Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Links Too

Water drops on the flower of a sensitive plant.

No time for blogging, with finals to prepare. Enjoy some links.
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We had a good visit at the museum and now as I had mentioned earlier we have one more event before the Lunar New Year. Our topic this time is more serious in nature.
We had had a presentation on when the ROC almost joined the nuclear club. Now . . .

Topic: "The Growing Existential Threat of Nuclear Weapons"
Speaker: Dr. Edward Friedman, Professor Emeritus of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.
In an age when more than super powers have access to nuclear weapons, rogue states and non-state entities with little to lose become a greater danger. Unfortunatrely this is something that is real and not just in Hollywood movies.

This is a topic that Dr. Friedman has long been interested in and one he recently spoke on at Columbia Univ. in NY.
Sunday Feb. 1, 10 am.

The venue is the same as it has traditionally been. Time is 10 am, Sunday Feb. 1.
The meeting location is the restaurant 婷婷翠玉 at 174 AnHe Road, Section Two. (rough translation of name is Tender, Pretty Green Jade.) You will be able to tell the restaurant by the lace curtains on the window--it was used in a TV commercial a while back. (We will have the downstairs room--breakfast cost will range between NT$100 and NT$150. Everyone buys their own) Phone if lost 2736-8510.

Restaurant is between Far Eastern Plaza Mall/Hotel and HePing East Road--about a half a block north of the corner of HePing East Road Sec. 3 and AnHe Road. or a half a block south of Far Eastern Plaza on the AnHe Road side.

Take the MRT Mucha (Brown) Line to the Liuchangli Station exit there, and walk west on HePing East Road 3/4 of a block till you reach where AnHe Road dead-ends into it.Then go north on AnHe Road; it is a half a block up on the west side of that street.

Or take any bus down HePing East Road and get off at the first stop that is east of Tun Hua South Road. That will put you at the corner of HePing and AnHe.
You can also take a bus down Tun Hua South Road to the stop right across from Far Eastern Plaza and walk over to AnHe Road.
Or if you take the 235 bus east, it turns off of HePing onto AnHe Road and the first stop is right across from the restaurant.

I am giving you advance notice since the Lunar New Year is coming etc. Give me a heads up if you are coming.
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Anonymous said...

The best way to spur local romance would be to let everyone go home from work on time, but sadly that wouldn't benefit our construction overlords so Building Something it is.

Mike Fagan said...

From the Wang Dan story...

"His defense more recently of the Sunflower leader Chen Wei-ting after Chen admitted past incidents of sexual harassment of women prompted calls for the university to let him go."

Naturally; nobody can be permitted to express opinions that some women disapprove of without incurring sanction - even if you did stare down a totalitarian State.

Brian Castle said...

That was an interesting article on Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona who will be chairing the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, if I read the article correctly.

He seems like a Reaganite - using American clout to promote human rights and freedom abroad, and willing to work with enemies when they're willing to work with him on promoting those same goals.

Add in his views on border security and he seems in general to consider American defense to be a high priority.

Based on the article, I really like this guy. The article suggests he might try to "primary" John McCain. I would love to see him replace McCain in the Senate. We need fewer 1 percenter Republicans and more Tea Party Republicans.