A wonderful weekend full of riding and politics. What's out there on the blogs?
- Drew with two good posts, first on our ride/coming out party for Chris, his first long ride on a bike. Looking forward to many more! The second post is on Chris' bike as an excellent bike for Taiwan.
- Oz announces McDee's Taiwan is finally selling quarter-pounders.
- Jason C on Ma's muddling of identity. It will only last for the next six weeks anyway, then we are back to Ma the Chinese again.
- Global Voices on the Chinese net response to the presidential debates in Taiwan.
- Echo Looks at the Futures market with graphs and everything.
- Taiwan Airpower with another excellent post on the old Eiko Airdrome in Tainan. Great stuff man, keep it coming!
- AsiaEye's under the radar news for this week.
- Nathan at Frozen Garlic writes on how ridiculous the persimmon fiasco is. When your campaign's biggest problem is a calendar misprint, you're doing fine, really.
- Oz on the hilarious case of Soong's Veep candidate claiming the KMT beams EM into his house to make him irritable at night. If it is truly the case that beamed EM waves will make you irritable, they must be hitting my house 24/7.
- J Michael on the election observers denied funding.
- Frozen Fate with a great description of his east coast ride, with pics.
- Lief hosts photos from a Yenshui fireworks festival junkie.
- Robin Winkler of Winkler Partners lists some of the things his firm is doing to make Winkler Partners a green firm. You should try them at your business....
- Interview with budding biographer of Su Beng Felicia Lin on ORIENTED.COM
- Micro-bloggers in China praise Taiwan presidential debates. The pro-Beijing WantChinaTimes in Taiwan, with same story.
- Jens on the Japanese troop increase for Yoniguni Island.
- Influential KMT politician, former NSC head, and close Ma associate Su Chi joins the Straits Exchange Foundation.
- An Indian view of the dead heat election.
- What the change in US East Asian Policy means.
- Growth prospects for 2012 not encouraging. Brokerage houses also cut growth predictions.
- The KMT claims a CLSA poll has Ma in the lead by 4 and rising. The article claims the CLSA commissioned a Gallup marketing services poll in Taiwan. Didn't Gallup shut down their operations here a while ago? Are they now back in the market? What gives? Taiwan is not on their list of global offices.
- US lawmakers call on Beijing and Washington not to interfere in the elections.
- AP with a very balanced report on the debate.
- Solving Taiwan's cloud computing riddle.
- Manila Bulletin calls for bringing Taiwan into global organizations to combat global warming.
- Various pro-Taiwan groups and individuals are forming a group to watch the election and the four month interregnum
- Taiwan to set up a new representative office in India. Yeah!
- Believe it or not, the will-o-wisp F-16 sale is still making news in the US as pressure for it in Congress lingers on.
- Rick Perry says if he were elected, Taiwan would be his first international stop.
- The Economist on Pigs and Persimmons and campaigning in Taiwan. The Economist discovers that elections in Taiwan are about domestic issues -- the impression that they aren't is purely a problem of the foreign media -- in this article the foreign media is like a dog that has found its own tail. Domestic issues were prominent in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 elections.
- Hahahahahahahahaahaha: TRCB News on hard drive price rises: "It is too early in the reporting process for the mainstream media to catch on to the impact of the flooding in Taiwan." THAILAND not Taiwan.
- Pro-Green San Li has fun pointing to the empty seats and yawning faces at a Ma Ying-jeou event, versus the charged up atmosphere at Tsai Ing-wen rallies.
- Vimeo hosts this old video from the early 1960s explaining Free China. The history is hilariously bad, but the scenery is great.
- Sunday's presidential election debate, on video. The Consensus appears to be that Tsai did not "lose", which was all she needed to do, but even better, she looked good, while Ma looked awful as only Ma can when he is unscripted or overscripted. Soong apparently did very well but since he is going to lose.....
- Ben collects all kinds of campaign vids here.
- Event vids for the Ensuring Free and Fair Elections: Taiwan 2012 Event (TT write up): http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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