.

WAY COOL: Fossil of pregnant plesiosaur found. Spend hours laughing at this stuff. Asia-Pacific Journal piece argues that the reactor at Fukushima was knocked out and melting down before the tsunami hit, with clear political implications. The claims of scientifically incompetent climate denialists that volcanoes pump more Co2 into the atmosphere than humans are utterly refuted by scientific reality. Not that the lying will stop, of course.
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9 comments:

Karl said...

Dude. If the Ma administration knew about this:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2011/08/11/2003510452

(I mean the poster, not the missile),

wouldn't that indicate that Ma is not the Taiwan-hating, China-loving, authoritarian eater of puppies that the Greens make him out to be?

If'n I was a Chinese admiral, that poster, displayed on the day of the Varyag's maiden launch, would give me an aneurysm.

Michael Turton said...

If you think a single poster refutes 60 years of evidence...

Jenna said...

Thanks for the kind words (recovering from our flight over Turkish coffee now, time to get my Topkapi Palace on)!

Karl said...

"If you think a single poster refutes 60 years of evidence..."

I do think that most issues are not black and white. For example, maybe Ma only eats puppies that were sick and going to die anyway...

Anonymous said...

"maddog with a great piece on the letter on Lee Teng-hui (boy did that issue disappear quickly from the public eye!). "

yep! the kmt must have reminded him ..." you open your mouth more then we'll expose you more!"

so Lee sings silent night instead! rofl!

nuttin to do with those love-hate letters.

T. Next

Michael Turton said...

Sorry, T. Next, nobody said it had anything to do with the letters.

But long experience has led me to conclude that the trolls for the anti-democracy side can't read very well.

Anonymous said...

" Michael Turton said...
Sorry, T. Next, nobody said it had anything to do with the letters.

But long experience has led me to conclude that the trolls for the anti-democracy side can't read very well.

August 16, 2011 12:53 PM"

Oh C'mon Michael! You know I'm not talking about you!

But yer right those on the anti-democracy side don't dare let people post on their blogs , very so unlike you Mike.

You are OK!

T. Next

Readin said...

"I do think that most issues are not black and white. For example, maybe Ma only eats puppies that were sick and going to die anyway..."

In truth he only eats Japanese puppies. He treats Taiwanese puppies well while fattening them up to be fed to Chinese puppies.

Readin said...

@Karl

Ma does seem to be the Taiwan-hating China-loving authoritarian he's made out to be, but black eats black and Ma knows he can't trust China. If China takes Taiwan peacefully then Ma will be a Chinese hero. If China takes Taiwan by force then Ma will likely be strung up with the rest of the leaders of Taiwan. So Ma has to weaken Taiwan enough to allow China to pressure him into peaceful unification, but he also has to make it clear that he holds enough cards to be valuable to Chinese leaders.

In any case, perhaps this poster was the work of military officers, not the president. The military and individual officers within the military have their own interests.